The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
- DINE AT GREAT SAGE AND MAKE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO VRG
- VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
- MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- STAND UP FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
- FOOD NETWORK PRAISES JYOTI'S MADRAS SAMBAR
- APPLY TO THE VRG SCHOLARSHIP CONTEST NOW
- DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
- ROCKVILLE'S VEGETABLE GARDEN MOVING TO SILVER SPRING
- BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
- ABOUT VRG
1. DINE AT GREAT SAGE AND MAKE A GREAT CONTRIBUTION TO VRG
Dine at Great Sage restaurant in Clarksville, Maryland, on January 19, 2014 and ten percent of sales will be donated to The Vegetarian Resource Group. Support our outreach while socializing and enjoying great vegan food.
This is not a group gathering, but if you come during brunch, meet our new volunteer coordinator, Nina Casalena.
Brunch is 10am-3pm with specialty pancakes, biscuits and gravy, tofu quiche and much more. Lite fare is 3-5pm. Dinner is 5-9 pm.
For reservations of parties with 5 or more people, please call: 443-535-9400
For more information on Great Sage, see
[ http://greatsage.com/ ]
2. VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS
- Great Sage Benefit Day
- Clarksville, MD - Sunday, 1/19
[ http://www.vrg.org/local/index.php#greatsage ]
NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:
- Valley VegFest
- Florence, MA - Saturday, 3/29
[ http://www.valleyveg.org/vegfest/ ]
- Worcester VegFest
- Worcester, MA, Sunday April 6, 2014
[ http://worcestervegfest.com/ ]
- PA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Annual Meeting & Exhibition
- Bethlehem, PA
Thursday April 24, 2014 (If you are a dietitian, please come by our booth.)
If you would like to volunteer at any of these events, contact Nina at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
4. MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- VEGAN AND VEGETARIAN MEET-UPS IN BALTIMORE, MD AREA
Upcoming are at Mr. Chan's in Pikesville and Mango Grove in Columbia.
For more information about EarthSave's Vegan and Vegetarian Baltimore Meet-ups, see:
- JUICE-ING IT UP WITH VEGAN DRINKS
Vegan Drinks will be hosting their monthly event on January 28th at Red Emma's Cafe on 30 W. North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201. Come socialize with other vegans and enjoy some great food!
For more information about Vegan Drinks, visit:
- 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. To RSVP, call: 410-252-3043 or e-mail: Baltimore@Earthsave.org. Dinner Guests may choose to either bring a dish made without animal products (to serve 8) plus $5 donation; pay $12 to enjoy dinner and presentation; or pay $5 for presentation only.
- SPEND YOUR TUESDAYS DISCUSSING CURRENT ISSUES IN WHOLE-FOOD PLANT-BASED NUTRITION
- Held at 7:00PM 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 January, you can join Mark and many others at Akbar Palace, located at 3541 Brenbook Dr., Randallstown, MD on January 14th at 7:00 PM. This month's topic is: Six Ways to Vaccinate Yourself against Colds and Flu----No Needle Needed!
Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.
5. STAND UP FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
Join Open the Cages Alliance on Saturday, January 18th from 5:00PM-5:30PM outside the Baltimore Area at 201 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Here, avid animal rights supporters will come together to advocate for animals used in entertainment.
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus intends to make an appearance in the Baltimore Arena this coming March/April, so this event will be a pre-emptive outreach event.
There will be leafletting as well as conversing with families who may be planning to attend the circus or other events that use animals for entertainment. This particular pre-emptive outreach event is scheduled prior to the "Fresh Beat Band" concert at the Arena that evening. In addition to our Truth About Animals in Entertainment brochure, we will distribute our animal-friendly entertainment list and have personal pledges for people to sign, pledging not to attend traveling animal acts and asking that Baltimore City Hall not allow Ringling or other traveling animal acts to return to Baltimore.
Contact us to RSVP or with questions, at email@example.com or 443-478-3074. In case of inclement weather, please call to inform.
6. FOOD NETWORK PRAISES JYOTI'S MADRAS SAMBAR
Jyoti Natural Foods has been producing pre-packaged vegetarian Indian cuisine since 1979. Recently, their madras sambar (a popular vegan dish) was featured on Food Network's "Food Factory" show. The following video is a 5 minute clip describing what exactly makes the quality of Jyoti's food so good. Take a look at this video now!
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!
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 877-999-8322 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 ]
9. ROCKVILLE'S VEGETABLE GARDEN MOVING TO SILVER SPRING
In 2012, after 19 years on Rockville Pike, the vegan Chinese restaurant called Vegetable Garden, packed up shop. On November 21st, the Vegetable Garden's owner announced to his still-faithful customers that The Vegetable Garden would return in December, but this time at a location in Silver Spring.
[ https://www.facebook.com/vegetablegardensilverspring ]
To learn more, visit The Washington Post's article at:
[ http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2013/11/22/rockvilles-vegetable-garden-will-sprout-up-in-silver-spring/ ]
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!
11. ABOUT VRG
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. Fianncial 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) 366-8343
Fax: (410) 366-8804
Website: [ http://www.vrg.org/ ]
To donate: [ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]
Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2013 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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