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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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50 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.

377 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

Culinary Adventure Club: San Diego

San Diego, CA

Culinary Adventure Club: San Diego

Are you ready to meet true foodies in San Diego with a genuine passion and interest in all things FOOD? Do you search out specialty ingredients, follow the comings and goings of local restaurants and specialty shops? Do you constantly try new foods and travel the world by what’s on your plate? If you like to tempt your palate with rare and delicious culinary items, then, the Culinary Adventure Club may be just what you've been waiting for!

The Culinary Adventure Club: San Diego (CACSD), will aim to gather foodies for: 1) Dinner Parties / Cooking / Wine Tasting events, 2) exploration of local specialties with Culinary Field Trips, where we’ll taste test new foods together or try to find the “best of” in our area, 3) Social Events, such as wine and cheese, dining out, etc., 4) we may attend Cooking Classes together or Street Fairs / Festivals / community Taste Of's, and 5) we may meet at Farmer's Markets or ethnic markets to in search of particular ingredients. These activities will add to your "foodie knowledge" and will be great fun shared with your new like-minded foodie friends! How would you like to try a new cheese shop, an olive oil store, charcuterie, or explore a food item (might be as simple as tamales or cupcakes, etc.) to find the best our region has to offer? I have lots of ideas for places to explore… maybe you want to share your ideas or favorites too?

Our group will feature small dinner parties with various themes. We'll cook from our favorite cookbooks, gourmet magazines in order to create a cohesive meal that inspires us. I have at least 100 cookbooks and many gourmet magazines in my collection and would like to get re-inspired and put them to greater use - with all of you! Our small group events will allow each member to have an active role in making each event a success! We'll stay small on purpose with average attendance at events from 4 to 10 people. We will plan our menus together and the focus at each event will be on a certain type of food or cuisine. Everyone will be involved in the hands-on cooking and be rewarded with a shared dinner party around a convivial table, gaining new friends with similar interests in the process! We'll aim to keep things simple with manageable menus in order to best enjoy our efforts! Like America's Test Kitchen, we may even just focus on one ingredient or type of dish and try to perfect it. And, we'll do our own taste testing in San Diego!

You don't have to be an expert, but, this group is not for brand new cooks and this is not a potluck kind of group. As long as you have adventurous taste buds (few restrictions) and are willing to learn with a desire to delve deeper into understanding certain flavors, cuisines or techniques, this group is for you!

So, if there is no where you’d rather be than spending an afternoon simmering sauce or baking bread, etc. all while developing lasting friendships, then, please join us for the next meet up, the Culinary Adventure Club is for you!

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Los Angeles Vampires

North Hollywood, CA

Los Angeles Vampires

It is a meetup for Real Vampires, Witches, Werekin, Otherkin, Donors, Supporters, Edge Players and those who are simply curious about us.

This group is NOT about role playing games, vampire literature, movies, or TV (although most of us love these aspects), we are also NOT a free resource for reality TV shows (see our media policy).

We are NOT a fish bowl for your anthropology class or other college classes. We do not wish to be studied, interviewed or observed.

Also we cannot turn you into a vampire (see above about this is not an RPG group).

You do not need to be a vampire or a donor or any other label to join.

This group is LGBTQ inclusive, Kink Friendly.

We are NOT a charity or social service group. We can not assist you with legal problems, housing issue or discrimination.

Since we meet at public restaurants and pubs we require both a small donation and that you patronize the venue (buy food or drink). Please do not bring outside food or drink to the venue.

In order to join this group it is REQUIRED that you answer all the profile questions. Membership requests with incomplete profiles will not be approved.  We screen our members through the profile questions. I will no longer be approving everyone who requests to join. You have to use the profile answers to convince me that you are really planning to attend.

You must be over the age of 18 to join this group.

LOCAL MEMBERS ONLY. You must be in the Southern California Area (roughly from Bakersfield to the North, Catalina to the West, Las Vegas in the East, San Diego in the south). This is not a online group, its about meeting in person.

I am going to be very strict about who I let join, and very liberal about who I deny, delete or ban. The previous open door policy had lead to the group being filled with deadwood. The deadwood has been purged, and membership will be tightly controlled.

132 members · Private

Project Wellbeing

Cupertino, CA

Project Wellbeing

People who meet here are dedicated to living a quality life, for health and happiness.

Join us and you'll see that we're passionate about a variety of ways to enrich our lives, share our wisdom and cultivate a community of like-minded folks. Although this Meetup group is local, its content is connected to the web in a variety of ways.

Many of us follow a neo-paleo lifestyle, which includes key aspects of many dietary styles based on the ancestral diet, Bulletproof Diet, ketogenic diet and others. Strategies include:

• reliance on low-carb vegetables as a dietary mainstay,

• nutrient-dense foods (not just mineral density in vegetables),

• dietary variability (intermittent and partial fasting, seasonal eating, rotation),

• food as therapy (diet as first principle for wellbeing),

• and conscious food choices (avoiding ruts and autopilot, bypassing cravings).

Conscious food choices also involve:

• unprocessed, unrefined, "natural" foods,

• low carb, low glycemic, anti-insulin-resistance foods,

• clean foods (free of antibiotics, mycotoxins, added hormones, pesticides),

• sustainability (local, organic, biodynamic soil, regional, mixed use),

• ancestral strains (pre-GMO and pre-cultivation vegetables and grains),

• to grain or not to grain (avoidance, rotation, or selective),

• and to milk or not to milk (dairy choices, raw, cultured, etc).
Steve's areas of interest and expertise are:

• self-care modalities (being your own primary-care expert),

• biohacking and quantified-self technologies (fun with gadgets and science),

• aging (mechanisms of aging, and how to age gracefully),

• neurodegerative diseases (Alzheimer's reversal and prevention),

• the FDA (the 23andme situation is just the latest),

• supplements (vitamins, minerals, nutrients, amino acids, etc.).

• metabolism (the "dance" of the body's molecules), and

• the body-brain-mind connection (spiritual health).

Events may include:

• themed potlucks

• outings (hikes),
• lectures, classes, study groups,

• evenings with authors, speakers, film makers, etc.

We'll post our own events, and those of others (for-profit and non-profit).

767 members · Public

Southbay Lesbian/Bi Book Club

San Jose, CA

Southbay Lesbian/Bi Book Club

NOTE: WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED to new members, in order to keep our gatherings to a size that allows for group discussion. Please check back in the future; this message will be removed when we re-open. Thanks.

WHO WE ARE <br>

We are lesbian/bisexual women who love to read, discuss books, cook/enjoy good food, and socialize. We are friendly, intelligent, and respectful of different points of view.

Since this is the kind of group that requires advanced planning (reading, preparing a home and food, and hosting), we encourage conscientiousness regarding RSVPs. Please record your decision to attend or not on the website by the week before the meeting and commit to your decision. People who make a habit of no-showing or cancelling at the last minute are not a good fit for this group.

In addition to reading, we also get together for social events on occasion. We encourage members to post ideas and invite others to join in on different activities! <br>

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WHEN AND WHERE WE MEET

We meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon (usually the third Sunday of the month) from 1pm-3ish. Members volunteer to host potlucks in their homes. You can expect to host about once a year. Our members come from all over the south bay and the peninsula. You have no obligation to actually cook anything. You can bring a beverage (both alcoholic or non-alcoholic are present) or simply buy something. Some months may have a food theme related to the book or the time of year. We typically have a holiday party with a white elephant gift exchange December.

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BOOK SELECTION PROCEDURE

Books are selected by the group organizers or the host for each meeting. All members are encouraged to recommend books, and we choose a wide variety so that we have the opportunity to read books we might not otherwise pick up on our own... we like to keep an open mind and find it exciting to discover stories we didn't know we'd ever like! We enjoy lesbian as well as mainstream titles, fiction and nonfiction.

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OUR PAST BOOKS

2009

October 18, 2009: Troll: A Love Story-- by Johanna Sinisalo

November 22, 2009: Kabul Beauty School-- by Deborah Rodriquez

December 20, 2009: The Art of Racing in the Rain-- by Garth Stein

2010

January 17, 2010: Me Talk Pretty One Day--by David Sedaris

February 21, 2010: The Rabbi's Cat--by Joann Sfar

March 21, 2010: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society-- by Mary Ann Shaffer

April 18, 2010: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao--by Junot Diaz

May 16, 2010: Infidel--by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

June 20, 2010: Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers--by Mary Roach

July 18, 2010: Hard Times-- by Blayne Cooper

August 15, 2010: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks--by Rebecca Skloot

September 19, 2010: The Devil in the White City--by Erik Larson

October 17, 2010: Sexual Fluidity--by Lisa Diamond

November 2010: The Winged Dancer--by Camarin Grae <br>

2011

January 2011: Patience & Sarah--by Isabel Miller

February 2011: Affinity--by Sarah Waters

March 2011: Madras on Rainy Days--by Samina Ali

April 2011: Written on the Body-- by Jeanette Winterson

May 2011: Small Island-- by Andrea Levy

June 2011: By Nightfal--by Michael Cunningham

July 2011: Girl with the Dragon Tattoo--by Stieg Larsson

August 2011: State of Wonder--by Ann Patchett

September 2011: Island Beneath the Sea-- by Isabel Allende

October 2011: The Wooden Sea--by Jonathan Carroll

November 2011: The IHOP Papers--by Ali Liebegott

December 2011: No book--Happy Holidays! <br>

2012

January 2012: Odd Girl Out (plus Beebo Brinker series)--by Ann Bannon

February 2012: The Psychopath Test--by Jon Ronson

March 2012: Pages For You--by Sylvia Brownrigg

April 2012: We Need To Talk About Kevin--by Lionel Shriver

May 2012: Some We Love, Some We Hate--by Hal Herzog

June 2012: The Sense of An Ending--by Julian Barnes

July 2012: The Hunger Games-- by Suzanne Collins

August 2012: Now Is The Hour--by Tom Spanbauer

September 2012: Moonwalking with Einstein--by Joshua Foer

October 2012: The Slow Fix--by Ivan E, Coyote

November 2012: My Name is Red--by Orhan Parmuk

December 2012: David Sedaris books

2013

Jan 2013: Quiet:The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking-by Susan Cain

February 2013: Middlesex--by Jeffrey Eugenide

March 2013: Gone Girl--by Gillan Flynn

April 2013: Wild--by Cheryl Strayed

May 2013: Cannery Row--by John Steinbeck

June 2013: Runaway--by Alice Munro

July 2013: Just Kids--by Patti Smith

August 2013: 11/22/63--by Stephen King

September 2013: By Blood--by Ellen Ullman

October 2013: Feed--by Mira Grant/Seanan McGuire

November 2013: My Stroke of Insight--by Jill Bolte Taylor

December 2013: Gingerbread Hearts--by Alison Grey , et al

<br> 2014

January 2014: The Glass Lake--by Maeve Binchy

February 2014: The Valley of Amazement--by Amy Tan

March 2014: The Happiness Project--by Gretchin Rubin

April 2014: Sing You Home--by Jodi Picoult

May 2014: Of Mice and Men--by John Steinbeck

June 2014: Skin:Talking About Sex, Class & Literature-by Dorothy Allison

July 2014: The House of Impossible Loves--by Cristina Lopez-Barnes

September 2014: Good Omens--by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

October 2014: We Are Water--by Wally Lamb

November 2014: The Case of the Not-So-Nice Nurse-by M. Maney

2015

January 2015: The Goldfinch--by Donna Tartt

February 2015: The Payng Guests--by Sarah Waters

March 2015: All the Light We Cannot See--by Anthony Doerr

April 2015: Survival of the Sickest--by Sharon Moalem

May 2015: The Girl on the Train--by Paula Hawkins

June 2015: Jam on the Vine--by LaShonda Katrice Barnett

July 2015: Boys In The Boat--by Daniel James Brown

August 2015: The Emperor of All Maladies--by Siddhartha Mukhergee

September 2015: Go Set a Watchman--by Harper Lee

October 2015: The Martian--by Andy Weir

November 2015: In the Unlikely Event--by Judy Blume

December 2015: The Argonauts--by Maggie Nelson

2016

January 2016: M Train--by Patti Smith

February 2016: Big Bang Symphony--by Lucy Jane Bledsoe

March 2016: The Husband's Secret--by Liane Moriarty

April 2016: City on Fire--by Garth Risk Hallberg

May 2016: Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg--by Irin Carmon and Shana Knizhnik

June 2016: Split Second--by Douglas E. Richards

July 2016: The Rosie Project --by Graeme Simsion

August 2016: The Orphan Train--by Christina Baker Kline

September 2016: Season of the Witch--by David Talbot

October 2016: Beyond the Pale--by Elana Dykewomon

November 2016: Let's Pretend This Never Happened--by Jenny Lawson

December 2016: Ash--by Malinda Lo <br>

2017

January 2017: The Lake House--by Kate Morton

February 2017: When Breath Becomes Air--by Paul Kalanithi

March 2017: The Nix --by Nathan Hill

April 2017: The Palimpsest--by Catherynne M. Valente

May 2017: Eating Fire: My Life as a Lesbian Avenger--by Kelly Cogswell

June 2017: Small Great Things-- by Jodi Picoult

July 2017: A Tale for the Time Being--by Ruth Ozeki

August 2017: Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for Human Happiness--by Paula Poundstone

September 2017: Commonwealth--by Ann Patchett

October 2017: The Night Strangers--by Chris Bohjalian

November 2017: The Best American Science & Nature Writing 2016--ed. Amy Stewart

December 2017: Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts--by Jeanette Winterson

2018

January 2018: Big Little Lies--by Liane Moriarty

February 2018: Manhattan Beach--by Jennifer Egan

March 2018: Little Fires Everywhere--by Celeste Ng

April 2018: Requiem for Immortals--by Lee Winter

May 2018: The Power--by Naomi Alderman

June 2018: I'm Judging You: The Do Better Manual--by Luvvie Ajayi

July 2018: The Alice Network--by Kate Quinn

August 2018: She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders--by Jennifer Finney Boylan

September 2018: A Little Life--by Hanya Yanagihara

October 2018: Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows--by Balli Kaur Jaswa

November 2018: Something in the Water--by Catherine Steadman

December 2018: Calypso--by David Sedaris

2019

January 2019: Unsheltered—by Barbara Kingsolver

February 2019: There There—by Tommy Orange

March 2019: Eleanor and Hick: The Love Affair That Shaped a First Lady—by Susan Quinn

April 2019: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine—by Gail Honeyman

May 2019: When Katie Met Cassidy - by Camille Perri

June 2019: The Underground Railroad - by Colson Whitehead

July 2019: Children of Blood and Bone - by Tomi Adeyemi

August 2019: Blush: The Unbelievably Absurd Diary of a Gay Beauty Junkie by Harvey Helms

September 2019: Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams - by Matthew Walker

October 2019: The Magician's Assistant - by Ann Patchett

November 2019: The Stand - by Stephen King

December 2019: A Man Called Ove - by Fredrik Backman

2020

January 2020: The Body: A Guide for Occupants - by Bill Bryson

February 2020: Girl - Woman - Other - by Bernardine Evaristo

March 2020: cancelled

April 2020: Red - White - and Royal Blue - by Casey McQuiston

May 2020: The Fifth Season - by N.K. Jemisin

June 2020: We Had No Rules - by Corinne Manning

July 2020: Cordelia's Honor - by Lois McMaster Bujold

August 2020: The Decision - by Kevin Hart

September 2020: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

October 2020: So You Want to Talk About Race - by Ijeoma Oluo

November 2020: When We Believed in Mermaids - by Barbara O'Neal

December 2020: Save Yourself - by Cameron Esposito



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Sacramento Data Visualization Meetup

Roseville, CA

Sacramento Data Visualization Meetup

Data visualization, data analytics, and data science doesn't have to be a hard to learn - and you also don't need a fancy degree to get started. No matter if you're looking to learn, build, or grow your skills in these subjects, you'll enjoy attending our quarterly meetup. Outside of having catered food, drinks, and a bartender (all for no cost to attend might we add), you'll get to collaborate and learn from professionals working in the industry.

Our approach is to have local leaders in their respective fields discuss how their business used data visualization to solve a specific problem. This helps you avoid abstract theory, and allows you to get your hands dirty with real data visualization examples and projects. Our presenters are easy to approach and have conversations with as they're goal is to act as a helpful co-worker - not a professional know it all.

It doesn't matter if you're new to data visualization - or are very knowledgeable. The purpose of our meetup it to provide an open and collaborative environment to teach, learn, and evolve data visualization skills. 

Join our group by clicking the red "Join Us" button below this section - and RSVP to our next meetup today! You can also watch a small sample of the video below from our first meetup in 2017 - Best Practices For Getting Started With Tableau. Feel free to checkout our resource links below.

https://youtu.be/g7hTNJhyfdc

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Data Analytics Services (From our sponsors):

• Business Intelligence Consulting

• Tableau Consulting

• Marketing Analytics Consulting

• Advanced Analytics Consulting


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