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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 29 , 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@...
    • Carolyn
      VOLUNTEER DAY at UNEXPECTED WILDLIFE REFUGE, Saturday October 13, 10am, (Raindate: Sunday, October 14), 660 Piney Hollow Rd., Newfield NJ 08344,
      Message 2 of 29 , Oct 9, 2012
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        VOLUNTEER DAY at UNEXPECTED WILDLIFE REFUGE, Saturday October 13, 10am, (Raindate: Sunday, October 14), 660 Piney Hollow Rd., Newfield NJ 08344, http://unexpectedwildliferefuge.org Help maintain trails. Lunch will be provided. Please bring work gloves and wear sturdy shoes (that could very well get wet)and dress for ticks: light colored clothing, long pants tucked into socks and bug repellant. Everyone will meet on the Refuge property on Piney Hollow Rd. at the big white garage. (Please do not block access to the garage.)
        There will be balloons or a cone to alert people where to assemble. It is only about 3 minutes away. Then we will carpool back in a few cars to the actual work location. To volunteer, please contact Carol at 856-456-1279 or carolyngithens@....

        FALL POTLUCK* & BAKE SALE, Saturday October 20, 6:30pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt. 70, Marlton NJ 08053. Theme TBD. Bake sale proceeds will benefit Furrever Friends Rescue & Volunteers, Inc.(www.furreverfriends.org) We'll also have a vegan chocolate tasting. Please bring a non-dessert dish to the potluck. If you would like to donate to the bake sale, please bring something for that as well. Members: $2 single; $4 family; and Non-members: $5 single; $10 family. Attendees should park at the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Janet at 856-596-3269 or janet@....

        VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING and PIZZA NIGHT, Tuesday October 30, 7:00pm
        Whole Foods, 940 Rt 73 N, Marlton, NJ 08053. Members welcome. Join us to help plan upcoming activities, and have a slice of vegan pizza - on VSSJ!

        CJVG ANNUAL FALL POTLUCK DINNER, Saturday November 10, 5pm,
        Hillsborough Presbyterian Church, 770 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844. 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: $5 CJVG members, $10 non-members. RSVP by 11/9 to CJVG at 908-281-6388.

        ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK*, Sunday November 18, 2pm, preceded by
        a VSSJ Business Meeting (members welcome) at 12:30pm, Moorestown Community House, (www.thecommunityhouse.com) 16 E. Main St., Moorestown NJ 08057. Festivities will include a bucket auction and/or raffle to benefit the "Adopt A Turkey" Farm Sanctuary program (http://www.adoptaturkey.org/). Members: $2 single; $4 family; and Non-members: $5 single; $10 family. To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Janet at 856-596-3269 or janet@....

        HOLIDAY POTLUCK* AND SOUP SALE FUNDRAISER, Saturday December 8, 6:30pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt. 70, Marlton NJ 08053. We will be making and selling soup to raise money for the Animal Welfare Association (www.awanj.org). Volunteers needed to cook soup in the afternoon. Members: $2 single; $4 family; and Non-members: $5 single; $10 family. Attendees should park at the front of the building and enter at the steeple. To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Janet at 856-596-3269 or janet@....

        VEGAN FINE DINING, Monday, December 17, 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 a buffet. Reserve by September 14. Menus will be posted at http://www.americanvegan.org Dinners begin at 6:30 pm. Kitchens & Greenhouse Tour: 5:45 pm. Supporter $50, Adult $31, Student/Low Income $21. 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, http://www.americanvegan.org

        NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK*, Monday December 31, 9pm, Location TBD. Bring in the New Year with VSSJ! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. Please RSVP to veg@...


        *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.

        Fees (to cover the cost of rental halls) are the following unless otherwise noted: Members: $2 single; $4 family; and Non-members: $5 single; $10 family.

        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 visit www.vssj.com and click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name.
      • Carolyn
        MEMBERS NEW YEAR S EVE POTLUCK*, Monday December 31, 9pm, Marlton NJ. Bring in the New Year with VSSJ! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. Please RSVP
        Message 3 of 29 , Dec 27, 2012
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          MEMBERS NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK*, Monday December 31, 9pm,
          Marlton NJ.
          Bring in the New Year with VSSJ! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. Please RSVP to janet@... for directions.

          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.


          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.
        • sfenster
          Members, If you are planning on attending the member s New Year s Eve Potluck, please call Janet at 856-596-3269 as she may not be able to check her email
          Message 4 of 29 , Dec 30, 2012
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            Members,

            If you are planning on attending the member's New Year's Eve Potluck, please call Janet at 856-596-3269 as she may not be able to check her email before the potluck.

            Thanks, and hope to see you there!


            --- In Vegetarian-Society-of-South-Jersey@yahoogroups.com, "Carolyn" <carolyngithens@...> wrote:
            >
            > MEMBERS NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK*, Monday December 31, 9pm,
            > Marlton NJ.
            > Bring in the New Year with VSSJ! VSSJ members only. No fee for this potluck. Please RSVP to janet@... for directions.
            >
            > 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.
            >
            >
            > 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.
            >
          • Carolyn
            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
            Message 5 of 29 , Mar 8, 2013
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              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.
            • carolyngithens
              VSSJ LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY Saturday January 11, 2pm, 
1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057. 
Join VSSJ for a trip to this new vegetarian (mostly
              Message 6 of 29 , Jan 8, 2014
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                VSSJ LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY

                Saturday January 11, 2pm, 
1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057. 
Join VSSJ for a trip to this new vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant.
 See below for VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines. 
Please RSVP to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341) by Friday, January 10.

                 

                VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER

                Saturday January 18, 7pm                               

                Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
, 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
. See below for potluck guidelines
. Members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).

                In celebration of her 30th year being vegetarian, Dr Janet Erickson President of VSSJ, will be presenting an interesting talk on "Tired of Being Sick and Tired?" She will discuss how you can dramatically improve your health.

                **VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
 To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                VSSJ HEARTY SOUP COOKING CLASS

                Saturday February 8, 3pm, 
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053.

                In celebration of her 30th year as a Vegetarian, Dr. Janet Erickson President of VSSJ, will be facilitating this class. Learn about and participate in cooking a variety of delicious soups that are packed with nutrition and loaded with vegetables for a heart-healthy meal! They are completely meat-free without dairy or eggs (vegan). Enjoy plenty of sampling, then pick your favorite to eat for dinner!!
 Price: VSSJ members: $20; Non-members: $25. 
Register by January 8 and get 10% off!
 Pre-payment is required. Register online by February 1, or send a check to:
 VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel NJ, 08054.

                Checks must be received by February 1.
 Space is limited, so register now to reserve a spot.

                After February 1, call to see if space is available. Late registration price: members $22, non-members $27.50.
 To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please call Janet at 856-596-3269, or send email to thevssj@....

                 

                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 promote recycling, VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (we will have extra place settings). Beverages are provided.
* 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.

                For all VSSJ restaurant trips: Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

              • carolyngithens
                MEMBER POTLUCK* and GAME NIGHT Saturday February 22, 4pm (Snowdate: Sunday February 23, 4pm) Lorraine & Steve s house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068 We ll have a
                Message 7 of 29 , Feb 3 11:27 AM
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                  MEMBER POTLUCK* and GAME NIGHT

                  Saturday February 22, 4pm (Snowdate: Sunday February 23, 4pm) Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068

                  We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play. 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 2/20 to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). After the 20th, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.


                  VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER and VEGAN BAKE SALE

                  Saturday March 15, 6:30pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053

                  Vegan bake sale to benefit Animal Friends Furever, http://aff.petfinder.com. Contributions for the bake sale are welcome! Please bring a non-dessert contribution for the potluck. VSSJ 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. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup, and to bake. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                   

                  STAF's ANNUAL BUCKET AUCTION

                  Thursday March 20, Doors Open: 6:30pm, Drawings: 8pm

                  Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd,
                  Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria. 


                  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 NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale at this wonderful event. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help. Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals. 

                  For all VSSJ potlucks: Each individual in your party (with the exception of children under 12 years old) brings a vegetarian* dish to share that will feed at least 6 people (vegan** dishes are preferred so all types of vegetarians may enjoy the food) along with the recipe or a list of ingredients. 

                  To promote recycling, VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (we will have extra place settings). Beverages are provided.

                  *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, or hummus with veggies or crudites. For a list of recipe sites, visit http://recipes.njveg.com. Write us at thevssj@... for more suggestions.




                • carolyngithens
                  MEMBER POTLUCK* & GAME NIGHT, Sat Feb 22, 4pm (Snowdate: Sun Feb 23, 4pm), Lorraine & Steve s house, Pemberton Borough NJ 08068. VSSJ members only; no fee for
                  Message 8 of 29 , Feb 13 7:15 AM
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                    MEMBER POTLUCK* & GAME NIGHT, Sat Feb 22, 4pm (Snowdate: Sun Feb 23, 4pm), Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough NJ 08068. 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 RSVP by Feb 20: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341). After the 20th, call to see if space is available.

                     

                    VSSJ /VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS POTLUCK* DINNER, Sun March 2, 4-6pm, This potluck is at Linda Shimmel’s home, Vineland NJ. RSVP/info: Gayle at 413-522-8258 or gemd4100@....

                     

                    VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER & VEGAN BAKE SALE, Sat March 15, 6:30pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053. Vegan bake sale benefits Animal Friends Furever (http://aff.petfinder.com). Contributions for bake sale welcome! Please bring a non-dessert contribution for potluck. VSSJ members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees park in front of building; enter at steeple. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: setup, cleanup, & baking. To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION’S (STAF) BUCKET AUCTION, Thurs March 20,

                    Doors open: 6:30pm, Drawings: 8pm, Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ in 9-10 Cafeteria. Admission $10. LOTS of terrific prizes, vegetarian/vegan refreshments. ALL proceeds benefit local animals. For more info: mkoplow@... or 856-853-1847. VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for Vegan Bake Sale at this event: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES, Wed April 2, 7pm, Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096, 856-845-2611. “Spring Into Health - Easy Ways to Increase Your Energy with Diet, Activity, and Lifestyle Changes” by Jim Ronga, DC. Healthy snacks & vegetarian starter kits! To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK*, Sun April 13, 2pm, Moorestown Community House, 16 East Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057. Raffle and/or 50/50. VSSJ members: $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: setup, cleanup, and baking. To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    FULL MOON BANQUET DINNER, Mon April 14 & Tues April 15, 6:30pm, Careme’s at the Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pk (Rt 322), Mays Landing NJ 08330 (in Bldg M). RSVP/Info: American Vegan Society, 856-694-2887, www.americanvegan.org.

                     

                    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES, Thurs April 24, 7pm, Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Ctr, 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034, 856-667-0300. Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, celebrates her 30th year being vegetarian with her talk “Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet 101”. Vegetarian starter kits & food samples will be available. To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    VSSJ TABLING at Cherry Hill Earth Festival, Sat. April 26, 10am-2pm (rain or shine), Croft Farm, 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, cleanup. Volunteer/Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    VSSJ/CJVG DINNER* at KAYA'S KITCHEN, Date TBD (May), 1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com. Join VSSJ and Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for trip to an all-veg restaurant. RSVP by TBD to VSSJ: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341) or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                     

                    VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER, Sat May 17, 6:30pm, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053. VSSJ members: $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental). Attendees park in front of building and enter at steeple. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: setup & cleanup. To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                    AMERICAN VEGAN GARDEN PARTY, Sun May 25, Noon: Lunch • 2-6pm: Program, 56 & 72 Dinshah Lane, Malaga NJ. Speakers: Fran Costigan and John Pierre, Live Music, and Book Room. RSVP by May 20 to American Vegan Society, 856-694-2887, www.americanvegan.org. Visit website for further details.

                     

                    VSSJ POTLUCK* PICNIC, Sun June 8, 1 pm (rain or shine in covered pavilion), Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060. Park has many miles of hiking trails plus historic buildings. VSSJ members: FREE; Non-members: $2, $5 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee) To Volunteer, RSVP, or for more Info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1(8341).

                     

                     

                    *VSSJ GUIDELINES

                     

                    For all VSSJ EVENTS: Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as “members-only”. 


                    Please check your email on day of event for possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please visit www.vssj.com and click on "Mailing List" link on left to add your name. Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 to RSVP, for additional info, directions, or to volunteer.

                     

                    *For all VSSJ POTLUCKS: Each individual in your party (with exception of children under 12) brings vegetarian* dish to share that will feed at least 6 people (vegan** dishes preferred so all types of vegetarians may enjoy food), with recipe or list of ingredients. 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, & utensils if possible. Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental

                    supervision at all times. Check in at door 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.

                     

                    For all VSSJ RESTAURANT TRIPS: Reservations must be placed with VSSJ at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

                  • carolyngithens
                    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES Wednesday April 2, 7pm Woodbury Public Library 33 Delaware St, Woodbury NJ 08096, 856-845-2611 Subject: Spring Into Health - Easy
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                      VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                      Wednesday April 2, 7pm

                      Woodbury Public Library

                      33 Delaware St, Woodbury NJ 08096, 856-845-2611

                      Subject:  "Spring Into Health - Easy Ways to Increase Your Energy with Diet, Activity, and Lifestyle Changes"

                      Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

                      This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend! Sample healthy snacks and browse VSSJ

                      literature table! To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info,please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                       

                       

                      VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS VEGAN POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT

                      Friday April 4, 6pm

                      American Vegan Society (AVS) Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328.

                      6pm vegan bookstore open; 7pm dinner; 8pm games (Scrabble, Triominos, and more); bookstore will also be open after dinner.

                      Join us for a Vegan Potluck & Games with great food, conversations, and board games.

                      Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.

                      For more info, contact:  American Vegan Society, 856-694-2887

                      Come and share fellowship with other vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarian Neighbors is part of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).

                       

                       

                      CJVG Annual Spring Potluck Dinner

                      Saturday April 5, 5pm

                      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 and 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 that you want to recycle for our raffle

                      (must be in excellent condition).

                      To help cover hall rental: $5 donation per person. RSVP to CJVG by April 4th: 908-281-6388

                       

                       

                      VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK

                      Sunday April 13, 2pm

                      Moorestown Community House

                      (thecommunityhouse.com)

                      16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057.

                      We will also have a 50/50.

                      VSSJ members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).

                      Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.

                      VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup, and to bake. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                       

                       

                      Full Moon Banquet Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

                      Monday April 14 & Tuesday April 15, 6:30pm

                      (You may choose to attend on Monday or Tuesday.)

                      The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this Full Moon 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.

                      Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Kitchens Tour: 5:45 pm. 

                      Come early to view Book Table!

                      Dinner Music by Jug Paradise: Moongrass, American String Band.

                      Adult: $32, Student/Low Income: $22, Supporter $50.

                      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.

                      Pay online (PayPal, Credit Card), by mail (check), phone or fax (credit card).

                      American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328.

                      Phone: 856-694-2887, 

                      Fax 856-694-2288 http://americanvegan.org

                      Reservations are requested by April 7; thereafter phone for seating availability.

                       

                       

                      VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                      Thursday April 24, 7pm

                      Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center, 1100 Kings Highway N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034,

                      856-667-0300, info@...

                      Subject:  Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

                      Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

                      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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                       

                       

                      VSSJ TABLING at the Cherry Hill Earth Festival

                      Saturday April 26, 10am-2pm (rain or shine)

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

                      Celebrate Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill’s commitment to educating and engaging residents, children, students and businesses about how sustainability affects our environment, health & wellness, economy and more. Free admission.

                      www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival

                      VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                       

                       

                      VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

                      Date TBD

                      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.

                      Please RSVP by TBD to VSSJ:  thevssj@... or 

                      609-848-VEG1 (8341), 

                      or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                      For all VSSJ retaurant trips: Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

                       

                       

                      VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & RECIPE SWAP

                      Saturday May 17, 6:30pm

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

                      Bring your favorite recipe!

                      VSSJ members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).

                      Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.

                      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, please contact us

                      at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                       

                       

                      American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Vegan Garden Party

                      Sunday May 25, Noon

                      AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328.

                      Noon: Outdoor Lunch; Program:  2pm; AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm:  Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters. 

                      Register by May 21.

                      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.

                       

                       

                    • carolyngithens
                      VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK Sunday April 13, 2pm Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com) http://thecommunityhouse.com/ 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ
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                        VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK

                        Sunday April 13, 2pm

                        Moorestown Community House

                        (thecommunityhouse.com)

                        16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057.

                        We will also have a 50/50.

                        VSSJ members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members: $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).

                        Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.

                        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup, and to bake. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                         

                         

                        Full Moon Banquet Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

                        Monday April 14 & Tuesday April 15, 6:30pm

                        (You may choose to attend on Monday or Tuesday.)

                        The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this Full Moon 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.

                        Dinner begins at 6:30 pm. Kitchens Tour: 5:45 pm. 

                        Come early to view Book Table!

                        Dinner Music by Jug Paradise: Moongrass, American String Band.

                        Adult: $32, Student/Low Income: $22, Supporter $50.

                        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.

                        Pay online (PayPal, Credit Card), by mail (check), phone or fax (credit card).

                        American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328.

                        Phone: 856-694-2887, 

                        Fax 856-694-2288 http://americanvegan.org

                        Reservations are requested by April 7; thereafter phone for seating availability.

                         

                         

                        VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                        Thursday April 24, 7pm

                        Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center, 1100 Kings Highway N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034,

                        856-667-0300, info@...

                        Subject:  Benefits of a Plant-based Diet

                        Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

                        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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                         

                         

                        VSSJ TABLING at the Cherry Hill Earth Festival

                        Saturday April 26, 10am-2pm (rain or shine)

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

                        Celebrate Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill’s commitment to educating and engaging residents, children, students and businesses about how sustainability affects our environment, health & wellness, economy and more. Free admission.

                        www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival

                        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                         

                         

                        VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

                        Date TBD

                        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.

                        Please RSVP by TBD to VSSJ:  thevssj@... or 

                        609-848-VEG1 (8341), 

                        or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                        For all VSSJ retaurant trips: Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

                         

                         

                        VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & RECIPE SWAP

                        Saturday May 17, 6:30pm

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

                        Bring your favorite recipe!

                        VSSJ members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).

                        Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.

                        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, please contact us

                        at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                         

                         

                        American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Vegan Garden Party

                        Sunday May 25, Noon

                        AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328.

                        Noon: Outdoor Lunch; Program:  2pm; AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm:  Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters. 

                        Register by May 21.

                        Donation: Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low income $10, Child $5.

                        More information athttp://americanvegan.org.

                        AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328, 856-694-2887.

                         

                      • carolyngithens
                        VSSJ COOKING CLASS Saturday May 3, 3pm Marlton NJ 08053 Back by popular demand, Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, will be facilitating this class, I
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                          VSSJ COOKING CLASS

                          Saturday May 3, 3pm

                          Marlton NJ 08053

                          Back by popular demand, Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, will be facilitating this class, "I created some great nutritionally-packed recipes that are both simple and delicious!" Everything is completely meat-free without dairy or eggs (vegan). Enjoy plenty of sampling!

                          Space is limited, so register now to reserve a spot. Pre-payment is required.

                          After April 28, call to see if space is available. For more info, please call Janet at 856-596-3269, or send email to thevssj@....

                          Price: VSSJ members: $20; Non-members: $25. Register online by May 2, or send a check to: VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel NJ, 08054.  Checks must be received by May 1.

                          Once registered, you will receive details through email - please include your phone number when registering.

                           

                          VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS POTLUCK

                          Saturday May 10, 4pm

                          Hosted by John & Betsy Waterhouse,
                          31 Willow Lane, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318

                          See organic garden & greenhouses!

                          Vegetarian Neighbors is part of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).

                          Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                          An RSVP is requested for this event. For more info, contact Gayle at 413-522-8258.

                           

                          VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & RECIPE SWAP

                          Saturday May 17, 6:30pm

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

                          Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.
                          Bring your favorite recipe!

                          VSSJ members: $2; $5 family; Non-members: $5; $12 family
                          (to cover hall rental)

                          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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                           

                          American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Garden Party

                          Sunday May 25, Noon

                          AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328

                          Noon: Outdoor Lunch; Program: 2pm

                          AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm: Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters

                          Register by May 21

                          Donation: Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low income $10,
                          Child $5

                          More info at http://americanvegan.org

                          AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328, 856-694-2887

                           

                          VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA’s KITCHEN

                          Sunday June 1, 2pm

                          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.

                          Please RSVP by 5/29 to VSSJ: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                          Please review the VSSJ restaurant guidelines below.

                           

                          VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                          Thursday June 5, 6:30 pm

                          Margaret E. Heggan Public Library, 606 Delsea Dr, Sewell NJ 08080

                          Subject: Spring into a Healthy Summer - Plant-Based Diet, Seasonal Exercises, Healthy Hydration, “Cool” Lifestyle Recommendations

                          Presenter: Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

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

                          Sample healthy snacks and browse VSSJ literature table!

                          Advance phone or online registration is required.

                          Please call 856-589-3334 or go to Events at hegganlibrary.org.

                          To volunteer or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                           

                          VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

                          Sunday June 8, 1 pm

                          Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060

                          Join VSSJ for a potluck picnic at this Burlington County park that has several miles of nice hiking trails plus historic buildings. We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.

                          Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                          VSSJ members: FREE; non-members: $2, $5 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).

                          To RSVP or for more info, please email thevssj@... or
                          609-848-VEG1 (834
                          1).

                           

                           

                           

                          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.  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).  Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times.  Please make sure to check in at the door 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.

                           

                          FOR ALL VSSJ RESTAURANT TRIPS:

                          Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                        • carolyngithens
                          FOR ALL VSSJ EVENTS: Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as “members only”. Please check your email on the day of
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                            FOR ALL VSSJ EVENTS:

                            Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as “members only”. Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on our website (on the left side) to add your name.  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.


                             

                            VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

                            Sunday June 1, 2pm

                            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.

                            Please RSVP by 5/29 to VSSJ: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG: 908-281-6388.

                            *Please review restaurant guidelines below.

                             

                            VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                            Thursday June 5, 6:30pm

                            Margaret E. Heggan Public Library

                            606 Delsea Dr, Sewell NJ 08080

                            Subject: Spring into a Healthy Summer - Plant-Based Diet, Seasonal Exercises, Healthy Hydration, “Cool” Lifestyle Recommendations

                            Presenter: Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center in NJ, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

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

                            Sample healthy snacks and browse VSSJ literature table!

                            Advance phone or online registration is required

                            Please call 856-589-3334 or go to Events at hegganlibrary.org

                            To volunteer or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                             

                            VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

                            Sunday June 8, 1 pm

                            Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060

                            Join VSSJ for a potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails plus historic buildings.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.

                            *Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                            VSSJ members: FREE; non-members:  $2, $5 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).

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

                             

                            VSSJ TABLING - Burlington County Earth Fair

                            Sunday June 22, 10:30am-4pm

                            Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060

                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


                            VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

                            FRIDAY JUNE 27, 6:30PM, MARLTON, NJ. Discussion of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more. Tell us what you want to see from the group. Open to all members. To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@... or Janet at 856-596-3269.

                             

                            *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.  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).  Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times.  Please make sure to check in at the door 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.

                             

                            *FOR ALL VSSJ RETAURANT TRIPS:

                            Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered. 


                          • carolyngithens
                            VSSJ LATE LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY Saturday July 19, 2pm 1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057 Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian (mostly vegan)
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                              VSSJ LATE LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY

                              Saturday July 19, 2pm
                              1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057
                              Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant.
                              Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
                              Please RSVP to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Thursday, July 17. 

                              VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT

                              Saturday July 26, 4pm
                              Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
                              Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
                              We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play.
                              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 7/24 to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


                              VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS

                              Discussion of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more. Tell us what you want to see from the group. Open to all members. Next meeting: Friday August 1, 6:30pm, Cherry Hill, NJ. To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@... or Janet at 856-596-3269.


                              FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATIONAL TABLING

                              Fridays, 11am-3pm
                              Whole Foods Market, Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053.
                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at VSSJ's information table.
                              Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


                            • carolyngithens
                              VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK Saturday August 23, 4pm-8pm Judi & Marc s house, Marlton, NJ 08053 Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below. VSSJ members
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                                VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK

                                Saturday August 23, 4pm-8pm

                                Judi & Marc's house, Marlton, NJ 08053

                                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.

                                Please bring a place setting.

                                Space is limited, so please RSVP by 8/21 to thevssj@... or 

                                609-848-VEG1 (8341).  

                                VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT

                                Saturday September 6, 4pm

                                Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068

                                Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                                We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play.

                                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 9/4 to thevssj@... or 

                                609-848-VEG1 (8341). 

                                VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

                                Saturday September 13, 1pm

                                Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036

                                Join VSSJ for our annual potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, 

                                which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.

                                Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                                Members:  $1; 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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 

                                VSSJ DINNER at WILDFLOWER EARTHLY VEGAN FARE

                                Friday September 19, 7pm

                                501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332, http://wildflowervegan.com

                                Join VSSJ for a trip to this all-vegan restaurant in Millville's Glasstown Arts District on Millville's Third Friday - art exhibitions, live music, theatre, dining, and shopping.

                                Please RSVP by 9/17 to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 

                                VSSJ/CJVG EARLY DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

                                (tentative) Saturday September 27, 4pm

                                1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com

                                Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual 

                                fall trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegan restaurant with eclectic cuisine.

                                Please RSVP (required) by 9/25 to VSSJ: thevssj@... or 

                                609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG:  908-281-6388 

                                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. 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). Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times. Please make sure to check in at the door 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.

                                For all VSSJ Retaurant Trips:

                                Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash.  

                              • carolyngithens
                                VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT Saturday September 6, 4pm Lorraine & Steve s house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068 *Please review the VSSJ potluck
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                                  VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT
                                  Saturday September 6, 4pm
                                  Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
                                  *Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.
                                  We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play.
                                  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 9/4 to thevssj@... or
                                  609-848-VEG1 (8341).
                                   
                                  VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC
                                  Saturday September 13, 1pm
                                  Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
                                  Join VSSJ for our annual potluck picnic at this Burlington County park,
                                  which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails. We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
                                  *Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.
                                  Members: $1; 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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                  Wellness 2014
                                  A Full Day Symposium to Promote Wellness & Prevent Disease

                                  Sunday September 14
                                  Fox EDU Center, 7 Carnegie Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
                                  Featuring nationally acclaimed and recognized authorities sharing cutting-edge insight to keep you healthy, vital and vibrant.
                                  Speakers: Suzanne Somers, Dr. Mark Hyman, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Allan Magaziner, Dr. Scott Greenberg, and Dr. Michael Smith.
                                  VSSJ will be tabling at this event.
                                  View the event announcement. (MS Word)
                                  See http://wellness2014.com for details and to register. 

                                  VSSJ DINNER at WILDFLOWER EARTHLY VEGAN FARE
                                  Friday September 19, 7pm
                                  501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332, http://wildflowervegan.com
                                  Join VSSJ for a trip to this all-vegan restaurant in Millville's Glasstown Arts District on Millville's Third Friday - art exhibitions, live music, theatre, dining, and shopping.
                                  Please RSVP by 9/17 to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).
                                  **Please review the VSSJ restaurant guidelines below.
                                   
                                  VSSJ/CJVG EARLY DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN
                                  (tentative) Saturday September 27, 4pm
                                  1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
                                  Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual
                                  fall trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegan restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
                                  Please RSVP (required) by 9/25 to VSSJ: thevssj@... or
                                  609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG: 908-281-6388
                                  **Please review the VSSJ restaurant guidelines below.
                                   
                                  *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. 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). Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times. Please make sure to check in at the door 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.

                                  **For all VSSJ Retaurant Trips:
                                  Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash.


                                • carolyngithens
                                  Vegetarian Support GroupWednesday September 24, 6pm ShopRite of Washington Twp., 382 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080. Have you ever thought about going towards
                                  Message 16 of 29 , Sep 22, 2014
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                                    Vegetarian Support Group

                                    Wednesday September 24, 6pm
                                    ShopRite of Washington Twp., 382 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080.
                                    Have you ever thought about going towards a vegetarian diet?  Come to learn about the benefits of eating less animal products, meet long time vegetarians and try delicious food. No animals harmed!
                                    VSSJ will be participating in this event.
                                    For more info: 856-405-5425 or Samantha.O'Toole@... 


                                    VSSJ/CJVG EARLY DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

                                    Saturday September 27, 4pm
                                    1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
                                    Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual fall trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegan restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
                                    Please RSVP (required) by 9/25 to VSSJ: thevssj@... or 
                                    609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG: 908-281-6388 



                                    VSSJ WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY DINNER at GREEN MEDLEY

                                    Wednesday October 1, 6:30pm
                                    1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057
                                    Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant to celebrate World Vegetarian Day.
                                    Please review the VSSJ Restaurant Trip Guidelines below.
                                    Please RSVP to thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Monday, September 29. 


                                    VSSJ TABLING - Stratford Fall Festival

                                    Saturday October 4, 10am-4pm
                                    Stratford, NJ 08084
                                    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) 
                                     

                                    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST

                                    Saturday October 18, 6:30pm
                                    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
                                    The chili contest is optional. If you would like to participate, please bring enough chili to feed 6 people, and your recipe or ingredient list. 
                                    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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


                                    Jersey Harvest Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

                                    Monday October 20 & Tuesday October 21, 6:30pm
                                    Academy of Culinary Arts, Mays Landing NJ.
                                    Choose either night to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educators. Dinner music TBA.
                                    Reserve by October 11.
                                    Phone 856 694-2887, or visit www.americanvegan.org for more info and to register. 



                                    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. 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.


                                     

                                    For all VSSJ retaurant trips:

                                    Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

                                     

                                     


                                  • carolyngithens
                                    Upcoming Events VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST Saturday October 18, 6:30pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053 The
                                    Message 17 of 29 , Oct 10, 2014
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                                      Upcoming Events

                                       

                                      VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST

                                      Saturday October 18, 6:30pm

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

                                      The chili contest is optional. If you would like to participate, please bring enough chili to feed 6 people, and your recipe or ingredient list.

                                      Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines below.

                                      VSSJ members: $3; $8 family; Non-members: $6; $15 family (to cover hall rental).

                                      Be green: $1 discount ($3 family discount) 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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                       

                                       

                                      VSSJ TABLING - Four Seasons Health Fair

                                      Saturday October 18, 9am-noon

                                      Columbus, NJ 08022

                                      VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)



                                      Jersey Harvest Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

                                      Monday October 20 & Tuesday October 21, 6:30pm

                                      Academy of Culinary Arts, Mays Landing NJ.

                                      Choose either night to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educators. Dinner music TBA.

                                      Reserve by October 11.

                                      Phone 856 694-2887, or visit www.americanvegan.org for more info and to register.



                                      VSSJ TABLING - Sustainable Cherry Hill Food Day

                                      Thursday October 30, 6pm-9pm

                                      The Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

                                      VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) 


                                      VSSJ WORLD VEGAN DAY - Event TBD

                                      Saturday November 1 (tentative), time TBD

                                      Venue TBD

                                      Join VSSJ in celebrating World Vegan Day.



                                      VSSJ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK & VEGAN BAKE SALE

                                      Saturday November 22, 4pm

                                      Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Burlington-Mt Holly Rd (Rte 541), Burlington, NJ 08016

                                      Music:  TBD

                                      Vegan bake sale:  to benefit The Cow Sanctuary (http://thecowsanctuary.org), Bridgeton, NJ.  Contributions welcome!

                                      Please bring a non-dessert dish to the potluck.

                                      Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.

                                      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, cleanup, and to bake.

                                      To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 



                                      GENTLE VEGAN THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY FEAST

                                      Thursday November 27, noon

                                      Co-sponsored by VSSJ

                                      Milton & Betty Katz JCC

                                      501 N Jerome Ave, Margate, NJ 08402, 609-822-1167, jccatlantic.org

                                      Learn how being more compassionate to animals is a healthy choice for you and the planet.  Many people have chosen to celebrate a more gentle holiday as vegan events are growing across the country.  Vegans and non-vegans, everyone welcome!

                                      Thanksgiving inspired dishes cruelty-free vegan cuisine (Dietary laws observed) Special guest appearances by regional vegan chefs, authors and advocates Raffle and silent auction(Funds raised for animal sanctuaries and shelters, and the Katz JCC scholarship program.)

                                      Tickets on sale now at the JCC Box Office:

                                      Before November 1, $30 Adults / $15 Children 12 and under After November 1, $35 Adults / $20 Children 12 and under $5 Discount for Seniors, Students, VSSJ & JCC MembersFor more information or to purchase tickets, contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167, x159 or jfink@....  Reserve by November 20.

                                       

                                      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. 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: $1 discount ($3 family discount) 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.



                                    • carolyngithens
                                      VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST Saturday October 18, 6:30pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ
                                      Message 18 of 29 , Oct 16, 2014
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                                        VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST                           Saturday October 18, 6:30pm
                                        Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
                                        The chili contest is optional. If you would like to participate, please arrive by 6:15pm, and bring enough chili to feed at least 6 people, plus your recipe or ingredient list. 
                                        **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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 

                                        VSSJ TABLING - Four Seasons Health Fair                                             Saturday October 18, 9am-noon
                                        Columbus, NJ 08022
                                        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) 

                                        Jersey Harvest Dinner - Hosted by the American VeganSociety                                                                          Monday October 20, 6:30pm - call for seating availability, and Tuesday October 21, 6:30pm - SOLD OUT - call for waiting list.                           Academy of Culinary Arts, Mays Landing NJ.                                        Choose either night to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educators. Dinner music for both evenings: Dr Lou - Jazz, Seasonal, Big Band.  Phone 856 694-2887 for more info and to register. 

                                        VSSJ TABLING - Sustainable Cherry Hill Food Day                            Thursday October 30, 6pm-9pm                                                                     The Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)

                                        VSSJ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK & VEGAN BAKE SALE                                      Saturday November 22, 4pm
                                        Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Burlington-Mt Holly Rd (Rte 541), Burlington, NJ 08016
                                        Music,   Vegan bake sale: to benefit The Cow Sanctuary (http://thecowsanctuary.org), Bridgeton, NJ. Contributions welcome! Please bring a non-dessert dish to the potluck. Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelinesVSSJ 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, cleanup, and to bake. To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 

                                        GENTLE VEGAN THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY FEAST                     Thursday November 27, noon
                                        Co-sponsored by VSSJ
                                        Milton & Betty Katz JCC
                                        501 N Jerome Ave, Margate, NJ 08402 | 609-822-1167 | jccatlantic.org
                                        Learn how being more compassionate to animals is a healthy choice for you and the planet. Many people have chosen to celebrate a more gentle holiday as vegan events are growing across the country. Vegans and non-vegans, everyone welcome!
                                        Thanksgiving inspired dishes cruelty-free vegan cuisine (Dietary laws observed) Special guest appearances by regional vegan chefs, authors and advocates Raffle and silent auction (Funds raised for animal sanctuaries and shelters, and the Katz JCC scholarship program.) Tickets on sale now at the JCC Box Office: Before November 1, $30 Adults / $15 Children 12 and under After November 1, $35 Adults / $20 Children 12 and under $5 Discount for Seniors, Students, VSSJ & JCC Members For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167, x159 or jfink@.... Reserve by November 20.

                                        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. 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 atthevssj@... for more suggestions.

                                      • carolyngithens
                                        VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES Wednesday January 7, 7pm Mount Laurel Library 100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 | 856-234-7319 | mtlaurel.lib.nj.us
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                                          VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                                          Wednesday January 7, 7pm

                                          Mount Laurel Library

                                          100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 | 856-234-7319 | mtlaurel.lib.nj.us

                                          Subject:  January:  Holiday Recovery Time

                                          Summary:  A seasonal, nutritional, and exercise perspective. Since the average person gains 8 lbs. during the stressed holiday season, we'll review some easy ways to get yourself back on a healthy track.  This will include some easy-to-implement nutritional ideas, current concepts about maximizing your exercise/activity efforts, and even making some of the wintry clime work for you health-wise.

                                          Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

                                          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, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


                                          VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER and GIFT SWAP

                                          Saturday January 31, 7pm

                                          Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                          16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                          If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwanted (and unwrapped) gift in new condition.  Recommended value:  $10-$30.

                                          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!

                                          VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

                                          To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


                                          VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY "SOUPY SALES" POTLUCK DINNER

                                          Saturday February 14, 6:30pm

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

                                          Vegan soup sale and vegan chocolate sampling to benefit

                                          Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue  (http://petfinder.com/shelters/NJ250.html).

                                          Soup contributions for the soup sale are welcome!  Please note that a soup contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution. Please bring a ladle; VSSJ will have extra containers for soup, and supply the chocolate.

                                          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, please contact us at 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. 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.






                                        • carolyngithens
                                          VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER and GIFT SWAP Saturday January 31, 7pm Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com) 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057 If you wish to
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                                            VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER and GIFT SWAP

                                            Saturday January 31, 7pm

                                            Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                            16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                            If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwanted (and unwrapped) gift in new condition. Recommended value: $10-$30.

                                            *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!

                                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

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



                                            VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

                                            Friday February 6, 6:30pm 

                                            Marlton 

                                            Discussion of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group. Open to all members. To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@... or Janet at 856-596-3269.



                                            VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Mall

                                            (tentative) Saturday February 7, Time TBD

                                            2000 Rt 38, Cherry Hill NJ 08002

                                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).



                                            VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY "SOUPY SALES" POTLUCK* DINNER

                                            Saturday February 14, 6:30pm

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

                                            Vegan soup sale and vegan chocolate sampling to benefit

                                            Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue  (http://petfinder.com/shelters/NJ250.html).

                                            Soup contributions for the soup sale are welcome! Please note that a soup contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution. Please bring a ladle; VSSJ will have extra containers for soup, and supply the chocolate.

                                            *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).



                                            VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                                            Monday February 23, 6:30pm

                                            Collingswood Public Library

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

                                            Subject: GMOs in our food supply

                                            Summary: Living a predominately plant-based lifestyle is a better choice for our planet, our body, and our conscience.  Yet, if we are not mindful of the kind of plants we consume and the degradation of our food supply through genetic engineering, our health and that of our environment will suffer the consequences. VSSJ joins with members of GMOFreeNJ in hosting a presentation on the dangers of GMOs in our food supply with a screening of Jeffrey Smith's seminal documentary on genetic engineering entitled "Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives".

                                            Presenters:  Barbara Thomas and Keith Monahan of GMOFree New Jersey.

                                            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/Vegetarian Neighbors Vegan Cuisine Night 

                                            Tuesday February 24 2015 at 6pm

                                            Eric's Restaurant, 98 S West Avenue (West & Chestnut) Vineland NJ 08360 

                                            Adult: $34, Student/Low Income: $24, Supporter $50. Prices include gratuity.

                                            Reserve by February 17 at www.AmericanVegan.org or 856-694-2887.

                                             


                                            VSSJ DINNER* at JB MASTER GRILL

                                            Tuesday March 3, 6pm

                                            13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com

                                            Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a separate vegan menu, including a gluten-free option.

                                            *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.

                                            RSVP (required) by 3/1:  thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).



                                            VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER

                                            Sunday March 15, 2pm

                                            Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                            16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                            Send in your suggestions on how to celebrate the Great American Meatout with VSSJ!

                                            *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!

                                            VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

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



                                            Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 13th Annual Bucket Auction

                                            Thursday March 19, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings:  8pm

                                            Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.

                                            Great prizes, including 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.  There will also be a 50/50 contest and door prizes.  Admission $10, payable at the door includes a sheet of "Great" prize tickets.  Additional tickets may be purchased inside for $5 per sheet, as well as tickets for "Super" prizes at 2 for $1 and "Grand" prizes for $1 each.  All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals.  For more information, contact mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

                                            VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale and help with our literature table at this wonderful event.  Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help.  Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals. 


                                            For all VSSJ events:

                                            Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.  Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name.  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.


                                            *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. 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.


                                            *For all VSSJ Restaurant Trips:

                                            Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.



                                          • carolyngithens
                                            VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER and GIFT SWAP Saturday January 31, 7pm Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com) 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057 If you wish to
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                                              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER and GIFT SWAP

                                              Saturday January 31, 7pm

                                              Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                              16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                              If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwrapped gift in new condition. Recommended value: $10-$30.

                                              *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!

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

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

                                               

                                              VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

                                              Friday February 6, 6:30pm

                                              Whole Foods Market, 1558 N Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill NJ 08034

                                              Discussion of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group. Open to all members.
                                              To RSVP or for more info: thevssj@... or Janet at 856-596-3269.

                                               

                                              VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Mall

                                              (tentative) Saturday February 7, Time TBD

                                              2000 Rt 38, Cherry Hill NJ 08002

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                               

                                              VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY "SOUPY SALES" POTLUCK* DINNER

                                              Saturday February 14, 6:30pm

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

                                              Vegan Soup Sale and Chocolate Sampling to Benefit

                                              Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue  (http://petfinder.com/shelters/NJ250.html).

                                              Soup contributions for the soup sale are welcome! Please note that a soup contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution. Please bring a ladle; VSSJ will have extra containers for soup, and supply the chocolate.

                                              *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).

                                                 

                                              VSSJ LUNCH* at B.GOOD

                                              Sunday February 22, 4pm

                                              500 Rte 73 S (The Promenade at Sagemore), Suite E-2, Marlton NJ 08053, http://bgood.com/

                                              Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a number of vegetarian and vegan items, including gluten-free options.

                                              *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines below.

                                              RSVP (required) by February 21: thevssj@... or
                                              609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                               

                                              VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                                              Monday February 23, 6:30pm

                                              Collingswood Public Library

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

                                              Subject: GMOs in our food supply

                                              Summary: Living a predominately plant-based lifestyle is a better choice for our planet, our body, and our conscience. Yet, if we are not mindful of the kind of plants we consume and the degradation of our food supply through genetic engineering, our health and that of our environment will suffer the consequences. VSSJ joins with members of GMOFreeNJ in hosting a presentation on the dangers of GMOs in our food supply with a screening of Jeffrey Smith's seminal documentary on genetic engineering entitled "Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives".

                                              Presenters: Barbara Thomas and Keith Monahan of GMOFree New Jersey.

                                              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 DINNER* at JB MASTER GRILL

                                              Tuesday March 3, 6pm

                                              13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com

                                              Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a separate vegan menu, including gluten-free options.

                                              *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines below.

                                              RSVP (required) by March 1:  thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                               

                                              VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER

                                              Sunday March 15, 2pm

                                              Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                              16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                              Send in your suggestions on how to celebrate the Great American Meatout with VSSJ!

                                              *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!

                                              VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.

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

                                               

                                              Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 13th Annual Bucket Auction

                                              Thursday March 19, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings: 8pm

                                              Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.

                                              Great prizes, including 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. There will also be a 50/50 contest and door prizes.  Admission $10, payable at the door, includes a sheet of "Great" prize tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased inside for $5 per sheet, as well as tickets for "Super" prizes at 2 for $1 and "Grand" prizes for $1 each. All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals. For more information, contact mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

                                              VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale and help with our literature table at this wonderful event.  Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help. Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals.

                                               

                                              JERSEY SHORE VEGETARIANS LUNCH AT CELINA'S MULBERRY MARKET & GRILLE

                                              Sunday March 22, 1pm

                                              68 W Jimmie Leeds Rd, Sunrise Plaza, Galloway, NJ 08205, celinascafe.com

                                              Join the Jersey Shore Vegetarians (a VSSJ chapter) for lunch. Celina's has a vegetarian section on their lunch menu, with vegan options.

                                              Followed by an optional drive/walk at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

                                              RSVP (required) to Barbara by March 20: mathinmotion2@... or 215-840-1190.

                                                      

                                              For VSSJ Events:

                                              Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.  Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name. Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.


                                              *For 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. 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 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.

                                               

                                              *For VSSJ Restaurant Trips:

                                              Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.


                                            • carolyngithens
                                              VSSJ VALENTINE S DAY SOUPY SALES POTLUCK* DINNER Saturday February 14, 6:30pm Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053 Vegan Soup
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                                                VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY "SOUPY SALES" POTLUCK* DINNER

                                                Saturday February 14, 6:30pm

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

                                                Vegan Soup Sale and Chocolate Sampling to Benefit

                                                Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue (http://petfinder.com/shelters/NJ250.html).

                                                Soup contributions for the soup sale are welcome! Please note that a soup contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution. Please bring a ladle; VSSJ will have extra containers for soup, and supply the chocolate.

                                                *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).

                                                   

                                                VSSJ LUNCH* at B.GOOD

                                                Sunday February 22, 4pm

                                                500 Rte 73 S (The Promenade at Sagemore), Suite E-2, Marlton NJ 08053, http://bgood.com/

                                                Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a number of vegetarian and vegan items, including gluten-free options.

                                                *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines below.

                                                RSVP (required) by February 21: thevssj@... or 
                                                609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                                 

                                                VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                                                Monday February 23, 6:30pm

                                                Collingswood Public Library

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

                                                Subject: GMOs in our food supply

                                                Summary: Living a predominately plant-based lifestyle is a better choice for our planet, our body, and our conscience. Yet, if we are not mindful of the kind of plants we consume and the degradation of our food supply through genetic engineering, our health and that of our environment will suffer the consequences. VSSJ joins with members of GMOFreeNJ in hosting a presentation on the dangers of GMOs in our food supply with a screening of Jeffrey Smith's seminal documentary on genetic engineering entitled "Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives".

                                                Presenters: Barbara Thomas and Keith Monahan of GMOFree New Jersey.

                                                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 DINNER* at JB MASTER GRILL

                                                Tuesday March 3, 6pm

                                                13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com

                                                Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a separate vegan menu, including gluten-free options.

                                                *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines below.

                                                RSVP (required) by March 1:  thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


                                                VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

                                                Friday March 6, 6:30pm

                                                Marlton

                                                Discussion of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group. Open to all members.    To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@... or Janet at 856-596-3269.

                                                 

                                                VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER

                                                Sunday March 15, 2pm

                                                Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                                16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                                Send in your suggestions on how to celebrate the Great American Meatout with VSSJ!

                                                *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!

                                                Volunteers Needed for setup and cleanup.

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

                                                 

                                                Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 13th Annual Bucket Auction

                                                Thursday March 19, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings: 8pm

                                                Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.

                                                Great prizes, including 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. There will also be a 50/50 contest and door prizes.  Admission $10, payable at the door, includes a sheet of "Great" prize tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased inside for $5 per sheet, as well as tickets for "Super" prizes at 2 for $1 and "Grand" prizes for $1 each. All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals. For more information, contact mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

                                                VSSJ Needs Volunteers to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale and help with our literature table at this wonderful event. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help. Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals.

                                                 

                                                JERSEY SHORE VEGETARIANS LUNCH* AT CELINA'S MULBERRY MARKET & GRILLE

                                                Sunday March 22, 1pm

                                                68 W Jimmie Leeds Rd, Sunrise Plaza, Galloway, NJ 08205, celinascafe.com

                                                Join the Jersey Shore Vegetarians (a VSSJ chapter) for lunch. Celina's has a vegetarian section on their lunch menu, with vegan options.

                                                Followed by an optional drive/walk at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

                                                RSVP (required) to Barbara by March 20: mathinmotion2@... or 215-840-1190.


                                                VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

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

                                                Subject: TBA

                                                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).

                                                Spring Celebration Dinner - Hosted by American Vegan Society

                                                Monday March 30 & Tuesday March 31, 6:30pm
                                                The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this Full Moon 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.
                                                American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328, 

                                                Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax 856-694-2288, http://americanvegan.org 

                                                        

                                                 

                                                For VSSJ Events:

                                                Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.  Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name. Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.


                                                *For 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. 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 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.

                                                 

                                                *For VSSJ Restaurant Trips:

                                                Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance. Please plan to pay in cash. When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.



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                                                VSSJ DINNER* at JB MASTER GRILL Tuesday March 3, 6pm 13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this
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                                                  VSSJ DINNER* at JB MASTER GRILL

                                                  Tuesday March 3, 6pm

                                                  13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com

                                                  Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a separate vegan menu, including a gluten-free option.

                                                  *Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines below.

                                                  RSVP (required) by 3/1:  thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

                                                   

                                                  VSSJ POTLUCK* DINNER

                                                  Sunday March 15, 2pm

                                                  Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)

                                                  16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057

                                                  Send in your suggestions on how to celebrate the Great American Meatout with VSSJ!

                                                  *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!

                                                  Volunteers needed for setup and cleanup.

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

                                                   

                                                  Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 13th Annual Bucket Auction

                                                  Thursday March 19, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings:  8pm

                                                  Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.

                                                  Great prizes, including 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. There will also be a 50/50 contest and door prizes.  Admission $10, payable at the door includes a sheet of "Great" prize tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased inside for $5 per sheet, as well as tickets for "Super" prizes at 2 for $1 and "Grand" prizes for $1 each. All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals.  For more information, contact mkoplow@... or call 856-853-1847.

                                                  VSSJ needs volunteers to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale and help with our literature table. Please contact us at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help. Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals.

                                                   

                                                  JERSEY SHORE VEGETARIANS LUNCH AT CELINA'S MULBERRY MARKET & GRILLE

                                                  Sunday March 22, 1pm

                                                  68 W Jimmie Leeds Rd, Sunrise Plaza, Galloway, NJ 08205, celinascafe.com

                                                  Join the Jersey Shore Vegetarians (a VSSJ chapter) for lunch. Celina's has a vegetarian section on their lunch menu, with vegan options.

                                                  Followed by an optional drive/walk at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.

                                                  RSVP (required) to Barbara by 3/20: mathinmotion2@... or 215-840-1190.

                                                   

                                                  VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

                                                  Monday March 23, 6:30pm

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

                                                  Subject: "Spring Into Health"

                                                  Summary: Easy ways to increase your energy with diet, activity, and lifestyle changes

                                                  Presenter: Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia and at Rowan University.

                                                  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).

                                                   

                                                  Spring Celebration Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

                                                  Monday March 30 & Tuesday March 31, 6:30pm

                                                  The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this Full Moon 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.

                                                  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328, Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax 856-694-2288, http://americanvegan.org

                                                          

                                                  For all VSSJ events:

                                                  Everyone is welcome! VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.  Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation. If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name.  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.

                                                  *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. 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 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.

                                                   

                                                  *For all VSSJ Restaurant Trips:

                                                  Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.


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