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Next Potluck Gathering:  Potluck ~ Saturday, September 10, 2016,  6:30 p.m.
Natural Grocers, 7013 N. May, OKC, OK 73116

This coming Saturday, September 10, 2016, we will be gathering for a potluck at the Natural Grocers on North May (7013 N. May), OKC, 73116, at 6:30 p.m.

Gordon Jones will be giving an introductory talk/Power Point Presentation about transitioning to a vegetarian diet.

This is a good time to bring up any vegetarian related issues or questions. We will have information on State Question 777 the "Right to Farm" or the "Right to Harm" depending on your viewpoint.

This is an opportunity to meet other vegetarians/vegans and talk about your recipes (so please write out the ingredients in your dish).  Maybe gardeners will have something from their gardens to share!

If you bring your own place setting, it helps Mother Earth.

The following Monday, September 12, at 6:00 p.m. Green Acres Market, located at 7301 S. Pennsylvania, #D, OKC, OK 73159, will be showing the very persuasive film, Vegucated, so you might want to put that on your calendar, and bring the omnivores along from among your friends and family. This is a good one for them to see, because it has a bit of comedy thrown in to the mix. Call to reserve your chair: 405.681.6060

You are encouraged to bring your own table setting that you and your family will need to eat and drink your meal to help Mother Earth, but we always have some disposable ware if you forget.

If you know of some upcoming veg events, or something in the news, this would be the time and place to share it during the announcement time.

CHILDREN ARE WELCOME!     Hope to see y'all there!

Again, mark your calendars for the second Saturday of the month at 6:30.

Remember to start or renew your membership in the Vegetarians of Oklahoma. (But it is not necessary to be a member to attend dinners.)  We use the money for tabling events and literature, just to give a couple examples. And now your membership card is worth discounts at some of our favorite restaurants! $15. ~ Individual $25. ~ Family membership for a whole year!
With more coming, Our Current Discount Partners are:
Gopuram Taste of India ~ http://www.gopuramtasteofindia.com
Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe' and Market ~ http://www.nunuscafe.com
Green and Grilled ~ http://greenandgrilled.com/

You're encouraged to patronize these all, or nearly all vegetarian restaurants:

The Red Cup Cafe', 3122 N. Classen Blvd., OKC, OK, 731  405-525-3430 It is an all vegetarian/vegan menu.

The Earth Natural Foods ~ 309 S. Flood, Norman, OK, 73069  405-364-3551 Very vegetarian/vegan friendly restaurant and store. They also have gluten free menu items.

Nourished Food Co, A Grab and Go Clean Eats Food Bar ~ vegan, except for some hard boiled eggs. bakery goods are gluten-free, and very tasty!
www.nourishedfood.co  131 Dean A McGee Ave., OKC, OK 73102, in the Carnegie Centre


Meatout - March

Meatout is an international observance helping individuals evolve to a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. The purpose is to expose the public to the joys and benefits of a plant-based diet, while promoting the availability and selection alternatives to meat and dairy in mainstream grocery stores, restaurants, and catering operations. Meatout was launched in 1985 and is coordinated each year by FARM, a national nonprofit, public interest organization.

Earth Day ~ Friday, April 22, 2016
What is the best thing you can do for the environment? Yes, that's right, don't eat animals!

World Vegetarian Day - October 1

Every year on October 1st, World Vegetarian Day kicks off Vegetarian Awareness Month (October) with parties, potlucks, presentations, food tasting displays...and lots of friendly discussions on vegism. This site provides suggestions on what you can do and what outreach materials may prove useful to you or your organization.

World Farm Animals Day - October 2

World Farm Animals day, observed on (or around) October 2nd, is a time dedicated to exposing, mourning, and memorializing the needless suffering and slaughter of the more than 55 billion cows, pigs, turkeys, chickens, and other sentient land animals in the world's factory farms and slaughterhouses. It is a time for all to speak out against the atrocities and brutalization of animals raised for meat, eggs, and dairy. The date, October 2nd, honors the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, an outspoken advocate of non-violence towards animals.

Gentle Thanksgiving

Gentle Thanksgiving is an opportunity to encourage friends, family, and neighbors to adopt compassionate alternatives to unnecessarily cruel turkey dinners. We accomplish this by demonstrating the great taste and superior nutrition of gourmet vegan recipes and a variety of festive plant-based foods.

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