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How do we manage the (media) information glut?

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

August 01st, 2015 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic: How do we manage the (media) information glut?

So much information, so little time .... to read it all, sort it out, determine what's real and what isn't, what's spin, what are we biased to accept without thinking and what we're biased to reject, regardless of what reality is.

This should get interesting.

Do some research .... if you have the time.

Find some articles or links to help with the discussion if you like. Plan on lunch too if you can spare the better part of a Saturday to hang around a bunch of nut-jobs. :)

Hosted by Richard Dewey the first Saturday of each month.

Please go to our Meetup page to RSVP and to see related articles: HSGP Meetup.



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To Be Announced

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

August 05th, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

Topics chosen by attendees

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

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

Fundraiser: Game Night Fundraiser

August 08th, 2015 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

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2015 Legislative Wrap-up

Speaker: Tory Anderson

August 09th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Tory Anderson is the lobbyist for Secular Coalition of Arizona. She will discuss the 2015 Arizona Legislative Session and how our elected officials responded to secular concerns. 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.

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Limericks & Haikus

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

August 14th, 2015 7:00 pm - Friday


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

The ever-popular Limericks & Haikus event. Bring your favorites, write your own, or come to cheer!

BYOB, snacks and beverages 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!



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Volunteer at St. Mary's Food Bank

Event: Service Outreach

August 15th, 2015 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: Human Services Campus, 230 S. 12th Ave, Phoenix

Join other HSGP members in volunteering at St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance from noon to 3 pm.


St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that serves two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties. We have volunteered at St. Mary’s for over 2 years, and they have always been very welcoming to us. Typically, we help by packing emergency food boxes or sorting donated food and items.

www.firstfoodbank.org/

For more information contact Michal Otten at Michal.Otten@gmail.com



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One for the Books

Event: Book Club

August 22nd, 2015 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Join us to discuss "One for the Books" by Joe Queenan.

from Amazon.com
Queenan examines the entire culture of reading and what books really mean in people’s lives today. What does it suggest if a person has no books displayed in his living room? Can an obsession with reading prove detrimental to one’s well being? How useful are covers in selling books? Queenan’s many fans—as well as anyone who loves books and reading—will want to join him on his unforgettably funny and moving journey.

HSGP will benefit if you purchase this book through the Amazon Smile program. Click on the image below.



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Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights

Speaker: Bob McWhirter

August 23rd, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Bob McWhirter will wrap up his series of talks on the Bill of Rights with a presentation from his recently published book "Bills, Quills and Stills: An Annotated, Illustrated, and Illuminated History of the Bill of Rights"

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!



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To Be Announced

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

September 02nd, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

Topics chosen by attendees

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

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To Be Announced

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

September 05th, 2015 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic:

Hosted by Richard Dewey the first Saturday of each month.

Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http;//HSGP.org.

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To Be Announced

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

September 11th, 2015 7:00 pm - Friday


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

BYOB, snacks and beverages 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!



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Donate Blood with Humanists in Scottsdale--Sociali­zing with Coffee/Tea After!

Event: Service Outreach

September 12th, 2015 9:00 am - Saturday


Location: United Blood Services Donor Center, 15170 N. Hayden Rd #6 , Scottsdale

HSGP Outreach Event: Come donate blood with fellow humanists at the Scottsdale location of United Blood Services - we can go for dinner together afterwards! Making an appointment is necessary. Please call Bonnie at the Blood Center 480-367-1550 to make an appointment and mention that you are donating with Rada.

Please note - we donate whole blood (it's faster).



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

Fundraiser: Game Night Fundraiser

September 12th, 2015 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

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A Humanist Take on the Roberts Court

Speaker: Jim Richardson

September 13th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

The ever-popular speaker and HSGP member Dr. Jim Richardson will present "A Humanist Take on the Roberts Court". He will include a discussion of the findings of Kevin Kruse in "One Nation Under God" on the alliance of a clergy stressing individual salvation with a business leadership advocation a libertarian capitalism.

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.

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UMOM New Day Center

Event: Service Outreach

September 26th, 2015 9:00 am - Saturday


Location: Human Services Campus, 230 S 12th Ave, Phoenix

Tour/orientation starts at 9:00, volunteer hours begin at 9:30. I highly recommend a tour if you have not been there yet, so you can hear about all the amazing programs and services UMOM offers.

10-15 of us will be in the kitchen to prepare and serve brunch. Some of us may be tasked with some deep cleaning of the kitchen and dining room. If there are additional volunteers, there will be other activities available, such as helping to sort clothes, painting, or maintenance.

UMOM is the largest homeless shelter for families in the state of Arizona. Every night they provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 families through their continuum of services. They also offer nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the Valley.

Parking is available in the lot in front of the building.

Hosted by Michal Otten, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed T-shirt.

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All the Light We Cannot See

Event: Book Club

September 26th, 2015 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Join us to discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.

from Amazon.com
...the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
....Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, he illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

HSGP will benefit if you purchase this book through the Amazon Smile program. Click on the image below.



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How to Recognize Skin Cancers and Their Treatment

Speaker: Dr. Hal Saferstein

September 27th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

HSGP member and retired dermatologist Dr. Hal Saferstein will discuss how to recognize skin cancers and what kind of treatment options are available.

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!



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To Be Announced

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

October 03rd, 2015 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic:

Hosted by Richard Dewey the first Saturday of each month.

Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http;//HSGP.org.

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Creating Change Through Humanism

Speaker: Roy Speckhardt

October 04th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the American Humanist Association, will give a talk on his new book, Creating Change Through Humanism, just published by Humanist Press. Speckhardt will discuss how the modern humanist movement, with its forward-thinking outlook and emphasis on critical thinking and self-reflection, has been at the forefront of such pressing social issues as civil rights, women’s rights, religion-free science, LGBTQ equality and environmental preservation. He will argue for the need to be open about being "good without a god" while becoming active in social and political causes to put positive values in action and combat anti-humanist prejudice fueled by the Religious Right.

Paperback copies of Creating Change Through Humanism will be available for purchase ($17) and signing.

BIO

Roy Speckhardt has served as executive director of the American Humanist Association since 2005. He is a frequent media commentator, having appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, Fox News, and NPR, among others. He also writes a regular column for The Huffington Post, and has given speeches at colleges, conferences, and local humanist groups across the country.

Speckhardt also serves on the boards of The Institute for Humanist Studies, the United Coalition of Reason, The Humanist Institute, and the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund. He served as deputy director of The Interfaith Alliance from 1995 to 2001.

Speckhardt holds an M.B.A. from George Mason University and B.A. in sociology from Mary Washington College. He currently lives in Washington, DC. He is the author of Creating Change Through Humanism, available here through Humanist Press .

Roy is also a featured speaker on the AHA Speakers Bureau . http://americanhumanist.org/What_We_Do/Media_Outreach/Speakers_Bureau/Speckhardt

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional 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!



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To Be Announced

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

October 07th, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

Topics chosen by attendees

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

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Decorate Sugar Skulls with Jennifer White

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

October 09th, 2015 7:00 pm - Friday


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

Day of the Dead & Sugar Skulls with Jennifer White

We will have fun decorating sugar skulls with royal icing, etc. and talk about the culture of Days of the Dead.

BYOB, snacks and beverages 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!



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

Fundraiser: Game Night Fundraiser

October 10th, 2015 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

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Speaker: Possibly moved to October 4th

October 11th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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



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Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

Event: Book Club

October 24th, 2015 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Join us to discuss "Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker" by Jennifer Chiaverini.

from Amazon.com
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Chiaverini’s compelling historical novel unveils the private lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln through the perspective of the First Lady’s most trusted confidante and friend, her dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckley.

In a life that spanned nearly a century and witnessed some of the most momentous events in American history, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley was born a slave. A gifted seamstress, she earned her freedom by the skill of her needle, and won the friendship of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln by her devotion. A sweeping historical novel, Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker illuminates the extraordinary relationship the two women shared, beginning in the hallowed halls of the White House during the trials of the Civil War and enduring almost, but not quite, to the end of Mrs. Lincoln’s days.

HSGP will benefit if you purchase this book through the Amazon Smile program. Click on the image below.



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Event: Service Outreach

October 24th, 2015 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location:

To Be Announced

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Humanism, Race Relations, and Feminism

Speaker: Sikivu Hutchinson

October 25th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, atheist and author of "Godless Americana: Race and Religious Rebels " which explores social trends in religion. It concentrates on the relationship between right-wing evangelical Christianity and the black church. Hutchinson argues that a right-wing backlash is driving more people of color to renounce religion altogether.

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!



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Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner

Event: Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner

October 31st, 2015 6:00 pm - Saturday


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



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To Be Announced

e: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

November 04th, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

Topics chosen by attendees

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

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To Be Announced

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

November 07th, 2015 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic:

Hosted by Richard Dewey the first Saturday of each month.

Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http;//HSGP.org.

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Speaker:

November 08th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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



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To Be Announced

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

November 13th, 2015 7:00 pm - Friday


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

BYOB, snacks and beverages 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!



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Event: Service Outreach

November 14th, 2015 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location:

To Be Announced

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

Fundraiser: Game Night Fundraiser

November 14th, 2015 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

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November 22nd, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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



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To Be Announced

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

December 02nd, 2015 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

Topics chosen by attendees

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

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To Be Announced

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

December 05th, 2015 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic:

Hosted by Richard Dewe the first Saturday of each month.

Please go to our website to learn all about HSGP: http;//HSGP.org.

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December 06th, 2015 10:00 am - Sunday


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



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To Be Announced

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

December 11th, 2015 7:00 pm - Friday


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

BYOB, snacks and beverages 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!



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Event: Service Outreach

December 12th, 2015 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location:

To Be Announced

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

Fundraiser: Game Night Fundraiser

December 12th, 2015 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

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Event: Winter Solstice Celebration

December 19th, 2015 6:00 pm - Saturday


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



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