2024 SHoWLE Picnic

Image with the place day and time of the 2024 picnic

June 16 @ 11:00 am 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual picnic. A social time for SHoWLE members and friends to share some good food. Rain or shine.

We will have hot dogs and hamburgers and providing drinks like soda pop and water. Board Member Ed S. will be handling the grill and will bring some of his well known side dishes. This will be the last Picnic for Ed as he is set to retire and move back home to New York state.

Feel free to bring some snacks or deserts to share. You are also welcome to bring your own entrée and use the grill if you wish.

We welcome any games or sports equipment you have handy and want to share and there is a playground close by for kids to enjoy. Feel free to bring your dog as there is plenty of room for them to play.

This event is FREE and Open to the Public

We have the Whitetail Shelter reserved. The shelter is off parking lot #2 on the main park road.


Wildwood Preserve Metropark

5100 W. Central Ave
Toledo, Ohio 43615 United States
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Optional RSVP

Not required but helps us know how much food to buy

3 Going
27 remaining

Having A Blast At Skepticon

This weekend I am attending Skepticon 11 in St. Louis, MO with Shawn and Peggy. Skepticon is a free convention for seculars and skeptics.

Shawn and I are having a good time, meeting new people, getting new ideas, and communing with people who have similar world views as we do.

I’ve learned how to make an awesome podcast and how to persuade people on issues I think are important. I also learned about the religious right’s effort to have special laws passed in state legislatures through their Project Blitz initiative. Did you know Ohio has a chapter of the Prayer Caucus? It lobbies state legislators in Columbus.

Shawn and I are bringing back meeting and event ideas for the coming year.

The only misstep to this year’s conference is it being scheduled during the 5th Anniversary of the death of Michael Brown. He was shot and killed by a white police officer just 10 miles away in Ferguson. Until one of the talks this evening, Skepticon made no effort to acknowledge the event. I hope they do better next time in making sure there are no conflicts like that or at least dedicate some time to marking those kinds of tragedies.

Shawn walked around the area where our hotel is located and mentioned to me she saw a lot of homeless people. It made me consider that a convention like Skepticon should include a community service project so participants experience life outside the hotel.

I do want to attend another Skepticon in the future. This type of convention is needed by people in our community.