Hopefully you were able to make it out to Poplar Spring this past Sunday. This was their 14th annual open house and fundraiser. There was live music, food, silent auction, face painting for the kids, and lots of wonder animals! Seemed there was a very good turnout this year, if you missed this event they have their annual Thanksgiving with the Turkeys pot luck event November 19th, this is my favorite event of the year lots and lots and lots of delicious Vegan food to eat, make sure you put it on your calendar now! Here are some pics I took yesterday…
This weekend is jammed packed with all kinds of stuff…
The Washington Area Bicyclist Association is holding their anual 50 States & 13 Colonies. This ride is 60 plus miles long and hits all 50 State Streets. The 13 Colonies ride hits all the streets named for every one of the 13 original colonies and covers about 15 miles. To celebrate the day’s feats, New Belgium Brewing will be hosting the 51st State After Party at the Grill From Ipanema. Stop by after the ride with your fellow comrades for a frosty Fat Tire and a delicious bite to eat. Beer, food and goodies will be available from 3:00-7:00pm. RSVP on Facebook.
Registration for the ride is closed so if you didn’t make it this year, maybe next! Check out other upcoming WABA Events.
I have been wanting to do this ride for a while now and I am finally going to get to do it this year! Super Excited!!! Plus it’s going to give me a good appetite for DC VegFest.
Speaking of, DC VegFest, is also this Saturday (if you haven’t heard!) at George Washington University from 11am to 6pm. There will be LOTS of vendors and LOTS of Vegan food! The first 500 people get a Compassion Over Killing gift tote filled with a bunch of goodies! So get there early!!! There will also be a host of great speakers at this years event including Michael Greger – Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at HSUS, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – Vegan Chef & Award-Winning Author, Dawn Moncrieffe – Founder and Executive Director of A Well-Fed World, just to name a few. See the rest of the speakers, sponsors, and food vendor on the DC VegFest Website.
Poplar Spring will be holding their 14th annual open house and fundraiser on Sunday afternoon, from 1 to 5. Come out and enjoy an educational and entertaining afternoon with delicious food, a live music, silent auction, clowns and face painting for the kids, and an opportunity to visit with the Sanctuary’s many rescued residents. Colleen Patrick Goudreau, vegan cookbook author, will be the keynote speaker. I know it may be a hike for a lot of you DC residence but it is worth the trip out there if you haven’t been, find a couple people to carpool with, its only about an hour drive. Hope to see you out there!
To ensure fun and safety for all, NO DOGS at any event that is held at the sanctuary, please! Events will be held rain or shine, and all proceeds benefit the rescued animals.
My favorite animal sanctuary is having their 14th Annual Open House / Fundraiser next month (Sunday, September 25th)! I love going out to the farm its so beautiful out there. I know a lot of you have been out there at least once but I know there are a lot of you that have never been out there, for lack of car or you may not have ever even heard of Poplar Spring. Its a little ways away from DC, in a place called Poolsville, MD. Its about an hours car drive from DC, it is also possible to go there by bike. I personally have not road from DC to Poplar Spring. But I have ridden out there many of time, as I use to live out that way, its beautiful bike riding.
If you havn’t been out there I would encourage you to try to get out there to visit or volunteer. The open house is one of their biggest events of the year, probably tied with Thanksgiving with the Turkeys in November (Saturday the 19th, mark your calendar), the ultimate potluck! That is an event never to miss.
Hope to see you out there!
Also don’t forget that DC VegFest is the day before! A fun filled weekend!!!