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Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

Mission Viejo, CA

Sunrise to Sunset Hikers

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!


Disclaimer:

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.

20785 members · Public

OC Girlfriend Circles

Irvine, CA

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.

Our guidelines/policies:

• 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  

56 members · Private

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

We are a group of Mission Viejo moms who get together for fun, enriching activities for our kids while connecting with other women in similar situations. We also collaborate on service projects to better our community and teach our kids the value of giving back.

MOMS Club® of Mission Viejo is a support group designed for the at-home mom of today!

Participate in fun activities for your kids.

Connect with moms in similar situations to your own.

Swap stories, vent, and share parenting tips with other moms.

Give back to your community and show kids the benefits of service.

Build lifelong relationships for you and your kids.

Get support through tough times.

Be a part of a fun group!

We are so much more than a playgroup!

We meet during the day when at-home moms most need support.

Being a mom shouldn't isolate you, so you can always bring your children with you to our activities.

The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS.

We know being an at-home mom today means making a financial sacrifice, so membership dues are only $35 per year.

At-home moms of any age children are welcome. You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school. We know you still need support as your children grow.

How can I join?

Our club is open to moms who live in Mission Viejo or Ladera Ranch, CA.

For safety reasons, before you join, we ask that you contact us at info@momsclubmv.org or through Meetup to receive detailed membership information and liability forms. Our club has annual membership dues of $35.

For additional information, visit www.momsclubmv.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

43 members · Private

AMTR / All Mountain Trail Riders (AMTR)O.C, L.A,I.E and S.D

Irvine, CA

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.***

735 members · Public

Breaking the Cycle of Loneliness

Lake Forest, CA

Breaking the Cycle of Loneliness

Do you feel lonely?

Left out?

Do you feel alone even when you are around people?

Surveys show that the percentage of people feeling lonely has increased over the years, and recently, with the pandemic, reached new heights. In this group we will be discussing effective ways to get out of loneliness and into being able to form strong social connections.

Do you feel any of the following apply to you?

- Feeling socially isolated
- Inability to connect with people
- Feeling lonely even when you’re around other people
- Your interests and ideas are not shared by those around you
- Lacking friends you know you can turn to
- Overly sensitive in social situations
- Anxious about social rejection
- Your friends and family are far away or gone, and you haven’t been able to make new friends

Loneliness begets more loneliness. People who are lonely are more sensitive about the possibility of rejection. They can feel anxious in social situations. Feeling lonely can actually stop you going out and trying to make connections.

How can you break the cycle of loneliness?

We will be giving free webinars that address the underlying causes of loneliness and how to form meaningful connections with other people. You will learn just how much your past experiences affect you in the present—and what you can do to remove that influence and have renewed vitality toward life and friendships.


This group was created by South Coast Mission, Dianetics & Scientology Self-Improvement Center.

212 members · Public

ADVAITA

Temecula, CA

ADVAITA

Watch the webcasts of Francis Lucille, and ask live your questions on non-duality, happiness, meditation, etc...


Francis, a long time friend and student of Jean Klein, is a spiritual teacher of the Advaita Vedanta tradition. His teaching is not "Neo Advaita" but traditional Advaita, which means that the experience of our true nature has been transmitted from generation to generation by a lineage of sages.

Francis' master, Jean Klein, met his guru in India in the early Fifties and stayed and studied with him for several years. He later studied the tradition of Kashmir Shaivism with Dibianandapuri and of Hatha Yoga with the famous teacher Krishnamacharya. Jean Klein was an Acharya, meaning a guru who, having realized the common ground of all spiritual teachings, can teach according to many traditions with equal ease. He loved the humor of the Zen patriarchs, the poetry of Rumi and of the Sufi tradition, and the sweetness of Meister Eckhart's Christian expression of the Absolute. His teachings reflected his love for art and music, addressing the needs of a demanding intellect while focusing to a large extent on the perceptual and sensorial aspect of our experience.

Francis' teachings reflect those of his guru: appreciation for humor, art, music, and poetry, intellectual rigor with a "personal" twist due to his training in Mathematics and Physics, emphasis on the body and its feelings. There are meditation and yoga sessions inspired by the Tantric and Hatha Yoga traditions in addition to the traditional Advaitic dialogues. Music concerts, often featuring Francis as a performer, are also included in the program of the retreats.

Click on the link "Pages" above for more infos on Francis Lucille and videos.

You may register here for the webinars and webcasts and for the retreats with Francis. We are making sure Truth lovers with financial hardship can have access to the teachings by offering them scholarships (free spots). Donations are of course welcome and necessary to cover the expenses.

There are also 8 week long retreats every year at Laura and Francis' home in Temecula, California, and retreats in Tampa (Florida), Orlando (Florida), Paris (France), Barcelona (Spain), Munich (Germany) and at the Omega Center (upstate New-York).

ADVAITA is an eclectic group of friends interested in meditation, yoga, enlightenment, self realization, non duality teachings (Advaita Vedanta, Zen Buddhism, Sufism, Taoism).

Diverse age groups and professions are represented: artists, musicians, mathematicians, physicists, engineers, physicians, dentists, yoga teachers, therapists, business owners, home makers, retirees, students etc.

Week-end Meetings: This is not the Meetup group for the Temecula week-end meetings, only for the online webcasts and for the retreats. For a schedule of week-end meetings you would like to attend in person instead of online, become a member of the ADVAITA Temecula local Meetup group:

http://www.meetup.com/ADVAITA-Temecula/calendar/list/

Information:

Info: http://francislucille.com/index.html ...


5205 members · Public