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.
Saturday, March 8
Saturday, April 12
Remainder of year to be announced
Saturday, March 8: Christine Berndt Miles, RD, CD, Dietetic Services Director for the Department of Corrections
We know about the Big Ten - but do you know about the Big Eight? Christine Miles will discuss food allergies and sensitivities - including the Big Eight and the operational challenges faced by food service providers.
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.
The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.
Sunday, March 16 Gluten Free Expo, Hy-Vee at Westgate on Whitney Way
This event will be for those with celiac disease, as well as those interested in choosing foods made with gluten-free ingredients. We will be highlighting items throughout our entire store. There will be a welcome table near the entrance by our HealthMarket, with free gift bags for the first 100 customers. Time: from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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 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