What we're about

🔴 For the duration of the coronavirus crisis, please be sure to check our Meetup events page http://www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events before starting your trip to any of our meetings or events.

➜ See our coronavirus update here (http://www.divorceandrelationshiprecovery.org/coronavirus)

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This group is about fun and interesting activities for thoughtful, emotionally healthy people. It was launched in 2013, primarily for primarily for current or past participants in Divorce and Relationship Recovery groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, but is now open to anyone willing to treat others with respect and compassion.

Our events offer a way for people make new friends, go new places, and to do fun things together that are not focused on alcohol or romance. We insist on thoughtful, respectful behavior from everyone in the group and at our events.

See our event calendar at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/#calendar

If you think you might like to organize events within this group, please join the group and then contact us at http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/suggestion with your ideas. We can walk you through setting up Meetup pages for them, so other people in our group can learn about them and attend.

Meetup has rolled out a new design that may make it more difficult to find our group. We recommend you save or bookmark our direct web address, so you can find us in the future with a single click:
http://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events

We'd love the financial support of every member to continue and grow Bay Area New Beginnings, and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network that operates it. It operates weekly information/support groups (five of them in San Francisco Bay Area) for anyone dealing with divorce or relationship turmoil. Become a "Supporting Member" by giving today at http://www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Please add yourself to our mail list for periodic updates on our work, at: http://www.bit.ly/text-list-add

Please note that you assume all responsibility for your safety, privacy, transportation to and from and during our events. You should take the same care for these that you would take for any public or online event.

Upcoming events (5)

New Beginnings Virtual Happy Hour #2!

Sick of being cooped up and not seeing your New Beginnings friends? Well, we can't do anything about the "cooped up" part, but you CAN see your friends at our next Virtual Happy Hour! Drop in and out as you like starting at 5:00pm this Friday night! Check back for the theme of this week's event! You can participate using a smartphone, tablet or computer (desktop or laptop) - but you'll probably have the best experience on a computer. ➜ If you don't have a free Zoom account already, visit https://zoom.us/j/150383948 to download the free application and join this event! ➜ If you're already a Zoom user, then all you need is the Meeting ID:[masked] ➜ If you have any difficulties getting connected, see the Comments area for late updates, or describe your problem there, and we'll help you out. Please RSVP for this event, and keep your RSVP current so we have an idea of how many people to expect. See a Washington Post article about virtual happy hours at www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2020/03/17/video-happy-hour-coronavirus-st-patricks-day ➜ Be the first to know what's going on with New Beginnings! Use this form to add yourself to our new text list, for occasional news or late updates on our group: www.bit.ly/text-list-add ➜ Check out our event calendar at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events ➜ PLEASE join your friends that have become 2020 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? We need your MORE THAN EVER to survive these challenging times! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Virtual Saturday morning Paris Baguette Get-Together (w/ Palo Alto Social Club)

Fill your favorite coffee mug and join all your Bay Area New Beginnings and Palo Alto Social Club friends for a virtual get-together! ➜ If you don't have a free Zoom account already, visit https://zoom.us/j/615570985 to download the free application and join this event! ➜ If you're already a Zoom user, then all you need is the Meeting ID:[masked] ➜ The event will be "live" by at least 9:15am on Saturday. If this is your first Zoom experience, we suggest you start early. Someone will be there to greet you! If you have any difficulties getting connected, first see the Comments area for late updates, or describe your problem there, and we'll help you out! We plan to hold these events on Zoom until we can once again gather at Paris Baguette in Palo Alto. Check http://www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events before starting your trip to this or any of our meetings or events. This event is also listed on the Meetup site for Palo Alto Social Club www.meetup.com/Palo-Alto-Social-Club and RSVPing there is fine, if that's the group you're a member of! ➜ Be the first to know what's going on with New Beginnings! Use this form to add yourself to our new text list, for occasional news or late updates on our group: www.bit.ly/text-list-add ➜ Check out our event calendar at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events ➜ PLEASE join your friends that have become 2020 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? We need your MORE THAN EVER to survive these challenging times! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Twister and More!

location to be announced

Date is TENTATIVE - please check back! Let's get together for an afternoon of fun and togetherness! Here's the tentative schedule: 1:00 • Twister Contest • Red, blue, yellow or green? 1:30 • Face Painting! • Painting of other body parts for an additional fee. 2:00 • Kissing Booth • Volunteers needed to staff the booth! 2:30 • Staredown Contest • Not for the faint-hearted! 3:00 • Phone Booth Challenge! • How many people can fit in a phone booth? Who has a phone booth we can use? 3:30 • Mud Wrestling Tournament • It's more fun than you think! 4:00 • Tango Lessons • Up close and personal! 4:30 • Tug of War Competition • Who KNOWS where that rope has been? 5:00 • Three-Legged Race • Who would you like to be tied up with? Bring finger-food appetizers to share! Fun for everyone from 9 to 99! Family and friends welcome! The more the better! Please use the comments area to suggest additional events, volunteer for kissing booth duty, tell your best Twister story, tell your worst Twister story, or state where there's a phone booth we could, um, temporarily borrow! Don't miss this event! ➜ Be the first to know what's going on with New Beginnings! Use this form to add yourself to our new text list, for occasional news or late updates on our group: www.bit.ly/text-list-add ➜ Check out our event calendar at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events ➜ PLEASE join your friends that have become 2020 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? We need your MORE THAN EVER to survive these challenging times! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

Virtual Saturday morning Paris Baguette Get-Together (w/ Palo Alto Social Club)

Fill your favorite coffee mug and join all your Bay Area New Beginnings and Palo Alto Social Club friends for a virtual get-together! ➜ If you don't have a free Zoom account already, visit https://zoom.us/j/615570985 to download the free application and join this event! ➜ If you're already a Zoo user, then all you need is the Meeting ID:[masked] ➜ The event will be "live" by at least 9:15am on Saturday. If this is your first Zoom experience, we suggest you start early. Someone will be there to greet you! If you have any difficulties getting connected, first see the Comments area for late updates, or describe your problem there, and we'll help you out! We plan to hold these events on Zoom until we can once again gather at Paris Baguette in Palo Alto. Check http://www.meetup.com/bay-area-new-beginnings/events before starting your trip to this or any of our meetings or events. This event is also listed on the Meetup site for Palo Alto Social Club www.meetup.com/Palo-Alto-Social-Club and RSVPing there is fine, if that's the group you're a member of! ➜ Be the first to know what's going on with New Beginnings! Use this form to add yourself to our new text list, for occasional news or late updates on our group: www.bit.ly/text-list-add ➜ Check out our event calendar at www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-New-Beginnings/events ➜ PLEASE join your friends that have become 2020 Supporting Members of New Beginnings and the non-profit Divorce and Relationship Recovery Network? We need your MORE THAN EVER to survive these challenging times! Please give today at www.bit.ly/banb-donate

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