• VSDC Hosts Talk with Dr. Will Tuttle + Lunch @ Pianta / New Deal Cafe
    The Veg Society of DC (http://www.vsdc.org) is excited to organize a talk by Will Tuttle, Ph.D. (http://www.worldpeacediet.com) with lunch at the new, all-vegan Pianta at the New Deal Cafe (http://www.newdealcafe.com/food/dinner-menu) in Greenbelt MD! Dr. Tuttle will deliver an inspirational talk entitled "Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food", based on his award-winning book, The World Peace Diet - Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony. He will discuss how food affects us physically, culturally, and spiritually, and how to make positive changes that promote wellness, encourage wisdom and abundance, and minimize our eco-footprints on the earth. The talk places a fundamental emphasis on a vegan way of living and will be followed by a short Q&A. This event will be held at Pianta at the New Deal Cafe, in Greenbelt MD, which serves an accessible, plant-based, Italian-American menu that nurtures the environment, animals, and our health. They also have desserts from Vegan Treats. Pianta at the New Deal Cafe is managed by our wonderful friends at DC Vegan Catering (http://www.dc-vegan.com) so come out and show them your support! (Free parking is available in the lot just outside and around the shopping center - please read and follow all parking signs. The location is metro accessible with bus connections.) Please plan to have lunch at Pianta since they are kindly providing the space without additional charge. It is a 'pay on your own' event directly to the restaurant and they accept major credit cards. Please keep your RSVP current since VSDC is reserving space and wishes to accommodate people on a waitlist. **Arrive at 1130 am to get seated and order food. The event will start at noon and finish around 130 pm.** Attendees can mingle more after the talk has concluded. The World Peace Diet, which became a #1 Amazon best-seller in 2010, offers a compelling and liberating new understanding of our food and our culture. It has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. It is the first book to make explicit the invisible connections between our culture, our food, and the source of our broad range of problems—and the way to a positive transformation in our individual and collective lives. It has now been translated and published in over a dozen languages. Signed copies of The World Peace Diet (http://www.worldpeacediet.com/) will be available for purchase at a discounted price. Donations to support Dr. Tuttle's work will be accepted at the event. Dr. Will Tuttle is an award-winning speaker, educator, author, and musician. His music, writings, and presentations focus on creativity, intuition, and compassion. He is the author of The World Peace Diet, a book that has been called one of the most important books of the 21st century: the foundation of a new society based on the truth of the interconnectedness of all life. Dr. Tuttle presents about 150 events yearly at conferences, retreats, and progressive churches and centers throughout North America and internationally. A former Zen monk with a Ph.D. in education from UC Berkeley, he has worked extensively in intuition development, spiritual healing, meditation, music, creativity, vegan living, and cultural evolution. For more info, see: http://www.willtuttle.com VSDC (http://www.vsdc.org) is a clear and consistent voice for improving the lives of all beings through education on the benefits of vegan and vegetarian diets. Sharing food is the bond that brings families together; so is it with our large and growing family. From simply “breaking bread” to experiencing delicious and nutritious vegan foods from around the world, we make your journey easier, enjoyable & meaningful. VSDC. Creating communities. For your health, the animals, and the planet.

    The New Deal Cafe

    113 Centerway · Greenbelt, MD

  • VSDC Children's Playgroup: Let's Have a Potluck
    Come join us for a vegan potluck with other families. Please bring a vegan dish to share (enough to serve 4 or 5 people). Please note in the comments what you plan to bring, to ensure we have a good variety. Please RSVP at least 2 days in advance, and you will receive the location of the potluck. All VSDC Children's Playgroup events are for families with children and expectant parents only. When you RSVP, please include your child(ren) as +1, +2, etc. People who have RSVPed for 1 may be removed from this event if we don't know you have kids. We meet once a month, but try to vary the time and location to accommodate as many families as possible. If you aren't a VSDC member, please consider joining here: http://www.vsdc.org/membership Also, be sure to like VSDC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vegsocietydc/ If you can no longer attend, please let us know by changing your RSVP.

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    Respond by: 11/17/2018
  • 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

    Grand Hyatt Washington

    1000 H St Nw · Washington

  • Discuss "Less" with the VSDC Book Club
    Please join the Vegetarian Society of DC Book Club discussion of "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer, winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction. Washington Post: “a writer named Arthur Less is depressed about turning 49. His anxiety about aging has been exacerbated by news that his former boyfriend is about to get married to a younger man. . . . Less decides to send his regrets and flee. . . . a different country for each chapter.” To participate you must read at least half the book -- and RSVP at least two days before the meeting. This meeting takes place upstairs at Chaia (http://www.chaiadc.com/#locations), an all-vegetarian and vegan-friendly "farm-to-taco" fast casual restaurant in Georgetown. Please allow time to find parking and to order your food and bring it upstairs. The VSDC Book Club usually meets in vegetarian restaurants in DC or nearby Maryland or Virginia. We read fiction and nonfiction in alternating months, about any topic. For more information (including everything we have read over 26 years!) visit http://www.vsdc.org/book.html or contact Beth (http://www.meetup.com/vegan-28/message/?recipientId=1642817) through meet up. Don't be a no show! If your plans change, update your RSVP.


    3207 Grace Street, NW · Washington, DC