- VSSJ UPCOMING EVENTS:
HERE COMES SUMMER "ICE CREAM" SOCIAL POTLUCK*, DEMO & VEGAN BAKE SALE (benefiting The Cow Sanctuary), Saturday May 21, 6pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08054. Presentation about benefits of a dairy-free lifestyle.
Enjoy samples of frozen desserts with toppings. We will be holding a vegan bake sale with all proceeds going to Helga's Cow Sanctuary, Shiloh, NJ (thecowsanctuary.org). Donations of baked goods are welcome! Helga Tacreiter will be speaking about the sanctuary. Members: $2 single; $4 family; and Non-members: $5 single; $10 family. Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. For more info: janet@...
STEVE'S VEGAN** POTLUCK, Saturday June 11, 6pm, 693 5th St, Atco NJ. RSVP required: 856-767-8807. The host is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event. Please bring a vegan** dish to share that will feed at least 6 people.
VSSJ 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION and Food Festival, Sunday, September 18, 2pm-7pm, Collingswood Community Center, 30 Collings Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108
(convenient access to Patco train station). Please join us for the festivities that include:
Delicious samplings of Vegan Food, Speakers, Cooking Demonstration, Live Music, Silent Auction, Vendors, 50/50, Giveways, Book Sale, Mingling, and More! Keynote Speaker: Michael Greger, MD, Director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture, Humane Society of the United States. Physician, author, and internationally-recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues. In an engaging interactive quiz show format, he will offer practical advice on how best to feed ourselves and our families to prevent, treat, and reverse chronic disease. www.drgreger.org. Nick Cooney, Director, Humane League of Philadelphia. Author, Change of Heart: What Psychology Can Teach Us About Spreading Social Change. www.thehumaneleague.com. Cherron Perry-Thomas, Co-founder of Dandelion Bunch, an education and outreach group promoting plant-based diets. Speaker, advocate, and educator on food preparation. www.dandelionbunch.com. Scoville Blues, a high-energy blues/classic rock band from the tri-state area that has opened for Dave Mason, Walter Trout, and Chris Cain - to name a few. Band members: Jay Pinkus (lead guitar & vocals), Dave Piersig (lead vocals & percussion), Ken Githens (bass guitar), Jim Bowman (drums & percussion), Dave Badgley (harp, sax, & vocals). scovilleblues.com (follow on youtube, facebook, and myspace). Seating is limited. Register here by May 31st for a special early-bird price: $25 for members, $30 for non-members ($10 off)! After May 31, $35 for members, $40 for non-members. Volunteer, advertise in our Event Program or become a Sponsor. For more info: vssj25th@..., 877-999-8775. Donate to VSSJ's 25th Anniversary Fund (via Paypal at www.vssj.com). Donations are tax deductible!
*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. Please bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (we will have extra place settings) to promote recycling. Beverages are provided.
* Vegetarian = No Meat, Fish, or Gelatin.
** Vegan = No Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin, or Honey.
Please check your e-mail on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.
If you're not on our Yahoo e-mail list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left
to add your name.
Contact Myrna at 1-877-WWW-VSSJ (877-999-8775) for additional information,
directions, or to volunteer.
VEGGIE EVENTS SPONSORED BY OTHER GROUPS:
KAYA'S KITCHEN DINNER, Saturday May 14, 5pm, 1000 Main St, Belmar NJ (732-280-1141). Eclectic cuisine. RSVP to Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG): 908-281-6388.
AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING GARDEN PARTY, Sunday May 29, 12:00 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" (http://www.healthylunches.org) and Jay Mankita, singer-songwriter, will perform, including songs from his CD "Eat Like A Rainbow". (http://www.jaymankita.com).
Acoustic guitar music will be provided by Reid Alburger. Details TBA. Watch http://www.americanvegan.org. For more info contact Freya at Ph: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288.
CJVG ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC, Saturday July 23, 2pm [Rain date 7/30], Colonial Park (Knob Hill, Parking Lot C), Franklin Township (Somerset). For each person in your party, bring a dish that serves at least 6 people, with an ingredient list and your place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.). Vegan is preferred. CJVG provides beverages, burgers and franks. Bring lawn chairs and outdoor games. For more info, contact the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG): 908-281-6388.
- TOUR OF CHEYENNE'S ROAD MARKET & FARM Sunday May 3, 3pm Mt Laurel NJ 08054 Join VSSJ on this 45 minute tour. Learn some of their organic practices that you can apply to your garden. See what's in the hothouses and what is already in the ground. Wear appropriate shoes - there may be some mud. Craig and Shannon, owners of Cheyenne's Road Market, are dedicated to growing the best produce that they can. Besides not using any pesticides, they grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables. VSSJ members: Individual $2, Family $4. Non-members: Individual $3, Family $5 (pay day of) After the tour (approx. 4:30pm), we will be getting a bite to eat at “b.good” located in The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rte 73 S, Suite E-2, Marlton, NJ 08053 (remember to bring your vssj membership card to receive your 10% discount) Please reserve your spot by April 30th: email thevssj@... or call 609-848-8341. When you reserve your spot for the farm tour, please let us know if you plan on joining us at B Good.
MEMBER DRIVE and APPRECIATION DINNER An Evening of Great Food, Music, and Fun! Saturday May 16 - doors open at 5:30pm, dinner served promptly at 6pm. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053. VSSJ will provide a cooked-on-site 4-course dinner. Menu: Soup, Salad, Bread, Lasagne, Mini Sundae, and Beverage. The food will be GMO-free and mostly organic!
In order to gauge how much food we need to make, pre-payment is required. Register by Sunday May 10. In appreciation of our members: only $10; Non-members: $18 (After May 1, members: $12; non-members: $20) Alternate payment: send a check to: VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Checks must be received by Friday May 8. Please include your lasagna choice: vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free vegan. Please register here. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED starting at 2pm to cook, setup, help with the member drive, and cleanup. To volunteer, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).
CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic Saturday June 13, 2pm Duke Island Park, Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"Jaycee Grove", at the far end of the park, past the band shell and public facilities
For each person in your party, bring a vegetarian potluck dish that serves 6-8, with an ingredient list. Vegan is preferred but not required; vegetarian is required. CJVG will provide beverages and grill items. Bring a place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.) for yourself to help us reduce our use of paper and plastic "throw-away" products. Bring lawn chairs and games. RSVP to CJVG by June 12: 908-281-6388. Rain date 6/28 (RSVP by 6/27).
POTLUCK PICNIC Saturday June 20, 1pm
Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
Join VSSJ for a family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park has several miles of nice hiking trails, and an adjacent playground. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt, and there will be games for the adults. We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
Members: $1, $3 family; non-members: $3, $8 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
Be green: get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
To RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).