From now on I'll post this weekly calendar in the Minnesota Atheists group.

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Sunday, July 27, 8:00 a.m. Breakfast. Old Country Buffet, Holly Shopping Center, Highway 47 & Mississippi St. NE, Fridley. Say goodbye to Brett Welch, who is relocating to Scotland. This is probably the last time this event will be held at this location.

Sunday, July 27, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. P.Z. Myers discusses Evo-Devo: What do a mouse’s paw and a bat’s wing have in common? Also a discussion with C.L. Hanson, atheist blogger and ex-Mormon. Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, July 27, 11:00 a.m. – Join P.Z. Myers and the “Atheists Talk” radio crew for brunch at Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina, MN 55435. Bring a printout of an Atheists Weekly E-mail and get a $2 discount.

Sunday, July 27, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.

Monday, July 28, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, July 28, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dinner Social. Davanni’s, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Saturday August 2, - 10:00 a.m. to noon. Critical Thinking Club of Minnesota – South Metro Chapter. Creekside Community Center, Room 100, 9801 Penn Ave. South., Bloomington, MN. $5, includes coffee and snacks. For details visit: CriticalThinkingClub.org. To RSVP, call Stu Tanquist at 952-736-1222 or e-mail stu13712@hotmail.com.

Sunday, August 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. August Berkshire, President of Minnesota Atheists, interviews Christian radio show hosts Lee Michaels and Jeff Shell (“Live on KKMS with Jeff and Lee”). Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Lake Superior Freethinkers. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9 AM, Brunch, presentation and discussion from 10 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.

Sunday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.


Do you work for Hennepin County? We are seeking atheists/humanists who work for Hennepin County to participate in a diversity panel that will take place in the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis in mid-August. Contact: info@mnatheists.org.

Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive.

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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 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.
Saturday August 2, - 10:00 a.m. to noon. Critical Thinking Club of Minnesota – South Metro Chapter. Creekside Community Center, Room 100, 9801 Penn Ave. South., Bloomington, MN. $5, includes coffee and snacks. For details visit: CriticalThinkingClub.org. To RSVP, call Stu Tanquist at 952-736-1222 or e-mail stu13712@hotmail.com.

Sunday, August 3, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. August Berkshire, President of Minnesota Atheists, interviews Christian radio show hosts Lee Michaels and Jeff Shell (“Live on KKMS with Jeff and Lee”). Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Lake Superior Freethinkers. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9 AM, Brunch, presentation and discussion from 10 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.

Sunday, August 3, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.

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

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

Thursday, August 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.

Sunday, August 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guests TBD. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Dr. Jerry Smith discusses Critical Thinking. RSVP Laura Hutt, lhutt@Comcast.net.

Sunday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.



Do you work for Hennepin County? We are seeking atheists/humanists who work for Hennepin County to participate in a diversity panel that will take place in the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis in mid-August. Contact: info@mnatheists.org.

Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive.

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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.
Sunday, August 10, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guests Lori Lippman Brown, Executive Director of the Secular Coalition for America. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 10, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Dr. Jerry Smith discusses decision making. RSVP Laura Hutt, lhutt@Comcast.net.

Sunday, August 10, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.

Monday, August 11, CANNCELLED FOR THIS TIME ONLY – SEE BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION BELOW! 5:00 - 7:00, Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, August 11, 5:00 – 7:00, George Kane’s Birthday. Axel’s Charhouse, 2540 Cleveland Ave N, Roseville 55113 (Between B2 and C). No presents please, but RSVP to George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

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

Monday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Dr. Jerry Smith discusses decision making. RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net RSVPs please to leesal@comcast.net

Wednesday, August 13, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Red Lobster, at the intersection (there's a traffic light) of 85th and Springbrook Ave., just off Hwy 47 (University Ave NE). Call Bill Volna, 612-781-4273.

Wednesday, August 13, 7:00 p.m. Humanists of Minnesota board of directors meeting. Contact Scott Lohman 612-521-4766 or Ron Scribner 952-884-5755.

Thursday, August 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Rochester Area Freethinkers Membership 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.

Sunday, August 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guests TBD. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 17, 6:00 p.m. - Atheist/Agnostic AA, Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. # 55, Minneapolis, Jason Herrboldt. Open to men and women. Contact: MplsAtheistAgnosticAA@yahoo.com.

Do you work for Hennepin County? We are seeking atheists/humanists who work for Hennepin County to participate in a diversity panel that will take place in the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis in mid-August. Contact: info@mnatheists.org.

Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive.

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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.
Sunday, August 17, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Biologist Greg Laden discusses “Food, Cooking, and Human Evolution.” Also, local author John Coy discusses his new book “Box Out.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 17, 12:00 m. - 3:00 p.m. - Freethought Picnic. Columbia Park, 800 Columbia Blvd. (off Central Avenue), Minneapolis. Bring some picnic food to share. The shelter area has electricity, a sink and an electric hot plate. (Don't forget to bring your own beverage, plate, and utensils.) Bring your instrument for an informal folk jam. Beginners welcome. Bring some food for a food shelf collection. Hosted by the Minnesota Atheists. Download a pdf map at http://mnatheists.org/images/stories/FREETHOUGHT_PICNICS_2008.pdf.

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

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

Wednesday, August 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 Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Saturday, August 23, 11:00 a.m. - Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the LaCrosse, WI Gay Pride festival. South Side Oktoberfest Grounds.

Sunday, August 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. P.Z. Myers and Randy Moore discuss “Visiting the Galapagos Islands.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. – 4th Sunday Brunch. New location! Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S., Edina. (Even though it’s a buffet, don’t forget to leave a tip for the waiter.) Print out this Atheists Weekly E-mail for a $2.00 discount.

Sunday, August 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.


Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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.
Saturday, August 23, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. - Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the LaCrosse, WI Gay Pride festival. South Side Oktoberfest Grounds.

Sunday, August 24, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair! Topic: A Discussion about Atheism. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 24, 10:30 a.m. – 4th Sunday Brunch. New location! 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, August 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.

Monday, August 25, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, August 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

Wednesday, June 25, Meal & Reel. Edina Cinema, “Bottle Shock,” a must-see dramatic comedy for oenophiles. Visit the official web site at http://www.bottleshockthemovie.com/. Meet at the theater at 7:00, for the 7:10 showing. Or meet up at 5:45 for dinner at The Edina Grill, 5028 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55424-1203. Please let me know if you are coming: George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Sunday, August 31, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair! Topic: A Discussion about Atheism. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 31, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Minnesota Atheists Building Fund. 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Enter through the gap between buildings in the rear of the complex. Follow signs to the Party Room. Cost for dinner $6.66. For information contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Sunday, August 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.



Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

The University of MN group Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH) is holding their annual Paint the Bridge fundraiser now through September 12. There are two ways to help out the group; submitting a quote for the Washington Ave. bridge panel and/or helping to paint the panels. A quote costs $10 per word (with a small discount for words such as 'a' and 'the' and the accredidation) and is payable by check, Paypal, or cash. All submissions should be in and paid for by September 8 to Finance Director Kalyn Williams. The actual painting will take place from 10AM-7PM on September 11 and 12. If you have further questions, please send them to Kalyn at treasurer@cashumn.org.

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

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.
Saturday, August 30, 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. - Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the Duluth-Superior Gay Pride Festival (http://www.dspride.com/festival.htm) at Bayfront Festival Park in downtown Duluth.

Sunday, August 31, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Broadcast live from the Minnesota State Fair! Topic: “A Discussion about Humanism” with Humanists of Minnesota leaders including president Scott Lohman. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, August 31, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for the Minnesota Atheists Building Fund. 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Enter through the gap between buildings in the rear of the complex. Follow signs to the Party Room. Cost for dinner $6.66. For information contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

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

Thursday, September 4, 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 September 6, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Critical Thinking Club of Minnesota – South Metro Chapter. "The Tyranny of Certainty: The Role of Secular Dogma in Today's Society” by George Paulos. Creekside Community Center, Room 105, 9801 Penn Ave. South., Bloomington, MN. Use the 98th Street entrance. Room 105 will be on your right. $5 fee includes coffee and rolls. For details visit: CriticalThinkingClub.org. To RSVP, call Stu Tanquist at 952-736-1222 or e-mail stu13712@hotmail.com.

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. P.Z. Myers discusses visiting the Galapagos Islands. Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Lake Superior Freethinkers. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9 AM, brunch, presentation and discussion from 10 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.

Sunday, September 7, 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.


Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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.
New Events

Sunday, Sept. 7, 11:00 a.m. – Brunch with P.Z. Myers after his appearance on “Atheists Talk” radio (see below). Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave. S. Edina, MN 55435. Print out and present a copy of this Atheists Weekly E-mail and receive a $2.00 discount off the price of the brunch.

Saturday, Sept. 13 – Minnesota Atheists and the Campus Atheists and Agnostics (Minnesota State University, Mankato) will march in the SouthCentral Pridefest in downtown Mankato at 10:30 a.m. and have a booth at Sibley Park from noon-5:00 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.scmnpridefest.com.

Sunday, September 21, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Grant Steves moderates a panel discussion on the meanings of atheism and humanism. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305 (Menu or $10.50 Buffet). For information, contact Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Recurring Events

Saturday September 6, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Critical Thinking Club of Minnesota – South Metro Chapter. "The Tyranny of Certainty: The Role of Secular Dogma in Today's Society” by George Paulos. Creekside Community Center, Room 105, 9801 Penn Ave. South., Bloomington, MN. Use the 98th Street entrance. Room 105 will be on your right. $5 fee includes coffee and rolls. For details visit: CriticalThinkingClub.org. To RSVP, call Stu Tanquist at 952-736-1222 or e-mail stu13712@hotmail.com.

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. P.Z. Myers discusses visiting the Galapagos Islands. Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 7, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Lake Superior Freethinkers. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9 AM, brunch, presentation and discussion from 10 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.

Sunday, September 7, 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, September 8, 5:00 - 7:00, Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, September 8, 5:00 - 7:00, Dinner Social. Davanni's, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Monday, September 8, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Jim Zitek: “Help! The News Is Driving Me Crazy! A study of the financial news misinformation.” RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net RSVPs please to leesal@comcast.net

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

Wednesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. Humanists of Minnesota board of directors meeting. Contact Scott Lohman 612-521-4766 or Ron Scribner 952-884-5755.

Thursday, September 11, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Rochester Area Freethinkers Membership 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.

Sunday, September 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guest: Freedom from Religion Foundation Co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor. Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Laura Hutt presents “Lateral Thinking for Critical Thinkers”. RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 14, 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.



Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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

New Events

Saturday, September 13 – Minnesota Atheists and the Campus Atheists and Agnostics (Minnesota State University, Mankato) will march in the SouthCentral Pridefest in downtown Mankato at 10:30 a.m. and have a booth at Sibley Park from noon-5:00 p.m. For more information, go to http://www.scmnpridefest.com.

Thursday, September 18, 3:30 p.m. – “Keeping the Faith: A Faith-Based Agenda for the Next President” by Prof. John DiIulio, founder of the White House Office for Faith-Based Initiatives. Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Institute, West Bank, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Sponsored by the MacLaurin Institute. Free and open to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Humanists of Minnesota Chapter Meeting. Doug Knapp, philosophy instructor at Inver Hills Community College, presents “Presumed Top-Down Pressure to Distort Data on Terrorism.” Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 East Minnehaha Parkway, between Cedar and 28th Ave. S. Afterwards, attendees go to a nearby restaurant for lunch and conversation. For information contact Scott Lohman, ScottL2605@aol.com.

Sunday, September 21, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Grant Steves moderates a panel discussion on the meanings of atheism and humanism. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305 (Menu or $10.50 Buffet). For information, contact Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Recurring Events


Sunday, September 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guest: Freedom from Religion Foundation Co-president Annie Laurie Gaylor will discuss the FFRF’s upcoming convention in Chicago. Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 14, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. Laura Hutt presents “Lateral Thinking for Critical Thinkers”. RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, September 14, 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, September 15, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters Tall Tales and Humorous Speech Contest. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Wednesday, September 17, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Dragon House restaurant, 3970 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, 55421. Call Bill Volna, 612-781-4273.

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheist Board Meeting. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Open to all members. For information, call Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Sunday, September 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guest: Tim Stanley: Planned Parenthood and reproductive issues Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 21, 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.



Future Events:

September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.



Wanted: Creative Imaginations!

Planning for the Freethought Follies at our Winter Solstice is starting!

Do you have a wacky idea for a Freethought Follies skit? Are you a latent class clown? Or are you just inclined to have a slightly goofy perspective on life in general?

Please join us for a no-holds-barred brainstorming session. Bring an idea, bounce something off someone else’s idea and generally laugh and have a good time. You will not be obliged to write a script, produce it or act in it, just help us get the juices flowing.

Our Follies brainstorming session will be held in late September or early October with time and date to be determined based on participant availability. All are welcome to join the fun. Please contact Jerry Rauser at jrauser@comcast.net or 763-535-7637, to let us know you want to be there.

Wouldn’t it be fun to have one of the Follies acts originate from your idea?

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

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.
New Events

Saturday, September 20, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Humanists of Minnesota Chapter Meeting. Doug Knapp, philosophy instructor at Inver Hills Community College, presents “Presumed Top-Down Pressure to Distort Data on Terrorism.” Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 East Minnehaha Parkway, between Cedar and 28th Ave. S. Afterwards, attendees go to a nearby restaurant for lunch and conversation. For information contact Scott Lohman, ScottL2605@aol.com.

Sunday, September 21, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Meeting. Ridgedale Public Library, 12601 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka. Grant Steves moderates a panel discussion on the meanings of atheism and humanism. The panel will include members of Minnesota Atheists and the Humanists of Minnesota. At 4:00 p.m., dinner at Wanderer’s Garden, 13059 Ridgedale Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55305 (Menu or $10.50 Buffet). For information, contact Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. - Hemant Mehta, author of "I Sold My Soul on eBay" and owner of the Friendly Atheist blog (http://friendlyatheist.com) will be speaking to the Campus Atheists, Skeptics, and Humanists (CASH) at the University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union room 323. Free and open to the public. (http://cashumn.org)
September 25-28, Atheist Alliance International Convention. Queen Mary, Long Beach, California. http://www.atheistalliance.org/conventions/2008/index.php

Sunday, September 28, 3:30 p.m. - La Crosse Area Freethought Society (LCAFS): Video showing and discussion at the home of Jeremy Fejfar, 903 Packer Dr., Holmen, WI. For more information about LCAFS, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or 608-457-2545.

Tuesday, September 30, 7 p.m. – Freethought Follies Brainstorming session (see details below.)

Sunday, October 5, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Road 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.

Recurring Events

Sunday, September 21, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guest: Tim Stanley: Planned Parenthood and reproductive issues Studio call-in line: 952-946-6205. E-mail questions: radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 21, 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, September 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, September 22, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., Dinner Social. Davanni’s, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

POSTPONED - Wednesday, September 24 – Reel & Meal. We will instead go to see Bill Maher’s “Religulous” after it opens.

Sunday, September 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. The first guest will be University of Minnesota particle physicist Keith Olive. A second guest from the Minnesota Center for Science Education will discuss the Minnesota State Science Standards for grades K-12. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

September 28, 10:30 a.m. – 4th 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.

September 28, 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.


Future Events:

October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.



Wanted: Creative Imaginations!
Planning for the Freethought Follies at our Winter Solstice is starting!
Do you have a wacky idea for a Freethought Follies skit? Are you a latent class clown? Or are you just inclined to have a slightly goofy perspective on life in general?
Please join us for a no-holds-barred brainstorming session. Bring an idea, bounce something off someone else’s idea and generally laugh and have a good time. You will not be obliged to write a script, produce it or act in it, just help us get the juices flowing.
Our Follies brainstorming session will be held Tuesday September 30 at 7 p.m. The location is the Larpenteur Estates party room. All are welcome to join the fun. Please contact Jerry Rauser at jrauser@comcast.net or 763-535-7637, to let us know you want to be there.
Wouldn’t it be fun to have one of the Follies acts originate from your idea?

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

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.
New Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***
Tuesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m. – Freethought Follies Brainstorming session (see details below.)

Thursday, October 2, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – CASH movie night. Coffman Memorial Union, Rm. 325, 300 Washington Ave SE, The group will see either Dogma or The Life of Brian, to be decided by vote. Contact: cash@cashumn.org.

Friday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Pub Crawl, CC Club, 2600 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. (See MN Atheists Meetup: http://atheists.meetup.com/493)

*** St. Cloud ***
Sunday, October 5, 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.

*** Duluth ***
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. Social; 10:00 a.m. brunch – Meeting of the Lake Superior Freethinkers (LSF), Radisson Hotel, downtown Duluth.

*** Rochester ***
Thursday, October 2, 7:00 pm. – Rochester Area Freethinker (RAFT) Bookclub. A discussion of the book “Infidel” by Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the home of Eric Winter, 4115 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901. 507-529-5670.

Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. - Rochester Area Freethinker (RAFT) Highway Cleanup. Location to be determined. Contact Karl Wolff at kswolff@hotmail.com. Afterwards, about 1:00 p.m., they will see the movie “Religulous.”

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m. - Rochester Area Freethinker (RAFT), monthly meeting at Rochester Public Library, Meeting Room A, Rochester, MN 55902

*** LaCrosse, WI ***
Sunday, September 28, 3:30 p.m. - La Crosse Area Freethought Society (LCAFS): Video showing and discussion at the home of Jeremy Fejfar, 903 Packer Dr., Holmen, WI. For more information about LCAFS, contact Hank Zumach at zumach@mwt.net or 608-457-2545.

*** Other ***
October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com


Recurring Events

Sunday, September 28, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Our guest will be University of Minnesota particle physicist Dr. Keith Olive, who will talk about subatomic particles, the universe, and the new Large Hadron Collider. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, September 28, 10:30 a.m. – 4th 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, September 28, 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.

Thursday, October 2, 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.

Sunday, October 5, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. "Atheists Talk," Air America Minnesota radio, AM 950 or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Prof. Fred Whitehead discusses the Islamic threat to secular government. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, October 5, 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.

Future Events:

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Sunday, December 14, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.



Wanted: Creative Imaginations!
Planning for the Freethought Follies at our Winter Solstice is starting!
Do you have a wacky idea for a Freethought Follies skit? Are you a latent class clown? Or are you just inclined to have a slightly goofy perspective on life in general?
Please join us for a no-holds-barred brainstorming session. Bring an idea, bounce something off someone else’s idea and generally laugh and have a good time. You will not be obliged to write a script, produce it or act in it, just help us get the juices flowing.
Our Follies brainstorming session will be held Tuesday September 30 at 7 p.m. The location is the Larpenteur Estates party room. All are welcome to join the fun. Please contact Jerry Rauser at jrauser@comcast.net or 763-535-7637, to let us know you want to be there. Wouldn’t it be fun to have one of the Follies acts originate from your idea?

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

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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Print this e-mail and present it for $2 off a meal at Q.Cumbers restaurant, 7465 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55435. Patronize the sponsors of “Atheists Talk” radio.

Events by Location

*** Twin Cities ***
Friday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists Pub Crawl, CC Club, 2600 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55408. (See MN Atheists Meetup: http://atheists.meetup.com/493)

Saturday October 4, 10:00 a.m. to noon. Critical Thinking Club of Minnesota – South Metro Chapter. “Help! The News is Driving Me Crazy.” Jim Zitek will discuss the most common mistakes we make when it comes to understanding the economy and the markets. Creekside Community Center, Room 105, 9801 Penn Ave. South., Bloomington, MN. Use the 98th Street entrance. Room 105 will be on your right. $5 fee includes coffee and rolls. For details visit: CriticalThinkingClub.org. To RSVP, call Stu Tanquist at 952-736-1222 or e-mail stu13712@hotmail.com.

Sunday, October 5, 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, October 6, 6:00 p.m., Freethought Toastmasters. Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113. Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Tuesday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Old Country Buffet, County Rd. B2 between Snelling and Fairview, Roseville. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkirk 612-866-6200.

Wednesday, October 8, special event Meal & Reel. Edina Cinema, “Religulous.” Political humorist Bill Maher interviews people about god and religion. Visit the official web site at http://lionsgate.com/religulous/. Meet at the theater at 7:05 for the 7:15 showing. Or meet up at 5:45 for dinner at The Edina Grill, 5028 France Ave S, Edina, MN 55424-1203. Please let me know if you are coming: George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403. Free and open to the public. Stop in and buy a book or t-shirt!

Sunday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. St. Paul School Board member Keith Hardy presents “A Critical Thinking Perspective on Racism in Politics.” RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 12, 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, October 13, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Dr. Jerry Smith discusses decision making. RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net RSVPs please to leesal@comcast.net

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Humanists of Minnesota meeting. “Defending Secular Humanism,” featuring a video recording of an address that Paul Kurtz gave to students at the University of Minnesota. Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417, between Cedar and 28th Ave. S. Afterwards, attendees go to a nearby restaurant for lunch and conversation. For information contact Scott Lohman, ScottL2605@aol.com, or visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166

Sunday, October 19, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Monthly Meeting, Ramsey County Library, Hamline Ave. and County Road B, Roseville. Hector Avalos, professor of Religious Studies, will speak on the struggle against teaching Intelligent Design in classes at Iowa State University. At 4:00, dinner at Panda Garden Buffet, 1706 Lexington Ave. N. For information, contact Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

*** St. Cloud ***
Sunday, October 5, 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.

*** Duluth ***
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. - Noon. Lake Superior Freethinkers. Radisson Hotel Duluth, Viking Room. Coffee and social hour is 9 AM, brunch, presentation and discussion from 10 to Noon. A friendship group dedicated to freedom from religion, rational thought, separation of state and church, and morality without superstition. Charles Gessert will present “Reflections on Atheism, Part II.” For information call Bill van Druten at 218-724-4176.

*** Rochester ***
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 a.m. - Rochester Area Freethinker (RAFT) Highway Cleanup. Location to be determined. Contact Karl Wolff at kswolff@hotmail.com. Afterwards, about 1:00 p.m., they will see the movie “Religulous.”

Thursday, October 9, 6:30 p.m. - Rochester Area Freethinkers Membership 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.

*** LaCrosse, WI ***
Saturday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. - The La Crosse Area Freethought Society will have a meeting at the home of Matt & Maria Runde, 3333 Emerald Valley Drive, Onalaska, WI. The meeting will be a social gathering, with a short DVD followed by a group discussion. RSVPs can be sent to zumach@mwt.net

Sunday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – Debate: “The Bible: Fact or Fiction? Is the Bible Reliable?” featuring Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Mark Chavalas from the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Valhalla Auditorium, Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus.

*** Other ***
October 3-4, The Skeptics Society presents the conference “Origins: the BIG Questions.” Caltech, Pasadena, CA. http://origins.skeptic.com

October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, October 5, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guests Stephen Matheson addresses “Defending Theistic Evolution,” and Prof. Fred Whitehead discusses “The Islamic threat to secular government.” Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, October 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guests Hector Avalos discussing “How to Fight Intelligent Design and Win,” and Scott Lohman, President of the Humanists of Minnesota. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:

December 11 – 12, The 2008 American Atheists Winter Solstice Gala & Charles E. Stevens American Atheist Library & Archives Dedication at the American Atheists Center in Cranford, NJ. For information visit http://www.atheists.org/wintersolstice.html.

Sunday, December 21, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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 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 ***
Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, The Jesus Seminar on the Road. “Christian Beginnings: Other Voices beyond the Canon.” Plymouth Congregational Church, 1900 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis. http://www.westarinstitute.org/Events/JSORs/minneapolis2008.html

Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. – Minnesota Atheists will have a booth at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Minneapolis Community & Technical College, 1501 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55403. Free and open to the public. Stop in and buy a book or t-shirt!

Saturday, October 11, 10:00 a.m. – Humanists of Minnesota Highway Cleanup. Meet at the gas station located in the southeast corner at the intersection of Interstate 35W and Highway 23 (right turn from 35W northbound).This is the last exit on 35W going north before it joins 35E, and is about nine miles north of 35W and I-694. Afterwards, the group will lunch at a nearby restaurant. For information, or carpooling, call David Beardsley at (952)927-4193 or email him at beardsley@belleplaine. k12.mn.us.

Sunday, October 12, 10:00 a.m. - Noon: Critical Thinking Club, Kelly Inn, St. Anthony Ave. & Rice St. St. Paul Chapter: Breakfast $10, lecture only $3. St. Paul School Board member Keith Hardy presents “A Critical Thinking Perspective on Racism in Politics.” RSVP to criticalthinkingclub@gmail.com.

Sunday, October 12, 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, October 13, 5:00 - 7:00, Happy Hour. La Casita Restaurant, 1925 Perimeter Road., Roseville. George Kane, nup@Minn.net.

Monday, October 13, 5:00 - 7:00, Dinner Social. Davanni's, 2312 W 66th Street, Richfield, MN 55423. Call Bob/Marilyn Nienkerk, 612-866-6200

Monday, October 13, 7:00 p.m. Stillwater Critical Thinking Club, Family Means Building 1875 Northwestern Ave. Dr. Jerry Smith discusses decision making. RSVP Lee Salisbury, leesal@comcast.net RSVPs please to leesal@comcast.net

Tuesday, October 14, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., MTN Studio A, 125 SE Main St., Minneapolis. Taping of Humanist Views. Call Scott Lohman, 612-521-4766.

Wednesday, October 15, 11:30 a.m. Lunch. Dragon House restaurant, 3970 Central Ave. NE, Columbia Heights, 55421. Call Bill Volna, 612-781-4273.

Wednesday, October 15, 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 Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Saturday, October 18, 10 am to Noon. West Metro Critical Thinking Club. The Cliffs, 12300 Marion Lane W. Minnetonka 55305 (North of Ridgedale.) St. Paul School Board member Keith Hardy presents “A Critical Thinking Perspective on Racism in Politics.” RSVP to think-rsvp@markpaquette.com.

Saturday, October 18, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Humanists of Minnesota meeting. “Defending Secular Humanism,” featuring a video recording of an address that Paul Kurtz gave to students at the University of Minnesota. Nokomis Recreation Center, 2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis, MN 55417, between Cedar and 28th Ave. S. Afterwards, attendees go to a nearby restaurant for lunch and conversation. For information contact Scott Lohman, ScottL2605@aol.com, or visit http://humanism.meetup.com/166

Sunday, October 19, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Atheists Monthly Meeting, Ramsey County Library, Hamline Ave. and County Road B, Roseville. Hector Avalos, professor of Religious Studies, will speak on the struggle against teaching Intelligent Design in classes at Iowa State University. At 4:00, dinner at Panda Garden Buffet, 1706 Lexington Ave. N. For information, contact Steve Petersen, 651-484-9277.

Sunday, October 19, 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.

Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. – CASH T-shirt fund-raiser. You can choose a quote of your choice for the front and show your CASH pride with our logo on the front, for $10. Coffman Conference Room 326. For information contact cash@umn.org.

*** Rochester *** (Rochester Area Freethinkers - RAFT)
Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m. - Happy Hour at Whistle Binkie's South, 247 Woodlake Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Sunday, October 19, 10:00 a.m. – Highway Cleanup. Meet at Dunn Brothers.

Saturday, October 25, 6:30 p.m. – Dinner and a Movie: “The God Who Wasn’t There.” Location to be determined.

*** LaCrosse, WI *** (La Crosse Area Freethought Society -LCAFS)
Saturday, October 11, 7:00 p.m. – Social gathering at the home of Matt & Maria Runde, 3333 Emerald Valley Drive, Onalaska, WI. A short DVD followed by a group discussion. RSVPs can be sent to zumach@mwt.net

Sunday, October 26, 7:00 p.m. – Debate: “The Bible: Fact or Fiction? Is the Bible Reliable?” featuring Dan Barker of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and Mark Chavalas from the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Valhalla Auditorium, Cartwright Center, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Campus.

*** Other ***
October 10-12, Freedom From Religion Foundation Convention. Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E Wacker Drive. For further information view http://ffrf.org/events.

*** Radio ***
Sunday, October 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at am950ktnf.com/listen. Guests Hector Avalos discussing “How to Fight Intelligent Design and Win,” and Scott Lohman, President of the Humanists of Minnesota. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.

Sunday, October 19, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. “Atheists Talk,” KTNF radio AM 950, or stream live on-line at AirAmericaMinnesota.com/listen. Guest Lawrence Krause discussing cosmology. Studio call-in number: 952-946-6205 or e-mail questions to radio@mnatheists.org.


Future Events:

December 11 – 12, The 2008 American Atheists Winter Solstice Gala & Charles E. Stevens American Atheist Library & Archives Dedication at the American Atheists Center in Cranford, NJ. For information visit http://www.atheists.org/wintersolstice.html.

Sunday, December 21, The Freethought Winter Solstice Celebration. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN 55416.

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

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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