Pharyngula

August Berkshire, prominent Minnesota atheist, recently awarded Minnesota Humanist of the Year by the Humanists of Minnesota, and long-time leader and organizer of the state’s atheist community, is on tour right now through the southwest and midwest. I’m belatedly making his schedule available — he’s been cruising for a while, so you’ve missed some of his talks — but here’s list of available events. If you’re in Topeka, you’ve got a half hour to get to the meeting!

June 13, Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – Atheist Community of Topeka in Topeka, KS
EVENT: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s).
VENUE: Celtic Fox, 118 SW 8th Ave., Topeka, KS 66603 (Separate back room)

June 13, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – Columbia Atheists in Columbia, MO
EVENT: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s).
VENUE: Boone Tavern patio, 811 E. Walnut St., Columbia, MO 65201.

June 14, Sunday – Secular Coalition for America (SCA) meeting in St. Louis, MO

June 14, Sunday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. CDT – Rationalist Society of St. Louis (RSSL) in St. Louis, MO
EVENT: Presentations: “Intro to AAI” and “Intro to Atheism” by August Berkshire Go out for a bite to eat afterwards.
VENUE: Hoops Hall (RSSL building) 1806 Allen Ave., St. Louis, MO 63104.

June 15, Monday, 7:00 p.m. – Indy Atheist Meetup & CFI Indiana in Indianapolis, IN
EVENT: Presentation: “Introduction to Atheism” by August Berkshire
VENUE: CFI/Indiana, 350 Canal Walk, Suite A, Indianapolis IN 46202.

June 16, Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. – Richmond Area Freethinkers, Richmond, IN
EVENT: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s).
VENUE: Fifth Street Bagel, 211 S. 5th St., Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 965-5427.

June 16, Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. – Taping for Public Access Fort Wayne Cable TV show, Freethought Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN

June 16, Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. – Freethought Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN
EVENT: Discussion about atheist groups and atheism.
VENUE: Main Allen County Public Library, Orientation Room, 900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne, IN 46802

June 17, Wednesday, evening – North Suburban Atheists, North Suburban Brights, Chicago Brights, Chicago Skeptics, Wheaton Atheists, and Fox Valley Atheists in Chicago, IL
EVENT: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s).
VENUE: Tentative: Exchequer Restaurant & Pub, 226 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60604

June 18, Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – SWiFT & Atheists & Agnostics of Wisconsin (AAW) in Milwaukee, WI
EVENT: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s).
VENUE: Spring Garden Restaurant, back room, in a Howard Johnsons, 1716 W Layton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221.

June 19, Friday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. – Humanist Union of Madison, hosted by Prairie UU Society in Madison, Madison Skeptics, Madison Brights, and First Unitarian Society (FUS) Doubters Group in Madison, WI
EVENT: 5:30 p.m.: Potluck supper. 6:15-7:30 pm.: Informal discussion of AAI and local group(s). Talk to be recorded for later radio broadcast on WIDE, a volunteer operated low power FM radio station in Madison and for posting on station and Humanist Union websites.
VENUE: Prairie Unitarian Universalist Society, 2010 Whenona Dr., Madison, WI

If you get a chance, check him out — he gives a very good talk.