What we're about

Our activities include dining out, cycling, bowling, concerts, theater, movies, potlucks, parties and other fun activities.  We also enjoy social events, networking, sports and recreation, travel, day trips and out of town trips and weekend adventures.  Whether your from southern  California or you're new in town please join us.

Singles and couples, gay or lesbian, and straight allies - all are welcome.

Please upload your photo and answer your profile questions at https://www.meetup.com/GayandLesbian/profile/

If you RSVP, please show up or cancel your RSVP if you can't come.  After 3 no-shows, you'll be removed from the group. 
BECOME A SUPPORTING MEMBER:
When you donate $5 at http://paypal.me/paylouis/5 to our group you'll have "SUPPORTING MEMBER" under your name in your profile and when you RSVP for events. Type "Southern California Gay & Lesbian Club (and Friends!)" and your Meetup name where it says "Add a note" so I know who is making the donation. This will help pay for the fees that Meetup charges to have our group on their website.

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To join our group or participate in our events you and your guests must be at least 18 years old. You must use your name and photo in your member profile and answer your profile questions. Also, you must accept the membership disclaimer at https://www.meetup.com/GayandLesbian/pages/3451412/Membership_Disclaimer/

See you soon!

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Upcoming events (4+)

STAY COOL! 🚴 Beach Bike Ride from Marina del Rey to Redondo Beach & Brunch

Join us for a bicycle ride on the beach bike path from Marina del Rey to Redondo Beach. There's always a cool breeze at the beach!

This beautiful beach bike ride is 26 miles roundtrip on flat bike paths and roads. See a map of this route here: https://goo.gl/maps/BI0GD

QUALIFICATIONS:

All bike riders are invited who are comfortable and experienced riding on the road and bicycle paths for 26 miles round trip and can keep up with a group riding at a speed of 13 miles per hour for approximately 2 hours.

IMPORTANT:

*** You are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group. ***

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MEETING PLACE AND TIME:

Arrive at 7:30 AM to park your car and get ready for the ride. There is free parking at Dock 52 parking lot.

Meet Louis at 7:45 AM in the first row of Dock 52 parking lot for a safety talk and introductions. Louis' cell phone number is in the RSVP question (which you can see by clicking on the blue box under "You're Going.")

We will depart at 8:00 AM.

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BRUNCH:

We will stop for brunch at Quality Seafood Fish Market in Redondo Beach King Harbor at 130 International Boardwalk, Redondo Beach, CA 90277.

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PLEASE FOLLOW THESE GUIDELINES:

RSVP: If you can't come please change your RSVP to "No" so we are not waiting for you.

BICYCLE: Make sure your bicycle is in good working condition with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.

RULES OF THE ROAD: Safety is always our first concern. Use standard hand signals for group rides.

SPARE TIRE TUBES: You need to know how to change your own bicycle tire tubes if you get a flat tire. Please bring 2 spare tire tubes, levers, a small bicycle pump or CO2 cartridges to fill your tires with air once you change the bicycle tire tube. If you don't have spare tire tubes you might have to call a taxi to take you and your bicycle back to your car!

MONEY: Please bring money for your lunch and taxi if necessary.

BIKE LOCK: Do not leave your bicycle unlocked at any time. Please bring your own bicycle lock.

HELMET: Please be advised that you are required to wear a helmet to ride with our group.

WATER and FOOD: Please bring water to drink so you don't get dehydrated and food to eat, such as a protein bar, in case you get hungry.

WAIVER OF LIABILITY:

Please read this important disclaimer: This Meetup group, it's organizers and members take no responsibility for any injuries nor accidents that may occur during events. By joining this ride you take full responsibility for your own safety. Please ensure that you are in good health before participating and understand that there is risk involved in your participation. This Meetup group does not certify the qualifications of any of it's organizers or trip leaders, and they are not responsible for your safety. We are all just participants.

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This bike ride is crossposted on other Meetup groups.

The main group for this bike ride is Southern California Cycling Group at http://meetup.com/cyclegroup

Wine Tasting Trip and Tour. All Inclusive!!! Epic Fun!! To THE WINE GHETTO!!!

Last min wine trip. All Day!!
Transportation--INCLUDED !
Tastings-----------INCLUDED ! !
Meals--------------INCLUDED ! ! !

Weather will be perfect! Coastal breezes!

  • You like wine. You like travel.
  • You like history & culture.
  • You like to do it with good people and while having a great fun social time.
  • Maybe have it be a little quirky and off the beaten path too.
  • And you want it all at a fair decent cost.

Is that too much to ask for?

Apparently not!!! Because there is this meetup. It is a wine, history & culture tour. Mostly it's a wine tasting. There are some added special gems. Let's get to the main details. As far as cost. . . . we are doing our best to fight inflation. The cost for this WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS WHEN WE WENT IN MARCH

This is a one day LA to the Lompoc Wine Ghetto and back. With other stops along the way.

INCLUDES

  • Visits to 5 wineries
  • All listed tastings included
  • Transportation from LA to Lompoc and return.
  • Transportation to all the wineries.
  • Coffee and morning pastries included
  • Lunch bites included
  • Dinner included
  • What a win!

Itinerary:
8:00-10:00 LA to Lompoc
10:00-10:30 Ostrichland
11:00-12:30 Dierberg Vineyard
12:30-2:00 Foley Estates Vineyard AND lunch bites
2:00-3:30 Babcock Winery
3:30-4:30 Lompoc Wine Ghetto
4:30-6:00 Montemar Wines (located in the Wine Ghetto) AND dinner at Monetmar
Gas up, restrooms . . freshen up and on the road home by 6:30
Home by 9 or so.
6 to 9 PM Nap and Sober up.

And yes . . . we will start the day at Ostrichland. Yesssssss . . . . Ostrichland!!!

Possible Bonus Wine/Culture/History locations if time permits:
Such as : The Funk Zone in Santa Barbara.

All in all this is the most cost effective way to get the most.

INCLUDES

  • Visits to 5 wineries
  • All listed tastings included
  • Transportation from LA to Lompoc and return.
  • Transportation to all the wineries.
  • Coffee and morning pastries included
  • Lunch bites included
  • Dinner included
  • What a win!

Not included:

This event is limit in size to 15 people. And currently it is filling. Six are filled already. This will be cross posted on other groups. The only way to secure your space is payment.

The number of RSVP's does not reflect all who have rsvp'd or paid as this is cross posted. CLICK HERE to see the main posting. RSVP there to get any notifications or conversations.

Event payment links will be removed when we reach 15. Do not delay.
This may be at any time.

Refunds?
Refund if notice is given if cancel 1 week in advance of departure date and time.
Less than 1 week notice: 100% credit given toward any future event we lead.

Disclaimer:
Itinerary may vary or have slight modification or variation. This is mostly in reference to the specific wineries.

You know you want to treat yourself. Pandemic is receding. It is time to get out and be social in a safe way to some fabulous places.

Message with questions using link below. And yes. . . This is this as much fun as it looks. We look forward to you joining us.

Links central:

Ultimate Death Valley Road Trip AND Camping & Dark Skies & Meteors !....

As the hottest, driest and lowest national park, Death Valley is a place of contrasts and extremes. From a scorching desert, to snow that frosts the park’s towering peaks to lush wildflower meadows & small oasis that provide a reprieve from the heat to seemingly endless desert plains!

Aside from the blistering sun and bright in the day, it's also a Dark Skies location AND and is is also amazing photos at every turn.

late Oct is mid 70's in the day and mid-50's at night. Perfect time of year. Over our weekend there will be THE PEAK of the Orionoids Meteor Shower

This event is for camping and a road trip. Our site is civilized with flush restrooms, and running water. As well as some shops/stores close if needed.

This is the perfect time to explore our own backyard. California has so much to offer! And what better way to enjoy the stunning nature in these strange times than camping. It is the safest, most fun and covid-safe social activity!

This is also FLEXIBLE camping. You can do two or three nights. Your choice.
Itinerary:
Fri: Arrive at your site and setup.

Sat: Head out and explore the park. The park as much to offer from harder hikes, to easy hikes or to all car with only a few steps needed.
We split between those who want some good hikes and those who want more of road trip w/ several smaller hikes. We have a planned route and you can be with us. Or you can strike out on your own.

Sun: you get to do on Sun what you did not do on Sat. And head home. Or you can stay Sunday night and head out Mon.

Click Here for things to do the way home.

Click Here for a good guide resource.
or
Click Here for another one.

What do I bring? Due to varied dietary needs and food contact issues, it's better if bring what you like and prep it. The logistics of providing food for every possible diet, as well as food prep issues is just not feasible or safe.
The only specialized gear you need to bring is Tent, Sleeping bag, Sleeping Pad (yoga mat). Everything else is household items you already have.

Newbie? Solo Traveler? Singles? Kids? Older? Younger? In the middle?
***Absolutely Yes.

  • Many come solo.
  • Perfect for first-timers.
  • Come alone and leave with friends. Come with friends & leave with more friends.

Cost for Tent Camping, two or three nights camping is $79 Per Person.
To ATTEND THIS EVENT . . . RSVP and then Click Here for Secure Payment link and Click Here to fill out our google form

IF you are a X2 or have a +1 just do the payment link twice. Kids under 18 are free.

Click Here to Send Direct Message questions

We do a Local Camping Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 7:30 PM
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered. Click Here for the Camping Zoom Event

In addition to the zoom we also have some informational pages you may want to look at and review.

Click Here for The Main place where posted. RSVP there to be part of conversations.
Click here for a Gallery from the last time we went

This event will be under any required permit and permission with required safety certifications, plans, insurance filed and in full compliance.

NOTE: We do not discriminate by age, gender, gender preference, ethnicity, race, color, national origin, disability or family status.

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/regional camping, and our overseas events too.

WE WELCOME ALL AND THAT INCLUDES YOU !!

THANKSGIVING 2022: Fri to Mon. Ensenada Weekend Cruise. Best Thanksgiving EVER

ENSENADA THANKSGIVING CRUISE 2022: Fri Nov 25 to 28

Every year after Thanksgiving Dinner you realize from after Thurs Dinner till Sunday is total free time! This event makes the most of that!

This is the perfect Thanksgiving Solution!!! Use this to get away from the family. OR if you want to take the family and get away. Also a great alternative for those who do not have family locally!! This will be the way to solve it all!

As a group, we have negotiated a special price!
The cost is $362.86 Per Person TOTAL (all in) including taxes and port charges. (many places give you a false price not including taxes, and port fees)

That gets you an interior cabin, double occupancy (share).
Get a friend to come with OR we will do roommate matching.

Space is limited and only an RSVP ACCOMPANIED WITH A DEPOSIT will guarantee your spot.
The deposit is only $130 and it is refundable (less PayPal fees) until Sep 01, 2022
CLICK HERE to make a Deposit using this link: https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/V2VGXQSRGAR96

AND be sure to CLICK HERE and fill out our ATTENDEES INFO FORM

There are upgrades to ocean view or single occupancy, depending upon your needs. CLICK HERE TO SEE OPTIONS and then Message Anna direct about the upgrade.

There are PLENTY of cruises on Meetup. Ours will be decidedly different and not like the others.

The boat (ship) has all the things that make a cruise ship fun

  • 9-hole mini golf course
  • WaterWorks (waterslide park)
  • Tropical resort-style pool
  • Serenity Retreat area.
  • Casino
  • Comedy shows
  • Stage shows
  • Bars
  • Nightclubs
  • Dancing
  • Live music
  • Spa type services
  • . . . and more.

BUT...as a Meetup we get special treatment. We will get reserved seating together for the formal dining room.
ALSO
We will be doing our own activities on the boat, such as a scavenger hunt.
AND
Best of all a great group of like-minded people from our Meetup, ready for play and fun!

Schedule
Fri 25th Depart Los Angeles (Long Beach) . . . . . . . . . 5:00 PM
Sat 26t Fun Day At Sea, Cocktail Party, & Formal Dinner
Sun 27th Ensenada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Mon 28th Arrive back to Los Angeles (Long Beach) 7:00 AM

On the 2nd night we get a Cocktail Mixer with an OPEN BAR (unlimited drinks). We will also have a formal dinner and dress in our fineries.

The BEST part are OUR shore excursions in Mexico. And this is what will make our Meetup and this cruise different from others.

Totally optional if you want: We will have our own vans and drivers exclusive and private for us for our shore excursion.
Zip Line Canopy Tour or ATV or Horseback Riding

Pick and choose and only pay for what you do.

CLICK HERE To see more about Las Canadas Resort where we will go for our shore day.
CLICK HERE to see the Zip Line part.

But wait!!! How about a wine tasting visiting historic Winery with tour and tasting? An olive oil tasting too? Sure!! CLICK HERE to see about Santo Tomas Winery we can visit to.

Since we are organizing our own excursions we will be able to save from the ones offered by the boat.

This is an all-around great way to spend the Thanksgiving weekend.
And...this is NOT like the other meetup cruises you see. Care to join?

Is this for Singles? Or Couples? This is for everybody. Kids are welcome. It's about people, not your relationship status, sexual preference or age. All welcome on this. We will be a good size bunch so you will find folks you would hang with.

CLICK HERE for Main link for this event. RSVP there to get any conversations and discussions.

Have questions? Click here to Message Anna direct

We do a Zoom Q & A (every other) Wed 6:00-7:30 PM
Click Here to RSVP to our Zoom
Meet others attending, be social, or come and get any questions answered.

We believe in good decent social. We have a set of sister group we post our local free, local/reginal camping, and our overseas events too.

Click Here for all our other events

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