What we're about

Most of our Meetup activities support non-profit organizations, whether historic or arts-related.

Whimsicalidocious (https://www.whimsicalidocious.org) is the federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit run by the Academy of Omniosophical Arts & Sciences (https://www.omniocademy.com), with programs designed to curate and cultivate the genteel arts, supporting and promoting all manner of artists, crafters, artisans, and other creatives, with an emphasis on literacy advocacy and cultural connectivity.

Our long-term goal is to have a brick & mortar home where artists and patrons can share their talents and interests. Currently, our Meetup group hosts a weekly author “write-in” in SoCal.(Corporate name: Whimsicalitea; Federal Tax ID number: 81-5396395)

For tea-specific activities & trips, see our Tea Travellers group: https://www.meetup.com/Tea-Travellers-Societea-SoCal/
For get-togethers that focus on fandom, theme events, and all things fantastical, check out our Omniocademy + Siren School group: https://www.meetup.com/Omniocademy (https://www.meetup.com/SirenLife/)

Upcoming events (5)

ON HOLD - Historical Dance Classes & Ball practices - Tuesday Nights!

NO-HOST EVENT by Historical Tea & Dance Society: Join us twice a month for a fun and upbeat historical dance class! No experience necessary. BEGINNERS WELCOME! NO PARTNER NEEDED! Each class features a different assortment of dances and review of finer details of dance to improve your skills. WE REVIEW DANCES FOR UPCOMING BALLS. Dance class: $10 Classes will be held 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings. Always check the www.historicalteaanddance.org website to be sure of date. IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR DANCE SKILLS AND DANCE MORE ADVANCED DANCES plan on attending our classes! It is a great way to "level up" on the dance floor! MANY skilled dancers come because they want another opportunity to dance! MORE INFO: LEARN dances you have seen in popular movies from Jane Austin's pride and Prejudice to Gone with the Wind. Throughout the year we will be reviewing dances from upcoming balls including the Jane Austen Tea Dance (January), the Jane Austen Spring Assembly, the American Colonial Ball, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Social, Historical Dancing at the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball, Danse Macabre, The St. Nicholas Holiday Ball, and many other popular southern California balls and events that are hosted by our friend groups. there is always something fun going on and always a reason tp DANCE!

The Author's Journey - Get published in 2020! - part 2

The Cauldron Spirits and Brews

Our comprehensive SoCal Publishing Program is designed specifically for Indie fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, and speculative fiction writers. Once you've decided to face your destiny and answer the call to adventure, you will find our fellowship waiting to assist you each step of your journey to publication. Travel companions & provisions: - Fellowship of literary travelers all with the same goal - to be published in 2020! - Weekend writing retreat and Indie publishing workshop in Seal Beach to kick off your project - Feb 7-9, 2020 - Midway to Middle Earth Meetup at the Cauldron to regroup and revitalize - June 20, 2020 - Weekend publishing celebration at the Mission Inn where you will see your finished work go live! - Nov 6-8, 2020 - Weekly write-ins and tutorials covering scores of writing and publishing topics - Individualized 'Waymarks' roadmap outlining a clear and direct path to your writing destination - Opportunity to receive a complimentary author website, assistance with Amazon Author page, social media best practices - A published veteran Retreat Ranger to guide you each step of the way - Fellow beta readers and fans Register at: https://authorsjourney.whimsicalidocious.org

ON HOLD - Historical Dance Classes & Ball practices - Tuesday Nights!

Pasadena Scottish Rite

NO-HOST EVENT by Historical Tea & Dance Society: Join us twice a month for a fun and upbeat historical dance class! No experience necessary. BEGINNERS WELCOME! NO PARTNER NEEDED! Each class features a different assortment of dances and review of finer details of dance to improve your skills. WE REVIEW DANCES FOR UPCOMING BALLS. Dance class: $10 Classes will be held 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings. Always check the www.historicalteaanddance.org website to be sure of date. IF YOU WANT TO IMPROVE YOUR DANCE SKILLS AND DANCE MORE ADVANCED DANCES plan on attending our classes! It is a great way to "level up" on the dance floor! MANY skilled dancers come because they want another opportunity to dance! MORE INFO: LEARN dances you have seen in popular movies from Jane Austin's pride and Prejudice to Gone with the Wind. Throughout the year we will be reviewing dances from upcoming balls including the Jane Austen Tea Dance (January), the Jane Austen Spring Assembly, the American Colonial Ball, the Alice in Wonderland Tea Social, Historical Dancing at the Labyrinth Masquerade Ball, Danse Macabre, The St. Nicholas Holiday Ball, and many other popular southern California balls and events that are hosted by our friend groups. there is always something fun going on and always a reason tp DANCE!

ON HOLD - Contra dancing for beginners

Downtown Anaheim Community Center

THIS IS A NO-HOST EVENT SHARED FROM Folk Music Concerts & Contra Dances w/The Living Tradition Contra dance: no fancy footwork, just walking figures to lively music - and lots of laughter. We are beginner-friendly and also have a free lesson at 7:10 pm. No partner needed! We change partners every dance, and boy-girl doesn't matter; so come alone, with a group, or with a partner. Dress for a little exercise & wear comfy shoes. We offer free cold lemonade (and usually a dessert or snack). For more about contra dancing and our dances, visit http://www.thelivingtradition.org If you can walk; you can contra dance. If you hear the live band and see the fun, you cannot resist! Dancing begins at 7:30 and ends at 10:30. Prices: $10 for non-members; $8 for members, seniors, Anaheim residents, & students. Kids under 18 are free with a paid adult. For more info’ contact Jocelyn Vilter at [masked] or [masked]. Find witty descriptions of contra dancing at http://www.sbcds.org/contradance/whatis/ Here's a video of our jam and contra dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7R5Prx-rkc

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