NOSHA Winter Solstice Party ~ HumanLight 2013When:
Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 9:00 pm
Caribbean Blue Holiday House, 1817 Marengo St., New Orleans, la view map
In lieu of our regular monthly meeting, please join us for our annual festive Winter Solstice party to celebrate the holidays! It is our time to enjoy good friends, good food and goodwill, so we welcome all supporters of our organization to join in the fun!
(Please note that this event will be held on the second Saturday of the month instead of the third.)
This will be a potluck event, so we are asking all guests to bring a dish to share. Please RSVP via email to email@example.com to advise that you will attend and what you plan to bring from the following suggestions:
• Favorite entree
• Salads - tossed green, fruit, pasta, etc.
• Sides - vegetables, potatoes, etc.
• Fruits, cheeses, crackers
As part of our HumanLight participation, we'll once again collect canned goods and other non-perishable foods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Please take a look at their list here to put together your donation bag.
HumanLight is a celebration of "a Humanist's vision of a good future." We celebrate a positive approach to the coming new year through the lens of secular humanism.
This year, we'll also enjoy musical entertainment provided by NOSHA member and Quarter Rat Pack singer, Marshall Harris.
*** Please be sure to RSVP so our host will have an accurate count for her preparation. Many thanks to NOSHA Board Member, Beth Deitch, for opening her home to our friends!
If you have further questions, call 504-596-3006.
"A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant"When:
Saturday, December 21, 2013 @ 12:00 am
Mid-City Theatre, 3540 Toulouse Street, New Orleans, LA view map
Get ready for the most hilarious and bizarre holiday show you've ever seen. The NOLA Project presents the growing cult-classic new musical A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant.
A jubilant cast of children celebrates the controversial religion in uplifting pageantry and song. The actual teachings of The Church of Scientology are explained and dissected against the candy-colored backdrop of a traditional nativity play. This darkly hilarious holiday alternative is a musical biography of the life of L. Ron Hubbard.
Grade school children, portraying Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, and other less starry Scientologists, bring the controversial Church of Scientology to jubilant life in story and song. Seating is limited, so we highly recommend ordering in advance!
Order your tickets here!
*** This is a ticketed event, so you will need to reserve your seats directly with Mid-City Theater.
“Music for Social Change” -- Tom Neilson, Progressive Folk SingerWhen:
Wednesday, January 08, 2014 @ 12:00 am
Istanbul Cafe, Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA view map
NOSHA will be hosting Tom Neilson, folk singer and performer, known for his warm, funny political satire and commentary via song. He’ll feature his latest album, “It’s a Crime to Tell the Truth”.
We will be asking for a $10 donation and there will be a cash bar available.
"...does a great job of reminding people of what is really important...." ~Michael Stock, WLRN, Miami, FL
"Tom is fabulous; politically cutting-edge, incisive, warm, & very funny. His raucous political satire & social commentary, quick wit, & pointed humor had everyone laughing & engaged." ~Cathy Gilbert, Miami Dade Green Party
"People are still talking about Tom's performance, which brought just the right balance of biting political commentary, humor, personal storytelling, and memorable music to our house concert. His songs, his voice, and his guitar wrapped it all up into one great package."
~Vicki Ryder, South Florida Raging Grannies
*** This event is open to all, so please feel free to bring friends who may not be part of NOSHA, but who enjoy a good time and good music.
Comets, Meteoroids, and Asteroids: End of Days?When:
Saturday, January 18, 2014 @ 9:00 pm
Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA view map
We grew up learning that the most important members of our solar system were the Sun and the (8 or 9) planets.
The other "debris", i.e., meteorites, comets, and asteroids, were considered no more than incidental, unimportant oddities.
In this talk, Patrick Lestrade will expose the great significance of these vagabonds, not only to human culture, but to the beginning of life on Earth, as well as perhaps our end.
Lestrade, a former member of the NOSHA Board of Directors, has a Ph.D. in Space Physics from Rice University and a Certificate of French Language from Universite' d'Aix-Marseille. He retired in 2012 as a professor of Physics and Astronomy at Mississippi State University. He holds dual U.S. and Irish citizenship. Lover of everything French (except salad dressing).
To get to the meeting place at the zoo: Enter from Magazine Street at Zoo Avenue (between the two stone lions) and continue to the statue of Audubon. The entry way to our area (the Dominion Learning Center) is to the right of the main entrance through the metal gates.
If it's a pretty day or there is a festival, parking will be at a premium so give yourself plenty of time to find a spot.
For more information about this event, please check our website at www.nosha.info or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All NOSHA meetings are free and open to the general public.
Greer-Heard 2014 – “God and Cosmology”When:
Friday, February 21, 2014 @ 11:30 pm
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Chapel, 3939 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA view map
Greer-Heard 2014 – “God and Cosmology” Featuring: Sean Carroll and William Lane Craig. We are always excited to let our group know about this event each year! Here are the speakers tackling this year's focus:
Sean Carroll is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research focuses on theoretical physics and cosmology, especially the origin and constituents of the universe. He has contributed to models of interactions between dark matter, dark energy, and ordinary matter; alternative theories of gravity; and violations of fundamental symmetries. Carroll is the author of From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time, Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity, and the forthcoming The Particle at the End of the Universe.
He has been awarded fellowships by the Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, and the American Physical Society, as well as the MIT Graduate Student Council Teaching Award and the Villanova University Arts and Sciences Alumni Medallion. Carroll is a contributor to the blog Cosmic Variance. He has appeared on TV shows such as The Colbert Report and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, and frequently serves as a science consultant for film and television. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, writer Jennifer Ouellette.
William Lane Craig is a Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, California. He earned a doctorate in philosophy at the University of Birmingham, England, before taking a doctorate in theology from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany, where he was for two years a Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung. Prior to his appointment at Talbot he spent seven years at the Higher Institute of Philosophy of the Katholike Universiteit Leuven, Belgium.
Research interests include the interface of Philosophy of Religion and Philosophy of Space and Time. He has authored or edited over thirty books, including The Kalam Cosmological Argument; Theism, Atheism, and Big Bang Cosmology; Time and the Metaphysics of Relativity; and Einstein, Relativity, and Absolute Simultaneity. He has published over a hundred articles in professional journals such as The Journal of Philosophy, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science, Philosophia Naturalis, and Astrophysics and Space Science, many of which are available online at www.reasonablefaith.org.
***** This is a ticketed event, so you will need to register at http://greerheard.com/wp/ to reserve your seat. If there are any discounts available, we will post updates here that could impact price, so feel free to delay purchase until we can check.
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NOSHA's monthly meetings take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Audubon Zoo, Dominion Learning Center, 6500 Magazine St., New Orleans at 4:00pm. For more information about this event, contact Charlotte Klasson at (504) 596-3006. All NOSHA meetings are open to the general public.
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