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Parents of Littles South-West Bay Area

Mountain View, CA

Parents of Littles South-West Bay Area

Hey! We would like to welcome Moms, expecting parents, dads and caregivers! This group is created for parents who are going through similar stages in this new adventure who can offer support (baby development, emotional, advice, etc.) friendships (for you and your little one) and give you the opportunity to continue to have a social life. Many events held by the creator will be in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mt. View, and Palo Alto. However you can host events in any surrounding areas!

We want to help you and your baby grow as individuals and a family. We like to include all types of meet ups that benefit ourselves and our babies! Like:

1. Getting Outside! (Hiking, Going to the park, play dates, etc.) <br> - Getting outdoors are great for babies and children who use their senses to understand the world around them. Without over stimulating our babies, being outside offers new experiences to sight, sound, feeling, taste, smell, texture, and movement. Which are sensory inputs that encourages a baby’s brain to form connections, develop and grow. <br> - Staying active while pregnant is very important! It gives you more energy, promote healthy weight gain, and makes it easier for you during labor, delivery, and recovery.

2. Crafting! <br> - DIY projects that help with the development of your baby, capture memories (they will go by quick!), crafts for your nursery and any other suggestions!

3. Coffee, Brunch, Mom’s Night Outs! <br> -Your life will seem like it’s all about the baby, this is your chance to get out of the house and form friendships with ladies going through the same thing you are! (Babies are always welcome to these social outings!)

Members are encouraged to host events and make suggestions!

1071 members · Private

Diablo Valley Homeschool Group

Concord, CA

Diablo Valley Homeschool Group

***Please note that all prospective members must first meet with the organizers at an event within 30 days of applying before membership requests are approved. Once you submit your information to join you will be contacted by one of our organizers with upcoming event information to attend. Please make sure to check your Meetup Messages so you don't miss out!***

This community is focused on healthy, long lasting friendships and shared learning. The purpose of this group is to bring together families in the Contra Costa County and surrounding areas to build friendships, a support network, and cooperative learning opportunities.

Our Code of Conduct: Because we have a multi-age group, we remind all families, especially the older children, that they are influencing the younger crowd and so we ask that they act appropriately. Our group does not allow name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior. We are building a community of friends and we expect that everyone act in a respectful way (this pertains to children and adults). 

Who are we? We are a group of families who share a passion for teaching our children through homeschooling. Our group is focused on school aged children (K-12) but younger siblings are welcome. We believe that children of all ages socializing together is a part of healthy development. 

What do we do? We have weekly park days in the Contra Costa County areas. Additionally we have monthly Mom's Night Out and sometimes extend that to Parents' Night Out and Family Fun Nights. It is our goal to have other activities such as nature walks, movie nights, even co-op learning groups available for families to participate in. Families may participate in any and all events, but are welcome to opt out of any that don't meet their families needs or interests. We do require that all families attend a MINIMUM of one park day per month. This ensures building strong, lasting friendships. 

When do we meet? We get together every Friday at 10 A.M. in the summer and 10:30 A.M. in the winter for weekly park day play groups. Additional events will be scheduled at various times.

Where do we meet? For most events we meet somewhere in the East and Central areas of Contra Costa County. We may occasionally schedule field trips that are outside of the county as well.

How can your family participate? Join our group! We are always looking to make great connections for children and parents - the more the merrier! Send us a request to join and tell us a little bit about your family. Then come to a meetup and start making connections! 

Membership fees - We do require all families to pay membership fees of $10 per family for the year. For all new incoming families, you will have a 3 month probationary period to check out our group, make new friendships and discover if our group is a good fit for your family. At the end of that 3 month period, new families are required to pay the membership dues to stay active members. 

61 members · Private

CIRCLE of Homeschoolers

Citrus Heights, CA

CIRCLE of Homeschoolers

CIRCLE of Homeschoolers - (Children Involved in a Respectful Cooperative Learning Environment)


WHO ARE WE?  We are homeschoolers. You can use an umbrella school, some families use a private school affidavit, most use a local homeschool charter school. Regardless of means,  method, or philosophy we all just homeschool. We have kids of all ages from babies to teens and we plan a variety of activities that will appeal to all ages, as well as some that are specific to particular age groups.


WHAT WE DO AND WHERE?  We typically have several events a week and for the most part they are held in Fair Oaks, Folsom, and Roseville then wherever else our adventures take us! Our events include park days, field trips, educational days, holiday parties, creek days, classes, etc. are held throughout the surrounding areas. 


OUR ATMOSPHERE!  To help our group thrive we need our group events to be harmonious. We like our events to be peaceful, inclusive, and filled with kindness. We try to avoid having an atmosphere that includes yelling, being unkind or harsh, or filled with drama. This goes for both the parents and the kids.


We do ask that all older kids remember that they are influencing the younger crowd and that they behave appropriately. We do not allow cursing, name-calling, or destructive/disrespectful behavior at our events. We can share information on our favorite curriculum and our favorite homeschool classes while our kids have a chance to learn and play together knowing that they are in a safe environment. If parents need to address issues with their kids, we ask that it is done so in a respectful way.


PARTICIPATION  This group requires in-person participation and support from its members to be successful. We ask that each family contribute by hosting an event in some way: by setting up a field trip or tour, hosting a co-op, opening up their homes for an event, planning a park day, planning a themed park day, etc. With each family planning at least ONE event per year (you can even plan an event with a friend) we can greatly enrich our homeschool year. There are many ways you can help, just let us know what your strengths are and what you can offer to the group. When you know what you want to do, send me the information and I will post it on Meetup.


FEES  This group does require an annual fee. Dues, $15.00 per family, are good through OCTOBER 2022. This will fund the Meetup.com site, but will also help the group by having people actually commit to being a part of it. Often free groups have lots of lookers without many active participants. By charging a fee, people tend to feel more committed and want to "get their money's worth" from the group by attending events and participating. 


PROCESS TO JOIN   We do require that you complete the profile questions (so we can learn about you), that you have a profile picture of yourself and/or your kids (this is so we can find you at the meetups), and attend an event or two before your membership is approved. Upon requesting to join, I will send you the details of the next three “Park Days” on our calendar, for a free trial if you will. Our Park Days can be simple to just get together and sometimes are themed and we are having a party or special activity. You do not need to arrive “on time” to Park Days as they are fluid and people come and go as their schedule allows. So if you will be an hour late that will be fine - the only exception is if it is a themed day because there will be a start time for activities so you may miss out if late. If that won’t bother you or your kids then still try to come! After attending at least one event should you decide the group is a good fit for your family, pay the annual dues, and the approval will be made.


LASTLY, WE ARE A NUT-FREE GROUP. Okay, we may be nutty homeschoolers, but because of the life-threatening allergies of some of our members, we do not allow nuts of any kinds (including peanut butter and other nut butters) at any of our events. If your food says it may be processed at a facility with nuts, it's okay to bring. If it contains nuts, it is not. [If you can only think of foods containing peanuts now and need an alternative; my kids like sunbutter (it’s made from sunflower seeds) better than peanut butter.]


If our group sounds like a good fit for you so far, please click above to join!! We look forward to meeting you and your homeschooling family soon!!


Isabel


65 members · Private

DaVinci Homeschool Group

San Leandro, CA

DaVinci Homeschool Group

The DaVinci Homeschool Group is a friendly & supportive group geared for families who are actively homeschooling. We have all ages, including a strong teen presence.

We are located in the SF East Bay Area, and meet primarily in San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Castro Valley & Hayward. Our weekly park day is on Tuesdays.

We are a secular group that encourages diversity and our members vary in homeschooling styles, religions, political views, family structures, and probably anything else you can think of. 

This group identifies as a community. Communities exist and thrive when all members are active and engaged. We are not just a network or a calendar of events, we are here for the connection. The things we do are possible because we are all working together to make this a fun, caring, and supportive homeschool community. We want to help our children build lasting friendships and at the same time build those kinds of relationships for ourselves too. 

Our weekly park day is an important part of our community and the best place to come socialize and connect with the group. We expect every member to be an active participant and require members to attend an event at least once every 60 days, but that number is a bare minimum which we hope members strive to exceed. Our intention is for those who join the group, to also be looking for a community that they can identify with and actively participate in. This group is more than just an online resource, we do need to see you in person. :)

We meet for field trips, art & craft activities, park days, holiday parties, nature walks/hikes, social activities, and lots of hanging out and having fun. We feel that activities for our children are very important, but we also think that it's important for the parent who stays home to get some time to themselves too, so we have a parent's book club and a reoccurring parent's night (or day) out.

We don't offer classes or structured learning situations. To learn about those type of activities offered in the Bay Area, we recommend joining the SF Bay Area Homeschool Network on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1537398423139116 or checking out Outschool classes at outschool.com.

We look forward to meeting you soon! 

To learn more, please read our "About Us" page here: http://www.meetup.com/DaVinci/about/

**You should receive a message with details about upcoming park days within 48 hours. (If you haven't received a message and are concerned that we missed you, feel free to email us at davincihg@gmail.com) Meetup may not send a message to your email address, please check your message center here on the Meetup. Thank you!**

67 members · Private

Homespun Learning

Davis, CA

Homespun Learning

Homespun is a Davis, CA based, inclusive, cooperative homeschooling community. Our members include new and long-time homeschoolers from a variety of backgrounds, belief systems and homeschooling methodologies.

Membership requirements for all members:

1. Agree to list their information (including full name, full address, phone number and partner/spouse’s full name) in our online directory database, which is viewable and searchable by members only.

2. Pay $5 annual dues (this maintains the Meetup website)

3. Organize/host a minimum of one event for the Homespun community at large each school year

4. Attend a minimum of one event organized/hosted by other Homespun Members each school year

5. Attend a minimum of one “all member events” each year

6. All Members adhere to Posting Guidelines, Event Etiquette and Conflict Resolution Guidelines

Homespun members share a commitment to sustaining an active and supportive homeschooling group. We offer support, encouragement, friendship, and a sense of community through the following:

a) in-person meetings organized by members: events, classes, park days, shared experiences, ...

b) an active Meet-up/online group for sharing resources, organizing events, accessing files and links, asking questions, ...

c) a commitment to respectful interaction and communication. 

We are open to all actively homeschooling families in Yolo, Solano, and Sacramento counties though our activities are primarily within the city of Davis. We ask that new and current members support the community through ongoing and regular participation in events, classes, and activities. The group is open to families that have at least one homeschooling child who is age four or older. Families with younger children are welcome to attend our park days to meet homeschoolers and get advice for the years ahead. There is also a separate Preschool at Home, homeschooling group in Davis for younger families. Homespun was started in 2003.


The Fine Print

1. All posts must be respectful in nature, and all posters must identify themselves. Messages regarding problems or concerns should seek resolution with an eye toward consensus building. Since we are an inclusive group, posts that may be politically or religiously divisive will not be permitted.

2. All members must organize, attend, and help with activities or events for the Homespun community at large with a minimum contribution of one event or class planned and offered to the whole group, and two other events attended, each year (one all group event and one member generated event/class). Our volunteer moderators, who share administrative duties for this group, review the member list semiannually, respectfully asking members thought to be inactive how they are participating. Moderators will ask any member confirmed to be inactive via this query to unsubscribe. Families who would like to become active again are welcome to rejoin. Temporary exceptions are made as needed on an individual basis. Please talk with a moderator about your particular situation if you feel you need a temporary hiatus from participation requirements.

3. New Member Mentors and the Member Moderator will be available to new members to help with getting to know the community and with planning events.


How do I join?

Prospective members will be invited to attend at least two of our weekly park meetings prior to joining Homespun. Our moderators and family mentors are available to answer questions or concerns. If you determine after attending several initial meetings and reviewing the full list of requirements, that Homespun is a good fit for your family, please let the moderator know that you would like to join the group.

64 members · Private

POC Homeschoolers of Oakland

Oakland, CA

POC Homeschoolers of Oakland

This is an intentional community/network for families of color who homeschool (or are interested in collective homeschooling). This group will hold a safe space for children and families of color where our children can honor their humanity and interact in race-positive environment. This is a safe space for families of all backgrounds, orientations, genders, and vaccination statuses. Our children will have the opportunity to interact and learn with kids of all ages who are raised to be kind, loving, and respectful to themselves and others. We are not religiously based but will be rooted in Universal/Spiritual principles such as love, humility, compassion, kindness and empathy. We will initially hold meetups for families, play dates, field trips and camping excursions in the East Bay area. If there is enough interest and support, we can expand into sharing teachers (or forming a school) for enhanced learning classes in music, art, permaculture, languages, STEM, etc.

We will also focus on character building and giving to others by being involved in community service projects and merging forces with other educational centers who support homeschooling.

How we work

If you're a member of this group, consider yourself a partner and co-creator. This group is about supporting a democratic, de-centralized process that allows everyone to contribute to our children's learning and experiences. This way, we can honor and support the diversity of ideas and perspectives we all bring to the table. <br>

In order to maintain a thriving and vibrant community, members are expected to participate in regular meetings, lead and organize events, as well as show up to and support each other's event.

191 members · Private

West Coast Watercraft Enthusiasts, Adventure Riders & Beyond

Marina del Rey, CA

West Coast Watercraft Enthusiasts, Adventure Riders & Beyond

The WCWCC, A Division of West Coast Watercraft Riders in California and Jet Rider Nation California.

 

California based organization, JetSki Adventurers and Enthusiasts on the West Coast and Beyond…

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Our Personal Watercraft Riders are in Southern California, Northern California, Oregon, Washington, Canada, Utah, Nevada, and Arizona. We have made new connections in New York, Florida, Tennessee, South Carolina, Louisiana and Texas.


West Coast Watercraft was founded in 2012 by a group of experienced ocean, lake and river PWC enthusiasts who enjoy riding and exploring waterways throughout the entire West Coast and Beyond. Speaking of the ocean my first trip to Catalina was in 2005!!!


The WCWCC is an adventure destination watercraft riding entity in Southern and Northern California and continuing our 10th consecutive year as the hottest and respected organization in SoCal with over 40 planned rides a year!!! Since we are a Watercraft Riding entity, we have no restrictions on what types of watercraft's aka PWCs are used at our events.

 

The WCWCC is a lifestyle branding PWC group associated with Jet Rider Nation, IJSBA, Pro Rider Magazine with over 50 sponsors that provide our club members with discounts. Being a member is free there are no fees or hidden costs. The WCWCC wants our members to participate and have a great time on the water.

 

The WCWCC offers organized, non-organized jet ski rides and events all year around. Our PWC group visits, Catalina Avalon, Catalina Two Harbors, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point, Oceanside, San Diego, Mission Bay, Marina Del Rey, Channel Islands Harbor, Ventura, and Santa Barbara. When riding these areas, we always stop and take in the amazing view of the coastal communities and admire the scenery.


Our away trips include Lake Shasta, Columbia River, Laughlin, Lake Mojave, Lake Havasu, Parker Strip, Blythe, Yuma AZ including a stop at Walters Camp (A WCWCC Sponsor) and well as our NorCal division offering over 1800 miles of river ways where you can see the Golden Gate, Fisherman's Warf, The Dead Fleet (retired ship are stored) Sacramento, and Stockton.

 

In July 2021, the WCWCC did their 2nd cross country trip to Tennessee, South Carolina, Florida, New Orleans and Texas. Although we drove 8000 miles round trip and covered more than 2000 water miles, the members that participated still can't stop talking about the trip and we are already planning a 2022 trip again.


Our 2022 riding schedule is being planned amongst our newly formed committee. Lots of exciting untouched areas that the WCWCC will explore during their adventures.


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YouTube Site:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WestCoast.Jetski.PWC.CLUB/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wcwcc_pwc/?hl=en

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiz56OiTrj3HEsb86SVcaPg

Website: www.wcwcc.com

WCWCC Club Sizzle: https://youtu.be/WYkv1QJd8ew

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© 2022 West Coast Watercraft (WCWCC, WCWCC_PWC)

236 members · Private

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo, CA

MOMS Club of Mission Viejo

We are a group of Mission Viejo moms who get together for fun, enriching activities for our kids while connecting with other women in similar situations. We also collaborate on service projects to better our community and teach our kids the value of giving back.

MOMS Club® of Mission Viejo is a support group designed for the at-home mom of today!

Participate in fun activities for your kids.

Connect with moms in similar situations to your own.

Swap stories, vent, and share parenting tips with other moms.

Give back to your community and show kids the benefits of service.

Build lifelong relationships for you and your kids.

Get support through tough times.

Be a part of a fun group!

We are so much more than a playgroup!

We meet during the day when at-home moms most need support.

Being a mom shouldn't isolate you, so you can always bring your children with you to our activities.

The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS.

We know being an at-home mom today means making a financial sacrifice, so membership dues are only $35 per year.

At-home moms of any age children are welcome. You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school. We know you still need support as your children grow.

How can I join?

Our club is open to moms who live in Mission Viejo or Ladera Ranch, CA.

For safety reasons, before you join, we ask that you contact us at info@momsclubmv.org or through Meetup to receive detailed membership information and liability forms. Our club has annual membership dues of $35.

For additional information, visit www.momsclubmv.org

We look forward to hearing from you!

42 members · Private

MOMS Club of Redlands

Redlands, CA

MOMS Club of Redlands

The MOMS Club of Redlands serves the city of Redlands, Highland, Yucaipa, Loma Linda, Mentone, and Calimesa only. If the city you live in is not listed, please visit www.momsclub.org to find a chapter in your area or find out how to start one.


We are a support group designed just for moms! You are interested in the world around you and want a variety of activities for you and your children to participate in during the day. You need a support group that understands your special needs as a mom and we're it!


Here are some of the things that make us special: <br> <br>

We meet during the day, when a lot of moms need support!

We have lots of different opportunities to get together! Playdates at parks and in homes, field trips, specific playgroups for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, monthly moms night out, charity work benefiting local organizations that help children in need, etc.<br>


We have an established support system for our local chapters. Our volunteer Coordinators are experienced MOMS Club Moms who are ready to help you every step of the way! You can call them for advice, ideas and help! Where there are several groups in an area, we help set up get-togethers so officers and members can network and exchange ideas, and we have special newsletters and other support just for our local chapters and members! <br>

The MOMS Club® is a nonprofit corporation and a 501 (C) (3) publicly-supported charity registered with the IRS! <br>

We are part of an international group of moms www.momsclub.org <br>

Dues to our local chapter are only $20 per year! <br>

Mothers of any age children are welcome! You don't have to leave the group when your children enter school! We know you still need support as your children grow! <br>

Please note that MOMS Club of Redlands will not tolerate discrimination or hate speech based on race, color, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, socioeconomic status, physical or mental disability and sexual orientation.

54 members · Private