Earthsave News: Sunday "Vegan Love Cookout"

Sending you smiles, hugs, and an Earthsave Baltimore update. We’re a volunteer operated nonprofit that helps people learn a healthier and more peaceful way of eating and living.

Hope you will join us this Sunday, Oct. 14th at the first annual Vegan Love Cookout. It's a Free Event, and all vendors will be indoors. Event will focus on total health and well-being, and will include food vendors, fitness sessions, vegan nutritionist, health presentations, nonprofits, and more. It's at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum, which is located near Mount Washington. It's easy to get there from I-83. See Facebook event page at

Please stop by the Earthsave Baltimore table, say "Hi" and check out our free literature and vegan bumper stickers, and our books and T-shirts for sale. The event will go from 12:00 until 6:00. Don would appreciate any help with tabling duties you’d be willing to offer... ideally for about 45 minutes at midday.

You’re also invited to join us this Wednesday, October 17 at 7 pm, at Mr. Chan in Pikesville. We’ll enjoy some great vegan food, share inspirations and info, and get to know each other better.

On Thursday, October 18th, (6 – 9 pm) a free screening, the local premiere of an important Australian produced animal rights film “Dominion” will be held. Come and see what they don’t want you to ever know about. This award-winning documentary narrated by Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara will not only change your life, but your perception about how your food is made. Written and directed by Chris Delforce. Rated MA 15+. Not suitable for children under 15.

Film will run 120 minutes, to be followed by Q&A and a panel discussion featuring members Erica Meier (Executive Director of Compassion over Killing) Lisa Rimmert (Vice President of Strategic Communications for Vegan Outreach) Antonio Simpson (The Vegan Mechanic/YouTube) Alex Hershaft (President of Farm Animal Rights Movement/FARM) Barbara Sharon Glick (vegan activist/speaker) Brenda Sanders (Founder of PEP foods/The Greener Kitchen/Thrive Baltimore) and Mark Rifkin (Plant-based/vegan R.D.)

Earthsave Baltimore’s next potluck will happen on Saturday, October 27th, from 6:00 until 8:30, at Govans Presbyterian Church, next to the historic Senator Theater on York Road in Baltimore. Event will feature a talk on simplicity by Jason Schramm. It’s about de-cluttering our physical and digital spaces to help us be healthier, happier, more stable veg/vegan/animal advocates. The talk is called “De-clutter Your Life”. See more at

Two annual Thanksgiving-based gatherings will be happening in November – Please invite your friends to Earthsave’s “Thanks-Living Vegan Celebration”, our final potluck event for 2018. We’ll have some live music and get a chance to connect, share inspirations, and get to know each other a little better. It will be at Govans Presbyterian Church on Saturday, November 24th from 6:00 until 8:30. RSVP and join us for a fun event!

The Vegetarian Resource Group will be hosting their annual Pre-Thanksgiving Potluck on Sunday, November 18 from 5 PM – 7 PM. You are invited to enjoy a variety of delicious vegan dishes and good conversation. Cost is $5 per adult (children can come for free) plus bring a vegan dish and a list of the ingredients in your dish to place near your dish. And, if possible, please donate a vegan canned food item at this event that will be distributed to those in need. Event will be held at the North Baltimore Mennonite Church, 4615 Roland Ave, in Baltimore. Hope to see you there!

And you are invited to join us each month at the two Meetup discussion groups that we host. Baltimore Vegetarian Meetup group gets together on the second Sunday of the month for wonderful Indian veg cuisine at the Mango Grove in Columbia, MD. (group will not meet in October, due to the Vegan Love Cookout that will happening that day). And the Baltimore Vegan Meetup gathers at Mr. Chan in Pikesville on the third Wednesday of each month. Both restaurants have loads of tasty vegan foods on hand. Come join us when you can!

Hope to see you soon!

Peace.... Don Robertson