Suggested Groups near California
Fore Right Golf Club
San Jose, CA
This group is for folks who love golf and are looking for a judgment-free zone to learn and improve their game.
Events: <br> We will reserve tee times for 9 or 18 holes courses every week. We might meet for practice sessions at the range occasionally too.
Who should join the group: <br>A) people who've practiced at the driving range a few times at least. <br>B) if you haven't played a complete round yet, it's totally fine. You're welcome to play your first round with us. <br>C) If you're really good at golf (5hcp or lower), you're welcome to join us and teach us more about the game. <br>D) If you're a positive and fun person. Golf is supposed to be a stress buster. You know what I mean.
The members will be charged an annual fee of $11.50 to be a member of this group. Members are expected to pay the green fee at the course. <br>This group is not associated with any business entity.
German Shepherds of the Bay Area
San Jose, CA
Active, Social and Trained German Shepherds!
When joining this Meet Up group, please post a picture of your shepherd as your profile picture. Your membership will be declined if your profile picture is not a picture of your shepherd.
The Goal of this Meet Up group is to have fun with your Shepherd and to share the passion with friends and family.
It is up to you to take advantage of every opportunity that this Meet Up group offers; be it Play Meet Up, Pack Walks, Pack Hikes, Beach Trips, Community Events, Store openings, Canoe Trips, Train Ride, Positive Obedience Classes, Agility, Rally, Personal Protection Training, Scent Work, Dock Diving, Barn Hunt, Luring Puppy Socials and many more.
This Meet Up group is also a great resource to share information regarding German Shepherds. Support from other members is a huge benefit of this group. Be sure to check out the "Discussion" tab.
We must ensure that the members of our Meet Up group are safe, therefore, everyone must keep their Shepherds up to date with all vaccinations.
By joining the group, you agree to release the groups Organizer (Christine Alves) and members from any and all liability with regard to group activities. You are responsible for your Shepherds at all events and agree to keep your Shepherd under control.
Public Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BayAreaShepherds
Members Only Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124865740978335
There is a $10.00 yearly membership fee that is due when you join this group. Please use Venmo at www.venmo.com/Christine-Alves-10 to pay for your yearly membership dues.
THANK YOU for joining this amazing group that celebrated 11 years in August 2021.
Shadow and Dallas
San Jose Singles 50s and Beyond...
San Jose, CA
Hi! We're happy, fun-loving, and single! Life is good. If you are single and over the age of 50 years old, please join our wonderful community. We welcome you as long as you are a positive individual and will respect other members in our group. Just come out to one of our events and have fun making new friends. The possibilities are endless. Give and get as much as you want from this group. Join us and have fun!!!
South Bay Social 21-35
San Jose, CA
Hi everyone! Welcome to the South Bay Social (21-35)
FIND US ON INSTA @SouthBaySocialMeetup
To create a laid-back and welcoming community full of adventurous fun friends. We hope to make this an exciting space to spend time and really get to know one another through various activities and experiences together. Our events will consistently be amazing, and you will meet some really awesome people!!
We plan on hosting at minimum 3 events per week and as the group grows adding more organizers. If you are interested in becoming an organizer please reach out a let us know- we would love to share the planning!
Some of our organizers also host events for a group in SF called Tribe, so there may be combined events- recommend applying to that group if you visit the city often.
join our WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DM3q0gcHbOgHQY2ZCFIB8s
To get you guys PUMPED, here's are only a few of the events we are in the works of planning:
• Weekly happy hours at various bar/lounges in the bay
• Summer beach bonfires
• Themed bar crawls
• House parties, dinner parties, holiday parties, pool parties, picnics
• Weekend camping trips
• Hike, bike, backpack, climb, raft while spending time with nature
• Festivals - culture, music, sports, etc.
• Day/Roadtrips - Sutro baths, 17-mile Drive, Carmel-by-the-sea, Big Sur, Point Reyes, etc.
• Overnight/Multi-night trips - Tahoe, Big Sur, Vegas, Yosemite, Mendocino, San Diego
• Local activities - bowling, SUP, canoe/kayaking, laser tag, escape rooms, comedy club, dance lesson, volunteer work etc.
Remember, our events will be all-inclusive. No planning on your part - just show up, have fun, and make unforgettable memories with a unique group of people we hope will become some of your closest friends!
There is no US without YOU, looking forward to meeting everyone. Let's create something great together!
DISCLAIMER: This is YOUR group as much as it is ours. If any member is made to feel threatened, harassed, or uncomfortable by another member, there will be consequences from the organizers.
**Don't be creepy, have a great time, and be cool!**
Golf with Tosh & Friends
This group is for players who take golf seriously but like to have fun on the course. At this time we play 18 holes on weekdays and 9 holes on weekends mostly.
The annual membership is $7 and payable via Paypal or Venmo. You will be on waitlist while we wait for your dues. Our fiscal year is July-1 to June-30.
All skill levels are welcome to join but beginners should avoid 18 holes.
We play Deep Cliff in Cupertino almost every Friday, other 18 hole courses during the week, and Sunken Gardens in Sunnyvale often on weekends.
It is also desired/expected that members establish a golf index to participate in tournaments.
You will be added to the group once your dues are paid.
Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group
We are a social golf meetup group for those who have experience on a golf course, as well as beginners who have taken professional lessons.
Due to player developments or improvements in the golf skill level of many of the members, we branched out from our sister Club, the Bay Area Beginner Golf Meetup Group.
I am the creator of the below rules for the BABGMG (in 2012), so I am copying, pasting and updating them here, starting with some of our expectations:
- Familiarity with basic rules of golf and golf etiquette, particularly the practice of honoring a good pace of play;
- Respect for the game and our members;
- Adherence to our policies, including showing up for events on time or earlier if requested.
Whether you participate in our golf outings or our non-golf social events, you are responsible for any damages or injuries you cause to property or other persons. You are participating in NCGC's Beginner+ Group (NCGCb+) events at your own risk, and neither I/the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by you or any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGCb+ is also not liable for any injuries inflicted upon it members or damages done to members' properties or loss of properties (including golf equipment, transportation, etc.) during events and travel to and from our meetups.
Also, you must use your real name or initials and a recent photo of yourself when signing up. If you are not comfortable with this policy or any of our other policies, this is not the group for you.
Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.
Although this is a new golf meetup group, many members of this Club have been golfing together for more than 8 or 9 years. For close to a decade, we have been providing exceptional golf experience to players of all ages, and our group keeps getting better and better. We will continue to play 18-hole courses all over the Bay Area and sometimes beyond, as well as schedule 9-hole events and group golf lessons for the newer golfers in our group.
We oftentimes hang out after the round for a meal or a drink. This is optional, so don't feel obligated to stick around if your plans do not permit it.
We are open to suggestions for playing various courses in the Bay Area. If there is a course you would like to play, let one of the Event Organizers know and we will look to getting it on the calendar.
Annual NON-REFUNDABLE fee: $15.00
If a member is removed from our group, this fee will not be refunded.
ATTENDANCE and RSVPs
Our attendance policy is strict. This is a requirement as we reserve tee times up to two weeks in advance, and we are required to fill those tee times. Golf courses do not like last minute cancellations, as they make their money by having full foursomes.
When you receive notifications of scheduled meetups, it is not necessary to reply "No" if you are not attending an event. You have the option to click on "Yes" or "No," but you don't have to; you can simply delete the email without replying. Of course, if you RSVP "Yes" then your plans change, you must update your RSVP to "No."
Do not sign up for a meetup if there's a chance that you might have to cancel at the last minute. It's better for you to sign up at the last minute than to cancel at the last minute.
* Although one no-show may result in the removal from our group, the first no-show may only be given a warning, depending on the circumstances.
* Last-minute cancellations are frowned upon. A last-minute cancel is if you cancel your RSVP after the RSVP deadline or after an Event Organizer has posted the group assignments.
* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.
-- I understand that pace of play is very important to this group. If I am a slower player, I agree to pick up my ball if necessary to maintain a good pace of play.
-- Although there will be some 9-hole meetups scheduled, I understand that most of the meetups will be for those who are at an advanced-beginner or intermediate level. As a beginner, if I’d like (more) 9-hole or easier 18-hole meetups scheduled, I will request them.
-- I understand that this group takes its rules seriously and that infraction of any of the group’s policies will result in my removal without a refund of my membership dues.
-- I agree that by RSVPing to a meetup, I am committing to attend that event. I understand that cancellations should only be for exceptional circumstances and that multiple cancellations will result in my removal from this group without a refund of my membership dues.
-- I understand that some meetups may require a pre-payment, and in the event that I am unable to attend, it is my responsibility to find a replacement player. If a replacement is unavailable, I understand that I forfeit my pre-payment.
-- If health-related mandates are issued (including for COVID-19), I will be participating in NCGCb+ events at my own risk, and I agree to follow any and all social precautions imposed by the golf course and the county in which the course resides.
Thank you for observing and respecting our policies. We work hard to ensure that our members always have a great experience on the golf course.
Welcome to the Northern California Golf Club's Beginner + Group. We look forward to your upcoming participation.
Northern California Golf Club's Beginner+ Group
Monterey Friendship Group
Join us! Everyone is welcome and we have a variety of events, from hiking to happy hours to beach walks & more. Our members are very friendly and have a variety of life experiences, ages, backgrounds, families which means whenever we get together the conversations are fun and time passes quickly! And kids, friends and guests are always welcome too.
The Monterey Friendship group is only 2 months old but we've had dozens of meetups and almost 200 members. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about the group feel free to send me a message! This is a great group for people who are locals, new in town or even passing through and want to meet some new people in the area.
Vintage Women of the South Bay
San Jose, CA
This is an amazing group of women that has been evolving and growing since 2009. Some of us are empty nesters and are asking ourselves, “Now what?” Some of us are between jobs or newly retired and are wondering what to do with our free time. Some of us are new to the area and want to grow our circle of friends. And some of us just want to leave the menfolk at home and enjoy a girls’ day out.
For me, most of my friends and family had moved away. Someone mentioned meet up and this is the first group I found, and so happy I did. I met women my own age right in my own backyard that I may never have met on my own. Life is so much richer with friends and a strong sense of community.
We enjoy activities such as movies, Bunco, chat nights, plays, golf, brunches, art festivals, day trips and morning walks. And if there is something you would like to do but don’t see it here, you are welcome to host your own activity.
Join us if you like to laugh and try new things.
PLEASE NOTE: You must be female and over 50 to join. A profile photo of yourself is required when joining Vintage Women so we can recognize you at events.
Salt and Pepper -Palo Alto Couples Aged 50+
Palo Alto, CA
Salt and Pepper is a group of welcoming, interested adults, aged 50 plus, looking to make friends and enjoy activities with other couples. Gatherings include a mix of new and familiar faces, with an opportunity to make long lasting friends. Our diverse group appreciates all walks of life, celebrating our differences while exploring common interests. We support each other and encourage healthy life transitions.
Membership in this group is about getting to know other couples and so we ask that members attend, as a couple, at least one activity each month. To maintain the dynamics of the group attendance without partner or bringing extra friends should be the exception. (Our midweek hikes are an exception and "singles" welcome)
Past events include hikes, museums, restaurants, theatre, music, Improv shows, garden tours, ranger talks, high teas, potlucks, art festivals, dancing, beachwalks, wine tastings, boardgame night, and more. We are currently scheduling events outdoors to keep risk of illness lower. There are a number of events scheduled so jump right in and RSVP for something soon!
Let's keep this safe for everyone. Please attend events if you have been vaccinated and not been with someone symptomatic or exposed to COVID. Be prepared to show proof of vaccination.
San Jose Mid-Week Hikers Group
San Jose, CA
This group was started to accommodate hikers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to go on organized hikes during the week. Whether due to mid-week days off, flexible work schedules, retirement or kids in school, if you have days/time off during the week and want to get out and enjoy the wonderful hiking we have in the bay area, this is the group for you. All hiking levels are encouraged to join and we welcome members of other hiking groups in the area as well. We welcome feedback and suggested hikes from members and we keep our organized hikes to fairly small groups (less than 20). We try to schedule several hikes each week. Our Hiking adventures tend to be 4-10 miles in length with varied levels of elevation change. They last between two and six hours normally. Please do not be discouraged if you are new to hiking. You can start by picking a shorter, easier outing.
Photography Walks & Workshops in San Francisco by Casey
San Francisco, CA
Let's explore San Francisco by taking pictures (and videos) and learn new techniques along the way. Plus get outside for fresh air and exercise too! About me: I have been doing photography for over 35 years and used to shoot weddings, portraits, commercial work for decades. I am an expert in still photography having started with the Nikon F4 film camera plus the Hasselblad 503cx medium format film camera in the 90s, then transitioned to digital with the Nikon D1x and D2x in early 2000, and more recently changed to all Canon gear with the Canon R5 and 90D and M50 digital cameras. I also actively use the Canon XF400 and G60 camcorders for creating online content for my YouTube channel "Casey On Location". Because I enjoy photography and filming, I can also share my knowledge with others who share the same passion. I am a long-time resident of San Francisco since 1980 so I know quite a bit about The City by the bay. So join the group and we can shoot images and videos together at interesting spots in San Francisco, learn a thing or two from each other, and hopefully get in some sunshine and exercise too.
Girls Rule!!!! For Women ages 50+
San Mateo, CA
SAFETY FIRST!!! This group is for ONLY FULLY vaccinated peninsula 50+ women.
Hello Girls!!!! Get out of your pajamas and let's have some fun!!!! It is time to get out and mingle. You can do it!!!! Some of us have gotten a little too comfortable staying home this past year.
This Meetup is for women ONLY, ages 50+ who live on the peninsula. Please read the WHOLE description BEFORE you join this group.
The following are just some of the events that might be happening soon. If you have any suggestions or hear of a community event that you might think will be fun, please let me know. Also, if you wish to ever host, please let me know.
Some of the events might be:
Monthly Book Club
Mah Jongg - American (unless someone can teach me another version)
Trying new restaurants
Male Strip Clubs (okay, that was a joke)
And anything else that might sound fun to you.
There will be NO RSVP fee for any event. BUT, being a Meetup organizer is not free. I will be charging an annual $12.00 Non-refundable Membership fee. The Membership fee will be due and collected at your first event (unless I get Venmo or PayPal setup) and then it will be good for one year from the date you paid. This fee is non-refundable, meaning, you will not get reimbursed for whatever reason, including this Meetup group gets delete or cancelled for whatever reason and/or it you get delete from the group. If you join this group and do not attend any events within the first 4 months of signing up, you will be removed from the group. Even though you have paid Membership fees, you are still responsible for showing up at the events that you RSVP for. If you have 3 no shows, you will be removed from the group on your 3rd no show. If you cancel at the last minute, meaning, within in a couple of hours before the meetup event starts or you message me after the meetup starts, you will be removed. Considerate people only please.
If an event is hosted at a private house, the owner of the house is in charge of their guest list. They can pick and choose who they would like to attend. This might mean that a private home event might automatically go into a waitlist and the owner of the home will be able to create the guest list themselves (meaning, they can pick and choose who comes into their home).
IMPORTANT: I am not liable or responsible for you in anyway, shape or form for any event that you attend within this group. You are responsible for yourself at any events posted in this group. When you RSVP for an event, you are in agreeance to this information. No outside guests allowed at events posted on this Meetup.
Girls in Tech Social Hour
San Francisco, CA
Calling all Ladies working in Tech for a weekly/monthly social meet up. All ages are welcome.
Working remotely/home has changed our social life. This would be a fun meet up to mingle, meet and network with fellow women.
Will be hosting the following events soon so stay tuned:
Happy Hour Fridays <br>Social Hour Weekend <br>Networking <br>Co-working
UX Wizards Bay Area
San Jose, CA
This is a group for anyone interested in learning more about UX. I started this group to meet other UX enthusiasts in my area, and because I felt that most of the UX meetups I'd been attending were in San Francisco, and I was meeting more UX designers from San Jose who had also made the journey north!
Things I'm hoping to accomplish by starting this group:
- Opportunity for peer review (ie: bring your portfolios or work and we'll take time giving you honest feedback) <br>
- Opportunity for mentorship (maybe you are a mentor! maybe you are a mentee!)
- Place where you can bounce ideas around
- Place for potentially finding employers/talent
Bay Area Hiking, Walking, Wellness Meetup
Palo Alto, CA
Welcome wellness, hiking, walking, and outdoors workout lovers far and wide!
Our group is for people who practice a healthy lifestyle and have a positive mindset. We are all about wellness, health and good energy. If you exercise regularly, enjoy outdoor workouts, and are able to hike/walk 5-8 miles without any health issues (please consult with your personal physician), then come join us.
Our meetup events have a very positive impact on people's lives, people meet, fall in love💘 meet new friends, better health, less stress, anxiety, depression, isolate being alone and got extra bonus for LOVE 💞
Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are currently following CDC guidelines and protocol. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
And most importantly, if you are actively coughing, sneezing or feel sick, please wait until you are better to join us. We want all of you to feel safe and be well.
We are so lucky to live in the south bay area, where shaded tall tree forests, mountain trails with amazing views and beautiful sunset beach walks, are all nearby. We would love to hear your suggestions for new beautiful areas to explore together.
How Hiking Is Good for Body and Mind: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/hiking-body-mind
In general, we host events mostly in the late morning, afternoon and evenings, so you can get your beauty sleep and get your work done early, giving you options to fit your personal schedule.
We’ll find most hiking and walking places under big tall trees or shaded, open space, amazing reviews in country parks without getting sunburns or too much sun exposure, at beaches with fresh ocean air or fresh ocean breeze, and beautiful sunsets.
If you would like to reunite with old friends or meet new people, while exercising outdoors, come join us. We look forward to meeting you, walking, hiking with you and making good memories together!
*Note: While the event will always remain free to attend, it does take time and money to make it happen, so if you feel like chipping in, donation and contribution would be greatly appreciated.
To support/keep our group alive and active, You can help!
Dr.Heidi kindly asks for a voluntary donation, to help keep things going. And a special Thanks to everyone who has already chipped in/helped/contributed.
Any amount would be greatly appreciated, accept cash in person or Venmo any time: https://venmo.com/HealingSea Your contribution will help us cover our costs and make our Meetups going even better.
People come to meetup events for free and they don't know that I have to pay meetup and other fees as an organizer to host events and spend a lot of time researching places and making sure that events run smoothly with no issues.
When you attend our group events, Implied consent is assumed that you're okay with being photographed without explicit written or oral permission. In case you don't want to be photographed, please feel free to let people know about.
❤️Professional service available: American Heart Association (AHA) BLS-CPR, Heartsaver CPR, First Aid courses Book appointment online: https://visibook.com/ahacprfirstaid You will get 2 Certificates from AHA good for 2 years after you finish the course
☯️ Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for Pain, Infertility, Anti-Aging, Beauty, Stress and Emotional Balance. Available Book appointment online: https://visibook.com/healingsea
50's Plus Active Singles Community
San Luis Obispo, CA
This group is dedicated to those individuals who are single 50 years old or older. This is not a dating site. We are a community group and relationships have developed organically via this group. Some of these relationships turned into long-term relationships or marriage. It is important to us that they remain part of our family and are able to continue to attend our events. Our basic goal is to join forces to get out and about, meet new friends, attend social events, share our lives and hopefully make an impact on our community. The concept that created this group was based on those individuals who are alone wanting to get out and spend time with others without worrying about the strain or craziness of dating, courting or seeking a long-term mate. We want to get out and have fun, make new friends, be active and just be ourselves. Also, we are NOT to discuss politics; this group is not the place.
Our vision is to create a network of people who care about people. We are positive adults who love to socialize, interact and impact others and are seeking like-minded individuals who want to get out and have some fun support the needs of one another. If you have any ideas for an event, the organizers welcome them.
We do ask for a small contribution of $5.00 annually, this can be paid online or to one of the organizers ( Sharon or Jim) by check or cash within your 30-day trial period. These dues cover the cost of the website, support our team and our members for special events and at times funds for individual needs.
Be sure to check out our "Pages" for specific information about our group!
Shut Up & Write!® Online Events
San Francisco, CA
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.
Organizers can now organize online events through MeetUp. We’ve created a step-by-step guide for organizers to create an online event here.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com to let us know how we can help or if you’d like to get more involved with our efforts.