In the San Francisco Bay Area, EBPP/DG sponsors (surprise!) a monthly poly potluck and discussion in the East Bay (Oakland/Berkeley/Richmond area and environs), and occasional go-deeper special events. Just normal fun folks doing normal fun things, brought together by our common interest in all things polyamorous.
(What's polyamory? See websites like Loving More, Uncharted Love, More Than Two, or freaksexual.wordpress.com.)
The potlucks are social events where poly folks can hang out, chat, and enjoy each others' company. It's a social event, not a meat market or play party. (Nothing wrong with play parties but this isn't one.) Kids are sometimes welcome with adult supervision (depends on the host). Bring a dish to share. Some locations have restrictions, so please read the email and/or the information on the RSVP page.
During the event, we break for a discussion at about 7:30, which usually runs 60-90 minutes. The discussion group is a place to talk about what's going on for you in your poly life, both from the head and the heart.
There is no charge for any of this*. We do it to meet and hang out with good folks who are into what we are. Community, and like that.
[*Note that on sporadic occasions when a host opens their pool before the discussions, donations toward the heating and pool maintenance costs are encouraged. This is entirely voluntary; there is still no fee for the potluck or discussion.]
All are welcome! Poly, poly-friendly, and poly-curious of all persuasions and a variety of ages. As long as you're open and respectful, we're happy to have you join us.
Sound interesting? Drop us an email with a bit about yourself why you're interested in polyamory/this group!
PS: Looking for the PPP/Poly Pool Party? More info here: http://bit.ly/oVjQra