VSDC hosts monthly events which are open to all, including vegetarians, vegans, and anyone interested in exploring a plant-based diet. Members can receive discounts to events that are fee-based. Become a member now!

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people kayaking on the Potomac riverVSDC meet ups include potlucks, restaurant visits, gatherings for the singles and LGBT communities, holiday cookie swaps, and volunteer  opportunities at local events. Our meetups are open to all.

VSDC uses to keep our calendar, take registration, and coordinate payments via PayPal. Monthly meetups include African-American Networking Group, Veg-Out LGBTQ Group, Children’s Playgroup, Book Club, Restaurant Visits, Singles Group, cooking classes and much more including our annual vegan Thanksgiving feast. Our events are open to members and non-members.

VSDC Life-Affirming Thanksgiving

people at a round table enjoying dinnerOur Life-Affirming Thanksgiving is an annual gala that brings together vegetarians, vegans, and non-vegetarians to enjoy a delicious, healthy, all-vegan meal in a friendly, festive setting. Our programming includes a keynote speaker, live music, exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser, and exhibitors.

Cooking Classes

VSDC cooking class
Our cooking classes are completely vegan and low-cost, with a further discount for VSDC members. They typically include demonstrations of three vegan dishes, Q&A, sampling of the dishes prepared, and time to mingle and socialize.

Book Club

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The VSDC Book Club meets once a month, alternating between fiction and nonfiction. People who have read at least half of the book are welcome to attend.

DC Vegfest

Founded by the Veg Society of DC in 1997 and now organized by our wonderful friends at Compassion Over Killing, DC VegFest highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing a vegan diet & lifestyle. It is a spectacular, FREE festival that features cooking demonstrations, speakers, live music, free food samples, over 100 exhibitors and more. We hope to see you there!

Learn more about DC VegFest

Green Festival Expo

greenfest 2016VSDC is proud to be a sponsor of the DC Green Festival® and encourages our members and friends to attend this annual event! Featuring an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court, educational activities and inspiring speakers, the Green Festival is a vibrant marketplace where companies and organizations showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. It’s America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event.

Learn more about the Green Festival Expo