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.

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 or personal soda/ice tea of their choice; they can choose to get it at the next Pub Quiz too.

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!

Free Thinker’s Book Club

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a good book discussion. November’s read will be “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” by Neil De Grasse Tyson.

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.

Everyone’s Night Out

Join us for good food and a good time! Everyone’s Night Out is a low-pressure social event: no agenda, no format, just sharing a meal and hanging out. 

Everyone is welcome at this event, and that includes families! If you think your kids can handle being at a restaurant for dinner, they are more than welcome to join us :) Late comers are welcome, within reason, but please RSVP as if you will be on time so I can secure a large enough table. 

Dragon House is a delicious Chinese restaurant, which in addition to traditional omnivorous Chinese dishes, offers a full vegetarian menu with fake meat versions of most of the menu. There will be a reservation under my name (Kathy). 

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.

Let’s have dinner and listen to Musican and Comedian Francis Dunnery!

Francis Dunnery is coming back to our feckin’ house (in Riverside Canyon Crest area) for another concert! Sat. 11/11/17 at 7 pm! Come at 6 pm for dinner! 

I’ve asked him to do his “astrology concert,” which is different from the last one he did for us and a funny counterpoint to my father-in-law Barry Barish’s Nobel Prize work! 

$15 only for people who pay by 10/31/17! Thereafter $20! Kids ages 12-17 free with paying adult! For those who came to the previous concert, $10 only!  (Please contact me for payment details at dizonaj@gmail.com as I’m not set up to charge thru Meetup)

Dinner is at 6pm, and I’m going to be making a vegan Indian chickpea dish, lots of veggies, quinoa, a Thai chicken dish and jasmine rice! Plus brownies and cake for dessert!  Yes, there’ll be some beer and wine, too, for a nominal donation to help cover Francis’ costs (as tix alone won’t)!

English musician, singer, songwriter, and producer Francis Dunnery first gained success as the front man for progressive 80’s rock group It Bites, with his song “Calling All the Heroes” reaching no. 6 on the UK Singles Chart.  Dunnery plays a variety of instruments but was primarily known in the early years as a guitarist who favored an aggressive, spiraling hammer-on style.  His musical experimentation led to his  developing a unique tapboard with a technician from Fender.  He has had a prolific solo career, creating his own label Aquarian Nation in the decades since while also working with such diverse artists as Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill, and Santana in concert and the recording studio.  As his personal style has matured, he has incorporated elements of jazz, blues, soul, folk, hip hop, and electronica. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgwztruky_Q

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRjpTlkmv5w 

And when he had hair!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dU9xu8VLMY 

BNB13 Secular Growth in America

Believers and Nonbelievers In Discussion

Secular Growth in America

The make up of America’s religious beliefs have been changing in a largely unprecedented direction, to that of no religious affilation—the “Nones.”* What is causing this shift? Will it continue? Looking forward, how will it impact our society?

Panelists:
Jennifer Ramirez, Riverside Atheists and Freethinkers
Michael Cain, LA Center For Inquiry, host Freeligion podcast
Larry Baeumel, True Grace Church
Ryan Moore

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 to receive notices of these 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:
Who Defines Morality?
The Differences Between Cult and Religion
Atheist/Theist By Age Ten
The Origin of the Universe

*https://www.prri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PRRI-Religion-Report.pdf

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