- Buffet Dinner at Radha Govinda's!
Join us for a delicious buffet dinner to celebrate Valentine's weekend! The menu will include Vegetables with Peanut Sauce, Cashew Raisin Fried Rice, Curry and Bean Soup, Pad Thai Rice Noodles, and Teriyaki Skewers, with Coconut Pineapple Halavah for dessert. Buffet prices: adults $13.95; seniors and students with ID $11.95; children $8.95. The restaurant has been a long-time mainstay in the Denver veg community, opening over 30 years ago! Please RSVP if you plan to attend so that we can let staff know how many are coming. We hope to see you there!
- Easy Cheesy Vegan Workshop -- with Dale Ball
Learn how to create tasty and satisfying plant-based versions of cruel and unhealthy animal-based dairy products with basic ingredients and no culturing. We'll explore what ingredients bring cheesiness to our palates while making nacho and alfredo sauces, Gorgonzola and Feta cheeses, nut-based cheeses, and even an innovative nut-free steamed cheese! We'll be sampling what we make, so bring your appetite! Space is limited; prepayment is required (see below). PLEASE SIGN UP AT THIS LINK: https://www.meetup.com/coloradovegans/events/257932657/ What: Easy Cheesy Vegan Workshop, hosted by the Vegan Dairy Fair (http://vegandairyfair.org/). COST: $15.00. Contact [masked] for Paypal information, or address to mail a check. Where: Dale's south Boulder home. Address will be sent after payment is received.
- January Potluck - Breakfast for Dinner! and book talk
Join us for our fun, monthly vegan potluck! In keeping with Denver Vegans' tradition for the first potluck of the year, This month's theme is BREAKFAST FOR DINNER! (Optional - if you can't think of a breakfast-themed dish, please come anyway and bring whatever you like.) This is a great opportunity to get to know others in the group. For those who are new to veganism, welcome! Here is your chance to try lots of delicious vegan food! BONUS book talk - Following the meal, meetup organizers Andrea and Kate will share ideas from the book "How to Create a Vegan World" by Tobias Leenaert. WHAT TO BRING: • A vegan, gluten-free vegan, or raw-vegan dish (All vegan please: no meat, bacon, eggs, poultry, fish, dairy or honey) that serves 8 with a recipe card or list of ingredients. If you do not know what to bring, please contact Denver Vegans leadership. • Your own utensils and reusable place setting • $2.00 cash fee to cover our rental space We gather at 6 p.m. and eat at 6:30 p.m. We hope to see you there!
- Readin' Vegans--"How to Create A Vegan World"
For our January 22nd meeting we'll discuss HOW TO CREATE A VEGAN WORLD: A PRAGMATIC APPROACH, by Tobias Leenaert (Lantern Books, 2017). Homemade dessert will be served. You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. We hope to see you there! If you'd like to read ahead, on February 26 we'll discuss ULTRASOCIETY, by Peter Turchin. ----------------------- In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on the use of animals, we need a very pragmatic approach. How to Create a Vegan World contains many valuable ideas and insights for both budding advocates for animals and seasoned activists, organizational leaders, and even entrepreneurs. Tobias Leenaert is a longtime speaker, trainer, strategist, and the co-founder of the Belgian organization EVA (Ethical Vegetarian Alternative), the first vegetarian/vegan organization to receive structural funding from a national government. He gives animal advocacy trainings worldwide together with Melanie Joy for the Center of Effective Vegan Advocacy (CEVA). He is also co-founder of ProVeg, an international pro-vegan organization with the mission to reduce the global consumption of animals by fifty percent by the year 2040. Tobias lives in Ghent, Belgium, with his partner, two dogs, and six cats. Tobias blogs at www.veganstrategist.org. “Tobias Leenaert’s writings are consistently some of the sharpest and most perceptive material in the animal protection movement’s literature. His advice gives activists the tools to play a decisive role in ending the era of industrialized animal exploitation.”—Erik Marcus, publisher of Vegan.com “As religious, political, and dietary dogma enjoys a heyday, How to Create a Vegan World offers pragmatists a welcome haven. With research supporting his position, the author contends that in valuing both small changes and sweeping ones, we can build, rather than bulldoze, our way to a compassionate and sustainable world.”—Victoria Moran, author, Main Street Vegan, and director, Main Street Vegan Academy
- Join us at Meta Burger!
Come out to Denver's newest all-vegan eatery on MLK day where we'll be chowing down on those delicious burgers and dogs! Not to mention the salads, sides, and sweets. For more about Meta Burger, including their menu, see https://metaburger.com/metaburger-menu/
- New Member "Ask-A-Vegan" Meet & Greet at Native Foods Cafe
Are you new to a vegan lifestyle, or trying to move from a vegetarian or animal-based diet to a vegan one? Or, are you new to Denver Vegans Meetup? Please join us for dinner at all-vegan and delicious Native Foods restaurant, get to know Denver Vegans members and ask us your questions! We would love to meet you and welcome you! Gathering Agenda: • order delicious food • find our group and sit down • let's talk! We will meet at the restaurant every second Wednesday of every other month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. See you there!
- Living With Harmony 2019 Fundraiser
Start your year off with Living with Harmony’s New Year's Fundraiser! Living with Harmony is able to offer this exclusive fundraiser thanks to the generous donation of someone who believes in our cause. At this event, we will host accomplished guest lecturers who have incredible stories to share (such as Scott Jurek, the ultramarathoner, and Kristal Parks, an elephant conservationist). There will also be a cooking demo by JL Fields, a silent auction, live DJ, and MORE. And, of course, your ticket includes a delicious dinner! For speaker schedule and more details: http://www.livingwithharmony.org/sustainable-you-fundraiser/ Tickets for the event are $35 and include a three course plant-based dinner (gluten-free options available). Remember to bring your takeaway container for leftovers! The the cutoff for pre-ticket sales is 12/27/18. Tickets at the door are $40 and LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE.
- Readin' Vegans--"Small Great Things"
Our first foray into fiction! For our January 2 meeting we'll discuss SMALL GREAT THINGS by Jodi Picoult. Note that this meeting is on a WEDNESDAY. You need not have attended a previous discussion to join us for this one. Homemade dessert will be served. We hope to see you there! If you'd like to read ahead, on Tuesday Jan. 22 we'll discuss "How to Create A Vegan World," by Tobias Leenaert. ----------------------- Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. Kennedy McQuarrie, a white public defender, takes her case but gives unexpected advice: Kennedy insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not a winning strategy. Conflicted by Kennedy's counsel, Ruth tries to keep life as normal as possible for her family—especially her teenage son—as the case becomes a media sensation. As the trial moves forward, Ruth and Kennedy must gain each other's trust, and come to see that what they've been taught their whole lives about others—and themselves—might be wrong. With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn't offer easy answers. SMALL GREAT THINGS is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.
- New Year's Day Potluck and Game Event!
Happy 2019! Start the first day of the year with your vegan friends! Join us for a casual get together in Golden with games, appetizers and dessert! Come hang out and get to know other vegans. What to Bring: • Board games to play • An appetizer or dessert to feed 6: All vegan please (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, milk or honey) • Do not bring a cat! Hahaha! Hope to see you there!
- Vegan Holiday Party and Potluck
Join us for a vegan holiday party on Christmas day! For those who are new to veganism, here is your chance to sample a vegan, cruelty-free holiday meal and get to know other vegans. If you have no place to go, do not have family in town, or you just want to hang out with vegans, please join us! We will be having a potluck and an optional "white elephant" gift exchange. If you would like to participate, please bring a gently-used, wrapped gift under $10.00 (in good condition). We will be playing a fun game with the gifts! [Disclaimer: no pigs will be attending the party. We hope this one doesn't mind that we borrowed his photo]. What to bring: • A holiday main dish, side dish, appetizer or dessert (ALL vegan please: no turkey, meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or honey) that serves 8, along with a recipe card or list of ingredients. Please indicate if your meal is gluten-free for those with allergies. • Your own utensils and reusable place setting (please help us minimize waste!) • $2.00 cash fee to cover our rental space • A gently-used gift under $10 if participating in the gift exchange (see above) We gather at 3:30 p.m. and eat at 4:00 p.m. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center is convenient by car from I-25, as well as accessible by RTD bus (Route #40) and light rail (Colorado Blvd. station). We hope to see you there!