• New Member Welcome Potluck!
    Judd is hosting this month's new member welcome potluck. This meetup is a perennial favorite. It's a chance for all of us introverts to drop in and meet new people in a welcoming, family friendly potluck environment. If you've been thinking about meeting some new secular friends, this is the perfect opportunity to drop in and shake some hands. That's what the rest of us did!

    Judd Mann's House

    3521 Ridge Road · North Little Rock, AR

  • *Socrates Café - Terry Library
    * Socrates Café is a "3rd Party event" operated by the Central Arkansas Library System and is not hosted by, nor an official event of, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. We recommend and promote this event as a service to our members. At Socrates Café, people explore questions from their lives through public, non-academic dialogue. There are no prerequisites, and no reading or other preparation is required. At the beginning of each meeting, participants suggest questions, from which the topic question for the evening is determined by popular vote. Recently suggested questions include: What is the best religion? How is education different from indoctrination? How does language influence thought? What are war memorials for? Why have Socrates Café? In Little Rock the Central Arkansas Library System (https://cals.org/) sponsors the following monthly Cafés: 1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Maumelle Library(https://cals.org/maumelle-library/), Maumelle 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at McMath Library (https://cals.org/mcmath-library/), Little Rock 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Terry Library (https://cals.org/terry-library/), Little Rock 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Fletcher Library (https://cals.org/fletcher-library/), Little Rock See also http://www.facebook.com/SocratesCafeLittleRock The idea to explore philosophy using non-academic, public conversation was promoted in the book Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. From the book: "While an undergraduate college student, I took a number of philosophy courses. I was disappointed to no end that my professors did not encourage their students to see ourselves as co-inquisitors who were there to engage with the professors in the types of impassioned dialogues Socrates and his cohorts held. They tended to treat philosophy like a museum piece that only they, the experts, could discuss with authority. All too often they employed an inaccessible jargon that left students intimidated and bewildered, and vowing never again to take another philosophy course once they had satisfied their degree requirements."

    Terry Library

    2015 Napa Valley Dr · Little Rock, AR

  • Hike the 4 Bridges Downtown
    Bring water and comfortable shoes, this will be 4-5 miles. If you want to go RSVP. IF there are none the Hikemeister reserves the right to change the time or location without notification.

    Clinton Presidential Library

    1200 President Clinton Ave · Little Rock, AR

  • *Socrates Café - McMath Library
    * Socrates Café is a "3rd Party event" operated by the Central Arkansas Library System and is not hosted by, nor an official event of, the Arkansas Society of Freethinkers. We recommend and promote this event as a service to our members. At Socrates Café, people explore questions from their lives through public, non-academic dialogue. There are no prerequisites, and no reading or other preparation is required. At the beginning of each meeting, participants suggest questions, from which the topic question for the evening is determined by popular vote. Recently suggested questions include: What is the best religion? How is education different from indoctrination? How does language influence thought? What are war memorials for? Why have Socrates Café? In Little Rock the Central Arkansas Library System (https://cals.org/) sponsors the following monthly Cafés: 1st Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Maumelle Library(https://cals.org/maumelle-library/), Maumelle 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at McMath Library (https://cals.org/mcmath-library/), Little Rock 3rd Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. at Terry Library (https://cals.org/terry-library/), Little Rock 4th Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at Fletcher Library (https://cals.org/fletcher-library/), Little Rock See also http://www.facebook.com/SocratesCafeLittleRock The idea to explore philosophy using non-academic, public conversation was promoted in the book Socrates Café by Christopher Phillips. From the book: "While an undergraduate college student, I took a number of philosophy courses. I was disappointed to no end that my professors did not encourage their students to see ourselves as co-inquisitors who were there to engage with the professors in the types of impassioned dialogues Socrates and his cohorts held. They tended to treat philosophy like a museum piece that only they, the experts, could discuss with authority. All too often they employed an inaccessible jargon that left students intimidated and bewildered, and vowing never again to take another philosophy course once they had satisfied their degree requirements."

    McMath Branch Library

    2100 John Barrow Road · Little Rock, AR

  • Beyond Belief - Secular Substance Abuse Recovery
    Are you looking to get beyond your addiction without religion? Finally, there is a secular program for recovery in Arkansas! Beyond Belief is a secular program of recovery. If you want relief from a substance use disorder without relying on an interventionist deity, this program may be right for you. We can maintain sobriety from the strength that comes from within us. People who struggle with a SUD can find this inner strength through the collective wisdom of those who have gone before us and those who are on the journey with us. Beyond Belief will incorporate and include the ever-evolving science that investigates the multifaceted underlying causes of a substance use disorder. This program welcomes people who have not successfully maintained sobriety through traditional 12 step programs of recovery.

    Wolfe Street Center

    1015 S. Louisiana St · Little Rock, ar

  • Pint Night!
    Join us for Monday Night Pint Night. We meet at Damgoode Pies (http://www.arktimes.com/EatArkansas/archives/2014/11/03/damgoode-pies-to-take-over-boscos-space-begin-brewing-beer) in the River Market for a great food and drink selection and good times with your ASF friends. We hope to see you there! Depending on the number of people we have attending we will have a reserved area or the big fancy meeting room. On the 2nd and 4th Mondays the Freespeakers Toastmasters will not arrive until 8pm. Drinking alcohol is optional they have tea and colas too. Happy hour ends at 7, so arriving early is not a bad idea!

    Damgoode Pies

    500 President Clinton Ave · Little Rock

  • Freespeakers Toastmasters
    A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their communication and leadership abilities in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate each other’s presentations. We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. Join us every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month in the 1st Floor Fribourgh Room at the Main Library to see what happens at a Toastmasters meeting! Visit our Freespeakers Toastmasters Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/FreespeakersToastmasters/) and our official Freespeakers Toastmasters Webpage (http://3943800.toastmastersclubs.org) for more details. Afterwards, join us at Damgoode Pies (http://www.damgoodepies.com/), right next door in the River Market, where we'll continue the fun and friendly conversation.

    Main Library

    100 S Rock St · Little Rock, AR

  • Heathen Hikers!
    Our devoted hike-meister Bern will provide updates. Please check back here for the current week's details! Better yet, integrate the ASF event calendar with your Apple or Google calendar! See instructions here: How to Keep Up With ASF Events (http://files.meetup.com/1719190/How%20to%20Keep%20Up%20With%20ASF%20Events.docx)

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  • Second Sunday Cantina Communion
    Hey guys!!!! Back by popular demand!!! Let's all meet at 6pm (Second Sunday of the month) at Cantina Cinco de Mayo at 10900 Stagecoach Rd, Little Rock, AR 72210. Great Tex-Mex and a live Mariachi band to serenade us. This is a great mid-point for those in LR area and Benton/Bryant. They always have the communion special of pitcher of Margaritas for $10.99 and special pitcher of beer prices. BTW, there's no requirement to embibe in alcohol, just a requirement to enjoy an evening with like minded friends. And it's family friendly so bring the kids. Hope to see you there.

    Cantina Cinco de Mayo

    10900 Stagecoach Rd. · Little Rock, AR

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  • Prepare Dinner for Women & Children Domestic Violence Shelter
    **This is in partnership with Open Door Outreach** On the 2nd Saturday of every month, we need volunteers from ASF and Open Door Outreach to prepare dinner for 40 women & children residents of the Women & Children First domestic violence shelter (they so appreciate it!). Meal-preppers will gather at Brian Shank's house in Hillcrest starting at 3 PM. Bethany [masked]) and Lipy choose the recipe and provide the ingredients; however, they encourage donations up to $10 to offset the cost. Even if you are not able to donate money, your help prepping the meal is needed. Once we've prepared the meal, then one volunteer will drive it to the confidential domestic violence shelter location. This is one of our funnest and most fulfilling events - hope to see you there!

    Brian Shank's house

    218 N. Cedar St. · Little Rock, AR