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Vegan Potluck At Twin Lakes

Bring your favorite vegan picnic fare to Twin Lakes for an afternoon of food and fun! There's sand volleyball, basketball courts, children's playground, a paved trail for walking, biking or rollerblading, and boat rentals (paddleboats, kayaks, canoes).


We will meet in a grassy area by the smaller north parking lot. If you are in the main parking lot and facing the lake you will take the trail to the right and follow it around past the pavilion. (NOT the pavilions near the playgrounds/volleyball courts.) For all new members or if you haven't made it to a potluck yet, all potlucks are family friendly. Children are always welcome!


Please bring a chair or blanket, serving utensils, place setting with utensils, napkins, drinks, etc. All food should be vegan (no meat, eggs, dairy, honey, or other animal by-products). Bring a list of ingredients to place by your dish and post your recipe on the message board for others to share.


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  • Janna

    Everyone's food was so good today! Please remember to post your recipe under Message Board so that we may continue to enjoy it!

    July 27, 2014

  • Belinda R.

    FYI -
    Countryside Church will NOT be available today as an indoor alternative. Sorry!! I'm the only one with the key, and I am not feeling well today (I actually have vertigo from an ongoing inner ear thing I have, which means I'm just very dizzy and it's making me nauseous at times) and I don't know if I'm even going to be able to drive over to Palatine or not. I definitely won't be able to set up tables and stuff...
    Unfortunately, I don't know if there's anyone else there this afternoon or not; and if so, for how long... So at this point, I'm just going to say, Countryside Church will NOT be available as an indoor option today. Sorry, again.

    Otoh - I think if we get any rain at all, it looks to be very intermittent, so I'm hoping that the rest of you will get good weather today!! This is something that happens to me about once or twice a year, so I'm pretty sure next month will be fine, :) (granted, no acts of God or anything...)

    July 27, 2014

    • Belinda R.

      Like I told Janna - it ain't gonna rain!! :) But yeah, I saw, that even if it does, it will be a brief shower.. But it won't, :).

      1 · July 27, 2014

    • Janna

      Belinda, it was windy but otherwise a beautiful afternoon. We missed you! I hope you're feeling better!

      July 27, 2014

  • Laura

    Janna, are you planning on setting up in the same area as last time next to the the north parking lot? I have some friends who might be joining us.

    1 · July 26, 2014

    • Chris

      I'm the one who left behind the brown Pyrex baking dish. Sigh..

      July 27, 2014

    • Janna

      Chris, I gave Mary your dish since she lives near you. She also has your squash! ;-)

      July 27, 2014

  • Laura

    If anybody has an extra table they can bring, could you bring it? I would, but I don't have one. Thank you.

    July 27, 2014

  • Janna

    What's everyone bringing to the potluck? I'm making potato salad. Maybe "tuna" salad too!

    1 · July 24, 2014

    • Laura

      Also bringing black bean fudgesicles.

      July 27, 2014

    • Chris

      Cabbage slaw with fennel and a huge chunk of the birthday cake I made for my husband - not gluten free but Sandi has us covered on that front.

      July 27, 2014

  • Fran

    The forecast calls for scattered light rain all afternoon in Palatine. Are we still meeting at the park, or going to the church?

    July 26, 2014

    • Fran

      Got called in for a last-minute shift at work. See you all another time...

      July 27, 2014

    • Belinda R.

      Hi, Fran, Countryside Church will NOT be available as an indoor alternate today, as I have the key (and I'm the only one authorized to use it) and I'm not feeling well today.

      July 27, 2014

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