• SoCal VegFest 2019 (No Host)

    OC Fair & Event Center

    SoCal VegFest is an annual vegan festival with lots of free food samples, entrees/drinks to purchase, cruelty-free marketplace, speakers, food demos, celebrity chefs, social media celebs, famous musicians & DJs, comedians, yogis, games, kids area, and more! Join us for the best VEGAN DAY PARTY!! Celebrating LIFE through food, drinks, music and lifestyle products. Bring your friends, family and service animals!!! Everyone's welcome. Expect: VIP area with free alcoholic beverage samples, lots of free food and drink samples, vegan shop, live music and DJ sets, speakers, children area, vegan food trucks, food/drink vendors and lots of people having lots of fun! Location: OC Fair & Events Center When: Sat & Sun 10/19-10/20 Daily: 11am - 6pm ALL AGES ***FAST PASS: allows you to skip the GA food lines so you can get your food quicker. Food vendors will have a separate fast pass line. FAST PASS included with VIP tickets. ***ALCOHOL: UNLIMITED SAMPLING of alcoholic beverages is included with VIP tickets ONLY. TICKETS: General Admission 1 day Pass: $5 (Pre-sale online tickets *limited quantities* - then $7.50 until the day before the event - $10 at the door/online): Access to all food, non-alcohol beverage vendors, shop and speakers. General Admission Weekend Pass: $10 (Pre-sale online until gone - limited to the first 1000 sets of tickets sold - then $15 until the day before event - $20 at the door/online): Access to all food, non-alcohol beverage vendors, shop and speakers 1-Day VIP: $30 (Pre-sale online until gone - $35 at the door/online) access to all GA benefits + separate VIP entry plus all day fast pass and unlimited sampling of alcoholic beverages. Does NOT include swag bag. Weekend VIP: $50 (Pre-sale online until gone - $65 at the door/online): access to all GA benefits + separate VIP entry plus all weekend fast pass, unlimited sampling of alcoholic beverages AND swag bag filled with vegan goodies. FREE for all people under 12, over 65, veterans, military, disabled - STILL MUST REGISTER FOR A TICKET online or will need to wait in line to receive complimentary ticket prior to entry.

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  • Lunch at Inner Peace Café Vegan kitchen

    (Vegan Food Garden Grove) Inner Peace Cafe

    Join us for lunch at Inner Peace Café vegan kitchen in Garden Grove on Sunday, September 29th at 11:30am. The food is delicious and the fabulous Flan is a must try! Inner Peace Café is French influenced cuisine (French Vietnamese style) with delicious stews and baguettes. See below for a picture of the menu. Check out yelp and FB for pics, reviews and more. A few more menu items have been added which I can't wait to try. Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/inner-peace-cafe-garden-grove-2 FB: https://www.facebook.com/Innerpeacecafevegan/ Inner Peace Café 10522 McFadden Ave Garden Grove, CA 92843 Phone: (657)[masked] See you there!

  • Cal-Earth Volunteer Day!

    10177 Baldy Ln

    Cal-Earth, the California Institute of Earth Art and Architecture, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to providing solutions to the human need for shelter through research, development, and education in earth architecture. They envision a world in which every person is empowered to build a safe and sustainable home with their own hands, using the earth under their feet. This causes less harm to the habitat and far less depletion of natural resources. The global housing shortage currently includes some 20-40 million refugees and displaced persons, and hundreds of millions more who live in substandard or slum housing. With compounding environmental challenges and the acceleration of natural and man-made disasters, this shortage will only become more severe in the coming decades. Come help Cal-Earth with their noble cause with us. Cal-Earth is a non-profit. They count on the contributions of community to fulfill their mission. By volunteering your time you will be supporting Cal-Earth's ability to continue this work and helping people all around the world. The day starts at 9 am with a brief orientation followed by a site clean up and a few other volunteer opportunities. Around 1 pm we will break for a potluck lunch (optional) and then after lunch we will take you on a complimentary tour of the site. In general the potluck will not be vegan. Let's introduce this group to some of our vegan dishes. Mick and I will bring a vegan dish. Please post what items you will bring. As a reminder please wear comfortable work clothes and closed-toed shoes. If you have work gloves please bring those. Hats, water bottles, sunscreen and lip balm are also recommended. Please make sure you go here ( https://www.calearth.org/volunteer ) to sign up on the Cal-Earth site.

  • Multi Group Event: End of Summer Super Vegan Party at VEGGOS! Prizes, Speaker

    HEY VEGANS - DON'T MISS THIS AWESOME, Fun and Exciting multi group event at VEGGOS Raw Food Cafe and Deli in Lake Forest. VEGGOS is an amazing Raw Vegan healthy food restaurant serving fresh vegan and raw vegan meals, desserts and drinks. The food is SO delicious, you'll want to order everything on the menu. Check out their website at www.veggosgreencuisine.com to see amazing photos and the menu. We will gather at 5 PM, to Meet and Greet, and Chat and Share, and have Dinner and camaraderie. VEGGOS is a casual and comfortable location, providing an opportunity to relax, and simply hang, and chill, and kick it. I'm pretty sure you're really gonna like this place. (Great prices too!) We are returning to VEGGOS by POPULAR DEMAND, and this will be a joint Meet Up with, The OC Veggie Meet Up Group, Vegans of OC, OC Raw Foods and SoCal Vegans, so there will be plenty of Super Cool Vegans and Raw Foodies in attendance to share their journey and experiences. If you can't make it by 5PM, No Worries, we will hold a seat for you. Everyone is WELCOME! Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian and all those Vegan curious or just interested in healthy food and meeting quality like minded people. PLEASE RSVP NOW, so we can reserve enough space for an awesome, fun event, and please also MARK YOUR CALENDAR so you don't forget. We promised Ron, the owner that we would rock this party with a MINIMUM of 80 hungry Vegans! BONUS ONE: There will be DOOR PRIZES and other great surprises. Win FREE stuff like dinners, discounts, SoCal VegFest passes, VEGGOS onion Bread and Desserts, Daily Green Boost, Vegan t-shirts, plus passes to the Mindfulness Expo in Anaheim in November. BONUS TWO: SPEAKER! Michelle Zarrin will drop by to share details about all the exciting events and activities scheduled at the Mindfulness Expo, coming to the Anaheim Convention Center on November 30th. The Mindfulness Expo is a fantastic, jam packed, one-day event that includes amazing back to back workshops and exhibitor booths in the fields of mindfulness and wellness. Vegans of the World unite! **Very Important Please RSVP NOW and then Please Attend and HONOR YOUR RSVP. VEGGOS needs to be able to properly plan for us. So if your plans change, PLEASE adjust your RSVP. DIRECTIONS: From the 5 freeway exit El Toro Road. Head North and turn in when you see the sign for Smart and Final and Fuddruckers. VEGGOS is towards the back, on the right, near Smart and Final. The VEGGOS phone number is: (949)[masked] in case you need directions or more information about their menu. There is plenty of free parking! Ron and his staff are super friendly and very accommodating, the food is vegan, raw, healthy and delicious and the prices are VERY reasonable. Here is their menu link, if you want to check it out: www.veggosgreencuisine.com/ Take a peek at the photos posted below! Here is the map link to VEGGOS in Lake Forest: https://www.google.com/maps/place/23615+El+Toro+Rd,+Lake+Forest,+CA+92630/@33.619744,-117.7017408,19z/data=!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x80dce8f74292a835:0xace0e74a67a3e6d6!2s23615+El+Toro+Rd,+Lake+Forest,+CA+92630!3b1!8m2!3d33.6208812!4d-117.7030186!3m4!1s0x80dce8f74292a835:0xace0e74a67a3e6d6!8m2!3d33.6208812!4d-117.7030186

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  • FREE Raw Food Talk w/ Paul Nison, Mother's Seminar Room in Costa Mesa

    Hello Everyone. Please see below for information about this event. I am not able to attend as I have a conflict but there will be plenty of meet up hosts available to assist you when you arrive as this event is cross posted over several meetup groups. _________________________________________________________________________________ Paul Nison will be in Orange County for one night only, to provide a completely Entertaining and Educational Raw Food Talk in the Seminar Room at Mother's Market in Costa Mesa! Paul is an absolute favorite of our raw vegan community and well known for his standout talks and his ability to capture an audience with humor while delivering informative and critical information about Why Raw Foods are the Best and Healthiest lifestyle! You will kick yourself if you miss this INCREDIBLE EVENT!!! Paul is a popular raw food chef, educator, author, national speaker, husband and father, who has been eating a raw food diet since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis many years ago. Today he is 100% cured of this so-called “incurable disease” and still eats a mostly raw food diet. https://www.rawlifehealthshow.com Paul is the author of 8 books on health, nutrition and the vegan lifestyle. He has been featured on The Food Network and in numerous magazines and newspapers around the world. He travels the world giving lectures on the raw food nutrition and raw food prep classes to show people how easy and fun the raw life can be. PLEASE RSVP NOW, so we can reserve enough space for an awesome, fun event, and please HONOR your RSVP. MARK YOUR CALENDAR so you don't forget. We want to show Paul our appreciation and gratitude for providing this FREE Talk by putting more than 100 interested Vegan and Raw Food folks in the seats! There will be plenty of free parking, RSVP Now! BONUS: There will be DOOR PRIZES! Win FREE stuff like one of Paul Nison's sought after books about maintaining a healthy lifestyle, a special gift from Mothers, SoCal VegFest tickets, VEGGOS onion Bread, Daily Green Boost, plus other surprises. EVERYONE IS WELCOME! Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw, and anyone Vegan curious or just interested in being educated, entertained and learning about the benefits of healthy food. This talk is FREE, and will be held in the special meeting room directly to the right as you enter Mothers Market in Costa Mesa. The Talk will begin at 7 PM, BUT for all HUNGRY vegans, we will gather in Mothers Cafe from 5:00 until 6:30 for a NON ORGANIZED opportunity to share time and have dinner before the lecture. There will be no name badges or activities, just great vegan food before the speaker begins. For restaurant menu and pricing visit: https://www.mothersmarket.com/menus After the talk, Paul will be available to answer questions, and autograph his books for anyone interested. HERE IS THE MAP LINK to 1890 Newport Blvd in Costa Mesa: https://www.google.com/search?q=Mothersmarketcostamesa&tbs=lf:1,lf_ui:4,lf_pqs:EAE&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=33658060,-117899748,2301&tbm=lcl&rldimm=3396595170937689759&gws_rd=ssl&cad=h#gws_rd=ssl&rlfi=hd:;si:[masked];mv:!1m3!1d[masked]!2d[masked]!3d[masked]!2m3!1f0!2f0!3f0!3m2!1i436!2i482!4f13.1;tbs:lrf:!2m1!1e3!3sIAE,lf:1,lf_ui:4

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  • OC Vegan Fest (No Host Event)

    253 E 3rd St

    No Host Event OC Vegan Fest is hosted by OC Vegan Village. Sunday September 8th from 11AM to 6PM. The Venue is located at 253 E 3rd Street, Santa Ana, CA. As always this is a FREE EVENT! Invite the entire family this is a safe, friendly, inviting atmosphere! Featuring over 25 Cruelty-Free Vendors! Perfect event to Welcome the fall season! Parking is located around the surrounding neighborhood or at the 4th St Market Parking Lot. Web page https://www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-vegan-fest-downtown-santa-ana-september-8th-2019-tickets-64656980770

  • Vegan Potluck at Jacky's in Westminster

    Needs a location

    Hello Everyone! Join us for a fun summer potluck on Sunday, August 25th, 5:00pm at Jacky’s place in Westminster. We’ll be spending our time in her community’s beautiful spacious club house which has a full kitchen (see the pics under Photos). We’ll have plenty of space to relax over great food and conversation. The address will be provided the day before the event privately to those who have RSVP’d. Please bring a vegan dish AND serving utensils (along with an ingredients list) to share with 20 people and let us know what you will be bringing in the Comment section of this post. Please also try and bring your own bowl/plate and utensils to reduce waste and make clean-up easy. We will have some on hand if needed but bringing your own is appreciated. There is plenty of parking in the community around the club house. Only park in spaces marked “Guest”. Do not park in any space that does not say “Guest”. We are limiting this meetup to 25 people across two groups so please honor your RSVP so that others may attend if you are unable to make it. Looking forward to see you there. Note: ***By joining this meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service and releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** Cross posted with The Orange County Veggie Meetup Group

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  • Vegan Potluck at Delta's Place in San Clemente

    Needs a location

    Hello Everyone. We love our potlucks, so let’s have another. :-) Come join us for a delicious vegan potluck on Saturday, August 3rd at Delta’s home in beautiful San Clemente (one of my favorite cities in So Cal). We’ll start the festivities at 6:00pm. PLEASE NOTE, this is shoe free home so we'll have a nice area for where we can leave our shoes before entering. Please bring a vegan dish AND serving utensils (along with an ingredients list) to share with up to 20 people and let us know what you will be bringing in the Comments section of this post. The address will be provided the day before the event privately to those who have RSVP’d. We’re opening up this event to 30 people. Please also try and bring your own bowl/plate and utensils to reduce waste and make clean-up easy. We will have some on hand if needed but bringing your own is appreciated. Looking forward to sharing great food and conversation! Note: ***By joining this meetup, you agree to Meetup Terms of Service and releases the Organizer and Assistant Organizers from any liability related to incidents that occur at Meetup gatherings*** Cross posted with The Orange County Veggie Meetup Group.

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  • First Thursdays Art Walk in Laguna Beach (No Host Event)

    Laguna Beach First Thursdays Art Walk

    The art season in Laguna Beach flourishes year round with First Thursdays Art Walk. This educational monthly art event, held on the first Thursday of every month from 6 – 9pm, celebrates the diverse cultural art scene of Laguna Beach and is free to the public. First Thursdays Art Walk is funded by member galleries, local art institutions, lodging establishments, and the City of Laguna Beach. More information can be found here: http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com/ Shuttle Map link here: http://firstthursdaysartwalk.com/shuttle-map/ This is No Host Event.

  • Healthy Junk Vegan Faire 2019 - FREE EVENT

    Healthy Junk

    *No Host Event* From the venue: Join us at our 6th annual VeganFaire on Saturday, July 27th from 4pm-10pm! We will be celebrating "We Are The World" with food, entertainment, wellness, dancing, curated goods, and more! We saw over 8,000 attendees and we expect an even larger attendance this year. Which means we've add more space and more vendors! @veganfaire remains a FREE community event and we strive to promote a vegan and health-conscious lifestyle through the curated selection of vendors and exhibitors participating. We hope to see you all there! http://www.veganfaire.com

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