Events

We hope to see you at our events. Each month we host a New Member Orientation on the second Sunday of each month at 11:00 am. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families.

Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

Quarterly (see below), we have a pot luck meal at Noon. Many longer-term members will come with their kids, so bring a dish to serve eight (no desserts, please). After the meal, we head out to the park to play with the kids. This pot luck is a perfect time for prospective dads to meet others who have traveled their path.

We often pair the pot luck meals with panel discussions on topics of interest, such as:

  • Surrogacy, Fostering & Adoption
  • Legal Issues for Gay Dads
  • Finances: How to Plan or the Future
  • Girl Stuff 101: Raising our daughters

In June, we march in the Christopher Street West (Pride) parade, followed the next week by our annual father's Day Brunch at The Abbey in West Hollywood. We hope you can join us throughout the year!

Do you like this?

Pop Perk! VOLTA

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 08:00 PM
Dodger's Stadium in Los Angeles, CA
From time to time, we have POP Perk drawings for current Pop Luck Club members. Today, it's for:

Four (4) tickets to Volta by Cirque du Soleil (value $300) under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium.

  • Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (8pm, pre-show starts at 7p)
  • Winner will be drawn Sunday (2/22/19), 10pm PST
  • POP Perks are available only to current members of the club.
  • Annual membership is a $50 suggested donation, but it's whatever you want to give.
  • If it's time for you to renew, DONATE NOW.

And if you do not win the POP Perk!... 

Learn more about the show at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

VOLTA BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL

Under the Big Top at Dodger Stadium, JANUARY 18 – MARCH 8, 2020
Under the Big Top at OC Fair and Event Center, MARCH 18 – APRIL 19, 2020

VOLTA is a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail - inspired by the adventurous spirit of street sports.

Waz enters a talent gameshow in search of fame, thinking that it will bring him happiness. Instead, he finds that freedom comes from self-acceptance. A captivating voyage of discovery, VOLTA shows how finding yourself reveals your personal powers.

SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES & HASHTAGS

Facebook @VOLTA, Instagram @cirquedusoleil, Twitter @cirque, #VOLTA


March 2020 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, March 08, 2020 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:15 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At 12:15 pm, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

 

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


April 2020 Meeting - Los Angeles

Sunday, April 12, 2020 at 11:00 AM
11:00 am - New Member Orientation
12:15 pm - Pot Luck Meal
.
haringbabyup.jpgWe meet at 11am for our New Member Orientation. This is a support-style group for gay dads and prospective dads to share their experiences forming families. Always a mix of current and future parents, this is a great way to get answers to your questions about fostering, adoption, surrogacy and co-parenting. Much of the conversation is about logistics--from agencies, attorneys, and doctors to play groups, pre-schools, and pediatricians. The payoff is when repeat visitors to this group come with their new arrivals--the children they have worked so hard to get.

At 12:15 pm, we will have a Pot Luck Meal. Please bring an entree dish for six (6) people. No desserts, please.

 

No need to RSVP, but it helps us to plan. If you wish to volunteer to set-up or clean-up, let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!


Christopher Street West (Pride) Parade

Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Pride.jpg10:00 am - Meet at Crescent Heights & Santa Monica Blvd.
11:00 am - Parade steps-off
12:30 pm - Parade ends at West Hollywood Park

We meet at 10:00am near the intersection of Crescent Heights and Santa Monica Blvd. to assemble for our marching contingent in the parade. We are with Continent #20, Johnson & Johnson. The march kicks off at 11:00 am and we'll thread into the flow in the first 45 minutes. I estimate we should arrive near West Hollywood Park (The Abbey) by about 12:30 pm. It's a  great walk and should be a lot of fun!

Please do RSVP (green button to the right), as we will be distributing t-shirts to dads and kids--we need a precise inventory. Once you RSVP, you will receive an email asking for sizes of t-shirts.

If you wish to volunteer to organize the group, decorate with signs, streamers, etc., let us know, too. We look forward to having you there!

If you have not seen it before, we get a LOT of love from the crowd. When our kids roll through on their bikes and scooters, waving and smiling, the crowds go wild, tears, cheers, "Hip, hip hoorays", it is really VERY affirming. Don't miss out... this is one of the most invigorating experiences of our year!

This year, a large percentage of our active members are prospective dads -- which is terrific! This march is as much for the prospective dads as those of us with little ones in tow. I hope to see everyone out there for this fun event!

There will be no support meeting or pot luck meal, since the parade conflicts with our regular second Sunday of the month time. Do plan to join us the following Sunday at The Abbey for our Annual Father's Day Brunch. RSVP for the brunch HERE.