What we're about

If you are looking for fun social events, new adventures or are new in town and are looking to form new relationships through socials with the great people on Meetup, you have found the right group!!!! We are a group of active professionals seeking adventures beyond the daily grind, building new friendships through social networking, and/or looking to meet that special someone along the way. First and foremost though, our focus is building a circle of friends and making connections!

If you are new to LA or have been here your whole life and your social circle diminished over time, this is the place to expand your social circle again. We have fun activities and social events that make making friends as easy as 1-2-3! :)

Of course, if you are single and are looking to find that special someone, what better way is there than through fun activities where you can learn about each other without the pressure of the uncomfortable first date? Our events are low pressure and low stress. It's like hanging out with old friends.

Now, what else should you know about this group? If you are adventurous and love the outdoors, you are in luck. We absolutely love hiking and camping in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. No worries though if you are more into the cultural events and museums that Los Angeles has to offer. We enjoy broadening our minds with arts and culture. LA is one of the most dynamic cities with more cultural diversity than most. We will explore LA and all its glory!

What if you enjoy the occasional socializing over a drink at a bar or relaxing by a bonfire at the beach? We have those too. For those that enjoy a good party here and there. So do we. We like theme parties such as masquerade party, mustache and wig party, and nerd and geek party. We also have fun celebrations like Halloween and New Year Eve Bash. Oh, let's not forget, we love wine and cheese and delicious and unique beers. We have events to cover all grounds including Game Night (Cards Against Humanity, Jenga, Uno or Exploding Kittens anyone??)

Ultimately, our main focus is connections! We are a group of fun professionals that continue to expand our minds through relationships, events and life experiences! JOIN US!

Upcoming events (3)

Rafting, Hiking (Hot Springs, Waterfalls & Sequoias) and Camping Trip

We are going rafting down the Kern River and camping at Lake Isabella! This will be the 8th time doing this trip and its always been a blast! The $$$ covers rafting, Friday/Saturday yummy dinners, pastries and coffee for breakfast, some light snacks, and the campground. :) Bring your sleeping bag and come pitch a tent with us. ;) We have our own private campsite so everyone will hang out together! We are right on the lake with beautiful views and opportunities to explore day and night. Let's have a blast! We are close to civilization - near the supermarket, drug store, Starbucks and more. Itinerary: Friday - drive up about 150 miles. Ideally leave before traffic, but if you have to leave after work that is fine! When you get to the campground set up and then eat, hang out and mingle with everyone. Saturday - Let's start the morning with a hike! We could either hike at some Sequoia trees or along a river, depending on conditions. Grab lunch. And of course RIVER RAFTING. Hang out with your new friends in the evening and enjoy dinner. Sunday - Head straight home or do something else such as see the Sequoias, enjoy some hot springs and/or try out the water slides. Getting there: I will help coordinate carpool for the confirmed attendees. Disclaimer: Please come in good physical health and condition. All physical activities come with an inherent risk of injuries and you might get hurt. You are responsible for yourself. You will not hold myself or the meetup group liable for injuries or anything else, such as injury due to carpooling, etc. In order to participate in this event you agree to two waivers - one is this Waiver (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/pages/Rafting_Waiver/) for the organizers of this event and the second is a waiver by the rafting company. This is a trip for members of this group. If you know someone that wants to go, he or she must join the group. There are no "+1"s for this trip. No pets on this trip. If you want to go, please lock in your spot with a $150 payment. Venmo the funds to "@Mix-Professionals" Here is a direct link to make payment with Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1583512851316736813 If you want confirmation of payment receipt please private MESSAGE Dee. Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through email. Therefore PLEASE SEND ME YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS upon payment. The reservation is based on FIRST PAID and has a limited number of people (gender balanced). Whoever pays first will be on the "go" list. If you RSVP yes but don't submit payment your spot is not confirmed. Refund Policy: Cancel 60 days prior to start date and receive a full refund. 14-59 days prior to trip start date, 50% refund. 0-13 days, no refund. FAQ: 1. Can I pay for my friend who is also coming? Yes. As long as your friend RSVPs separately, you can send in payment for them. 2. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 3. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 4. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Please do not use the comments to look for carpool - we will handle it. 5. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 70's/80's in the day and high 50's at night. It's great weather to raft and camp! 6. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go by myself? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends! 7. What does the 4 p.m. start time mean (in the event description)? 4 p.m. is the earliest you can get to the campsite. You can leave home anytime (morning, noon or after work) but come to the campground by 4 or later. If you leave home in the morning there is plenty to do and see before 4. 8. Have you done this trip before? Yes! We first did this trip in 2014. Check out the photos and feedback: http://bit.ly/2RpmVVI We did this trip in 2016 & had a blast. Check out the photos and feedback: http://bit.ly/2Kuz1MG Again in June 2017. Check out the photos and feedback: http://bit.ly/2x70pHV And again in August 2017 and even did Karaoke! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2Xq6MVA Pepe made a video of the rafting portion from that trip: http://bit.ly/2L7OjXa And in June 2018, we had another great year! Check it out: http://bit.ly/2IwyKXq And in May 2019 we went back! http://bit.ly/RaftingMeetup July 2019: http://bit.ly/July2019Rafting

Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks - Memorial Day in 7000 Square Foot home!

Zion is my favorite National Park! We are staying at a beautiful 7000 sq ft home. We will have all the amenities of a home (bathroom with shower and flushing toilet, bed to sleep on, towels etc) and but still sit by the campfire all night! We can enjoy the fire-pit, hot-tub, and an amazing view (ton of stars in the sky!!!!). This would be one of those trips you can write home about. I am excited just thinking about being in Zion National Park and the house makes it that much more awesome! You don't have to worry about packing for dinner. With the money we put together, I will buy food and with some of your help, we can have delicious dinners together! :) I would definitely bring 🍺 and more to share! It's always a good time!!!! :) For breakfast, I will pick up oatmeal and pastries for us. I will also bring coffee and tea. :) For Lunch, I normally just buy a sandwich at the store, throw it in my bag and head out on my hikes. Bryce Canyon National Park is just a little over an hour away and you'll get to see the hoodoos! Don't know what a hoodoo is? Then you must get over to Bryce. :) We have the house from Friday May 28 until Monday May 31 (Memorial Day). Like previous trips, I plan to depart LA on Thursday night and stay in Las Vegas for the evening. Zion is 6-7 hours from Downtown LA, so if you want to leave Friday that is fine too! The cost is $310 per person. There is room for 34 people (17 guys and 17 ladies). Please also do take into consideration the $30 per car national park entrance fee (good for 7 days). This can be split between the people you carpool with. Lastly, of course, there is the cost of splitting gas with the driver. If you are ready to see some of the most magnificent national parks, join me for a trip to Zion National Park (Bryce Canyon National Park and Kanab if time allows). Getting there: I will help coordinate carpool for the confirmed attendees. Please come in good physical health and condition. all physical activities come with the inherent risk of injuries and you might get hurt. You are responsible for yourself. You will not hold myself or the meetup group liable for injuries or anything else, such as injury due to carpooling, etc. By signing up, you agree to this Waiver (https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/pages/12713372/Camping_Waiver_of_Liability/). This is a trip for members of this group. There are no "+1"s for this trip. This trip is for people who live in southern California. Your profile must contain an actual and current photo of yourself that clearly shows your face to participate in this event. Lock in your spot with a $310 payment via Venmo: Venmo the funds to "@Mix-Professionals" Here is a direct link to make payment with Venmo: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1583512851316736813 (Please email me your name and email address once you send the fund, Thanks). Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through email. Please provide your email when you send in payment. The reservation is based on FIRST PAID & has a limited number of people (gender balanced). Whoever pays first will be on the "go" list. If you RSVP yes but don't submit payment your spot is not confirmed and I may move you to the "not attending" list without any further explanation because only a payment (not just an RSVP) locks in your spot. Refund Policy: You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days, no refund. Private message the organizers for refund, not the comment section. Frequently Asked Questions: 1. Can I pay for my friend who is also coming? As long as your friend RSVPs separately, you can send in payment for them. 2. Carpool? We coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. 3. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go solo? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends!

July 4th Wknd Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Park Camping Trip

Sequoia And King's Canyon National Park

Join us for a great holiday weekend in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. There are NO other campsites next to us; we are by ourselves. Nearby is a shower, restaurant and convenience store. The money we put together goes towards the campground, Friday, Saturday and Sunday dinners + coffee, oatmeal and pastries in the mornings & some other goodies. There are several places to pickup lunch. Roll up your sleeping bag, dust off your tent, have a cushy air-mattress along with your hiking attire & let's explore the beautiful National Parks. This year July 4th is on Sunday, making Monday 7/5 a day off. You can arrive at the campsite on Friday. Sequoia is close enough that you can head up midday on Thursday and arrive 5 hours later. We will leave the campground the morning of Monday July 5. You can head straight home or see more sights. :) I will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees. Departure times/locations are set by drivers. This is a trip for members of this group. All attendees must RSVP here. If you know someone that wants to go, they must join the group - no "+1"s for this trip. By participating in this group you agree to waive all claims against the Organizers as specified in this Waiver and agree to all the other "fine print" here: (http://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/pages/Camping_Waiver_of_Liability/). Your profile must contain an actual and current photo of yourself that clearly shows your face to participate in this event. (Payment instructions will be added later) Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through the email address you provide us. The reservation is based on FIRST PAID and has a limited number of people (gender balanced). No dogs. FAQ: 1. Can I pay for my friend who is also coming? Yes. As long as your friend RSVPs separately, you can send in payment for them. 2. What do I need to bring? A full list will be provided a week or two before the trip. But basically you need to bring your personal amenities and tent, sleeping bag air mattress etc. 3. What if I don't have a sleeping bag and/or tent? If you don't have a sleeping bag buy one or borrow one. You don't need a fancy one - a $20 one from Big 5 or Target will do. Or you can ask here is someone will share. Every time we've done this trip people have been willing to share tent space. 4. How does carpool work? The organizers will coordinate carpool for confirmed attendees based on where people are leaving from, when they can leave and whether or not they can drive. Departure times are determined by drivers. Expect to hear more about 1 week prior to the trip. Once carpool is finalized we will send out an email with directions to the site. 5. What kind of car is required to get there? Any car is fine. You don't need 4WD or an SUV. You can even drive a lowered car. The roads are paved. 6. What will the weather be like? Typically the weather in the area is high 80's/90's in the day and high 50's/60's at night. It's great weather to camp! 7. What if I don't know anyone else going - is it weird to go? Not at all! Most people come by themselves to these events and have a blast and end up with a new social circle of friends! 8. What does 4 p.m. start time mean (in event description)? Meetup requires us to list a start time. 4 p.m. is the earliest you can get to the campsite. You can leave home anytime (morning, noon or after work) but come to the campground by 4 or later. If you leave home in the morning there is plenty to do and see before 4. 9. Have you done this trip before? Yes, and had a blast - check out past trip photos and read what people had to say about our prior Sequoia trips. For the 2013 trip click --> http://bit.ly/2WXzKfV for 2014 click --> http://bit.ly/2XzcVit for 2015 click --> http://bit.ly/2FmA9xS And check out the fun we had on the waterslides that year --> http://bit.ly/2N5Tolw For 2016 click --> http://bit.ly/2FqHrR7 For 2017 click --> http://bit.ly/31Mggts For 2018 click --> http://bit.ly/2RsroqJ For 2019 click --> http://bit.ly/SequoiaMeetup

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