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The intent of this group is to keep people informed about the roaming "No Meat & Mingle" vegan potlucks and sometimes other vegan gathering in or near Los Angeles county.

The "No Meat & Mingle" vegan potlucks 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). The "No Meat & Mingle" 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.

Upcoming events (5)

Vegan Spirituality Potluck & Vegedu Butterfly Lecture

Join us for a vegan potluck and presentation on "Transformation via the Butterfly" with Shirley Rosenhouse, biologist, science/health educator, and founder of Vegedu for vegan education. Shirley shares her journey from Israel to Los Angeles, relating it to the miraculous butterfly migration we saw this month and to our own spiritual journeys. Don't miss Shirley's special activity with butterfly cards! For the potluck, bring a vegan (plant-based raw and cooked foods, no animal products of any kind) potluck dish to share, your own plate/cup/utensils, and an open heart. We will have extra plates and utensils on hand. Be mindful to bring a dish versus a snack or drink so we have plenty of food for everyone. Schedule: 6pm Vegan Potluck 7pm "Transformation via the Butterfly" with Shirley Rosenhouse 8:00 Socialize

Roaming "No Meat & Mingle" Vegan Potluck Party!

Dave & Melissa's place

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266865433568216/ Please note that this event is promoted in various places so the actual turn out is likely to be bigger than would appear from the RSVP's here. **** Please bring a prepared, ready to serve vegan dish to share. This is required to participate because if everyone does not bring a prepared dish with at least 10 servings, there may not be enough food. Vegan means no meat, fish, eggs, dairy or honey- No animal products at all. Not all wine, beer or other alcoholic beverages are vegan. If you bring wine or other alcoholic beverages, please use the vegan alcohol resource at the bottom of this event description to determine if it is vegan.). There is no donation option if you do not bring a prepared dish. Thank you.**** ****To prevent paper & plastic waste, please be sure to bring your own reusable plates and utensils.***** Organic, chemical free, GMO free foods are encouraged. Both cooked and raw vegan food are welcome. Please bring an ingredient list to help those of us with allergies or better yet, a complete recipe. . Please consider marking your dish as "RAW" on your ingredient list card if it is 100% raw (pasteurized foods, commercially canned and most jarred food are not raw). ***This is a free event.. Donations are welcome and not required. Funds will be used to pay for Meetup dues, domain name registration, supply and other costs for future potlucks.*** ******NOTE FROM HOST: We may play word/board games if it flows for those who attend. If you have a game you enjoy, you are welcome to bring it. Dogs live on the premises. Please do not bring cats or dogs. Children are welcome. Please invite your friends. Non vegans are welcome and encouraged to attend. If you need to call or text the evening of the event: Melissa:[masked]. Dave[masked]. . *****Hosts/hostesses are needed. If you would like to offer your space for one of these parties, please contact Dave Rubin through Facebook or call at the number above.***** VEGAN RECIPE RESOURCES: http://www.nutritionmd.org/index.html http://www.cok.net/lit/recipes/ http://www.vegweb.com/ http://www.happycow.net/ http://www.vegparadise.com/ http://www.vegsource.com/ VEGAN ALCOHOL RESOURCE: http://www.barnivore.com VEGETARIAN DATING AND NETWORKING RESOURCE: http://www.veggiedate.org DISCLAIMER / RELEASE OF LIABILITY: The hostess and organizers are volunteers and are not responsible for the participants. By participating in any posted event, you are taking responsibility for your own safety and well-being. You agree that the hostess and organizer(s) are released from all liability in case of possible illness or injuries. All participants must be 18 or older or accompanied by an adult guardian. All participants must be at least 21 to drink alcohol.

VegFest Los Angeles 2019 (FREE)

VegFest Los Angeles

VegFest Los Angeles 2019 will be held on May 5th, 2019 at Woodley Park in Lake Balboa (San Fernando Valley) from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm. We welcome attendees to a magnificent day filled with food, fun and inspiration. The combination of a delicious vegan international food court, great live music, empowering speakers on health, environmental, humanitarian and animal topics, kids’ activities, animal adoptions, an eco-marketplace with over 150 vendors, and more, make for an an unforgettable earth-friendly experience that is sure to be enjoyable for all! Website: https://vegfestla.org/ Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/712983755701304/ Become a volunteer, https://vegfestla.org/volunteer/ Become a donor, https://vegfestla.org/donate-3/ Here’s What’s Happening at VegFest: Main Stage – amazing live music and celebrity speakers. Vegspiration Tent – speakers, discussions, and displays about health and all things vegan. Learning Kitchen – cooking demonstrations about healthy, simple, tasty and fun recipes. Exhibitors – more than 150 companies and organizations showcasing their products or eco- and animal-friendly messages. Kids’ Kingdom– storytelling, face painting, crafts, hula-hooping, chill-out fort, and children’s entertainers and other activities! Oasis Beer and Wine Garden – Refresh yourself in the Oasis located near the Main Stage! Animal Adoptions – dogs, cats, rabbits and lots of animals looking for good homes! ATM Access: There is an ATM machine on the grounds of the festival. Admission prices – FREE!!! Yes – we’re happy to announce that VegFest Los Angeles 2019 will be FREE! Towards Freedom is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization Pets are not allowed except for service animals We are so sorry to say that due to strict Health Department regulations and liability issues we are unable to accommodate your pets (even on-leash) at the event this year. We are all animal- lovers and this is really disappointing for us. If it was possible for us to have them, we would! However, you can still get your “dog-fix” and all the dog-licks you can handle by visiting the many adoptable dogs from rescue organizations that will be available at the festival. Service animals are allowed. PARKING You can find us pretty easily – Search for VegFest Los Angeles on Google Maps or Waze. 1) We have a parking lot! It’s across the Street from the Festival and a little bit north (closer to Victory Blvd.). There Will be signs and people directing traffic. Parking $10. There is one entrance off of Victory but when you get to the parking attendants it branches into five lanes for you to pay. 2) Handicapped Parking. There is Handicapped Parking (limited) at the festival itself. If you follow the signs to Handicapped Parking you will see it. We try to save as many spaces as we can for Handicapped Parking. Getting there early is key! 3) There is free parking on Woodley Ave. Please read the signs as they are new since last year. Do not park on the center median! 4) We highly recommend parking along the Metro Orange Line Hight-Speed-Bus route. If you’ve never taken it before it’s just like the Metro but they decided to make them busses instead of trains. There are three Stops with with large parking lots within a few miles of the Woodley Ave stop. Taking the Orange Line is less expensive than our parking lot and you may avoid long waits for the parking lot. To the West there is the Balboa Orange Line Station just south of Victory Blvd. and two lots at the Reseda Orange Line Station at Reseda Blvd. and Oxnard Blvd. – one on each side of Reseda Blvd. To the East there is a massive parking lot at the Sepulveda Orange Line Station. It’s not right on Sepulveda but you can find it using a map app. 5) We also highly recommend taking Lyft or Uber to the park. ATM We will have five or six ATMs this year! One will be near the Merchandise Booth near the entrance and the rest will be scattered throughout the park by the food and non-food exhibitors and one in or near the Oasis Beer and Wine Garden. We still suggest bringing cash with you to the event. Most of the exhibitors will take credit cards as well these days.

Vegan Potluck in Antelope Valley
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Hanna's Place

Join & share cruelty-free food along with ethical schmoozing among like-minded individuals. Also on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at 3:00 pm. We will discuss the health benefits of the plant-based vegan diet.

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