Updated: June/July 2016

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Marin County
Celiac Disease Foundation – Marin Support Group 

Upcoming meetings:
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 – 7:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, August 9, 2016  – 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Central Marin Police Authority Community Room, 250 Doherty Drive, Larkspur. To register for a meeting or join the email list for the Marin group, send a note to CDF board member and Marin resident Jim Watson at marincounty@celiac.org. The meetings are free and open to the public.

Napa County
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California 
Gluten-Free Events at Whole Foods in Napa
Are you on a gluten-free diet or interested in learning about gluten-related disorders? A quarterly support group for those with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity meets at the Culinary Center of Whole Foods in Napa, 3682 Bel Aire Plaza. Admission is free. Members of the public are welcome and sign-ups are not necessary unless specified. Meetings are sponsored by the Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California (http://www.celiaccommunity.org/) and Whole Foods Market, Napa.
Upcoming Meetings:
Please note: These dates are scheduled far in advance and sometimes change. So please double check back here for confirmation before attending.
Saturday, November 5, 9:30am-11:00am  
This date is tentative

Sonoma County
Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California
Gluten-Free Events at Whole Foods in Santa Rosa
The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California partners with Whole Foods in the Coddingtown Mall in Santa Rosa to offer quarterly gluten-free support meetings on Saturday mornings. The events are free and open to the public. We meet in the community room next to the Customer Service Desk. Questions? Contact: jiscol@celiaccommunity.org
Upcoming meetings:
Please note: These dates are scheduled far in advance and sometimes change. So please double check back here for confirmation before attending.
Saturday, September 17,10am-12pm  This date is tentative
Saturday, December 3, 10am-12pm  This date is tentative

East Bay

Gluten Free Discussion Group in Walnut Creek  
The Gluten Free Discussion Group meets to discuss matters of health and how to live a Gluten Free life!  We discuss Gluten Free products, vendors, restaurants and other topics of interest for people that are diagnosed Celiac or simply wish to follow a healthy gluten free diet. Meeting fee is $3 per meeting or $10 per year.
Upcoming meetings in 2016:
July 21, 7 PM
September 22, 9:30 AM
These meetings are held in the Creekside Complex at Rossmoor, 1010 Stanley Dollar Drive, Walnut Creek, Ca 94595, in the Club Room, from 7 PM to 8:30 PM for evening meetings and 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM for morning meetings. Sign-in and set up for the meetings will begin at 6:30 PM or 9:00 AM. We also have occasional luncheon meetings. We will announce these as they are scheduled. If you wish to be advised of these luncheon meetings, please send your name, address and email to Walter Moeller at GlutenFreeWC@GMail.Com or call 925-930-8875.

East Bay/Tri-Valley R.O.C.K. group 
Events, picnics and potlucks. Contact: Carla at  fonseNcarla@gmail.com
Gluten-Free Meetup Club at Draeger’s Market
Join to be notified of events. http://www.meetup.com/Gluten-Free-Club/

Gluten Intolerance Group Tri-Valley and East Bay
Contact Kim@thrivinggf.com to be added to the mailing list and for meeting information.

S.F. Peninsula, South Bay, Santa Cruz and Monterey

Santa Cruz Celiac
Join the Facebook group to learn about events and be in contact with other group members or contact organizer Erin Smith erinsmith78@gmail.com
A support group for those living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance in Santa Cruz County, California.

Santa Cruz Celiac Support Group
This group is primarily active online, in the “Celiac Bay Area” Yahoo Group: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/celiacbayarea/
Contact information: http://santacruzceliac.org/ Pam Newbury 831-423-6904 pam@santacruzceliac.org.

Peninsula GFFs (Gluten-Free Friends)
Support group for kids and their parents
Peninsula GFFs Facebook
Contacts: Amy Fothergill amy@amythefamilychef.com and
Rachel Ruggiero indigofamily1@gmail.com
Check the Facebook page or contact Amy or Rachel for upcoming events or to volunteer.

The Family Chef Gluten-Free Cooking Classes*
Classes in San Francisco, San Mateo, Half Moon Bay and other locations.
Contact Chef Amy for upcoming classes or or visit her events page. Email her at amy@amythefamilychef.com. *Classes are NOT held in a dedicated GF facility.
Amy published The Warm Kitchen: Gluten-free recipes anyone can make and everyone will love. View upcoming events: http://amythefamilychef.com/events/

Sacramento Area and Davis

Celiac Support Group in Sacramento. Please join us at one of the events listed below! If you would like to join the email list, go to http://www.celiacsupportgroup.org/contact-us and fill out the Subscribe Now form on the left. Your email address is confidential. Find us on Facebook and Twitter. See our website for details on the following events and more.
Upcoming events:
18-Jun-2016 Davis Support & Planning Meeting

Sacramento Celiacs  This group is active primarily on its Facebook page. It is for all Sacramento Area Celiacs: children and teens with Celiac, their parents, and adults with Celiac. This is a group to support one another, to exchange gluten-free recipes, local restaurants that serve gluten-free or are gluten-free friendly, gluten-free cooking and baking classes, and to let you know of upcoming Celiac events in the area. Contact: Joann Mitchell joanns4angels@gmail.com

Gluten-Free Group at the Davis Food Co-op
The Davis Food Co-op gluten-free group was meeting monthly. Check the Co-op’s website calendar for updated information. As of June 2016, it seems to be on hiatus, and it is not clear whether it will restart.
620 G St. Davis, California 95616

Central California

Central Coast Celiacs
Contact: Isabella Porter thecentralcoastceliacs@gmail.com
Central Coast Celiacs provides information about Celiac Disease/Dermatitis Herpetiformis. Membership is free of charge. Central Coast Celiacs is a volunteer-only support group and a chapter of the Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) www.celiac.org.
For meetings and information, please go to: https://sites.google.com/site/centralcoastceliacs/

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