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Several Extra Bat Cruise Events Planned

July 31, 2010

Our ACA Bat Cruise event is not just about having a leisurely boat ride and watching bats. We've added other events throughout the day to encourage atheists who would like to hang out with us to come down, have some fun, and chat with other like-minded people. We especially encourage out-of-towners to come down for this great set of events. The date is Saturday, September 25, 2010. Here's what we've got in store:

Matt Dillahunty Lecture, 3-5pm



From 3-5pm, our own Matt Dillahunty will give a lecture on "The Superiority of Secular Morality." The event will be at Howson Hall in the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave., Austin [map]. The event is free.

We have permission for people to leave their cars at the church (for carpooling to later events). If you would like to do that, park on the grassy field away from the sanctuary instead of the parking lot. The church will have a later event that evening.

Bat Cruise, 6-8pm



The Bat Cruise will be from, 6-8pm. The boat leaves promptly at 6pm, so don't be late! Consider parking at the One Texas Center Garage, 505 Barton Springs Road and walking to the launch. The garage is behind Threadgills (see below) and free. The garage is also accessible from Riverside. Cruise tickets are $25 and $10 and may be purchased from the ACA's products page. If you would like to snack or eat dinner on the boat, that's fine. No glass containers are allowed however.

Dinner, 8:15-9:15pm



For those that didn't eat on the boat, Threadgills is a convenient dinner spot that has done a great job accommodating our after-the-TV-show dinners. The restaurant is a short walk from the launch point, so there's no need to move your car. The location is 301 W. Riverside, Austin Texas [map] We will get a headcount for dinner on the cruise so everyone will get a quick seat. If you're going to the next event, you'll need to watch your time'

Comedy Show, 10pm



The final event of the evening will be a comedy show at Esther's Follies, 525 E. 6th St. [map], (512) 320-0553 at 10pm. Tickets are $22 and are likely to sell out. Get yours at at least two weeks prior to the event. If you haven't seen the show, you're in for a treat. It's a great show of comedy, singing, magic, and satire--a perfect way to end the day.

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From the officers:

The audio and video from Steve Bratteng's July 13th lecture are now available.