Mark your calendars now for our great big summer event -- the Vegetarian & Vegan Group Summer Picnic! On Saturday, August 18th, at 5:00pm, both the Vegan and Vegetarian Groups will be getting together (Yay!) for this annual summer tradition! This year our summer picnic will be held at beautiful Highbanks Park! Complete details are provided below:
Date: Saturday, August 18th
Location: Mansion Shelter in Highbanks Park (see specific info and directions at the bottom of this announcement)
Bring: Please bring the following items with you:
- Vegetarian (vegan preferred) main dish, side dish, or dessert to share. Please include a recipe card/ingredients list. Note: If you want to bring a vegan dish and are not sure what's vegan and what's not, here is a good resource: http://www.vegfamily.com/lists/animal-ingredients.htm
- Place setting for yourself and each guest -- plate, fork, cup, napkin, etc. (a great way to cut down on disposables)
- Beverage(s) for yourself and guest(s)
- $1 per individual / $2 per family to cover the cost of the shelter
- Optional: Lawn chair, horse shoes, Frisbees, outdoor games, etc.
- If you are a member of both the vegan and vegetarian group, please only sign up once
- If you know what you’re going to bring, be sure to include it when you RSVP
- Since we have a shelter reserved, this will be “rain or shine” event
Hope you can join us! This should be a GREAT way to enjoy the summer and a DELICIOUS meatless summer picnic with some WONDERFUL people.
P.S. Other Info & Links:
- Directions: From I-270, take U.S. 23 north about 3 miles. Entrance is on the left, just before Powell Road. Once you enter the park, the shelter areas will be on your right. Once in the shelter area, we’ll be in the Mansion Shelter, again on your right. We’ll have our own parking area. http://www.metroparks.net/MapHighbanks.aspx
- Highbanks Park Info: Highbanks is named for its massive 100-foot high shale bluffs that tower over the Olentangy State Scenic River. Tributary streams cutting across the bluff have created a number of deep ravines extending into the eastern part of the park. Ohio and Olentangy shales, often containing outstanding examples of large concretions, are exposed on the bluff face and sides of the ravines. This area has been designated a National Natural Landmark. Visitors will see outstanding examples of oak-hickory, beech-maple and flood plain hardwood forests as they hike the park's 11 miles of trails. Highbanks is also rich in Native American history. The park contains two Adena Indian burial mounds and a prehistoric earthwork.
- Mansion Shelter House: Seating capacity is 100 (80 inside and 20 outside). Shelter has two large grills, electricity, stone fireplace, four x 20-foot picnic tables, a play area, drinking fountain, horseshoe pit, and restrooms (shared with the Northern Shelter).