- "3D" - DRINKS, DINNER, & DESSERT (#25 - OUR 2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!)
Come celebrate the 2 year anniversary of 3D! 5-7 PM - DRINKS at CHAPMAN CRAFTED BEER, 123 N. Cypress St. 7-9 PM - DINNER at BYBLOS CAFE, 129 W. Chapman 9-10 PM - DESSERT at PANDOR ARTISAN BOULANGERIE & CAFE, 106 N. Glassell St. 10-11:00 PM - Walking around Downtown Orange & Chapman University's campus PARKING LOCATIONS (3) Free parking exists downtown, but please read signs to avoid tickets. #1: New parking structure! N. Lemon St. & W. Maple Ave. #2: N. Glassell St. & E. Maple Ave. (behind THE AUSSIE BEAN and THE PIE HOLE) #3: W. Chapman Ave. & S. Olive St. (behind COUNTRY ROADS ANTIQUES and WAHOO'S FISH TACO) DRINKING? Please arrange for a safe ride home. Uber & Lyft are just a call away. QUESTIONS? Text or call Michael on the day of the event: 714 four seven one 6913
- Sunday Morning Discussion Brunch
This meetup is held every 1st Sunday of every month. It's a laid back meetup designed to provide a less formal atmosphere and an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics. Enjoy a casual communal breakfast with your fellow free thinkers! We do not tolerate trolls. If the purpose is to simply disrupt the group, they will be asked to leave. This is a recurring meeting that takes place the first Sunday of each month. The location is at Marie Calender's - 307 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867. Please update your RSVP if you're unable to make it. Hope to see you there!
- Dinner and Guerilla Fireworks
NOTE change of restaurant- now Marie Calendar's on Katella. Let's have dinner in Orange, then find a high vantage point to watch fireworks. Some area parking structures close down the top level for viewers, but it's not official. Apparently you can see the Disneyland, Santa Ana, and others major displays from this area. Dinner at 6pm at Marie Calendar's. 7:30pm we'll drive to downtown and walk for some reconnaissance and site selection. So we will play it by ear, take it as it comes, and let go of perfection. Sunset is 8pm. Most displays start 9 to 9:30. We'll leave by 10pm. Bring a folding or camp chair, snacks to share, and bottled drink. No alcohol or fireworks please. It may be breezy up top. You may want to bring a sweater. Please remove yourself if you later decide to not join after signing up. Read the Comments section the day of and the beginning for last minute changes.
- Our monthly meeting with Eric Ozols
Hey y'all.... We'll be having our monthly meeting at our home in Villa Park at 5pm Sunday. New members who have not been to our home can park in our parking lot. Those who have been here before please park on Blueridge just south of our house and walk in. A donation of $5 is requested but not required. Eric Ozols is on a mission to provide easily accessible responses to common religious apologetics. He has been in atheist activism for 12 years as an autodidact in multiple related disciplines such as: philosophy, science, epistemology, history, psychology, and propositional logic. Eric has participated in numerous public debates and administered workshops within the field of counter-apologetics. Sole proprietor of ‘Atheist U’ social media group focusing on exposing the errors/tactics of religious apologists and suggesting respectful ways to address the concept while treating the person holding the idea with dignity. Description of talk Exposing and responding to moral arguments. Atheist activist Eric Ozols walks through common moral arguments made by religious apologists, offers his suggested ways of responding in simple and easy to recall replies. The focus is on understanding the topic on a general level and learning effective methods of conversing with people in a polite and dignified tone. The moral argument is a powerful conceptual tool used by apologists to insulate their congregations from objectively scrutinizing their ideas. Eric methodically works through the key elements which most often lead people to get confused when thinking about this line of argumentation. The intent is learning common pratfalls and how to avoid them while providing successful responses to help people see the errors they’ve made
- Hike at Whiting Ranch for the Summer Solstice Weekend
Whiting Ranch, in the parking lot in front of Starbucks/Wahoos, at the corner of Portola and Glenn Ranch Rd.
Let's explore the Upper Serrano Canyon of Whiting Ranch. We will begin on Serrano Cow Trail and head East onto Raptor Road, take the Coyote Brush Road where it merges into Line Shack Road. At the fork, we will head northwest on Edison Road which is a trail 2 miles out and back. We can return on the tree covered trail of Serrano Road. There is some roll to this trail with a slow and steady climb. This is an intermediate/advanced beginner hike. The entire route is approximately 5.5 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours depending on our pace. Wear hiking or trail shoes, layered comfortable clothing, hat, sunscreen, and bring water, hiking poles, binoculars, anything you deem appropriate for hiking. Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park encompasses approximately 2,500 acres of riparian and oak woodland canyons, rolling grassland hills and steep slopes of coastal sage scrub and chaparral. The park is highlighted by scenic rock formations, including the beautiful Red Rock Canyon. There are three intermittent streams: Borrego, Serrano and Aliso Creek meandering through the park, each hosting an abundance of wildlife. Remnants of the former cattle ranching days can be seen throughout the park. After the hike, we can meet for something to eat at the Mustard Cafe, 41 Auto Center Dr, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 It's short notice, I know, but hope you can make it... Looking forward to hiking with like minded friends! ~Julie **IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) In consideration of all attendees, please arrive on time as the hike will begin promptly at 8:10am. 2) The plan is to hike as a group. Should you outpace the others, please wait at each trail crossing or turn-off for the rest of the group and the organizer. 3) Hiking is a rewarding and pleasant activity in nature, however, much like any other exercise there are certain risks. Some of those are but not limited to, trip and fall injuries, bee stings, poison oak exposure, ticks, spider and snake bites, etc. By participating in this event, you agree to hold harmless the event organizer, assistant organizers and other participants for any injuries sustained during this hike.
- Summer Solstice Pot Luck Party and Social
Join us for the oldest celebration in the world—the summer solstice. Enjoy stimulating conversation and the sharing of knowledge June 21 at my residence. Since this is a pot-luck, please bring the following depending on the first letter of your last name. A-G - a cold side dish of any type (salad, veggies, lettuce, potatoes, appetizer) H-R - hot side dish of any type (we have the hot plates) S-Z - Any dessert Please bring your dishes and necessary serving utensils ready to serve in the appropriate container. You have the option of not bringing any food with a donation of $10. Newcomers and handicapped are welcome to park in any of our parking places on our property. All others please park on Blueridge just south of our house and walk in. Any questions? Call Bruce Gleason at[masked]
- Sunday Evening Discussion Dinner
This meetup is held in the evening on the 3rd Sunday of every month. It's a laid back meet-up designed to provide a less formal atmosphere and an opportunity to discuss a wide range of topics. Enjoy a casual communal meal with your fellow free thinkers! We do not tolerate trolls. If the purpose is to simply disrupt the group, they will be asked to leave. The location is at Marie Calender's - 307 E Katella Ave, Orange, CA 92867. Please update your RSVP if you're unable to make it. Hope to see you there!
- "3D" - DRINKS, DINNER, & DESSERT (#24)
5-7 PM - Drinks at THE WALL, 80 Plaza Square, Orange, 92866 7-9 PM - Dinner at RENATA'S CAFE ITALIANO, 227 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, 92866 9-10 PM - Dessert at PANDOR ARTISAN BOULANGERIE & CAFE, 106 N. Glassell St. 10-11:00 PM - Walking around Downtown Orange & Chapman University's campus PARKING LOCATIONS (3) Free parking exists downtown, but please read signs to avoid tickets. #1: New parking structure! N. Lemon St. & W. Maple Ave. #2: N. Glassell St. & E. Maple Ave. (behind THE AUSSIE BEAN and THE PIE HOLE) #3: W. Chapman Ave. & S. Olive St. (behind COUNTRY ROADS ANTIQUES and WAHOO'S FISH TACO) DRINKING? Please arrange for a safe ride home. Uber & Lyft are just a call away. QUESTIONS? Text or call Michael on the day of the event: 714 four seven one 6913
- Watch the 2019 Humanist conference this weekend for free!
Sorry for the late notice. This conference is a free three day live-streaming event happening in five different cities across the USA. The first event is starting at 6am EST Friday June 7th from Pittsburg, followed by a 2pm PST event from Houston, TX. The other locations on Saturday and Sunday are listed here: https://conference.americanhumanist.org/index.php/schedule2019 Many great speakers are listed here: https://conference.americanhumanist.org/index.php/speakers2019 One of the locations is local in Claremont, CA on Saturday afternoon and is also free to attend in person. Please ignore the parking restrictions at the College - they do not give tickets out over the weekend. Streamed LIVE by yours truly. (I'm in the video business) Bruce