All meetings are held at 7:00 PM at the Trinity U. Methodist Church,
903 Forest Avenue, Richmond , VA 23229, unless otherwise noted.
January 6th – Gluten-Free Fav’s! - Madelyn Smith
GF Pizza tasting donated by Extreme Pizza, Short Pump
(11653 W. Broad St. – 804-360-312)
and Still Riding Pizza www.stillridingpizza.com
February 3rd – Practical Basics for Nutritious Gluten-Free Dietary Choices - Jane Wilson RN, RD
Bread and cookie samples donated by Anna B’s gluten-free bakery, www.annabglutenfree.com
March 3rd – Gluten Free Italiano! – Chef Lee Tobin, Whole Foods Gluten-Free Bakehouse http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/products/gluten-free-bakehouse.php
Ingredients for the demo and tasting donated by Whole Foods Market/ Short Pump
(11173 West Broad St, Glen Allen, VA) http://wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/shortpump/
March 15th – 7PM Dinerthon! Bertucci’s, 11721 Broad Street, www.bertuccis.com – dining together gluten-free at a restaurant certified by the Gluten Free Restaurant Awareness Program
April 7th – no meeting
April 9th – Saturday - 3-5 PM Tea Time! Ladies only – including Moms, Grandmoms, aunts, sisters, sisters in law, lady friends, nieces etc. Come enjoy delectable, lady-like, delicious, fancy GF food, served in an elegant manner! Door Prizes! Reservations are required: Madelyn Smith (968-4111 firstname.lastname@example.org). It is asked that each attendee donate a minimum of $10, which will be used to defray the costs of publishing our very own new cookbook!
May 5th – 7PM Suitcase Survival – Gluten Free! – learn new ways of staying happily GF while adventuring beyond your home by car, plane, train, cruise line etc. A panel will lead our thoughts, and we will all join in with GF tips that we have used when venturing beyond Richmond!
The following companies have donated product/information for our meeting to help you make your future GF travels enjoyable!:
San-J International http://www.san-j.com
Justin’s Nut Butter http://www.justinsnutbutter.com
Celinal Foods http://www.celinalfoods.com
Go Picnic www.gopicnic.com
Natural Snacks, Inc www.naturalsnacks.com
Mini Pops, www.myminipops.com
Food Tek, Inc, http://www.foodtek.com/gf.html
L and J Popcorn Company www.landjpopcorn.com
Jovial Foods - http://www.jovialfoods.com/gluten-free.html
We appreciate their generosity in making these products/information available to us!
June, July, August – no local meetings
July 1st and 2nd – 2011 GIG Annual Education Conference – Treasures of the Gluten Free World Gaylord Palms Hotel & Conference Center, Orlando, FL – Plan to go! A phenomenal learning experience! For information, go to www.gluten.net. Make it a family vacation – the hotel offers three extra days at the conference rate for rooms!
Saturday, Sept. 17th – 2-5 PM Multi-Specialty Symposium on Gluten Intolerance - a meeting with medical professionals, hearing their perspective on gluten intolerance with Q & A time available, GF refreshments provided - $5.00 door charge will be collected to help defray expenses.
Thursday, October 6th – 7PM - GIG of Richmond Town Hall Meeting – come experience a fun meeting of eating gluten free and planning for 2012 – what, in the gluten intolerance field, we want to learn more about, how we want to help each other and the community we live in.
November 3rd – 7PM Jenny Bair MHE – Life Coach, Living Well Dallas, Organizing your life and living to the fullest!
December 1st – 7PM Celebrating the Season, Gluten Free!