News and Events

Oct. 3rd, 2015 - Spanish Tapas Brunch

Let's start our month off with a Spanish Tapas Brunch. We'll bring and eat some delicious food, socialize, have some fun and discuss future plans together. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and everyone is welcome to participate. You will find a variety of dishes/recipes below (Thanks to Mary!) that you can choose from or you can use your own recipe. We ask that you please let us know what you plan to bring so that we can make sure we have all of the basics covered (feel free to post a comment with your dish on meetup or otherwise contact us).

When: Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10 am - Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons - 625 27 1/2 Road (park at the rear parking lot and enter through the external Garden Room entrance)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site and to see dishes/recipes.

Sept. 27th, 2015 - Hike the Fall Colors on Grand Mesa

This hike will be around several lakes and through aspen and spruce forests. It's called a "pretty easy hike" and we plan to go a round trip distance of about four miles. It's a mostly-flat hike on an easy trail with a few areas of hills and rocks but nothing difficult. The altitude is more of a challenge than the trail itself. The trail follows the West Bench of the mesa all the way to the top of Powderhorn, but we don't plan to go that far. There are lots of aspen groves, so it should be pretty in late September, so bring a camera!

We plan to park at the free Jumbo Reservoir parking area, which has restrooms. Then we will shuttle people up to the trailhead around the corner so people won't have to pay.

Be prepared for it to be either very hot, or cold, and bring rain gear just in case. Binoculars might be nice to have as well.

When: Sunday, September 27th at 9:00 am

Where: Jumbo Lake Parking Lot which is just before the Mesa Lakes Recreation Area

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Sept. 24th, 2015 - Movie Night: Marjoe

The Academy-Award-winning Marjoe is the ferocious and extraordinary chronicle of a firebrand evangelical preacher who wholeheartedly and humorously exposes himself as a fraud. In this revealing documentary, Southern evangelist Marjoe Gortner allows the filmmakers to record him swindling people out of money. Raised to be a child preacher on the revival-tent circuit, Gortner made a small fortune for his parents. Later, he began preaching on his own in a lively, rock star-influenced style, but, since he lacked actual religious faith, money became his sole motivator. As he stages his final revival tour, Marjoe provides a rare glimpse inside the business of evangelism.

We will use remaining time after the film for discussion. You are welcome to bring any food or drinks you may like to have available.

When: Thursday, September 24th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Sept. 19th, 2015 - HDG Yard Sale!

Do you have some things lying around that you wouldn't mind parting with for a good cause? Consider donating them to the Humanists Doing Good yard sale!

HDG has exciting plans to create a Little Free Library on Aspen Street in Fruita! To do this, we need to raise some funds, so we will be having a fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, September 19th. Any extra proceeds raised will benefit the Humanists Doing Good organization. Final details will be coming soon, but please start looking around for clean, usable items you might want to donate to help. This is a great way to get your garage and closets cleaned out and make a difference in our community all at once!

Our current plan is to have people drop off their donated items early in the morning at the HUB Behavior Center parking lot immediately before we begin the yard sale. We are also seeking volunteers to help oversee the event throughout the day. If you would like to volunteer, please RSVP and let us know what time(s) you are available.

When: Saturday, September 19th (drop off items between 8 - 9 am and volunteer shifts available throughout the day)

Where: HUB Behavioral Center at 457 South 5th Street

Click here to RSVP to volunteer.

Aug. 30th, 2015 - Biking the Riverfront Trail

Join us as we bike along the Riverfront Trail. Our current plan is to meet at the Western Colorado Botanic Gardens, 641 Struthers Ave, Grand Junction at 8:30 in the morning. It’s an easy to moderate ride – enough for some good exercise but not terribly strenuous. Everyone should be comfortable on their bike, but there is no technical riding. Most people will probably ride mountain or town bikes, but road bikes would work, too. (If you ARE comfortable biking but don’t have a bike, let us know and we might be able to bring an extra town bike.) Helmets, please, and it’s too crowded to try to ride with a dog!

The ride will be along the Riverfront Trail system. The trail is mostly along the Colorado River and we are planning to do about an hour out and an hour back to our starting point. Be sure to bring plenty of water and if you have a spare tube, that’s always a good idea. We recommend bringing a lunch to eat at the Botanical Garden after the ride.

When: Sunday, Aug. 30th at 8:30 am

Where: Western Colorado Botanic Gardens (641 Struthers Ave.)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.