What we're about

Midwesterners in Santa Cruz was started when two Midwestern women met and realized that we missed knowing people with shared roots. We were excited to get together and wanted to open it up to others who might feel as we do.

Who should join?

We are a specific sort of transplant -- Midwesterners in California. (uff da!) If you're from Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota come join us! Any ages welcome.

Why should members join?

Our purpose is to make friends, connect, and have fun with other Midwesterners! We're "not from here" -- and sometimes you just need to connect with someone who understands where you're coming from.

What can members expect out of the group?

There are so many wonderful things to do in Santa Cruz, and we do them together! We'll gather locally to have potluck dinners, attend cultural events, and enjoy neighborhood gatherings. If you have an idea for an event you'd like to see posted, tell us and we'll post it for you!

Upcoming events (2)

May Community Birthday Party

Peggy’s House

Come celebrate our Midwesterners with May birthdays! Please bring something to share for the potluck -- we'll have the grill going. Cake and ice cream will be provided! If it's YOUR birthday in May, post it in the chat so we know how many we are celebrating :) And if it's NOT your birthday in May (don't worry, we will get to your birthday month also) tune up your voice for a rousing rendition of the Happy Birthday song! [You may bring non-Midwesterners to the community birthday party! Please note your guests in your RSVP.]

June Community Birthday Party

412 Hickman Ct

Come celebrate our Midwesterners with June birthdays! Please bring something to share for the potluck -- we'll have the grill going. Cake and ice cream will be provided! If it's YOUR birthday in June, post it in the chat so we know how many we are celebrating :) And if it's NOT your birthday in June (don't worry, we will get to your birthday month also) tune up your voice for a rousing rendition of the Happy Birthday song! [You may bring non-Midwesterners to the community birthday party! Please note your guests in your RSVP.]

Past events (13)

April Community Birthday Party

412 Hickman Ct

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