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** "Name it, we cover it, the only group you'll ever have to join" **
For those wanting the most out of life, to meet great people, visit the best venues, and enjoy an extensive variety of exciting and often unusual social events, you have found the right place for quality recreation!
We are a fun meet-up group based all around the West Midlands, with plenty to offer everyone. Simply join the group, and flick through our events and mark yourself as attending those you'd like to join. Feel free to ask for a contact beforehand.  We have thousands of members in your area, so expect a mix of new and regular members at most events.

GO: = "Great Opportunities!"
Everyone who enjoys the social aspects of being outdoors during the daytime, or evening socializing and nightlife, is welcome here. Our members are mainly young and single people who are interested in events locally, across the Heart of England and beyond, in a politics free environment.
We also communicate events via our FACEBOOK community page, where you can meet our many other group members who are not yet using our Meetup.com site
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Zoom Laughter Play-shop.

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Laughter is a great way of cheering us up in these difficult times. We will do playful exercises with the idea of "fake it 'til you make it".

Please donate here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nomeansnoworldwideellie to if you can RECOMMENDED DONATION IS £5 TO £10 MINIMUM DONATION IS £2. 100% of donations go to No Means No.

Benefits of laughter yoga include having lots of fun, boosting the mood, getting in touch with the inner child, being playful, loosing inhibitions, connecting with people and production of endorphins which are natural pain killers, stress-fighters and immune system boosters.

No Means No Worldwide is a comprehensive violence prevention organization for girls and boys.
They are a school based program that uses the IMpower system of prevention and intervention training. They teach classes in 6 week cycles, three times per school year, with the number of students ranging from[masked] per cycle.

For more information about the charity please watch this short video its just over a minute long. https://www.facebook.com/NOmeansNOworldwide/videos/1732744640081485/?v=1732744640081485

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AS LONG AS THEY ARE SUPERVISED BY AN ADULT.
Ellie has been running laughter clubs for over 7 years and has been recently awarded the Laughter Yoga International Laughter Ambassador Certificate.

Watch: England v USA (Women's Football)

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Watch: England v USA (Women's Football)

This event has been proposed by a group member, and what a great idea it is! It may only be a 'friendly' fixture, but this match features the world champions against the current European champions and world number one team. So what better test of the Lionesses prowess leading into the Women's soccer world cup?

Logistics:
Venue: The Gosta Green Pub, Holt Street, Birmingham, B7 4BG
Atmosphere: This is a lively bar near Aston University with a warm and friendly atmosphere, and plenty of seating.
Arrive: 19:30 for seats, chat, and match pre-amble, kick-off being at 8pm
Hosting: Welcoming duties are collective amongst those attending.
On Arrival: Grab a drink and grab a table.
Event Cost: Free, but please keep the publican happy
Event Duration: About 2.5 hours, being no extra time or penalties

Finding The Group:
If anyone attending is new to our group, or may be uncertain of finding others whom they've not met, then our simple suggestion is to bring a sycamore leaf. They are entirely disposable and it's actually quite fun looking out for people waving sycamore leaves!

GO: West Midlands Metro Pub Crawl

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GO: West Midlands Metro Pub Crawl

Big day out frequenting a number of great traditional pubs!

Travel:
Using Metro/Bus nbus/daypass as required. We will alight at a few stops along the metro line for some ale pubs

Itinerary:
To be refined nearer the time:[masked] Wolverhampton (Hogshead, Great Western, Posada, TBA)[masked] Bilston (Cafe Metro, Trumpet, TBA)[masked] Wednesbury (Bellwether, Old Leathern Bottel)[masked] Hockley (Jewellers Arms, 1000 Trades, TBA)
We will likely visit most but not all mentioned pubs, and staying after 8pm is optional of course.

If anyone has any suggestions for reserve venues (with good local ales, ciders, etc) near the Metro Stations, please advise by October 5th, so we can assess viability of inclusion

Where to Meet:
First pub mentioned at the start time for the event, the Hogshead which opens at 11am. Address 186 Stafford Street WV1 1NA. Last arrivals 11:40 at which time we may move on.

If you plan to travel by Metro from Birmingham, and wish to co-travel with other guests to the start point, then we advise everyone should meet at 10:00 sharp at the BULL STREET metro stop, and all catching the next arrival. Trams are roughly every ten minutes, so this should get you to the first venue at the right time.

Flexibility:
We may adjust the exact running order out of necessity, or to maintain flexibility and to discourage joining and leaving at odd times, which should maintain the social dynamic of a fully-attended event, and avoid effort and disruption looking for people repeatedly.

Once everyone is served at each venue, we will aim to announce our move-on time, so that everyone can plan their visits to the bar, loos and snack counters within the allotted time, so we can all catch the metro together for the next venue.

Metro Tickets:
See link below as there are many options. Most logical to purchase are Metro/NX daypass or Metro/NBus daypass. Each cost around £6 off-peak.
West Midlands Metro - Tickets Information
You can buy most ticket types once on the tram. We will travel within zones 2,3 and 4 as it happens.
For those who haven't caught the WMidlands Metro in a while, please note that the stopping points around Snowhill Station have changed. The new stops are on Bull Street and St Chads.
A timetable can be printed/downloaded from:
WMM-Full-Timetable-October-2020.pdf (westmidlandsmetro.com)

Spotting The Group:
If anyone attending is new, or may be uncertain of finding others whom they've not met, then our simple suggestion is to bring a sycamore (or other large) leaf. They are entirely disposable and it's actually quite fun looking out for people waving sycamore leaves! Swapping numbers a few days in advance is perhaps a more traditional way of course!

Viability:
This event will proceed subject to numbers committed to attending. We do not permit no-shows and withdrawals from events in the last 24 hours please, so please RSVP courteously and accurately.

Always important to success on pub-crawls is that everyone arrives at the start and stays for most or all of the event please. We will maintain a schedule and communicate venue leave times to keep to an overall plan. Being kind and looking out for eachother is good courtesy on such adventures! We won't be able to monitor the internet for messages regularly on the day. But if anyone wishes to swap phone numbers a few days in advance, please get in touch via a PM.

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Sutton Park EARLY AUTUMN explorer - 8 mile walk

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This 8 mile circular walk designed for getting out in the fresh autumnal air. Exploring the ancient woodlands of the gum slade & the pools of Bracebridge & Blackroot together with heathland & wetlands. We may well also find some chestnuts, if we're lucky..so don't forget gloves & small bag! Well behaved dogs on leads and children over 12yrs welcome, but you take full responsibility for them. We stop midway for refreshment.

Sutton Park is a 2,400 acre National Nature Reserve located 6 miles north of the city centre. It’s one of the largest urban unspolit parks in Europe, is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest & has long historical significance. http://www.sp.scnhs.org.uk/history.html

PARKING: Large car park through the gate, after 1/4 mile turn right towards Bracebridge pool & park up before the narrow road.
http://www.sp.scnhs.org.uk/parking.html

Public transport either Bus no.78, Four Oaks Rd or no.6 nearby Walsall rd (Four Oaks PH). Four Oaks train station is 20mins walk away up past the church & along Four Oaks Rd.

Meetup Point: Bracebridge car park 9:45 for a 10:00 Start PROMPT.

Min number 10. Subject to cancellation if insufficient attendees or in the case of adverse weather conditions.

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