What we're about

As human beings, living in this so-called free and secular nation, we have the ability and the right to question, examine and dissect all things religious, all things political, all things philosophical, all things cultural, even all things scientific.

Any attempts to silence freethought will only make us think louder!

Upcoming events (5+)

Gals and Guys Gastronomic Gala

Taste of Kerala

Gals and Guys come on out to "think freely" while eating good food, catching up with friends and meeting new ones! This is a monthly Meetup, held primarily on the last Thursday of each month, but the day might change some months. MENU: http://www.tasteofkeralam.com/ Parking in the back. RSVP by: Tuesday, April 23, 6:30pm I will be getting there at about 6:15pm, so feel free to come early too if you like. Reservation will be under Suzy-"Cleveland Freethinkers." Hope to see you there! Suzy Wernet

Spring Hike #1

Brecksville Nature Center

Join us to celebrate Earth Day and nature's renewal in general, with a nice hike at Brecksville Reservation! We'll meet in front of (or inside) the Brecksville Nature Center. We may be taking the relatively rugged (and scenic) Deer Lick Cave Loop Trail (4 miles), or the shorter (2.5 miles) but still very nice Hemlock Loop... our choice will depend on conditions. Either way, good footwear is highly recommended. There are a number of good nearby choices to gather for a meal after the hike. The Creekside, which has very good food but is a tad pricier, and Simon's (which is more of a family restaurant/delicatessen) are two possibilities. Hope to see you there! :)

Akron Oddmall Spring 2019

John S. Knight Center

This is a "come anytime" type event - but our local FFRF chapter (Northern Ohio Freethought Society) will be tabling there all weekend long, so be sure to stop by and say hi! From the Oddmall website: "Emporium of the Weird is Oddmall’s largest and most established show. It features over 260 booths showcasing the works and wonders of an abundance of artists, crafters, entertainers, and purveyors of games, toys, comics, and all things geeky, awesome, amazing, amazingly amazing, and amazingly amazingly amazing. Live entertainment, costume contests, and a variety of interesting diversions fascinate even the most jaded of curmudgeons. Average attendance is 10,000-12,000 guests." The event is free to attend, though they do suggest a $5 voluntary donation. More info can be found here: https://www.oddmall.info/emporium-of-the-weird/ Since the event runs all weekend, and there is not an official group host at any specific time, members are welcome to coordinate meeting up with other members in the comments below. Hope to see you there! :)

CFINO: "Celestial Strangeness"

Independence Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

The famed English astronomer Sir Arthur Eddington [masked]) once quipped, “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine”. Since Eddington’s lifetime, some “unimaginably” strange objects have been analyzed, photographed, and at least partially understood. Join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 7pm at Independence Library for a good dose of the strangeness of space! CFI Northeast Ohio's VP of Programming, Mark Tiborsky (an avid amateur astronomer/astronomy buff for many years), will be providing an overview of some of the weirdest known objects in our universe, with his presentation “Celestial Strangeness”. The program will focus on everything from bizarre objects in our own solar system to those located in the farthest known reaches of space. Casual science buffs won’t want to miss this one! And as usual, light refreshments will be served. See you there! :)

Past events (900)

CFI April Meeting: "The Persistent Myth of the Human Spirit"

Independence Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library

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