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Since herpes does not discriminate and neither do we, we are a very diverse group of people of all ages. We're especially welcoming to folks who are new to this situation and new to "the club". We’ll make sure to introduce you to other friendly people and make you feel at home. We welcome anybody living with herpes in the beautiful San Joaquin Valley to join us. There are no fees involved in becoming a member and everyone who plans an event is volunteering their own time and effort.

There are a number of small groups in various counties throughout The San Joaquin Valley who like to get together regularly for: Ball Games, Beach Parties, Bike Rides, Bowling, Brunch, BBQs, Camping, Comedy Shows, Concerts, Dancing, Darts, Dinner, Happy Hour, Hiking, Motorcycle Rides, Movies, Museum Visits, Nightclub Trips, Parties, Picnics, Pool, Skating, Ski Trips, Snowboarding, Speed Dating, Sporting Events, Surfing, Wine Tasting, etc.

Upcoming events in Central California are listed below. If we haven't had an event in your area in a while, please organize something! Or, if there is something you would especially like to do (i.e. go salsa dancing, hiking, attending an art opening or jazz festival, going on a bike ride, having brunch, bringing your kids to see a movie matinee, etc.) - please go right ahead and organize that kind of event so that you can meet other people who would like to do the same thing! If you'd like to see more events in your area, or more events that reflect your interests, please plan something! If you've got an idea, a hobby, or something fun you think other people (because we're just like everyone else) would like to do, please contact us and we'll add it to the calendar of events and notify those folks on the mailing list about your event. Sometimes the larger groups have events in our neck of the woods!

There are a number of large groups in other parts of California, the United States and the World, Valley residents often carpool to out of town events - sharing gas, meals, hotel costs, etc. It's not so scary to attend a large event when you go with a few local friends. Some Upcoming Events are listed below.

Monthly Events:

What: Fresno County's Monthly Pool Hall Night
Where: RSVP to find out where!
We could be anywhere in the County! (Auberry, Big Creek, Biola, Cantua Creek, Caruthers, Clovis, Coalinga, Del Rey, Easton, Firebaugh, Fowler, Fresno, Friant, Huron, Kerman, Kingsburg, Laton, Mendota, Orange Cove, Parlier, Raisin City, Reedly, Riverdale, San Joaquin, Sanger, Selma, Shaver Lake, Squaw Valley, or Tranquillity)
When: Second Wednesday of the Month:

2011 - November 9th

Time: 7:00 pm
RSVP: Via web interface: RSVP
Event Info:
NEEDS A NEW HOST - Current host is, hopefully, leaving state after November event.

Please RSVP no later than the Wednesday we're scheduled to play at 4pm.

This is a time for group members to meet with one another in a relaxed, social, and public setting; we arrange to attend out of town events; network; welcome newbies; plan local events; and just keep in touch while enjoying a game of pool with friends. Come join us, make new friends and enjoy each other's company. If you haven't attended in a while, please come again, attendance changes with the schedules of the members.

Yearly Events:

Typically, a National Event is 3 to 4 days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at a hotel and has an event fee that includes some food, snacks, beverages...etc. These events are run by a dedicated team of volunteers. The hotels do NOT know what the group is about for the privacy of the group. Be sure to book your room early as room blocks can sell out quickly!

There are a number of Annual Events: National, International, and local to California, here are a few:

Annual BAF Halloween Party in Pacifica, CA - Annual BAF Night @ San Jose Sharks Game in San Jose, CA - Annual Beach Party National Event in St. Pete, FL - Annual BAF Holiday Party in Los Gatos, CA - Annual National Tahoe Ski Trip in South Lake Tahoe CA - Annual BAF Pirate Party Avon Walk Fundraiser in Los Gatos, CA - Annual Friends Over Texas in a rotating host city in Texas - Annual BAF Yosemite Trip in Yosemite National Park - Annual International Event in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada


Click on a link below to jump to a list of events during that period.


August 2012

Central California Event Information
What: Annual Yosemite Trip
Where: Camping in Housekeeping on the Valley floor
When: August TBD
Contact Info: Bay Area Friends - (julie at bayareafriends dot org)


Click on a link below to jump to a list of events during that period.


October 2011

October - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: Annual Halloween Party
Where: Pacifica, CA
When: Saturday October 29, 2011 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Contact Info: Please send an email to goofystud at yahoo dot com for a copy of the Evite.

You're invited to the another BAF Halloween party!

As usual, our home in Pacifica will be filled with scary ghosts, goblins and ghouls. We'll be serving light munchies, cocktails and non-alcolic beverages. Please do not bring any additional food. Of course, this is a Jen & Craig party, so the dance floor will be lit up and pumping.


Since it's Halloween, wear a costume!

November 2011

November - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: Annual Hockey Night
Where: HP Pavilion and San Pedro Square
525 W. Santa Clara St. or 69 N. San Pedro St.San Jose, CA
When: Saturday November 5, 2011
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Contact Info: Please send an email to julie at bayareafriends dot org

Join 25 of your Bay Area Friends for our annual Hockey Night, Saturday November 5th as the San Jose Sharks take on the fierce Nashville Predators. We only have 25 tickets so first to RSVP first to secure their ticket!


We will most likely meet before the game at either the new San Pedro Public Market or Firehouse No. 1 in San Pedro Square.

What: Annual Friends on the Beach Party
Where: St Pete, FL
When: First Weekend in November
November 3rd- 6th, 2011

Friends On the Beach is our community's favorite national beach event. Between 200-300 of you show up every year at St. Pete Beach, FL, the first weekend in November, to be among your peeps, engaging in crazy amounts of food and drink, beach bumming, poolside lounging, great conversation, singing, dancing, and general hilarity. Good for what ails the spirit!
Wednesday, October 26th, at midnight was the absolute deadline to: Register and pay the Event Fee or request a refund.
Waitslists Open
The Wristband Waitlist and the Refund Waitlist are now open. You can only get either if there's someone on the other waitlist waiting. Please write us to let us know you want to get on a list! A reminder that the event is PRE-PAY ONLY. There will be absolutely no payments accepted at the door.


Event Website: friendsonthebeach.org

December 2011

December - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: 11th Annual Holiday Party
Where: Tim and Julie's Mountain Home
Los Gatos, CA
When: Saturday December 10, 2011
7:00 pm - 1:00 am
Contact Info: Please send an email to julie at bayareafriends dot org
Details: Join us for a special evening of dining and dancing as we celebrate the holidays with our Bay Area Friends. Don your holiday best and head to the Santa Cruz Mnts. for the Official BAF Holiday Party!
Attire is elegant. No jeans, please. Bring your dancing shoes as the 2nd floor will be turned into a dance party once again. There will be a traditional holiday dinner with turkey and ham and all of the trimmings, as well as lots of appetizers and a dessert. If you are a vegetarian please let me know that by Dec. 5th so I can arrange for a vegetarian alternative.

Bring your own booze and mixers. We will provide ice, cups and water.

Also bring a canned food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank.

Everyone is more than welcome to spend the night, because nobody drives drunk. The shuttle drivers will not drop you off at your car if you are drunk.

The Los Gatos Lodge is giving us a 10% discount. Call 1-800-231-8676 for reservations.

We will have shuttles operating from both the Los Gatos Lodge and the Mountain Charlie Christmas Tree Parking Lot. If you have room in your car, stop by the Los Gatos Lodge and pick up some passengers on the way up!

Happy Holidays!

Julie & Tim

Here is how the pricing works:

  • $20 if you RSVP & pay before Dec. 1st
  • $25 if you RSVP & pay between Dec. 1st - 6th
  • $50 if you RSVP & pay between Dec. 7th - 9th

You MUST RSVP, no walk-ins You can pay through PayPal or you can mail a check. If you are paying by check, it needs to arrive by Dec. 5th.
There are NO refunds. But if for some reason you cannot attend you can get credit for a future event that Julie hosts (which are numerous).

February 2012

February - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: Annual Tahoe Ski Trip
Where: South Lake Tahoe, CA
When: February TBA
Contact Info: southerncalfriends at yahoo dot com (to reserve and get more details)

Skiing - Downhill or Cross Country, Snowboarding, Snow Shoeing, Snow Tubing, Sledding, Gambling & Shopping & Seeing Shows
Hang out with FUN friends


Whether you ski or not, this will be an awesome vacation!
Kirkwood Mountain Resort, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Heavenly Ski Resort

March 2012

March - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: H is for Hollywood
Where: Torrance, CA
When: Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25, 2012
Contact Info: see the website

Southern California's first national H event in over a decade! Our event starts casually on Thursday with people arriving from all over for "early bird" registration, an informal meet & greet, and a beach area pub crawl. Friday's schedule includes hiking, a bus tour of Hollywood, and dinner. Saturday's activities include a morning meet & greet and a huge dinner dance and costume party with door prizes! We'll wrap everything up Sunday with breakfast and bowling! Other activities will be scheduled as we get closer to the event date (all activities subject to change).


Website: HisForHollywood.com

What: Pirate Party - Annual Fundraiser for Avon Walk
Where: Los Gatos, CA
When: TBD
Contact Info: TBD

Always fun for a great cause.




May 2012

May - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: 10th Annual Friends over Texas (FOT) Event
Where: Rotates between (Austin, San Antonio, Dallas and Houston) Texas.
We have toured Texas twice now and are on our third tour of Texas with 2012 FOT Event being hosted in San Antonio
When: May 17th through May 20th 2012
Contact Info: TBA
Details: We hope you will join us for a guaranteed fun filled weekend!
Other: The event website is: www.friendsovertexas.net

August 2012

put away until 2012 trip
August - Out of the Area - Trip Information
What: Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada - 3rd Annual Inter-National Event
Where: Vancouver, British Columbia
When: TBA August
Contact Info: TBD
Details: The most fantastic four days of the summer 2012 are happening just north of the border! Our Vancouver, BC, Friends will host their third Inter/National Event! There will be people from all over Canada, the United States and hopefully from beyond. Lots of fun activities are planned that will appeal to all interests.

We hope you can join us for a guaranteed super--fantastic time! Cheers!