Monthly Meetings

See our meetup page to find out about our next monthly meeting:

Each of our regular monthly meetings has either a guest speaker or a topic to discuss.  We also sponsor movie nights, solstice parties, science-oriented field trips and outreach programs to encourage other non-believers to join our group.  (see the menu for the link)  We usually meet during the fourth week of each month.

If you enjoy enlightening discussion on a science-based world view (vs faith-based) , please join Backyard Skeptics by going to our site HERE. Your email is confidential on, even to us.  Our schedule of events is also on our Event Meetup Page.  If you are from out of town you can still join the Meetup group, but make sure and falsely RSVP once every 6 months to stay in the group.

We request a minimum $8 donation if you attend our meetings and a minimum $15 donation if you will be joining us for dinner. (Special events might be more)  Dinner is usually grilled chicken, chicken and veggie lasagna, potato salad, green salad, soft drinks and desert.

During the winter months we have our meetings at the Villa Park City Hall at 17855 Santiago Boulevard at 7:30pm and dinner at the Post next door at 6:00pm.

Volunteer membership dues are $20 every 6 months.  a $4 monthly subscription is available on our Contribute page.

If you do not want to join but would still like to receive our free monthly newsletter called the Secular Gazette, send an email to and we will add you to our confidential list which includes the dates of our meetings and events. However, you won’t be able to RSVP to the BYS meetings or events.

And please – if you are a God-believer and wish to proselytize or preach, please don’t join. However, if you are truly interested in finding our more about how and why us non-believers do not have beliefs in gods, you are welcome to attend as a guest.  Please email me for more information.