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You can also organize your own events.

Want to organize some events? Call Phil Seyer at 916-300-8700 or email him at ProfessionalsGuild@gmail.com with **Events** in the subject line. (don't forget the ***)

Before applying for membership, please read this description carefully and answer the communication check questions below.

Bay Area Fun Events Meetup has many exciting offerings. Some events are small cocktail parties, others are huge events at major hotels. We have dance lessons, wine hikes, dog lovers meetups. Bay cruises, and tours to other countries, as well as exciting dance party mixers -- to name a few!. Team members are constantly coming up with new exciting ideas for Meetups. Couples and singles are welcome to join and attend. Many members are single and available! Why? Because SINGLES KNOW HOW TO PARTY!

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Got a photo of yourself? Ready to upload it with your application for membership? If so, get ready to enjoy fun and elegant mixers and dance parties for singles in the Bay Area.

Ageism. Please don't join and then complain that people are too young or too old. Generally people are 25 up and in 30's, 40's & 50's. Some are younger than 25 and some are over 59! Ageist comments like "there were too many wrinkles" are not cool.

***IMPORTANT *** To join, be sure answer ALL PROFILE QUESTIONS. (Scroll down to see all questions).

Join our Leadership Team! If you are interested in co-hosting an event, you can also participate. Want to be an Event Organizer? Join our leadership team. Call Phil and let him know you would like to participate.

Call or Text Phil at 916-300-8700 -- tell him your screen name so he can make you an event organizer.

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We work closely with other organizations including Professionals Guild.as well as other groups hosting fun events!. We support the Seva Foundation by co-sponsoring the SINGLES CHARITY BALL and we help cure many blind people in the poor countries of the world.

Our New Years Eve parties feature a live bands and a DJ, Casino Gaming, Party Favors, and amazingly hotel room rates with breakfast for 2 at the San Ramon Marriott, and the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara. We actually have 2 beautiful Bay Area hotels reserved for us.

The FastTimes Band (above) is one of the bands that has played for us on New Year's. We are also working with other great bands, like the Groove Doctors.

See our Bay Area New Years Eve Youtube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8ijndbRbZI

Balloon Drop Photo above was taken at one of our New Year's Eve Blasts!

Communication Check

1. True or false? Members can also host events by applying to be Event organizers.
2. True or false? Comments about age are acceptable.

Check your answers below.

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1. Yes. members can be event organizers too.
2. Definitely not true. Ageist comments are not welcome here. People of all ages are welcome at our events and we want everyone to feel welcome.

Upcoming events (5+)

Extraordinary Nepal & Bhutan

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Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an extraordinary Nepal & Bhutan Adventure! August 15th-28th 2019 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/ AND E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! * 13 nights/ 14 Days throughout the best of the Himalayas! * Amazing Boutique hotels & 4 star accommodations throughout * Privately guided adventures throughout * Expert Local Guides Throughout * Breakfast everyday * 11 Dinners, 8 Lunches INCLUDED (Almost all meals!) * FOUR flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) *International flights not included * Air Conditioned Transportation Throughout * Bell Boy/Porter Gratuities Included Throughout Nepal (7 Nights) * 8 days throughout the greatest Himalayan Kingdom! * Perfect combination of culture, photography, food, & adventure! * We truly maximize our time to see the incredible diversity throughout Nepal which most trips don’t even know exists! * Best time of year to explore AFTER the monsoon has passed but before the tourist crowds take over! Kathmandu * Kathmandu City: Highlights include the temple of the Living Goddess & Durbar Square with it’s array of temples overlooked by the Hanuman Dhoka Palace, the ancient residence of the Nepalese Royalty. * Swayambhunath: Just outside the city proper is a hill with a mosaic of small Chaityas (shrines) and Pagodas temples. Pokhara * Pokhara City Adventure: Discover the best of this “Shangri-La” Valley epicenter! * Davis Fall’s * Gupteswor Mahadev Cave * Fewa (Phewa) Lake Chitwan National Park, wild beasts in subtropical Nepal * In Search of Tigers, Rhinos, & ?Sloth Bears?: That’s right, our time here will be spent on safari, exploring the gorgeous park to witness & photograph the beautiful Royal Bengal Tigers, One Horned Rhinos, AND, if we are lucky, even a sloth bear! Not to mention, endless other unique creatures & birds only found in this part of the world. Bhutan (6 Nights) * 7 days throughout the last real Himalayan Kingdom! * Low Volume, High Value Tourism: Perhaps the most sustainable approach to tourism in the world! Thimphu * Thimpu City Adventure: All the best of the new and old… * National Memorial Chorten * Indigenous Hospital * Traditional Paper Factory * School of Fine Arts: Here, young students learn the traditional arts and crafts known as Zo Rig Chusum (the thirteen crafts). Punakha * The Palace of Great Happiness Paro * Paro Town Adventure: Home to the “Tiger’s Nest” and so much more… * The Old Watchtower * Rinpung Dzong: This architectural wonder and the life around it are not to be missed and a must to photograph! * Taktsang Monastary (Tigers Nest): This incredible feat of human architecture and pure will has a name to match and is deservedly one of the most venerated and famous of Bhutan’s monasteries. * Tour Leader and photographer to help those who want to learn more about using their camera’s, taking better pictures, etc throughout these Nepal & world famous stupasBhutan Group Tours. (PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are not workshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!) * 4 domestic flights INCLUDED (1000 USD Value!) * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! * Flying into & out of Kathmandu International Airport (KTM) * Specific arrival/departure times needed will be sent directly to the group. * Roommate Pairing to save money as always! * All Taxes, Fees, & Transfers Included Join Us! *For our solo travelers I will pair you up with someone of the same sex unless single occupancy is requested. Price: $[masked] *Single Supplement:[masked] OR Deposit: $600.00 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/nepal-bhutan-group-tours/

Enhance Your Social Intelligence (San Francisco)

Jaunty @ WeWork Golden Gate

Are you ever stuck making small talk or unable to get up the courage to introduce yourself and make a great first impression so you can meet new people? Do you wonder why some people exude magnetism and charisma? Fortunately, this summer, Jaunty is here to brighten up your social skills with our effective, free workshop! This fun, interactive workshop is Jaunty's first step into social mastery and includes a mix of theory, exercises, and in-person socialization. We’ll look into the science of social intelligence and practice our tried and tested techniques that will enhance the way you connect with people. Our workshop covers many social graces such as conversational agility, belief systems, and we’ll examine what may be holding you back from your highest potential. If you want to become the social dynamo of your friendships, social connections, or business relations, join us! Be sure to eat beforehand, but beer and tea will be served. Seating is limited. Please arrive early. About your Instructor: Craig Gibbons is a Head Instructor at Jaunty. Growing up in a small town near San Luis Obispo, Craig struggled with shyness. Wanting a change, he later delved deep into social and emotional intelligence through academic study and personal experiments. At college, he realized he wanted to work with people and switched majors from Computer Science to Human Performance. After years of self-training, Craig discovered Jaunty and became Eric's apprentice. Craig has coached people in social dynamics and dating through Jaunty since 2012. When he's not exploring positive psychology and self-development, he enjoys learning about metagames and being outdoorsy with his dad. Both Eric and Craig spent thousands of hours experimenting and researching the limits of social behavior to create the tried and tested course material for Jaunty. They are tirelessly dedicated to helping students achieve their goals and become social dynamos. FAQs Location? Join us at WeWork at 25 Taylor Street (entrance on Taylor Street), walk diagonally across the street from the CVS and large WeWork sign. What are my transit/parking options? By MUNI: The WeWork building is located at 25 Taylor Street (@ Market and Taylor), just two short blocks from the Powell MUNI/BART station and the Civic Center MUNI/Bart Station. Bus lines: 5, 6, 12, 14, 8X, 9, 21, 30, 31 By Car: There are multiple parking garages that are close to the WeWork building. Locate or book parking here (https://www.parkwhiz.com/wework-golden-gate-parking/). What should I bring to the event? Please bring an open mind. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us anytime at www.jaunty.org We hope to see you there!

25th ANNUAL BODEGA SEAFOOD,ART,WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

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This event has it all ! A Benefit for two great Non profits, A beautiful Art & Fine Craft Marketplace, Lots of delicious food of all kinds, A tasting with over 40 wineries & breweries, 3 Stages of Entertainment,Fun kids activities & more. There will be plenty of seating, so no need to bring chairs. Its held on Watt's ranch 16855 Bodega Hwy (12) in Bodega. Walking distance from the famous school & church from the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds". (Just before getting into town) Its only a few miles inland from the Spectacular Sonoma Coast. Free parking . A portion of the proceeds benefits Stewards of the Coast & redwoods parks, & the Bodega Volunteer Fire dept. I procured a group Meetup discount ticket rate of 11.00 p.p. or 20.00 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free. NOTE: I was thinking of meeting in the large Beer tent like last time. I'll have a MEETUP SIGN somewhere. The Beer & Wine tent was just inside on the right last time there. ***I think a good meet time will be between 12 Noon & 1 pm. Use the name: "Tom's Group" for Will Call tkts. **Must pay in advance or pay the 20.00 at the gate. Bring a jacket in case it gets cool . It was warm last year. Use paypal or Chase.com/zelle ; or let me know if you wish to pay me directly as I will have to give them a credit card. Plus have a name list for Will call tkts. Don't wait as the D.L. is on or about 8/22 for pre paying & the group rate. Indie Tom [masked][masked] A really nice event !

Enhance Your Social Intelligence (San Jose)

333 W San Carlos St

Are you ever stuck making small talk or unable to get up the courage to introduce yourself and make a great first impression so you can meet new people? Do you wonder why some people exude magnetism and charisma? Fortunately, this summer, Jaunty is here to brighten up your social skills with our effective, free workshop! This fun, interactive workshop is Jaunty's first step into social mastery and includes a mix of theory, exercises, and in-person socialization. We’ll look into the science of social intelligence and practice our tried and tested techniques that will enhance the way you connect with people. Our workshop covers many social graces such as conversational agility and belief systems, and we’ll examine what may be holding you back from your highest potential. If you want to become the social dynamo of your friendships, social connections, or business relations, join us! Be sure to eat beforehand, but beer and tea will be served. Seating is limited. Please arrive early. About your Instructor: Melissa Goldberg is the Lead Instructor and Coach for Jaunty's San Jose office. After learning how to introduce herself to anyone, she's shared good conversations and developed relationships with CEOs and VCs, politicians and nonprofit leaders, engineers and business professionals. Melissa has been a coach and trainer since 2012, teaching empowerment, interpersonal and social skills. She's taught at local tech companies, non-profits, festivals and workshops in Silicon Valley and around the country. Outside of work, Melissa loves to dance, be out in nature, meditate, and meet new people. FAQs Location? Join us at WeWork Riverpark Tower at 333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110 What are my transit/parking options? Rail: 901, 902 at Convention Center Station (0.2 miles away) Recommended Parking: Around corner: SP+ Parking Lot at 401 Almaden Blvd, San Jose CA 95113 (The Riverpark Tower garage closes at 10pm and is expensive) Bus: 23, 81 at San Carlos/Guadalupe River (0.1 mile away | 63, 64, 65, 201 at San Fernando/Delmas (0.5 miles away) Ford Gobike Station at Park/South Almaden Blvd (0.2 miles away) What should I bring to the event? Please bring an open mind. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact us anytime at www.jaunty.org We hope to see you there!

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