Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Maine Vegan Meetup's Gentle Thanksgiving, an annual potluck dinner featuring an all plant-based menu, will partner with the Cancer Community Center in South Portland for this year's meal. The free event takes place Saturday, Nov. 10 from 4 to 7:30 p.m..
The dinner, which encourages participants to have "turkeys in our hearts, not in our bellies," offers an opportunity to taste new vegan dishes, swap recipes and meet others interested in vegetarian food. Forty-four people have already RSVP'd for the party, and everyone is expected to contribute a dish.
To take part, you need to become a member of the Meeup (which is free) and then RSVP for the event. You can join the Meetup at www.meetup.com/Meatless-Mainers.
The Cancer Community Center is located at 778 Main St., South Portland.
The Maine Vegan Meetup is also hosting a Gentle Thanksgiving in Bucksport. That dinner takes place Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. in a private residence.
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
On Twitter: @susansaxelrod
Wendy Almeida and her family have a smattering of livestock and a summer garden. After 10 years of her kids being involved in 4-H, she's finally accepted the term "hobby farm" to describe her family's work at sustainable living. These days her morning starts with milking a goat before heading into the office for her day job as an assistant editor for features.
Wendy can be contacted at wea [at] mainetoday.com or on Twitter @wea1021.