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True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Monterey, CA

True Colors Queer Women's Meetup Monterey Bay

Welcome! This group is for all queer women. If you self-identify as a queer woman, this group is for you :) 🏳️‍🌈 

As the Admin and Organizer of this group, one of my primary objectives is to create well-defined boundaries so that the members of this community feel safe. With this in mind, you are welcome to become a member of True Colors if you are a lesbian, bi female, or an MTF trans lesbian. 

Established mid-October of 2020, this social club offers adult (18+ years of age) women, of all colors, single & partnered, an opportunity to create new and meaningful friendships and participate in common interest activities in the Monterey Bay Area.

Activities, adventures, and events will include but are not limited to hiking, biking, walking, running, kayaking, ropes courses, ziplining, backpacking, camping, frisbee in the park, book clubs, photography, coffee and tea, breaking bread, pub nights, farmer's market meetups, dancing, escape rooms, board and dice games, cards, tours, concerts, movies, parties, BBQs, trips, travel, whitewater rafting/tubing, skiing/snowboarding. The sky is the limit!

On average we offer about five meetups each month, usually one meetup per weekend, and then an occasional meetup on a weeknight. Often our weekend meetups are short local hikes or coffee & pastry get-togethers although occasionally we turn it up a notch and run a bigger, less local meetup such as whale watching, kayaking, or an e-bike ride. Our weeknight events have been brewery meetups so far, while we do have a full moon hike coming up in July and we'll add monthly Twilight Cycling at Laguna Seca when they get up and running again. 

We primarily hold our meetups in the greater Monterey Bay (Monterey, Carmel, Pacific Grove, Marina, Seaside, Salinas, Santa Cruz). We've talked about putting together trips to Guerneville and the Mendocino area this coming summer or fall. 

Everyone will be given a warm welcome. An ethos/culture of mutual respect, courtesy, warmth, dignity, 'positivity', and inclusivity for all members is expected. We endeavor to create an environment where members can feel confident, comfortable, and happy being their true selves. Our group vibe is warm, friendly, welcoming, inclusive, casual, and social. 

Feel free to suggest any ideas you have for events; your ideas are always welcome ;) After coming to a few events, you will likely also have the opportunity to become an Event Organizer and host events, if you wish. 

This Club is non-commercial/non-profit. Membership is free.

Please add a profile photo before applying to join our group. 

Note: Unless otherwise stated, True Color events are for queer adult women only. Just to be super clear, no pets, kids, or allies are invited to attend unless specified for a one-off event. If specified, the event will clearly state "+ dogs" or "allies welcome" in the event title or near the top of the post. 

144 members · Private

SF Cocktail Hour Art and Writing Critique Group

San Francisco, CA

SF Cocktail Hour Art and Writing Critique Group

The purpose of this group is for visual artists (hailing from a wide range of disciplines, from photography to painting to collaging to other visual media) and writers (again, from a wide range of disciplines from non-fiction essays to full-length fiction novels and trilogies to poetry) to get together to share their work while offering and receiving feedback! Hopefully we can hold each other accountable, help each other develop and grow in our craft(s), and also possibly make lasting connections.

This group is for anyone who engages in visual art or creative writing of any kind as a professional, as an aspirant, or as an amateur or even someone hoping to pivot towards becoming a professional creative. You should join if you already have a creative practice or you want to nurture a creative practice and you're hoping to benefit from the feedback and perspectives of other artists and/or writers. All levels of experience and expertise are welcome.

At our events we will share any past or current projects on which we'd like feedback. We'll take turns sharing or showing and telling, and then open the floor to the other members for reflections, praise, ideas, and/or constructive feedback. Please always keep the tone kind. We're here to nurture creative dreams, not crush them :) Also, since we'll meet at cocktail hour, feel free to pick your poison, especially if it takes the edge off of sharing your work!

21 members · Public

SoCal Wildlife and Landscape Photography Meetup

Torrance, CA

SoCal Wildlife and Landscape Photography Meetup

Photographers of all skill levels should join us as we share and learn about wildlife and landscape photography from Michael Bargeron and the group as a whole. Michael has photographed wildlife and landscape around the world for the past 25 years. He leads annual expeditions to photograph wildlife in some of the worlds most amazing places such as the Amazon River, Africa, Galapagos, Madagascar, Australia, and the Seychelles Islands. Michael loves reptiles, especially turtles and tortoises and has been the Executive Director of the California Turtle & Tortoise Society for the past 20 years or so. The goal of this group is to learn techniques and to test them in the field. Our home base is The Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve in Torrance. We will do regular meetings with presentations and slideshows to work on technical knowledge and then go into the Marsh for hands-on experience photographing wildlife. In addition, we will schedule fieldtrips to interesting places near and far to take photos we can share and discuss at later meetings. Any skill levels are welcomed, especially new shooters! It is best to bring a camera that allows manual settings for aperture, shutter, and iso, but bring what you have and get ready to have fun! Those interested in big adventure will have the opportunity to join expeditions around the world to photograph wildlife and landscapes that are breathtaking with this group. Most classroom meetings will last 1-2 hours, field meetings may last for several hours.

332 members · Public

Let The Good Times Roll

Vista, CA

Let The Good Times Roll

We're all about good vibes and great times with better people. This all started in our dimly lit garages and parking lots after hours with warm whiskeys and static tunes. A few friends and family, good laughs, and beers. 

We like to change things up and keep it fresh. Never put baby in a corner. Theres far to much to explore. Wether we get down on a wine & paint night, get together to ride & dirt bike, or plan someones little monster a birthday, were just tryin to get back to the good old days of bare foot, babes and barbeques and bring community back to the neighborhood. Locals for locals. No instagram required.

We used to know each other, let our children run wild in the streets long as the sun was out and called our friends family. We shared when we had too much, asked when we needed a hand, and supported our neighborhoods.

We didn't keep up with the times we just lived and let live and let the good times roll. We've been missing the vibes lately and we think you might be missing it too. In studios, workshops and our friends garage, were all doin what we do. Creating, collaborating and cultivating OUR tomorrow. Lets get back to the drawing board. Together this time. Worlds' been rough and times are tough and there's never been a better time for a 'block party'. We're building an army of those who were raised wild, lost in the right direction.

What we DO & EVENTS:

Monthly Meditations

Circle Jam Bonfire Sessions

Drum Circle & Flow Arts

Dirt Bikes, Desert and Off Road Runs

Camping & Hiking and Road Trips

Coffee & Brunch Mornings

Wine & Paint Nights

Brew B Qs & Beer Tastings

Holiday Get Togethers

Weekend BBQs

DIY Workshops 

Wellness & Holisitic Living

Dog Days & Nature Adventures

Neighborhood Block Parties

Creativity & Collaboration (art, music, photography etc)


Must be 18 or older or have a gardian with you.

100 members · Public

Aqua Tutus Diving Club

San Leandro, CA

Aqua Tutus Diving Club

Diving the California Coast since 1955.

Aqua Tutus Diving Club was founded in 1955 and became a non-profit organization in 1958. Our goal is to educate the general public about the sport of Skin and SCUBA diving through quality instruction.

We hold a General Meeting at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, at the Ricky's Sports Theatre and Grill located at 15028 Hesperian Blvd in San Leandro, CA. The meeting is held in the large banquet room alongside the parking lot and is open to the public. If you're interested in scuba diving or want to learn about the marine environment, please join us.

Aqua Tutus Diving Club's membership is made up of a diverse group of individuals with common interests in sport diving, skin diving, diving instruction, underwater photography and abalone diving. Two of our members are PADI-certified dive instructors who offer subsidized training to Aqua Tutus members. Membership costs $40 a year and there is a discount for members living in the same household and for students. Club membership subsidizes diver training and guest speakers who come to our meetings to talk about marine ecology and dive sites around the world.

Our members have a wide range of diving ability from not-yet-certified to thousands of dives. They hail from all over the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as our extended family in Washington, Nevada, Hawaii and the Monterey Bay area. We dive primarily in the Monterey Bay area each month and organize a couple California North Coast dives each year. Some members plan trips to warm water destinations, such as Mexico and countries in the South Pacific, and make those trips available to other club members.

Aqua Tutus uses this meetup as a way to simplify members diving together. Visit our website and our Facebook page.

89 members · Private

ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

Chino Hills, CA

ENERGIZED! Fun, Travel and Adventure

ENERGIZED!

Fun, Travel and Adventure

Meet with friends who are active and like Outdoor Adventures, Social Activities, Dining Out and Travel.

Have fun at adventures like hiking, urban exploration, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing, fishing, auto racing, surfing, racquetball, kayaking, tennis, volleyball, fitness, skiing, travel, golfing, nature photography, sporting events, yoga, walking, museums, motorcycle riding, dirt bikes, mountain bikes, running, camping, bowling, skydiving, etc.

We also participate in fun social activities, picnics, dancing and dining adventures.




ENERGIZED!  Fun, Travel and Adventure

Safety Code of Conduct.


By being a member of this group you hereby agree to assume all risks and liability related to or resulting from any and all group functions. You agree that neither you nor any third party will hold any of the group's leaders, officers, or representatives liable for any injury, loss, or damage to your own person or any members of your family, friends, acquaintances, children, pets, or property, arising directly or as a consequence from a group activity. You also agree that your membership of this group is based on an "at will" basis.

Helmets will be worn on all bike riding activities (no exceptions).

Children and pets are only allowed when the organizer approves or states that in a Meetup write up. All guests (no exceptions) are your responsibility and are subject to the agreement of this Safety Code of Conduct.

You understand that the activities are not "guided" in the sense that a "leader" might be responsible for the safety and welfare of the participants.

As a member you ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME the risks of the activity in which you or a guest(s) of yours will be participating, whether or not those risks are described in the Meetup writep and whether they are inherent or otherwise.

Travel may be part of an activity. You assume all responsibility for any accident whether you are driving or whether you are traveling with another member.

Horseplay and dangerous behavior will not be tolerated and may be cause for your removal from the group.

You are responsible for your own safety and making sure you are appropriately equipped and have the physical ability to participate in our events.

11035 members · Public