We invite all Greater Boston Humanists, Atheists, Free-Thinkers, Non-Theists, Cranks, etc., etc. (for this purpose, Greater Boston extends to the Berkshires) to our annual summer picnic! (See below for info on RAIN DATE plan for following day SUNDAY AUG 4, same time)
What: Buffet and Barbecue, followed by a brief talk by Greg Epstein on "A Godless Congregation of Our Own? Creating a True Physical Home for Humanist Community in Greater Boston"
Your Responsibility: Bring a hearty appetite and contribution to the food. Call Joe Gerstein at[masked]. and indicate whether you would like to bring an appetizer, salad, dessert or drink. Beer and some soft drinks will be provided as will a variety of grilled meat entrees, plus vegetarian and vegan entrees.
Various types of game equipment will also be available!
Transportation: We will try to arrange a ride if you don't have access to a car. We can do a pickup at Riverside MBTA Station. Driving, the nearest GPS location is actually 138 Rice Road; to follow GPS coordinate is at corner of Rice Rd and Curling Lane, which runs directly to Hayfield Lane which unfortunately is not on GPS.
Parking: Parking is limited. Please leave spaces close to the Condo for the elderly or infirm. The able-bodied, please drop off any passengers and stuff, then park in the Curling Club Parking Lot adjacent.
Weather: We have been "blessed" by benign weather for 14 years. In case of inclemency, we will make a decision by 10 AM Saturday as to whether to proceed or postpone until Sunday. There is adequate internal space (basement has been finished), so the picnic will most likely take place on Saturday in any case if there is heavy rain on Saturday and a prediction of rain on the Sunday. Call for a weather update if in doubt, at[masked].
Directions: From the East, and South: Take 128/95 or Route 30 or Mass. Turnpike West to the Weston/Route 30 West exit. From the Weston exit, take Route 30 West. You will see Mainstone Rd. heading to the right, just after entering Natick (about 5 miles). Turn right on Mainstone Rd. and continue to the "T" intersection at about 1 mile. Turn right on Rice Rd. 200 yards on left (at 138 Rice Rd.), turn Left onto Curling Lane. Then immediate left into Hayfield Lane. Continue to 410.
If you miss the Mainstone Rd. turn, don't U-turn. Continue 1/2 mile to traffic light and turn right on Rice Rd. Approx. 1.5 miles to Curling Lane on left.
From the North: 128/95 South to Route 20 West Exit. Continue about 4.5 miles. Just after entering Wayland and just before the Coach Grill, bear left at a fork onto Old Connecticut Path. Follow about a mile and turn left on Rice Road. Pass the farm with the gorgeous White-Banded Galloway cattle. At about 1 mile, turn right on Curling Lane (at 138 Rice Rd.), immediate left is Hayfield Lane. Continue to 410.
From the West: Take Route 30 East Exit from the Mass. Turnpike in Natick. Take Route 30 East. At about 4 miles, turn left at traffic light onto Rice Rd. (Don't be fooled by the same road on the right, which is Oak St.). Continue down Rice Rd. about 1.5 miles. Turn left on Curling Lane (at 138 Rice Rd.) then immediate left into Hayfield Lane. Continue to 410. You have arrived at your destination.
From Concord/Bedford area: Route 126 East to Wayland. Left after Library. Then Left on Route 20. After a mile, Right on Pine Brook Rd. just after Prime Grill. Continue straight on to Rice Rd. About 1 mile to Right on Curling Lane (at 138 Rice Rd.), then immediately Left into Hayfield Lane to 410.
If you are lost, call[masked] for directions.
See you there!