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  • Vegan = No Meat, Dairy, Eggs Or Honey.
  • For all potlucks: Each individual in your party (with the exception of children under 12) brings a Vegan (No Meat, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin or Honey) dish to share that will feed at least 6 people. If you are uncertain as to "what" to make/purchase, please contact Terri at warm@comcast.net or 609-937-2141.(We request vegan dishes so that all types of vegetarians may enjoy the food.) Please bring your own place setting and recipe (or list of ingredients) also.
  • Make checks for events payable to "VSSJ" and mail them to Tammy Klein, 442 Paddock Court, Sewell, NJ 08080.
  • Contact Myrna At 1-877-WWW-VSSJ for additional information, directions or to volunteer.
  • 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 our website at www.vssj.com to add your name.
  • Please bring your own plate, cup and utensils (if possible --we will have extra) to promote recycling.

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The Philadelphia Phillies; Citizens Bank Park will be offering Smart Dogs and Gardenburgers (both vegan) on the menu this coming season!



Sat, Dec 8; 7pm

CHRISTMAS PARTY & WHITE ELEPHANT
Oasis Grill Mediterranean Restaurant
2431 Church Rd, Ste A2, Cherry Hill, NJ. (856) 667-8287.
Join us for a fun party at this wonderful restaurant.
Please bring a “white elephant” (something gently used or new to give as a gift). We will also have a raffle.
Please RSVP by Dec 1 to Carol at carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 1-877-www-vssj.

Mon, Dec 31; 9pm

ANNUAL NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK PARTY
Marlton, NJ.
Join us for the annual New Year’s Eve party at our president’s house.
Please bring a potluck dish to share. Call Janet at 856-596-3269 for details.



Events 2008


Wednesdays, Beginning January 30, 2008
8 sessions: 7:00pm-9:00pm

VEGAN COOKING CLASSES
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City, NJ 08030

Learn to cook low fat, healthy and economical vegetarian meals. Find out how to get protein and calcium from vegetables, grains and legumes (using no dairy products or eggs) and discover how to use tofu in recipes.

Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.


Saturday, January 26th • 11 am – 3 pm

Cooking Class - Fantastic Seitan
Learn to make your own seitan at home and how to create fantastic dishes from your homemade seitan. Since seitan is high in protein and it can have a firm texture, many people like to use seitan as a meat substitute.
Regardless of whether you are vegetarian or enjoy a bit of animal food it’s nice to have an alternative to animal protein in your repertoire. Unfortunately, most of the seitan on the market is improperly prepared and difficult to digest. Making your own seitan is quite easy, it stores well both in the fridge and the freezer.

  *A note to those who came to the class a few months ago:
  I have a completely new way of making seitan that creates a succulent, melt in your mouth texture.

Menu:
  Seitan meat balls with spaghetti and fresh tomato basil sauce
  Barbeque seitan strips
  Stuffed seitan cornish hens
  Tempura seitan and vegetable kabobs
  Seitan Sausage

Saturday, February 16th • 11 am – 3 pm

Cooking Class - Pickle making
Daily consumption of fermented foods (ie: pickles) is essential for maintaining our health. These are the true probiotics that create good digestive bacteria and enzymes and establish health. Making homemade pickles is easy and they are a delicious addition to lunch or dinner

Menu:
  Kim chee
  Easy Cucumber Dill Pickles
  Japanese style Pressed Chinese Cabbage Pickles
  Pickle Jar: Onion, Green Bean, Cauliflower and Carrot with Herbs and Spices
  Daikon with Shoyu and Ginger
  Rice Bran Pickles
  Umeboshi Pickles
A light meal will be served in this class.

Sunday, March 16th 11 am – 3 pm

Cooking Class - One Pot Meals
Get the most out of your cooking time and keep your meals simple with wonderful one pot meals.

Menu:
  Seitan and Tempeh Shepherd’s Pie topped with Creamy Millet
  Fried Rice with Vegetables and Tofu
  Nabe Style Cooking
  Vegetable Paella
  Tofu-Mochi-Noodle Vegetable Frittata

Registration: Register at least two weeks in advance of the class. The earlier the better. Class size is kept small to be able to give personalized attention to the students.
To register notify Marilyn by email or phone that you plan to come.
Email: the.nourishingwell@verizon.net
Phone: 610-853-2052
Send payment to:
  The Nourishing Well
  505 Darby Road
  Havertown, PA 19083
Payment must be received two weeks prior to class.

http://www.thenourishingwell.com.
the.nourishingwell@verizon.net
610-853-2052
Individual Class Price: $75
Two Classes: $142
Three or More: $68 per class
To receive class discounts payment must be received in advance. Week of class: $85


HOLISTIC HOLIDAY AT SEA V

Sunday March 30 to Sunday April 6 2008

A 7-night Eastern Caribbean Cruise that includes lectures, workshops and cooking classes. Enjoy gourmet, vegan/macrobiotic meals and desserts.

Onboard:
  - Ann Gentry (author and restaurant owner),
  - Christina Pirello (TV cooking show, author),
  - Dr. Neal Barnard (PCRM),
  - Dr. Haruo Kushi (macrobiotic), and
  - Yogi Amrit Desai.

Presented by A Taste of Health and Vegetarian Times.

Information:
  1-828-749-9537
  http://www.atasteofhealth.org.

Past Events, 2007



Sunday, January 21, 2006 4:00 P.M. to 6:15 P.M.

EIGHTH ANNUAL CHILDREN'S PARTY
Newfield Terrace Community Center
New Jersey Avenue in Franklin Township, Located between Malaga and Newfield.
It is reached from Grubb Rd which runs between Blvd. or US Rt. 40 & Delsea Dr. Turn on Spruce St. and turn left at end of Spruce.
Hall phone 856/694-0548.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.

Calling Vegetarian Neighbors and parents for foods for the children and all. For children up to age 12.
Registration: Call Lois Dinshah - 694-3025.
(Early registration recommended!)
Suggested donations: Adult $2, Child $1, Family $5.


Tuesdays Beginning January 30, 2007
8 sessions:  6:45pm-8:45pm

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City, NJ 08030
Learn to cook low fat, healthy and economical vegetarian meals. Find out how to get protein and calcium from vegetables, grains and legumes (using no dairy products or eggs) and discover how to use tofu in recipes.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.

Sunday, February 11 at 5:30 P.M.

VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS WINTER SOUPS POTLUCK
Newfield Terrace Community Center
Donation requested.
Call Lois for info at 694-3025
(see the Eight Annual Children's Party activity of January 21 for directions)

Vegetarian Neighbors is part of Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).   Vegetarian Neighbors encourages people to join VSSJ
Please bring a vegetarian dish that serves at least six people, your own place setting, and bring the recipe or list of ingredients. Please do not include the following ingredients so that all types of vegetarians can enjoy your dish: dairy, eggs, gelatin or honey.

CANCELED ===> Sunday, March 18 at 2pm <=== CANCELED

VEGAN APPETIZER PARTY
Call Terri at 609-937-2141 for info and to RSVP.

Sunday, March 25 • 10am-4pm

2ND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF MARION LITTLE'S LIFE
Moore Perks Cafe
1 East Mantua Ave, Wenonah, NJ
Custom made jewlery, vegan chocolate, kitty shirts etc. available for purchase along with FREE door prizes. L&L Designs and VSSJ, sponsors of this event and all proceeds will be donated to Forgotten Felines Rescue in memory of Marian Little.
For vegan lunch orders (hummus or roasted veggie wraps) contact: Terri Warm at 609-937-2141.

Thursday, March 29

SAVE THE ANIMALS FOUNDATION (STAF) BUCKET AUCTION
Washington Township High School
Hurffville-Cross Keys Rd., Sewell, NJ
For more info:   http://www.staf.org/upcomingevents.html.

Saturday, April 14; 1pm-4pm

ROWING REGATTA & PICNIC POTLUCK
250 S. Park Dr, Haddon Twp, NJ
Watch the Knecht Cup Regatta on the 2,000 meter Olympic class rowing course on the Cooper River. College crews come from all over the U.S.
We will meet in the grove at the finish line on the south bank of the river between Rt 130 & Cuthbert Blvd below the Hopkins House. With that as our food and refreshment base, we may walk or bike around the course and watch the starts late morning/noon.
Call Freya for info at 856-694-2887.

Sunday, April 15; 9am - 6pm

15th ANNUAL FOOD AND HEALTH EXPO
Loews Philadelphia Hotel
1200 Market St., Phila., PA
Honoring National Nutrition Month with expert speakers, food prep demos, free samples, an auction, and over 50 exhibitors.
Presented in cooperation with the Mayor's Office of Health & Fitness. Featuring: T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Author of The China Study; Gwen Foster, MPH, Health & Fitness Czar, City of Philadelphia; Christina Pirello, Hostess/Chef, Christina Cooks TV; and Tina Ulatowski, MSW, Recovered "Terminal" Cancer Patient.
Contact:   http://www.beatcancer.org/events.html.

Sunday, April 29; Noon-5pm

FARM SANCTUARY´S 6TH ANNUAL FARM ANIMAL FORUM
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St, Phila, PA
Presentations by noted animal protection speakers, merchandise and literature exhibits, hands-on activism and volunteer opportunities.
For more info:   http://www.farmsanctuary.org/farmanimalforum/2007.

Friday, May 4 • 7pm

DINNER OUT AT CINDERELLA SABBABA MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
4860 Route 42 North, Turnersville, NJ 08012
856-227-6537
Come join us for a delicious dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Please RSVP to Terri at warm@comcast.net or call 609-937-2141.


CANCELED ===> Friday, May 11 • 7pm <=== CANCELED

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING
Deptford, NJ
Please contact Terri at warm@comcast.net or 609-937-2141 for directions.


Sunday, May 27 • 12 Noon

AMERICAN VEGAN GARDEN PARTY
American Vegan Society (AVS)
56-72 Dinshah Lane, Malaga, NJ
Noon Luncheon Buffet served on the porch. Menu features locally grown asparagus, salad crops, and early strawberries served with cashew-pear cream.
Enjoy our popular veggie burgers and mushroon gravy, potato salad, carob sponge cake, and herb teas. Eat inside or at new tables in picnic grove.
Lunch reservations requested by Tuesday 5/22/07
Afternoon speakers:

    Overcoming Illness and Injury through
    Exercise and a Vegan Diet
-- Dr Barbara Ellicott

    Wildlife Issues in New Jersey -- Stuart Chaifetz

Browse our extensive selection of books, videos and DVD's, on vegan living, health, environment, and why and how to live compassionately.
Discounts offered; many bargains to be had. Bookroom open from 11 am to 6 pm.
Program details at   http://www.americanvegan.org or call 856-694-2887


Sunday, June 10 • 10am-4pm

EARTH FAIR 2007
Historic Smithville Park
Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ
A fun day with activities, merchandise/information exhibits and music. VSSJ will be having a food booth and information table.
To volunteer to help at this event, e-mail Carol at carolyngithens@yahoo.com or call 856-294-7442.


Saturday, July 28 • 1pm

MELISSA´S POTLUCK/POOL PARTY
1565 Highway 77, Upper Deerfield, NJ 08318
Come out to this fun party! Kids are welcome. RSVP to Melissa at (856) 896-0229 or email her at mstr8edjw@hotmail.com by Friday, July 20.
See potluck guidelines at the top of this page.



Month of September

FRANKLIN TWP VEGAN LIBRARY DISPLAY
1584 Coles Mill Rd, (intersects Delsea Drive) Franklin Twp, NJ.
This educational display is presented by American Vegan Society.

Sat,Sept 8; 9am-9pm

FRANKLIN TWP COMMUNITY DAY VEGAN FOOD BOOTH
Janvier School
1532 Pennsylvania Ave, Franklinville, NJ.
For 14 years VSSJ/Vegetarian Neighbors has run a booth selling vegan food. On stage are bands, magic, jugglers, dancing, and twirling.
Also included are informative displays, crafts, games, antique cars, helicopter rides, fireworks, etc. Admission is FREE. Look for the yellow and green Vegetarian Neighbors banner on the food court and come for lunch, dinner and refreshments.
If you can join our team for the day, call Freya at 856-694-2887.

Fri, Sept 14; 7pm

DINNER at SU XING HOUSE (Chinese Vegetarian Cuisine)
1508 Sansom St, Phila, PA.
Please join Club Veg at this special dinner. RSVP by Sept. 12 to Ai (215-769-9731) or e-mail her at ai@clubveg.org.
See  www.suxinghouse.com for menu.


VEGETARIAN (VEGAN) COOKING CLASSES
Learn to cook low fat, plant-based meals. Find out how to get protein and calcium from vegetables, grains and legumes (using no dairy products or eggs) and discover how to use tofu in recipes. Please bring your favorite cutting/dicing utensils and your own place setting to class.

   Tuesdays beginning Sept 25, 8 sessions: 6:45-8:45pm

(9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30, 11/6 & 11/13)
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24) Gloucester City, NJ.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.
Any questions, call Carol at 856-415-1550.

   Thursdays beginning Oct 4, 8 sessions: 6:30-9:00pm

(10/4, 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29 & 12/6)
Clearview Regional Adult School
420 Cedar Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ.
Call 856-478-0044 for registration info or register in person at high school lobby on Mon, Sept 10 from 4-8pm.
Any questions, call Terri at 856-863-1305.

For info on Cooking Classes in Philadelphia, PA see  www.clubveg.org/philly.

Thursday, September 27 2007, at 7pm

Speaker: Vesanto Melina, MS, Registered Dietitian,
Expert in Vegetarian and Vegan Nutrition and Foods

Whole Foods Market, 20th and Callowhill Streets
2001 Pennsylvania Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19130

Vesanto is internationally known and has taught nutrition at the University of British Columbia and at Seattle's Bastyr University.
She has co-written the following books:
    Food Allergy Survival Guide,
    Raising Vegetarian Children,
    Becoming Vegan,
    Becoming Vegetarian
and is the co-author of Position of the American Dietetic Association and Dietitians of Canada:
    Vegetarian Diets (2003).
Visit  http://www.nutrispeak.com/ for more info on Vesanto Melina.

Contact philly@clubveg.org for more details.

Sun, Sept, 30; 6pm

CHINESE VEGAN DINNER
Charles Plaza Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA (Chinatown).

Celebrate World Vegetarian Day.
Dinner will be during the American Dietetic Association Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo. Dietitians, Members, and the public are invited. Come meet dietitians from the ADA Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and VRG staff.

Presented by Vegetarian Resource Group.
Ph:  (410) 366-8343 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern time Monday to Friday;
Fax:  (410) 366-8804;
Email:  vrg@vrg.org; go to the donation button on  www.vrg.org  and write a note in the notes section; or
send a check to VRG, P.O. Box 1463, Baltimore, MD 21203.
Payments must be made in advance so please reserve early.

Sat, Nov 10; 6:30pm

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER
Moorestown Community House
16 E. Main St, Moorestown, NJ.
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving event where we will have music, door prizes and raffles. Please bring a canned or packaged food item for our food drive.
 $  6 single
 $10 family
 $  2 discount for members

Call Myrna at 1-877-www-vssj for details.

Sat, Nov 17; 1pm-4pm

WORLD GO VEGAN MONTH CELEBRATION
Candle 79 Restaurant
154 East 79th St, near Lexington Ave, New York, NY.
(212) 537-7179,  www.candlecafe.com .
Join us for this wonderful celebration including speakers, music, luncheon, etc.
See  www.americanvegan.org  for details.
Call Freya or Carol at 856-694-2887 by Nov 1 to reserve your space and for South Jersey carpool info.


$10,000 IN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP MONEY TO BE AWARDED BY VEGETARIAN GROUP The Vegetarian Resource Group announced that $10,000 in college scholarship money will be awarded to graduating high school students who have promoted vegetarianism in their schools and/or communities. Two awards of $5,000 each will be given.

Students will be judged on their promotion of vegetarian and vegan diets in a positive way. For application information, visit   http://www.vrg.org or write to:

   The Vegetarian Resource Group
   PO Box 1463
   Baltimore, MD 21203.

Deadline for application is February 20, 2008. The student must be an American high school senior at time of application and plan on attending an American college.

For more information about The Vegetarian Resource Group scholarship contest, see   http://www.vrg.org.

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a non-profit organization which educates the public about vegetarianism and veganism.






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