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News and Events

May 28th, 2017 - Hike to Waterfall in No Thoroughfare Canyon

This hike leads past a pool and then to a nice waterfall. With a round-trip distance of 4 miles, the hike is mostly easy with a couple of rocky/rougher spots that shouldn't give anyone a problem. The terrain is about like Echo Canyon but it's a little longer. "GJHikes" calls it "easy". Dogs are NOT allowed. The Monument requires a day pass or season/senior pass, so lets carpool as much as possible!

When: Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 am

Where: Devil's Kitchen Trailhead in Colorado National Monument (East Entrance to Colorado National Monument, first trailhead/parking lot on the left)

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 25th, 2017 - Game Night

Bring your favorite game(s) for a social evening of fun and laughter together. We can divide up into smaller groups to match people with games they are interested in playing. Guests are welcome to come and play too. Feel free to bring any food or drink you would like to have available.

When: Thursday, May 25th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 20th, 2017 - Astronomy & Sci-Fi Night



Humanists Doing Good will be teaming up again with the Western Colorado Astronomy Club for an evening of astronomy and science fiction atop the Colorado National Monument. We'll begin the evening by gathering at the Saddlehorn picnic area to listen to some science fiction from the 1950s before we head down to view galaxies, Mars and Jupiter through the astronomy club's giant telescopes. We'll be including a story from the legendary Arthur C. Clark with a distinctly humanist angle. There is likely to be some hot chocolate available as well. We've had a blast doing this in this past.

This event is very dependent upon the weather and will take place outdoors. It may be subject to late cancellation. Consider bringing a blanket and layered clothing to adapt to whatever the weather brings. We'll be seated at concrete picnic tables.

When: Saturday, May 20th at 8:45 pm

Where: Saddlehorn Picnic Area on the Colorado National Monument near the Visitor Center

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 10th, 2017 - Roadside Cleanup of HDG's Adopted Highway

Humanists Doing Good will be cleaning up our adopted stretch of road between the West Gate Inn and Mesa Mall. We will be trying out an evening cleanup event from 6:00 pm to roughly 8:00 pm. We typically also do a bit of a scavenger hunt to see who can find the most interesting, weird or valuable thing during the cleanup.

We supply trash bags and safety vests. We recommend that you bring your own water, sturdy footwear and gloves and consider things like sunscreen, hats, etc. We ask that all volunteers who wish to participate watch the two brief safety videos found at the following address:

https://www.codot.gov/programs/adopt-a-highway/videos.html

When: Wednesday, May 10th from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Park in the parking lot just to the east of the West Gate Inn and Roosters on Hwy 6&50.

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site.

May 6th, 2017 - Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World



Please join Population Connection President John Seager for a timely discussion on the challenges of rapid population growth. John will be speaking on “Soaring Past 7 Billion: Population Challenges for a Crowded World.” His talk will address global population growth, its causes and impacts, and how we can meet those challenges.

Before joining Population Connection, John was with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. John also served as Chief of Staff for former U.S. Representative Peter H. Kostmayer (D-PA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs and Interior committees.

A veteran of more than 50 political campaigns, John has published op-eds and articles on population growth for a number of news outlets including Huffington Post, GlobalPost, and RH Reality Check.

John frequently speaks at conferences on population, the environment, and women’s empowerment. He also presents at colleges and universities across the United States, including the University of Chicago, Smith College, and University of California-San Diego. John graduated from Trinity College (CT) with a B.A. in Political Science.

Population Connection (www.popconnect.org) is the preeminent grassroots group for population education and advocacy with 300,000 members and supporters.

Founded in 1968 as Zero Population Growth (ZPG), Population Connection focuses on achieving global population stabilization through universal awareness and access to voluntary family planning together with the full empowerment of women.

When: Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 am

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

Cost: This event is free and open to the public. There will also be some refreshments available.

Click here to RSVP on our meetup site (not necessary for the general public)