Upcoming Events of Note. Please visit our calendar for more details!
Contact VegME! to order your very own restaurant cards. These cards are designed for you to take to restaurants to encourage more vegan options on the menu. Just give the card to the manager and we do the rest! VegME! will gladly work with restaurants to help them identify suppliers, recipes and all things vegan. To order 10 free cards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and mailing address. Thanks for helping us get the message out and thanks the caring & very smart folks over at McCabe Duval!
Tis the season! Merry Meatless Mainers Month! Help us celebrate with many June events, to be found on our calendar as well as below. Calendar here.
US Veg Week, coming right up, April 22 -28, 2013. Check here for participating restaurants and their specials. Be sure to join the Meatless Mainers at Sebago Brewing Company on 4/24 for our Vegan Drinks event to celebrate US VegWeek! More here
Join VegME! and the Meatless Mainers at the Wellness Fair to benefit OOB Community Food Pantry from 11 – 3 on Saturday, March 30th. Admission on the day of the fair is $2 or the donation of two nonperishable food items. For more information, call 934-5868. Posting here.
Join the Meatless Mainers at Bueno Loco on April 6th at 5 pm. Much more here.
MEATOUT! Join our Meatless Mainers group for 2013 Meetup/Meatout Brunch at Pepper Club in Portland on Sunday, March 16 at 11 am. RSVP here, or by contacting Angela at email@example.com. We will be offering goodies from our Meatout sponsors and other educational materials and encourage you all to bring at least one omnivorous guest! All selections are vegan (yay!). Much more detail can be found on our sister site for Maine Vegan Meetup here.
We’re partnering with Whole Foods for a Meatless Monday Vegan Food Sampling at the Chad Sarno Event, Monday, March 4th, 4:30-6:30 pm at the Portland location. Much more here.
in Portland at Zen Chinese Bistro – learn all about it and RSVP here.
The Blue Hill Public Library is hosting a film series, beginning on February 7th with What’s On Your Plate?. Flyer here. VegME! partner Edee Howland will lead the discussion at each of the films on the first Thursday of the month through May. Vegan snacks, vegan answers and vegan takeaways in abundance!
Please come learn more about The Wellness Forum of Portland with us on January 19th at 5 pm. Much more here!
Be sure to join us for our December 8th Meatless Mainers meetup followed by our first ever vegan cash mob to benefit Amy Woodson Polarity of our Vegan Business Directory. Much more here. Also be sure to watch for our cash mob page here. Please click on the page for Vegan Business Directory above to learn more about vegan businesses in Maine!
Join us for Whole Foods VeganFest, November 4th, 2012 – details here…
More VegME! in the news, September 18, 2012…
September 12, 2012 – Great article featuring suggestions from VegME! and the Meatless Mainers here.
VegME! & the Meatless Mainers at the Ever After Mustang Rescue Inter-Tribal Pow-Wow, Saturday, August 18th in Biddeford, ME. Join VegME! & Meetup as we partner with 7 Generations for Native Americans in ME & NH to table with vegan literature and food samples from 11- 3 pm. Here’s more on the rescue, the powwow and us! If you are interested in volunteering to assist with the event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Hope to see you there!
Vegan Education Beach Party & Cookout!
WHEN: Sunday, August 5, 2012 — from 11AM – 2PM.
WHERE: Portland’s East End Beach, just southeast of the boat launch area.
For information on East End Beach, including a map & area parking, see: Portland Trails.
If you have trouble locating the group, please give a jingle: 207.409.5322.
Kindly RSVP by emailing: email@example.com.
Please note: In the event of rain, we will cry for a while & then reschedule. Please call event organizer, Melissa Gates, if the weather is looking awry: 207.409.5322.
Chef Oleg is at it again! Please visit here or here for more on his new series, Health Eating=Quality of Life in Lewiston on July 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2012 Oh, and here’s a new story with video from July 15!
Modern Vegan Cooking Classes In Westbrook or Portland *Meal included*, May 19th and June 23rd. To learn more and register, please visit here.
Chef Oleg’s Vegan 101 Class in Brunswick, food included, May 20th. To learn more and register, please visit Vegan 101.
Wow! Kathy Freston, VeganFest, Meatless Monday AND Meetup, June 25, 2012 , 4:30 – 7:30 pm, Whole Foods, 2 Somerset Street, Portland, ME – click here for more detail.
June 23, 2012 - Maine Animal Coalition’s 8th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival, 11 am to 3 pm, Portland’s East End School. Details here. VegME! will be exhibiting and we hope to see you there!
Join VegME! volunteers as we partner with Vegan Outreach in a belated celebration of Earth Day at York County Community College in Wells, Maine on Wednesday, May 9th at 6 pm. We will be leafleting with an environmental message to help educate students and others on the connection between diet and environmental sustainability. If you’d like to join us, please contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Thank you for helping share this important message!
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VegME! is the Maine sponsor for US VegWeek 2012. Check here for more details on participating Maine restaurants and here for sponsors. Please join us for our VegWeek Maine Vegan Meetup on April 28th! If you have suggestions on Maine restaurants to include, please email us at email@example.com. And please do be sure to visit participating restaurants during the week of April 23-29! Thank you!
Great event hosted by our veg friends in NH – Earth Day! Vegan Dinner, African Drumming, & presentation, “An Inconvenient Food: The Link Between Animal Agriculture, Global Warming, & Environmental Degradation”, Sunday April, 22, Tilton, NH. Event site here.
Article in March 22, 2012 Sun Journal on the next steps for Michael and Sonya of Taste of Eden Cafe. Should you be interested in helping make Sonya and Michael’s dream a reality, tax deductible gifts may be sent by check or money order to: Eden Lifestyle Sanctuary, 29 Morse Hill Road, West Paris, Maine 04289.
Forks Over Knives showing in South Portland, March 31 at 10 am at the Cancer Community Center, for more information and to register, please click here. Please join VegME! as we lead the discussion on the film.
VegME! has been invited to participate in a special event at Bates College in Lewiston on March 13 & 14, 2012 with Ken Bergeron, Certified Executive Chef, as he continues to work with colleges and universities helping dining staff expand their vegan menus. Two of these schools, Bates and Williams, now have designated vegan stations in their dining facilities. Ken uses these opportunities to develop recipes to include in his books. He has also enjoyed working with vegan versions of molecular gastronomy, Chinese Medicinal cooking, raw foods, new ways with mushrooms and sea vegetables, and revisiting classic ethnic cuisines. The NAVS Summerfest has always the major event on Ken’s calendar, providing opportunities for him to prepare food for many different dietary needs. Ken serves as advisor to VegNews Magazine among other pursuits. Many thanks to Cheryl Lacey and Christine Schwartz of Bates Dining Services for inviting us to participate!
How Can You Achieve Optimal Health?
Wednesday, March 7th. Aqua Pura, 193 State Street, Bangor 5:00- 6:00Pm
Smoothies, Healthy Snacks, and GREAT Information
Hungry For Change Online Premiere. March 21 – 31, 2012. Click here for trailer and to register for free!
Vegan Bake Sale! Saturday, April 7, 7 am to noon
As part of the second annual BAR HARBOR BARTER & SWAP SUPER SALE at the Atlantic Oceanside Hotel & Conference Center, Peace Ridge Farm Sanctuary will have a table full of delicious vegan treats, sweets, etc. for sale to benefit the Sanctuary. Don’t miss it!
Forks Over Knives in Rockport, 2/29. For more details and to RSVP, please click here or Picker center screens ‘Forks Over Knives’ – - Rockland – Camden – Knox – VillageSoup Gazette .
Check out the special offering by our friends at The Chef and the Gardener in Saco!
VEGAN DINNER SPECIALS WEEKEND, MARCH 2 (FRI) & 3 (SAT). 5 to 9pm
Stuffed Vegan Grape Leaves $5
Rice, squash, onions, peppers, leek stock
& Vegan Avgolemono.
Olive Tapenade on Crustini $5
Olives, capers, onions with a Balsamic glaze.
Eggplant Steaks $14
Marinated & char grilled. Served with a tomato relish.
Shepherd’s Pie $15
Layers of TVP, slow roasted veggies &
crispy sweet potato topping.
Italian Risotto $14
Italian squash, tomato & fresh herbs.
Port Wine Poached Pears $7
Rum Soaked Grilled Pineapple $7
served with Banana Soy Ice Cream
In House Made Pomegranate Sorbet $7
with a Maine Blueberry sauce.
Early Bird Specials
Thursday – Saturday 5 to 6pm
Includes Soup or Caesar choice & Entree choice.
You may also wish to check out their vegan cooking classes here .
Meatout! Join our Meatless Mainers group for 2012 Meetup/Meatout at Pepper Club in Portland on Sunday, March 18 at 5 pm. RSVP here, or by contacting Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be offering goodies from our Meatout sponsors and Pepperclub will once more offer their 4 courses at very special pricing. All selections are vegan (yay!). For those of you who have not been there before, they have a full bar, fabulous wait staff and treat us like royalty. Menus, details, other events and much more detail can be found on our sister site for Maine Vegan Meetup here.
Maine Restaurant Week, March 1-10, many participating restaurants to offer vegan cuisine. More here .
Movie Series in Kennebunkport! FOK event in kport march2012
From our friends at Whole Foods
Healthy Living Group: Steps Towards Plant-Based Wellness with Jake Castonia
Wednesday, March 14th
6:00 to 8:00 pm $5.00
This month, we’ve invited our customer and triathlete, Jake Castonia to come share his inspiring story along with tips and techniques for living a plant-based lifestyle. As always, we will serve healthy, nutrient dense refreshments during our meeting.
Jake was a regular guy- a husband and father of three, who was stuck in the downward spiral of an unhealthy way of living. After receiving a wakeup call, he decided to take control of his health by adopting a whole foods, plant-based way of eating combined with consistent exercise. Four years and 120 pounds lighter, Jake has transformed his body and life and competed in three marathons, two triathlons including a Half Ironman distance race, as well as numerous other endurance sport events all fueled by plants. Jake has made the plant-based lifestyle a sustainable way of living and hopes to help others make the same positive changes in their lives.
Registration and payment are required in advance. Stop by or call Customer Service at 207-774-7711.
Blissful Bites: Vegan Cooking Class & Book Signing with cookbook author, Christy Morgan
Thursday, March 22nd
6:00 to 8:00 pm
$20.00 includes autographed copy of Blissful Bites
Whether you are a strict vegan, or a simply curious health-conscious individual, join Christy Morgan, The Blissful Chef, and learn how to make healthy, delicious meals and snacks, without animal products or a lot of effort. In this fun and interactive class, she will discuss how eating a plant-based diet can bring more energy and bliss into your life, as well as demonstrate a few recipes from her new cookbook, Blissful Bites. Each participant will leave with the motivation to eat healthier, as well as an autographed copy of her book which contains over 175 inventive recipes that work with seasonal produce and multiple special diets, including raw and gluten-free.
Pre-registration and payment required in advance. Stop by Customer Service or call 207-774-7711 to reserve your space today.
Whole Foods Portland, Maine, Sunday, January 29th
1:00 to 4:00pm
We’re glad to host this popular event again. Whether you have been a vegan for a long time, or just curious about changing your diet to support your health and the environment, join us for a store-wide sampling of delicious foods and other items that are free of animal products. Visit with Meatless Mainers from the Maine Vegan Meetup group and VegME! to learn more about their upcoming events and efforts to encourage the plant-based diet in Maine. Also, our Healthy Eating Specialist, Tanja will be at the Health Starts Here booth talking about the upcoming Engine2 28-Day Challenge that customers and team members can participate in.
Please visit our calendar for more upcoming events!
Save the Date! Maine Animal Coalition’s 8th Annual Vegetarian Food Festival, June 23, 2012, 11 am to 3 pm, Portland’s East End School. Details here. VegME! will be exhibiting and we hope to see you there!