FreeThought Activities for the weekend of June 2nd.by Don Lacey on Jun. 01, 2012, under Arizona Families, Art & Culture, Environment, Freethought Events, Materialism, Nature, Science
It’s the weekend again. FreeThought Arizona publishes a calendar that contains events sponsored by FreeThought Arizona, Skeptics of Tucson, and Tucson Atheists (http://www.huntcal.com/cgi/calview.cgi/fta/ftacalendar?vm=r). However, there are plenty of events around that many of the FreeThinkers attend that aren’t on the calendar. I’ve listed some events that may be of interest some of which are not on the calendar.
Friday, Enjoy Sabino Canyon with fellow Tucsonians. The Tucson hiking meetup.com group has over 2,000 members and are all about hiking in and around Tucson. The Friday night Sabino Canyon stroll is a good place to get started with the group. It’s a short 4 mile hike up a paved road at an easy pace. They start at the shelter near the parking lot a 7 PM so the walk is done mostly in the dark when the temperature drops a bit. It is not specifically a FreeThought event but several of us join in and appreciate the amazing nature that surrounds. (http://www.meetup.com/tucsonhiking/events/64603692/)
On Friday and Saturday, Ian Harris will be at Laff’s Comedy Club along with Paul Hooper (http://www.laffstucson.com/). Ian Harris was in town a couple of weeks ago with his Evolution of Comedy Tour. He’s back. Since he’s appearing on two days, you can hike in the Canyon and still catch him on Saturday.
On Saturday, FreeThinking and nature go together and if you missed the Sabino Canyon stroll on Friday or even if you didn’t, join the Tucson Hiking Meetup.com group and celebrate National Trails Day 2012 (http://www.meetup.com/tucsonhiking/events/64009212/)
On Saturday, the Secular Organizations for Sobriety provides a successful and increasingly popular non-religious alternative to 12-Step and other religion-based or pseudo-scientific recovery programs. SOS credits the individual for achieving and maintaining his or her own sobriety, without reliance on any “Higher Power.”SOS supports healthy skepticism and encourages the use of the scientific method to understand alcoholism, drug addiction, or any other compulsive behavior. The SOS Tucson Group provides a safe meeting place for recovering addicts of all types, religious or otherwise, located in the southeastern Arizona area. Their meetings are held every Saturday from 1:30 PM–2:30 PM in the University Medical Center Cafeteria, Dining Room A. For more information, please visit the SOS Tucson website: http://sites.google.com/site/sostucsongroup/
On Monday, The Tucson Atheists Meetup.com group is sponsoring a viewing of the movie Collision: Christopher Hitchens vs. Douglas Wilson. It is a documentary of a series of debates that were conducted a few years ago and includes candid discussions behind the scenes. Since the theater is small and the viewing of the film is not considered public, it will be necessary to obtain a free membership in Tucson Atheists and RSVP for this event. You can join here: http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Atheists/ and you can find out more information on the event and RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/Tucson-Atheists/events/64632362/.