Welcome to the Vegetarian Society
of East Tennessee
We look forward to posting information and resources here that will not only be helpful to you, but will also provide a place for us to share a sense of community. Please come back often for updates and new events added to our events and calendar page.
The Society was founded in 1983 as a non-
The Society is open to vegetarians and non-
We encourage you to become a member and associate with others of like mind. Please check our calendar and join us for one or all events.
If you have questions not addressed on this website, please give us a call:
© THE VEGETARIAN SOCIETY of EAST TENNESSEE -
TASTE of THAI
1st Sunday of every month except September when we meet the 2nd Sunday to avoid Boomsday trafffic.
6:00 PM at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville.
June 2, 2013
MONTHLY COOKING DEMO ON SUNDAY, July 7, 2013
On July 7 VSET member Sylvia Smith will demonstrate how to make "summer smoothies",
Cost is $3 per person,
$10 per family.
The event will take place at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, one mile west of UT.
Information: Bob Grimac,
Upcoming Events, 2013
WANTED: VEGGIE VOLUNTEERS. It takes a lot of help to put on a monthly cooking school
and potluck. We need people to be in charge of setting up drinks, checking for food
labels, washing dishes, and sweeping the floor after each meal. Worker memberships
for those who can commit to a year's worth of service are available for $1. If you
can help once or every "first Sunday", let potluck coordinator Bob Grimac know (,
June 30, 2013
This cookout will once again be at the home of Stan & Kathy Wolcott on the campus of Little Creek Sanitarium. We had a great event last year and look forward to another wonderful time enjoying the peaceful setting of the Little Creek campus.
Be sure to bring your lawn chair as there will be very limited seating available. All the food and drink will be provided but you must register for this event so we’ll know how to plan. See below for a map.
On July 7 VSET member Sylvia Smith will demonstrate how to make "summer smoothies", and on August 4 our Sri Lankan friends will demonstrate another wonderful dish from their island nation (some of us enjoyed their "coconut rice balls" last summer).
Following the August demonstration and potluck we will enjoy north Indian music from
a trio called "Rangali", at 7:15 PM. This will be to commemorate the 30th anniversary
of the vegetarian society, chartered in 1983. The cost for the August 4 event will
be $12 for VSET members, and $15 for non-
We hope to have a table of Indian style foods as well, so get out your cook-
Please call or write if you want to volunteer or get more involved with VSET. Thank
you, Bob Grimac, President, 546-
Our 30th anniversary as an organization is fast approaching, so look for details
soon about the August "Subcontinental Celebration". We hope to have a Sri Lankan
cooking class, an Indian dinner, and a concert of north Indian classical music -
Visit Sikh Gurdwara on Sunday, June 30, 11 AM
The Sikh religion was founded in the northern Indian province of Punjab and promotes a vegetarian diet. Several of us visited the local Sikh house of worship ("gurdwara") in January and are ready to return. The 11 AM service consists of kirtan chanting for about an hour and 15 minutes, followed by a vegetarian meal. The local gurdwara is located at 704 Washburn Street, about a block north of West High School. Find the car wash on Sutherland and you have found Washburn Street.
Don't bring food, but monetary donations are accepted in a collection box. All heads
should be covered in the building, but scarves are available to borrow. Seating is
on the floor, but a pew is available for those who need it. Call Bob to let us know
you are coming at 546-
Concert, Sri Lankan Food Demo on Sunday, August 4, 6 PM
Our organization was incorporated in August, 1983, and we are celebrating with a special "subcontinental fundraising event" on Sunday, August 4 at our regular meeting spot, the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church.
At 6 PM we will enjoy a demonstration of Sri Lankan "vegetable cutlets" (really delicious!)
with Lakmal and Niranji, UT grad students who have been to many events this past
year. We are encouraging members and visitors to bring Indian-
Bob is keeping a "sign up list" so he can know we will have at least 40 paying listeners.
Call or write if you can commit to being on that list, if you can bring special food,
or help clean up from 8:45 until 10 PM that night. (865-
Summer Smoothies Class with Sylvia Smith, Sunday, July 7, 6 PM
Sylvia is a dedicated VSET member and loves to whip up tasty and nutritious smoothies. At our regular July meeting Sylvia will demonstrate her green goddess smoothie (pineapple, banana, spinach, stevia, and soymilk); and also her chocolate peanut butter smoothie. Samples for everyone! a potluck supper follows. Cost: $3 per person.