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East Hills 4-H

San Leandro, CA

East Hills 4-H

East Hills 4-H Club is a homeschool friendly 4-H club in Alameda County for youth ages 5-17 (accompanied by parents and supervising adults). Everyone is welcome to join us at our club meetings on the first Monday of the month, from 1-3 pm at Creekside Community Church, located at 951 MacArthur Blvd., in San Leandro.

See our website at for more information. We cannot accept for membership anyone who does not have a child interested in joining 4-H, please see and for more information about what 4-H is and what we do. You can also email Kris at with additional questions.

4-H is a great complement to homeschooling. Along with the project based learning and leadership, public speaking, record keeping, community service and citizenship. 4-H helps develop the ability to work cooperatively with others, acquire knowledge and skills, explore careers, and make new friends.

49 members · Private

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

San Jose, CA

Silicon Valley NVC - Nonviolent Communication

The purpose of the group is to learn and practice communicating compassionately through Nonviolent Communication (NVC). People with an interest in improving their communication skills in all contexts would benefit from this group (relationships, parenting, leadership, coaching, organizations, etc).

NVC is a non-judgmental paradigm of relating that includes introspection, deep listening with empathy, and honest expression. NVC was started by Marshall Rosenberg, PhD in the 1960s, and has been used throughout the world as a tool for conflict resolution, community building and peace. For more information on NVC, please go to the Center for Nonviolent Communication at <a></a>

When joining this group, please include a picture that clearly shows your face. Business, business casual, or casual clothing required at all times. <br>

About the "Giraffes" - the giraffe is used within the NVC community as a living metaphor for NVC consciousness because of its long neck for great visibility and hearing, for its ability to eat thorns for nutrition, and for its very large heart.


762 members · Public

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

Sacramento, CA

Upgrade Your Communication and Relationships

This is a group to help you improve your communication and relationships with people. It is amazing how much problems can exist between spouses, between parents and children, and how much stress can exist between bosses and workers. If you think about it, a huge portion of your problems are about relationships. It is fair to say that if you improve your relationships, you can improve your whole life.

In fact, if we enlarge the scope of our views, we can see that the entire planet is suffering from "international relations". Wars, you might say, are when relationships have gone really bad between nations.

If relationships is such an important and hard subject, how come there is virtually no formal education available for it? So, where do we learn about relationships? Shall we rely on parents to teach relationships? How many parents are relationships experts?

That's what this group is about.

We will have meetings to learn tools about how to improve your communication skills and relationships skills.

We will cover topics such as
- How to communicate with self-confidence
- How to avoid conflicts and stress between people
- How to improve love, trust, and understanding between people
- How to make more friends
- How to start a romantic relationship
- How to maintain and improve familial relationships
- How to improve professional communication
- How to communicate to a group of people effectively (public speaking)

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we'll meet online. When the lockdown is lifted, we will meet in person.

Please join this group and RSVP for an upcoming meeting right away!

Please call the group organizer, Tony, at 916-519-5287 for any questions.

This group is sponsored by the Dianetics & Scientology life improvement center.

284 members · Public

Bay Area Philosophy Group

San Francisco, CA

Bay Area Philosophy Group


From Plato and Socrates to Putnam and Searle - this group is for anyone who wants to discuss and learn about philosophy as defined in the most academic sense. Topics include Epistemology, Metaphysics, Ethics, Aesthetics, Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Mind. Discussions will be drawn on a short philosophical text that will be selected for each meetup.

Sample readings include: Plato’s “Apology” and “Crito”, Descartes’ “Meditations”, Hume’s “Enquiry of the Human Understanding”, Kant’s “Critique of Pure Reason”, Bertrand Russell’s “The Problems of Philosophy”, and Searle’s “Intentionality”

For all you Continental philosophers, we will also dig into Existentialism and Phenomenology from time to time.

Who are we?

We are two UC Berkeley Philosophy majors that graduated in 2011 and have been starved for philosophical discussion ever since. Thi’s research interests lie in Epistemology and Ethics while Mila prefers Existentialism and Postmodern Philosophy.


Hi Thinkers,
I have been watching this group for some time and I see no reason to let it expire.  So, I am your new Benevolent Dictator.  Not really, this is a collaborative effort.  I am open to suggestions from one and all about discussion material (not necessarily formally philosophical, good discussions become philosophical) and ideas to discuss, locations, times, how often to meet, how long for each meeting, whatever.
About me:  I live in San Francisco with some roots in Sonoma County.  I, and friends, have organized eight Great Books discussion groups in San Francisco in the last four years, I have two Great Books groups (both more than fifteen years old) and two literature discussion groups in Sonoma County, I participate in an informal politics and economics discussion group in Marin County and am a member of the Marin Philosophical Society.  I have been organizing, leading, and participating in various discussion groups for over thirty years.
My vision for this group is that it NOT be a Great Books group.  However, this does not preclude the use of Great Books readings if that is a good way to deliver the ideas which we wish to discuss.  I believe in some structure in discussions so that they do not turn into bull sessions detracting from the discussion of the ideas we came together to discuss.  And, we should have a good time.  One rule:  Be prepared not only to laugh at others but also at thyself.
I would love to hear from everyone, especially Jeff G, Mila Kogan, or anybody else involved in organizing.  I will be starting to organize our first Meetup under the new regime, hopefully, in August.  Mila, as you are still listed as an organizer, you are part of the new regime.
I will be posting some stuff under "more" and "files" at the top of the page.  My email should appear at the top of this page or call me on my cell at 707-696-8335.
Looking forward to meeting all of you,
Jim Hall


1371 members · Public