CFI-Michigan’s Summer Secular Retreat (July 12 – 14)

4682927396_af373b65c5_oRegistration is now open for the Center for Inquiry’s Summer Secular Retreat at the Long Lake Outdoor Center, near Hastings, MI.

You can “explore the historic campground with fellow CFI Michigan members, friends and family and enjoy the beauty of the Michigan summer.”

Click here for more information.

From the website:

Long Lake Outdoor Center (Inside Yankee Springs Recreation Area) 10370 Gun Lake Rd, Middleville, MI  View Map

This beautiful campground located inside the Yankee Springs Recreation Area offers a variety of cabins, a large dining hall/lodge with giant fireplaces, a craft house and sports fields, amongst acres of beautiful forest along Long Lake with access to the Yankee Springs trails.

Activities include: group activities & games, hiking, biking, canoeing and kayaking. Swimming and motorized boating are available at Gun Lake.

The registration includes lodging, meals, and all activities.

Can’t come for the whole retreat? Join us for the day on Saturday: Adults $20 and Children/Students $10. (Include meals & facility rental fee)

Financial assistance is available on an as needed basis: Apply here for financial assistance. Please email michigan@centerforinquiry.net with questions.

CFI Michigan’s Solstice Dinner ~ Dec. 13th

On Thursday, December 13th, the Center For Inquiry (Michigan) is having their annual solstice dinner at Somerset Inn from 6:30pm to 9:30pm on 2601 West Big Beaver Road (view map).  Tickets range from $29 (for students) to $39.  You can also receive a discount if you become a ‘Friend to the Center.’

You can register online here.

The special guests at the dinner will be Ron Lindsay, the CEO of Center for Inquiry, and Alan Kinniburgh, the Director of Development at Center for Inquiry.

Skeptic Candace Caveny ~ Michigan State Board of Education

Candace Caveny, of the Green Party, is running for State Board of Education.  Candace is a fellow skeptic, and attendee to the Flint Skeptics in the Pub (sponsored by Center For Inquiry).

Good luck to Candace!

If anyone knows of any other skeptics who are running for political office, please email me at chris@annarborscienceskeptic.com (or leave a comment below).

 

 

Announcing: Cafe Inquiry (sponsored by Center for Inquiry)

In an effort to try and bring attention to other local groups that promote science, skepticism, and critical thinking, I wanted to announce a new group.

Beginning on Sunday, March 25th, and regularly occuring on the fourth Sunday of each month, there will be a Cafe Inquiry (sponsored by Center For Inquiry).  It will be held at CJ’s Brewing Company, 14900 Beck Rd., Plymouth, MI, from 1:00 – 3:00pm.

A Cafe Inquiry get-together consists of everyone participating in a discussion about several predetermined topics in a casual, thought-provoking way.  You can find out more about the event over at CFI’s website.  Jennifer Keller Baker is the organizer, and I will be participating as well.  Hope to see some of you there!

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