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  • Carolyn
    VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING, Friday January 28, 7pm, (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional), Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73, Marlton NJ. Store Phone: 856-797-1115. For more info:
    Message 1 of 37 , Jan 22, 2011
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      VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING, Friday January 28, 7pm, (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional), Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73, Marlton NJ. Store Phone: 856-797-1115. For more info: carolyngithens@....

      CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER, Saturday February 5, 7pm, Green House Restaurant, 655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ (Across from WaWa Food Market). Restaurant phone: 856-854-0896. Delicious Asian food and door prizes! View menu at www.655greenhouse.com. $22.50 members/$25.00 non-members. Includes soup, 2 appetizers, and 4 entrees family style, gratuity, and tax. Please RSVP via Paypal at www.vssj.com or call Janet at 856-596-3269 by Thursday February 3 to reserve this price. After Feb 3, the price will be $25 members/$28 non-members. Alternate payment: send a check to: VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Note: Checks must be received by February 3. After February 3, check if space is available and arrange for payment. Snow date: Saturday February 12.

      ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ SOUP POTLUCK*, Sunday February 13, 5:30pm, Newfield Terrace Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ. Soup cookbooks will be for sale. Snow date: Sunday February 20. RSVP: loismdinshah@....

      STAF's 9TH ANNUAL BUCKET AUCTION, Thursday, March 24, Doors Open: 6:30pm, Selection of Winners: 8pm. Washington Township High School, Hurffville-Crosskey s Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria. Admission: $10, payable at the door includes a sheet of prize tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased inside. Really great prizes, including Longaberger Baskets, spay/neuter certificates from local veterinarians, tickets to concerts and theaters, passes to museums and gardens, dog and cat gift baskets, books, gift certificates from restaurants and stores, t-shirts, bowling and skating parties, and so much more! (VSSJ and American Vegan Society donated gift baskets.) Also 50/50 contest and door prizes! All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals. For information, contact mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

      American Vegan Society Annual Meeting Garden Party, Sunday May 29, Noon, AVS HQ, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328. Ph: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288. Speakers: Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of New York Coalition for Healthy School Food will speak on "Healthy School Foods: Success Stories from New York State" (www.healthylunches.org) and Jay Mankita, singer-songwriter, will perform, including songs from his CD "Eat Like A Rainbow" (www.jaymankita.com). Acoustic guitar music will be provided by Reid Alburger. Details TBA. Watch www.americanvegan.org.

      Vegetarian Society of South Jersey's 25th Anniversary Celebration, Sunday, September 18, 2-7pm, Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Ave, Collingswood NJ. Please join us for the festivities that include Vegan Food, Speakers, Music, Prizes, Vendors, Book Sale, and More! Keynote Speaker: Michael Greger, MD, Director of Public Health, Humane Society of the United States. More details to follow at www.vssj.com. To volunteer or for more info: janet@...

      *Potluck Guidelines:
      • Each individual in your party (except children under 12) brings a vegetarian** dish to share that will feed at least 6 people (vegan*** dishes preferred so that all types of vegetarians may enjoy the food); recipe or list of ingredients; and your own plate, cup, and utensils (if possible-we will have extra). Beverages will be provided.
      • Contact Myrna at 1-877-www-vssj for additional info, directions, or to volunteer.
      • Check your e-mail on day of event for possibility of cancellation.
      • If you're not on our Yahoo e-mail list, please visit www.vssj.com to add your name.

      **Vegetarian = no meat, fish, or gelatin
      ***Vegan = no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, gelatin, or honey
    • Vegetarian-Society-of-South-Jersey-owner@yahoogroups.com
      VSSJ ANNUAL (EARLY) THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER Sunday November 8, 3:30pm Moorestown Community House (the community house.com) 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ
      Message 37 of 37 , Oct 31
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        Sunday November 8, 3:30pm
        Moorestown Community House (the community house.com) 
        16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
        Join VSSJ for our annual early Thanksgiving potluck! This is usually VSSJ's best-attended potluck.  
        *** Due to space limitations, an RSVP is required for this event. ***
        Please review the potluck guidelines below.
        VSSJ members: $3 ($8 family); Non-members: $6 ($15 family) (to cover hall rental).
        Be green: get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
        To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        Fall Celebration Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

        Monday November 9 & Tuesday November 10, 6:30pm
        The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this dinner at Carême’s, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), Mays Landing NJ 08330, http://www.atlantic.edu   (Carême's is by the on-campus bus stop, in Bldg M.)
        Under the direction of their chef educator, culinary students will prepare and present an internationally-inspired 5-course gourmet dinner. Kitchen tours at 5:45pm. Come early to view book table.  Menu available at americanvegan.com. Adult: $34, Student/Low Income: $24, Supporter: $50.  Reserve by November 1. Thereafter call for seating availability. Prices include a gratuity to assist students with their ACCC culinary education. AVS welcomes donations for its educational programs, including books for culinary students of the evening.  AVS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Donations are tax-deductible.
        American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org 


        Friday November 13, noon
        1 High St, Mt Holly NJ 08060
        Join VSSJ for a special lunch, prepared by RCBC culinary students!
        Diners will have a choice of appetizer, entree, dessert (all vegan).
        Please contact us regarding gluten-free and other options.
        Pre-payment is required. Register by Friday November 6 at vssj.com.

        VSSJ members: $18; Non-members:  $21 (tax & tip included). 
        For more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        Saturday November 21, 4pm
        Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
        Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck and optional (play money) poker game!
        Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below. 
        VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck.
        The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event.
        Space is limited, so please RSVP by Saturday November 14 to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). After 11/14, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.


        Monday November 23, 6:30pm
        Collingswood Public Library
        771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 http://collingswoodlib.org

        Subject: Fracking & The Food SystemPresenter: Lena Smith, Food & Water Watch.Summary: The expansion of modern drilling and fracking across the country has caused widespread environmental and public health problems and created serious, long-term risks to underground water resources, all of which affect farming and our food. Lena Smith is the South Jersey Organizer for Food & Water Watch, a non-profit advocacy organization that champions healthy food and clean water for all. She will provide an explanation of the process of hydraulic fracturing and its effects on agriculture and rural communities.

        This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
        Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
        To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

        For all VSSJ potlucks:

        Each individual in your party (with the exception of children under 12) brings a vegetarian* dish to share that will feed at least 6 people (vegan** dishes preferred so that all types of vegetarians may enjoy the food), along with the recipe or a list of ingredients.  To ensure there is enough food for everyone, please bring at least as much as your family is going to eat. VSSJ provides beverages, so please provide a food contribution. To promote recycling (and save you money), VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (extra place settings will be available).  For safety reasons, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times. Please make sure to check in when you arrive.

        *   Vegetarian = No Meat, Fish, or Gelatin.

        **  Vegan = No Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin, or Honey.

        Not sure what to bring?  Easy options include:  garden salad, fruit salad, hummus with chips or crudités. For a list of recipe sites, visit http://recipes.njveg.com. Write us at thevssj@... for more suggestions.

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