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)

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Nov. 28th, 2014 - After-Thanksgiving Potluck

Join us for our annual After-Thanksgiving Potluck. We've found a great way to gobble up all that extra turkey and other delicious stuff many of us wind up with after Thanksgiving. Bring your excess turkey or whatever else you may have to our annual After-Thanksgiving Potluck. If you know you'll be able to bring something in particular, please let us know so that we can try to be sure we have all the basics covered. We'll enjoy all the delicious food, socialize and possibly play some games. It's a great way to relax after Black Friday shopping or to avoid Black Friday altogether. We've had a lot of fun doing this every year and hope to see you!

When: Friday, Nov. 28th starting at 5:30 pm

Where: Jesse and Velvet's Home in Fruita (address will be sent to those who RSVP on our meetup site or call 970-623-2598)

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Nov. 22nd, 2014 - Leaf Raking Good Deed

We'll be raking leaves for a neighborhood in Grand Junction for free and with no strings attached as a good deed for our community. We have done this every year since our beginning and we always have a great time and meet interesting people who are very grateful for the unexpected assistance.

We will have volunteers posting flyers in the neighborhood a few days in advance of the event that encourages people to let us know about individuals who may particularly need assistance (elderly, disabled, etc.) and to let everyone in the area know that we're coming to offer free help. If you would like to volunteer to help post flyers, please contact us and let us know. We plan to post flyers on the Tuesday before this event.

We ask that you bring your own rake and gloves for the event. We also recommend layered clothing so that you can adjust to the weather. Often we wear our yellow volunteer shirts over other warm clothing.

When: Saturday, November 22nd from Noon to roughly 2:00 pm

Where: We'll be near Orchard Avenue in Grand Junction and we'll send out the exact meeting location as the date draws nearer.

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