Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

World's Largest Plant-Based Potluck Picnic

  • Seaholm High School Athletic Field (map)
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All attendees are to bring an oil-free, plant-based dish for 10 with a copy of the recipe/ingredients.

Please bring your oil-free, plant-based dish in a covered container suitable to keep it cold or hot.

Electricity will not be available.

Please label your container so it doesn't get misplaced, and don't forget a serving utensil.

Food will be served in the large tent near the basketball court beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Tables, chairs, eating utensils, and paper products will be provided. 

Live tunes will be performed by the band throughout the picnic. 

You may choose to eat in the tent, or bring a blanket or lightweight lawnchair to sit on to enjoy your meal, and relax on after, on the open grassy area.

The entertaining comedians and magician will begin performing between 2:30 and 3:00 and can be seen from the open area. Don't forget that our wonderful speakers will be featured, too!

  • Sexy Monster Band will be performing dance and party tunes! www.sexymonsterband.com

  • Comedians: Russ Brown & Joan Ritter

  • Outdoor Summer Games

  • Speakers: Dr. Joel Kahn, Paul Chatlin, and Lakshman Mulpuri

  • The Magic of Doug Dern: https://dougdern.com


Map for Parking below:

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Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Plant-Based Transition 101 Class

  • Birmingham Groves High School Staff Planning Lounge (map)
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Are you new to plant-based eating, struggling to make the change, or just need a refresher? Come to PBNSG’s most popular introductory class where you’ll get great information, ideas, and new resources for a whole food, plant-based lifestyle!

Learn about...

· The pitfalls of the Standard American Diet

· Where to begin with plant-based eating

· Oil-free cooking techniques

· Stocking your pantry, spices, and refrigerator

This is an opportunity to get your questions answered!

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Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

BACK by Popular Demand: Health is a Gift You Give Yourself with Robert Breakey, MD

  • Birmingham Groves High School Staff Planning Lounge (map)
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New to a Whole Food Plant-Based Lifestyle or want to learn more about lifestyle choices?

Health is a Gift You Give Yourself with Robert Breakey, MD

Health and vitality are largely the result of lifestyle choices that are available to all of us.

In this seminar, Dr. Breakey will explore why and how a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle provides optimal nutrition for people of all ages, and how this will support them in enjoying a long, healthy and productive life well into their elder years. He will then discuss why the Standard American Diet is the root cause for the epidemic of our most common chronic diseases and our spiraling healthcare costs. Dr. Breakey will explore how supporting our communities in adopting a Plant-Based Lifestyle leads to dramatically better health outcomes, including an enhanced experience of care, fewer side effects from treatment protocols and a lower total cost of care.

Robert Breakey, MD is a 5th generation graduate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his Family Medicine residency at the University of Wisconsin in 1984. He has practiced Lifestyle Family Medicine in Ann Arbor since 1985.

He has special interests in health promotion, whole food plant-based nutrition, positive wellness, and supporting the natural healing process that we all have within us. He is Chairman of the Board and Head of the Family Medicine Division for IHA – a multi-specialty medical group centered in and around Ann Arbor, Michigan.

This first Lecture Series event of the 2019/2020 season includes special early bird and lower general admission pricing. Register now, as seating is limited.

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Sep
10
6:30 PM18:30

Plant-Based Batch Cooking & Meal Planning

  • Wylie E. Groves High School Cafeteria (map)
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Discover how easy it can be to batch cook simple ingredients like rice, beans, and potatoes, as well as plan and prepare delicious meals like pasta sauce, burgers, stuffed potatoes, main-dish salads, and more!

Learn why batch cooking is so important with a whole-food plant-based diet, and how to batch cook like a master!

Learn all about whole food Plant-Based Batch Cooking and Meal Planning with PBNSG Co-Directors of Culinary Education, Vicki Brett-Gach and Michele Gallo. Discover why batch cooking is recommended for a WFPB diet, which equipment is most useful, how to store your prepped food, best techniques for saving time and money, and much more.

Discover new meal planning strategies, taste samples of every dish, plus take home recipes so that you can start batch cooking at home right away.

Seating is limited!

This class will be held in the Birmingham Groves High School cafeteria.

Parking lot entrance is off Thirteen Mile Rd. Proceed to the West Parking Lot across from the stadium. Enter the door with the peapod sign and follow the directions to the cafeteria.

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Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

A Double Feature Special with Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD and Jane Esselstyn, RN

  • Ernest W. Seaholm High School Auditorium (map)
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Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, MD, author of the bestseller, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease, will bring his medical and plant-based expertise to PBNSG and present: The Nutritional Reversal of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction? He will explain that coronary artery disease is virtually non-existent in cultures that thrive on plant-based nutrition. Similarly, patients with coronary artery disease who transition completely to plant-based foods may halt and selectively reverse their disease.

Jane Esselstyn, RN will bring her perspective and passion of the plant-based movement and present: The Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition: Above and Below the Belt. She will not only discuss the power of plants to prevent and reverse common western illnesses 'above the belt,' but the uplifting power of plants 'below the belt' for men and women alike.

You do not want to miss this Esselstyn double feature special!

Get your tickets early before the event sells out!

We choose health, together as one!


Parking for auditorium on east side off of Lincoln Rd. Additional parking on north side off of Cranbrook Rd.

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Sep
18
6:30 PM18:30

NEW to Ann Arbor! The Amazing Air Fryer: Plant-Based Style

  • Sunward Cohousing Common House (map)
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*We have had many requests from our PBNSG members and friends in, and near, Washtenaw County, and have added this NEW Ann Arbor location to our popular Amazing Air Fryer class.

In this class, PBNSG Co-Directors of Culinary Education, VickiBrett-Gach and Michele Gallo, will demonstrate how to use an Air Fryer as they prepare a variety of whole food, plant-based recipes for you to sample.

Learn how fun it is to use this exciting kitchen counter appliance to get faster, crispier results compared to oven-baking or roasting.

Take home great ideas and sample delicious PBNSG-compliant recipes, including Air-Fried Falafel, Crispy Home Fries, Baked Tofu Bites, and much more.

Seating is limited!

*This class will be held at Sunward Cohousing Common House, 424 Little Lake Dr., Ann Arbor, MI, 48103.

Event parking is on the street outside the entrance to the Sunward community.

Please note: Sunward Cohousing Common House follows a fragrance-free policy

(In consideration of those who have chemical sensitivities, please refrain from wearing perfume, hair spray, cologne, or other scented beauty products)

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Sep
24
6:30 PM18:30

Instant Pot I: Creating Delicious Heart-Healthy Foods

  • Wylie E. Groves High School Cafeteria (map)
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In this class, PBNSG chefs will demonstrate how to use an Instant Pot while they cook a variety of recipes.

Learn how to use this versatile kitchen counter appliance to steam, sauté, and pressure cook foods. The Instant Pot is a multi-cooker, and can even be used to make plant-based yogurt!

Sample tasty dishes and take home loads of great ideas.

Seating is limited!

This class will be held in the Birmingham Groves High School cafeteria.

Park in the West Parking Lot across from the stadium. Enter the door with the peapod sign and follow the directions to the cafeteria.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

The Amazing Air Fryer: Plant-Based Style (Beverly Hills, MI location)

  • Wylie E. Groves High School Cafeteria (map)
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In this popular class, PBNSG Co-Directors of Culinary Education, Vicki Brett-Gach and Michele Gallo, will demonstrate how to use an Air Fryer as they prepare a variety of whole food, plant-based recipes for you to sample.

Learn how fun it is to use this exciting kitchen counter appliance to get faster, crispier results compared to oven-baking or roasting.

Take home great ideas and sample delicious PBNSG-compliant recipes, including Air-Fried Falafel, Crispy Home Fries, Baked Tofu Bites, and much more.

Seating is limited! Buy your tickets early!

This class will be held in the Wylie E. Groves High School cafeteria.

Park in the West Parking Lot across from the stadium. Enter the door with the peapod sign and you will see directions to the cafeteria.

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Jan
8
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Michael Greger Presents: Evidence-Based Weight Loss

  • Birmingham Groves High School Auditorium (map)
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Michael Greger, M.D. FACLM will bring his medical expertise and largest research findings to share and answer the question: What does science show is the best way to lose weight?

Dr. Greger has scoured the world’s scholarly literature and developed this new presentation based on the latest in cutting-edge research and his new book: How Not to Diet.

He will touch on the 17 ingredients of the optimal weight loss diet, and cover some of the 21 'tricks and tweaks' for fast-tracking weight loss. These include specific foods that can double as fat blockers and fat burners, starch blockers and appetite suppressants.

Dr. Michael Greger is also well-known as an internationally-renowned nutrition expert and founder of Nutritionfacts.org. Prior to How Not to Diet (2019), he authored the mega-bestselling How Not to Die book (2015) and the popular How Not to Die cookbook (2017).

You do not want to miss Dr. Greger's newest presentation!

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Amazing Air Fryer: Plant-Based Style

  • Birmingham Groves High School Cafeteria (map)
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Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

Healing America Tour: T. Colin Campbell (Lecture and Lunch)

Please join the Michigan Animal Respect Society (MARS), MDining, and the Plant-Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) in welcoming Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Nelson Campbell from the Healing America tour!

The lecture event takes place from 1:30pm to 3:00pm in Rackham Auditorium. There will also be a catered plant-based, vegan, no-oil lunch from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in the Michigan League Ballroom.

Lecture tickets are free to students in person with an M Card (max 2/person). For free student tickets to the lecture, visit the Michigan Union Ticket Office (currently located in the Michigan League Underground).

You must purchase two separate tickets, one for admission to the lecture, and one to the lunch. Click "Buy Tickets" at https://muto.umich.edu/events/53621-13418604.

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