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Maxine's "Forever Young" Ladies

Canyon Country, CA

Maxine's "Forever Young" Ladies

Maxine's is about women! We like to call ourselves Ladies and our group is open to all adult females, single, married, widowed or divorced. Our members are 50 years old and up. We are mainly based in the Santa Clarita Valley and have members from the surrounding areas of the San Fernando Valley, Simi, Acton, Agua Dulce, and the Antelope Valley. Maxine's "Forever Young" Ladies find ways to have fun, go places, learn new things, and enjoy both life's offerings and each other. Empowered, enticed and challenged to participate and develop good friendships, they constantly and consistently reach out. If you are or know of someone who is at this place or time, then check us out here. It only takes a minute to join, and I'm fairly sure you'll be glad you did!

Maxine's is purely a social group - it is NOT a networking group.

Join now! - Be that "Forever Young" woman who believes every woman can have plenty of new excitement and fun experiencing and learning! . 

Thank you for visiting us! Please add your picture to your profile.

Just as a note of information...We send out emails to our members when events change in details, such as venue address, carpool info and times, including other announcements. Be aware, if you do not include your email address on your profile, you will not receive any of our emails and may miss out on the information!

We are not liable in any way for any damages you incur or cause by attending our events in accordance with the laws of the State of California. Joining us waives any claims whatsoever.

Attendance Policy : After 3 No Shows without a solid explanation, a membership may be cancelled. No Show is when you have RSVP'd Yes and do not attend the event, notify the Event Host, nor change your status of attending the event at least 24 hours in advance. Absences may be excused on a per person basis in the event of extenuating circumstances. Last minute cancellations are frowned upon. If a member has several No Shows and/or often cancels at the last minute, that member may be excluded when there is a limit of attendees with a Waiting List, or can be placed on the Waiting List to allow for other members to hold a secured spot for the event including car pooling.

Since Meetup.com is hosting our website and we are burdened with the cost of this website and other incurred costs. Annual Dues are $10 to be paid near the beginning of each year.  They may be paid on the Maxine's site or given to an Event Host.

Edited 5.8.16

274 members · Private

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Van Nuys, CA

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

4284 members · Public

Freedom from Anxiety, Depression and Other Unwanted Emotions

Burbank, CA

Freedom from Anxiety, Depression and Other Unwanted Emotions

If you experience anxiety, grief, depression, fear, or any other unwanted emotions, and you do not wish to see psychiatrists or take mind-altering medications, join this group now. If you wish to talk to someone who can listen, understand and help you through your issues, this group will provide excellent assistance and resources for you.

This group is here to help you get rid of unwanted emotions, restore your happiness and quality of life through learning about the mind, learning about relationships, and talking to experts who will be invited to meet you for free at our meetup events. You will meet other people who are in the same boat as you are, and you can learn tools to deal with your difficulties.

What you will find out at our meetup events:

- What are the most effective techniques for resolving depression and anxiety.

- Meet consultants who will listen, understand and help

- Learn how the mind works

- Learn how to improve existing relationships

- Learn how to start new, healthy relationships

- Learn the real reason behind negative thinking, mood swings, stress, panic attacks or low self esteem. (Note: It has nothing to do with chemical imbalance in your brain!)

This group will give you the tools to increase your self-confidence, gain peace of mind, improve relationships and reach happiness. You will also meet helpful people in this group.

We will have free weekly webinars. All are welcome!

Join this group now, meet people, and get the assistance you need!

This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.

31 members · Public

Queer Folx Social Club

Pasadena, CA

Queer Folx Social Club

Welcome all those in the LGBTQIA+ spectrum! Basically anyone looking for wholesome gay/queer/lesbian/trans/bi/asexual/and more content in the form of fun events, workshops, and adventures! 


We're always working to make sure that we have a variety of events for different speeds from low-key/chill drawing meet-ups, to high energy night-outs and hiking adventures, and everything in between! If you have any suggestions or ideas you'd like to see, don't hesitate to comment or message any of the hosts to let us know!


Also, feel free to join our discord server for more real-time online chats with other members <3 

https://discord.gg/ktUyY6D

and check out our gay calendar (I'm collecting events from all over LA to add here!): https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/0?cid=Y180ODhtc3JpOWc1c2VuYjc2MjY0ZWoyY2NrY0Bncm91cC5jYWxlbmRhci5nb29nbGUuY29t



NOTE:

Please note that while we appreciate allies, this is a queer safe space (including those who are questioning) and we politely request that allies / those not in the LGBTQ+ please consider other groups. Thanks for understanding!


Please also note that this group is also *primarily* queer women (including non-binary, gender-expansive, and transgender folx) so while we accept all LGBTQIA+ individuals, I just wanted to give you a heads up in case you're looking for a specific community<3


***image credit: @lovestruckprints ***

1087 members · Private

Horror Fanatics

North Hollywood, CA

Horror Fanatics

Are you all about horror? Do you love watching scary movies? Talking about horror movies with other fans? I’m looking for some cool people (die-hard fans and people wanting to learn more about GOOD horror) to join a meetup where we watch movies, new and old, talk about great horror moments, road trips to movie locations (in the works), and group trips to: USH HHN(Halloween Horror Nights), Magic Mountain’s Fright Fest, Haunted Hayride, Rise of the Jack o Lanterns, Knott’s Scary Farm, Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, ScareLA, Monsterpalooza, HorrorCon, and other Halloween or horror-related attractions. We will get together for shindigs and drinks/coffee and get to know other people who share our passion, HORROR! <br> <br>Now, for the rules: <br>- You must have a picture that clearly shows your face on your profile. This is so that we can recognize you at a meetup event. If you attempt to join this group without a picture that clearly shows your face, your Request will be denied. <br>- If the event is unhosted, there is no need to check in with a specific person. But we are all adults and we can at least make a good faith effort to meet up with the others that are attending the unhosted event. <br> - If the event is a hosted event, you must check in with the Organizer(s)/Event Host(s) at the event. <br> - If you cannot find the Organizer(s)/Event Host(s), post a comment on the event page and the Organizer(s)/Event Host(s) can guide you to where they are. <br> - If you are running late, message the Organizer(s)/Event Host(s) and let them know you are running late so they can make special arrangements to meet up with you. <br> - If you are unable to attend an event that you have RSVP'd for, please change your RSVP to "no" at least an hour before the start time of the event. <br> - If you need to change your RSVP to "no" after the event has begun or less than hour before the event start time, please message the Organizer(s)/Event Host(s) to explain the situation. <br> - If you RSVP to a hosted event and either do not show or do not check in with the Organizer, you will be marked as a "no show" to this event. <br> - For every "no show", your profile will be marked as such. Once you reach three "no shows", you will be removed from this Meetup group. <br> <br>If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by sending me a direct message through Meetup. <br> <br> Thank you, <br> <br> Gilda Olivares <br> Organizer <br>

513 members · Private

SF Valley/SC Valley 50+ Singles Event Group

Castaic, CA

SF Valley/SC Valley 50+ Singles Event Group

HELLO AND WELCOME <br>

My name is Beverly your organizer for this meet-up group and I look forward to meeting you. This group is for single men and women 50+ yrs and older who live in the San Fernando Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley. I plan events most weekend. We have local events in SFV and SCV as well as SPECIAL EVENTS out of the area. We always provide carpooling to all events. <br>

I moved to Castaic in 2005 and found it difficult to meet people my age and I don't like going places alone. That day, the organizer left the group. I had organized so many event in my life, I knew this was a good fit for me, so i sigup to be the organizer.This group saved my life! It's given me supportive and wonderful friends, both male and female. We always have a great time! I am not perfect, but try to organize things the very best I can. If you are a single, divorced, or widowed lady or gent who is 50+ and would like to meet men and women your age, have lots of fun and experience new adventures, please join this group.

Dues are $5.00 a year. This covers my cost of $89.00 every 6 months that I must pay to Meetup Headquarters. You will have a 30 day trial period, after the 30 days you can choose to join our group and pay the $5.00 to me or be removed from the group.

As courtesy to me and other members please RSVP "YES" for an event and if you find that you can please change your RSVP to "NO". If you can’t go to an event and it is too late to change your RSVP please call or text me at 661-645-2389 so I don't wait for you. If you decide at the last minute to go to an event please call and text me so I can wait for you. Also you do not have to sign up for every event but to keep your membership current please take a look at the website at least once a month. Two or three times a year I go through the membership and remove those members who have not looked at the website or signed up for an event within ten months.

I ask that you do not use this website to support or advertise your private or personal business. This is not what this group is about.

If you have a suggestion for an interesting event please let me know, if there is enough interest, I will make it happen.

We are not a dating site, if you meet someone that is fine, but our mission is to meet and make frinds, go places and have fun. <br>

I am looking forward to meeting you, making friends and having wonderful and fun times with you.

Sincerely, <br>

Beverly

85 members · Private

SoCal Hikers & Trail Builders

La Crescenta, CA

SoCal Hikers & Trail Builders

Please send any questions about the group to iLedy or to the person who is leading the hike you're interested in attending!!

It is FREE to join the group and to attend any SoCal Hikers & Trail Builders' events. Consider this group as friends hiking together.

Please have a profile picture of yourself, not your dog, flower, or anything else. Your profile picture is what is submitted to first responders in case of emergency. <br>

If you are interested in leading or hosting an event, please DM iLedy. <br>

The hike leaders in this group aren't professional or trained hike leaders. You are responsible for yourself. By signing up for these events, you and your guests agree not to hold the SoCal Hikers & Trail Builders organizers responsible for whatever happens to you on these events. <br>

2228 members · Private

The D&D Experience Point

Northridge, CA

The D&D Experience Point

WHO ARE WE  & WHAT WE DO:  We are a Cinema House for the Mind,  specializing in Dungeons & Dragons (and other fantasy and sci fi role playing games) for newcomers and veterans alike! 

We are here to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to not only play the game but to experience it. For our (GMs) game masters D&D and other roleplaying games aren't just games, but vehicles of entertainment, self-expression, reflection, team building, and community building that when facilitated well create an emotionally unforgettable experience.

We invite you to join this beginner friendly D&D (5th edition) based group whether you are looking for a casual game or a full on campaign.

Our games encourages players to steer the course of the adventure. Everything is provided for you. To get a feel for the games check out:

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3B_7Ui5ouncfndoRYg82Q

Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/gentleman_gamemaster/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentleman.gamemaster

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:  

We provide all of the essentials for you. You don't need to worry about bringing dice, mini's, maps or anything else! Just show up ready to have fun. (applies to in person games but we also provided access to most digital content as well!) 

First timers: For your first session you can choose from a pre-made character or build your own.

WHY DO WE CHARGE A TICKET FEE?  

We all pay for high quality entertainment and D&D is no different.  Now don't get us wrong, we are not saying you NEED to pay to play D&D. If you have a great home group of friends you’ve been playing with for years and/or a solid group you play with at a game shop then we may not be for you. That said, maybe you are that "forever GM" who's always running the game but never gets to play a character. Maybe you are part of a group in which players constantly flake or that group of friends who have been too busy to get together recently. Maybe you have played a lot of games where the GM just didn’t seem well prepared. Maybe you are newcomer or an old player coming back to the game and you are looking for a great place to jump back in! If any of those apply to you then RSVP for a game. Our GMs treat D&D with passion and professionalism which adds to your overall experience. Below are just a few reasons why we believe a good gaming session is worth paying for!

·  Accountability: GMs plan session according to the number of players who RSVP and tickets hold players accountable to attending games. This makes a better experience for everyone at the table.

·  Leveling Up: We see skilled GMs no different from artists, musicians,  writers, directors, teachers, and the like. If you have been doing something long enough with proficiency (pun intended) there’s nothing wrong getting paid for it. (In D&D this is essentially adventuring 101. Adventures are usually offered coin for completing said adventure. )

·  Time & Money: On average our GMs spend 3 to 8 hours planning a single session. They are often spending their own cash for modules, game books, miniatures, digital products, dice, etc.  to give their players an awesome game!

TICKET PRICING:

·  Games range from $6 to $30 per session with price being based on GM experience level, time and prep cost, overall estimated length of session, and cap on number of players at the table.

·  Note that we are not clock watchers and session often typically go over our allotted time due to everyone having so much fun. We will never charge for going over.

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Our Code of Conduct


Purpose


Our primary goal is to facilitate collaborative adventure based storytelling through the medium of Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPG’s). We are committed to providing well crafted games that not only entertain but provide friendly, safe, and welcoming environments for all players.


This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who participates in this community, as well as consequences for unacceptable behavior. 


Expected Behavior:

All players should come to the table prepared to have fun while being aware to be respectful to all others at the same time. All players should be allowed  time and space to express their opinions and listen respectfully, regardless of whether or not you agree with the other player’s opinion.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

We see Game Masters like artists and therefore do not believe in stifling their voice or censoring their games.

 Sometimes games will cover more mature subject matter such as body horror, suspense, terror, violent combat, language, and/or sexual themes.  The gamemaster should make this clear in game descriptions and discuss possible themes and subject matter before a game. If players are uncomfortable with any particular scenario, they should refrain from participating in that session. If the session breaks any rules players should report it. (See unacceptable behavior below)

Depictions of specific sensitive subject material should be avoided for club games. E.g. Hate crime, rape, domestic and child abuse


Unacceptable Behavior:

Disagreements are a natural part of the game, but the attacking or use of  verbal abuse to fellow members of the table will not be tolerated. 

Offensive comments (in or out of character) based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, or politics will not be tolerated.

Players of gamemasters who talk to other players in a condescending or belittling way will not be tolerated.


Consequences of Unexpected Behavior:

Offenders of the Code of Conduct will receive a verbal warning for the first offense. Consequences for multiple offenders include, but are not limited to, offenses temporary suspension from a particular table up to being permanently banned from the Group.


Reporting Guidelines:

Please report any perceived violations of the Code of Conduct to your Game Master. If that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if your issue is with a particular Game Master’s behavior, then please immediately message the head Game Master, Malcolm. He will respond ASAP.


302 members · Public

RideOnCycling

Monrovia, CA

RideOnCycling

We are a group of recreational cycling enthusiasts based in Monrovia, California that is promoting the sport of non-competitive cycling. While on the road we adhere to cycling safety, treating each other with respect, observe the rules of the road and we don't leave anyone behind. When we are not on the roads we enjoy each others' company in a variety of social settings. We ride in the greater Southern California area and our rides range from 20 to 70 miles. We also do a variety of organized rides and charitable rides throughout the year. We accommodate all levels of riding experience and will help people to become better cyclists. We do have one cardinal rule; HELMETs must be worn when riding with us.

As new members Meet-up will give you a 3 months trial period.  During this period you won't be asked to pay dues.  I suggest you NOT pay dues on-line because 1) they charge a 17.6% handling fee and at this time they are sending the the rest of what's left to us.  Pay your dues to me directly when you ride with us!

Waiver and release

You are voluntarily participating in the events of ROC and agree to assume all risks associated with participating, including but not limited to, injury, illness, crashes and contact with other riders, weather, traffic and road conditions, all such risks being known to you, the rider.

In consideration of your membership in this group, Rideoncycling (ROC), you release and hold harmless ROC, it's organizers, assistant organizers, ride leaders and other participants from all claims or liabilities arising out of participating in ROC events.

144 members · Private