VRG's Maryland Local Events Newsletter
FEBRUARY 2011

  1. VEGAN SOUL FOOD CUISINE RESTAURANT NOW OPEN!!
  2. DINEKIND VEGETARIAN POTLUCK GROUP
  3. FIRST SATURDAY VEGAN POTLUCK
  4. THANK YOU MARK
  5. HANDS-ON-HELP ALWAYS NEEDED
  6. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE--FEBRUARY 20TH

1. VEGAN SOUL FOOD CUISINE RESTAURANT NOW OPEN!!

We are pleased to spread the word about the newest restaurant serving 100% vegan fare with soulful flare--The Land Of Kush. Located on 840 North Eutaw Street in Baltimore, the restaurant had its soft opening in early January and has since received rave reviews from the community. With vegetarian cuisine such as vegan BBQ ribs, curry 'chikun', candied yams, smoked collard greens, and a handful of delicious desserts, they aim to satisfy and succeed at rounding out a great meal. Open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., walk-ins are welcome and they offer take out and catering. On Friday February 25th The Land of Kush is hosting a Vegan Drinks Social from 7-10 p.m.

For more information: [ http://thelandofkush.com/home ]
http://www.urbanitebaltimore.com/baltimore/a-serving-of-soul/Content?oid=1356255 ]
http://www.facebook.com/TheLandofKush ]


2. DINEKIND VEGETARIAN POTLUCK GROUP

Kudos to the motivated group of individuals in Harford County who organized a vegetarian group in the area and host a monthly vegetarian/ vegan potluck! The DineKind Vegetarian Potluck Group meets the third Friday of the month at Fallston Unitarian Church at 6:30 p.m. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share and $3 to help support the space rental charge. The address is 1517 Old Fallston Road, Fallston, MD. 21047 Join them at their next event on Friday February 18th. There is even access to a full use kitchen for warming up dishes! For more information feel free to call (443) 616-5829 [ http://www.facebook.com/pages/DineKind/128952760505552 ]


3. FIRST SATURDAY VEGAN POTLUCK

Bonnie & Art Sorak want to remind us that this Saturday, February 5th they are hosting the First Saturday Vegan Potluck from 7-9 p.m. in Ellicot City, MD 21042. They ask that you bring a vegan dish for the number in your party plus 8--think BIG with your dishes! Better to have leftovers than hungry tummies. Store bought items are perfectly acceptable. Please RSVP to Bonnie, bssorack@yahoo.com


4. THANK YOU MARK!

A big shout out to Mark Rifkin, MS, RD, LN, who represented The Vegetarian Resource Group at the Beth El Green Expo on January 30th at the Beth El Congregation in Baltimore, Maryland. The first of its kind, the event was open to the community and their congregation of 1,700 families. We are looking forward to more opportunities to get the word out locally at such events. Thanks again, Mark!


5. HANDS ON HELP ALWAYS NEEDED

We always are in need of volunteers to play an active role with our organization. There are tasks to be fulfilled around the office and some that can be done from you home computer. Also, just a reminder that the scholarship deadline is around the corner, February 20th. We will be receiving an influx of applications and would be grateful for your involvement in the selection process. For more information please contact Mary, maryh@vrg.org!


6. SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE REMINDER-- FEBRUARY 20TH!!

Less than three weeks left in our annual college scholarship competition. Two $5000 awards will be given to high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. The earlier the submission the better! For more information visit our website, [ http://www.vrg.org/student/scholar.htm ]


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 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/ ].)

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
E-mail:vrg@vrg.org, Website: [ http://www.vrg.org ]
To donate: [ https://www.givedirect.org/give/givefrm.asp?Action=GC&CID=1565 ]

Copyright The Vegetarian Resource Group 2011
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.

If you wish to not receive the Local Email Newsletter, send an e-mail message to vrg@vrg.org with the phrase "remove me from local email newsletter".