See below for a special message from the Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival. Even if you're a carnivore through-and-through, you should come to the VegFest on Saturday -- it's free, it's fun, and it's become quite the Charlottesville institution, with thousands of visitors each year from near and far.
SAT., SEPTEMBER 29, 2007, 11am-4pm, LEE PARK
The 11th Annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival is this Saturday, Sept. 29, from 11am to 4pm, and it's not too late to volunteer! Volunteering is fun and it's a great way to meet like-minded people in the community. E-mail Dian at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can help. Visit www.cvillevegfest.org for more details on the event and directions.
Even if you can't volunteer, you can help ensure the Festival's success by coming to Lee Park this Saturday - and bringing a friend! We have a great lineup of live music, fun and games for kids and adults alike, and restaurants showcasing their vegan fare.
National and local animal, environmental, and social justice groups will be there. And there will be plenty of "just for fun" offerings, too, such as a "make your own tie-dye t-shirt" station for kids and adults, beach braids, henna tattoos, face painting, and many new vendors to check out. The adoption fair will include 10 participating shelters and rescue groups, including for the first time (I think) Dachshund Rescue of North America and the Virginia Alliance for Potbellied Pigs. If you want variety, this is the place to be.
And if you need an additional incentive, I have two words for you: vegan crepes! This Saturday, September 29. Be there, or your stomach will never forgive you.