Girls’ Night Out at Smokey Canyon BBQ

Take a break from the daily grind – it’s time for BBQ! We’ll enjoy the flavors of summer as we chat, relax, and have fun.

Smokey Canyon BBQ is across the lane from, and about halfway between, Chase Bank and KFC.

There are a LOT of vegetarian options and some vegan ones too!

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

BNB17: The Origin of the Universe

Believers and Nonbelievers In Discussion

BNB 17 – The Origin of the Universe

Deity creator, self-starting time and space, multiverse bubbles—there are no shortage of hypotheses to explain how our realm began. Are any of this more than speculation? Are we even close to answering this biggest of questions?

Panel:
Bryan Scott, Cosmologist, UC Riverside
David Brudnicki, Riverside Atheists and Freethinkers
Adam Chebahtah, Masters Student, Talbot School of Theology
plus one more tba

Audience Q&A will follow. This event is free; bring a friend! Please RSVP on MeetUp or at the Facebook Group page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BandNBtalk/ (click on Events). Also join the Facebook page to receive notices of these events.

Setup volunteers, please arrive at 1PM.

Join us too for dinner afterward at a nearby restaurant, 5-7PM. Location announced at the event.

Upcoming topics:
Atheist/Theist By Age Ten
How to Talk to An Atheist
Intellectuals and Elites

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.

Volunteer! 2018 Ward 7 Beautification Project

• What we’ll do
We do not need a deity to do good – help the community/environment by volunteering to clean up an area of Riverside.

This is a light clean-up, not intense at all. If you have never been to one then this is a great place to start! It is also kid-friendly! Children can volunteer with an adult to supervise of course. Many volunteer opportunities do not allow children to participate. What a great way to instill values for our environment and community. Ward 7 Beautification Project
Litter cleanups, graffiti abatement, community greening and storm drain cleanups in the City of Riverside

RSVP on the KRCB link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc8yaB0XM47xoqogb8oEj-QJCS2dzWnu3TK5y_uhPdBCA5_wA/viewform Parking:
Rutland Ave. / Jurupa Ave. and surrounding neighborhood.

• What to bring
Closed toe shoes are a must. Recommended are: hat, sunscreen, and water bottle.

• Important to know

Dickens Festival

• What we’ll do
Come check the festival out and you are more than welcome to dress up for the occasion. You can come and leave as early or late as you want. The times posted are just for information on when the festival begins and ends. This is a family friendly event with lots of things for children to see and do. It is a great opportunity to provide a fun hands-on learning environment for children.

The festival itself is FREE but there are special events that do cost money.

Please see the official website for additional details and to buy tickets for special events. http://dickensfest.com/

The Riverside Dickens Festival was established in 1992 when Carolyn Grant and Joan Patton convinced the Friends of the Riverside Library that the city needed a literary event. By sheer will and endless hours of hard work these two women and their committee made the first festival happen on a very warm weekend in September. Since then, the Riverside Dickens Festival has established its own board of directors, which raises funds and runs the event entirely with voluntary help. In 1994, the festival was moved to the first weekend in February to coincide with Charles Dickens’ birthday, February 7 (1812). The festival has grown over the years in stature and significance to become a greatly anticipated family event. The major emphasis is on Charles Dickens and his writings, but Victorian era culture is also broadly embraced. A strong expansion of historical perspectives for the festival includes California and Riverside timelines paralleling Dickens’ life.

• What to bring
An appreciation for Charles Dickens and/or the Era. Maybe a hat depending on the weather as it is a mostly outdoor event.

• Important to know

Atheists Go To The Movies – “The Party”

Let’s go to the movies, then grab some lunch and talk about it. We’ll be looking for atheist/religious themes or elements as we watch and noting how they might move the story forward.

The theater sells reserved seats only! I suggest you buy your ticket online a few days before. We try and sit on the first row after handicapped area, often row D. If you forget, don’t worry. The first show on Saturday is rarely busy.

This is a very short movie at 71 minutes. The start time cannot be announced here until the theater announces it a few days before the movie. Generally, we go to the first showing of the day or sometimes the second, but around 10-11 AM. We’ll choose from several restaurants in the Plaza such as Pier 76, California Pizza Kitchen, Chipotle, Panera, and more.

Critical reception

The Party received positive reviews from film critics. It holds a 93% approval rating on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, based on 40 reviews, with a weighted average of 7.2/10. The website’s critical consensus reads, “Old-fashioned charm meets sharp wit and modern social satire in The Party, a biting comedy carried by a shining performance from Patricia Clarkson.”[8] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 73 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.[9] Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, described the film as ‘observant and smart’ in his review.[10] The Party was awarded the Guild Film Prize at the Berlinale 2017.[11]

Bring Your Ideas to Open Board Meeting

• What we’ll do
Even though this is a board meeting, your ideas and opinions are very important. Please come and give your thoughts on the plans for 2018. Many of our group (me included) have been distracted, to say the least about current politics, but remember where much of the basis of our discord lies – religion. What do you think is important for our group to consider this year? What do you want to do for fun? We are a social and educational organization so keep that in mind as you consider your answers.

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.

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.

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.

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