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JULY 4th: VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC
Public Eye: Artists for Animals and VeganSpirituality.com invite you to join us for a *Vegan Potluck Picnic on 4th of July! (*animal-free ingredients). Meet like-minded folks and families for an informal picnic and nearby hike in a beautiful setting. Take a break from your bbq-ing neighbors for the afternoon!
Feel free to bring blankets, chairs, board games, frisbees, hula hoops, musical instruments, vegan food/beverages to share. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. Parking lot nearby. Also accessible by Septa (R7 and R8 Chestnut Hill East and West stops, then take bus to Chestnut Hill College stop).
Location: Harper's Meadow in Chestnut Hill (Northwestern & Germantown Ave., across from Bruno's Restaurant, near Chestnut Hill College).
To RSVP: 267-270-2703 or visit www.meetup.com/philadelphia-vegan-spirituality-group
JULY 20th: 4th ANNUAL VEGAN SPIRITUALITY RETREAT & ANIMAL BLESSING
Vegan Spirituality and Public Eye: Artists for Animals present our 4th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat on the East Coast, "Exploring Veganism as a Spiritual Practice." We welcome World Peace Diet author Dr. Will Tuttle as our featured speaker. Enjoy group discussions, guided meditations, yoga classes with vegan yogis Derek Goodwin and Ximena Milagros Savitch, a delicious vegan lunch catered by The Nile Café, a nature walk, and an Animal Blessing with percussionist Lonnie Davis. Childcare is provided. Friendly companion animals are welcome at the Retreat and Blessing Ceremony.
Honor your companion animals and animals around the world through drumming and dancing in nature! Bring companion animals, a photo, or your own animal spirit! Everyone is invited to drum and dance in the Ceremony, which offers opportunities to celebrate animal companions, honor those that have died, empathize with animals suffering around the world, and create a vision of harmony between humans and other animals. Please bring leashes or carriers for your animal companions. You're welcome to bring a vegan/synthetic drum! The Ceremony is free and open to the public.
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Animal Blessing 3:00-4:00pm
Location: Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035. Septa stop nearby with van pick-up.
Cost (includes lunch): $50 online registration (starting 6/1), $60 at the door (7/20), $40 students/seniors, $30 youth (12-17), $20 children (6-11), free for children under 6. Registration preferred by 7/13.
Bring: Yoga mat, water bottle, walking shoes, companion animal photos.
To Register: Online at www.veganspirituality.com or contact Lisa Levinson, 215-620-2130, veganspirituality@... for student and senior discounts. Scholarships available. Please RSVP by 7/13.