Please note: if you're interested in attending a potluck, please bring a vegetarian, preferably vegan, item to share, and include a list of ingredients. Please bring serving utensils, as well as a plate, glass, and utensils for yourself.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm
New Year's Day Hike (non-TVS event)
Eno River State Park Headquarters
Few's Ford Access area-6101 Cole Mill Rd. 27705
The Eno River New Year's Day Hike is as traditional to the Triangle's first day of the year as black-eyed peas and resolutions. Each year on January 1st the Eno River Association sponsors a fun-filled afternoon of guided hikes, refreshments and merriment. This year they will offer two hike options, a longer 5-6 mile hike as well as a shorter, approximately 3 mile route. There will be something for everyone, so come one, come all and enjoy New Year's Day at the Eno! Learn more at the Eno River website. Please RSVP to email@example.com if you want to hike with other TVSers and maybe get something to eat before or after the hike.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 7:00 PM
Joint Potluck and Film (Potluck FAQ)
NCSU - Withers Hall Room 105 (see a map)
Jointly with NCSU's SAVE organization (facebook.com/savencsu), we'll eat dinner and then view Howard Lyman's "Mad Cowboy" film. The event is open to the public. Withers Hall is near the 1911 Sociology Building and weekend parking on street on Hillsborough Street is free. Please remember to bring your own place serving and your dish, with ingredients labeled.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 - 7:00 pm
Potluck and Music Night (Potluck FAQ)
Carmen Chasteen's home
747 Buck Branch Rd, Pittsboro (see a map)
Vegan dishes only, please. After we eat, Carmen, who is from Columbia and a lover of singing and dancing, will sing a few folk songs, including a Columbian Cumbia and an Argentinian Los Hosnros in milonga rhythm. If you can, bring an instrument; she will have some rhythm instruments available. You're also welcome to contribute a song!
Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 6:00 pm
Nava Atlas Food Demonstration and Tasting, Talk, and Vegan Potluck (Potluck FAQ)
5412 Etta Burke Court, Raleigh, NC 27606 (see map/directions)
Nava Atlas, author of twelve vegetarian and vegan cookbooks, most recently Vegan
Holiday Kitchen and Wild About Greens, flies in from New York City today to be
with us. Starting at 6 pm, Nava will prepare and offer for sampling several raw kale salads.
Then, we'll enjoy everybody's food at our vegan potluck. Once we're done eating, Nava will
give a talk about foods and food preparation techniques from her books, as well as offer
discounted and signed copies of several recent titles.
In Nava's new book, Wild About Greens: 125 Delectable Vegan Recipes for Kale, Collards, Arugula, Bok Choy, and other Leafy Veggies Everyone Loves (NY: Sterling, 2012), she serves up a comprehensive collection of tasty recipes, plus techniques and tips designed to help everyone make more use of leafy greens, the most nutritious foods on the planet and which should be part of everyone's daily fare. She will demonstrate a pair of easy and delicious raw kale salads that you can sample.
Since we're heading toward the spring holidays, in her talk Nava will also throw in some tasty tips and ideas for summer entertaining from her recent book, Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Nava will be on hand during the potluck to sign Wild About Greens and Vegan Holiday Kitchen, which will be available for sale at a steep discount.
In addition to authoring many well-known cookbooks, she is a visual artist, whose work has been shown nationally in museums, galleries, and alternative art spaces, and is part of numerous museum and university collections. Her website VegKitchen is one of the leading resources for plant-based recipes and kitchen tips.
Note that there is road work underway immediately south of Etta Burke Court. To reach Kadampa Center, you will need to come via Hillsborough Street. See map/directions.
Saturday, April 13 - 4:30 pm
Jenny Brown speaking at Quail Ridge Books
Quail Ridge Books
3522 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, 27607 (see a map)
Jenny Brown, founder of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in New York,
talks about her 2012 book The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals.
Quail Ridge Books. Jenny's talk will last about an hour, but she will be at the bookstore for mingling starting at
4 pm. Refreshments will be provided by the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge.
We are delighted to help welcome Jenny Brown to the Triangle. She arrives in town a few hours before coming to present a talk on her book The Lucky Ones, winner of VegNews Magazine's 2012 Book of the Year. Just four days after the book was published, she was featured in an almost hour-long interview on NPR's The Diane Rehm Show talk show on August 6, 2012.
Jenny Brown was once a successful television professional. But after a week-long trip spent undercover to film farm animal abuse in Texas stockyards in 2002, she decided to give up her successful media career and dedicate her life to helping the animals forgotten by society.
In her book, Jenny describes how by the age of 32 she had reached her goals in the documentary world working for the likes of Errol Morris, PBS' Frontline, and the Discovery Channel. Then a dormant but deeply ingrained need to do something to really help animals rose to a head—an early mid-life crisis—and she and her husband Doug started a farm animal sanctuary in Woodstock, NY. Today, Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary takes care of over two hundred rescued farm animals and has thousands of visitors annually. By placing people in contact with beings mostly known as "food", the sanctuary changes hearts and minds about the animals abused in our industrialized food system.
Sunday, April 21 - 10:00 am-2:00 pm
Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge Benefit Bake Sale (non-TVS event)
Weaver Street Market
101 East Weaver Street, Carrboro, 27510
The Vegan Food Education and Outreach Committee of the Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is participating in The Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale. All proceeds will benefit Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge. The Piedmont Farm Animal Refuge is a non-profit start-up in Pittsboro, NC, that is working towards a day when the lives of farm animals are not taken for the benefit of humans.
Wednesday, May 8 - 6:00 pm
Vegan Potluck and talk by Dilip Barman (Potluck FAQ)
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh NC 27607 (see a map)
Join us for a vegan potluck at 6:00 pm. After we eat, we will have a talk on ethical eating. What are the implications of the food choices that we make? How do our choices impact the environment? Can we eat to maximize our own health while reducing harm to others? In this talk, Dilip Barman, President of Triangle Vegetarian Society, North American representative of the International Vegetarian Union, and Food for Life instructor, addresses the ethics of our food choices and leaves us with evidence-based food-for-thought and action.
Thursday, July 4 - 5:00 pm
Fourth of July Potluck (vegan food only, please) (Potluck FAQ)
7337 Fontana Ridge Lane, Raleigh (see a map - note that Norman Ridge Lane is the street off of Leesville Road, and Fontana Ridge Lane is off of Norman Ridge Lane)
The Fourth of July Potluck will be at Jody's house in Raleigh. Vegan food only, please. We can meet around 5:00 to socialize, and have dinner at around 7:00 so people can make the fireworks at the State Fair site in Raleigh. We have a grill that has always been used for vegan food, so please feel free to bring something to be grilled if you would like. If anyone has games they want to bring, feel free, maybe we can play some. Please park along the curb taking care not to block the neighbors' driveways. We would appreciate it if you would avoid pulling your car up on the grass, as this can damage the sprinkler heads. Thanks.