• Columbus CoR Bleed-N-Feed
    Donate blood and go out to dinner with other donors. The Humanist Community of Central Ohio (HCCO) blood donation program has expanded to involve COUNT and other Columbus CoR folks. NOTE: PLEASE SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE VIA CALLING OR ONLINE!!! This location can be VERY busy, and if you don't schedule your donation, you may be turned away. Its time again for the awesome giving of the gift of life. We'll meet on the third Thursday every other month at 5 PM at the Carriage Place Red Cross and after we're all drained we'll refuel at a nearby restaurant. Our default is awesome Mexican food right around the corner at Chile Verde (but we may change it up sometimes). Please call 1-800-Red-Cross [masked]) to schedule your time. We'll just head over to the restaurant once everyone has donated who wishes to. Please post a comment if you want to donate with us but need to do it earlier or another day. And if you want to join for dinner we'll probably (depending on turn out) be headed there around 6 but feel free to comment on this event and we'll know to wait or grab a seat for you once we get there. :) Thank you for being a community that cares and actually does something about it. [If you donate via apheresis on another day or time, please comment with how many units and we will include you in the stats whether you are able to join us for dinner or not,]

    Carriage Place Donor Center [Red Cross]

    4820 Sawmill Road · Columbus, OH

  • ASC Ski Volunteer Dry Land Training
    The Adaptive Sports Connection (ASC) helps veterans, children, and adults who need adaptive equipment or instruction to participate in sports. Cold weather is here and ski season is just around the corner! Join Adaptive Sports Connection as a winter sports volunteer! Volunteers of all abilities are needed! Volunteers are encouraged to attend both dry land and on hill training. Dry Land Training: Interested in becoming an Adaptive Sports Connection ski volunteer? Join us November 13 or November 15 (choose one) for a dry land training event. This training will cover an overview of the Adaptive Sports Connection ski program policies and procedures, adaptive equipment, basic teaching styles, how to work with students with disabilities, and will include a hands on student assessment workshop. Register both on the COUNT Meetup event and also on the ASC event page: Tuesday November 13, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm https://taasc.z2systems.com/np/clients/taasc/event.jsp?event=20768& Thursday November 15, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm https://taasc.z2systems.com/np/clients/taasc/event.jsp?event=20773& On Hill Training: Work on personal skiing skills and gain new knowledge of adaptive skiing at the on hill volunteer training event. This event will begin at 10 am. Instructors will lead groups based on skiing ability or adaptive techniques in a ski clinic sessions in the morning. The afternoon will be spent working on personal skiing skills or trying out different equipment or styles of skiing. More on-hill trainings may be added based on weather conditions! Register both on the COUNT Meetup event and also on the ASC event page: December 15 Mad River Mountain December 15 Snow Trails December 29 Mad River Mountain December 29 Snow Trails

    TAASC Adventure Center (by the Scioto River)

    6000 Harriott Dr. · Powell, OH

  • Columbus CoR at Science Sundays 11/18/2018
    Michael W. Gray What Do We Really Know About the Origin of the Cell's Powerhouse? Mitochondria — the so-called “powerhouse of the cell” — hold a special place in eukaryotic (nucleus-containing) cells. Evidence accumulated over the past half century strongly points to an origin of the mitochondrion from a free-living bacterium closely related to a specific group, the Alphaproteobacteria. However, the actual processes by which this endosymbiotic bacterium was integrated into its host cell remain controversial. So, what do we really know? Michael W. Gray is a professor emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Centre for Comparative Genomics and Evolutionary Bioinformatics at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. He is a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Canada and the American Academy of Microbiology. Lecture: 3-4 PM is followed by a free, informal reception from 4-5 PM in the Ohio Union Ohio Staters Traditions Room. Parking is free at meters across High St at 13th Ave. We may go for drinks/pizza after.

    U.S. Bank Conference Theatre at the Ohio Union

    Ohio State University · Columbus, OH

  • Care & Share Time Bank Pot Luck/Meeting
    COUNT members are invited to join the Care & Share Time Bank (CSTB) whether you want to participate in serving dinner at the Van Buren Dr shelter with CSTB or not. The CSTB offers opportunities to exchange services with other members. CSTB has monthly orientation sessions to demonstrate using the time bank software and answer any questions about the time bank. CSTB has monthly pot luck dinner meetings with various presentations and an opportunity to get to know people who may exchange services with you. COUNT members are invited to all CSTB orientation sessions (7-9 PM Monday 9/10, 10/15, 11/12) and potlucks (6:30-8:30 PM Sunday 9/16, 10/21, 11/18) held at First UU. You can join the CSTB at https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1057. Please also join the Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT) group in the CSTB to help make our volunteering more visible. If you have attended at least 2 COUNT meetings/events with Dave, feel free to use him as a reference when you enroll in CSTB (you will need two with name and phone or e mail): Dave Nohle, [masked], (614)[masked] (cell).

    First Unitarian Universalist Church

    93 West Weisheimer Road · Clintonville, OH

  • COUNT Discussion Meeting: Topic: Go to hell Dante
    Tonight's Topic: Go to hell Dante We will discuss the different versions of hell in different cultures. After our talk on the discussion topic, we would love to spend time hanging out, having a few more drinks, and getting to know one another. Atheist, agnostics, other non-theists, and atheist-friendly people are welcome to join us. Discussion Meeting Agenda: 6:30 Introductions/Get Settled 7:00 Welcome, Projects Status/Ideas 7:30 Group Discussion Topic FYI, dinner & drinks are available at our meet-ups but you don't have to order dinner or drinks to attend. Note: COUNT operates a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/COUNT.discussions to promote discussions among members and visitors.

    Lucky Dragon

    2800 North High Street · Columbus

  • Serve dinner at Van Buren Dr Shelter with IACO/CSTB
    COUNT members are invited to join the Care & Share Time Bank (CSTB) and participate in serving dinner at the Van Buren Dr shelter with the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) on 4th Sundays each month. This 3 month pilot running Aug - Oct has been extended to gauge interest in weekend shelter volunteering. We will be working with people with various religious beliefs and this is an opportunity to show that we good without God. Bring a hat if you don't want to wear a hairnet and feel free to wear a secular tshirt. You are invited to join the CSTB in advance at https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1057 (but you can just show up to volunteer and deal with that later if need be). While COUNT's main motivation is to try out weekend shelter work but being in the CSTB offers opportunities to exchange services with other members too. Please join the Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT) group in the CSTB to help make our volunteering more visible. COUNT members are invited to all CSTB orientation sessions (7-9 PM Monday 11/12) and potlucks (6:30-8:30 PM Sunday 11/18) held at First UU. More information about the Community Shelter Board can be found at http://www.csb.org/about-us/. For more info about IACO see http://iaco.org/. For questions, comment on this page or contact: Dave Nohle, [masked], (614)[masked] (cell). If you have attended at least 2 COUNT meetings/events with Dave, feel free to use him as a reference when you enroll in CSTB (you will need two with name and phone or e mail).

    Community Shelter Board

    595 Van Buren Dr · Columbus

  • Serve dinner at Van Buren Dr Shelter with IACO/CSTB
    COUNT members are invited to join the Care & Share Time Bank (CSTB) and participate in serving dinner at the Van Buren Dr shelter with the Interfaith Association of Central Ohio (IACO) on 4th Sundays each month. This is a 3 month pilot running Aug - Oct to gauge interest in weekend shelter volunteering. We will be working with people with various religious beliefs and this is an opportunity to show that we good without God. Bring a hat if you don't want to wear a hairnet and feel free to wear a secular tshirt. You are invited to join the CSTB in advance at https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1057 (but you can just show up to volunteer and deal with that later if need be). While COUNT's main motivation is to try out weekend shelter work but being in the CSTB offers opportunities to exchange services with other members too. Please join the Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT) group in the CSTB to help make our volunteering more visible. COUNT members are invited to all CSTB orientation sessions (7-9 PM Monday 9/10, 10/15, 11/12) and potlucks (6:30-8:30 PM Sunday 8/19, 9/16, 10/21, 11/18) held at First UU. More information about the Community Shelter Board can be found at http://www.csb.org/about-us/. For more info about IACO see http://iaco.org/. For questions, comment on this page or contact: Dave Nohle, [masked], (614)[masked] (cell). If you have attended at least 2 COUNT meetings/events with Dave, feel free to use him as a reference when you enroll in CSTB (you will need two with name and phone or e mail).

    Community Shelter Board

    595 Van Buren Dr · Columbus

  • COUNT RMH Housewarmer Volunteering (Ronald McDonald House)
    Some trained COUNT volunteers work together once a month at RMH (http://www.rmhc-centralohio.org/volunteer.php) as Housewarmers (usually on the 1st Sunday from 1 – 5 PM). Some schedule other shifts at their convenience. You may try this out with less fuss by following a "Fast track" or go through the normal process. Fast track • Arrange a time to shadow a COUNT volunteer. Call Dave Nohle at[masked] (cell). • Show up and try it out. • Complete application, etc. later. Normal process • Complete an online application (http://rmhc-centralohio.org/volunteer/). • Attend orientation in advance. • At orientation you will complete forms agreeing to keep family/patient info private and allowing a background check and tour the facility. • Complete one training shift. Daily shifts are: morning 9 AM - 1 PM, afternoon 1 - 5 PM and evening 5 - 9 PM. • Schedule shifts online using the on the RMH scheduling system (http://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/?FROM=32895). The Ronald McDonald House (RMH) provides housing and meals for families with sick children. The Columbus RMH is the largest in the world with 137 rooms. COUNT has been volunteering there since May 2014. Housewarmers work with RMH guests to provide a home-like environment - greet, assist with family needs, answer phones, give tours, assist with checkin/checkout, prepare guest rooms after checkout, clean facility, laundry, restock supplies and staff the front desk. RMH Housewarmers volunteer at least one four-hour shift a month. All Housewarmers must complete an application and agree to a background check before they can be full fledged volunteers.

    Ronald McDonald House

    711 E Livingston Ave · Columbus, OH

  • COUNT Discussion Meeting: Topic: Current Events
    We may pick a specific topic and post in advance or may discuss current events and various ad hoc topics . We would love to spend time hanging out and getting to know one another. Atheist, agnostics, other non-theists, and atheist-friendly people are welcome to join us. Discussion Meeting Agenda: 6:30 Introductions/Get Settled 7:00 Welcome, Projects Status/Ideas 7:30 Group Discussion Topic FYI, dinner & drinks are available at our meet-ups but you don't have to order dinner or drinks to attend. Note: COUNT operates a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/COUNT.discussions (http://www.facebook.com/groups/COUNT.discussions/) to promote discussions among members and visitors.

    Lucky Dragon

    2800 North High Street · Columbus

  • Care & Share Time Bank Pot Luck/Meeting
    COUNT members are invited to join the Care & Share Time Bank (CSTB) whether you want to participate in serving dinner at the Van Buren Dr shelter with CSTB or not. The CSTB offers opportunities to exchange services with other members. CSTB has monthly orientation sessions to demonstrate using the time bank software and answer any questions about the time bank. CSTB has monthly pot luck dinner meetings with various presentations and an opportunity to get to know people who may exchange services with you. COUNT members are invited to all CSTB orientation sessions (7-9 PM Monday before each pot luck) and potlucks (6:30-8:30 PM usually on third Sundays) held at First UU. You can join the CSTB at https://hourworld.org/bank/?hw=1057. Please also join the Central Ohio United Non-Theists (COUNT) group in the CSTB to help make our volunteering more visible. If you have attended at least 2 COUNT meetings/events with Dave, feel free to use him as a reference when you enroll in CSTB (you will need two with name and phone or e mail): Dave Nohle, [masked], (614)[masked] (cell).

    First Unitarian Universalist Church

    93 West Weisheimer Road · Clintonville, OH