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Café Inquiry (Portage)

Friday, May 1, 2015, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Panera Bread, 5970 S. Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. Have dinner if you like! Drinks, snacks and sandwiches will be available for purchase.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact us if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Portage) meets on the First Friday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry–Michigan logo. They will be near the front of the restaurant.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Andy or Dave, , 616-706-2029



Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 11:15 we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact Justin if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets weekly on Sundays.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Justin Schieber, , 616-881-1256



Skeptics In The Pub (Hell/Chelsea)

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chelsea Ale House, 420 N Main St., Chelsea, MI, View Map

Description

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!

Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there's one thing science has taught us, it's the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Skeptics in the Pub (Hell/Chelsea) meets on the First Thursday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group look for the table signs with the Center for Inquiry–Michigan Logo.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Sherrill Rodriguez, , 616-698-2342



Service: Long Lake Work Day (Middleville)

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Long Lake Outdoor Center, 10370 Gun Lake Rd, Middleville, MI, View Map

Description

Calling All CFI Members! It's time to get your work boots and painting clothes on and join us for the annual Long Lake Work Day for our May Service Project.

long lake work day groupPlease help us give back to the community and preserve this beautiful historic campground so that it can be enjoyed by the numerous schools and community groups who visit every year.

You'll also help CFI–MI reduce costs for the Secular Summer Retreat in July!

This event is open to all who wish to help – spread the word – many hands make light(er) work AND more fun!

The work day will run from 9am to 8pm. Come for a few hours or for the entire day - Let us know your availability when you RSVP so we can plan appropriately.

Food & some beverages will be provided (BYOB if you wish).
Note: There will not be drinking water available – Please remember to bring your own drinking water.

This year there are two main themes--painting and fixing a leaky roof.

Painting: Staining the outside of cabins, Painting the kitchen ceiling & floor.

Roof repair: There is a leak in the roof of the Infirmary. If you have expertise in roof repair, please indicate that when you RSVP.)

Additional projects include: Replacing a few screens in Craft House and General cabin spring maintenance.

Specialty projects and tools needed include:

  • Painting tarps for covering the porches of cabins being stained.
  • Ladders for staining cabins and roof repairs.
  • Roof repair expertise!

Please RSVP to Cindy at if you will be able to help us at LLOC on Saturday, May 9.

When you RSVP please indicate:

  • Your Full name and anyone who will be coming with you.
  • Your cell phone # or best # to reach you at.
  • What time you plan to arrive and how long you can stay, so we can maximize the use of your time.
  • Specialty Tools:

Remember:

  • Wear clothes that can get dirty, with pine sap and/or paint on them, sturdy closed-toed shoes and bring a hat and sunglasses.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. The Work Day will go on Rain or Shine. Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated!

If you can't attend - please consider a monetary donation to support our ongoing programming.

Additional Details

CFI Secular Service is a program of CFI Michigan that is working to support CFI’s mission by translating humanist values into action for the common good. Secular Service is working to provide opportunities for members to engage in community service and outreach throughout the year. Learn more about CFI Secular Service here. If you would like additional information about upcoming Secular Service projects or have questions - please contact Cindy Krieg: Email or call 616-698-2342.

Cost: A Generous Donation of Your Time - THANKS!

Contact: Cindy Krieg, , (616) 698-2342



Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 11:15 we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact Justin if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets weekly on Sundays.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Justin Schieber, , 616-881-1256



Living Without Religion (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 10, 2015, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Join others who are recovering from or have recovered from religion and want to help others do the same. We are a group of people that know and understand what you are struggling with and can offer friendly social support in a non-threatening, understanding and relaxed atmosphere. We will share experiences and resources to help cope with and deal with problems related to leaving organized religion or living without any religion.

Whether you are thinking of leaving your religion, are already living religion free, or you just wish to support others, please come join us.

Participate in discussions, share your story, ask the questions that are on your mind, meet new people, make new friends and discover you’re not alone in your search for secular beliefs.

Additional Details

To find the group go to the meeting room located in the back left corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Cost: Free, beverages and snacks are available for purchase.

Contact: Shirley Draft, , 616-318-3274



Lecture and Q&A (Grand Rapids)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Women's City Club, 254 E. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Join us for the next educational lecture hosted by CFI Michigan. Details to be announced. We host local and national Lecturers to speak on many different topics including: science, religion, philosophy, social issues, politics, atheism, humanism, agnosticism, skepticism, evolution, morality and ethics, secularism, rationalism, psychology, and others.

Additional Details

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale's Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

Learn about Parking, Accessibility, and more.

Cost: FREE / Suggested Donation $5. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Beahan, , 616-698-2342



Skeptics In The Pub (Lansing)

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kelly's Downtown, 220 Washington Square S, Lansing, MI, View Map

Description

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!

Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there's one thing science has taught us, it's the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Skeptics in the Pub (Lansing) meets on the Third Saturday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry logo.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Jennifer Wilson, , 248-835-3318



Skeptics In The Pub (Sterling Heights)

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jamboozies, 42066 Van Dyke Ave., Sterling Heights, MI, View Map

Description

This is a great opportunity for skeptics to talk, share ideas (and yes, drink) in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. We discuss the issues of the day and whatever else is on our minds. But most of all, we have fun while promoting skepticism, science, and rationality.

Don't drink? Don't let that stop you from joining us! Some of the world's most famous skeptics are teetotalers, and we are happy to have you!

Remember that drinking skeptically means drinking responsibly. If there's one thing science has taught us, it's the effects of alcohol on the human body.

Skeptics in the Pub (Sterling Heights) meets on the Third Saturday of each month.

Additional Details

To find the group, look for table signs with the Center for Inquiry logo.

Food & Beverages are available for purchase. Be sure to include gratuity for our very attentive waiter!

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Mike Slomka, , 586-354-8501



Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids)

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 10:15 am – 12:00 pm
Schuler Books - Studio, 2660 28th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI, View Map

Description

Café Inquiry is a casual event starting with a short 10-15 minute introduction of the day's topic followed by open discussion. At 11:15 we will break for coffee/brunch and a chance to socialize.

Members are welcome to propose and schedule a topic which would be of interest toward establishing a secular society based on science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values. Please contact Justin if you have a topic that you would like to discuss at an upcoming Café Inquiry.

Café Inquiry (Grand Rapids) meets weekly on Sundays.

Additional Details

To find the group go to studio located in the back right corner of the bookstore (not the café).

Food & Beverages are available for purchase.

Cost: FREE / Donations Appreciated. Ways to Support CFI & Donate Online

Contact: Justin Schieber, , 616-881-1256


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