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Fundraising: Atheists of Maine

The Atheists of Maine are raising money for a cause: Camp Sunshine, “a retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.” The way they are raising this money is by jumping into freezing cold water, a polar bear plunge. brrrrrrr The event takes place February 15 (again, brrrrrrrrrrrr). You can support their Polar Bear

Event: FtBConscience 2

This coming weekend, from Friday, January 31 through Sunday, February 2 the second Freethought Blog on-line conference will be happening. The full schedule is available at Lanyrd. You can also subscribe to the schedule in the calendar of your choice here. The official con page is here at FtBCon.org. You can follow along on Twitter

Outreach: Freethought books project

Started in 2005, the Freethought Books Project was created by Leslie Zukor while a student at Reed College. Her mission was to send freethought books to prisoners as a response to the abundant religious material and proselytizing found in the prison system and to provide an educational alternative for secular humanist, non-religious, and skeptical prisoners.

Chicago, IL: Skepticamp

The Chicago Skeptics are pleased to announce that they will be hosting their third Skepticamp on April 5, 2014. Held at the Irish American Heritage Center, located at 4626 N. Knox Ave., Chicago, IL 60630. Doors will open at 10:30 am and will run from 11 am to 6 pm. Skepticamps are informal gatherings that

EVENT: Be Secular Conversation

From the site: "Join us for an afternoon of discussion, laughs, insight and progress with progressive Presbyterian Minister, Huffington Post blogger, and co-founder of The Christian Left, Mark Sandlin, and former Pentecostal Minster turned secular humanist and atheist, Jerry DeWitt. Mark and Jerry will discuss issues ranging from progress in the fight for LGBT equality,

Fundraising: Women’s Leadership Project

The Women's Leadership Project is fundraising, looking to raise $1500 to help fund their program. The Secular Student Alliance has pledged a matching contribution up to $1500. From the fund-raising site: Our Story: Women's Leadership Project fills a vacuum in a school district that has few programs that specifically address the intersection of sexism, racism,

CA: Blood Drive and Winter Solstice Party

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 11:00 am, Atheists United in California is having an all-in-one solstice-bbq-blood drive. The event will be held at the Center for Inquiry in Los Angeles. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building. A blood donation bus, from Cedars-Sanai, will be on-site accepting. Donations will be

MA: Skeptics in the Pub

Join the Boston Skeptics for an early SitP and enjoy an evening with singer/songwriter Dan Hart. There will also be a traditional Boston Skeptics Yankee Swap! So bring a small, geeky, nerdy, scientific, blasphemous, cheap (under $10), wrapped gift and join in the fun! Monday evening, December 16 at 7:30 PM at Tommy Doyle’s in

EVENT: Comet ISON Live Video Chat

On Novemeber 28th, aka Thanksgiving, the comet C/2012 S1 (ISON) will pass the surface of the Sun. No one is quite sure what will happen... nothing, breaking apart, love at first site? You can join Phil Platt of Bad Astronomy and NASA scientists live via Google Hangout during ISON's journey towards the sun. The event

Washington DC: Improve Everywhere

So, I've never heard of this group before, Improve Everywhere, but this Matrix scene inside an NYC Macy's is freaking hilarious! On November 30, the group is planning an MP3 Experiment. Follow the link here for instructions. It sounds like a lot of fun. Here's a collection of previous experiments. Image via Wikicommons Image: ©