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  • Carolyn
    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
    Message 1 of 31 , Mar 29, 2012
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      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: Lou Giunta - Jazz, Standards and Pop.
      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

      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@...
    • carolyngithens
      VSSJ TABLING - Collingswood Green Festival Saturday April 18, 9am-2pm Irvin Ave, Collingswood NJ 08108 Free admission.
      Message 31 of 31 , Apr 16 8:59 PM
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        VSSJ TABLING - Collingswood Green Festival

        Saturday April 18, 9am-2pm

        Irvin Ave, Collingswood NJ 08108

        Free admission. http://collingswood.com/arts/greenfestival

        If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER and VEGAN BAKE SALE

        Saturday April 18, 6:30pm

        Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053

        VSSJ is participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, proceeds to benefit The Oasis Animal Sanctuary in Williamstown, NJ. All are welcome for the bake sale at 7:30pm!

        Contributions for the bake sale are welcome! Please note that a bake sale contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution.

        Please bring a non-dessert contribution for this potluck.

        Please review the VSSJ 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!

        Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.

        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

        To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        Earth Celebration Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

        Monday April 20 & Tuesday April 21, 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 serve a gourmet buffet. Arrive at 5:30 to view book table.  Kitchens Tour: 5:45. Dining room opens at 6:30 pm.  Dinner Music TBA.

        Adult: $34, Student/Low Income: $24, Supporter: $50.  Reserve by April 10. 

        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 


        VSSJ TABLING - Rowan College at Gloucester County

        Tuesday April 21, 10am-2pm

        1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell NJ 08080

        If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ TABLING - Amtrak Earth Fair Day

        Wednesday April 22, 9am-2pm

        30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA

        If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Earth Festival

        Saturday April 25, 10am-2pm (rain or shine)

        Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

        The Cherry Hill Earth Festival is a family and earth-friendly event designed to educate, inspire and promote sustainable, healthy living.  Presented by Sustainable Cherry Hill (501c3). Supported by Cherry Hill Township and Cherry Hill Public Schools. Free admission. http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival

        If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

        Monday April 27, 6:30pm

        Collingswood Public Library

        771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108, 856-858-0649 http://collingswoodlib.org

        Subject: The Whys Behind Vegetarianism

        Presenter: Rachel Atcheson, Philadelphia Director, The Humane League

        Summary: Why did our food system shift so dramatically over the past 60 years? What does industrialized agriculture look like?  What is the impact of our food system on animals and the environment? How about on human health and nutrition? And how are consumers, businesses, and legislators responding?

        This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!

        Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!

        To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ TABLING - Camden County College Spring Fling

        Wednesday April 29, 11am-2pm

        Wilson Courtyard, College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012

        If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


        VSSJ 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

        Let us cook this time!  VSSJ will provide a cooked-on-site 4-course dinner.

        In addition, we will have a volunteer workday focusing on a member drive.

        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 lasagne choice: vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free vegan.

        Please register here.

        Menu: Soup, Salad, Bread, Lasagne, Mini Sundae, and Beverage

        The food will be GMO-free and mostly organic!  Vegan and gluten-free available.

        Music: TBD.

        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).


        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.  Because of past issues with people not having enough to eat, 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, VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (we will have extra place settings).  Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!  Due to safety issues, 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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