Social Events in Southampton, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Southampton, UK 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 Southampton where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Southampton

Information/Character Build

Information/Character Build

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Messenger Public Library of North Aurora

Calling all geeks and nerds in the North Aurora area who are passionate about Dungeons & Dragons and all things sci-fi/fantasy! Join our roleplaying game (RPG) group for epic game nights filled with adventure, strategy, and imaginative storytelling. We will be creating characters and meeting eachother in this event not playing anything or jumping into the game since the event is only an hour. This(…)

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Board Game Night – Bennigan’s

Board Game Night - Bennigan's

◦ When: Wednesday, Jul 3rd

◦ Where: Bennigan’s

We get together and game, to have fun and enjoy one another’s company. We typically play games at a variety of skill levels from **gateway games** (i.e. Spendor, Azul) to **heavier games** (i.e. Lisboa, Dinosaur Island). All members are **happy to teach** if it’s a new game for you. We typically bring **dozens of games** with us, so if you don’t have any, don’t worry!

Our group is **LGBTQA+ frien(…)

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Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2

Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: The Gypsy Haven

Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2
Join us for part 2 of our next Tarot class series! In this class we will discuss the next 2 suites of the minor arcana: wands and pentacles. We will cover what each of the cards means through the “story” of the suite, we will explore the symbology of the cards, and how they may show up for us in daily life.(…)

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Tuesday Nite Bike Ride on the Fox River Trail & Tacos

Tuesday Nite  Bike Ride on the Fox River Trail & Tacos

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: undefined

**Join US!**
**We welcome all levels of riders for a relaxing social ride. We also plan kayaking, biking trips, hiking, and meeting up at local festivals. We will answer any concerns you may have, attend, and let’s get started.**

**PLEASE NOTE:** Our members do not use MEETUP to record their attendance. If you would like to join us to get personal emails regarding ALL our activities please sign u(…)

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Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2

Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: The Gypsy Haven

Minor Arcana Deep Dive Part 2 of 2
Join us for part 2 of our next Tarot class series! In this class we will discuss the next 2 suites of the minor arcana: wands and pentacles. We will cover what each of the cards means through the “story” of the suite, we will explore the symbology of the cards, and how they may show up for us in daily life.(…)

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Downtown Elgin Market

Downtown Elgin Market

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: South Riverside Drive

It’s Opening Day June 7th!

This year we are going to be celebrating ‘Summer Hours’ at the Market from June 7 to August 30, the Market will be open an extra hour (3:00 PM- 8:00 PM) to have patrons enjoy the Market an extra hour after their long days at work. Once September starts (September 6- October 11) we will be having our ‘Autumn Hours’ to coincide with the days getting shorter and colder dur(…)

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Vishnu

Vishnu

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

Vishnu 1000(…)

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Sufi Meditation Every Friday- Elgin, IL

Sufi Meditation Every Friday- Elgin, IL

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Sufi meditation house

Sufi meditation is a Path of divine understanding of yourself. To taste the bliss of your own existence within your very being and to all deep feelings that Creator put in the root of our existence The followers of sufi path are guided by a Divine Living Spiritual Guide who they call their Sufi Master, who helps them flourish beyond the prison of the ego. Sufis focus on meditating on the heart, to(…)

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DeKalb Area Fiction Writers – Critique and Discussion

DeKalb Area Fiction Writers - Critique and Discussion

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Sycamore Public Library

Regular bi-weekly critique/discussion session. Members should come prepared to provide feedback on each piece submitted. New members will be introduced and granted access to the Google Groups folder where submissions are posted.(…)

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Music Bingo at MobCraft

Music Bingo at MobCraft

◦ When: Wednesday, Jul 3rd

◦ Where: MobCraft Beer Woodstock

Join us at MobCraft in Woodstock for drinks and appetizers at the weekly Music Bingo game every Tuesday from 7 PM to 9 PM. There are typically 3 – 5 rounds, and it costs $1 to play for the night. Each round has a prize. There is a different music theme for each round with a variety of genres. It is a night of fun, competition, and good company. Check out our Facebook event for full details on the (…)

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EAGLES Elgin IL

EAGLES Elgin IL

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Izaak Walton Elgin Chapter

EAGLEs stands for Elgin Area Gamers League and is a gaming club that has been meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in Elgin, Illinois to play games since 1991. We play a wide variety of games including board games, war games, fantasy and historical miniatures, role-playing games, collectible card games …etc.

The atmosphere is friendly and new members are always welcome. We do not charge any membershi(…)

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July hike #1 – Stern’s/Veteran Acres

July hike #1 - Stern's/Veteran Acres

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Sterne’s Woods Park (Hillside Road parking)

UPDATE UPDATE:
Meetup decided to nearly double their monthly dues to organize a group. It used to be $25 now it’s $45. I like to keep these events free so anyone who wants to come, can. However, it is expensive to keep this group going, now even more than before. So I ask that if this group brings you benefit and you enjoy coming to the events, please consider donating so that I can continue to ke(…)

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Meeting – We The People Taking Action

Meeting - We The People Taking Action

◦ When: Monday, Jul 1st

◦ Where: Galati’s Hideaway

Join us Monday night to engage in local action that we are taking. Come at 6 to enjoy dinner and support Galati’s who is so gracious in hosting our weekly meetings. We will be discussing our local schools, candidates running for offices and our constitutional rights. This event is open to everyone who believes in preserving our un-alienable rights as American Citizens.(…)

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Game night at riverlands brewery

Game night at riverlands brewery

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Riverlands Brewing Company

Game night at riverlands. Open to all. All skill levels welcome. We have a game for everyone. Join us. Bring friends.(…)

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Friday Night Volleyball Ladder Tournaments

Friday Night Volleyball Ladder Tournaments

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Canlan Sports

This meetup listing is only an advertisement. **All players must register and pay in advance through the Grab A Game app or online: https://grabagame.com/canlan/.**

Try to advance to the top court in this Volleyball Ladder Tournament at the Canlan SportsPlex in Lake Barrington! Teams are made in advance so check-in is quick and we get the most out of our playing time.

**Location**
Plenty of free(…)

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Friday Night Volleyball Ladder Tournaments

Friday Night Volleyball Ladder Tournaments

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Canlan Sports

This meetup listing is only an advertisement. **All players must register and pay in advance through the Grab A Game app or online: https://grabagame.com/canlan/.**

Try to advance to the top court in this Volleyball Ladder Tournament at the Canlan SportsPlex in Lake Barrington! Teams are made in advance so check-in is quick and we get the most out of our playing time.

**Location**
Plenty of free(…)

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Wednesday Indoor Soccer Pickup Tournament at Canlan SportsPlex

Wednesday Indoor Soccer Pickup Tournament at Canlan SportsPlex

◦ When: Thursday, Jul 4th

◦ Where: Canlan Sports

This Meetup listing is an advertisement for this game. **REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT THROUGH THE GRAB A GAME APP OR GRABAGAME.COM** **We do not accept RSVPs / Registrations on Meetup. We do not take walk-up registrations.**
MUST REGISTER ON
https://grabagame.com/canlan/

Join us for this exciting 10v10 indoor soccer pickup game on large fields in a well-organized and friendly environment! In this 2-ho(…)

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Fox.Build Monthly Open House and Social

Fox.Build Monthly Open House and Social

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Fox.Build Makerspace

This is a **free** event and open to the public! Come check out the place, make some new friends, and enjoy a relaxing evening with a fun group of Makers! And check out the art gallery in our stairway as you enter!

If you’ve ever wondered what a MakerSpace is, this is a perfect opportunity to see one first hand. Stop by anytime between 6:30 and 8:30.

The photo is of a bandsaw we’re building to u(…)

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SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT C0LONIAL CAFE IN ST. CHARLES

SATURDAY BREAKFAST AT C0LONIAL CAFE IN ST. CHARLES

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Colonial Cafe – Rt. 64

Join older singles (40+) from the St. Charles Singles Club for companionship, conversation or just to meet someone new. Pay only for what you eat. You do not have to be a member to attend breakfast.

We have breakfast here on the first Saturday of the month.

Host: Marianne Malone 630-251-2531(…)

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ONLINE CASH FLOW GAME NIGHT!!

ONLINE CASH FLOW GAME NIGHT!!

◦ When: Wednesday, Jul 3rd

◦ Where: undefined

THIS GAME IS PLAYED ONLINE THROUGH ZOOM!
Please follow instructions below to get registered and get the link for the room.
Register for the game at: [https://form.jotform.com/230447002930142](https://form.jotform.com/230447002930142)
Do you love to play games online? If so, add Cash Flow to your list of online games on Tuesday nights. All it takes is setting up a FREE account at [www.richdad.com]((…)

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Fruit and vegetable picking

Fruit and vegetable picking

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Stades Farm And Market

Come join me for some fresh air, veggie and fruit picking. This farm has gotten great reviews so I figured we’ll give it a try. They have strawberries,raspberries, sugar snap peas, green beans and radishes avavailable for picking. The price varies depending on what you decide to pick and how much you decide you want to pick. Please see below website for pricing. After we get our excrise in we can (…)

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Join us for our Real Estate Investing Meeting!

Join us for our Real Estate Investing Meeting!

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: undefined

Are you looking for a network of individuals to network and grow with? There are so many activities and services that we provide within our community, including…

– Every Thursday we meet for an informational meeting at our office in Downer’s Grove

– On the 1st Saturday of every month we have a workshop from 9a to 5p ct that discusses pointers for starting a business and completing the daily ta(…)

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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 Southampton, you can try out Southampton.gov.uk, Visit-hampshire.co.uk, or Destinationsouthampton.com.

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Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated: Southampton, Late

Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated: Southampton, Late

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Central Hall

An immersive tribute to Hans Zimmer and cinema’s most iconic music with a live chamber orchestra illuminated by light!

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Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated: Southampton, Early

Tribute to Hans Zimmer & Film Favourites Illuminated: Southampton, Early

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Central Hall

An immersive tribute to Hans Zimmer and cinema’s most iconic music with a live chamber orchestra illuminated by light!

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Round the Harbours 2024

Round the Harbours 2024

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Bay House School & Sixth Form

Round the Harbours is returning for 2024, sign up and take on our fantastic ride this summer.

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A Summer Romance

A Summer Romance

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: New Hall

Join us for a magical evening filled with glorious romantic Summer music followed by drinks in the Warden’s Garden.

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Charity & Conservation Coastal Walk 2024

Charity & Conservation Coastal Walk 2024

◦ When: Thursday, Jul 4th

◦ Where: Lymington

Join us this summer for a beautiful coastal walk to raise funds for a great cause and support the conservation of our amazing coastline!

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In Conversation with M.J. Arlidge at Waterstones Southampton

In Conversation with M.J. Arlidge at Waterstones Southampton

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Waterstones

Join us for an evening of mystery and intrigue as we welcome renowned crime author M. J. Arlidge to Waterstones West Quay.

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Codename Mulberry – Top Secret D-Day Site, WWII Seashore Guided Tour 11am

Codename Mulberry - Top Secret D-Day Site, WWII Seashore Guided Tour 11am

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Lepe Country Park

On the New Forest coast, visit the best-preserved construction site of the WWII Mulberry Harbour project – one of D-Day’s biggest secrets!

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The Love Choir – Taster Session

The Love Choir - Taster Session

◦ When: Wednesday, Jul 3rd

◦ Where: The Nutshell

A place for women to come and sing together to connect to ourselves, each other and the world around us. No singing experience needed 🙂

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Beekeeping Experience Days 2024

Beekeeping Experience Days 2024

◦ When: Friday, Jul 5th

◦ Where: Furzedown Farm Conservation Area

Beekeeping experience days set in a wildlife haven in The New Forest.

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People, Leadership, Growth and Difficult Conversations Training Day

People, Leadership, Growth and Difficult Conversations Training Day

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Building 41

Come join us for a day of learning and growth as we tackle tough conversations, leadership skills, and personal development. Grow together

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Pride 2024 VIP Tickets

Pride 2024 VIP Tickets

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Southsea Common

VIP ticket near the HB Main Stage.

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TRIBAL PORSCHE MEET AT CAFFEINE & MACHINE THE HUT HAMPSHIRE

TRIBAL PORSCHE MEET AT CAFFEINE & MACHINE THE HUT HAMPSHIRE

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Caffeine and Machine: The Hut

150 PORSCHES ON DISPLAY TO ENJOY WITH THE PORSCHE COMMUNITY

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Management Referral 101

Management Referral 101

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Occupational Health Consultancy Ltd

This course guides you through the process of submitting a well-thought-out Management Referral.

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Southampton Business Breakfast: Networking Mornings at Palladium

Southampton Business Breakfast: Networking Mornings at Palladium

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Blechynden Terrace

Connect with Leaders. Create Opportunities. Cultivate Success. Connect | Network | Grow

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ROK Marsh & RBM Solutions Networking Group

ROK Marsh & RBM Solutions Networking Group

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Spark Community Space, The Pompey Centre

Join us for a morning of networking with ROK Marsh & RBM Solutions – meet new people and make valuable connections!

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Create Your Calm

Create Your Calm

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Monty’s Community Hub

Mindful art sessions designed to help you slow down, be present in the moment and create your calm. No art skills required!

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The Property Meetup July 2024

The Property Meetup July 2024

◦ When: Thursday, Jul 4th

◦ Where: The Old Bond Store

Friendly Property Investor Networking with no BS. No Sales. No Nonsense. New or experienced, we’re real people helping each other.

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Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Tots: Teddy Bears Picnic!

Swanwick Lakes Wildlife Tots: Teddy Bears Picnic!

◦ When: Tuesday, Jul 2nd

◦ Where: Swanwick Lakes Nature Reserve

An indoor craft and story followed by adult led outdoor activities for pre-school children & their parents & carers.

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Winchester 40K GT – July 2024

Winchester 40K GT - July 2024

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Badger Farm Community Centre

A 10th Edition Warhammer 40k tournament held over 2 days and 5 rounds in Winchester, UK.
Tickets available from BCP(see below).

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Enyo Womens Open Mat – Phoenix MMA Southampton

Enyo Womens Open Mat - Phoenix MMA Southampton

◦ When: Saturday, Jul 6th

◦ Where: Phoenix MMA Southampton

Womens Only Brazilian Jiujitsu Open Mat

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