Pumpkin Patch & Corn Maze!

Let’s celebrate fall with a trip to the pumpkin patch! With a corn maze, hay rides, a petting zoo and more this event is fun for the whole family! There’s all sorts of cooking and decorative pumpkins available. 

Admission is $3/person and parking is free.

Food is available onsite, but you are welcome to bring your own. No alcohol is allowed.

It’ll be bright and sunny, so a hat, water, and sunscreen are suggested. And a camera! There are some wonderful opportunities for nice photographs.

For more information go to their website.

We’ll meet at 1pm just outside the entrance. (If you’re facing the entrance, we’ll be on the left, or on the left edge of the picture below.) See you all there!

NEW Secular Sunday School – Beginning Oct. 18th – Those Skeptical Kids

NEW

Those Skeptical Kids

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please sign up if you are interested, even if not for this time so we can better understand how to custom tailor the program. To protect the privacy of our families, please do not share personal, family information here in the public forum. You will be asked individually when you RSVP to please tell us there about your skeptical kids because those answers do not appear publicly on this site.

Kathy Hardman

NEW Secular Sunday School – beginning Oct 18th 

When? Third Sunday of every month during the Skipping Church lecture. Drop off your kids from 12:30-12:50 and have them rejoin you at 2 PM for luncheon time catered by Chef Reynaldo.
Where? At the downtown Main Library in Riverside, upstairs in the children’s section across the hall from the lecture room.

Led by long time member, Kathy Hardman, kids go with our member volunteers for an hour or so of sharing and learning with each other without the dogma, creed, doctrine and scary, supernatural tales meant to terrify found in non-secular Sunday School programs. Crafts, games, poems, puzzles, stories and songs are enjoyed together in a relaxed atmosphere. We work on how to share our ideas with each other, and how to work together as we explore the theme of each meeting. Different activities are planned for different age groups. The goal of Those Skeptical Kids is to provide a sense of community for our youngest members by providing a safe, accepting space where they can make new friends and have some fun.

The best part may be that parents can go right across the hall to socialize and hear secular, fascinating, educational lectures and engage with other adults and the speaker during the IEAA Distinguished Lecturers Series while they get a break from kiddy watching. Kids come back in the auditorium at 2 PM for luncheon with everyone. The program is free for members.

Come join us, make some new friends, find a new community, and make a difference in the world together.

Third Sunday “Skipping Church” Luncheon

Join us on the third Sunday of the month where our members host intellectually stimulating speakers on a range of topics and promote thought-­provoking discussion. Each discussion and lecture is followed by a delicious catered luncheon. At our Luncheons you can also learn about other projects the IEAA is engaged in such as our social activities, intellectual discussions, community service projects, and other interesting events. 

So come out and meet fellow Atheists, Agnostics and others who don’t believe in any gods or follow any religions at the IEAA’s  monthly “Skipping Church” Luncheons!


Luncheon Menu:

Enjoy a catered entrée and a vegetarian dish, fresh bread and butter, and dessert from “All Catering Services – Latin/European Cuisine” chef Reynaldo Velasquez. Coffee, iced tea, sodas and lemonade will be on hand. Please be sure to RSVP about staying for the luncheon. You will be prompted to reply about lunch when you RSVP on line – not on the mobile APP. 

Schedule:

12:30pm – beverages and welcome

12:45pm – Lecture

2:00pm – luncheon and one-on-one with speaker


Volunteer to set up/break down

If you can come at 12:00 and help set up and/or stay after to knock down you will be deeply cherished for the rest of your life.

Prices are as follows:

Lecture only – $5 

Lecture and beverage bar – $8

Lecture, catered luncheon, and beverages – $18

Lecture, Luncheon, beverages, and a $2 “Help Feed Riverside’s Hungry” donation – $20


Parking:

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

And remember, “Skipping Church” Luncheons always take place on the Third Sunday, so mark your calendars!

We hope to see you there!

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.  Danny will be doing the quiz this month.

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!

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hikei

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.

NEW Secular Sunday School – Beginning Oct. 18th – Those Skeptical Kids

NEW

Those Skeptical Kids

ATTENTION PARENTS: Please sign up if you are interested, even if not for this time so we can better understand how to custom tailor the program. To protect the privacy of our families, please do not share personal, family information here in the public forum. You will be asked individually when you RSVP to please tell us there about your skeptical kids because those answers do not appear publicly on this site.

Kathy Hardman

NEW Secular Sunday School – beginning Oct 18th 

When? Third Sunday of every month during the Skipping Church lecture. Drop off your kids from 12:30-12:50 and have them rejoin you at 2 PM for luncheon time catered by Chef Reynaldo.
Where? At the downtown Main Library in Riverside, upstairs in the children’s section across the hall from the lecture room.

Led by long time member, Kathy Hardman, kids go with our member volunteers for an hour or so of sharing and learning with each other without the dogma, creed, doctrine and scary, supernatural tales meant to terrify found in non-secular Sunday School programs. Crafts, games, poems, puzzles, stories and songs are enjoyed together in a relaxed atmosphere. We work on how to share our ideas with each other, and how to work together as we explore the theme of each meeting. Different activities are planned for different age groups. The goal of Those Skeptical Kids is to provide a sense of community for our youngest members by providing a safe, accepting space where they can make new friends and have some fun.

The best part may be that parents can go right across the hall to socialize and hear secular, fascinating, educational lectures and engage with other adults and the speaker during the IEAA Distinguished Lecturers Series while they get a break from kiddy watching. Kids come back in the auditorium at 2 PM for luncheon with everyone. The program is free for members.

Come join us, make some new friends, find a new community, and make a difference in the world together.

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 Hikei

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.

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