Suggested Groups near California
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!!!
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
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, Venmo, or in person within one week of joining for fiscal year 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.
South Bay Social 21-35
San Jose, CA
Hi everyone! Welcome to the South Bay Social (21-35)
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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!**
Fun, Feisty and Over 40
First due to covid, we ask that all our members are vaccinated so that we do not pass covid to unvaccinated people, Please add that in the comments so we know or send the organizer a private message.
Don't let our name fool you. This group is for WOMEN in our 50's , 60's' and more! We are married and single, widowed and divorced, working and retired. We build friendships and a strong sense of belonging.
We are constantly on the go. Movie nights, eating out, BUNCO, book club, bowling, hiking, walking, potlucks, just to name some recent events. We welcome and encourage suggestions from our members. What do you want to do? Let us know, choose a date and place and we will get it set up.
We also do volunteer work to help those in our community. This group is all about US and we make it whatever we want it to be.
Our events are mostly in the East Bay, we have events mostly in the Tri-Valley area, and more, all depending on what people want to do. At times, we also go to San Francisco, Casino trips, musicals, plays and more.
Please be sure to have a look at our guidelines and a more.
One more thing. we collect dues of $10 per year. After your first event, you will be asked to pay the organizer. We also ask that you attend an event within the first 30 days.
The dues are strictly for Meet Up administrative fees, deposits and sometimes supplies for events and a big themed party during the year. We hope to see you soon!
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.
Past events include hikes, museums, restaurants, theatre, music, Improv shows, garden tours, ranger talks, high teas, potlucks, art festivals, wine tastings, beachwalks, and more. We are currently scheduling events outdoors to keep risk of illness lower. We have 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.
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.
Break Ke Baad - Bay Area Indian Divorced Singles (BKB®)
This social group unites people of Indian descent who are divorced, separated or currently in the process of Divorce. Single parents with kids of all ages, separated singles & divorcees are welcome and encouraged to join.
We focus on kid friendly & adult activities like movies, play dates, picnics, concerts and helping each other with our collective experiences on divorce, separation & single parent hood.
Northern California Golf Club
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GOLF CLUB
We are a social golf meetup group, which offers its members an option to join our very own NCGA Associate Club by the same name: Northern California Golf Club. To register, here is the link:
If you click on the above link, you'll see a green "Join This Club" button with a yellow star on it.
You are welcome to join us if you are an Intermediate+ golfer. Here are some 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 at NCGC events at your own risk, and neither the Organizer nor the Event Organizers will be liable for damages or injuries caused by any of our members during our meetups or travel to and from our meetups. NCGC 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, unless you are already a member of our Beginners group, 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.
OUR GOALS AND ACTIVITIES
Let’s play our part in promoting and practicing the industry’s goal of finishing a round in about 4.5 hours.
For over two years, 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.
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 also 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: $11.36.
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, which might be a day or two before the RSVP deadline.
* A combination of a no-show and last-minute cancellation will also result in the removal from our group.
* Last-minute cancellations will be accepted from our "regular" members who have a good attendance record—until it starts to become a habit.
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. We look forward to your upcoming participation.
The Tribe of Monterey County
Hi Ladies, have you been looking for your tribe? Look no further :)
We are a group of gals from all walks of life who have been lucky enough to find each other to engage in Fun, Friendship & Laughter!
We range from mid 40's & above from as far as Gilroy to Carmel Valley. We share in a mutual interest of finding time in our busy lives to support & spend time with each other engaging in positive, fun, activities that range from dining, hiking, festivals, bunco & anything else that pops in the area that sounds like FUN to take a break for some much needed girl time!
Don't be shy! If you have an idea, see something cool, want to try something for the first time we're here to post it & support you; just email & we will work together to plan the event!
Please note, we require that you post a picture of yourself when requesting membership for the safety of our members & so we recognize you at your first event :)
Santa Cruz Lesbian Meetup
Santa Cruz, CA
This group has changed hands a few times, and I'm finally getting around to updating the description.
When given the opportunity to take on the organizer role for this meetup I was super excited! I'm a Santa Cruz transplant - moved here in 2019 with my 3 kids.
I didn't know a soul when I moved here, and never seemed to be able to find my people (I'd heard SC was a Lesbian Mecca). The pandemic, a breakup, and a move later, I started searching for connection. I signed up for Lesbian Summer Camp, met amazing womxn, and voilà, Jamyrson handed the reigns over to me for this group.
I am deeply committed to building community for womxn (yes, trans-inclusive) ~ because I know how hard it is to find, and how vital it is to have. Not sure if you've noticed, but there seem to be a plethora of activities for men, so here we are ~ building community, creating friendships, connection, laughter, fun, adventure, and support.
Alamo Square/Hayes Valley Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Hi there! This group is looking to bring new and old residents of Alamo Square/Hayes Valley together. Members should live in the neighborhoods represented here (Hayes Valley/Alamo Square and neighborhoods in between/close by) and be 21+. It's an open group but tailored for women in their late 20s/30s/40s.
Building community and friendships by enjoying all our neighborhood has to offer: park days, walks through the panhandle, drinks, food, and more! While there may be events held in other neighborhoods from time to time, the purpose of this group is to connect residents of Alamo Square and Hayes Valley (and neighborhoods in between).
Real profile photos are required. Three no shows without updating RSVPs will result in being removed from the group. Meetings are in-person only, unless otherwise mandated by the city, and may be held indoors. The city of San Francisco requires proof of vaccine against Covid-19 to dine or drink indoors. This group, members and guests, follow city mandates related to Covid-19.
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 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
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.
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Sunnyvale Hiking and Camping
Let's have fun hiking Bay Area Wide - both during the week (around 6 pm) and on weekends. We hike in the South Bay (San Jose/Santa Cruz), East Bay (Fremont, Newark, Oakland), Peninsula (Palo Alto - Redwood City - Woodside) and San Francisco.
We're adding (almost) monthly Camping Trips
We're open to suggestions - any time - of hikes and opened campgrounds.
People who come to our events are friendly and usually everyone who comes makes new friends inside and outside our group.
You need to post an actual photo of yourself showing your face, including your eyes. Failure to post a photo of yourself will result in a declining of your membership into our group.
We STRONGLY encourage you, if you have to, to cancel your reservation on Meetup 48 hours prior to the event.
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.
The Contra Costa County Moms Meetup Group
THIS GROUP IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS
The CCC Moms Group is a wonderful, supportive group of Moms who enjoy each other's company during twice weekly park playdates in Central Contra Costa County. We have weekly music groups, monthly Girls Night Out, family nights, field trips, quarterly book club, and other seasonal activities. We're a very active group; members MUST be interested in meeting and forming friendships with other moms and attend at LEAST one meetup per month.
•This group is open to stay at home moms and working moms (including moms-to-be) of children from newborn to those in kindergarten.
•All park meetups are at 10am (We have one Saturday morning and one Afternoon playdate per month)
•To help build relationships we have a limit of 125 members
•Membership is $20 per year (September thru September) and is payable via private PayPal. We do not accept cash.
Making friends can seem intimidating and hard, but it doesn't have to be! Come frequently to meetups, be social and friendly, and the rest will fall into place naturally. We are a drama free organization, so keep in mind common rules of courtesy, and you will find some wonderful friendships here.
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.