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CULTURED EVENTS GROUP of Colorado Springs Pages

CULTURED EVENTS GROUP is one of the largest and most active Meetup groups in the Colorado Springs area. This means you will meet a VARIETY of people at a VARIETY of events.

This meetup group is designed to get adults together for life-enriching experiences. There is no preset determination on what constitutes "cultured." We may get together to see concerts, musicals, plays, ballroom dancing, experience a variety of ethnic foods, enjoy a wine tasting, go to an art gallery, see a movie, etc! It's mostly about getting out and meeting new people and learning new things as we go. If you would like to broaden your horizons, then this is the group for you!

Because this is an ADULT SOCIAL group, we’re not going to burden the members with a long list of “rules”.


THESE ARE OUR BASIC GUIDELINES:

YOUR PROFILE:

PROFILE PHOTOS: We ask you to post (and do not remove) a photo of yourself on your profile so that the event organizer/host can recognize and properly greet you when you attend an event, and so we can sort out all the “Marys, Bills, Sandys, and Bobs”. Please post a recent, clear headshot as your main profile photo – additional pics can be you attending events, etc. This is a closed group (organizers review and approve all those who apply to join) so the general public cannot view your profile photo(s). Inappropriate photos (i.e. showing partial or full nudity or overly provocative poses) will result in the member being asked to remove the photo(s) and possible removal of the member, depending on the nature of the photo(s).

YOUR NAME: We understand some member’s concern about privacy, but we feel that using your given (i.e. real) name shows the friendly, open nature of our group, so we ask that you AT LEAST use your first name and last initial on your profile, rather than an anonymous “handle”.

RSVPs FOR EVENTS:

RSVP YES: We ask that you RSVP "YES" only when you are reasonably sure you'll be attending the event. Please do not RSVP to "hold" a place while you're deciding - it keeps other members from attending who definitely do want to come.

It is not appropriate to attend an event without RSVPing "YES." There is often limited space, and attendees that are not on the RSVP list and still show up may not be able to participate in the event.

There is a separate policy for Stargazer’s events – please refer to Stargazer's Events

WAIT LIST: Any events with limited spots will have a Wait List available and as member’s plans change and they remove their “YES” RSVP, those on the Wait List will move up into the available spots on a first-come, first-served basis.

NO SHOWS: The Meetup website keeps track of "no shows." Your profile will list the number of times you were a “no show” which means you RSVPd “YES” for an event and did not show up (I know, that one is obvious). You will ALSO be considered a “no show” if you cancel within four hours of the event and do not contact the event organizer/host. We realize that occasionally a member might have something unavoidable come up (simply changing your mind doesn't count as an emergency), but any time you drop out 24 hours or less before an event, it's not realistic to expect other members to rearrange their schedule in order to take your place, so chances are that spot will go unfilled.

If you accumulate 6 “no-shows” in a year you will be removed from the group and banned from rejoining.

RSVP NO: It is not necessary to RSVP "NO" if you cannot attend the event. Organizers get an email for each RSVP so our in-boxes fill up pretty quickly.

GUESTS AT EVENTS: We are very flexible in allowing adult guests to attend most of our events. The purpose for inviting guests is to introduce them to the group in hopes they will want to join. For ticketed events, we will typically allow you to RSVP for up to 2 guests, unless otherwise noted. There are occasionally events that, due to the limited number of reservations allowed, are NOT open to guests. GUESTS ARE ALLOWED AT EVENTS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE ORGANIZERS.

TICKETED EVENTS:

ADVANCE PURCHASE: A few of our events require the advance purchase of tickets so group members can sit together AND so we can get the best possible seats. After you RSVP "YES" for any of these events, you will typically need to arrange payment with the Organizer within ONE WEEK of RSVP'ing for the event. This can be done by using the PayPal option. If payment arrangements are not made in a timely manner, the Organizer has the option of changing your RSVP to "no" so other members have the chance to obtain a ticket. We want to be flexible in this area but we also do not want to be left with unused tickets. PLEASE ALWAYS BE SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR RSVP WHEN TICKETS ARE INVOLVED.

STARGAZERS EVENTS: Most of the concerts at Stargazers are free. When a discounted ticket purchase option is provided, you must CALL or go IN PERSON to Stargazers to purchase your ticket. RSVPing “YES” for a FREE ticket does not mean you are OK to not show up – unclaimed tickets could have been SOLD to the general public, so please don’t abuse this privilege. More information on the Stargazers RSVP policy can be found here Stargazer's Events.

In addition, once you have purchased a ticket, there will be NO refunds! It will be the member's responsibility to sell the ticket to someone else. Advance purchase of tickets is a benefit to all members, let's not abuse this!

MEMBERSHIP FEES:
Membership will be $12 per year, beginning on October 1st.

MEMBER CONDUCT:
Please be respectful of the other group members. Arguing with the event host or other members will not be tolerated, and could result in your removal from the group. Keep your conversations on a social level – political rhetoric or religious discussions are out of place in a casual social setting. Not everyone shares your views, and pressing an issue may make other members uncomfortable.

The comments section of the event pages is meant for discussion and sharing of information related to that particular event - any rude or inflammatory comments will be deleted, and the member will be asked to refrain from them if necessary because of their nature. Remember "If you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything". Repeated misuse of the comments section will result in your removal and banning from the group.

Do not use this group to sell your products or services, list items for sale or rent, or advertise fundraisers. Exceptions to that are the group sponsors, which are listed on a separate page, and are reviewed and approved by the organizers. This is a SOCIAL group, not a free venue to hawk your services or post a link to your website. We may consider posting charitable events sponsored by established, local, 501c3 non-profit organizations – please contact a group organizer to have this approved.

FAQs:

WHAT CONSTITUTES “ADULT”?:
This group is open to those 21 and older, due to the fact that some events are held in locations where alcohol is served.

DOES THE GROUP ALLOW DATING?:
The issue of dating may come up. This is NOT a free online dating site, so please respect the other group members and refrain from sending emails or putting up comments on people’s profiles if you haven’t yet met them. You may meet and get to know someone at an event that you’d like to ask out – please don’t be overly aggressive about it – if you’re told “No thank you”, let it go and move on.

AM I REQUIRED TO ATTEND EVENTS?:
While there is no minimum requirement for attending events, please keep in mind that the purpose of this group is to meet people out in a social setting. The organizers do not monitor attendance numbers of the group as a whole, but Meetup has tools in place to target members who have been inactive for 6 months or more. You may receive an email from Meetup HQ to confirm your interest in remaining in the group. Anyone with an invalid email address is automatically removed. After 1 year of inactivity, however, the organizers may remove you from the group and invite you to re-join when your schedule allows you to actively participate.

HOW DO I CONTACT THE ORGANIZER/EVENT HOST?:
The event organizer/host will provide their cell phone # on the event description or will email it to those who are ATTENDING the event. You can either call or text the organizer if you have a last-minute cancellation. There is also a Smartphone Meetup app that allows you to change your RSVP. If you have questions about an upcoming event, you can email the organizer/host by clicking on the email icon, or posting in the event comments section.

Your membership is at the discretion of the Organizer and you can be removed at any time for violating any of the above guidelines.

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