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A Weekly Events Newsletter From Minnesota Atheists



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AWE is a weekly calendar service of Minnesota Atheists to list events that may be of interest to members of the freethought community.  Listing in AWE does not imply that Minnesota Atheists endorses or recommends any specific event or organization.


  Twin Cities/Metro Area Events

 
 
 


Saturday, July 31, 1:00pm  Freethinking Camping
Kressin Home, 28500 Sunset Trail Cannon Falls, MN 55009
Set up to start on Saturday at 1pm, dinner around 5pm. We will provide meat and veggie hot dogs/brats and buns to roast for the main meal, and ingredients to make S'mores later in the evening! Please consider bringing a dish or munchies to share and anything else you'd like to drink. (Alcohol is okay as long as you are responsible and do not plan on driving.) You are also welcome to bring your own food for dinner, and don't forget something for breakfast the next day! 
Some activities that will be included in the weekend on Saturday afternoon/evening and Sunday morning: bike riding/walking/roller blading on the bike trail (some bikes available if needed); horses; swimming; geocaching; possibly a freethinking movie and/or dance music in a great barn; and an awesome campfire!  Costs are approx. $30 canoe, $20 kayak, $10 tube, $3 daily bike/skate pass for 18 and over. Camping is free
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Monday, August 2, 8:30pm  Movie Night:  “The Invention of Lying”
Brit's Pub, 1110 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sunday August 1, 10:15am  Blasphemers' Brunch
Q. Cumbers, 7465 France Avenue South, Edina MN 55435


Sunday, August 1, 6:00pm-7:00pm  Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men’s Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South  Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm.  Location in Men’s Center basement.  Open to all genders.  For more information, please contact tcAgnostic@gmail.com


Monday, August 2, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol’ Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville, MN.
This event takes place every Monday.  Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918


Monday August 2, 6:00pm  Freethought Toastmasters
Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113
This group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.  Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net for more information.


Tuesday, August 3, 11:30am-1:00pm  Freethought Lunch
Old Country Buffet, County Road B2 between Fairview and Snelling.
This event takes place on the first Tuesday of each month.  Call Bob or Marilyn Nienkirk at 612-866-6200.

Wednesday, August 4, 5:30pm  Meal & Reel:  Agora
Uptown Theater, 2906 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55408.
Meet at 5:30 for dinner at Uptown Drink 1400 Lagoon Ave.,  or at the Uptown Theater at 6:50 for the 7:00 curtain.

Wednesday, August 4, 7:00pm  Minnesota Atheists Burnsville Book Club
Davanni's, 14639 County Road 11, Burnsville MN 55337.  Meet in the Party Room.
This month's book:  Irreligion” by John Allen Paulos

Thursday, August 5, 7:00pm  Humanist Newbie Night
42nd Avenue Station, 4171 Lyndale Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55412 


Thursday, August 5, 6:00pm-9:00pm  Minnesota Atheists Taping -- Atheists Talk TV
MTN Studio A, 125 SE Main Street, Minneapolis.
This event takes place on the 1st Thursday of each month.  For information call Steve Petersen at 651-484-9277.

Sunday August 8, 10:00am-12:00pm St. Paul Critical Thinking Club
Kelly Inn off Marion Street, St. Paul
This club meets the 2nd Sunday of every month. 
Breakfast and Presentation:  $10.00  Presentation Only:  $3.00 
This month's topic:  PZ Myers discusses “A conversation about faith and science – and how one sucks (guess which one).”


Sunday, August 8, 1:00pm  Minnesota Atheists Little Canada Book Club
Caribou Coffee  3354 Rice St,  Little Canada, MN 55126
This month's book:  “Supersense” by Bruce M. Hood


Sunday, August 8, 6:00pm-7:00pm  Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South  Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm.  Location in Men's Center basement.  Open to all genders.  For more information, please contact tcAgnostic@gmail.com


Monday, August 9, 5:00pm-7:00pm  Freethought Dinner Social
Davanni's, 2312 West 66th Street Richfield 55423
Dinner social takes place every 2nd and 4th Monday.  For more information call Bob or Marilyn Neinkerk at 612-866-6200

Monday August 9, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol’ Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville, MN.
This event takes place every Monday.  Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918


Monday, August 9, 7:00pm  Stillwater Critical Thinking Club
Family Means Building, 1875 Northwestern Ave Stillwater MN
This club meets the 2nd Monday of every month. 
Topic:  PZ Myers presents Where Would We Be Without Evolutionary Theory?


Thursday, August 12, 5:00pm  Minneapolis Skeptics - Drinking Skeptically
Be’Wiched Deli, 800 Washington Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55401


Sunday August 15, 12:00pm  Freethought Picnic for all Interests and Ages!
Columbia Park  800 Columbia Blvd. Minneapolis
The third of three summer picnics, this one sponsored by Minnesota Atheists  The picnic is a potluck. Please bring some edibles to share. The shelter has electricity and a sink.

Sunday August 15, 6:00pm-7:00pm  Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South  Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm.  Location in Men's Center basement.  Open to all genders.  For more information, please contact tcAgnostic@gmail.com


Monday, August 16, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol' Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville.
This event takes place every Monday.  Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918


Monday August 16, 6:00pm  Freethought Toastmasters
Larpenteur Estates Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Ave. W, St. Paul 55113
This group meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.  Contact George Kane, nup@Minn.net for more information.


Wednesday, August 18, 11:30am-2pm  Lunch at Dragon House Restaurant
Dragon House Restaurant  3970 Central Avenue  Columbia Heights
This event occurs every third Wednesday.  Come out for lunch with fellow freethinkers, private room reserved.  Please contact Bill Volna 612-781-1420

Wednesday August 18, 6:30pm  Minnesota Atheists Monthly Board Meeting
Party Room, 1276 Larpenteur Avenue, St. Paul, 55113.
Open to all members.

Sunday, August 22, 1:30pm  Confessions of a Ghost Hunter
Roseville Public Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. N. Roseville, 55113
Todd Torkelson presents the testimony of a former diehard ghost hunter and parapsychology undergrad turned skeptic.  Afterward, an early dinner at Panda Garden Buffet, 1706 Lexington Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113


Sunday, August 22, 6:00-8:30pm  Too Big for God- Brother Sam's NEW Show!
Town Hall Brewery, 1430 Washington Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55454
The after party will start immediately following the show at 8:30pm. Brother Sam will be there to mingle with everyone.


Sunday, August 22, 6:00pm-7:00pm  Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South  Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm.  Location in Men's Center basement.  Open to all genders.  For more information, please contact tcAgnostic@gmail.com


Monday, August 23, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol' Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville.
This event takes place every Monday.  Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918


Monday August 23, 5:00pm-7:00pm Freethought Dinner Social
Davanni's, 2312 West 66th Street Richfield 55423
Dinner social takes place every 2nd and 4th Monday.  For more information call Bob or Marilyn Neinkerk at 612-866-6200

Wednesday, August 25, 6:30pm  Newbie Night
Common Roots Cafe. 2558 Lyndale Ave S. Minneapolis, MN 55405

Wednesday, August 25, 7:30pm  Meal & Reel:  TBD
Lagoon Cinema 1320 Lagoon Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408.  Meal beforehand next door at Uptown Drink, 1400 Lagoon Ave.  RSVP to George Kane, nup@Minn.net
This event occurs on the 4th Wednesday of every month.

Saturday, August 28, 10:00am-Noon  West Metro Critical Thinking Club
Ridge Pointe Apartments, 12600 Marion Lane W, Minnetonka MN 55305
This month’s presentation:  “Energy resources and the dilemma it presents for America” by Dale Stenseth


Saturday, August 28, 9:30am  Hike in Lilydale Park
Intersection of Lilydale Road and Water Street, St. Paul, MN 55108

Saturday, August 28 1:00pm  Star Trek History: The Animated Series, an overview
North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Av N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Presentation by Scott Lohman, President of the Humanists of Minnesota

Sunday, August 29, 6:00pm-7:00pm  Atheist/Agnostic Alcoholics Anonymous
Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Avenue South  Suite # 55, Minneapolis
This event takes place every Sunday at 6:00pm.  Location in Men's Center basement.  Open to all genders.  For more information, please contact tcAgnostic@gmail.com


Monday, August 30, 5:00pm-6:30pm  Atheists for Human Rights Happy Hour
Ol' Mexico restaurant, on Lexington Ave., two blocks north of Larpenteur, Roseville.
This event takes place every Monday.  Tables on terrace level by fireplace. Schedule may change, so new attendees should call Paul Craven at 763-788-8918

  

  Mankato Area EventsMankato Area Events
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  Duluth Area Events

Sunday, July 28, 1:00pm  Video Afternoon
Sara's Table Chester Creek Cafe, 1902 East 8th St, Duluth, MN 55812
Snorri Gudmundssen will debut two videos. First is the first video in a series on science and religion and it is called: "In the Shadow of the Truth". The second is "Who is Bill Van Druten", a personal interview with the founder of the LSF. The first video is about 45 minutes, the second is 20 minutes.
 
Monthly membership meetings are held on the 1st Sunday of every month at the Duluth Radisson.
Breakfast at 9:00am for $13.00;  program at 10:00am. 
August 1  Program: George Erickson, LSF newsletter editor, former MN Humanist President and former American Humanist Assoc. VP will present A Matter of Degrees: Global Warming is REAL, which is based on his 38 summers in the rapidly warming arctic. 


  Rochester Area EventsRochester Area Events

 
 
Thursday, August 5, 7:00pm  Book Club: Field Guide to Evangelicals
Eric Winter's House, 4115 2nd St NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Thursday, August 19, 7:00pm  RAFT Happy Hour
Whistle Binkie's North, 3120 Wellner Dr NE, Rochester, MN 55906
 
  LaCrosse Area Events
 
Friday Auggust 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm Think and Drink
JavaVino in the Village Shopping Center, LaCrosse
This is a recurring event the 3rd Friday of every month.


  Cannon Falls Area Events


 

Watch this spot for future events.



  St. Cloud Events


Monday, August 22, 7:00pm-9:00pm  Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism Monthly Meeting. 
Monthly membership meetings every 3rd Monday at 7:00pm at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.
Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list.
 


 
  
Fargo/Moorhead Events Fargo/Moorhead Events

 
Friday July 23, 6:30pm-8:30pm  Video Night
This event occurs on the fourth Friday night of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at varying locations around Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo. Check the Video Night page for the location of the next Video Night. Come out and watch informative, entertaining, freethinker-themed video presentations together. Free! Contact info@redriverfreethinkers.org.

Saturday August 7, 1:00pm-2:00pm  Brain Food
This event occurs on the first Saturday of every month from 1pm-2pm at varying locations around Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo. Check the Brain Food page for the location of the next Brain Food. Come out for lunch with fellow freethinkers. Everyone is welcome! Contact info@redriverfreethinkers.org.

Sunday August 15, 1:00pm-3:00pm  Red River Freethinkers Monthly Meeting
This event occurs on the third Sunday of every month from 1pm-3pm in the Presentation Center at the Plains Art Museum, 704 1st. Ave. N, Fargo. Everyone is welcome! Contact info@redriverfreethinkers.org.

Friday, August 27, 6:30pm-8:30pm  Video Night
This event occurs on the fourth Friday night of every month from 6:30pm-8:30pm at varying locations around Fargo-Moorhead-West Fargo. Check the Video Night page for the location of the next Video Night. Come out and watch informative, entertaining, freethinker-themed video presentations together. Free! Contact info@redriverfreethinkers.org.

Saturday, September 18 Red River Valley Freethought Convention
Civic Center, Fargo, ND.
Speakers include Brian Keith Dalton (Mr. Deity), PZ Myers, Dan Barker, Annie Laurie Gaylor and August Berkshire.
For information contact
Jon.Lindgren@RedRiverFreethinkers.org

 
Future Events

 
Sunday, August 22, Midwest Humanist Conference
Country Inn & Suites: 5353 N 27th St, Lincoln, NE 68521

October 2-4,   Atheist Alliance International North American Convention
hosted by Humanist Canada
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

October 29 - 31, Freedom from Religion Foundation Convention
Madison, Wisconsin.  Speakers include Aayan Hirsi Ali and Julia Sweeney.

2010, date TBD:  Atheist Alliance International South American Conference
hosted by Asociación Civil de Ateos en Argentina (ArgAtea)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

 

 
Group Contacts:


Minnesota Atheists
Minnesota Atheists is Minnesota's oldest and largest atheist organization. They are a 501(c)3 non-profit, educational organization that seeks to promote the positive contributions of atheism to society and to maintain separation of state and church.
Monthly meetings, free and open to the public, are every 3rd Sunday at 1:00pm. 
See their
website or Meet Up site for more information.
Facebook page.  MySpace Page.  Twitter.


Humanists of Minnesota

Meet new friends, participate in our enjoyable activities, and - most importantly - help to make sure our humanist philosophy is understood, respected, appreciated and even adopted by your neighbors.
Monthly meetings are every 3rd Saturday at 10:00am. 
See their
website or Meet Up site for more information.
 


Minneapolis Skeptics

Skeptics are interested in critical thinking, science, public policy, and the psychologies of belief and perception. Come meet with other local skeptics for some refreshing and sane conversation.


Secular Bible Study

Secular Bible Study is a joint effort between Trinity United Methodist Church and Minnesota Atheists. Our intent is to bring a variety of people together to study the Bible; not from any particular religious tradition meant to nurture people in that tradition.


Rochester Area Freethinkers 

The Rochester Area Freethinkers (RAFT) is a group dedicated to life without religious bias. They welcome atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, and anyone else looking for a positive experience.
Monthly meetings are held every 2nd Thursday in Meeting Room A of the Rochester Public Library at 6:30pm.



Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism
Central Minnesota Friends Free of Theism are located in the St. Cloud area. 
Monthly membership meetings every 3rd Monday at 7:00pm at either the new public library in St. Cloud or the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall.

Contact info@freeoftheism.org to join their mailing list.



Iowa Secularists

Founded in January, 2004, the Iowa Secularists is a nonprofit organization committed to creating a community of religion-free Iowans, educating the public on living without religion and keeping the Wall of Separation strong. Please read below to learn more about the Iowa Secularists.


Lake Superior Freethinkers
Lake Superior Freethinkers (LSF) are located in the Duluth/Superior area.  LSF is a friendship group in support of:  rational thought; morality without superstition; freedom from religion; and separation of church and state.
Monthly meetings are the 2nd Sunday of every month in Duluth.



Red River Freethinkers

Red River Freethinkers (RRF) are located in the Fargo/Moorhead area. 
Meetings are held on the third Sunday of every month from 1:00pm-3:00pm at varying locations. Visitors are always welcome.


Fargo Atheists Meet Up

Meet local atheists, freethinkers, skeptics and other like-minded people. Gather to discuss issues and make new friends.

Grand Forks Atheists
Grand Forks Atheists are located in Grand Forks, North Dakota. 
For more information, contact gforksatheists@aol.com



LaCrosse Area Freethought Society

The La Crosse Area Freethought Society (LCAFS) is a local forum in which nontheists can meet, socialize and exchange ideas.
Our mission is to promote positive freethought, the separation of church and state, and the application of reason and science to human understanding.



Cannon Falls Freethinkers
Bringing local freethinkers together for mutual support and action.
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