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News & Upcoming Events...

From: Don R.
Sent on: Tuesday, February 4, 2014 2:18 PM

Hi Meetup Member,

Thought you might like to see the latest news and event updates from Vegetarian Resource Group. You may want to attend some of the scheduled classes. And please mark you calendar for Saturday, May 3rd, for the third annual Baltimore Vegfest at UMBC in Catonsville. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Annual-Baltimore-VegFest/263956273645903 I'll be there with an info and book sales tables for Earthsave Baltimore. Earthsave's events are listed at http://earthsavebaltimore.org/

My wife Ginny, who founded On Purpose Networking for Women, and publishes On Purpose Woman magazine, and  will be leading an outstanding all-day workshop (for women only) this weekend called "Getting Out of Your Own Way". There is no upfront charge. Attendees are asked to pay afterwards based upon value received and ability to pay. You may pick the day that works best for you... either Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Click this link and scroll down to the three events. http://www.ginnyrobertson.com/index.php?pageid=6576656e745f69643a30 Pre-registration is required.

Hope to see you soon!

Peace... Don Robertson


Date: Tue, 4 Feb[masked]:01:20 -0500
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: VRG Maryland News:February 2014

The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness

February, 2014

To view the VRG Maryland Newsletter on the web, visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/local/201402local.php ]

 1. OUTREACH FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
 2. MAINE SEAWEED APPRENTICESHIP
 3. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
 4. SIENA'S KOSHER ITALIAN AND MEXICAN RESTAURANT
 5. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
 6. SUMMER STAFF NEEDED FOR VEGETARIAN KITCHEN IN INTERNATIONAL TEEN
     CAMP
 7. APPLY TO THE VRG SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST NOW
 8. DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
 9. VEGAN SUMMER CAMP SEARCHES FOR STAFF
     PROPERTY CUSTODIAN/CARETAKER
     SUMMER INTERN
10. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
11. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
12. YEA VEGAN CAMP
13. ABOUT VRG

1. OUTREACH FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
Open the Cages Alliance on Thursday, February 6th from 7:00 to 7:30 PM
and February 8th from 2:00 to 2:30 PM will be outside the Baltimore Arena
on 201 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. The Ringling Brothers
and Barnum and Bailey Circus intends to come to the Baltimore Arena
this March/April, so this will be one of their pre-emptive outreach
events. This particular pre-emptive outreach event is scheduled
prior to the "Disney on Ice" event at the Arena that evening. Volunteers
will be leafleting and having conversations with families who may
be planning to attend the circus or other events that use animals for
entertainment.

Contact [address removed] or[masked]
to RSVP.

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2. MAINE SEAWEED APPRENTICESHIP
Become a member of this family-owned business on the coast of Maine, 25
miles northeast of Acadia National Park. Maine Seaweed hand harvests and
dries Atlantic seaweeds and sea vegetables. Larch, the founder, has stayed
at the work for decades and is reaching out to prospective apprentices.

For more information, visit:
[ theseaweedman.com ]
[ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-Seaweed/100184850047256 ]
[ http://www.flickr.com/photos/larchhanson ] [ http://larchhanson.com/ ]

If you are interested in an apprenticeship, you may write Larch at:
Larch Hanson, Maine Seaweed LLC or call/fax at[masked]-2875.

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3. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS

MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS:

Baltimore VegFest -
Baltimore, MD - 5/3
[ https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Annual-Baltimore-VegFest/263956273645903 ]

NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:
Valley VegFest -
Florence, MA - Saturday, 3/29
[ http://www.valleyveg.org/vegfest/ ]

Veggie Pride Parade -
New York City, NY - 3/30
[ http://www.veggieprideparade.org/ ]

Worcester VegFest -
Worcester, MA - 4/6
[ http://worcestervegfest.com/ ]

PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting & Exhibition
- Bethlehem, PA - 4/24
[ http://www.eatrightpa.org/ ]

Richmond VegFest -
Richmond, VA - 6/21
[ http://www.veggiefest.org/ ]

If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at
[address removed]. If you would like to donate towards our veggie outreach,
donate at: [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]. Donations can also be sent
to:

The Vegetarian Resource Group,
P.O. Box 1463,
Baltimore, MD 21203.

Or call: (410) 366-8343.

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4. SIENA'S KOSHER ITALIAN AND MEXICAN RESTAURANT
Although not completely vegan or vegetarian, Siena's offers several
vegan and vegetarian options, the most interesting of which is the
Lila's Calzone which was specially created for a child with a dairy
allergy.

Their website does not indicate dishes as specifically vegan,
so any customer would need to ask questions in order to insure their
menu option is meat and dairy-free. For more information, visit:
[ http://sienasrestaurant.com/restaurant.htm ]
[ http://sienasrestaurant.com/menu.htm ]

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5. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS

VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD
The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at 8865 Stanford
Boulevard, in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday each month
at 12:30 PM. The Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at
1000 Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month
at 7 PM. If you are vegan or vegetarian and would like to eat great food
while socializing with others who share your interests, attend a meet-up!

For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore
Meet-ups, see:
[ http://www.meetup.com/vegetarian-9/ http://www.meetup.com/The-Baltimore-Vegan-Meetup-Group/ ]

VEGAN DRINKS
For more information about Vegan Drinks, visit:
[ http://bmorevegan.com/ ]
[ https://www.facebook.com/BaltimoreVeganDrinks ]

JOIN EARTHSAVE FOR A VEGAN POTLUCK
Held on the last Saturday every month at the Learning Center of Your
Prescription for Health, 10210 S. Dolfield Rd. in Owings Mills, EarthSave
presents a vegan potluck and presentation. They eat first, make announcements,
vote and present awards for their favorite dishes, and then have a presentation.
This month, Kasia Kines, a licensed, holistic, clinical nutritionist
and educator will be giving a presentation on "land Based Foods for
Prevention and Treatment of Cancer. Dinner guests may choose to either
bring a dish without animal products (to serve 8) plus a $5 donation,
pay $12 to enjoy dinner and a presentation; or pay $5 for presentation
only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you plan to pay for dinner
rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling[masked], or emailing
[address removed].

PCRM FOOD FOR LIFE KICKSTART 7 CLASS SERIES
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine will present their
popular "PCRM Food for Life Kickstart 7 Class Series" which will take
place in Clarksville, MD on consecutive Thursdays, from January 23,
2014 at 7:00 PM on Thursday March 6, 2014 at 9:00 PM (EST). Certified
Health Coach Sharon McRae will be the instructor. Fee for the whole
series is $145.00. For more information, visit:
[ http://eatwell-staywell.com/ ]
[ http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pcrm-food-for-life-kickstart-7-class-series-tickets-9426182967 ]

SPICE UP YOUR DAY WITH THIS SPICE CLASS
Join Monica Aggarwal for a dinner on spices at Turf Valley in Ellicott City
on February 11th. The class will include interesting facts about spices and
their anti-inflammatory effects. Attendees will discuss how they can decrease
not only cardiovascular risk but other anti-inflammatory markers. There will
be a fabulous vegan meal to follow. Come out for a great meal and great discussion!
Register at: [ http://raowellness.com/spice-it-up/ ]

SPEND YOUR TUESDAYS DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES IN WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED NUTRITION
Held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of every month at varying locations,
The Baltimore Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition Meet-Up meets to discuss
some of the current topics and issues in whole-food plant-based nutrition.

In February, you can join Mark and many others at Thai Landing, located
at 1207 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD on February 11 at 7:00 PM. This month's
topic is: Oh, Sugar, Sugar!! How Do I Stop the Cravings?
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Nutrition/ ]
Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.

COMFORT FOODS GONE VEGAN
Put a healthy slant on foods that satisfy and de-stress. Join Mimi Clark
on Sunday, February 9th from 10 AM-1 PM in Fairfax Station, VA and learn to make:
nachos, meatloaf/gravy, shepherd's pie, goulash, yam fries, polenta fries,
corn dogs, hush puppies, mac & cheese, roasted vegetable pizza,
chicken-free noodle soup with beyond meat, winter greens with cashew cream,
grilled cheese sandwiches, nutty noodles, baked ziti, onion rings,
homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate pudding.

No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person;
$100/two people; $50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes
include recipes, organic food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons.
Gift certificates are available for purchase.

Email [address removed] or call[masked] for space availability.
Make checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two
hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation
if minimum enrollment is not met.

Check website for monthly class updates:
[ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com  ]

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6. SUMMER STAFF NEEDED FOR VEGETARIAN KITCHEN IN INTERNATIONAL TEEN CAMP
The Global Youth Village, a residential, international leadership
camp in Virginia's Blue Ridge Foothills, is seeking seasonal food
service staff in their vegetarian kitchen. Eighty youths and staff
enjoy their meat-free meals family style. Housing, meals and salary
provided during your stay. Employees are expected to work from July
1st-August 15, 2014. Both experienced and aspiring cooks are welcome.

To learn more and apply: [ http://www.globalyouthvillage.org ] or contact
Leila Baz at:
Global Youth Village
1020 Legacy Drive
Bedford, VA 24523

[masked], or [address removed]

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7. APPLY TO THE VRG SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST NOW
Each year, The Vegetarian Resource Group awards $10,000 in college scholarship
money to graduating high school seniors who have worked hard to promote
vegetarianism in their school and/or communities. Vegetarians do not eat meat,
fish, or fowl. Only students graduating from a US high school in the spring
of 2014 are allowed to enter; their applications must be sent in by February
20, 2014. Applicants will be judged on having shown compassion, courage,
and a strong commitment to promoting a peaceful world through a vegetarian
diet/lifestyle. Payment will be made to the student's US based college
of choice. For more on VRG's scholarship contest, visit:
[ http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm. ]

Good luck!

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8. DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
A free, convenient service for converting that extra car, truck, or RV
into a tax deductible donation benefiting The Vegetarian Resource Group.
You can donate online or call[masked] to make your donation.

Start now by clicking on "Donate Now" below.
If you are not ready to donate, find out about donating your vehicle
by browsing all the valuable information and links on our site at:
[ http://www.v-dac.com/org/?id=52127903. ]

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9. VEGAN SUMMER CAMP SEARCHES FOR STAFF

VEGAN CAMP DIRECTOR POSITION
Seeking a vegan, sports-minded, professional camp director with
a proven record to assist in establishing a boys and/or girls camp
as soon as possible at the following location:
[ http://www.all-creatures.org/cb/cg.htm ]

PROPERTY CUSTODIAN/CARETAKERS POSITION
Looking for a mature, responsible, healthy, vegan couple (preferably
retired) who would like to exchange caretaker/property custodian duties
for free land rent and an organic garden plot in a beautiful outdoor environment
featuring a five acre pristine lake surrounded by acres of green forest.

For more information, visit:
[ http://www.all-creatures.org/cb/a-caretaker-quarry1.html ]
[ http://www.all-creatures.org/cb/a-caretaker-quarry3.html ]

VOLUNTEER SUMMER INTERN POSITION
Looking for volunteer summer interns of all ages who are ready to camp out,
learn, work, and live in a warm, caring environment while assisting in developing
and maintaining organic gardens, trails, fitness sites, etc. Meals and camp ground
provided.

Inquiries and comments are welcome at: [address removed]

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10. BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
The Vegetarian Resource Group greatly appreciates the support given by our
monthly donors. You can join our monthly giving group with a minimum gift of
just $10 a month by going to www.vrg.org/donate. You will be part of a network
of givers who support our outreach efforts on an ongoing basis. These donations
allow us to continue vegan education in a wide variety of venues including schools,
doctor and dietitian offices, libraries, various professional conferences,
animal rights events, health fairs, environmental festivals, and much more.

Thank you for your support!

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11. VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS

SARKU JAPAN MENU OPTIONS FOR VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/01/23/sarku-japan%c2%ae-menu-options-for-vegetarians-and-vegans/ ]

FOOD-GRADE CALCIUM PHOSPHATES: "MINERAL SOURCE" STATE MAJOR MANUFACTURERS
AND DISTRIBUTORS
[ http://www.vrg.org/blog/2014/01/27/food-grade-calcium-phosphates-%e2%80%9cmineral-source%e2%80%9d-state-major-manufacturers-and-distributors/ ]

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12. VEGAN CAMP
I'm writing from Youth Empowered Action Camp, an all vegan summer camp
for teens who want to make a difference in the world. 2014 registration
is NOW open. You can find this year's information on our website at
[ http://www.yeacamp.org. ]

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13. ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
Our health professionals, activists, and educators work with businesses
and individuals to bring about healthful changes in your school, workplace,
and community. Registered dietitians and physicians aid in the development
of nutrition-related publications and answer member and and media
questions about vegetarian diets. The Vegetarian Resource Group
is a non-profit organization. Financial support comes primarily
from memberships, donations, bequests, and book sales. The Vegetarian
Journal, a print magazine, is a benefit of membership in The VRG.
(For more information, please see the Vegetarian Journal online at:
[ http://www.vrg.org/journal/ ])

To sign up for the The Vegetarian Resource Group national email newsletter,
please visit: [ http://www.vrg.org/vrgnews/ ].

We are also on Facebook and Twitter!!
[ http://www.facebook.com/thevegetarianresourcegroup/ ]
[ http://www.twitter.com/VegResourceGrp/ ]

If you would like to make a donation, become a member, volunteer, or
find out more about The VRG, contact us at:

The Vegetarian Resource Group
P.O. Box 1463
Baltimore,MD 21203
Phone: (410)[masked]
Fax: (410)[masked]
E-mail: [address removed]
Website: http://www.vrg.org/

To donate:
[ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]

To join The Vegetarian Resource Group:
[ http://www.vrg.org/member/2013sv.php ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2014 The contents of this
newsletter, and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal,
are not intended to provide personal medical advice. Medical advice
should be obtained from a qualified health professional. We often depend on
product and ingredient information from company statements. It is impossible
to be 100% sure about a statement, info can change, people have different views,
and mistakes can be made. Please use your own best judgment about whether a product
is suitable for you. To be sure, do further research or confirmation on your own.

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