- 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.
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@...
- 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).