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Doors open at 1:00. Event begins at 2:00. Buy fossils! Silent auction after the talk!! (details coming) Dr. Earl Arthur Murchison, our resident science historian, has produced another gem, "Rock Stars Discover Deep Time." The "rock stars" are the giants of geology and "deep time" is under our feet, not in outer space. "Murch" will show us the exciting story of the old, old, old rocks beneath our feet---and the story of how the story was figured out with those rocks. Bring a few bucks to help pay for renting the room. We figure $3 per person will cover it. If you can't, come anyway. The important thing is for you to be there so you can meet your new friends. This is truly a wonderful group of people. Reason Center is the ONLY venue in the region dedicated to freethought, non-theism, rationality, skepticism, atheism, agnosticism, Humanism, and other flavors of non-belief. It's open for you and any friends you'd like to bring. We host the whole herd of cats! To continue Reason Center's success, donate as generously as you can. Even SacFAN has to pay to use Reason Center, so your help is very much appreciated, and since Reason Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all donations are tax-deductible. www.reasoncenter.org Atheists and Other Freethinkers (AOF) is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit that supports, among other things, SacFAN's Speaker Series, which is what you've enjoyed for most of the last 40+ months at the general meetings. AOF membership forms are at www.aofonline.org and at Reason Center. $10/yr for low-income individuals, $20/yr for non-low-income individuals, $30/year for families, and $50/year to be a patron. This is what pays for these terrific presentations! We meet on the last Sunday of each month at Reason Center at 2 p.m. Bring a beverage or finger-food snack to share if you can. http://www.reasoncenter.org/ http://www.aofonline.org/ https://www.meetup.com/SacFAN/
Reason Center and AOF (Atheists and Other Freethinkers) co-sponsor a movie night two Fridays each month. Reason Center has a big screen and sound system. We have chairs, but they're not great for 2 hours of movie watching so we recommend you bring a comfy lawn chair, blankets, and pillows. You can also bring your own dinner and drinks to enjoy in addition to our complimentary theater popcorn. Our movie nights are free for Reason Center members, which starts at only $5/month and supports other activities for our local freethought community. If you would like to become a member sign up here: http://reasoncenter.org Did you notice we didn't say the name of the movie? Unfortunately the type of discounted movie license we have doesn't allow us to share the name of the movie. But you can become a Reason Center member to find out, or sometimes we include a hint in the comments. :)
This is a discussion group whose members value kindness and compassion in their lives. Participants are interested in enhancing their relationships with loved ones, their communities, and the larger world. We use material from the following books to guide our discussions: -- Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life, by Karen Armstrong -- The Moral Arc: How Science and Reason Lead Humanity Toward Truth, Justice, and Freedom, by Michael Shermer Attendees of the Meetup are not required to have read either book; the facilitator will present topics by reading excerpts or introducing discussion points to move the conversation along. Compassionate Humanist meetups are thought-provoking, uplifting, and educational, as well as enjoyable. Everyone who shows up wants to contribute to a more compassionate world. Join us!
Join a fun group of hungry folks for a good meal and lively discussions. The restaurant will provide separate checks and there are veggie entrees. Please bring cash and RSVP by 4/12. If you can't attend and have already RSVP'd, please let me know so I can notify the restaurant, as I have to make reservations on 4/12. You can also call me on my landline with any questions at (916)[masked]