Members typically meet on the second Saturday of each month, from 10 am to Noon (except in January, June, July and August). We enjoy a variety of activities, including updates on research news and celiac disease in the media, speakers, opportunities to try new gluten-free products, recipe sharing, and potluck celebrations. Meetings are often held at Meadowridge Library, Meadowood Shopping Center, 5726 Raymond Rd, Madison, WI 53711 (Mapquest map). See details for each meeting for exact location.
We will be taste testing gluten-free breads. Please bring a homemade (with recipe) or store bought loaf of gluten-free bread. We will have half of the room available to us - no kitchen this time.
Discount coupons for the annual Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo in Schaumburg, IL will be available.
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.
The following events are listed as a service to members. They are neither sponsored by nor endorsed by MAGIC.
The expo will be held at the Schaumburg Convention Center from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM both days. The event features numerous vendors of gluten-free and allergy-friendly products, as well as classes. A list of classes, times, and presenters can be found on the Expo website.
Spring Flours Gluten-Free Gala showcases Chicago's best chefs and bakers with more than a dozen gluten-free tasting stations. The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center's primary fundraiser of the year, the event also includes a grand raffle and a paddle raise auction. This year multiple types of tickets are being offered: Reserved VIP table of 10 ($2,500), Individual Reserved Seating ($225) and General Admission ($175). Please note that a General Admission ticket allows for access to the chef tasting stations and bars, but does not offer seating.
From 11am-3pm each day Metcalfe's is hosting a Gluten Free Food Fair at their locations at Hilldale and West Towne. Throughout their stores they will be sampling some of their many gluten free items.