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.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

We’re going to watch our two Inland Empire teams go head to head – 66ers vs. Quakes!

Tickets are $12 and I’ll do my best to get seats in the shade. We’re going to meet at 1:30pm at the ticket window.

If at all possible get the money to me ahead of time. You can send a check, pay through PayPal, or give me money when you see me at an event.

RSVP Deadline: August 18th.

If you RSVP later than that or show up the day of without having RSVPed you most likely will be able to get a ticket but it may not be anywhere near our group.

The Quakes’ stadium is in Rancho Cucamonga; if you are interested in carpooling please leave a comment.

If you plan on having alcoholic beverages at the stadium please either imbibe with care or have a designated driver.

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.

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.

OC Freethought Alliance Symposium with the “Faithless Four”

NOTE: THIS IS A CROSS POST FROM BACKYARD SKEPTICS IN ORANGE COUNTY. Post in comments if you’d like to carpool.

The 2017 annual Freethought Alliance symposium will take place on August 12 and 13. The two-day event will begin on Saturday at an Orange County (Fullerton) location and end on Sunday at a Los Angeles County (West Hollywood) location

The Freethought Alliance is pleased to host the following secular celebrities:

Dave Silverman (President American Atheists)

Matt Dillahunty (Host of the live-TV and podcast, The Atheist Experience)

Seth Andrews . (AKA “The Thinking Atheist”)

Aron Ra . (The Ra-Men Podcast and Secular Senate Candidate)

The Freethought Alliance has aptly named this two-day symposium, “The Faithless Four.”

The Freethought Alliance hopes you can attend one or both days featuring different lectures from each of our speakers. Please note that there will a half-hour question and answer panel at the end of the symposium on Sunday.

Here are the location details:

Faithless Four Symposium – Orange County – Saturday, August 12, 2017

Howard Johnson Hotel . 222 West Houston Street, Fullerton, CA 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM

Faithless Four Symposium – Los Angeles – Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Line Hotel, 3515 WILSHIRE BLVD., LOS ANGELES – 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM

On Saturday and Sunday, there will be a pre-symposium lunches and post-symposium dinners (restaurants to be announced). Tickets sold separately for each meal. The Faithless Four will attend the pre-and-post meals in-order-to fully socialize with attendees.

Please visit the registration page HERE for more information. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: These are both pre-registered events. On-location ticket sales will not be offered at either location. Please register HERE before 9pm PST on Friday August 11, 2017. All tickets are 100% refundable up to August 10. You may choose one or both symposiums and one or more meals. Please consider sponsoring a student attendees by designating an earmarked donation. We hope you can make this one-of-a-kind event. It is guaranteed to be a fulfilling and enlightening experience!

BNB10: Is Belief a Choice?

Believers & Nonbelievers In Discussion

Do we choose our beliefs or are they conclusions? Is the process conscious or behind the mental curtain? Can people force themselves into a belief?

The answers influence our ability to judge reality, or conversely to be susceptible to manipulation.

Get ready to think about how we think.

Panelists:
Phil Calderone, BelieveInReality.com
Steve Wyper, History Teacher, Theologian. University of Redlands
Elizabeth Moore
More to be announced.

Hosted by Michael Cain of the Freeligion Podcast (www.spreaker.com/show/the-freeligion-podcast)

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

The conference room is behind the library. Setup volunteers, please arrive promptly at 1PM.

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

Upcoming topics:
The Conflict Issues
The Source of (Dis)honesty

Everyone’s Picnic

Join us for a cook out, lawn games, and an all around good time! Everyone is welcome; this event is family friendly.
You are welcome to arrive “late” or leave “early”; this event is quite casual.
For this event, we will provide food and cold soft drinks for the group. We have reserved the large picnic structure near the horse shoe pits in Fairmount Park, Riverside (Picnic Structure 1 on the park map). This area has ample tables and lots of shade.
Because of the cost of food and the picnic structure, we request that people make a donation to help cover costs.
Suggested donations: $20, adults 15 yrs and over; $15, students and seniors 15 yrs and over; $5, children over 5; free for children under 5.
Sustaining members of IEAA suggested donation: $10 per person.
We will bring croquet and bocci, but others are encouraged to contribute their favorite lawn games!
Parking at Fairmount Park is quite limited, so carpooling is encouraged.
NB: no alcohol is allowed in the park

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.

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