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May 31st, 2015 - Hike Mr. Williams Geological Trails

Mike Williams was a beloved geology teacher at Fruita Monument High School. He died during a fieldtrip hike in Arches National Park in 2007. His wife, Felicie, spent the last seven years making twenty three signs that explain the extraordinary geology of the local trails that her husband shared with his students. The signs were installed in 2014.

Felicie Williams may hike with us to offer a brief explanation of the area. Her sister, Betsy Greslin is an active member with HDG.

We will meet at the Devil’s Canyon trailhead near Fruita. at 8:00 a.m. The Devil’s Canyon trail is an easy 3 mile round trip hike. There is an optional 1.5 round trip hike with additional signs on the adjacent Opal Hill. Directions from Grand Junction: take I­70 west to Fruita exit #19. Turn south (left), through the roundabouts. Travel 1.5 miles to the Kingsview Estates subdivision. Turn west (right) in to the subdivision. Stay on the main road all the way through the subdivision. Devils Canyon Trailhead is approximately 0.5 miles ahead on your left. The trailhead sits back off the main road via a short access road and is not easily visible from the main road. Watch for the sign.

When: Sunday, May 31st at 8:00 am

Where: Meet at Devil's Canyon Trailhead (instructions above)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 28th, 2015 - Movie: The Theory of Everything

This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh.

Food and drink are welcome.

This showing is intended only for participants of Humanists Doing Good and is not open to the general public.

When: Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 pm (We will be starting the film promptly at 6:00 pm)

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road, GJ - park in the parking lot at the rear of the building and enter through the marked Garden Room entrance)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 21st, 2015 - Volunteer for Fire Preparedness Campaign (Round 2)

The local Red Cross Chapter is currently working on a home fire preparedness campaign to lower the amount of house fires that occur in the Valley. Red Cross is accomplishing this by going into homes and testing and installing new smoke detectors. Humanists Doing Good will be assisting on Thursday, May 21st and we will be canvassing door to door to get the word out about what will be happening in the area at a later date. It took us about an hour and half to do this the first time.

Important: We will meet in the southern parking lot (just off of Hwy 6 & 50 and the side of the building that faces the Colorado National Monument). Please arrive on time so that everyone can depart  to our destination as a group. You are encouraged to wear your yellow volunteer shirt if you have one. If you don't have a volunteer shirt, please don't let that stop you from participating.

When: Thursday, May 21st at 6:00 pm

Where: Meet in the south parking lot of Fruita Monument High School

Click here to RSVP to volunteer on our meetup site.

May 16th, 2015 - Headless Chicken Hang Out & Scavenger Hunt

Join Humanists Doing Good as we venture to one of the nation's most unusual festivals that happens to take place in our own backyard -- The Headless Chicken Festival. We'll be venturing to the Fruita festival to hang out with one another and have some laughs. Visit some of the local establishments and enjoy a beverage, play some games, meet some new people, ride the rides and be a little silly with good company. We plan to have a scavenger hunt for anyone who is interested too.

You're encouraged to wear your yellow Humanists Doing Good shirt if you have one available (but don't let not having one stop you from coming).

Our adventure will begin as we meet at the headless chicken statue in front of Aspen Street Coffee. Please arrive on time and plan for it being a little challenging to find parking during the festival. Look for others in yellow HDG shirts and we'll set off from there.

When: Saturday, May 16th at 7 pm

Where: Meet at the metal chicken statue in front of Aspen Street Coffee (136 East Aspen Street, Fruita)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 9th, 2015 - Volunteering to Help Build Monarch Butterfly Way Station

A few volunteers from Humanists Doing Good helped with the initial steps of building a monarch butterfly way station that the butterflies can stop at on their migration path to Mexico. Volunteers weeded and tilled the ground where the way station is being created at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. The next step will be planting the area with plants that are preferred by the monarch butterflies.