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    • Saturday, September 22, 2018
    • Hylton Performing Arts Center at Manassas
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    Dear Members and Friends, 

    The NOVES Adult Enrichment Committee would like to invite all interested to an evening of conversation and comedy. On Saturday Sept 22, the Capitol Steps will be performing at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Manassas campus of George Mason University. The NOVES group will meet for dinner at a restaurant in Manassas at 6pm before the show. 

    Ticket prices run from $30 - $50 and will be available for individual purchase starting Aug 1. If there is a group of at least 10 people going, we can get a 10% discount for a group purchase. 

    Please let Iris Woodard know if you wish to join the group. If we have more than 10 interested, Iris will make the group ticket purchase. Iwood1349@cox.net or 571-398-4710.


    • Sunday, September 23, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    Women in the United States were granted suffrage less than a century ago and still do not have an Equal Rights Amendment. Throughout our history, we have left our homes and taken to the streets to demand the vote, choice over our own bodies, to be seen and heard. Every generation of mothers tries to leave her daughters a better world. Yet time and again we are thwarted by misogynist forces. The legacy of the second Women’s March on January 20th, fueled by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, must be to unite and undo these forces once and for all.


    • Saturday, September 29, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
    • 7750 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20012
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    AEU Skills Summit 2018

    Saturday, September 29, 9am-6:30pm
    Sponsored by: AEU Communications, Ethical Education, Membership Committees

    Join us for a full day of insightful discussion, interactive workshops, and fun collaboration. Together we’ll explore best practices and burning questions on communications, ethical education, membership, and organizational development. Mark your calendars now and check back here for more details.


    • Sunday, September 30, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    The concept of "Yuck" is one that tremendously impacts our relationships with others and our relationship with ourselves,  yet many of us aren't even aware that Yuck exists! In this talk, you'll learn what Yuck is... and how you can manage Yuck so that both you and your relationships can thrive.

     

    • Wednesday, October 03, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 107 Church St NE, Vienna, VA 22180
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    Recent studies reveal that emotions may be the true drivers of our decision-making process. Does this seem true to you? When have new facts caused you to change your opinion?  Come and let us reason together.

    • Saturday, October 06, 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144-0710

    Join the Navigators for a night of Star Gazing



    Date: 10/06/2018
    Time: 6:30 p.m.   To  9:30 p.m.
    Location: Sky Meadows State Park
    Description: Our evening of space exploration begins with a half-hour "Junior Astronomer" program, for children ages 5-12. Immediately following, hear about the importance of dark skies and light conservation, then join volunteer Ambassadors of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab for a half-hour multimedia presentation on the latest in the United States' space research. After the presentation, get oriented to the celestial skies with a brief sky tour.
    For the remainder of the program take advantage of Sky Meadows' dark skies by looking at deep space objects through telescopes provided by our Dark Sky volunteers. Have your own telescope? Feel free to bring your scope or binoculars for your own sky exploration. 
    Note: Entrance gates close one hour after program start time. In the event of rain or clouds, only the "Junior Astronomer" and multimedia presentations will be provided. Parking for this program is $5.00 per vehicle.
    Are you an astronomy enthusiast interested in volunteering for our monthly programs? Contact our park by emailing skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov.
    Extra Event Fee: No
    Children Allowed: Yes


    • Sunday, October 14, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    Our daily life is constantly bombarded with information that we often fail to remember the previous day or our last meal.  With secular mindfulness an individual is able to experience life by finding ways to become calmer through awareness. With an understanding of the basic principles of mindfulness, how to use mindful qualities in our everyday life, practicing short meditations to cultivate awareness, and exploring the breath you will be able to find your calm in order to experience more moments in everyday life.   In this hands-on presentation you can begin to nurture the seeds of mindfulness and awareness in your own capacity.


    • Saturday, October 20, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 415 Windover Ave NW, Vienna, VA 22180
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    Northern Virginia Ethical Society

    90 Min Workshop: How to Raise Children's Resilience, Self-Esteem, and Motivation by Rachel Bailey

    Sponsored by the Ziskind  Memorial Fund

    Our children will inevitably face obstacles in life, especially in our fast-paced, high-pressure culture. While some children face these obstacles effectively, others give up or fall apart when facing challenges.

    In this workshop, you'll learn how to improve your children's resilience, self-esteem, and motivation so that they have the tools they need to meet their full potential. The tools presented in this workshop do not just apply to the parent/child dynamic, but can also be used to enhance all of your interpersonal relationships. Rachel’s strategies can improve interactions with grandchildren, spouses, extended family, peers, friends, colleagues, and employees.

    The Northern Virginia Ethical Society invites parents and friends to join us for this workshop on Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at 10 am at Green Hedges School in Vienna, VA.

    We are proud to offer the workshop at no cost thanks to the Ziskind Memorial Fund. Donations to the fund will be accepted.

    Childcare will be available at $5.00 per child.

     Rachel Bailey is a Parenting Specialist who has been serving families in Northern Virginia for a decade. Besides being a mother of two, she has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and a certification in Positive Discipline. In the past, she has provided services as an ADHD Coach, intensive in-home mentor, and psychotherapist. Currently Rachel teaches parents hands-on tools for raising responsible, resilient, confident children without creating more stress or guilt in parents' lives. 


    • Sunday, October 21, 2018
    • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

    Parent Orientation Meeting

    If you have a child in Sunday School, we invite you to attend an Orientation in the back classroom at 12:30 pm after platform on October 21st.  

    I will be going over some specifics about our group performances for the year, go into detail about the House of Worship Tours we are planning and answering any questions that you may have about our Ethical Education Program.  

    *Members of the Sunday School Committee and Teaching staff will also be present to help answer questions and to greet you.

    • Sunday, October 28, 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    • Green Hedges Auditorium

    Trick or Treat for SOCKTOBER!

    The Sunday School is shaking things up a bit this year.  We have chosen a new charity to support with our October Service Project and we need your help to pull it off!

    Our kids love watching videos by the Kid President.  He gives them comedic inspiration for a lot of their good deeds.  One of the organizations that Kid President supports is called Socktober.  This organization has been encouraging sock drives for the homeless for over 5 years now and they have grown from collecting from a few hundred people in Tennessee their first year to collecting from over 2 million people last year.  Please start stockpiling new pairs of socks in all sizes and genders for our October Sock Drive.  The children will wear their Halloween costumes to Sunday School and after platform will Trick or Treat the members of the society for SOCKTOBER!

    If you would like to learn more about this organization, click here: http://soulpancake.com/socktober/

    • Saturday, November 10, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Sky Meadows State Park 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane, VA 20144-0710

    Join the Navigators for a night of Star Gazing



    Date: 11/10/2018
    Time: 5:00 p.m.   To  9:00 p.m.
    Location: Sky Meadows State Park
    Description: Our evening of space exploration begins with a half-hour "Junior Astronomer" program, for children ages 5-12. Immediately following, hear about the importance of dark skies and light conservation, then join volunteer Ambassadors of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab for a half-hour multimedia presentation on the latest in the United States' space research. After the presentation, get oriented to the celestial skies with a brief sky tour.
    For the remainder of the program take advantage of Sky Meadows' dark skies by looking at deep space objects through telescopes provided by our Dark Sky volunteers. Have your own telescope? Feel free to bring your scope or binoculars for your own sky exploration. 
    Note: Entrance gates close one hour after program start time. In the event of rain or clouds, only the "Junior Astronomer" and multimedia presentations will be provided. Parking for this program is $5.00 per vehicle.
    Are you an astronomy enthusiast interested in volunteering for our monthly programs? Contact our park by emailing skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov.
    Extra Event Fee: No
    Children Allowed: Yes


    • Sunday, November 18, 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    • Monday, November 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 107 Church St NE, Vienna, VA 22180

    After surviving the election, how do you feel: Elated? Depressed?

    Discouraged? Hopeful? All of the above? As a nation, where do we go from here? Come and share your reflections on the election and ideas about how to further our democracy.


    • Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 107 Church St NE, Vienna, VA 22180

    Has technology and social media changed how we relate to others?  Are Facebook friends substituting for face-to-face human interaction?  Are the internet bubbles that we inhabit distorting our perceptions of others?  Bring your physical presence and let’s hear what you have to say.

    • Sunday, January 13, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    • Sunday, April 07, 2019

    Wands For Wildlife

    The Sunday School is NEEDS YOUR HELP!


     

    Ethical Sunday School students undertake at least 1 service project every month. We use our labor, our creativity, and our collective effort to make our world a better place while acting out our ethical culture values. This year, we are asking for your help in collecting Wands for Wildlife. We know that you will need time to use up this household item so we are asking you to clean out your makeup drawers and use up your current cosmetics over the next few months. From September thru Earth Day, we will be collecting your old mascara wands for a mass shipment in April to support the Appalachian Wildlife Refuge's Wands for Wildlife Campaign. Please spread the word to your family and friends! Appalachian Wildlife Refuge​

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    • Sunday, April 28, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    • Sunday, May 19, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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    • Sunday, June 16, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Green Hedges School
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Sunday, September 16, 2018 June Tangney - Shame and Guilt: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Penny University: Has political polarization stifled democracy?
Sunday, September 09, 2018 Leader Randy Best: Voting Our Humanist Values
Saturday, September 08, 2018 Star Gazing - Weather Permitting
Sunday, September 02, 2018 End of Summer Family Picnic
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Geocaching at Mason Neck State Park
Saturday, June 23, 2018 The Red Stone - A film by Ahmad Damen
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Membership Meeting - Recognition Sunday
Sunday, June 10, 2018 The Effects of Inadequate Mental Health Care for Black and Minority Communities
Sunday, June 10, 2018 ACLU Membership Conference
Thursday, June 07, 2018 AEU Assembly
Sunday, June 03, 2018 I MISS ARGUING WITH FRIENDS: CRITICAL REASONING IN THE AGE OF TRUMP
Sunday, June 03, 2018 Cardboard Boat Regatta - NoVES Navigators
Sunday, May 27, 2018 Closed for Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 25, 2018 Future of Ethical Societies 2018 Conference
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- What is the value of Human Life?
Sunday, May 13, 2018 The Better Angels of Our Intelligence: CIA and the Need to be Good
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Cirque Du Soleil - LUZIA
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Memorial Clare Schwartz
Sunday, May 06, 2018 Good Intentions are Simply Not Enough - Randy Best
Friday, May 04, 2018 An Overview of Ethical Humanism History and Philosophy
Sunday, April 29, 2018 The Children Are Our Future presented by NoVES DEE, Kimberly Nyilasi
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 2018 LOBBY DAY & SECULAR VALUES SUMMIT
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2018 Lobby Day and Secular Values Summit
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Standing at a Moral Crossroads by NoVES Leader Randy Best
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Earth Day Stream Cleanup - Sunday School April Service Project
Saturday, April 21, 2018 BOOK GROUP- The Things They Carried
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- What is Truth?
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Pledge Meeting
Sunday, April 15, 2018 Compassion and Justice: How the American Ethical Union plans to bring ethics to life
Saturday, April 14, 2018 March for Science
Sunday, April 08, 2018 Spring Festival
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Memorial Service Richard Risk
Saturday, April 07, 2018 Secular Social Justice 2018
Sunday, April 01, 2018 Closed for Spring Break
Sunday, March 25, 2018 We Should All Be Protesters
Saturday, March 24, 2018 MARCH FOR OUR LIVES 3/24/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018 Reproductive Health: Stories From The Field
Thursday, March 15, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- Is Meritocracy Morally Justified?
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Women Back to the Future-Nevertheless She Persisted!
Sunday, March 11, 2018 Songs in the Key of Free: Music as a Healing Force
Saturday, March 10, 2018 Science Moms
Monday, March 05, 2018 Loudoun Love Your Neighbor - Hope Not Hate
Sunday, March 04, 2018 Feet of Clay by Leader Randy Best
Thursday, March 01, 2018 NoVES Movie Screening - [the listening heart] - MARCH 1
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series- Are vast gaps in wealth and economic resources in America justified?
Sunday, February 25, 2018 Navigators - Structural Design Meeting
Sunday, February 25, 2018 The Challenge and Opportunity of Global Connectedness
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Article Discussion Meeting Feb 21st Oakton, VA
Sunday, February 18, 2018 NOVES Ribbon Cutting Party - LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR - The Orange Ribbon Campaign
Sunday, February 18, 2018 What Being American Means to Me
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Sunday Philosophy Discussion Group
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Valentine's Cards for Sale to Benefit Kakenya's Dream
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Darwin Day - Banana Splits
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Secular Values Voter - Mobilizing a Voting Bloc in 2018 and Beyond- Sarah Levin
Sunday, February 04, 2018 Valentine's Cards for Sale to Benefit Kakenya's Dream
Sunday, February 04, 2018 How Fragile is American Democracy? - Randy Best
Saturday, February 03, 2018 Book Group Discussion- The Left Hand of Darkness
Sunday, January 28, 2018 Courage for the Resistance...and the Relationships. - Amanda Poppei
Sunday, January 21, 2018 Winter Festival
Thursday, January 18, 2018 Penny University Discussion Series-Is War Justified?
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 NoVES Multicultural Open Mic
Sunday, January 14, 2018 Challenging Social Legacy To Unlock Human Potential
Sunday, January 07, 2018 The Year in Review - Randy Best
Sunday, December 31, 2017 Closed for New Years
Sunday, December 24, 2017 Closed for Holidays
Sunday, December 17, 2017 Humanism's Farther Reaches
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Learning to Listen
Sunday, December 03, 2017 Towards Utopia - Randy Best
Sunday, November 19, 2017 Stone Salad Celebration
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, November 12, 2017 Ethics and Identity Politics
Sunday, October 29, 2017 Enemies and Empathy
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Rocket Competition
Sunday, October 22, 2017 Transgender Advocacy
Sunday, October 15, 2017 Using White Privilege for Black Benefit
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Caffe Amouri Philosophical Discussion Series
Sunday, October 08, 2017 Open and Accountable Science and Policy: the Role of Ethics, Biases, and Beliefs
Sunday, October 01, 2017 Purity and Intolerance
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Canoeing
Sunday, September 24, 2017 Sunday Platform: Asian Americans and Deconstructing The Model Minority Myth
Saturday, September 23, 2017 NoVES Book Club
Sunday, September 17, 2017 Sunday Platform: The Ethics of Harry Potter
Saturday, September 16, 2017 Stargazing
Sunday, September 10, 2017 Sunday Platform: LIVING AS A HUMANIST - ABROAD AND AT HOME
Sunday, September 03, 2017 Summer Picnic
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Candlelight Vigil

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