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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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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.

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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

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Chico-Oroville Outdoor Adventurers (COOA)

Chico, CA

Chico-Oroville Outdoor Adventurers (COOA)

Welcome to the Chico-Oroville Outdoor Adventures (COOA) Meetup Group!

This group was founded in 2010 by Beth Bella (Miles of Smiles!) and Gary Leese to help folks in and around Butte County get outdoors, have fun, and meet fellow adventurers. Since then, meetups have included day hikes, backpacking, kayaking, biking, snowshoeing, camping trips, wildlife walks, road trips, cultural tours, and lots more.

Guidance for Adventurers attending a Meetup:

-First of all, please read and understand the Disclaimers found below. The main thing is that each person is responsible for themselves. Please show up to any Meetup aware of what’s going on, aware of what you’re capable of, and prepared to be in the conditions that you’re entering (snow, heat, cold, rocky terrain, etc.).

-Bring the 10 essentials on adventures: https://americanhiking.org/resources/10esse...

-Please change your RSVP from “Yes” to “No” as soon as you can if you find out that you cannot make a Meetup that you RSVPed to. This is particularly important on Meetups with a waitlist.

-It is best if you can provide a clear picture of yourself on your profile picture. It makes it easier for organizers to match a name to face and is greatly appreciated!

-If you plan on separating from the group during any Meetup (leaving early, taking another route, etc.), please communicate with the Event Organizer.

-Event Organizers may have additional guidance for those attending a Meetup depending on the nature of the event.

-The regular carpooling location is the Chico Park and Ride at Fir Street and HWY 32, western lot (closest to freeway). Event Organizers may indicate a separate location as needed.

Guidance for Event Organizers:

-Event Organizers are awesome volunteers that make things happen! If you’re interested in posting and leading an event, notify the COOA Organizers to be made an Event Organizer.

-When posting an event, please provide the following information:

     -Location and Meetup time for carpooling location (if desired)

     -Location, directions, and Meetup time for the trailhead / event location.

     -Event information and important stats (trail length, elevation gain, etc.).

     -Indicate the difficulty of the adventure (this might help: http://www.nwhiker.com/HikeEval.html)

     -Any additional info that would help adventurers plan for the event.

-For more involved events, it may be a good idea to check in via email or meetup message to make sure the adventurers that are signed up are all on the same page. Event page comments work too, but some folks miss out on reading the comments.

-It's up to you if you want to provide your phone number to adventurers. Sending it to your group in an email or meetup message provides a little more privacy than posting it in the meetup comments.

-You’re welcome to set additional guidelines for your event based on your comfort level, the nature of the event, and conditions.

Chico-Oroville Outdoor Adventures Meetup Group DISCLAIMERS

By attending any Meetup, activity, or event organized through the COOA Meetup Group, you agree to the following terms and disclaimers:

The event organizer is a volunteer and is not liable for participants or their guests.

Joining any event is entirely voluntary and participants assume any and all risks and financial responsibilities associated with the activities; for example, bodily harm or injury and or death from wildlife, weather, terrain, falls, waterways, acts of God, etc. It is each person's responsibility to ensure that s/he is in sufficient fitness and health to participate in a strenuous activity, with the appropriate water, food, clothing, first aid, survival gear and navigation equipment for the conditions.

Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers assumes ABSOLUTELY NO responsibility, including but not limited to injury or loss of any kind/form due to the use of information, or participating in activities found on this group/site. By becoming the member/participant of the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group, you agree to the terms and conditions of the group.

Individuals interested in carpooling may voluntarily do so. You are advised that the use of carpool system is voluntary and entirely at the discretion of participants. COOA and the event organizers assume no responsibility. It is the responsibility of the individual accepting a ride in a carpool to ensure that the driver of the vehicle has an acceptable driving record, is licensed accordingly and has adequate insurance to protect both driver and passengers. Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers Group and organizers are no way responsible for verifying or certifying the reliability, driving ability or insurance status of drivers and participants using the system.

While participating in the group activities, your photo may be taken and be posted on the group website by the event organizer or other participant. We cannot control other people taking photos and uploading it onto the site but we can remove photos. It is your responsibility to inform others if you do not wish to be photographed and inform us if any of your photos to be removed from the site.

As a member of COOA, you agree to the following release of liability:

I understand that during my participation in any event or activity organized by COOA, I may be exposed to risks include, but are not limited to, the dangers of serious personal injury, property damage, and death (“Injuries and Damages”). I agree to WAIVE, DISCHARGE CLAIMS, AND RELEASE FROM LIABILITY the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers, its organizer, event organizers, and other members from any and all liability on account of, or in any way resulting from Injuries and Damages, in any way connected with the Activity. I further agree to HOLD HARMLESS the Chico Oroville Outdoor Adventurers and leaders from any claims, damages, injuries or losses caused by my own negligence while a participant on the Activity. I understand and intend that this assumption of risk and release is binding upon my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, and includes any minors accompanying me on the Activity.

If I bring guests to participate in the event I take full responsibility for the guests and agree to all above terms and conditions.


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GAY WINOS-Los Angeles Gay Mens WINE & FOOD Social Group

Los Angeles, CA

GAY WINOS-Los Angeles Gay Mens WINE & FOOD Social Group

GAY WINOS is a Gay mens WINE & FOOD TASTING & SOCIAL GROUP that was launched in April 2010 and hosts at least 3-4 wine or food related outings every month. Our group is for Gay men who would like to learn more about the local Southern California wine & food scene, network with other professionals and meet new friends. We visit local wine bars or restaurants and events throughout the greater L.A. area on weeknights or weekends and occasionally get together at members' homes.

GAY WINOS also plans occasional visits to wineries (from Temecula to Paso Robles), wine festivals or unique events that integrate wine and/or food into the mix, but run the gamut. See our "past events" section which shows the types of diverse things we do including historical tours, outdoor canyon hikes, watching female roller derby, movie nights and more. To offer more variety we will occasionally place emphasis on beer or just food offerings. And you do NOT have to drink alcohol at any of our events to participate--though you will certainly in most cases be exposed to it.

Our membership is varied and open to Gay men between 25 years old and "youthfully" older. We only request that you do NEVER consume more than the legal amount of alcohol then attempt to drive after any of our events. If you unintentionally do consume too much wine then please ask another group member for a ride home or call a taxi. We want to make sure our members are safe and sound!

If you want to suggest group outing ideas please feel free to do so. WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU PLEASE HONOR YOUR WORD AND DO NOT R.S.V.P. UNLESS YOU ARE FAIRLY SURE YOU CAN ATTEND AN EVENT. 

Welcome to GAY WINOS--and as the late jazz diva Shirley Horn used to say "Here's to Life, Here's to Love...Here's to YOU!"

1006 members · Public

JustDroppedBy2Jam (JDB2J)

Temple City, CA

JustDroppedBy2Jam          (JDB2J)

Welcome To JDB2J !!!!  

   PLEASE!  Read & understand what this Meet up group is all about. We do take jamming Very Seriously. If a member joins and proves to be inactive and does not wish to participate in events at least twice a year is subject for removal from the group. This site is about active musicians and is not here for those who just want to be part of a meet up group. We need active members to keep the jam alive. We hope you understand.

  This website is dedicated to put a variety of musicians together for the purpose of jamming! Whether you’re new to playing a musical instrument, singing, jamming or a seasoned pro, this meet up group is the place for you! Singing, playing, writing or just plain out listening is our major goal. Our members play a variety of different music. Blues, Rock, Jazz, Country, R&B or a mixture of it all! Our members also have an opportunity to get together and perform in a professional studio, home jams, in the park events, Charity Event’s, BBQ’s and Party’s. 

   We need more members like you to join our meet up group if jamming is your main goal. So, take a moment to click the 'Join Us' link and sign up! We are looking for new members who enjoy playing music, and those that are interested in learning to play, sing or jam. We are currently setting up co-organizers that will help and assist members for setting up jams in the So. Cal. area to include the IE, High Desert, OC, LBC area, SGV, SFV, Santa Clarita and the LA area.

   Once you join our Meetup group, you have the option of hosting an event...all you need to do is post the details and members that are interested can attend. Guest are usually always welcome at no extra cost. We hope that after a couple events, They will also decide to become members.

    If this is what you’re looking for, then this is the Meet up is for you!  Become a member for a small yearly membership fee of $20.00 or you may pay the cost of only $5.00-$10.00 per event. Many times during the year, members do host events and jams for your enjoyment. It is always highly appreciated if you donate a little cash or some pot luck items to help out with the cost of the event as the host is usually very gracious by supplying the event venue, gear and other necessities for the event or jam to become a success. You may appear as a guest 2 times. If you choose to continue and benefit from our many jams, events and/or opportunities, you must then request to become a member. These fees are collected to help differ the cost of covering group activities, replacement and repair costs of gear, event costs such as studios or jam sites and refreshments at most jam locations. All funds in savings at the end of the year will be put towards a major end of the year event / jam which will include but is not limited to a Jam site, FOH, back line, drinks, refreshments, food and the possibility of some gifts and door prizes. Jump on Board. Let's jam !!!

Your Organizers

158 members · Private

The Martha Wannabe's Meetup Group

Anaheim, CA

The Martha Wannabe's Meetup Group

Updated 01/01/2020:

We are a women-only group that's been active since June 2010.  We started as the 20's to 30's OC Crafty Martha Wannabe Meetup group, then aged to 30-40's. I am now opening it up to women of all ages. The purpose of this group is to meet active members who enjoy making cards to meet socially and do group planned activities that can be taught by the members, or just have open "free for all" card making events where everybody brings their own projects and we eat some food. (BTW: We are not responsible for you gaining weight while attending out meetups!)

We are mostly a card making group, but also post other crafty events including food, sewing, yarn, painting, etc.  I hope to get more of these in the calendar for 2020.  We also have social outings including trying new restaurants, shop-n-dine events, and going for high tea at various locations throughout SoCal. 

I am an independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. I host a year-long class series which meets every other month. If you are interested in classes (series or individual), let me know. 

Most meet-ups are hosted in my private home in Anaheim. There are dogs in the house, so please take your meds if allergic. For the safety of the group we do require that a real picture of you as your profile picture. We are a women's group and a lot of events are hosted in my house, so we need to know who you are before you show up on our doorstep.  Therefore, if you do not have a real photo of yourself, your request may be declined.

Please note that we recently changed to be an even smaller and more personalized group of 50 or less members.  I just removed a lot of inactive members so please feel free to join and tell your friends.  If space is not available, your membership may be pending until space is available and you may be removed sooner if you are not active.  If you have any questions or ideas please feel free contact me!  Check out the calendar to see what's in store for the year!


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Bay Area Breathwork, Raw- Vegan Food and Meditation Circle

San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Breathwork, Raw- Vegan Food and Meditation Circle

‘’If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply to learn how to breathe correctly. From my own experience and from working with patients, I have come to believe that proper breathing is the master key to good health.’’
- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Natural Health, Natural Medicine

This  group is created to support breathing ( and eating) practice that helps us to breathe (and Eat) properly and deepen the nurturing and healing aspect of breath. Breath is life and if our breathing habit is bad it impedes our life force and capacity to alive fully. Many people’s breath is unnaturally shallow. The more we are aware of the breath, the more its natural depth will reestablish itself. Creating more space with the breath allowing to deepen our awareness more in vertical direction helps us to touch space where we know who we really are. its powerful tool to live in present moment and cultivate I-AM- awareness.

The aim of this Circle is  co-creating support system to re-learn correct breathing and nurture our body, mind and heart.

The group is Organized and facilitated by Briksha Mahendra.

When we nurture ourselves with correct breathing we will:
• Oxygenate your body and bring more life force in, increasing blood circulation over time with ongoing practice
• Release toxins and blockage to create space for healing to happen
• Be more grounded and empowered
• Feel more relaxed and peaceful
• Feel more present , open and mentally clear
• Feel more connected with self and others
• Feel more energetic and awake.
• Have capacity to stay with your emotion and feel your body as it unfolds to you
• Develop skill to center yourself quickly and be in the moment

Conscious Living is a practice or a way that holds space to nurture and enhance awakening of Self, Other and the World!

Our invitation to you is consider ` Eating and Breathing matters` therefore it is sacred act like anything else in life. Using the age old wisdom of yoga with modern new paradigm of nutrition, ( as brought by some pioneers like Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dr David Jubb , Joel Fuhrman , Dr. T. etc) this space will be an attempt to provide a guideline to use eating (and Breathing) that enhance our Nurturing (or Healing ) and Awakening process.

Our Mission: is to provide supports for eating and breathing consciously and wisely that enhances well-being and awakening.

We provide a way and space to practice sacred eating or conscious eating which not only nurture our body, but our heart and mind and spirit and society and globe. Through educational classes, workshop, training, regular dinner, Catering- lunch/dinner boxes and consultation we provide an opportunity for individual to nurture themselves and enhance their awakening process from Prana Food and conscious eating .






Briksha Mahendra
A student of Leonard Orr, founder of the world wide Breathwork movement. (www.rebirthingbreathwork.com), Briksha draws from a variety of yogic breathing modalities, including Holotropic Breathwork, Clarity Breathwork, and Anapanasati. He has been teaching and leading breathing session for 5 years
Briksha Mahendra combines Integral Insights, Hindu Yogic practices, and Buddhist wisdom in his teaching. He is a Certified Integral Coach, Stress Specialist and Rebirthing Breathwork Practitioner, as well as a Raw Vegan Chef and Healthy Lifestyle Educator. He is a longtime Vipassana meditation practitioner and has done several long silent retreats up to 30 days. Briksha's main focus is Yoga of Conscious Breathing and Eating (Spiritual Nutrition). By using various tools and techniques of Integral Yoga and coaching, he creates a powerful environment to explore the journey of this mysterious Human Body, finding everything there, as it is said in an Asian proverb: 'What you can’t find in your Body, you will not find anywhere.' Briksha's main mission in sharing his skills, experience, and training is to aid in reconnecting with our Bodies and the Body of Universe so that in turn our Bodies and the Body of Universe will bless us with peace, prosperity, and wisdom. Briksha invites us to pray and practice together to awake in our true nature, bringing more love, light, and wisdom to the World.

To learn about rebirthing breathwrok go to www.rebirthingbreathwork.com or www.learn-to-breathe-energy.com
to contact Briksha email;brikshalal@yahoo.com or call 415.503.7802

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