Actually, it's 'The Heretic's Barbecue', an event hosted by CVASS.
Here's what the press release in my mailbox had to say:
"Do you cherish science and rational thinking?"
Well, yes, I do.
"Would you like to meet with others who share your secular values?"
Well, I'm not a secularist, but I do share values with those who do.
"Then join us for a freethinking event, located right here in the California Central Valley. The Central Valley Alliance of Atheists and Skeptics proudly presents the First Annual Heretics Barbecue!"
Wow, that's not what I expected. The press release goes on:
"Rational thinkers, skeptics, secular people of all types, and friends and supporters AND their families are all welcome at this event."
That's a pretty broad invite! I guess I can attend and worry about which category I fit into later! If this sounds fun (and I think it will be), then why not attend?
LOCATION: Letterman Park, 908 Villa Avenue, Clovis
TIME: 1100-1900, Sunday, September 7th.
ACTIVITIES: Volleyball, skate park, homeopathic demonstrations, a simulated debate, 'ghost hunting' and other debunking.
MENU: includes Tri-tip sandwiches or hamburgers*, rice pilaf, salad. Drinks provided include iced-tea, sports drinks and bottled water. Vegetarian burgers will also be available.
COST: Admission $10 per person, $5 for children 12 and under.
* To assure yourself tri-tip, you should pre-register at the CVAAS site link given above.