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.

CARES Reading Group

DATE CHANGED – Join us on Tuesday, May 10 for the CARES Reading Group

Tuesday, May 10, 7-9 pm
Trinity Hall, Room 126
CSUC
400 W 1st Street
Chico CA 95929

The Chico Animal Rights and Education Series (CARES) meets on Tuesday, May 10 from 7-9 pm, at Trinity Hall, Room 126 at Chico State. The group will be reading Chapter 2 from The Sexual Politics of Meat, the groundbreaking book by Carol J. Adams. We will be learning about and discussing the concept of “the absent referent.”

Every meal of meat is an absence, the death of the animal whose place the meat takes: this is the “absent referent.” The absent referent functions to cloak the violence inherent to meat eating, to protect the conscience of the meat eater and render the idea of individual animals as immaterial to anyone’s selfish desires.

As usual, the discussion will be moderated by Robert Jones, animal rights philosophy professor at Chico State.

Download the PDF of the reading here.

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April 2016 – Potluck

Saturday, April 23, 2016
6pm—8pm
Chico Public Library

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. Just a heads up: soup is not a good item to bring since we do not have any bowls.

The suggested theme of this month’s potluck is: Kid-Friendly Meals. Bring an appetizer/snack, salad, entree or dessert that kids could make by themselves or with a little help from a grown-up. This theme was inspired by the new vegan cookbook by Ruby Roth titled The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids. It’s perfectly delightful!

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

Please bring your own beverages.

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

Also, because we have no bowls, soup is not a good item to bring.

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.

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