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Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay

Join Us! - Anyone who wants to enjoy - delicious - colorful plant based food! - Our Meetup postings will be about delicious meal ideas and recipes. Our food meetups will be: eating at favorite restaurants that offer delicious plant based food - salad lunches - food tastings - theme dinners - potlucks and picnics. Our fun events will be hiking, other activities, movies or community events - with eating delicious plant based food - before or after - the event.

The photo for our *Plant Based Food Friends* group - represents - our goal of meetup members being a group of fun *friends* who are happy, healthy, naturally younger looking (colorful plant based food benefits) and enjoy eating together - delicious - plant based food! 

Please Meetup message me if you have any questions

Kay Star - Meetup Organizer - Plant Based Food Friends of Monterey Bay


May 2021 - Meetup Group Update - Our Meetups will provide support for the plant based diet that is best for the body and our Earth, which is the grain-free and legume-free plant based diet. Why? - Grain and legume based food requires - deforested land - for crops. Warning - U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/08/748416223/to-slow-global-warming-u-n-warns-agriculture-must-change - "Deforestation - contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change.(How?) ...significantly increase the amount of land that's covered in trees and other vegetation..."

What can people do? - Eat food from trees (fruit, nuts) and vegetables that can be grown together, for example - Alley Cropping:https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_alley_cropping.pdf


A Healthy Body - Grain-Free, Legume-Free Plant Based Diet - Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition": "In fresh fruit, greens, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to MAINTAIN it in that state – INDEFINITELY”


Restaurant Ideas:

__ Chinese food restaurants. You can order and enjoy delicious vegetable dishes without rice.

__ Salads - Choose a restaurant that offers a garden veggie salad or a Mediterranean salad with vegetables that are served with some kind of balsamic vinegar dressing. In Carmel there is Dametra restaurant and Toasties in Pacific Grove offers a Mediterranean salad with balsamic vinegar dressing.

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LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

LOOK 30 Diet - Delicious Colorful Plant Based Food. LOOK 30 is not about vanity or wishful thinking. It's what the body can do after a change in diet, proven by Success Stories. Women - ALL ages - (18+) are welcome to join us who want to - make and maintain - the change in diet that can help the body: 

* WEIGHT - restore itself - to its ideal weight

* SKIN - grow - NEW clear smooth skin - (no more acne or wrinkles)

* HAIR - grow - NEW hair in its natural color - (no more gray hair)

* LOOK - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Success Stories

LOOK 30

* Age 45 - Esther - "I LOOK younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "she – looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 70 - Chef Babette - She is a Vegan Raw Food Chef. She made the change in diet in her 40s, that has helped her body - maintain itself - naturally looking young like age 30s through her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70. Her website: https://chef-b.com/ - About - https://chef-b.com/about/

WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"

SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out...this (diet) is the - fountain of youth".

HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of - twenty years - is - suddenly - growing dark - again."

Books - Success Stories

The above Success Stories are from the diet book - *Living on (Plant Based) Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306

Age 67 - Elizabeth's Hair Story - is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko - https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-...

LOOK 30 Diet

Plant Based Food - (Raw and Cooked) - Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts

Delicious Recipes - Oil-Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Grain/Starch Free

(No Oils, Animal Based Food, Grain or Legume/Bean Based Food)

FREE Delicious Meal Ideas & Recipes

Examples:

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO

* Plant Based Raw Food - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Plant Based Raw Food Potlucks - http://www.glutenfreecat.com/2013/07/raw-foods-potluck-picnic-style/

* Plant Based Raw and Cooked Food - http://rawmazing.com/

Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Plant Based Food

"In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - Age 40s, 50s, 60s+... 

Women have proved it is the - foods - of the Standard American Diet (SAD) - animal foods, oils, grain/starch foods that have - caused - the body to look like what has been called - "old" - weight gain - wrinkles - gray hair. When they - changed to the - LOOK 30 Diet - plant based food - their body then - restored itself - to - naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever their age - 40s, 50s, 60s+...

Why 30? - See this - Information Meetup - with that answer - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Women-Age-40s-50s-60s/events/258093369/

Please message me if you have any questions.

Kay Star - Meetup Organizer

LOOK 30 Women - Age 40s, 50s, 60s,70s+.

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LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Carmel, CA

LOOK 30 Diet - Age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+

Success Stories! - What the body can do, after the change in diet. Men and women have proved what has been called looking "old": gray hair, wrinkles, weight gain, is - not caused - by time/age. They made the change to a colorful plant based diet that helps the body - restore itself - to its ideal weight, eliminate wrinkled old skin - grow NEW smooth skin, replace gray hair with NEW hair growing in its natural color - naturally - LOOK 30 - again - whatever the age: 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+. The group photo - represents - LOOK 30 Diet - Success Stories (see below).


The - LOOK 30 Diet - is delicious colorful plant based food. See FREE Recipes below. Recipe ingredients are raw: fruit, vegetables, greens, sprouts, seeds, nuts. No animal based foods, oils or grain and legume based foods.


Dr. Herbert Shelton, N.D., Author - "Superior Nutrition" - Colorful Plant Based Food - "In fresh fruit, vegetables, nuts are - ALL - the vitamins, minerals, proteins and other substances the human body needs to - BRING - it to a state of - PHYSICAL PERFECTION - and to - MAINTAIN - it that state - INDEFINITELY" - Naturally - LOOK 30 - whatever the age - 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+.


Our Meetups make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise, FUN! - The location for our Meetups is in the Carmel, California and nearby areas, the reason for our Meetup website name - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/


Food Meetups: Delicious Food Tastings including Desserts, Salad Buffet Lunches, Cuisine Themed Dinners, Potlucks, Picnics.

FUN Activities Meetups: Hiking, Biking, Kayaking, Line Dancing, Skiing (Winter Ski Trip), etc.

Conversation at Meetups could be about favorite diet meal ideas, recipes, Success Stories.


Success Stories - What the Body Did - After the Change in Diet

LOOK 30

* Age 40 - Lissa - She made the change in diet in her 30s because she had severe acne, and was overweight with cellulite on her legs. After the change in diet, her body grew new clear skin (no more acne, no more scars) and restored itself to her ideal weight, no more cellulite. See her before and after photos, also meal ideas and recipes, at her Youtube channel - Lissa's (Vegan) Raw Food Romance - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt-LzglDbDB8Uk9gJU7IisQ

* Age 45 - Esther - "I look younger than when I was in my 30s"

* Age 55 - Brenda - "People usually guess I'm in my 30s"

* Age 57 - Maggie - "She looks 20 years younger (like age 30s)”

* Age 60s to 70 - Vegan Chef Babette - Her website:https://chef-b.com/ also https://chef-b.com/about/ - See more photos of her in this article: http://laikamagazine.com/at-70-vegan-chef-babette-davis-is-living-her-best-life/ - She made the change in diet in her 40s that helped her body - restore itself - to naturally looking again like age 30s, then maintained itself looking like that throughout her 40s, 50s, 60s and now at age 70!


WEIGHT

* Age 35 - Lynne - Lost 30 Pounds - 3 Months

* Age 37 - Christine - Lost 100 Pounds

* Age 57 - Maggie - "lost 32 pounds in 2 1/2 months"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "within a few weeks - weight was melting off"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "lost 105 pounds"


SKIN

* Age 31 - Shazzie - "facial lines disappeared"

* Age 35 - Lynne - "acne is gone"

* Age 40 - Lissa - No more acne or scars.

* Age 47 - Sheila - "skin is tighter - and firmer than before"

* Age 59 - Marianne - "her wrinkles disappeared"

* Age 71 - Loretta - "the lines in my face are smoothing out"

* Age 80 - Ben - "my wrinkles are almost gone"


HAIR

* Age 57 - Maggie - "her gray hair is turning dark again"

* Age 60 - Judeen - "my hair is turning back to its natural color - as the gray disappears"

* Age 67 - Elizabeth - "my white hair of 20 years is - growing dark - again." - Her story is from the book - "Green for Life" - by Victoria Boutenko: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Life-Victoria-Boutenko/dp/0970481969


TEETH

* Age 75 - Men Grow NEW Teeth - Dr John Richter, N.D.: "In my practice, I have noted some splendid instances of broken teeth growing back to their full length without any other aid than natural food (raw colorful plant based food). I know of men as old as 75 years who have grown another set of teeth." - Quote from the book "Nature the Healter" by Dr John Richter: https://www.amazon.com/Nature-Healer-John-T-Richter/dp/1162945966


EYESIGHT

* Age 80 - Nathan Geller, British Colombia. Nathan was in his late 70s when he made a change in diet to eating only raw colorful plant based food. His friend Giselle gave this description of him at age 80: "...few lines in his face...with a full head of dark hair – he also claimed that the raw food (raw colorful plant based food) returned his – EYESIGHT to 20/20 – and he no longer needed glasses.” Nathan's story was posted, at that time, on the website: Raw Food Chef - https://rawfoodchef.com/


Books - Success Stories - Some of the Success Stories are from the raw plant based diet book - *Living on Live Food* - by Alissa Cohen. See book - https://www.amazon.com/Living-Live-Food-Alissq-Cohen/dp/0974896306


FREE Weekly Meal Planner - https://www.plantbasedcooking.com/weekly-meal-planner/ - Use the planner to make your favorites menu: 7 favorites each for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Then, from your favorites menu - you can make a Daily Meal Plan - for each day of the week. See the links for FREE recipes from which you can choose your favorites.


FREE Delicious Recipes - Ingredients: Fruit, Vegetables, Greens, Sprouts, Seeds, Nuts. No animal based foods, oils, grains or legume based foods.


Raw vs Cooked Vegetables: The Healthiest Way to Eat Your Veggies - https://foodrevolution.org/blog/raw-vs-cooked-vegetables/


FREE Recipes for Raw and Cooked Food:

* Juicing - The Joe Cross FREE 3 & 10 Day Juice Plan - https://www.rebootwithjoe.com/juicing/

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Juice Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLembMCaWHnAVFNlNMIy57tzvN4sRsS0Ix

* FullyRaw Kristina - FREE Meal Ideas & Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL681AD6294AEDEF2F

* Raw Food Recipes - http://rawfoodrecipes.com/recipes/

* Lissa's Raw Food Recipes - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaE... (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNaEK0fsm12KrybgfGj7H9DUYhOyGZ2vO)

* 30 Day Diary - Meal Ideas - Recipes - https://justglowingwithhealth.com/30-day-food-diary/

* Oil Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables - https://simpleveganblog.com/oil-free-rainbow-roasted-vegetables/


Questions & Answers:

1. Question: How can the - change in diet - help the body - restore itself - LOOK 30 - again? - Answer: See this Meetup information posting - *Ist Documented Before & After Pictures - Diet Success Story* - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278852420/


2. Question: Why 30? - Why does the body - restore itself - to - LOOK 30 - again? - Answer: See the DNA biological answer at this Meetup information posting: *Why 30? - Your DNA LOOK 30 - Body Blueprint - DNA Snapshot*: https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278850494/


3. Question: How can the body - maintain itself - LOOK 30 - at age 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s+... Answer: See the answer at this Meetup information posting: *Body Regeneration Schedule - Growing NEW Body Parts* - https://www.meetup.com/LOOK-30-Diet-Carmel/events/278850328/


Our change in diet also helps:

__ Save Animals - Our diet is plant based, vegan, no animal based foods.

__ Save Our Planet - Warning - U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change: https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/08/08/748416223/to-slow-global-warming-u-n-warns-agriculture-must-change - "Deforestation - contributes to global warming, and reversing it will be necessary to avoid catastrophic climate change. (How?) ...significantly increase the amount of land that's covered in trees and other vegetation..."

What can men and women - ALL ages - do?

Eat food from trees (fruit, nuts) and vegetables that can be grown together, for example - Alley Cropping: https://www.fs.usda.gov/nac/assets/documents/workingtrees/infosheets/WT_Info_alley_cropping.pdf


Please Meetup message me if you have any other questions and I will be happy to answer them.


Kay Star - Meetup Organizer - Join Us! - "We make the change in diet - delicious - and exercise, FUN!"


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46 members · Public

Over the Top Cycling

Monterey, CA

Over the Top Cycling

This Meetup group's mission is to provide a forum where cyclists can gather and connect with others of similar interests.

While based out of the Monterey Bay region, our cycling activities extend beyond the immediate area and are only limted by the imgination and motivation of our members.  Century rides and other organized events throughout California and even farther can be found on our calendar throughout the year.

 

I've been riding for over two decades and find that the trails and roads are more fun when shared with others.  All skill levels and disciplines are welcome so we can develop a broad-based cycling community that can share knowledge and learn from each other.

 

I also pledge that, as long as I am the organizer, there will never, ever, be any monetary dues, voluntary or otherwise, to be a member of this group.  There will also be no charges payable to the group to join us for any of the rides on the calendar.  Of course, there may be fees and charges related to an organized event or optional pre/during/post ride activity.  Some examples are, but not limited to: event registration, park entry/use, hotels, parking, food, gas, etc.  These fees shall all be the responsibility of the individual participant and remain payable directly to the organizing group, park, store, restaurant or other charging entity by which the service or product is provided.

 

 

 

Release of Liability:

By joining this group or attending any of its functions, you hereby RELEASE and DISCHARGE it's owners, principals, affiliates, presenters, organizer, hosts and participants from any and all liability, claims, demands or causes of action that you now have, or may have in the future, for injuries, damages, death and/or economic loss of any kind or nature, arising in whole or in part out of the activities, advice or information contained herein. You further agree that if you or someone under your supervision uses the information on this website you assume all risks of injury, damage, and economic loss, without limitation, and release providers from all liability therefore.

376 members · Private

Meaningful Discussions in Monterey

Monterey, CA

Meaningful Discussions in Monterey

Meaningful Discussions is the largest face-to-face discussion group with events taking place in 11 countries: 
http://www.meaningfuldiscussions.org

   
Our ongoing mission is to explore the art and science of meaningful discussions and to initiate these discussions in cities around the world. Our team has collectively coordinated over 1,000 events since 2012 and we have combined this experience into this project. 

Discussion Topics: 
We believe that discussion topics need to be intriguing, practical and relevant in order to be able to compete with the ever-growing list of television shows and other less engaging activities which lead to social isolation. 

   
Intentions For Our Discussions: 
Meaningful discussions are not debates or lectures. Each discussion is an opportunity for participants to collectively explore a topic with the following intentions:

1. To have an enjoyable and engaging experience with open-minded individuals while also improving our conversations skills.

2. To learn something new from each other by sharing our insights and unique perspectives based on our life experiences.

3. To learn something new about ourselves by re-examining our values and beliefs based on hearing new perspectives which we may or may not agree with.

4. To build a community of returning members and to create a conducive environment for new friendships.

How are we different from other discussion groups?

1. Structure. Most other discussion groups have a free-form structure where everyone is seated at a long table or in one large group. Our events have multiple groups of 5-7 people with one facilitator at each table and discussion questions provided.

2. Preparation Time. Most other discussion groups will provide a very brief outline of the topic. In contrast, we spend a lot of time creating topic packages which include Food For Thought videos and discussion notes.

3. Intention. Most discussion groups put more emphasis on the topic being discussed but not on actually creating a meaningful experience. In contrast, creating meaningful experiences is our primary focus and our mission.

What qualifications do you need to join this group?

All you need to join our group is an open-mind, humility in knowing that we all have lots to learn from other perspectives and a desire to improve your conversation skills while having fun at the same time.

For more information please visit: 
http://meaningfuldiscussions.org


Thanks to our sponsor: 

Buddytree - upgrade your social life with a friendship coach. https://buddytree.org

250 members · Public

REAL Friends Beyond Meetup Friends

Sacramento, CA

REAL Friends Beyond Meetup Friends

about us: <br> <br>Everyone should join our new Meetup Group, men and women, single and coupled, with the desire to make quality friendships with people who want to meet quality people. We want to discover a variety of interesting and fun events, for us to explore Sacramento and surrounding areas. We really hope that this Meetup Group will encourage us to help each other to learn to be real friends. We will help each other when we can as a group or individually. <br> <br>We should share the commonality of being good and decent people, have a moral compass, and be considerate, compassionate people. Not self promoting people with agendas and desire to make Meetup a business opportunity, like many have done. This is against our policy and 0 tolerance for bad behavior towards each other.

This is a group to be known as a safe place among friends. We are not a hook up, drinking or partying group. We are not a clique, but real friends. Everyone is included if they agree to what we are about, and respectful towards each other. There will be no promoting of political affiliations or ideas. It is too offensive to some. <br> <br>Both Paul and I are mature, experienced people .. not old..that don't feel we need to be doing something all the time. We hope that some of you that are more energetic will want to lead some events to keep the group healthy and active. Let us know if you want to become leaders in activities or interests to enhance this groups diverse membership. We have a variety of age groups, that are joining. All subjects are on the table for us to explore. <br> <br>We will attend local events together, festivals, art walks, movies, pot lucks, go to concerts and live music events together. Go for walks, hikes, go to the river, kayaking, food outings, travel, road trips, non profit fund raising and helping members with their personal domestic needs if we can. We are up to anything my new friends want to do as a group, together. <br> <br>I have been an organizer for a meetup group for 10 years and desire to make REAL friends. Come along with us, if you have the same mindset. <br> <br>Thanks and I hope this group is a good fit for you. We actually ask that you attend at least occasionally. No shows to events that you RSVP to can cause you to be removed from the group. <br> <br>Delfina aka “Fina” (916) 813-3058 keep my number for reference or justcheckinqt@gmail.com personal email <br>Add a reply <br>

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Big Dog Poker Room

Hemet, CA

Big Dog Poker Room

Big Dog Poker Room welcomes all players, advanced and beginner, to play Texas Hold-Em tournaments and cash games.

Don't be mistaken, the poker is real, and we offer a Casino level experience with tables, chairs, cards and chips just like Vegas...but we have a lot more fun.  We offer a variety of poker events including friendly low to medium stakes tournaments and cash games with an occasional higher stake game.

Big Dog Poker Room is a transplant from San Diego, where we have hosted games for several years. Well organized and fully transparent, Big Dog is non-profit and always has 100% payout. We do ask a house fee per event that helps cover poker supplies, snacks, sodas, water, etc.  We do try to keep it reasonable ($5-$10) and base in what we're spending.

We always have lots of poker friendly snacks (clean fingers) and food, fully stocked poker fridge with soda, water and left over beer (BYOB), and other candy. For longer events, we often cater a meal for an additional fee.  All terms will be clearly posted in the event description. It has been our experience that poker players prefer to pay instead of pot luck, so an extra $10 per person for kick ass party trays of Mexican or Chinese food has always been a winner.

Please see the house rules below.  This is how we roll at Big Dog, its basically our terms and conditions. 


                                               BIG DOG POKER ROOM - GENERAL HOUSE RULES

Conversation: There is a time and place for all conversation. With regards to politics and religion, this is neither the time or the place. We want Big Dog Poker to be a sanctuary free from the controversy of hot topics such as politics, religion, immigration, gun control, etc. Political correctness however, is non-existent here at Big Dog, so whatever it is don’t take it personal. We are here to have fun and play poker, so please keep it light. 

Fees: Casinos TAKE 28%-35% from the prize pool for an administrative fee to run tournaments.

The food and facility fee (f&ff) at Big Dog will vary based on the event and is intended to offset the cost of providing snacks, sodas, water, appliances, power and the casino style playing experience (cards, chips, tables, chairs, lighting) that we all enjoy. When meals are provided, the fee will obviously reflect that. For legal purposes, please note the food and facility fee (f&ff) is a voluntary donation. At the same time, please keep in mind your welcome invitation to return is also voluntary.

Tournaments: If you enjoyed the experience here at Big Dog, please tip the house. The f&ff referenced above is ‘intended to offset the cost’ which means Big Dog Poker is non-profit and typically spends far more than it generates. Tips from the tournament winners are greatly appreciated. If tonight wasn’t your night, we understand.

Chips: Verify your chip stack when you sit down. Do not walk around with chips, leave them on the table unless changing tables. When changing tables, please use a rack to carry your chips. If you leave the cash game, cash out with the dealer (or cashier). Cash chips taken from the poker room will not be honored.

STFU Rule: Please understand we are all here to play poker, so whatever point you’re trying to make or joke you’re trying to tell may have to wait. Be aware of the situation at the table, and let the poker take priority.

At the Table: No drinks on the tables (or in cup holders), please put them on the floor. No food on the tables. Snacks and candy are ok, just put them in a bowl. No phone conversations at the table, step away. You will always be dealt a hand in tournament, and your hand is dead if you aren’t seated when deal is complete. In a cash game, if you aren’t seated when the deal begins you will not be dealt cards.

"Brat" Rule: You are NOT Phil Hellmuth. We’ve all had bad beats, made a comment questioning your opponent’s poker skills, or perhaps even offered some constructive criticism. Leave it at that and let it go. If you’re really on tilt take a walk outside. The mantra here at Big Dog is: "Win with Style, Lose with Grace"

Alcohol: If you want to drink, be social about it and bring extras. Surplus beer in the fridge is then community property for the next time. Drink, have a good time, but don’t be an ass clown. We will not hesitate to confiscate your keys and give you a blanket (or Uber).

Restrooms: We’re all dogs in a poker sense, but if you don’t have four legs walk to the house and use the restroom like a civilized person. There are signs directing you to the restrooms, and we do thank you.

Smoking: Big Dog is a non-smoking poker room, even if the doors are open. Please smoke away from the doors, in areas where ashtrays are provided, and use said ashtrays. For the herbal crowd, Big Dog is 420 tolerant, but we prefer you gather near the pool or a car parked inside the gate.

Social Media: No video please.To respect privacy, and be consist with standard casino practices, please refrain from taking photos of players. If you want to take photos of the room with play in session, give warning of such intentions and the people who want to hide usually do. Big Dog may take and post photos on Meetup for advertised events, with an announced advanced warning of course. Do not post players on Facebook without their knowledge and permission.

Discrimination: The race card doesn’t play here at Big Dog. We all share a common ground with the international rule of poker, and it’s that simple. What color, shape, religion or nationality you are doesn’t matter because we don’t care. Here at Big Dog we speak English and deal in US currency, so if you’re good with that….Welcome to the game!

Disputes: Big Dog will settle all table disputes, call for ‘floor’. The house collects all information, applies the 2018 WSOP tournament rules (printed copies are available for review), and may consult other players with extensive poker experience. The house then makes the fairest decision possible. That decision is final.

If you're interested in joining the group, there's two things:

1. we need an identifiable self photo (you can change to your favorite super hero later)                         2. answer three simple questions.

Then come enjoy Hemet's new premiere home game, and play at Big Dog!

84 members · Public

East Bay Board Gang (EBBG)

Berkeley, CA

East Bay Board Gang (EBBG)

Hello Table Toppers, 


Glad to have you! We gather every other Wednesday night (rain or shine, lightning or snow) at 7 pm, currently Moving around between Original Pattern Brewing, Crooked City Cider and Tigers Taproom in the East Bay. We're a fantastic (emphasis on fantastic) gang of Table Toppers with interests in table top (woo hoo), board, card, dice, chance, co-op, skill, luck and other games that encourage conversation, critical thinking and laughter! 


Although we have nothing against any specific game or type of game (lets face it, games are games because they're fun) we try to avoid games that run longer than 60-90 minutes or take more than 30 minutes to explain. This does not mean "no games over an hour" or anything like that, just that we want to play as many games as possible with as many people as possible. If longer/epic games are your style, just make sure that you coordinate with members prior, or that the members you recruit on the night of the Meetup are aware or knowledgeable of what they are about to play.  

We also try to avoid games that are too exclusive in type like Poke'mon, Magic The Gathering, Warhammer, D&D, etc. Three games we definitely try to avoid are Settlers of Catan, Monopoly and Cards Against Humanity. We hope this does not discourage anyone from coming and joining in on the fun, seriously this group is awesome. Other than that, we encourage new games in all forms! Bring any game you are able to teach or one even one you're willing to learn, new and old. Also, if you have a game you may be developing, bring it on by for some feedback and test plays! 


We work hard to make sure everyone feels welcome and that the group runs smoothly every week. Diana and I work diligently on this group (about 15 hours a week...for free) by approving and greeting new Table Toppers, writing the MeetUps, scheduling events, picking weekly games, finding instructors for games, talking with breweries/game developers/game stores/conventions/etc., purchasing new games, and much more. We never ask for money and will never charge for the Wednesday MeetUps. There are no member fees and no annual dues. However, if you would like to contribute to the group, it would be a huge help and we would be forever thankful. Our Venmo account and a Cash App account are as follows: 


Venmo: @east-bay-board-gang 


Cash App: $EastBayBoardGang 


Enough jibber jabber. Let's get together, have some drinks, eat some food, laugh it up and play some games! 

Cheers and Love,


David, Diana and Gang


Board Game Geek: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/East_Bay_Board_Gang 


Email: eastbayboardgang@gmail.com 


Instagram: @eastbayboardgang

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