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January 2010 Events

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR VEGAN BAKE SALE FOR HAITI RELIEF ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 24 IN HOUSTON!

HOUSTON AREA COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR  
JANUARY 2010                          
* Bold denotes a Society of PEACE sponsored event

 Events Index
 Click on an event below for details

Society of PEACE Prior Events

 

 
 
 
 
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Houston Vegetarian Meetup Lunch 

Join members of the Houston Vegetarian Meetup for their next social luncheon.  The group will be gathering on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at Baba Yega Restaurant in Houston.  This restaurant offers a variety of vegan options.

The event begins promptly at 11:00 AM and seating is limited.  Please RSVP online at the Houston Vegetarian Meetup.  The Houston Vegetarian Meetup is organized by Society of PEACE members Michelle, Mari, Robert & Lisamarie.

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Saturday, January 9, 2010
Houston Health Association/Natural Hygiene Network Monthly Meeting & New Year Potluck

Join members of the Houston Health Association/Natural Hygiene Network for their monthly meeting. This month, there will be a special New Year potluck.  The event will begin at 5:30 PM on Saturday, January 9 at The Briar Room, and will feature a short program and film about health.  Please bring a healthy vegan entree, side dish or salad to share for the potluck dinner.

RSVP's are requested by January 6th.  Society of PEACE member Dr. Mamiko Matsuda is the organizer of this group. Please visit Houston Health Association to learn more, or call Mamiko at 713-622-6051.

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Sunday, January 10, 2010
Raw Vegan Class: "Save the Planet: Eat your Veggies RAW"

Leisure Learning Unlimited presents "Save the Planet: Eat your Veggies RAW", featuring raw vegan chef & KPFT radio personality Pat Greer. The raw vegan class is on Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 1:00 - 4:00 PM in Memorial Park (I-10/Washington) in Houston. Pat will teach you how to have fun preparing and eating food that is made without any heat, such as pizza, lasagna, “re-tried” beans, pecan pie, and more.  Make a green smoothie, a veggie parte' dip, marinated mushrooms, and a pecan dessert. Recipes will be provided.

The cost of the class is $55 and includes the food sampling. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.  Participants must register in advance through Leisure Learning, as class size is limited!  

 

 
 
 
 
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Houston Raw Vegan Potluck

Join the Houston Raw Vegan Enthusiasts for their raw vegan potluck dinner at Taft Street Coffee House.  Please bring a raw vegan dish to share with the group.  Note: newcomers need not bring a dish the first time -- just come and enjoy.

The event begins promptly at 6:30 PM at the Taft Street Coffee House in Houston.  The Raw Vegan Enthusiasts group meets twice monthly - on the 2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday of every month.  For more information on their group, call the Taft Street Coffee House at 712-522-3533.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Woodlands Vegan Meetup Dinner

Join the Woodlands Vegan Meetup for their social Dinner on Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 PM. This month, the group will be meeting at Pizza By Marco in the Woodlands to enjoy some delicious vegan pizza!

The event begins promptly at 6:30 PM.  Please RSVP online with the Woodlands Vegan Meetup.  The Woodlands Vegan Meetup is organized by Society of PEACE member Michelle Steiner

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Thursday, January 21, 2010
Houston Animal Rights Team Monthly Meeting

The Houston Animal Rights Team will be holding a meeting this month on Thursday, January 21. Attendees can learn about local leafleting opportunities, as well as organize upcoming protests and demonstrations in Houston. 

The meeting begins at 6:30 PM at the Houston Institute for Culture. Alma Williams is the director and organizer of HART, and is also a member of Society of PEACE. For more information, visit the Houston Animal Rights Team or call 832-380-4278.

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Friday, January 22, 2010
Houston SNAP Spay-Neuter Animal Wellness Clinic Grand Opening

Houston SNAP (Spay-Neuter Assistance Program) is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their Spay-Neuter & Animal Wellness Clinic.  The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening Event on Friday, January 22nd at their new 4,500 square foot facility!  Guests will have the opportunity to tour the new facility, where thousands more companion animals can receive services to help prevent pet overpopulation.

The Grand Opening event is from 6:30 - 9:00 PM and is open to the public.  For more information, visit SNAP, or call 713-862-3863, ext. 100.

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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Texas Humane Legislation Network Southeast Chapter Meeting

Join the Texas Humane Legislation Network (THLN) Southeast Chapter for their January meeting on Saturday, January 23 at 11:00 AM. They will be discussing upcoming events, legislative action for animals and fundraising. All are welcome to attend! 

The meeting will be held at the Houston SPCA.  For more information, please email THLN Southeast Chapter President (and Society of PEACE member) Brian Craft.

 
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Saturday, January 23, 2010
Houston Veggie-Lifestyle Meetup Dinner

Join members of the Houston Veggie-Lifestyle Meetup for a social Dinner.  This new group will be gathering on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at Quan Yin Vegetarian Restaurant in Houston.  This vegetarian restaurant has numerous vegan options on the menu and offers primarily Asian-inspired cuisine.

The event begins promptly at 5:00 PM and seating is limited.  Please RSVP online at the Houston Veggie-Lifestyle Meetup.  The Houston Veggie-Lifestyle Meetup is organized by Alexandra.

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Society of PEACE VEGAN BAKE SALE FOR HAITI RELIEF
Sunday, January 24, 2010

Society of PEACE will be holding a very special event on Sunday, January 24th in Houston! Due to the disaster in Haiti just last week, our first event of the New Year will be a fundraiser -- both for humanitarian aid and animal rescue.  Next Sunday, January 24 from Noon - 4:00 PM, we'll be holding a VEGAN BAKE SALE FOR HAITI RELIEFMango's Vegetarian Cafe has graciously offered their venue to us during Sunday brunch hours!  We'll also have live music from local bands and musicians like The Blue Notes, Rory Jagdeo, The Coalition Band, and Barefoot The Indian.  Donated vegan baked goods are being provided by our friends at Sinfull Bakery and Radical Eats, as well as our wonderful volunteers and members!

Society of PEACE Vegan Bake Sale for Haiti

Our Society of PEACE Volunteer Team is moving quickly to organize a successful bake sale on short notice and need your help and support!  All proceeds will go equally to two organizations run almost entirely by volunteers:
Food For Life Global Relief, which is already on the ground to begin feeding vegan meals, and the Animal Relief Coalition for Haiti (ARCH), led in the US by Kinship Circle's Disaster Aid Network, in coalition with the WSPA & IFAW. 

If you are interested in donating vegan baked goods for this event, we'd love to hear from you! Please
contact Society of PEACE Secretary Stacey HalschFor questions about this event, or media inquiries, please call the Society of PEACE line at 832-722-1376, or you may email info@vegansocietyofpeace.org. Click on the event flyer above to download, print & share!

Date: Sunday, January 24, 2010
Time: 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM
(Sunday Brunch hours)
Location: Mango's Vegetarian Cafe, 403 Westheimer @Taft, Houston, TX 77006
(click here for map) 

The public is encouraged to attend and support this benefit event to help the people and animals of Haiti!  Please invite your friends and family!  All ages are welcome to attend!

 

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Woodlands Raw Vegan Meetup Potluck Dinner
Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Join the Spring-Woodlands Raw Vegan Meetup for their monthly Potluck Dinner on Tuesday, January 26th. This month, the group will be meeting at a private residence in Spring to enjoy a delicious raw vegan potluck.  The theme for this event is "Warming Winter Foods".

The event begins promptly at 6:30 PM.  Please RSVP online with the Spring-Woodlands Raw Vegan Meetup.  The Spring-Woodlands Raw Vegan Meetup is organized by Society of PEACE member Alicia Moncur

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
PETA Protest against NASA's experiments on Monkeys 

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) will be in Houston on Thursday, January 28 to protest NASA's plan to blast up to 28 squirrel monkeys with a massive dose of gamma rays in order to "simulate" the space radiation.  PETA's Action Team and area animal advocates will be protesting at the Johnson Space Center on Space Center Blvd in Clear Lake at 12:00 Noon. 

Signs and materials will be provided by PETA.  For more information, contact DavidShirk@peta.org or call 206-818-0773.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010
Houston Raw Vegan Potluck

Join the Houston Raw Vegan Enthusiasts for their raw vegan potluck dinner at Taft Street Coffee House.  Please bring a raw vegan dish to share with the group.  Note: newcomers need not bring a dish the first time -- just come and enjoy.

The event begins promptly at 6:30 PM at the Taft Street Coffee House in Houston.  The Raw Vegan Enthusiasts group meets twice monthly - on the 2nd Wednesday & 4th Thursday of every month.  For more information on their group, call the Taft Street Coffee House at 712-522-3533.

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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Houston Vegetarian Meetup Lunch 

Join members of the Houston Vegetarian Meetup for their next social luncheon.  The group will be gathering on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at Bhojan Restaurant in Houston.  This restaurant offers Indian cuisine in a variety of vegan options.

The event begins promptly at 11:30 AM and seating is limited.  Please RSVP online at the Houston Vegetarian Meetup.  The Houston Vegetarian Meetup is organized by Society of PEACE members Michelle, Mari, Robert & Lisamarie.

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Sunday, January 31, 2010
Vegetarian Society of the Bay Area Monthly Meeting & Vegan Potluck

The Vegetarian Society of the Bay Area is holding their monthly meeting & potluck Luncheon on Sunday, January 31. The event will begin at 12:30 pm and will feature a vegan potluck luncheon and door prizes.  There will also be a short film screening on a related topic, as well as a book review.

This group meets once a month at the Unity Church of the Bay Area in League City and the public is welcome to attend.  Please remember to bring a vegan dish to share at the potluck!  For more information,
contact Society of PEACE Tabling & Outreach Coordinator Sandy McAvin via email, or call 281-332-8154.  You can also visit the Vegetarian Society of the Bay Area website for more information.

 

 
 
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Vegan Cooking Class: "Versatile Tofu: The Meat & Dairy Alternative"

Leisure Learning Unlimited presents "Versatile Tofu: The Meat & Dairy Alternative", featuring vegan personal chef & KPFT radio personality (and Society of PEACE member) Staci Davis. The vegan cooking class is on Sunday, January 31, 2010 from 3:00 - 7:00 PM in Sharpstown area (SW Frwy at Fondren) in Houston. Staci will teach you how to make chipotle chili, vegetable lasagna, silk pies, bread pudding and much more.

The cost of the class is $52 and includes the meal. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE.  Participants must register in advance through Leisure Learning, as class size is limited!  

 








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