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Vegan Thanksgiving 2018

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11/16/18 – UPDATE
Hi all –
Out of precaution, we have decided to cancel this event due to the local norovirus outbreak. We have not re-scheduled, but please check for upcoming events. We encourage you to donate your ticket refunds to the North Valley Animal Disaster Group at nvadg.org. All tickets have been refunded.

–Jeannie and Karri


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March 2018 – Potluck

Saturday, March 24, 2018
6pm—7:30pm
Chico Public Library
1108 Sherman Avenue, Chico CA 95928

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Bring a 100% plant-based breakfast for dinner-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 (http://www.traderjoes.com/dietary-lists/vegan)! Your dish should serve 6 people.

Click here for a calendar of all the 2018 Chico Vegan Potluck dates.  Continue reading March 2018 – Potluck

Cooking for Compassion and Health Vegan Cooking Classes 2018

The Dharma Voices for Animals – Chico Chapter and Chico Vegan are pleased to present the Cooking for Compassion and Health vegan cooking class series. These hands-on classes will expand your culinary repertoire and are for anyone curious about plant-based cooking. You can attend one class or all!

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm in Chico in a spacious home kitchen in a beautiful and peaceful environment. Food will be served during the event, and no one will go away hungry. The class fee covers the cost of the foods prepared that day and all handouts.

Class enrollment is limited to 5 – 12 people. Please feel free to share this message with friends and family who might be interested in learning how to prepare vegan food.

Class schedule and registration links below. For more info email Sherry Morgado.

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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. 

CARES Reading Group

Speaker, author and animal myth-buster Jonathan Balcombe will be speaking at Chico State on April 24, 2017, so in advance of his visit, the Chico Animal Rights and Education Series (CARES) reading group is gathering to read his excellent book, What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins. You can get an idea of what the book is like by listening to the great 30-minute interview Balcombe did with Terry Gross on the radio show Fresh Air in June 2016.

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The CARES group will be meeting in April from 7:00-8:30 pm, at the Center for Design Control in the Gardenwalk Mall. Here is the reading schedule as we explore, What a Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins. You do not have to attend all the sessions — we welcome your participation for any or all of the dates below.

Thursday, April 6 – Chapter 1 & 2 – 7:00-8:30 pm
Thursday, April 13 – Chapter 3 & 4 – 7:00-8:30 pm
Thursday, April 20 – Chapter 5 through 7 – 7:00-8:30 pm

Center for Design Control
Gardenwalk Mall
225 Main Street (we’re meeting after hours, so enter off Wall Street)
Chico CA 95928

Do fishes think? Do they really have three-second memories? And can they recognize the humans who peer back at them from above the surface of the water? In What a Fish Knows, the myth-busting ethologist Jonathan Balcombe addresses these questions and more, taking us under the sea, through streams and estuaries, and to the other side of the aquarium glass to reveal the surprising capabilities of fishes. Although there are more than thirty thousand species of fish—more than all mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians combined—we rarely consider how individual fishes think, feel, and behave. Balcombe upends our assumptions about fishes, portraying them not as unfeeling, dead-eyed feeding machines but as sentient, aware, social, and even Machiavellian—in other words, much like us.

Jonathan Balcombe is the director of animal sentience at the Humane Society Institute for Science and Policy and the author of four books, including Second Nature and Pleasurable Kingdom. He is an excellent speaker and his presentation will be greatly enhanced by being familiar with the book.

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

You can find the book at our local library or on Amazon here.

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!