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. 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 9:15 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! The regular hikers in this event rarely sign up even though they hike every Sunday. 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.

First Annual Panel of Religions and Beliefs

There are two sessions:

11:00AM-12:15 in PSAH 224 and 

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM in LRC 231

Join us as our own Eric Ozols represents us on a panel discussing religious beliefs, or in our case, lack thereof. Eric will be among leaders of Protestant, Mormon, Catholic, Buddhist, Islam and Agnostic and Atheists who will be answering questions submitted by students at Crafton Hills College Introduction to World Religions course. 

It is intended to open dialogue between panelists and audience members. The organizer of this event is Jeff Cervantez, Ph.D, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Crafton Hills. He says, “The point of this event is to provide a welcoming space for discussion about various religious traditions and beliefs. The hope is that this will allow us to take the needed step toward understanding and appreciating the important religious differences in our community.” Also leading this event is Breanna Andrews, Associate Professor, American Sign Language, Department Co-Chair, Communication and Language and is the Faculty lead for Diversity and Inclusion. 

Eric has been a member of the IEAA since March, 2016 and a member of FAR since June, 2016 and is a frequent participant in our IECoR, “Ask An Atheist” tabling booth at the Redlands Market Nights. He lives in Redlands with his partner, Jennifer of 11 years. He has been a professional pilot since he was 18, having started to fly at 15. He obtained his degree from the Metropolitan State University of Denver with a bachelor of applied science in aviation technology with a emphasis on being a professional pilot and a minor in world regional geography. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force within months after finishing college. 

He says, “I flew my first operational combat mission in August of 2005 in and out of Balad Air Base Iraq. Over the next 8 years I operated more than 400 combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan and over 70 other countries on 6 continents, accumulating over 5,000 hours in the jet earning a slew of medals and awards. In October 2013 I started flying 757s & 767s for United Airlines, mostly operating between Newark, New Jersey and pretty much every city with a runway in Western Europe. I transferred to LAX in May of 2015 to fly the smaller 737 domestically all while I continue to remain active in the Air Force reserves as a part-timer flying cargo.”

This event is offered at no cost to us.

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 9:15 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.

Girls’ Night Out at The Beach

Summer may be over but we can still go to The Beach! This cute restaurant has great food, good drinks, and friendly service. Don’t miss out on a having another fun night out with a fantastic and lively bunch of secular women!

***This event is open to women only.***

Inland Empire Coalition of Reason Regional Planning Meeting

 (Location has been announced and all are welcome.)

UnitedCoR is one of the largest nontheist groups in North America, a coordinating place for hundreds of independently run local groups. 

Our goals are:

To promote science and reason, and reject faith-based reasoning in community and government decision-making,
To celebrate our nonreligious philosophy of life and create a safe place for nontheists to speak openly,
To stand up for the rights of nontheists, ending discrimination and securing a normalized place for us in families, communities, the law, and in public debate,
And to speak out against the privileges and abuse of religious organizations, while finding common ground with spiritual people.

Our local chapter consists of:
IEAA – Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics
FAR – Freethinkers Around Redlands
VAAST – Victor Valley Atheist Agnostics and Skeptical Thinkers
GRSF – Great Riverside Skeptics Forum
SWGR – Secular Women of Greater Riverside
SSA of UCR – Secular Student Association
SSA of RCC – Secular Student Association

These regional meeting encourage coordination of activities and support for each other. We meet to learn and share best practices. We create unifying events to bring together our groups once per year. United CoR promotes: 

*socializing and meeting like-minded people,
*volunteering together on charity projects,
* sharing ideas and discussing nontheist philosophy,
* community outreach, to show religious people who we are,
*raising money for nonreligious advocacy,
*for some of our member groups, to take political action.

Come bring your ideas for events together and your happy, atheist self!

We’re going to see comedian Ian Harris in Claremont right after the meeting so come go to that as well. (See the separate Meetup page)

Adopt-a-Street Clean Up

We will be cleaning up our adopted street, Adams, between Magnolia and California. This activity is bi-monthly, so six times a year. 

We are starting earlier to avoid the heat. 

Our old meeting spot, CVS Pharmacy, threatened to tow us, so now we are meeting at the first side street off of Adams, just past Magnolia. Turn right and park.

Here is a liability release you can fill out and bring. I will have extras. http://www.krcb.com/pdf/vol_waiver.pdf 

The release is now good for one year. If you filled one out this year, you are covered. 

I will bring tools, trash bags, plastic gloves and safety vests. 

Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and better gloves if desired. 

This activity should take about an hour.

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 9:15 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.

Ian Harris BACK at Flappers in Claremont

We’ll meet at the 50 Fifty Restaurant for dinner at 5:45 (201 N Indian Hill Blvd, Claremont, CA 91711-4668    (909) 621-5599) before we walk over (4 minute walk) to the Packing House for our friend, Ian’s show. This is a highly rated Thai and Chinese fusion restaurant with vegetarian options available. It’s only a 34 minute drive from Riverside.

There will be carpooling available. We”ll meet and park at the McDonalds at 1615 South Riverside Avenue, Rialto, CA 92376 at 5:10 OR at a home. Just comment below if you’d like a ride with someone. We will not meet there if no one confirms by commenting below.

There are several other show times so if you can’t make this Saturday night show with us, plan to go to another one. You will really enjoy his show!

Comedian and Impressionist, Ian Harris returns to Flappers in Claremont, CA headlining the weekend and preparing for the taping of his second hour TV special “ExtraOrdinary”! 

A fascinating and funny mix of spot-on impressions and clever, cutting-edge comedy, Ian Harris’ act has landed him coveted appearances on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE!, COMEDY CENTRAL, as well as his own hour TV special “CRITICAL & THINKING”” which AXS TV called “A truly masterful hour of wit, humor and derisive jabbing.” His keen grasp of science, evidenced by his satirical, skeptical take on everything from religion to global warming-deniers and beyond, has also earned him comparisons to favorite thinking-man’s comics like Lenny Bruce, Bill Maher and George Carlin. With a unique point of view and an impressive array of comedian talents, Ian delivers a thought provoking style of stand-up all his own.

2 Nights, 2 shows per night. Friday Sept 23rd & Saturday September 24th.

FREE TICKETS!
JUST SIGN UP ON THE GUEST LIST TO THE SHOW YOU WANT TO ATTEND!
9/23/16
8PM – http://bit.ly/29Pr9ij
10PM – http://bit.ly/2aa0nFn
9/24/16
7PM – http://bit.ly/2addoMZ
9:30PM – http://bit.ly/29VEipN

The Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics is a community for the non-religious. We are good without God