Vegetarian Society to hold two February meetings

The Chautauqua Vegetarian-Vegan Society will hold two monthly meetings in February, on Sunday in Jamestown and on Wednesday in Westfield.

The Jamestown program will be held on Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 1255 Prendergast Ave. (corner of Buffalo Street), Jamestown. Speaker Glenn Wahl will present “Fracking 101: Separating Fracking Fact from Fracking Fiction.” Wahl has researched hydrofracking in depth and followed the controversy in New York State. He has taught geology at JCC and has been invited to co-teach the Environmental Ethics and Issues course in the new environmental science major at JCC. For more information or reservations contact the church at 488-1902 or e-mail “mailto:annewatkins@juno.com”>annewatkins@juno.com.

The meeting in Westfield will be held Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. The group will watch the educational DVD “Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home.” It was produced by the founders of the Ithaca-based nonprofit organization Tribe of Heart. The film features animal rescuers and farmers who stopped raising animals for food. For more information or reservations, call Gail at 753-7761 (noon to 9 p.m.) or 753-2205 (evenings); or e-mail Anne at annewatkins@juno.com.

The menu for the evening at both meetings will be healthy pot-luck. Those attending are invited (but not required) to bring a nutritious dish to share which will serve eight to 12 people, as well as your recipe. All food should be vegan (no meat, eggs, milk, butter or other dairy used in preparing it), and organic if possible.

The cost of the dinner is $6 per person, or free if you bring a dish to share, with reduced rates for children. For more information or to make a reservation at either dinner, contact Gail or Anne at the numbers or email addresses listed above, giving a name, the number attending, and phone number.

All meetings are open to the public. It is not necessary to be vegan or vegetarian to attend the meeting. It is open to anyone who is interested in learning about healthy eating and living. The Vegetarian Society is an information and support group for individuals seeking to explore healthy eating through vegetarian, vegan or raw food lifestyles. The group meets monthly for a vegan dinner.