Category Archives: 2016

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.

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

Go here to buy tickets!
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.

We will need help! Please send an email to to help us before and after this event.

Please consider sponsoring a turkey. There are many farmed animal sanctuaries that offer sponsorship opportunities…
Animal Place:
Farm Sanctuary:
Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary:

July 2016 – Potluck

Saturday, July 23, 2016

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.

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
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Vegan Cooking Class Series

Dharma Voices for Animals (Chico Chapter) and Chico Vegan present the 2016 Series: Cooking for Compassion and Health. Back by popular demand, sign up for these classes where we explore various topics in plant-based cooking. All are welcome!

All classes will be held from on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at Sky Creek Dharma Center, 120 Three Oaks Court, Chico. Classes will cost $15 to cover materials and donations to Sky Creek and Dharma Voices for Animals).

Please contact Sherry Morgado to receive registration instructions or for more information.

March 19: A Sri Lankan Meal (Lakshmi Ariaratnam) – Dals and Greens
Note: For those interested, part two of this class is a field trip to an Indian grocery store in Yuba City followed by lunch; details to be determined at the class.

April 16: Making Your Own Seitan or Wheat Meat (Jeannie Trizzino) [not gluten-free]

May 21: Homemade Vegan Cheeses (Jeannie Trizzino)

June 11: Pressure Cooking for Quick Meals (Jeannie Trizzino)

July 30: Keeping It Cool: Meals for Summer (Sherry Morgado)

August 13: Exploring Tofu (Sherry Morgado)

September 17: Easy Vegetable Dishes (Sherry Morgado)

October 15: Vegan Baking: Cakes/Cupcakes/Frosting (Jeannie Trizzino) [not gluten-free]

November 12: Preparing a Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner (Jeannie and Sherry)