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Open to serve the Greater L.A. skeptical community... east side, west side, downtown, uptown, San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys -- hopefully there will be something for everyone!

Had enough of astrologers, psychics, homeopaths, and bible thumpers? Yearning to talk with someone rational for awhile? Join like-minded folks at these events for some refreshing and sane conversation and some great activities. No sacred cows here -- just an ever-growing community of critical thinkers willing to raise their voices and exchange ideas.

Atheists, agnostics, secular humanists, deists and theists all welcome -- but be prepared to defend your position!

Upcoming events (5+)

Independent Investigations Group (IIG) Monthly Meeting [No Host Event]

PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS! Hey, stop being an armchair detective, like Mycroft Holmes, and start being more like Sherlock Holmes, by going out and investigating the paranormal world! Over-sized magnifying glasses will be provided; but deerstalker caps are recommended. The Independent Investigations Group (IIG) regularly meets at 11 a.m., on the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Center for Inquiry-LA. The IIG investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public. The group is always seeking new members, so come to the meeting and see for yourself if you'd like to join. The first two visits are free. And plenty of free parking too! For more information, call (323)[masked] ext. 159, or email [masked] The Center for Inquiry-LA (CFI-LA) 2535 W. Temple, L.A. CA 90026 (https://maps.google.com/?q=2535+W.+Temple,+L.A.+CA+90026&entry=gmail&source=g) (enter parking from Rampart)

Drinking Skeptically at the Crystal View Lounge [No Host Event]

Holiday Inn Burbank-Media Center

Join fellow L.A. skeptics for Drinking Skeptically at a venue that offers a mellow and open atmosphere conducive to talking and meeting others! No Host Event]* We meet the 2nd Friday of each month, but venue might change due to availability. Please check here again before setting out. The Facebook group page that announces this Meet-Up is located here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dslosangeles/ Free public parking after 6 pm in nearby lots across the street, and the Holiday Inn [according to reports] validates for 4 hours. Food is served until 9:30 pm. Here is the event from June 2014: http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/ (http://www.meetup.com/skeptics-136/events/191285112/) Visit this to see pics from the event and reports from people that went. If you have never been to this venue, please do so. It is very different than the typical bar/pub location. Easier to talk and move about. This is not as close to the Red Line as prior venues 1739 Public House or The Federal, but several members have offered to carpool from a Red Line station. If that is of interest to you, please post in the comments. The Burbank Holiday Inn has two towers. The Lounge is on the 18th floor of the Tower closest to the 5 freeway (by First Street). Entrance is on Angeleno. Please RSVP - there's room for all but we like to warn the bartender if the group will be particularly large!

CFI-LA Book Club for Skeptics

CFI-LA

Join us for the CFI-Los Angeles Skeptics Book Club's monthly meeting. Visitors are welcome. You don't have to have read the book to enjoy the conversation! May's selection is The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov. Read whichever way you'd like... either start with the original "Foundation" or begin chronologically with "Prelude to Foundation", or read all ten! There is a parking lot attached to the building (off of Rampart), so you shouldn't have to park on the street. Many more folks show up for book club than you will see RSVP'd here, so please don't hesitate to show up and join in. Feel free to bring snacks to share with others, as well as your suggestions for future books. June 19th's selection will be "Factfulness" by Hans Rosling. Have questions about the book club? Comment here.

Independent Investigations Group (IIG) Monthly Meeting [No Host Event]

PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS! Hey, stop being an armchair detective, like Mycroft Holmes, and start being more like Sherlock Holmes, by going out and investigating the paranormal world! Over-sized magnifying glasses will be provided; but deerstalker caps are recommended. The Independent Investigations Group (IIG) regularly meets at 11 a.m., on the 3rd Saturday of every month at the Center for Inquiry-LA. The IIG investigates fringe science, paranormal and extraordinary claims from a rational, scientific viewpoint and disseminates factual information about such inquiries to the public. The group is always seeking new members, so come to the meeting and see for yourself if you'd like to join. The first two visits are free. And plenty of free parking too! For more information, call (323)[masked] ext. 159, or email [masked] The Center for Inquiry-LA (CFI-LA) 2535 W. Temple, L.A. CA 90026 (https://maps.google.com/?q=2535+W.+Temple,+L.A.+CA+90026&entry=gmail&source=g) (enter parking from Rampart)

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CFI-LA Book Club for Skeptics

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