3rd Wednesday

On Wednesday, June 19th, a fun group of thinkers will come together to eat and drink and chat and giggle. You wouldn’t want to miss that, would you? This month our gathering will be at Black Woods Grill & Bar at 2525 London Road (at 26th Avenue East) starting at 5:30 pm. There’s lots of parking and good food but it’s not cheap, so don’t forget your credit card! 🙂 (218) 724-1612

First Thursday

This month, the first Thursday falls on June 6th.  Your friendly face (and the rest of you) is cordially invited to visit Mexico Lindo, within the Fitger’s complex at 600 East Superior Street.  Happy Hours run from 4:00 – 6:00pm and your hosts Tom and Gerry look forward to sharing some food, drink, and jocularity … along with a great view of The Biggest (freshwater) Lake in the World !!

First Sunday

Photo Credit Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com

Sunday, June 2nd will be a special day as we review the origins and history of the Lake Superior Freethinkers.  In 1997, the group began as a reaction to the sale of Duluth health care centers to the Catholic Church.  In 2000, the group met with the governor to present its concerns.  In 2002, it raised objections to the Boy Scouts’ statement about its “duty to God.”  In 2005, its lawsuit successfully got a Ten Commandments monument removed from the grounds of City Hall.  Learn about these battles and more from “our flounder” (as he likes to be addressed).

Bill VanDruten was born in San Francisco and raised as an atheist.  He became a psychiatrist working with the California state prison for the mentally ill and then for thirty one years at the Duluth Clinic, now part of Essentia.  He has been at the helm of the Lake Superior Freethinkers for 22 years (so far), surviving death threats and keeping up his sense of humor … even volunteering for “Ask An Atheist” day at The College of St. Scholastica.  You won’t want to miss this presentation!

  9:00     Coffee and Conversation
  9:30     Breakfast Buffet Available
10:00     Formal Program Begins
Duluth Radisson Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 727-8981