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  • Carolyn
    LINDA S NEW YEAR S EVE POTLUCK* PARTY, Saturday December 31, 9pm, Runnemede, NJ. Linda, VSSJ member, is hosting our New Year s Eve Party. To RSVP, please
    Message 1 of 11 , Dec 11, 2011
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      LINDA'S NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK* PARTY, Saturday December 31, 9pm, Runnemede, NJ. Linda, VSSJ member, is hosting our New Year's Eve Party. To RSVP, please contact Linda at lindavholisticliving@... or 973-769-5828 by December 29.

      ANNUAL VEG NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN'S POTLUCK PARTY, Sunday January 15, 4-6:15pm, Newfield Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ. 08344. Hall Phone: 856-694-0548. Please use www.mapquest.com for accurate directions. Event includes arts & crafts, music, dancing, food, and more! To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@.... Suggested Donation: Adult $2, Child $1, and Family $5.

      CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, Saturday January 21, 6:30pm, Greenhouse Restaurant, 655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ. Restaurant phone: 856-854-0896. Join us for a wonderful meal at this vegetarian restaurant. (Across from WaWa Food Market). View menu at http://655greenhouse.com To RSVP, contact Janet at janet@.... Snow date: Saturday January 28.

      ANNUAL VEG NEIGHBORS/VSSJ SOUP POTLUCK, Sunday February 12, 5pm, Newfield Community Center, 127 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ. Hall Phone: 856-694-0548. Please use www.mapquest.com for accurate directions. RSVP to Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@.... Donation requested.

      MONTHLY VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS. For more info, contact janet@....


      UPCOMING EVENTS – Details TBD

      VEGAN DRINKS, February or March - Date, Time, Location TBD

      MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER, May - Date & Time, Location TBD


      VSSJ POTLUCK GUIDELINES: Members: $2 single, $4 family; and Non-Members: $5 single; $10 family. 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 recipe or 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.
    • Carolyn
      UPCOMING EVENTS LINDA S NEW YEAR S EVE POTLUCK* PARTY, Saturday December 31, 9pm, Runnemede, NJ. Linda, VSSJ member, is hosting our New Year s Eve Party. To
      Message 2 of 11 , Dec 26, 2011
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        UPCOMING EVENTS


        LINDA'S NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK* PARTY, Saturday December 31, 9pm, Runnemede, NJ. Linda, VSSJ member, is hosting our New Year's Eve Party. To RSVP, please contact Linda at lindavholisticliving@... or 973-769-5828 by December 29.

        ANNUAL VEG NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN'S PARTY, Sunday January 15, 4-6:15pm,Newfield Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ. 08344. Hall Phone:856-694-0548. Please use www.mapquest.com for accurate directions. Event includes arts & crafts, music, dancing, balloons, vegan food, and more! To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@.... Suggested Donation: Adult $2, Child $1, and Family $5.

        CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION, Saturday January 21, 6:30pm, Greenhouse
        Restaurant, 655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ. Restaurant phone: 856-854-0896. Join us for a wonderful meal at this vegetarian restaurant. (Across from WaWa Food Market). View menu at http://655greenhouse.com To RSVP, contact Janet at janet@.... Snow date: Saturday January 28.

        ANNUAL VEG NEIGHBORS/VSSJ SOUP POTLUCK, Sunday February 12, 5:30pm, Newfield Community Center, 127 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ. Hall Phone: 856-694-0548. Please use www.mapquest.com for accurate directions. RSVP to Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@.... Donation requested.

        MONTHLY VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS. For more info, contact janet@....


        UPCOMING EVENTS – Details TBD

        VEGAN DRINKS, February or March - Date, Time, Location TBD

        MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER, May - Date & Time, Location TBD


        VSSJ POTLUCK GUIDELINES: Members: $2 single, $4 family; and Non-Members: $5 single; $10 family. 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 recipe or 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.
      • Carolyn
        Upcoming Events MONTHLY POTLUCK, BOOK PRESENTATION AND SIGNING Saturday March 10, 6:30 pm,. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053.
        Message 3 of 11 , Mar 5, 2012
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          Upcoming Events


          MONTHLY POTLUCK, BOOK PRESENTATION AND SIGNING
          Saturday March 10, 6:30 pm,. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053. Instead of wearing green, be green and bring recyclables (cell phones, corks, and more - complete list coming soon). Dating Vegans presentation and book signing by author Anne Dinshah. VSSJ potluck guidelines: 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, please
          contact Janet at: janet@....

          MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER
          Saturday April 14, Doors open at 6pm, dinner served promptly at 6:30pm. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053.
          Menu: Soup, salad, entree, and mini-sundae.
          Guest speaker: Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian.
          Topic: Cooking for Family and Friends: Lively Vegan Cuisine That's Easy and Delicious. Based on her radio show and new cookbook, Laura speaks on how to cook delicious vegan meals when serving non-vegetarian family and friends by focusing on traditional American style foods such as: lasagna, meatless-loaf, stuffed peppers, chocolate desserts and more. She talks about the basics of vegan meal planning for daily, weekend and party menus, from an elegant first course to rich desserts! A fun and lively lecture that entertains and educates. It's Jazzy-licious! She will also do a book signing.
          Music: TBA.
          Bake Sale to benefit Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue.
          Members: ONLY $5; Non-members: $12. $1 rebate at the door if you bring a donation of pet food or supplies. Alternate payment: send a check to: VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
          For more info: janet@....

          VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN
          Saturday May 5, 5pm, 1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719.
          Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine. RSVP by 5/3 to CJVG: 908-281-6388, or to VSSJ: veg@....

          VSSJ CASINO AFTERNOON
          Saturday, May 19, 4-7pm, Casino School, 1080 N. Delaware Ave, 5th floor, Suite 510, Philadelphia, PA. (Parking available at Sugar House Casino lot across the street.) Learn how to play blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker! A day of fun, great food and surprises. Win a prize in the final tournament! Bring your friends. Large assortment of vegan snacks, organic soda, gluten-free beer, organic wine, pomegranate juice, and vodka punch. Win a prize in the final tournament! Register by May 10 and receive a $10 discount! Catered especially for VSSJ at a special price! Event is a $59 value - Members only $35, Non-members $45.

          VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at MYILAI MASALA
          Saturday June 3, 1pm, 3100 Quakerbridge Rd, Hamilton 08619. Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this vegetarian Indian restaurant with vegan options. RSVP by 6/1 to CJVG: 908-281-6388, or to VSSJ: veg@....

          VOLUNTEER DAY at THE COW SANCTUARY
          Sunday, June 10, 10am, Shiloh, NJ. Help remove an old fence to make the area safer for the resident cows. Food will be provided. Bring work gloves. To RSVP or for more information, please contact Carol at: carolyngithens@...

          CJVG ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC
          Saturday June 23, 2pm, NEW LOCATION: Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove 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 referred. CJVG provides beverages, burgers and franks. Bring lawn chairs and outdoor games. Rain date 7/21. RSVP to CJVG at: 908-281-6388 or info@....


          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.


          VEGAN DRINKS
          Date, Time, Location TBD

          Additional VOLUNTEER, TABLING, and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
          Date, Time, Location TBD

          RESTAURANT TRIPS and SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC
          Date, Time, Location TBD

          Additional POTLUCK DINNERS
          Date, Time, Location TBD (possibly Sat. 5/12, and more)



          EVENTS HOSTED BY OTHER GROUPS

          DJE PASSOVER PREP ACADEMY "Where's the Shankbone? A Vegetarian Seder"
          Thursday, March 15, 7pm, Voorhees Town Center (aka Echelon Mall).
          The non-profit Department of Jewish Education & Continuity, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is planning a how-to evening for vegetarians and vegans about the upcoming Passover holiday. For more information on the event and other happenings at the Passover Prep Festival, please visit their website at www.djesnj.org and click on Passover Prep.

          Dinner hosted by the AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY at Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330. (Carême's is by the on-campus bus stop,in Bldg M. )www.atlantic.edu. Under the direction of their Chef Educator, Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve:
          Spring Celebration Dinner
          Monday March 26 2012, Reserve by March 18.
          Menu will be posted at www.americanvegan.org. Dinners begin at 6:30 pm. Kitchens & Greenhouse Tour: 5:45 pm. Supporter $50, Adult: $30, Student/Low Income: $20. Pay by mail, phone, or fax; by cash, check, or credit card. American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
          Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax 856-694-2288, www.americanvegan.org

          CJVG (Central Jersey Vegetarian Group) ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK DINNER
          Saturday March 31, 5 PM, Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (770 Route 206, Hillsborough). For each person in your party, bring a vegetarian potluck dish to serve at least 6 people. Please bring an ingredient list. Bring your own place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.) so that we can reduce using disposables. Vegan is preferred to serve as many as possible. Bring something you want to recycle for our raffle (must be in excellent condition). To help cover hall rental: $3 CJVG members, $5 non-members. RSVP to CJVG by March 30th at: 908-281-6388 or info@....

          AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY (AVS) ANNUAL MEETING and GARDEN PARTY PICNIC LUNCH Sunday
          May 27, 12:00 Noon, AVS HQ, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328. Ph: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288. Speakers: Will Tuttle: Time to Wake Up: Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution. He is author of World Peace Diet, Educator, Pianist and Composer. Victoria Moran: Main Street Vegan: Making Miracles in the Real World. She is author of Creating a Charmed Life, and Compassion: The Ultimate Ethic, Speaker and Lifestyle Coach. Details TBA - watch http://americanvegan.org For more info, contact Freya at: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288.

          CJVG (Central Jersey Vegetarian Group) ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC
          Saturday June 23, 2pm, NEW LOCATION: Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove 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. Rain date 7/21. RSVP to CJVG at:
          908-281-6388 or info@...
        • Carolyn
          Monthly VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS - for more info, contact janet@vssj.com ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN S POTLUCK PARTY *** CANCELLED *** Sunday
          Message 4 of 11 , Jan 10, 2013
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            Monthly VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS - for more info, contact janet@...

            ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN'S POTLUCK PARTY
            *** CANCELLED ***
            Sunday January 13, 4pm-6:15pm
            Newfield Terrace Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave,
            Newfield NJ 08344


            VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS VEGAN WINTER SOUPS & ACCOMPANIMENTS POTLUCK
            Monday January 21, 11am-4pm
            865 N Delsea Dr, Clayton NJ 08312
            Watch the Presidential Inauguration Ceremonies together at
            Clayton Mews. RSVP to Ethel Dennis at 856-341-0637.


            VSSJ MEMBER POTLUCK & POKER
            Saturday February 2, 5pm
            (Snow date: Saturday February 9, 5pm)
            Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
            Celebrate Groundhog Day with VSSJ (either once, or over and over and over ...)with a winter potluck and optional poker game! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. The hosts are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event. Please RSVP to lorraine@... for address.


            VEGAN FINE DINING
            Hosted by the American Vegan Society
            Monday, February 18, 6:30pm
            Careme's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330, http://www.atlantic.edu (Careme's is by the on-campus bus stop, in Bldg M.) Under the direction of their Chef Educator, Culinary Arts students will prepare and serve. Details TBD - visit www.americanvegan.org or call Freya at 856-694-2887.
          • Carolyn
            VSSJ MEMBER POTLUCK* & POKER Saturday February 2, 5pm (Snow date: Saturday February 9, 5pm) Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068 Celebrate Groundhog Day with VSSJ
            Message 5 of 11 , Jan 29, 2013
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              VSSJ MEMBER POTLUCK* & POKER
              Saturday February 2, 5pm (Snow date: Saturday February 9, 5pm)
              Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
              Celebrate Groundhog Day with VSSJ (either once, or over and over and over ...)with a winter potluck and optional poker game! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. The hosts are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event. Please RSVP to lorraine@... for address.


              VEGAN FINE DINING
              Dinner After Dark - Hosted by the American Vegan Society
              Monday February 18, 6:30pm
              Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330, http://www.atlantic.edu
              (Carême's is by the on-campus bus stop, in Bldg M.) The public is invited to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educator. Banish the cold in warm company! MENU to be announced. Dinner music sought. Dinner seating time is 6:30 pm. Come early for kitchen tours, and to view book table. Reservations are requested by February 10; thereafter phone for seating availability. Adult: $31, Student/Low Income: $21, Supporter $50. (A few scholarships are available; we want you to come even if you can't afford to.) Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288; Mail: AVS, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328. http://americanvegan.org AVS accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover/Novus, but prefers payment by check.


              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
              Saturday February 16, 6:30pm
              Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
              Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....


              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
              Saturday March 16, 6:30pm
              Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
              Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....


              VEGAN FINE DINING
              Spring Celebration Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society
              Tuesday, April 2, 6:30pm
              Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, 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 Arts students will prepare and serve. Details TBD - see http://americanvegan.org


              VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK*
              Sunday April 21, 2pm
              Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
              16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
              Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....


              VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN (TENTATIVE)
              Saturday May 4, 5pm
              1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
              Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual spring trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine. RSVP by 5/2 to VSSJ: veg@... or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.


              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
              Saturday May 18, 6:30pm
              Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
              Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....


              ANNUAL VEGAN GARDEN PARTY(AVS) - hosted by American Vegan Society
              Sunday May 26, Noon: Outdoor Lunch; Program: 2pm
              AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
              Emcee: Anne Dinshah, lifelong vegan, author, and rowing coach
              Jenny Brown: co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY, WoodstockSanctuary.org
              Michael A. Weber: executive director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), farmusa.org. AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm: Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters. Register by May 22. Donation: Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low income $10, Child $5. More information at http://americanvegan.org AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328, 856-694-2887.


              CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic
              Saturday June 22, 2pm
              Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove Lot C), Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ
              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. Rain date 7/20.
              RSVP to CJVG by June 21: 908-281-6388 or info@....



              *VSSJ POTLUCK GUIDELINES:
              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.
            • Carolyn
              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER Saturday February 16, 6:30pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053 Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup.
              Message 6 of 11 , Feb 12, 2013
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                VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
                Saturday February 16, 6:30pm
                Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
                Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....

                VEGAN FINE DINING
                Dinner After Dark - Hosted by the American Vegan Society
                Monday February 18, 6:30pm
                Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330, http://www.atlantic.edu (Carême's is by the on-campus bus stop, in Bldg M.)
                The public is invited to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educator. Banish the cold in warm company! MENU to be announced. Dinner music sought. Dinner seating time is 6:30 pm. Come early for kitchen tours, and to view book table. Reservations are requested by February 10; thereafter phone for seating availability. Adult: $31, Student/Low Income: $21, Supporter $50. (A few scholarships are available; we want you to come even if you can't afford to.) Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288; Mail: AVS, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328. http://americanvegan.org AVS accepts Visa, MasterCard & Discover/Novus, but prefers payment by check.

                SAVE THE ANIMAL'S (STAF) ANNUAL BUCKET AUCTION
                Thursday March 14, Doors Open: 6:30pm, Drawings: 8pm
                Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ,
                in the 9-10 Cafeteria.
                VSSJ needs volunteers to bake, or staff our table at the Vegan Bake Sale at this wonderful event. Please contact carol@... if you can help. Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals.
                Admission is $10, payable at the door and includes a sheet of 24 "Great Prize" tickets. Additional tickets will be available inside. We'll have LOTS of terrific prizes for you to bid on - gift certificates, collectibles and items for men, women, kids and pets. Refreshments will be available for a nominal charge. All of the prizes are donated and all of the proceeds will directly benefit local animals. For more information, email Maureen at mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

                VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
                Saturday March 16, 6:30pm
                Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
                Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....

                VEGAN FINE DINING
                Spring Celebration Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society
                Tuesday, April 2, 6:30pm
                Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, 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 Arts students will prepare and serve. Details TBD - see
                http://americanvegan.org

                VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK*
                Sunday April 21, 2pm
                Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
                16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
                Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....

                VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN (TENTATIVE)
                Saturday May 4, 5pm
                1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
                Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual spring trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine. RSVP by 5/2 to VSSJ: veg@... or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER
                Saturday May 18, 6:30pm
                Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
                Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet: janet@....

                ANNUAL VEGAN GARDEN PARTY (AVS) - hosted by American Vegan Society
                Sunday May 26, Noon: Outdoor Lunch; Program: 2pm
                AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
                Emcee: Anne Dinshah, lifelong vegan, author, and rowing coach
                Jenny Brown: co-founder and director of Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY, WoodstockSanctuary.org
                Michael A. Weber: executive director of Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM), farmusa.org. AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm: Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters. Register by May 22. Donation: Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low income $10, Child $5. More information at http://americanvegan.org AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328, 856-694-2887.

                CJVG ANNUAL POTLUCK PICNIC
                Saturday June 22, 2pm
                Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove Lot C), Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ
                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. Rain date 7/20.
                RSVP to CJVG by June 21: 908-281-6388 or info@....

                *VSSJ POTLUCK GUIDELINES:
                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.
              • Carolyn
                VSSJ EARLY DINNER at VIA ROMA Saturday June 15, 4pm 2360 Lakewood Rd (Rt 9), Tri-City Plaza, Toms River, NJ 08755, viaromatomsriver.com/ Join VSSJ for a trip
                Message 7 of 11 , Jun 11, 2013
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                  VSSJ EARLY DINNER at VIA ROMA
                  Saturday June 15, 4pm
                  2360 Lakewood Rd (Rt 9), Tri-City Plaza, Toms River, NJ 08755, viaromatomsriver.com/
                  Join VSSJ for a trip to this Italian restaurant with a separate vegan/vegetarian menu and gluten-free selections.
                  RSVP by Friday 6/14 to thevssj@...


                  CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic
                  Saturday June 22, 2pm
                  Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove Lot C), Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ
                  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. Rain date 7/20.
                  RSVP to CJVG by June 21: 908-281-6388


                  VSSJ TABLING - 30th Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival
                  Saturday June 29, 10am-4pm
                  120 Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
                  Event press release
                  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact Heather at thevssj@...


                  NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest 2013
                  Wednesday July 3 - Sunday July 7
                  Johnstown, PA
                  For info, visit vegetariansummerfest.org
                • Carolyn
                  FORWARDED MESSAGE: JULY 4th: VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC Public Eye: Artists for Animals and VeganSpirituality.com invite you to join us for a *Vegan Potluck Picnic
                  Message 8 of 11 , Jun 27, 2013
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                    FORWARDED MESSAGE:

                    JULY 4th: VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC

                    Public Eye: Artists for Animals and VeganSpirituality.com invite you to join us for a *Vegan Potluck Picnic on 4th of July! (*animal-free ingredients). Meet like-minded folks and families for an informal picnic and nearby hike in a beautiful setting. Take a break from your bbq-ing neighbors for the afternoon!

                    Feel free to bring blankets, chairs, board games, frisbees, hula hoops, musical instruments, vegan food/beverages to share. Friendly dogs on leashes welcome. Parking lot nearby. Also accessible by Septa (R7 and R8 Chestnut Hill East and West stops, then take bus to Chestnut Hill College stop).

                    Time: Noon-3pm-ish

                    Location: Harper's Meadow in Chestnut Hill (Northwestern & Germantown Ave., across from Bruno's Restaurant, near Chestnut Hill College).

                    To RSVP: 267-270-2703 or visit www.meetup.com/philadelphia-vegan-spirituality-group



                    JULY 20th: 4th ANNUAL VEGAN SPIRITUALITY RETREAT & ANIMAL BLESSING

                    Vegan Spirituality and Public Eye: Artists for Animals present our 4th Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat on the East Coast, "Exploring Veganism as a Spiritual Practice." We welcome World Peace Diet author Dr. Will Tuttle as our featured speaker. Enjoy group discussions, guided meditations, yoga classes with vegan yogis Derek Goodwin and Ximena Milagros Savitch, a delicious vegan lunch catered by The Nile Café, a nature walk, and an Animal Blessing with percussionist Lonnie Davis. Childcare is provided. Friendly companion animals are welcome at the Retreat and Blessing Ceremony.

                    Honor your companion animals and animals around the world through drumming and dancing in nature! Bring companion animals, a photo, or your own animal spirit! Everyone is invited to drum and dance in the Ceremony, which offers opportunities to celebrate animal companions, honor those that have died, empathize with animals suffering around the world, and create a vision of harmony between humans and other animals. Please bring leashes or carriers for your animal companions. You're welcome to bring a vegan/synthetic drum! The Ceremony is free and open to the public.

                    Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm, Animal Blessing 3:00-4:00pm

                    Location: Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035. Septa stop nearby with van pick-up.

                    Cost (includes lunch): $50 online registration (starting 6/1), $60 at the door (7/20), $40 students/seniors, $30 youth (12-17), $20 children (6-11), free for children under 6. Registration preferred by 7/13.

                    Bring: Yoga mat, water bottle, walking shoes, companion animal photos.

                    To Register: Online at www.veganspirituality.com or contact Lisa Levinson, 215-620-2130, veganspirituality@... for student and senior discounts. Scholarships available. Please RSVP by 7/13.





















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