Vegetarian Society plans March meeting

WESTFIELD – The Chautauqua Vegetarian-Vegan Society will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield.

The group will watch the educational DVD “Vegucated.” This award-winning documentary follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to eat a vegan diet for six weeks. They start to experience weight loss and improvements in health, such as better blood pressure. They learn of the horrors of factory farms. Dr. Joel Furhman makes an appearance as the doctor who keeps track of their health and weight changes.

The menu for the evening 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 the 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 guests bring a dish to share, with reduced rates for children. For more information or to make a reservation, call Gail at 753-7761 or at 326-2524 (noon to 8 p.m.), or email annewatkins@juno.com with the name, number of people attending, and a contact phone number.

All meetings are open to the public. Attendees do not need to be vegan or vegetarian. The meetings are 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 and conversation.