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.

California Freethought Day 2017

The 16th annual California Freethought Day is Sunday, October 15, 2017, and combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference.

Join us for engaging speakers, live entertainment, an authors’ and podcasters’ panel, door prizes, and more!

Tickets and Registration

Admission is free (and donations are great), but we want you to register</a> to ensure we have adequate chairs and programs.

 * <a href=”http://www.freethoughtday.org/register.html”>Register Here Today *

The only way to be eligible for $300 in door prizes is to register.

Donate $25 or more for a free “Supporter” keepsake button and you’ll get access to free drinks and snacks during the main event.

Donate $75 or more and join us at the Supporters’ Reception on Saturday, October 14 with most of our speakers and other guests. [Details]

Speakers, Entertainers, Authors, and More

We are thrilled to share with you the many people who will be speaking, entertaining, and participating at our Authors’ and Podcasters’ Panel at this year’s Freethought Day (and the Supporters’ Reception the night before):

Sikivu Hutchinson, African-American Feminist Author 

• David Smalley, Host of the Dogma Debate podcast

Larry Decker, ED of Secular Coalition for America

Elizabeth Lagesse, Arrested for Protesting the Inauguration

David Tamayo, President of the Hispanic American Freethinkers

Jessica Xiao, Asian-American Feminist, Writer, Humanist

Thomas Smith, Host of the Serious Inquiries Only podcast

Candace Gorham, Author

• Elbe Spurling, Author, The Brick Bible

Richard Carrier, Author

Rebecca Hensler, Author

David Fitzgerald, Author

Melissa Pugh, United Coalition of Reason

• Victor Harris, Poet

Support the Event

California Freethought Day is an entirely non-profit event, supported by our community. Your donation helps us cover insurance, advertising, equipment, speaker travel, and food for our volunteers.

Here are four ways you can help make Freethought Day a continued success:

• Donate: Those that wish to support Freethought Day will be recognized in the program and on the website. And you can show your support with a keepsake button, all for just $25. You’ll get free drinks and snacks during the main event. [Details]

• Fundraising Reception: Attend this special evening event on Saturday, October 14th featuring live entertainment, a selection of great appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and the company of our speakers starting at $75. Also includes drinks and snacks at Freethought Day. [Details]

• Sponsor: Businesses and organizations looking for exposure can sponsor Freethought Day starting at just $150. Benefits include reception attendance, on-stage announcements, an exhibitor table, program advertisements, reception tickets, and more. [Details]

For questions regarding support and volunteering, please contact David Diskin at david@LodiUnited.org.

Freethought Weekend Events

• Secular Leadership Day: Activists and organizers of all kinds can network, share ideas, and learn how to make their groups even more successful. Saturday from 10-4, lunch included! [Details]

More Information

Be sure to check out our Official Website, our Page on Facebook, and our Facebook Event. Follow us on Twitter @FreethoughtDay

CarpoolingCoordinate online! You can add your own car, join another carpool, or add yourself to the waitlist and check back later for rides.

Free Thinker’s Book Club

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a good book discussion. October’s selection is “Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal” by Eric Schlosser.

California Freethought Day 2017

The 16th annual California Freethought Day is Sunday, October 15, 2017, and combines the fun and atmosphere of a fair with the education and activism of a conference.

Join us for engaging speakers, live entertainment, an authors’ and podcasters’ panel, door prizes, and more!

Tickets and Registration

Admission is free (and donations are great), but we want you to register</a> to ensure we have adequate chairs and programs.

 * <a href=”http://www.freethoughtday.org/register.html”>Register Here Today *

The only way to be eligible for $300 in door prizes is to register.

Donate $25 or more for a free “Supporter” keepsake button and you’ll get access to free drinks and snacks during the main event.

Donate $75 or more and join us at the Supporters’ Reception on Saturday, October 14 with most of our speakers and other guests. [Details]

Speakers, Entertainers, Authors, and More

We are thrilled to share with you the many people who will be speaking, entertaining, and participating at our Authors’ and Podcasters’ Panel at this year’s Freethought Day (and the Supporters’ Reception the night before):

Sikivu Hutchinson, African-American Feminist Author 

• David Smalley, Host of the Dogma Debate podcast

Larry Decker, ED of Secular Coalition for America

Elizabeth Lagesse, Arrested for Protesting the Inauguration

David Tamayo, President of the Hispanic American Freethinkers

Jessica Xiao, Asian-American Feminist, Writer, Humanist

Thomas Smith, Host of the Serious Inquiries Only podcast

Candace Gorham, Author

• Elbe Spurling, Author, The Brick Bible

Richard Carrier, Author

Rebecca Hensler, Author

David Fitzgerald, Author

Melissa Pugh, United Coalition of Reason

• Victor Harris, Poet

Support the Event

California Freethought Day is an entirely non-profit event, supported by our community. Your donation helps us cover insurance, advertising, equipment, speaker travel, and food for our volunteers.

Here are four ways you can help make Freethought Day a continued success:

• Donate: Those that wish to support Freethought Day will be recognized in the program and on the website. And you can show your support with a keepsake button, all for just $25. You’ll get free drinks and snacks during the main event. [Details]

• Fundraising Reception: Attend this special evening event on Saturday, October 14th featuring live entertainment, a selection of great appetizers and desserts, an open bar, and the company of our speakers starting at $75. Also includes drinks and snacks at Freethought Day. [Details]

• Sponsor: Businesses and organizations looking for exposure can sponsor Freethought Day starting at just $150. Benefits include reception attendance, on-stage announcements, an exhibitor table, program advertisements, reception tickets, and more. [Details]

For questions regarding support and volunteering, please contact David Diskin at david@LodiUnited.org.

Freethought Weekend Events

• Secular Leadership Day: Activists and organizers of all kinds can network, share ideas, and learn how to make their groups even more successful. Saturday from 10-4, lunch included! [Details]

More Information

Be sure to check out our Official Website, our Page on Facebook, and our Facebook Event. Follow us on Twitter @FreethoughtDay

CarpoolingCoordinate online! You can add your own car, join another carpool, or add yourself to the waitlist and check back later for rides.

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.

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. 

We’ll be getting there at 6, with the quiz starting at about 7:15.

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!

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.

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.

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