Tabling and Outreach at Earth Fare, October 2012

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Noon – 3:00PM

Earth Fare

Map: http://g.co/maps/tpfrs

Huntsville Vegans will have a table set up at Earth Fare in Huntsville on Saturday October 6th, from noon to 3pm. We’ll be distributing information on veganism and animal rights, showing videos, taking questions, and sampling out some vegan goodies! We’re also taking sign-ups for our newsletter, collecting contact info for petitions, and looking for volunteers for future events and outreach.

Come say hi and meet some vegans! Also, we need tabling help to make this happen. Please RSVP by emailing huntsvilleveg@gmail.com and come out to table with us.

We’re currently taking t-shirts to print, so if you need a Huntsville Vegans shirt (not necessary, but kinda cool) to wear for tabling or other event, find a dark-colored shirt (or several shirts) you like that fits you, and get it (or them) to us soon. They should be bagged with your name on the bag, along with three dollars per shirt to cover the screen-printing. Please do this asap.

If you have any questions or suggestions or would like to help out, please message email us at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting all of you.

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September Potluck: Jewish Cuisine


On Sunday September 23rd Huntsville Vegans will have its September potluck (theme: Jewish Cuisine!) at Creekwood Park in Madison off Slaughter Road [360 Harvestwood Court, 35758]! When we scheduled this potluck we were on the lookout for a theme, and when we noticed that this one is just a week after the 2012 calendar date for the Jewish new year (Rosh Hashanah) we knew we had one.

Map: (http://g.co/maps/r6s54)

Basic Potluck FAQ 
If you’ve never been to a potluck, here’s a page with some potluck etiquette (by the wonderful vegan chef Isa Chandra): http://tinyurl.com/7sazm4p

Basically, 1) bring some food! 2) If you’re not sure about something, ask the organizers/hosts. 3) Be nice to whoever opens their home for the potluck, the public area that we’re using (clean up!), and the people around us, and 4) HAVE FUN.

Please bring your recipe or an ingredient list with your dish. We’ll have utensils and other items handy just in case.

Whatever anyone brings will be appreciated. If you are tired/poor/busy/etc. It’ll be okay if you come without bringing something, but it’s not a potluck if no one brings food! So we strongly urge you to bring a dish. If you’re not sure how much to bring, imagine that you’re making food to feed a dish to eight friends. If you bring more, that’s wonderful, but this should be a good guideline. Ready-made vegan food is available from Earth Fare and is always welcome if you run out of time to cook. Look for the part of the tag that says “Vegan” in the deli section, bakery, and on the hot bar. When terribly in doubt, fruit is always welcome and appreciated and beautiful.

 

This Month’s Theme
“Jewish Cuisine” covers a wide range of ideas and ingredients. It’s easy to make just about anything vegan! Here are some links to help you get started if you’ve having trouble feeling inspired:

ShalomVeg: http://tinyurl.com/8hh3rvz
http://vegweb.com/search/vegweb/jewish
http://www.vegkitchen.com/tips/vegan-jewish-new-year-recipes-and-menus/
http://www.examiner.com/article/vegan-recipes-for-rosh-hashanah
http://www.madejustright.com/post/seitan-brisket-for-a-vegan-rosh-hashana
http://www.leahcookskosher.com/show_special.php?id_special=7

Whatever you might bring to share, don’t be constrained (or discouraged) by a prompt. Anything vegan is wonderful. Have fun!

Our potlucks have been a wonderful, energizing treat. Come join us again for good food and good company, and we’ll have an even better time! Vegans AND non-vegans are invited, but we ask that all dishes be vegan. If you’re super-busy and can’t cook something in time, we still want to see you! Earth Fare sells some lovely prepared vegan foods. Otherwise, we look forward to trying your creations.

What about kids? Dogs? Guitars?
Bring a musical instrument and we’ll have a rhythm jam (we mean it)! Dogs are welcome, kids are welcome. Bring blankets for sitting on the grass, and water-guns for cooling off if it’s warm.

Questions?
If you have any questions about the potluck, or want to bring something but don’t know the first thing about vegan cooking, please email us at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com.  We look forward to meeting all of you!

 

UAH Vegetarian Association’s First Documentary Night: Peaceable Kingdom

Monday, September 17th, 2012

7:00PM – 9:00PM

University of Alabama Huntsville Campus

Frank Franz Residence Hall, Multi-purpose Room

Facebook Event Page

Information from the event page:

The UAH Vegetarian Association will be hosting its first documentary night. We will be screening the film Peacable Kingdom. Some of the officers will be providing snacks, but it would be greatly appreciated if any one else would like to bring vegan snacks!

“A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

Presented through a woven tapestry of memories, music, and breathtaking accounts of life-altering moments, the film provides insight into the farmers’ sometimes amazing connections with the animals under their care, while also making clear the complex web of social, psychological and economic forces that have led them to their present dilemma.”

Upcoming Event: Movie Screening of Genetic Roulette

Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free monthly movie night/food sharing on Thursday, September 13th, with a screening of Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives (2012). Our monthly movie nights take place on the second Thursday of each month at the Huntsville Public Library (in the auditorium on the ground floor) in Downtown Huntsville. Doors open at six, and we’ll start the movie around 6:30.

Official Movie Site: http://geneticroulettemovie.com/

Everyone, vegan or not, is welcome to come and enjoy the film. After the movie we’ll have a short discussion about the issues brought up in the film, and our team will take questions from the audience.

Plot summary by the creators of Genetic Roulette:

“Are you and your family on the wrong side of a bet?

When the US government ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested genetically modified (GM) crops into our environment and food supply, it was a gamble of unprecedented proportions. The health of all living things and all future generations were put at risk by an infant technology.

After two decades, physicians and scientists have uncovered a grave trend. The same serious health problems found in lab animals, livestock, and pets that have been fed GM foods are now on the rise in the US population. And when people and animals stop eating genetically modified organisms (GMOs), their health improves.

This seminal documentary provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.”

We’ll be sharing food at this event as well. Even though this program is presented by Huntsville Vegans, non-vegans are very welcome. That said, we ask that if you bring something to share that it be vegan. If you are not sure about something, please contact us!

2012 screening dates:

Sep 13th: Genetic Roulette

Oct 11th: At The Edge Of The World

Nov 8th: PlanEat

Dec 13th: TBD

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com

Upcoming Events: September 2012

  • Weekly Meetup – Join us every Friday night at Cafe 153 at Bridge Street to drink coffee, socialize, and plan events. Our meetups begin at 6:00PM and usually last until 8:00PM.
  • Planning Meeting – Tuesday, September 11th, 7:00PM –  Organizer Mike’s house in 5 Points – Join us to plan future events. Email us at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com for the address.
  • Movie Night – Thursday, September 13th, 6:00PM – Huntsville Public Library Downtown, Main Auditorium, 1st Floor –  This month we will screen Genetic Roulette. Please feel free to bring vegan snacks to share.
  • Movie Screening @ UAH – Monday, September 17th, 7:00PM – UAH Campus, Frank Franz Hall, Multi-purpose Room – Screening of Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.
  • Potluck: Jewish Cuisine – Sunday, September 23rd, 4:00PM –Indian Creek Greenway – Creekwood, 334 Harvest Wood Ct, Madison, AL – Join us for a fun vegan potluck! Furry companions and children are welcome! There is an outdoor playground for kids and tons of green space for dogs to run around. Please bring a *vegan* dish to share with about 10 people.(Ready-made vegan food from Earth Fare is always welcome if you run out of time to cook! Look for the tags that say Vegan in the deli section, bakery, and on the hot bar. Fruit and drinks are always needed and appreciated!)

 

If you have any questions, please send us an email at huntsvilleveg@gmail.com.

You can also visit our facebook events page or our Meetup page to find more information on upcoming events.

We hope to see you at an event soon!