AOF Activities & Events
In 2008, AOF and the Humanist Association of the Greater Sacramento Area (aka, HAGSA) got together to host a spaghetti feed. We hoped it would catch on. It did. Soon the Sacramento Coaltion of Reason adopted the idea, and the tradition grew legs and gained traction.
On a national level, its roots went back to a student’s 2005 letter to the Kansas School Board that was considering teaching Intelligent Design. Today the "FSM" party is an alternative to churchy Easter activities, but still pokes gentle fun at ID-style Creationists who insist a cosmic Intelligence simply had to have created this well tuned world. "Pastifarians" say yes, certainly, the Flying Spaghetti Monster did it in all his noodly, high-carb wisdom. Open your heart to the FSM and It will fill you with rich red sauce and yummy garlic bread.
This year it will be the 10th Annual FSM Party, can you believe? The party is a pot-luck, so bring food & beverage to share, but a minuscule door fee ($1, chump change) will cover all hall costs & dining supplies. Especially welcome, for obvious reasons: pasta. Help us celebrate the Grand Designer with 'sketti.
The fun will include singing, board games, pirate cosplay and a pirate costume contest. So wear pirate garb if you wish (optional) or something piratey. (Piratish, piratesque? Arr, blast this spellchecker!) Pirates are sacred to the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Why? It is a mystery.
Learn more about the Flying Spaghetti Monster at venganza.org/about. Or enjoy photos from the 2014 and 2013 FSM parties. (For historic images from Sacramento's first FSM event, click here, then click on "Mar 23".)