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SUNDAY: OCTOBER 9th - The Annual Meeting

Posted by Patrick on October 04, 2016

The Rainbow Cooperative Annual Shareholder meeting is right around the corner! We’re having it in the High Noon Cafe this year. It’s always fun, with Mississippi’s best vegetarian potluck, free beer, and fun financial presentations! Yeah, there’s gonna be a slideshow! WITH GRAPHS. Also, you’ll vote for and find out who becomes the new board of directors.

I hope you’re all as excited about graphs as I am, because let me tell you: These are some amazing graphs. There’s bars, there’s numbers, some of the bars are bigger than others, and all the axes are properly labeled and to scale, it’s really just a masterful bit of graphing. Not that pretentious kind that tries to make everything artistic and like a TED talk, either. Workman’s graphs. These numbers go up, these numbers go down. Tax stuff. It’s great. THRILLING.

Plus there’s beer, which always makes graphs even better. There’s drinks that aren’t beer, too. And a potluck. Rainbow provides some stuff, but you should really bring your own, since that’s the point of a potluck.

It’s a vegetarian potluck, so don’t make that mistake. Everyone here might not be a full-time vegetarian, but they’ll be vegetarian on that day. With your help. You can help. You can come look at graphs. Thanks!

The Rainbow Annual Shareholders Meeting will take place at 1:00 PM on Sunday, October 9th. It’s in the High Noon Cafe! Get there on time and you’ll be able to vote for the Board of Directors and hear all the speeches, and eat all the food! If you get there late, you’ll be stuck with me just watching the graphs.

Saturday, October 8th - Potluck Plus Igor Iwanek

Posted by Patrick on October 04, 2016

This week it’s not just a potluck, after the food, we’ll get into something else - Music & Mysticism!
Enjoy a relaxing after-lunch time filled with music, chanting and eastern philosophy of sound. Explore Nada Yoga - the yoga of sound, a practice of tuning in to the omnipresent laws of the vibrating universe. Come together to experience Kirtan, spiritual chanting that encourages deep concentration and find out about Indian Ragas - the artistic embodiment of the yoga of sound path. You may notice better quality sleep and a sense of calm after attending this session. You will open up your ears, participate and learn simple yet elegant, energy restoring practices. The workshop will start right after the potluck and run for approximately 1.5 hrs
Facilitated by Dr. Igor Iwanek, formerly an Affiliated Artist at MIT, a composer and musician well versed in the Hindustani (North Indian) and Western Classical music traditions.

Rainbow Class: September 24th: Canning

Posted by Patrick on September 22, 2016

Summer’s rolling to a close, and those bounties of tomatoes and peppers are about to halt as well! So what you need to do is learn how to preserve your harvest with some helpful kitchen tips and lessons from the professionals.

Join Rainbow employee Patrick Jerome and the Brandon branch of the MSU extension service as they explain the difficulties, joys, tricks and tips of the canning trade.

The event will be in the High Noon Cafe at 2:00 PM. It should end at roughly 4:00 PM.

Check out the updates and info on THE FACEBOOK.

This Weekend at the Rainbow - October 1st: A Women’s Soap Party

Posted by Patrick on September 19, 2016

This will be an opportunity for women to gather and learn of the ancient power embodied in the traditional Bath. Using Native African Black Soap, nourish and cleanse both your body and spirit, empowering change. This will be a chance to implement life-altering habits that support you, your family and your whole community.

Join Earcine, Founder of Francis Flowers and Herbs Farm, from Pickens, Mississippi, as she shows you how something you do daily can transform your life, and the world around you.

This event will be on October 1st, at 2:00 PM in the High Noon Cafe.

Rainbow Coop Elections! (The Fun Kind)

Posted by Patrick on September 19, 2016

Want to participate in an election that doesn’t remind you of all the world’s problems? Want to participate in some democracy that doesn’t depress you with your dearth of choices?

Think you’d be a better choice than certain unnamed someones running for office? Hint: you probably are!

Then perhaps running for (and voting for) the Rainbow Cooperative Board of Directors is the right move for YOU!

One of the most important things our members can do is serve on the Rainbow Cooperative Board of Directors. In order to do that, there’s a couple of things you need to do -

First, you MUST be a shareholder member in good standing. Annual members don’t count for this, only shareholders.
Second, you MUST register to run if you want to get on the ballot. Write-ins are accepted at the annual meeting, but getting on the ballot helps!
Third, only one non-salaried Rainbow employee can be on the board. There are currently no Rainbow employees on the board, so maybe you could help!

And that’s it, really! There’s two spots opening up, so you could be one of the two dynamic Captains of this Cooperative!  Come into the Rainbow and get your sign-up form TODAY!

Sign up by September 22nd to get on the ballot! You won’t regret it!

If you want to vote in our unrigged voting process, all you have to do is become (or already be) a Member Shareholder! Come on to our annual meeting on October 9th and you can get in on the state’s best vegetarian potluck, enjoy our hand-crafted presentations and drink free beer. No, it’s not a trick, Rainbow Shareholder! Free beer!

Sunday, October 9th, at the High Noon Cafe! 1 PM! Be there, get all votey on us! It’s the only election you WILL regret missing in 2016!

This Weekend at the Rainbow - September 17th-18th

Posted by Patrick on September 13, 2016

Our ongoing Saturday seminars are still… ongoing.

On Saturday, September 17th, we’re having a free Yoga Class. This free yoga class, by Alyssa Sikora of Magnolia Healthy Living, is suitable for anyone - if you’re an experienced yoga guru or a total beginner! There will be some smoothie samples on hand, and after you’re done stretching and sweating, you can grab an ice cold 100% natural juice from the juice bar!

It’s BYOM - Bring Your Own Mat. Alyssa will have a few free mats for anyone who doesn’t own one, but if you have one, please bring it. It’ll be good for the beginners if you bring your own.

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Then, on Sunday, September 18th, we’re having a FREE screening of GMO OMG.

GMO OMG director and concerned father Jeremy Seifert is in search of answers. How do GMOs affect our children, the health of our planet, and our freedom of choice? And perhaps the ultimate question, which Seifert tests himself: is it even possible to reject the food system currently in place, or have we lost something we can’t gain back? These and other questions take Seifert on a journey from his family’s table to Haiti, Paris, Norway, and the lobby of agra-giant Monsanto, from which he is unceremoniously ejected. Along the way we gain insight into a question that is of growing concern to citizens the world over: what’s on your plate?

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