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! 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.

Girls’ Night Out at El Torito

Come out for a fun evening full of food and friends! We’ll chat, laugh, and enjoy good company over delicious Mexican food. Don’t miss out on a fantastic night!

If you need to come late that’s no problem; just let me know and I will be sure to save you a seat.

***As always this event is limited to women only***

Think & Drink Fundraiser For: OC Freethought Conference

Join Friends of Freethought for a wine social to benefit the OC Freethought Alliance Conference.

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:30-8:30 pm

$20 and 2 bottles of wine per person. Wine should be mid-range priced (between $10-25).
Please wrap one bottle for the raffle. The wrapping can be plain brown paper or regular wrapping paper. Please make sure the labels (front and back) are not visible.

Included:
Tasty light appetizers and desserts
Raffle for wines
Live music by Christine Jones
Silent Auction
50/50 Raffle

All proceeds go towards the cause and are tax deductible.

If anyone would like to promote their service or business, or donate items for our gift baskets, create a gift basket, or sponsor a gift basket, please let us know immediately. Email Jan at magenta_pda@yahoo.com.

Non-alcoholic drinks will also be available for a very minimal charge.

For all inquiries email us at: FriendsOfFreethought@gmail.com

OC Freethought Conference, Anaheim, CA (http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/annual-conference/)

Note: For those who have come before, please park on Blueridge just south of our residence and walk in. Newcomers and disabled may park at our parking lot on the property.

Pub Night and Pub Quiz

Pub Quiz is a quiz of (around) 20 general-knowledge questions answered in teams of up to four people. The winning team gets a pitcher of the drink of their choice.  Patrick has asked for redemption after his first quiz and I have decided he can have it, provided he makes it a bit easier this time.

We’ll be getting there at 6, with the quiz starting at about 7:30.

We are asking for a $2 donation to pay for the prize and to fund future events. We hope to see you there!

If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages at this event, please be sure you have a designated driver.  Don’t drink and drive!

Menu for “Skipping Church” Luncheon with Katja and Invitation to Help Cook

Anne Burrell’s “Coq au Vin” (Chicken in Red Wine);
“Spinach and Wild Rice Salad with Edamame” (Vegan); and “Deviled Easter Eggs” along with Simple Simon’s Fresh Bread and Butter, IEAA Cupcakes and assorted beverages is the menu for the “Skipping Church” Luncheon on April 19th. I will be starting up at 1:00 PM on Saturday and will be working on food until about 5 PM so come on over, have a glass of wine and either chop or keep me company while I do. You could also re-stock the boxes with cutlery and other stuff. We’ll have music and dancing in the kitchen while we work. Let me know what time you’re thinking of coming and how long you are staying and I can plan the work accordingly. Hope to see you there!

Dr. Katja Guenther at the “Skipping Church” Luncheon and Monthly Meeting

Join us and Dr. Katja Guenther for April’s “Skipping Church” Luncheon and Monthly Meeting. 

This month we will be presenting Bounded by Disbelief  featuring Dr. Katja Guenther, a professor at UCR who will be presenting the results of her study on Atheism, which she conducted using members of the IEAA. Her study is titled “How Atheists in the US Differentiate Themselves from Religious Believers.”

This research examines social movement organizing by atheists and others who do not believe in a higher power. The research considers the political and cultural conditions that activate atheist identities and explores the efforts of atheist organizations to build an atheist community and combat the influence of the Religious Right.

Professor Guenther is a Professor of Sociology and Advisor at UC

Riverside. She is currently continuing her on-going work on feminisms in global and comparative perspective, as well as working on a US-based exploration of the emergence secular social movement activity. 

Luncheon Menu:

Fresh, Warm Croissants and Fresh, Warm, Local “East Coast” Bagels

Columbian Supremo Coffee, Soda Selection, Bottled Water, and Premium Lemonade

Potato Salad, Sliced Natural Turkey, Ripe Tomato Slices, Romaine Lettuce, Ripe Avocado Slices, Sliced Red Onions. and Sliced Natural Cheddar Cheese 

Assorted Cookies and assorted Fruit and Yogurt Dip dessert

Vegan options available on request

Schedule:

12:30pm – beverages and welcome

12:45pm – 1:45pm – Lecture

1:45pm – luncheon and one-on-one with Katja

Prices are as follows:

Lecture only – $5

Lecture and beverages – $7

Lecture, beverages, and luncheon – $15 

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.

Hope to see you there!

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.

A Free Thinkers’ Book Club

Please note, we have changed the time and place for this meet up due to too many scheduling conflicts. We are moving the meeting to April but we will still be reading The Lost Tribe of Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century by Claire Prentice. It’s really a great book. Enjoy. We will see you there!

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