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  • Saturday June 15, 2013: (Victorville) The Mojave Environmental Education Consortium is hosting its first Solar Oven Cook-Off Competition for teams of High Desert students from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the MDAQMD office at 14306 Park Avenue . Teams of two to five students will build and design solar cookers and develop original recipes to cook on their creations. Teams will be separated by divisions of grades 4 to 6, 7 to 9 and 10 to 12. Cash prizes will be given in each division. Register by May 29th. More information...
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013: (Davis) Come out this Wednesday to learn how to use the sun to cook eggs, bake bread, and other culinary marvels in a sun powered oven. Our featured guests – Kendall Essex and Claire Black Slotton - will bring their solar ovens and you can Ask the Experts how to use and make your own solar oven. Cool Davis will be hosting solar oven demonstrations at the Farmers Market, at Picnic in the Park from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. More information...
  • Saturday, June 22, 2013: (Fresno) Central Valley Solar Cookers will be holding a solar cooking festival at The Gazebo in Woodward Park, Fresno, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. It will feature solar cooking demonstrations, music by Cerro Negro, Eva Scow, and Samba Central, and other solar science. A Parasol Parade at 11 a.m. led by Samba Central, and a potluck food tasting for members, family and friends. Also a raffle and information on how to get started solar cooking. Please come join us to celebrate solar cooking and the summer solstice. Bring your Cooker (if you can), food to solar cook(or to share at the potluck - members only), parasol or umbrella, chairs, sunglasses, family and friends, and a spirit for adventure and innovation. Let's get California solar cooking. More Information...
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013: (Nevada City) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (no alcohol, drugs, tobacco or foul language allowed) will be having a Solar Cook-Off and Potluck at 615 Hollow Way. Cooking will begin at 10 a.m., and the potluck will start at 4 p.m. Bring tasty ingredients of your favorite dish to solar cook and share. If you don’t have a solar cooker, bring yourself and see what the excitement is about. Information available to learn how to make a cooker to use the sun to cook food. For more information contact Ken Dorris, +1 (530) 292-4213.
  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013: (Sacramento) Solar Cookers International is holding its annual Shine On! gathering to pay tribute to the work of many who have helped teach solar cooking and water pasteurization around the world. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m. More details to follow.

North Carolina

  • Saturday, June 22, 2013: (Hickory) The public is invited to Patrick Beaver Memorial Library at 375 Third St., NE, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to learn about using the sun to cook food in a solar cooking workshop. The workshop is free, but space is limited so registration is required. The workshop is best suited for adults or a parent participating with their child. The instructor will be Sharlene Thomas, inventor of the Solar Chief. Read more about how to register and what to bring.


  • July 26-28, 2013: (John Day) This year's SolWest Fair at the Grant County Fairgrounds hopes to include solar cooking demonstrations, with classes for all ages, solar food vendors and a solar potluck. Since 1999, SolWest has been a back-to-our-roots education-oriented event with the aim of helping small businesses and sustainability-oriented attendees, but the fair is endangered by lack of funding. Consider offering what aid you can to continue the SolWest Fair tradition. More information...


  • Saturday, July 6, 2013: (Salt Lake City) Experienced solar cooking advocate Scot Frank is organizing a Utah Solar Cooking Club using the Meetup model. He is proposing a solar cookout for the 6th, but the location is still to be determined. More information...

Washington D.C.

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013: (Washington D.C.) Join noted chef Jose' Andre's for a culinary adventure, visiting six of the top restaurants in the city from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. All the proceeds of the evening will benefit his non-profit World Central Kitchen, where using the power of food and clean technologies, including solar cooking, is changing lives and nourishing hope. Ticket information...

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