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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!



Events 2008


DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS DINNER at OASIS GRILL MEDITERRANEAN

Saturday Dec 13; 6:30pm
2431 Church Rd, Ste A2, Cherry Hill NJ
856-667-8287 (This phone number is for directions only!)
We will also have a "white elephant" (new or slighly used gift exchange for those who wish to participate), door prizes, and raffles.
Please RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call her at 609-726-1040 by the Thursday prior to the dinner.


ANNUAL NEW YEAR EVE'S POTLUCK PARTY

Wednesday Dec 31; 8:30pm. Marlton NJ.
Celebrate New Year's Eve at the home of VSSJ's president.
To RSVP, contact Janet by Dec 29
at 856-596-3269 or janet@janeterickson.com.


Events 2009


JANUARY

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Wednesdays Jan 28 - Mar 18; 7-9pm
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ.
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.









Past Events, 2008


JANUARY

EVESHAM BRANCH VEGAN LIBRARY DISPLAY

Month of January
984 Tuckerton Rd, Marlton NJ. Library Ph: 856-983-1444
This educational display is presented by American Vegan Society and VSSJ.


8th ANNUALl CHILDREN’S PARTY

Sunday, January 27 4-6:15pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ
856-694-0548
Join us for this fun event which will include crafts, dancing, games, and food provided by parents and Vegetarian Neighbors. For children up to age 12.
Registration info: call Lois at 694-3025. (Early registration recommended!) Suggested donations: Adult $2, Child $1, Family $5.


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.
Please bring own place setting to class.

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 SausageRegistration: 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


FEBRUARY

WINTER SOUPS POTLUCK

Sunday, February 10 • 5:30pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ
856-694-0548.
For info: call Lois at 694-3025.


DINNER OUT AT ZEN PALATE™

Saturday, February 16 6:30pm
301 N Harrison St, Princeton NJ
609-279-9888.
Come out and enjoy dinner with us.
Please email carolyngithens@yahoo.com or call Myrna at 1-877-www-vssj to register.
http://www.zenpalate.com.


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.

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


MARCH

COLLINGSWOOD VEGAN LIBRARY DISPLAY

Month of March
771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ. Library Ph: 856-858-0649.
This educational display is presented by American Vegan Society and VSSJ.


16th ANNUAL FOOD AND HEALTH EXPO

Sunday, March 2, 9am-6pm
Loews Phila. Hotel, 1200 Market St.
Philadelphia PA.
Food prep demos, over 50 exhibitors. Speakers include: Steve “Sproutman” Meyerowitz.
Hosted by Center for Advancement in Cancer Education
300 E Lancaster Ave #100, Wynnewood PA 19096. Ph: 610-642-4810. http://www.beatcancer.org/events.html.


16th Annual Holistic Health Fair

Saturday March 15 2008, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Cape Henlopen High School
1250 Kings Hwy, Lewes DE

Includes Meatout information
Hosted by Delmarva Community Wellnet Foundation
Contact: Tom McGlone, Wachovia,
110 Angler’s Rd # 105A, Lewes DE 19958
email or Ph: 302-644-4431


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



Meet & Eat with VSSJ
At a different restaurant, Once Every Month on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet to eat and socialize.
We will order off the menu.

Please RSVP to carolyngithens@yahoo.com by the Wednesday prior to the dinner.

CORIANDER INDIAN RESTAURANT
Saturday, March 29

910 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd (Route 561)
Voorhees NJ.
856-566-4546.



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.


APRIL

Meet & Eat with VSSJ
At a different restaurant, Once Every Month on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet to eat and socialize.
We will order off the menu.

Please RSVP to carolyngithens@yahoo.com by the Wednesday prior to the dinner.

BANGKOK CITY
Saturday, April 26

700 Haddonfield-Berlin Rd (Route 561), Voorhees, NJ.
856-309-0459.



MAY

VEGAN POTLUCK

Sunday May 4th at 6:00 PM

Hosted by: Cyndee and Jeff
Location: Trevose, PA
RSVP: violincyndee@yahoo.com

If you are leaving from NJ, please contact veggieme@comcast.net for rideshare.
See vegan pot-luck rules and please list ingredients for allergies that others may have.



Meet & Eat with VSSJ
At a different restaurant, Once Every Month on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet to eat and socialize.
We will order off the menu.

Please RSVP to carolyngithens@yahoo.com by the Wednesday prior to the dinner.

DRAZIL Saturday, May 17
6666 Black Horse Pike,
Egg Harbor Twp NJ
609-677-8829
http://www.drazilrestaurant.com.

Drazil Restaurant Does Not Accept Credit Card Payments.



AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY GARDEN PARTY

Sunday, May 25
Outdoor Lunch: Noon
Bookroom: 11am-6pm
Presentations: 2-5:30pm
including short Annual Membership Meeting.

American Vegan Society
56 & 72 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ.
Great Chefs Cook Vegan—Linda Long on trends in haute cuisine.
Famous Vegetarians: Scenes from Their Lives— Rynn Berry.
$20 donation suggested. For more info and to make reservations: 856-694-2887 or http://www.americanvegan.org


JUNE

ENJOYING THE VEGETARIAN LIFE and Reaping its Many Benefits:

Good Health and Happiness the Natural Way through Constructive Living, Music, and Art.
Class Thursday June 5 (1 session) • 2-3:30pm
Mt Laurel Library (Mt. Laurel Branch of Burlington County College)
100 Walt Whitman Ave.
Mount Laurel, NJ
Instructor: Dr. John Damiano. Course #LFI-170-89. Register online at http://www.bcc.edu or contact Ken re class at 609-893-1765.

This class is for those 50 years and older only.


DINNER OUT AT VASANTA BHAVAN RESTAURANT (Indian, all veg)

Saturday June 7 • 5:30pm
3800 Quakerbridge Rd, Quakerbridge Shoppes
Hamilton, NJ. 609-586-7899
Come out and meet the Central Jersey Vegetarian group at this wonderful Indian (all vegetarian) restaurant.


EARTH FAIR 2008

Sunday June 8, 2008; 10am - 4pm (rain or shine)
Historic Smithville Park
Smithville Rd, Eastampton, New Jersey
This popular event is a full day of fun and education for the whole family. Last year there were over 10,000 people in attendance.
VSSJ will have a food booth and literature table at this event.


PUBLIC EYE: ARTISTS FOR ANIMALS' "THE UNHUGGABLES":

Stories Teaching Empathy & Respect For Local Wildlife. A storytelling performance about less-than-cuddly animals to foster empathy & respect for local wildlife. Professional storytellers, puppeteers and musicians will perform for family audiences at local libraries--free and open to the public.

Sunday June 8, 2-3pm
Free Library of Philadelphia
Central Library Skyline Rm 4th Fl, 1901 Vine St, Phila PA.

Saturday June 14, 2-3pm Chestnut Hill Library
8711 Germantown Ave, Phila PA.

Saturday June 21, 2-3pm
Falls-Schuylkill Library
3501 Midvale Ave, Phila PA.

For info, call 215-620-2130 or email lisa@publiceyephilly.org.


34TH ANNUAL VEGETARIAN SUMMERFEST

Wednesday June 18 - Sunday June 22
Conference Center at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown campus, Johnstown, PA.
Sessions on Health, Nutrition, Fitness, Compassionate Living, Animal Rights, Earth Stewardship; with doctors, dietitians, other experts. Vegan meals. Social activities.

For more info contact:
North American Vegetarian Society
PO Box 72, Dolgeville NY 13329
Ph: 518-568-7970, Fax: 518-568-7979 http://www.vegetariansummerfest.org


CARE'S ANNUAL VEGGIE FEST

Saturday June 28, 12 - 4pm
Hoopes Park, West Chester PA.
A vegetarian picnic and festival. Tasty vegan food, exhibits, literature, music, and children's activities.
$10 CARE members, $12 non-members, $5 children 12 and under.

Rain date Sunday June 29.

Call Allison at 267-481-0487 if weather is questionable, or for more info.
Call Susan Hopkins at 610-240-0283 to volunteer.
http://www.CARE4animals.org


JULY

EVESHAM BRANCH VEGAN LIBRARY DISPLAY

Month of July
984 Tuckerton Rd, Marlton NJ.
Library Ph: 856-983-1444
This educational display is presented by American Vegan Society and VSSJ.



MEET & EAT WITH VSSJ
Once Every Month, on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet at a restaurant to eat and socialize. We will order off the menu.
Please RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call her at 609-726-1040 by the Thursday prior to the dinner.

SHANGRI-LA
Saturday July 19

101 Springdale Rd
Shops of Holly Ravine
Cherry Hill NJ
856-428-6133
This is an Asian restaurant with lots of veg selections and mock meats.



AUGUST

ANIMAL RIGHTS NATIONAL CONFERENCE

Thursday August 14- Monday August 18 2008
Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, a Washington DC suburb.
A forum for reports and sharing info; plus presentations by prominent leaders of the consumer, environmental and social justice movements; and presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich.

FARM (Farm Animal Reform Movement), 10101 Ashburton Lane, Bethesda MD 20817. Phone: 888-FARMUSA (327-6872).



MEET & EAT WITH VSSJ
Once Every Month, on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet at a restaurant to eat and socialize. We will order off the menu.
Please RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call her at 609-726-1040 by the Thursday prior to the dinner.

PENANG
Saturday August 16

480 Route 38E
Maple Shade NJ
856-755-0188
Join us at this Malaysian and Thai restaurant.


SEPTEMBER

VSSJ/VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS VEGAN FOOD BOOTH at Franklin Twp Community Day

SATURDAY SEPT 6, 9am to 9pm
Janvier School, 1532 Pennsylvania Ave, Franklinville NJ 08322.
Contact Freya Dinshah 856-694-2887, or Lois Dinshah 856-694-3025.
“Hooray for Hollywood” is the theme and includes bands, dancing, magic, jugglers, twirling. Also exhibits, crafters, contests, antique cars, and more. Look for our yellow and green Vegetarian Neighbors banner and join us for lunch, supper, or refreshments.
Volunteer and become part of our team running the booth and you’ll make friends and have a great day.
Free admission.

Rain Date: Sunday, Sept 7.


Vegetarian (Totally Vegan) Cooking Classes

Wednesdays, Sept 24-Nov 12, 2008, 7-9pm
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ.

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.



MEET & EAT WITH VSSJ
Once Every Month, on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet at a restaurant to eat and socialize. We will order off the menu.
Please RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call her at 609-726-1040 by the Thursday prior to the dinner.

JASMINE ORIENTAL CUISINE
Saturday September 27

175-6 Route 70E, Sharp's Run Plaza
Medford NJ
609-654-8818
Come out and enjoy great Japanese and Chinese food.


OCTOBER

MEET & EAT WITH VSSJ
Once Every Month, on a Saturday Night at 6:30pm, we will meet at a restaurant to eat and socialize. We will order off the menu.
Please RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call her at 609-726-1040 by the Thursday prior to the dinner.

MONSOON (Indian Food)
Saturday Oct 25; 6:30pm

Cambridge Crossing Shopping Ctr,
Rt 38 (east of Rt 295 at Briggs Rd), Mt Laurel NJ
856-234-0080 (This phone number is for directions only!)



NOVEMBER

ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER

Saturday Nov 22; 6:30pm
Moorestown Community House, 16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ
856-235-0326 (This phone number is for directions only!)
We will also have door prizes and raffles.
Please RSVP by Wednesday November 19 to carolyngithens@yahoo.com or call 856-415-1550.

The cost to attend this event is $2 for members and $4 for non-members.





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