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 (5+)

Single Mingle Mixer - Come Meet New Friends! :)

Senator Jones


Let's get ready for a fun "Singles Mingle Mixer" event, where you get to see old friends and meet new ones. For the folks that have never been to one of these mixers, this is a great mixer with[masked] singles mingling through a couple of fun ice breaker games. We also always find cool, happening locations to host our events. LA is a huge place; it's cool to meet at new or interesting locations. This time will be no different. We are hosting this event at Santa Monica's newest nightlife venue - Senator Jones on Wilshire! This venue just opened and is beautifully renovated. We have the venue to ourselves for the Meetup before it opens to the public. You are welcome to stay after the event when they open their doors to the public. Come and check out this fun venue while meeting new friends! And we will have drink specials just for our group. :) For those who have attended the event in the past, thank you for the great feedback. For newbies, no worries, before you know it, you will make many new connections too! People often ask me if they can come by themselves...... Don't worry, in no time you will be making a bunch of new friends because everyone there will be from Meetup and be looking to make friends! :) You are more than welcome to bring your friends as "wingman" or "wingwoman." The cost is $10 cash at the event. Tentative Agenda: 7:30 PM to 8:00PM - Check-in, grab a drink, say hello to people around you. :) 8:00 to 8:45PM - Game 1 8:45 to 9:30 PM - Game 2 9:30 PM - ??? - Enjoy LA night life with your new friends! Senator Jones will have a DJ come on so you can chill and dance! Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area. Just be sure to read the street signs. Taking the Metro? Senator Jones is less than a mile from the 17th/SMC Station off the Expo Line. Age Range of attendees is 21 and above! :) This Meetup event is crossed-posted on many, many meetup groups with Mix Professionals (http://www.mixprofessionals.com/) (#MixProfessionals) being the main meetup. Expect a great turnout!

Rafting, Hiking (See HUGE Sequoia Trees, Waterfalls and more) and Camping Trip

We are going rafting down the Kern River and camping at Lake Isabella! This will be the 7th time & we've always always had a blast! Plus lets visit Sequoia Trees! The $$ covers rafting, Friday/Saturday dinners & pastries and coffee for breakfast & the campground. :) Bring your sleeping bag and come pitch a tent with us. ;) Besides rafting, we may kayak depending on water flow. We will go down the river twice. 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. We've done this trip before and had a blast (see below for photos and feedback)! 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 hang out and mingle with everyone. Saturday - With your new friends, visit Sequoias and waterfalls in the morning. Then head back raft in the afternoon! Hang out with your new friends in the evening! Sunday - you can 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. Your profile must contain an actual and current photo of yourself that clearly shows your face to participate in this event. How to pay: 1. Go to PayPal 2. Click on "Send Money" 3. Send to [masked] 4. Send $130 5. Please be sure to use the friends/ family option, not the goods/services option so we are not charged to receive the funds! Don't know what it looks like? Click here: https://www.meetup.com/mixprofessionals/photos/29377386/475713982/ If a fee is assessed to us by Paypal we will return the payment. Venmo: Send $130 to: https://venmo.com/code?user_id=1583512851316736813 (Please message Deee your name and email address once you send the funds with Venmo). If you want confirmation of payment receipt please MESSAGE Dee. If you leave a comment asking if we got your payment we will delete it - please use the Meetup message function only. Communication with specifics regarding the trip will be through email. 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: 60 days prior to start date receive a full refund. 14-59 days prior, 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 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 80's/90's in the day and 60'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 - check out the photos and comments! 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

Save $100 on an IKON Pass (Mammoth, Bear, Squaw + many more) & start riding!

Looking to save money on next season's season pass? And did I mention that you can use it immediately this season at Mammoth - they are going to be open until at least July 4?! The IKON Pass covers your favorite local mountains - Mammoth, June, Bear. In Tahoe there is Squaw/Alpine. In SLC there is Snowbird/Alta. In Colorado the 4 @ Aspen. Also included Big Sky, Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Deer Valley, Jackson Hole, Eldora, 4 in Canada and a bunch on the east coast. The IKON Pass comes in two levels - the "IKON Pass" and the "IKON Base Pass". Both give unlimited access to Bear, Mammoth, June, Squaw and more. However with the Base Pass there are blackout dates at some of the resorts (Christmas time, Presidents Day weekend and MLK weekend). A lot of people wonder if getting a pass is worth it. Let's do the math- an individual lift ticket can cost up to $180 or more at Mammoth. Multiply that by 4 days - and guess what, the base pass is cheaper and gives you unlimited riding! Don't have anyone to go with? Yes you do and they are in this group. We are on the mountain every weekend! And we plan trips to use the pass! As a group we went to Mammoth, Squaw/Alpine, Winter Park, Jackson Hole, Aspen, and Utah! Right now the IKON pass is $1049 for the full pass and $749 for the base pass. But you can get a $100 discount with a code you enter at checkout, which will bring the price down to $949 for the full pass and $649 for the base! To get this price you need to purchase by Midnight on August 1. After that the price goes up! To get the code you will need to message me (Deee) and provide (1) your full name (2) DOB (3) whether you are a new passholder or a renewing and (4) whether you are going with the full pass or base pass. Once you give me that info I'll give you a code you can use on IKON's website to get a discount. Message me via Meetup. Here is my profile: https://www.meetup.com/members/5551640/ For more information about the pass check out their website: https://www.ikonpass.com/

Trips - National Parks, Snowboarding and more!

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**Note: The purpose of this listing is to centralize the upcoming trips in one spot. It is not its own event. ** Have you been wondering what's an organic way to meet new friends and relationships? If you are wondering what I mean by organic, think back to high school and college where meeting new people were as easy as 1-2-3. In the last 5 years, I've hosted many events. Of all the events, the weekend-away trips have been the best places to meet people! This is how I've met some of my closest friends and know that a lot of you have too! Here are links to the actual trips/events: July Sequoia rafting camping trip! http://bit.ly/July2019Rafting Ensenada Cruise: http://bit.ly/Cruise919 Palm Springs weekend trip! http://bit.ly/PalmSprings2019 Memorial Day Weekend Zion trip in a 7000 sq ft home! http://bit.ly/Zion2020 July 4 Weekend Sequoia National Park Camping! http://bit.ly/Sequoia2020 And of course don't forget our Ski/Snowboarding Trips! Mammoth House Share --> http://bit.ly/MammothHouse (more to be added - Tahoe, Utah, Steamboat, Big Sky, Aspen) If you are like me, the thought of hanging out with strangers, freaks you out, I totally get it. I been there!! I still remember my first meetup. It was a rock climbing event. When I couldn't find the group, I almost left. But, knowing I wanted more climbing friends..... I toughened up and found the group eventually. The first meetup was slightly awkward.... then, the second time, it got easier. By the third week of climbing with these folks, it was like I climbed with them for many years. That's how quickly these friendships were formed. BUT, I almost went home because I almost talked myself out of it... Funny how our mind works, huh? Now, trips. I don't know anyone that has been on these trip and had a bad time nor not made any friends. That's not possible. If you are not dealing with anyone else or their jokes, you will hear my bad jokes. haha. :) Anyhow.... I can write much more about my experiences being on your side ... a guest to an event. Join me and a bunch of other great people at the events and the weekend get-a-ways and let the connection begin! Oh, in case you are wondering, I still wonder at times how guests just sign up to trips without knowing anyone. I give you folks lots of credit.... I would have been the type wondering if the cops would find my body, chopped up in pieces, and in some dump. Haha. Gotta say though, you guys have proven me wrong many times over. It's been a great time! Much Love! Anna Your Happy Organizer

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