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Shut Up & Write!® Online Events

San Francisco, CA

Shut Up & Write!® Online Events

Go to www.shutupwrite.com/organizers to host events for this Meetup!

At Shut Up & Write, we believe in the power of community—now more than ever. That’s why we’ve set up a variety of accountability structures online to keep you inspired to write from the safety of your home.

Online Events 

Organizers can now organize online events through MeetUp. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for organizers to create an online event here.

Virtual Chapter

We’ve launched a Virtual Chapter on our website! Discuss your daily progress, try your hand at a writing prompt, and share writing advice and tips in our new forums.

Word Sprints 

What’s a word sprint? We set a timer for 30 minutes and write, then report back with word counts and cheer each other on. Every weekday at 3pm PDT, we’re running #wordsprints on our Twitter account! Join in the fun @shutupwrite.

Monthly Challenges 

Sign up for one of our free Monthly Writing Challenges, where we provide prompts for five days or more to inspire your writing.

Tell us your thoughts! 

We welcome your suggestions and feedback – we want to support you in your writing practice. Reach out at questions@shutupwrite.com to let us know how we can help or if you’d like to get more involved with our efforts.

4235 members · Public

WordPress Social Learning

San Francisco, CA

WordPress Social Learning

Whether you’re a first-time blogger or seasoned developer, there’s always more to learn. From community members all over the world, the vast resources available on Learn WordPress will help you learn more about WordPress and teach it to others.


One of the best ways to learn is through social discussions with others. The meetups here bring together people around the content hosted on learn.wordpress.org for live discussions and learning. We share knowledge, exchange ideas, and learn from each other. When you sign up for a meetup, please take the time to watch the suggested workshop(s) in advance where necessary. 


WordPress Global Community Sponsors help fund WordPress Meetup groups and WordCamps around the world. Thank you to GreenGeeks, WooCommerce, Jetpack, Bluehost, and GoDaddy Pro for their support!

5477 members · Public

San Francisco Social Networking

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco Social Networking

Whether you live in San Francisco, the Bay Area or anywhere in the world, please join this group if you are looking to socialize. There will be different online meetings and in-person events to cater to different people. If you want to expand your social circle, to network for business, to talk about relationships/dating, to learn about a new topic, to meet others like you, to meet others who are not like you, you have come to the right place. Although the Organizer pays fees in order to have this meetup, the membership is free to all who join. When you sign up for a membership please read the questions carefully and answer honestly. The Organizer will email you to make sure that you are not a robot or troll. You must respond within 48 hours in order to gain membership. In order to maintain your membership you must keep your current photo up and you must attend an online zoom or in-person event at least once every quarter. After inactive status for 4 months your membership will be canceled. Profile photo rule: you must have a clear face photo (no sunglasses or avatars). If the Organizer has already met you on zoom or in-person then your photo does not have to follow these requirements unless you are contacted by the Organizer about your profile photo. If you would like to contact a member in this group always go through the Organizer first. Once you are connected by the Organizer to someone you are interested in communicating then you do not have to involve the Organizer in your communication with them anymore.

117 members · Private

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

San Rafael, CA

Bed to Shred, Biking in The Greater SF Bay Area & Beyond!

We're a group of acoustic mountain bikers, road cyclists, and gravel grinders (SORRY, NO EBIKES). Grab your bike and come roll with us so long as it's purely human powered, in good working order, terrain appropriate, and you can wield it. We'll also offer occasional get fit off the bike opportunities that level up your on the bike time as well as create that innate musculoskeletal protection, via mobility, flexibility, stability, & strength training, to help keep you better protected!


I’m a bike enthusiast, strength and fitness coach, yoga & pilates instructor, bodyworker, and more who’s on a journey to improve my bike skills and fitness, as well as use the bike to continue to restore my health and well being. When the group fills out and has regular dependable attendees the plan is to put together weekend bike adventures. The aim is for all of us average Joes and Janes and the more gifted to support one another to shred on year after year, after decade, on and on! Additionally the hope is to put together weekend bike adventures.Therefore a target is for this to be an active group. We’ll offer both small and the whole enchilada group rides for MTB & road. To encourage active participation and cover the cost of this group there’s a small yearly fee. In order to hold us accountable there's a penalty for no shows. It's an honor system--true emergencies and illness are valid excuses that won't incur a penalty so long as you let us know and remove your name from the RSVP. First cancellation is a freebie. Habitual no showers will be dropped from the group. Window lickers will be dropped from the group. Excluding illnesses, emergencies, and other valid long term absences such as temporarily out of state, etc, those with unexplained long term absences will result in being dropped from the group if you've not made any rides in a quarter and didn’t make an effort to let us know you’ll be away temporarily. It’s all about accountability…we’re here to ride, right, so let’s make it happen!


Do you've a great place to ride...let us know and we'll try and get it on the calendar. Have a time you prefer to ride, but we don't offer that time...if you're willing to be the ride leader let's make it happen, drop us a DM.


Road cycling: safety first, please always have a headlight & red flashing taillight.

Mountain Biking: if the scheduled ride’s w/in 2hrs of sunset it’s advised you have a flood/bar light & spot/helmet light even if it’s expected we’ll be done before dark.


Ideally have a trail app or map of the area. I usually know where I’m going, but say you inadvertently take a wrong turn and no one noticed. You’ll appreciate you’ve a trail app/map; better safe than sorry, although someone’ll eventually come looking for you!! With that if you decide to intentionally separate from the group please let the ride leader know so the calvary isn’t sent out searching for you.


Are you up for carpooling or caravanning to a particular ride? If so, please post in the discussion area of the specific ride you’re interested in. Include relevant details such as: if you’re iso a ride or can drive; rack capacity; where you can meet; and any details you feel are important to you.


FYI: IF no one’s RSVP 24hrs before a scheduled ride, said ride, without notice, MIGHT change in time &or location. Some RSVPs will close BEFORE the day of the event. If you’re n the fence, get off the damn fence and on your bike 😁

46 members · Private

Hiking Mt. Tamalpais with a Guide

San Francisco, CA

Hiking Mt. Tamalpais with a Guide

We'll be hiking in the most spectacular settings for the season. We'll hike in the shade if too hot and in the sun if chilly. Try to find the fog when the temps rise. Have lunch with a spectacular view and out of the wind. Hopefully with picnic tables and restrooms. Safety is always my #1 priority. I will be as aware as I can of any danger. But I am not responsible for your safety. As adults you are responsible for your own personal safety and the all decisions you make in that regard. Liability Disclaimer: The organizer of this meet-up is not operating a business. All participants agree to assume 100% responsibility for their own safety, conduct, and well-being and recognize that possible hazards exist while participating in outdoor activities, and agree to participate solely at their own risk. If you RSVP “Yes” and/or attend any event, it shall be conclusively presumed that you understand and agree to this policy. These are rough times, but take heart and sign-up. Dream of the good times ahead. *[Look at some of the over 3000 photos](https://www.meetup.com/Hikes-and-Tours-of-Wonderful-Places-in-the-SF-Bay-Area/photos/)* and picture yourself right there.  I know a lot of us are very cautious about getting together in groups of any kind, anywhere. But this will end, stay in shape and look ahead to better days, sign-up for some hikes in the future while you are here.  The group is for walkers and hikers who love to be immersed in the gorgeous, special places California offers. And while in that immersion, connect not only emotionally to these places, but learn about the natural science and human history of the locations. And to do this with kindness, patience and open heartedly. And best of all to make friends with those we get to know.  But the reality of managing a Meetup group is hard work. It has to be done carefully. Good judgement and basic people managing skills are needed. Around the world about roughly, 50% of those signing up for an Event, will actually show up. It's the organizers job to skillfully lessen that percentage.  Some theories have it that the less lead time you give members for an Event, the less likely they are to forget they RSVPed? The theory being forgetting they RSVPed is the the main reason for no-shows? That theory seems a little non-sensible to me. I tell frequent no-showers to not bothering to RSVP anymore and just show-up and surprise us! When you compare Meetup to the social clubs of the past. Ski Clubs, Swim Clubs, Yachting Clubs, Country Clubs, Sierra Club, American Youth Hostels etc. Meetup is just Club Lite. Committing in a very personal relationship is a challenge for many. Is the same thing happening here in broader social relationships? Maybe keeping it lite is a way of compartmentalizing, keeping safe emotional boundaries. If friendships develop it will happen over the long term when an amount of certainty has developed? I guess? I prefer guiding small group hikes, ideally of less than seven people. But it is hard to manage meetups and actually control the numbers that will appear at the start of a meetup hike. The small groups foster relaxing, calming, mindfulness and meditation. If your work or life situation is totally stressing you out and you need to talk a great deal to strangers about all sorts of things, look for the Forest Bathing and Ocean Bathing (at Duxbury Reef) hikes that have as a goal reaching a meditative state of mind. I've been leading hikes on Mt.Tam since 1995. So I know most of the areas very well. And also what to look for and when. I also love doing architectural tours of areas of Berkeley, the UC Campus, Albany and El Cerrito.  These are very doable hikes for everyone who can hike. If you can manage walking up some very steep hills, can maintain your balance on very rocky, root covered uneven surfaces and have the stamina to walk about five miles you'll do fine. I think the best thing is to have a routine where you are walking everyday including going on these hikes. Please let me know if I can answer any questions, as far as getting started? If the above concerns you let me say this. You have to start somewhere. Walking is very gentle. Come do as much as you can and then come again and do a little more. If you have to stop and go back to your car, just be aware of the return route. There is so much to gain don't let negative concerns stop you. (During the Pandemic we will abide by the public health guidelines necessary to protect the health of participants.) We will continue to hike, wear masks and stay at a safe distance from one another .Who is harmed if people choose to hike? We've been hiking since this started and no one I know has been adversely affected by the hikes. What is lost if we stop? I know the answer and it is not good, that's for sure. The cost of living in the Bay Area is very high. We all have to work, or have had to work, very hard, to afford to live here. One of the mitigating factors is the openness to diversity found here. One aspect of life here we can control is how we access one of the most beautiful outdoor recreation areas in the whole country. Not only our landscapes and bio-diversity but the weather to allow us to get outside 24/365.  With the above said, utilize our amazing outdoors to forget about work and worries or the ravages of age and everyday cares and achieve a relaxed state of mind and body to the greatest extent you can. That's the goal of this Meetup and has been my personal goal for over twenty-six years of spending as much time outdoors as I can. I'm never disappointed by this local outdoor experience. As well as the socializing, potential new friends met. Resulting in fulfillment of another vital need, maintaining our emotional well being and staying mentally healthy as well.  The bang for the effort put in, always outweighs the driving time effort and the trade-offs, versus something else I could be doing.  Not only the intrinsic benefit of being out in nature. The physical/aerobic and muscle toning exercise is vital to our long term health. Regular outdoor hiking is a totally sustainable program of the healthiest, safest use of recreation time and a very affordable venue. The natural qualities found in the nature of Mt.Tam are unmatched by any other urban recreational area in the country. Make the best utilization of what is offered there.  It seems many have the impression that to have a fulfilling outdoor experience something very special must be witnessed, via thrill seeking. The lure of a waterfall, spectacular views, sunsets, the full moonrise, the very peak of the wildflower bloom, some sort of special outdoor event, an unusual snowfall here, the height of fall foliage, mushrooms in profusion or some other unusual or rare occurrence must be sought to get the bang the effort requires. Don't get me wrong the above are all fabulous. But they do not result in your having a sustainable, regular program for good health, well being, relaxation and fitness. And the great fallacy is, yes the above are great, but a plain, old regular hike on Mt.Tam, once or twice a week is so fulfilling all by itself. In this manner you can add a new, way of a way of life experience. Not just hit or miss thrill seeking, but a way of life that results in sustainable, ongoing happiness and health.

1729 members · Public

East Bay Ramblers

Oakland, CA

East Bay Ramblers

Welcome to East Bay Ramblers! This group is all about hiking for fun and fitness. We hike on weekday mornings...and also on weekends. If you love to hike, this is the group for you!

Some things you should know about the group:

    • Hikes will normally be in the 4 - 10 mile range. 

    • We average a speed of 2.5 - 3.0 mph. 

    • Each hike posted will indicate the length and difficulty you can expect. Please be considerate of other’s time and only sign up for hikes within your physical ability that you can complete within the time allotted.

    • Please RSVP to events only if you plan on attending. Be sure to update your RSVP if your attendance plans change, and avoid last-minute changes whenever possible. 

    • We wait at trail junctions to keep the group together, but as soon as stragglers are within sight the group will start off. 

    • There will be hills! You will need to be comfortable walking up and down steep hills. 

    • Most hikes are held in our beautiful East Bay Regional Parks with some excursions into State Parks and water district properties such as EBMUD and CCWD. We also occasionally organize urban hikes and trips to other regional park systems. 

    • Some hikes, but not all, will be DOG FRIENDLY and allow off-leash hiking. Some hikes will be on-leash and some will not allow dogs at all. Each hike will be clearly marked as either Dogs Off-leash, Dogs On-leash, or No Dogs. 

    • We are not professional hike leaders and don't have first-aid  training. Participants must be responsible for their own safety and well-being. 

This is a very social group. We like to talk, laugh, and enjoy ourselves while getting our exercise out on the trail. In the Bay Area we are incredibly lucky to be surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of open space filled with hiking trails. Join us as we explore and meet new friends!

PLEASE READ  LIABILITY DISCLAIMER:

By joining East Bay Ramblers you agree to the following: 

1.  I acknowledge that the group organizer and assistant organizers for this group are NOT guides or trip leaders. We have no training or qualifications as guides or trip leaders. East BayHiking Meetup is a social group for organizing hikes. All hikers are responsible for themselves, their dog(s), their guest(s) and any event that occurs to or because of them.

2. I agree to abide by the rules of the park where the hike is held. 

3. I acknowledge that I and other participants may be engaging in activities that involve risk of serious injury to me, my dog(s) and/or guests, or someone outside of the group or some other animal, including permanent disability and death. I understand that these risks may be increased through my own actions, or through the negligent action or inaction of East Bay Ramblers’ participants, its members or other representatives. If I bring/invite a guest who has not released liability through the meetup group, I agree that I am solely responsible for their and or their dog(s) including their actions and safety. It is highly recommended that each participant sign up for an event through the meetup site. 

4. I hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE from liability East Bay Ramblers, the group organizer and hike organizers, their officers, members/other participants, sponsors, and employees; and owners and lessors of facilities used by East Bay Ramblers, from any and all liability claims, demands or causes of action that you now have or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or part out of the activities advice or information contained herein, even if caused in whole or in part by their negligence.

5. California Civil Code section 1542 states; “A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” I specifically waive the terms of that section, and agree to Release claims that I may not yet know of, or which may be based on events that have not yet occurred.

6. If I am allowing children under the age of 18 or any guest, to participate in this hike, I agree on their behalf to the terms of this Release. I agree that if, notwithstanding this Release, I, the minor, or anyone on the minor’s behalf, or my guest, makes a claim against any of the persons or entities Released, I will indemnify those persons and entities and hold them harmless against all expenses, damage or costs, including attorneys fees, arising out of that claim.

7. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore.

8. Organizers choose locations and routes, but it is up to you to decide whether the event is appropriate for you to attend. Ultimately you are responsible for your own safety.

I HAVE READ THE East Bay Ramblers LIABILITY DISCLAIMER AND WILL ABIDE BY ALL RULES AND POLICIES AND FULLY UNDERSTAND THAT I ASSUME ALL RISKS FOR ANY INJURIES RECEIVED AND AGREE TO ACCEPT FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.

1735 members · Private

Psychedelic Ministry - San Francisco Bay Area

San Francisco, CA

Psychedelic Ministry - San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to your local chapter of Psychedelic Ministry.\*   **Ministry means the act of serving**.  We show up in this Meetup in service to psychedelics and how psychedelics: * Support whole human wellness * Evolve our consciousness * Help us regain our sovereignty * Transform us so we can create an even more incredible life   (Please note at NO time will psychedelics be served at any of our events!) **This group is for you if you:** * Are interested in psychedelics (no matter your experience) * Enjoy other non-ordinary states of consciousness\*\*: play, meditation, breathwork, movement, and more * Want to continue growing, learning, evolving, transforming * Know your relationships can be even more than they are now (including your relationship to yourself) **Psychedelic Ministry** is about consciousness and freeing ourselves of limitations through education, inspiration, information, illumination, and community. **EDUCATION** Psychedelic Ministry is a place to learn from experts, researchers, psychonauts, and other amazing individuals contributing to the changing landscapes of psychedelics, the human mind, mind-body connection, epigenetics, healing trauma, and more.  **INSPIRATION** Psychedelic Ministry also includes vulnerable stories of individuals’ epic healing journeys as examples of what is possible. **INFORMATION** Psychedelic Ministry is here to share tips and tools to help you from preparation, set/setting, integration, how your mind works (neuroscience, neurochemistry, NLP), and so much more.  * Tools for life.  * Tools for journeys.  * Tools for transformation and growth. **ILLUMINATION** Psychedelic Ministry is here to bring the research and the healing stories to the masses, to bring the innovations and creations to your awareness, to open doors into consciousness and possibilities of what is possible for you, your relationships, and your future. **COMMUNITY** Psychedelic Ministry is also a place to connect with other like-minded people, people doing the inner work so they can create even more amazing lives.  Wherever you are on your own journey, we welcome you in! **Psychedelic Ministry is also a movement.**  And it starts here.  You are invited to be a part of it. * Our online events will draw attendees from all the chapters. * Local events will be hosted by community members. We also have a growing YouTube Channel.  Please check it out and SUBSCRIBE!  Interviews, transformational trip tools, healing journeys and even more are added regularly! ***\>\>https://bit\.ly/PsychedelicMinistryYouTube*** **Again, welcome to your local chapter of Psychedelic Ministry helping the whole human you are with wellness in all areas of your life.** **What to Expect** We offer Meetups in all areas of whole human wellness, including: * **Self** (emotional/psychological) - Deepen your relationship with YOU.  All change starts within you. * **Wealth** \- Financial health is key to whole human wellness \- escape poverty consciousness and evolve to wealth consciousness\. * **Health** \- Health is wealth\.  After all\, if you don’t have your health to enjoy your wealth\, what is the point?   * **Relationships** \- Evolve all of your relationships including intimate and family\.  Help teach your children the 21st century skills they need to know\. * **Spirituality & Consciousness** \- Open to infinite new possibilities in your life\. * **Sexuality** - Escape belief systems that have made sexuality "wrong" and "bad." Take your power back from sexual trauma. Events will offer information and time to connect through experiential exercises.  Special guests and experts in the field will also join us, so check often to see what is coming up! Come, explore, play, expand, transform, evolve, love.  BE even more of YOU. **Ministers** Remember, ministry simply means “in service to.”  Our “Ministers” (event facilitators, moderators, guests, etc.) are incredible individuals sharing their gifts for whatever they are each in service to.   **Trust the Timing Of YOUR Life** If you are hearing this or seeing this - know you are in the right place.  Trust the timing of your life.  Everything is here for you, including this moment right now - including this Meetup group. **Keep It Legal!** Please be aware we are in the Psychedelic Renaissance and have a long way to go.  Psychedelics are still primarily illegal.  Yes, some states and cities are “decriminalizing” - but decriminalization is NOT legalization.  It is your responsibility to know your local laws. **Community Guidelines & Agreements** Please also be aware of our Community Guidelines & Agreements for ALL Psychedelics Ministry events. Your participation in this group/community means you agree to the following: * Refrain from soliciting illegal substances or services from anyone attending events. Be kind, be respectful, and **keep it legal**.   * Group Administrators reserve the right to remove members for disregarding this agreement. * All Psychedelic Ministry events are alcohol and substance free.  Please attend sober online and in-person. \*This Meetup is available in many cities (as “chapters”) and will continue to expand around the globe. \*\*All of the following are descriptions of states of consciousness and generally refer to the same meanings: * Non-ordinary states * Altered states * Extraordinary states * Expanded states * Flow states

50 members · Public

Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them

San Francisco, CA

Bisexual & Bi-Curious Women and the Women Who Love Them

We welcome all bisexual women, bi-curious women and all women who love bi women from anywhere in the nation or world. Please join us once a month for this online support group. As everyone starts to get outside we want to be a safe haven for anyone who is still at home during the pandemic. We require that you sign up with your current face photo so we can verify you are a woman. Please have your video on when entering an online meeting or you will be removed from the zoom meeting. We want to build trust and real friendship throughout time and sharing in mutual reciprocation when it comes to photo and video is a way to get closer to one another. There will be some collaboration with other queer groups throughout the world so we hope that you find this support group connective and expansive for our community. Please spread the word about this new meetup group!  December 2021 Update: Any member who has not been active for over 4 months will be removed. If you are interested in getting together in person once the pandemic is over then you can stay an active member of this group by checking this meetup page every few weeks. Meetup.com will update you as an active member each time you click around on this meetup page (even if you cannot make it to the online meeting). If you are removed please re-submit to re-join the group. You must have a photo (further away with body and face or wearing sunglasses facing the camera are okay if you aren't out ) to retain membership. Thank you everyone!

181 members · Private

Mensa / San Francisco Region

San Francisco, CA

Mensa / San Francisco Region

This MeetUp provides a dynamic way for members of San Francisco Regional Mensa to get the latest on Mensa events in the Bay Area and to more easily host their own Mensa events. The idea is that by eliminating the very long lead time now necessary to post things to the Intelligencer, we will have more, and more varied, events on the calendar.

You MUST be a *current* member of Mensa to join this group. When you click "Join Us" (above right), please include your full name AND your Mensa membership number so that we can verify your membership.

If you'd like to become a member of Mensa, please go to the SFRM website, http://www.sfmensa.org/, to find out how to qualify, or to locate a testing session near you. In the meantime, you can join us in our San Francisco Mensa Friends Meetup where we have events open to non-members.

Organizers and Event Organizers can post events directly to our Meetup site, but Meetup no longer allows non-organizers to post events directly.

If you are a member of our Meetup group, but not an organizer, and you wish to have an event posted, click on "Suggest a new Meetup", or send an email to membership@sfmensa.org.  Be sure and be specific as to what the event is, including a full description, date, time, and location.  If you'd like the event to recur on a regular basis (e.g., 3rd Wednesday of the month), be sure to specify that as well.

We hope to see you soon!


577 members · Private