Mar. 7th, 2015 - Swedish Brunch & Meeting

Join everyone for a Swedish-themed brunch and meeting. Learn about Sweden, its culture and cuisine from our resident experts. We'll also show a video about religion in Scandinavia that may surprise you. We're asking everyone to choose an item from the menu we've put together (viewable on our meetup site) to bring to the brunch. You can look up a recipe on your own or we can try to supply you with one you aren't having luck finding one. New people and guests are absolutely welcome.

When: Saturday, March 7th at 10:00 am - Noon

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

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Feb. 28th, 2015 - Hike Little Bookcliffs Wild Horse Area

Drive east on I-70 to Cameo exit #46.  Meet in front of the red Kokopelli Fruit Market at the bottom of the exit ramp. Bob and Donna are leading this hike and will meet you there. Follow their blue Honda for two miles on a dirt road to the trailhead for Coal Canyon.

The horses generally move into the Main canyon for easier access to water at this time of year. The hike will be ~4 miles round trip. There is one steep stretch so bring a walking stick if you use one.  We will cross the shallow creek 3-4 times. This two hour hike is usually described as easy to moderate. 

Well-mannered dogs are welcome but please have a leash handy to insure the horses will not be disturbed. Please bring drinking water and a light lunch.

When: Saturday, February 28th at 9:30 am

Where: Drive east on I-70 to Cameo exit #46.  Meet in front of the red Kokopelli Fruit Market at the bottom of the exit ramp.

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Feb. 26th, 2015 - Movie Night: Constantine's Sword


Constantine's Sword is a historical documentary film produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Oren Jacoby. The film is inspired by former priest James P. Carroll's 2001 book Constantine's Sword.

Constantine’s Sword is the story of James P. Carroll's journey to uncover the roots of war. Carroll, a former Catholic priest whose father was a famous Air Force general, implies that there has been a relationship between religiously inspired violence and war, beginning with the adoption of Christianity by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 312 AD. Carroll focuses on Catholic and evangelical anti-Judaism, and invokes the cross as a symbol of the long history of Christian xenophobic violence against Jews and non-Christians, from the Crusades, through the Roman Inquisition and the creation of the Jewish ghetto, to the Holocaust. Carroll also charges that there is an ongoing evangelical infiltration of the U.S. military, and that this has had  negative consequences for U.S. foreign policy.

When: Thursday, February 26th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Garden Room at The Commons (625 27 1/2 Road - park at the rear of the building and enter the external Garden Room entrance)

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