Event Calendar

 
Mar
27
Wed
Book Club – with Westwood Unitarian
Mar 27 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

**Please note the change in book title…Dan Barker’s book was proving difficult to source**

The FreeThinker Book club meets in the basement of the Westwood Unitarian Church at 7:00 PM on the last Wednesday of the month from Oct-March. The format varies but typically begins with a round table check-in and first reactions to the book. This is followed by a free ranging discussion, triggered by questions from other members.

All are welcome – atheists, humanists, agnostics, and theists and of course ‘free thinkers!!

The club members have chosen the following texts for this coming season.

This month we are reviewing

Cows, Pigs, Wars, and Witches: The Riddles of Culture by Marvin Harris

One of America’s leading anthropolgists offers solutions to the perplexing question of why people behave the way they do.
Why do Hindus worship cows? Why do Jews and Moslems refuse to eat pork? Why did so many people in post-medieval Europe believe in witches?
Marvin Harris answers these and other perplexing questions about human behavior, showing that no matter how bizarre a people’s behavior may seem, it always stems from identifiable and intelligble sources

Mar
31
Sun
Family Breakfast @ Albert's Family Restuarant, Bonnie Doon Mall
Mar 31 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Bacon, on a Sunday.

Apr
2
Tue
Annual General Meeting @ Idlewylde Library
Apr 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

You can find the important information required for attending this meeting in our blog post:

AGM 2019

We meet afterwards for drinks and continued conversation, starting around 9pm.     We will be meeting at Bonnie’s Lounge in Bonnie Doon Mall.

Pub Night @ Bonnies Lounge
Apr 2 @ 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

Join us after round table for continued discussion and drinks.  Bonnie’s Lounge in Bonnie Doon Mall

 

Apr
7
Sun
Coffee Night @ Second Cup
Apr 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Coffee, tea and great conversation!  A great event for newcomers.

Apr
12
Fri
Secular Ethics @ Stony Plain Library
Apr 12 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

**NOT HOSTED BY THE SEA**

GETTING RIGHTS RIGHT by Robert MacQuarrie.

Pages 25 – 38 – the origin or morality – the purpose of morality – the nature of morality – ends – means – self motivated acts and responsive acts – impacts on ourselves and impacts on others.

Discuss how we are ethical people outside of organized religion, all respectful voices are welcome.

6:30- 8:00pm

Apr
25
Thu
Food Bank Volunteer Event @ Edmonton Food Bank
Apr 25 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Help out sorting food at the Food Bank! The Food Bank also have modified activities for those with limited mobility, so don’t worry if you can’t lift heavy things, we’ll find a spot for you!

Meet outside the warehouse at 5:50 pm.

This event is a joint effort, hosted by both the Secular Humanists of Alberta, and the Society of Edmonton Atheists. Board member Mark will be your contact.

Please register if you are attending by emailing: president@edmontonatheists.ca or message the page.

May
7
Tue
Monthly Round Table @ Riverbend Public Library
May 7 @ 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM

Humanism!

SEA Member John Kuperus is the current representative for Humanist Canada here in Alberta.  He will be discussing his role with Humanist Canada, what the group is up to and discussing their goals.

Library :  460 Riverbend Square, Rabbit Hill Road and Terwillegar Drive
Edmonton AB T6R 2X2

Transit:   University Transit Station (LRT) take the number 36 bus to Riverbend.

We meet afterwards for drinks and continued conversation, starting around 9pm.     We will be meeting at Boston Pizza on Terwillegar Drive and Bulyea Road afterwards.

Pub Night @ Boston Pizza
May 7 @ 9:15 PM – 11:00 PM

Join us after round table for continued discussion and drinks.   Boston Pizza, Terwillegar Drive and Bulyea Road

May
13
Mon
Dinner before Brian Cox @ Earls on Campus
May 13 @ 6:00 PM – 7:45 PM

Brian Cox is speaking in Edmonton at the Northern Jubilee Auditorium on May 13th.  You can get more details and buy tickets through the Jubilee Website.

Join us for dinner prior to the show at Earls On Campus, which is a few blocks away from the Jubilee Auditorium.

PLEASE RSVP so we can book a table in advance.  You can message us at info@edmontonatheists.ca, or let us know in person or on the facebook page. 

May
25
Sat
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
May 25 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

May
26
Sun
Highway Cleanup @ Blackjack's Roadhouse
May 26 @ 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

We meet at 9am and go for a few hours, please make sure you dress for the weather and we would advise AGAINST sandals or shorts/capri pants as the grass gets pretty long and dirty. Please also be advised that Alberta Transport requires volunteers for the highway cleanup to be at least 9 years of age.

Our section of the QE II is the east side of the road, just north of Highway 625.

Meeting Location:
South end of the Sparrow Drive Service Road in Nisku at the cul-de-sac just south of the Blackjacks Roadhouse. When you turn into the dirt road, Blackjacks is in front of you, turn left to the end of that road where the billboards are.

GPS: 53.338802,-113.544435 http://goo.gl/maps/Rdxuh

SEA will supply:
Safety vests (but please bring one if you have one)
Water
Garbage Bags

Volunteers should bring:
Ski pole, or stick with nail on end to pick up garbage
Sunscreen/hat/sunglasses – be prepared for the weather
Bug spray
Work gloves/thick gardening gloves (latex gloves are not suitable)

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