Gathering & Pot Luck

Monthly Theme: Astronomy and Science Fiction

Join us for our own private tour of the Cosmos with our own Don Denatale, the Astronomy Guy, followed up by a talk about Freethinkers and Science Fiction by our own Dr. Tammy Walker. 

And for the Young Freethinkers, we are getting a special visit from Cathy's Critters!  They will be bringing some baby animals and there is also an egg hunt planned (after all, freethinkers love to celebrate holidays that represent the change of season).

The Fellowship of Freethought, as part of its mission to promote a family-friendly organization that emphasizes education, socialization, and charity, will be encouraging its members to gather together once a month to learn from each other, share in each others' lives, and coordinate outreach to the community. These "Gatherings" will combine music, short presentations, and special announcements all running alongside a fun yet educational youth program. Following presentations and youth activities is a potluck meal to encourage close fellowship among all members.

 

 


 

 

Potluck Tips


Let's make this potluck great for everyone by following some time–tested tips…

Bring a main dish, or hearty side. FoFDallas will supply the desserts, drinks, ice, napkins, plates, cups, and eating utensils.  Tip: home–cooked is better and cheaper than pre–made foods at the store, but those are an alternative if you are in a rush.

Bring a sufficient amount. A good rule of thumb is to bring enough to feed yourself, your family, and your guests — as if that were all you had to eat — preferably with some left over.

Food should be "ready to serve". It should be cooked, cut, and ready for someone to quickly put it on their plate as they walk through the line.

Label your item. Use a notecard to indicate what the item is, and perhaps what is in it (if it's not obvious).  If it's vegetarian and/or vegan–friendly, you can note that as well.   This is especially important if your dish contains one of the most common food allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts (groundnuts), nuts from trees (including Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts), fish, shellfish (including mussels, crab and shrimps), soy products, and wheat.


If you are able to plan your pot luck dish in advance, or at least know the type of dish you can commit to bringing, please indicate main, side, vegetarian, diabetic, etc in your RSVP comments.

If you have your own suggestions on how to make the potluck better, please let Whitney know.

 


 

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  • Jason Allen H.

    such a blast and lots of food.!

    3 · April 20, 2014

    • Janie O.

      Thanks for all your hardwork!!

      2 · April 23, 2014

  • Patricia Z.

    Lots of fun and great turnout

    April 21, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We had so much fun! Thank you so much for setting up the egg hunt and petting zoo for the kids!

    April 20, 2014

  • Daniel G.

    Thanks to all the folks that helped.

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • roddi s.

    super fun and great to be around so many like minds

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Keith K.

    Great presentations by Don and Tammy.

    2 · April 20, 2014

  • Luis Fernando E.

    Ok thanks

    April 20, 2014

  • Luis Fernando E.

    Ok thanks

    April 20, 2014

  • Luis Fernando E.

    Don't think I'll make it to the meeting. Got called into work -_- What time does everything end? Egg hunt? Petting animals? Maybe we can make it to that!

    April 20, 2014

    • Jason Allen H.

      Not sure we normally end out around 1 or 2pm.

      April 20, 2014

  • Joel

    Something to whet your whistle for the Astronomy portion.
    http://www.meetup.com/fofdallas/events/161104862/

    April 6, 2014

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