What we’re about
We are an organization of atheists, agnostics, skeptics and other freethinkers based in Charleston, South Carolina.
Please note that not all of us have accounts on Meetup.com. From the RSVPs here, it may look as if only a handful of people are planning to attend, but our regular monthly meetings usually draw between 20 and 50 people. The book group meetings usually draw 10 to 15.
Upcoming events (4+)See all
- SHL Happy Hour!Ms. Rose's Fine Food & Cocktails, Charleston, SC
We are going to be giving more notice of our HH's , so everyone will have plenty of time to make plans to be there. And also, moving the time up an hour hoping to avoid some of the traffic.
Please RSVP so we can get a good count.
Happy Hour is always a fun and relaxing evening of stimulating conversation over drinks (alcohol is optional) and yummy food among old and new friends! This month we will be meeting at Ms Roses in West Ashley. Hope to see you there!
- SHL Walking Club: James Island County ParkJames Island County Park, Charleston, SC
The objective of walking club is not to create an ambulatory herd of humanists, but rather to create a space where anyone who wants someone to walk with can have that.
We meet in the parking area in front of the dog park at James Island County Park. The meeting point will be Tucker's car, a white Toyota RAV4 which will have a dark blue SHL Flag (see event photos). Tucker will arrive around 8:30 and take Wolfie and Gertie to the dog park. At 9 am they will return to the car, and wait till 9:15. Anyone who shows up by 9:15 will have someone to walk with.
James Island County Park has a $2/person entrance fee, but also sells annual passes that grant access to all the great Charleston County Parks.
Different people may want to go different distances and at different paces, so we encourage breaking down into smaller groups. Tucker's typical route is just under 3 miles, making one large loupe around the park. Our pace is relative slow as the dogs like to stop and sniff frequently.
There will be a magnetic white board and on the side of Tucker's car where you can write notes, check in, and let others know if you've gone off and to keep an eye out for your humanist friends.
James Island County Park is also a great place for running and biking with about 4 miles of paved paths.
We hope to expand walking club to other locations, and times and to do charity walks. Suggestions for future events are welcome.
- SHL Family Day Trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Legare FarmsLegare Farms Inc, Johns Island, SC
Secular Humanist Families that play together will help build a supportive community in living Beyond Belief in the Lowcountry.
Please join us for an SHL Family Day Trip to the Pumpkin Patch at Legare Farms on John's Island. Sunday October 8th at 3pm. RSVP here on Meetup and we will send you a coupon to get in free! The farm features many great activities, including pumpkin picking, hayrides to feed cows, horse rides, a scarecrow factory, gem mining, and a corn cannon. Most of these activities have a small fee so bring some cash. I would suggest bringing $40 for each child over the age of 2. There is no outside food or drinks but they do have food concessions. There is a free Farm Animals Barnyard and Playground.
- Free Thought Month SHL Member GatheringCharleston County Public Library (Main), Charleston, SC
October is Free Thought month! A month that encourages people to be free thinkers and base their opinions on facts, science, logic, and reason. Let's raise awareness about independent thinking. Every free and democratic citizen must be allowed to enjoy the freedom of political, educational and scientific thinking. We will be discussing free thought and critical thinking at our October monthly member gathering and asking members to “out themselves” by discussing how they became a free thinker.
We will be meeting in the Auditorium of the Charleston County Public Library, Main Branch.
After the discussion, all those who are interested will go over to Saffron Restaurant and Bakery to eat and keep the conversation going.