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Some vegan news and some news of vegans

I’m still caught up in the world of new parenthood, but I had to share these few things that have been sitting in my in-box. Hope you’re all having a beautiful spring!

New vegan book club starting up in Ithaca

Via the Ithaca Vegans group on Facebook:

For those of you not on the meetup website I am starting a vegan book club and discussion group. The first date is for Sat. May 4th at 3:00. I suggested the first book, The Lucky Ones by Jenny Brown founder of Woodstock farm animal sanctuary. We will also discuss what else everyone wants to read. If you are interested let me know. – Stephanie

Big vegan birthday bash: You’re invited

Sylvester Johnson is the author of a free video slideshow about health and healing, and he’s a real mover and shaker in the Ithaca vegan community. Come help celebrate his 60th birthday on October 17th, and enjoy some live music, delicious vegan food, and the company of many local vegan groups.

Please join Club Veg, Ithaca Vegan Circle, Ithaca Vegans, Vegan Meetup, and Ithaca Vegan Parents to eat and dance to live music performed by the semi-acoustic band Radio London on October 17th 2009 from 6:30 PM at the Women’s Community Building, 100 West Seneca Street Ithaca NY (map).

Come tell Sylvester he’s 60 (preferably in song) on his actual birthday October 17th. Help him enter his sensational sixties!

Your presence will be your present (no other presents, please). Sylvester will provide dinner (his signature lentil stew, and yams, chips, hummus, salsa, and Food for the Planet’s tofu cheese cake as well as cider, and BYOB), so no need to bring food unless you are so inspired. If you are so inspired your variety will be quite welcome, with the guideline being any plant-sourced foods, for this occasion please withholding animal-based such as honey, eggs, butter, cheese, and flesh.

If you can, bring a plate and utensils. However, please come even without them, because disposable utensils and plates will be readily available.

An RSVP to Contactsj@mac.com would be welcome.

Hope to see you soon, and that you’re having a great day! Best regards,
Sylvester Johnson