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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.

3724 members · Public

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!


544 members · Private

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!

5108 members · Public

Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist

Mill Valley, CA

Hiking in Marin: Mountains, Meadows, Marshes and Mist

This group is for everyone who wants to explore the stunning beauty and remarkable trails of verdant Marin County. We spend much of our time hiking among the majestic redwoods, but we'also take advantage of Marin's glorious coastal-trail views, its high peaks, and its many streams and waterfalls -- sometimes all in the same hike!


Many of our hikes are fairly moderate in both distance and pace, though we do mix in longer hikes with more vertical, as well as occasional beginner hikes. But regardless of distance, virtually all of our hikes are limited in attendance, so that we can ensure everyone's safety and attempt to keep the group together as much as possible. Smaller groups also make for a more intimate, natural experience in the wilderness, which is particularly important to us because we like to get off the well-known trails as much as possible. There are plenty of 100-hikers-and-a-cloud-of-dust groups on Meetup, rampaging along the fire roads. This is not one of them.


Because we limit numbers, the majority of our hikes have wait lists. If you join a waitl ist, you are expected to monitor it, and your email, to find out whether you have moved up to confirmed. RSVPs and wait lists will close at 5 pm the night before the hike, and no one will move up after that time, so you don't have to worry about a late-night promotion to confirmed that you don't see until the next morning. 5 pm the night before is also the deadline for anyone on the confirmed list to cancel an RSVP.


PLEASE NOTE: If you fail to show up for a hike with a wait list, or cancel at the last minute, you'll be removed from the group. It's a one-strike policy. Be fair -- let someone else have your spot when you decide not to go.


If all of that sounds good, then please join us as we explore the striking beauty awaiting us in our local forests, mountains and coastal trails.


Let's go hiking in Marin!

941 members · Private

Box Club Social San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Box Club Social San Francisco

Box Club Social lets you meet new people without leaving home! Cool virtual events plus fun boxes delivered to your door equals a new way to socialize & connect! With a curated mix of free and paid events, you'll be able to meet new people in a whole new way.

The pandemic has turned socializing upside down, and it's particularly hard to meet new people. We make it fun to interact with people with similar interests, both locally and across the country.

All of our events are hosted and designed for easy interactions. Whether it's a scavenger hunt from the comfort of your own home, becoming an actor in a vintage radio play, or a gentle evening of arts and crafts, we're sure to have something that you'd like to do. And sure, we do fun things, but more importantly we get to know each other in a safe way.

And the interactions don't have to stop when the Zoom call ends. Our website features messaging and forums so that you can keep talking after the event is over without having to give out your personal information. Finish a conversation started in a room or make a date to meet up at the next social. Our mission is connecting people.

Box Club Social strives to have a mixture of free and paid events. We love our boxes and fill them full of things we think you’ll love, too, While free events don't include our special boxes, many of the paid events will include all of the items you need to participate delivered straight to your door, plus a little extra. But our real mission is to create a vibrant community of people, and money should not be a barrier for anyone being a part of that. So register on our website for free and come to our events at the price point that works for you.

We have many more events than are listed here on meetup. Create a free account at our website at https://boxclubsocial.com/ to see our full calendar, including our box offerings.

As always, you can message us directly if you have any questions or suggestions for new events!

See you soon!

Ann, Founder, Box Club Social

261 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.

1633 members · Private

Volleyball. Training and Playing. Ocean Beach, San Francisco

San Francisco, CA

Volleyball. Training and Playing. Ocean Beach, San Francisco

WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP?

Training and Playing was started out of the need to have more volleyball training locations available to the average, adult volleyball player. Up until now if you wanted to learn and improve your volleyball skills you would normally look online under “Volleyball in the area”, join a group that seemed appealing, and hopefully be accepted and learn by playing.

You probably found that most groups are looking for players who are intermediate or better. The few groups where beginners are welcome would not really have training available.

With Training and Playing you can get around like minded players who are wanting to train and get to playing as soon as possible. Besides players what else do you need to play volleyball? Balls, nets, courts, training courts, training nets. These are all available upon request.


WHO SHOULD JOIN?

IF you are an intermediate or advanced level player who has not found a group of players who are looking to improve their skills, come join us and get better faster.

If you are a novice or beginner who really needs to work on the basics, come join us and quickly get to the next level of play.

If you are a student player who has found that going the club route is way too expensive, come check us out.

If you just want to play volleyball and are a fun and generous person you should definitely come. We’ve been looking for you!


WHAT WILL YOU DO AT THE EVENTS?

First you will set up a training court.

Although this is training the main drill you will do is pepper. Is there a right way to pepper? Check this out: https://youtu.be/k-gqpvFq4Gw

We use pepper to warm up. Here are 12 variations of pepper. Three variations can be done with a net but don’t require a net. bit.ly/3CNO1wl

We then go into cooperative play, using the training court, where we focus on improving one or several skills at a time. You’re essentially peppering or playing; you play every ball as much as possible. It is during this time that you ask the players you’re practicing with for help on improving and you also offer tips that can help your fellow players. Here’s a video of players doing cooperative play. https://youtu.be/0-LPqjsZrPM

Finally, you do competitive play. There are rules bit.ly/2ZrDkky Here are a few videos of players doing competitive play https://youtu.be/Z2dDf7fscDo and https://youtu.be/zugeVkgJU0M

177 members · Public

Berkeley Moto

Oakland, CA

Berkeley Moto

⚠️⚠️⚠️ Get your t-shirts! ⚠️⚠️⚠️

https://teespring.com/stores/berkeley-moto-meetup-2

🔶 Who this meetup is for

This group is for intermediate and experienced riders who enjoy socializing with other riders <br>

❤️ All motorcycle brands are welcome

🔶 What you can expect on a typical ride <br>

We meet 30 minutes prior to the start of the ride for coffee, tea and socialization. We then discuss the day’s ride, go over safety details and take off.

Stops are typically between 50 - 75 minutes apart, depending on the types of roads we’re riding, but we’ll stop at the request of any rider if the need arises.

We usually have lunch at a predetermined location or pick an impromptu spot.

The trips back often involve taking the highway as people like to just get home faster. You can always leave any ride early.

⚠️ Official Ride Rules

We have a set of official rules that we follow as a group. These are read out before every ride.

⚠️ What is expected of you

🔸 Interpersonal Interactions

We expect our fellow riders to be treat each other with kindness and respect. This meetup only works if people feel comfortable around other members

🔸 Safety

You are responsible for not only your safety but also of the riders around you, so reckless driving will not be tolerated. Full safety gear is recommended to be worn at all times, but that decision is ultimately left to the individual rider. <br>

🔸 RSVP cancellations

We request that of you cannot make a ride, you change your RSVP to No to let the organizer know not to wait for you.

⚠️ Rider Requirements

✅ At least 21 years of age.

✅ M1 class license or an out of state equivalent.

✅ Completion of a motorcycle safety class is not required, but is highly recommended.

⚠️ Equipment Requirements and Recommendations

✅ Your motorcycle should be in good working order including having properly inflated tires as well as working brakes and lights.

✅ Full tank of gas before any meetup

✅ FasTrak is not required but highly recommended

❖ Participation ❖

Your ride participation will be reflected in the Custom Name field on meetup according to the following rules:

🔶 --------- at least 1 ride

🔶🔶 ----- at least 3 rides

🔶🔶🔶 - at least 5 rides

💎----------at least 10 rides

💎💎------at least 15 rides

💎💎💎--at least 20 rides

⭐ -------- at least 25 rides

⭐⭐ ---- at least 30 rides

⭐⭐⭐ -at least 40 rides

👑 -------- at least 50 rides

👑👑 ---- at least 75 rides

👑👑👑- at least 100 rides

Other Moto-Mojis™

🌃 - overnight ride participation

☸️ - visited a Buddhist temple during a ride

🛠 - helped solve a mechanical issue during the ride

📸 - took great photos during a ride

🐕 - brought a doggy on a ride

👨‍👧 - brought a family member on a ride

🔮 - Made a prediction that came true

🍨 - Hosted an ice cream social

🔍 - Found your way back to the main group after being separated

🌆 - Attended a Sundowner ride

🐉 - Rode the Little Dragon

🔙 - Rejoined the group after leaving

🌮 - Attended a Tracy Taco Time ride

🏝 - Had lunch at Hulas Island Grill

🦉 - Provided wise advice

⚠️ Legal Disclaimer ⚠️

Motorcycling is an inherently dangerous activity and by attending any of the meetups you acknowledge that you are solely responsible for your actions and any injuries that may result from those actions.

71 members · Public

Kick Ass Group for Gay Men

San Francisco, CA

Kick Ass Group for Gay Men

KickAss is a social group for gay men that seeks to provide a fun and diverse array of social activities open to all. We provide opportunities for gay men to interact that aim to go beyond the traditional stereotypes of what being ‘gay’ and ‘social’ mean.

Our diverse agenda strives to provide something for everyone. A hike, a movie or a dinner, whatever the activity, we seek for our members to enjoy themselves along a group of similarly minded men and friends.

True to our values, our goal is to share our special group with gay men throughout the Bay Area and beyond.

We are KickAss and so are you!

Core Values:

1-Community

We are a community of gay men that choose to engage with one another as both members and as well as friends. Despite our individual differences, we are one group that provides opportunity for participation for all.

2-Exploration

We seek to provide an environment for learning, growth as well as personal enjoyment. We aim for an agenda of wide varying activities that will spark interest and curiosity for all our members. Intellectual, physical and social exploration is key to our mission.

3-Inclusion

We accept and welcome members from all backgrounds. Our goal is to bring together individuals who seek each other’s company with the highest levels of respect and tolerance for one another.

Robert, Ryan, Luis and Will

Leadership Team


***We are in no way affiliated with "Let's Kick ASS AIDS Survivor Syndrome" and vice versa****

1344 members · Private