New Meetup: Boston Vegetarian Society Potluck and Speaker at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn

From: Victoria M.
Sent on: Monday, May 31, 2010 10:55 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Vegan Metro West Network!

What: Boston Vegetarian Society Potluck and Speaker at the Peace Abbey in Sherborn

When: Sunday, June 13,[masked]:00 PM

Where:
The Peace Abbey
2 N Main St Where Rte 27 & Rte 16 overlap
Sherborn, MA 01770
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This event is sponsored by the Boston Vegetarian Society:




It is a day many of us look forward to each year -- our special outing to the Peace Abbey in Sherborn. This year we have an especially exciting speaker to bring to you -- naturalist, author, documentary scriptwriter, and radio commentator Sy Montgomery!

In her many award-winning books for children and adults, Sy Montgomery may take readers into the world of exotic wildlife in the far corners of the globe, or into the extraordinary lives of her rescued pig and hens. Whether her subjects are the pink dolphins of the Amazon, snow leopards of Mongolia, tree kangaroos of New Guinea, tigers of Sundarbans, or the rescued pig and chickens who have shared her daily life, Sy views animals with respect, love, awe, and fascination with their individuality, and wants to inspire readers with the same. Sy has been a vegetarian for over 30 years.

Called by the Boston Globe "part Indiana Jones, and part Emily Dickinson," Sy Montgomery is dedicated to reaching as wide an audience as possible at this critical turning point in human history. "We are on the cusp of either destroying this sweet, green Earth or revolutionizing the way we understand the rest of animate creation," she says. "It's an important time to be writing about the connections we share with our fellow creatures. It's a great time to be alive."

We are arranging to have at least three of Sy's books available for sale and signing:

* the fun and heart-warming national bestseller The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
http://www.authorwire.com/s/good_good_pig.html

* the newly-released Birdology: Adventures with a Pack of Hens, a Peck of Pigeons, Cantankerous Crows, Fierce Falcons, Hip Hop Parrots, Baby Hummingbirds, and One Murderously Big Living Dinosaur
http://www.authorwire.com/s/birdology.html

* her new children?s book, Kakapo Rescue: Saving The World?s Strangest Parrot
http://www.authorwire.com/s/kakapo_rescue.html

* We will try to have some other titles from her amazing list of writings for children and adults:
http://www.authorwire.com/s/s_biblio.html


BVS' annual event at the PEACE ABBEY in Sherborn is a highlight event of our year. Soak in the beauty and "good vibes" of this unique place, meet the animals in the small sanctuary for rescued farm animals, stroll the grounds and view the Pacifist Memorial and Gandhi statue, the magnificent Emily the Sacred Cow Animal Rights Memorial, and explore the Abbey and its artifacts from around the world.

ALL WELCOME! This is a family-friendly event, and we encourage you to bring your friends and family, **especially non-vegetarians**. We would love them to experience the inspiration of this gathering and this speaker.

1 PM VEGAN POTLUCK

Share delicious vegan cuisine. Bring a favorite dish to share that is free of meat, poultry, fish, dairy, eggs, and honey. Dishes should be ready to serve, and please include serving implements (labeled with your name). A card with ingredients/recipe is appreciated. A dish serving 8-10 per person attending is suggested.
Need recipe ideas? See our page:
http://www.bostonveg.org/go_veggie.html#recipes


3 PM SPEAKER PRESENTATION - SY MONTGOMERY

We'll use the church next to the Peace Abbey for the speaker program. It seats 350, so we'll have plenty of seats!


ABOUT THE PEACE ABBEY:
The Peace Abbey is a center which encourages non-violence, peacemaking, social justice, and compassionate living. Peace and justice advocates from around the world have come here, including Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama. It was home, until her death six years ago, to Emily the Cow, who gained worldwide celebrity with her dramatic slaughterhouse escape, and became spokescow for veg living.

The Peace Abbey
Two North Main Street
Sherborn, MA (next to Natick)
Where Route 27 and Route 16 overlap

NOTE:
Details on RSVPing, directions, free parking, car pooling, and volunteering will follow later. For now, save the June 13 date and invite some **non-vegetarians** to come with you!

Event is free with your potluck offering; *donation requested for the Peace Abbey, so please be generous!*

Rain or shine. The event is wheelchair accessible; *please contact me in advance for details on wheelchair access.*

Info: BVS [masked]

Evelyn Kimber
Boston Vegetarian Society
http://www.BostonVeg.org

Learn more here:
http://vegan.meetup.com/516/calendar/13652653/

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