May 2nd, 2015 - UniversiTea: Beliefs

Join us for a UniversiTea on the topic of beliefs. UniversiTeas are an opportunity to discuss typically challenging and philosophical topics in a relaxed environment. We will begin with the question of "How do people arrive at their beliefs and what does it take to get people to change their beliefs." We can discuss how we have arrived at our own personal beliefs and what factors may or may not have caused them to change over time. We try to let conversation flow in whatever direction it naturally goes from the starting point.

We will likely also show a brief video about neurotheology and/or a helmet that can alter our perceptions.

We will provide a variety of hot teas and you are free to bring any food you might like to share or want available for yourself during the discussion.

(Note: We changed from having the Mexican brunch due to the fact that weather has caused us to cancel some events and the result would have had us inadvertently having three food-focused events in a row.)

When: Saturday, May 2nd from 10 am - Noon

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 external Garden Room entrance)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

Apr. 26th, 2015 - Hike Mr. Williams Geologic Trails in Devil's Canyon


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 will 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, April 26th at 8:00 am (Event cancelled due to rain)

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

Apr. 25th, 2015 - Annual Meeting & Newcomers Barbeque

Join us for this year's Annual Meeting and Newcomers Barbeque. If you have not yet participated in an event or met any of us, this is a fantastic gathering to meet new people and to learn more about Humanists Doing Good. Our Annual Meeting is an important event and it is a chance to reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year, to recognize our volunteers, and it is also an opportunity to explore our ideas for the future. We'll be happy to answer questions and it's a perfect opportunity to jump aboard. This is our standard event for annual membership renewal ($35 for an individual, $50 for a family).

We'll be providing most of the barbeque basics, but we ask that everyone please bring a dish to share that compliments the usual bbq cuisine. It's helpful if you can let us know what you plan to bring so that we can make sure everything is covered. Plan for possibly playing some games like croquet or maybe a casual game of ultimate frisbee in the grass.

We've reserved a location near the playground and children and guests are very welcome. We'd love to see more of our members children meeting one another at this event.

Come and show your support, meet new people, help us recognize our fantastic volunteers and enjoy some good food in the process.

When: Saturday, April 25th from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Where: Sherwood Park - 200 Glenwood Avenue, Grand Junction (we've reserved a structure near the playground)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.