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For our Sept. 27 online book club, we'll discuss THE ELEPHANT WHISPERER: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild, by Lawrence Anthony (St. Martin's, 2009). You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We'll discuss the book until about 8:30, followed by open conversation.
The Zoom link to the discussion is posted on the right, visible to those who RSVP. PLEASE NOTE: THIS LINK DISAPPEARS AT THE MEETUP START TIME, THAT IS, 7:00 PM. We'll be available from 6:50 on to help anyone who might need extra time to connect.
You will need a computer, laptop, smartphone or other device with internet access. It's pretty easy; if you're curious, check out https://zoom.us/.
If you can't get on, call us at[masked].
We hope to "see" you there!
If you'd like to read ahead:
Oct. 25 -- The Vanishing Half, by Brit Bennett (fiction)
Nov. 29 (5th Tues.) -- Braiding Sweetgrass, by Robin Wall Kimmerer
Dec. 27 -- Esther the Wonder Pig, by Steve Jenkins
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival — dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Lawrence wouldn't take them in.
As Lawrence risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.
With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.
“Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world. When you're feeling down and out and defeated and ready to give up, read this inspiring book and share it widely with others.” —Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals
“In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back. His wonderfully written book The Elephant Whisperer is a true reflection of his ability to be one of the pachyderms.” —Ralph Helfer, author of Modoc
“The Elephant Whisperer is every bit as much a page-turner as a novel. … Anyone who remembers Born Free, a personal story of tamed East African lions, will hope this book, too, is destined for the screen.” —San Francisco Book Review
The all-vegan Next Level Burger opened in Denver Aug. 20, but is still celebrating, and that means special offers just for us! They're giving our members a 10% discount off all orders and a free small shake at this meetup, so come on out! Also, if you get the Next Level app, you can get a free burger the first time you visit.
Just let staff know you're there with Denver Vegans to get these deals. The food is great, with lots of choices, including burgers, brats, chik'n, salads, fries and those amazing shakes! https://www.nextlevelburger.com/
Please cooperate with us in keeping your RSVPs current. I need to let restaurant mgmt know the night before how many people will attend.
You can park on the streets around this neighborhood near DU, south as well as north of Evans. Parking restrictions end at 6:00 pm every evening, so no worries. Please arrive between 6:00 and 7:00 pm. Look for our "Denver Vegans" table sign to find us. Don't miss it!
Let’s go to this pumpkin event where the Denver Botanic Gardens is decorated for Halloween with sculptures and jack o' lanterns.
Buy the 7:30 tickets, which will sell out:
$25 for adults and $23 for students. We can plan to meet at the entrance to the main gardens through the Group Gate at 1007 York Street around 7:00/7:15 pm.