Earthsave Baltimore Event Update

Hope the approaching holiday season finds you in good spirits and good health. Here is some local event info that we thought you might like to know about.

Our last Earthsave veg potluck turned into a real nice Thanksgiving holiday celebration. About 50 of us enjoyed each other’s company and shared some great thoughts and food. The wonderful live music went on into the night and had Earthsavers shaking their booties! We are real thankful for the gifts of the good vibes & voices of musicians and singers Norm Hogeland, Michael Harris, and Lorna Sampson. And we hope to have them back again before too long.

Our attendees loved the Raw Lasagna that Deanna Cook prepared, and voted it the evening’s favorite in the uncooked category. Deanna is co-owner of the Pizzazz Tuscan Grille restaurant in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, and makes sure the Pizzazz menu provides many healthy and tasty choices for her fellow vegans.

Listed below are a few things we thought you might like to know about. We especially hope that you will join us for the Dinner & Discussion at Great Sage restaurant in Clarksville this coming Saturday. Great Sage has generously offered to donate 10% of the entire day’s proceeds to our nonprofit.

The dinner event at Emily’s Café and Desserts should also be fun. The gifted humorist & award winning cartoonist Dan Piraro will be the featured guest.

We know there are many nonprofits doing wonderful work, and we count Earthsave among them. Helping people to make smart food choices is one of the most powerful ways we can affect change for our health, for the planet, and for all those who share it.

Please take a look at the Earthsave membership info. Your tax free donations and memberships can help Earthsave make an important difference in the Baltimore area and in the world.

There are still a few more days before ad copy is due for the Dec./ Jan. issue of On Purpose Woman. A portion of the ad fees from new clients who mention Earthsave will go toward supporting our group. Please reply to this email for more information.

Have a peaceful and joyous holiday season. Hope to see you soon!

Peace, Don Robertson

FREE NETWORKING EVENT: The Towson group of ON PURPOSE NETWORKING FOR WOMEN will have their special annual networking event this Wednesday, Dec. 2nd, from 5-9 pm, and it’s open to everyone. Here's a nice opportunity (and a rare one for guys) to get together with the cool women of On Purpose, many of whom will have table displays for their products and services. All attendees will get a free opportunity to make a brief announcement about themselves, or their products or services. Complementary light refreshments will be provided.

Don Robertson will have a large selection of books for sale, including many Earthsave titles on nutrition and the veg lifestyle, at reduced prices. He will also have lots and lots of former library books, with many health, self help, and spiritual titles at super low prices!

Also, students from The Community College of Baltimore County Massage Therapy Program will be offering seated massage throughout the evening. In lieu of payment for your massage, a donation can be made to The Light of Truth Center, a recovery house for women in Baltimore.

An RSVP is really appreciated so we can plan for food and seating. Please also invite your friends! Here are the details: On Purpose Networking for Women Baltimore County, Wednesday, December 2nd
5:00 - 9:00 PM - Come when you can and stay as long as you can
The Church of the Good Shepherd
1401 Carrollton Ave. in Ruxton (Towson area)

5:00 - 7:00 - Networking, Eating & Visiting Vendors
7:00 - Everyone in attendance can do a short introduction. Then we'll draw for door prizes. You must be present to win. After that we'll continue networking and visiting vendors until 9:00.

Please register by midnight Tuesday, December 1st by emailing, or by calling 410-252-2703. Hope to see you there!

EMILY’S CAFÉ & DESSERTS will host, on Friday Dec. 4th at 6 pm, a special event for the benefit of Maryland Votes for Animals. It will be a great time for a great cause and at a great price---only $25 for food, drink and entertainment! Join us---and special guest Dan Piraro (comedian, cartoonist and animal activist, best known for his award winning syndicated cartoon, Bizarro)---for MVFA's first annual holiday party!

The location is is Emily's Cafe and Desserts at 4901 Springarden Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21209. Phone: 443-858-7045. RSVP to Buy your ticket:

DINNER & DISCUSSION AT GREAT SAGE: On Saturday, Dec. 5th, we will have an opportunity to sample the exquisite, totally organic, vegetarian cuisine of Great Sage in Clarksville. Great Sage has generously offered to donate 10% the entire day's proceeds to the volunteer operated nonprofit Earthsave Baltimore, a group that educates and supports people in making the shift toward a whole food, plant centered diet.

We think you will agree that Great Sage is one of the finest vegetarian restaurants in the Baltimore metro area. Please bring friends and family and join us for some great food, fellowship and support! Feel free to drop in any time between 10 am and 9 pm. The discussion period will go from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. It might be a good idea to call for reservations, especially during the discussion time.

Great Sage restaurant shares a large parking lot with Roots Natural Food Grocery and an eco-friendly gift shop called The Nest. Great Sage is located at 5809 Clarksville Square Drive, in Clarksville, Md 21029. Their number is 443-535-9400. But please RSVP to Earthsave Baltimore at 410-252-3043. For menu and more info on Great Sage, see

DINNER & DISCUSSION AT MR. CHAN’S: On Wednesday evening, Dec. 16th from 7-9 pm, Baltimore Vegan Meetup Group will get together at their favorite location. Mr. Chan’s, which was voted Baltimore’s Best Veg Restaurant, is the site where the Baltimore Vegan Meetup group gathers for supportive discussion and wonderful food on the third Wednesday of each month in Pikesville. Your RSVP at 410-252-3043 is helpful, though not required. Please join us if you can!

EARTHSAVE VEG DINNER SERIES IN OWINGS MILLS will present, on Jan. 30th, from 6-9 pm, a veg potluck will a live presentation by Sierra Club official Mike Hudak on “Cowboys: Why We Love Them, & How We Let Them Destroy the Earth”. Western ranching is extremely damaging to the natural environment, and is responsible for impacting almost as many threatened and endangered species as logging and mining combined. Mike Hudak, Chair of the Sierra Club Grazing Committee, will tell us how the “cowboy myth” was created, show images of the devastation, and give suggestions as to how we can help steer citizens & lawmakers toward reality. See more info at

EARTHSAVE MEMBERSHIP is a great way for you to contribute to our important educational mission. All members may receive a free 12-issue subscription to Vegetarian Times magazine and Earthsave’s national bi-monthly newsletter. Folks who attend meetings may check out books from our well stocked EarthSave Library, they may place literature on our networking tables, may make a brief announcement to the group, and receive discounted attendance fees and EarthSave bookstore prices. You may join our group online at, or you can send a tax-deductible check for $35, or $50 for family membership, or $25 for student or senior, to EarthSave at 517 Talbott Ave. Lutherville MD, 21093. Thanks for your kind support!

PLEASE REMEMBER to be the peace that you wish to manifest. Be well!

EarthSave … May all be fed, may all be healed, and may all be loved.

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