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In addition to the following resources on living a more compassionate and Vegan lifestyle in the links below, you can also join Fresh and Raw for upcoming weekly and annual events hosted at The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe in East Mesa! The calendar also includes details about food related events from all around the Valley!


Meet-Up Groups and Organizations: Join the Community

Holistic Health and Vegan Fitness: Direction and Support from People Who Care

Gardening, Composting and Seed Saving: Be Sustainable

Animal Activism: Show Some Compassion

Beyond the Plate: Vegan Products and Clothing

Jun
29
Thu
2017
Zen Nights: Red Carpet Gala @ The World Famous Nile Theater
Jun 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

 

 

 
This movie could literally save your life!

Get dressed in your best ‘after 5’ attire and join us for a special red carpet screening of “Eating you Alive” a documentary about curing chronic disease with a whole food plant based diet. Afterwards, stay for a special presentation from the Just Start Here team which consists of Dr Amish Shah, Chef Jason Wyrick and Fitness Expert Will Tucker.

Special guest appearance by Author, TV personality and star of Eating You Alive, Milan Ross. You dont want to miss out on hearing his inspirational story of how switching to a whole food plant based diet helped him shed 225 pounds and saved his life.

Also, joining us is Dr Ted Crawford, Medical Director of Sun Life Family Health Center and is featured in Eating You Alive. He will be available for Q & A as well as sharing his knowlege of how a whole food plant based diet can help heal most chronic illnesses.

A limited number of VIP Tickets are available for this event.

VIP ticket holders get early entry into a private meet and greet reception taking place from 6-6:45pm. You will enjoy an array of complimentary, mouth watering, specialty hors d’oeuvres exclusively curated for our Zen Nights Gala Event by Chef Jason Wyrick, from the Just Start Here team, author and owner of The Vegan Culinary Experience and Chef Damon Brasch, owner of Green New American Vegetarian Restaurant and Nami. In addition, you will receive a ‘Swag Bag’ filled with some of your favorite plant based products!

For each VIP ticket sold, you will automatically be entered into a raffle for a chance to win one month of unlimited group fitness training at Will Tucker Fitness (valued at $475).

General Admission (Seated)

Your GA seated ticket allows entry to venue at 6:45pm sharp and guarantees you a seat of your choice to view movie and presentation. Seats are available on a first come basis so arrive early for best selection.

General Admission (Standing)

Your GA standing ticket gets you entry into the venue at 6:45pm to view movie as well as the presentation afterwards. There will be a limited number of high top cocktail tables in standing area to sit beverages or food on.

***NO TICKETS TO BE SOLD AT DOOR. SEE LINK FOR TICKETS TO THIS EVENT***

Jun
30
Fri
2017
Zen Nights: Block Party @ Downtown Mesa
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Are you ready for a challenge?

Come out to Zen Nights plant based, family friendly Block Party in downtown Mesa on Friday June 30, 2017 6pm-10pm.

We will have over 40 cruelty free vendors participating in our marketplace with some of your favorite lifestyle essentials as well as mouthwatering, plant based cuisine for you to indulge in.

Also, we will be kicking off the Just Start Here health and wellness campaign. We are challenging ALL valley residents to go plant based for the month of July. The Just Start Here team is your go to resource for plant based recipes, tips, motivation and support to help you succeed during the challenge. So invite your friends, family, co-workers etc to come to the event and accept the challenge.

The action takes place at the intersection of Main St and McDonald in downtown Mesa. Did we mention this event is FREE to attend!!!

Jul
3
Mon
2017
Kid’s Independence Day Cookie Decorating @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am

Kids Cooking: Independence Day Sugar Cookie Decorating

with Sierra, our Barista

Mon, July 3rd • 10am

Join us for a fun time of making Independence Day themed cookies! Sierra will help the children create their own special cookie treats with festive decorations. No artificial colors or flavors will be used.

Cost: $5 per child; Pre-registration required.

Jul
7
Fri
2017
Storytime with Mr. Micah @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am

Storytime with Mr. Micah

Come hear tales of veggies, gardens and more with Mr. Micah, a favorite storyteller from our local public libraries! We’ll have an activity associated with the stories. Free; no registration required.

We’ll also celebrate the opening of The Cutting Board’s Little Free Library! 

Jul
22
Sat
2017
Kid’s Night Out @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Jul 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out @ Cutting Board Cafe

Saturday, July 22 • 6-8pm

Kids will enjoy music that’s just for them when they come in for our Kids Night Out. They’ll get a free cheese (vegan) pizza slice during the event. Singer-guitarist Tom Stitzer will entertain with his great repertoire of tunes from Disney movies and other children’s favorites. Fun and healthy fun for all the family! This is one in a series of events we’re doing this summer especially for kids and families, including more “Kids Nights Out” on August 19and September 16.

(No registration required.)

Aug
7
Mon
2017
Kid’s Craft Day @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

Kid’s Craft Day @ Cutting Board Cafe

We’ll be making fun, food-themed crafts. Ages 3-8 years.

Free; no registration required!

Aug
19
Sat
2017
Kid’s Night Out @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Baker and Cafe
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kid’s Night Out @ Cutting Board Cafe

Kids will enjoy music that’s just for them when they come in for our Kids Night Out. They’ll get a free cheese (vegan) pizza slice and lemonade during the event. Singer-guitarist Tom Stitzer will entertain with his great repertoire of tunes from Disney movies and other children’s favorites. Fun and healthy fun for all the family! All ages will enjoy this event.

Free; no registration required!

Aug
30
Wed
2017
Kid’s Cooking Class @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Aug 30 @ 6:14 am

Homemade Corn Tortillas (GF)

with Chef Sean Mac and Chef William

Wed, Aug 30th • 10am

Chef Sean Mac and Chef William will help kids make their own delicious corn tortillas.

Ages 4-8

Cost: $5 per child; Pre-registration required

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Kid’s Night Out: Back to School @ Cutting Board Cafe @ The Cutting Board Bakery and Cafe
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Kid’s Back to School Night @ Cutting Board Cafe

Kids will enjoy music that’s just for them when they come in for our Kids Night Out. They’ll get a free cheese (vegan) pizza slice and lemonade during the event. Singer-guitarist Tom Stitzer will entertain with his great repertoire of tunes from Disney movies and other children’s favorites. Fun and healthy fun for all the family! All ages will enjoy this event.

Free; no registration required!

Nov
19
Sun
2017
SW VegFest @ Steele Indian School Park
Nov 19 all-day

Save the Date!

Southwest VegFest in partnership with Farm Sanctuary Plant Powered Run

Sunday, November 19th, 2017 at Indian School Park

More Information to come!