Historicity of Jesus: Why We May Have Reason to Doubt

Chaffey’s Club of Secular Understanding and the Philosophy Club is very proud to welcome Dr. Richard Carrier—famous atheist activist, author, and Columbia graduate in ancient history—to discuss the almost universally-held notion of Jesus Christ as a real person. Now, Richard Carrier has reason to argue that we may have been misled. If you want to know why, please join us at this FREE event March 12, 2015! This controversial theory has profound historical and philosophical implications, and will be highly provocative. You don’t want to miss this one! Room: CAA 211

If you have any questions, please contact me–Billie :)

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday but there are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

 

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Walk with the Animals

Love animals and want to support a good cause? Then join us in walking to raise money for the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center. For the 3rd year in a row IEAA will participate in the Walk with the Animals at Fairmount Park.

This is one of our favorite charities so don’t miss this event for a chance to walk for our atheist four-legged friends. We’d love a large showing from our community and IEAA group. There will be a pancake breakfast and a complimentary “Walk With The Animals” tee-shirt included in your registration fee of $25.00.

To register or make a donation please go here.

Freethought Film Festival VI – “Happy” and “30 Days: Atheist Vs Christian”

For the sixth iteration of the Friends of Freethought Film Festival, we are pleased to present a double feature – Roko Belic’s wonderful documentary “Happy” http://www.thehappymovie.com/ followed by episode 203 of Morgan Spurlock’s documentary series “30 days: Atheist vs Christian” http://www.ign.com/tv/30-days/2

The team behind the Happy documentary have graciously extended this offer to attendees: go to http://www.thehappymovie.com/store after the screening and use coupon code FreeThought at check-out for 30% off! We’re so fortunate to have the filmmaker’s support for our screening, let’s do all we can to show our appreciation :-)

A “happy” coincidence – March 20th is the International Day of Happiness http://www.dayofhappiness.net/#context

Food:

We’ll have the usual snacks, popcorn, water, and wine.

Cost:

The suggested donation to cover the cost of the event is $5/person. Please also bring 2 sealed food items (cans/packages) per person for us to donate to the Orange County Food Bank http://ocfoodbank.org/

Schedule for the evening:

6:30 PM – Arrival time, meet/socialize and enjoy the food/drink

7:05 PM – Start time for documentary feature “Happy”

8:40 PM – Discussion of the documentary

9:00 PM – Screening of Episode 203 of Morgan Spurlock’s 30 Days: Atheist Vs Christian

9:40 – Final Q&A and wrap-up

Comedian Ian Harris at the “Skipping Church” Luncheon and Monthly Meeting

Join us and comedian Ian Harris for March’s “Skipping Church” Luncheon and Monthly Meeting. 

This month we will be joined by famous Atheist Comedian Ian Harris who will be presenting his act “Critical and Thinking”.

Ian’s debut special, Ian Harris: Critical & Thinking, is a skeptic take on religion and common beliefs in the form of an incredibly smart and charged comedy. 

Ian’s comedy is cutting edge, thought provoking and cleverly crafted, often eliciting comparisons to greats like Lenny Bruce and George Carlin. With a unique point of view, Ian delivers a style of stand-up all his own.

Half of all donations to the IEAA during this event will be in turn donated to the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center at their “Walk with the Animals” event the following Saturday – Join other IEAA members who are going on Meetup.com

After the performance, a buffet luncheon will be served which includes bagels and accoutrements, Vegan and/or gluten-free options will be available if requested ahead of time (please do so by leaving a comment).

Schedule:

12:30pm – beverages and welcome

12:45pm – 1:45pm – Performance

1:45pm – luncheon and one-on-one with Ian Harris

Prices are as follows:

Lecture only – $10

Lecture and beverages – $12

Lecture, beverages, and luncheon – $20 

Click Here to download a .PDF of this flyer

While this meeting officially starts at 12:30pm, anyone who wishes to help set up chairs, prepare food, or decorate tables is invited to show up early at 12:00pm.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday but there are always more people than the two hosts so don’t be shy in joining us!

Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.  Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash. No toilets in the park

FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

FREE admission to the park.

 

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Fathom Events Presents: Romeo And Juliet

Join us to watch the Bolshoi Corps de Ballet perform Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet. The performance is ‘live’ from Moscow and brought to you on the big screen at the Ontario AMC theater. It runs about 2.5 hours, and I’m pretty sure there will be an intermission.

Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup

If you like to sleep in on Sunday and do not want to get up for our weekly hike but would like some lively conversation later in the morning, come join us for breakfast. Our hiking group always meets for a meal and a pleasant chat after our hike. Farmer Boy’s Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice non-noisy location. If it is nice and we are able to sit outside, friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. This meetup time is 10:15 am, which is a close approximation. We might be a early or a few minutes late getting down the mountain, so wait for us if you do not find us there! Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning!

ABOUT THE HIKE: Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Want to lose a few pounds? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! Why work out in a dingy gym? This exercise is fun and the views from the top are absolutely awesome! It takes about a half hour to hike up and a half hour down, maybe 45 minute each way at a slower pace. Yes, we know this means getting out of bed early. but you will be glad you did! So get out of bed and join us! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? This is an easy hike, but may be strenuous for anyone who is not in good physical condition. Bring a bottle of water and wear comfortable shoes. If you are a jogger this will be a VERY easy hike, but if you never get any exercise you may want to try walking in your neighborhood for a few weeks before you do this hike.

FOOD: Each week we meet at the base of the mountain, hike up, enjoy the amazing view, talk for a while, solve all the world’s problems, hike back down, and have a light breakfast or early lunch at one of the local restaurants nearby. If you prefer to hike and skip the food that’s fine too.

DIRECTIONS: Mount Rubidoux Memorial Park is located on the western edge of downtown Riverside, just a few minutes off the 91 Freeway. From the 91 Freeway exit at the Mission Inn / University Off Ramp Proceed west on either Mission Inn Boulevard or University to Redwood Drive. Turn left on Redwood to 9th Street Turn right on 9th and go one block to the Park entrance (where 9th street ends)

BRIEF DIRECTIONS: Get on 9th street and go north until it ends!

NOTES:

1. We now split into TWO groups and meet at the top. One group takes the gentle paved trail, the other takes challenging dirt paths to the top. EITHER WAY, YOU WILL HAVE FUN!

2. PLEASE try to arrive a few minutes early because we like to start the hike on time. We meet in front of the 9th street entrance gate.

3. Also, PLEASE RSVP since we will wait a while at the start point IF we know you are coming and you are a little late.

4. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash.

5. No toilets in the park. Don’t forget to pee before you leave your house.

6. FREE parking on parts of 9th street and some others, but be careful since some of the streets are residents only parking.  PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE PARKING SIGNS SINCE THERE ARE LOTS OF RESTRICTIONS ON PARKING IN THE AREA.  MUCH OF THE PARKING IS RESERVED FOR RESIDENTS WITH PERMITS! TICKETS ARE LIBERALLY DISPENSED BY PARKING ENFORCEMENT

7. FREE admission to the park.

8. If you are an experienced hiker and/or do aerobic exercise, please see the more advanced hikes posted by Gene Sherman. The Mt. Rubidoux hike is a great way to get in shape for more difficult hikes.

 

The Red Dot is where we meet.

The Blue areas are the closest parking areas for non-residents.

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