IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

Note regarding the 2016 IAF School Supply Drive: This will be the last regularly scheduled Meetup before the deadline for donations on August 17. If you do not have Paypal and/or prefer to use cash or check please attend this meeting! You may provide your donation to any Board member present. Thanks for your support!

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Farmer’s Market

Please come out and help the IAF set up and run an informational booth at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market.

We will need volunteers to work from 6:15 a.m. to shortly after noon. Duties will include set up, tear down, and talking to curious members of the public. PLEASE do RSVP and if possible indicate what time you’re available.

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Memorial Day Picnic at Lake Ahquabi

IAF has reserved the beach shelter at Lake Ahquabi for a Memorial Day picnic. We have met out there before and have always had a great time. This is a family-and-friend-welcome event.  Please feel free to bring guests of any age.

Please bring something to grill, drinks, and a dish to share as well as games or activities. The beach will be open for swimming and the boat rental facilities will be open all day. IAF will provide plates, cups, napkins and utensils. We will need a few additional grills, if people are able to bring them.

For more information about the lake please check this link: http://www.iowadnr.gov/parks/state_park_list/lake_ahquabi.html It’s a great facility and there’s plenty to do there!

Look forward to seeing you!

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Farmers’ Market

Please come out and help the IAF set up and run an informational booth at the Des Moines Downtown Farmers’ Market.

We will need volunteers to work from 6:15 a.m. to shortly after noon. Duties will include set up, tear down, and talking to curious members of the public. PLEASE do RSVP and if possible indicate what time you’re available.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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Spring 2016 Highway Cleanup

After a hiatus due to construction, the Iowa Atheists and Freethinkers were excited to get back to work on their section of highway and do their part to improve their community.  The weather was perfect on a beautiful Saturday afternoon for the volunteers to make their newly upgraded section of I-80/35 look great again after many seasons of construction and renovation. IAF is glad to be a part of the volunteer Adopt a Highway program in central Iowa with annual clean ups to reinforce their commitment to community both within and without the group. Every year IAF volunteers can be seen taking care of the section of I-35/80 between Grand Avenue and Mills Civic Parkway on the Southwestern corner of the Metro, cleaning up everything from abandoned pop cans to even massive truck tires. This year was no different with great weather, a fun atmosphere, and a dedication to the cleanliness and engagement of the community with several drivers honking their appreciation and support of IAF! We hope to see you at our next highway clean up as well as at any of our many community and volunteer events!

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IAF Sunday Meetup

This is our regular, weekly, Meetup. Please come and join us for an interesting discussion on a variety of issues.

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A World of Contrasts: An Afternoon of Art vol. 2

It’s an unavoidable fact of life: Contrasts are everywhere – Up/Down, Left/Right, Children/Adults, Women/Men…Coke/Pepsi…

As many of us know all to well, as Secularists we are often asked to ponder contrasts as a price for our devotion to Secular principles – Faith vs. Reason, Believing vs. Knowing, Religion vs. Science. Understanding better how contrasts work in terms of Art can help us better understand and explore the contrasts with which we are confronted in our Secular lives.

Come join us for a tour of the various exhibits the Des Moines Art Center has to offer on Saturday the 30th as we explore the various ways in which art is affected by and dependent upon the dynamics of Contrast. Of note at this time is an exhibit called ‘Arts & Letters’ that explores “connections between literature and the visual arts across various times and cultures.” This exhibit closes on May 1st so take this last opportunity to explore a truly interesting display of contrasts from the history of literature.

For more on this exhibit and other features, visit the main website here<a>.</a>

We will meet at the Art Center at 1 PM and tour the galleries and grounds until the Center closes at 4 PM. Afterwards, we can find an eatery or meeting place close by to discuss our observations and reflect on the experience we have just enjoyed. Feel free to bring a note/sketch pad with which to record your observations while touring the gallery. Everyone is reminded to observe Art Center policy with regard to conduct. The receptionist at the front desk will be able to explain the rules of the Art Center and gallery attendants will be on hand to further explain these rules should any issues arise.

Admission is free for all patrons but the Art Center does appreciate donations to it’s general fund. Feel free to contribute as you see fit by leaving a donation, no matter how small, in the box provided just inside the main entrance. Or consider becoming a member of the Art Center by purchasing an annual membership. We hope to see as many of you as possible.

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