EVENT: Cookie Exchange & Milk-Tasting Party!

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Lincoln, Sun., Dec. 15; 2:30-4:00 @ the Capital Humane Society‘s NEW Pieloch Adoption Center

+Facebook Event: http://veg.gy/ApD1G
+Meetup Event: http://veg.gy/UJnao

With the holidays approaching and so many cookies being baked, let’s share our favorite desserts with each other, vegan-style! Bring a plate of your favorite baked good (or raw/no-bake) and a plant-based milk to share. The perfect excuse to try making your own plant milk, or buying that one that you’ve always wanted to try but were scared to take the leap!

This event is a great introduction to the new Capital Humane Society venue. Utilizing their awesome rec room, we’ll get to check out the new space (they’ve had close to a 70% increase in adoptions!). To get into that giving spirit, please bring an item from their wish list (http://www.capitalhumanesociety.org/about/wishlist.html) – cash donations will be appreciated as well for both Capital Humane Society and NVA.

Following the event we’ll post a photo of each item brought along with its recipe (please bring the recipe with the dish). Everyone will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite item, with the winner getting a yummy prize! Tasting cups will be provided!

Event: Omaha/Lincoln Spooky Potluck & Halloween Party

spookyIt’s time for our annual Omaha/Lincoln Spooky Potluck & Halloween Party!

Checkout the Meetup page, and the Omaha FB Event & Lincoln FB Event pages.  And be sure to RSVP so that we can make sure to bring enough food for everyone to pile their plates high with yummy veggie goodness!

The Omaha Event will feature:

  • Potluck style dinner (bring a vegetarian/vegan dish, clearly labelled with ingredients for people with
    allergies)
  • Costume Contest (Costume not required, but encouraged!)
  • Vegan candy prizes awarded for best Costume.
  • Welcoming environment for vegetarians, vegans and veggie loving friends.
  • Family Friendly event, all ages.
  • Enjoy the City Sprouts garden and front porch, weather permitting.
  • Halloween themed dance music for the kids to enjoy!

The Lincoln event will feature:

  • Potluck style dinner (bring a vegetarian/vegan dish, clearly labelled with ingredients for people with
    allergies)
  • Costume Contest (Costume not required, but encouraged!)
  • Vegan candy prizes awarded for best Costume and Tastiest treat.
  • Welcoming environment for vegetarians, vegans and veggie loving friends.
  • Family Friendly event, all ages.

EVENT: Omaha/Lincoln End of Summer Platte River Potluck!

It’s time for our annual Omaha & Lincoln get together! Platte River State Park is a good halfway point, and a fun place to spend the day!

Bring a dish to share, and we will have a lunchtime potluck picnic at the Turkey Shelter! Please, label your dish vegan or vegetarian, gluten free, and/or other known allergens or dietary concerns. Please, try to avoid dishes containing nuts, as some families have extreme allergies. If you would like to comment on our event pages on Facebook or Meetup with what you are planning to bring, that would be great!

After lunch, there will be a short meeting discussing the NVA.. while we have everyone together 😉

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Lincoln Summer Potluck

NVA 2013 Lincoln Summer Potluck Flyer

After our Omaha Potluck Picnic at the end of June, we’ll be having an all ages lunch potluck at the Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church in early July – bring your favorite dish with a copy of the recipe to share!

Please label dishes with known allergens and indicate whether they’re lacto-ovo vegetarian or vegan. (Vegan dishes are encouraged!) We ask that nuts be avoided, since some members are severely allergic.

Additional parking is available both on 63rd St and across 63rd St at Pius High School, if necessary. Donations of any dollar amount to help cover the cost of renting the space would be greatly appreciated!

If the weather’s nice, we will set-up outside!

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Omaha Summer Potluck Picnic!

NVA 2013 Omaha Potluck Picnic Flyer

Bring a dish to share, a blanket to sit on, and meet us at the park!

Please label your food item(s) as vegan or vegetarian and list ingredients used, as well as any allergens present. Due to allergies, please avoid using nuts.

If you can, please bring your own reusable plate/bowl and utensils. Supplying your own beverage is also recommended.

Members and non-members are welcome to attend! Members will be eligible to win door prizes! Bring friends and family, and spread the vegetarian love ♥

More details about this potluck can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

EVENT: Garden to Table: Growing and Eating Locally

NVA 2013 Garden to Table Flyer

This May the Nebraska Vegetarian Association is holding its first (and free!) educational activity!

Join us at the City Sprouts House to learn about the City Sprouts community garden program and the art of growing one’s own produce. If you’ve been thinking about starting a garden but aren’t sure where to begin or have some burning questions, or receive produce through a CSA that you aren’t sure how to prepare, this is your chance to get some answers!

The agenda for the event (with opportunities for questions throughout) is as follows:

  • Walking tour of City Sprouts House, community garden, and farm plot
  • Discussion of which foods grow well in Nebraska, and their nutritional benefits
  • Cooking demonstration incorporating foods that can be grown locally

More details about this educational event can be found on the event pages on Facebook or Meetup.

Family, friends, and well-behaved children are more than welcome to attend, so spread the word!

NOTICE: May Board Meeting

Just a heads up that the Nebraska Vegetarian Association is having a Board meeting in McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe‘s upstairs space on Saturday May 11th, at 11:30am. Since it’ll be a routine meeting required by state nonprofit law, we won’t be making Meetup or Facebook event pages for it.

In the interest of the NVA being a transparent organization, anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, though it will discuss mainly Board matters and only Board members will be voting on agenda items. (Of more interest to most members will be the general membership meeting, which is listed on our list of upcoming events as being scheduled for September.) Attendance at our Board meeting is, of course, optional if you’re not a Board member, but we’d be happy to see you there if you’d like to sit in.

If you have any questions, let us know!