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The Vegetarian Society of Utah will host two events this month at the St. George Community Building, both of which are free and open to the public: the VSU potluck on Saturday, Oct. 10, and the VSU monthly education program on Oct. 27. The October monthly education program will be the educational DVD “Exercise—It’s What’s For Dinner!” by Stephan Esser, MD.

Dr. Esser will present fun and practical ways to incorporate exercise into everyday life and talk about why exercise is so important and the amazing things it does for your body to help you stay young.

Dr. Esser completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Palm Beach Atlantic University. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School’s Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and a fellowship in sports medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville. He currently works as the sports and spine physician with Heekin Orthopedics in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Prior to his career in medicine, he was a competitive tennis player, achieving a ranking of No. 1 in the U.S. in men’s open doubles.

Both VSU events will be held at 6 p.m. on their respective dates in the St. George Community Building, located at 245 N. 200 W. No vegan cooking experience (or eating, for that matter) is required for the potluck. For more information on food requirements for the potluck or the Vegetarian Society of Utah in general, visit, or call (435) 632-3249.

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