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2018 Rancho Park Vegan Potluck Picnic on Thanksgiving Day
Please follow the Facebook event page for important updates: PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS EVENT FAR AND WIDE ****Please note that this event is promoted in many places and is likely to have hundreds more attendees than the RSVP's here would indicate.**** ******PLEASE INVITE your local friends. Non vegans are welcome and encouraged to attend.****** LA'S LONGEST RUNNING SINGLE DAY VEGAN TRADITION Los Angeles' biggest vegan potluck event of the year, a tradition for about 25 years. Hundreds of people attend annually. Come share some delicious food, connect with beautiful people, and enjoy the outdoor environment. There will be music, live performances and an open mic. Feel free to bring drums, other musical instruments, a frisbee or a ball to toss. It's a great place for children. Well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. PUBLIC EVENT While there is no fee to attend, please see details below so you know what to bring in order to participate ***Park Rules: No Alcohol*** ***For each member of your party, please bring a vegan dish to share that will serve at least 8-10 people and that is ready to serve. For example if there are 2 people in your party, please bring 16-20 servings. Vegan means no meat, fish, eggs, dairy or honey- No animal products at all. **** Organic, chemical free, GMO free foods are encouraged. Both cooked and raw vegan food is welcome. There will be a space designated for raw food. Please be concious to place your dish there only if every ingredient in your dish is 100% raw (pasteurized foods, commercially canned and most jarred food are not raw). Please bring an ingredient list to help those of us with allergies. ****TO PREVENT PAPER & PLASTIC WASTE, PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN PLATES/BOWLS, CUPS, EATING UTENSILS AND SERVING UTENSILS.****** WHEN We start gathering at 11AM, have a beautiful opening circle at noon, then we begin our feast! LOCATION Enter Cheviot Hills park (aka Rancho Park) at the north entrance on Motor Avenue (the first entrance south of Pico Blvd). When you enter the park, there is a parking area on the left. Drive passed this parking area and follow the road to the next parking area which is a few hundred feet down. Walk to the picnic tables across the grass and behind the baseball field, . "VEG" signs will be posted to point the way. (There is another picnic area at the far end and close to the parking lot, this is not our picnic area). MAP PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Plan your trip: The closest holiday bus stop is at Pico Blvd/Motor Ave on the Santa Monica Big Blue Bus route 7. Los Angeles Metro: Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: Culver City Bus: EVENT PLANNING AND COORDINATION You are welcome and encouraged to help coordinate the Vegan Picnic on Thanksgiving Day in Rancho Park. To participate in planning, send an email to: [masked]

Cheviot Hills Recreation Area (Rancho Park- first entrance south of Pico on Motor)

2551 Motor Ave. · Los Angeles 90064, CA

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We have roaming "No Meat & Mingle" Vegan potlucks around Los Angeles. These events are a great place for open hearted people to come together in community and share conversation and great vegan food, and to learn about veganism. All people who are respectful to other people are encouraged to attend (you need not be vegan). Our potlucks are raw friendly which means that both cooked and raw dishes are acceptable but raw dishes are kept in a designated place. We are always looking for new hosts, so if you would like to host an event, please contact the Meetup organizer.

Please keep in mind that as a community we endeavor to be mindful of our impact on the environment and on the hosts/hostesses of our event. To that end we ask that all attendees always bring their own reusable plate/bowl, cup, eating utensils and serving utensils to each party so that there is neither paper/plastic waste nor a dish washing burden for the host or hostess. Please consider making bringing your own eating ware with you be a habit for any potluck or other event you attend where disposable items might otherwise be used.

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