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Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

San Jose, CA

Leap: Socializing through Daily Conversations

Leap is a place where curious minds gather to talk, share and connect every single day, via bitesize conversations. Positive interactions with new people make us all feel better about ourselves and the world we live in – but we aren't having as many of them as we once did. Leap was founded to get us talking to strangers again, one bitesize chat at a time. We speak face-to-face, in small but perfectly-formed groups of five or fewer. For a limited time, we're sharing our conversations on Meetup. Once you've tried out a chat, we encourage you [to sign up for Leap]( to access all of our latest bitesize conversations and more. Joining Leap is free, everything is hosted online and there is no limit on the number of conversations you can join! Leap Conversations are 20-minute video chats designed to put a spring in your step as you go about your day. The chats are themed around a simple prompt and require absolutely no planning by you. Think of it like striking up a conversation in a coffee shop – it's just simple, social serendipity, with a helping hand from Leap as your host. You'll be grouped with a maximum of four other people because we know that big conversations come in small packages. **Here's what to expect in a Leap conversation:** 1. Join the conversation via Zoom with your video on — the Leap Leader will be there to greet you and kick things off 2. The Leap Leader will share the conversation prompt and assign you to a breakout room with four other people 3. Start chatting – you'll have 15 minutes to swap stories, share your thoughts and connect with the people in your group 4. Rejoin the full group for a quick closing and goodbye

56 members · Public

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.

28 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.


800 members · Public

Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society Meetup

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society Meetup

We are ( the Sacramento Valley Astronomical Society (SVAS), and we are the oldest Astronomy group (Since 1945) of amateur/professional astronomers promoting an interest in Astronomy. Join us at various locations and also at our Observatory high in the Sierras. Before the pandemic, and hopefully again soon, we conducted public star parties at schools, museums, and other venues, as well as public presentations on astronomical topics. Members of SVAS have access to our Observatory and the large telescopes there, most notably the 16-inch Ritchey-Chretien!

We have established a GoFundMe account to assist us in helping youth learn more about astronomy and science in general. 

Please donate at

This money will be used in a variety of ways, such as:  - Recruiting youths by holding special stargazing activities,

  - Helping support a student science scholarship program,

  - Holding telescope workshops,

  - Maintaining telescopes used in our school stargazing programs, and

  - Sponsoring member and public stargazing activities.

All society officers, directors and support help are unpaid volunteers, so 100% of your tax deductible donation goes exclusively to pay for costs related to the above activities.

We are based in Sacramento, California and have been operating as one of the oldest astronomical societies in the United States for over 75 years. So please help us by donating so that we can recruit teenagers and young adults to learn about the wonders of astronomy. We welcome you to visit our website at

428 members · Public