- 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.
- TOUR OF CHEYENNE'S ROAD MARKET & FARM Sunday May 3, 3pm Mt Laurel NJ 08054 Join VSSJ on this 45 minute tour. Learn some of their organic practices that you can apply to your garden. See what's in the hothouses and what is already in the ground. Wear appropriate shoes - there may be some mud. Craig and Shannon, owners of Cheyenne's Road Market, are dedicated to growing the best produce that they can. Besides not using any pesticides, they grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables. VSSJ members: Individual $2, Family $4. Non-members: Individual $3, Family $5 (pay day of) After the tour (approx. 4:30pm), we will be getting a bite to eat at “b.good” located in The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rte 73 S, Suite E-2, Marlton, NJ 08053 (remember to bring your vssj membership card to receive your 10% discount) Please reserve your spot by April 30th: email thevssj@... or call 609-848-8341. When you reserve your spot for the farm tour, please let us know if you plan on joining us at B Good.
MEMBER DRIVE and APPRECIATION DINNER An Evening of Great Food, Music, and Fun! Saturday May 16 - doors open at 5:30pm, dinner served promptly at 6pm. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053. VSSJ will provide a cooked-on-site 4-course dinner. Menu: Soup, Salad, Bread, Lasagne, Mini Sundae, and Beverage. The food will be GMO-free and mostly organic!
In order to gauge how much food we need to make, pre-payment is required. Register by Sunday May 10. In appreciation of our members: only $10; Non-members: $18 (After May 1, members: $12; non-members: $20) Alternate payment: send a check to: VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054. Checks must be received by Friday May 8. Please include your lasagna choice: vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free vegan. Please register here. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED starting at 2pm to cook, setup, help with the member drive, and cleanup. To volunteer, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).
CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic Saturday June 13, 2pm Duke Island Park, Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
"Jaycee Grove", at the far end of the park, past the band shell and public facilities
For each person in your party, bring a vegetarian potluck dish that serves 6-8, with an ingredient list. Vegan is preferred but not required; vegetarian is required. CJVG will provide beverages and grill items. Bring a place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.) for yourself to help us reduce our use of paper and plastic "throw-away" products. Bring lawn chairs and games. RSVP to CJVG by June 12: 908-281-6388. Rain date 6/28 (RSVP by 6/27).
POTLUCK PICNIC Saturday June 20, 1pm
Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
Join VSSJ for a family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park has several miles of nice hiking trails, and an adjacent playground. Children can participate in a scavenger hunt, and there will be games for the adults. We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
Members: $1, $3 family; non-members: $3, $8 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
Be green: get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
To RSVP, or for more info: thevssj@... or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).