Local Vegan Events

Connections, Inc. keeps a central calendar for all of the local vegan groups and sends a bi-weekly email listing the events to everyone on the Charlottesville Animal Activists mailing list. (Sign up here.)

Please contact us if you have a public event to add to the calendar!

 

  • Indian Restaurant Vegan Meetup

    Date: December 20, 2018

    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Location: Milan, 1817 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA

    https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/

    Hi Everyone,

    The change to the Milan Restaurant from the Royal Indian Restaurant was requested by so many, that I am permanently changing this to the Milan Restaurant, which will continue to land on the third Thursday of each month.

    For those who haven't attended a meetup of ours held at a restaurant, just ask for a separate check so that you can pay only for what you ordered. If you do attend, please order only vegan food out of respect for the group.

    Hope to see y'all there!

    -Doug

  • Down Feathers Awareness Event

    Date: December 22, 2018

    Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Location: Fashion Square Mall Entrance on Route 29 (JCPenney side, across from McDonald's and Jason's Deli)

    Join the Charlottesville Animal Activists for a peaceful, poster-holding event to raise awareness about the geese and ducks abused and killed for their down feathers.  Our plan is to stand on the public sidewalk on Route 29 (near the entrance to the Charlottesville Fashion Square Mall) to make sure holiday shoppers know that there are cruelty-free alternatives to buying down jackets, pillows, and comforters.  

    We’re asking that you bring your own poster with a positive message or down feather fact that is appropriate for all ages–check out some suggestions on our site! If you are not able to make a poster, please email us at [email protected], and we will bring one for you.

    Please check here for weather-related changes.  Rain date will be Sunday, December 23rd, 2-3 PM!

  • Ming Meetup

    Date: January 2, 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Location: Ming Dynasty Restaurant, 1417 Emmet Street N Southbound (Across from Bodos), Charlottesville, VA

    https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/

    This Ming-Meetup is a regular event on the first WEDNESDAY of each month (it used be on Tuesdays, but the restaurant is no longer open on Tuesdays).

    The Ming Dynasty restaurant was chosen as a meetup Restaurant Dinner spot since it is one of the most veg-friendly restaurants in the Charlottesville area, and because we want to support it to keep it around (and the food is so good too!).

    This will obviously not be a potluck meetup, and for obvious reasons the Ming-meetups are not free. These Ming-meetups are, however, a lot of fun in a relaxed casual atmosphere, and great for those who prefer a meetup where they don't have to whip-up something for everyone to eat. I hope to see many of you there for another fun and delicious Wednesday night dinner!

  • Vegan Potluck

    Date: January 5, 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Location: 717 Rugby Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22903-1626

    https://www.facebook.com/events/542965862838701/

    The Vegan Advocacy and Fellowship Group is hosting another potluck. We hope you can join us. Please bring a list of ingredients or recipe for your dish.

    - This is a ZERO-trash event. There will be a compost bucket, but no trash can. Either bring what you need and take it with you when you go, or you can use what the church has to offer but plan to wash your own dishes.

    - Also, we are asking for a small donation to the church for letting us use their space. Give what you can, but anywhere between $3 and $10 per person would be greatly appreciated.

    - To make sure that we have a wide variety of choices – please sign up here when you know what you are bringing. Thanks. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1SoeKyDRlJe0Aj5_LcH-lpQsAbxlXMp6Zm66Z-npMlo8/edit?usp=sharing

  • Indian Restaurant Vegan Meetup

    Date: January 17, 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Location: Milan, 1817 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA

    https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/

    Hi Everyone,

    The change to the Milan Restaurant from the Royal Indian Restaurant was requested by so many, that I am permanently changing this to the Milan Restaurant, which will continue to land on the third Thursday of each month.

    For those who haven't attended a meetup of ours held at a restaurant, just ask for a separate check so that you can pay only for what you ordered. If you do attend, please order only vegan food out of respect for the group.

    Hope to see y'all there!

    -Doug

  • Ming Meetup

    Date: February 6, 2019

    Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    Location: Ming Dynasty Restaurant, 1417 Emmet Street N Southbound (Across from Bodos), Charlottesville, VA

    https://www.meetup.com/Central-Virginia-Vegan-Meetup-Group/events/

    This Ming-Meetup is a regular event on the first WEDNESDAY of each month (it used be on Tuesdays, but the restaurant is no longer open on Tuesdays).

    The Ming Dynasty restaurant was chosen as a meetup Restaurant Dinner spot since it is one of the most veg-friendly restaurants in the Charlottesville area, and because we want to support it to keep it around (and the food is so good too!).

    This will obviously not be a potluck meetup, and for obvious reasons the Ming-meetups are not free. These Ming-meetups are, however, a lot of fun in a relaxed casual atmosphere, and great for those who prefer a meetup where they don't have to whip-up something for everyone to eat. I hope to see many of you there for another fun and delicious Wednesday night dinner!