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Here's some events we have have participated in... and some to look forward to the next time they happen!

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2013

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Worcester VegFest 
Sunday April 14, 2013
11am-5pm
Worcester Regional Airport
Peace Ridge is going to the Worcester Veg Fest this year! If you're in the area, stop by to say hi and pick up some of our newest merchandise! More info.

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U.S. VegWeek 2013 
April 22-28, 2013
Compassion Over Killing launched VegWeek in 2009 in Takoma Park, Maryland (their hometown) thanks to the inspiration of MD Senator Jamie Raskin. Sen. Raskin eagerly signed up as the first person to take the 7-Day VegPledge—a pledge he’s kept to this day—and VegWeek was officially recognized by the city through a Mayoral Proclamation. COK expanded the campaign to the entire state of Maryland in 2010 then to Virginia, DC, and California in 2011, and nationwide in 2012. Now in its fifth year, US VegWeek (April 22-28) is a fun way to explore a wide variety of meat-free foods and discover the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet, and animals. More info.

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Volunteer Orientation Day 
Saturday, May 18, 2013
10:30am-2:00pm

If you want to help around the sanctuary this year, consider coming to one of our volunteer orientation days. We'll start with a tour of the animals and buildings with our Director, Daniella. We will then go over some basic volunteering tasks and finish the day with a job. Bring a vegan lunch, clothes you can get dirty in, gloves if you would like them, work boots, and yourself! Please leave your pets at home though, but supervised children are welcome.
Our volunteering days will be scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays through the fall.
If you cannot make this one, we will have another orientation mid-summer. To reserve your space, you can email us at info@peaceridgesanctuary.org or call us 207-326-9507.

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Portland Vegetarian Festival
Saturday, June 22, 2013
11:00am-3:00pm
East End School, 195 North Street, Portland, ME

Come visit Maine’s largest vegetarian food festival! This year will feature nationally-renown speakers and great food, of course. Stop by our table to purchase our new t-shirts, tote bags, cookbooks, buttons, and more.  More info.

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Summer Open Houses
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Sunday, August 25, 2013
11:00am-3:00pm

Come to our open house event anytime between 11:00 and 3:00- meet the animals who live here, hear their stories and talk with the people that run the sanctuary. Note: please drive slowly and carefully up our main drive way, as there are many loose birds who may be running around or sunning themselves there. Children are most welcome, but please let them know before hand that we do not allow for the animals to be picked up (at all) although there are some that may invite petting or brushing! We do encourage people to bring "treats" like carrots, organic greens, melons etc. which the animals would love to receive.

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Boston Vegetarian Food Festival
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Reggie Lewis Center, Boston, MA

Come to New England's largest vegetarian food festival and visit the hundres of food and retail booths! Don't forget to stop by our table and say hi!

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Gentle Thanksgiving Celebration
Saturday, November 2, 2013

Come to Peace Ridge and enjoy a fabulous day of compassion! Celebrate the fall harvest in the company of friends and family to benefit the animals at our sanctuary.

The day will start at the sanctuary with a feast for the animals where we invite you to bring any vegan fall harvest favorites such as greens, pumpkin, squash, and cranberries to feed our many residents (including our sweet turkeys!).

After the animals get their fill, we will move onto the historic South Blue Hill Grange for a welcoming reception, presentation, and silent auction followed by a buffet dinner prepared by our favorite vegan chefs from Eden in Bar Harbor.

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46 Million Turkeys Exhibition
Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

This year during Thanksgiving week, November 25-30, 2013 the Harlow Gallery is hosting Cheryl Miller’s 46 Million Turkeys project. The Augusta, Maine based artist is exhibiting 15 years of turkey portraits, and inviting the public to help her artistically create 46 million turkeys representing the number of birds that will be consumed in the United States over the Thanksgiving holiday. You do not have to be an artist to participate.

All of the turkeys submitted will be included in the week-long exhibition at the Harlow Gallery November 25-30, and gallery visitors will have the opportunity to create their own turkeys during the exhibition. The public is invited to meet the artist and witness the final turkey count at a closing reception on Saturday, November 30th from 5-8 pm. The Harlow Gallery will be open special hours for this event; Monday – Thursday noon to 6pm (yes we’ll be open on Thanksgiving!) and Friday and Saturday noon to 8pm.

Mail your turkey drawings, doodles, fiberart, prints, paintings, caricatures, cut-outs, sketches or sculptures, plus the official entry form, and an optional donation of $1 (per mailing, not per turkey) – 50 cents will support this project at the nonprofit Harlow Gallery and 50 cents will be donated to Peace Ridge Sanctuary in Penobscot, Maine at the end of the project

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2014

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Boston Vegetarian Food Festival 
October 25
11am-6pm
October 26
10am-4pm
Reggie Lewis Athletic Center, Boston, MA

Peace Ridge is going to the Boston Veg Fest this year! If you're in the area, stop by to say hi and pick up some of our newest merchandise! More info.

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Gentle Thanksgiving Celebration
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Come to Peace Ridge and enjoy a fabulous day of compassion! This year we chose to have a fun, informal, and free potluck! Start your day at the sanctuary for tours and the feast for the animals then move on to the South Blue Hill Grange Hall for the potluck buffet dinner, silent auction, and presentation. Click for more info.

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Paint for a Cause!
Saturday, November 15, 2014
12:00-3:30

Muse Paint Bar
245 Commercial Street, Portland, ME

Looking for a different night out? Try Muse Paintbar and support Peace Ridge Sanctuary! Bring your Paint Face; they’ve got the rest—paint, a canvas, an apron. Muse's trained artists will guide you, brushstroke by brushstroke, from blank canvas to masterpiece. Relax. You needn’t an ounce of artistic skill.Take your painting with you and hang it in your home, bring it to the office, or give it to someone special as a gift. For more info and to reserve your easel, click here

 
   
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