FW: SFVS May Calendar
SAN FRANCISCO VEGETARIAN SOCIETY CALENDAR May Issue 2011
www.sfvs.org or 415-273-5481
“Forks Over Knives” Bay Area Screening
Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. Film followed by Q & A Forum including Dixie Mahy
SFVS President & Joe Connelly VegNews Editor
Camera Theater, 1875 S Bascom Avenue , Campbell , $8 408-559-6900 or online:
“Forks Over Knives” examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods. The major storyline traces the personal journeys of Dr. T. Colin Campbell, a nutritional biochemist from Cornell University, and Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, a former top surgeon at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic. Inspired by remarkable discoveries in their young careers, these men conducted several groundbreaking studies. their separate research led them to the same startling conclusion: degenerative diseases like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even several forms of cancer, could almost always be prevented—and in many cases reversed—by adopting a whole foods, plant-based diet. Despite the profound implications of their findings, their work has remained relatively unknown to the public. Bringing these scientific concepts to life, cameras follow “reality patients” who have chronic conditions from heart disease to diabetes, and are taught by their doctors to adopt a whole foods plant-based diet as the primary approach to treat their ailments. The film features leading experts on health and tackles the issue of diet and disease in a way that will have people talking for years.
“Forks Over Knives” San Francisco Special Screening
Monday, May 9, 7:00 p.m.
Landmark Embarcadero Theater, San Francisco (space limited)
Free tickets available by downloading: Sign In/Sign Up at: www.gofobo.com/rsvp.
Use the RSVP code: SFVSOVPP or use the direct link:
Check our website for other dates & listings starting May 13: www.sfvs.org.
Wednesday Night Vegan Dinners by Patricia Allen Koot
May 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 6:00 p.m., followed by interesting programs TBA
Opera Plaza Community Room, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco .
Take the elevator to the first floor, and then security will key you down to the mezzanine.
Sponsored by Wellness Central and SFVS
$15 for dinner. RSVP requested: 707-774-1904. Contact the same number for details on the programs.
Vegan Recipes for Spring Cooking Class, Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
By Meredith McCarty
Redwood High School, Room 120, 395 Doherty Drive , Larkspur
$50 for each class (10% off for SFVS members registering on line, refunded in class upon request) www.marinlearn.com, click on Self/Home & Garden or call 415-945-3730 for details.
Menu for Larkspur Cooking Class: Roasted Asparagus with Scrambled Tofu; Pasta with Peas, Porcini & Mint (wheat-and gluten-free pasta option); Braised Tempeh with Kale & Basil Mashed Potatoes; Red Slaw; Strawberry Shortcake.
Richmond Health Festival, Sunday, May 14
Richmond Community Center , San Francisco
SFVS will be handing out free literature and vegan food. contact Nancy Loewen for details on the event and/or for volunteering: njloewen@... or 415-750-0614
Vegan Bollywood Night Out*, Friday, May 20
Dinner at 6:30 p.m. & Film “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”at 7:30 p.m.
Maharani Restaurant, 1122 Post Street , between Van Ness & Polk Streets, SF
$20 for All-You-Can-Eat Buffet with five entrees plus soup & fresh fruit dessert
Price includes tax but not tips or drinks. RSVP g-voice-mail: 415-498-0385.
*Bollywood is India ’s Hollywood .
Buddha’s Birthday Celebration Dining Out
Anti-KFC Leafleting – Sunday, May 22, at 12 noon
Kentucky Fried Chicken, 4150 Geary Boulevard, corner of 6th Avenue, San Francisco
Followed by Lunch, 1:15 p.m.
Golden Buddha, 832 Clement Street, corner of 9th Avenue, San Francisco
For information, contact Bonnie Knight bonbons@.... PETA provides leaflets and posters and SFVS provides moral support. (This usually occurs on the last Sunday of the month but had to be changed for May.)
Potluck & Free Lecture “Healing the Body Naturally” by Meir Schneider
Saturday, May 28, Appetizers 6:30 p.m.; Dinner 7:00 p.m.; Free Lecture 8:00 p.m.
St. James Episcopal Church Community Room, 4620 California Street , between 8th & 9th Avenues San Francisco
$2 suggested donation with food; $10 without food. For more information, 415-273-5481.
After dinner, Meir Schneider will discuss his personal journey in body healing. He presently gives workshops and lectures at his facility in San Francisco .
Meir Schneider was born with cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, and nystagmus. After five unsuccessful surgeries on the lenses of his eyes, which left them shattered and filled with scar tissue, doctors pronounced his condition hopeless and he was certified legally blind. Schneider performed his reading and schoolwork in Braille.
At age 17, Schneider learned the Bates Method of eye exercises. He practiced them diligently, up to 13 hours a day, undeterred by the skepticism of family and friends. To this, he added his own regimen of self-massage and movement. Within six months, he could recognize visual objects for the first time; within 18 months, he could read print without glasses. His vision continued to improve, and today is 20/80. He holds a current unrestricted California driver's license.
Schneider, as a child with his grandmother, was legally blind and did his schoolwork in Braille.
During Schneider’s recovery process, while still a teenager, he began to help others with a wide range of degenerative conditions, such as polio, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis. He found that the same principles which enabled him to gain functional eyesight could be applied to the entire body. His discoveries led to the creation of The Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method Through Bodywork and Movement, helping tens of thousands of people with serious physical and visual conditions worldwide.
An internationally respected therapist and educator, Schneider is the founder and director of the School for Self-Healing in San Francisco , the author of The Natural Vision Improvement Kit, Movement for Self-Healing, Yoga for Your Eyes, Meir Schneider's Miracle Eyesight Method, Self-Healing: My Life and Vision and the principal author of The Handbook of Self-Healing. He was awarded a PhD in the Healing Arts for his work with muscular dystrophy.
Left, Schneider’s right eye (with maximum dilation): Less than 1% of the lens area admits light; the rest is scar tissue and membrane. Making the best possible use of badly damaged eyes, Meir sees about 20/80.
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