Summer Solstice BBQ, Potluck & Games Party

  • June 23, 2013 · 11:00 AM
  • Center for Inquiry - Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer is almost here. The solstice marks the onset of summer, at the time of the longest day, in the northern hemisphere. Celebrate the new season with Atheists United at our BBQ party!

There’ll be great food cooking on the patio while we play card and board games with each other. The event will be very casual. Start a game yourself, join others, help out with the BBQ or just sit back and talk with other members.

Food
We will provide drinks, hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers. We’ll BBQ on the patio while everyone plays games and gets to know one another. Guests are encouraged to bring potluck side dishes, your favorite chips, dessert or anything you think will enhance the meal for everyone. You can also bring your own special meat, if you’d like us to cook it for you.

We need 3 volunteers to BBQ the food and another 3 to help chop and prepare the food. If you’d like to help, please see Rodney or Norman when you come in.

Games
We’ll provide many games to play such as Jenga, Battleship, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, UNO, etc. but, if you have a fun game you’d like to play with others, please bring it and let us know which game in the comments.

Kids
Chilren are welcome to join the party with their parents. We have many games available for kids to play with.

Cost
This meeting is free and open to the public. As a non-profit organiation, we rely on donations to keep it that way. The monthly meeting costs about $10/person to run. If you are able to, please contribute online or at the meeting.

Attendance
About[masked] people attend our meetings so you’re sure to have a good time and meet lots of new people.

We need your support
We are a not-for-profit organization. Your donations to Atheists United andmembership make these meetings possible.

Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building.

Note: Registration begins at 10:30am

 

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  • Mark R.

    I want to thank Kazuko for bringing the fruit salad. It was great!

    2 · June 29, 2013

  • Christine B.

    Susie, life goes on whether an egg is fertile or not; whether the milk is produced in warm weather or cold. These are gifts given without hesitation, free from pain or discomfort from those who live, many times, dependent on us for sustenance. To refuse these gifts is arrogant. We owe a thank you to the animal world--not a refusal. I believe you and others disagree with this position. A counter-argument would be appreciated. I'd like to learn what is unethical about accepting these gifts.

    June 26, 2013

    • Artemiss

      interesting....i read your paragraphs about chicken and cow and I'm a meateterian...! it feels yucky to know all this, but I can't live without meat; beef, chicken, fish, I will jittery and weak. But it's beyond horrible what they put these animals through to feed the humans.....

      1 · June 26, 2013

    • Artemiss

      Dan, today I got American Humane Association Certified chicken liver from Ralph's. Thank u!

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Gary H

    Very nice morning and afternoon.
    Good people, good conversation, thinking people and that's always refreshing on a Sunday afternoon. I have ONE question if someone can help me. What is he URL for the YouTube of the young rap - hip-hop artist and what was his name. His popularity astounds me. It's great to know that some well known pop culture celebrities are out atheists. Thanks to all,
    Gary

    1 · June 23, 2013

  • Susie V K.

    Sounds absolutely wonderful, but for us ethical vegans, it's difficult to be at such gatherings (especially barbecues) and have nothing to eat, so I'm reluctantly turning down this invitation. I so hope the rest of you have a whole lot of fun!

    June 14, 2013

    • Alex B

      Susie, animals should never suffer to be on our menu...but don't forget that the life-death cycle is inherent in our world...without death, there would be no life.

      June 26, 2013

    • Christine B.

      Sorry -- I'm in the learning process! Thanks

      June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was OK not right venue for me so I left early.

    June 23, 2013

    • Gary H

      Did you mean venue - the physical place and layout at Center for Inquiry? Or did you mean the format and progam - games, presentation, eating schedule, etc.? I'm sure AU of LA would like to know for planning sake. - Gary

      June 25, 2013

  • diane h.

    A blast thanks to all my Cranium players , think we'll do 2 teams next year. and thanks to all the folks who helped clean up.

    2 · June 23, 2013

    • Miguel T.

      Thanks for the great time. Did we ever find out who was Cameron Diaz's husband (sigh!)

      June 24, 2013

  • Richard M.

    Terrific party. Seemed to go as planned and everyone looked like they were enjoying themselves. As usual, I tried to look busy while actually doing nothing.
    -Richard

    1 · June 24, 2013

  • Kazuko

    Alan, thanks for your help in closing the meeting. Hope to see you next time!

    June 23, 2013

  • Kazuko

    Klaus, thanks again for your help!

    June 23, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    good fun. great conversations.

    June 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was great visiting with you Lisa. You are kind and interesting. it made the event enjoyable.

      June 23, 2013

  • Sarah B.

    Sadly I won't be able to make it today after all, booh! But, happy Solstice and "Super Moon"!

    June 23, 2013

  • Jessica D

    Don't forget that CicLAvia will be blocking traffic on Wilshire from Fairfax to Grand (downtown LA).

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been to a few atheist meet ups but my wife also atheist had not gone she finally agreed to come check this out I hope its great and she comes to more.

    June 23, 2013

  • Zenobia

    I'm sorry I can't attend. I have a rescheduled class to attend.

    June 22, 2013

  • diane h.

    I will be hosting Cranium. who wants to play? we can have big teams. Its a game that combines trivial pursuit, charades, pictionary doing stuff w/ clay.

    June 22, 2013

  • Bethalyn

    How long is this going to run? A couple of hours? All day?

    June 19, 2013

    • Michael K.

      Our meetings run until about 2pm. Hope to see you there.

      June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just relocated. Looking forward to meeting people.

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Sachi

    Julie & I are looking forward to meeting likemind people

    2 · June 17, 2013

  • Carl

    I have uploaded videos from the recent American Humanist Association conference at my YouTube channel at: http://www.youtube.com/user/beag00

    So far, the most popular videos have been Dawkin’s presentation on religious child abuse with 4000 views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDERUr5JATw, Purpose and the Universe by Sean Carroll with 2000 views: http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_419575&feature=iv&src_vid=jar-Wzy1gsI&v=bcqd3Q7X_1A, and Matt Harding with 600 views: http://youtu.be/Ji0Uga8wg3E

    1 · June 10, 2013

    • Maureen N.

      Carl, thank you so much. I really enjoyed the informative religious child abuse video. You get out good stuff. In a while, I am going to view Purpose and the Universe. Sun. I went to Sikivu Hutchinson's book signing at CFI. I had already read her Moral Combat and am now enjoying her Godless Americana. She is a powerful author with a lot of strong descriptions about what is going on in the atheist community--and in the believing community as well. Freakin' enlightening! (Or maybe I had been turning a blind eye?)

      June 10, 2013

    • Carl

      Thank you. Well, I thought there might be a need for it and I turned out to be right.

      June 10, 2013

  • Michael K.

    I'll be there with many other Atheists United members who are not on meetup.

    June 7, 2013

    • Carl

      I'm trying to contact you.

      1 · June 10, 2013

  • Luis Q.

    Very excited!

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Luis Q.

    Very excited!

    June 7, 2013

  • Carl

    The name of the Oklahoma Tornado Survivor in last month's video is Rebecca Vitsmun. She did not ask for donations, but atheists raised $91,665 so far, as of 5/27/2013 5:13 AM, to help her rebuild. If you wish to donate to this fund, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/atheists-unite. The American Humanist Association donated an additional $10,000. More info: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/24/has-the-oklahoma-atheist-been-saved/

    The Priest and The Concubine, as mentioned by Betsy Salkind, at
    http://youtu.be/2Blaqh5TTio

    “Really? The Lord? Look what that f***in bastard did to my house!”

    May 27, 2013

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