Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***

Saturday, April 25, 6:00 p.m. – Humanists of Minnesota Annual Banquet. Speaker: Dale McGowan, editor of “Parenting Beyond Belief” and “Raising Freethinkers,” will speak on “The Kids are Alright, the Future is Bright.” Musical entertainment by The Freethought Band. 5:00 p.m. Social; 6:00 p.m. Dinner; 7:00 p.m. Program. DoubleTree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416. This event is a fundraiser for the Humanists of Minnesota. Cost: $40 in advance. For more information see http://humanistsofmn.org.

Saturday, April 25, 10 am to Noon. West Metro Critical Thinking Club. The Cliffs, 12300 Marion Lane W. Minnetonka 55305 (North of Ridgedale.) Mark Decker presents “How we know what we know.” RSVP to think-rsvp@markpaquette.com

Sunday, April 26, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, April 26, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10199848

Sunday, April 26, 1:30 p.m. – Freethinking family gathering – Bring the kids! Java Train, 1341 Pascal Street, St. Paul, MN 55108. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/9988799

Monday, April 27, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dinner Social. Davanni's, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. - Secular Bible Study. Northeast Middle School, 2955 Hayes St. N.E., Room 104, Minneapolis. Discussion topic: “Stereotypes of Religious and Secular Groups.” For more information see http://www.meetup.com/Secular-Bible-Study

Tuesday, April 28, 7:00 p.m. – Big Bang Book Club: “Physics of the Impossible” by Michio Kaku. Grumpy’s Bar & Grill, 1111 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information see http://www.secretsofthecity.com/deals/big-bang-book-club-gets-physical

Sunday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ past president August Berkshire will speak on “Exploring Atheism” at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 13001 County Road 5, Burnsville, MN 55337. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 3, 1:00 p.m. May Day Parade. Convene at Cedar Field, 18th Ave. S & 25th St., Minneapolis. Parade down Bloomington Avenue to Powderhorn Park, amd visit the Minnesota Atheists booth.. For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10151181/.

Sunday, May 3, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, May 4, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net

Monday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Minneapolis Book Club: “Nothing: Something to Believe in” by Nica Lalli. Common Roots Café, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182985

Tuesday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Old Country Buffet, County Rd. B2 between Snelling and Fairview, Roseville. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkirk 612-866-6200.

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Burnsville Book Club: “The Portable Atheist” by Christopher Hitchens – Davanni’s, 14639 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182647

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m., Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. National Day of Reason Celebration. Short presentations on the separation of church and state will be provided while religious people gather outside to celebrate their “National Day of Prayer.” For information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10147490

Thursday, May 7, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., MTN Studio A, 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis. Taping of Atheists Talk. For information call Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – Minnesota Atheists Blood Drive. Memorial Blood Center, 737 Pelham Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55114. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185823/.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. Humanists of Minnesota Road Cleanup. Please meet at the gas station in the SW corner of the intersection of Highway 35W and Highway 23 in Lino Lakes. This is the last exit before 35W joins up with 35E. The Humanists of Mn will provide trash bags and orange vests. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for being in tall grass. Once the cleanup is done, we head out to a nearby restaurant for lunch and good conversation. Contact David Beardsley at 952-927-4193 or beardsley@belleplaine.k12.mn.us. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064123

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Little Canada Book Club discusses “The Genealogy of Morals” by Friedrich Nietzche. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185264/.

Saturday, May 9, 3:00 p.m. (gather at 2:30 p.m.) - Star Trek! Reel & Meal. Regal Brooklyn Center 20, 6420 Camden Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55430. After the movie, dinner will be at the C1 Buffet, 6090 Shingle Creek Parkway. Scott Lohman, uberfan and President of the Humanists of Minnesota, will answer any questions and take on all comers in Star Trek trivia. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10221747.


*** St. Cloud *** (Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism)
Sunday, April 26, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed. For more information see http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10199848

Monthly membership meetings are now held at 7:00 p.m. on third Mondays at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. Social gatherings are held at various locations throughout the year. We also get together occasionally for coffee on Saturday mornings. For more information visit http://freeoftheism.org. Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list.


*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area FreeThinkers – RAFT)
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. - Book Club: “The True Believer” by Hoffer. Eric Winter's House, 4115 2nd St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. (507) 529-5670. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094156

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – Public Meeting. Room A of the Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd Street SE. Organizational meeting from 6:30 to 7 and discussion from 7 to 8:30. RAFT is a friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics, and humanists. For information contact Laura Scheinoha, larooski5@charter.net or visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/9892845/


*** La Crosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society - LCAFS)
Saturday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. The film “Religulous” will be shown at a member's home. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545. This gathering is in place of the normal 3rd Friday Think & Drink.

*** Fargo/Moorhead *** (Red River Freethinkers – RRF)
Sunday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. - RRF meeting will be held at the Atomic Coffee on Broadway in Fargo. For more information visit http://www.redriverfreethinkers.org

*** Grand Forks, ND *** (Grand Forks Atheists)
Saturday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Contact gforksatheists@aol.com.

*** Duluth *** (Lake Superior Freethinkers)
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Monthly meeting. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9:00 a.m., brunch, presentation and discussion from 10:00 to noon. A friendship group dedicated to Freedom from Religion, Rational Thought, Separation of State and Church and Morality without superstition. For information call Bill van Druten at 218-724-4176, or visit http://lsfreethinkers.org.

*** Iowa *** (Iowa Secularists)
Many activities statewide. For the latest events, go to: http://www.iowasecularist.org.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, April 26, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Guest: Sunsara Taylor, on her nationwide speaking tour promoting Bob Avakian’s book “Away With All Gods.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, May 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Guest: Center for Science Education President Eugenie Scott. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. - Debate: “Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation?” Steve Austin (Creationist) vs. Steve Johnson (Scientist). Northwestern College (Totino Fine Arts Center, Maranatha Hall), 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Student, $25 Family. http://npccompany-nonpoliticallycorrect.shopping.officelive.com/aboutus.aspx. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Creation Science Association.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. – Celebration of the life of David Irwin, a life member of Minnesota Atheists. Quatrefoil Library, 1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185706/ to learn more.

Sunday, May 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Public Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305. (Menu or $10.50 Buffet).

Sunday, May 17, presentation by Dr. Ed Buckner, new president of American Atheists. Southdale Library, Edina.

Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Humanist Ladies’ Sunday Tea. Bev Hanson’s house, 5343 70th Circle N., Brooklyn Center. Door prizes, treats and lots of conversation. Bring your own favorite teacup and saucer. (Hats and gloves optional!) RSVP to Bev at (763) 560-7334 no later than May 22nd. For further information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064140

June 5-7 – American Humanist Association (AHA) Annual Conference; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Phoenix, Arizona. For further information visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference

June 11-14 – American Ethical Union National Convention; St. Louis, Missouri. For further information visit http://www.aeu.org/index.php?case=all_events

July 9-12, 2009 - The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information visit http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/component/content/article/37-st...

Sundays, June 14, July 19, August 16; noon-3:00 p.m. - Freethought Potluck Picnics at Columbia Park, northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH); Humanists of Minnesota; Minnesota Atheists.

July 26-August 1 - Camp Quest of Minnesota will be held again at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista, Minnesota, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis. For further information visit http://minnesota.camp-quest.org

Sunday, September 6 – Intergroup Secular Labor Day Weekend, Sechler Park, 801 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057. RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale... or Vic.tanner@gmail.com

Meetups:
Sign up for the Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://atheists.meetup.com/493, the Southern Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group, the Humanists of Minnesota Meetup Group at http://humanism.meetup.com/166, the Rochester Area Freethinkers Meetup Group at http://secularhumanism.meetup.com/5, and the Minneapolis Skeptics Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics.

Podcasts:
Free podcasts of Minnesota Atheists’ Atheists Talk cable TV program, Atheists Talk radio program, and Minnesota Atheists meeting speakers are now available at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org and through iTunes.

Atheist Weekly E-mail (AWE) is a weekly calendar service from Minnesota Atheists. To join or leave distribution, or to submit calendar events, please e-mail awe@mnatheists.org.

To receive a sample newsletter, and for information about membership, state/church separation issues, or other freethought concerns, please e-mail info@MnAtheists.org or call 612-588-7031. Please visit our website at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org.

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Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***
Sunday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ past president August Berkshire will speak on “Exploring Atheism” at the Dakota Unitarian Universalist Church, 13001 County Road 5, Burnsville, MN 55337. Free and open to the public.

Sunday, May 3, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 3, 1:00 p.m. May Day Parade. Convene at Cedar Field, 18th Ave. S & 25th St., Minneapolis. Parade down Bloomington Avenue to Powderhorn Park, amd visit the Minnesota Atheists booth.. For more information go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10151181/.

Sunday, May 3, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, May 4, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net

Monday, May 4, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Minneapolis Book Club: “Nothing: Something to Believe In” by Nica Lalli. Common Roots Café, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182985

Tuesday, May 5, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Old Country Buffet, County Rd. B2 between Snelling and Fairview, Roseville. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkirk 612-866-6200.

Wednesday, May 6, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Burnsville Book Club: “The Portable Atheist” by Christopher Hitchens – Davanni’s, 14639 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182647

Thursday, May 7, 12:00 Noon – 1:30 p.m., Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul. National Day of Reason Celebration. Short presentations on the separation of church and state will be provided while religious people gather outside to celebrate their “National Day of Prayer.” For information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10147490

Thursday, May 7, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., MTN Studio A, 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis. Taping of Atheists Talk. For information call Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – CASH membership meeting. Election of Officers, Pizza and a showing of Bill Maher’s “Religulous.” Location TBA. Later information will be posted on http://cashumn.org/.

Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – Minnesota Atheists Blood Drive. Memorial Blood Center, 737 Pelham Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55114. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185823/.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. Humanists of Minnesota Road Cleanup. Please meet at the gas station in the SW corner of the intersection of Highway 35W and Highway 23 in Lino Lakes. This is the last exit before 35W joins up with 35E. The Humanists of Mn will provide trash bags and orange vests. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for being in tall grass. Once the cleanup is done, we head out to a nearby restaurant for lunch and good conversation. Contact David Beardsley at 952-927-4193 or beardsley@belleplaine.k12.mn.us. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064123

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Little Canada Book Club discusses “The Genealogy of Morals” by Friedrich Nietzche. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185264/.

Saturday, May 9, 3:00 p.m. (gather at 2:30 p.m.) - Star Trek! Reel & Meal. Regal Brooklyn Center 20, 6420 Camden Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55430. After the movie, dinner will be at the C1 Buffet, 6090 Shingle Creek Parkway. Scott Lohman, uberfan and President of the Humanists of Minnesota, will answer any questions and take on all comers in Star Trek trivia. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10221747.

Sunday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Robin Veal presents “Using the Internet as a Research Tool.” RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 10, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, May 10, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Mike Borrello, Ph.D. presents “Why Darwin Still Matters, A plea for the relevance of the history of science.” RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net

*** St. Cloud *** (Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism)
Monthly membership meetings are now held at 7:00 p.m. on third Mondays at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. Social gatherings are held at various locations throughout the year. We also get together occasionally for coffee on Saturday mornings. For more information visit http://freeoftheism.org. Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list.

** Mankato *** (Southern Minnesota Atheists)
Friday, May 22, 4:00 p.m. Happy Hour. “Playing Gods Think-and-Drink. Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area FreeThinkers – RAFT)
Thursday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. - Book Club: “The True Believer” by Hoffer. Eric Winter's House, 4115 2nd St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. (507) 529-5670. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094156

Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – Public Meeting. Room A of the Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd Street SE. Organizational meeting from 6:30 to 7 and discussion from 7 to 8:30. RAFT is a friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics, and humanists. For information contact Laura Scheinoha, larooski5@charter.net or visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/9892845/

Sunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - Highway Cleanup Project. Gather at Dunn Bros Coffee, 1340 Salem Rd. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902. Followed by lunch at 1:30 p.m. For further information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10308490.

*** La Crosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society - LCAFS)
Saturday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. The film “Religulous” will be shown at a member's home. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545. This gathering is in place of the normal 3rd Friday Think & Drink.

*** Fargo/Moorhead *** (Red River Freethinkers – RRF)
Sunday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. - RRF meeting will be held at the Atomic Coffee on Broadway in Fargo. For more information visit http://www.redriverfreethinkers.org

*** Grand Forks, ND *** (Grand Forks Atheists)

Saturday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Contact gforksatheists@aol.com.

*** Duluth *** (Lake Superior Freethinkers)
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Monthly meeting. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9:00 a.m., brunch, presentation and discussion from 10:00 to noon. The program will be “Biology and Morality” by Sally Mayasich with introduction by John Keturi. Breakfast is $13.00 and there is a 25 meal minimum to avoid room charges. A friendship group dedicated to Freedom from Religion, Rational Thought, Separation of State and Church and Morality without superstition. For information call Bill van Druten at 218-724-4176, or visit http://lsfreethinkers.org.

*** Iowa *** (Iowa Secularists)
Many activities statewide. For the latest events, go to: http://www.iowasecularist.org.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, May 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Guest: Center for Science Education President Eugenie Scott. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, May 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. In the first half hour, Chris Hallquist will discuss his forthcoming book on the comparison between believing in ghosts and gods. In the second half hour the guest will be Rick Rohrer, president of Camp Quest of Minnesota. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Future Events:

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. - Debate: “Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation?” Steve Austin (Creationist) vs. Steve Johnson (Scientist). Northwestern College (Totino Fine Arts Center, Maranatha Hall), 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Student, $25 Family. http://npccompany-nonpoliticallycorrect.shopping.officelive.com/aboutus.aspx. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Creation Science Association.

Thursday, May 14, 5:39 p.m. – Minneapolis Skeptics Happy Hour. McCoy's Public House, 3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics/calendar/10164259/.

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Humanists of Minnesota Public Meeting. Tim Stanley, Senior Director for Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota discusses “Affordable Health Care, Reproductive Health and Freedom,” Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417. Lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10280674/

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “How to Debate,” a class sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. Nokomis Branch Library, 5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10293503/.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. – Celebration of the life of David Irwin, a life member of Minnesota Atheists. Quatrefoil Library, 1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185706/ to learn more.

Sunday, May 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Public Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305. (Menu or $10.50 Buffet).

Sunday, May 17, presentation by Dr. Ed Buckner, new president of American Atheists. Southdale Library, Edina.

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists “Newbie Night.” Caibou Coffee, Roseville. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10019876/,

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Humanist Ladies’ Sunday Tea. Bev Hanson’s house, 5343 70th Circle N., Brooklyn Center. Door prizes, treats and lots of conversation. Bring your own favorite teacup and saucer. (Hats and gloves optional!) RSVP to Bev at (763) 560-7334 no later than May 22nd. For further information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064140

June 5-7 – American Humanist Association (AHA) Annual Conference; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Phoenix, Arizona. For further information visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference

June 11-14 – American Ethical Union National Convention; St. Louis, Missouri. For further information visit http://www.aeu.org/index.php?case=all_events

July 9-12, 2009 - The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information visit http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/component/content/article/37-st...

Sundays, June 14, July 19, August 16; noon-3:00 p.m. - Freethought Potluck Picnics at Columbia Park, northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH); Humanists of Minnesota; Minnesota Atheists.

July 26-August 1 - Camp Quest of Minnesota will be held again at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista, Minnesota, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis. For further information visit http://minnesota.camp-quest.org

Sunday, September 6 – Intergroup Secular Labor Day Weekend, Sechler Park, 801 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057. RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale... or Vic.tanner@gmail.com

Meetups:
Sign up for the Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://atheists.meetup.com/493, the Southern Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group, the Humanists of Minnesota Meetup Group at http://humanism.meetup.com/166, the Rochester Area Freethinkers Meetup Group at http://secularhumanism.meetup.com/5, and the Minneapolis Skeptics Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics.

Podcasts:
Free podcasts of Minnesota Atheists’ Atheists Talk cable TV program, Atheists Talk radio program, and Minnesota Atheists meeting speakers are now available at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org and through iTunes.
Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***
Saturday, May 9, 9:00 a.m. – Minnesota Atheists Blood Drive. Memorial Blood Center, 737 Pelham Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55114. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185823/.

Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. Humanists of Minnesota Road Cleanup. Please meet at the gas station in the SW corner of the intersection of Highway 35W and Highway 23 in Lino Lakes. This is the last exit before 35W joins up with 35E. The Humanists of Mn will provide trash bags and orange vests. Please bring gloves and wear appropriate clothing for being in tall grass. Once the cleanup is done, we head out to a nearby restaurant for lunch and good conversation. Contact David Beardsley at 952-927-4193 or beardsley@belleplaine.k12.mn.us. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064123

Saturday, May 9, 1:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Little Canada Book Club discusses “The Genealogy of Morals” by Friedrich Nietzche. To RSVP go to the web site http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185264/.

Saturday, May 9, 4:05 p.m. (gather at 3:30 p.m.) - Star Trek! Reel & Meal. Regal Brooklyn Center 20, 6420 Camden Ave N., Minneapolis, MN 55430. After the movie, dinner will be at the C1 Buffet, 6090 Shingle Creek Parkway. Scott Lohman, uberfan and President of the Humanists of Minnesota, will answer any questions and take on all comers in Star Trek trivia. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10221747.

Sunday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Robin Veal presents “Using the Internet as a Research Tool.” RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, May 10, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 10, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, May 11, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dinner Social. Davanni's, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Monday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Mike Borrello, Ph.D. presents “Why Darwin Still Matters, A plea for the relevance of the history of science.” RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net

Tuesday, May 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., MTN Studio A, 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis. Taping of Humanist Views. Call Scott Lohman, 612-521-4766.

Tuesday, May 12, 7:00 p.m. - Secular Bible Study. Northeast Middle School, 2955 Hayes St. N.E., Room 104, Minneapolis. Presentation and discussion topic: “The Relationship between the Sciences and Religion” by Dr. Paul Capetz, professor of Historical Theology at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. http://www.meetup.com/Secular-Bible-Study

Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-10:00 p.m. - Debate: “Grand Canyon: Evolution or Creation?” Steve Austin (Creationist) vs. Steve Johnson (Scientist). Northwestern College (Totino Fine Arts Center, Maranatha Hall), 3003 Snelling Ave. N., Roseville, MN 55113. Admission: $10 Adult, $5 Student, $25 Family. http://npccompany-nonpoliticallycorrect.shopping.officelive.com/aboutus.aspx. Sponsored by the Twin Cities Creation Science Association.

Thursday, May 14, 5:39 p.m. – Minneapolis Skeptics Happy Hour. McCoy's Public House, 3801 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN 55416. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics/calendar/10164259/.

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Humanists of Minnesota Public Meeting. Tim Stanley, Senior Director for Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota discusses “Affordable Health Care, Reproductive Health and Freedom,” Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417. Lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10280674/

Saturday, May 16, 10 am to Noon. West Metro Critical Thinking Club. The Cliffs, 12300 Marion Lane W. Minnetonka 55305 (North of Ridgedale.) Mark Borrello, Ph.D presents “Why Darwin Still Matters, A plea for the relevance of the history of science” RSVP to think-rsvp@markpaquette.com

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “How to Debate,” a class sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. Nokomis Branch Library, 5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10293503/.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. – Celebration of the life of David Irwin, a life member of Minnesota Atheists. Quatrefoil Library, 1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185706/ to learn more.

Sunday, May 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Public Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305. (Menu or $10.50 Buffet).

Sunday, May 17, 1:00 – 2:00, Atheists for Human Rights public Meeting. Dr. Ed Buckner, new president of American Atheists, presents “The 15% Solution: Economics and Morality in a Conflicted World.” Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave., Edina. For more information visit atheistsforhumanrights.org.

*** St. Cloud *** (Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism)
Monthly membership meetings are now held at 7:00 p.m. on third Mondays at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. Social gatherings are held at various locations throughout the year. We also get together occasionally for coffee on Saturday mornings. For more information visit http://freeoftheism.org. Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list. The May meeting topic will be Julia Sweeney’s movie “Letting Go of God.” Discussion will follow the viewing.

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

** Mankato *** (Southern Minnesota Atheists)
Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. Happy Hour. “Playing Gods Think-and-Drink. Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area FreeThinkers – RAFT)
Thursday, May 14, 6:30 p.m. – Public Meeting. Room A of the Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd Street SE. Organizational meeting from 6:30 to 7 and discussion from 7 to 8:30. RAFT is a friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics, and humanists. For information contact Laura Scheinoha, larooski5@charter.net or visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/9892845/

Sunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. - Highway Cleanup Project. Gather at Dunn Bros Coffee, 1340 Salem Rd. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902. Followed by lunch at 1:30 p.m. For further information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10308490.

*** La Crosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society - LCAFS)
Saturday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. The film “Religulous” will be shown at a member's home. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545. This gathering is in place of the normal 3rd Friday Think & Drink.

Saturday June 6, 6:00 p.m. ‘666 Party’ at the home of Betty Hammond and Hank Zumach. Hank is arranging for the benevolent protection of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendages!!! He will do this by providing all Pastafarians a dish of spaghetti and marinara sauce with spicy meat balls. However, Hank now realizes that a bit more garlic in the marinara sauce will surely entice the Flying Spaghetti Monster to provide His full protection for the group. Those who have lingering doubts concerning the extra garlic are encouraged to bring your own Concoctions and Spirits to be shared by the group. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545.

*** Fargo/Moorhead *** (Red River Freethinkers – RRF)
Sunday, May 10, 1-3 p.m. - RRF meeting will be held at the Atomic Coffee on Broadway in Fargo. For more information visit http://www.redriverfreethinkers.org

*** Grand Forks, ND *** (Grand Forks Atheists)
Saturday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Contact gforksatheists@aol.com.

*** Duluth *** (Lake Superior Freethinkers)
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month. For further information visit http://lsfreethinkers.org.

*** Iowa *** (Iowa Secularists)
Many activities statewide. For the latest events, go to: http://www.iowasecularist.org.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, May 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. In the first half hour, Chris Hallquist will discuss his forthcoming book on the comparison between believing in ghosts and gods. In the second half hour the guest will be Rick Rohrer, president of Camp Quest of Minnesota. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, May 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:
Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists “Newbie Night.” Caribou Coffee, Roseville. Event is full, but check for cancellations. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10019876/,

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m. – Bucca with Arcading Afterward, led by Brian Knoblach. Buca Di Beppo, 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403, followed by games at Gameworks, 600 Hennepin Ave about 3:30. To RSVP, go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10320598/

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Humanist Ladies’ Sunday Tea. Bev Hanson’s house, 5343 70th Circle N., Brooklyn Center. Door prizes, treats and lots of conversation. Bring your own favorite teacup and saucer. (Hats and gloves optional!) RSVP to Bev at (763) 560-7334 no later than May 22nd. For further information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064140

June 5-7 – American Humanist Association (AHA) Annual Conference; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Phoenix, Arizona. For further information visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference

June 11-14 – American Ethical Union National Convention; St. Louis, Missouri. For further information visit http://www.aeu.org/index.php?case=all_events

Saturday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. – Fossil hunting at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul, guided by Crystal Dervetsky and Vic Tanner. Meet in the parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring along gloves and a bag or container for your finds. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

Sundays, June 14, July 19, August 16; noon-3:00 p.m. – Freethought Potluck Picnics at Columbia Park, northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH); Humanists of Minnesota; Minnesota Atheists.

Saturday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. – Freethinking Camping at Sakatah Lake State Park, 50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville, MN 56096. Limited to 50 campers, bring your own tents. $50 site rental will be divided among the campers. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

July 9-12 – The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information visit http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/component/content/article/37-st...

July 26-August 1 – Camp Quest of Minnesota will be held again at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista, Minnesota, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis. For further information visit http://minnesota.camp-quest.org

August 7-9 – Secular Student Alliance (SSA) conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. For more information, go to: http://www.secularstudents.org

Sunday, September 6 – Intergroup Secular Labor Day Weekend, Sechler Park, 801 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057. RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale... or Vic.tanner@gmail.com

Meetups:
Sign up for the Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://atheists.meetup.com/493, the Southern Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group, the Humanists of Minnesota Meetup Group at http://humanism.meetup.com/166, the Rochester Area Freethinkers Meetup Group at http://secularhumanism.meetup.com/5, and the Minneapolis Skeptics Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics.

Podcasts:
Free podcasts of Minnesota Atheists’ Atheists Talk cable TV program, Atheists Talk radio program, and Minnesota Atheists meeting speakers are now available at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org and through iTunes.
Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***

Saturday, May 16, 10:00 a.m.-noon – Humanists of Minnesota Public Meeting. Tim Stanley, Senior Director for Government Affairs for Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota discusses “Affordable Health Care, Reproductive Health and Freedom,” Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 E Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417. Lunch afterwards at a nearby restaurant. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10280674/

Saturday, May 16, 10 am to Noon. West Metro Critical Thinking Club. The Cliffs, 12300 Marion Lane W. Minnetonka 55305 (North of Ridgedale.) Mark Borrello, Ph.D presents “Why Darwin Still Matters, A plea for the relevance of the history of science” RSVP to think-rsvp@markpaquette.com

Saturday, May 16, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. “How to Debate,” a class sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. Nokomis Branch Library, 5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10293503/.

Saturday, May 16, 8:00 p.m. – Celebration of the life of David Irwin, a life member of Minnesota Atheists. Quatrefoil Library, 1619 Dayton Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. Visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10185706/ to learn more.

Sunday, May 17, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 17, 1:00-3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Public Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. At 2:00 p. m., Chuck Samuelson, executive director of the ACLU of Minnesota, will speak about the TiZA Muslim charter school case. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305. (Menu or $10.50 Buffet).

Sunday, May 17, 1:00 – 2:00, Dr. Ed Buckner, new president of American Atheists, presents “The 15% Solution: Economics and Morality in a Conflicted World.” Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave., Edina. For more information visit http://www.atheists.org/media_releases/Buckner_Speaks_at_AFHR_Forum...

Sunday, May 17, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, May 18, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net

Tuesday, May 19, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists “Newbie Night.” Caribou Coffee, Roseville. Event is full, but check for cancellations. This event is full booked, but visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10019876/ to see if openings arise.

Wednesday, May 20, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Dragon House restaurant, 3970 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, 55421. Call Bill Volna, 612-781-4273.

Wednesday, May 20, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheist Board Meeting. St. Anthony Park Library, 2245 Como Avenue at Carter, St. Paul, MN 55108, basement. Open to all members. For information, call Grant Steves, 651-774-1992.

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m. – Bucca with Arcading Afterward, led by Brian Knoblach. Buca Di Beppo, 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403, followed by games at Gameworks, 600 Hennepin Ave about 3:30. To RSVP, go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10320598/

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Humanist Ladies’ Sunday Tea. Bev Hanson’s house, 5343 70th Circle N., Brooklyn Center. Door prizes, treats and lots of conversation. Bring your own favorite teacup and saucer. (Hats and gloves optional!) RSVP to Bev at (763) 560-7334 no later than May 22nd. For further information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064140

Sunday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 24, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.


*** St. Cloud *** (Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism)
Monthly membership meetings are now held at 7:00 p.m. on third Mondays at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. Social gatherings are held at various locations throughout the year. We also get together occasionally for coffee on Saturday mornings. For more information visit http://freeoftheism.org. Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list. The May meeting topic will be Julia Sweeney’s movie “Letting Go of God.” Discussion will follow the viewing.

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

** Mankato *** (Southern Minnesota Atheists)
Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. – Happy Hour. “Playing Gods Think-and-Drink.” Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area FreeThinkers – RAFT)
Sunday, May 17, 10:00 a.m. – Highway Cleanup Project. Gather at Dunn Bros Coffee, 1340 Salem Rd. S.W., Rochester, MN 55902. Followed by lunch at 1:30 p.m. For further information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10308490.

Thursday, May 21, 7:00 p.m. – Happy Hour. McGoon's Taxi Co., 7 2nd St SWm Rochester, MN 55902. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094281/

Saturday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. - May Movie Night: “Reefer Madness, The Musical.” Location to be announced. http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094211

*** La Crosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society - LCAFS)
Saturday, May 16, 7:00 p.m. The film “Religulous” will be shown at a member's home. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545. This gathering is in place of the normal 3rd Friday Think & Drink.

Saturday June 6, 6:00 p.m. ‘666 Party’ at the home of Betty Hammond and Hank Zumach. Hank is arranging for the benevolent protection of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendages!!! He will do this by providing all Pastafarians a dish of spaghetti and marinara sauce with spicy meat balls. However, Hank now realizes that a bit more garlic in the marinara sauce will surely entice the Flying Spaghetti Monster to provide His full protection for the group. Those who have lingering doubts concerning the extra garlic are encouraged to bring your own Concoctions and Spirits to be shared by the group. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545.

*** Fargo/Moorhead *** (Red River Freethinkers – RRF)
Red River Freethinkers meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm at varying locations. Visitors are always welcome. For more information visit http://www.redriverfreethinkers.org

*** Grand Forks, ND *** (Grand Forks Atheists)
Saturday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Contact gforksatheists@aol.com.

*** Duluth *** (Lake Superior Freethinkers)
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month. For further information visit http://lsfreethinkers.org.

*** Iowa *** (Iowa Secularists)
Many activities statewide. For the latest events, go to: http://www.iowasecularist.org.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, May 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Grant Steves and Chester O’Gorman discuss their secular Bible Study class. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, May 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. John Loftus, on a major revision of his book “Why I Rejected Christianity,” now renamed “Why I Became and Atheist.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:
May 22-23, Appignani Bioethics Center's Fifth Anniversary Special Event. “Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World.” 777 UN Plaza, 2d Floor, New York, 10017. For more information and to register, go to http://www.humanistbioethics.org/appignani-upcoming-events.html.

Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Burnsville Book Club: “Quiverfull” by Kathryn Joyce at Davannis – Davanni’s, 14639 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182647

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 p.m. – “Pub Night: Think and Drink!” Sweeney's Saloon, 96 North Dale Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10368967/.

June 5-7 – American Humanist Association (AHA) Annual Conference; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Phoenix, Arizona. For further information visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference

June 11-14 – American Ethical Union National Convention; St. Louis, Missouri. For further information visit http://www.aeu.org/index.php?case=all_events

Sundays, June 14, July 19, August 16; noon-3:00 p.m. – Freethought Potluck Picnics at Columbia Park, northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH); Humanists of Minnesota; Minnesota Atheists.

Saturday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. – Fossil hunting at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul, guided by Crystal Dervetsky and Vic Tanner. Meet in the parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring along gloves and a bag or container for your finds. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

Saturday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. – Freethinking Camping at Sakatah Lake State Park, 50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville, MN 56096. Limited to 50 campers, bring your own tents. $50 site rental will be divided among the campers. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

July 9-12 – The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information visit http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/component/content/article/37-st...

July 18 – 21, Center for Inquiry’s Second Annual Civic Days at the Nation's Capital. Three full days of immersion in how Congress and the nation's capital city work. Registration: $100, FOC Registration: $90, Student Registration: $25. To register go to http://ga1.org/center_for_inquiry/events/civic_days.

July 26-August 1 – Camp Quest of Minnesota will be held again at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista, Minnesota, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis. For further information visit http://minnesota.camp-quest.org

August 7-9 – Secular Student Alliance (SSA) conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. For more information, go to: http://www.secularstudents.org

Sunday, September 6 – Intergroup Secular Labor Day Weekend, Sechler Park, 801 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057. RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale... or Vic.tanner@gmail.com

Meetups:
Sign up for the Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://atheists.meetup.com/493, the Southern Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group, the Humanists of Minnesota Meetup Group at http://humanism.meetup.com/166, the Rochester Area Freethinkers Meetup Group at http://secularhumanism.meetup.com/5, and the Minneapolis Skeptics Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics.

Podcasts:
Free podcasts of Minnesota Atheists’ Atheists Talk cable TV program, Atheists Talk radio program, and Minnesota Atheists meeting speakers are now available at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org and through iTunes.

Atheist Weekly E-mail (AWE) is a weekly calendar service from Minnesota Atheists. To join or leave this list, or to submit calendar events, please e-mail awe@mnatheists.org.

To receive a sample newsletter, and for information about membership, state/church separation issues, or other freethought concerns, please e-mail info@MnAtheists.org or call 612-588-7031. Please visit our website at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org.
Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***

Saturday, May 23, 1:00 p.m. – Bucca with Arcading Afterward, led by Brian Knoblach. Buca Di Beppo, 1204 Harmon Place, Minneapolis, MN 55403, followed by games at Gameworks, 600 Hennepin Ave about 3:30. To RSVP, go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10320598/

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

Sunday, May 24, 2:00 p.m. - Humanist Ladies’ Sunday Tea. Bev Hanson’s house, 5343 70th Circle N., Brooklyn Center. Door prizes, treats and lots of conversation. Bring your own favorite teacup and saucer. (Hats and gloves optional!) RSVP to Bev at (763) 560-7334 no later than May 22nd. For further information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166/calendar/10064140

Sunday, May 24, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 24, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

May 22-23, Appignani Bioethics Center's Fifth Anniversary Special Event. “Food, Famine and Future Technologies: Ethical Dilemmas in a Hungry World.” 777 UN Plaza, 2d Floor, New York, 10017. For more information and to register, go to http://www.humanistbioethics.org/appignani-upcoming-events.html.

Monday, May 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dinner Social. Davanni's, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Tuesday, May 26, 7:00 p.m. – Secular Bible Study: “Atheism and the Atheist World View,” a presentation by August Berkshire, past president of Minnesota Atheists and current vice president of Atheist Alliance International. Northeast Middle School 2955 Hayes St. N.E., Room 104, Minneapolis, MN 55418. Enter from parking lot on south side of building. Sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/Secular-Bible-Study

Wednesday, May 27, Meal & Reel. Lagoon Cinema, 1320 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408. “Star Trek.” Visit the official web site at http://www.startrekmovie.com/. Meet at the theater at 7:00 p.m. for the 7:10 showing. Or meet next door at 6:00 p.m. for dinner at Uptown Drink, 1400 Lagoon Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408. Please let me know if you are coming: George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Sunday, May 31, 10:30 a.m. – Sunday Brunch. Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the wait staff. Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, May 31, 4:00-7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ All-You-Can-Eat Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner Fundraiser. Only $6.66! NEW LOCATION: Como Park Midway (South) Pavilion, 1199 Midway Pkwy., St. Paul, MN 55101. Family friendly location with nearby park. (If you can help us by donating food, please contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net) For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10460399.

Sunday, May 31, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. S # 55, Minneapolis, (Men's Center, in the basement). Open to men and women. Contact: tcAgnostic@gmail.com.

Monday, June 1, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net

Tuesday, June 2, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Old Country Buffet, County Rd. B2 between Snelling and Fairview, Roseville. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkirk 612-866-6200.

Tuesday, June 2, 7:00 p.m. - T.A.M. (The Amazing Meeting) Info & Planning. Dunn Brothers Coffee - Minneapolis- Freight House, 201 3rd Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55401. This Meetup is for anyone planning to attend James Randi’s The Amazing Meeting 7 in Las Vegas on July 9-12 (see listing below under “Future Events”), or who is interested in attending and wants to know more. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10456106.

Wednesday, June 3, 7:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Burnsville Book Club: “Quiverfull” by Kathryn Joyce at Davannis, 14639 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN 55337. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182647

Thursday, June 4, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists’ Minneapolis Book Club: “Nothing: Something to Believe In” by Nica Lalli. Common Roots Café, 2558 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis. http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10182985

June 5-7 – American Humanist Association (AHA) Annual Conference; Tempe Mission Palms Hotel; Phoenix, Arizona. For further information visit http://www.americanhumanist.org/conference

Saturday, June 6, 7:00 p.m. – “Pub Night: Think and Drink!” Sweeney's Saloon, 96 North Dale Street, St. Paul, MN 55102. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10368967/.

*** St. Cloud *** (Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism)
Monthly membership meetings are now held at 7:00 p.m. on third Mondays at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall. Social gatherings are held at various locations throughout the year. We also get together occasionally for coffee on Saturday mornings. For more information visit http://freeoftheism.org. Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list.

Sunday, May 24, 1:00-3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, Highway 10 in Rice, MN. Meet at The Old Creamery Cafe, 405 Main St., Rice, MN 56367, 320-393-4100 (west of the stoplight on Hwy. 10). Arrive at noon for lunch beforehand and/or stay for dinner afterwards if you wish. Gloves and sturdy footwear are recommended. Transportation is available from the Twin Cities. Call Deb Doucette (Randall) 320-749-2025, August Berkshire (Minneapolis) 612-338-4548, or Steve Petersen (Shoreview) 651-484-9277 for more details. Also, call if it looks like it will rain to see if the event has been postponed.

** Mankato *** (Southern Minnesota Atheists)
Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. – Happy Hour. “Playing Gods Think-and-Drink.” Midtown Tavern, 524 N. Riverfront Drive, Mankato, MN 56001. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area FreeThinkers – RAFT)
Saturday, May 23, 7:00 p.m. - May Movie Night: “Reefer Madness, The Musical.” Location to be announced. http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094211

Monday, May 26, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Board Meeting. Panera South Rochester, 460 Crossroads Drive SW, Rochester, MN 55902. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10094263

Thursday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. - Special Topic Discussion: Meaning and Happiness in Atheism. Eric Winter’s House, 4115 2nd St. N.W., Rochester, MN 55901. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10258190

Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. – Public Meeting. Room A of the Rochester Public Library, 101 2nd Street SE. Organizational meeting from 6:30 to 7 and discussion from 7 to 8:30. RAFT is a friendship and discussion group for atheists, agnostics, and humanists. For information contact Laura Scheinoha, larooski5@charter.net or visit http://www.meetup.com/raftmn/calendar/10417747/.

*** La Crosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society - LCAFS)
Saturday June 6, 6:00 p.m. ‘666 Party’ at the home of Betty Hammond and Hank Zumach. Hank is arranging for the benevolent protection of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendages!!! He will do this by providing all Pastafarians a dish of spaghetti and marinara sauce with spicy meat balls. However, Hank now realizes that a bit more garlic in the marinara sauce will surely entice the Flying Spaghetti Monster to provide His full protection for the group. Those who have lingering doubts concerning the extra garlic are encouraged to bring your own Concoctions and Spirits to be shared by the group. For the location, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or by calling 608-457-2545.

*** Fargo/Moorhead *** (Red River Freethinkers – RRF)
Red River Freethinkers meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at varying locations. Visitors are always welcome. For more information visit http://www.redriverfreethinkers.org

*** Grand Forks, ND *** (Grand Forks Atheists)
Saturday, May 23, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. Contact gforksatheists@aol.com.

*** Duluth *** (Lake Superior Freethinkers)
Meetings are on the first Sunday of each month. For further information visit http://lsfreethinkers.org.

*** Iowa *** (Iowa Secularists)
Many activities statewide. For the latest events, go to: http://www.iowasecularist.org.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, May 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. John Loftus, on a major revision of his book “Why I Rejected Christianity,” now renamed “Why I Became and Atheist.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, May 31, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at http://www.am950ktnf.com/listen. Scott Lohman and Grant Steves discuss the books of Biblical scholar Bart Ehrman. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:
Tuesday, June 9, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Minnesota Atheists Meetup: “Newbie Night VI.” Java Train, 7 1341 Pascal Street, St. Paul, MN 55108. Sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10436832/.

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00 p.m. – Secular Bible Study: “Genesis in Space and Time.” Trinity United Methodist Church, 2511 Taylor St. N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55418. Sign up at: http://www.meetup.com/Secular-Bible-Study/calendar/10448339

Thursday, June 11, 5:30 p.m. - Minneapolis Skeptics June Happy Hour, Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S., (West Bank), Minneapolis, MN 55454. http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics

June 11-14 – American Ethical Union National Convention; St. Louis, Missouri. For further information visit http://www.aeu.org/index.php?case=all_events

Sundays, June 14, July 19, August 16; noon-3:00 p.m. – Freethought Potluck Picnics at Columbia Park, northeast Minneapolis. Sponsored by Campus Atheists, Skeptics and Humanists (CASH); Humanists of Minnesota; Minnesota Atheists. For more information visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166.

Saturday, June 20, 1:00 p.m. – Fossil hunting at Lilydale Regional Park in St. Paul, guided by Crystal Dervetsky and Vic Tanner. Meet in the parking lot. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and bring along gloves and a bag or container for your finds. For more information visit http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

Saturday, June 20, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. “How to Debate,” a class sponsored by Minnesota Atheists. Nokomis Branch Library, 5100 34th Ave S, Minneapolis MN 55417. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/minnesota-atheists/calendar/10441472/.

Saturday, June 27, 4:00 p.m. – Freethinking Camping at Sakatah Lake State Park, 50499 Sakatah Lake State Park Road, Waterville, MN 56096. Limited to 50 campers, bring your own tents. $50 site rental will be divided among the campers. To RSVP go to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale....

June 27-28 – Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the Gay Pride Festival, Loring Park, Minneapolis. They will also march in the Gay Pride Parade on Hennepin Ave.

July 9-12 – The Amaz!ng Meeting 7. South Point Casino, Hotel & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. For further information visit http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/component/content/article/37-st...

July 18 – 21, Center for Inquiry’s Second Annual Civic Days at the Nation's Capital. Three full days of immersion in how Congress and the nation's capital city work. Registration: $100, FOC Registration: $90, Student Registration: $25. To register go to http://ga1.org/center_for_inquiry/events/civic_days.

July 26-August 1 – Camp Quest of Minnesota will be held again at the Voyageur Environmental Center in Minnetrista, Minnesota, about 25 miles west of Minneapolis. For further information visit http://minnesota.camp-quest.org

August 7-9 – Secular Student Alliance (SSA) conference at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH. For more information, go to: http://www.secularstudents.org

Sunday, September 6 – Intergroup Secular Labor Day Weekend, Sechler Park, 801 Washington St, Northfield, MN 55057. RSVP to http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group/cale... or Vic.tanner@gmail.com

Meetups:
Sign up for the Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://atheists.meetup.com/493, the Southern Minnesota Atheists Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Southern-Minnesota-Atheists-Meetup-Group, the Humanists of Minnesota Meetup Group at http://humanism.meetup.com/166, the Rochester Area Freethinkers Meetup Group at http://secularhumanism.meetup.com/5, and the Minneapolis Skeptics Meetup Group at http://www.meetup.com/Minneapolis-Skeptics.

Podcasts:
Free podcasts of Minnesota Atheists’ Atheists Talk cable TV program, Atheists Talk radio program, and Minnesota Atheists meeting speakers are now available at http://MinnesotaAtheists.org and through iTunes.

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