Around & About—Philly & the ‘burbs is a group of single adults, aged 40-70 looking to meet new people, make new friends, expand their social and business networks and take advantage of all that the Philadelphia and surrounding areas has to offer -- museums, historical tours, dining, wine and beer tastings, festivals, outdoor events, happy hours, dancing, movies, theater, hiking/biking/bowling, holiday events, as well as any other event or venue where we can share good times, good conversation and lots of laughter.
We are not a hook-up or dating venue or group. There are plenty of other outlets if that is your interest. Our focus is to provide an opportunity for our members to socialize, have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of like-minded people without pressure or discomfort. For many people beginning to venture out to meet new people, taking first steps are difficult. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that is open, friendly and comfortable for everyone at all of our events. We strongly discourage gossip, pettiness or discourteous behavior toward other members or toward venue staff.
Members are asked to contribute $2.00/year toward the cost of the Meetup site fees, payable to the Organizer, Sally when you attend your first event. We will not charge a fee at each event unless the there is an individual admittance or participation fee for the venue; that will be clearly stated in the event posting. For everyone’s safety and comfort, all members are required to include a current photo when they sign up so that we can easily recognize you when you attend events. New members are asked to refrain from posting greetings, ideas or emailing other members privately until having attended at least 2 events, gotten to know us and paid dues.
We have a “no show” policy that will be enforced. If you have signed up, held a spot and been a “no show” at 2 events, you will be put on notice that you will be asked to leave the group if this happens one more time. As well, we strongly discourage signing up for events or remaining on the waiting list and not changing your status if you know that your plans have changed and you will be unable to attend. Our goal is to be fair to all the members and provide equal opportunity for everyone who wants to attend an event to be able to do so.
Above all, we just want to have fun, so we encourage you to check out our calendar of upcoming events and to join us – we think you will not be disappointed.