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Finding organizations in a new city

Started this discussion. Last reply by Motus Aug 31. 9 Replies

I am moving to a new city for work.  I am looking to join a club or two that would help me meet people who share my interests.  How do I go about finding them?  Just google the city, whatever…Continue

Tags: community, organizations, clubs

Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast

Started this discussion. Last reply by terry sperling Jul 31. 8 Replies

I'm looking for a short (5-10 minutes) podcast that gives a quick overview of the news of the day.I want something with the following criteria:* Short. 15 minute maximum.* Dry is better. No…Continue

Tags: radio, podcast, news

Mojitos with missing ingredients?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gentleman Engineer Jun 30. 4 Replies

I am traveling abroad and want to make some mojitos in my hostel, but cannot for the life of me find any club soda/tonic water/etc. Could I use a soda like Squirt or 7Up etc and skip the sugar to get…Continue

Tags: drinking, liquor, rum, alcohol, cocktail

Problem with my dad's retirement (advice needed)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Native Son May 25. 18 Replies

My dad retired about a month ago.  He had a job, not a career, so he was rather glad to not have to punch his time card every day.   Unfortunately, my fears about his retiring have been come to pass.…Continue

Tags: retirement, hobbies, dad, father

 

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Motus replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"-Find a group you enjoy -join it and start sttending classes/meetups/trainings -chat with people there - You have to give something, before you can get something! for example: organize some kind of meetup, casual patry/dinner at your home/bar…"
Aug 31
Rich T replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"Lionsclubs.org. We're not just a bunch of old men anymore. Check it out it's the largest service organization in the World with clubs just about everywhere."
Aug 17
Rick Shelton replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"Will provided a link to an excellent site.  You can also check with your church to see if they have 'clubs' or groups.  Local colleges have clubs as well.  Check with your co-workers of similar age and marital status. …"
Aug 13
Rick Shelton replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"Thanks Will."
Aug 13
Peter Arkson replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"This is the second post of mine which you have told me, essentially, just to google something.  Not only were these replies completely unhelpful, but your tone has been overtly aggressive and rude.  Now, I understand that Google is a…"
Aug 13
Regular Joe replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
""How do I go about finding them?" Goo-fucking-gle."
Aug 11
Penelope replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
""Organizations" are usually easy to find online.  You're looking for informal clubs and groups. 1.  Get on the mailing list for the newsletters of any organizations that interest you, and the regional publications for your…"
Aug 7
Will replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
Aug 7
John replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Finding organizations in a new city
"why not some of the outdoors conservancy type group? There are usually trail clubs, conservation clubs and such....probably meet monthly for speakers and do volunteer activities..also any botanical gardens or Friends of XYZ park groups..."
Aug 7
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Finding organizations in a new city

I am moving to a new city for work.  I am looking to join a club or two that would help me meet people who share my interests.  How do I go about finding them?  Just google the city, whatever activity I'm interested in, and club?  Have people found Meetup useful?  I just feel that these methods are rather impersonal.  Often these sorts of organizations require somebody on the inside bring you in...Also, are there some common, large-scale organizations that might have branches in a small city…See More
Aug 7
Vytautas replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"NPR, all the time."
Jul 30
Regular Joe replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"AKA Google worked."
Jul 30
Peter Arkson replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"Thanks for the snarky remark.  That was very helpful.  First off, I did google 10 minute news radio, to little avail.  That being said, let's see what your link turned up: A list of 94 BBC podcasts, all of which are at…"
Jul 30
Regular Joe replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"AKA too lazy to Google. "
Jul 30
David F. replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
"We all can google, but we ask for help because others may have actually found good programs and it is often better to ask ones peers. "
Jul 30
Regular Joe replied to Peter Arkson's discussion Request for daily, short news radio program/podcast
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