June 2nd, 2013 - Flying Spaghetti Monster Madness

Wondering what the heck is this Flying Spaghetti Monster thing all about? And what is this thing called "pastafarianism" anyway? Well, we'd love to have you join us for an evening of excellent spaghetti, meatballs, and madness to find out (and yes, we'll have vegetarian sauce too). We'll be cooking up some delicious food, learning about the Flying Spaghetti Monster and playing some games. Pirate themed items/costumes are welcomed as well (feel free to ask why) and we'll probably do a pirate-related activity or two. Believe it or not, the Flying Spaghetti Monster actually has relevance to the debates surrounding evolution and creationism and we'll be learning about that as well. If you have ideas for the gathering, we'd love to hear them. Children and guests are welcome to attend. We'll be asking everyone to help out by bringing a dish to share. If you would like to make any of the following to help out, please contact us and let us know. We'll not be able to count on having electricity at the park this time around, so we'll be trying to eat promptly while everything is warm. We may have a fire source to help warm things up, but let's not count on it currently.

When: Sunday, June 2nd at 5:00 pm

Where: Canyon View Park (near the playground)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup.com site (free account required).

Call 970-623-2598 for more information.

May 21st, 2013 - UniversiTea: Stereotypes & Terrorism

Join Humanists Doing Good for an evening of philosophical discussion about the topics of terrorism and stereotypes. What is UniversiTea? UniversiTea is an opportunity to discuss challenging topics in detail and we try to let the discussion go wherever it chooses. We try to create a comfortable and relaxed environment while tackling philosophical topics that usually require time to fully explore. Food and drink will be available for purchase if you are interested.

When: May 21st from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Wraps on Main (150 West Main Street)

RSVP on our Meetup.com site at: http://www.meetup.com/Humanists-Doing-Good/events/118129062/

Call 970-623-2598 for more information.

May 11th, 2013 - Humanist Hike on the Trail Through Time

Our first Humanist Hike of the year will be along the Trail Through Time. You'll get to see 140 million years into the past as you look at remnants of the Jurassic age. There are numerous fossils along the trail and there is also an active excavation site. The trail is a 1.5 mile loop that is rated as a moderate hike due to a roughly 200 foot elevation change, but we've found the hike to be pretty easy. There is some rather uneven terrain, so please wear sturdy footwear. Children, guests and well behaved dogs are welcomed. You will need to bring your own snacks and water. We plan to take it easy and enjoy the sites along the way. There are few locations to obtain shade on this hike, so plan accordingly. If you would like to carpool with others, please let us know and we'll arrange a meeting point and time.

When: May 11th at 10:00 am (we'll depart promptly on the hike at 10 and there may not be cell phone service, so don't be late)

Where: Exit 2 (Rabbit Valley) off of I-70. If coming from the Grand Junction area, stay to the right until you reach the parking lot.

Call 970-623-2598 for more information or to arrange carpooling.