Suggested Groups near Newport Beach, CA
Orange County Sports and Recreation 20's and 30's
Whether you have been playing sports all your life, or looking to learn and pick up a sport, this group is for you. It's hard to find just a group of people to play a casual game of basketball, football, tennis, volleyball, any sport you name it. Make friends and socialize through sports and outdoor recreation!
We hope to be an fun, active, and friendly group. We have a 3-strike policy. If you are a no-show to 3 events, you will be kicked out. A no-show means not showing up to an event when you RSVP. Disrespect and hate is not tolerated. We are understand trash talk happens in competitive sports so keep it clean and leave it on the court/field!
If you’re interested in being an organizer, DM me!
20s & 30s Exploring Southern California 🧭
Fountain Valley, CA
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.
Finding Female Friends Past Fifty - Orange County (FFF>F OC)
Huntington Beach, CA
Finding Female Friends Past Fifty Orange County (FFF>F OC) is a group of seasoned, interesting, and supportive women 50-ish (mostly between 40’s - 60’s). If you're looking for friends in Orange County, 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. This is exactly why the New York Times article about FFF>F below went viral:
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 live in Orange County, we are currently NOT APPROVING requests to join from non-OC residents. And some events will give waitlist priority to OC residents for those non-OC residents already in the group.
We may from time to time pause approvals for OC resident requests for membership as well, so those in the group can get to know each other. If new requests come from someone with very few other groups or RSVPS, we may hold on your acceptance because it looks like a fake account.
We reserve the right to not approve, and remove members, and potential members for any undisclosed reason, including what’s stated in our guidelines below.
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
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, multiple sudden drop-outs with less than 48 hours notice may result in you being marked as a “No Show” (see below). <br>
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 may be removed from future events and/or removed from the group.
Waitlists: As our group grows, so do our waitlists. To be fair to some newer members who are never able to get on the "going" list, we may from time to time hold a space or two specifically for new members to be able to join and add them by increasing the number going. Or, if an event is full, and a member or two cancel, we may also add members who are not necessarily new, but are not on other "going" lists, instead of someone next in line on the waitlist, who is already going to other events that week/month and we can give preference to OC residents. This is to try to be more fair to our members. Also, if there are last minute (less than 48 hour) cancellations, we may move those on the waitlist to "not going" and allow whoever is able to go to sign up. Most people already have made other plans 48 hours before an event, so this has been one of the best ways to fill the space and cause hosts less stress when there is a last minute cancellation. <br>
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, without warning or communication for violating these expectations, and distracting us from being able to form real friendships. <br>
~ Controversial topics, such as politics, religion, or anything that could offend another member.
~ 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.
~ Complaining: A lot of time and effort goes into planning an event, and working with the venue for a group of any size is not always easy. Please be a gracious guest and don’t complain about where the table is, how slow the service is, getting separate checks etc. Taking it upon yourself to speak to a manager of a venue to address anything is not tolerated.
~ Drama: We are grown women; drama in any form is unnecessary and will not be tolerated.
~ Bad Behavior: If we receive multiple complaints about a member or an organizer notices something, it's usually a red flag for behavior that is not friend-worthy. Examples include: if you sign up for every event, then cancel later, if you sign up for an event with another group on the same day and time as our event, if you are demanding with the organizers or waitstaff, if you are aggressive or confrontational in approach, if you don't properly pay for your portion of your meal, if you try to go around the normal protocols for signing up for an event to try to get around the waitlist, or anything that causes complaints about you. <br>
~ Business/Networking: Please leave your work hat at home. We are here to make friends, and not be sold to or recruited. <br>
Please remember, you are trying to make a good impression on women who may become your BFF's, other members and organizers notice your behavior, so please act appropriately. <br>
If you are sincerely looking for Female Friends past Fifty and these guidelines align with your personal values, please join us!
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Disclaimer: <br> <br>Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; attend at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions, including contracting Covid-19. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any 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. We reserve the right to accept or decline any membership requests. <br>
OC Girlfriend Circles
Are You Interested In:
• Making meaningful friendships?
• Learning new skills to improve the friendships you have?
• Meeting women who share your desire for healthy friendships?
• Making real connections with women who are also looking for the same?
We are looking for:
• Women of all ages (21 to 101), in all stages of life who are seeking to find, create and build friendships.
• Women who want to improve their friendship skills.
• Women who are willing to be responsible for their behaviors and be respectful of others.
Who we are:
Our group was founded in August 2014. We are a Women's Friendship group based on the concepts and principles in 2 books by Shasta Nelson.
In "Friendships Don't Just Happen" we learn about the 5 Types or Circles of Friendships that we have in our lives and how to strengthen those circles so that we have friends in all areas of our life.
In "Frientimacy" we learn that there are 3 requirements to every friendship: Consistency, Positivity and Vulnerability. The book goes into depth about each of these, how to develop them, and how to know which might be missing in your friendships.
We use these teachings by requiring consistency and commitment from our members. You can't get to know people deep enough to develop and strengthen your friendship if you don't see them regularly. Statistics tell us that it takes 7 interactions with one person to really start building friendship. We keep our group numbers small, less than 50, to help improve the chances that you'll see the same people over and over again.
We are NOT just about the fun events or finding someone to do something with you. We are very focused on our connections and for this reason there is always a time for connecting at every event. This is the crucial component of our activities. I understand that finding events you enjoy is important and we all LOVE to do fun stuff while creating memories and strengthening our bond but if the fun event is all you're looking for we aren't the right fit for you, there are LOTS of other Meetups for that.
We are open, warm and friendly.
My Southern upbringing tends to shine through and I will go out of my way to make you feel welcome and included as will the rest of the group members.
What we’re offering:
• Interesting and fun events from low-key local OC to adventures around SoCal.
• Examples of what we've done in the past:
Painting & Wine Escape Rooms Universal Studios/Disneyland Glen Ivy Spa Day
Oscar Night Viewing Party Slumber Parties Afternoon Tea Museum visits
Scavenger Hunts Movies Restaurant Hopping Wine Tastings
Day-trips with carpooling Girlfriend Getaways Dancing & Concerts Theater
• Events in evenings, daytime, weekday, weeknights, and weekends.
• Pre-set monthly events:
• Girlfriends Lunch on the first Thursday
• Girl's Night Out on the second Friday
• a Birthday Celebration event on the third Saturday for all the birthday ladies for that month
• Brunch & Fun day on the fourth Sunday
• We also have other events thrown in at various times, usually on the weekends but the occasional weeknight or weekday does sometimes happen too.
• Meaningful discussions and practical applications of great books/blogs on friendship including "Friendships Don’t Just Happen" by Shasta Nelson.
• A welcoming, compassionate, and drama-free place for meeting new ladies and making genuine friendships.
• The $25 membership dues are collected annually. All new members receive a 30-day free trial before their dues is collected. Dues are not pro-rated and are non-refundable.
• We try to keep our membership roster up-to-date and current. As you can tell, we are not about the number of members but more about active, involved and committed members. If you are not actively pursuing attendance at events, you may be removed.
• Please keep lines of communication with the organizer(s) open and timely. Please make sure the organizer(s) know the best method of reaching you.
• If payment is required for an event, the member is responsible for any fees that may be associated with making online payments and unless stated otherwise, are non-refundable.
• No marketing or self-promoting of professional services of any kind
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 Lions FC - Recreational Soccer Club
Huntington Beach, CA
The main purpose of this club is to give people the opportunity to play soccer regardless of their skills level, age, gender or physical condition and have fun while playing the beautiful game.
Most of our activities in this club are recreational, but we also have some competitive activities.
Recreational activities are offered in a regular base during the entire year. We always try to set up as many activities as we can during weekdays and weekends depending on fields availability.
We hope you enjoy our club!
Centeno Brothers - OC Lions FC Staff
Viet Food Bunch & Beyond
Are you tired of making meaningless connections? Losing touch with old friends? Haven’t found a good way to make new ones? Who says adulting can’t be fun?
Come eat.drink.play with us!
Rinse and repeat.
Don’t let the group name fool you. We welcome all types of people, except the ones who are creepy, disrespectful…you get the drift.
When was the last time you connected with someone? And no, your last Facebook friend request doesn’t count. Like REALLY connected with someone.
Whether you’re new to the area or a lifelong local, new to MeetUp or not, we want to bring together an eclectic mix of people from all walks of life in a social atmosphere that's friendly, relaxing, and safe.
EAT. Here’s some food for thought. How do you make your food taste better without adding any ingredients? Eat in the company of others.
DRINK. Let's toast to food, fun, and friendships!
PLAY. We live in one of the most desirable destinations in the world. Let’s explore this urban playground we call home and perhaps even venture off the beaten path.
Life is meant to be lived, so what better way to do it than amongst good company as we share cultural and culinary tastes together by land, sea, car, camper, bike, and plane! Did we miss anything? Maybe segway or electric scooter?
Transparency is important to us, so let’s be frank for a minute. We are not interested in collecting membership dues or hitting membership quotas. Save that for your day job.
Instead, let’s take a break from corporate America or wherever you hail from when you come out to meet us. Let’s collect memories and hit the trails, instead.
If and when you are ready to host an event, please feel free to reach out to any of our organizers.
A few housekeeping items:
*All members must have a clear and recognizable picture (i.e. no cartoons, flowers, landscapes, masks, etc. You know who you are) so that we can identify you at events. Those without one are subject to removal from the group.
*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. Those who "no show" will be subject to removal.
*We ask that you do not contact (message) members you haven’t met in real life. Safety first, right? Exceptions include inquiring about group events with prospective hosts and organizers.
**By joining our MeetUp group, you agree to the MeetUp terms of service releasing the organizers, assistant organizers, hosts, and members from any liability related to any incidents, injuries, or accidents that may occur at MeetUp events**
So Many Women...So Little Time
Please click here for our mailing list! Glad you found us... Welcome to the So Many Women…So Little Time meetup group. Our group is alive and well and growing by leaps and bounds. We host online zoom events with members from all across the country and are now starting to host some live outdoor events as well, as long as they are safe. Time and space have taken on a whole new meaning. For all of you out of towners, don't worry. I never plan to leave zoom!
I have been so touched by the intimacy and connections that are being created day by through our group interactions. Lots of friendships have been made and yes, even some romance! I try to mix it up and keep it interesting for you all and I’m always open to new ideas and feedback. My commitment to every member is that there are no "outsiders" and all folks that identify as a woman loving women are welcome. I believe that the experience of inclusiveness is palpable in our group events whether live or on Zoom.
For FB users, please follow us (facebook.com/somanywomensolittletime/). If you would like to be part of our secret FB group, please friend request me at Jody Potiker and I will invite you. Once in, you can invite your friends directly from there too.
I would love it if you joined the smwslt mailing list. This separates out our special announcements from all the other meetup emails which can be overwhelming at times. I ask that you please set your notifications at minimum to receive organizer messages and new event announcements. This has to be done while actually on our group site. You can find the settings by clicking on your round profile photo on the top right corner and select email and notifications.
I am so looking forward to meeting you whether it be online or in person when that time comes.
Until then, Your organizer, Jody
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.
Sunrise to Sunset Hikers
Mission Viejo, CA
While this group is primarily focused on hiking, we also enjoy other forms of outdoor fun such as canoeing, biking, kayaking, camping and backpacking.... and a variety of special events including concerts, beach parties, museum, garden, art and holiday walks.
Our success is based in part on our ability to increase the fun factor of outdoor events, often including a social activity such as picnics that include food and beverage. Our organizers also design conditioning hikes that are intended to enhance aerobic fitness and endurance. Our group has peaked virtually all the major mountains in Southern California, including Mt. Whitney. We strive to offer the most fun and scenic outdoor activities available to residents of Orange County.... events that are both in and out of area.
Our group is diverse, including young/middle/senior ages, singles and couples, and a mix of people with differing racial/ethnic/cultural/religious/political backgrounds. The unity of the Sunset Hikes Meetup centers on our shared love of fun, outdoor activities.
We do NOT ask for donations to support our administrative costs or charitable pursuits, however we do ask that you actively and enthusiastically participate in our events. So come on out! Make new friends, get some exercise, and enjoy the great outdoors. We are all about having fun!
Check out the "Our Calendar" tab for a schedule of upcoming activities. We look forward to seeing you at one of our events soon....
We welcome you to the Sunrise to Sunset Hiking family!
Group organizer and assistant organizers assume no liability; hike at your own risk. By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any 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.
Boba, Coffee, and Books: Silent Book Club - Irvine
We welcome anyone who enjoys reading alongside a good cup of coffee or boba! We are a silent book club in which we each bring our own book to read silently. After the allotted reading time, we are free to talk to one another. It's a great way to meet people who enjoy reading and discussing ideas! Who knew reading could be a social activity?
The location will be a local boba or coffee shop in Irvine.
The meeting format goes as follows:
6:45-7:00pm : Introduction and order drinks
7:00-7:45pm : Read silently
7:45pm-8:30pm : Bookish talks
Hope to see you there!
AMTR / All Mountain Trail Riders (AMTR)O.C, L.A,I.E and S.D
Ride! That is what we do!! We are a group of riders that enjoy and are very passionate about Mt.Biking and all aspects of it. We believe in riding within a group for camaraderie, fun, knowledge and most importantly safety while out on the trails. Everyone that starts a ride with us will finish. Struggling or been off the bike for a while? No Worries!! The group who shows up to ride will always determine the pace. We will make sure everyone that shows up to ride has a fun and enjoyable time. We want to help you get better, faster and stronger! You get out of Mt.Biking as much or as little as you put into it!!
Many of our rides take place on the beautiful trails that Orange County has to offer. Additionally we are now starting to expand and offer rides in LA area, the Inland Empire and all the way down to San Diego County. Some of our favorite spots to ride are Fullerton Loop, Santiago Oaks, Whiting Ranch, Aliso and Woods Canyon and El Moro (Crystal Cove), Sycamore Canyon, Box Springs, Skyline, Chino Hills State Park, Big Bear and so on. In addition to this we occasionally will plan weekend getaways, as well as hit up trails that other places in So Cal and beyond have to offer.
So what are you waiting for? Come and judge for yourself. We encourage and welcome anyone and everyone to join us on our rides. Have ideas or want to ride somewhere? Drop us a line and we’ll make it happen.
"Sleep. Work. Eat. Ride and Repeat!"
DISCLAIMER ***The Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers, Ride Leaders in this group are not professional guides. The function of the organizer(s) is only to organize the meetup. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/or outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for a Mt.Bike ride, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards. In addition, you further agree to release and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, Event Organizers, Ride Leaders of the All Mountain Trail Riders Meetup Group from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.***
OC Women's Art, Theater and Foodies Meetup
This group is for women in the Orange County area who want to meet and build friendships based on the shared interests of art, theater and great food & wine. Let's get together and enjoy live theater, musical performances, small playhouses, museums, art walks, galleries, film, dinners, wine tastings, concerts, harbor boat rides, potluck parties, dining out, happy hours, brunches, day trips, birthday celebrations, fine dining, high teas, self defense training and anything else fun. Age group 40-70 years old women only, and MUST have a PayPal account or Venmo and a PHOTO of yourself posted on your profile no animals or flowers! Dressing appropriately is required for upscale dining & theater events.
NOTE: This group is temporarily closed to new members right now.
The Sunshine Gals
The Sunshine Gals is a social group of fun-loving and whimsical Gals who celebrate life with a positive outlook and sunny disposition...and lots of love and laughter. We enjoy dining out, movies, the arts, home & garden tours, tea parties, potlucks, plays & performances, day trips, and much more. We're always open to new experiences and adventures.
Since our beginning in 2009, The Sunshine Gals have attracted some of the kindest & most compassionate ladies around. Many who have made lifelong friends! Each of our Sunshine Gals brings something special to our group. We are proud to be a society of unique women from all walks of life. The common bond that Sunshine Gals have is the desire to surround ourselves with joyful, authentic people who have a zest for life and a great sense of humor. Our group spreads sunshine wherever we go!
The Sunshine Gals is my gift to you. Since moving out of Orange County to Palm Springs, I, Candy, have stepped down as the sole organizer and the group is now run by Doris Stephens who has volunteered to be Co Organizer and Event Organizer. Contact her if you would like to be one of our Event Hosts and to host an event. This is a great way to plan something that YOU would like to do. You will have access to our calendar and can host events any time you wish. I will always be a part of our group as founder. Kimberly is co-organizer in name only. She is kind enough to sponsor our group onto her account in order for us to remain free of paying any dues. THANK YOU KIMBERLY!
I would like to send a special thank you to Doris for continuing to keep our group active by being our loyal event and co organizer. We all thank you for your commitment and love for our group. The success of this group is because of her dedication and involvement. We all thank you!
All of our events are completely voluntary. Only YES RSVP's are ever needed, but PLEASE UPDATE your RSVP if your plans change, and cannot attend after all.
NO SHOW POLICY: Members who RSVP "Yes" for an event need to change their RSVP to "No" if their plans change and they cannot attend the event. Upon the 4th no show, a member will be removed from the group. This is just one example of why RSVPs should be tendered with positive intentions on attending and cancelled if plans have changed. Some upcoming events require exact counts at least 24 hours prior to the event and the penalty for falling short of this will cost the Organizer an out of pocket expense for no shows from the venue we have reserved space for. Thank you for understanding.
Our group colors are yellow and pink. You will find many of the Gals wearing our colors to make us easier to spot at our events and to show our Sunshine Gals spirit. We welcome you to show your spirit too... it adds to the fun and whimsy of our group. Wearing just one yellow/pink accessory counts! It's completely optional!
I am very proud of the enthusiasm of our group and with its growth and progress. I am grateful for the positive and genuine women who continue to make The Sunshine Gals what it is today... BEAUTIFUL.
Disneyland Magical Meet Ups!
This group is for anyone who has ever thought “I want to go to a Disneyland/ California Adventure, but I don’t have anyone to go with!” Well, now you do! We will utilize this space to facilitate community among Disney fans by coordinating meet-ups for park days, plus events such as: the upcoming Oogie Boogie’s Bash, after-dark events, Dapper Day, Adventureland Day, etc. We're always in need of help, either here or in our corresponding Facebook Group, please message me or one of our co-organziers!
How it Works!:
- For events with multiple dates I will create upcoming events for each date, and you RSVP for the date you have tickets for or hope to attend!
-For events with a single date I'll create one upcoming event and suggest possible activities, places to meet, itineraries, etc.
-This group will be primarily driven by members! That means: use the comment section to propose events, offer to be the host for proposed events (like days at the parks), suggest ideas, etc. You can also reach out to me. I'm located in SoCal but not Anaheim so I'm in need of additional organizers and mods! I will initially monitor the comment section to see what people are suggesting and we'll go from there. The more people who help lead this group the more efficient and fun this group will be!
-This group is related to Disneyland, California Adventureland, Downtown Disney, and public Disney/Disney-related events (D23, for example) only. For everyone's safety/security/comfort when mingling with new people, I think it'd be best to keep our meet-ups in public spaces. Please don't propose ideas to the group that involve going to anyone's homes or private spaces- they will NOT be made official events and I will take down these comments. If I see you doing this more than once I will block you. If you make friends at the parks and want to hang out, awesome possum, simply exchange contact info and arrange that away from this page, please! Thank you! :-)
-Please, no: racism, sexism, ageism, ableism etc. - basically, no discrimination of any kind, it will absolutely not be tolerated! This group is welcome to everyone! Harassment of any kind will also not be tolerated. If you have concerns, please let me or another organizer (as we gain more) know right away. Also, if you see something, please say something! Let's also shy away from discussing politics or other divisive topics as a group, this just simply isn't the place for that.
Big Data and Analytics
Costa Mesa, CA
Every business faces decisions that are powered, or held hostage, by data and analytics. Siloed data, lack of trust, misalignment to outcomes, a focus on data for its own sake and an assumption that a technology acquisition will be sufficient can be colossal challenges to overcome because there is no quick fix.
This group will be focused on exploring topics including Analytics, Business Intelligence, Spark, Hadoop, NoSQL, Cloud Computing, Machine Learning and much more.
KABA NUI Paddle Crew
Seal Beach, CA
If you enjoy paddle sports such as stand up paddle boarding, outrigger, kayaking, surfski or prone boarding, then this is the group for you. We will meet on a regular basis at various locations to do a group paddle, workout, learn basic skills and also introduce newbies to the sport.
LGBTQ Hiking Group of OC
What's the purpose of the group? If you’re ready to get in shape and start, or continue, hiking with your peers, let’s go hiking regularly every week locally in OC. Meet others and make new friends at the same time. The hikes are generally 4-6 mile hikes, 1-2 hrs. Hikes will now start at 5:30 pm, you will get good workouts. Hiking will vary from beginners (Level 1-2), moderates (Level 2-3), and advanced (Level 3-5). Don’t miss out, check out our hike photos.
Join us in a hike, even if you’re not a member, we are a discreet group for those who want to go hiking.
We’ve already had 16 hikes and hiked over 79 miles combined.
Who should join? LGBTQ community, friends and family of the LGBTQ community.
Come join us!!!