Hobbies & Passions groups near California
The Bay Area Furries Meetup Group
San Francisco, CA
Meet other furries in the bay area!
This group is for: anthropomorphic animal enthusiasts, fursuiters, furry artists, furry convention-goers, and furry role-players.
This is a place where you can post a gathering that you think might interest other like-minded people, and see who shows up. A great way to meet other furries!
We have discussion boards where you can chat about what is going on, post suggestions and ideas for meetups, and let others know where gatherings are happening.
Want to get a group together to see the latest (furry) movie? Post a meetup suggestion here! Want to throw a party at your place, but don't know how to contact others in the area? Post it up here on the meetup group.
This is your chance to discuss ideas for meetups and other miscellaneous topics.
If you would like to contribute to the operating cost of the Meetup Group, you may do so at the link below:
If you do want to join, just click on the 'Join Us' button below.
Please note that your application is subject to approval by the 'Bay Area Furries Meetup Group' Administrators. To ensure a quick and easy approval process, fill out the profile completely, and please include a picture.
** Please Note: The minimum age to join this group is 18 years old. **
** Additionally, it may take up to 48 hours to approve your membership request**
(The BAF Mailing List can be found at: https://www.fur.com/mailman/listinfo/baf)
Diablo Valley Photography
Walnut Creek, CA
This is a group for people who are interested in learning more about digital photography, how to use their cameras, and to make better pictures for travel, portraits, family, wildlife, landscape, etc. People with all levels of expertise are welcome.
Our group members are very interested in holding lots of fun, varied and challenging events that are mostly free. All of our members help to provide content to our site that is informative. We help support and mentor our members to ensure everyone has a good time and continues to learn about photography.
In order to keep most of our events free and to pay for the costs of our meetup site, there is an annual dues charge of $15 for members. We have instituted a trial period of 30 days.
Only members who have paid their dues will be permitted to attend our events. Since our site is semi-private to members, please feel free to join, take a look around the site and decide whether our group is right for you. Our goal is to keep the group small so that everyone gets to know each other. If your plan is to join without participating, then this group will not be a good fit for you. We hope you join and stay!
Bay Area Anime and Gaming
San Francisco, CA
We are aliveee! It's been a very long, and stressful year for everyone, and congrats on making it this far! Starting on June 13th, 2021, we will be returning to in-person events. Any of our events is only recommend for those that are FULLY VACCINATED which means 2 weeks after your final shot. You come at your own risk and risk to others if you are either unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. With that being said, we look forward to see everyone's beautiful face in person, both old and new members alike.
We'll still be doing plenty of stuff online! As always, feel free to join the very active conversation happening in our Discord server, where we will continue to host anime streams, game nights, and other miscellaneous events!
As per always, if you have any suggestions for events, or any questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of the organizers! Stay tuned for more updates!
Welcome! We host events related to anime, games, or otaku culture all over the Bay Area. We are a laid back group that likes to have fun, make friends, and discuss our anime and gaming experiences. With this group, you can expect events like anime marathon nights, hangouts in Japantown, films at local theaters, conventions, game nights and more. Any suggestions for events? Feel free to contact the organizers. We hope to see you soon!
@ Menlo Park Library
Menlo Park, CA
The Menlo Park Library offers a variety of programs, including art events, author talks, info sessions, craft sessions, music events, and more. To make the most of our programming efforts and this meetup page, we’d love for you to get involved. If you come to a program, say hi and let us know you saw it on meetup. If you have an idea for something you’d like to see at the library, send us a message. The library is a great space for community meetups and we’d love to play a role in making those connections!
Books & Brunches
San Francisco, CA
COVID-19 UPDATE: Until further notice, we will be meeting virtually every-other month. We’ll update again once we return to in person, monthly meetings.
A social book club for women ages 20s to 30s who enjoy a good novel and a delicious brunch in the company of fun, witty, inspirational gals.
Each month, we pick a book as a group. We then meet for brunch, hosted either at a member's apartment or a local restaurant, spark up witty conversation about our latest read and and engage in good laughter and friendship. So, let's kick off our heels, dive into a good book, and enjoy a mimosa or two (or three) together!
One of the goals of this club has been to create an intimate atmosphere where members are familiar with each other and there is a sense of continuity in our events. In order to enable that, we have to keep our group size within a certain number of members. Please be advised that after 3 to 6 months of inactivity in the group, you will be removed to make room for those on our waiting list.
Let's Read! Fremont Ladies Book Club
There's always room for one more book enthusiast in the Fremont Ladies' Book Club!
We are a group of women who love to read and love socializing with others who share our passion for books. If this sounds like you, we'd love to have you join us.
Everyone gets to contribute to the book selection process. This allows us to read a wide variety of books that we may not have otherwise pick up. We read fiction, non-fiction, biographies, literary fiction, popular fiction, classics and once, a graphic novel.
Most of our members are in their 40s - 70s, but there is no age limit. We meet TWICE a month on zoom for regular meetings -- usually on the second Monday of each month at noon (known as the DAYTIME Group) and once on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (known at the EVENING group). We have members who attend only one meeting a month and members who attend both. It depends on your schedule. A few people attend every meeting, but we always have new members at our meeting. There are no attendance requirements, even if you don't finish the book you are welcome!
We are also arranging some more social events, still around books in addition to our regular meetings so look out for those too.
Come to laugh, share stories and make new friends. Browse the site to see the books we will be reading and those we have discussed in the past.
Looking forward to meeting you!
Sierra Thunder Chapter Harley Owners Group Rocklin CA
This meetup is for dues paying members of Sierra Thunder Harley Owners Group, Chapter 4058, affiliated with Harley-Davidson of Rocklin, CA.
We love to ride and enjoy socializing together. We are currently meeting at 6:30 PM, the 3rd Thursday of each month, at Mountain Mike's Pizza, 5505 Whitney Blvd #2f, Rocklin, CA 95677, Come early to eat and socialize. Guests and prospective members are welcome to attend our meetings.
Having a National HOG membership (https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/owners/hog.html) is a pre-requisite for maintaining membership with Sierra Thunder HOG.
Tri-Valley Ladies Book Club
If you are looking for a warm, friendly, informal and low-key book club for ladies, you've found the right place!
How the book club works:
1. The book club meeting locations are central to the Tri-Valley, including Dublin, Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville.
2. Members take turns hosting at their home on a voluntary basis.
3. The book club meets every month on the second Sunday from 2:00 - 5:00 PM. If the date conflicts with a major holiday, meeting is moved to the second Saturday of the month.
4. It’s a potluck with each attendee bringing a dish and/or beverage (we drink wine!).
5. For the book selection, each attendee comes with a book in mind to be entered into a drawing and at the end of the meet, four books are drawn, which is then posted on the meetup site for a general vote. The winning book is the book with the most votes!
6. A guideline to use in choosing a book to be entered into the drawing is -- generally fiction, approx. 400 pages and under $16.
7. Reading the book is not a prerequisite for attendance - you are welcome to just join the fun!
8. Outside of the book club meetings, approximately every other month there are fun social outings such as dinners, movies, wine tasting & etc.
Ellie's Thoughts on Book Discussions:
#1 - We are here to enjoy our time in the company of ladies from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.
#2 - Our book discussion is for the purposes of furthering and enriching our exploration and understanding of the book and the author from the lenses of our personal experiences and beliefs.
#3 - To that end, the objective is to share our thoughts and points of view and to thoughtfully listen and learn of others'.
#4 - Different points of view are welcomed and highly encouraged, but never through personal attacks or insults.
#5 - We are engaged in a dialogue -- please participate in facilitating and furthering a rich discussion.
#6 - If you need to leave early, please say that you need to be somewhere and leave, but please do not rush the book discussion to an ending because you need to leave.
#7 - If by chance a faux pas is committed (which I have a tendency of because I am still growing & maturing) -- please do your best to clean it up if not there immediately, then by sending messages to members/group.
#8 - Definition of a successful meet -- is if everyone in the group laughs really loud with abandon at least 3 times!!! Let's have fun ladies!
The Page Turners Book Club
Los Altos, CA
Calling all bookanistas! Welcome to The Page Turners of Silicon Valley. This is a book club for mature women who enjoy a variety of books, lively discussion and convivial company in a pleasant setting. It is a chance to meet new people and make new friends.
Since MeetUp limits the number of group members, we may need to remove people from the group who have not attended or RSVPed for 3 months in a row. But, we always welcome people back when their schedules allow them to attend!
Books & Brew (Oakland Bookclub)
Welcome! This group is for anyone who is interested in discussing books while having a brew or two (...or three). We will meet once a month to discuss the selected book at breweries around Oakland and The East Bay. We aim to be a diverse group of readers who gather together for libations and lively discussion.
If you enjoy reading books, meeting new people, enjoying a drink, having a good time, and expressing your opinions, this group is for you! Check us out.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <br>1. Members can recommend books that they are interested in discussing/reading as a group and they will be added to a master list.
2. Each month I will randomly pick THREE books from the list and create a poll.
3. The book with the most votes will be the winner and the next book we discuss!
- To recommend a book send me the name of the book in a message and I confirm when it has been added to the list.
Mocha Girls Read - Sacramento
We are a group of black women who love to read, want to read more and meet like-minded women. We are here to inspire women to read, share literature, fellowship, and encourage others in the joy of reading. We meet in Sacramento, CA the second Saturday every month, currently rotating meeting spaces every month. We are an eclectic group of women and so are our reading selections. Find out more on our website www.mochagirlsread.com
If you are media, please email Mocha Girl Dindi at firstname.lastname@example.org <br> <br>For Authors and Publishers, please email Mocha Girl Classy at email@example.com <br>
Bay Nonfiction Book Club
Mountain View, CA
Do you love reading books, particularly nonfiction books? Good books inspire us and inform us about the world. We focus on nonfiction books in the area of self improvement, business, entrepreneurship, biography, history, and popular science. We pick the best books in each area. Our members tend to read one book a week. Let us learn and grow together.
Harley Owners Group Folsom CA
This Meetup Group is for riders who have MEETUP accounts, and have submitted a request to join, and the request has been approved. We hope you become a dues-paying member of Folsom Harley Owners Group, Chapter 1787, affiliated with Harley-Davidson of Folsom. (See http://www.folsomhog.org).
We love to ride, and enjoy socializing together. Our monthly social meeting is at the Round Table Pizza, 9500-1 Greenback Ln, Folsom, CA 95630, held the 3rd Tuesday of every month except December. Come early to have dinner and socialize. Guests are welcome to attend our monthly meeting. Having a current National H.O.G membership (https://www.harley-davidson.com/us/en/owners/hog.html) is a prerequisite to maintaining a membership with Folsom H.O.G.
Bay Area Ladies' Fantasy Book Club
San Francisco, CA
This is a book club for those who love fantasy and science fiction novels with diverse female protagonists! Each month, we'll read a new book and meet to chat about it over Zoom. (Once the pandemic has slowed down, we look forward to meeting up in real life and having a chat over food and beers again!) Everyone is welcome to join, as long as you're down for female-centric books and respectful discussion.
See book recs, suggest our next book, or find others' Goodreads profiles on our Message Boards! (https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Ladies-Fant...)
Book and Coffee - Women
San Jose, CA
Inviting all book crazy ladies to join this meetup. I have been searching for a decent book club around San Jose area, but there was none really. This group is open to all types of books recommendations. The aim is to share thoughts and enjoy some caffeine!
Spirit Motorcycles San Jose Riding Group
San Jose, CA
Calling all Motorcycle riders! At Spirit Motorcycles San Jose we organize Store Rides and everybody is welcome - every motorcycle brand - over 600cc in order to keep up with highway speed when needed. Several customers requested Store Rides and here they are.
All skills levels are welcome (unless specified in the particular ride). Most rides start at our Indian Motorcycle and Victory store (460 Meridian Ave. San Jose) with a nice and hearty breakfast. Safety talk and ready to enjoy the beautiful roads and twisties we have around (150 to 250 miles rides). We organize bike nights on Wednesdays. And we do longer rides as well. We are a bunch of good and friendly people, ready to explore, ride and enjoy.
It does not matter whether you are a beginner or a seasoned rider, whether you have a cruiser of a touring bike, we help each other and enjoy the ride (and we have fun!)
We are driven by the following Objectives:
- Provide a forum for riders enthusiasts to make friends with like minded people.
- Provide opportunities to enjoy different types of rides (night, day, twisties, long rides, hills, etc.)
- Enhance knowledge and ability with professional riders / safety instructors.
Safety is always first and we look forward to having fun together, and making new friends. Looking fwd to meet you.
Shaye and Martin