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Aug
21
Wed
Flint Meetup @ Jacq n Diane’s Juice Box
Aug 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Attention, the date of this event has been changed to August 21st. Thank you.

Since the Flint-area Dinner Club had such a great time there last year, we figured we’d go back and visit Jacq n Diane’s Juice Box in Holly!

We will be meeting on Thursday, August 15th at 5:30 pm at Jacq n Diane’s Juice Box, located at 3034 Grange Hall Road, Holly, MI 48442.

Check out their website, jacqndianesjuicebox.com to see their menu (including an amazing raw vegan cheesecake). We hope you can join us! Please RSVP to kate@vegmichigan.org or on the VegMichigan Flint Meetup page by clicking here.  

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
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. 

Please call 248-546-2504 to register, or visit the Event Page.

 

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.

Nov
7
Thu
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Ann Arbor District Library - Downtown
Nov 7 @ 6:30 pm

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

Join VegMichigan in the Ann Arbor District Library’s Downtown Multipurpose Room for a delicious free vegan food tasting, and presentation. We will discuss how eating a plant-based diet will benefit your health,  animals and the environment. 

Nov
13
Wed
Free Presentation & Vegan Food Tasting @ Capital Area District Library - South Lansing Branch
Nov 13 @ 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. 

Jan
6
Mon
“Kick Off the New Year Right” Free Presentation and Vegan Food Tasting @ Caroline Kennedy Library
Jan 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

“Kick Off The New Year Right” 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.
Jan
7
Tue
“Kick Off the New Year Right” Free Presentation and Vegan Food Tasting @ Capital Area District Library - Downtown Branch
Jan 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

“Health is a Gift You Give Yourself” presented by Dr. Robert Breakey, M.D.

Join VegMichigan and Dr. Robert Breakey for a free presentation on the health benefits of eating vegan and a delicious vegan food tasting. Our “Standard American Diet” is largely responsible for the epidemic of chronic diseases that we are experiencing in America including obesity, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, heart disease, and several cancers. The good news is that we have made great progress in identifying the root causes for these chronic diseases, and we are recognizing that all of them are largely preventable, and many are even reversible through some straightforward lifestyle changes. By choosing whole plant-based foods that are truly health supporting, engaging in at least moderate exercise and ensuring that we sleep well, we have the opportunity to greatly enhance our health and vitality well into our elder years. 

 

Dr. Robert Breakey, MD is a 5th generation graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1984 and has practiced Lifestyle Family Medicine in Ann Arbor since 1985. He has special interests in health promotion, whole food plant-based nutrition, positive wellness and supporting the natural healing process that we all have within us. He is Chairman of the Board and Head of the Family Medicine Division for IHA – a multi-specialty medical group centered in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.