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Jun
24
Mon
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Clinton-Macomb Public Library
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

“The Miracle of a Plant-Based Diet” Presented by Dr. Joel Kahn 
 
Join VegMichigan for a free program presented by Dr. Joel Kahn, along with a delicious vegan food tasting on Monday, June 24th from 6:30-8:30pm at the Clinton-Macomb Public Library. Dr. 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 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 register, contact the Popular Material Reference desk at 586-226-5050 or call the library general information line at 586-226-5000.
 
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.
Jun
25
Tue
Greater Lansing Restaurant Night @ QDOBA
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us for dinner at QDOBA – Okemos. The place for fast, casual ‘made your way’ Mexican. Now serving the Impossible Burger Bowl and Tacos!

At Qdoba Mexican Grill, you can make a burrito, taco, or salad bowl with the following vegan ingredients: corn or flour tortillas, black or pinto beans, brown or cilantro-lime rice, fajita vegetables, grilled vegetables, potatoes, guacamole, and most salsas. You can also enjoy the tortilla soup.

All of the following items are vegan: Black Beans, Cilantro Lime Rice, Corn Taco Shell, Fajita Vegetables, Flour Taco Shell, Pinto Beans, Potatoes, Soft White Corn Tortillas, Soft Whole Wheat Flour Tortillas, Taco Salad Shell, Corn Tortilla Chips, Corn Tortilla Strips, Tortilla Soup, Black Bean and Corn Salsa, Corn and Pepper Blend, Fiery Habanero, Guacamole, Mango, Salsa, Pico de Gallo, Ranchera Sauce, Roasted Chile Corn Salsa, Salsa Roja, Salsa Verde.

RSVP as soon as possible so I can give the restaurant an approximate headcount. The restaurant should accommodate most of our group easily. For more info and to RSVP, click here

Jul
4
Thu
4th of July Parade @ Downtown Ann Arbor
Jul 4 @ 9:15 am – 11:00 am

In honor of Independence Day, we want to promote freedom and justice for all, including farm animals. This will be a really fun way to celebrate the 4th and promote compassion for the animals too! Walk with us in the Ann Arbor 4th of July Parade to promote veganism, healthy eating, and kindness. We are encouraging people to consider wearing either veg positive/kid-friendly shirts, buttons, and hats and/or red, white and blue. You can also bring small American flags to wave. This is a family-friendly event, and we strongly encourage children to attend as well! They can bring bikes or wagons and we will decorate them with signs and streamers. Line up begins at 9:15 and the parade begins at 10 am. Contact Angie for more information and to sign up at angie@vegmichigan.org

Jul
13
Sat
Metro Detroit Dinner Club @ Unburger Grill
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join VegMichigan for a fun July dinner club with our friends at Unburger Grill located in downtown Dearborn on Saturday, July 13th. Arrive anytime between 5 pm and 7 pm for fabulous vegan comfort foods and great tasting healthy options. The menu includes a variety of delicious house-made burgers, fresh veggie dishes, nachos, taco salad, Beyond Sausage options, and much more! You can check out the full menu here. You will have the option of eating at Unburger or the Dearborn Brewery, just down the street. You can even check out both spots if you would like! We will have tables reserved at each place and the Dearborn Brewery is happy for us to bring in Unburger and eat it at the brewery.  Join us for a fun time! Please RSVP with tom@vegmichigan.org. We hope to see you there!

 

Jul
14
Sun
Lansing Vegan Potluck @ Clerical Technical Union-MSU
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Everyone is welcome! A vegan potluck will be held at the Clerical Technical Union (Conference Room) located at the Northeast corner of Hagadorn and Lake Lansing Roads. Please arrive by 5:45 p.m.

Each adult (over 12 yrs.) should bring a vegan dish to serve 8. Please, no animal products; including meat, eggs, dairy, whey, honey or gelatin. PLEASE bring your recipe cards so I can post them on our Meetup later. Dinnerware and serving spoons will be provided. To view the VegMichigan Attendee Guidelines, visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1pUlg3naD-VrAI2KqgMyNYopvMqPYq_Dk

For more information contact:

vegmichigangreaterlansing@yahoo.com

To follow VegMichigan online, see: https://www.facebook.com/VegMichiganGreaterLansing/
http://www.vegmichigan.org.

Jul
17
Wed
Flint Dinner Club (Rescheduled) @ 501 Bar and Grill
Jul 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join us at the 501 Bar and Grill in downtown Flint on Wednesday, July 17th at 6 pm to check out their new vegan menu. (Note: this event was rescheduled from June 20th to July 17th.)

501 Bar and Grill features a variety of dishes, including Impossible burgers, vegan sushi and lettuce wraps, bibimbap, curry dishes, tacos, and pasta (along with standards like salads, fries, and hummus). 501 delivers an array of tastes and also has a full-service bar. There’s definitely something for everyone here!

501 is located at 500 S. Saginaw St., Flint, MI 48502.

We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to kate@vegmichigan.org.   

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. 

 
 
Aug
1
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Livonia Civic Library
Aug 1 @ 6:30 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. 
 
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.
Oct
3
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Ferndale Public Library
Oct 3 @ 6:30 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. 

 

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. 

Oct
13
Sun
Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Humane Society of Huron Valley
Oct 13 @ 5:00 pm

VegMichigan will be hosting a presentation on eating plant-based for our friends at the Humane Society of Huron Valley (HSHV) on Sunday, October 13th. The program, “Plant-Based 101: A Healthy, Compassionate, and Sustainable Lifestyle”, is for volunteers and staff of HSHV to have an opportunity to learn about how eating plant-based will benefit animals, the environment, and their health.