Live Better

Live Better.

You know you want to.

 

  • Venice Game Night

    Venice Game Night! 

    There's one every month, and it moves around to different days of the week. Please bring a drink or snack to share. 

    Join us for board games, drinks, snacks and good company. We get started around 8:30, but feel free to come later, and we'll get you in a game. We've got an embarrassingly large collection. We're always happen to teach or to learn one of your favorites!

    Street parking is usually plentiful. If you're going to drink, please consider taking a Lyft! Your RSVP helps us plan!

  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Roving - September

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team.

    We compete together at bars and pubs throughout the city on the 1st of each month, which allows for different nights of the week, and different locations around town.

    This month we're trying heading to an old favorite, Simmzy's in Burbank

    Trivia starts at 8:00 pm, but please try to arrive by 7:45 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.

    Your RSVP is important as we may need to reserve a table.

    Look for familiar faces or a T-shirt or hoodie with a familiar logo. 

    All are welcome. Many think they don't have anything to contribute, but always become valuable members of our team.

  • Personal Growth Book Group - Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

    As part of our efforts to live better, we're starting a personal growth book group. Our next book is The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. We will discuss the book, what we got out of it, what we liked, disliked, etc.

     

     

    Here's a description of the book:

     

    Twenty-five years, 20 million copies sold—a true book publishing legend! In Stephen R. Covey’s seminal work The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach revolutionized the way people solve personal and professional problems and go on to lead extraordinary lives. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey revealed a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity—principles that give us the security to adapt to change, and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

     

    The 7 Habits—Be Proactive; Begin with the End in Mind; Put First Things First; Think Win/Win; Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood; Synergize; and Sharpen the Saw—are so famous and have been integrated into everyday thinking by millions and millions of people for one reason: They work. Covey offers life-changing advice on everything from leadership, time management, and teamwork to success, love, and taking control of your life. In taking his advice, you’ll discover how the priceless wisdom of the 7 Habits still holds true after twenty-five years.

  • SFV - Dinner and Discussion - September

    Meet with fellow Assemblers and other like-minded individuals (Humanists/Agnostics/Atheists/nones, etc.), have dinner, and share your experiences/ideas/concerns of living in today's world. We're always open to new members and persons of widely varying viewpoints. All we mandate is courtesy and respect to fellow attendees, and no proselytizing.

    Group photo from previous event

    Please bring a favorite or "hot" topic to discuss, or any research you have been doing. The Moderator presents a couple of topics throughout the meeting, but the spin-off discussions are always informative and robust! Feel free to post your ideas/questions/concerns in the chat below.

    Food/Drink are optional, but we always like to patronize our host, since they don't charge us for the space. And it’s great "comfort-food" with a full bar, and several on-tap selections.

    Look for us in the restaurant area, not the bar.

    We meet the 1st Monday of each month.

    This event is crossposted with Atheist United.

  • Saturday Social (September) - Aquarium of the Pacific

    Join our fellow Assemblers for an afternoon of watery wonder at the famous Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach!

     

    We'll meet up by the front entrance at 11am before going inside to see the exhibits. Admission is typically $35 for adults, $25 for kids, and $32 for seniors, and on-site parking is $8 with aquarium validation. See you there!

  • Learn to Curl

    Try the sport of curling! Learn how to deliver a stone, and how to sweep it down the ice. No experience necessary.

    You've seen the sport in the Olympics, you've heard about it from someone you know, and you've thought, “hey, I wonder if I can do that?” Come find out for yourself! With no experience necessary, come on out to see what the roaring game is all about. Learn how to deliver a stone, and how to sweep it down the ice. Find out what hog lines, hacks, buttons, and houses all have to do with it. Bring your families out and learn together.

    Hollywood Curling instructors will give you an overall understanding of what you need to play the game. You'll learn the basics of throwing, sweeping, and some basic game flow and strategy. By the end of just one session, you can be ready to join their leagues and master the game!

    Please note that to participate, you will need to register for the class in advance with Hollywood Curling. You must register at the Eventbrite link, not just RSVP here. The cost is $25 for adults or $20 for children, plus Eventbrite fees. Hollywood Curling has generously offered a 10% discount to SALA members. E-mail Steve Friedman for the discount code, as they requested we don't post it publicly.

    More information about what to wear, handicapped/limited mobility accessibility, and the venue can be found at the Hollywood Curling site.