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Finding Female Friends Past Fifty® (https://www.meetup.com/Finding-Female-Friends-past-Fifty-or-FFF-F/)

In the second half of our lives, many are finding that we are without the social connections we yearn for. And past fifty, finding friends is a challenge. I started this group in 2016 thinking that the challenge was limited to LA. But when the New York Times article about FFF>F went viral, I realized I had tapped into a demographic need.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/style/self-care/finding-female-friends-over-50-meetup.html

So, if you're looking for friends, please join us. We are a group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women. After a few meetups, you will begin to make connections and form friendships....not overnight, but over time. True, we have had to pivot from in-person to online events for the time being. But that has not prevented us from connecting. We have a wide range of virtual events.

If you live in LA, and want to join us, please consider taking an active role by becoming an event organizer or host. At 2,700+ members, your collaboration is essential. One person at the helm can't possibly produce enough events to satisfy this large and eager membership. Plus what better way to bypass the waitlist than to host or create your own event?

If you want to sign up for our monthly newsletter/event listing, which includes all three of our groups (Finding Female Friends past Fifty, Kitchen Table Talks, and Being Elders). Please subscribe here:

https://tinyurl.com/FFFpastF

IMPORTANT! IMPORTANT!

I require a picture that shows your features--a close-up of ONLY your head & shoulders, no sunglasses, low hats, profile shots.

As Organizer your picture is an essential tool, often the only way to tell one member from another. Plus it sets the tone of openness and welcoming that underscores our mission. PLEASE check your profile picture BEFORE you request membership. If your picture fails to meet the requirements, your request will be denied. Here's how to change your profile picture:

https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-Changing-or-removing-a-profile-photo

One more thing:

I must be able to communicate with you. To do so your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS must be turned on in SETTINGS both on your computer and phone app. Without notifications, it will be hard to get into events, as you won't know when new ones are posted.

For instructions on how to change your settings, go to the FFFF home page. Click on MORE (under the picture of the lovely ladies), then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Select our group (FFF>F). Now select "Email and notification settings." Make sure you've checked all the boxes that allow me to email and notify you. The Message Board is available on the web application, but not on the mobile app.

To edit Settings on the mobile app, go to your profile icon, (bottom right corner), then go to the 3 dots icon (upper right corner). Select "Push notifications", then select "Change email updates." Make sure you greenlight all the options.

Don't let a long waitlist deter you from RSVPing. There are always cancellations, and if there's a long enough list, where possible, we will add a table or make a second shift.

One last thing: FFF>F IS ABOUT FINDING FRIENDS, NOT CUSTOMERS. SO COME PREPARED FOR CONVERSATION AND CAMARADERIE. AND, PLEASE, LEAVE YOUR BUSINESS-NETWORKING HAT AT HOME.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Dale Pollekoff, founder

Lynda, Organizer, DFW chapter

Upcoming events (4+)

The Inspiration Band - Fort Brewery and Pizza

Fort Brewery and Pizza

The weather was frightful last weekend, this weekend looks a bit better so let's see about checking out the Inspiration Band this weekend. The music is described as live dance and soul favorites. The brewery is covered but open so dress warmly. Feel free to bring a guest if you like (any gender is fine).

A Magical Night at the Winery - Ticket Required

Lost Oak Winery

Lost Oak Winery is having an evening of dinner, music, and magic. North Texas' premier sleight of hand artist Braden Daniels leaves you breathless as you are taken on a fast-paced, fascinating and mind-blowing journey! Enjoy a unique combination of magic, storytelling, and improvisational comedy! Audience participation throughout the show. Tickets are $45 and can be purchased at https://www.lostoakwinery.com/events/A-Magical-Night-at-the-Winery-2022. There isn't any reserve setting so we will want to get there early so we can sit together.

Galentine's Party FTW Zoo - Ticket Required

Fort Worth Zoo

The Fort Worth Zoo is having it's Galentine's party this year. The event is $85 and includes the following. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and dessert buffet, mix and mingle with the Zoo’s outreach animals and leave with your very own adoption package, supporting the care and feeding of the Zoo’s animals. They did a virtual event last year so it will be fun for this one to be in person. I wouldn't be surprised if the event sells out so you might want to get your tickets early. A link to the event and to purchase tickets is https://www.fortworthzoo.org/galentines-party.

Butterflies in the Garden - Ticket Required - date change

Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Sorry put in the wrong date.
The Fort Worth Botanical Gardens has brought back it's butterflies in the garden. This event is in the conservatory where they will release butterflies. I did this event a few years ago and it was a lot of fun. There is a limited number of spaces for the 10-11am timeslot so don't wait to long to get your tickets. After seeing the butterflies we can go into the garden if the weather is nice. Information about the event, ticket prices, and ticket purchases can be done at https://brit.org/calendar-events/signature-events/butterflies-in-the-garden/.

Past events (90)

Dinner - Mamma Mia Italian Grill and Pizza

Mamma Mia Italian Grill & Pizza (B.Y.O.B)

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