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Madison Area Gluten Intolerance Chapter

Meetings and Events

Members meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to Noon (except in January and August) at the Prairie Park Apartments. The address is 6530 Schroeder Road. The building is on the corner of Schroeder and Struck, just south of the Post Office. Please arrive early as the entry way is security locked.

We enjoy a variety of activities, including updates on research news and celiac disease in the media, speakers from the medical community, opportunities to try new gluten-free products, recipe sharing, and potluck celebrations.

2014 Meeting Schedule

Saturday, April 12
Saturday, May 10
Remainder of year to be announced

Upcoming MAGIC Meetings and Events

Saturday, April 12:

Mary Eberle - Cornbread and Butter Making Presentation: Mary Eberle will demonstrate how to make gluten-free cornbread from a gluten-free baking mix, healthy coconut oil, and honey. Mary will also demonstrate butter making. We will get to sample the butter on the cornbread.

Mary Eberle is the Camp Director at Camp Green Star, which is run by her business, First Step Renew, LLC. Camp Green Star is an urban farming camp, where kids garden and learn how to raise chickens and how to make butter. Camp Green Star's daily snacks are healthy and gluten-free. The snacks are harvested from the camp's organic garden and supplemented with other glutenfree foods. Mary also teaches adult classes on urban homesteading skills, such as baking, fermenting, and making natural skincare products.

Pancake Breakfast: M.A.G.I.C. will supply pancakes and basic toppings. Anyone is welcome to bring additional toppings or side items to share. An ingredient list is helpful to those with allergies. Please contact Judy if you would like to volunteer.

Food Pantry Items Needed:    Please consider bringing a gluten free item to donate to the food pantry. They can take everything GF such as mixes, soups, pasta, cereal, breads, crackers, rice. Baking mixes and foods that kids enjoy are particularly appreciated. MAGIC is also sponsoring one child who receives food from the food pantry. His special diet requirements are gluten free, egg free and nut free -- his food must be packaged in a nut free facility. If bringing food specifically for him, please mark it as being for the sponsored child.

Upcoming Community and Other Events

The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.

Wednesdays, April 2 and April 9    Baking Gluten Free Class offered through Madison Area Technical College and held at the Madison Senior Center.

Sign-up info is on the MATC web site.

Saturday, April 5    Gluten Free Event, Hy-Vee #1, 3801 East Washington

Numerous products will be available for tasting; some new, some old favorites. No need to register, come when it is convenient for you!
Time: from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Location: Club Room (to the far right of the store by the frozen foods department

Saturday, April 5    Cooking with Rebecca Reilly

This event is sponsored by Fox Valley Celiacs Support Group and will be held at Fox Valley Technical College. Rebecca Reilly is a noted gluten free cookbook author. This is an all-day event with a morning session from 9:30 to 11:30, an afternoon session from 1:30 to 3:30 with gluten free lunch available between the sessions. The reservation deadline is March 25th. Please print out the Reservation Form and mail along with your check per directions on the form.

Monday, April 7    Five-week paleo diet classes, starting on April 7.

The paleo diet is also gluten free. Classes are offered by PaleoVation. Register through the web site.

Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13    Gluten & Allergen Free Expo

Attend classes and presentations, visit vendor booths. Register in advance on the web site in case they sell out in advance.
Time: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm both days
Location: The Schaumburg Renaissance Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL
Ticket Prices: $15 for one day, $25 for both days; Senior Citizen Prices: $10 for one day, $15 for both days