Huntsville Vegans Italian Potluck: May 5, 2013

Huntsville Vegans May Potluck

Theme: Italian Food

May 5th, 2013

4:00PM

130 Valley Stone Road. 35811

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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.

NOTE: Please prepare your food before coming to the potluck! If you need to heat up dishes, that’s totally cool. But *please* do your cooking (or as much as you can) before coming out. Thanks everyone!

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.

 

Earth Fare

Earth Fare

Huntsville Vegans will have a table set up at Earth Fare in Huntsville on Saturday February 23rd, 2013 from noon to 4pm. We’ll be distributing information, be available for questions, and will sample out some vegan goodies. We’ve got volunteer community opportunities available in the near-future in case you’d like to get involved, as well as numerous social events to take part in. Visit and find out what’s coming up.

Our partner student group the UAH Veg Association will also have a presence at our able, sharing information and opportunities for Huntsville students.

February Movie Night: 30 Days – Animal Rights

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 itself around 6:30. This particular screening will probably go no later than 7:30, but everyone is welcome to hang out afterward until nine.

30 Days info and a plot summary of 30 Days: Animal Rights:

“From Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) comes 30 Days, a documentary series that will explore what life changing experiences are possible in 30 days. The concept for the show stemmed from the transformation Spurlock underwent when he ate nothing but fast food for 30 days in his documentary movie Super Size Me. In this FX series, Morgan Spurlock asks the question, what would happen if people spend 30 days living in someone else’s shoes? Find out the answer as he brings you 30 life changing days in one hour focusing on topics such as minimum wage, outsourcing, religion, sexual orientation, and jail.

In “Animal Rights,” avid hunter George Snedecker, of North Carolina, attempts to spend 30 days living with a vegan family in Los Angeles, while learning about animal rights causes and programs.”

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!

Ongoing 2013 screening dates coming soon!

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

December Movie Night: Pirate for the Sea

movie night pirate for the sea

The screening is in the main auditorium on the first floor. Doors open at six, and we’ll start the movie itself around 6:30.

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 of Pirate For The Sea:

“Pirate For The Sea” is a biographical film on Captain Paul Watson, the youngest founding member of Greenpeace Canada. He organized early campaigns protesting the killing of seals, whales, and dolphins. Greenpeace ejected him for being too much of an activist. Starting his own organization, the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, he went on to sink illegal whaling ships, stopped Canadian seal hunts for ten years, permanently halted sealing in British Isles, the killing of dolphins on Iki Island, Japan – among other feats. This documentary witnesses his latest campaigns and explores the personal and environmental history of this controversial marine conservationist.

Mini-Potluck at Screening

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!

2013 screening dates coming soon!

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

UAH Vegetarian Association to screen Forks Over Knives

From the UAH Vegetarian Association Facebook event page:

Join the UAH Vegetarian Association for our last event of the semester! We’ll be screening the documentary Forks Over Knives, and have a discussion afterwards.
“Examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.” – IMDB

For more information, check out the website.

www.forksoverknives.com

Some of the officers will be bringing snacks. Feel free to anything you’d like!

Movie Screening: PlanEat

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

6:00PM

Main Library, Downtown

Auditorium, 1st Floor

Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free monthly movie night/food sharing on Thursday, November 8th, with a screening of PlanEat (2010). 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 itself around 6:30.

 

Official Site:

 http://planeat.tv/

imdb page:

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1467030/

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 PlanEat:

“PLANEAT is the story of three men’s life-long search for a diet, which is good for our health, good for the environment and good for the future of the planet. With an additional cast of pioneering chefs and some of the best cooking you have ever seen, the scientists and doctors in the film present a convincing case for the West to re-examine its love affair with meat and dairy. The film features the ground-breaking work of Dr. T Colin Campbell in China exploring the link between diet and disease, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn’s use of diet to treat heart disease patients, and Professor Gidon Eshel’s investigations into how our food choices contribute to global warming, land use and oceanic deadzones.

With the help of some innovative farmers and chefs, PLANEAT shows how the problems we face today can be solved, *without* simply resorting to a diet of lentils and lettuce leaves.”

PLANEAT.co.uk Trailer from planeat.co.uk on Vimeo.

 

Mini-Potluck at movie screening !

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:

Nov 8th: PlanEat

Dec 13th: TBD

2013 screening dates coming soon!

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

Movie Screening: At the Edge of the World

Huntsville Vegans is hosting another free monthly movie night/food sharing on Thursday, October 11th, with a screening of At The Edge Of The World (2009). 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 itself around 6:30.

Local Sea Shepherd expert Alexandra Craig will introduce the film by talking a little about Sea Shepherd and its ongoing efforts.

 

Official Site:

http://www.attheedgeoftheworld.com/

imdb page:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1286499/

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 At The Edge Of The World:

“The 3rd Antarctic Campaign undertaken by the controversial Sea Shepherd Conservation Society was arguably “the perfect combination of imperfections” and the actions taken to stop a Japanese whaling fleet were astonishingly reckless and admirable.

The international volunteer crew, though under-trained and poorly equipped, has developed a combination of bizarre and brilliant tactics with which to stop the whalers.

But first they must find the Japanese ships, a far more difficult challenge than ever imagined — long-time activist Paul Watson and first-time captain Alex Cornelissen employ an array of strategies in the hopes of finding an elusive adversary in the 370,000 square miles of the Ross Sea.

With one ship (The Farley Mowat) too slow to chase down the whaling fleet, with their second ship (The Robert Hunter) unsuited for Antarctic ice conditions and with no country supporting their efforts to enforce international law, the situation becomes increasingly desperate in this real-life David-vs.-Goliath adventure.”

At the Edge of the World – Trailer from Jonathan David Kane on Vimeo.

Mini-Potluck

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:

Oct 11th: At The Edge Of The World

Nov 8th: PlanEat

Dec 13th: TBA.

2013 screening dates coming soon!

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