|1 ARC Day at Tao Natural Foods at 8:00 am
Do you want to help animals while enjoying delicious, 100% organic, vegan cuisine? Then come to Tao Natural Foods at 2200 Hennepin Ave. S in Minneapolis on November 1 from 8:00am until 10:00pm! Why? Tao Natural Foods has teamed with the Animal Rights Coalition to put on a huge fundraising event, and 10% of all vegan sales from that day - including both the restaurant and the wellness store - will be donated to fund our animal advocacy programs. Good for you, good for the animals, and good for Tao! We look forward to seeing you at Tao! Make sure to mention you are there for the Animal Rights Coalition!
|2||3 Cupcakes for Their Sake at 12:00 pm
Delicious cupcakes are coming to Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St. in Minneapolis, to blow your taste buds away. Get ready for some of the best yet - Peanut Butter & Jelly and Pina Coloda. Yeah, for real. Drooling yet? You can pre-order before 10/31 if you buy 4 or more to guarantee you get some because we sell out quickly. They are $3 each and you can call 612 822-6161 to pre-order or email Dallas at firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, bring your own container to bring your cupcakes home with you . Low-Fat, High-Fiber Foods at 1:00 pm
Steering clear of meat, dairy products, fried foods, and other fatty fare is an important first step in preventing and surviving cancer. Dietary fat not only hinders the immune system, it also drives hormone production, which can result in higher rates of hormone-related cancers such as breast and prostate cancer. The easiest way to be healthy is to build your meals from foods that are naturally low in fat and to use cooking methods that do not require added fats or oils. In this class, you will learn how to prepare delicious, low-fat dishes made from whole grains, legumes, vegetables, and fruits. Class will be held at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St in Minneapolis. Get all the details and RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|4 Protest AALAS and Vivisection at 1:30 pm
Do you agree that there is no such thing as a lab animal? Do you find the idea of humane animal research to be an oxymoron? If so, please join us to protest the American Association for Laboratory Animal Sciences (AALAS) annual convention on Nov. 4 from 1:30-3:30p at the Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd Ave S. We need you to represent the animal liberation/rights community of the Twin Cities to let them know they are not welcome. This legal and peaceful protest will include a post-Halloween costume component to represent the many nonhumans that scientists use as lab experiments: mice, pigs, primates, dogs, etc. We ask that you make a commitment to attend this important protest, as it is not every day that animal tormentors all congregate in one place, and right in our back yard. We need as many people as possible to represent compassion in the face of institutionalized animal cruelty. We will provide signs and banners, but feel free to make your own. If you are interested in planning the protest or need a place to stay, contact Kim Socha @ email@example.com
|5||6||7||8 November Book Group at 6:30 pm
Join us for a discussion on Slaughterhouse by Gail Eisnitz, one of the most compelling exposes of the slaughter industry ever written. This is sure to be a thought-provoking and enlightening discussion. Group will meet at Pizza Luce, 1183 Selby Ave in St. Paul at 6:30pm. More details and RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|9||10 Dairy and Meat Alternatives at 1:00 pm
When cancer researchers started to search for links between diet and cancer, one of the most noticeable findings was that people who avoided meat and dairy products were much less likely to develop the disease. Consuming dairy causes worrisome biological changes in the body, including an increase in the amount of insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) in the bloodstream. Scientific studies have shown elevated IGF-1 levels to be a catalyst for the growth of breast and prostate cancer cells. Meat is another food that may be linked to cancer and other illnesses. This link is in part due to the high fat and fiber-free characteristics of meat compared to plant foods, as well as the formation of carcinogens when meats are cooked. These cancer-causing chemicals, called heterocyclic amines, tend to form within the meat tissue when exposed to high temperatures. In this class, you will explore a variety of vegetarian sources of protein, all of which are low in fat, high in fiber, and loaded with cancer fighting nutrients. Class will be held at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St in Minneapolis. Get all the details and RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|12||13||14||15||16||17 Healthy Weight Control at 1:00 pm
Both antioxidants and the immune system are critically important in fighting cancer. Cancer fighting compounds, such as antioxidants, mainly found in fruits and vegetables assist in halting free radical damage, which can otherwise lead to cancer development. Healthy weight control is also essential for warding off a variety of chronic diseases. Trimming excess weight may also improve survival after cancer has been diagnosed. In this class, the instructor will discuss and demonstrate healthy dishes loaded with immune boosting nutrients such as beta-carotene, lycopene, vitamin C, and zinc - helping you discover how to easily and naturally maintain a healthy weight and a cancer fighting nutritional regimen. Class will be held at Ethique Nouveau, 317 W 48th St in Minneapolis. Get all the details and RSVP at Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
|18 Turkey-Free Thanksgiving at 5:00 pm
The food will be bountiful and delicious and, of course, cruelty-free when you join us for the 19th Annual Healthy Harvest Turkey-free Thanksgiving Potluck and Silent Auction. This highly popular event, co-sponsored by EarthSave Twin Cities and ARC, will be on Sunday, November 18, from 5-7:30pm at Lake Harriet United Methodist Church, 4901 Chowen Ave S in Minneapolis. You do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend! Please bring a vegan main dish or side dish or dessert to share with others (vegan = no meat, dairy, eggs, gelatin, honey, or refined sugar). Also bring a serving utensil, a copy of the recipe to set by your dish, your place setting (plate, cup, utensils), and of course your appetite!
|19||20||21||22||23 Fur Free Friday at 11:00 am
Join us in protesting Ribnick Fur and Leather, 224 N 1st Street in Minneapolis, on Fur Free Friday, November 23 from 11am to 1pm. If you agree that the fur industry is cruel and unnecessary, we want you there! New this year will be anti-fur caroling, with a short, on-the-street rehearsal for those who want to sing during the event. Lyrics will be provided on site, so come ready to sing. You can make a personalized sign if you like, but we will also have signs and literature available, so feel free to just show up.
|26||27||28||29 Vegan Runners Meetup at 6:00 pm
Daylight Savings has ended and the weather is getting colder, which can mean only one thing-- time for Dome Running!! The Minnesota Distance Runners Association turns the Metrodome into the place to be twice a week during winter nights. We\'ll meet at 6:00pm and run 3 miles. Running costs $1. Enter gate D. You can park free in the upper Dome lot. As usual, we will split up into groups to accommodate different paces. We can meet up for a bite to eat afterward if people are interested. Please RSVP through Minneapolis Vegan Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-415/
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