To the many newcomers, and to those who've been sitting on the sidelines—this is the best way to get started in the MNA Meetup! Please read the description below for important details!
For those who have recently joined the Minnesota Atheists Meetup and for those who have not yet had a chance to meet their fellow nonbelievers, we are pleased to announce, by popular demand, the twenty-fourth in our popular series of Newbie Meetups.
Newbie Nights are specifically designed for those who've never attended an MNA Meetup before or haven't had much opportunity to interact with other MNA Meetup members. It can be intimidating to be the only person in the room who doesn't know anybody else, so here's an event where EVERYONE has come to meet like-minded people they've never met before. Your hosts will let you know what MNA is all about and organize and participate in three small group discussions with plenty of suggestions for conversation topics, so you're guaranteed to meet lots of new and interesting atheists. We've reserved one of the downstairs meeting rooms at the fabulous Java Train Café (The Party Room, to be precise) until 9:00 p.m. Street parking is available, but you may have to walk a block.
Java Train is located on a side street between the State Fairgrounds and Como Zoo. There's a $25 minimum purchase to reserve the room, but we'll easily cover that by each making a small purchase of a beverage or snack. They also have a full menu, featuring dinners, soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts (including many flavors of ice cream and one of their specialties, Chef Katie's Whoopie Pies). As of this writing, Wednesdays are $5 one-topping full-size pizza nights (easily enough for two or three to share). Check out their website for more information:
Due to a few no-shows and a bunch of last-minute cancellations, last time we ended up with about a dozen people in spite of 20 RSVPs and 16 on the waiting list the night before. Those of us who attended had a great evening, so this time I'll plan for the same result. There's no waiting list.