Calendar

Every month, we host a wide-ranging selection of events — from presentations to activism, workshops to socializing, and more. Whatever humanism means to you, you can probably find an activity to express and explore it. Check out all the upcoming events and ways to connect with others who share your secular values.

Our events and activities calendar is currently hosted at Meetup.com. We invite you to join us engaged world citizens for thought-stimulating presentations, lively discussions, and working together to make the world a better place for all.

Upcoming Events

  • Mia book tour (public) for All the Beauty in the World: by Patrick Bringley

    Mia book tour (public) for All the Beauty in the World: by Patrick Bringley

    April 25, 2024 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join us for a “Book Inspired Tour” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The book is All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me by Patrick Bringley. We will gather as a group in the General Mills Lobby on the first floor at the Information…
  • Humanists in Action: Gardening With Open Arms

    Humanists in Action: Gardening With Open Arms

    April 27, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Have you always wanted to garden but never had the time or space? Would you like to work the soil with others, developing your horticultural skills while making new friends? Or maybe, after our long Minnesota winter, you’d just like to spend some time doing mild physical labor out-of-doors? If…
  • Happy Hour with Ron Millar: How Nontheists Can Stop Christian Nationalism

    Happy Hour with Ron Millar: How Nontheists Can Stop Christian Nationalism

    April 30, 2024 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

    The separation of church and state, civil rights, secular government, and our pluralist democracy are under attack by a powerful white Christian nationalist movement. Meet with Ron Millar of the Center for Freethought Equality, the political arm of the American Humanist Association, over appetizers and drinks to hear how we…
  • National Day of Reason Breakfast and Reception: Show Up for Secular Government!

    National Day of Reason Breakfast and Reception: Show Up for Secular Government!

    May 1, 2024 8:30 am – 10:00 am

    Christian nationalism is taking its toll across the country: limits to reproductive freedom, attacks on trans students, book bans, efforts to damage our public schools, political leaders who say they are following God’s instructions, and more. Let’s show up in force to say Not in Minnesota! The National Day of…
  • Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE: Grieving for a Brother

    Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE: Grieving for a Brother

    May 2, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Guest Speaker: Mark Flaten will speak on “Grieving for a Brother.” Mark grew up in a small Wisconsin town with his parents who had five boys. He has a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Mark spent the last 20 years of his career as…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    May 4, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    May 4, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • Make Life More Wonderful with Nonviolent Communication

    Make Life More Wonderful with Nonviolent Communication

    May 4, 2024 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

    Join us at this session to learn about the principles and practices of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) that help one communicate with mutual compassion and understanding. The way we talk often includes judgment and criticism, so subtly and so pervasively that we don’t even notice when we or someone else is…
  • Science Fiction Book Club: H. G. Wells Novellas @ SECULAR SATURDAY

    Science Fiction Book Club: H. G. Wells Novellas @ SECULAR SATURDAY

    May 4, 2024 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Welcome to our monthly HumanistsMN Science Fiction Book Club! Join us every month — or come as you are able. For our May session we will be reading two classic novellas by H. G. Wells, “The War of the Worlds” and “The Time Machine.” The first is about Martians invading…
  • The Power of the Situation: An Intro to Social Psychology @ SECULAR SATURDAY

    The Power of the Situation: An Intro to Social Psychology @ SECULAR SATURDAY

    May 4, 2024 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm

    Situations are much more powerful than most people realize. Persuasion, conformity, group think, bystander indifference, and mob behaviors are all examples of how situations can push people to behave in ways that are inconsistent with how they understand themselves. It is easy to blame people for being influenced by situations,…
  • Humanists in Action: Spring Highway Cleanup

    Humanists in Action: Spring Highway Cleanup

    May 11, 2024 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

    Time again for our semi-annual highway cleanup. This is a great opportunity to show Humanists at work in the community. We pick up trash between mile markers 38 and 39.5 on I-35W. Bags and reflective vests will be provided. Participants should bring a pair of work gloves and wear clothing…
  • Mia book tour (public) for Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    Mia book tour (public) for Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus

    May 16, 2024 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join us for a “Book Inspired Tour” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The book is Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus. We will gather as a group in the General Mills Lobby on the first floor at the Information Bar and join a regularly scheduled public tour (free). But…
  • Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE: Reconnection as Part of the Grief Journey

    Secular Grief Support Group ONLINE: Reconnection as Part of the Grief Journey

    May 16, 2024 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    Guest Speaker: Mark Meyer became a widower and single parent of three children in 2003. In a single word, he became “disconnected.” That began an extended journey of grief and also a journey of healing through re-connection. He will share some personal experiences of connecting and healing. This grief group…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    May 18, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    May 18, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • THINK! Book Club: Fareed Zakaria, "Age of Revolutions"

    THINK! Book Club: Fareed Zakaria, "Age of Revolutions"

    May 28, 2024 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    The next Think! Book Club will discuss Fareed Zakaria’s 2024 book “Age of Revolutions.” In this, his latest book, the well-known columnist and public intellectual identifies revolutionary developments over the past four centuries that have led to the current challenging condition of liberal democracies. Zakaria explicates our ongoing troubles in…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    June 1, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    June 1, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    June 15, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    June 15, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • Mia book tour (public) for The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    Mia book tour (public) for The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

    June 27, 2024 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

    Join us for a “Book Inspired Tour” at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The book is The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray. We will gather as a group in the General Mills Lobby on the first floor at the Information Bar and join a regularly scheduled…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    July 20, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…
  • SMART Recovery Support Group

    SMART Recovery Support Group

    July 20, 2024 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

    Looking to beat an addiction? SMART Recovery is a stigma-free and self-empowering secular program serving those with an addictive behavior — whether a particular substance or an activity/process addiction. Participants design and implement their own recovery plan to create a more balanced, purposeful, fulfilling, and meaningful life. Anyone seeking a…