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.

Museum Trip: California African American Museum

ABOUT THE EVENT

To commemorate Black History Month and learn further about their culture, let’s immerse ourselves and embrace African American ritual, mythology and cosmology through which connects people and their environment.

While exploring the California African American Museum (CAAM), we will take a look into their Contemporary, Naturalistic Landscape, and Traditional art, and their history collection which focuses on the heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Some noteworthy pieces will include artifacts and photographs of legendary jazz performer Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Katherine Dunham.

COST

Admission is Free

Parking is $10 (Please enter at 39th and Figueroa Streets)

ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

The California African American Museum (CAAM) is located in Exposition Park at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard. West of the 110 (Harbor) Freeway. The Los Angeles Memorial and Sports Arena are adjacent to CAAM.

For a map of where CAAM is, go to: http://www.caamuseum.org/web_pages/hours_and_directions.htm

RIDESHARING

The morning of the event I will be attending the Atheist United monthly meeting at CFI, therefore, will be leaving Orange County around 9:30 so I can get up there early to help them set up. For anyone interested in attending this event and carpooling too, I can seat 3 other people in the car with me. You may register for the meeting by going to http://www.meetup.com/atheists-united/. To make arrangements to carpool with me, please send me a message through meetup.

Otherwise, I will be outside of the museum around 1:45 to meet you and at 2PM we will head in to the museum.

The day prior to this outing, I will send a message to those who have RSVP’ed yes with my cell phone number so you can get a hold of me on the day of this event.

Weekly Mount Rubidoux Fun Hike

Join us for a FUN event EVERY Sunday morning!

ABOUT THE HIKE: Want to have fun and stay healthy too? Want to lose a few pounds? Join us for some exercise AND enjoy the wonders of nature at the same time! Why work out in a dingy gym? 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. Yes, we know this means getting out of bed early. but you will be glad you did! So get out of bed and join us! ARE YOU READY FOR THIS? 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!

NOTES:

1. We now split into TWO groups and meet at the top. One group takes the gentle paved trail, the other takes challenging dirt paths to the top. EITHER WAY, YOU WILL HAVE FUN!

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Friendly dogs are welcome but remember that dogs must be on a short leash.

5. No toilets in the park. Don’t forget to pee before you leave your house.

6. 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

7. FREE admission to the park.

8. If you are an experienced hiker and/or do aerobic exercise, please see the more advanced hikes posted by Gene Sherman. The Mt. Rubidoux hike is a great way to get in shape for more difficult hikes.

 

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.  Lance has volunteered to give this quiz. 

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!

Elections Planning Meeting

This is a totally open, all-members welcome activity planning meeting for the IEAA. 

This meeting is being held to accept nominations, learn about candidates, and distribute ballots for our upcoming election.

Our agenda for this meeting is as follows: 

Date/Time: February 15, 2015; 3:30pm 
Location: Downtown Riverside Library, main meeting room.

• Call to order:

     • Roll call: 
     • Approval of Agenda: 
     • Reading and approval of previous minutes:

• Committee reports.

• New business. 

     • Officer nominations, statements, ballots.

• Pick next meeting time and location:

• Adjournment:

These meetings are where big events like the Monthly Meetings are planned, and where finances and projects like our website and signs are managed. This meeting is open to all IEAA members, and will follow a very loose parliamentary procedure. 

Museum Trip: California African American Museum

ABOUT THE EVENT

To commemorate Black History Month and learn further about their culture, let’s immerse ourselves and embrace African American ritual, mythology and cosmology through which connects people and their environment.

While exploring the California African American Museum (CAAM), we will take a look into their Contemporary, Naturalistic Landscape, and Traditional art, and their history collection which focuses on the heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Some noteworthy pieces will include artifacts and photographs of legendary jazz performer Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Katherine Dunham.

COST

Admission is Free

Parking is $10 (Please enter at 39th and Figueroa Streets)

ADDRESS & DIRECTIONS

600 State Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90037

The California African American Museum (CAAM) is located in Exposition Park at the corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard. West of the 110 (Harbor) Freeway. The Los Angeles Memorial and Sports Arena are adjacent to CAAM.

For a map of where CAAM is, go to: http://www.caamuseum.org/web_pages/hours_and_directions.htm

RIDESHARING

The morning of the event I will be attending the Atheist United monthly meeting at CFI, therefore, will be leaving Orange County around 9:30 so I can get up there early to help them set up. For anyone interested in attending this event and carpooling too, I can seat 3 other people in the car with me. You may register for the meeting by going to http://www.meetup.com/atheists-united/. To make arrangements to carpool with me, please send me a message through meetup.

Otherwise, I will be outside of the museum around 1:45 to meet you and at 2PM we will head in to the museum.

The day prior to this outing, I will send a message to those who have RSVP’ed yes with my cell phone number so you can get a hold of me on the day of this event.

Stephen Cave Speaks at UCR!! “Why do we want to live forever?”

TED speaker Stephen Cave will be giving a free public lecture at UCR on Feb. 12. He’ll be talking about themes from his book “Immortality”. This is part of the “Immortality Project” headed by the UC Riverside Philosophy Department which Heinrik Hellwig gave such a great talk on at January’s Skipping Church. If you missed Heinrik, don’t miss Steven Cave.

Why do we want to live
forever?
Throughout human history, people have wagered everything on
their choice of the correct “path” to immortality. From freeing
your soul to freezing your brain, all these attempts to defy death
compel us humans to keep on going. But why? What would it
mean for our lives if these things can’t lead to living forever? Is
there still reason to live? And can civilization survive?
Thursday, February 12th from 3pm – 5pm UC Riverside INTS 1113 Lecture and Q&A.

EXPLORE THESE FASCINATING QUESTIONS WITH Stephen Cave

“Skipping Church” Luncheon: Religion, Evolution, and Geologic Time

In honor of Darwin Day Dr. Wilfred Elders, Professor of Geology Emeritus/Research Geologist at University of California, Riverside, will be presenting a lecture on how geology refutes creationism and “intelligent design.”

A buffet luncheon will be served which includes bagels and accoutrements, tuna salad, potato salad, iced tea, and water. Vegan and/or gluten-free options will be available if requested ahead of time (please do so by leaving a comment).

12:15pm – beverages

and welcome

12:45pm – 1:45pm – lecture and Q and A

1:45pm – luncheon

The prices are as fol

lows:

Lecture only – $5

Lecture and beverages – $7

Lecture, beverages, and luncheon – $15

Link to Flyer: http://files.meetup.com/297274/SKIPPING%20CHURCH%20FLIER%20Wilfred%20Elders-1.pdf

Change the world one smile at a time: Smile Train Fundraiser!

                                IEAA Fundraiser for Smile Train!

Help reach our $500 Smilestone!

Change the world one smile at a time!

This will be our second IEAA fundraiser to help provide surgery for children around the world affected by cleft lips and palates.

Children born with these deformities cannot eat or speak properly, often aren’t allowed to attend school or hold a job and face very difficult lives of shame and isolation, pain and heartache. Some children are even abandoned—all because of the way they look. Their clefts usually go untreated because they are too poor to afford the simple repair surgery that takes as little as 45 minutes and costs as little as $250 dollars.

Our goal is $500, which will help fund two surgeries.  Any amount–$5, $10 or whatever you can afford–will help us reach this goal.

Thank you for joining me in the IEAA Fundraising for Smile Train–together we can show that non-theists can be good without gods!  change the world one smile at a time!

This link will take you to our fundraising page on Smile Train.  You can donate using PayPal or a credit/debit card.

http://support.smiletrain.org/site/TR/communityfundraising11202013/General?px=1485345&pg=personal&fr_id=1401

UPDATE:  01/19/2015

We are over half way toward our goal so donate now to help us reach that goal!

Girls’ Night Out at the Yard House

Join us for a fun and relaxing evening full of good company and conversation! The event starts at 6pm but feel free to come late – just let me know so I can count you in the reservation. If the weather’s nice we’ll sit outside on the patio. We are going to have a great time and I look forward to seeing you all there!

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

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