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Vegan Thanksgiving 2016

Join us for our Fourth (!!) Annual Chico Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck. Our compassionate harvest-themed meal takes place on Saturday, November 19 at 5 pm.

This year’s event will be held at the Chico Boys and Girls Club Teen Center at 601 Wall Street in downtown Chico. There is a charge to cover the rental of Teen Center because we’ve outgrown our usual location for this popular event.

Please buy your ticket early; space is limited. After you sign up, you will be directed to a separate potluck coordination page.

EXTRA DETAILS
Children welcome!
Sorry, no dogs. No alcohol.
This space is wheelchair accessible.
In order to protect the environment, please…
– Ride your bike!
– Carpool (bring a friend with you to the event)
– Bring a reusable/washable plate and utensils
– Bring your own take-home containers for left-overs

BUY TICKETS
Go here to buy tickets! http://4thveganthanksgivingchico.bpt.me/
There’s a no-questions-asked low-income ticket option. If you need it, use it, and maybe volunteer to help with clean up or setup. Just be sure to reserve your tickets in advance.

VOLUNTEERS
We will need help! Please send an email to chicovegan@gmail.com to help us before and after this event.

ADOPT A TURKEY
Please consider sponsoring a turkey. There are many farmed animal sanctuaries that offer sponsorship opportunities…
Animal Place: http://animalplace.org/donate.html
Farm Sanctuary: http://www.farmsanctuary.org/giving/adopt-a-turkey/
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary: http://woodstocksanctuary.org/join/sponsor-an-animal/

Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking Class – November 12

Hard to believe, but Thanksgiving Day is only five-and-a-half weeks away (!!), and you may be going to other Thanksgiving festivities even earlier (like the Chico Vegan Meetup Thanksgiving**). So, time to plan those menus, sharpen those knives and get ready to cook!

To help you, the Chico Chapter of Dharma Voices for Animals is featuring a Vegan Thanksgiving Cooking class this year in its “Cooking for Compassion and Health” series.  Whether you are cooking the whole meal and hosting at your house, or you need some vegan dishes to take to an otherwise non-veg Thanksgiving with family, we will have you covered!  The talented duo of Susan Morgado and Jeannie Trizzino will be co-teaching this class on November 12 and hope you will join us!  Remember, class size is limited to 12 people, so I encourage you to register early at this link:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2522402

During this season of gratitude, we are very grateful for your ongoing interest, participation and your commitment to relieving the suffering of animals through a compassionate diet.

We hope to see you there!

Peace,
Jeannie Trizzino, Chico Vegan Organizer – chicovegan.com
Sherry Morgado, Dharma Voices for Animals, Chico Chapter Leader – https://www.facebook.com/ChicoDVA/

** The Chico Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck will be held on November 19, 2016 – Save the Date!

September 2016 – Potluck

Saturday, September 24, 2016

6pm—8pm
Chico Public Library

TAPAS CRAWL, VEGAN STYLE!

Bring a 100% plant-based tapas-style dish free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin. If you don’t cook, that’s okay — bring something from the store! Your dish should serve 6 people.

Before I get to this month’s theme, I wanted to let people know that these potlucks are way more popular than the RSVP counts on this meetup page. Our average potluck attendance is about 25 people, because we get many people from the Chico Vegan Meetup Facebook group, as well as from chicovegan.com.

The suggested theme of this month’s potluck is: TAPAS TIME, VEGAN-STYLE! 

WHAT THE HECK ARE TAPAS?????  Tapas are essentially finger foods, usually served (and expected) as snacks at bars, and they can range from rather fancy compilations of fine ingredients to a toothpick of olives, à la extra olives in a martini. Go here if you want to learn more. 

HERE ARE SOME VEGAN RECIPES:
8 Meat-Free Tapas for Sampling Spanish Cuisine OR
Vegangela Tapas OR
Top 8 Vegan Tapas for World Tapas Day

If you’re not into cooking but just want to socialize, it’s fine to bring something yummy from the store, AS LONG AS IT IS IN THE TAPAS STYLE.

People are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used (for the benefit of those with food allergies).

Please do not bring soup – we have no bowls and are concerned about spills.

Please bring your own beverages.

Please bring your own plates, cups, silverware, and serving utensils. We have spares available if you forget!

Non-veg friends welcome! Children welcome! Sorry, no dogs. No alcohol.

The Chico Vegan Potluck meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 6:00 pm. Delicious food and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and, most of all, the animals.

For more information or cruelty-free recipes, please visit chicovegan.com or join Chico Vegan Meetup on Facebook.

August 2016 – Potluck

Saturday, August 27, 2016

6pm—8pm
Chico Public Library

FARMER’S MARKET EXTRAVAGANZA!

Bring a 100% plant-based dish free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin. If you don’t cook, that’s okay — bring something from the store! Your dish should serve 6 people.

Before I get to this month’s theme, I wanted to let people know that these potlucks are popular! Our average potluck attendance is about 25 people, because we get many people from the Chico Vegan Meetup Facebook group, as well as from Chico Vegan Meetup.

The suggested theme of this month’s potluck is: FARMER’S MARKET FUN! Take a walk through one of our many Farmer’s Markets (or your own garden) or the ‘local’ section of your nearest market. No one’s going to be checking to see where you got your produce from! Then, think of a yummy vegan appetizer/snack, salad, entree or dessert that you fancy, make it, and share it!

If you’re not into cooking but just want to socialize, it’s fine to bring something yummy from the store.

People are also asked to bring their recipe or a list of all ingredients used (for the benefit of those with food allergies).

Please do not bring soup – we have no bowls and are concerned about spills.

Please bring your own beverages.

Please bring your own plates, cups, silverware, and serving utensils. We have spares available if you forget!

Non-veg friends welcome! Children welcome! Sorry, no dogs. No alcohol.

The Chico Vegan Potluck meets on the fourth Saturday of every month at 6:00 pm. Delicious food and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and, most of all, the animals.

For more information or cruelty-free recipes, please visit chicovegan.wordpress.com or join Chico Vegan Meetup on Facebook.

July 2016 – Potluck

Saturday, July 23, 2016

6pm—8pm
Chico Public Library

BELATED 4TH OF JULY

Bring a 100% plant-based dish free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin. If you don’t cook, that’s okay — bring something from the store! Your dish should serve 6 people.

Do you have a favorite vegan 4th of July dish that you didn’t get to make yet or really want to share? What about something inspired by an exciting and fresh farmer’s market find? Let’s get together for a lovely vegan potluck in the heat of summer! See you there!

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Meatless Monday & Beer Tasting – New Earth Market

Join us on Monday July 25, 2016 for Meatless Monday at New Earth Market in Chico! This will be a great opportunity to sample vegan items from the deli, coffee bar, and throughout the store, as well as mingle and meet other vegans and folks interested in getting started with shifting their diets from the Standard Western Diet to a more plant-based diet. This is a great event to invite friends, co-workers, and family members to. PLEASE SHARE THIS EVENT WIDELY!

Monday July 25, 2016
New Earth Market – Chico
864 East Avenue, Chico CA 95926
530-891-9355
http://www.newearthmarket.com/#!chico/r00ys
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10 Billion Lives Tour Comes to Chico

Want to make a statement for the animals for Earth Day? AR activist volunteers needed to join the 10 Billion Lives Tour for effective outreach! Volunteering at a 10 Billion Lives event is an engaging and rewarding form of pay-per-view outreach – people are asked to watch a 4-minute video on animal issues and will get $1 for their time. After they watch the video, the aim is to have a conversation with each viewer to encourage them to get active for animals by leaving them off of their plates.

The 10 Billion Lives Tour will be at Butte College on these dates:
Mon 4/18 – 9am – 3pm
Tue 4/19 – 9am – 3pm

The 10 Billion Lives Tour will be at Chico State on these dates:
Wed 4/20 – 9am – 3pm
Thu 4/21 – 9am – 3pm
Fri 4/22 – 9am – 3pm

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They are asking for volunteers to help them set up and help with outreach and honest conversation. If you are interested, please send an email to chicovegan@gmail.com.