What we're about

Finding Female Friends Past Fifty (R) is exploding all over LA county, and across the USA! Women in general, and our demographic in particular, are finally getting the recognition we deserve; our contributions, and our needs are being acknowledged. But, many of us are without the social connections we yearn for. And finding friends past fifty is a challenge. This is why the New York Times article about FFF>F went viral. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/31/style/self-care/finding-female-friends-over-50-meetup.html It tapped into this great need.

So, if you're looking for friends, you've found the right place. We are a great 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.

If you would like to start a chapter in your town, please message me, and I can help you to get started. If you live in LA, and want to join us, please consider taking an active role by becoming an event organizer. At 2,500+ members, your collaboration is essential. Plus what better way to bypass the waitlist than to host your own events?

All new member requests must have a profile picture that meets the requirements, and have notifications turned on. (See below).

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. PLEASE check your profile picture BEFORE you request membership. If your picture fails to meet the requirements, your request will be denied.

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. 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 only available on the web application, you can't see it 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. Most waitlisters ultimately get in to the events, and if there's a long enough list, where possible, I will add a table.

If you'd like to receive a monthly listing of events delivered to your email inbox, please subscribe here:: https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/pkvOVdy (https://meet.meetup.com/wf/click?upn=pEEcc35imY7Cq0tG1vyTt-2BSr787JcVZ-2Bs5WOcRVejIB8iNodqAdI0JUekqxJIKvGJkqdeLw-2FxSGNQJWz7qSNfQ-3D-3D_X9RQA7Urq5KNEJDw5rhqNVzNG3C-2FyPFIr4mF3rjff6GJKuehubRbLQuw-2F7bYU283WBUfqnUS6w-2Fxxacis0GX5m89xUXU2geCuvpMz3anipihBJzipVqNllJYNpUwJ8UJHGps34HN-2Bj-2BOA7MIxuPPn4j3M5NkXctCe1zTbQnBkR9boORks-2FD0TwqpTehmSi0iJYDM23clZTib7OygophwFA-3D-3D)

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

Upcoming events (5)

Mosaic Tile House [Venice]

1116 Palms Blvd

$5.00

An artist couple, Cheri Pann and Gonzalo Duran, have transformed their home over the years to this astounding museum of tile art. http://www.cheripann.com/The_Mosaic_Tile_House.html We'll meet there at 3p.m. Bring CASH for the event -- $20, and $15 for seniors. Easy parking on Palms. Some of their art is available for purchase and credit cards are okay for that. At about 4 p.m. We will get in our cars (car pooling is advised) and head to Enterprise Fish Company, 174 Kinney St., Santa Monica,[masked] (North of Ocean Park & West of Main St.) There is a large parking lot directly north of the restaurant or street parking. We will meet on the patio for Happy Hour! Because this event is so popular, and limited 20, we are asking for a $5.00 non-refundable admin fee, to help ensure your attendance. When you click to sign up for the event, you will be taken to a payment processing page where you can enter your cc information. We look forward to seeing you!

Brunch and Wild Shoe Shopping

Lemonade

THIS IS A 2-PART EVENT. We gather to build friendships and have fun, so all registrants are expected to attend both the brunch and the shoe salon adventure. PART 1: At 11:00 am we will connect over brunch at Lemonade in Venice. Afterwards we will walk 5 minutes to the John Fluevog shoe salon on Abbot Kinney. The store manager plans to greet and personally host our exploration of this fantastic footwear. No purchase is required, but we're offered a 10% discount on anything we must possess. Check out their full catalogue of styles: https://www.fluevog.com/ About Fluevog: John Fluevog designs and produces untraditional shoes in traditional mostly hand-made methods, using natural--sometimes vegan--materials. He invites customers to be part of the creative and design process. "Open Source Footware" lets shoe wearers become shoe designs, "Fluevog Creative," lets you create our own Fluevog ads, plus they have an artist grant program and a customer gift exchange where happy-footed customers around the world connect through giving. Some famous Fluevog-wearing folks: Madonna, Alice Cooper, The Dandy Warhols, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga.

Shakespearian Burlesque [Hollywood]

The Three Clubs

[Only a month later, we're repeating this event so those who missed out can come. It was that much fun! Hilarious! Skilled actors and dancers weaving Shakespeare's themes into burlesque.] Short on refinement, large on authenticity, Three Clubs is an unrepentant dive bar in Hollywood on Vine Street. Time Out says, "The bar is a different facet of “Old Hollywood,” not the kind followed by the word “glamour,” but one that evokes images of washed up lounge singers in smoke-filled rooms, of rock and roll and cabaret. With its deep red interior compounded by carpeted floors, velvet wallpaper, mahogany paneling, black leather and a sparkly black ceiling, it’s an atmosphere that immediately demands a martini, but will settle for a beer and a shot." http://threeclubs.com/ In the back room of this unapologetic setting, the Toil and Trouble Burlesque troupe is presenting "Naked Villainy." The best burlesque performers in LA + the best playwright of all time + the unforgettable Three of Clubs = a triple big, bawdy, and boozy good time. Buy your $22 ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toil-and-trouble-burlesque-presents-naked-villainy-tickets-70225820319 We'll meet at 6:30 for drinks and mingling. The show starts at 7:30. Allow time to park. If you arrive early, you may find a spot in the lot. Better yet Uber/Lyft.

Kitchen Table Talks

Needs a location

[DO NOT RSVP HERE!! Click the link below to sign up for a Talk.] Heads up, ladies! October's Kitchen Table Talks will be held on Sunday, October 27th from 4:00 to 6:00 in most locations. To find out what the topic will be, and to sign up for one of the discussion groups, just click here: https://www.meetup.com/Kitchen-Table-Talks/ Then click on "About' and click 'Read more' to see additional important details before you sign up. DO NOT RSVP ON THIS PAGE!! Click the link above to sign up for a Talk. Each KTT will be moderated by a facilitator to ensure that the talks go smoothly and guidelines are respected. Because each KTT will be limited to 8 - 10 participants, we hope to have many more groups. So, if you would like to offer your home as host, or if you can be a moderator, please contact Ruth at [masked]. We want and need your participation. And....If you would like to receive a monthly listing of all our FFF>F, Kitchen Table Talks, and Being Elders events in one handy email, click here to sign up for our newsletter https://lp.constantcontact.com/su/pkvOVdy

Past events (152)

"Sisters in Law" [Beverly Hills]

9390 N Santa Monica Blvd

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