The VRG's Maryland Newsletter by Laura McGuiness
- HOUSING FOR INTERNS
- MID-TOWN MANHATTAN VENUE AVAILABLE FOR RENT
- VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- MARYLAND AREA EVENTS
- VIGIL FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
- UPTON'S NATURALS SEITAN: DISCOUNT COUPON
- DONATE YOUR CAR TO A GOOD CAUSE
- BECOME A MONTHLY DONOR FOR VRG
- VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP RESEARCH AND NEWS
- ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
1) HOUSING FOR INTERNS
The Vegetarian Resource Group periodically has out of town interns.
If you live near our office in Roland Park, and would like to offer free
or inexpensive housing, please let us know and send details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will be having at least one eight week intern this summer who needs
2) MID-TOWN MANHATTAN VENUE AVAILABLE FOR RENT
Otarian, a vegetarian global fast casual restaurant located in
Manhattan, New York, offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Their meals are free from animal derived processing aids, preservatives,
colorings, artificial flavors, MSG, and GMO. They use all natural ingredients
grown as locally as possible and pack their ingredients using sustainable
Recently, they have decided to invite similar likeminded concepts/companies
who are interested in renting a space about 8x10 located on a prime retail
corner, in mid-town Manhattan. This opportunity is great exposure with minimum
There are two spaces available within the restaurant which will be rented to
different similar minded concepts. Branding options can be discussed. Invitations
to join Otarian will be valid until the end of March 2014; they are looking to
start renting as soon as possible and hope to launch the venue by Spring 2014.
They also have a commercial kitchen for rent in Long Island City Queens which is
available to businesses who don't have their own kitchen.
Please call 212-470-7674 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
3) VISIT VRG AT THESE OUTREACH BOOTHS
- MARYLAND AREA OUTREACH EVENTS
- NATIONAL (OUTSIDE OF MARYLAND AREA) EVENTS:
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
The Vegetarian Meet-up happens at Mango Grove, located at
8865 Stanford Boulevard, in Columbia, Maryland 21045, on the first Sunday
each month at 12:30 PM. The Vegan Meet-up takes place at Mr. Chan Szechuan at
1000 Reisterstown Rd. in Pikesville on the third Wednesday every month at 7 PM.
If you are vegan or vegetarian and would like to eat great food while socializing
with others who share your interests, attend a meet-up!
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 March 8th at Patterson Bowling Center
on 2105 Eastern Ave. Baltimore MD 21231 from noon to 3PM. Since Vegan Drinks had
to pre-pay for the lanes, the required pre-paid registration for this event will
be $30. This fee includes the lane rental, shoe rentals, as well as pizza
and snacks from Johnny Rad's Pizzeria Tavern. Families and all ages are welcome.
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. This month, on March 29th, EarthSave will
be featuring a screening of the documentary, "Genetic Roulette -
The Gamble of our Lives." This movie discusses a time when the US government
ignored repeated warnings by its own scientists and allowed untested
genetically modified crops into our environment and food supply; it was
truly a gamble of unprecedented proportions. This award winning documentary
provides compelling evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of
Americans, especially among children. It features commentary from a wide
range of eminent physicians, scientists, policy makers and activist, and
offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future.
Dinner guests may choose to either bring a dish without animal products
(to serve 8) plus a $5 donation, pay $12 to enjoy dinner and a presentation;
or pay $5 for presentation only. Let us know in advance, if possible, if you
plan to pay for dinner rather than bring a dish. RSVP by calling 410-252-3043,
or emailing Baltimore@Earthsave.org.
- 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
In March, you can join Mark and many others at Szechuan House, located at
1427 York Rd., Lutherville, MD on March 11 at 7:00 PM. This month's topic is:
Protein: The Forgotten Vegetarian Nutrient.
Meet-up fee is $5.00 per person.
For more information, visit:
[ http://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Whole-Food-Plant-Based-Nutrition/ ]
- INTER-CULTURAL CUISINE
Learn the cuisines of other cultures without
leaving home. Past classes have included some of the following:
sushi/wasabi, chana masala, aloo gobi, basmati rice, saag, chapati bread,
moong dal, coriander chutney, potstickers, sweet and sour meatballs,
pesto pizza, baked ziti, lasagna, baked spring rolls, hunan-style orange
beef, paella, stuffed cabbage, seitan stroganoff, pad thai, and pho.
No meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, or honey. $55/person; $100/two
people; $50/VSDC, VRG, or COK members. Demonstration classes include
recipes, organic food samples, manufacturers' samples coupons.
Gift certificates are available for purchase.
Email email@example.com or call 703-643-2713 for space availability. Make
checks payable to Mimi Clark and mail to 9302 Hallston Ct., Fairfax Station, VA 22039.
Sorry, no phone or e-mail reservations and no walk-ins. Seventy-two
hour cancellation policy for refund or credit. Class subject to cancellation
if minimum enrollment is not met.
Check website for monthly class updates:
[ http://www.veggourmet.wordpress.com ]
5) VIGIL FOR ANIMALS USED IN ENTERTAINMENT
Join Open the Cages Alliance on Thursday, March 27th for a vigil honoring
the animals used in entertainment. The vigil will be taking place from
9:00PM to 10:00PM outside the Baltimore Arena, 201 W. Baltimore Street,
Baltimore, MD 21201. It will take place as attendees leave the Ringling Bros
and Barnum & Bailey Circus that evening. Those who attend the vigil will hold
signs, leaflet, distribute animal-friendly entertainment list, have personal
pledges for people to sign that pledge not to attend traveling animal acts and
ask that Baltimore City Hall not allow Ringling or other traveling animal acts
to return to Baltimore, as well as engage attendees of the circus and passers-by
in conversation. To RSVP, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 443-478-3074.
6) UPTON'S NATURALS SEITAN: DISCOUNT COUPON
Upton's Naturals is a vegan-owned seitan company based in Chicago. They make
their products free of GMOs, without oil, devoid of artificial ingredients,
packed with protein, certified Kosher, and completely cruelty-free. Today,
they are offering us a coupon, so print this out and start buying Upton's
Naturals seitan today! If you don't see them in your local grocery store,
feel free to request their products at the customer service desk and
start enjoying Upton's Naturals all year long. To redeem the coupon,
visit: [ http://uptonsnaturals.com/PDFs/CouponVRG.pdf ]
information, visit: www.uptonsnaturals.com
7) 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 [ http://www.vrg.org/donate ]
. 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 ]
8) 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!
10) ABOUT THE VEGETARIAN RESOURCE GROUP
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.
Financial 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/ ]
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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
To donate: [ http://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565/ ]
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and our other publications, including Vegetarian Journal, are not intended to
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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
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