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Hello Massachusetts friends of Captain Awkward! For obvious reasons, we can’t meet in person this month. Instead, we thought it would be fun to meet virtually on Zoom (edited!)

Date: Sunday, April 5

Time: 10AM-1PM (drop in any time.)

We will chat! We will color! Show us your fiber projects! Your art projects! Your cats! Your other pets! Your sourdough starter!

The link to the Zoom (edited!) meeting will be posted in the FoCA forums in the Meetups section (Boston area,) or please contact Alissa at yourcambridgeneighbor@gmail.com to have it emailed to you. (Also post in the thread if you need links to coloring pages or other activities.) 

We hope you are all keeping safe and well. ❤

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 15th February, 1pm onwards.

(Please note change of meeting time, 1pm rather than 12.  Also we will be on level 5 if it’s open, or otherwise level 2)

Crafting meetup!  Please bring anything you’re making which won’t damage the venue, and if applicable stash so that others can try.  I can teach knitting to intermediate if anyone wants to learn.  Or just come and chat with us.

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff, and in particular the food market outside has a lot of variety, or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fifth floor, facing the river, hopefully towards the left hand side (go up in lift 2 or 3)

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have chin length pink hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this:

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

March meetup will be on the 21st.

February is upon us! But also, a meetup, to help us through a difficult month!

When: Sunday, February 16th, 2020, 10 am

NOTE: During the last meetup, I believe I said this meetup would be at 1 pm. Unfortunately, I have a conflict, so the meetup has reverted to the morning. However, I am still hoping to plan several afternoon meetups in the next couple of months!

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks. If you have specific dietary restrictions, please call the cafe to inquire if they have food that’s safe for you to eat. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my knitting (the sweater grows apace!) and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring puzzles, fiber projects, or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, coloring books, a puzzle, links to your favorite experimental archaeology videos.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Posting a touch early, but hopefully this gives peeps time to plan!

When: Sunday, January 26th, 2020, 10 am

Where: Harvard Art Museum Cafe

32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

The closest T stop is Harvard, on the red line. The museum is about a ten-minute walk across the Harvard yard from the station.

Venue: The cafe is located in the atrium of the art museum. You do not have to pay the entrance fee to sit in the cafe area. The cafe has a small selection of pastries and other snacks, but if you have specific dietary requirements you may need to bring your own food. The building is accessible via a ramp on Prescott Street.

How to find us: I will claim a table and set up a paper sign. I will have my mending and/or a painting project. I have coloring sheets, but you can also bring puzzles, fiber projects, or sketchbooks!

What to bring: Crayons, colored pencils, paints, coloring books, a puzzle, carbonized remains of emmer wheat.

If you need more information, you can inquire on the “Boston” thread at FOCA. I am hoping to organize a few meetups that happen on Sunday afternoons this year, so hopefully a few different people might be able to come.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Oops sorry, now moved to level two – Clore Ballroom end, right under the huge window

 

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX near Waterloo station, 11th January, 1pm onwards.

(Please note change of meeting time, 1pm rather than 12.  Also we will be on level 5)

Happy new year!  Please bring something awesome (an object, a photo, a link to a website, etc.)  Or just come and chat with us.

The venue sell food in a cafe (standard sandwiches etc.), but they also don’t mind people bringing food in from outside. There are several other local places where you can buy stuff as well. (However I don’t think the food market is open this month), or you can also bring a packed lunch.

Meet on the fifth floor, facing the river, hopefully towards the left hand side (go up in lift 2 or 3)

Here is the accessibility map of the Royal Festival Hall: PDF map

I have shoulder length pink hair and glasses, and I will bring my plush Cthuhlu, which looks like this: 

The venue is accessible via a lift, and has accessible toilets with options for all genders. Waterloo tube station has step free access on the Jubilee line but not on the Northern line.

The London Awkward group has a Facebook page, which is here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/549571375087294/. There is also a thread in the new forums for saying hello.

My email is Kate DOT Towner AT Gmail DOT com

Edit: meetup will be on the 15th.

Friends of Captain Awkward meetup – Perth, Australia

When: Saturday 18th January, 2.30pm

Where:
Aroma Cafe
Kardinya Park Shopping Centre
Kardinya, WA

(Store 32 on this map – http://www.kardinyapark.com/stores/)

Details:
BYO craft or colouring in activity, and/or just come along to have a coffee and chat with other fans of this blog. 

How to find us:
I will get there 5-10 early and put a sign on the table that says FOCA. I have dark brown hair.

We are usually there for 1.5 – 2 hrs. However if no one shows up by 3pm-ish, I won’t stick around unless someone has commented here or in the forum thread saying they’re coming later.

Questions? Suggestions for future meetups? Please join our discussion thread in the Meetups section of the Friends of Captain Awkward forums. (Note: you will need to log in to the FOCA forum to see the thread).