The Chautauqua County Vegetarian-Vegan Society will hold two meetings in September.
The first meeting will be in Westfield at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Westfield YWCA, 58 S. Portage St., Westfield. Dr. Robert Barnes will speak on good health. For many years, Barnes was a practicing osteopathic surgeon and general practitioner following conventional methods. But then he learned about alternative medicine and has been working in that field ever since.
The menu for the Westfield dinner will be healthy pot luck. Those coming are invited, but not required, to bring a nutritious dish to share which will serve between eight and 12 people, as well as the recipe. The meal should be vegan, with no meat, eggs, milk, butter or other dairy products used, and should be organic if possible. The cost is $6 or free for those bringing a dish to share. For more information or to make a reservation, call Gail at 753-7761 from noon to 8 p.m., or Anne at 782-4334.
There will be another meeting in Jamestown at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 1255 Prendergast Ave, Jamestown. Coordinators Anne Watkins and Nikole Knoblech will talk about the health benefits and nutritional value of eating raw, living foods, which have an ability to heal the body and the mind. Harvest, when locally grown fruits and vegetables are in abundance, is an opportunity to learn to eat more naturally.
The meal will be a planned meal consisting of raw food: tossed salad with raw salad dressing, corn salad, hummus, veggie sticks, lentil burgers, raw salsa and peach pie. The cost is $8 a person. Reservations are required by Thursday so enough food can be prepared for everyone. Call Anne at 782-4334 or email email@example.com for a reservation.
All meetings are open to the public. Those attending do not need to be vegan or vegetarian to attend. Meetings are open to anyone interested in learning about healthy eating and living.