Nov. 18 - Book Club Choose a book you'd love to read and come and talk to the group about it. Love it or hate it, we'd love to hear about it. 10 am to Noon in the Garden Room
Nov. 24 - After-Thanksgiving Potluck Bring your excess food or something else to share with the group for an evening of delicious food and socializing. It's the perfect escape from the in-laws and a stress-free evening. We'll be gathering at Roger and Luxe's and will probably play some games after dinner. 5:30 pm in Grand Junction (location will be emailed to those who RSVP as the date approaches)
(Events are subject to change and we are busy working on adding additional events.)
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Humanists Doing Good and the World Affairs Council of Western Colorado have teamed up to host Dr. Kathleen Hynes on October 19th at 6:00 pm. She is a speaker from the ACLU of Colorado. Dr. Hynes will facilitate an informative and lively presentation and discussion on the role of government transparency protecting civil rights and liberties. The event will take place in the Meyer Ballroom located on the 2nd floor of the University Center at Colorado Mesa University. Dr. Hynes has been a favorite speaker of HDG and we encourage everyone to attend. The event is free and open to the public. Feel free to invite others to attend.
Humanists Doing Good had another busy month in September with five different events. We started the month by working with the Community Alliance for Education and Hunger Relief. Volunteers harvested cucumbers and tomatoes for donation to local food banks. It was reported that 114 pounds of cherry tomatoes were harvested, which is indeed a bunch of the little fellows!
We next set up our final booth of the year at the Grand Junction Farmers Market. We once again had succulent plants available and were able to meet plenty of new people and help familiarize people with humanism.
For our third event we celebrated the 6th anniversary of Humanists Doing Good and had a Flying Spaghetti Monster party. We did plenty of laughing as people came in pirate attire or with colanders on their heads. We learned why the Flying Spaghetti Monster is relevant to the secular movement and also played a variety of pirate games that concluded with a treasure hunt in the park. If you were on Flying Spaghetti Monsters winning crew and would like your title changed on meetup to acknowledge your heroic victory, feel free to respond to this email and let us know you'd like your meetup title updated.
We also had a book club meeting where we discussed various banned books people had read. This was an activity that many other American Humanist Association chapters and affiliates participated in this year. The discussion was lively and everyone decided to keep the book club going into the future and meet on a bimonthly basis to discuss books. So grab any book you'd like and join us for the next book club event!
Camping at the Lower Onion Creek Campground near Fisher Towers in Utah wrapped up our month. The weather started off rather ominous and even produced some impressive flash flooding in a nearby dry creek. However, as everyone started amassing at the campsite the skies cleared up considerably and we were able to have a fantastic time together. The scenery was simply breathtaking and we were able to enjoy some hiking in the nearby terrain. By the time we finished, we all had plenty of new tales to tell of our shared adventure. If you missed this trip, you missed out!