Worum es bei uns geht

This is a group for people in their 20s & early 30s looking to bond with cool new friends over quirky, fun activities. We're less about the happy hours and meeting over drinks (though they're bound to happen informally) and more about the strange, fun things you've always wanted to try doing (Quidditch, anyone?).

Activities can range from the casual (hikes, game nights, karaoke nights, etc.) to the more offbeat (puzzle hunts, obstacle courses, murder mysteries, etc.). If this sounds right up your alley, come join us for some random fun!

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FAQ (If you have other questions, contact the organizers)

• How often are there events?

There are events whenever an organizer has an event to host. So it varies and depends on our organizers' schedules. Most of our events are "offbeat" in nature, so they also tend to take more planning (and therefore might not occur that often). Generally, we try to have on average at least one event each week. Most events fall on the weekends and sometimes on weeknights.

You can see a list of all of our upcoming events on our calendar:

http://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/events/

We update the list rather sporadically, so we encourage members to check our calendar weekly for fun things to do! We also try to announce events 1-2 weeks in advance, so also look out for email notifications about those.

If you'd like to see more events, consider hosting some!

• How much do events cost?

We strive to create an environment where fun is as free and accessible as possible, so most events tend to be free!

However, some events do cost money to organize such as for food and drink, supplies, booking venues, etc. For these events, we will ask all attendees to pay in advance to confirm their spot and help us plan. We will always try our best to keep costs reasonable.

Please see our Payment Policy for more information:

http://www.meetup.com/Offbeat-Fun/about/

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Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here:

http://tinyurl.com/OffbeatFunWishlist

Have ideas for events? Want to host events and make fun happen?

Consider becoming an organizer! (Or if you want to just create one-off events, click on the "Suggest a New Meetup" button.) New ideas are always encouraged! As long as it's fun, we'll do it.

If you're interested in becoming an organizer, fill out this form:

http://goo.gl/forms/iXAx1wvWMu

Let's build a community of people who take action and make interesting things happen!

Location: Most activities will center around the Peninsula and South Bay to bring more fun to the area. Occasionally, we may expand our reach as fit.

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Hi Everyone! Let's watch Jurassic Park (1993) on Tuesday evening! * Arrive at 8PM, we will start the movie at 8:15. * Please bring HEALTHY food. * This is the 4K Blu-Ray remaster. * We will watch on my LG OLED TV. * We can watch something else afterwards, or just chat. It's up to whomever can stay. * THIS IS AT MY PLACE (near Newhall and Saratoga in Santa Clara), NOT AT MICHELLE'S AND PETER'S PLACE! * PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP IF YOU CAN'T SHOW. Flaking without letting me know is rude, unfair to people on the wait list, and really annoys me. I understand stuff comes up, just message me! Christian

Creative Writing Games 3: The Search for Creative Writing Games 2

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In preparation for Nanowrimo 2019, creative writing games returns! (Also, bonus points if you get the reference from the event title.) --- Remember in elementary school when you would sit around a circle and create stories by writing for a little bit and passing it to a classmate sitting next to you? Those were some great memories, right? (Oh, you don't remember doing that? Then you missed out. =( ) Regardless, the threequel to the creative writing games event introduced almost a year ago aims to once again recapture the moments of ridiculouslessness and hilarity from those storywriting circles. We'll be playing that game as well as some others. Don't worry if you don't think you're great at writing / wouldn't even call yourself a writer -- the games are less intensive writing and more just short, fun bursts. So just come! It'll be fun regardless of writing skill levels. -- Are there certain events you want to see? Vote for them or add them here: http://tinyurl.com/OffbeatFunWishlist

Converse, game, eat, meet interesting people, have fun!

Mansard Apartments

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Hi Everyone, Let's hang out, play some games, have interesting conversations, and perhaps watch some stuff. Stuff we may do: *Have interesting conversations (my personal favourite!) *Play various games, including but not limited to (not in any order): Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Dixit, Jackbox (Quiplash, Fibbage, etc), Codenames, and Secret Hitler. *Watch short TV episodes (mainly while waiting for more people to show up). *Go swimming (only if multiple people actually want to)! *Play pool If a lot of people show up, we generally split up into smaller groups that are each doing different things. Suggestions of stuff to bring: *HEALTHY food (fruit/veggies, healthy snacks, etc) *Board/card/portable games *SWIM GEAR (optional) *Folding tables/chairs *Stuff to donate *Alcohol, cannabis, and anything that won't get me in trouble. *Game consoles (I have 2 CRTs that work great with older stuff like Nintendo 64, and 2 flatscreens that work great with newer stuff). Notes: *WiFi in my apartment and the pool area is available. *Not everyone arrives exactly at 7:30. If you're going to be very late, a heads up is appreciated. *IF YOU DO NOT INTEND TO SHOW UP, LET ME KNOW ASAP. It's really rude to flake without letting me know. I reserve the right to ban people who repeatedly flake (especially when there's a waitlist) but I'd really rather not! IMPORTANT: I have also listed the event as costing $2, in order to help recoup my expenses. Feel free to contact me if you would like to make alternative arrangements. Help preparing/cleaning up and donations of useful stuff (folding tables, games, etc) are both acceptable alternatives. I can accept cash, PayPal, and Venmo (in order of most preferred to least). If there's another option you'd like me to consider, JUST ASK ME! Christian

Make prints with cyanotype (a photographic process) [full, hosting again Oct 5]

Harness the power of the sun to make detailed prints from virtually any object that casts a shadow: tools, toys, plants, leaves, stones, sand, string, lace, etc. Simply place the object on the sensitized surface and expose to sunlight. Use a digitally-printed photographic negative (an inverted black and white photo inkjet-printed onto a transparency) instead of an object to create full-resolution photographs on paper or fabric. Cyanotype is the original sun-printing process, one of the earliest photographic techniques. Discovered in 1842 and distinctive for producing rich, Prussian blue monochromatic prints, cyanotype was popular well into the 20th century as an inexpensive method for reproducing photographs, documents, maps and plans, and famously, for making impressions of biological specimens in the field. https://www.jacquardproducts.com/cyanotype-set https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyanotype ============================================ We provide: • cyanotype chemicals • a huge roll paper: Canson XL Mix Media, acid-free, 160 g/m² (98 lb / 500 sheets) You may bring: • stuff to make prints on. Can be any natural fiber/porous surface, including cotton, linen, silk, canvas, wood, paper, wood and leather. • stuff to make prints of. The shadow of any object will become a negative. Cyanotype prints are archival. However, yellowing may occur if prints are exposed to phosphates or high pH solutions. Cyanotype printed fabrics should always be laundered in cold water using non-phosphate detergents. Use care while handling cyanotype prints, as sweat and hand oils may also cause discoloration. ============================================ WHEN YOU RSVP, send $3 using one of these methods: • Venmo: @Peter-Froud • PayPal: https://www.paypal.me/pfroud/3 • Google Pay: [masked] • Zelle: [masked] IMPORTANT - make sure your name on the payment method matches the name on your Meetup profile!!! We need payments in advance to hold Offbeat Fun events. If we don't receive your payment, we'll send you message on Meetup with instructions. Then, if we haven't received your payment within about 12 hours, we'll change your RSVP to "not going".

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