News and Events

July 19th, 2014 - Speaker - Daniel Suelo: The Man Who Quit Money

Join Humanists Doing Good as we have Daniel Suelo speak in Grand Junction. Suelo is a simple living adherent who stopped using money and has been called "the most famous homeless person." He is a thoughtful man who graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder and has served in the Peace Corps. He's held standard jobs before completely swearing off money in the fall of 2000 and giving up his life savings. He has lived ever since without receiving or spending money. This choice has provided him with a sense of peace and a lifestyle that many envy. He currently lives part-time in a cave near Moab, when he is not wandering the country.

Suelo has been featured in The Guardian, The Huffington Post, Details, the BBC, the Denver Post and on television shows like The Moaning of Life with Karl Pilkington.

We will have the opportunity to listen to Suelo speak about his chosen way of living and will also be able to ask questions. We are quite certain that everyone will find Suelo to be an intriguing and fascinating individual with many unique experiences to share. Guests are welcome.

When: Saturday, July 19th from 10 am - Noon

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

Cost: Free Admission - Donations collected will benefit Humanists Doing Good

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Call 970-623-2598 fore more information or to RSVP by phone.

July 12th, 2014 - Volunteer Digging to Assist Family

Recently a gentleman by the name of Don was seriously injured after falling off the roof of his home. Don is currently hospitalized and has a long recovery road ahead of him. Don’s wife, Lexi, is doing her best to keep up with everything but as you can imagine, their lives have been completely turned upside down. On Saturday, July 12th @ 8am Humanists Doing Good will be digging and repairing an irrigation ditch at Don and Lexi's house. Digging an irrigation ditch in July does not sound like a lot of fun - but it must be done- and HDG events are always fun! If you can volunteer to help please RSVP on our Meetup site to participate. This will be a B.Y.O.S. event – Bring Your Own Shovel. If you don't have a shovel, we can still use your assistance.

We're planning to meet early to beat the heat and recommend that people bring water bottles. Please wear your yellow volunteer shirts, if possible.

When: July 12th at 8 am

Where: Location will be sent to those who RSVP

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

July 10th, 2014 - HDG Booth at GJ Farmers Market

Humanists Doing Good will have a booth at the Grand Junction Farmers Market on July 10th beginning at 5:30 pm (setup starts at 4 pm). If you would like to volunteer to help with our booth, please let us know. Volunteers interact with people who stop by the booth and often assist with setting up and taking down everything. We are happy to train any willing volunteers on how we run the booth and new ideas are always welcomed. You can play a part in helping us to connect with other nonreligious individuals and in helping us raise awareness about humanism and our organization's efforts.

Free parking is available in the parking structure on Rood during the farmers market.

When: July 10th at 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm (setup starts at 4:00 pm)

Where: 618 Main Street, Grand Junction

Click here to RSVP to volunteer on our meetup site.

June 29th, 2014 - Paleo Hike & Picnic

Join us as we hike the Fruita Paleo Area Trail and then enjoy a picnic at Snooks Bottom. The Fruita Paleo Area Trail is a brief and easy half mile hike. It features 20 interpretive signs describing the landscape as it existed 150 million years ago and the dinosaurs and other Jurassic vertebrates that roamed the region. This world-class fossil site contains a prolific record of Jurassic microvertebrates exposed in deeply dissected Morrison badlands. Please bring any water, snacks, sunscreen or anything else you might need for the hike.

After the hike, we'll take a short car ride down to Snooks Bottom. We'll have a leisurely picnic down near the lake and people are free to stay as long as they'd like. Please bring your own lunch. Snooks bottom has a 1.2 mile trail that circles the lake that you can optionally choose to hike. Children and dogs are welcome at both the hike and the picnic. There are several other hiking trails in the area and places like the Dinosaur Journey Museum for anyone who would like to spend their day in Fruita.

When: Sunday, June 29th at 10:00 am

Where: Meet in the parking lot of Dinosaur Journey (550 Jurassic Ct.) just south of the Fruita Interstate Off Ramp / roundabouts. From there we will head out to the Fruita Paleo Trail in a convoy.

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

June 26th, 2014 - Derren Brown's Apocalypse

What would you do if you thought the world was about to end? Join us as we watch real world illusionist/hypnotist, Derren Brown, dupe one man into thinking a meteor strike has devastated mankind and brought about the end of the world. Only lethal infected people now roam the land on the prowl for a handful of survivors.

Will such an experience help this "survivor" to value his own life more and take less for granted or will his reaction be something entirely different? Is there reason to question the entire production as possibly being a massive hoax actually being played on the audience? Come and watch this controversial social experiment and let us know what you think. Zombies, explosions, hypnotism, British accents and more... what more could you want?!

This will be our first video night at our new location and it will be shown on the large projector screen. You are welcome to bring food and drinks to  enjoy during the program. We will use any remaining time for discussion.

When: Thursday, June 26th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road, external entrance located at the rear of the building)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site or for more information.