Suggested Groups near Los Angeles, CA
SGV LA + OC Chinese & Global Foodies
Monterey Park, CA
Let's Eat the World! While our prime focus will be Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley (from the 710 Freeway to the West, the 60 Freeway to the South, 210 Freeway to the North, and the 57 Freeway to the East), we will venture all over the LA and OC counties as well as parts beyond. We will also explore global cuisines from Japanese to Sri Lankan to Nigerian to French and more.
Be prepared to share the dishes family-style, as most events will be designated as Family Style Dining. However, there will be occasions where each individual will order their own entree/main dish. Be sure to bring cash, as many hole-in-the-wall places do not accept credit cards.
New Members: You will be given a 3-month free trial membership to our group. By the 90th day, if you like to continue being a member of our group, we will need you to pay annual membership dues of $3.88. These membership dues will be used to pay the semi-annual dues to MeetUp.com for our group. A portion of the membership dues will also go to WePay, which is the payment system used by MeetUp.com to collect funds from members for membership dues, for charged events, etc.
REMEMBER, FOR EVERY EVENT YOU SIGN UP PLEASE FOLLOW THESE RULES:
1. If you need to cancel your RSVP, please do so 48 hours before the start time of the event.
2. For most events, paid members to get first priority for available spots for those events. Trial members may be required to make a deposit in order to get an available spot for those events.
3. New members of the group who No Show to their first event will be banned from the group.
4. If you are on the Wait List, then it is YOUR responsibility to monitor your status on the Wait List and update your RSVP accordingly. If you didn't get an email or notification from the MeetUp app about being moved from the Wait List to the Going List, then you need to modify your account settings in order to receive these notifications.
5. Please provide the organizer with your contact number at the time of signing, so that the organizer will have your number in the event the organizer needs to contact you about the event. If you don't, then your RSVP will be canceled.
6. For events designated as Family-Style Dining: Dining for this event has been designated as Family-Style. The food bill will be split evenly between all attendees. Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own beverages. Please note that flexibility is an important part of family-style dining, and if you want to take a chance on attending, you have to be amenable to what the group/AO will order. You don't have to eat everything that is ordered, but everyone pays equally, whether you eat everything or not. Most of the dishes we order will be at least moderately spicy. If this definition of Family-Style Dining doesn't feel comfortable, this may not be the right type of event for you. In addition, if you have ANY dietary restrictions or ingredients you do not wish to consume, then you may want to skip this event. Ordering dishes modified to fit someone's dietary needs or personal tastes will alter the true flavors of those dishes for the rest of the group.
7. Be sure to bring CASH to pay for your portion of the bill.
8. COVID-19 Rules for attending any of our events: Attend if you have received at least one Pfizer or Moderna, or Janssen J&J shot and will provide proof of vaccine shots by CDC's V-Safe passport displayed on your smartphone, or show a photo or printed copy of your Covid-19 vaccination card. Also attend, if you are comfortable with the fact that we will be seated at tables that will provide at least 1 to 2 feet distance from the person sitting on either side of you. Do not attend if you are experiencing any symptoms such as fever (I will have a forehead thermometer on hand to check everyone's temperature), cough, runny nose/sinus congestion. Everyone will have their own communal fork and spoon to serve themselves food -- do not use them to eat from. Arrive wearing a face mask - remove it only when eating or drinking - if we are waiting for food, please put your mask back on, and when you leave to the table for the restroom, etc. Watch your conversation volume to avoid spraying your saliva over the table and food. I apologize for all these rules, but we must be as safe as possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. If you cannot agree with these rules, please do not attend.
Finding Female Friends Past Fifty® SouthBay (FFF>F)
Manhattan Beach, CA
Finding Female Friends Past Fifty (FFF>F) is a group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women. If you're looking for friends, you've found the right place! Many women find ourselves at this age without the social connections we yearn for, and finding friends in our age group can be a challenge.
If you join our group with an open heart, sense of adventure, and fun spirit, you may find that even after a few events, you will begin to make connections and form friendships.
Please take a moment to review our guidelines prior to your request to join:
MEETUP PROFILE: Our group is growing quickly and it is important for us to be able to connect and communicate with our members. And as a group of women, we are sensitive to being able to know who we are communicating with, as well as being able to recognize you and call you by name at our events. As a result, we require a few specific items regarding your Meetup profile:
Name: We require that you use your actual first name. You do not have to enter a last name, but your first name needs to be what you are addressed by. Profile names that appear to be obscuring identity will not be approved.
Profile: We require a close-up photo that shows your face, head and shoulders with no obscuring elements like sunglasses, a low hat or a mask. Please check your profile picture before you request membership. If your picture does not meet requirements, your request will not be approved. If you need help updating your picture, click here: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002878591-How-do-I-change-my-profile-photo
Membership Fees: Meetup charges our group a subscription cost every 6 months for us to be a part of their platform. To cover this, we ask that every member pay $5 to cover the cost of these fees. You can conveniently give your $5 to your event host at your next event. You will only pay this fee once, then we won't ask again for at least 1 year. Depending upon how many active members we have and what Meetup's subscription charges are, we should not have to ask for additional fees beyond your first payment for at least 1 year, likely longer.
Notifications: As a member, it is essential that you have your Email Updates and Push Notifications turned on in Settings both on your desktop computer and your phone app. It is also necessary to check back frequently in the days before a scheduled event in case there are any changes or if confirmation is requested. If you need help changing your settings, you can use the following links: Turn on Email Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002879591-Editing-my-email-settings Turn on Push Notifications: https://help.meetup.com/hc/en-us/articles/360002862972-Editing-my-push-notification-settings . PLEASE NOTE: If we are not able to reach you when needed, you may be removed from the group.
ATTENDANCE: Attendance and punctuality are vital for us to create an environment where friendships can flourish; please note that we take attendance seriously. If you are unsure if you can make it to an event, please do not sign up; instead, wait to see if there is room last minute. Not following the guidelines below can result in removal from future events and/or from the group.
Tardiness: It is important to be respectful of everyone's time, including restaurant staff, event staff, and event organizers who often plan in advance to ensure our group can be accommodated, etc. Please plan ahead to ensure you arrive on time. Excessive tardiness of over 10 minutes may result in you being removed from future events, and/or from the group.
RSVPs: As our group expands, we typically have several ladies on the waitlist for our events. We ask that if you need to change your RSVP, you do so no later than 48 hours prior to the event. This will provide members on the waitlist some notice that they are able to go to the event and allow them to adjust their plans accordingly. We understand that life happens and sometimes there are last-minute changes; however, any sudden drop-outs with less than 48 hours notice will result in you being removed from any events you are attending for the next week. This applies to our waitlist as well. If you are on the waitlist, it is assumed you intend to come should a spot open up. If your plans change, please edit your response to 'Not Going' at least 48 hours in advance.
No-Shows: A lot of work and coordination goes into planning an event, and part of what makes events fun is having everyone show up! All event coordinators can be reached via message or email through the Meetup app. If you are signed up for an event and you do not attend, you will be marked as "No Show". If this occurs with no communication from you, you will be removed from any events you are attending for the next week. After three no shows, you will be removed from the group.
*****FFF>F CANCELLATION POLICY: Your host is a fellow member who has put a lot of effort into this event! Out of consideration to her and to fellow members on the waitlist, please cancel at least 48 hours in advance if you can no longer attend. The consequence for not doing so is removal from any events you are going to for one week.
Event Fee Requirements: You may find that some of our events require an event fee to be paid within a certain amount of time. If you are not able to make the payment within the allocated amount of time, you will be moved to “Not Going” to the event. If you RSVP for multiple fee-required events and have a track record of not paying within the allocated amount of time, the event organizer can move you to “Not Going” at their discretion without giving you the allocated amount of time to pay.
ATTITUDE: We pride ourselves in creating a welcoming, positive, and inclusive environment for our members. We are here to have fun and enjoy our time together. As such, the following behaviors are not allowed and we reserve the right to remove anyone from the group for violating these expectations.
~ Negativity: Our time together is reserved for uplifting and supporting each other. So please come with a positive attitude and leave any negativity at home.
~ Drama: We are grown women; drama in any form is unnecessary and will not be tolerated.
~ Business/Networking: Please leave your work hat at home. We are here to make friends, and not be sold to or recruited.
If you are looking for Female Friends past Fifty and these guidelines align with your personal values, please join us!
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Peeps of LA & Beyond 🚀 (20s/30s Social)
Los Angeles, CA
Welcome to the nexus! For folks who may be new this group is going to be an Eastside County or West Orange County focused millennial-aimed group for us to get off our computers and phones to go network and meetup in real life. Over the years I've had a lot of good experiences doing various young professionals events all throughout the east side of Downtown whether in Pasadena, Arcadia, San Gabriel, or Arts District and I hope for y'all to join us too.
The kinds of events you will see on here will be a sampling of what LA has to offer, from mixers and bar or coffee crawls, art nights, trips, game nights, movies, classes for archery or dance, or anything else that members might find interesting (and please send recommendations). Note that the reason I call this group a Nexus is because it will have a lot of events or places that I've found through meetup and now want to share with like-minded folks who might be in the same place on life.
So if you have any recommendations let me know and feel free to send ideas or spots in the area. Hope to see y'all soon!
We want to create a safe community where people can mingle and connect naturally. This can be a slow process regarding vetting new members to help us avoid a lot of issues that the other meetups have to deal with. Please understand that this vetting can include up to in person referrals because unfortunately too many bad apples have taken advantage of a lot of the other groups out there. So apologies if this may seem super strict! <br>
PS: Meeting new people is all about respect and personal safety is crucial, so that being in mind, so personal conduct is key as we are all a bunch of strangers in public settings and listening to others should always be maintained. With that in mind if any member is harassing you online or in real life that you haven't met then please inform an organizer so we can act on said individuals including and up to a ban from the group. Please no bar fights or extra drama :P
Disclaimer: Group organizers and assistant organizers assume no liability in any of the activities you participate in. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis. <br>
Females 40+ For Friendship & Fabulous Places ❤️
Los Angeles, CA
YOU are an LA woman over 40! And WE are adventurous, imaginative, enthusiastic women over 40 who are insatiably curious about the people and places that make up our magical mosaic called Los Angeles. We want to go where we haven’t gone and do what we haven’t done. And we’re as diverse as this city we love! You are welcome as you are, and no one is judged.
Together, we’ll deep-dive into arts, music, dance, comedy, history, architecture, variety arts, craft fairs, antique districts, flea markets, local festivals, and all manner of culture and counterculture. Of course, we’ll find fun and fabulous places to eat and drink along our way. We want our activities to be as varied as our membership.
We're also extremely proud of our three signature event series:
1) Cocktails in Unique Places (CUP) -- our signature event, 2) A historical based event, and 3) our casual Neighborhood Nights where we can relax, connect, and build great friendships.
And your ideas are always welcome! YOU can be an event organizer! We're always happy to help you make your event sparkle!
Some events will be free. But for others, we may ask for a small fee to cover Meetup expenses. (And of course, if you like our group vibe, you’re always welcome to make a donation on your own!) Some events may have limits on the number of people the venue will allow. But we’ll always try to have a waitlist.
Just a few rules to remember:
For the safety of all our members, we require a clear profile photo OF YOU ALONE, OF YOUR FACE (facing the camera!) NO HATS OR SUNGLASSES! -- SORRY, BUT NO EXCEPTIONS!
If you RSVP and then don’t cancel more than 24 hours before at 4 events, we’ll have to show you out of the group for four months. But that won’t happen because you’ll update your RSVPs and cancel with at least 24 hours notice! Right?
And if you RSVP and we never see you that’s a NO SHOW even if you were there and did your own thing. 3 no-shows and we will remove you from the group for six-months.
No-shows and Last-minute cancellations put our ability to book terrific venues at risk! Your event organizers and sister members will appreciate your courtesy especially when there's a wait list.
Be kind and welcoming to everyone you meet here. We ask that you never contact group members you haven’t met in person. Don’t send group emails for any reason. Be respectful in the comments.
So come join us! There’s a world of new friends here that can’t wait to meet you!
DETAILED INFO & HELP FOR PHOTOS & SETTINGS:
Once again, we require a clear profile photo OF YOU -- ALONE -- OF YOUR FACE (shoulders-up facing the camera!)
NO HATS OR SUNGLASSES! -- SORRY, BUT NO EXCEPTIONS!
CHANGING OR REMOVING A PROFILE PHOTO:
You can change your ACCOUNT profile photo OR your GROUP profile photos.
Your ACCOUNT profile photo will be used by DEFAULT for your GROUP profiles. After a GROUP profile photo is set, changing your ACCOUNT profile photo will not update your GROUP profile. You can update each of your GROUP profile photos individually.
Profile photo requirements: The recommended ratio is 1:1. For example, a square 200 pixels high by 200 pixels wide photo. Photos must be in JPEG or PNG format and under 10MB.
TO CHANGE YOUR ACCOUNT PROFILE PHOTO:
1. Click on your circular profile button.
2. Select Profile from the drop-down menu.
3. Click Change your photo.
4. Upload a new photo or pick from your existing profile photos.
5. Select Done to confirm.
Android & iOS Apps
1. From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile button.
2. Tap edit profile or the Pencil.
3. Select Change or the Camera beneath your current profile picture.
4. Select one of the following options:
*Take a photo
*Select photo from your device
5. Tap the checkmark or Save to confirm.
TO CHANGE YOUR GROUP PROFILE PHOTO:
1. Navigate to the group homepage.
2. Select Manage group or You’re a member.
3. Select Your member profile.
4. Select change your photo.
5. Upload a new photo or pick from your existing profile photos.
6. Select Done to confirm.
For the ability to communicate with you your EMAIL UPDATES and NOTIFICATIONS must be turned on in SETTINGS both on your computer and phone app. Without notifications you will miss out on newly posted events, but more importantly you will miss out on schedule changes. Important updates can include, time and meetup location changes, a rescheduled event date, and in some remote cases an event cancellation.
For instructions on how to change your settings, go to the Females 40+ For Friendship & Fabulous Places HOME page. Click on MORE (under the portal photo), then click on MESSAGE BOARD. Select "Email and notification settings." Make certain you've checked all the boxes and allow us to email and notify you. Please note the Message Board is available on the Web Application, but not on the Mobile App.
To edit settings on the Mobile App, go to your profile icon (bottom right corner), then go to the 3 dots icon (upper right corner). Select "Push notifications", then select "Change email updates." Make certain all options are GREEN.
Los Angeles, CA
Sacred Woman is where women come to elevate and vibe high. <br>I teach narcissistic abuse survivors how to heal with sacred self-care post break-up.
Join us for in person and virtual valuable connections!
It's time to embrace your power and enjoy life!
*In person events where we go to the Beach, Hiking, for Wine Tastings, Paddle Boarding, Brunch, Workshops, Road Trips and more!
*Virtual Events for healing through workshops and lives.
*Courses teaching you about sacred self-care with healing baths, herbs, essential oils, crystals, flowers and more!
I know what you are feeling and going through.
The trauma caused by the narcissists in my life led to me being diagnosed with PTSD. Thankfully sacred self-care elevates me daily so I can vibe high and embrace my power.
As a healer, spiritual warrior, and mother, my battles have inspired and guided me to my life purpose in being an advocate for women and children. I now feel empowered walking in and knowing my life purpose.
It’s an honor to teach you my signature healing modalities of sacred self-care, so you too can go heal with sacred self-care!
How to Build Lasting Friendships and Relationships
Los Angeles, CA
Do you wish to improve your social life?
Do you want to find lasting relationships with others?
Do you wish to understand people better?
Are you interested in how people's minds really work?
If you are, then this is the group for you.
If you truly know something, then you can apply the knowledge to something and make improvement to it. In this group, we'll talk about how to interact with people more effectively, how to improve relationships, and how to improve your emotional stability and well being.
This is not a dating group. This group was formed to help you learn tools to handle your relationships more effectively, to improve your own abilities in life and be happier.
This group is sponsored by the Sunland Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center.
South Bay Social Group for Women
Over the past year I have been looking for a group of women who support each other. Women who want to play, hike, have drinks (coffee or wine), volunteer in the community and anything else we can think of.
Too often we get lost in the "to-do's" of life and sometimes need to encourage each other to come out of our structured lives to play a little and remember who we are. We are women that are stronger when we support each other.
Now, with life beginning to feel a bit more normal, I'm creating this group to find other women who want to join me in talking over a glass of wine or mug of coffee, going for a hike, or even volunteering in the community.
If this sounds like something that interests you, I would love to meet you at the next event!
In order for all of us (leaders and women) to enjoy ourselves, here are some ground rules:
Some events may specify limits. Those will be clearly noted when needed. If an event has a limited number of people, please make sure your RSVP is correct. If you can not come, please give a 24 hour courtesy and cancel (change your RSVP) so someone else in the group can take that spot. I understand people get sick and cars break down, but if this request is repeatedly broken, you will be removed from the group. Think, "3 strikes rule."
When you RSVP, please remember the group organizer (and the rest of the group) waits for you and continually checks messages before moving the group forward. Please be considerate and change your RSVP if you are not coming at any point.
If you RSVP to an event, come to the event but choose to do your own thing outside of the group, this will be considered a "no show."
Be kind and courteous. We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
Please avoid "hot topics" that are largely debated. We get enough of that everywhere else in the world. This is a place to have fun with each other and let go of the stress. Please respect that others come together for this reason. If someone starts a topic you don't want to be a part of, feel free to walk away from them or kindly let them know it's not something you want to talk about. It's ok to not want to talk about something with someone.
Bullying will not be tolerated. Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated and lead to immediate removal of the group.
All of these things are just so at the end of the day, we can all have a good time.
LA Geeky Fun Times
Los Angeles, CA
Why hello there!
Thanks so much for your interest in our fun little group. Our purpose? To find fellow like-minded individuals who enjoy the same things we all do: movies, TV shows, books, video games, board games, card games, music, concerts (when those eventually come back), some outdoors stuff (fear the day star!!!!), popular franchises like Star Wars or LotR, and much more. Or maybe you just want to find people to vent to about the final season of Game of Thrones. I know I'd like to!
Who should join? Anyone and everyone - since we are all home right now it doesn’t matter where you’re located! We welcome people of different ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds, sexual preferences, religious preferences, etc. All we ask is that you're super cool to everyone (like, don't be a weird creeper or problematic) and be accepting of others. Fandom and passions for hobbies know no bounds, so if you are into the same hobbies and passions we all are then you've found your peoples!
Due to current events, a decent chunk of everything will be virtual, but I will constantly be looking for ways to have safe outdoor gatherings (drive-in movies, for example) ...again, safety first and all that jazz.
Some "rules" (I hate to do it, but this is the Internet):
• No hate speech
• No abuse/bullying
• No threats, doxxing
• This isn't Tinder, so please don't treat it as such
• If you will partake in alcohol or other controlled substances during events for this group, please do so in a responsible way. There definitely are levels of inebriation/intoxication that aren't cute or good/safe for the group
• Be excellent to each other
• If on camera, make sure your "cash and prizes" are covered before standing up O_o
Long Beach CoEd Soccer (& Women)
Long Beach, CA
This Coed Soccer Meetup Group (Beginner Friendly) is designed to organize and schedule regular pickup soccer matches in the Long Beach and Surrounding Cities. NOTE: We also created a sub group of Female only soccer.
The focus is on having fun and providing the opportunity to enjoy the game with others. The initial plan is to find others interested in playing locally, and perhaps starting a team or connecting players with teams that are looking for players. Our members take priority over non-members or guest for reserved fields.
If you are interested in hosting another soccer event on another day and time, please let us know. This is a non profit group (for fun) so help us keep these healthy activites going by donating every so often or help us find a sponsor for the group. <br>
-Respect for everyone (friendly environment)
-Repect for the venue/location (clean up afterwards)
-Recreational level: Priority on having fun and exercise
-Beginner friendly and CoEd are welcome
-Players Safety is a Priority
-Not for Profit group
-Advertisers/sponsors and donations assist group expenses
NOTE: The Organizer of this Activity is not a professional. By signing up, you are responsible for and assuming all the risks involved in your choosing to participate in this sport. Please play fair and respect team-mates.
🥂ELITE DINING LA 🍽
Los Angeles, CA
I’m a foodie and love great food and trendy restaurants.Los Angeles has one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the country, offering everything from street food to Michelin-starred restaurants. Whether it’s a sleek, modern dining room or a casual oceanfront patio, diners can choose from an astonishing menu of global cuisines. I’ve explored all I can in Orange County so....Join me as I explore the exciting food scene in Los Angeles. Prepare to visit MICHELIN STAR and up and coming TRENDING restaurants or UNIQUE venues
This group is for all ages of Foodies. ALL EVENTS will have a NON refundable $5 deposit to secure your spot by venmo or paypal!
Black In L.A. & Inglewood
Los Angeles, CA
This group is for Black L.A. & Inglewood natives, transplants, vistors, or those who support us. Events will primarily include meet & greets and social gatherings, but will also be customized to fit the preferences of the group. Some will also be business oriented. Your age or gender doesn't matter. Also in the context, L.A. means L.A. county or the surrounding areas.. L.A. South Central. Lemeirt Park. Crenshaw District. Baldwin Hills. Ladera Heights. Inglewood. Hawthorne. Gardena. Compton. Watts. Carson. Torrance. Cerritos. Wilmington. San Pedro. Long Beach. Palos Verdes. Redondo Beach. Manhattan Beach. Westchester. Playa Del Rey. Playa Vista. Marina Del Rey. Venice. Santa Monica. Brentwood. Pacific Palisades. Malibu. Northridge. Porter Ranch. Westlake Villiage. Calabasas. Culver City. Century City. Beverly Hills. Koreatown. Mid-Wilshire. DTLA. Pasadena. Glendale. Burbank. Hollywood. Orange County. Inland Empire. Riverside. Pacoima. Upland. Wherever... Your location doesn't matter. Everybody is welcome... Respect to all of the other Black groups that already exist. I look forward to meeting and networking with you all.
* This group description may be subject to change over time or as needed.
Please check out my other group also, Hip-Hop, Culture & Politics:
Jay's Fun Meetup Group
Welcome to Jay's Fun Meetup Group! We are a new fun meetup group of mostly singles in our 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s who enjoy life and having fun with other like-minded quality singles in Orange County, Los Angeles & Southern California, who enjoy participating in our fun indoor & outdoor events, activities and adventures in Orange County, OC Beach Cities and surrounding Southern California Cities.
Our members come from all over Southern California, Orange County, Los Angeles, Inland Empire and San Diego to participate in our fun singles events, fun couples events and fun single social events & activities.
While, we are not a singles dating group, per se, There will be many fun hosted singles events and activities here in OC and Orange County, where you will be able to meet and mingle with many of our single members during the singles events. If you are single over 30, single over 40, single over 50 and single over 50, you will be in good company, because most of our singles are 30+, 40+, 45+, 50+ and 60+. So, Jay's Fun Meetup Group is a great place to meet singles in Orange County.
Jay's Fun Meetup Groups offer many fun opportunities for Los Angeles & Orange County couples and attached people to join in on the fun events and activities that we host.
We recognize that life changes and you may find yourself newly single, newly separated, newly divorced, newly widowed, new in town or just visiting OC and would like to meet and make new friends and enjoy participating in fun singles events and activities in and around Orange County. So, we encourage you to join Jay's Fun Meetup Group to meet other like-minded fun singles in our group.
We are more than a meetup group. We are a growing, caring community of new friends to share and enjoy life's memories with in Orange County.
So, why did I name the group "Jay's Fun Meetup Group"? I named it this way because many people, friends and those who have participated in fun events that I have hosted. always say "Jay is Fun" to hang out with, to be friends with, to socialize with and to enjoy life with!
So, why did I name the group "Jay's Fun Meetup Group"? I named it this way because many people, friends and those who have participated in fun events that I have hosted. always say "Jay is Fun" to hang out with, to be friends with, to socialize with and to enjoy life with!
Some of Jay's and our group's favorite activities and events include SUP stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, beach cities events, bicycle riding and fun bike rides at the beach, hiking to fun places, going to concerts in the park, listening to live music at clubs, dancing, eating and dining out, having pot luck picnics and beach bonfire parties, group walks and walking for fitness, going to live theater events, comedy clubs, sporting events, happy hours, movie premiers, traveling, visiting historic places, going to cool museums, going to cultural events and fairs, wine tastings, art exhibits, cooking classes, teaching and learning photography, teaching and learning how to play an acoustic guitar, singing and karaoke nights, playing pool, throwing darts and many other fun group activities together to come...
Event Suggestions are encouraged and welcomed. We would love to have as many different types of events posted and hosted that you can help think up.
Please let Jay know if you are interested in becoming an event host or event organizer for the group.
We are a social group and want you to feel like you a part of the greater good. We ask you to participate in events and activities as often a possible and contribute to the group's success.
* We do not charge membership dues to become a member of this group.
* We may at times charge a small event fee to participate in certain events to help cover costs and to defray our annual Meetup subscription hosting costs.
Some Group Rules:
1. You must have a real profile photo of yourself
2. Please be nice, kind, friendly, respectful, courteous and encouraging to each and every member of this group, at all times.
3. You are expected to meet your commitments to show up to the events that you have RSVP'd to.
4. You are expected to cancel your RSVP ahead of time if you cannot attend an event.
5. Three event “No-Shows” and you may be dismissed from the group.
1. Some events and activities will begin with everyone on a wait list. As participation conditions are met, you will be moved from the wait list to the “going” list.
2. Some events will be wait listed to balance the number of male / female participants of an event. Such as a Valentines Day Gift Exchange.
3. In the case of a required event fee, everyone will be placed on a wait list until the required fee is paid.
4. In any event, it is best to join a wait list sooner, rather than later, for priority.
Meetup Liability and Releases:
1. Some events may require members to sign or agree to a liability release for an event's physical activities. This is above the general Meetup release that you checked and agreed to to join meetup.
2. It shall be up to each individual in the group to assess your own physical and/or medical condition to determine whether you are fit enough to participate in a physical activity event.
Jay is an experienced meetup group organizer, who has hosted hundreds of fun successful meetup events across several Orange County meetup groups. Including the OC Good Life, SoCal Tribe and many others.... And, now has decided to host his own group.
Jay's goal is to make sure that everyone has a great time at each event and that you feel personally welcomed in the group.
Thank you for joining! And, please invite your friends to join!
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OC Singles who Mingle 45+
Hey Hey!! Welcome to OC Singles who Mingle 45+!! Thank you for checking us out! Please note that this is a private and exclusive social group and NOT a dating group.
We are a Brand New Group of fun adults, in their mid 40s thru 60s, who enjoy mingling together while making new quality friendships and enjoying social activities and events like:
Bike Riding, Kayaking, Stand up Paddle boarding, Hiking, Walking, Dining Out, Happy Hour, Comedy Clubs and anything else that looks like fun. It’s limitless. If you’re interested in hosting an event, let me know! Yay!!
Because we are a private and exclusive group, we are selective with which "Requests to Join" are accepted and will remove those members who we later decide are not a good fit for various reasons and also those who are not actively attending events. Unlike some groups who only care about the size of the group, we care about quality over quantity.
Our goal is to create and build a solid group of hopefully close friends, like a second family maybe, that you look forward to seeing again and again at the next event. We want you to feel like this group is your home and that you are welcomed and fit right in.
We want you smiling, laughing and having a great time and a great experience at whatever event of ours that you choose to attend! You'll notice that we not only have a LOT of events per week, but various kinds because we happen to LOVE variety! Please feel free to give me suggestions and let's see what we can come up with. Hey, this is the second half of our lives - let's enjoy it, together! Life is short!
We care about honest, respectful, loyal, trustworthy quality people. We want to create a safe space for everyone, especially for those who desire it. If there is ever an issue, please private message me.
♥ Jenny ♥
Group founded: June 26, 2021
A few housekeeping items:
*All members must have a clear and recognizable picture (i.e. no memes, cartoons, pets, kids, landscapes etc. You know who you are) so that we can identify you at events. Those without one are subject to removal from the group.
*Strict Zero Tolerance Policy: We ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events, especially with the time, efforts and occasionally additional monies that it takes for us to put an event together. We ask that you respect all organizers, hosts, and attendees. This includes honoring your RSVPs and letting us know if you can’t make it as soon as you are aware. Those who have 3+ "no show" or frequently RSVP and then cancel will be subject to removal.
*We ask that you do not contact (private message) members you haven’t met in real life. Exceptions include inquiring about group events with the prospective hosts and organizers.
*Keep in mind that this is NOT a dating group, altho it may happen if you meet and there is a mutual connection. If things work out, great!! But if it doesn't, please keep any drama outside.
**By joining our MeetUp group, you agree to the MeetUp terms of service releasing the organizers, assistant organizers, event organizers, hosts, and members from any liability related to any incidents, injuries, or accidents that may occur at MeetUp events**
**OBLIGATORY COVID-19 NOTICE:
Eligible attendees are encouraged to be fully vaccinated or had a recent negative testing prior to attending any event. Note that we are NOT checking vaccine records for this meetup. It is up to you to assess your own level of acceptable risk and take any precautions you deem prudent ie wearing masks and washing hands. That said, please use common sense and do not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms or otherwise feel unwell.
Los Angeles Badminton Meetup
El Monte, CA
❤️ We love badminton! <br>
👋 Welcome to the Los Angeles Badminton Meetup (LABM)! We're currently an active badminton community serving the LA area. You can always get a doubles game on with our meetup!
📢 Shout-out to all that love badminton, and all that wish to pick up badminton as a sport! <br>
📜 Our group's mission is to enjoy working out (for social club players), improving badminton play (for tournament players), and building the best badminton community of players in the LA area together!
🎁 We offer the following LABM member group benefits:
1. A community of Los Angeles badminton players to play & practice with, stay healthy, chat badminton, enjoy and much more! Feel free to drop in on your own, or with your badminton friend group, anytime or weekly
2. Weekly Tuesday and Saturday night badminton from 7PM to 10PM on reserved courts @YLBC
3. Weekly Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday night badminton on 2 reserved courts @Arena
4. Weekly Tuesday night badminton on 2 reserved courts @SGVBC <br>
5. Weekly Friday night badminton on 2+ reserved courts @LABC
6. Group discounts and/or group promotion from our supporters: OC Shirt Shop, YLBC, LABC, SGVBC, Arena, Joy Badminton, Star Badminton Academy, USA Badminton, Badminton Federation and more https://www.meetup.com/labadminton/sponsors
7. New players and beginners: a warm and helpful Saturday 1-hour welcome session of badminton basics into our group
8. Help with finding you casual social matches, or tournament preparation near-skill level sparring matches
9. Group coaching session discounts from STAR Badminton Academy's top badminton coaches! <br>
10. LABM member only hosted tournaments
11. Fun events and photos around the sport of badminton, meeting the pros together at the annual Yonex Badminton US Open https://www.meetup.com/labadminton/photos/ <br>
12. LABM community updated Discussions and Message Boards related to our group, badminton strategy, Los Angeles surrounding area badminton tournaments and news https://www.meetup.com/labadminton/messages/boards/
13. A strong, active and experienced badminton organizational leadership team that supports all LABM members <br>
💞 We ask for common badminton player etiquette, please:
1. Bring your own shuttles, racquet and badminton shoes. One shuttle is required from each player before a game starts.
2. Play 1 match, 3-games max, then queue up for your next game and let other members play
✉️ RSVP to events for organizers to plan and welcome you! We guarantee playtime on our reserved courts to people that RSVPed
🏸 Join our meetup, make new connections, and play more badminton!
How To Communicate Better and Be More Social
Sometimes being social can be more of a chore than fun. If you find yourself being anxious about talking with people, or if your goal is to make more friends, then this is group may suit you just fine.
Through these free webinars, we’ll show you how to:
- Be more open with others
- Be able to speak your mind
- Reduce social anxiety
- Communicate without getting upset or angry
- Be more social and friendly
- Make more friends
- Be more talkative
- Improve your communication and listening skills
From these free webinars, you'll gain some fundamental tools to help you communicate with greater ease. There are reasons why people feel shy or have social anxiety. We can explain why that is and how to overcome it!
We welcome you to our group! We are definitely interested in helping. Message us with any questions.
This group is sponsored by the Foothills Mission Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center.
BuzzClub Online Classes
Los Angeles, CA
BuzzClub is a social learning community that offers live, online classes in small groups of ~9 people. BuzzClub classes are led by experts who are masters at creating a fun, interactive environment full of lively discussion. Participants get to ask questions, share their opinions, and engage in thought-provoking conversations. BuzzClub offers single classes, 4-week series, and a monthly book club on a variety of topics which you can find here.
The co-founders are excited to bring these classes to the homes of the local communities in their hometowns of Wayne, PA, and Los Angeles, CA areas, in addition to the many other local communities across America.
What people are saying about BuzzClub
"A quarantine godsend! After only a couple of sessions, I felt a real connection with my group.” – Shirley E.
“Delving into a new subject was stimulating and caused me to think and perceive in an entirely different way. I absolutely loved participating.” – Tana B.
Los Angeles, CA
Time to tempt your palate with all the pleasurable flavors that LA, and beyond, has to offer!
Join Pleasure Palate as we do culinary adventures exploring of restaurants (both high-end & holes-in-the-wall), food & beverage tastings, and more. From savory to sweet, spicy to tangy, ethnic to All-American, we'll taste it all! Come along and let us take your taste buds on the ride of their life!
Because we want to burn off some of the calories that we eat, many of our events will have both a dining and physical activity paired together. We do many day trips and weekend adventures that combine the best of both dining and experiencing what LA, SoCal and beyond has to offer in terms of dining options and points of interests.
Pleasure Palate has been around for over 13 years now and in that time we have had over 2,000 events. We offer at least 8 events per month for our members to choose from. This is a very active MeetUp group.
We will focus on various aspects of urban, suburban and rural life, ranging from architectural to cultural, historical to quirky and/or a combination of any of the above to help give you a better appreciation of where we live. Oh, and bring your camera because we encourage all our members to take photos and share their experiences with us on the event pages.
MeetUp charges over $200 each year to maintain the Pleasure Palate site. In addition, it costs a lot of money to maintain memberships to historical societies, newspaper and magazine subscriptions - all to get ideas for future events. So we ask for a voluntary $12.00 annual donation to help defray the costs that MeetUp charges. Members who donate $12 per year get Plus Member status which allows them to bump off a Regular member for a event which is already full. Plus Members can't bump off other Plus members.
To learn more about Pleasure Palate, check out the links below:
NOC' s "Women with a View"- Friendships and Fun!
La Mirada, CA
Where do you meet authentic, independent thinking gals, 50 plus that are friendly, fun, stylish, intelligent and lived enough to have some definite views! At the NOC "Women With A View" Friendship Meetup of course!
Not pompous or too structured, our Meetup is very diverse group and is a easy way to meet kindred souls and forge new friendships in a safe, positive environment.
We are women who have lived enough to have many experiences and views - and we're not done yet! We will meet 4 to 6 times a month to socialize, celebrate monthly birthdays, exchange and recommend books we have read and enjoyed, share stories and ideas, and have fun with other like-minded gals who kow the value of female friendships in our lives. We will explore restaurants, movies, theater, monthly Bunco, wine/tea tasting, brunch, lunches, dancing, spa days special Holiday parties and a weekend get-away on occasion.
WWAV is about friendship. Woody Allen said "Eighty percent of success is showing up." So join us soon at one of our up-coming Meetups. Just RSVP on-line. We'd love to meet you!
Please Note: Our members pay a bi-annual dues of $25.00 every six months. That's less than $5.00 a month! Dues are paid in January and July though the CASH app (free) or PayPal. Our dues help pay for maintenance of our Meetup site, parties and special events and miscellaneous expenses. If you join mid-way though a billing cycle your dues will be pro-rated.
Girls Just Want To Have Fun 2
Los Angeles, CA
If you are:
Between the ages of 25-35
Wanting to make new friends
Enjoy brunch, fine dining, travel, random adventures, spa days, shopping, conversations about money etc
An all around girls girl
Then this group is probably for you!
Los Angeles, CA
Hello and thank you for stopping by,
This is a community built around love, kindness, acceptance, unity, equality, conscious living, spirituality, health, holistic healing, empathy, animal welfare, personal growth, helping, innovation and mindfulness.
Everyone with an open heart and open mind is welcome. We will be doing events based around wellness, creativity, art, music and sharing new ideas. I would also love to host vegan potlucks and spiritual networking events.
I look forward to building a beautiful community of like-minded people.
Have a magical day! ✨