• CSICON *Committee for Skeptical Inquiry Convention
    The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry promotes science and scientific inquiry, critical thinking, science education, and the use of reason in examining important issues. It encourages the critical investigation of controversial or extraordinary claims from a responsible, scientific point of view and disseminates factual information about the results of such inquiries to the scientific community, the media, and the public. https://www.csicop.org/ https://csiconference.org/ This year's conference is jam-packed with speakers including Stephen Fry, Richard Dawkins, Steven Pinker, Kavin Senapathy, Yvette d'Entrmont, James Randi and Massimo Polidoro just to name a small few. CSICon is already one of the planet’s premier skeptics conferences, where hundreds of critical thinkers come to Las Vegas, the city of illusions, to hear from the leading lights of science and skepticism. For 2018, we want CSICon to be bigger than ever. We even booked a bigger hotel! Come to Las Vegas October 18-21 at the Westgate Resort and Casino to see: The brilliant and hilarious Stephen Fry on stage with Richard Dawkins A special opening night conversation featuring James The Amazing Randi with Massimo Polidoro A talk by Steven Pinker on the ideas behind his new book Enlightenment Now PLUS: New York Times science writer Carl Zimmer, psychologist and memetics expert Susan Blackmore, the “SciBabe” Yvette d’Entremont, virologist and advocate for science-based medicine Paul Offit, and many more, along with comic-musician George Hrab serving as master of ceremonies, a magic show from Banachek, author book signings, and, of course, a Halloween Costume Party. It’s true, conspiracy theorists, quacks peddling fake medicine, and the deniers of evolution, climate change, and vaccine science are bigger threats than ever. With CSICon 2018, let’s show them that they just met their match. We’ll see you in Vegas! There are special flight rates on the website with both Delta and Southwest Airlines and special hotel rates on site of the convention. The hotel is offering $89 a night rates. Please use this page in the comments to find others who are interested in attending and maybe sharing a room and taking a flight together. Go ahead and sign up here as an expression of interest - does not commit you to go. You must sign up on their website to reserve your spot.

    Westgate Las Begas Resort & Casino

    3000 Paradise Road · Las Vegas, NV

  • Market Night Ask An Atheist Booth
    • What we'll do Our Ask An Atheist Booth has received a recent remodel & upgrade with new signs, chairs, T-shirts, and pamphlets. Come on out everyone is welcome! There are MANY ways you can help with this event! 1) the cost of the booth is $50.00, so please consider donating a $ or 2 by clicking the "chip-in" button on this site. It is easy to use! 2) Help set up the booth: if all you have time for is to help set it up, that'd be totally okay! You can help mount it, and then go if you need to. 3) Help tear it down: If all you have time for is to help tear down the booth, that'd be just fine! 4)Support: If you are shy about working the booth, come show up anyway and just hang out (on the other side!) It looks great to have a large gathering of people outside the booth. 5) If you can work it, but can't stay the entire time, no problem. Just let us know what you're able to work. For those of you who've never been, this is a very positive, energizing event! Almost everyone who stops by is genuinely curious about what we're about. Often those who come over to talk are excited and relieved to know there are Atheists in this town, and to find out about FAR and the IEAA. • What to bring We need at least 2 people for set up and 2 people for tear down. • Important to know

    Redlands Market Night

    E State St · Redlands, CA

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  • Pub Night and Pub Quiz
    Pub Quiz is a quiz of (around) 20 general-knowledge questions answered in teams of up to four people. The winning team gets a pitcher of the drink or personal soda/ice tea of their choice; they can choose to get it at the next Pub Quiz too. We'll be getting there at 6, with the quiz starting at about 7:15. We are asking for a $2 donation to pay for the prize and to fund future events. We hope to see you there! If you plan on drinking alcoholic beverages at this event, please be sure you have a designated driver. Don't drink and drive!

    Aloha Pizza & Pasta

    755 West Blaine Street · Riverside, CA

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  • AHA! Hikers (Atheist, Humanist and Agnostic)
    This is rated as a "Moderate" hike on AllTrails and there are a variety of route options to choose from. There is little shade on the way up and lots of bugs on the way down! Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and bug repellent :) This trail is open to hiking, biking, dogs and horses. There are no facilities.

    Wildwood Canyon State Park

    12261 Wildwood Canyon Road · Yucaipa

  • Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup
    Join us for some lively conversation! IEAA members meet every Sunday morning for breakfast. We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Farmer Boy's Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice, non-noisy location. Weather permitting we sit outside where friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

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  • Mindfulness Group
    • What we'll do - Have you heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present without judgment. Check out this link to Sam Harris’ description of mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk Here’s your opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation within a non-religious community. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! This Mindfulness Group meets Sunday mornings to learn, practice, and share about Mindfulness. • Important to know Beginners are welcome. I will teach you about the mind/body connection, guide you through a meditation, and then we will have discussion and conversation afterward.

    Mindfulness Group

    Mission Grove Ave · Riverside, ca

    Respond by: 10/20/2018
  • HUMANIST DO-GOODERS DOING GOOD
    WINE AND WORK Come see what a non-religious group can accomplish and the rewarding ways you can be a part of it. Assistance League of Riverside promotes student success (high on our list of Humanist values) by providing new school clothes, supplies, books and food to children in need. At-risk youth receive support to achieve their potential and pursue a post-secondary education. AL of Riverside provides comfort to children in trying situations and continually explores new programs that will help to enhance the lives of local children. AL of Riverside invites you to attend an evening gathering meant to introduce people who work during the day to their organization and to what they do. Come to learn more about the group, tour the facility and perform a short service project. Refreshments will be served and I saw a clipart of wine glasses on the invitation! Please either RSVP on this Meetup page or directly to Marge Yeager, Corresponding Secretary [masked] Volunteering for our larger community has been shown scientifically to enhance your feeling of well-being and may even lead to better health. The kids need some help and ALof Riverside has lots of fun ways you can truly make a difference with either your time, your money or both. This group does not require any religious participation for children to receive aid. Religion is not mentioned at all. Volunteers do include the religious but the organization itself is secular.

    Assistance League of Riverside

    3707 Sunnyside Drive · Riverside, ca

  • Sunday Morning Breakfast Meetup
    Join us for some lively conversation! IEAA members meet every Sunday morning for breakfast. We are a friendly group and welcome new members. Farmer Boy's Restaurant is located on the corner of University Ave. and the 91 Freeway in downtown Riverside. Their prices are reasonable and there is a patio outside where we sit, making for a nice, non-noisy location. Weather permitting we sit outside where friendly dogs on leashes are welcome. Look for the IEAA tee shirts if it is your first time to attend.

    Needs a location

  • Mindfulness Group
    • What we'll do - Have you heard of mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present without judgment. Check out this link to Sam Harris’ description of mindfulness: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwac6Uk-zyk Here’s your opportunity to learn how to practice mindfulness meditation within a non-religious community. Mindfulness meditation research has shown to be very beneficial for our mental, emotional, and physical health. Come to have fun, learn, grow, and be a part of a new group of people…people who are present and living for this life – not the after life! This Mindfulness Group meets Sunday mornings to learn, practice, and share about Mindfulness. • Important to know Beginners are welcome. I will teach you about the mind/body connection, guide you through a meditation, and then we will have discussion and conversation afterward.

    Mindfulness Group

    Mission Grove Ave · Riverside, ca

    Respond by: 10/27/2018
  • SAMHAIN, ALL SAINTS, DAY OF THE DEAD, LAST DANCE
    How will you be remembered once you're dead? Come and enjoy dessert and a light-hearted evening as we work on our "Last Dance" information together. We have a Google Form made just for us when once finished will be a small synopsis of who each of us is. This is to help give you a sense of security in the only way we can each have a little bit of immortality which is by leaving our own final record. This is not only to share your life but a kindness and last gift to your friends, family and loved ones. I have some iPads and a couple computers if you don't have your own laptop or iPad to bring with you as well as pens and paper to get started. I have some scanners for your photos and awards so bring your most valued if you can't scan at home. Check out this form before you come if you have time. Otherwise, we'll start at the beginning and knock out as much as we can together all the while eating cake, laughing and having a good time. The time to do this is NOW! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1f8XoDJ6cX5WmTRgHy6EFXcyY6wacZeFZwQN5g5WsAjU/edit

    Riverside

    6080 Shaker Drive · Riverside, CA