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VSDC 44th Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration - Advanced Payment!
**The final deadline to register for this event (online only now) is Sunday, November 18th - no exceptions. PLEASE sign up now!** The Veg Society of DC (VSDC) Vegan Thanksgiving Celebration (http://www.vsdc.org/VSDC-Thanksgiving) is a festive, annual gala that brings together vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike in a wonderful social setting. Sign up now to celebrate Thanksgiving Day with hundreds of people, enjoying a gourmet, plant-strong, whole food, all-vegan feast. We promote a veg way of life for people, the animals of the world, and the planet. The event includes an engaging guest speaker (Ruby Lathon, Roadmap to Holistic Health), live music, fun stuff for kids, exciting door prizes, and more. We will also have a silent auction with amazing items to bid on, and a prize drawing — much gratitude to our prize sponsors who will be listed on VSDC social media. ***CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER AND PAY*** http://www.vsdc.org/event-2800404 VSDC has moved to a new venue location for 2018. We will be at the Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H Street, NW, This has been a very successful event for years so we feel confident that you will be pleased again this year! Online registration ends November 18. Registration costs: $75.00 - Adult, VSDC (paid-up) member $85.00 - Adult, VSDC non-member $50.00 - Children (3-11 years) Free - Baby (0-2 years) VSDC guarantees the attendance number with the hotel in advance so we're unable to give refunds. GUEST SPEAKER: Ruby Lathon, PhD Founder, Roadmap to Holistic Health Featured in the film, "What the Health" ENTERTAINMENT: Live Music, Kids Activities MENU: Our exciting, abundant buffet is plant-strong, vegan, with gluten-free options. This year's menu is (with slight variations possible): SOUP Classic Vichyssoise of Fingerling Potato with Scallion and Snipped Chive Presented with Herb Focaccia and Seeded Lavash with Cannellini Bean Dip and Spicy Spinach and Artichoke Dip STARTERS Eggplant-Walnut Polpettas, Fresh Basil, Parsley, Sauce Pomodoro Root Vegetable Brochettes Thai Fresh Vegetable Summer Rolls, Spiced Peanut Sauce SALADS Southwest Salad of Creamy Lima Bean, Grilled Sweet Corn, Charred Poblano Peppers, Confetti of Heirloom Cherry Tomato, Sliced Cucumber-Cilantro-Chipotle Dressing Baby Arugula, Roasted Virginia Pear, Fresh Shallot, Candied Pecan, Roasted Garlic Dressing, Crunchy Sprouts ENTREES AND SIDES Rosemary Braised Lentil Stew with Herb Roasted Romanesco Quinoa Pilaf Filled Sweet Bell Peppers on Crisp Fried Brussels Sprouts Garlic Roast Broccolini on White Bean Cassoulet, Balsamic Glaze and Crispy Wheat Berries Truffled Edamame, “Raviolo’ Daikon Radish, Grilled Asparagus, Wonton Crisp, Black Garlic and EVOO DESSERT, MINIATURE PASTRY Mini Pumpkin Pies with Creme Poached Pear with Blueberry and Orange Caramel Decadent Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Icing, Mango-Passion Fruit Sauce Some will be GLUTEN-FREE Beverages Spiced cider, iced tea, freshly brewed coffee, and teas RESERVATIONS Registration and other information are on the VSDC Thanksgiving page at: http://www.vsdc.org/VSDC-Thanksgiving The final day to register **online** is Saturday, November 18. Reservations are essential. ADVANCED PAYMENT ONLY. Absolutely no walk-in registrations. Please note that our event has sold out in recent years, so register early to confirm your seat. VSDC guarantees the attendance number with the hotel in advance so we're unable to give refunds. Note: RSVPing on this Meetup page does NOT get you into the event, nor does it guarantee you a place "at the table". This meetup page is simply a way to alert and inform people about this wonderful event. Please go to the VSDC Thanksgiving webpage (http://www.vsdc.org/event-2800404) to register. DONATIONS Please bring non-perishable donations with you to the event so VSDC can distribute to the following wonderful organizations: — The Humane Rescue Alliance has been the DC area’s leading voice of compassion for pets and wildlife, going back to 1870. VSDC will accept vegan donations from the HRA's wish list (http://www.humanerescuealliance.org/donate-supplies) at our Thanksgiving event. — So Others May Eat (SOME) is a community-based organization that exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. They meet the immediate daily needs of the people they serve with food, clothing, and healthcare, in addition to services to help break the cycle of homelessness. VSDC will be collecting nonperishable vegan food items for SOME’s food bank (http://www.breadforthecity.org/give/donate-goods/). Please note that SOME requests that food donations be nonperishable and as healthy as possible. They can only accept canned soups labeled low-fat, low-sodium. LOGISTICS Thursday, November 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., at the Grand Hyatt Washington. You must arrive by 1 pm but just after 12 noon is recommended. ***CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO REGISTER AND PAY*** http://www.vsdc.org/event-2800404 Want to meet wonderful people and help VSDC at the same time?! VSDC is looking for a handful of volunteers who are registered for the event and can help at the registration or VSDC tables for about 45 minutes. If interested, please contact [masked] ASAP. THANKS. VSDC looks forward to spending Thanksgiving with you

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Grand Hyatt Washington

1000 H St Nw · Washington

What we're about

The Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup Group

Engage with other vegans (and those aspiring) in the DC metropolitan area. Share ideas/thoughts on being or going vegan including recipes, vegan products, activities, restaurants, related topics, its philosophy, or simply make friends who share your interests.

The group is sponsored by the Veg Society of DC (VSDC, http://www.vsdc.org ), who provides the enabling structure and pays the regular Meetup fee so that individual members of the group do not have to pay anything. A number of the group's activities will be organized by VSDC (whose events are always planned vegan).

Activities will be community-building to support those already on the path to an all-plant vegan diet, as well as educational, to provide people with the information and insight to take the next step or become more involved. As part of VSDC's philosophy for positive encouragement and inclusiveness, everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of background and where they are on the path to a vegan diet and lifestyle.

All events will be vegan.

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