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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

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.

Also:  More Terms


3327 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

3992 members · Public

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.

4442 members · Public

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.*

906 members · Private

Conejo Valley Hikers, Walkers & More! (Beginner+)

Thousand Oaks, CA

Conejo Valley Hikers, Walkers & More! (Beginner+)

✨ 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):

http://www.traingoatgainz.com

https://www.instagram.com/train_goat_gainz

https://www.facebook.com/TrainGoatGainz/


‼️ DISCLAIMER

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!

252 members · Public

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.


349 members · Public