Vegetarian-Vegan Society To Host Two Meetings

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

The Jamestown program will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian-Universalist Church, 1255 Prendergast Ave., Jamestown. 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, call the church at 488-1902 or email annewatkins@juno.com.

The meeting in Westfield will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday 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 from noon to 9 p.m. or 753-2205 in the evening or email 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 dish to share which will serve between eight and 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 pass, with reduced rates for children.

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.