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Lights Out by Ted Koppel

Event: Book Club

February 25th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Join us to discuss " Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath" by Ted Koppel.

from Amazon...

"In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America’s power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared......With urgency and authority, one of our most renowned journalists examines a threat unique to our time and evaluates potential ways to prepare for a catastrophe that is all but inevitable."

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



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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

March 01st, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Cognitive Bias

Event: Inquiring Minds Discussion Group

March 04th, 2017 9:30 am - Saturday


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

Topic: Cognitive Bias

How does cognitive bias affect our behavior in ways that are harmful to us, to society, to humanity? How much is nature and how much is nurture? Given what is happening in our country these days, and also around the world, does helping to understand cognitive bias give us more effective tools to proactively deal with important issues that we face? This is yet another great topic that I'm sure will spark a lively discussion.

If you are interested, a group of us like to go out to lunch afterward. We will wrap up the meeting around noon so you just might be hungry by then.

If anybody can get there early, by around 9:00, I will need help setting up tables and chairs. I'm not supposed to lift anything heavy right now. Much appreciated.

Do some research on your own if you like and find some articles or links to help with the discussion and feel free to post related articles in the comments section on Meetup.

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

Hosted by Richard Dewey the first Saturday of each month.



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Who Owns Your Brain: How Big Data is Used to Control Your Vote

Speaker: Andre Salais

March 05th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Join us for a presentation by Andre Salais on "Who Owns Your Brain: How Big Data is Used to Control Your Vote".

Andre is an activist in the secular movement with seven years of professional experience in legislative analysis, lobbying, policy research, political campaign strategy development, domestic and foreign policy consulting, policy writing, and campaign field organizing. Andre’s official activism roles include:
- Partner at a secular media company dedicated to producing content for skeptics
- Host of Unbelievers Radio
- Political Strategy Director for Together We Can
- Director of the Atheist Candidates Project
- Owner of Method Social Kinetics LLC, an explicitly humanist political and social strategy company


Andre’s academic interests are in the study of religious social systems and their impact on political behavior, covering areas such as: adaptive social systems and evolutionary modes of cultural information transfer, the relationship between religious beliefs, communal violence, and conflict behavior, and secular thought on statecraft, applied political ethics, and policy making.

In his personal life, Andre is a target archer, avid gardener, and lover of ducks and beagles.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting.

Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending.

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 determined

Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

March 10th, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa 85201

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.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

March 11th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

March 11th, 2017 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!

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Dealing with Death

Speaker: Bart Campolo

March 19th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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

Join us to hear Bart Campolo, nationally-known Humanist speaker, discuss "Dealing with Death."

One of the most challenging parts of making the most of this life is facing the end of it. Whether contemplating our own demise, grieving the loss of a loved one or trying to help someone else come to grips with the reality of mortality, we secularists often struggle to think and talk about death in ways that are comforting and constructive. In contrast to our still-believing brethren, our communities don’t yet have the understanding, language and rituals we need to practically support each other in making sense of life’s most intimidating ultimate question.

Join Bart Campolo, a former evangelical preacher and inner-city community organizer who now serves as the humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, for this hopefully provocative life and death conversation.

Born and raised in suburban Philadelphia, Bart became an evangelical Christian as a teenager and was immediately attracted to urban ministry. After graduating from Brown University and serving as an urban youth pastor in Minneapolis, he returned to Philadelphia to found Mission Year, a national service organization which recruits young adults to live and work among the poor in inner-city neighborhoods.

As he became an influential evangelical leader, however, Bart increasingly questioned his own faith. In 2005 he returned to street-level community building in inner-city Cincinnati, where he eventually completed his gradual transition from Christianity to secular humanism. Since moving to Los Angeles in 2014, Bart’s work has been focused on inspiring and equipping all kinds of people to make the most of their lives by actively pursuing loving relationships, social justice and a genuine sense of wonder.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting.

Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending.

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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ReZist: Funny Songs about Peace and Justice

Event: Roy Zimmerman in concert

March 24th, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday


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

Roy Zimmerman' returns to HSGP with "ReZist", ninety minutes of hilarious, rhyme-intensive original songs.

“Sometimes I think satire is the most hopeful and heartfelt form of expression,” says Roy, “because in calling out the world's absurdities and laughing in their face, I'm affirming the real possibility for change.” .

Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime. He's shared stages with Bill Maher, Robin Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, John Oliver, Kate Clinton and George Carlin. He's been profiled on NPR's "All Things Considered," and he's a featured blogger for the Huffington Post. .

Watch Roy onYouTube:

Religious Freedom (To Burn Our Own Witches)

"To Be a Liberal"

"My Vote, My Voice, My Right”



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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Event: Book Club

March 25th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Join us to discuss "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.

from Amazon......
"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew."

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



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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

April 05th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats Using Plastic Grocery Bags, to Benefit Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

April 08th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Volunteer Outing: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Event: Service Outreach - St. Mary's

April 08th, 2017 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: St Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Each Volunteer, youth and adult, will need to complete a release form. Release forms can be found under the "More" tab at the top of the page, in the section labeled "files". If you have volunteered with us at St. Mary's before, you do not need to fill out the form again.

Details for the day:

Parking is limited on some days due to activity at their campus locations. Let’s try to carpool as much as possible. East Valley volunteers, I'll be in southwest corner of the parking lot of AZ Mills Mall on I-10 and US-60 (behind Joe's Crab Shack) at 11:15, to leave at 11:30 for carpooling.

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear Closed Toe Shoes, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security! St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor!

Please RSVP on Meetup so we have an accurate count.

Hosted by Gwyndolynn, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed t-shirt. There will be a group of us gathered in the seating area.

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

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

April 08th, 2017 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!

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April 09th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

April 14th, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa 85201

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.

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Invocation at Tempe City Council

Event: Richard Dewey

April 20th, 2017 6:00 pm - Thursday


Location: Tempe Council Chambers, 31 E 5th St, east of Mill Ave

HSGP has been invited to give the invocation at the beginning of the Tempe City Council meeting at 6:oo PM on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Representing HSGP will be our immediate past president, Richard Dewey.

It is encouraging that HSGP is being invited to give secular invocations, such as at the Arizona House of Representatives in January and now at the Tempe City Council.

All HSGP members and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend.



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April 23rd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Assembling California by John McPhee

Event: Book Club

April 25th, 2017 10:00 am - Tuesday


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

Join us to discuss "Assembling California" by John McPhee.

from Amazon.....
"At various times in a span of fifteen years, John McPhee made geological field surveys in the company of Eldridge Moores, a tectonicist at the University of California at Davis. The result of these trips is Assembling California, a cross-section in human and geologic time, from Donner Pass in the Sierra Nevada through the golden foothills of the Mother Lode and across the Great Central Valley to the wine country of the Coast Ranges, the rock of San Francisco, and the San Andreas family of faults. The two disparate time scales occasionally intersect―in the gold disruptions of the nineteenth century no less than in the earthquakes of the twentieth―and always with relevance to a newly understood geologic history in which half a dozen large and separate pieces of country are seen to have drifted in from far and near to coalesce as California. McPhee and Moores also journeyed to remote mountains of Arizona and to Cyprus and northern Greece, where rock of the deep-ocean floor has been transported into continental settings, as it has in California. Global in scope and a delight to read, Assembling California is a sweeping narrative of maps in motion, of evolving and dissolving lands."

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



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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

May 03rd, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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May 07th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Event: Humanities Project Monthly Cultural Presentation & Meeting

May 12th, 2017 7:00 pm - Friday


Location: Humanist Community Center, 627 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa 85201

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.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats Using Plastic Grocery Bags, to Benefit Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

May 13th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

May 13th, 2017 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!

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May 21st, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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June 04th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

June 07th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

June 10th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Volunteer Outing: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Event: Service Outreach - St. Mary's

June 10th, 2017 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: St Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix

St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, the world's first food bank, is a non-sectarian, nonprofit organization that alleviates hunger by efficiently gathering and distributing food to sites that serve the hungry. Serving two-thirds of Arizona's 15 counties, the organization is committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Each Volunteer, youth and adult, will need to complete a release form. Release forms can be found under the "More" tab at the top of the page, in the section labeled "files". If you have volunteered with us at St. Mary's before, you do not need to fill out the form again.

Details for the day:

Parking is limited on some days due to activity at their campus locations. Let’s try to carpool as much as possible. East Valley volunteers, I'll be in southwest corner of the parking lot of AZ Mills Mall on I-10 and US-60 (behind Joe's Crab Shack) at 11:15, to leave at 11:30 for carpooling.

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear Closed Toe Shoes, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security! St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor!

Please RSVP on Meetup so we have an accurate count.

Hosted by Gwyndolynn, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed t-shirt. There will be a group of us gathered in the seating area.

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

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

June 10th, 2017 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!

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June 18th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

July 05th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats Using Plastic Grocery Bags, to Benefit Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

July 08th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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

Event: Game Night - Joint Event with Mensa

July 08th, 2017 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!

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Speaker:

July 09th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Speaker:

July 23rd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

August 02nd, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Speaker:

August 06th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

August 12th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Volunteer Outing: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Event: Service Outreach - St. Mary's

August 12th, 2017 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: St Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear Closed Toe Shoes, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security! St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor!

Please RSVP on Meetup so we have an accurate count.

Hosted by Gwyndolynn, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed t-shirt. There will be a group of us gathered in the seating area.

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Speaker:

August 20th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

September 06th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

September 09th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Speaker:

September 10th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Speaker:

September 24th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

October 04th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Speaker:

October 08th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

October 14th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Volunteer Outing: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Event: Service Outreach - St. Mary's

October 14th, 2017 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: St Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear Closed Toe Shoes, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security! St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor!

Please RSVP on Meetup so we have an accurate count.

Hosted by Gwyndolynn, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed t-shirt. There will be a group of us gathered in the seating area.

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Speaker:

October 22nd, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

November 01st, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Speaker:

November 05th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Crochet Sleeping Mats for the Homeless

Event: Service Outreach - Crochet Sleeping Mats

November 11th, 2017 10:00 am - Saturday


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

Anita is leading this wonderful project on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except December).

Bring your plastic grocery bags. The only bags we can use are the ones they put your groceries in at the register.

For those of you who have attended my previous classes, please bring the crochet hook that you bought from Anita. If you have a 10mm or 11mm hook, please bring it. Anita will have hooks to sell to those who don't have one.

If any previous class attendees have finished or partially done mats, please bring them.

In addition to your Meetup RSVP, please also RSVP to Anita at anita.romanowski@hsgp.org.

See you there,

These are very useful items for people who must sleep on the ground.

Feel free to bring your beverage of choice and if you'd like to share some snacks, it's always appreciated!

Thank you!

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Speaker:

November 19th, 2017 10:00 am - Sunday


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Topics chosen by attendees

Event: TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

December 06th, 2017 7:00 pm - Wednesday


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

TED Video and Interesting Topic Discussion Group

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

Ted Talks Discussion Guideline

• Try to offer something meaningful to the discussion. Avoid bringing in pet complaints, favorite topics, etc., unless they are directly relevant to the topic at hand.

• Wait your turn. Do not interrupt others. This includes side commentary.

• Respect time and need for all to contribute. Acknowledge and yield to group leader's cues to finish your statement.

• Respect all participants. Refrain from making disparaging remarks about other participants and the group leader during the discussion. Participants may be directed to leave if using disrespectful tones or statements.

• Racist, sexist or other forms of hate speech will not be tolerated. You will recieve one warning. After that, you will be asked to leave the meeting.

• Group leader reserves the right to determine what is appropriate, when boundaries have been crossed, etc.

• Group leader determines who gets to talk and for how long. Depending on group size and temperment, this may include formal time limits.

• If you believe a participant has gone off topic, you may signal this by knocking on the table.

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Volunteer Outing: St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance

Event: Service Outreach - St. Mary's

December 09th, 2017 12:00 pm - Saturday


Location: St Mary's Food Bank, 2831 N. 31st Ave, Phoenix

Due to Health codes and safety reasons, a required dress policy is in effect! Volunteers MUST wear Closed Toe Shoes, Shirts need to be short or long sleeved (No tank tops, spaghetti straps, etc.) and Shorts are okay. Please leave valuables, purses or backpacks in your vehicle for your safety and security! St. Mary’s Food Bank is not responsible for lost and/or stolen items brought into our facilities! Stay alert at all times— Please DO NOT operate Cell Phones or IPods on the volunteer floor!

Please RSVP on Meetup so we have an accurate count.

Hosted by Gwyndolynn, who will be wearing a humanist/secular themed t-shirt. There will be a group of us gathered in the seating area.

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