Upcoming Meetings and Topics
Next

Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

December 07th, 2016 7:00 pm - Wednesday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

AGENDA

Attendees who have topics present (5 minutes per presentation discussion lengths vary)

TED video (or any public domain video) is voted on for presentation order

Videos are watched and discussed in order as time permits

Led by Anna Carter

Top

Bring Your Favorite Art!

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

December 09th, 2016 7:00 pm - Friday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Bring Your Favorite Art!

Have a piece of art that you love? Bring it along to share with us and tell us why you love it!

If it's too big, bring a picture. If you don't own one, bring a picture or slide of one that you love and tell us about it.

It doesn't have to be fancy, art museum quality. Something you or a loved one made is great--anything that is meaningful to you.

Any kind of media: painting, drawing/sketch/doodle, photography, sculpture, fiber, mosaic, stained glass, pottery, wood - whatever!

* Thanks to Diann for the idea! *

BYOB and snacks to share always welcome.

The HSGP Humanities Project holds free and open meetings on the 2nd Friday of each month at 7pm at HCC. The majority of the evening is given over to one or more of our HSGP members or guests, to share with us some aspect of arts & humanities that they are passionate about!

We are committed to bringing outstanding people from the world of humanities to present to HSGP at least once per year at the Sunday Speaker Meetings.

Your HSGP Humanities Project Committee.

Top

Game Night - Get to know others, have fun, benefit HSGP

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

December 10th, 2016 6:30 pm - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join our Game Nights to play board and card games like Dominoes/Mexican Train, Bridge, Catchphrase, Taboo, Apples to Apples, Guesstures as well as any other game you bring along.

Please feel welcome to BYOB as well as any snacks you would like to enjoy as you are playing.

Consider RSVPing on Meet Up so we can see who is coming - also consider bringing a $5 donation to help us fund our wonderful community center!

If you have questions or want to organize, for instance, a game of bridge, please make use of the comments on MeetUp.

See you soon!

Ann Marie

Top

Annual Winter Solstice Celebration & FUNdraiser

Event: Annual Solstice Celebration

December 17th, 2016 5:00 pm - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join us for the annual Winter Solstice Celebration.

5 PM Doors Open

We'll start with a potluck dinner. Don't like to cook? You may opt out with a $10 donation. Some beverages provided but feel free to BYOB.

In support of our community center there will be a bake sale, a silent auction, a tag sale and raffles. We will be able to accept credit cards, but cash and checks are also welcome.

6 PM Official Welcome

Once the food fight has settled down, we'll proceed with the installation of next year's officers and the presentation of the Helen Goldsmith Award.

7 PM Raffles and Games and Dancing We'll draw the big winner for the 50-50 raffle, then continue drawing for numerous other prizes including T-shirts, floral centerpieces (made by our Girl Scout Troop!), books and other items.

Dancing with DJ Alex will commence on the patio.

Long time member Art will set up his telescope for some star gazing in a dark part of the yard.

Instigators will get some board games going in the main room.

Children will run amok and possibly be coaxed into doing a craft or playing a game.

8 PM Silent Auction Ends

Get your bids in on a variety of fine arts and services.

This will be a very fun event! Volunteer options will be posted on SignUp Genius when they are determined. Check them out at

Sign Up Now!



Have something good for auction? Please see the Meetup for the preparation event on Friday, December 16th (the day before this event). It is at www.meetup.com/Humanist-Society-of-Greater-Phoenix/events/235694485/



Top

TEENS INVITED TO SOLSTICE PARTY!!! 5-8pm

Event: TEEN THINKER

December 17th, 2016 5:00 pm - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

TEEN designated area is the LIBRARY! At 5 upon arrival teens should bring their buffet dinner to the LIBRARY to enjoy the company of other teens.

Either bring a dish for the potluck or make a $10 donation.

There will be a bake sale, a silent auction, a tag sale and raffles.

At 7pm we'll all move into the main hall for Raffles and Games and Dancing. We'll draw the big winner for the 50-50 raffle, then continue drawing for numerous other prizes including T-shirts, floral centerpieces (made by our Girl Scout Troop!), books and other items.

Dancing with DJ Alex will commence on the patio.

Long time member Art will set up his telescope for some star gazing in a dark part of the yard.

Instigators will get some board games going in the main room.

Please RSVP on our Meetup page at HSGP Meetup

Top

Elephant Company by Vicki Croke

Event: Book Club

December 24th, 2016 10:00 am - Saturday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Join us to discuss "Elephant Company: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Hero and the Animals Who Helped Him Save Lives in World War II" by Vicki Croke

from Amazon
The remarkable story of James Howard “Billy” Williams, whose uncanny rapport with the world’s largest land animals transformed him from a carefree young man into the charismatic war hero known as Elephant Bill.



If you purchase this book from Amazon through the Amazon Smile program, HSGP will benefit. Click on the link below.



Top

The Satanic Temple: Worship through Activism- the fight for the Separation of Church and State.

Speaker: Michelle Shortt and Stu De Haan

January 08th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Michelle Shortt and Stu De Haan will discuss the mission of The Satanic Temple which is to encourage benevolence and empathy among all people. "In addition, we embrace practical common sense and justice. As an organized religion, we feel it is our function to actively provide outreach, to lead by example, and to participate in public affairs wheresoever the issues might benefit from rational, Satanic insights. As Satanists, we all should be guided by our consciences to undertake noble pursuits guided by our individual wills. We believe that this is the hope of all mankind and the highest aspiration of humanity."

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click on the SignUp Genius button below for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Sign Up Now!



Top

Iran Politics

Speaker: Saman John Golestan

January 22nd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click on the SignUp Genius button below for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Sign Up Now!



Top

Recent ASU Projects in Space Exploration

Speaker: Dr. David Williams

February 05th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa

Dr. David Williams is Associate Research Professor and the School of Earth and Space Exploration at ASU.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click on the SignUp Genius button below for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Sign Up Now!



Top



Speaker: James Richardson

February 19th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

Please consider volunteering to help make this event possible. Click on the SignUp Genius button below for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Sign Up Now!



Top



Speaker:

March 05th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

March 19th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

April 09th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

April 23rd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

May 07th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

May 21st, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

June 04th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

June 18th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

July 09th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

July 23rd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

August 06th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

August 20th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

September 10th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

September 24th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

October 08th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

October 22nd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

November 05th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

November 19th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top



Speaker:

December 03rd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


Location:



Top