Dining 09.02.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club

#7 HJD /AVS – Continuing the story of Jay Dinshah and the Modern Vegan Movement

The Twenty-Third World Vegetarian Congress, Maine USA, August 1975

H. Jay Dinshah and others from the United States and Canada who had been attending biennial World Vegetarian Congresses in India and Europe invited the International Vegetarian Union to hold a Congress in North America. Their bid was accepted. A committee, including leaders of vegetarian societies in New York, Washington DC, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Toronto, and Montreal, asked Jay Dinshah to lead the effort.

The University of Maine at Orono was the chosen site and would afford side-trips to the home and garden of veteran vegetarian homesteaders Helen and Scott Nearing. Freya Dinshah oversaw the 2-week congress menu; the quantity vegan recipes developed were subsequently marketed to colleges and institutions across the country.  

One preparatory visit to the Maine campus coincided with a tour by The Farm Community Band from Summertown TN.  Leader Stephen Gaskin made an impassioned call for living without taking animals’ lives, eggs, or milk.

World Congresses provide for an exchange of information among delegates and experts from all over the globe. For Americans in 1975 this event also created the perfect opportunity to start the North American Vegetarian Society, which from then on met annually–and subsequently in a completely vegan manner.

While lectures and classes inspired and educated, and occasions to socialize were relished, unstructured time was used to play cooperative tennis, and for informal group discussions–including animal rights concepts and strategies.

The 23rd IVU Congress was attended by 1500 people. The event brought major newspapers and broadcast networks to campus–in the dining halls, visiting the children’s center, interviewing attendees, and for the stadium assembly Funeral for Famine, with keynote speaker Richard St Barbe Baker (1889-1982), founder “Men of the Trees”, explaining the economies of vegan living.

Freya Dinshah, American Vegan Society, August 27 2021 – For more information, visit americanvegan.org.  Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518 931-0266 in Albany NY.

Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Company Breakfast is Back!!

NASSAU – Hoags Corners Volunteer Fire Company will be hosting its First Sunday of the Month All You Can Eat Breakfast, September 5th, from 8am to 11am at the Hoags Corners Fire Station, 7237 State Route 66, East Nassau, NY 12062. Our Buffet-Style All You Can Eat Breakfast includes: Scrambled eggs-Plain or with Ham & Cheese, Home Fries, Bacon, Sausage, French Toast, Pancakes-Plain and/or Blueberry & Apple. Plus: Applesauce, Fruit Cocktail, English Muffins, Coffee, Tea, Milk-Regular and/or Chocolate, and Orange Juice. Cost is Adults $10; Children (6-12yrs) $5; 5yrs & younger are FREE. Eat in or Take out. Phone 518-766-5474. Come and enjoy a delicious meal, friendly atmosphere and bring your neighbors & friends.

Chicken Barbeque

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church will be holding their annual chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. – prepared by our own cooks.

Dinner will consist of half chicken, baked potato, whole ear of corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert (brownies and cookies). Cost is $12 and will be take-out only.

Please call Jen Blair, 518-248-1295 to reserve a dinner. Gilead is located at Routes 7 east and Route 278 in Center Brunswick. Our web site is gileadlutheran.org and our phone is 518-279-9270.

Kiwanis Pasta Dinner Fundraiser

SAND LAKE – “Take-Out” (Only) – The Sand Lake Kiwanis Club wants to invite all to participate in the next Pasta Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, September 11th from 4PM to 7PM at the Sand Lake Veterans Hall on Rt. 43. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for Kids (10yrs. & Younger), or $25 Special for a Family of 4. Meals will consist of pasta, meatballs, salad, bread, & dessert. All Meals are Drive-Up/Take-Out.  Pre Orders may be made starting at 2 PM (on the day of the event) by calling (518) 421-1339. Pasta Dinners will continue to be held every second Saturday of each month. All proceeds support Kiwanis community projects. 

East Schodack Fire Co. Drive-Thru Pizza Night

EAST SCHODACK – Pizza Nights are Back. Saturday September 11th. At this time we are only offering Take Out.

Menu includes: Fresh Homemade Dough – Cheese (red or white) $9, extra toppings $1 each for 1/2 pizza & $1.50 for whole pizza. “The works”- $15 , Chicken wings- 10 for $12, Mozzarella Sticks- six for $3, Fresh Garden salad $3 a bowl

Pick up times begins at 4:00, Call 518- 479-3366 after 2:00 pm to place an order.

Pizza Nights will then be the First Saturday of each month from October thru June.

The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church Chicken Barbeque

NORTH GREENBUSH – The Women’s Guild of St. Michael’s Church, 175 Williams Road, in North Greenbush, NY is sponsoring a Giuliano chicken barbeque on Friday, September 17 from 4:00 – 6:00. The cost is $12.00 and it includes ½ chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, corn on the cob, roll and a homemade brownie. Drive through only. Dinners should be preordered by Sunday, September 12. Drive up orders will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For tickets, call or text Ann at (518) 573-3951, or call Teresa at (518) 283-3604. Also, Ann can be reached by e-mail at annmarie.kowalczyk@nullverizon.net and Teresa can be reached at teagarden4@nullverizon.net. A portion of these proceeds will help defray the cost of shipping boxes to the military overseas and in hospitals, and to provide funds to local non-profit organizations.

St. Michael’s Chicken Barbeque

TROY – St. Michael the Archangel Church, located at 175 Williams Rd will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on September 17, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. The BBQ is being prepared by Guiliano’s. Cost is $12 per meal. Please pre-order dinners. Take Out Only/Drive Thru. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ann (518) 573-3951 (annmarie.kowalczyk@nullverizon.net) or Teresa (518) 283-3604 (teagarden4@nullverizon.com).

Giffy BBQ to Benefit Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange

TROY – Friday, September 17th with pickup starting at 4 PM – Rensselaer County 4-H Teen Exchange will benefit from a Giffy BBQ being held at Capital Agway located at 1333 NY Route 7, Troy. This will be a curbside effort and cost per dinner which includes a 1/2 chicken, coleslaw, roll, potato and cookie are $12 each. Curbside/Take out only. To reserve your dinners and coordinate payment please call 518-421-2360. We look forward to serving you, make your reservation today!

Nassau Hose Company Chicken Barbeque 

NASSAU – Save the Date – September 18, 2021 at the Fire House 26 Chatham Street, Nassau, NY More information will come as we get closer to the event. We are asking you to save that date. Thank you to the community for helping us during our Tag Day in June.

Takeout Chicken Barbecue

CASTLETON – The Emmanuel Reformed Church at 1150 Maple Hill Rd. in Castleton will be having a Takeout Chicken Barbecue on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 4-6 pm. This takeout dinner will include chicken prepared with Clements old fashioned sauce, baked potato, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert for only $13. Please call 518-732-7766 to order your takeout dinner and give us a time between 4 & 6 pm that you would like to pick your dinners up. The proceeds will go toward the Cooperative Christian Ministries of Schodack (CCMS) Puerto Rico Mission Trip planned for Spring 2022.

Armenian Festival

TROY – Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Church is having their annual Armenian Festival at 255 Spring Avenue, Troy, on Saturday, September 25 from 12pm to 7pm and on Sunday, September 26 from 11am to 4pm. Delicious shish kebab dinners will be available for eat-in or take-out. A variety of Armenian pastries will also be offered. Orders for Lahmajoun (Armenian meat pie) can be placed by calling the church at 518-274-1477. Come and enjoy delicious Armenian cuisine and live Armenian music by John Berberian and ensemble, plus children’s activities!

Pittstown Fire Dept Annual Chicken Barbeque Dinner 

PITTSTOWN – Saturday, October 2, 2021 3:00-5:00 PM. Take Out only. Price: $14.00. Meal includes:  Half Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Cookies, Cranberry Jam. Pick Up at: 134 Parker School Road, Johnsonville, NY  12094. Suggest you pre-order to 518-424-1995 (name, phone no. and # meals desired)

Rensselaer Kiwanis – Save The Date!

RENSSELAER – Rensselaer Kiwanis Pre-Election Day Pancake Breakfast is back! Sunday, October 31, 2021 8:00AM – 11:30 AM, Rensselaer Boys and Girls Club, Rensselaer, NY. Tickets go on sale October 1, 2021. Adults $8.00, Children ages 5-12 $4.00 under 5 Free. More Information to follow.

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