Here's my two cents' worth about your two year old:
There are lots of wonderful kid's books with Bible stories (no agonized faces on young innocents being destroyed at Armageddon, either). You can teach a child to pray, to thank God for wonderful things, and to follow God's rules. Best of all, you can teach them that God loves them, unconditionally, even more than you do!
If you feel like you need to take the child to a meeting, please make sure it's a short one.
I took my daughter a few times just to please my folks, but I knew that I didn't want my child to learn the doctrine and the guilt that goes with it. We ended up with dear friends at a local church with a fantastic children's program.
I too was an unbaptized publisher, bailed out at age 18. Didn't need religion of any sort for a long time. Then got hungry for something... Long story.
Just my contribution...
P.S.: Here's my guess about the cool reception from the elder: as being at a Lion's club function is a grey area, he was embarassed to be seen, thinking he might be 'stumbling' you...