DC Veg Events

From: Don R.
Sent on: Sunday, November 22, 2009 11:46 AM
(replies will go only to organizer)

Hi Meetup Member,

Thought you might like to see this newsletter from the Veg Society of DC. And you might like to subscribe, yourself.

Peace, Don Robertson

This monthly email provides information about upcoming Vegetarian Society of DC events and other items of interest. VSDC events also are posted on our website -- http://www.vsdc.org/-- and on the Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup Group site. (Note that the VSDC website is being updated and some items might not be available.) Joining Meetup is free and an easy way to stay in touch with VSDC and other activities: http://www.meetup.com/vegan-28/

Don?t Miss VSDC?s Vegan Life-Affirming Feast on Thanksgiving Day!

Last chance to register for VSDC?s Thanksgiving Day celebration! It's too late to reserve by mail but on line reservations are extended until today, Sunday, Nov. 22. Visit: http://www.vsdc.org/Thanksgiving_Event.html

Join two hundred people enjoying a gourmet vegan feast Thursday, November 26 at the Hyatt
Regency Bethesda (http://bethesda.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/index.jsp).Peace activist Colman McCarthy is the featured speaker. See a sample menu on the VSDC website. Registration and appetizers start at noon and the meal starts at 1pm (please arrive by 1pm). There also will be music, non-profit exhibitors, door prizes, and a silent auction. Special tables for singles, families, or special needs, so please include table requests with your registration and we?ll do our best to honor them. Nonperishable food donations collected for Community of Hope.

Reservations are essential; there will be no walk-ins. The cost is $54 for members and $57 for non-members including tax and gratuity. Children 3-12 are $36, and under age 3 are free. Highchairs are available upon request. Want to help at the event? Please e-mail [address removed]. We hope you can join us to celebrate Thanksgiving Day in this very special way!

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Details of these upcoming VSDC events (and some non-VSDC events that may be of interest) below:

Sunday, Dec. 6, 4pm: African American Network Group Kwanzaa Celebration
Saturday, Dec. 12, 1pm: LGBT Veg ?Out? Group at Madras Palace Restaurant
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2pm: Restaurant Visit at Bread & Brew

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Sunday, Dec. 6, 4-7pm
AANG Kwanzaa Celebration, Mount Rainier, MD

Everyone ? regardless of race, religion, creed, or diet ? is welcome to celebrate Kwanzaa, VSDC style! VSDC?s African American Networking Group (AANG) will lead a thoughtful exploration of the seven timeless principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity), Kujichagulia (Self-Determination), Ujima(Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith). Please bring a vegan dish or beverage to share. (?Vegan? means no meat, fish, poultry, dairy, eggs, honey,gelatin, or other animal products.) Please contact Merlene by December 1 to RSVP and to get the address and directions ([address removed] or[masked]). Allergy alert: three cats live there.

Saturday, Dec. 12, 1pm
?Veg Out? at Madras Palace Restaurant

Jo in Veg Out, VSDC?s LGBT Network Group for lunch at Madras Palace (www.madraspalaceusa.com), 74 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD. The restaurant serves a vegetarian Indian buffet with lots of vegan choices. RSVP by December 9 to Del at [address removed] or[masked]-2928. Please give your name, how many people are coming, and either a phone number or e-mail address. LGBT is lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, but anyone and everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate.

Saturday, Dec. 19, 2pm
Restaurant Visit to Bread & Brew Restaurant

Bread and Brew is a certified ?Green Restaurant? serving fresh foods, with lots of vegan options. Bread & Brew is located at[masked]th Street NW, DC, a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro station. Everyone will order on their own and pay directly to the restaurant. To reserve seating, RSVP to [address removed] or on the Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup site by Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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Other (non-VSDC) events that may be of interest:

December 3, 7pm: author Jonathan Safran Foer talks about his new book, Eating Animals at 6th & I Synagogue: http://www.sixthandi.org/

December 5, 7pm: Compassion Over Killing?s Annual Holiday Fundraising Party http://www.cok.net/

December 6, 10am: Holiday Cooking Class, discount for VSDC members: http://localdc.com/cooking/

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Join VSDC on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=17271118795

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