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.

June 21, 2014 - World Humanist Day & Summer Solstice

We will be celebrating World Humanist Day and the summer solstice on June 21st. We plan to show a series of five very short films with a humanist theme. These short films follow five individuals from Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Namibië, Turkey, and China who shape their lives, regardless of governmental or other extrinsic powers. In enacting this important humanist value, these individuals bring about an emancipatory process in their home countries.

We are also encouraging everyone to try to bring something that may represent the freethought/humanist community in some manner that you may personally have or something that has been relevant in your own quest for truth. Basically, think of us participating in a bit of a freethought show & tell. Maybe you'll want to bring a song, a sticker, a gift you've received, a token, a book or something else that has relevance.

You are welcome to bring a snack to share if you'd like.

Anyone who would like to bring items to fill backpacks for our June backpacks for the homeless is also welcome to bring them. We can exchange items to make the best backpacks we can and to help reduce overall costs.

When: Saturday, June 21st from 10 am -  Noon

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

June 19th, 2014 - HDG Booth at GJ Farmers Market

Humanists Doing Good will have a booth at the first Grand Junction Farmers Market of the year. Everyone is invited to stop by to learn more about our organizations or humanism. 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.

Click here to RSVP to volunteer on our meetup site.

When: Thursday, June 19th starting at 5:30 pm (setup begins at 4:00 pm)

Where: Main Street