Here's a change of pace from our usual carnivorous concerns: world-class runner Tim Van Orden, who follows a strict diet of raw vegan food, will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Healing Arts Center
(2601 South Big Bend Boulevard
). Van Orden, who leads the Running Raw Project
, will speak on "Stress, Diet and Peak Performance." Register for the event at this Web site
. Please note that while the event is listed as free, a $10 donation is requested.