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The  monthly supper club at Sprig & Sprout (2317 Wisconsin Ave.) will be 100% vegan this month, according to a press release. “We worked with the female monks of Bien An Tu Temple to develop a taste bud tantalizing and guilt-free meal!” the release states. “Join us upstairs, as owner Jen [Hoang] walks you through 7 courses of what Buddhists have been eating for centuries. The original date of February 17  sold out, so the restaurant has added a second seating on Monday, February 24.

The seven-course prix fixe menu will include Goi Ngo Sen Chay (Salad of Lotus Stem, White Tremella Mushrooms, Carrots, Cucumber, and seasoned Bean Curd with a mix of Viet Herbs) and Canh Chua Chay (Sweet & Sour Tamarind Soup with Pineapples, Tomatoes, Okra, and Ngo Om). The dinner costs $40 per person; reservations are required and there’s a no-cancellation policy. For information or to make a reservation, email management@sprigandsproutdc.com or call 202-333-2569 and ask for Jen.

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Whole Foods (2323 Wisconsin Ave.) will donate 5% of its net proceeds for Tuesday, February 11, to three local service organizations: Glover Park Village, which seeks foster intergenerational volunteer support among neighbors; Healthy Living, Inc., which teaches classes in cooking simple, nutritious meals; and Friends of Guy Mason, which helps maintain and enhance the Guy Mason Recreation Center (3600 Calvert St.). Volunteers for all three agencies will be on hand at the store all day to share information and answer questions.

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Burned rainbow banner, St. Luke's, 140204A rainbow banner in support of two Methodist ministers who officiated at same-sex weddings has been vandalized, according to a blog post by the pastor in charge of St. Luke’s church (3655 Calvert St.). “I visited our St. Luke’s campus yesterday to find that someone had burned—yes, burned—our ‘Stop the Trials’ banner, calling for a stop to church trials of clergy officiating at same-gender weddings,” wrote Rev. Dr. Charles Parker, senior pastor the Metropolitan Church, on February 6. An earlier  banner at the church’s sister campus, Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church (New Mexico and Nebraska aves.) was cut down, Parker noted. “The trials of Frank Schaefer [of Pennsylvania] and Tom Ogletree [of Connecticut] are a shame to our denomination and a national embarrassment,” he wrote. “You may disagree with their decision to officiate at their sons’ weddings, but pastors of integrity and conscience should not be put on trial for acting out of their conscience.” In the post, Parker reaffirmed his own commitment to the denomination’s Social Principles, which reject discrimination based on sexual orientation.

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