Suggested Groups near Thousand Oaks, CA
"What the Fifties! "(WTF) Women’s club Newbury Park & beyond
Newbury Park, CA
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.
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.
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.
We welcome you and look forward to meeting you soon!
Founder of WTFifties (805)750-0533
Simi Valley, CA
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".
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Ladies Let's Do Lunch!
Thousand Oaks, CA
We are a social group for vaccinated ladies in the Conejo Valley to meet, lunch and socialize. If you do not have proof of vaccination please do not sign up for a lunch. We are not a group to network in for business and are not interested in distributing business cards or selling anything.
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,
2nd Monday – Members choose a book they love, then host that discussion.
Leaders: Monthly hosts vary, Beverlee Abell
3rd Thursday – It’s a Mystery! Mysteries, fiction and non-fiction.
Leader: Jennifer Gross
Varied Thursdays – Salon Group
Leader: Jennifer Gross
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
MOMS Club-Simi Valley
Simi Valley, CA
Welcome to MOMS Club Simi Valley!
MOMS Club is a support group designed to meet the needs of today’s mother. We host a variety of activities including park days, play dates, field trips to various locations, community service projects, and seasonal parties. Don’t forget Moms Night Out, the best way to really get to know the other members in the group! Every member is encouraged to suggest activities for the monthly calendar. This ensures that the things you enjoy doing with your little ones can be shared with others. Of course children are welcome to all activities.
We are not simply a play group, but a group designed to support MOM. Our members are looking to make lifelong friends as well as create meaningful, lasting friendships for their children. We encourage lots of participation. The more activities you attend, the more you will benefit from the group.
We know that being an at-home mother means making a financial sacrifice, so dues to our local chapter are only $25 per year. Please feel free to email us if you’re interested in joining our group, or have any other questions regarding MOMS Club. We'd love to hear from you! MOMSClubSimiValley@gmail.com
Hope to see you soon!
MOMS Club Simi Valley serves moms living in Simi Valley!
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The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity.
The PM Hikers
Simi Valley, CA
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,
Fabulous Fun Female Friends 40's,50's and Beyond
Oak Park, CA
This group is for meeting new friends for new adventures. Hikes, dinner, wine tasting, bowling, just to name a few events that we will be planning. Always looking for suggestions! We want this group to make long lasting friendships in this stage of our lives. We are about fun! Who's in???
We have a 3 x no show and a multiple cancellation policy. If you are a no show without notification (message or mark yourself as not going) for our events you will be removed from the group. Even if it's that day, no problem. We just want to adjust accordingly. We understand things come up, just let us know so we aren't trying to locate you during an event. If you constantly RSVP for an event and then cancel you will also be removed from the group. RSVP'ing and then cancelling frequently is not fair to others who might want to attend but aren't able to because the spot is taken. Most people don't check back to see if a spot is open later on. We have a great group and we want to keep that going with people who are committed.
Movin' with Mo
We are a group of like minded mature adults who like to enjoy the outdoors and each other's company. Our walks and hikes will be 5-6 miles and may include an elevation gain up to, but not limited to, 700 ft. For now, the group size will be limited to 20 people per event and Covid precautions will be followed. Masks for indoor events and carpools are required. You will be hiking with vaccinated and unvaccinated people. By participating, you do so at your own risk. The organizer has the right to exclude or remove a member per her discretion. A person with 3 'no shows' will be removed from the group. Controversial topics are discouraged. This is not a dating site.
Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners
Van Nuys, CA
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.
Learn & Grow Sustainable Gardening
The Learn & Grow Educational Series (learn-and-grow.org) teaches you how to grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs anywhere, no yard required! Use inexpensive and/or recycled materials to create your own bucket garden.
Whether you live in an house, apartment, condo, or mobile home, bucket gardening can help you have source of healthy nutritious food. Are you a renter? Take your bucket garden with you when you move!
Foods we have grown in our Bucket Garden:
Vegetables & Herbs: Tomatoes, Peppers, Corn, Potatoes, Onions, Ginger, Basil, Dill, Cumin, Thyme, Lettuce, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Beets, Eggplants, Squash, Cucumbers, Beans, Peas, Celery, Asparagus, Artichokes and more!
Fruits: Dwarf Bananas, Strawberries, Blackberries, Goji Berries, Melons!
What are you waiting for?
Let's Get Growing!🌱🌱🌱
ADHD Empowerment: Peer Support & Education Community
Sherman Oaks, CA
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.*
Dining Dames & Diversions
***As the group grows, I'm looking for more people who would like to host events (or organize (post your own events)). Please let me know if there is an activity you'd like me to post for you.
We’re a group of ladies, located in the Ventura area, that like to try new restaurants, happy hours, and beer / wine / spirit tastings
But that’s not all we do! Add: game nights, escape rooms, book club, hiking / walking, photography, concerts, dancing, karaoke, shopping, and movies.
And, this group has no age limit. Some members are under 50, some over! ALL are welcome. Group is limited to members active within the last four months.
If you sign up for an event and then find you’re not able to attend, please change your RSVP to NO This allows someone else to attend the event, especially if there is a Waitlist, and causes unwanted delays for the group that is there.
If you are a ‘No Show’ at two events, you will be removed from the group.
Same day cancellations will also be monitored as this is stressful on the host, and also can create problems with the restaurants hosting us. Please cancel as far in advance as possible to make management of the event easier.
Please include a photo of you yourself, so the members know what you look like.
San Fernando Valley Social Group
Please join our group if you are looking to chill out such as dining, happy hour, board games, dancing, karaoke, wine tasting , concert , picnic or outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking/standup paddle boarding, camping, Softball , volleyball, etc. DISCLAIMER !!! \ Due to the time and effort it takes to organize the events and in respect the coordinators especially dinner reservations now require a head count , some restaurants even require a credit card to hold the table. We are asking everyone to please honor your reservation and to only rsvp if you are positive in attending. If changes have to be made please make them in advance so other may have time to reserve in your place. Thanks you!
Conejo Valley Hikers, Walkers & More! (Beginner+)
Thousand Oaks, CA
✨ Calabasas - Agoura Hills- Oak Park - Westlake Village - Thousand Oaks - Moorpark - Simi Valley- Newbury Park - Camarillo ✨
🌱 This group is for those living in Conejo Valley and looking for new hiking, walking & exercise buddies, to keep active. Sometimes it is a struggle to find people you can rely on to go work out with and get some exercise in and I know for me I am more likely to work out if I have a commitment in place! Let's all help each other out by making more commitments to exercise and get outside together! I welcome all who can commit (no flakes please) to whatever meetup exercise activity interests you the most in this group!
💥 Note, the more the merrier- All genders, races, religions and political parties welcome…but PLEASE no political talk. Children & dogs are also welcome to attend as long as you feel the trail is appropriate. Please check allTrails app.
🌿 Our meetups will have a variety to choose from: easy, moderate, moderate-hard, occasionally hard. We will also have walks, work-outs and other activities and even sometimes grabbing a coffee before or after! All hiking/walking areas will be in Conejo Valley.
🙌 Please make sure to checkout & support our group's sponsor, who is covering the yearly costs to keep the group going strong! 💪🐐 Train Goat Gainz (Community Fitness):
By being a member of this group and attending the meetups, you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability that are related to or resulting from any group meetups and activities during meetups. Group Organizer, assistant organizers, sponsor, and other members of the group assume no responsibility or liability, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information you receive from the meetups, or from participating in activities in the meetups. You agree that neither you nor a third party will hold any of the group organizers or members liable for any injury, loss, or damage of any kind to yourself or others as a direct result from anything that has to do with this meetup group. Please also read all information below in the "FAQ's & REMINDERS" section, as there are important details you may need to know before attending a hike!
⁉️ FAQ's & REMINDERS
😷 COVID FAQs: No rules as we are outdoors. Please be courteous of one another. Members are welcome to keep their distance and mask up as they feel comfortable. Host is vaccinated, but it is not required of members.
📸 PROFILE PHOTO: Please make sure to post a photo of YOURSELF, showing your face, as your member profile (instead of your kids, pets, flowers, etc). This helps members identify you during the meetups!
📆 YOUR RSVP: Please take your RSVP seriously and read the hike description thoroughly before RSVP’ing. Way too often we get last minute cancellations. Yes we understand people get sick and things happen, but often times people just don’t feel like going or end up making other plans and cancel last minute. This is not fair to those who are on the wait list and really wanted to go. Please be respectful of this and only RSVP if you can commit!
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/
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!
· 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.
Our Code of Conduct
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.
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
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.
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.
Simi Valley - Vaccinated Only - Classic Board Games Meetup
Simi Valley, CA
If you love classic board games such as Parcheesi, Scrabble, Yahtzee, Monopoly, etc. and you are fully COVID vaccinated, we are the Meetup for you! We do not mean to exclude anybody, but we want this Meetup to be as safe as possible for everyone. For this reason, all participants are required to show proof of full COVID vaccination before each Meetup with I.D.
Now let the games begin!