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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!

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

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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+)

The Ultimate Vietnam Adventure

Ho Chi Minh City

Details Our friends at Photofly Travel Club ( https://www.photoflytravel.com/ ) have planned an amazing cultural and visually stunning adventure to the whole of Vietnam! February 19th-27th 2019 Go here to sign up: https://www.photoflytravel.org/vietnam-group-tours/ ***PLUS, don’t forget to check out our Best of Vietnam’s Tropical Paradise Optional Extension! Coming Soon…*** E-mail us at [masked] for the daily itinerary! This time we’ll be exploring both the South & North, which in many ways are like two different countries (visually and culturally)! From the one-of-a-kind floating markets along the Southern Mekong River Delta, to the world famous natural wonders at Halong Bay in the North, to the countries best beaches and tropical waters, we’ll show you our favorite parts (on & off the path!) that this strikingly vertical country has to offer on our Vietnam small group tours. ----------------------------------------- * 8 nights/9 days throughout this unimaginably diverse country: – 3 nights/4 Days of unforgettable Southern Vietnam (Saigon & Mekong Delta) – 5 nights/6 days of stunning Northern Vietnam (Halong Bay & Hanoi) – 4 nights/5 days Optional Extension to Vietnam’s tropical central coast with the best beaches in the country! (Da Nang & Hoi An) * Charming boutique hotels throughout * Breakfast Everyday * 8 Lunches & 4 Dinners Included Southern Vietnam (4 Nights): Covering the Mekong Delta, the extreme southern end of the river, and the area around Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Southern Vietnam is unique and stands out as one of the most important regions in all of Southeast Asia. Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) is a “compelling clash of commercial clout and colonial grandeur, showcasing soaring skyscrapers next to tree-lined boulevards, and a lingering aura of French finesse.” -Frommer’s The whole region is a rich and lush area covered with rice fields thanks to the nutrient soil from the upper Mekong. It produces half of the total of Vietnam’s agricultural output (in fact the delta produces more rice than Korea and Japan altogether!). Timeless scenery of farmers planting or harvesting rice make for incredible photo’s here. The delta’s complex system creates a maze of small canals, rivers, and seasonal creeks interspersed with colorful villages and bustling floating markets. – Paraphrased from Wikitravel.org * Tour of Ho Chi Minh City (Notre Dame, Hotel d’Ville, Ben Thanh Market, & Dong Khoi street) * Cu Chi tunnels (Visit the vast underground network of tunnels built first as a defense against the French, and later expanded during the American war) * Floating Markets of Cai Be & Cai Rang (Sampan ride through the floating markets colorfully congested with women and children jostling for space and vying to sell their wares) * Khmer Pagoda in Can Tho City (The most beautiful Khmer pagoda in the Mekong Delta!) Northern Vietnam (5 Nights): 6 days in Northern Vietnam will take us through the Old Quarter of Hanoi to an interesting and delicious street food tour. A 3 day exotic cruise in Halong Bay will complete this part of the journey in the best way possible! This breathtaking secluded harbour has 2,000 limestone islands rising from the emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of Vietnam’s most scenic regions and has been referred to as the eighth Wonder of the World. * Hanoi highlight city tour (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature (Awesome photographs of the grounds and architecture here!) * Unique Street Food Experience (Lunch and privately guided tour of the hidden but true taste of Hanoi on a discovery walk-through of Vietnamese street cuisine and culture) * Explore the Old Quarter- (Right outside our hotel, lots of great photos to be taken along the old streets, each well-known for a specialized industry. Silk clothing ready-made and tailored, embroidery, silver products, and so much more can be found at the different merchants.) * Hill Tribes & Rice Paddies (A full day adventure to Hoa Binh province filled with bright green rice paddies and colorful lowland ethnic minority tribes, mostly of nomadic Thai origin. We’ll visit the “White Thai” Minority village of Mai Chau. Amazing cultural and landscape photos to be captured here!) Cruise Halong Bay! A great way to see spectacular Halong Bay is a slow cruise through the seemingly never-ending bay of islands. Lay in the sun, enjoy a selection of the freshest seafood, and take photograph after photograph. On our itinerary, the aim is to get off the beaten track while maintaining a leisurely pace. The size of the vessel allows passengers to get much closer to Halong Bay’s natural wonders, such as its pocket lagoons and small fishing communities. * 2 night/3 Day all inclusive cruise of the best & off the path destinations in Halong Bay * Deluxe cabins w/ ensuite bathrooms and air conditioning on traditional Vietnamese style “Junk Boat” * Explore Bai Tu Long Bay (The largest part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, most beautiful, off the path, and by far least crowded!) * Explore, kayak, and swim among hidden beaches, lagoons, and magical sea caves! * As always this entire trip will be amazing for photography and one photographer will be on hand to help those who want to learn more about using their camera’s, taking better pictures, etc. (PhotoFly Travel Club adventures are laid back when it comes to photography. They are notworkshop style based tours and you do not need to be an avid photographer to join. All are welcome!) * All transfers & taxes Included * Domestic Flight Included from Saigon to Hanoi (SGN–>HAN) * International Airfare is not included. We are happy to help you find a good flight as always! (Flying into Saigon (SGN) onFebruary 19th 2019 and departing from Hanoi International Airport (HAN) on February 27th 2019) *Don’t forget to e-mail us for the daily itinerary of Vietnam small group tours ( [masked] ) ------------------------- 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/vietnam-group-tours/ **PLUS, don’t forget to check out our Best of Vietnam’s Tropical Paradise Optional Extension! Coming Soon…**

Travel Mingle By Destination Earth:Free Food& Special feature travel hacks

Join Us for a TRAVEL TALK, interactive games, and unlimited bar food! A casual night of meet & greet with lovely people, who love to travel , interested in cultural events, and enjoy learning about the world! Come meet people who enjoy anything and everything about travel. We'll talk about what you want to get out of the group, where you have traveled and your bucket List trips, travel tips, travel styles, group trips. Share some of your travel stories and tips and connect with travelers that have already been to the places on your bucket list. Special feature of the night: Hear tricks, tips, and some cool travel hacks of how to travel cheaply in Thailand by a lovely Thai lady. Don’t miss this great opportunity. Through Thai Eyes (https://happygirltravel.blogspot.com/) Also, we have a special offer to Africa learn about our next exploration into the heart of Africa into the national parks of the little known country of Malawi and visit amazing Victoria falls in May 2019. So mark your calendar and JOIN US for a fun evening! Bring your travel spirit, good-nature and travel tips. ** Please complete RSVP here to have the FREE Bar Bites https://www.eventbrite.com/e/travel-mingle-by-destination-earthfree-food-special-feature-travel-hacks-tickets-56520903544 ** FREE Bar Bites >> make sure to RSVP and attend ! << ** Here is the link to your Wednesday night food and fun! http://www.bluelightsf.com/ ** Please make sure you attended during HAPPY HOUR ** Hosting by Destination Earth https://www.destination-earth.org/.** I look forward to meeting you there to enjoy tasty food and great company. Jud -Travel with Meaning-

Learn Kizomba, the World's Most Exciting Partner Dance!

Trilliant Studios

👉👉 OPEN TO ANY SKILL LEVEL. NO PREVIOUS DANCE EXPERIENCE OR PARTNER NEEDED. SPACE IS LIMITED. REGISTER AT GOTKIZOMBA.COM/NEWBIE TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT. PLEASE RSVP ON MEETUP ONLY AFTER REGISTERING. IF YOU ARE NEW OR NEWER TO KIZOMBA, THIS WORKSHOP IS NEEDED TO START OUR REGULAR CLASSES 👀👀 Get introduced to the ADDICTION that is KIZOMBA, an amazing partner dance originally from Africa that has taken the world by storm. Ours is a proven system that gets you dancing as quickly as possible. This boot camp is for anyone who is curious about Kizomba, or partner/social dancing in general, and is the gateway to our ongoing program. If you're already dancing Kizomba, but are rusty or missing some pieces, this boot camp is for you. Don't forget to invite all your friends :) Cost: $20 online/$25 @ door 👉 TO REGISTER, VISIT GOTKIZOMBA.COM/NEWBIE 👀👀 On the day of the boot camp, dress comfortably, and bring some refreshments&snacks. You don't need any special shoes or clothing. Just be prepared to have fun and meet some cool people. **YOUR INSTRUCTORS** Veronika & Emile have been on the forefront of growing the Kizomba scene in the SF Bay Area, and North America. They have organized numerous Kizomba & Semba IMMERSION™ workshops, and taught workshops and hosted Kizomba at festivals around the world. They are the organizers of the international Got Kizomba festivals which were the first all-Kizomba festivals in North America. Aided by extensive training and dancing with some of the most talented Kizomba artists on the planet, they have developed a style of teaching that is uniquely their own. Their proven system will get you dancing as quickly as possible, and they can't wait to share their passion for Kizomba with you. Here's a video your instructors danced on for Rwandan singer Meddy (over 8 million views!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GYQ1I0-TcTI Here's a video they made in Milan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYjX3-egCp8 Next Dates: Fri Feb 22 @ 7-9p Where: Trilliant Studio, 130 Linden St, Oakland

The Wild & Super Fun New "Tree Top" Zip Line experience ! (A Bucket List Event)

The Wild & Super Fun New "Tree Top" Zip Line experience ! (A Bucket List Event) Sunday, 24 February[masked]:45 am to 4:45 pm Wildflour Bread co. 140 Bohemian Hwy · Freestone, CA, CA How to find us At the entrance. What we'll do The Forest Flight Zip Line experience ! And the NEW "Tree Top" Experience" A Bucket List event ! We meet at the Wildflour Bread co. for super delicious baked breads, etc & then check out their great organic garden trail. I'll have an orientation there before we take off for our adventure . We will leave Wildflour around 12:45 pm. We will be in the beautiful & tall Redwoods near the Russian river & Occidental. There are 7 runs, 2 sky bridges, A spiral staircase & a the rappel platform down. Highest part is 250 ft. & the longest run is about 1900 ft. ft. Almost 5000 ft. of Zipping ! You may reach speeds of 25-40 mph ! 70 lbs is the min. wgt. & 250 lbs is the max. Shorts are ok. (You will go faster with less clothing) . Or wear smooth tight clothing. Tie back long hair. No open toed shoes. *********Bring a camera with a strap. or rent a helmet cam or bring your Go-Pro. Cell phones will not work properly. Our dinner option in Occidental follows the Zip lining. I'll have drinks & snacks for all in case you missed Wildflour. (Don't miss it)! The New Tree Top Zip Tour is[masked] Only 10.00 more than the Forest Flight tour. But it is higher, faster & farther!! And better & more advanced equipment, etc. Pymts can also be mailed to: T. Bold 2471 Solano ave. #112 Napa, CA 94558 NOTE: No deposit means no reservation . This is a "BUCKET LIST" event !!!!!!!!!!! You will love it !!!! NOTE: After our Zip Line event we will have our early super delicious dinner option at the historic Union Hotel in Occidental. My friend Barbara the owner will have free super delicious Bruchetta appetizers for us. *****I will be available at the Petaluma Fairgrounds lot in front of the Library (100 Fairgrounds Dr.) off Washington St. for pickups at 11:00 am. **Must call/text for ride. [masked] NOTE: Please remove your rsvp if deposit is not sent within 7 days of your RSVP. ***If you have a paypal account: you must use the friends & family option or an Xtra fee will be assessed. Pay with Chase.com/zelle if having a problem. Or just send me a check. Or pay upon arrival. (Pymt. is required if you are a no show) ***NOTE: Always give me your em. & phone #. It's best to text me when the date is close as I may miss emails. ** I will also have drinks, snacks, etc. for all. NOTE: DO NOT wait till the last couple of days like last time as i was bombarded with p.pal pymts & some missed out & I had to send refunds. And some were very disappointed. Send in your deposit or full pymt in a timely manner. (See above) . **ALWAYS advise when & how you paid !!! Thanks ! ( I have to pre pay in advance for all participants.) ***Remember: Once you RSVP; you must send a deposit or full paymt. within one week. (And advise me when & how pymt. has been made) . This is an exciting & super fun & Bucket List outing ! ***Attendee limit is 8 people !! Note: Don't be scared ! This is a piece of cake. Great equipment & great guides. NOTE: rent a Go Pro or bring a camera with a strap to take photos. ** Please use a desktop computer to RSVP & print up the page for reference with your mobile app. (If not; you may miss important info) **My #:[masked] EM: [masked] **

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