A harvest of vegan events

October is full of options for the vegan and vegan-curious community. Trying to get a taste of the vegan menus at all of the three dozen Sacramento Vegan Chef Challenge restaurants (sacveganchefchallenge.com) will keep one busy enough, but one could also get educated at Marga Den Hoed’s Vegan Desserts cooking class at the Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op Thursday, October 18. The agenda includes whipping up apple crisp with whipped cream, carrot cake, brownies and marzipan chocolate drops. The class is at 6 p.m. at 2820 R Street; get tickets ($49) at https://sac.coop. Or trek to San Francisco for the World Veg Fest Saturday, October 27 to see 20-plus plant-based superstar speakers, like Colleen Patrick-Goudreau and Sacramento’s own Timaree Hagenburger. The fest is 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at 1199 9th Avenue in Golden Gate Park, and costs $5-$10. There will, of course, be vegan food and samples—enjoy stuffing your face with them!