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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!

And to add a little more:

This group 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.)

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.

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.

This rule applies here AND on like-minded sister groups. So it also applies on the following

40+ Flying Solo Social. (FSS) The Orginal Over Forties Events Group

https://www.meetup.com/FlyingSoloSocials/Join

50's And Fabulous https://www.meetup.com/FiftyAndFabulous/Join

"I Just Moved To LA" https://www.meetup.com/IJustMovedToLA/Join

I Just Moved To LA https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/Join

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.

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Let's talk a little more about age: Are you in your 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s ? (btw some write 40's 50's 60's 70's 80's 90's ). I am often asked "What age range is this group?" 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, 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, 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

Upcoming events (5+)

Smithsonian Museum Free Day !!! ( well sort of) It's only the Autry

Autry Museum of the American West

Museum Free Day from the Smithsonian is a nationwide thing. It is a Free Day for all those museums that wish to participate. www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ In LA . . . .this is only one museum https://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/venues/museum/autry-national-center-of-the-american-west/ The Autry. Here is how it works . . .you get a free ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/ And present it on Sept 21 at The Autry. Tix are normally $14 for an adult. BUT there is a catch. . . . the tix are available STARTING Aug 15th. Till gone. So in this case you need to be the early worm and catch the bird. This event is not going to be super huge. It is crossposted to make sure to get enough for a meetup. TO FIND THE GROUP you will need to read the comments or post in the comments of the main place it is hosted. POST HERE WHEN YOU GET THERE TO LINK UP WITH OTHER FOLKS https://www.meetup.com/IWantToDoThat/events/264010737/

*~FREE~* GIRLS NIGHT OUT - LADIES ONLY SOCIAL MIXER - MAKE NEW FRIENDS (WEST LA)

100+ RSVPs!! Calling all ladies!! Tired of terrible dates and awful pick-up lines? Let's take a break from the Y chromosomes and get together for some quality girl time-- all ages welcome! Come Join new friends for fun, games and awesome drink specials! This event will be hosted at a cool little bar in West LA -- Q's Billiards. Seriously, this place is fantastic! Located next to the 405, Q's makes for an easy spot to get to! Come join us for a fun-filled evening, with great food and drinks, awesome ladies, exciting games and a wonderful atmosphere! Details: Cost: Recommended donation to cover org. expenses: $5-10 Dress Code: Casual When: 7:00-9:00PM Parking: Street parking **This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many other groups, expect a large number of attendees**

🎳 BOWLING PARTY and Dinner with Friends - Let's have Fun!

Join us for Bowling and Dinner afterward. Invite your friends. NEW BOWLERS are welcome to join us. You don't need to know how to bowl, we'll show you how. We'll cheer each other on and have fun! _____________________ MEETING TIME: Please arrive promptly at Pickwick Bowl by 4:30PM to check-in with Louis. You'll have time to get your bowling ball, shoes and meet your fellow bowlers. We'll have 2 hours for bowling and you're guaranteed 2 games with your team, so you don't have to feel rushed. _____________________ PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED 🛑 An RSVP is not enough to reserve your space for bowling. 💚 Please PAY $20 IN ADVANCE to save your space for bowling with PayPal by clicking here: https://paypal.me/paylouis/20 This payment is for 2 games of bowling and rental of bowling shoes and bowling ball. Dinner is not included. You cannot pay at the bowling alley. You must pre-pay in advance for bowling. After Friday, September 20, 2019, no refunds will be given, and the price will increase to $25. _____________________ 🔶 IMPORTANT 🔶 _____________________ 💜 BEFORE YOU CLICK ON "Send Payment Now" SCROLL UP to where it says "Add a note" and type your: 1. First and Last Name and 2. "40-60 TEAM" 💚 Do NOT check the box that says "Paying for goods or a service?" If you check this box PayPal will charge Louis a fee, and you'll have to pay Louis an additional $7. _____________________ DINNER: Join your new friends and get a bite to eat after bowling at Viva Rancho Cantina Mexican Restaurant 900 W Riverside Dr. Burbank, CA 91506 which is across the street from the bowling alley. You can leave your car parked at Pickwick Bowl. _________________________________________________ This event is crossposted on other Meetup groups, so you'll get a chance to meet lots of new people.

{Mid-City} 🐾 Pack Walk—Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area

Kenneth Hahn Park — Gwen Moore lake

📢READ THE ATTENDANCE POLICY—It's strictly enforced. 💲DONATIONS: Though this MeetUp is free, I accept donations ($3-5 suggested) @ each hike to help pay the subscription cost. You can also use https://venmo.com/dance-dogs-fitness-tracy-j 🚗Important direction & parking notes in the comments ➡️Moderate intensity 2.5 mile loop. ❓Questions or running late? Call/text[masked] ❗Your dog must be up-to-date on all vaccines. 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 ✔️If your dog needs space, ask for a yellow ribbon ✔️Ask each dog's owner if you can approach BEFORE approaching 📢ATTENDANCE POLICY: If you can't make it, change your RSVP (rather than email/text) AT LEAST (1) DAY BEFORE HIKE. Each member is allowed 3 no shows to these pack walks. If you accumulate more than 3, you can no longer attend these particular 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 walks. Everyone is responsible for themselves, their dog(s), their guest(s) & any event that occurs to or because of them. 2.I agree to abide by the rules of this Meetup & those of the park. 3.I acknowledge that I'll be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to myself, my dog(s), guests, or other people and/or animals outside of the group, including permanent disability & death. I understand these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of Feet & Paws' Meetup organizers, participants, or other representatives. I will not bring a banned member as a guest. I understand if I do bring a banned member I may also be banned. 4.I hereby release & discharge from liability Feet & Paws, it's organizers, officers, members/other participants, sponsors, & employees 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 the activities, advice, or info contained herein, even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence. 5. 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. 6.California Civil Code section 1542 states; “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement w/ the debtor.” 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. 7.If I bring a guest(s) or anyone under 18, I agree I'm 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 info on this website I assume all risks of injury, damage, & economic loss, w/out limitation, & release providers from all liability therefore. 8.It is up to me to decide whether this event is appropriate for me & my dog. Ultimately I am responsible for me & my dog's safety.

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