Social Events in Santa Ana, California This Week

Let’s explore social events in Santa Ana, CA happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Santa Ana where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Santa Ana

Huntington Beach Bachata and Salsa

Huntington Beach Bachata and Salsa

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Circle OC

Do You Love Dance or have always wanted to learn?!

We do too! Join us and meet an amazing group of people that love to dance. No partner needed.

Salsa Classes at 8pm.
Bachata Classes at 9pm.
Social Dancing at 10pm Till 1am
Free Safe Parking, 21 and over, $15 cover
The Circle OC
8901 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Text “Cielo” to 833-881-0658 For Our Dance Info!(…)

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Southern California Real Estate Investors Networking Meetup

Southern California Real Estate Investors Networking Meetup

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Crowne Plaza Costa Mesa Orange County, an IHG Hotel

Join us at the Southern California Real Estate Investors Club (SCREIC) for an interactive workshop focusing on various aspects of real estate investing. Whether you are a beginner looking to learn the basics of buying investment properties or an experienced investor interested in fix and flip strategies, this event is designed to cater to everyone in the real estate industry. Our professional netw(…)

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STUDIO SUMMER BEAUTY SHOOT

STUDIO SUMMER BEAUTY SHOOT

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Meraki Studio

**We will be shooting beauty shots in the studio with a Summer theme!**

Location: Meraki Studio
3303 Harbor Blvd D-14, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

**The shoot is on MAY 18th 2024 from 4:30pm to 7pm**

This is a beauty shoot. We will be shooting just the models faces and shoulders. Focusing on their Face!

I love this video by my favorite Lindsay Adler on Beauty shoot setups!
https://www.youtube.com/wat(…)

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Chit Chat with Coffee

Chit Chat with Coffee

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Join in and share what’s happening in your social work world :)(…)

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How to get hired at AWS/Amazon

How to get hired at AWS/Amazon

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: MobilityWare

Join us for an immersive exploration into the interview process at AWS/Amazon. Delve deep with a panel discussion into the intricacies of the technical and behavioral parts of interview process. Gain valuable insights from a Hiring Manager, Interviewer, Bar Raiser, Recruiter and a recent New Hire on strategies for successes navigating the recruitment journey. Whether you’re an aspiring candidate o(…)

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The Power of Human Connection: ‘A Man Called Ove’ by Fredrik Backman

The Power of Human Connection:  'A Man Called Ove' by Fredrik Backman

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Lost Vine

**Unveiling the Layers of Humanity: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman**

Prepare to be enchanted by the touching tale of “A Man Called Ove” penned by the brilliant Fredrik Backman.

I HIGHLY recommend the audio book masterfully narrated by JK Simmons!

In this heartwarming narrative, we are introduced to Ove, a curmudgeonly yet deeply lovable protagonist whose gruff exterior belies a heart of go(…)

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Unlocking Your Potential: Inspirational night with NFL Star turned RE investor

Unlocking Your Potential: Inspirational night with NFL Star turned RE investor

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Karl Strauss Brewing Company Costa Mesa

Ever wonder how someone can achieve greatness across multiple careers?

Join us for “Unlocking Your Potential: An Inspirational Evening with NFL Star, Aerospace Engineer, and real estate investor Alvin Scioneaux, Jr.”

Alvin’s remarkable journey from the football field to engineering and business success will inspire you to pursue your dreams relentlessly. Learn his secrets to breaking barriers an(…)

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GARDEN GROVE: Korean Lunch at Dawa Kitchen

GARDEN GROVE: Korean Lunch at Dawa Kitchen

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Dawa kitchen

IMPORTANT NOTE: DUE TO TOO MANY LAST-MINUTE RSVP CANCELLATIONS RECENTLY: ANYONE WHO CANCELS WITH LESS THAN 48-HOUR NOTICE, NO SHOWS, OR ARRIVES MORE THAN 10 MINUTES LATE WILL BE PLACED ON A 2-MONTH PROBATION AND WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND ANY EVENTS DURING THAT PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

They have high Yelp ratings and inexpensive dumplings. Let’s give them a try. Place is tiny, so I’m limiting this ev(…)

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Harborlites Chorus – Come sing with us

Harborlites Chorus - Come sing with us

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: The Salvation Army Anaheim Red Shield

We rehearse every Monday evening at 7:00 pm. Visitors are always welcome!

Covid protocol: Please refrain from attending rehearsals if you are feeling ill. Masks are currently optional.(…)

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Speed Dating, Ages 60+

Speed Dating, Ages 60+

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Corner

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Come join us for a night of fun and a chance at romance!
You’ll experience multiple mini dates, laughter, trivia, and a chance of winning prizes, all while in a fun, positive, and welcoming environment. We are the only speed(…)

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Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics

Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Knobbe Martens

Please join us for the Orange County ACM Chapter’s bi-monthly evening program series.

**Understanding Life via Computational Bioinformatics**

**Agenda**
6:30 PM Doors Open & Networking
7:00 PM Announcements and Presentation
8:30 PM Meeting Adjourned

**Event Details**
Dr. Shawn X. Wang will provide an insightful exploration of computational bioinformatics, a field dedicated to extracting, organi(…)

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May Meetup with Woman Builder Dawn!

May Meetup with Woman Builder Dawn!

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: 260 Baker St E

Looking to meet other women real estate investors and learn more about value-add investing? Learn General Contracting tips from a woman’s perspective with May’s special guest speaker Dawn Matze.

Dawn obtained her General Contractor’s license in 1987 and built her first spec home at 29 years old. To date, she has completed over $95 million in residential projects through partnerships and private m(…)

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Lover Awakened by J.R Ward (Book #3)

Lover Awakened by J.R Ward (Book #3)

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Al Forno Caffe

Join us for our 2024 Series adventure of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R. Ward. We will have a lively discussion of this 3rd book in the series, while enjoying awesome food and drinks(21+). We’ll meet the second week of the month, day will vary along with the venue. Bring your book whether you have finished or not, as we would like everyone to participate in the discussion.

**Book #3 – Lover (…)

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Red Rock Canyon Trail – Saturday Morning

Red Rock Canyon Trail - Saturday Morning

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

Join the Fullerton Hiking Club on Saturday 5/18, at 9 am PST, for a 2.11 mile out & back hike at the Red Rock Canyon Trail within Whiting Ranch park. The hike will meet at the Borrego Parking Lot outside of the trailhead for the Red Rock Canyon Trail (26701 Portola Pkwy, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610). The details for parking are below. Please arrive by 8:55 am at the latest so that we can get started (…)

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Book Discussion May: Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

Book Discussion May: Done and Dusted by Lyla Sage

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Cowboys & Poodles

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • She’s off-limits, but he’s never been good at following the rules.

Discover the sizzling, small-town brother’s best friend romance that went viral on TikTok—now a special edition with an exclusive sneak peek at the next book in the series and a Q&A with the author!

“A sweet slow burn . . . sunshine in written form.”—USA Today bestselling author Lana Ferguson

For the first (…)

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Beginner Soloing Workshop

Beginner Soloing Workshop

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

This event is geared towards members who do not know how to solo, have a rudimentary understanding of melody, scales, and for the most part know their basic chords, but have not expanded much beyond that.

Members will learn one to two octaves of the A minor scale. Using the note in the octaves they will put together some basic melodies or basic little riffs they can use and practice at home. I re(…)

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BRNI Business Referral Network of Irvine Weekly B2B Networking Meeting

BRNI Business Referral Network of Irvine Weekly B2B Networking Meeting

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Mimi’s Cafe

*Our meetings are currently being held IN-PERSON at Mimi’s Cafe in Irvine! Please RSVP with Dr. Martin and let him know if you want to attend our meeting.

The Business Referral Network of Irvine is a group of motivated business owners and professionals with various backgrounds and experiences. Each member holds exclusive ownership of their business category and there is no conflict with other mem(…)

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Youth Pre-Med Club

Youth Pre-Med Club

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Newport Beach Public Library

For upper elementary, middle through high school, college students and adult volunteers.

Minors must be accompanied by guardian at all times.

Topics :

Medical Physician Preparation (MPP)

MPP 200: Understanding the Health Care System in America
MPP 206: Introduction to Careers in the Field of Medicine
MPP 209: Medical School Tours
MPP 203: Foundations in Elementary Mathematics for Kids
MPP 204:(…)

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Friday Mix and Mingle @ Kitsch Bar

Friday Mix and Mingle @ Kitsch Bar

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Kitsch Bar

**Follow us on IG @ocmixandmingle for event updates and stories! Tag us with #ocmixandmingle**
Find friends to build your next social circle
Find your next business contact
Find a fun experience to fill your evening
Everyone is looking for something, someone might be looking for someone like you!
Each event will be centered around organic, free-flow socializing. No pressure, no awkward ice breaker(…)

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Blood on The Clocktower – Irvine

Blood on The Clocktower - Irvine

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: One Zo Boba

Location will be at the outdoor seating area of One Zo Boba (6376 Irvine Blvd · Irvine, CA) @ Woodbury town center. There will be outdoor heating in case of chilliness after sunset.

This event is open to players of all levels. For new players, Storytellers will not only explain the rules but will also offer guidance as you learn the game. For experienced players, however, we have more than a few (…)

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Coffee & Networking @ APE COFFEE

Coffee & Networking @ APE COFFEE

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: 2817 E Chapman Ave

Looking to **expand your network in OC?** Do you **enjoy coffee?☕** Come and join a group of professionals every month for coffee and laughs.

The event is completely **FREE** and we welcome **all professionals:** *Attorneys, Contractors, Brokers, Realtors, Event professionals, Insurance Agents, Investors, Business Owners, etc!*

We’ll be networking at **APE COFFEE** in the ***city of Orange.*** C(…)

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Pretty Yarny Things!

Pretty Yarny Things!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Fullbody Wellness Collective

When the stories in our heads get a little too loud, the mesmeric hand movements of crochet and knitting can help quiet them, replaced by a state of mindfulness as you focus on the yarn and the stitches and the magical emergence of That Thing You Made.

Whether you’re a seasoned crafter looking for a group of like-minds, or someone who doesn’t know a crochet hook from a poker stick – join us! We w(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Santa Ana, you can try out Americantowns.com, Willowickgolf.com, or Ticketliquidator.com.

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