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Vegetarian, Vegan & Raw Food Festival 2024

Schedule

Saturday June 22nd 12 noon to 8pm

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE:

  • Cascadia Big Band : Jazz Music : 12 Noon to 12.45
  • Balkanarama : Balkan Music : 1.00 pm to 1.45 pm
  • Chennai Beats : Folk dances : 1.55 pm 2.10 pm
  • Melody Institute : Chineese dance and opera : 2.15 pm to 3.15 pm
  • Zumba with April : 3.20 pm to 4.20 pm : Participatory
  • Disha Live Band : Contemporary and Indian Fusion Live Music : 4.25 pm to 5.30 pm ( 4.25 pm to 4.40 pm sound check )
  • Cowherd Girls: Spiritual dance: Vedicculturalcenter: 5.40 pm to 5.55 pm
  • Redmond Jazzercise : 5.55 pm to 6.55 pm : Participatory
  • Vedic Cultural Center : Mantra House : Kirtan Joy & Love Dance : 7.00 pm to 7.25 pm
  • Yoga by Ramya Dushyanth/ Love to share Foundation of America : 7.30 pm to 8.00 pm : Participatory.

June 22nd from 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Redmond Downtown Park

Vegetarian/Vegan Festival the first of its kind on the east side is returning to Redmond Downtown Park on Saturday, June 22nd, 2023 from 12 Noon to 8.00 PM. The health and wellness oriented unique festival is organized by Northwest Share , a Seattle based 501 ( C ) 3 organization www.nwshare.org with a grant support from the Redmond Tourism Development Fund ( LTAC ).

Redmond’s first Veg Fest showcases health, happiness, vegetarian, vegan, and raw food, ayurveda, naturopathy, yoga, organic- and permaculture farming, and ethical non-violent animal husbandry for a sustainable planet. This festival will bring together people working towards a sustainable lifestyle, featuring plant-based nutrition, dynamic speakers, ayurvedic cooking demos, free samples, juice bar, veg/vegan/raw products, many interactive booths like make your own spice blends , aroma blends, tea blends, cookie decoration, healing blends, and ready to eat and quick dry snacks made by vegetarian chefs.

There will be stage entertainment with international performing groups, Jazzercise, Zumba and more that the whole family can enjoy. This festival is kids-friendly and family-friendly, with animal petting including cows etc. In addition, you can meet a variety of representatives from health food stores, ayurvedic doctors, sports doctors and massage therapists. Guest speakers will deliver engaging lectures on permaculture, horticulture, mound growing, farms and nurseries.

Northwest Share is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization founded in 1998. It promotes the adoption of a plant-based diet and lifestyle for healthy, ethical and sustainable living. It offers a community for people to meet, learn, exchange ideas and information, and interact with others interested in plant-based living for a better world.

For booths at Redmond’s first Veg Fest, please email info@nwshare.org

Food Menu

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It's a cow's life in Redmond at Goloka Farm

The revered animals live out their days in peace and pampering at this bovine sanctuary.

REDMOND, Wash. — Some of Harry Terhanian’s best friends are cows. The entrepreneur and philanthropist is the founder of the Goloka Cow Shelter, in Redmond and Arlington.

"We always treat them with love and devotion," Terhanian said.

The farms are supported by Northwest Share, a nonprofit that lives its message of peace and respect for all living things, rooted in the Vedic culture of South Asia.

"Care, kindness, gentle nature," said Latha Sambamurti, Artistic, Outreach and Development Director of NorthWest Share.

Terhanian explained, "When you protect the cow it renders prosperity and peace."

On this farm, the nearly 30 cows are relaxed and friendly.

"They’re very docile," Terhanian said.

Sambamurti added, "They appreciate love and affection."

Families are welcome to visit by appointment.

"People can easily come, bring their kids, and associate with the cows," Terhanain said.

Some of the residents are rescue animals.

"They also learn to trust humans." Sambamurti said. "Even after they’ve been abused for a long time."

None of these cows will ever be harmed.

"Cows symbolizes motherhood," she said.

Their milk is considered a sacred gift.

"That’s a miracle," Terhanian explained.

All of them have a safe and permanent place to call home.

"If you protect a cow it brings prosperity, happiness and peace in your life," Terhanian said.

Cow Cuddling @ Goloka Farm, Redmond, WA:

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Cow Cuddling at Goloka Farm, Redmond, WA:

- *Individual Cost:* $25
- *Payment Method:* Zelle to 425-499-6408
- *Days/Weekends:* Saturdays and Sundays, 12 noon to 4:00 pm in winter.
- *Prior Appointment Required for Cow Cuddling.*

Cow Caretaker:
- Janavathsala

*Starting Date:*
- 27th and 28th January

Activities:
1. *Cow Cuddling with RamDas (Miniature Cow Calf)*
- Experience the symbolism of motherhood, selfless love, and tranquility.
- Meet and cuddle Ramdas, the adorable baby miniature cow calf.

2. Feeding Cows and Goats:
- Organic bananas only, no labels, no plastic bags (use only paper bags).
- Feed under the supervision of the caretaker.

3. Bring Cow Calf Ramdas to Your Home:
- Foster prosperity and abundance in your home.
- Suggested donations apply.

4. Karma-Free Milk (Ahimsa Milk):
- Organic, free-range cow's milk.

Contact for Questions:
- Harry Terhanian at 425-499-6408

One World One Seattle Festival

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Creating prosperity through sharing is the motto of NorthWest Share, a 501(c)3 non profit organization that was founded in 1998 by our president, the motivating leader Harry Terhanian and run by 100% volunteers! NorthWest Share serves many communities all throughout WA state with their 2 vegetarian food trucks for many years with love, care, respect and compassion. NorthWest Share is the only organization that has a special permit for free vegetarian food truck in the entire Pacific Northwest.

NorthWest Share distributed gifts during this holiday time similar to last year to many kids in Redmond where they serve free health vegetarian feast to 100's of people on all Thursdays, rain, snow or storm for many years especially during covid. Thanks to city of Redmond for helping us with the location to serve food.

Thanks to our dearest Redmond Kiwanis for their partnership and their generous donation for kid's gifts in Redmond. Kids enjoyed receiving the gifts(Gift certificates, Children books and Goodness cookies). Goodness cookies are made by wonderful kids under the guidance of Harry Terhanian in our commercial kitchen and distributed with wisdom messages.
It's always a joy to see the happy faces of especially children & parents!

Happy Holidays ! Stay safe !

NorthWest Share will be serving free food tomorrow, Saturday at Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma at 12 noon and will be distributing many gifts and toys to 100's of kids in partnership with the Tacoma Kiwanis, Asia Pacific Cultural Center and World Vision.

8TH ANNUAL DIWALI - LIGHTS OF INDIA

The 8th annual Diwali: Lights of India is organized by Northwest SHARE, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization run by 100% volunteers. Northwest Share promotes arts, culture. education, health and humanities.

Message from six prominent dignitaries Jay Inslee Governor of Washington, Pramila Jayapal United States Representative, Suzan DelBene United States Representative, Manka Dhingra Member of the Washington Senate, Vandana Slatter Washington State House of Representative, Robert Nellams Director of Seattle Center, Claudia Balducci Wasthington King County Council and Latha Pat Arts Director of Northwest Share

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