MeetUps in Los Angeles, CA

Any recommendations? Does anyone do this?
Obviously the COVID-19 doesn’t help, so I am asking for when things clear up.

I’m very new to writing code, and I am interested in group meet ups to get a better understanding.

I first tried in 2011, a Java 101 class and ended up withdrawing from the class in college. It was an awful experience, but I figured it’s possible I may have given up to quickly, and so here I am.