P1110212 Ryan tries to rings a bell with a hammer. Striking the wooden bar causes the iron strip on the other end push up a little metal thingy that can travel all the way up the pole and hit a bell at the top (not shown in the picture).
This Austin Meetup was formed so people with a similar, secular understanding of the world could get together and build friendships, find support, exchange ideas and simply have fun! There are several events listed every month - from educational programs to social activities. You will find a Lecture Series, Discussion Group, a Secular Family Network for families with kids, a ladies-only group (Secular Suzies), two Book Groups, Community Volunteer Programs - all are free and new folks are always welcome. Most members do not attend all of the events all of the time (including group organizers) - but they are all for folks like us to get together as much as we can. The idea is to meet new faces at every event, along with catching up with familiar ones. Most events are sponsored by the Center for Inquiry Austin; however some events that might interest CFI Austin members also get posted. Come be a part of the Austin Secular Community!
When it comes to religions and superstitions, are you "beyond belief?" If you consider yourself agnostic, an atheist, secular humanist, skeptic, bright, or freethinker, this is your community!
CFI Austin also participated in creating a web page related to the controversy surrounding the teaching of evolution in Texas schools. The page is Teach Them Science:http://teachthemscience.org/
To become a paid member (FOC or Friend of the Center) visit the web page at http://www.centerforinquiry.net/. You will be supporting our secular community because most of the membership fee is returned to CFI Austin.