June 7th, 2015 - Volunteer to Assist Partners Superstars Event

Humanists Doing Good will be assisting the Partners Superstars event on Sunday, June 7th at Lincoln Park. Partners' mission is to make a difference in the lives of young people by helping them develop a positive self image, a sense of belonging, and an acceptance of responsibility for their actions. We're seeking volunteers who will help oversee relay races and swimming events (no need to swim).

Volunteers need to arrive by 8:30 am to sign in at the volunteer table. Shirts will be provided, so please RSVP as soon as possible and let us know what size of shirt you would like to receive. Eight to ten volunteers will help with starting, lap counting  and timing each lane during the relay. Once the relay race is over, we will transition straight to the swimming event where volunteers will watch each lane at both ends for safety and timing the event. The competitors will run 5 lanes on each event.

The overall theme is summer camp. Volunteers are encouraged to dress like you're going to summer camp -- wear a sun hat, have a white sunscreen nose or whatever you want that is appropriate for the day and kid friendly.

Join us as we volunteer to help create a positive and fun experience for our local youth and assist Partners in this fun fundraising effort.

When: Sunday, June 7th from 8:30 am - Noon

Where: Lincoln Park

Click here to RSVP to volunteer.

May 31st, 2015 - Hike Mr. Williams Geological Trails

Mike Williams was a beloved geology teacher at Fruita Monument High School. He died during a fieldtrip hike in Arches National Park in 2007. His wife, Felicie, spent the last seven years making twenty three signs that explain the extraordinary geology of the local trails that her husband shared with his students. The signs were installed in 2014.

Felicie Williams may hike with us to offer a brief explanation of the area. Her sister, Betsy Greslin is an active member with HDG.

We will meet at the Devil’s Canyon trailhead near Fruita. at 8:00 a.m. The Devil’s Canyon trail is an easy 3 mile round trip hike. There is an optional 1.5 round trip hike with additional signs on the adjacent Opal Hill. Directions from Grand Junction: take I­70 west to Fruita exit #19. Turn south (left), through the roundabouts. Travel 1.5 miles to the Kingsview Estates subdivision. Turn west (right) in to the subdivision. Stay on the main road all the way through the subdivision. Devils Canyon Trailhead is approximately 0.5 miles ahead on your left. The trailhead sits back off the main road via a short access road and is not easily visible from the main road. Watch for the sign.

When: Sunday, May 31st at 8:00 am

Where: Meet at Devil's Canyon Trailhead (instructions above)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 28th, 2015 - Movie: The Theory of Everything

This is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen," by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh.

Food and drink are welcome.

This showing is intended only for participants of Humanists Doing Good and is not open to the general public.

When: Thursday, May 28th at 6:00 pm (We will be starting the film promptly at 6:00 pm)

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

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.