News and Events

Dec. 25th, 2014 - Holiday Treat Delivery



We are seeking volunteers who can help deliver treats to people throughout the valley who we find working or otherwise away from their families during the holiday. Our goal is to surprise people with our baked treats and brighten their day as a good deed. Volunteers who have done this in the past have had a great time and it is always nice to make others smile. We ask that anyone who would like to volunteer to deliver treats please try to also attend the treat packaging party on the 20th so that you can pick up your treats for delivery at that time.

You can choose to deliver your treats any time before 5:00 pm and we ask that you coordinate with us to cover a particular area of town that other volunteers will not be covering.

When: Thursday, December 25th (any time before 5:00 pm)

Where: Throughout the Grand Valley

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Dec. 20th, 2014 - HumanLight Celebration and Treat Packaging Party

Come and celebrate the uniquely humanist and secular holiday, HumanLight, and carry out a good deed in the process. We are asking everyone to do some baking in advance so that we have a variety of delicious treats brought in that we can spend time packaging together. Our goal is to then deliver these baked treats to people who are stuck working during the holidays or who are otherwise away from their families during the holiday season (truck drivers, hotel staff, etc.). We will have teams of volunteers delivering the treats on December 25th that you can also volunteer to participate in.

When: Saturday, December 20th from 10:00 am - Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road, Grand Junction)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Dec. 16th, 2014 - The Hobbit Premiere


We'll be having a group attend the premiere of the The Hobbit in 3D at 7:00 pm on December 16th. We recommend purchasing your tickets as soon as possible (you can also get them from fandango.com) if you're interested in attending. We're quite certain this showing will sell out.

We've been attending the premieres since the first one and always have a good time. It's always a bit of a spectacle to see the people dressed in costumes too.

When: Tuesday, December 16th at 7:00 pm (we plan to be in line at least an hour early)

Where: Regal Cinemas

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Dec. 13th, 2014 - Snowshoeing on the Grand Mesa


Humanists Doing Good will be snowshoeing at the Mesa Lakes recreational area. We'll enjoy some gorgeous views of the lakes and more. This will be many people's first time snowshoeing, so we'll be taking it easy and trying to help each other learn. If you do not have have your own snowshoes, please reserve them in advance from a place like Board and Buckle (Phone: 970-242-9285 for $12 rental) or the Mesa Lakes Lodge (Phone: 970-268-5467 for $15 half day rental). Snowshoes are also available from the Colorado Mesa University Outdoor Program for $8 for the first day and $5 for each additional day, but they are not open on the weekend (Phone: 970-248-1428).

We'd like people to arrange to carpool amongst themselves as much as possible and we would like everyone to be at the lodge and ready to go by 1:00 pm.

When: Saturday, December 13th starting at 1:00 pm

Where: Mesa Lakes Resort (3619 Highway 65)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Dec. 6th, 2014 - History of Christmas & Secular Celebrations

We'll be showing The History of Christmas, a documentary that was featured on the History Channel. We'll explore things like the pagan roots of Christmas and the holiday's evolution through time. We'll then discuss how we celebrate the holiday season in our own households and encourage everyone to bring any unique decorations (Flying Spaghetti Monster ornaments?) or other things that you might have that make the holiday season special for you. How do you celebrate the holiday season?

We can also spend some time learning about the upcoming winter humanist holiday, HumanLight. It will be an opportunity to learn how we plan to celebrate this year.

When: Saturday, December 6th from 10 am - Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons - 625 27 1/2 Road (park at rear of building an enter the external Garden Room entrance)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.