• 7/13 Blood Donation + 11:30am Brunch

    Stanford Blood Center - Mountain View

    -----IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ APPOINTMENT INFO BELOW----- To inform the Stanford Blood Center, when you RSVP to this event, you will be asked to provide your: • Email Address • Full Name • Donor Member ID number OR Birth Date If for any reason you can't completely provide the required information upon RSVPing, Noreen will send you a private message and we can sort it out. If you would be more comfortable emailing Stanford yourself, Noreen can provide contact information. If you never donated with Stanford before or don't have your Member ID number, then your birth date is what they will use to register your appointment, along with your name and email address. Please also include your guests' info if you are bringing someone. After Noreen sends your RSVP info over to Stanford Blood Center, they will email you your "Blood Drive Appointment Confirmation" with exact appointment time via [masked]. Please do not reserve your own appointment via their website, as we have a block of reserved appointments to fill. RSVPs made less than 24 hours before the event will likely be considered walk-ins, without an appointment. Please RSVP early to secure your appointment. The attendee limit for this Meetup event will reflect the amount of afternoon time slots left open, including our reserved slots. You are welcome to arrive as a walk-in, but it is strongly preferred that you RSVP with the group and obtain an actual appointment well before the event date. This is to ensure our good standing reputation and allows SBC to gauge our ability to host our own mobile blood drive events. To cancel your appointment, you can either cancel with the link provided in your confirmation email or call[masked]. Also please leave a comment here and change your RSVP status on this event. -----END OF APPOINTMENT INFO----- Come out and bleed for those in need! For eligibility information click here (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/donate/eligibility-deferral.php). We are donating at the Stanford Blood Center (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/) of Mountain View (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/bcinfo/maps-mv.html), located next to El Camino Hospital. The building will be on your left, opposite St. Francis High School playing fields. "Please remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donation, bring photo ID, a list of all medications you are currently taking, and a list of your travel history." -SBC (if you have a Stanford Blood Center Donor card, please bring it.) This is a good opportunity to wear your ACSJ shirt or hat (http://www.cafepress.com/acsj/10252187). So look out for ACSJ wear when you arrive to the brunch location and/or the Blood Center. 11:30am Brunch Location is New York Pizza at 1040 Grant Rd Ste 310. Mountain View, CA 94040. Located in the Nob Hill Foods shopping center. This is our repeat location. Directions from Brunch Location to Blood Center: https://goo.gl/maps/dYQ4A ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank

    Second Harvest Food Bank – Cypress Center

    As before, we will be sorting food at the Second Harvest's Cypress Center to prepare it for distribution. The Food Bank always has praise for the speed and efficiency of ACSJ, and our visibility to other groups at these events helps improve peoples' image of atheists. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required (T-shirts OK, but no tank tops). Everyone must be at least 14 years old. Anyone 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Second Harvest suggests that volunteers consider bringing a donation of non-perishable foods. High-protein items like peanut butter and tuna are preferable along with canned meals like stew or soup. Learn more about Second Harvest at http://www.shfb.org. We now need to sign up individually at https://shfb.tfaforms.net/27 Our Group No. this time is GR-16524. ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

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  • Back to the Moon: This Time to Stay?

    333 Ravenswood Ave

    SETI Institute and SRI International present: "Back to the Moon: This Time to Stay?" NASA is going back to the Moon, this time with commercial and international partners that will help us explore faster and explore more. After successful efforts to commercialize low-Earth orbit, there’s a renewed commitment to this new effort, which calls for the partnership to launch and operate a new space station, the Gateway. The Gateway will first explore the Moon from above and put men and women on the surface by 2024. To celebrate this endeavor and to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk, the SETI Institute has organized two summer talks about this ambitious program, officially known as Artemis. The first will take place on June 26. Greg Schmidt, Director of the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI), and Michael Sims, CEO, and founder of Ceres Robotics will present this first talk. Greg leads NASA’s lunar exploration research program and will give us an update on Artemis. Michael, an expert on AI and robotic exploration, will describe the activities of Ceres Robotics in the exploration of the Moon and the understanding of its geology and surface properties. After a short presentation, both speakers will participate in a discussion about the past, present, and future of lunar exploration moderated by David Morrison, Senior Scientist at SSERVI and former director of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute.

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  • Heathen Holiday: Summer Solstice Pub Crawl & Social Gathering

    NOTE: Change of Venue: Meet inside SofA Uproar has been rented out tonight by a group so we'll move across the street to SoFA - we'll be wearing ACSJ t-shirts. Heathens deserve to have their own holidays and ours are the Summer & Winter Solstices and the Spring & Fall Equinoxes. So don't miss out on this opportunity to raise some Hell celebrating the Summer Solstice. Come join us for dinner at Uproar Brewing Company. After dinner we'll make our way to another interesting location to be decided by those present! Members and non-members are welcome.

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  • SkeptiCal 2019

    Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport

    "SkeptiCal is the Northern California conference on science and skepticism, a day-long event with speakers and discussions on critical thinking." ACSJ is an exhibitor at this event as we are every year - http://www.skepticalcon.com/exhibitors-2019. Please stop by our table and say hi.

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  • Forum Discussion: Religion in our Society

    Round Table Pizza

    Join us for what should be a lively conversation about religion. Come prepared to discuss both the negative and positive aspects of religion in our society and how it effects each of us. Religion in our Society * What are the positive aspects of religion? * What are the negative aspects of religion? * What purpose does religion serve in our society? * How does religion effect you? * What would our society look like without religion? Agenda: 15min - Intro 20min - Upcoming Events 10min - Member announcements 60min - Discussion Topic: Religion in our Society

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  • Moffett Field Historical Society Museum

    Moffett Field Historical Society Museum

    Bring your cameras. We'll be visiting the Moffet Field Historical Society Museum. Visit the website for more information: https://www.moffettfieldmuseum.org Tickets are $8 at the door but there's Groupon discount tickets for $10 for 2 people - https://www.groupon.com/deals/moffett-field-historical-society-1. As we get a headcount closer to the date we can organize and buy enough tickets for everyone. Afterwards, those who are interested can meet for lunch. I'm thinking of either Fibbar MaGee's in downtown Sunnyvale or Faultline Brewing Company.

  • 2nd Harvest Food Bank

    Second Harvest Food Bank – Cypress Center

    As before, we will be sorting food at the Second Harvest's Cypress Center to prepare it for distribution. The Food Bank always has praise for the speed and efficiency of ACSJ, and our visibility to other groups at these events helps improve peoples' image of atheists. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required (T-shirts OK, but no tank tops). Everyone must be at least 14 years old. Anyone 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Second Harvest suggests that volunteers consider bringing a donation of non-perishable foods. High-protein items like peanut butter and tuna are preferable along with canned meals like stew or soup. Learn more about Second Harvest at http://www.shfb.org. We now need to sign up individually at https://shfb.tfaforms.net/27 Our Group No. this time is GR-16027. ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

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  • 5/11 Blood Donation + 11:30am Brunch

    Stanford Blood Center - Mountain View

    -----IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ APPOINTMENT INFO BELOW----- To inform the Stanford Blood Center, when you RSVP to this event, you will be asked to provide your: • Email Address • Full Name • Donor Member ID number OR Birth Date If for any reason you can't completely provide the required information upon RSVPing, Noreen will send you a private message and we can sort it out. If you would be more comfortable emailing Stanford yourself, Noreen can provide contact information. If you never donated with Stanford before or don't have your Member ID number, then your birth date is what they will use to register your appointment, along with your name and email address. Please also include your guests' info if you are bringing someone. After Noreen sends your RSVP info over to Stanford Blood Center, they will email you your "Blood Drive Appointment Confirmation" with exact appointment time via [masked]. Please do not reserve your own appointment via their website, as we have a block of reserved appointments to fill. RSVPs made less than 24 hours before the event will likely be considered walk-ins, without an appointment. Please RSVP early to secure your appointment. The attendee limit for this Meetup event will reflect the amount of afternoon time slots left open, including our reserved slots. You are welcome to arrive as a walk-in, but it is strongly preferred that you RSVP with the group and obtain an actual appointment well before the event date. This is to ensure our good standing reputation and allows SBC to gauge our ability to host our own mobile blood drive events. To cancel your appointment, you can either cancel with the link provided in your confirmation email or call[masked]. Also please leave a comment here and change your RSVP status on this event. -----END OF APPOINTMENT INFO----- Come out and bleed for those in need! For eligibility information click here (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/donate/eligibility-deferral.php). We are donating at the Stanford Blood Center (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/) of Mountain View (http://bloodcenter.stanford.edu/bcinfo/maps-mv.html), located next to El Camino Hospital. The building will be on your left, opposite St. Francis High School playing fields. "Please remember to eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donation, bring photo ID, a list of all medications you are currently taking, and a list of your travel history." -SBC (if you have a Stanford Blood Center Donor card, please bring it.) This is a good opportunity to wear your ACSJ shirt or hat (http://www.cafepress.com/acsj/10252187). So look out for ACSJ wear when you arrive to the brunch location and/or the Blood Center. 11:30am Brunch Location is New York Pizza at 1040 Grant Rd Ste 310. Mountain View, CA 94040. Located in the Nob Hill Foods shopping center. This is our repeat location. Directions from Brunch Location to Blood Center: https://goo.gl/maps/dYQ4A ~Thank you for volunteering with ACSJ. Our philanthropic efforts are meant to demonstrate that atheists care about our community. All volunteers are ACSJ representatives so it is essential to show respect and consideration for others, including those who may hold beliefs different than your own.

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  • Movie: Hail Satan?

    Landmark's Nickelodeon Theatre

    The movie starts at 7:20pm but we should plan to arrive early to allow time to find one another, buy tickets, and grab refreshments. I would suggest no later than 7:00pm but I will plan on getting there at 6:30pm. Official Trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9358044/videoplayer/vi2052700697?ref_=tt_ov_vi Details for the showing we're attending: https://www.imdb.com/showtimes/title/tt9358044/US/95138/2019-05-10?ref_=shtt_dt

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