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.

(MBF) Freethought Lunch

We will be meeting for freethought lunch every 1st Sunday of the month at 11:30am at Sizzlers in Yucca Valley and would love to make your acquaintance. We will go over business, upcoming events and outreach.  If we have time, we may play a little bit of Socrates Cafe or just discuss what is going on in our lives.

 

There are other events, dinners, activities, outreach throughout the year that the MBF will put on, so keep in touch on Meetup for more details. We put an (MBF) at the beginning of all postings so our events are easier to find.  Also find us on facebook under Morongo Basin Freethought.

We are a sub-chapter of the Inland Empire Atheists and Agnostics and support them in their endeavors. Our events are open to all IEAA members and anyone who would like to attend.

IE CoR Event w/ Jason Heap “Who Wants to be a Millionaire? – Atheist Edition”

NOTE: Mexicali has another event on the heals of this one and to get the room we have to be out by 8:30 so be early rather than late coming. Arrival time has been changed to 6:30. The CoR Planning Meeting will adjourn to my house, a 9 minute drive from Mexicali on Chicago Avenue for coffee, dessert and planning (if needed). The address is: 6080 Shaker Drive Riverside 92506. My cell phone is 951-544-6682.

This is an IE Coalition of Reason SOCIAL Meetup. Come on down and let’s play “Who Wants to be a Millionaire? – Atheist Edition” with Dr. Jase Heap, Executive Director of United Coalition of Reason in Washington DC. He’s in town to speak at the OC Free Thought Conference and we are delighted he will be spending time with us, too. It’s a great opportunity to get to know a well known, Oxford-educated, national atheist activist and humanist. He is still working to become the first Humanist Chaplin for the Navy and is suing the Pentagon about it claiming unconstitutional discrimination. ‘Bout time, huh? Even atheists need comfort and counseling – someone to talk to. 

Immediately following the event, there will be an IECoR planning meeting to discuss how the members of the Coalition can stimulate even more “informal cooperation among local groups”. Jase is the person who made our billboard in February possible, “Don’t believe in God? You are not alone.” Stay and help brainstorm with your own ideas to help us strengthen our Southern California coalition. 

Food and drink is on your own – we’ll all have separate checks.

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.

OC Annual Freethought Alliance Conference

This year’s OC Freethought Conference will be held at the Howard Johnson hotel in Fullerton.  There are events planned for Friday night and Saturday; the conference begins on Sunday at 0830.

Speakers include:

Seth Andrews-The Thinking Atheist

</a>Tim Farley-Whatstheharm.net

<a href=”http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/nathan.jpg”>Nathan Phelps-son of the head of the Westborro Baptist Church

</a>Teresa McBain-Ex-pastor from Florida

<a href=”http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/russell.jpg”>Russel Glasser  (tentative)-Popular host for the Atheist Experience TV Show for Austin, TX

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Ryan Bell-Ex minister and lived “A Year Without God”

<a href=”http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/scott.jpg”>Scott Clifton-Los Angeles Actor and Youtuber

</a>Amanda Knief=American Atheists

<a href=”http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/tom.jpg”>Tom Scott-Humanist Association of America

Jason Heap-United Coalition of Reason

For all the details please visit the OC Freethought Conference web page and take note of their early bird registration.

http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/annual-conference/

Sixth Annual Orange County Freethought Alliance Conference

“Promoting Science, Reason, Critical Thinking and separation of Church and State”. A very full day of fine speakers from all over will fill Sunday to the brim. 

There is a Saturday Night Fundraiser Dinner with the speakers at 6PM for $50 that includes dinner at the same place.  They’ve lowered their pricing this year so more can come and the fundraiser will hopefully, cover the deficit created by that step taken to be more inclusive. It would be a nice gesture to be able to give them our support with attendance and / or a contribution either by way of buying a ticket for the dinner or if you don’t want to attend the dinner or can’t, some contribution. If you do decide to contribute, do so on their website and mention that the IECoR /IEAA sends “best wishes”!

As to the registration for the Sunday, all day conference, they sell a table of 8 for $500 while it cost $99 for one, both without dinner. Add dinner on to either with another $45. Anyone out there up $175 (w/TIPS) that would like to go and reserve a table together? Carpool? The perfect table number is 8 but if we were 12, I’ll bet we’d all get the table price. I’m holding off buying my ticket for a couple weeks to see who and how many are interested in sharing a table or going to the Saturday night fundraiser.

Please let me know by answering the questions after you respond that you are coming.

For more information go to their website: http://freethoughtalliance.org/fta/annual-conference/schedule-2/

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.

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.

Girls’ Night Out at El Torito

Come out for a fun evening full of food and friends! We’ll chat, laugh, and enjoy good company over delicious Mexican food. Don’t miss out on a fantastic night!

If you need to come late that’s no problem; just let me know and I will be sure to save you a seat.

***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