As a member of several meetups, I've noticed that most of them reside north of the river, usually in Scottsdale or central Phoenix, sometimes in the West Valley. I'd like to create a meetup for folks who live or work south of the river, or who just want to explore more of what Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, and Chandler have to offer. Events will be social, such as sampling local restaurants or dancing to live music, and also cultural, such as movies or concerts taking place in venues in these towns. Driving and parking are usually easier (except around ASU), and prices often more reasonable--and crowds are thinner, too. Let's take advantage of all there is here to do in this part of the Valley!