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Final Montrose Beach Potluck & Volleyball of 2018 Season!
This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 8 summers. Thank you to Victoria, Steve, and Pat for stepping up to do this one extra potluck and volleyball in 2018! LOCATION: • Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map above) We will meet at a grass area SOUTH of the beach house - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose. If you see the big antenna and/or the big white building, just go a little SOUTH and you will find us! • See the picture of maps above or a better picture here: • Look for the "ChicagoVeg" sign TIMING: • Noon - 1:30 PM - Arrive, socialize, frisbee (introductions and start eating around 12:30PM) • About 1:30PM - Volleyball begins. TRANSPORTATION: • Driving: There is a lot of parking by Montrose Beach, however some of the closer parking may fill up quickly, which is one of the reasons to arrive before noon :) • Public transportation: Several CTA buses stop at Montrose Beach, although it may be a bit of a walk to the picnic (< 1 mile). For more info: ( • Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation. WHAT WE WILL SUPPLY: • Volleyball and net • Drinking water • Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels WHAT TO BRING: • A beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Potluck Rules: You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks: where people shared some recipes from our previous potlucks. • Please use Comment section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring. • Please check what other people will bring and specify what dish you plan to bring as you RSVP so all of us won't bring a potato salad! • Although we will supply them, we encourage you to bring your own plates/bowls/cups/utensils (to be more eco-friendly) • The expectation to have a great time! CONTACT: • Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask rides and post any questions or comments. NOTE: This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes on the event page and will send an email to everyone on the RSVP list if any changes. Feel free to come either for potluck or volleyball or both! Come alone or invite your friends and family to share good time with us!

Montrose Beach, ChicagoVeg Potluck location

200 West Montrose Harbor Drive · Chicago, IL


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Welcome to ChicagoVeg – Chicagoland Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Foodist Community.

ChicagoVeg is the largest Chicagoland community for vegetarians, vegans, and raw foodists to socialize and meet like-minded people. We organize a range of fun activities and educational events in the city and the suburbs. Whether you are vegan or not vegan, we welcome everyone who is interested in a vegan/vegetarian/raw lifestyle for any reason - ethical, environmental, health, or spiritual. We support a nonjudgmental community where everyone can feel welcome to express their opinions, socialize, and have fun! Some of the fun activities include the following: exchanging vegan recipes (raw and not raw), vegan food potlucks, dining out at local vegetarian/vegan/raw restaurants, lectures pertaining to the vegetarian/vegan/raw lifestyle, and outreach events that promote a vegan lifestyle. We see the importance of educating others about advantages of veganism/vegetarianism, and we believe that a continuous education and supportive community are vitally important to sustain a vegan/vegetarian lifestyle.

Join us for delicious raw food/vegan/vegetarian meals, share your favorite recipes, discuss living a healthy vegetarian/vegan/raw food lifestyle, support green/eco living, and make new friends!

Everyone is welcome, from the vegetarian/vegan/raw food-curious to the 100% vegetarian/vegan/vegan-raw-foodists.

In addition to our monthly events, ChicagoVeg is also the lead organizer of the Chicago Veggie Pride Parade (CVPP). The goal of the parade is "Celebrating the Vegan/Vegetarian Lifestyle!" Featuring guest speakers, a costume contest, and tons of fun, CVPP is a wonderful all-encompassing event to support local vegans and vegetarians, as well as to raise awareness in the general public about the benefits of a plant-based diet. We encourage everyone, vegans or not vegans, to come and walk, socialize, learn, and of course celebrate the Vegan/Vegetarian lifestyle with us!

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