Although it's fun to play outside with large groups of strangers, the opportunity to do so usually ends after fifth-grade graduation. Play like a large, happy child with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a three-month membership to North Texas Adventures ($60 value).
North Texas Adventures has been expanding the social and active horizons of Lone Star Staters since 2009. Owner and operator Antje Barnes and her event leaders maintain an online calendar of events, many of which are open to include kids, dogs, and muzzled pet rocks. After perusing the various activities, singles and couples alike can venture outdoors to camp at Lake Texoma or flaunt their best space-doughnut impressions by tubing in New Braunfels. In addition to charitable events and community projects, there are a number of low-key social activities ranging from summer barbecues to beer-and-burger nights, where the elusive beasts are hunted in their native pub habitats. While there are many free events, some of the members-only events carry additional costs (starting at $5). Regardless of the event, participants will depart quenched with a bubbly effervescence normally reserved for barrel-aged sodas.
On days that it's cloudy with a chance of falling pillows, members of North Texas Adventures can access several cyber perks. The site offers an iMessage system for networking and socializing, as well as an exclusive classifieds section. Members and nonmembers alike can sign up for the electronic newsletters to browse upcoming events.
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