The Chautauqua Vegetarian-Vegan Society will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield.
The group will watch the educational DVD "Vegucated," which 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 appearances as the doctor who keeps track of their health and weight changes.
The menu for the evening will be healthy potluck. 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, with no meat, eggs, milk, butter or other dairy used in preparing it and should be organic if possible.
The cost of the dinner is $6 a person, or free for those bringing 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 from noon to 8 p.m. or email firstname.lastname@example.org, giving your name, the number attending and your phone number.
All meetings are open to the public. Those attending do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend the meeting. Meetings are open to anyone 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.