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To see more you need to join and step behind the velvet curtain.
The mission of this group is its name.
"I wanted to do that! . . . Just not alone" aims to be positive and safe environment for members to experience things that, for whatever reasons, you longed for but weren't able to do before. Everyone is welcome.
Los Angeles is vibrant and diverse city. We have the opportunity to explore it and make new friends while doing so. Meetup is one of the few (maybe only) websites dedicated to having it's participants get offline and do things in reality.
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met. (William Butler Yeats )

About the Organizer: Truth be told I am more un-organized that organized. Even so . . . . I try. I found meetup to try and get more fit and was doing the hiking meetups. Eventually I saw meetup had other more social things and I went to some. They were not decent at all, many focus on lots of drinking and hooking up. Many years ago I was a Summer Camp Director, and I thought: "I can do better than that." So instead of complaining, one day a meetup organizer had stepped down and I thought I would give it a shot. That was about 6 mos ago. So my events might just have the same feel as Summer Camp, . . . but for adults. Most events are free. There are a few that cost. Those do make enough to cover the Meetup fees. I do extend out to lots of other organizers, as a good community is made of many and diverse voices and people.
This is a place where everyone can just come as they are, and mingle with people who are like them AND who are NOT like them. We are not limited, restricted or exclusive by age, gender, gender preference, national origin, relationship status, etc. To put it more simply this group is open to all. All ages, all genders, all sexual orientations, all types - And that includes you!!!
There are plenty of meetups that exclude based of one reason or another. Or there plenty meetups where people self segregate. This meetup is neither of those. Diversity is coveted here. People are not monochrome and neither are we. You will fit in perfectly and find a lot of folks who just like you in certain aspect, and differ from you in others. It's the good kind of variety of life.
Some events on this group may specify limits at times. Those will be clearly noted when needed. At times they may be age delineated, or even gender related. Limits are placed often as a means to control size. The event can then be repeated/recycled with a different limit range. If there is an event you really wish to go to with a limit, . . . please contact me. You can be the impetus and the catalyst for the next event in the different limit/range. Other times the limit can be waived or bent as needed.
Challenge yourself and importantly, BE yourself and expand your horizons and comfort zone. Let your hair down! Go wild! Be open minded and be non-judgmental. The group is based off quality events to bring people together from positive social interaction. Anyone who wants to explore an alternative, bohemian, experimental, strange, obscure, weird, wild, absurd, bizarre, avant garde, unconventional, wild-at-heart side of Los Angeles is welcome!
In the interest of making events successful . . . I will spread events across other meetup groups to bump up attendance. For as you know, . . . sometimes people don't show up. Some Organizers get really bent out of shape about that. I do however know that life happens. Even if it's 10 mins before the event. Just change your rsvp. No worries. No harm-no foul. There is not any sort strikes or penalty system, and there is nobody keeping score. The exception will be if it is listed as a "no flake" event. On those you gotta give good notice of changes. It's about fun and community. What I have found is that by being mellow and and having good events more show up. We tend to have 80% or more attendance. I approach with compassion. So if you don't make one event or another. . . try and make it to the next, or the one after that. When you do make it, .. . . we will be glad you are there and all are welcome.
Here are the basics of group rules.
Do NOT contact members who you have not met in real life.
Avoid Put Downs.
Speak For Yourself.
Listen To Others.
You Have The Option To Pass.
Expect Unfinished Business.

While there are flexible attendance rules. There are sex/gender related rules. As a guideline do not message people you have not met in person. This is not an online dating place. Ladies: If a guy messages you please contact me. There have been problems with that happening over meetup in general. It's just not cool. Meetup is about real life and not virtual. Guys, . . . get off your computer and come to an event. Say hello in person. Smile, . . . be personable and decent. And just be there to get to know people and make friends of whatever gender. You can always use new good friends. And this is one way to make/meet them. Wingman tactics and and Pickup artist tactics are similarly not allowed in this group. Organizers of another group that are not an organizer or host here are also not allowed to solicit members.
The rest of the rule are just good ways to live and be.

Photo and Name: You are allowed to join with whatever name and whatever photo. HOWEVER the main organizers may request you change either name or photo a their discretion. Names that are products, promotional, advertisements are red flags that will be requested to change or be removed. If you are using a photo that is not your face, a current face photo may be requested. Here is the rule of thumb. Fake name and fake photo will be requested to change to a real photo and a real name or face removal. Real photo and fake name is usually fine. Fake photo and real name is usually fine.
IF you need to maintain privacy of both then contact the main organizers and just ask. That's all it takes usually.

All organizers on the group do have different set of rules.
The rules simplified.
• No Emailing (do not use the bulk email feature in any way)
• No outside links
• Great Copy
• Great Pix
• 4 weeks notice is best.
• List any money costs in the first 2 or 3 lines.

Not too many rules. Not too complicated. They all have to do with respect for the membership.

Let's talk a little more about age:
Age is a state of mind. And our state (this group) has no borders.
If so then you may be looking for us!
We do NOT discriminate by age, sex or gender, gender preference, origin, religion, belly button lint, etc . . . .

This group is about real life. So online messaging of people you have not met in real life is not allowed. Why such a rule?
Because it is heterosexist of you to assume that all people are interested in you.
There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group.

If you have made it this far. Then watch this and then, . . .get off social media and on meetup. The social part of social media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEWnXmDfVZg

Upcoming events (4+)

🚴Bike Ride on San Gabriel River & Rio Hondo Bike Paths & Chinese Take-Out Lunch

Join us on a beautiful 36 mile bike ride through the San Gabriel Valley on bike trails and streets. We are riding together for safety, but we will be socially distanced at all times.

We'll ride over the Santa Fe Dam on the San Gabriel River Bike Trail to the Whittier Narrows Dam. Near the Pico Rivera Golf Course we'll cross over to the Rio Hondo Bike Trail and ride past the El Monte Airport to Peck Road Park. We'll stop at a take-out restaurant on the way back to Encanto Park.

BIKE RIDE QUALIFICATIONS:

This ride is for all bike riders who are comfortable riding on streets and and fairly flat bike trails for 36 miles at a speed of 12 to 15 miles per hour. This ride is mostly flat with no hills.

SAFETY:

*** You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. ***

Please read the rules for participating in this bicycle ride at https://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/about/

We will be practicing social distancing and riding single file separated by at least 6 feet between bicycles.

HEALTH CONCERNS:

Please read "Everything you need to know about riding your bike during the COVID-19 outbreak" at https://www.bicyclecolorado.org/bike-news/covid/

Be sure you are in good health. Please do not join us if you are coughing, sneezing, have a sore throat, have breathing problems, or have a fever. If you have had any of these symptoms in the last week please do not come. Please bring hand sanitizer and wear a face mask to protect yourself and others.

We must be extremely careful and respect distance between each other and the health of others.

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MEETING PLACE AND TIME:

Please arrive at Encanto Park parking lot at 8:30AM to get ready for the bike ride.

Meet at the south side of of the parking lot at 8:45AM for introductions and a safety talk.

We will depart at 9:00AM.

RSVP: If you change your mind and are not coming on this bike ride, please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you.

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BIKE ROUTE:

See the Ride with GPS bike route here:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/34698688

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PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:

BICYCLE: Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.

RULES OF THE ROAD: Safety is always our first concern. Use standard hand signals (https://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup/pages/5_Hand_Signals_for_Bicycle_Rides/) for group rides and obey all traffic stops and signals.

SPARE TIRE TUBES: You need to know how to change your own bicycle tire tubes if you get a flat tire. Please bring 2 spare tire tubes, levers, a small bicycle pump or CO2 cartridges to fill your tires with air once you change the bicycle tire tube. If you don't have spare tire tubes you might have to call a taxi to take you and your bicycle back to your car!

MONEY: Please bring money for your lunch and taxi if necessary.

BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.

WATER and FOOD: Please bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and food to eat, such as a protein bar, in case you get hungry.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY:

Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group's organizers or trip leaders are not certified, and they are not responsible for your safety.

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Everybody must sign up for this event through Meetup individually. No guests allowed.

This bike ride is crossposted in other Meetup groups.

The main group coordinating this bike ride is Southern California Cycling Group at https://www.meetup.com/cyclegroup

Multiple Waterfalls at Circle X Ranch - Grotto Trail -via Sandstone Peak

Sandstone Peak Trailhead Parking

We will meet @ Sandstone Peak trailhead parking lot

aprox. 5.6 miles round trip; moderate, 560 elev gain
meet at Sandstone Peak trailhead parking lot. This trail traverses hillsides , with an uphill return. The Grotto area is rugged terrain, lots of rocks, you can bring globes. We will climb down boulders and hold onto the trees and their roots .
underground waterfall, maybe there is too little water, shady at the creek

dogs ok with a leash. there is no cell reception,
start time @ 9:00am make your own calculations

DRIVING: Carpool recommended , it takes an hour + from DTL to get there.
2 liters of water, hat, good shoes, snacks camera, etc

LEGAL STUFF: by going on this hike, you agree to assume all risks of hiking common in natural Los Angeles terrain, (such as wild animals, poison oak, rocky unstable footing and ticks), and that you will hold no one at Meetup, including the organizer, responsible for your safety. See the Meetup terms of service especially paragraphs 6.1, 6.2, and 6.3

https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360027447252-Terms-of-Service

Please be aware that Assistant Organizers, Event Hosts, and support hikers are volunteers organize hikes without compensation and assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and Event Hosts from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.

{Mid-City} 🐾 January 2022 Pack Walk (Everyone Welcome)

Stocker Corridor Trail Head

📢𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗 𝗔𝗧𝗧𝗘𝗡𝗗𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘 𝗣𝗢𝗟𝗜𝗖𝗬—It's strictly enforced. No dog needed to attend

⚠️NEW dog vaccine and human face covering requirements as of January 2022. See ❗s below.

💲DONATIONS:Though this pack walk is free, I accept donations ($5-10 suggested).Cash or venmo.com/dance-dogs-fitness-tracy-j Last digits of phone:2236—Please DON'T select Paying For Good, Service, or Purchase

🐕Unsure if your dog should attend and/or feel they need more training? Post a comment below or send me a message. We can discuss your concerns and, if interested, I can share information about my 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘃𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻-𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗱𝗼𝗴 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 (the next round of classes start Jan 8 & Jan 23 in Santa Monica).

🚗Parking & where to meet in comments

👟Approx 3-mile trail loop w/ elevation gain

❓Questions/running late? Call/text[masked]

❗All dogs must be up-to-date on DHPP, Bordetella, Rabies 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗼 (𝟮 𝗱𝗼𝘀𝗲𝘀)

❗❗𝗠𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗻𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝘁𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗾𝘂𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘂𝗻𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘂𝗻𝗯𝗼𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱, social distancing required for all

As always, bring:
✔️Your dog on leash—NO retractable leashes or slip collars
✔️Water for you & your dog (don't forget a bowl)
✔️Sturdy shoes
✔️Request yellow ribbon if your dog needs space
✔️Ask each dog's owner if you can approach BEFORE approaching

📢ATTENDANCE POLICY:Can't make it?Change your RSVP AT LEAST (1) DAY BEFORE HIKE.Each member is allowed 3 no shows.If you accumulate more than 3,you’ll no longer be allowed to attend these pack walks.

❗RSVP 'Yes' means you have read,understand & agree w/ the following:
1.I acknowledge Feet & Paws’ Meetup is a social group for dog hikes.Everyone is responsible for themselves,their dog(s),their guest(s) & any event that occurs to or because of them.

2.I acknowledge that I'll be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury/illness to myself,my dog(s),guests,or other people and/or animals outside of the group,including exposure to COVID,permanent disability & death.I understand these risks may be increased through my own actions,or through negligent action or inaction of Feet & Paws' Meetup organizers,participants,or other representatives,& I voluntarily assume all risks related to any possible injury/illness.

3.I hereby RELEASE & DISCHARGE from liability Feet & Paws, walk leader organizer,their officers,members/other participants,& owners & lessors of facilities used by Feet & Paws, from any & all liability claims,demands or causes of action I now have or may have in the future,for injuries,damages,death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature,arising in whole or part out of activities advice,or info contained herein,even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence.

4.I hereby give to Feet & Paws the right & permission to copyright & use photographic portraits,pictures,or videos of myself or pet(s) who may be included intact or in part,in any & all illustration, art,promotion,advertising,trade or any other purpose media (hereafter known as “Media”) & to use my & my pet's name in connection w/ photos or videos if so chosen.I understand I will not receive payment or any other consideration for their use.

5.California Civil Code section 1542 states;“A general release does not extend to claims that the creditor or releasing party does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release & that,if known by him or her,would have materially affected his or her settlement w/ the debtor or released party."I specifically waive the terms of that section,& agree to Release claims I may not yet know of,or which may be based on events that have not yet occurred.

6.If I bring a guest(s) or children under 18 on this hike,I agree I am solely responsible for them & their dog(s) including their actions & safety & agree on their behalf to the terms of this Release.I agree that if,notwithstanding this Release,I,my guest,the minor or anyone on the minor’s behalf,makes a claim against any of the persons or entities released,I will indemnify those persons & entities & hold them harmless against all expenses,damage or costs,including attorneys fees,arising out of that claim.

7.I further agree that if I or someone under my supervision uses the event info I assume all risk of injury,illness,damage & economic loss,w/out limitation & release organizers from all liability therefore.

8.It's up to me to decide whether this event is appropriate for me & my dog.Ultimately I am responsible for me & my dog's safety.

Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus (Differences & Debate Online)

Online event

$12.00

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/men-vs-women-debate--mixer/dates/ (*Limited # save $3 by using discount code "3" at checkout. Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion of the total members attending. Price will go up as date gets closer so save and get your ticket today.)

Maybe this year we figure each other out??!! It's not a secret that most of the time, men and women operate on two totally different wavelengths. Join us for this fun and online event where we come together to get on the same page... at least for one night :) Your host and moderator for this fun event where we will enjoy cocktails & socializing… virtually!

How It Works:
Prior to the event we will also ask you to send questions that you would like your host to ask to members of the opposite sex. Your questions will be read anonymously and kept confidential.

Example: Host will randomly pick a question that was submitted from a male directed to the females. The females will have a chance to address the question and hopefully clear up why women do what they do. The same will happen for the men. It’s fun and we really get some great debates going.

This is really a great way to get into the heads of exactly what people are thinking. You will be amazed at the very candid and honest things that come out. Grab your favorite cocktail & snacks and get ready to socialize and solve the mysteries of the differences between men and women.

How To Attend:
Register for a ticket and we will send you the code to join our Zoom meeting day of the event. You will need a computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone.

How many are expected?
This is a multi-group event so don't pay attention to RSVPs. Most of our virtual events have up to 20 participants unless otherwise specified.

*How much?
$12-$15 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

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