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Jul
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Mon
VegMichigan’s July Livonia Civic Center Public Library @ Livonia Civic Center Public Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at the Livonia Civic Center Public Library, 32777 5 Mile Rd, Livonia, MI 48154. Contact: Kathy Yanich 734-466-2483.

VegMichigan’s July Plymouth District Library Display @ Plymouth District Library
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at Plymouth District Library, 223 S. Main St., Plymouth, Mi. 48170. Contact: Susan Stoney (734)453-0750 sstoney@plymouthlibrary.org.

Jul
19
Fri
Greater Lansing Vegan Restaurant Night @ ChiChi and Papa Himalayan Cuisine
Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for dinner at ChiChi and Papa Himalayan Cuisine, where the food has a rich history and takes inspiration from the surrounding regions of the Himalayan Mountains from countries like India, China, Tibet, and Bhutan.

Owners ChiChi and Papa started their journey in Nepal, where food is the heart and soul of their culture. Guaranteed to be a unique food experience in East Lansing.

VEGAN MENU OFFERINGS:

Appetizer
VEGETABLE SAMOSA – $1.99
Crispy deep fried pastry shell with potato and pea filling.

MIX PAKORA – $4.99
Dipped in mildly spiced batter and deep fried; onion, spinach, mixed vegetables.

Main Course
STEAM MOMO – $9.99
Minced vegetable in Himalayan spices, stuffed in a flour wrap and steamed to perfection. Served with special sauces.

SOUP MOMO – $9.99
Momo served in Chef’s special sauce Himalayan soup

THUKPA – $8.99
Soupy noodles with vegetables and tofu.

ALOO GOBI – $10.99
Fresh cauliflower and potato sautéed in mild spices with tomato, onion, ginger, and garlic.

MIXED VEGETABLE CURRY – $9.99
Seasonal veggies cooked in tangy tomato sauce and house spices.

RAJMA CURRY – $9.99
Soaked kidney beans cooked in an exotic blend of spices.

CHANA MASALA – $9.99
Delicious chickpeas cooked in an exotic blend of Himalayan spices.

We will order separately and have individual checks. Tax and gratuity additional. Please click here to RSVP as soon as possible so we can give the restaurant a count.

We hope to see you there! 

Jul
23
Tue
Food on the Fives @ Caroline Kennedy Public Library
Jul 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Dr. Kerrie Saunders, MS, LLP, PhD will present need-to-know nutrition in a memory-friendly format! Memorable fun facts in easy lists of five facts – on your favorite hot topics, like protein, iron, essential fats, cooking tips, food cravings, cholesterol, gross things, and more to help you stay on track and dazzle your friends and family! Dr. Saunders’ new course is designed to delight! Free vegan food samples will be provided by VegMichigan. No need to RSVP, simply show up if you can make it! For details, click here.

Jul
24
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Orion Township Public Library
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Plant-Based 101: A Healthy, Compassionate, and Sustainable Lifestyle” 

Join VegMichigan for a delicious free vegan food tasting, and presentation by humane educator Kim Korona, who will discuss how eating a plant-based diet will benefit your health,  animals and the environment. 

To register, please visit the Orion Township Public Library page by clicking here

Kim Korona received a B.A. from Goddard College in VT, and a M.Ed. from Cambridge College in MA in affiliation with the Institute for Humane Education. She previously worked for the Michigan Humane Society in both advocacy and education. She also worked as a workshop facilitator for the Institute for Humane Education where she provided training on living a MOGO life, or a life that does the Most Good, Least Harm, to people, other species, and the planet and how to teach humane education. While at HEART, a non-profit education organization, for the past decade, she has developed curricula and other educational resources that promote compassion, critical thinking, and empowerment through topics related to animal protection, environmental ethics, and social justice. She has taught humane education programs to youth of all ages and conducted professional development training’s for educators and advocates, and she currently serves as their Senior Program Director. Kim is a member of the Association for Professional Humane Educators, serves on the executive board of the Humane Education Coalition, is on the advisory board of the Raven Corps., a youth-focused activist organization focused on promoting the benefits of plant-based eating, and she is an active volunteer for VegMichigan. She has been vegetarian for 20 years, vegan for 17 years, and believes that together we can create a healthier, more compassionate, equitable, and sustainable world for all through our personal choices and on a systemic level. 

 
 
Jul
25
Thu
Ann Arbor Dinner Club @ Fresh Forage
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Note:  For this event, you must RSVP via meetup.com/vegmichiganannarborarea.

Fresh Forage is a newer, local Ann Arbor restaurant that uses locally sourced and foraged ingredients to craft healthy bowls lunch, dinner, and brunch on the weekends. They use 100% compostable materials too! They have great vegan options so let’s gather for dinner to enjoy some delicious food!

They have plenty of seating inside and out, we will reserve space for us in both for those that like options. Highly suggested to check out their website and pre-order online so when you arrive, no waiting! It can get very busy, especially if 30 meetup members come at once!

Please RSVP at: meetup.com/vegmichiganannarborarea.

Aug
1
Thu
VegMichigan’s August Allen Park Community Center Library Display @ Allen Park Community Center Library
Aug 1 – Aug 31 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Allen Park Community Center, 15800 White Ave., Allen Park, Mi. 48101. Contact: Nancy Knick (313) 928-0771 nancyknick@gmail.com.

VegMichigan’s August Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library Display @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
Aug 1 – Aug 30 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Auburn Hills OCC Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Contact: Anne Palmer 248-232-4125 AMPALMER@oaklandcc.edu.

Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Livonia Civic Center Library
Aug 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“The Miracle of a Plant-Based Diet” Presented by Dr. Joel Kahn 
 
Dr. Joel Kahn will present the science of why a healthy plant-based diet provides all of the nutrition needed to live a healthy and active lifestyle during all stages of life. He will also discuss the growing medical research showing the ability of a plant-based diet to halt and reverse some of the major reasons why we age, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even some cancers. Dr. Kahn will also show you how to get started on living your best life. 
 
To RSVP, please contact the library directly at (734) 466-2490 or register on the library website by clicking here
 
Dr. Kahn serves as Clinical Professor of Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has authored 5 books, the latest of which is the Plant-Based Solution. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of the University of Michigan School of Medicine. He writes health articles, is a commentator on Fox 2 News, has a national public TV show, The Whole Heart Solution, and has been seen on The Doctors and Dr. Phil show. Dr. Kahn has treated thousands of acute heart attacks during his career but he’d like to prevent them from happening in the first place. Dr. Kahn and his family are the owners of the very successful GreenSpace Cafe, a plant-based restaurant in downtown Ferndale, where they prove that healthy food can also taste great! He has been plant-based for over 40 years and lectures across the country on optimal health and diet. He can be found at www.drjoelkahn.com.
Aug
11
Sun
SASHA Farm Humane Fair Tabling @ SASHA Farm
Aug 11 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

VegMichigan will be promoting the health, ethical, and environmental benefits of a vegan diet at Sanctuary and Safe Haven for Animals’ (SASHA) Humane Fair on Sunday, August 11th from 12pm to 4pm. This family-friendly event will allow visitors to connect with local animal advocacy groups, meet SASHA Farm animal residents on guided walking tours, attend a Q & A with the sanctuary’s founders, Monte and Dorothy, and enjoy a catered vegan lunch under the tent on the beautiful SASHA Farm grounds. 

Tickets are $30 for adults, $15 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for children 5 and under. Purchase tickets here (or you can pay at the door).

 

Contact Bob Harvie with questions or for more information at bob@sashafarm.org

Sep
1
Sun
VegMichigan’s September Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library Display @ Auburn Hills Oakland Community College Library
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Auburn Hills OCC Library, 2900 Featherstone Rd, Auburn Hills, MI 48326 Contact: Anne Palmer 248-232-4125 AMPALMER@oaklandcc.edu.

VegMichigan’s September Milford Library Display @ Milford Library
Sep 1 – Sep 30 all-day

Please check out our library display, located at 330 Family Dr., Milford, Mi. 48381. Contact: Karin Boughy (248) 684-0845 x.303 KBoughey@milfordlibrary.info.

Sep
14
Sat
Tabling at Global Consciousness Summit @ Suburban Collection Showplace
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 6:30 pm

VegMichigan will be tabling at the 2019 Kyyba Wellness Global Consciousness Summit on Saturday, September 14th from 10:30am – 6:30pm at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi to help promote the benefits of eating plant-based for public health, the environment, and animals. In addition, VegMichigan Board President, Tom Progar, will be participating in a panel discussion during the event.

The Summit is a one day only, one-of-a- kind interactive and engaging event intended to educate, inform, and promote habits that encourage a healthy lifestyle and overall wellness. 

Dr. Joel Kahn, renowned cardiologist, author, and longevity expert, will be speaking on practical ways to improve our quality of life. For tickets and additional info, visit the website by clicking here or email info@KyybaGCS.com.

 

 

Sep
15
Sun
VegMichigan’s Free Festival! @ Riley Park, Downtown Farmington
Sep 15 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

VegMichigan has found the perfect location to host our 4th Annual Free Festival! We invite you to come and enjoy a lovely afternoon in the heart of beautiful downtown Farmington.

Save the date for Sunday, September 15th as summer will be winding down and there will be just a touch of fall in the air. Enjoy a huge selection of delicious food options from all of our great vendors. Plus, if you would like to explore downtown Farmington, local area restaurants will be offering vegan specials, all within a short walking distance of the festival. Enjoy fun and relaxing music on the spacious concert lawn and feel free to bring your picnic blanket and lawn chairs. We will also have some great shopping and fun for the kids. There is ample free parking. Please bring friends and family. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, September 15th

 11am – 5pm

Riley Park – Downtown Farmington 

(located at 33113 Grand River Ave. at the corner of Grand River Ave. and Farmington Rd.)

Oct
1
Tue
VegMichigan’s October Canton Public Library Display @ Canton Public Library
Oct 1 – Oct 30 all-day

Please check out our library display located at Canton Public Library, 1200 S.Canton Center Rd. Canton 48188. Contact: Perry Bryant (734)397-0999 x.1243 bryantp@cantonpl.org.