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Thanksgiving Holiday Edition

The East Bay Intergroup Scoop team is bringing you this special edition highlighting events and information for the Thanksgiving holiday. Keep an eye out next month for our mid-December special edition as well!

November is Gratitude Month

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As a way to show gratitude to the fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous, please consider a donation to the East Bay Intergroup Central Office.

Online: Scan the QR code above or click here
By check: mail your contribution to East Bay Intergroup, Inc. 4096 Piedmont Avenue Box 407 Oakland, CA 94611. Make your check payable to East Bay Intergroup, Inc. and write “donation” and group name/number (if applicable) to the memo line.

Another great way to show your gratitude is to take an Intergroup service position. Contact Lindsay at for details.

Getting Through the Holidays Sober Workshop,

Sunday, November 19, 2 - 3 pm, Oakland

Holidays of any kind can be tricky for an alcoholic in recovery! Come hear how some folks with experience have handled stressful gatherings without drinking—sometimes with gritted teeth, sometimes with newfound enjoyment! Rockridge Fellowship, 3989 Howe St, Oakland. If you have any questions about this event contact Janine:

Triangle Fellowship Marathon Meetings and Thanksgiving Potluck, November 22 - 24, Hayward

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Triangle Fellowship will be holding extra meetings, starting Wednesday, November 22, through Friday, November 24, with a potluck dinner on Thanksgiving Day. 22654 Mission Blvd, Hayward. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday 11/22: Meetings at 9 pm, 10 pm, and 11 pm.
Thursday 11/23: Meetings at 7 am, 8:30 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm; Potluck from 1pm to 6 pm; meetings continue at 6 pm, 7:30 pm, 9 pm, 10 pm, 11 pm,
Friday 11/24: Meetings at 7 am, 8:30 am, 10 am, and 11 am. Regular schedule resumes at 12 pm.
*Note: the fellowship closes at midnight each night

Thanksgiving Alcathon and Dinner,

November 23 - 24, Oakland

Join Rockridge Fellowship anytime on Thanksgiving, beginning at 6 am, for 24 hours of meetings and a Thanksgiving dinner from 2 - 5 pm. Rockridge Fellowship is located at 3989 Howe St, Oakland, a 15 minute walk from MacArthur BART.

Island Fellowship Thanksgiving Meeting and Potluck,

Thursday, November 23, 12:15 - 3 pm, Alameda

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Island Fellowship is hosting a Thanksgiving day meeting at 12:15 pm, followed by a potluck at 1:15 pm. If you are interested in being of service, please contact Liz B at 925-639-4611. The Island Fellowship is located at 1828 Lincoln Ave., Alameda.

Six Tips for Attending Events Where Alcohol Will Be Served

  1. Keep your glass full of a healthy beverage such as sparkling cider or bubbly water (many members recommend against non-alcoholic wine or beer, as they can be reminders of what we can’t have). Even water is good to keep us hydrated, energized and healthy.
  2. Put your sobriety first and don’t give in to others who may not understand …
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Find a Meeting Fast with the Meeting Guide App

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Did you know AA has a free app? Easily find a meeting anywhere in the country - especially useful if you're traveling over the holidays. The app is available in the Apple and Google Play stores, search on AA Meetings and look for the blue and white folding chair icon above. See here for more information.

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