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40's-60's are our most active and productive years! And yet...it's not so much fun being single! Especially when it comes to travel...
There are so many places we want to visit, so many cultures we would like to explore and different cuisines to taste! And what better way to do it, but with friends, close to our age and equally curious and adventurous!
This is a group for middle-aged single travel enthusiasts, who are young at heart and want to enjoy the best years of their lives with like-minded individuals. We plan some long-distance trips but we also do a lot of local activities, where we can meet face-to-face: dining out, scavenger hunts, wine tasting and local one-day trips.
Having these fun local activities, gives us the opportunity to meet new people, make friends and create new relationships, with a little help of a common interest - travel. Let's explore the word, near and far, together!
All the best in one place!
Think of this as Summer Camp for Adults.
In our digital world the more online, plugged in and connected we become the more disconnected we become from others. This group, with intention uses social medial to be Social in Real Life.
The mission of this group is its name. 
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 ) 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME INTO THE GROUP! 
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: Are you in your 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 20's 30's 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 20 40 maybe? 30 50 perhaps? Or even 60 70. Forties ( forty's forty ), Fifties ( fifty's fifty ) of sixties ( sixty's sixty ) or older does matter. 24-39 3000 20+ 30+ 50+ 60+ & under or over. We are just aiming at good community. 
Yeah, . . . All that is great, . . . But I still have one question, . . . What age is your group? 
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 . . . .
Do you enjoy friendship, activities, key networking, casual socializing, parties learning, sharing, inspiration? You do!?!?! How about personal and professional development with active nerd adult ( adults ) who like adventure ( adventurers, adventures, adventurous ) stuff that may involve silly dance game ( games ) and cool nerds with addicting, amazing fun? Great!!!! There will be sweet things to discover while engaging in retro revival underground unique geeky exploration of fringe play plus speed punk quirky sophisticated spectacular geek socials with high society making savvy friends. It will be an offbeat odyssey of an outing to nerdy paradise and we will party at random places (see locations below). Come and share fine no flake ( flakes ) fun that is free or inexpensive and goes late into the lovely night. Left, right or center, we will live life together and enjoy. 
We do some sports related events. Are you interested in teammates players for your sport or hobby? Such as bowling, trivia, camping, biking, hike, hikes, hiking, snowboarder, snowboarding, ski, skiing, kayaking? Or even related to bmi, exercise, fitness, healthy, lock pong, recreation, recreational, outdoor, york Halloween, mammoth mountain, St Patrick's, Ensenada, un scrabble solitaire poker or more!!! We run the range.  
A bigger majority of what we are cultural ( culture ), language, travel, music, arts, festival, performance, crave, dining, exotic, restaurant, food, foodie, architecture, art, artistic, urban, or ballet. But it does not stop there. We also do comedy, concert ( concerts ), cook, cooking, theater, theatre, culinary, cultural, tours, sub-culture, subculture sponge ( sponges ), performances, dances, dancing, museums, musical ( musicals ), bars, foodies, dinner, dinning, bbq, beach, restaurants, trips, cruise ( cruises ), cuisine.  And even with all that we still to even more!!! Including, flea n farmer (farmers) market ( markets ), boutique, burlesque, crafting, craft, create, creating, sushi, pho, pizza, tastings, tickets, kim chi, tai kimchi, deserts, eating, festivals, film, films, galleries, games, karaoke, movies, sutra kama karma.And now the important question. Did we miss one? Oh. . . OK then, . . Send that so we can add it to the list.  
Aside from the High Brow we do engage in the Low Brow such as wine, beer, drink, bar hopping, dive bars ( dives ), rave ( raver ravers raves raving ), hip-hop hiphop, hole holes-in-walls, crawl crawls, trance techno, dubstep, night nightclub, nightlife, nights. As well as classic club clubbing, clubs eclectic, edm electro electronica, pubs, pub speak, speakeasy, drinks, meet meeting mix mixer mixers mixing, greet, happy hour hours haunts, Did somebody say volunteer mingle? Let's DoLA or make a Timeout and TimeoutLA. LAist anyone? 
So the High Brow and the Low Brow get together and make up THE KNOW BROW and that is all about people and who makes us up.  
By ethnicity we very much match the instagram ethnic makeup of Los Angeles with Caucasian and Non Hispanic Whites, Latino, Black or African American, Native American,Asian, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander and others such as Middle Eastern such as Arab or Israeli, and many more from across the global atlas.
Different than ethnicity is Nationality, or National Origin. And again . . . from that we run the range European, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, Indian, Taiwanese (Taiwan), Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese ( China, Cantonese, Mandarin ), Hong Kong Mexican ( Mexico ), and more and more. Even USC or UCLA 
And that makes for sooooooooo many languages. We like language and the culture it is able to unlock It brings English, Spanish second ESL and ELL and ASL are big here. Hebrew, Yiddish, German, French, And the gamut of others to translate ( translation translator ) with class (classes). 
Tolerance is a main tenet here as we are Christian ( Catholic, Mormon, etc), Jewish (Jew Jews), Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Buddhist, tech Scientology and more. And even Republican, Conservative, Liberal, Democrat, Libertarian, Bernie / BernieCrat, or even Trump or Trumpian or Scientologist. This is a big tent and since it's decent social we will all be decent. 
What it comes down to is we are making new friends ( friend freind freinds ) and to be friendly. Almost like finding your entourage Made up of Men (man men's mens) and women ( woman women's ) and non-binary too. Members may be young or old, married, single ( divorce divorced separated and never married ) or coupled (couple as part of a committed relationship / relationships ). Many are likely singles and looking to date in one way or another. Going on dates or dating is fine. But it does NOT happen via using the group like Tinder, Match.com, POF or eharmony. 
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. Like is says above there are married or those in committed relationships. There is is also the range of sexual preference in the group. Gay, lesbian girls lgbt lgbtq queer bi poly swing swinger swinging and any sort of variation such as transsexual and transgender. We do accept all. Even rs40 and rso40. We do NOT accept SpeedDating or Speedating or whatever you call it. It's forbidden. 
Whoever you find cute, hot, sexy or find attraction to that comes in person. Plenty a match and romance or spark may happen. You may find your love (or lover). But you also may just make great friends girlfriend ( girlfriends ). It's just down to good decent social. Conscious communication and engagement that makes for self-improvement and improvement of others. Conversation and network or networking of professionals. That's just smart l33t leet api entrepreneur groupting that will lead to inspirational international consciousness. 
We just added Game of Thrones GOT and The Walking Dead viewing parties. 
Where do you do events? We do them ALL OVER!!!! I have taken the time to look at past events and the cities they have happened in and near and put it together with the upcoming location too. Our groups IS different, . . . we DO range all over the city. Here are where we HAVE BEEN, and where we are GOING!! All of it is obscure or obscura.
So I have gone in great detail to cover who we are and what we do. This is accurate and verifiable by going to our past events and looking that what we have done. This is all fact based on the breadth, scope and mission of this 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
This group is also very Reddit and Redditor affiliated. As such redditors events will be doing activities that do involve meme memes dank redidit subeddit snu snoo lurker boardgames board gaming gamer video cardgames card cards against humanity computers anime internet upvote downvote vote secret santa harry potter wow world warcraft karma programming digg cheap low cost nsfw league legends wtf youtube hearthstone twitch csgo narwhals bacon bacons midnight overwatch lol bernie sanders front page reddiyt r/all homepage android apple iphone mac samsung s6 s7 s8 r mobile funny dota dota2 nba politics discussion pokemon aww askreddit app apps comicon comic con convention disneyland disney diy diablo rams dodgers raiders cosplay star trek wars trekkie scifi sci-fi science fiction gif troll thrones got comment comments ama til today i learned ask me anything steam pc independent yorker independents artemis jackbox jack box com firefly serenity citizen& something comedy urban nightlife foodies friendship sierra wine food drinks dining american ny karaoke  
And the other members will have events involving cuisine recreation organizations snowboarding recreational fitness pubs eating culinary consciousness psychology philosophy growth conversation snowboarder theatre theater performances movies films creating galleries museums speak easy speakeasy opening nights music film festivals dancing street performance literature hikes greet tastings tours crawls outdoor activities beer * " ! +  
left eclectic couple couples mel town mixing jason la professionals business lovers lover exercise referral hike boating boat hollywood adventurers ballet eow tips asian downtown dtla ladies lady socal oc orange county english esl korean strategy jewish yid yiddish jew hebrew catholic healthy california connect hot christian cute beach wednesday ivy south bay pasadena woodland hills men man male gay european realities parents americans newly inland empire southern thai japanese chinese vietnamese filipino service empowerment females female law badminton mountain biking cooking book zandra sub-culture holes-in-walls hidden haunts seminars art classes, 3,000 jan 2017 boutique twist organized welcome boxing line camping archery trivia architecture classes burlesque baseball beat flee kyaking chi early morning adventures skin walls deserts small venues farmers trips written spoken word soooo losangeles los angeles ucla usc cantonese westside west ass artistic arts citizen cook crafting dances dinning learning festival foodie girl jews mens organization snowboardingsocal tip wall hong kong 
LA is made up of MANY smaller cites. Those living ANY of those cities are of course welcome in the group. They include: ventura thousand oaks monica silverlake san fernando valley, studio city beverly marina del rey redondo long barbara l.a. east eastside gabriel valley ventrua angeles, palos verdes peninsula, gateway cities, harbor region north crescenta portions conejo antelope clarita central: mid-wilshire northeast acton adams-normandie forest agoura agua dulce alhambra alondra park altadena crest arcadia arleta arlington heights artesia athens atwater village avalon avocado azusa central baldwin hills/crenshaw bel-air bell bellflower gardens grove beverlywood boyle bradbury brentwood broadway-manchester burbank calabasas canoga carson carthay castaic canyons alameda century cerritos charter oak chatsworth reservoir chesterfield square cheviot chinatown citrus claremont commerce compton covina cudahy culver cypress aire desert view highlands diamond downey duarte eagle rock mirada northwest echo elizabeth lake el monte segundo sereno elysian encino exposition fairfax pomona florence florence-firestone gardena glassell glendale glendora gramercy granada green meadows griffith hacienda hancock hansen dam harvard hasley canyon hawaiian hawthorne hermosa highland historic south-central huntington hyde industry inglewood irwindale jefferson koreatown k-town cañada flintridge montrose ladera habra balboa hughes terrace lakewood lancaster puente larchmont verne lawndale leimert lennox leona lincoln littlerock lomita lopez/kagel feliz lynwood malibu manchester manhattan mar vista mayflower maywood mid-city mid wilshire monrovia montebello montecito monterey mount washington northridge palmdale whittier norwalk mountains pacific palisades pacoima palms estates panorama paramount pico rivera robertson union playa porter ranch quartz hill ramona rancho dominguez reseda ridge route rolling rosemead rowland dimas marino pasqual pedro fe springs sawtelle sepulveda basin shadow sherman madre signal silver southeast gate jose stevenson sunland sun sylmar tarzana temple toluca topanga torrance tujunga unincorporated catalina island susana universal university valinda glen val verde van nuys venice vermont knolls vermont-slauson verdugos vernon veterans administration park-windsor vincent walnut watts adams westchester westlake westmont whittier-los nietos westwood narrows willowbrook wilmington windsor winnetka

Upcoming events (4+)

Murder At The Meetup (Interactive Online Mystery Party)

Online event

*TO ATTEND CLICK ON BOLDED TICKET LINK IN FULL EVENT DESCRIPTION
(Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion of the total members attending. Game limited to 20 people and this sells out quickly!)

Break up the work week with fun and mayhem at our online Murder Mystery Party where you get to socialize with others in a fun way while trying to solve what happened!

Our online Murder Mystery parties have become an awesome alternative to other events. It is a great way to make new friends and meet others in a safe, super-organized and unique way!

*GET TICKETS AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/murder-mystery--scavenger-hunt/dates/

The Story?
This Spring The Outdoor Adventure Club is hosting their annual Spring Camping Weekend in the Hudson Valley. There are 20 campers attending. Half of them know each other from previous trips and the rest are coming out looking to meet that special someone for the very first time.

Expectations are high as people have been cooped up all winter and are eager to get out. There are many activities planned for the weekend including hiking, winery visits, kayaking and of course long nights of drinking around the bonfire. By the end of the weekend the fire is not the only thing that died! One of the campers is found lifeless and it is up to you to find out who did it!

We will put you together with others to trace our victim's steps during the day which will give you clues as to what happened. No experience or prior knowledge is needed!

How does it work?
Register for a ticket and we will event you the code to join our Zoom meeting DAY OF THE EVENT. Once logged in your host will explain the rules and randomly split you into teams (unless you have a team already). If you are registering with someone that will be sharing your Zoom log in please select 2 tickets (or more if you have multiple people playing with you).

What do I need?
Computer with webcam or tablet/smartphone

Can I attend alone?
Right now 95% of those participating attend alone.

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?
$15-$20 depending upon how early you register (and # of spots are available)

For more fun events:
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Art & Music Soirée

Artesia Plaza

Art Exhibit, meet the artists, live music.

Music Bingo Night (Win Prizes Online - Name That Tune, Jukebox Bingo)

Online event

$15.00

***TO REGISTER CLICK ON BOLDED TICKET LINK IN FULL EVENT DESCRIPTION (**Multiple Meetup groups are co-organizing so the RSVP's shown are just a very small portion of the total members attending. We'll have a good # participating).

We're combining 3 of our most popular online games for a unique and fun experience! Instead of bingo balls we use song song clips! Combining Bingo, Name That Tune, and event a little Karaoke!

*TO ATTEND GET TICKET AT - https://dljparty.ticketleap.com/music-bingoname-that-tunekaraoke/dates/

Driven by a high energy host on Zoom the standard bingo format has been replaced by much-loved music clips and party games. We've replaced boring old numbers being called out in a normal game of bingo and replaced them with 15-20 seconds bursts of the most toe-tappin’, butt wigglin’, sing-a-long songs!

The numbers on the digital bingo cards have been replaced with artists and song name. So with your bingo card in hand and finger at the ready listen out for the songs being played and mark them off as you would a normal game of bingo. The freestyle element of our MC doing random interactive party games in between rounds really adds to the fun.

*RSVPs here are just a small portion of the total actual attendance as this is a multi-group event. We have a good # of attendees already signed up.

Prizes included Amazon gift cards, free future events and more! You will also get to socialize and make other friends from the safety & comfort of your home. This completely online event will be LIVE via Zoom and you will be able to see and hear the other participants while playing.

You can have more than 1 person on your team as long as they're from your house and use same device. Friends/family around the country can also play. They would just need to also register for a ticket. After registering for a ticket, you will get a confirmation with a secured Zoom link for you to use to log in.

You must be able to print or draw a physical bingo card. We will email instructions to all registered attendees THE DAY OF THE EVENT.

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Camping Memorial Day Weekend: Big Pine Lakes!!! Glaciers, Roaring Rivers

Big Pine Creek Trailhead

Things are opening up, and it is time to plan ahead to Memorial Day Weekend.

Big Pine Lakes is an amazing hidden gem. The water is a crazy hue. The Minarets rising above are stunning. If you doubt it . . . . check the Instagram hashtag #bigpinelakes

We reserve out the entire camp/campsite for our meetup, and this is our early Memorial Day Weekend event. Tons of fun to a super special part of the state.

We are making this a "flexible-stay" weekend. We have the site from Thurs to Mon. Options Below:

  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday night of Memorial Day Weekend
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday night and head home Sunday (if you have work Monday).
  • Thursday night all the way thru to Sunday night making it a 4 day weekend.
  • Friday and Saturday night and head out Sunday.

Do what works best for you.

There are amazing places on the drive there as well as nearby as side trips. Such as the Ancient Bristlecone Forest, Mansanar, Alabama Hills, Fossil Falls or Red Rock Canyon (Cantil), as was even some mineral hot springs and even some abandoned mines.

Even with all this awesomeness you don't see trips often to Big Pine Lakes. This is because area is only open from May to October. The snow is thick even into May and in Oct the nights are below freezing. With such a small window sites are super hard to get. Especially for holiday weekends.
AND WE HAVE A PRIVATE SITE FOR Memorial Day WEEKEND!!!!!!

Our site is amazing. Tons of conveniences. There is a small rustic cafe.
Many of the sites have electrical at the site or close by. Same goes for water. Restrooms are close. Space for cars, and an overflow lots near.

Best of all . . . There is a Fish Pond!!!!! Stocked with trout. You can even catch dinner. The fish pond is free!!! For fishing you will need to buy (AND HAVE WITH YOU) a fishing license before you go.

Tons of shade from mature pines for many of the sites

We are steps away from the trail-head AND steps away from the roaring glacier fed Big Pine Creek.

This is a great beginner or first time camping. You only need the basics of camping gear. You will receive packing and equipment list recommendations. The only specialized equipment you will need is a tent. You can get one on sale at Big 5 or for even less at Goodwill.

And we also do some Zooms beforehand and talk about gear, food, easy cooking idea, activities, hikes, etc.

Speaking of Hiking and Excursions:

Hike to Big Pine Lakes 9.2 mi out and back. 3000 ft elevation change. 5 hrs
or
Modern Hiker

And Ancient Bristlecone Forrest is close too

TO ATTEND TO ATTEND TO ATTEND

SECURE PAYMENT LINK Per Person $123.00
What if I have a +1 or +whatever? Cost is Per Person. Just do the payment link a 2nd or 3rd time.
After you do the payment link be sure to also FILL THIS OUT

Kids 17 and under are free.

Dogs OK on trail and in camp.

To ATTEND THIS EVENT . . . RSVP here, take care of payment, AND Fill out our google form

Questions? CLICK HERE to send a Direct Message

We do a Local Camping Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 7:30 PM
Come to the zoom and ask any questions.

In addition to the zoom we also have some informational pages you may want to look at and review.

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/reginal camping, and our overseas events too.

NOTE: We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.

  • We create and promote a safe and fun environment for all.
  • Curated or guided hikes & adventures that are safe and fun at
  • quality sites with amenities.
  • WE WELCOME ALL AND THAT INCLUDES YOU !!

CLICK HERE to see the MAIN posting RSVP there to get comments and updates.

CLICK HERE to see all our other fun events

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