I don't know about everyone else but I am finding it very hard to see any social events in this thread as it is full of advertising and Q&A.
Please, can I remind you all that Town Talk forum is supposed to be about meeting up, social events etc. There are specific forums for asking questions (Q&A) and one for jobs (Jobs) - both for offering and looking. There is even a MarketPlace forum for selling and advertising services.
If used correctly this is a great way to arrange spontaneous meetups, or gatherings later in the week/month, that is not an official event.