Annual Summer Family Picnic @ Platte River State Park

Summer Camp 2014It’s Summer Picnic Time Nebraska! Veggie Dogs & S’Mores Galore, Need We Say More?

WHEN: Saturday, July 5, 2014 | 12-3

WHERE: Platte River State Park  | Turkey Shelter

In addition to the delicious line-up of dishes that everyone will surely bring, we’ll also have a grill and campfire available for any veggie dogs or other items you may want to roast on-site. Not to mention, we’ll also supply complimentary vegan S’mores for all!

Please, label the dish(es) you bring as either vegan or lacto- ovo- vegetarian, gluten free, and/or other known allergens or dietary concerns. Some families have extreme peanut allergies, so keep that in mind as well.  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!

Platte River State Park is truly one of the nicest State Parks in Nebraska. For those of you who may be interested in making a camping weekend of it, there are many cabins, tent sites, and even teepees available. Simply contact the park and reserve one as soon as possible.  There are also many park activities, including a pool, paddle boats, an archery range, and great hiking trails.

Central NE Veggie Potluck @ The Chocolate Bar in GI!

the-chocolate-barWe will be celebrating the 1st NVA Central NE veg potluck in Grand Island!  Come casual and bring your favorite dish!

WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014 | 3pm

WHERE: The Chocolate Bar | 116 W. 3rd St., Grand Island, NE 68801 | get directions

The Chocolate Bar was our first choice of venue, partly because of the atmosphere, and their interest in establishing a stronger Vegan client base!

Feel free to bring: A main course, a side dish, a beverage or a desert. We are shooting for around 30 guests. You can RSVP through Meetup or Facebook.

  • Water glasses will be complimentary.
  • Soda Pop, tea, and lemonade will be for sale.
  • If someone would prefer to bring a beverage to serve feel free.
  • Try to remember to bring serving utensils!

Something to look forward to – VEGAN CHEESECAKE!!!

Please bring a note describing your dish; vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, etc. Please avoid nuts as some members have severe allergies. Really looking forward to seeing everyone and getting to know the Vegans/Vegetarians who live in Central Nebraska!

EVENT: 2014 Chili Cook-Off!

2014-cookoff

The Nebraska Vegetarian Association is hosting our 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, Jan. 25th 2014 at the Benson Community Center in Omaha. Please RSVP as soon as you can and spread the word!

You may either:

  • Bring a batch of your best vegan chili for the competition, or …
  • Bring a delicious side dish (or drink) to go with the chili, such as cornbread, salad, fruits, veggies, crackers, chips, etc.

Everyone will have the opportunity to try each batch of chili, then vote on which chili they liked the best. First, second, and third-place winners will receive prizes!
As usual, please remember to label your food item(s) with known allergens (e.g. soy, wheat) and whether it’s vegan or lacto-ovo vegetarian. Please avoid nuts as some members have severe allergies.

Hope to see everyone there!

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: Lincoln Spring Potluck!

NVA 2013 Lincoln Spring Potluck Flyer

Come join us for the Nebraska Vegetarian Association’s first official event in Lincoln!

We’ll be having an all ages lunch potluck at the Lincoln Unitarian Universalist Church – bring your favorite dish with a copy of the recipe to share!

As with our Easter potluck, we will be having door prizes! To show our appreciation to those who have helped us cover our organization’s operating costs by becoming dues-paying members, we’ll be giving out merchandise and coupons from our generous donors to a few lucky, randomly-selected winners in attendance.

If you haven’t submitted your membership dues yet and would like to put your name in for door prizes, you can submit your dues online or via mail. (Members also receive the right to vote on major organizational issues and for officers in elections, and to run for office themselves.)

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

Spread the word!