Join us for the Fourth Annual Flying Spaghetti Monster Dinner
Break out your best pirate or any other costume, pirate-related or not. Time to honor His Noodliness with Pastafarian tradition, sauce be upon us!
Happy Hour: Bring your own adult beverage to share (Alcohol, Soda, etc.). Lemonade, Iced Tea, Milk and Water provided. Appetizers and salads for noshing.
Dinner: Spaghetti, Meatballs, Sauces, Bread (Vegan and gluten-free options available)
Special Benediction by Hal, our very own poet laureate to start our special dessert.
Laughter, Conversation, and Friendship, Children's activities and games throughout the evening
Drawing for Special FSM Gift Basket and other prizes (raffle tickets on $1 each, 6 for $5)
Pirate wear, costumes and FSM Swag highly encouraged!
$10 - Adults
$8 - Full Time Students and Seniors
(Students eat free if they commit to 2 hours of helping with the event.)
$4 - Children 6 to 13
Free - Children under 6
Vaccination exemption rates are going up in AZ schools.
"Interestingly, the areas of the state that think of themselves as more progressive and socially conscious are the areas with the highest exemption rates (e.g. Sedona, Flagstaff etc). Parents with a high and educational training have the highest exemption rates. Interesting paradox."
Will Humble will talk about the medical and ethical aspects of vaccination.
You can gain advance understanding of the issue by reading these two articles:
• directorsblog.health.azdhs.gov, AZ Losing Traction on Vaccine Front, by Will Humble
• Scientific American, The Ethics of Opting Out of Vaccination, by Janet D. Stemwedel
Will Humble, Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), has worked in public health for 25 years, 20 of those with Arizona DHS. The Department health services include: Arizona’s behavioral and public health systems, the Arizona State Hospital, medical and child care licensure and certification services, and the Arizona Public Health Laboratory.
During his tenure at the ADHS, he has been responsible for:
· Use of public health principles in Arizona’s system for treating persons with serious mental illness
· Effective public health response to the 2009 influenza pandemic.
· A new food package for participants in Arizona’s WIC Program to address the obesity epidemic.
· Improvements the Department’s emergency medical services programs, including
Development of a new trauma system, New public health initiatives such as cardio-cerebral resuscitation (CCR), stroke telemedicine, and cardiac care centers.
· Increases in vaccination rates and expanded vaccination requirements for school entry.
· Implementation of the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act
· Authored over 50 environmental health risk assessments and public health consultations
· Communicating health risks to the public and media.
The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional breakfast available for a donation of $5. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.