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Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Van Nuys, CA

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners

Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

4453 members · Public

Hiking Plus

Simi Valley, CA

Hiking Plus

This meetup is all about social interaction, mostly through hiking. We think mental health is just as important as physical health, and that makes us different from other hiking groups. If you are interested in hiking, making friends, having fun, and exploring the greater Los Angeles area, then this group is for you. Hiking, PLUS other stuff!

Please find a list of frequently asked questions under the "Pages" tab of the desktop display, or by clicking "here".

More about:  Link

Terms:

By joining this group, You, for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS Hiking Plus, its organizers and other participants ("RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, LOSS OR DAMAGE TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law, for any Hiking Plus event.

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3335 members · Public

V H C

Castaic, CA

V   H   C

The VHC hopes to provide you access to the many trails that surround the communities that we live in. We are NOT a beginner hiking group so please be sure to read the hike descriptions to get a good understanding of what type of adventure you will be participating in. We do hikes of many varying levels and each one could require different skills or abilities with the ultimate goal of having a fun and enjoyable experience.

My idea of a great hike is one just hard enough to where the group gets a good workout, but are still able to enjoy the experience. For me this means a hike of up to 12 miles with under 3000 feet of gain. If you are relatively new to hiking than I believe this will NOT be the group for you.

In my opinion hiking is about the terrain, social aspect, strenuosity and pace. As far as the terrain goes, I'll do my best to avoid fire roads whenever possible. Trails, trail blazing, bushwhacking or rock scrambling are my preferred routes with my favorite being in or around water. A small amount of danger or risk, while still being safe, can also add to a hikes enjoyment. If I know you're having a good time that adds to my enjoyment.

How strenuous and how much you are willing to push yourself on a hike is different for everyone and one of the main reasons I try to mix up the hikes offered. As for the pace the general rule of thumb is 2.5 miles an hour. While I get accused on occasion of going too fast I do like to take in the surroundings as well as enjoy the company of the great people I've met through this group.

Just some thoughts . . . .

See ya on the trail….Don T.

2153 members · Private

ADHD Empowerment: Peer Support & Education Community

Sherman Oaks, CA

ADHD Empowerment: Peer Support & Education Community

Welcome to the ADHD Empowerment**™** community hosted by Children & Adults with ADHD (CHADD) of San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles. We are an award-winning nonprofit working to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by ADHD. Our founding mission was to bring together the local ADHD community in the Los Angeles area and help those within it to live better. However, since the pandemic our in-person programs and events have moved online and so we're happy to welcome people from all over the world to take part in our peer support groups and evidence-based ADHD education programs.  We welcome all who are impacted by ADHD -- adults and teens with ADHD, parents and loved ones of individuals with ADHD, and those who professionally support individuals living with ADHD such as childcare professionals, teachers, educators, coaches, therapists, and clinicians.  Our meetings are free to current dues-paying CHADD chapter members. We kindly request a $5 - $10 donation from those non-members who are financially able. Non-members are ALWAYS welcome at our events! **CHADD of San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles was awarded [2019 CHADD Affiliate of the Year](https://www.theadhdconference.org/page/1428807/awards) at the 2019 International Conference on ADHD** \- hosted by ADDA\, CHADD\, and ACO \- for our work bringing ADHD support programs and information to the local community\. For more information about CHADD of San Fernando Valley \- Los Angeles visit CHADDofSFV\.org or our Facebook Group @CHADDSFV\. **About Children & Adults with ADHD (CHADD) National NonProfit** Founded in 1987, CHADD is a national, non-profit, tax-exempt [Section 501(c)(3)] organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and their families. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CHADD operates the National Resource Center (NRC) on ADHD and publishes a variety of education materials to keep members and professionals current on research advances, medications and treatments affecting individuals with ADHD. These materials include CHADD.org, The NRC Library, *Attention* magazine, *Attention weekly*, a free electronically mailed current events newsletter, as well as other publications of specific interest to educators, professionals and parents.  *CHADD and CHADD of San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles do not endorse any product, service, publication, medication, or treatment. We exist to provide support, education, and resources to those impacted by ADHD. CHADD is a national 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that improves the lives of people affected by ADHD through education, advocacy, and support. CHADD of San Fernando Valley - Los Angeles is Affiliate #615 and is based in Los Angeles, California.*

917 members · Private

The D&D Experience Point

Northridge, CA

The D&D Experience Point

WHO ARE WE  & WHAT WE DO:  We are a Cinema House for the Mind,  specializing in Dungeons & Dragons (and other fantasy and sci fi role playing games) for newcomers and veterans alike! 

We are here to provide a comfortable and welcoming environment to not only play the game but to experience it. For our (GMs) game masters D&D and other roleplaying games aren't just games, but vehicles of entertainment, self-expression, reflection, team building, and community building that when facilitated well create an emotionally unforgettable experience.

We invite you to join this beginner friendly D&D (5th edition) based group whether you are looking for a casual game or a full on campaign.

Our games encourages players to steer the course of the adventure. Everything is provided for you. To get a feel for the games check out:

Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCg3B_7Ui5ouncfndoRYg82Q

Instagram handle: https://www.instagram.com/gentleman_gamemaster/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gentleman.gamemaster

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED:  

We provide all of the essentials for you. You don't need to worry about bringing dice, mini's, maps or anything else! Just show up ready to have fun. (applies to in person games but we also provided access to most digital content as well!) 

First timers: For your first session you can choose from a pre-made character or build your own.

WHY DO WE CHARGE A TICKET FEE?  

We all pay for high quality entertainment and D&D is no different.  Now don't get us wrong, we are not saying you NEED to pay to play D&D. If you have a great home group of friends you’ve been playing with for years and/or a solid group you play with at a game shop then we may not be for you. That said, maybe you are that "forever GM" who's always running the game but never gets to play a character. Maybe you are part of a group in which players constantly flake or that group of friends who have been too busy to get together recently. Maybe you have played a lot of games where the GM just didn’t seem well prepared. Maybe you are newcomer or an old player coming back to the game and you are looking for a great place to jump back in! If any of those apply to you then RSVP for a game. Our GMs treat D&D with passion and professionalism which adds to your overall experience. Below are just a few reasons why we believe a good gaming session is worth paying for!

·  Accountability: GMs plan session according to the number of players who RSVP and tickets hold players accountable to attending games. This makes a better experience for everyone at the table.

·  Leveling Up: We see skilled GMs no different from artists, musicians,  writers, directors, teachers, and the like. If you have been doing something long enough with proficiency (pun intended) there’s nothing wrong getting paid for it. (In D&D this is essentially adventuring 101. Adventures are usually offered coin for completing said adventure. )

·  Time & Money: On average our GMs spend 3 to 8 hours planning a single session. They are often spending their own cash for modules, game books, miniatures, digital products, dice, etc.  to give their players an awesome game!

TICKET PRICING:

·  Games range from $6 to $30 per session with price being based on GM experience level, time and prep cost, overall estimated length of session, and cap on number of players at the table.

·  Note that we are not clock watchers and session often typically go over our allotted time due to everyone having so much fun. We will never charge for going over.

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Our Code of Conduct


Purpose


Our primary goal is to facilitate collaborative adventure based storytelling through the medium of Tabletop Role Playing Games (TTRPG’s). We are committed to providing well crafted games that not only entertain but provide friendly, safe, and welcoming environments for all players.


This code of conduct outlines our expectations for everyone who participates in this community, as well as consequences for unacceptable behavior. 


Expected Behavior:

All players should come to the table prepared to have fun while being aware to be respectful to all others at the same time. All players should be allowed  time and space to express their opinions and listen respectfully, regardless of whether or not you agree with the other player’s opinion.

Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.

We see Game Masters like artists and therefore do not believe in stifling their voice or censoring their games.

 Sometimes games will cover more mature subject matter such as body horror, suspense, terror, violent combat, language, and/or sexual themes.  The gamemaster should make this clear in game descriptions and discuss possible themes and subject matter before a game. If players are uncomfortable with any particular scenario, they should refrain from participating in that session. If the session breaks any rules players should report it. (See unacceptable behavior below)

Depictions of specific sensitive subject material should be avoided for club games. E.g. Hate crime, rape, domestic and child abuse


Unacceptable Behavior:

Disagreements are a natural part of the game, but the attacking or use of  verbal abuse to fellow members of the table will not be tolerated. 

Offensive comments (in or out of character) based on race, gender, sexuality, religion, or politics will not be tolerated.

Players of gamemasters who talk to other players in a condescending or belittling way will not be tolerated.


Consequences of Unexpected Behavior:

Offenders of the Code of Conduct will receive a verbal warning for the first offense. Consequences for multiple offenders include, but are not limited to, offenses temporary suspension from a particular table up to being permanently banned from the Group.


Reporting Guidelines:

Please report any perceived violations of the Code of Conduct to your Game Master. If that makes you feel uncomfortable, or if your issue is with a particular Game Master’s behavior, then please immediately message the head Game Master, Malcolm. He will respond ASAP.


350 members · Public

"What the Fifties! "(WTF) Women’s club Newbury Park & beyond

Newbury Park, CA

"What the Fifties! "(WTF) Women’s club Newbury Park & beyond

First & most importantly! This group has no age limit! We have younger and over 50, ALL welcome who are looking to make friends and support and empower one another.

We are about making friends NOT customers, so bring a warm smile and be ready to converse!

Do you find yourself at that time in your life saying "what now?" Kids have grown or left the nest? Are you thinking of a career change or maybe starting one ? Are you saying who's that in the mirror? Are looking to make new friends? Do you want a healthier, happier, and best looking you for this next exciting half of your life? If the answer is yes, Let's do it together! Through fun activities & events to make new friends to support, and empower one another along the way.

We have a variety of professional and life experiences to share with each other for guidance, advice and first hand tips. Together we can all improve to find our passion and purpose again, while connecting with other women going through the same things.

Come join us for fun events like, outdoor activities, wine socials, discussions , speakers , movies, and cultural events, just to name a few!

To Join our closed Facebook pages you need to be a paid member to be able to join. Here are few of ur closed community pages, “WTFifties" main page and "WTFifties Camarillo", WTFifties Ventura, and, WTFifties Simi Valley, also "WTFifties Singles". Pay your membership then Ask to join, and start making friends while doing fun things!

NOTE: YOU HAVE TO BE A WTFifties PAID MEMBER to be approved to our closed Facebook pages, as this helps secures our members private information.

MEMBERSHIPS- Please go to our website at; http://www.wtfifties.com/ to see our membership options.

We are a very active group, with up to 14 activities a month, with more being added all the time by our members, along with many more on our FB pages.

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WANT TO BE A EVENT HOSTS?

We also request members to take an active role by stepping up to become an event host. This means you plan an event of what you like doing ie: hiking, knitting, book club, healthy cooking, movies or museums and cultural events. You get the idea. You are not obligated, but it gives all our members more to choose from and connect with similar interests, and with our rapidly growing group it lets us grow and reach more women who want to make friends. This could be done monthly, weekly, whatever fits your schedule. So please reach out to me if interested I will get you started and always be there for any questions or help.

WANT TO START A CHAPER IN YOUR AREA?

For those further out and would like to start their own WTFifties chapter in their area contact me and Ill get you started.

PLEASE READ! BY JOINING WTFIFTIES YOU AGREE TO THE FOLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS;

You will hold harmless all leaders, members of liability in any WTFifties, event or activity. You join events acknowledging you are in good health to do so or know your own health and physical limitations to make such decisions to participate.

We have a no-show policy as follows, if you fail to give adequate notice of cancelation, or fail to show up for events you will not be able to rsvp for events, and maybe removed from group if it continues. Please be respectful of our members, your friends.

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We are a all inclusive group, warm and welcoming to all women. So we do not tolerate ANY harassing, bullying, gossiping or basic negativity. So two topics we don't allow, because of their often divisive nature is religion and politics.

You have to have a profile picture, full face only, no hats, sunglasses ect. to join. This is to help discourage fake profiles. We also need to communicate with you, so we recommend you to turn on EMAIL UPDATES & NOTIFICTIONS in both your computer and phone app. This helps with being able to do email confirmation for events and to cut back on no shows or last min. cancelation. If you need help doing this please reach out to me and Ill gladly walk you thru.

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We welcome you and look forward to meeting you soon!

Sincerely,

DeAnne Cool

Founder of WTFifties (805)750-0533

1304 members · Public

The PM Hikers

Simi Valley, CA

The PM Hikers

Welcome! I created this group in 2012 because I was hiking in a world dominated by morning people.  So on the hunch that there might be a few more people like myself, I decided to make a group that does not hike in the mornings.  After all, God created mornings for sleeping in, right?  This is the one characteristic that makes the PM Hikers different from any other hiking club.

Much to my joy I had a lot of hikers thank me profusely for the group, and several have even told me that the PM Hikers has changed their lives!  There is nothing more gratifying than hearing someone tell you that!

So what about beating the summer heat?  Instead of hiking in the morning, just hike in the evening!  If you think that's weird or scary, I think you will discover that the trails and the views are just as beautiful at night, and will open a new dimension of awe to complement that feeling when hiking in daylight.

That does not mean we only hike at night.  Rather, we do not begin our hikes between the hours of midnight and noon.  Thus, a 23:59:59 start time is as acceptable as one that begins at 12:00:01. 

I know it's awkward when you first hike with people you do not know at all, but if you hike with us you will discover that the members are FRIENDLY, nice people.  You could easily make some friendships for life.  I certainly have.

If you are new to hiking, read the hike descriptions and send a note to the leader is you are not sure about something. Hiking can be quite physically demanding, but many members are beginners, so don't be afraid.

Watch your step on the downhill,

Kurt Godden

3994 members · Public

Pole Dance and Sweat Sexy to Burlesque Fitness(Northridge)

Northridge, CA

Pole Dance and Sweat Sexy to Burlesque Fitness(Northridge)

Hi! Welcome to Flying Curves Dance Studio’s Meetup page! I’m Christina, and I have been dancing for over a decade. I have studied all different styles of dance including burlesque, jazz, hip hop, and pole. I started this studio because I have a passion for dance, performing, and teaching.

Flying Curves Dance Studio located in Northridge, CA (San Fernando Valley) is focused on empowering women through dance, pole fitness, and burlesque. We are an all-women private studio, offering a no-judgement environment to let go of inhibitions and insecurities and become your best self! We like to think of our classes as a fusion of fitness, life lessons, therapy, and dance with awesome pole tricks as the cherry on top. All ages, sizes, and fitness levels are welcome! If you are looking for a fun fitness class, new friends, a summer body, or an exciting adventure, you have found the right place!


Check out our website: www.flyingcurves.com



Class Pricing/Packages

· 1 Single Class - $28

· 5 Class Package - $120 (Expires In 2 Months From Purchase)

· 10 Class Package - $190 (Expires 3 Months From Purchase)

· 15 Class Package - $260 (Expires 4 Months From Purchase)



What You’ll Learn

· Pole tricks/combinations

· Choreographed simple, sexy routines

· Lap dances

· How to walk in high heels

· Art of strip tease (no nudity ;))

Frequently Asked Questions

· Will I be able to do this if I have never taken a dance, pole class before?

Yes! I work at your level and no you don't need to have strong arm muscles - you will get stronger in class!

· What will happen in class?

Every class will begin with a warm up to get your body ready to learn. This warm up is Pilates and yoga based with lots of stretching and exotic dance moves thrown in. Once we are warm, we will move to the poles. Based on your current level, we will work on learning and perfecting pole tricks and combinations, as well as how to transition smoothly between tricks. Finally, we will put everything we’ve learned together in a choreographed or freestyle dance. Props, themes, and exercises to deeper explore your movement can be expected!

· How long is the class?

An hour and a half

· What should I wear?

Workout clothes - for example yoga pants or shorts, a sports bra, tee-shirt, or tank top. No shoes are needed for warming up or learning pole tricks. Feel free to bring in any shoes or clothing you’d like to dance in at the end of class!

Description of Classes Offered

· Pole Dance Movement

Learn how to pole dance in a fun and non-intimidating environment. This class is for all ages and any fitness levels. No, you don't need upper body strength ;) Class is totally catered to YOUR level and personal journey. Build your confidence! Become empowered! Get fit while having fun! Join our incredible sisterhood! Get your sexy on!

· Liquid Motion

The Liquid Motion® class is an open level class that utilizes elements of fitness conditioning, sensual movement, and dance theory, to provide a total mind and body movement experience. In this 60- minute class, students learn the fundamentals of Liquid Motion® to build a foundation for floor work & wall work. The class is made up of body conditioning, lateral movement drills, intricate floor sequences, exploration of sensual movement, and an understanding of total body awareness.

· BollyBurlX

Are you in need of more cardio? Try our new fusion of Bollly X and Burlesque! This class is a combination of Bollywood inspired dance and burlesque. For the first 30 minutes, let's unleash our inner rockstars while bringing up our heart rates with fun dance moves and music. For the last half hour of class, we will learn a sexy and sassy burlesque routine! You get the best of both worlds!

· Pole-ography

This is a fun choreography-based class that uses very basic pole tricks and sexy choreography to create easy to learn routines with a bit of hair tossing, booty shaking, hip circling, and other fun transitions. This is a great way to learn more movement and transitions for your own freestyle.

· Floor-ography

This class will introduce you to the wonderfully seductive and undeniably fun world of floor work. You will learn floor moves and choreography off the pole. As you get comfortable with your natural and instinctual direction, these sultry transitional moves will become great additions to your pole routines. **It is highly recommended to wear knee pads or leg warmers as well as your favorite pair of shoes!

· Beginner Burlesque

Ever wanted to dance like a Pussycat Doll or get your sassy sexiness on? Do you want to feel strong, sexy, and confident? This is for you! This fun and sexy class begins with our signature Burlesque Booty Camp fitness workout followed by easy to follow along choreography for a hot burlesque routine. It caters to all levels, so no previous dance experience is required.

· Goddess Flow

This is a unique class intended for students who are comfortable freestyle dancing. In this class, new and fun topics will be covered from exploration of individual Goddesses (there’s a Goddess in all of us!), tips on bringing her into the outside world, and many more. Work through issues and stresses through individual, freestyle dances. Dress up, let it flow, and leave your worries behind. You will leave this class 

1261 members · Private

805 Reads Book Club

Camarillo, CA

805 Reads Book Club

Welcome to 805 Reads Book Club!


With the continued uncertainty about meeting out and about - we are meeting via Zoom!!


We look forward to meeting you and seeing you soon at a book club meeting! We are a friendly group that warmly welcomes new members. There are many different groups covering several genres. We hope you find one or more that intrigue you:

1st Tuesday – Award nominees or winners, available in paperback and under 450 pages. Conducts polls for next books on a periodic basis. 

Leader: Beverlee Abell,

Location: Zoom

2nd Monday – Members choose a book they love, then host that discussion. 

Leaders: Monthly hosts vary, Beverlee Abell

Location: Zoom

3rd Thursday – It’s a Mystery! Mysteries, fiction and non-fiction.

 Leader: Jennifer Gross

Location: Zoom

Varied Thursdays – Salon Group

 Leader: Jennifer Gross

Location: Zoom

Saturdays: Mystery and Fiction

Leaders: Jane and Kaaren

Occasional Sunday mornings – Page to Screen. We’ll read the book, watch the movie, and discuss both afterwards. Meets whenever a great opportunity arises.

 Leader: Ellen Rodriguez

 Location: Movie theaters and eating establishments in/near Camarillo

All of the group leaders can be reached through the Meetup app, through a “Comment” or “Messages” link. Beverlee Abell is the Lead Organizer of the group.

What to know about the MEETINGS:

If you’re on the Wait List, still read the book. The Wait List often clears, especially in the last few days before the meeting. 

If you can’t attend, please change your RSVP. It helps clear the Wait List. We meet at local restaurants and some have ordering minimums for use of the space.

No Shows and people who cancel with 24 hours of the meeting will be marked on the meeting attendance. After three No Shows and/or late cancellations, you’ll be blocked from signing up for more meetings.

Dues are $15.00 per year, to offset the cost of Meetup and the cost of the Zoom membership. You may pay on the Meetup app or pay cash to Beverlee Abell. Your profile will show if your dues are paid. Meetup will remind you when the fee is due the following year.

We are looking forward to seeing you soon at 805 Reads!

Beverlee, Ellen, Jennifer, Kaaren and Jane

63 members · Public