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  • For all 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.
  • 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 for additional information, directions or to volunteer.
  • Vegetarian = No Meat, Fish or Gelatin.
  • Vegan = No Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin or Honey.

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Events 2010


DECEMBER

HOLIDAY PIZZA PARTY

Saturday December 11, 5pm
Pemberton Borough NJ.
All food will be provided. Pizza by Blackbird Pizzeria (all vegan), plus salad, snacks, desserts, and beverages. Fun, Games, and Door Prizes!
Optional: GROATS (Get Rid Of All This Stuff) Exchange. Please bring gently used items for trading if you wish to participate. Lorraine & Steve, the hosts, are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
$10 members, $15 non-members.
RSVP required by Thursday December 9 at 7pm: lorrainebal@yahoo.com.


HUMANE LEAGUE OF PHILADELPHIA ANNUAL HOLIDAY GALA SANCTUARY: A CELEBRATION OF ANIMALS AND THE PEOPLE WHO CARE ABOUT THEM

Sunday, December 12, 6:30-9pm
Philadelphia Ethical Society Building
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
Phila, PA
Keynote Speakers, Free Vegan Food and Wine, Silent Auction, Holiday Raffle Items, Disc Jockey, Book Sale & Signing, Gourmet Desserts, VIP Pre-Party
Attendance is limited. To register, visit http://www.thehumaneleague.com/party.htm.


VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday December 14, 7pm, (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Pho Eden, 1900 Greentree Rd, (Springdale Shopping Center)
Cherry Hill NJ 08003
(856) 424-0075.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com.


Just a reminder that the party is at a new location this year- Runnemede, NJ!

NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK PARTY

Friday December 31, 9pm
Runnemede NJ.
Linda, the hostess, will provide beverages and is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
Optional: Gift Drive for Shelter Animals. RSVP: lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com.




Next Year Events, 2011


JANUARY

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday January 7, 7pm, (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73, Marlton NJ.
Store Phone: 856-797-1115.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com.

ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN'S POTLUCK PARTY

Sunday January 9, 2011, 4-6:30pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave.
Newfield NJ 08344.
Songs & dances with DJ Jerry LoPresti. Other activities will include crafts, games, and a potluck meal.
Contact loismdinshah@aol.com to volunteer.



FEBRUARY

CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER

Saturday February 5, 2011, 7pm
Green House Restaurant
655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ. (Across from WaWa Food Market)
Restaurant phone: 856-854-0896.
View menu at http://www.655greenhouse.com. Door prizes! $22.50 members/$25.00 non-members. Includes soup, 2 appetizers, and 4 entrees family style, gratuity, and tax.
Please sign up at http://www.vssj.com by Thursday February 3 to reserve this price.
After Feb 3, the price will be $25 members/$28 non-members.
Call 856-596-3269 to check if space is available.
Snow date: Saturday February 12. RSVP: lorrainebal@yahoo.com.


ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ SOUP POTLUCK

Sunday February 13, 2011, 5:30pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave.
Newfield NJ. Soup cookbooks will be for sale.
Snow date: Sunday February 20.
RSVP: loismdinshah@aol.com.



OCTOBER

VSSJ 25th ANNIVERSARY

October, 2011
Vegan Food, Entertainment, Speakers, and more.
Location and details to follow. Volunteers needed.
For more info: janet@janeterickson.com.



Past 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.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday January 29, 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.


FEBRUARY

RESTAURANT OUTING

Sunday February 28, time revised to 4:30 pm.
Norma's Mediterranean & Middle Eastern Restaurant
1347 Marlton Pike East (Rt. 70 East),
145 Barclay Farms Shopping Center,
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Phone 856-795-1373.
We will be ordering off the menu (includes vegetarian and vegan selections) which can be viewed at http://www.NormasRestaurant.com.
Reservations are required, so please RSVP by Friday, February 26 to lorrainebal@yahoo.com or call 609-726-1040.


MARCH

LINDA’S GREAT AMERICAN MEAT-OUT POTLUCK

Saturday March 20, 6pm, Runnemede NJ.
Please RSVP by Thursday March 18: lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com or 973-769-5828.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

SPRING CELEBRATION VEGAN gourmet dinner

Tuesday March 23, 6:30pm,
(Arrive early at 5:45pm for a 6:00pm Tour of Organic Greenhouse)
Atlantic Cape Community College,
Academy of Culinary Arts on-campus gourmet restaurant Careme’s
(Building M), 5100 Black Horse Pk/Rt 322,
Mays Landing NJ 08330
http://www.atlantic.edu/. Adult: $30, Students/Low Income: $20 (Full price including gratuities).
Make reservations by March 15 with American Vegan Society, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328, Ph: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288.
The menu is set and payment must be made in advance.
For more info and menu, visit http://www.americanvegan.org.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday March 26, 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.


APRIL

SPRING POTLUCK LUNCH

Sunday April 11, 2pm
Moorestown Community House, 16 E. Main St,
Moorestown NJ 08057. $5 members, $8 non-members.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com or 856-456-1279.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday April 30, 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.


MAY

LINDA'S VEGAN BRUNCH POTLUCK

Sunday, May 2, 11am
Runnemede NJ.
Please RSVP by Thursday April 29: lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com or 973-769-5828.
Jacuzzi will be open and ready for guests. For anyone interested in using the Jacuzzi, please bring a towel.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

KAYA’S KITCHEN DINNER OUTING

Saturday May 15, 4:45pm
817 Belmar Plaza, Belmar NJ 07719,
Ph: 732-280-1141.
Eclectic all-veg cuisine. View menu at http://www.kayaskitchennj.com/contact.htm .
RSVP to Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) at 908-281-6388.

VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE

Sunday May 16, 2010
Greenwich Village, NY.
The procession will begin at 12 Noon in the Old Meat District. Line up time is 11:00am.
It will culminate in Union Square Park (Eastern end), with a festival of rock music, speakers and exhibitors.
For details, visit http://www.veggieprideparade.org/ Ph: 212-242-0011.
If traveling from South Jersey, contact American Vegan Society at 856-694-2887 to carpool together.


CANCELED ==>
FOOD FOR LIFE VEG COOKING EXTRAVAGANZA

Saturday May 22, 8:30am-6pm <== CANCELED



VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday May 28, 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.

AMERICAN VEGAN SOCIETY’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GARDEN PARTY

Sunday May 30
 - 12 Noon: Outdoor Lunch,
 - 2pm: Afternoon Program,
 - 11am-6pm: Bookroom/DVD Sale
AVS HQ, 56 Dinshah Lane, Malaga NJ 08328.
Ph: 856-694-2887.
Speakers:
 -  Christina Pirello, MFN, CCN (author/cooking show hostess),
 -  Dr. Andy Mars (educator at vegan school/camp)
 -  Scoville Blues Band.
Suggested donation: $25.
Lunch reservation deadline: Tues. May 25.
For more info: http://www.americanvegan.org/.


JUNE

VEGAN NETWORKING POTLUCK PARTY

Saturday June 5, 6pm
693 5th St, Atco NJ 08004.
Everyone is invited. Bring your business card.
RSVP: Call Steve at 856-767-8807 or email lactovo@yahoo.com.
Steve is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday June 25, 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.


CANCELLED ==>
SINGAPORE KOSHER VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT

Sunday, June 27, 4pm
<== CANCELLED




JULY

VEGAN POTLUCK/TALK

Sunday July 4, (rain or shine) 1pm (Potluck), 2:30pm (Talk)
Oak Point Picnic Area, Turkey Swamp Park
200 Georgia Rd, Freehold NJ 07728.
Animal rights activist, environmentalist & author Anthony Marr will be the speaker at this event.
Directions/park map: http://www.monmouth countyparks.com/Page.aspx?ID=2540 .
This is a covered group picnic area. Park includes hiking trails, playgrounds and boat rentals at the lake. Children are welcome!
RSVP to: Doris at VeganD@verizon.net. Reservations are appreciated, but not required.

INTERDEPENDENCE DAY BLOCK PARTY

Sunday, July 4, Noon-7pm, (Live music with Saint Mad from 1-3pm)
Fernon St between 2nd & Moyamensing in South Philly.
Join Public Eye: Artists for Animals, Peace Advocacy Network, Vegan Drinks Philly and The Vegan Bus for a 4th of July block party!
The Vegan Bus is a group of activists, artists, & speakers traveling on a full-sized school bus running on waste vegetable oil. The Bus uses art, performance, and media to raise awareness of the connections between dietary choice, personal health, cultural ethics, and globally sustainable ecology.
Live music, hula hoops, face painting, arts & crafts, games for adults and children, and free vegan food samples. Bring a picnic lunch, beverages, and lawn chairs for your family.
Friendly pets welcome. There is a park at the end of the block.
For info: http://www.publiceyephilly.org.
Contact: lisa@publiceyephilly.org, 215-620-2130 or ed@peaceadvocacynetwork.org.

LINDA’S VEGAN POTLUCK DINNER PARTY

Sunday July 25, 4pm.
The jacuzzi will be open, but please bring a towel.
Linda is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
Please RSVP by Friday July 23 to lindavholisticliving@yahoo.com.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Friday July 30, 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.


AUGUST

VEGAN SPIRITUALITY RETREAT

Saturday, August 14, 11am-3pm
Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035.
Public Eye: Artists for Animals and Vegvine.com present this retreat.
Discuss veganism as a spiritual practice and meet others who consciously choose a lifestyle based on compassion for all beings. Panel discussions, guided meditations, vegan lunch prepared by professional chefs, and a nature walk along the creek.
Free transportation from the nearest train station and childcare will be provided.
Cost:
  $30 adults (some scholarships available)
  $20 adult students/seniors
  $15 youth (12-17)
  $10 children (6-11)
  free for children under 6.
To register: lisa@publiceyephilly.org, 215-620-2130.

LONG BRIDGE PARK POTLUCK PICNIC

Saturday August 21, 1pm
Pavilion 1, Deacon Rd, Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541)
Hainesport, NJ 08036.
Free for members, $2 for non-members.
RSVP: lorrainebal@yahoo.com.
Maps & directions at: http://co.burlington.nj.us/pages/pages.aspx?cid=589.


SEPTEMBER

POTLUCK PICNIC AT COOPER RIVER

Sunday September, 26, 1pm
Armitage Pavillion, South Park Dr & Rt. 130
Pensauken NJ.
(Parking lot is next to pavillion)
$2, members, $4 non-members.
RSVP to lorrainebal@yahoo.com.

ACCC FALL EQUINOX GOURMET DINNER

Monday September, 27, 6pm
Atlantic Cape Community College
Academy of Culinary Arts on-campus gourmet restaurant Careme’s (Building M)
5100 Black Horse Pk/Rt 322
Mays Landing NJ 08330.
More details and menu to follow. Reservations must be made in advance by Monday September 13 with
American Vegan Society (AVS), PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328.
Ph: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288.
http://www.atlantic.edu/

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday September 28, 7pm (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Whole Foods Market, 940 Rt 73
Marlton NJ 08053.
Store Phone: 856-797-1115.
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com.


OCTOBER

MARLTON FEST

Saturday October 2, 8am-5pm
Main St, Marlton NJ.
VSSJ will need volunteers to help with our vegan food booth and informational table.
Please call Janet at 856-596-3269 to volunteer or for more info.


PRE-HALLOWEEN VEGAN POTLUCK JAM

Saturday October 2, 7pm
4300 Willis Ave, Pennsauken NJ 08109.
Dress like a rock star or as you wish. Not into costumes? Stretch out of character with a funky hat or accessory. Instruments are welcome. For more info: ljmel@earthlink.net.


VINELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY Sponsored TALK

Thursday October 21, 5:30-7:30pm.
Vineland Public Library
1058 E. Landis Ave, Vineland NJ 08360.
Ph: (856) 794-4244 ext. 4243
http://www.vinelandlibrary.org.
There’s Plenty To Eat Without Choosing Meat, an introduction to vegetarianism, will be presented by Freya Dinshah, president of American Vegan Society, cookbook author, and a member of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey. Books will be for sale and light refreshments will be served. Admission to this event is FREE.


CONCERT BY INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED SINGER/SONGWRITER KYLE VINCENT

In South Jersey for One Show Only!


Sunday October 24, 3pm
Location: Newfield Terrace Community Center
126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ 08344.
Hall phone: 694-0548.
Use Mapquest (http://www.mapquest.com) for accurate directions.
For more information call 856-694-2887.
To benefit educational programs of Vegetarian Society of South Jersey, and Newfield Terrace Community Action Organization. Kyle was featured recently in American Vegan which can be read online.

"One of the best singer-songwriters to come along since the heyday of Tin Pan Alley" - Barry Manilow

"... another in a long string of high-quality, exquisitely sung and impeccably performed releases by the Crown Prince of Soft Pop. If this was the '70s you'd no doubt be hearing these songs all over your AM radio, but today, just be thankful that there's still a craftsman like Kyle making music from - and for - the heart." – Goldmine reviewing Kyle's latest CD, Where You Are.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for students/low income) and can be purchased online at http://www.kylevincent.com or at the door if space still available (phone 856-694-2887).
Attendees are invited to bring elegant vegan hors d'oeuvres and small dessert items. Vegetarian books, and Kyle's CDs will be available for purchase.


GAMES POTLUCK

Saturday October 23, 4pm
Pemberton Borough NJ.
Potluck hosted by VSSJ members Lorraine & Steve. We will enjoy great food and play fun games.
RSVP by Thursday October 21: lorrainebal@yahoo.com.
Lorraine & Steve are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.



NOVEMBER

HARVEST CELEBRATION DINNER

Tuesday November 2 2010, 6:30 pm
at Carême's Gourmet Restaurant, with Chef Jason Hippen
The Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College

Make reservations by Monday October 25 with American Vegan Society
  Supporter: $50, Adult: $30.00 Students/Low Income: $20.00.
  (This is the full price including gratuities)
  Cash, check, or credit card. Pay by mail, phone, or fax.
  AVS, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
  Phone: 856-694-2887, Fax: 856-694-2288
  Menu will be posted at http://www.americanvegan.org.

5:45 pm Tour of Culinary School Kitchens and Greenhouse.
Find Carême's by the on-campus bus stop, Bldg M.
Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322),
5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330.
http://www.atlantic.edu, ACCC is approx. 30 miles from Malaga NJ, 50 miles from Philadelphia or Cherry Hill, 20 miles from Atlantic City.


VEGETARIAN GREEN HOUSE RESTAURANT OUTING

Saturday November 6, 7:00 PM
655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ. (Across from WaWa Food Market)
Restaurant phone: 856-854-0896, http://www.655greenhouse.com.
Please join us at this newly opened all vegetarian Asian style restuarant. Brown rice available.
VSSJ members receive a 15% discount - must show member card.
$23.50 members/$25.00 non-members. Includes soup, 2 appetizers, 4 entrees served family style, gratuity, and tax.
Please sign up at http://www.vssj.com by 11/4 to reserve this price. After 11/4, the price will be $25 members/$28 non-members.
(You will need to call 856-596-3269 to check if space is available).


VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

Tuesday, November 16, 7pm, (Dinner: 6:30pm-optional)
Pho Eden, 1900 Greentree Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08003,
(856)424-0075.
(There are vegan items on the menu at this Vietnamese restaurant.)
For more info: carolyngithens@yahoo.com.

THANKSGIVING POTLUCK

Sunday November 21, 2pm
Moorestown Community House
16 E. Main St, Moorestown NJ.
  Adults: $5 members, $8 non-members.
  Children 12 years and under: $2 members, $4 non-members.
  Children 5 years old and under: FREE.
Chinese Auction and Door Prizes! Optional: Please bring canned or packaged goods for our Food Drive.
RSVP: lorrainebal@yahoo.com.


VEGAN THANKSGIVING POTLUCK @ JEFF AND CYNDEE'S

Thursday, November 25 · 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Trevose, PA.
We hope you will come to our annual Vegan Thanksgiving Potluck!
Please bring a vegan dish to feed 8 people.
email to RSVP and for address: violincyndee@yahoo.com.



CANCELED ==>
VEGAN & RAW FOOD THANKSGIVING DAY POTLUCK
Thursday November 25. Potluck starts at 5:00 pm
<== CANCELED

Old First Reform Church
151 N. 4th St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 (corner of 4th & Race St.)
Please bring your own plate, utensils, cup, cloth napkin. All welcome
Contact Barbara Pearl or Susan Hill 215 321-5556
RSVP: vegancommunity@gmail.com.






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