• Skeptics In The Pub (Flint)

    Empress of China

    This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas, wine, and dine in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information below). Cost: Individuals are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages and gratuity for our very attentive waiter. Contact: Dean Tersigni and Warren McClure, [masked],[masked] (Dean). Skeptics in the Pub (Flint) meets on the 4th Friday of each month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at these events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Café Inquiry - To Vape or Not to Vape: That Is the Question (Grand Rapids)

    Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize. Despite much debate in the US and UK, there is little agreement on the safety of e-cigarettes and whether they lead to actual tobacco use. Attendees are encouraged to read an article in The Guardian which covers the debate using several links to data and scientific studies. The article can be found here: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/jan/04/vaping-by-young-people-remains-burning-issue-health-experts Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below). Cost: Free. Donations Appreciated. Snacks & Beverages are available for purchase. Contact: Dennis Gaymer, [masked] ,[masked]. Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at Café Inquiry events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Café Inquiry – Patriotism – Good Or Bad From a Humanist Perspective? (Livonia)

    Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. This month, we will be discussing: Patriotism – Good or Bad From a Humanist Perspective? Visit the CFI Michigan Event Calendar (http://www.cfimichigan.org/events/calendar/) for upcoming topics. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below) Cost: Free. Donations Appreciated. Snacks & Beverages will be available. Contact: Norma Jean Wade, [masked] ,[masked] Café Inquiry (Livonia) meets on the 4th Sunday of each Month, and there are usually about 8-15 people at these events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Living Without Religion Support Group (Grand Rapids)

    Schuler Books & Music

    Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion. Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others, please come join us. Participate in discussions, share your story, ask the questions that are on your mind, meet new people, make new friends and discover you’re not alone in your search for secular beliefs. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below). Cost: Free, beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Contact: Shirley Draft, [masked],[masked] Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids) meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at these events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Skeptics In The Pub (Holland)

    New Holland Brewing Co

    This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! To find the group, please inquire at the register. The group will be seated in the dining area, not the bar. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information below). Cost: Individuals are responsible for purchasing their own food/beverages. Contact: Tim Van Haitsma, Jeff Wolfgang , [masked] ,[masked] (Tim),[masked] (Jeff). Skeptics in the Pub (Holland) meets on the 4th Tuesday of each Month, and there are usually about 8-15 people at Skeptic in the Pub Events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Café Inquiry (Portage)

    Panera Bread

    Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact Joe if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below). Cost: Free. Individuals are responsible for purchasing their own food and drinks. Contact: Anna Daly, [masked] . RSVPs are NOT required (but sometimes helpful) for attendance at our events. Average attendance at Café Inquiry events is 15-25 people. Note: This is not the only location where we promote our events. Please visit the CFI Michigan Event Calendar (http://www.cfimichigan.org/events/calendar/) and/or our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cfimi) page for more information and to sign up for our e-mail list.

  • Café Inquiry – Michigan's Lame Duck Session (Grand Rapids)

    Schuler Books & Music

    Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 12:00pm we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize. This week we will be discussing: “Michigan’s Lame Duck Session and What They Left in Their Wake” We will discuss the recently concluded legislative session, and the ramifications to CFI member interests of science, reason, and secular values. Visit the CFI Michigan Event Calendar (http://www.cfimichigan.org/events/calendar/) for upcoming topics. Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information below). Cost: Free. Donations Appreciated. Snacks & Beverages are available for purchase. Contact: Dennis Gaymer, [masked] ,[masked]. Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at Café Inquiry events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Living Without Religion Support Group (Grand Rapids)

    Schuler Books & Music

    Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion. Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others, please come join us. Participate in discussions, share your story, ask the questions that are on your mind, meet new people, make new friends and discover you’re not alone in your search for secular beliefs. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below). Cost: Free, beverages and snacks are available for purchase. Contact: Shirley Draft, [masked],[masked]. Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids) meets on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each Month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at these events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.

  • Lecture and Q&A (Grand Rapids)

    The Sweet House

    Join us for our next educational lecture. Speaker and lecture topic TBA. We host local and national guest lecturers on a wide variety of topics related to CFI’s mission. Topics often include: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, deism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others. Additional Information Meetings are open to the Public and are held in the Auditorium on the lower level. Please use the door on the south side of the building on the lower level (by parking lot). The Auditorium is wheelchair accessible via a lift immediately inside and to the left of the lower level door. Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting Jennifer Beahan at [masked] or[masked] at least three days prior to the event. Contact: Jennifer Beahan, [masked],[masked] Cost: FREE! $5.00 Suggested Donation. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online: http://www.cfimichigan.org/waystosupport After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. Learn about Parking, Accessibility, and more: http://www.cfimichigan.org/w-fe-location-details/ RSVPs are NOT required (but sometimes helpful) for attendance at our events. Average attendance at Lectures is 40-90 people. Note: This is not the only location where we promote our events. Please visit the CFI Michigan Event Calendar (http://www.cfimichigan.org/events/calendar/) and/or our facebook (http://www.facebook.com/cfimi) page for more information and to sign up for our e-mail list.

  • Skeptics In The Pub (Grand Rapids)

    Craft Beer Cellar

    This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality. Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you! Center for Inquiry Michigan values full participation for all attendees at all of our events, including participation from individuals with disabilities. Requests for reasonable accommodation may be made by contacting the event host at least three days prior to the event (contact information is below). Cost: Free. Donations Appreciated. Snacks & Beverages are available for purchase. Contact: Jason Pittman, [masked] , (616)[masked] Skeptics in the Pub (Grand Rapids) meets on the 3rd Friday of each month, and there are usually about 15-25 people at these events. Note: Meetup is one of several places we list our events and we don't require RSVP's like some meetups do, so the number of "Attendees" doesn't reflect actual attendance. Visit our website and sign-up for weekly emails: www.cfimichigan.org, or connect with us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/cfimi.