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As an introductory Meetup, this is a clothed event and a great initial step for first-timers who are curious about social nudism in Santa Barbara County. The meeting is supposed to run from 6:45 PM until about 8:30 PM, although we usually just eat and greet for the first half-hour before we start with our Q & A session. The primary mission of Friends of Bates Beach (FOBB) is to restore the traditional clothing-optional beaches in Santa Barbara county now under attack. We want to meet other like-minded people who want to help us with beach picnics and rallies and occasionally distribute literature in town. Even if you are not interested in joining, please come to hear the current beach news, to share your own experiences, and learn about our upcoming events and parties.

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Carpinteria Independence Parade

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No fee to participate but bring extra cash for food and other Festival souvenirs! We will participate in the annual car parade down the heart of Carpinteria's Linden Ave. Members can sit in the back of the truck and wave to the crowd. Come early (noonish) to enjoy the car show, the booths, restaurants, and performances during the day, Use $2 bills (the official nudist currency in town) then at 4pm meet us to decorate the truck, hop in the back t wave, or cheer us from the crowds we drive by. (Parade starts at 5PM.) RSVP so we have a number count. Dinner afterwards for all who help.

Meetup Dinner for Friends of Bates Beach

Main Street Restaurant & Steak House

Open to members, non-members, and first-timers! Topics range from personal experiences to current club info and news events affecting local beaches, nudist parks, or the naturist movement in general. This meeting is a great first-step for non-nudists who are curious and have questions about naturism, and it is a required orientation before non-members are invited (on a space-available basis) to attend one of our regular monthly events or parties. Meals are “Dutch treat” at a local restaurant, so obviously this is a clothed event. Your RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated: call (818)[masked] or e-mail to [masked].

Monthly Meetup Dinner/Discussion

International House of Pancakes

Obviously this is a clothed event. Open to members, non-members, and first-timers! Topics range from personal experiences to current club info and news events affecting local beaches, nudist parks, or the naturist movement in general. We specifically cover the reopening of the clothing-optional section of Bates (North Rincon) Beach and our outreach with the local community through events, parties, etc. Meals are “Dutch treat” across from the restaurant (prices range $8-15). We have reserved rooms or separate areas at all locations. Your RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated: call (818)[masked] or reply to this notice online.

Meetup Dinner for Friends of Bates Beach

Main Street Restaurant & Steak House

Open to members, non-members, and first-timers! Topics range from personal experiences to current club info and news events affecting local beaches, nudist parks, or the naturist movement in general. This meeting is a great first-step for non-nudists who are curious and have questions about naturism, and it is a required orientation before non-members are invited (on a space-available basis) to attend one of our regular monthly events or parties. Meals are “Dutch treat” at a local restaurant, so obviously this is a clothed event. Your RSVP is not necessary, but appreciated: call (818)[masked] or e-mail to [masked].

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Monthly Meetup Dinner/Discussion

International House of Pancakes

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