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Vegan Thanksgiving 2017

Join us for the Fifth (!!) Annual Chico Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck. Our compassionate harvest-themed meal takes place on Sunday, November 19 from 5 – 7 pm.

This year’s event will be held at the Chico Women’s Club at 592 E 3rd Street in Chico. There is a charge to cover the rental 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.

Do you follow a WFPB-SOS* diet? Our event will be co-sponsored by Plant Based Chico, led by the irrepressible and supportive Nancy Norby Mathews. WFPB-SOS dishes will be clearly labeled.

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

TICKETS

Buy tickets for Chico Vegan Thanksgiving 2017

$8 adults / $4 kids in advance. $10 / $5 at the door.

ALSO – 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 with one of our amazing farmed animal sanctuaries.
Farm Sanctuary – http://www.farmsanctuary.org/giving/adopt-a-turkey/
Animal Place – http://animalplace.org/donate-sponsor-an-animal/

HOLIDAY RECIPE LINKS

http://www.isachandra.com/category/holiday-thanksgiving/
http://ohsheglows.com/categories/recipes-2/holiday/holiday-thanksgiving/

Chico Natural Foods, S&S, Trader Joe’s, New Earth Market, Safeway, Raleys, Winco, and other local stores all have vegan Thanksgiving items.

*WFPB-SOS = whole-foods, plant-based, no salt, no oil, no sugar. No kidding. 

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September 2017 – Potluck

Saturday, September 23, 2017
6pm—8pm
Chico Public Library
1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico CA 95928

TAPAS CRAWL, VEGAN STYLE!

Bring a 100% plant-based tapas-style (http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/meat-free-tapas-for-sampling-spanish-cuisine/) dish free of flesh, eggs, animal-derived dairy, honey, and gelatin. If you don’t cook, that’s okay — bring something from the store (http://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/vegan)! Your dish should serve 6 people.

SHARING IS CARING – please share with or tag your friends. Thank you!!

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March 2017 – Potluck

Saturday, March 25, 2017
6:30pm—8:30pm
Chico Public Library
1108 Sherman Avenue
LIFE OF PI!

Bring a 100% plant-based pi-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.

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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 the Chico Vegan meetup page. Our average potluck attendance is about 25 people, because we get many people from the Chico Vegan Meetup Facebook group, the Plant Based Chico Facebook group, as well as from chicovegan.com.

The optional theme of this month’s potluck is: LIFE OF PI! 

Pi affects all aspects of our lives. It is that vital constant affecting all circles of any size – the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is infinite and non-repeating, in some ways similar to our potlucks. This month’s theme is to honor pi (even though we will not be gathering on the official pi day).

HERE ARE SOME VEGAN RECIPES THAT CELEBRATE PI-ness:
Shepherd’s Pi
Pi-zza
Pot Pi
Pi
Moar Pi

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

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!
We want to keep the event as waste-free as possible — so be prepared to take your leftovers home! But, usually, there aren’t any leftovers!
Non-veg friends and family welcome! Children welcome! Sorry, no dogs. No alcohol.

The Chico Vegan Potluck meets on the fourth Saturday of every month. Delicious food and recipes are shared with those who care about their health, the planet, and, most of all, the animals. You can see the full potluck calendar here.

For more information or cruelty-free recipes, please check the other tabs on this site or join Chico Vegan Meetup on Facebook.

2017 Chico Vegan Potluck Schedule

Here are the 2017 Chico Vegan potluck dates–generally the 4th Saturday of the month.
Potlucks are held at the Chico Library Community Room at 1108 Sherman Avenue in Chico and will start promptly at 6 pm and run through 8 pm, except where noted. Bookmark this page for updates as to the monthly theme.

The motto of Chico Vegan Potluck is simple: You don’t have to be vegan, but the food does!

1/28 – No theme.
2/25 – This potluck will start at 6:30 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Supermarket Vegan
3/25 – This potluck will start at 6:30 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Life of Pi (in honor of 3/14)
4/22 – This potluck will start at 6:30 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Umami!
5/27 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Farmers Market.
6/24 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Vegan BBQ.
7/22 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Farmers Market.
8/26 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Use Yer Cookbooks!
9/23 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Tapas Crawl!
10/28 – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. OPTIONAL THEME: Hallowe’en!
11/18 – THANKSGIVING POTLUCK – TBD

The average potluck attendance is at least 25 people – newbie vegans, long-time vegans, young, old, and in-between, as well as singles and not-singles. The potlucks are promoted through Chico Vegan Meetup  and the Chico Vegan Facebook group, as well as from this site. Join those groups for more information on the vegan-friendly goings-on in the Chico area.

A few guidelines:

  • 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!
  • Check the resource pages at chicovegan.com for Chico area vegan-friendly stores.
  • Your dish should serve 6 people.
  • Please bring a copy of your recipe or a list of the ingredients used (for the benefit of those with food allergies) with your name on it.
  • Please bring your own table service, and serving utensils. We have spares available if you forget!
  • Please do not bring soup – we have no bowls and are concerned about spills.
  • Please bring your own beverages.
  • Non-veg friends welcome! Children welcome!
  • Sorry, no dogs. No alcohol.

Be different. Be better. Be kind. Go vegan!

If you have any questions, please use the “contact” link or post a comment below.

Also, be sure to tune in to Nonhuman Radio every Wednesday from 5:30-6 pm on KZFR 90.1 FM for the weekly vegan calendar of events.

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