TRIANGLE VEGETARIAN SOCIETY

2008 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2009 Calendar   2007 Calendar

Sunday, January 6, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Manbites Dog Theater

703 Foster St, Durham
TVSer Musician and film maker, Eleni Vlachos, releases her 84-minute documentary Seeing Through the Fence about our relationship with the food that we eat. Full details are available online at porchlifeproductions.com. See the Independent Weekly article, Eleni Vlachos' veganism documentary.

Friday, January 18, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Restaurant Review, Jujube Restaurant

1201-L Raleigh Rd
Glen Lennox Shopping Center (next to BIN 54)
Hwy 54 at 15-501
Chapel Hill (see a map)
960-0555
Jujube's cuisine is Asian, and their menu is on their website, jujuberestaurant.com. Most of the vegetarian dishes are or can be made vegan.

If you plan on attending, please let us know by 10am on Friday, January 18, so we can provide a firmer count for our reservation. You can let us know by email to restaurantreviews@trianglevegsociety.org or by phone at 208-7391. If you are confirming for more than yourself, please tell us how many. It is also good if you can provide an alternate method of contacting you such as a phone number in case of a last minute change in schedule.

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Joint Potluck with Kadampa Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism
(Potluck FAQ)
Kadampa Center
5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh (directions are below, see a map)
After we eat, Jim Barnes, PhD, will give a short presentation about what Tibetan Buddhism is and how it relates to vegetarianism. Jim Barnes is an adjunct professor of English at UNC's Friday Center for Continuing Education. He has been studying Buddhism for most of 20 years, and has been affiliated with the Kadampa Center for about 10 years.

As always, we ask that you bring your own place setting but in case you forget, paper plates and cups (but not utensils) will be provided in deference to both the water shortage and the Center's new and very limited kitchen facilities. They are still in the process of completeing the interior of the building and have only one utility sink and one refrigerator at this time, so reheating (no stove or oven yet) won't be an option.

From I-40, Get off at Exit 290 (Chapel Hill Rd.) and go east toward Raleigh. Turn right on Nowell Rd., and then left on Hillsborough St. Follow Hillsborough St. to the left where it merges with Western Blvd. Kadampa Center will be on your right. From I-440, get off at Exit 3 (Hillsborough St.) and head west toward the Fairgrounds. Past the Fairgrounds, stay left on Hillsborough St, and go under the railroad trestle. Kadampa Center will be on your left, but you cannot turn left - continue on Hillsborough St. to the stoplight. Turn left onto Buck Jones Rd. At the next light, turn left, and stay to the left so you are back on Hillsborough St. Kadampa Center will be on your right just before the railroad trestle.

Saturday, February 23, 2008- 6:00 pm
Potluck and talk on cohousing
(vegan food only, please) (Potluck FAQ)
Pacifica Cohousing, 141 Viburnum Way, Carrboro (see a map)
933-0869
Karen McCollough, after we eat, will give a talk on cohousing and sustainability. See the Pacifica Cohousing website (a little out of date, though). You can read more about Pacifica in a February 5 News and Observer newspaper article. Please bring only vegan food for this potluck.

The community is located at the end of Hanna St in Carrboro (map). Go to the end of Hanna St and you will see a traffic circle and our colorful homes. Meet in the Common House which is the large white building in the middle of the community close to the traffic circle. Park anywhere around the community (it is not large & an easy walk from any space to the Common House) only in spaces that are not marked "reserved". Carpooling is encouraged.

Friday, February 29, 2008 - 7:00 pm
Restaurant Review, Solomon's Restaurant

Brierdale Shopping Center location
10410 Moncreiffe Rd, Raleigh (see a map)
313-1381
Solomon's cuisine is Mediterranean, and their menu is on their website, www.solomons-restaurant.com. They have a pretty good selection of vegetarian dishes, and quite a few are or can be made vegan.

If you plan on attending, please let us know by 10 am on Friday, February 29, so we can provide a firmer count for our reservation. You can let us know by email to restaurantreviews@trianglevegsociety.org or by phone at 208-7391. If you are confirming for more than yourself, please tell us how many. It is also good if you can provide an alternate method of contacting you such as a phone number in case of a last minute change in schedule.

Thursday, March 6 - 7 pm
The Corporate Takeover of Organic Agriculture and Who Really Owns the Organic Label?

Presentation by Mark Kastel of the Cornucopia Institute

Will corporate investments in industrial scale farms, and monopolistic practices, and foreign imports decouple the organic farming movement from the environmental, animal husbandry and social justice ethics that consumers thought they were supporting? The meteoric growth of the organic marketplace was built on a loving partnership between consumers and family- scale farmers-but that's now breaking. Find out how consumers and farmers can join together to defend the integrity of the organic label.

Join us for a discussion on Thursday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at the 'Rice House'. The speaker will be Mark Kastel from The Cornucopia Institute in Wisconsin. They are the country's most aggressive organic industry watchdog and have red-flagged important current issues such as: factory farms producing bogus "organic" milk, risks to our food supply from Chinese imports, mandating chemical treatment or irradiation of our food (without our knowledge) and new regulations that could force high-quality North Carolina vegetable farmers out of business - leaving us only with corporate-produced vegetables from California or even China. Mark has been described as one of the "most provocative voices in the organic community." Everyone will have the opportunity to share their views and experiences as well as listen to Mark's presentation. Mark's presentation is free and open to the public. For further questions please call Kitty at (919) 383-7276.

The Rice Diet Program
1644 Cole Mill Road
Durham, NC 27705

Thursday, March 20 - 7 pm
Cloned Meat: Should We Be Concerned When It's For Dinner?

(This non-TVS event was originally scheduled for March 6, and has been rescheduled for March 20.)

Every month, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center will explore a science topic that's making headlines - or should be! While many Morehead programs are designed for children, Current Science Forums are planned specifically for adults.

The heart of each Current Science Forum is the roundtable discussion that follows an expert presentation. Coffee and cookies are provided as the conversation flows at your table! Talk, listen and learn. Morehead Planetarium and Science Center at UNC-Chapel Hill presents the next topic of its Current Science Forums series on Thursday, March 20, with "Cloned Meat: Should We Be Concerned When It's For Dinner?"

Is cloned meat the same thing as regular meat, and what is the research to back up the answer? Dr. Daniel Pomp, a professor in the Department of Nutrition and the Carolina Center for Genome Sciences at UNC, will delve into some of the tough questions that arise when the use of cloning for consumption is brought into the mix. The program will explore the potential risks to health safety and food security while offering a look at the science and technology behind the cloning process.

"Cloned Meat: Should We Be Concerned When It´s For Dinner?" is free and open to the public. The program begins in MPSC´s Banquet Hall with the speaker´s introduction at 7 p.m. and follows with informal discussions in small groups.

Morehead Planetarium and Science Center is located at 250 E. Franklin Street, in downtown Chapel Hill.

Meatout Thursday, March 20
Great American Meatout

Invite your friends to enjoy a day without meat and take advantage of the many benefits that a plant-based diet affords for them and for the planet.

Saturday, March 22, 2008- 7:00 pm
Potluck Dinner
(Potluck FAQ)
Jodi & Bill O'Neill's home
118 Turquoise Creek Dr, Cary (see a map)
462-0672, jeo@nc.rr.com
From Raleigh, take I-40 to Harrison Avenue exit. Turn left at the light at the top of the exit ramp. After several lights, turn right onto Cary Parkway. Follow Cary Parkway to High House Road (Preston Corners). Turn right onto High House Road. At the next light, turn right onto Prestonwood Parkway, then an immediate left onto Bridle Creek until it ends. Turn right onto Creek Park Dr., then the next right onto Turquoise Creek Dr. Jodi is at 118, 10th house on the Right.

From Durham or Chapel Hill, take I-40 East to Davis Drive exit. Turn left at end of exit ramp, going South about 5-7 miles. When you see Preston Village on Right - turn Left onto Hogan's Valley Way; take the next Right onto Glen Abbey, then right onto Preston Pines, then right onto Creek Park Drive. Turn left onto Turquoise Creek Dr; Jodi is at 118, the 10th house on the Right. To return: from Turquoise Creek turn left onto Creek Park Drive until it ends at Davis Drive, then turn right going north until Junction for I-40.

Friday, March 28
Call-A-Dietitian Day
The Vegetarian Resource Group, that TVS is a member organization of, is hosting free 20-minute phone consultations for members. Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian with a Master's Degree in Health Education, will be available from 2:30p - 5:30p on Friday, March 28th. To reserve time on his schedule, please email the Vegetarian Resource Group at vrg@vrg.org or call them at 410-366-8343.

Please note that these sessions are not individualized nutritional counseling. Such advice should only be provided through direct in-person contact with a qualified health professional. There is no charge, but if you do commit, please call on time.

Mark has been presenting on food-related topics for more than seven years. Currently, he has a private practice in Baltimore, MD that focuses on plant-based nutrition for prevention, as well as treatment of various chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, overweight/obesity, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, gout, women's health concerns, cancer, and early-stage kidney failure. In addition, Mark is offering in his private practice a 20% discount on any service for VRG members.

Saturday, March 29 - 7:00 pm
Restaurant Review, Thai Lanna

5410 NC Highway 55, Durham (see a map)
484-0808
Thai Lanna's menu is on their website, www.thailannarestaurant.com. They said everything could be made vegetarian as long as it is not a meat dish. They also said they can leave the fish sauce out of dishes and that their Pad Thai can be made vegan (for those Pad Thai fans among us).

If you plan on attending, please let us know by noon on Saturday, March 29, so we can provide a firmer count for our reservation. You can let us know by email to restaurantreviews@trianglevegsociety.org or by phone at 208-7391. If you are confirming for more than yourself, please tell us how many. It is also good if you can provide an alternate method of contacting you such as a phone number in case of a last minute change in schedule.

Saturday, April 26 - 6:00 pm
Potluck Dinner
(Potluck FAQ)
Teri Beckman & Jo Pelligra's home
1105 Iredell St (between Club and Englewood), Durham (see a map)
286-9530
Potluck dinner and optional outing afterwards.
From I-40, take the Durham Expressway toward and past downtown Durham; Swift Ave. exit, turning toward Ninth St and Duke University East; Swift becomes Broad, just before Whole Foods on the L; L from Broad at gas station onto Englewood; 1st R Iredell; 3rd house on L.

Thursday, May 1 - 6:30 pm
Vegan dinner and Talk by Will Tuttle
(please RSVP)
Presentation title: The Vegan Way: Exploring the Liberating Power of Non-violence
Sitar India Palace
3117-D Shannon Rd, Durham (see a map. If you turn on to Shannon Rd. from 15-501, turn left from Shannon Rd. onto Auto Dr. to enter the shopping center where Sitar is located.)
Questions and to RSVP: contact Loren Hart at 919-265-9985

See this flyer for more details about this event. We'll have dinner in the banquet room at 6:30, followed by a presentation titled "The Vegan Way: Exploring the Liberating Power of Non-violence". Open to the public. The vegan dinner will consist of a set menu of masala dosa, idli, sambar, coconut chutney dhal, papadum, okra, aloo gobi mutter, channa masala, aloo paratha, salad, sliced fruit, and mango juice. The cost will be a fixed price of $15 (including tax and tip).

It would be helpful to know how many are coming to the restaurant. Please contact Loren at 919-265-9985 to let him know that you are planning on attending.

Will Tuttle, advocate for veganism, peace, and the animals for 25 years, as well as author, musician, and author of the new book The World Peace Diet, will speak during his visit of the Triangle area. After we eat, we will be treated by a talk.

Will's activism includes having served on the board of advisors of EarthSave as well as being a frequent presenter at vegetarian and animal welfare/rights conferences. He has been a regular columnist with VegNews Magazine since its founding six years ago and is a co-founder of the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals, a non-denominational group using "action and the power of prayer, meditation, and/or focused thought to liberate all animals from human oppression and exploitation". Will has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley focused on educating intuition and compassion.

Will travels full-time with his wife Madeleine, also a long-time vegan, a visionary artist from Switzerland, presenting lectures, as well as concerts of original uplifting piano music, workshops, retreats, and art exhibits. Among his CDs, AnimalSongs is well-loved by vegetarians because it includes the voices of non-human animals along with the music, as well as a discourse, Living in Harmony With All Life. His new book is said to be the first to make explicit the relationships between our culture and food, and to offer a positive transformation to our individual and collective lives.

Saturday, May 3 - 7:00 pm
Potluck and Talk by Will Tuttle
(Potluck FAQ)
Presentation title: The World Peace Diet
Unity Spiritual Life Center
2604-H Carver Street, Durham (see a map)
Questions: contact Loren Hart at 919-265-9985

See this flyer for more details about this event. Will Tuttle, advocate for veganism, peace, and the animals for 25 years, as well as author, musician, and author of the new book The World Peace Diet, will speak during his visit of the Triangle area. After we eat, we will be treated by a talk and, if we're lucky, some music by Will.

Need ideas for vegan recipes? See the recipes section of our links page, as well as the Dinner with Dilip cooking blog written by TVS President Dilip Barman.

Will's activism includes having served on the board of advisors of EarthSave as well as being a frequent presenter at vegetarian and animal welfare/rights conferences. He has been a regular columnist with VegNews Magazine since its founding six years ago and is a co-founder of the Worldwide Prayer Circle for Animals, a non-denominational group using "action and the power of prayer, meditation, and/or focused thought to liberate all animals from human oppression and exploitation". Will has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley focused on educating intuition and compassion.

Will travels full-time with his wife Madeleine, also a long-time vegan, a visionary artist from Switzerland, presenting lectures, as well as concerts of original uplifting piano music, workshops, retreats, and art exhibits. Among his CDs, AnimalSongs is well-loved by vegetarians because it includes the voices of non-human animals along with the music, as well as a discourse, Living in Harmony With All Life. His new book is said to be the first to make explicit the relationships between our culture and food, and to offer a positive transformation to our individual and collective lives.

Tuesday, May 27 - 7:00-9:00 pm
Screening of Earthlings (non-TVS event)

Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro (see a map)
Earthlings - a film narrated by Joaquin Phoneix -- will be screened in the multipurpose room of Central Carolina Community College in Pittsboro. Earthlings sheds light on the use and abuse of animals as food, clothing, entertainment and research. Winner of several film festival awards - Earthlings reveals the practices of some of the largest industries in the world which rely on animals for profit. It is a wake up call for sure and not to be missed. Earthlings is challenging and life changing.

Saturday, May 31, 2008 - 6:00 pm
Film, potluck, and talk on Judaism and Vegetarianism
(Potluck FAQ)
Home of Barry and Tink Nakell
149 Dixie Drive, Chapel Hill (see a map)
919-967-7325
Come at 6:00 pm to watch A Sacred Duty: Applying Jewish Values To Help Heal the World, or come at 7:00 for just the potluck and talk. When eating slows down, Barry Nakell will speak on the topic of Judaism and Vegetarianism.

Please be mindful of parking only in their driveway or in front of their house; there should be ample parking. Also, Barry and Tink kindly request that all please leave their shoes at the entrance of their home.

From East of Chapel Hill, take I40 W to exit 266, L onto Hwy 86, pass Weaver Dairy Rd after a few lights then a light at Westminister, get in L turn lane and turn L at Stateside, in 1 block R onto Dixie Dr, and they are on the left at 149 3-4 blocks on the L.

From West of Chapel Hill, take I40 E to exit 266 and turn R onto Hwy 86, then follow directions as above.

From downtown Chapel Hill, take Columbia St north - it will become MLK Blvd (previously known as Airport Rd), pass Estes Dr / Piney Mountain Rd / and Homestead Rd then take the first R onto Dixie Ln, in 1 block R onto Dixie Dr, then find their home at 149 2-3 blocks ahead on the L.

Sunday, June 1 - 1:30 pm
Potluck brunch (vegan food only, please)
(Potluck FAQ)
Joy Anandi's home
15 Copper Hill Ct, Durham
489-3340
Celebrate the first day of June with a Sunday potluck brunch on Joy's lovely deck and inside spaces. Vegan only, please. Copper Hill is almost exactly a mile down Woodcroft Parkway from NC 751 (from I-40 take 751 North, cross NC 54, and turn right at the 2nd light just past Woodcroft Shopping Center).

Saturday, June 21 - 12-6 pm
Richmond Vegetarian Festival 2008

Azalea Gardens at Bryan Park
See the festival website for more information.

Saturday, June 28, 7:00 pm
Restaurant Review, Merlion Restaurant

410 Market Street, Suite 320, Chapel Hill (see a map)
919-933-1188
www.merlionfood.com
Merlion Restaurant serves what they describe as a taste of Singapore. They said a number of their stir fries are or can be made vegan. They have a vegetarian “ham” which is vegan. The menu includes egg noodles and rice noodles. The rice noodles are vegan. They said if we ask ahead they can mix up some curry that will be vegan, and save some of it for us, before they add chicken to it for their chicken curry dish so we’ll do that.

If you plan on attending, please let us know by noon on the day of the review so we can provide a final count to the restaurant. You can let us know by email to restaurantreviews@trianglevegsociety.org or by phone at 208-7391. If you are confirming for more than yourself, please tell us how many. It is also good if you can provide an alternate method of contacting you such as a phone number in case of a last minute change in schedule.

Friday, July 4 - 5-8 pm (Potluck FAQ)
4th of July potluck

Join us for a 4th of July picnic potluck at the home of one of our members near downtown Raleigh. Bring a favorite board or lawn game, if you wish. We'll have a few games and watermelon waiting for you at 5, and we'll start eating around 6. Those who are interested can join us for fireworks afterwards at the State Fairgrounds (we'll try to get parked and positioned by 8:15; fireworks are at 9:15p, but will be rescheduled to Saturday at 9p in case of inclement weather; call 919-831-6854 for details).

Animal Rights 2008 National Conference Thursday, August 14 - Monday, August 18
Animal Rights 2008 National Conference

Sponsored by FARM (888-FARM USA)
The Animal Rights 2008 National Conference will be held at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, a close-in suburb of Washington, DC.

Friday, August 15 - 7:00 pm
Restaurant Review, The Palace International

1104-A Broad St, Durham (see a map)
919-416-4922
The Palace International's cuisine is East African, and they have several vegan and vegetarian selections such as bean, lentil and vegetable dishes. Their website is www.thepalaceinternational.com though it has hardly any information on it at this time.

If you plan on attending, please let us know by noon on the day of the review so we can provide a final count to the restaurant. You can let us know by email to restaurantreviews@trianglevegsociety.org or by phone at 208-7391. If you are confirming for more than yourself, please tell us how many. It is also good if you can provide an alternate method of contacting you such as a phone number in case of a last minute change in schedule.

Saturday, August 23 - 2-5 pm
Living Foods Seminar

TVS member Valine Zeigler, studying for a Naturapathy degree, offers her first of several planned living foods seminars. It is not a TVS event and there is a registration fee; please see allthewaylivefoods.blogspot.com for this seminar (focused on families) and future seminars, such as an introduction to raw foods (August 30) and juicing (September 6). Valine can be reached at 919-949-0147 or valine@allthewaylivefoods.com.

Sunday, August 24 - 1:00 pm
Sunday Energy Potluck Brunch
(Potluck FAQ)
Ron Neumann's home
ibron@nc.rr.com, 557-2860
1736 East Greenbriar Dr, Fuquay-Varina, 27526 (about half an hour south of Apex, see directions below)

Our member Ron is a vegetarian as he has always been concerned with the environment. The best thing that we can do to help the environment is to move to a plant-based diet, and, having done that, Ron is taking additional steps and is now a "buy all - sell all" energy user. He is "on the grid" but produces more energy than he uses, actually collecting money from the utilities each month for the clean, green geothermal and solar energy!

Ron generates solar energy via a 4-kilowatt photovoltaic grid on his roof, a 2-ton geothermal heat pump, and a tankless hot water heater. He also has been distilling his water with a steam distiller for many years. He was able to do all of this for his 1035 square foot home for $35,500 for the photovoltaic system, $15,000 for the geothermal (including having to drill down 300' x 6" to put two inch-and-a-quarter water pipes), almost $900 for the tankless hot water heater (with his own labor to install it but including the cost of hiring an electrician), and $1550 for awnings to shade the house in the summer (and $1100 for the drinking water distiller). He also has purchased appliances with significantly lower energy usage than the norm. Based on selling excess energy back, he has "negative" energy bills and in May 2007, for example, made $98.90, which he says is actually less than average. Ron has provided his recent energy bill history and some websites/phone numbers that might be useful.

After we eat, Ron will give a tour of his home and talk informally for a half hour about what he has learned to become a more energy efficient homeowner and more information about these systems. Bring your questions and your appetite!

Directions: Take 40/440 into Raleigh get off at 401 South (exit # 298A), take 401 into Fuquay, go left onto 55 East (Sheetz & Kangaroo gas stations), go right at first traffic light onto Old Honeycutt Rd. (BP gas station), go right at first intersection into Willow Creek subdivision, go left at second intersection onto Fuquay Springs Rd, go left at first intersection onto E. Greenbriar Dr. His is the second house on the left.

Monday, August 25 - 7:00 pm
Hearing on Anti-Tethering Ordinance
(non-TVS event)
Old County Courthouse, 2nd floor
200 E Main St, Durham
If passed, this ordinance will ban the cruel practice of chaining dogs. The ordinance discussion will be first on the agenda, so early arrival is key. Some background information follows:

As you know, the extremely cruel-and common-practice of keeping dogs chained, or "tethered," deprives these highly social pack animals of proper socialization and exercise and often leaves them unable to reach whatever shelter, food, and water has been provided for them. Many dogs grow aggressively protective of their tiny spaces and attack animals and people-including children-who come near them. Other dogs get tangled in their own chains and injure or strangle themselves. Dozens of Americans have been attacked by chained dogs in the past year. In response to such attacks and cruelty-to-animals cases that involved severely neglected chained dogs, at least 115 U.S. jurisdictions have passed laws addressing this issue.

Vital legislation that would restrict the cruel and dangerous practice of tethering is currently before the Durham County Board of Commissioners. The commissioners will hold a public hearing on Monday, August 25, to discuss this legislation. Please attend the meeting to urge the commissioners to do the right thing by supporting the proposed anti-tethering ordinance. If made law, the proposed ordinance would ban tethering, except when an animal is attended. The legislation also includes exemptions for dogs engaged in activities such as herding, hunting, and law enforcement.

Today, please take the following actions:
* Call, write, and e-mail the County Board of Commissioners, and politely urge them to support the proposed ordinance.
* Plan on attending the public hearing on Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m. to speak in favor of the ordinance. Those who are opposed will attend in an attempt to defeat this legislation. The hearing will be held on the second floor of the Old County Courthouse at 200 E. Main St. in Durham. Please arrive early to sign-up to speak and to get a seat. The tethering ordinance is first on the agenda.

Please remind your public officials that chained dogs are nearly three times as likely to attack as dogs who are not chained are. In addition, point out that children are the most common victims of attacks by chained dogs.

Saturday, September 13 - 7:00 pm
Joint potluck with Ethical Culture Society
(Potluck FAQ)
Durham Friends Meetinghouse
404 Alexander Avenue, Durham (See a map and directions)
After the potluck, three TVSers and three ECSers will be on a panel to discuss their views of ethics. This has been an exciting event the last eleven years! We're looking for TVSers interested in being on this year's panel; please email Dilip if you're interested! See a summary of panelists' views from our 2003 event as examples of topics that have been discussed in the past.

Saturday, October 4 - 7:00 pm
Potluck Dinner
(Potluck FAQ)
Jack and Ana Traywick's home
81 Creekwood Dr, Fearrington Village, Pittsboro (see a map)
967-0355
From anywhere in the Triangle, get on 15/501 South (you can take I-40 to the 15/501 exit in Chapel Hill and go south toward Chapel Hill). Stay on 15/501 S (do not at any point get on 15/501 Bypass), through Chapel Hill and past NC 54. About 1 1/2 miles later, 15/501 exits off the highway; do so and follow the signs south to Pittsboro, turning Left at the end of the exit. Go about 8 miles and watch for the white picket fence and "Fearrington Village" sign on the left; turn Left at the light onto Village Way into the village. Turn Left at 1st street - Creekwood and they are about 1/2 mile on L at #81.

Sunday, October 19 - 2:00 pm
Triangle Farm Sanctuary Walk for Farm Animals
(non-TVS event)
Durham (near Whole Foods/Duke East Campus)
Farm Sanctuary is the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, and Walks for Farm Animals occur throughout the country each year in October in honor of World Farm Animals Day. See a flyer with more information about the Triangle Walk for Farm Animals and get involved!

Saturday, November 1 - 7:00 pm
Potluck Dinner
(Potluck FAQ)
Home of Jenny and Guy Finn
101 Boland Way, Knightdale, 27545 (see a map)
Vegan food only, please. For directions, you can use the map link above. Any questions, please call 919-389-7393 or 919-217-5767.

Tuesday, November 4 - 8:00 pm-midnight
Election Night Results get-together

Michael Pocinki's home
3721 Shrewsbury Street, Durham NC 27707 (corner of Stonehedge and Shrewsbury, see a map)
489-8700
After-dinner get-together. Drop by anytime between 8 and midnight to watch the election results with fellow TVSers. TVS will provide drinks and snacks; feel free to bring additional food items, or just come!

Thursday, November 27
Annual Thanksgiving Feast at Café Parizäde

For the tenth year in a row, we are returning to Café Parizäde in Durham for our Thanksgiving Feast. For more information, please see the Thanksgiving 2008 page.

Saturday, December 6 - 6:00 pm
Annual TVS Holiday Party potluck and white elephant gift exchange
(Potluck FAQ)
Zeigler Family's home
5118 Whippoorwill St, Durham, 27704 (see a map)
471-4464
After we eat, we will, as has become tradition, have a low-/no-cost simple gift exchange - please bring something, wrapped, from around the house that you no longer use that others may find valuable; please bring one present per person.

Please bring your own place setting that you can then take back with you and reuse. A dinner plate, fork (and maybe spoon), and glass or cup would be a good assemblage.

Saturday, December 20 - 6:30 pm
Vegan Potluck Dinner (non-TVS event)

Solterra Community's Common House, Durham (see directions below)
Solterra Community hosts a vegan potluck the third Saturday of each month. Gather at 6:30 pm and eat promptly at 7:00. Please bring a dish to serve at least 4 times the number in your party (the more, the better), made with no animal derived ingredients, and bring a list of the ingredients or the recipe. Basic drinks (water, tea) and re-usable utensils, drinkware and plates are provided (after dinner clean-up help is appreciated).

Solterra Community is on Solterra Way in Durham; the entrance to the community is at the intersection of Randolph Rd and Solterra Way. (See a map of the entrance location.) Turn into the entrance and follow Solterra Way around to the Common House. Contact Sue at 489-8162 or "andresen.sue at gmail dot com" for more information. Do NOT follow directions obtained from MapQuest! You will get lost! You cannot access Solterra Way from Erwin Rd; you MUST enter Solterra from Randolph Rd - all other entrances are blocked. Call Sue if you need better directions. Common House phone # is 489-2687.

Wednesday, December 31 - 6:00 pm
New Year's Eve party

Tony and Linda Tanaydin's home
3308 Manor Ridge Drive, Raleigh (see a map)
772-1132
We traditionally volunteer for First Night daytime children's activities, have a vegan pizza party, and return to enjoy First Night. This year, Tony and Linda Tanaydin are hosting the party that they say they would like "to be really special since this is also a celebration for change".

We will have vegan pizza donated by Lilly's. Please feel free to bring complementary food such as starters, green salad and dessert or drinks (distilled water and wine will be provided). Please RSVP to Tony and Linda by email at "CelebrateChange at nc.rr.com". Carpooling will be arranged by e-mail for those interested.

Folks may enjoy returning to First Night after dinner or staying on to watch a big screen fun, forward-looking movie. Please bring a small folding chair if you have one; "people comfortable sitting on the floor should be prepared to do so :)".

Home

Email the webmaster