Suggested Groups near Los Angeles, CA
Escape Loneliness and Build Strong Friendships
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 Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center.
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!
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.
Local Los Angeles Singles Dating & Meetup
Los Angeles, CA
We are creating this group to support Local LA Singles Dating and Meetup!
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Leap - Daily Conversations
Los Angeles, CA
Leap is an exciting new platform that gets people talking via conversations in small groups. At Leap, we host bite-size conversations which take place over video calls in small groups. Group numbers are kept purposefully small to mirror the intimacy of the interactions that take place in real life.
Members can choose from a selection of topics, taking place at different times throughout the day, and jump in – in the same way that they might jump into a coffee shop or hairdressers and strike up a conversation. The conversation topics themselves are varied and interesting, but most of them share a common thread – they are designed to prompt conversation and they motivate the sharing of stories and anecdotes.
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>
Los Angeles Energy Healing and Meditation
Los Angeles, CA
We are creating a community of belonging and look forward to gathering with you to explore and seek answers on how to optimize your energy to design the life you want and deserve.
If you are looking for clarity, then this is an opportunity to align your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual self so that you are more tuned and balanced – more you!
- a way to understand, connect to and use natural psychic gifts.
- group meditation opportunities
- introductory talks on a variety of subjects, including: active meditation, clearing trauma from the spiritual, mental, physical and emotional energy bodies, increasing intuition, dream interpretation, manifestation, healing relationships, and more.
We hope to meet you soon!
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!
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.
Freedom from Anxiety, Depression and Other Unwanted Emotions
Los Angeles, CA
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.
Build Your Self-Confidence in Relationships and Life
Los Angeles, CA
This group is for learning how to improve your communication and making better connections.
Life is not a single-player game. "Let's play this game together" seems to be the overall motto of life. However, sometimes the frictions and upsets between people can discourage one from communicating and connecting up with others.
Have you ever witnessed or experienced relationships breaking apart? Have you ever been criticized, lied to, or betrayed? If you have, then it's no wonder that a part of you may be reluctant to communicate and make new connections. After all, you do not want to be hurt again. I totally understand!
However, life is not fun unless it's played with others. You simply cannot experience the joys of life fully without relationships or being a part of a group.
That's what this group is about. This group is for you to learn how to communicate well and make connections. It is about how to fully enjoy your conversations and how to make the right kind of connections that can last. Hopefully, as a result of this group, you will communicate more, communicate better, and make friends and relationships that last a lifetime.
We will learn tools in this group and gain practical knowledge about how to communicate better and connect with others. We will have free meetings to do that.
All of our meetings are online right now, but when the whole virus business is no longer so much of a concern, we will also have free in-person meetings.
Are you interested?
If you are, join this group now!
Feel free to contact me, the group organizer, Lydia at 818-427-0314. I have been helping people for over 20 years now at the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center, a non-profit, self improvement education center, and I specialize in helping people with communication skills. I look forward to meeting you!
This group is created by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.
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 for meeting people and new friends in-person and face to face and NOT a Dating Site. Being single doesn't mean you have to be alone, nor looking for a romantic partner.
We are a group of like-minded individuals who want to get out and do stuff with others who may have the same interests or learn new ones. Let's meet and hang out with other fun peeps.
But please, NO CREEPY vibes, Stalking or hook-ups. Also, please keep any drama and gossip OUTSIDE of this group.
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.
We are a Brand New Group of fun adults, on average in their mid 40s thru 60s, who enjoy mingling together while making new quality friendships and enjoying social activities and events like:
Bike Riding, Tactical Training, Hiking, Walking, Axe Throwing, Karaoke, Dining Out, Happy Hour, Comedy Clubs, Road Trips, Int'l & Domestic Travel, Potlucks, House Parties, Get Togethers and anything else that looks like fun. It’s limitless. We don't just "say"... we "do". If you’re interested in hosting an event, let me know! Yay!!
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, CURRENT and recognizable picture (i.e. no pics from your younger years in high school/college, 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.
*Active Member Requirement: You must ATTEND a minimum of one (1) event per quarter. RSVPing for an event (incl. those in the far future) and then not attending does NOT count as being an active member. You must have attended a min. of 1 event with the current quarter. Frequent cancellations and No-Shows are subject to removal from the group.
*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, CA
THIS GROUP HAS BEEN CREATED for dedicated hikers that share a passion for challenging and unique ADVENTURES! MODERATE to STRENUOUS events! Hiking, backpacking, mountaineering, camping, snowshoeing, winter backcountry travel, and BEYOND! Events will include the San Bernardino, San Jacinto, San Gorgonio, Santa Rosa and San Gabriel mountain ranges. The Sierra Nevada, out-of-state ranges and national parks! Dayhiking, backpacking, weekend and longer trips! IF YOU HAVE A FAVOURITE HIKE OR ACTIVITY you would like to share or organize, SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME! Please contact the Organizer. LET'S LOVE & RESPECT Mother Nature and create new adventures together!
"IF you want to go fast, go alone. IF you want to go far, go together."
JOINING THE GROUP IS FREE & THE GROUP IS PRIVATE! There are several hundred requests to join the group. If someone OR another hiking club has recommended the group to you, please include their name or the group name in your request. It will assist me in the vetting process.
**90-DAY TRIAL PERIOD*** If we haven't hiked together before, you MUST participate in an event within 90 days or be removed from the group.
WAIVER: Registration and Participation are voluntary. PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. ALL MEMBERS are responsible for their own SAFETY. Knowledge "of" and "packing" the TEN ESSENTIALS and supplies to survive a night in the wilderness, IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY, is your responsibility. Some events will require PERMIT, CAMPGROUND, ENTRANCE, ACCOMMODATION or EVENT FEES. These will be collected on an "Event-by-Event" basis. The GROUP is not responsible for injuries, loss of, or damage to, any personal property. ALL MEMBERS must have a completed profile with a photograph CLEARLY DEPICTING themselves and hiking history. The Organizer has the right to Accept or Decline your "Request to Join". NO PLUS 1's or GUESTS are allowed. Organizers may ACCEPT or DENY your RSVP for the safety of the group. DO NOT participate in an event that may cause harm to yourself or another member. YOU are responsible for being aware of CONDITIONS, CLIMATE & TERRAIN of an event. MOST events are limited to a small number of attendees to ensure safety and group participation. The GROUP'S priority is to provide a SAFE, POSITIVE, FUN environment! ANY abusive, inappropriate, bullying behaviour or conduct reported or witnessed will be cause for removal from the group. BY BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE GROUP you agree to this waiver and any forthcoming rules and regulations.
COVID-19: Social distancing. MASKS are not required on the trails. CARRY a CDC approved mask with you. DO NOT attend any event if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, flu-like or cold symptoms, chronic cough) AND/OR exposure to a positive or symptomatic COVID-19 individual within the last 14 days.
Family of Friends South Bay Social Meetup
El Segundo, CA
Please read: If you are joining this group with no intention on attending any of our meetups, this is not the group for you. Please only join if you have the time to invest in our meetups to make close friends.
[If you are looking to pick up someone at a Meetup, this is not the Meetup for you. This Meetup is meant to be a safe environment for all that are truly looking to create a family of friends without the fear of being preyed on by others seeking to engage in romantic/sexual pursuits.]
“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”~ Henry David Thoreau
I grew up in California where I was fortunate enough to experience a wonderfully close, connected group of friends. We regularly spent time sharing our lives with each other... spending time in each other's homes, integrating families, sharing our hopes and passions, sharing our love of music, and traveling together. We often talked late into the night.
I'm reaching out to see if any of you want to actively help me build a family of friends of like-minded people who can share in creating something like what I've described above. My hope is that as we can create this family of friends that it will grow, thrive and inspire others. What would it be like to…
• Know you could rely on others and they on you
• Share any truth of who you are and not be judged; just heard and accepted
• Laugh late into the night
• Share your hopes and dreams and receive encouragement in return
• Call up any “family member” and just hang out because you want to
• To be that friend that someone else can “count on to be there”
• To rent a cabin in Mammoth for a ski trip or house in Napa for a long weekend wine-tasting •
• To collaborate in cooking together, alternating at each others' home
• To enjoy "movie nights" with popcorn or cheese and wine
• And to sometimes cry over a hurt or loss that’s occurred and receive a group hug in support.
If you desire this level of friendship and want to be part of cultivating a stronger sense of community in this world, then please join in co-creating a special family of friends. Everyone has special gifts to give to help expand this family to ever enriching experiences and cohesiveness. My hope is that this motivates people to open their homes and hearts to others. It is essential that all “family members” pitch in to organize events, etc.
***Since we want to create a close-knit group of people that genuinely want to be an active part of this group, our policy is-- two no shows or three months of inactivity and you will be removed from the group. However, you can always re-join when you're more able to participate in events!***
Casual French Speaking
Long Beach, CA
So you want to learn French? Just strengthen your vocab and French accent? Craving a lil' Le Petit Prince reading? Many of you might have learned French before–maybe because you had to in school, or because you thought it would be fun (really?)–but haven’t spoken in years and feel a bit rusty. This is why we have set up French conversation groups bringing together both native and non-native French speakers, to give you an opportunity to practice on a regular basis, with people from similar levels, but also with native who might be able to help you.
All levels of French (and want-to-be-French) speakers are welcome to join us at this informal meetup group to get back in the swing of the French language! Our meetups will happen at a local coffee shop where no-stress conversations will take place. Vocab games, casual conversation, French scrabble and readings from French literature will be some of our highlights. Join us for the occasional French film night and exploring the world of francophone culture and cuisine!
No stress, casual and ALL LEVELS welcome!
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
Overcoming Depression & Anxiety
Los Angeles, CA
Have you ever suffered a deep loss or been through a painful breakup? And, though you "moved on" did world seem a little less bright? A little sadder? Have you ever wondered where the joy of childhood has gone?
Are your emotions out of control? Have you ever felt that you were unable to control your doubts and anxiety so that you felt stopped before you could get started?
How does this affect your self-confidence?
This class will help you with:
Break ups and divorce
Inability to find a partner
Tapping into your potential
Learn what is at the root of all stress, anxiety, depression and self-doubt. Learn how and why you hold yourself back from achieving your goals and having the life you have dreamed of. Once you learn what is at the root of these unwanted conditions, you'll see that there is something you can do about it.
You will not be labeled or categorized at this MeetUp.
This class is aimed at helping you get an understanding of what exactly holds you back, blocks your potential. You'll find out the true source of unreasonable fears, insecurities, self-doubt, irrational behavior, destructive life choices, and unwanted repeating life patterns, and emotional roller-coaster.
It is possible to break away from negative experiences that still influence you today. You don't have to live with insecurity, negative thoughts, depression and irrational behavior. It is possible to uncover your potential.
Because one thing we know for sure, that potential is greater and more powerful than anyone (including yourself) has ever let you believe.
We will not use any mental techniques that have negative side effects in this group, such as mind-altering drugs, etc.
After the meeting, if you wish, you'll also have the option to consult with a mental health expert for free.
This group is sponsored by the Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center.
20's & 30's Exploring Southern California 🧭
This is a group for those who are new to town or who have lived their whole lives in Southern California. In this area we call home, everyday can be an opportunity to find a new adventure, to complete a bucket list item, or make a new friend. Southern California offers an endless array of events and attractions however convincing yourself to get out there takes a little motivation sometimes. In this group, we will attempt to take advantage of this paradise by creating a wide variety of events which explore Southern California; whether it's a day at the beach or hiking up some famous mountain peaks, trying a new restaurant, testing your trivia knowledge at a pub, braving the new rides at an amusement park. We will endeavor to do it all!
**Disclaimer** 20s & 30s Exploring Southern California and it's organizers do not assume responsibility for any accident, illness, or injury that may occur during or resulting from our meet-up events. You agree you assume all risks and liability that are involved in our activities. Please always come prepared and know your personal limits while focusing on personal safety and health, including taking any precautions as recommended by the state of California Health Department. If anyone is making you feel uncomfortable please let an organizer know as any harassment, bullying, and general unwanted advancements are not allowed and may result in removal from the group. We are here to create a circle of friends and have a good atmosphere so please have respect for that purpose first please.