Northwest Veg
October 2009
Vol. 39
  e-Thymes
"You ask people why they have deer heads on the wall. They always say, 'because it's such a beautiful animal'... I think my mother's attractive, but I have photographs of her."
-Ellen DeGeneres

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» VegFest 2009 A Huge Success!
» Sign Up For Veg Classes Beginning This Week
» Dr. Greger Presents on Human Nutrition
» Dr. Van Romer Presentation & Portland Potluck
» Zoe Weil Workshop On Most Good Least Harm
» Vancouver Potluck & Holiday Baking Demo
» Conscious Eating One Bite At A Time
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VegFest 2009 A Huge Success!


Thanks everyone for coming out to VegFest! 3,700 people flooded through the VegFest doors and enjoyed well over a hundred samples of delicious food, shopped with our veg-savvy exhibitors, attended cooking demos, interactive classes, and inspiring talks by Dr. John McDougall, Kathy Freston, and Rip Esselstyn in packed lecture halls. We had seven local restaurants that served up delectable dishes from raw wraps to pad thai to lasagna-- while devouring their feasts, attendees enjoyed the sweet sounds of six local bands. To read one thought-provoking review of VegFest check out "Conscious Eating One Bite at a Time."

Already excited about VegFest 2010? So are we! We'll be locking in a date soon, so please check back often: www.portlandvegfest.org

   

Sign Up For Veg Classes Beginning This Week

Northwest VEG's two popular courses, the Master Vegetarian Program and VEG 101, begin in less than a week and a few spots still remain.

The Master Vegetarian Program, modeled after Master Gardener and Master Recycler programs, is a 9-week in-depth course with lectures/discussions on topics ranging from health and nutrition to animal welfare and impact on the environment. Classes will be on Wednesday evenings, starting Oct. 7. There will also be two Saturday field trips. For more complete information, please visit the Master Vegetarian Program.

VEG 101 is a six-week course with several of the same lectures, plus cooking demonstrations (including samples) each week. Classes will be held on Sunday evenings, starting on Oct. 4 at Whole Foods downtown. For more information, please visit VEG 101 classes.

To register, please contact Susan at susan@nwveg.org or 503-521-1941. The cost is $50 for either series, or $25 for students/low income.


Dr. Greger Presents on Human Nutrition

NW VEG and Adventist Medical Center present Dr. Michael Greger with "The Latest in Human Nutrition 2009" on Oct. 6 at 7:00pm at the Adventist Medical Center (Amphitheater), 10123 SE Market St., Portland 97216. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event is free, but to ensure a seat please make a reservation: 503-256-4000. Click here to view map and get driving directions to Adventist.

Dr. Greger has scoured the world's scholarly literature on clinical nutrition and developed this brand-new talk of the latest in cutting-edge research. Focusing on studies published just over the last year in peer-reviewed scientific nutrition journals, Dr. Greger offers practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic disease, in an engaging interactive quiz show format.

A founding member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, M.D., is a physician, author and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety and public health issues.

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Dr. Van Romer Presentation & Portland Potluck

Join Northwest VEG for our monthly potluck event featuring author and motivational health speaker Dr. Leslie Van Romer on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 5:00pm. The potluck will be at the West Hills Universal Unitarian Fellowship, 8470 SW Oleson Rd., Portland. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. For more potluck info click here.

Following the potluck, about 6:15pm, we are pleased to present Dr. Leslie Van Romer, author of the healthy eating weight-loss book Getting Into Your Pants. Dr. Van Romer is a chiropractor, motivational health speaker, and weight loss cheerleader, who has authored 125 popular articles, produced a series of CDs and DVDs on health-related topics, and created her own registered eating program, called 10+10 for Life.

Find out more about Dr. Van Romer and her book at www.drleslievanromer.com and at www.gettingintoyourpants.com


Zoe Weil Workshop On Most Good Least Harm

Zoe Weil of the Institute for Humane Education will conduct a half-day workshop about the principle of MOGO--most good least harm--on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 1:00-5:00pm at the Cascadia Cohousing Community at 4377 SW 94th Ave., Portland, 97225. In this workshop, participants will learn about the ways in which their everyday choices, work, activism, and volunteerism can do the most good and the least harm, for the purpose of building a peaceful, sustainable world. A $20 donation includes a copy of her book, Most Good, Least Harm. To learn more and register, visit: www.HumaneEducation.org

Zoe Weil has been teaching about interconnected global issues, an approach called humane education, for more than 20 years. She is the author of Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and Meaningful Life, Above All, Be Kind and The Power and Promise of Humane Education.


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Vancouver Potluck & Holiday Baking Demo

Join Northwest VEG for our monthly Vancouver potluck and baking demo on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6:30pm at the Clark Public Utilities Service Center, 1200 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663. Exit at the East Mill Plain Blvd Exit (1C), head east 0.1 miles, and it is just south on Fort Vancouver Way. Please bring a plant-based (no animal products, including honey) main dish, salad, or dessert; a card listing its ingredients; and plates and utensils for your use. For more potluck info and a map click here.

Following the potluck, about 7:30pm, join us for a Vegan Holiday Baking demonstration. We'll sample a few treats and discuss baking with different flours and egg replacers.

 
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