Image: Yago Partal www.zooportraits.com

Thursday, December 10 
Doors @ 6:30 pm / Program begins @ 7 pm 
Suggested $10 donation; proceeds split between GOCA and Harley's Hope

GOCA and Harley's Hope are partnering to bring you a special ChitChat on Vegan Wines and Pet Portraits that features vegan lifestyle coach JL Fields and award-winning photographer Tara Patty. 

ChitChat is a series of mash-up talks on contemporary culture and DIY topics., featuring two speakers, hands-on learning, and a whole lot of lively conversation. ChitChat aims to spark diverse discussions on contemporary life and features some of the most interesting minds in Southern Colorado. 

Please note: all unclaimed seats will be released at 7 pm. Seating is first-come, first-served - we STRONGLY recommend arriving early to guarantee preferred seating. 


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? 
No age limits - but all guests must have a ticket. ID's will be required and checked at registration. 

About the speakers: 

JL Fields is a vegan lifestyle coach & educator, Food for Life instructor, personal chef, career coach, and a corporate consultant. She is the author of Vegan Pressure Cooking, co-author of Vegan for Her, writes the monthly vegan dining review for the Colorado Springs Gazette, and produces and hosts the radio show Easy Vegan on which broadcasts on KCMJ in Colorado Springs, CO, on WADR in Janesville, WI and online globally (KCMJ.org) and via the TuneIn app.

JL completed the Intensive Study Program at The Christina Pirello School of Natural Cooking and Integrative Health Studies. She is certified by the Main Street Vegan Academy and a certified Food for Life Instructor by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. JL provides vegan cooking services, lifestyle coaching and classes in Colorado Springs and the surrounding area as well nationally and internationally. She lives in Colorado Springs with her husband Dave and their rescued cats, CK and Ernie. http://jlgoesvegan.com

Tara C. Patty is an award-winning photographer with 20 years experience running a studio for humans - in the past 5 years she has expanded the business to pet portraiture. Photographing dogs and their humans is personally meaningful for the photographer. She states, "I grew up with dogs and know what it means to lose a dog you love. That's why I'm passionate about photographing your pet so that you will have a lasting memory for all time. A great portrait of your dog will make you laugh, cry and remember the times you shared with your furry companion." www.springspetportraits.com