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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 (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.
  • $3 members, $6 non-members.   
  • 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 2009


DECEMBER

The Humane League's Holiday Extravaganza

Saturday December 12, 6:30-9:30pm
Philadelphia Ethical Society
Bldg, 1906 S Rittenhouse Sq, Phila PA.
Inspiring speakers; delicious food, wine, and gourmet desserts; expansive silent auction; disc jockey; book sale; and VIP pre-party.
Featuring speakers Dr. Jonathan Balcombe (author of The Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good) and Michael Parrish Dudell (Senior Editor, http://www.ecorazzi.com/ and Co-Founder http://vegdaily.com/).
To register, visit http://www.thehumaneleague.com.

American Vegan Society (AVS) will have a selection of the newest vegetarian/vegan books for sale at the party. Come with cash, checks, or a credit card and get your Christmas shopping done early! And for a delightful holiday shopping experience browse AVS' bulging bookshelves in Malaga NJ.
Phone AVS at 856-694-2887 for hours and directions.
Save the animals! Give gifts of health and compassionate living.

HOLIDAY POTLUCK PARTY AT LINDA’S

Saturday December 19 • 5pm.
Runnemede NJ.
Great food, prizes, and a recycle raffle. (Bring an unwrapped gently used item if you would like to participate in the raffle).

American Vegan Society (AVS) will have a selection of the newest vegetarian/vegan books for sale at the potluck dinner. Come with cash, checks, or a credit card and get your Christmas shopping done early! And for a delightful holiday shopping experience, browse AVS' bulging bookshelves in Malaga NJ.
Phone AVS at 856-694-2887 for hours and directions.
Save the animals! Give gifts of health and compassionate living.

RSVP by Thursday December 17: carolyngithens@yahoo.com and 856-456-1279.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

ANNUAL NEW YEAR’S EVE POTLUCK PARTY

Thursday December 31 • 8pm.
Marlton NJ.
Join us for great company, food, and games.
RSVP by Tuesday December 29:
   janet@janeterickson.com or 856-596-3269.
If you would like to participate, please bring a gently used item for our Poker Party Chinese Auction on January 23.



Events 2010


JANUARY

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday January 8, 7pm (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Whole Foods Market
940 Rt. 73, Marlton NJ 08053
Store Phone: 856-797-1115.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with our group is welcome to attend. In addition to other matters, we will be planning the VSSJ 25th Anniversary Celebration.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

POKER POTLUCK PARTY

Saturday January 23, 2010 • 4pm. (Snow date: Saturday January 30.)
Pemberton NJ.
Play poker, enjoy great food, and participate in our Chinese Auction.
Please RSVP by Thursday January 21: lorrainebal@yahoo.com or 609-726-1040.
Lorraine is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Wednesdays Jan 27 - Mar 17; 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.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.



Past 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.

WINTER SOUPS POTLUCK

Sunday, January 25, 5:30pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield (Franklin Twp) NJ.
Hall phone: 856-694-0548.
Donation requested. Call Lois for info/registration at 694-3025.


FEBRUARY

10TH ANNUAL CHILDREN’S PARTY

Sunday, February 15, 4:00-6:15pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield (Franklin Twp) NJ.
Hall phone: 856-694-0548.
Fun party (for children up to 12 years old) that includes crafts, music, dancing, games, food, etc.
Volunteers needed: calling Vegetarian Neighbors and parents to make foods for the children and all.
Suggested Donations: Adult $2, Child $1, Family $5.
Call Lois for info/registration at 694-3025. Early registration recommended!


MARCH

"MEAT OUT" VEGAN POTLUCK

Saturday, March 21; 6:30pm
Moorestown Community House
16 E. Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
Come celebrate the "Meat Out" with us, $3 members, $6 non-members.
Contact Myrna at 1-877-WWW-VSSJ for additional information.


APRIL

POTLUCK AT LINDA´S

Saturday, April 18; 6:30pm.
Linda, a VSSJ member, is hosting a potluck dinner at her home in Runnemede NJ.
To RSVP, contact her at lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com or 973-769-5828.
- Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event and would very much appreciate your hoped-for understanding.

BOOK PRESENTATION

Tuesday April 21; 6:30pm
Runnemede NJ.
Zoe Weil, co-founder and President of the Institute for Humane Education, will do a FREE presentation on her new book, Most Good, Least Harm: A Simple Principle for a Better World and a Meaningful Life.
Light snacks will be provided.
To RSVP, contact Linda at "lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com" or 973-769-5828.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event and would very much appreciate your hoped-for understanding.


MAY

ECO-FAIR AT WHEATON ARTS

Saturday, May 2; 10am-5pm
1501 Glasstown Rd, Millville NJ.
VSSJ will be sharing a table with American Vegan Society.
This event includes FREE admission to exhibits, demonstrations, and live music.
For more info about festival, contact Doris at 856-825-6800 x104.
To volunteer, call Freya at 856-694-2887.

BLUE SAGE VEGETARIAN GRILLE DINNER & WALK

Saturday, May 9 (Lunch: 4:30pm, Walk: 6:00pm)
772 2nd Street Pike, Southampton PA.
Ph: 215-942-8888, http://www.bluesagegrille.com.
We will dine at this gourmet vegetarian restaurant and walk in a local park afterwards.
Please RSVP by Thursday, May 7 to lorrainebal@yahoo.com.

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays May 10-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING & GARDEN PARTY

Sunday, May 24; 12pm Noon
(buffet, luncheon, speakers, music, and bookroom),
American Vegan Society, 56 Dinshah Lane, Malaga NJ.
Erin Williams, author of "Why Animals Matter", and a WhiteWave Foods representative from the Bridgeton NJ Silk manufacturing plant will talk about local soymilk production.
Live music by Mary K. Lombardi & Friends.
Register by calling Freya at 856-694-2887 by Friday, May 15.
Early registration recommended!
For updates, visit http://www.americanvegan.org.


JUNE

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays June-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

POTLUCK AT SCOTT´S

Saturday, June 6; 5pm til ?
Scott, a VSSJ member, is hosting a potluck dinner at his home in Washington Township, NJ 08081.
The house is on a few acres of land in a park-like setting with plenty of room to play or hang outside should anyone desire.
For the allergic: 3 cats live inside.
RSVP: slaird141@comcast.net or 856-629-1575.

Earth Fair 2009

      This year Vegetarian Society of South Jersey will not be having their food booth with delicious vegan wraps. VSSJ has given their space to ZiZi's, a VEGAN take-out place located in Merchantville NJ. http://zizis2go.com/.
The American Vegan Society will also have a table with books, t-shirts and literature. http://www.americanvegan.org. Below is information about the fair:

     
Sunday June 14 • 10am-4pm (Rain or shine)
Historic Smithville Park, Smithville Rd.
Eastampton, NJ, 609-265-5068.
http://www.co.burlington.nj.us
Admission is free and includes entertainment, environmental displays, demonstrations and workshops. Activities for family include nature walks, canoeing, and more.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday June 26; 6:00pm (Dinner: 5:30pm-optional)
Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053
Phone: 856-797-1115.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with our group is welcome to attend. In addition to other matters, we will be planning the VSSJ 25th Anniversary Celebration.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

13th ANNUAL VEGGIEFEST

Saturday June 27; 12-4pm
Hoopes Park, West Chester PA.
Vegan food, vendors, animal- and earth-friendly tablers, children’s events.
Volunteers needed to organize event in addition to volunteers the day of the event.
Join Veggie Fest Volunteer Committee by contacting Allison at allisoncares@gmail.com or leave a message on the CARE phone number (484-631-7878).


JULY

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays July-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

COW APPRECIATION DAY POTLUCK PICNIC IN THE PARK

Saturday July 18; 1pm
Long Bridge Park, Hainesport, NJ
(In the Large Pavilion near the Parking Lot. Entrances are on the Mt Holly Bypass, Rt 541 South & Deacon Rd - off Marne Hwy, Rt 537).
Join us for a vegan potluck picnic and enjoy extensive wooded walking trails.
RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com by Thursday July 16.
FREE for members, $2 non-members.


AUGUST

VEGAN DINNER OUTING FOR THE NJ/PA VEG & VEGAN MEETUP GROUP

Saturdy August 1; 3:45pm
Myung Ga Korean Restaurant,
404 Rt 70 East, Cherry Hill,  NJ 08034.
Phone: 856-216-0090 (for directions only).
Host for this event: Terri,  thinkgreentoo@me.com
There will be a set price of $20.00. This great bargain includes: vegan kimchi appetizer, two hot appetizers per table (4-6 at each table), then each individual may order any vegan entree of their choice!!!
$20 received by July 23rd will hold your reservation... Refunds are only possible if you or I find a replacement for you.
Please email me personally for my snail address at thinkgreentoo@me.com.
THANK YOU.

LINDA’S POTLUCK

Saturday August 15; 6:30pm.
Linda, a VSSJ member, is hosting a potluck dinner at her home in Runnemede NJ. Bring a bathing suit if you would like to enjoy the jacuzzi.
To RSVP: lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com or 973-769-5828 by Thursday August 13.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event and would very much appreciate your hoped-for understanding.

WASHINGTON DC RAW SPIRIT FESTIVAL

- Saturday August 29th
- Sunday August 30th
8am - Midnight

Patuxent River 4-H Center,
18405 Queen Anne Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.
See http://www.rawspiritfest.com for details.

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays June-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.


SEPTEMBER

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday September 4 • 7:00pm (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053
Phone: 856-797-1115.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with our group is welcome to attend. In addition to other matters, we will be planning the VSSJ 25th Anniversary Celebration.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP'S COMMUNITY DAY

Saturday September 12 • 9am-dusk
Janvier School, 1532 Pennsylvania Ave, Franklinville NJ.
Vegetarian Neighbors seeks volunteers for vegan food booth.
Free event with lots to do. Look for green and yellow Vegetarian Neighbors banner.
To help, call Freya at 694-2887, or leave a message with Lois.

KAYA'S KITCHEN

Saturday September 12 • 4:45pm
817 Belmar Plaza, Belmar NJ. Joint venture with the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group. CJVG is having their annual Autumn shore trip to this all-veg favorite. Eclectic cuisine. Early arrival requested, so we can have more time before the dinner crowd arrives.
To RSVP: contact Lorraine at lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call 609-726-1040.

THE DC VEGFEST

Saturday September 12 • 12-6pm
George Washington University
Univ Yard H St, NW, the 2000 block, Washington DC 20052.
FREE outdoor festival with cooking demos, food vendors, and educational booths.
Speakers: “Skinny Bitch” author Rory Freedman, Dr. Michael Greger M.D, vegan bodybuilder Kenneth Williams.
For more info: www.dcvegfest.com.
Presented by Compassion Over Killing and Vegetarian Society of DC.



CANCELED ==> TERRI’S POTLUCK - Saturday September 26; 4pm.

This potluck has been cancelled and may be rescheduled at a later date.

Terri, a VSSJ member, is hosting a potluck dinner at her home in Deptford NJ.
RSVP: thinkgreentoo@me.com or 856-863-1305 by Thursday September 24.
No shoes, please bring your inside slippers or non-slip socks will be available for all. If you wish, bring a floor pillow or chair.
Terri is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event. <== CANCELED

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Mondays, Sept. 28; Oct. 5, 19, 26 (Skip Oct. 12); 6:30-9pm
Clearview Regional Adult School
420 Cedar Rd, (Classroom 714), Mullica Hill NJ 08062.
4 Classes: $56 (A $24 food fee is included.)
Terri Warm & Christina Martin, Instructors.
  Learn to cook a low fat, economical, plant-based healthy diet. 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, tempeh and seitan in recipes. Discover that a vegetarian diet is delicious and cooking classes are fun! Bring your favorite cutting/dicing utensils and your own place setting to each class.
Register in person: Thursday, September 10, 4:00-8:00pm
Clearview Regional High School Lobby Cash, checks and money orders accepted.
You may register early, and make check or money order payable to:   Clearview Regional Adult School (C.R.A.S.) Administration Bldg, 420 Cedar Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Only allowing 24 folks and then the class closes.
For more info, email Terri at thinkgreentoo@me.com.

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays June-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

DECADENT DESSERTS MADE HEALTHIER BAKING CLASS

Tuesday Nights, 7:00-9:00pm, September 29 - November 24 (Skip October 20)
Location: Gloucester City High School Community Education,
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ 08030
Have your cake and eat it, too! Impress your friends and family this holiday season with delicious desserts that are low in saturated fat, free of cholesterol and lactose, but have all the flavor of your old favorites. Learn how easy it is to bake with whole grains and natural sweeteners.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Wednesdays, September 30 - November 25 (Skip Nov. 11); 7-9pm
8 Classes: $45, Senior Citizen Fee $20 ($40 ingredient fee collected the first class).
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ 08030.
Lisa Melian and Carol Githens, Instructors.
  Learn to cook a low fat, economical, plant-based healthy diet. 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, tempeh and seitan in recipes. Discover that a vegetarian diet is delicious and cooking classes are fun! Bring your favorite cutting/dicing utensils and your own place setting to each class.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com


OCTOBER

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday October 2 • 7pm (Dinner: 6:30pm is optional)
Whole Foods Market
940 Rt. 73, Marlton NJ.
Store Phone: 856-797-1115.
Anyone interested in becoming involved with our group is welcome to attend. In addition to other matters, we will be planning the VSSJ 25th Anniversary Celebration.
If you have any questions, please contact carolyngithens@yahoo.com.

CANCELED ==>

    This potluck has been canceled!

WELCOME AUTUMN VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC
Sunday October 11 • 1pm
Cooper River Park, Armitage Pavilion South Park Drive near Rt 130.
Pennsauken NJ. (parking next to the pavilion).
Join us for fun, great food, and a walk around the park.
Suggested donation: Members: $2, Non-Member Adults: $4.
To RSVP, contact Linda at lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com or 856-344-2549.
            <== CANCELED

HALLOWEEN POTLUCK PARTY

Saturday October 24 • 4pm (3pm if you want to enjoy the grounds.)
Pemberton NJ.
Come in your best costume and win a prize. (Costumes optional)
For directions and to RSVP (by Thursday October 22):
   lorrainebal@yahoo.com or 609-726-1040.
Lorraine is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

Living Foods "Uncooking" Class - Raw in a Flash

Friday October 30, 7pm
Deptford, NJ
Presented by Carmella Soleil.
Don't have much time to play in the kitchen? You will learn some simple, yet tasty, recipes that are vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free, and without added sugar such as Chia Fruit Smoothie, Almonnaise, Nut Cheeze, Cream of Sweet Pea Soup, Asian Style Veggies on Angel Hair Zucchini Pasta, and Chocolate Sauce.
Suggested donation of $25 (includes demo, food sampling, recipe hand outs and a list of raw resources) Places are limited!
Please register with Kelliann at 856-371-3511 or kellianncougle@hotmail.com before Oct. 27th.
Carmella is the author of the popular Sunny Raw Kitchen blog, voted "Best Raw Website" and "Best Raw Media" of 2008. She has published 2 recipe ebooks, "The Best of The Sunny Raw Kitchen" and "The Best of Raw Freedom Community".

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays October-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Wednesdays, September 30 - November 25 (Skip Nov. 11); 7-9pm
8 Classes: $45, Senior Citizen Fee $20 ($40 ingredient fee collected the first class).
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ 08030.
Lisa Melian and Carol Githens, Instructors.
  Learn to cook a low fat, economical, plant-based healthy diet. 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, tempeh and seitan in recipes. Discover that a vegetarian diet is delicious and cooking classes are fun! Bring your favorite cutting/dicing utensils and your own place setting to each class.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com


NOVEMBER

CJVG (Central Jersey Vegetarian Group) ANNUAL FALL POTLUCK DINNER

Sunday November 1 • 5pm.
Universalist Unitarian Congregation,
50 Cherry Hill Rd, Princeton NJ.
Bring recyclable item for our raffle. (Must be in excellent condition) $3 CJVG and UUCP Members; $7 Non-Members.
RSVP by Saturday October 31: info@cjvg.org or 908-281-6388.

HEALTHY GARDEN CAFE BRUNCH

Sunday November 8 • Noon.
200 Haddonfield Berlin Rd, Voorhees, NJ.
856-616-9300 (phone number for directions only)
RSVP by Thursday November 5: lorrainebal@yahoo.com or 609-726-1040.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER

Saturday November 21 • 6:30pm.
Marlton NJ.
If you would like to participate, please bring an item for our Drive for Animals.
Members $2, Non-Members $4.
If you bring an item, admission is free for Members, and $2 for Non-Members.
For directions and to RSVP: janet@janeterickson.com or 856-596-3269.

GLOUCESTER CITY FARMERS’ MARKET

Sundays November 1st-Nov 22, 10am-2pm
Gloucester City Marina, King St & Jersey Ave.
Gloucester City, NJ.
VSSJ and American Vegan Society will be staffing an information and book table.
To volunteer: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

VEGETARIAN COOKING CLASSES

Wednesdays, September 30 - November 25 (Skip Nov. 11); 7-9pm
8 Classes: $45, Senior Citizen Fee $20 ($40 ingredient fee collected the first class).
Gloucester City High School Community Education
1300 Market St (Classroom C24), Gloucester City NJ 08030.
Lisa Melian and Carol Githens, Instructors.
  Learn to cook a low fat, economical, plant-based healthy diet. 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, tempeh and seitan in recipes. Discover that a vegetarian diet is delicious and cooking classes are fun! Bring your favorite cutting/dicing utensils and your own place setting to each class.
Call 856-456-4250 x2153 to register.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com





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