Sep
4
Tue
2018
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Sep 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you’re new, just tell the staff you’re with the Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Sep
9
Sun
2018
September Program: Secular Coalition for America @ Franklin Township Library
Sep 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Our speaker this month is Sarah Frey, Grassroots Coordinator, Secular Coalition for America (SCA).

SCA is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to amplifying the diverse and growing voice of the nontheistic community in the United States. Its 19 voting coalition member organizations are established 501(c)(3) nonprofits who serve atheists, agnostics, humanists, freethinkers and other nontheistic Americans. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

Sarah Frey is a New Jersey native and joined the SCA as its Grassroots Coordinator in April 2018. She has a background in working on political campaigns and issue-based community organizing efforts.

Sarah will be talking about the SCA’s three Grassroots programs for secular voters: Secular America Votes, Rapid Response Network, and Party Crashers. She’ll provide step-by-step information on how we can get involved, how to craft our message, how to engage with volunteers and the public, and how to make sure both Congress and our State Legislature view the secular community as an important constituency.The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.

Post Meeting Early Dinner @ Ruby Tuesday
Sep 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If spending an afternoon stimulating your mind was enjoyable, please spend some more time with us and stimulate your palate as well.  If you’re coming for dinner but not the meeting please be sure to give Lisa a call so our table will have enough chairs.

Sep
15
Sat
2018
NJHN Garage Sale (Plainsboro)
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We’re having a GARAGE SALE at the home of Holly Hotchkiss in Plainsboro. This is a good fundraiser for NJHN and we have a fun day. We need your help:

1) Donate quality items for sale, such as small wooden furniture, books, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, CDs, power and gardening tools, kitchenware, small appliances, home decor items and artwork, gently used adult and children’s clothing, shoes and handbags, toys and games, jewelry.

  • This is a good time to clean out all the religious gifts you’ve received over the years: rosaries, saint necklaces, holy books, statuary, artwork, religious holiday decorations and unused cards. The proceeds go to a good cause–NJHN.
  • Everything should be clean, in working order with complete parts, without chips, cracks, bad wiring, or subject to safety recalls.
  • Please don’t donate: glassware or ceramics with company logos or past-dated events, upholstered furniture, mattresses, clothing that smells of mildew or smoke, cassettes or videotapes, or old TVs.
  • Items can be dropped off at the picnic on August 12 or our program meeting on September 9 at the library. Unless you tell us that you want any unsold items returned, we’ll donate them to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton for their own sale on September 29. High quality unsold items may be held for our next garage sale in May 2019. Any questions about appropriate donations or other dropoff arrangements, please comment below or email us.

2) We also need volunteers to help with sorting and pricing before the sale day, and volunteers to help for a few hours on sale day.  Comment below or email us if you can help.

3) Stop by on sale day to find your next treasure!

Oct
2
Tue
2018
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you’re new, just tell the staff you’re with the Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.

Oct
7
Sun
2018
Wolf Watch Tour @ Lakota Wolf Preserve
Oct 7 @ 9:45 am – 12:45 pm

We’ve arranged a group Wolf Watch Tour at the Lakota Wolf Preserve (LWP) in Columbia, NJ. The tours are led by the LWP owners, who have raised and care for all the animals at the preserve. During their presentations we’ll learn about the social structure of wolf packs, their eating habits, their interaction with humans, and many other interesting facts. They’ll educate us about the true behavior of the wolf and will be glad to answer any questions we may have. While in the observation area we will be able to watch the wolves play, interact with each other and maybe even hear them howl. And we can take photographs, so bring the good camera.

Our tour is scheduled for Sunday, October 7 at 10:30am. As a group, we need to arrive by 9:45 to get everyone registered and then take the shuttle from the parking lot to the observation area. If you are late for the shuttle, you’ll have to walk and a lot of the walk will be uphill. Each Wolf Watch is 60-75 minutes long.

COST: $15 for adults, $7 for children up to 11 yrs old, plus tax. Each person will pay their own cost, CASH OR CHECK ONLY, they don’t take credit cards. RSVP by email no later than Friday, October 5 with how many people in your party. We need to let them know how many people will be taking the shuttle.

**IMPORTANT: Please read all the details at the LWP website. There are important instructions there. Contact with, petting or feeding the wolves is strictly prohibited and against state law. Do not bring pets or leave them in the car. Wear sturdy shoes, a jacket appropriate for the outdoor weather, and bring water.

LWP is located on the grounds of Camp Taylor Campground. Camp Taylor is a separate business and not part of the preserve.

Directions

Oct
21
Sun
2018
October Program Meeting @ Franklin Township Library
Oct 21 @ 1:30 pm – 3:45 pm

Details coming soon.

The program will start at 1:30pm in the Community Room (on the right just inside the front entrance).

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided. After the meeting, everyone is welcome to join us for an early dinner at 4pm at Ruby Tuesday, 250 Davidson Ave, Somerset.

Post Meeting Early Dinner @ Ruby Tuesday
Oct 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If spending an afternoon stimulating your mind was enjoyable, please spend some more time with us and stimulate your palate as well.  If you’re coming for dinner but not the meeting please be sure to give Lisa a call so our table will have enough chairs.

Nov
6
Tue
2018
Monthly Dinner @ Omega Diner
Nov 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Come out for dinner and camaraderie with fellow humanists and atheists in your area! Always an interesting conversation and new participants are always welcome. If you’re new, just tell the staff you’re with the Humanist group. We’re usually in the private room in the back. And remember to bring your Omega Diner card — once you’ve spent $300 you get $20 off.

If you know you’re coming in advance, please RSVP for the event on Meetup or Facebook.