Suggested Groups near California
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. The annual membership is $7.
We play both 9 and 18 hole courses in the south bay and peninsula area mostly.
All skill levels are welcome to join but beginners should avoid 18 holes. We play Deep Cliff in Cupertino almost every Friday and Sunken Gardens in Sunnyvale often on weekends.
It is also desired/expected that members establish a golf index to participate in tournaments.
50+ Almaden Hiking & Social Group
San Jose, CA
Hi Fellow Almadenians!
As we are facing "the new normal" we ask ourselves how can be maintained "normalcy" in our lives? It is not easy! And yet, we need to return to what our lives used to be one step at a time while keeping us safe.
The purpose of this group is to meet and get to know each other via a variety of events: hikes, kayaking, board games, music in the park, live music, arts fairs, dinners, camping, theater... Any ideas are welcome! We are open to suggestions and we welcome those who want to participate in adding events or becoming hosts.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will need to be cautious and follow health protocol. After those restrictions are lifted, we will be able to include more events but until those restrictions are lifted, our events will have a very limited number of attendees and will make sure we follow COVID-19 safety guidelines.
I am eager to leave the house, get to know other people, start living again... AND, yes, get rid of the COVID pounds!
Please, let me know if you are interested in becoming an event host.
I am looking forward meeting each one of you PERSONALLY!
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.
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.
45+ South Bay Active & Social Singles
San Jose, CA
DEAR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, <br>
THIS GROUP IS FOR MEMBERS AGES 45 and up. IF YOU ARE NOT WITHIN THIS AGE RANGE, PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. <br>
YOU MUST ALSO HAVE A RECENT AND CLOSE-UP PHOTO OF YOURSELF (just you, please, no other people) AS YOUR PROFILE PICTURE (we use this photo to recognize you in large settings and for safety reasons). ANYONE WHO WAS ACCEPTED BY USING A PHOTO REPRESENTING A " MUCH YOUNGER VERSION OF SELF" NOT SHOWING THEIR CURRENT AGE AND PHYSICAL APPEARANCE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE GROUP. NO PICTURES WITH CHILDREN OR OTHER PEOPLE.
The 45+ South Bay Social Singles (45+SBSS) is all about making friends with other singles, getting to know them and becoming familiar with each other in a safe and fun environment.
Since its foundation, the 45+ has created long lasting relationships of many kinds. Although this is not a match-making program, we celebrate the romantic connections that have taken place in the past and are sure to continue in the future. Members that fall under this category are encouraged to remain in the group, even after they get marry.
We pride ourselves in considering this group part of our extended family and once a member of our family, you will ALWAYS be a member of our family… Unless you do something really "nutty" in which case we will have to let you go.
We monitor our membership and accept new members only after we feel comfortable that the previously accepted members have accommodated to us, attended events, etc…
Every few months, we remove members who have not participated in any events for more than 4 months, are constantly changing their RSVP at the last minute or have more than 3 "no shows." Then we start accepting new members again.
Please, it is very important that you read the section named "Pages" so that you become familiar with our rules and regulations to decide whether or not we are a fit for you before requesting for membership.
We do a variety of events: hikes, live theater, happy hours, karaoke, museums, music in the park, dancing… We are always looking for new ways to improve to create a more diverse calendar, to listen to members' suggestions and to do a lot of research to find fun activities to perform.
If you get accepted into our group, give us a try by attending several of our events. You will not regret it.
Hope to meet you soon!
"Amendment" to our policies: <br>
There is a strong group made of few members that have been loyal to our events, attending many of them and/or helping us organizing them as volunteers. These members have also shown a great deal of responsibility by showing up to those events they signed up for or have changed their RSVP few times and with enough time to allow others from the wait list to sign up. They are committed to make this group a nice place to come to.
We reward these fabulous people by having preference to events when their names are in the waiting list. The organizers of the events can decide which member can be moved up the list to attend events.
Thank you and hope to meet you in future events :)
Bay Area Social 40+
Santa Clara, CA
Bay Area Social (BAS) 40+ is a group for active people looking to expand their circle of friends.
We want to be your launching pad to all the special sights, attractions and events that are unique to this area while making new friends and strengthening ongoing relationships. We understand that sometimes meeting new people can be nerve-wracking but will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and be a part of BAS 40+. This group is not about numbers or how many people are in it; it's rather having fun doing activities we enjoy together now more than ever!
G R O U P - R U L E S - A N D - E X P E C T E D - B EH A V I O R S
YOUR PROFILE : In order to join the Bay Area Social (BAS 40+) group we require that you have a recognizable photo of yourself as your profile picture. It makes it easier to recognize you when you attend our events. (A recognizable photo of yourself means: Your face is clearly shown, no group shots, no pets. Failure to maintain your photo will lead to your removal.)
AGE RANGE: Bay Area Social 40+ (BAS 40+) is made up of members whose age ranges from their 30s to late 60s.
RSVP / ATTENDANCE - POLICY:
Our events occasionally will have limited space. Unfortunately this means that not everyone can attend. If you sign up for an event and find that you can no longer go, please update your RSVP. This helps out your fellow members by letting them move up off the waitlist.
Please note: If you attend an event without signing up, it's considered "crashing" and will get you removed from the group.
Finally, Our organizers put a lot of their time and effort to host these events, show them the courtesy of showing up if you have signed up. Members that have a repeating pattern of being a "no show” will be removed from the group.
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.
EleRatch - Oakland
Black Women - 30+ who are successful, like to travel, and a nice balance of bourgeois and ratchet.
I’ve searched meetup and didn’t see anything active that’s close to what I’m looking for. I’d just like to meet a group of women with the intention of befriending a few who are up to trying different things. Basically looking for my tribe! I’m new to the area and now that the outside in Cali is about to fully open up I would love a packed social calendar to match it.
Would love to sync with positive women, who are doing good yet also leveling up, who have fun, are elegant and a lil ratchet (hence the name EleRatch — lol) who aren’t flakes and love exploring the city and other areas.
This is an ACTIVE group. Please do not join to browse as inactive members and those who cancel at the last minute are removed. The group is capped at 100.
Join me as we embark on a year to remember!
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,
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. 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 send a check to 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!
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
Central Coast Women's Group
Morro Bay, CA
Hi Joy Seekers!!
I LOVE life, adventures, eating out, book club, travel, hiking, and exploring this fabulous planet of ours! I just moved to Morro Bay after being in Austin, Texas for the past 15 years--I would like to share exploring the coast with some gal pals---I want day trips to Carmel, wine outings to Paso Robles, Kayaking on the Bay, Movies on Fridays, Hiking, Whale Cruises, Day trips to Missions, my list can keep going--if you have been living here for a while, or are new to the coast, but want to get out of the house and explore with me, then join me! I've always believed my group is for a place that we are just looking for a soft place to land, and to know we are all seeking joy--Please, come join me! This central coast has SOOOO many adventures a head of us!!!
Meetup charges me, the organizer, $22 a MONTH--I charge members $7.49 a YEAR to help break even --I do a lot of planning to keep us busy and enjoying the coast--I also make a huge effort to plan events so those of us on a budget can go out and enjoy this lovely place and not spend too much--you can pay by meetup system or cash--either way is easy--
you can pay in cash at your first event
We stay busy--If your looking to meet some great ladies, and be out of the house more,this is the group for you--
Please remember to update your rsvp's----as I make reservations and plan, and if gals don't change their rsvp, it makes it DIFFICULT to plan--thanks so much, let's explore!!!!
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!
Modesto Fun, Fitness, and Adventures
Thank you to everyone who participated in Modesto Women's Fun & Fitness in 2020!
For 2021, I am changing the name and focus of the group. While it will still be about fun and fitness, it will also be about new adventures and experiences. The group will also be open to women AND men. These activities will incorporate all three of those things--Fun, Fitness, and Adventure. I plan to research and schedule lots of fun outdoor activities and will welcome anyone's ideas going forward.
Group Changes for 2021:
Another change will be that members will now need to introduce and say a little bit about themselves upon joining. If you are already a member, please go in and answer these questions about yourself so that I and other group members can learn about you! In addition, while joining the group is free, in order to participate in future activities there will be yearly membership dues of $10 per person (a small price to pay for fun and meeting new people) in order to offset the cost of organizing the group. Additionally, I will be requiring everyone who joins to have a clear, recognizable photo of THEMSELVES in order to be a member. This is for several reasons, but the main ones are so I know what you look like when you join an event and can account for everyone that signed up, and most importantly, for all group members safety and security. If you join without posting a photo or use a one of a pet or one of your kids instead (not that we don't want to see them too!), I will kindly ask that you post a photo of YOU within seven days. If one is not posted by the deadline, you will be removed from the group. I will continue to look for free and low-cost activities, however, if there is a cost involved this will be posted on the event information, so please be sure to read it carefully and follow the instructions.
I look forward to meeting more of you in the coming year, experiencing new and enjoyable activities, and once COVID starts to settle down, participating in both indoor and outdoor activities. Safety precautions to decrease the likelihood of contracting the virus will always be of utmost importance!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how we can help or if you’d like to get more involved with our efforts.
San Jose/Peninsula Volleyball Meetup Group
Mountain View, CA
It's all about volleyball; meet others; play; socialize. All playing levels (from former D1 college players to newbies) are welcome.
What's next? Join, find a meetup at your playing level, RSVP, show up, find an open net, play .....
Looking for fitness buddies
San Francisco, CA
I used to go yoga with my coworker and it was a blast. Looking to meet new friends to do yoga/pilates/barre/strength training together and sometimes grab sushi after. I have Classpass membership and am openly trying new fitness classes, see list below. I plan to take fitness classes 3x a week, Monday through Wednesday in the evening. I don't care what fitness level you are. I just want you to show up and take the class with me. I'm no expert, but have attended these studio classes before. You don't need to go as often as I do either. I go often as it has greatly benefited my mental health. If all that sounds good, I would love to meet you.
Mondays/Wednesdays - Yoga
-Tapestry Yoga and Pilates (Foster City)
-Yogasix Oysterpoint - Power
Tuesdays- Strength Training
-Barry's (Burlingame) - Cardio/Strength Training
-Lagree Fit 415 (San Francisco)- Pilates Reformer
-Trufusion (San Francisco) - Pilates and Barre
-VRV3 - Pole Strength
-Wile and The Barre (Redwood City)
Note: I am fully vaccinated and I hope you are too.