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Below are meetings for various freethought groups around Florida – don’t see your group, let us know and we may add it.Some groups are not listed because they only share information with their members. Click Here to see the master list.

Jan
28
Sat
BOOK CLUB: “Hillbilly Elegy” By J. D. Vance
Jan 28 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

** If you don’t finish reading the book, please feel free to join us anyway! We ask that you try your best to arrive on time. If you arrive late, you are more than welcome to join us but the discussion might have already turned away from the book itself. ** Below is the synopsis:#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF “6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP’S WIN” From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

Jan
29
Sun
Tallahassee Atheists Regular Meetup
Jan 29 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join the conversation on facebook to learn more about our group and topics we may be discussing at our latest meetup!

Jan
30
Mon
FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists, Deerfield/Boca
Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Welcome current and future FLASH members. It’s time for all good Atheists to come to the aid of reason, logic and rationality. Let’s get together to stop “believers of absurdity” from stealing our country. We have to reach out to other Atheists and show everyone we can be proud of our Atheism, Secular Humanism, Freethinking and Skepticism.
Starting on May 9th we will be meeting at Flashback Diner on Federal, just north of Glades Rd.(1450 N Federal Hwy)
Please join us for lively discussions with your like-minded atheist and secular peers.

Jan
31
Tue
FLorida Atheists and Secular Humanists, Ft Lauderdale Weekly Meetup
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

CALLING ALL FREETHINKERS! It’s time for all good Atheists to come to the aid of reason, logic and rationality. Let’s get together to stop “believers of absurdity” from stealing our country. We have to reach out to other Atheists and grassroots organize to protect science education, the separation of church and state, stop the “Fundies” from making our country a theocracy and show everyone we can be proud of our Atheism, Secular Humanism, Freethinking and Skepticism. Visit our website and sign our guestbook, buy a t-shirt, buy a book. The monies collected help fund our outreach and community involvement projects.
As usual, our meeting will be at Geronimos in Davie. You can get there from I-595 by heading south on University Dr. approx. 2 miles or from Griffin Rd heading north on University Dr. approx. 2 miles. It is in the University Park Plaza behind the Pier 1 imports.
NOTA BENE!!!!!>>>>  The numbers of RSVP’s NEVER reflect the actual numbers of participants.  We ALWAYS have 15 to 25 members present!  SO, don’t be discouraged, many of our members have been coming for years and don’t RSVP!  Come and enjoy a superstition free evening!
For more information, see FLASH website
Learn more here: http://www.meetup.com…

Game Nights at BRU Taphouse
Jan 31 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It’s Game Night at BRU Tap House!
Join us for weekly game nights, with events such as bingo, trivia, and retro video games!
SCHEDULE:

1st and 3rd Tuesdays: Retro Video Games
2nd and 4th Tuesdays: Bingo Night
5th Tuesdays: Trivia Night

BRU Tap House is full of great drinks, including a constantly updating list of craft beers and wine. While they don’t sell food themselves, you are allowed to bring your own, or even have some delivered.
BRU is strictly non-smoking indoors. Game night events are hosted by BRU.
Please join event host Brandon and the amazing crew at BRU for a fun weeknight out!

Feb
1
Wed
Annual Meeting: Humanists of North Central Florida
Feb 1 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

The annual meeting replaces Secular Tables this month. Stone Creek Grille 11:30 AM (private room). Attendees will order from the menu.

Wednesday night meetup at Brogues Downunder in Lake Worth
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come join us at Brogue’s Down Under for good food and conversation with like-minded people.
Also, please join us in May when David Silverman, President of American Atheists will be our featured guest. To find out more information about the location and time of that event, please visit our webpage:
www.godlessflorida.com
Brogues in Lake Worth 621 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Hope to see you there!

Feb
3
Fri
Annual Philosophy of Religion Conference @ Claremont Graduate University
Feb 3 all-day
CFI’s First Supper
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

It has positive reviews and the prices are really good. Hope they have good tempura!
Friday’s and weekends:   $13.49   (Seniors: $11.49)
Come join us as we continue our more than 10 year tradition of sharing a meal together each month.