Mar. 8th, 2014 - Hiking the Pet-e-Kes Trail


It's time to emerge from winter's hibernation with our first hike of the year. We'll be hiking the Pet-e-Kes trail just off Monument Road in the Redlands area of Grand Junction. The trail is rated as easy-moderate with a distance of about 3.3 miles. It has about a 400 foot elevation change. We'll be doing the hike at a leisurely pace and well-behaved/socialized dogs are welcome.

We will meet at the Tabeguache Lunch Loop Trailhead parking lot. Be sure to arrive early or on time, as we will depart promptly. Please bring sufficient food and drink to meet your needs and anything else you might require. This is a fair weather event and will be postponed in the event of poor weather conditions.

For detailed information, photos and a map of the location, please visit the following address: http://www.gjhikes.com/2010/09/pet-e-kes.html

When: Saturday, March 8th at 1:00 pm

Where: Tabeguache Trailhead Parking Lot off of Monument Road

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Mar. 2nd, 2014 - The Root of All Evil?

Join Humanists Doing Good as we show part one of the Root of All Evil? In this two-part documentary, Oxford Professor Richard Dawkins examines how religious faith is gaining ground in the face of rational, scientific truth. The program takes you to some of the world's religious hot-spots, both in America and the Middle East. Dawkins meets with religious leaders and their followers, as well as scientists and skeptics to examine the power of religion. Interviews with former Pastor Ted Haggard (Colorado Springs), the novelist Ian McEwan, the former Bishop of Oxford, and others offer valuable insights into the global impact and consequences of faith in the 21st century.

We plan to show part two in the future, but want to provide time for discussion after viewing the first part of the documentary. Be sure to catch part one so you can join in the discussion. For those who are unfamiliar with Richard Dawkins, this documentary can serve as a good introduction and a beginning point.



When: Sunday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Where: Mesa County Central Public Library's Community Meeting Room (443 North 6th Street, GJ)

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Feb. 23rd, 2014 - Intro To Humanism & Our Stories

Have questions about humanism? We'll be happy to address them. Want to learn more about the beliefs and religious experiences (or lack thereof) of other group members? We'll be talking about them. Have questions about Humanists Doing Good? We'll be happy to answer them. Join us for an afternoon of sharing, learning and listening as we head down to Barons. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

The goal is for people to learn more about each other and about humanism in a relaxed setting. We'll be making sure that everyone who is willing has an opportunity to share their own story. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the group and to learn about other members.

When: Sunday, Feb. 23rd from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Where: Barons (539 Colorado Avenue, GJ)

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