- Science On Tap - October - Wildlife & Habitat Conservation
Please note: we are not the hosts of this event. We are sharing it to our members so that they can attend, if interested. Please RSVP on the Facebook event of the organizers. https://www.facebook.com/events/726696474447759/
- Freedom, Citizenship, & Equality: The Story of the United States Colored Troops
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Join me at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House for another amazing lecture about US African-American history. "Almost 200,000 black soldiers fought for the Union during the Civil War. Their story is a unique chapter in the American conflict. These men were freedom fighters who fought for emancipation and for full citizenship rights. Mr. Gibbs discusses events significant to these men that led up to the Civil War, and what made these men different from the other thousands who fought and died in the War Between the States. Anthony Gibbs has traveled throughout the state of Ohio as a teaching artist and living history performer. Anthony has portrayed living history characters such as John Parker, an Underground Railroad conductor from Ripley, OH; Milton Holland, a soldier and Medal of Honor recipient of the 5th U.S.C.T.; and other key figures in African American History. For over 12 years Anthony has presented historical workshops and performances on the United States Colored Troops and their participation in the Civil War. Anthony is a graduate of The Ohio State University. He is currently employed by the Ohio History Connection as the Coordinator of Community Engagement. He is founder and Creative Director of Black Historic Impressions, an organization dedicated to the remembrance, appreciation, and exhibition of African American contributions throughout history." Meet at the front door at 3:30pm. Seats fill fast so don't be late. Admission is $7 for non-members. You can purchase a membership for $20 and attend most lectures and events free. Also members recieve a 10% discount in the bookstore. http://stowehousecincy.org/index.html
- Impromtu Meetup: Dinner at Ruth's Cafe then Blink
Sorry for the late but if you'd been thinking of checking out Blink and don't want to go alone, join your COR buddies tonight. We will meet for dinner at Ruth's Parkside Cafe in Northside for dinner at 5pm, then head over to Cincinnati State to park and grab the shuttle for $1.75 to head downtown to enjoy the festivities. Wear comfortable walking shoes. My cell is[masked] Blink Cincinnati: https://blink2019.com/ Ruth's Menu, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and omnivore friendly.: ruthscafe.com
- Common Sense: The US Constitution 4th and 5th Amendment
“O ye that love mankind! Ye that dare oppose, not only the tyranny, but the tyrant, stand forth!" -Thomas Paine, Common Sense The Constitution is under attack!! Join us for this ongoing discussion about the Supreme Law of the Land. Learn about your rights and how to exercise them in this politically challenging time. We will meet on a regular basis to discuss the history and roles of the government and how it pertains to you. What to Expect: Date: October 6, 2019, 5pm. We will be continuing our discussion on the Bill of Rights. In October, we will be discussing the 4th and 5th amendment. What do officers need to perform a search? Can they search your car? Why is TSA allowed to do a search? What does it mean when someone takes the 5th and how did Ashley Judd get away with murdering her husband?? Due to the ongoing nature of the class, we ask that you have attended a prior class to join us. If you have not attended an earlier class, you may get permission to attend by contacting a host. (Previous knowledge or a willingness to catch up is needed) If you haven't gotten the book: As a guide, we will be using The Idiot's Guide to the US Constitution, 2nd edition as the main resource for our discussions. You can purchase a used copy of Ebay or Amazon for under $10. Here is a direct link for used copies on Amazon. You can also purchase new copies. https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/1465454365/ref=tmm_pap_used_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=used&qid=1557093698&sr=8-2-fkmrnull A downloadable book can be ordered from the Hamilton County Library for free: http://catalog.cincinnatilibrary.org/iii/encore/record/C__Rb3254997__Sharper%2C%20timothy__P0%2C2__Orightresult__U__X4?lang=eng&suite=cobalt There is no cost for class. However, we do order pizza if you want to enjoy a slice. If possible, please bring cash to contribute. Expect dinner to be about $-7 per person if you order pizza.
- Knotty Heathens: COR Crafting Group
Grab your latest craft and join us for Knotty Heathens! Aren't working on a current craft? We have some ideas on how we can help out other nonprofits through crafting! CJ's hosting this event at her house. From CJ: I started sewing in college while working at the Ohio Renaissance Festival, and I had to make a costume. I took all the scraps from my costumes and made a blanket. I am still so proud of that! I started buying remnants and made blankets and scarves for family and friends. The past few years, I've been making blankets, pillow cases, hats, and scarves for the homeless. But I am still just one person. We can do so much more together. We could help animal shelters by making cat or dog beds, and animals with a pretty bow or scarf get adopted much faster. (I've been making infinity scarves for my dog, and they're really easy to make). Like scrapbooking? My mom and I make picture books for an Alzheimer’s center near me. We can even paint our own pottery and give it away or keep it! Speaking of painting, that would be fun, too! If you have ideas for other projects, I'd love to hear about it. Know an organization that would love some of our creations? That'd be great as well. No matter what your skill level, there are many things we can do for fun, and help people/animals at the same time.
- Community Service:Queen City Opera & Women Helping Women fight Domestic Violence
Finneytown Performing Arts Center
Fellow Freethinker and Local Conductor of the Queen City Opera, Isaac Seyla, will once again being using his talent to help better the world. This time his opera company will take on domestic violence in collaboration with Women Helping Women. This modernized opera is a "thrilling tale about a woman forced into a loveless marriage by ruthless kidnappers, and the mysterious stranger who pulls a sword from a tree to help her escape. Presented in collaboration with Women Helping Women. There will be a pre-concert presentation and discussion on preventing domestic violence one hour before each performance. " Isaac has one again asked the local secular community for assistance in making this event go smoothly. We are looking for 3 or 4 volunteers to usher. Duties will include taking tickets, passing out programs and seating. No experience is necessary and all ushers get to see the opera for free. Normally, tickets are $25-$60 so volunteering is a great gig. We will be helping on Saturday, October 5th. Volunteers will need to be there from 2-5 pm. If you are interested in joining us. please rsvp. As this is limited to 4 ushers, please only rsvp if you are coming. If you cannot usher Saturday, there is also a performance on Sunday you can usher for at the same time. Message me or reply in comments and I will make sure you are added to the volunteer list.
- COR Volunteers at the Freestore Foodbank
Join us at the Freestore Foodbank for a community service project! Please register at: http://vhub.at/xcommunityofreason FIRST TIME USERS (this is a new process) There is a 4-step process for users new to Volunteer Hub: 1. Click the link: http://vhub.at/xcommunityofreason 2. Click the “sign up” button on the right side of the webpage. Look for our team's name. It’s in red. "Community of Reason - Hermann" 3. Create an account – the system will prompt you to log in or create a new account profile. (You will receive a “Freestore Foodbank Account Created” confirmation email once successfully completed.) 4. The system should direct you to sign up for the event after creating your profile. If it does not, return to the original webpage via the link given and click the “sign up” button again. (You will receive an Event Confirmation email when completed.) RETURNING USERS 1. Click the link: http://vhub.at/xcommunityofreason 2. Log in using your username and password 3. Sign up for the event you wish to participate in with your group (See #2 above) REMINDERS Clothing: Please know all volunteers must wear comfortable clothing with closed toe shoes and shirts with sleeves. No flip flops or sandals are allowed in the warehouse. Parking: We have parking in the front of our building, the West Lot, and on the street in front of the warehouse. Please do not park in the East Lot. Do not block Dock Bays. Arrival: Please have all volunteers arrive no more than 10 minutes before the shift at the volunteer entrance (you will see signage). Age Limit: All volunteers must be at least 13 years of age. All volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. A minimum of 1 adult is required to accompany every 4 minors up to age 16. A minimum of 1 adult is required for every 8 minors ages 16-17. NOTE All Guests must be registered with the Freestore Foodbank.
- Fright Night at Washington Park: Hocus Pocus
Join us for a spooktacular Fright Night Weekend October !! Fright Night features a free Halloween movie screening in the Park starting at 8pm, but come down early to grab a spot and a drink from the Porch. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and a picnic basket for fun, enchanted evenings on Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Thursday, 10/3: Hocus Pocus Washington Park serves wine, drink specials, and beer from Bud Light, Rhinegeist, Fifty West Brewing Company, Christian Moerlein Brewing Co., and Taft's Brewing Company. I will arrive early to let the dogs play in the dog park before the film. WEATHER POLICY: Our events are rain or shine, however in the event of severe weather or heavy rain we may cancel an event. All event cancellations will be posted to the Facebook event page. We will wait as long as possible to cancel an event usually deciding approximately an hour before start time, as the weather changes quickly. RSVP to our event pages to stay up to date on weather updates. The 2019 series is presented by Cincinnati Bell, Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, Enquirer - Cincinnati and Kentucky and the Cincinnati Art Museum.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin Fall Lecture Series: October-The South as Haunted House.
Harriet Beecher Stowe House
Join us for the return of the annual Fall Lecture Series at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House: Visiting Uncle Tom's Cabin. "Fall 2019 Discussion Series Harriet Beecher Stowe House's monthly discussion series returns this fall with four all-new sessions. If you've ever been with us before, welcome back! If not, feel free to jump in at any point. Discussion leader will again be Dr. John Getz (Professor Emeritus, Xavier University), using selections from Uncle Tom’s Cabin to launch discussion of contemporary issues and historic connections. Suggested short readings are listed below but if you don’t have time to read ahead, we’ll provide handouts for discussion. The house opens for tours at 6 p.m., and discussions begin at 7 p.m. Discussions are always free and open to the public. Coffee, tea, and light snacks are provided. " For October the them is The South as Haunted House. "Wednesday, October 2: The South as Haunted House RSVP HERE In the spirit of Halloween, we look at three authors' haunted houses that can represent the antebellum South: Harriet's description of the St. Clare and Legree plantations, Edgar Allan Poe's House of Usher, and George Washington Cable's Poquelin house in the short story "Jean-ah Poquelin." Co-led by Dr. Kristen Renzi, Xavier University, English Department. Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher" (1839) Harriet Beecher Stowe, Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), Chapters XV and XXXII George Washington Cable, "Jean-ah Poquelin" (1875)" I recommend meeting at the HBS house by 6:30pm as it fills up fast. I will be wearing a COR shirt. Please let me know if you need me to hold you a seat. This event is free.