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Tri-Valley Veg Potluck 11/19/11]

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  • Dixie Mahy
    TRI-VALLEY POTLUCK ... RSVP Requested (at bottom of article)
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 5, 2011
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      TRI-VALLEY POTLUCK
      >
      > THE TRI-VALLEY VEGETARIAN SOCIETY "GIVING THANKS" POTLUCK with
      > SPEAKERS
      > (Co-Sponsored by San Francisco Vegetarian Society, Long Live You!
      > and East
      > Bay Eco-Health Network)
      >
      > SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19th, 2011
      > 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      > San Ramon Library
      > 100 Montgomery Street
      > San Ramon, CA 94583
      RSVP Requested (at bottom of article)
      >
      > Come and hear two great presentations by two leaders in the San
      > Francisco
      > Bay Area Animal Welfare and Wellness Community (Details & Bios
      > below) and
      > also learn how to make a quick and easy Cranberry Apple Orange Mint
      > Relish
      > with an engaging food demo by Chef Lisa (Bio below). In addition to a
      > delicious potluck of vegan food (cooked and raw), Chef Lisa will
      > prepare &
      > provide her "Pumpkin" Custard Tartlets with Pecan Praline Crust and
      > Candied Pumpkin Seeds for dessert as well as Celebration Roasts,
      > Mushroom
      > Gravy, Roasted Root Vegetables, Chestnut Apple Stuffing, Baked
      > Macaroni &
      > "Cheese" with Stewed Tomatoes, Pomegranate Kale Salad, Squash Hummus,
      > assorted Krackers and more! See Potluck Guidelines at the end of this
      > email.
      >
      > Guest Speaker Christine Durrant: "Let's Talk Turkey!"
      >
      > Christine's Bio: Christine Durrant is the Founder of Animal Matters,
      > based
      > out of Pleasant Hill, CA. An avid animal lover, Durrant invented a
      > children’s board game, Fur & Feathers, in an effort to teach children
      > about compassion towards animals. Fur & Feathers teaches the players
      > about
      > spaying and neutering, animal adoption, pet care and also the
      > choices we
      > have when it comes to the foods we eat. Her approach is gentle and
      > education based. She believes that children have the capacity to make
      > compassionate decisions on a daily basis, and that if children learn
      > healthy alternatives to burgers and chicken nuggets, they will carry
      > knowledge into adulthood. This will provide lifelong health benefits
      > and
      > also help preserve the planet and its precious resources. She believes
      > that by offering simple information, children will make the necessary
      > connections on their own. She plans to continue to develop fun,
      > educational products that address animal issues and has many exciting
      > products coming soon! Her website www.AnimalMatters.com has some great
      > resources for animal lovers.
      >
      > Guest Speaker Josephine Bellaccomo: "Let's Talk About You: How to
      > Change
      > The World (One Bite at a Time)"
      >
      > Jo's Bio: Communications coach, author and activist Josephine
      > Bellaccomo
      > has 16 years corporate training and coaching experience that centers
      > on
      > pitch consulting and presentation skills, leadership and management,
      > and
      > business writing for impact.
      >
      > Jo brings together her passion for social responsibility and her
      > talent as
      > an executive coach in her book Move the Message – Your Guide to
      > Making a
      > Difference and Changing the World, which focuses on strategic
      > communication skills for non-profits and individuals creating global
      > or
      > local change.
      >
      > Jo has also recorded books on tape, professionally and for the New
      > York
      > Association for the Blind, volunteered at NYC Animal Care and
      > Control, and
      > worked with Mercy For Animals, PETA, A Well-Fed World, Compassion Over
      > Killing, The Humane Society of the United States, Physicians
      > Committee for
      > Responsible Medicine's Healthy School Lunch Campaign, and Student
      > Animal
      > Rights Alliance. She divides her time between San Francisco and New
      > York
      > City, and currently volunteers at San Francisco Animal Care and
      > Control.
      >
      > You can reach her at jo@... learn about her workshops
      > at
      > www.facebook.com/movethemessage
      >
      > Chef Lisa Books-Williams' Food Preparation Demonstration: Cranberry
      > Apple
      > Orange Mint Relish
      >
      > Lisa's Bio: Lisa is an award-winning raw food chef and a certified
      > Green
      > Chef instructor and caterer through Greenivore. Lisa enjoys
      > promoting the
      > concept of "joyful eating" and has been conducting living foods
      > preparation and vegan cooking classes through her company Holistic
      > Therapeutic Care in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past seven
      > years.
      >
      > Lisa also founded the Tri-Valley Vegetarian Society and hosts monthly
      > potlucks and events. Lisa has presented at Wellness Central, SFLiFE,
      > the
      > Raw Health Expo and World Veg Day to name a few and catered the Raw
      > Dinner
      > again this year. Additionally, Lisa is a nationally Certified
      > Therapeutic
      > Recreation Specialist and has brought therapeutic vegan cooking
      > classes
      > and raw/"live" food preparation classes to persons with disabilities
      > in
      > institutionalized care and at-risk youth. Contact Lisa at
      > Lisa@... and find out about her vegan classes at
      > www.ThriveHolistic.com
      >
      > Potluck Guidelines: Each person is to bring a Vegetarian (plant-
      > based and
      > non-dairy items are greatly preferred) or Raw/Living Foods appetizer,
      > entree or dessert to feed 5 persons. There is a suggested donation of
      > $5.00 per person help cover the costs of rent, beverages and
      > utensils. If
      > you do not wish to bring a dish, the suggested total donation is
      > $12.00
      > per person to help cover the cost of the catered food. Children are
      > welcome and eat for free.
      >
      > To RSVP or receive more information: Please call 925-989-1811 or email
      > Lisa Books-Williams at Lisa@... or LisaBooksW@...
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