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Earthsave Veg Dinner Saturday: RSVP Please

From: Don R.
Sent on: Thursday, June 12, 2008 9:03 AM
Here's a reminder about this Saturday's Earthsave veg dinner and lecture in Owings Mills. There's also info on the terrific, annual Veg Summerfest, in Johnstown, PA, which will start next Wednesday.

And if enjoy meeting people and would like to help the Earthsave nonprofit spread the word about healthier, Earth-friendly food choices, we could use your help at our information table at the Roots Music and Arts Festival - July 13 & 14 at the Roots Music and Arts Festival on the beautiful grounds of the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Go to

Hope to see you soon!

Peace, Don Robertson

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER SERIES, on Saturday, June 14th from 6-9 pm, will host a potluck dinner featuring the talk ?Compassionate Action: Changing Menus & Changing Minds,? by Erica Meier, director of the DC animal advocacy nonprofit group Compassion Over Killing. Join us to learn how you can make a difference for animals in your community by working with restaurants, cafeterias, and other food-related businesses. This presentation will offer tips and strategies empowering you to help get more vegan options into local eateries and encourage them to phase out some of the cruelest animal products from their menus. You?ll also hear success stories to motivate and inspire you to get active for animals.

Erica Meier is the executive director of Compassion Over Killing, a non-profit animal advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. Since 1995, COK has worked to end the abuse of animals in agriculture through undercover investigations, public outreach, litigation, and other advocacy programs. Before working at COK, Erica spent four years as an animal control officer in D.C., rescuing sick, injured, and homeless animals as well as enforcing animal protection laws.

DINNER GUESTS are asked to bring a dish made without animal products to serve five times the number in their party, along with a donation of $5 ($2 for members). Or you may attend without bringing a dish for a $12 fee ($10 for members). Please give 2 days notice if paying for dinner. Monthly dinner/lecture events are held on the second Saturday at the Learning Center/Yoga Studio of Your Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills. Please RSVP by email or call[masked]-3043. Hope to see you there!

DIRECTIONS From Beltway 695: Traveling east, take 795 (Northwest Expressway). Get off at Exit 4 (Owings Mills Blvd). Bear right when exit splits. Take right at first traffic light (South Dolfield Road). Travel approximately l/4 mile. Flying Avocado Caf? and "Your Prescription for Health" pharmacy is on the right after Golds Gym. The Learning Center/Yoga Studio entrance is at the opposite end of the building.

DIRECTIONS From Reisterstown Road: Travel West on Painters Mill Road. Turn right at 2nd traffic light onto S. Dolfield Road. Go left at the second driveway into the parking lot of Your Prescription for Health.

VEGETARIAN SUMMERFEST ?08 is a big favorite annual educational conference for Earthsavers. On June 18 - 22, the North American vegetarian Society will bring together some of the very best speakers, workshops, food, social activities, and more. It will take place at the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown, on the picturesque campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. The campus is a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve with 40 acres of hiking trails. Registrants may attend the entire 5-day conference, or opt for the weekend only. The toughest part for most attendees is trying to decide which of the classes to attend. Daytime schedules normally offer at least 6-7 options. Conference fees cover the entire educational program, including classes, lectures, workshops and discussions, as well as films, entertainment and use of certain athletic areas. Also covered are vegan meals, with ample variety to suit most any preference, and on-campus housing which includes a twin bed, linen and towels. To learn more, go to Hope to see you there!

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