Activities Discussion

This is a totally open, all-members-welcome activity planning meeting for the IEAA. These meetings are where big and small events get planned. Stop by if you want to help out and take an active part in running the group.

If you want to become an Organizer, have an event Idea and are seeking assistance, or would like to get funds for an activity, then this is the best place come.  

We’ll be discussing new social event ideas, ways to reach other non-believers, and talking about different charity activities. We’ll also briefly discuss some changes to our bylaws at this meeting. Click here for a list of proposed changes.

***Remember, Event Organizers never need permission to post an event, these meetings just offer support and information.***

If you have questions or would like to discus an idea, please contact Gregory Mckinley-Powell at info@IEAtheists.org 

Author Bill Zuersher with his latest book at the “Skipping Church” Luncheon

Join us on the third Sunday of June for author Bill Zuersher, who will be talking about his recently published book through a lecture entitled, “Christianity: How it Happened”. His book is “Seeing Through Christianity: A critique of Beliefs and Evidence”

Bill Zuersher studied economics and government at Yale. After working for two decades in the energy industry, he now teaches and writes. He is a popular speaker with secular audiences and is available for interviews, presentations, and debates. He and his wife, Linda, live in southern California.

From Amazon, “the only book you’ll ever need to read about Christianity.  

“This remarkable book provides a critical overview of Christian beliefs and the evidence for them. Where did these beliefs come from? Are there good reasons to believe Christianity is true? 

“Bill Zuersher clearly explains each of Christianity’s major beliefs. He then proceeds to demonstrate significant difficulties with each of them. The book tackles these beliefs in a logical order, beginning with the problems at the root of virtually all religions, suffering and death, and culminating in their supposed resolution through Jesus. 

“Entertaining throughout, it is must-reading for skeptics, apologists, and anyone interested the world’s largest religion or the culture wars behind today’s politics — an invaluable resource for students and teachers, writers and debaters.” 

Luncheon Menu:

Enjoy an catered entrée and a vegetarian dish, fresh bread and butter, and dessert. The full menu is announced before the meeting.

Schedule:

12:30pm – beverages and welcome

12:45pm-1:45pm – Lecture

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

Prices are as follows:

Lecture only – $5

Food and beverages will be extra and will be announced shortly.

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. 

Parking:

Parking can fill up at the library, but parking at downtown structures is free on Sundays. There is a structure across from the library at 3750 Orange St. that we recommend:

And whatever you do, don’t park in the Mission Inn structure, they charge by the hour.

Hope to see you there!

Activities Discussion

This is a totally open, all-members-welcome activity planning meeting for the IEAA. These meetings are where big and small events get planned. Stop by if you want to help out and take an active part in running the group.

If you want to become an Organizer, have an event Idea and are seeking assistance, or would like to get funds for an activity, then this is the best place come.  

We’ll be discussing new social event ideas, ways to reach other non-believers, and talking about different charity activities. We’ll also briefly discuss some changes to our bylaws at this meeting. Click here for a list of proposed changes.

***Remember, Event Organizers never need permission to post an event, these meetings just offer support and information.***

If you have questions or would like to discus an idea, please contact Gregory Mckinley-Powell at info@IEAtheists.org 

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 Dragon House

Join us for a wonderful evening out! We’ll laugh and chat over delicious Chinese food and have a great time. Come prepared to catch up with old friends and meet new ones :)

The restaurant does not use MSG and has amazing vegetarian options!

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

Bill Maher at the Fox Performing Arts Center, Riverside

***Event info pending. We’re looking into scheduling a dinner before hand, or drinks after. Please keep an eye out for event updates***

This June 20th, Bill Maher is coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside California. Doors open at 7:00 pm and tickets start at$52.50. 

For the last twenty-two years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last twelve years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 33 Emmy nominations.

He started his career as a stand-up comedian in 1979 and still performs over fifty dates a year in Las Vegas, and in sold-out theaters across the country. Three of his nine stand-up specials for HBO have been nominated for Emmy awards. Join the Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics at this June’s performance!

http://concerts.livenation.com/event/0B004D81A5C42BE5

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