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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.

33 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.


764 members · Public

Adventures in History and Culture

San Jose, CA

Adventures in History and Culture

Welcome history and culture enthusiasts! Let's go explore the Bay Area's cultural treasures around us! We visit archaeological sites, museum exhibits, participate in discussions, go to historical reenactments, attend plays and operas, explore old parts of cities, visit fairs and festivals, learn skills at workshops, go on tours, enjoy movies, and more! 

Everyone is welcome: families with kids, students, scholars, seniors, singles, LGBTQ, all ethnicities, people with all ranges of physical capabilities, all religious backgrounds, and those ranging from the aspiring Indiana Jones to people just rekindling their interest in history and culture.  

In addition to exploring new places, we also have our own bookclub: (we currently need a new host for this, so please let me know if you'd be interested!)

We choose our own book from any genre that is related to that meeting's topic.  For example, one topic we had was the US Civil War, where people chose books covering culturally-based war tactics, Lincoln's funeral train, articles from that time, and fiction.  By having a topic that we base a variety of books choices on, we are able to have a more holistic discussion from interdisciplinary perspectives.  

We start out by everyone introducing themselves and their book with a brief description of what it was about, an interesting fact, and how they felt about it (30 seconds to two minutes each).  Then we open up to a naturally flowing discussion.  It is okay to also just sit and listen the whole time!

"Book" is used loosely to describe a possibility of many medias: songs, films, scripts, anthologies, short stories, newspaper and journal articles, magazines, and art.

Cuisine and Convo events:

We choose a cultural place in the world (i.e. not strictly geographical) and then find a group-friendly, highly-rated restaurant featuring traditional foods from that country. Similar to the book club, we chat about that culture in an interdisciplinary manner drawing from our own experiences of travel, books or movies, college classes, crafts, scanning trivia online, to...well, anything at all as long as it relates.

You can bring books, pictures, artifacts, or just yourself.  If you don't get a chance to look up something about that culture, you can always bring up a "top 10" trivia on your phone about the culture/location.  After we finish our brief show-and-tell/sharing, we open up to casual conversation about the culture or whatever topic morphs from that.

Occasionally we will host this with a concurrent cultural festival like combining the topic of Germany with an Oktoberfest celebration or Greece with a trip to the Greek Festival.

Please bring cash in case we can't split the check.  You only pay for what you ordered, but tax and tip will be divided evenly by the number of people present regardless of what you ordered.

We hope to join us for our next adventure!

805 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.

286 members · Public