Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner - Como Park Midway Pavilion - May 31 4 p.m.

As the Flying Spaghetti Monster commands, Minnesota Atheists gather for spaghetti, salads, and dessert on the fifth Sunday, whenever the calendar offers one.

Come bring yourself and only $6.66 for all you can eat delights. Food will be ready around 4:30, but you can come early to help out, or just mingle.

There is a huge park near by to burn off all of those carbs with a game of ultimate frisbee, or bocce ball. Bring the kids!

This time, we will have much more space to move around, with as many as 125 other atheists. Don't be shy! Also, we have the pavilion available until 10 p.m., for those atheists who find themselves deep in conversation about Star Trek, BSG, or Lost.

If you have never met other atheists, this is a great event for new people. While there may be a big crowd, there will be plenty of leaders of the group mingling around and introducing each other. Who knows? You may meet the future Mr. or Mrs. Atheist!

We need people to bring food, including spaghetti sauce, salad and dessert. Please leave a note in your RSVP comments about what you'd like to bring to share. Don't worry if you can't bring anything. There are also two grills available, if someone felt compelled to blaspheme the FSM with hot dogs, roasted corn, or hamburgers, we won't stop you.

I look forward to meeting you there!

Bjorn Watland

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  • Joe

    My wife and I really enjoyed our first meetup, especially the conversation!

    June 4, 2009

  • Sheila

    The organizers did a great job with the spaghetti preparation, money collection, and raffles. Thanks you guys! Also, thanks for making it so kid friendly.

    June 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks, everyone for making food, and being so friendly.

    June 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    So many people, so much food, so much fin!

    June 1, 2009

  • Shirley M.

    It was a super get together for Atheists.

    June 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun! Thanks so much to the organizers - you really outdid yourselves and everyone seemed to be having a great time. Nice variety of activities, and (as always) wonderful conversation and food.

    May 31, 2009

  • Jack C.

    So many new and interesting people. I wish I could have talked to all of them.

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event, good food, conversation, games. Looked like some money was made for the cause as well.

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was a lot of fun. I think it is a great for atheists to have a social network.

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great food, smart people, interesting conversation, great weather for a day in the park. I wish I'd brought my kite.

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's to good times ... and spaghetti. We even managed to get a geocache in.

    May 31, 2009

  • Steen

    Excellent venue, and excellent company.

    May 31, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    You did awesome, George, thanks for everything. It was really fun, we had a blast. (A little hectic at first, but things calmed down when we got into our collective grooves.) :)

    Nice to see you could finally dress down, Jack. :) It was nice to meet you.

    May 31, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    It was a lot of fun, I liked it. Good times!

    May 31, 2009

  • George K.

    It wemt amazingly well. We had a great variety of sauces, and they were all very well received. I was worried that we would not have enough desserts, but that is what we had most of. Thanks to Vic and Crystal, we even had garlic bread! The only problem is that it takes forever to boil water there, but we never had to stack up the line too badly.

    May 31, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    This is going to be an awesome event! :)

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    All of our spaghetti noodles are precooked, other wise we could never serve so many people. I think George cooks the noodles, just slightly undercooked, adds a little olive oil, then dumps them into boiling water at the site.

    May 31, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I think we'll have garlic bread, but it will be grilled on the grills outside. We don't have an oven to make garlic bread on.

    May 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    People can show up as early as 3:45. Spaghetti won't be ready until about 4:30, but salads will be out before then. There is a stovetop you can use to brown meat, but you'll need to bring a pan.

    We'll need a healthy dose of patience. If the weather cooperates, this will be one of the largest events we've had. I'm planning on having enough food, but we may have to make a run to the store!

    We will have gifts for the kids who show up.

    May 30, 2009

  • Jessica F.

    I'm making cookies.

    May 30, 2009

  • Cari

    SOOO bummed to not be there -it sounds like it'll be wonderful! I wish I could hand out flyers for the Sam Singleton Atheist Evangelist Show coming to Minneapolis July 10 and St Paul July 11.

    May 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like it's going to rain. We'll still be under a pavilion, but please change your RSVP if rain changes your plans.

    May 30, 2009

  • Jessica F.

    Cake is easier to make. I will make cake, but I will probably be late, as I have to go to the lab and count mites and track mortality that afternoon. Not sure what time I'll be done.

    May 30, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like we are in need of cookies. Anyone care to bring a bunch?

    May 29, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    You know you maybes want to commit!

    May 28, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    We'll bring badminton rackets if someone wants to bring a net.

    May 27, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    There are outlets for crock pots, however, we can only have so many plugged in at a time. But extras are always welcome, in case someone doesn't bring one.

    May 26, 2009

  • Sheila

    How do you heat the sauce? Do you need people to bring croc pots (assuming there is a place to plug them in), or pots? I am okay with eating room temp sauce, but I could also bring a croc pot.

    May 26, 2009

  • Crystal D.

    Vic says if I get my FSM donation box made, that we will be able to come! I will work on it!!! :)

    May 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring meat-free spaghetti sauce!
    --Owen

    May 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Of course! Yum!

    May 25, 2009

  • Jessica F.

    May I bring a cake?

    May 25, 2009

  • Mike H.

    I'll be bringing my Frisbee.

    May 25, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, we'll be buying non alcoholic drinks for everyone, but feel free to contribute your favorites as well!

    May 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just checked out the site. There is a ton of room for everyone to run around if you want to. There are picnic tables to munch at and classy serving windows which will be your gateway to noodly goodness.

    This event is a fundraiser for Minnesota Atheists, but it's also a great time for everyone to get together!

    May 24, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    $6.66 is meant to be a clever joke, but all donations over that amount are gladly accepted!

    May 24, 2009

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