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  • SALA Pub Trivia Team - Westside - September

     

    Put your useless knowledge to the test!

    Join the Sunday Assembly Pub Trivia Team for a second time in the month in Santa Monica.

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    In addition to our roving team that meets on the 1st. We also compete on the third Thursday of the month at The Dudes' Brewing Company in the Santa Monica Place mall.
    Trivia starts at 7:30, but please try to arrive by 7:15 in case we have to divide into multiple teams.
    Look for familiar faces or a shirt with the familiar logo.

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

  • Costume Crafting

    Let's Make! - Costumes

    It’s almost Halloween, let's get together to learn some new skills, inspire each other and get down to the nitty-gritty of just making a costume already! Bring your works-in-progress, your materials and tools or just your ideas. No skill necessary--everyone will be able to make something cool. I have plenty of material and tools to share, but if you want to bring your own- please do!

    This is a recurring series of events leading up to Halloween. You are also welcome to work on a costume for any other reason: Cosplay conventions, Labyrinth Ball, etc. I've alternated Fridays and Saturdays to hopefully allow people with regular commitments to make at least some of the events. Each event will have a theme, but you are welcome to ignore it and work on whatever you want! We will watch a short video and I'll show what I have to work with. That shouldn't take more than 30 minutes, and then we can get to work.

    Dates

    Fri, Sep 20th 8:30pm – What is EVA Foam?
    Sat, Sep 28th 8:30pm – Simple Leatherwork (rivets)
    Fri, Oct 4th 8:30pm - More EVA Foam!
    Thu, Oct 10th 8:30pm – Simple Leatherwork (sewing)
    Sat, Oct 19th 8:30pm – Simple Sewing *
    Fri, Oct 25th 8:30pm – TBD *
    Tue Oct 29th 8:30pm – Finishing touches: Get 'er done!

    * I'm also looking for someone to share their skills at these events. I'm an enthusiastic amateur at various crafting and engineering tasks, but I'd love to have someone with expertise show us how to properly setup and use a sewing machine, for example. And if you have some other skill or topic you'd like to share, please let me know.

  • SFV - Dinner and Discussion - October

    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.

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    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.

  • Personal Growth Book Group - The Power of Habit

    As part of our efforts to live better, we're starting a personal growth book group. Our next book is "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg. We will discuss the book, what we got out of it, what we liked, disliked, etc.

     

     

    Here's a description of the book:

     

    In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.