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.

Adopt-a-Street Clean Up

We will be cleaning up our adopted street, Adams, between Magnolia and California. This activity is bi-monthly, so six times a year. 

Here is a liability release you can fill out and bring. I will have extras. http://www.krcb.com/pdf/vol_waiver.pdf 

The release is now good for one year. If you filled one out this year, you are covered. 

I will bring tools, trash bags, plastic gloves and safety vests. 

Bring a hat, sunscreen, water and better gloves if desired. 

This activity should take about an hour.

Those who would like to can go to Farmer Boys for the Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup at 10:30 afterwards.

Walk with the Animals

Join our team, Atheists for Animals, as we walk to raise money for homeless dogs and cats. Walk with the Animals supports the Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center, a no-kill shelter in Riverside. Children and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Dogs must be on a leash at all times.

A pancake breakfast is included with the registration. The walk, which starts at 9am, is a flat, paved 1.3 mile loop around Lake Evans. We will meet around 8:30am to have breakfast. Look for us at at one of the tables near the food. If you are concerned about finding us please leave a comment and I will message you with my cell phone number.

Can’t make it to the walk but still want to help dogs and cats in need? Please consider making a donation.

To register for the walk and/or donate please go here.

Calvin says thank you!

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 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.

Free Thinker’s Book Club

Come join us for a cup of coffee and a good book discussion. April’s reading will be “From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds” by Daniel Dennett.

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 7:30.

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!

Counter Apologetic Workshop Series

Led by our own Eric Ozols this is the first in a series of guided group discussions concerning the tricks and tactics of apologetics. From the Latin “apologia” meaning ‘to give a defense for’, it’s a term which describes the discipline most commonly used to argue for a set of religious beliefs.

This series will focus on some of the errors in critical reasoning and fallacies encountered frequently with these types of ploys, along with group brainstorming about possible refutations from past experiences (both positive and negative). Come learn how to respond to your inquisitive and challenging friends and family.

Emphasis will be placed on some of the tools of the trade in countering these strategies. Come join us if you’re interested in discussing some of your experiences and learning from others.

We’ll meet for dinner at Elephant Thai Cuisine at 3720 Mission Inn Avenue afterward.

Please bring a few dollars to throw into the donation box to help support our groups.

AfterWords, Episode 3_4

A follow-up discussion to Believers & Nonbelievers Episodes 3 & 4.

We’ve got some unfinished issues, extra questions and will cover mainstream religion’s perspective on the existence of a supernatural realm. Bring your questions, your Starbucks cups (we’re allowed food/drink in the room now), and your friends for some interesting Sunday conversation. Audience participation is encouraged!

For reference, view the original events at:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Eu0-biubA
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kcw0psvE804

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