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JANUARY

ANNUAL VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS/VSSJ CHILDREN'S POTLUCK PARTY

Sunday January 15, 4pm-6:15pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ 08344
Hall Phone:  856-694-0548
Please use mapquest.com for accurate directions.
We will have a craft table, and games and children's dances.  We may even have some balloon fun.  We ask everyone attending to help provide the food for a meal with foods that children will like.  We plan to have a sing-a-long after the meal, especially for the adults.  They enjoyed it last time.  Donation requested.
To volunteer or RSVP, please contact Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@aol.com
Suggested Donation:  Adult $2, Child $1, and Family $5.

VSSJ CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION DINNER

Saturday, January 21, 6:30pm
(Snow date:  Saturday, January 28)
Green House Restaurant
655 Haddon Ave, Collingswood NJ 08108 (across from WaWa).
Join us for a wonderful family-style meal at this vegetarian restaurant.
View menu at http://655greenhouse.com.
Includes soup, appetizers, and 4 entrees family style, gratuity, and tax.
After January 13, the price will be $25 members/$28 non-members.
Call 856-596-3269 to check if space is available and arrange for payment.


FEBRUARY

VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS WINTER SOUPS POTLUCK

Sunday February 12, 5:30pm
Newfield Terrace Community Center, 126 New Jersey Ave, Newfield NJ 08344
See directions above.  Donation requested.
For info, please contact Lois at 856-694-3025 or loismdinshah@aol.com

Valentines Dinner Buffet
Hosted by the American Vegan Society

Tuesday February 14, 6:30pm
at Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330, 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.
Reserve by February 6.
Book signing:  Dating Vegans by Anne Dinshah
Menus will be posted at www.americanvegan.org
Dinners begin at 6:30 pm.  Kitchens & Greenhouse Tour:  5:45 pm.
Supporter $50, Adult $30, Student/Low Income $20.
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, www.americanvegan.org

Public Eye Children'S Event

Saturday February 18th, 2-4pm
Location:  Story Hour Room of The Parkway Central Library Children's Department, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Join Public Eye:  Artists for Animals and The Parkway Central Library Children's Department for our hands-on program, "Stories from the Wild," with storytelling, art projects, and creative movement.  The featured book, "Lightfoot the Deer," written by naturalist & author Thornton W. Burgess and told by storyteller Loretta-Lucy Miller, is an exciting tale about a courageous deer who survives hunting season with the help of both human and animal friends.  Artist Zipora Schulz and dancer Lara Vracarich lead the hands-on activities.  This Public Eye: Artists for Animals' Kids Club event is free and open to the public. RSVP is requested, but not required.
RSVP & Info:  267-270-2703, publiceyephilly@gmail.com, www.publiceyephilly.org

VSSJ MONTHLY POTLUCK

Saturday February 18, 6:30pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
Sample vegan chocolates!  (just in case you didn't get enough on Valentine's Day)
VSSJ potluck guidelines
Members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family.
Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
For more info, please contact Janet:  janet@vssj.com


MARCH

VSSJ MONTHLY POTLUCK, BOOK PRESENTATION & SIGNING

Saturday March 10, 6:30pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
Instead of wearing green, be green and bring recyclables (cell phones, corks, and more - complete list coming soon).
Dating Vegans presentation and book signing by author Anne Dinshah.
VSSJ potluck guidelines
Members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family.
Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
For more info, please contact Janet:  janet@vssj.com

DJE Passover Prep Academy
“Where’s the Shankbone?  A Vegetarian Seder”

Thursday, March 15, 7pm
Voorhees Town Center (aka Echelon Mall)
The non-profit Department of Jewish Education & Continuity, Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey is planning a how-to evening for vegetarians and vegans about the upcoming Passover holiday.  For more information on the event and other happenings at the Passover Prep Festival, please visit their website at www.djesnj.org and click on Passover Prep.  View event flier

STAF's 10th Annual Bucket Auction

Thursday March 22, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Selection of Winners:  8pm
Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria. Admission:  $10, payable at the door includes a sheet of 24 "Great Prize" tickets.  Additional tickets ($5 per sheet) may be purchased inside, as well as Super Prize (2 for $1), Grand Prize ($1), and 50/50 tickets.  LOTS of terrific prizes - gift certificates, Longaberger Baskets, and items for men, women, kids & pets.  (VSSJ donated gift baskets.)
For more information, email Maureen at mkoplow@comcast.net or call 856-853-1847.

Free Presentation - Top Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Thursday, March 22, 7-8:30pm
Mainland Villas Condos - Clubhouse, 735 S. Main Rd., Vineland, NJ 08360
Presentation by Christine Scalfo
Pre-registration required.  Call 856-696-4234 to reserve your spot.
For more info:  http://cscalfoglover.fatcow.com/id100.html

Spring Celebration Dinner
Hosted By The American Vegan Society

Monday March 26, 6:30pm
at Carême's, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College (on Rt. 322), 5100 Black Horse Pike, Mays Landing NJ 08330, 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.
Reserve by March 18.
Menus will be posted at www.americanvegan.org
Dinners begin at 6:30 pm.  Kitchens & Greenhouse Tour:  5:45 pm.
Supporter $50, Adult $30, Student/Low Income $20.
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, www.americanvegan.org

Integrative Health Conference 2012
The Human-Animal Bond and Its Impact on Health

Keynote:  Friday, March 30 at 7:30pm
Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall
Conference:  Saturday, March 31 from 8am-3pm
Earl F. Sykes Student Union, West Chester University, West Chester, PA
Come join us for the 13th Integrative Health Conference.  This year's conference theme is The Human-Animal Bond and Its Impact on Health.  Friday evening includes an exciting keynote address by Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  Saturday morning offers two sessions:  general audience and professional with continuing education credits.  CME's will be offered and approval is pending for contact hours for nurses and other health/education providers.  For more information regarding the conference, go to www.wcupa.edu/integrativehealthconference or contact Cheryl Faust at 610-436-6931 or cfaust@wcupa.edu.

CJVG Annual Spring Potluck Dinner

Saturday March 31, 5 PM
Hillsborough Presbyterian Church (770 Route 206, Hillsborough).
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:  $3 CJVG members, $5 non-members.
RSVP to CJVG by March 30th:  908-281-6388 or info@cjvg.org


APRIL

VSSJ MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER
An Evening of Great Food, Education, Music, and Fun!

Saturday April 14
Doors open at 6pm, dinner served promptly at 6:30pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
  • Vegan menu:  Choice of Lentil or Minestrone Soup, Sourdough Bread, Salad, Spinach Lasagna, Mini Sundae, and Beverage.
  • Speaker:  Laura Theodore, the Jazzy Vegetarian - radio show host and cookbook author.
    Topic:  Cooking for Family and Friends: Lively Vegan Cuisine That's Easy and Delicious
    Description:  Based on my TV show, radio show and new cookbook, I speak on how to cook delicious vegan meals when serving non-vegetarian family and friends by focusing on traditional American style foods such as:  Lasagna, Meatless-Loaf, Stuffed Peppers, Chocolate Desserts and more.  I talk about the basics of vegan meal planning for daily, weekend and party menus, from an elegant first course to rich desserts!  A fun and lively lecture that entertains and educates.  It's Jazzy-licious!
    She will also do a book signing.
  • Music:  Lou Giunta - Jazz, Standards and Pop.
  • Vegan bake sale:  To benefit Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue (contributions welcome!)
View event flier
Register by April 9
Members:  only $5; Non-members:  $12
$1 rebate at the door if you bring a donation of pet food or supplies.
Alternate payment:  send a check to:  VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
Checks must be received by April 8.
Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
Volunteers needed starting at 1pm to cook for dinner, bake sale, setup, etc.
For more info, please contact Janet:  janet@vssj.com


MAY

VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

Saturday May 5, 5pm
1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719.
Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
RSVP by 5/3 to CJVG:  908-281-6388, or to VSSJ:  veg@vssj.com

VSSJ CASINO AFTERNOON - *** CANCELED ***

Saturday, May 19, 4-7pm
Casino School, 1080 N. Delaware Ave, 5th floor, Suite 510, Philadelphia, PA.
(Parking available at Sugar House Casino lot across the street.)
Learn how to play blackjack, roulette, craps, and poker!
Fun, great food, and more!  Bring your friends!
Win a prize in the final tournament!
Large assortment of vegan snacks, organic soda, gluten-free beer, organic wine, pomegranate juice, and vodka punch.
View event flier
Catered especially for VSSJ at a special price!
Event is a $59 value - Members only $35, Non-members $45.
Register by May 10 and receive an additional $10 discount off these prices
(only $25 & $35)!

*FREE* VEGETARIAN CHEF TASTING

Sunday, May 20, 1pm
Wegmans, Manalapan.
Come meet and greet the Manalapan Wegmans chefs.  Learn what the chefs are doing to provide vegetarian options.  Sample dishes from a 3-course vegetarian meal while Chef Sarah and her culinary team describe each dish.  Vegan options will be provided.  Wegmans will provide a bag of goodies for attendees to take home (recyclable bag, of course).  This event is FREE, but Wegmans requires an RSVP by 5/16.
Note:  Wegmans is piloting vegetarian prepared food offerings at its Manalapan location.  If successful, they may roll this out to other locations.  This is a great opportunity to influence a major supermarket chain on how they serve the vegetarian and vegan community.  This initial focus group is limited to CJVG and VSSJ members.
RSVP to VSSJ at veg@vssj.com, or to CJVG at 908-281-6388.

American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Vegan Garden Party

Sunday May 27, Noon
AVS HQ, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
Noon:  Outdoor Lunch; Music by Adelante:  An eclectic fusion of Improvisational Jazz and Classical styles.  (J. Jody Janetta-drums/percussion, Paul "Woz" Woznicki-synths/flute/harmonica, and Steve Testa-bass)
2pm:  Program - Speakers:  Will Tuttle:  Time to Wake Up:  Our Cultural Crisis and the Vegan Solution.  He is author of World Peace Diet, Educator, Pianist and Composer.  Victoria Moran:  Main Street Vegan:  Making Miracles in the Real World.  She is author of Creating a Charmed Life, and Compassion:  The Ultimate Ethic, Speaker and Lifestyle Coach.  Emcee:  Anne Dinshah, Author (Dating Vegans and co-author The 4-Ingredient Vegan), rowing coach
Vegan Bake Sale hosted by Vegetarian Society of South Jersey will benefit Unexpected Wildlife Refuge (http://unexpectedwildliferefuge.org/).
A short AVS Membership Meeting will take place midway through the afternoon program.
Books for sale.  More information at http://americanvegan.org.
Please make reservations by Wed May 23; call 856-694-2887.


JUNE

VSSJ/CJVG BUFFET LUNCH at MYILAI MASALA

Sunday June 3, 1pm
3100 Quakerbridge Rd, Hamilton 08619.
Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this vegetarian Indian restaurant with vegan options.
Please RSVP by 6/1 to CJVG:  908-281-6388, or to VSSJ:  veg@vssj.com

VSSJ VOLUNTEER DAY at THE COW SANCTUARY

Sunday June 10, 10am
465 Roadstown-Greenwich Road, Bridgeton, NJ 08302
http://thecowsanctuary.org
Help remove an old fence to make the area safer for the resident cows.
Lunch will be provided.  Please bring work gloves.  Also needed:  wire/bolt cutters.
View event flier
To RSVP or for more info, please email Carol:  carol@vssj.com

CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic

Saturday June 23, 2pm
NEW LOCATION:  Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove Lot C), Old York Rd, Bridgewater.
For each person in your party, bring a dish that serves at least 6 people, with an ingredient list and your place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.).  Vegan is preferred.  CJVG provides beverages, burgers and franks.  Bring lawn chairs and outdoor games.  Rain date 7/21.
RSVP to CJVG by June 22nd:  908-281-6388 or info@cjvg.org

CARE's VeggieFest

Saturday June 23, noon-4pm
Hoopes Park, W. Ashbridge Street and Hoopes Park Lane, West Chester, PA
CARE's (Compassion for Animals Respect for the Environment) annual event.
Enjoy great vegan food, door prizes, and the opportunity to listen to special guest speaker Harold Brown (a former beef farmer and founder of FarmKind, and a subject of the documentary film Peaceable Kingdom:  The Journey Home.
The vegan offerings at VeggieFest will include many garden-fresh vegetables including the portobello mushrooms for which Chester County is famous, along with kebabs, veggieburgers with rolls, Marian's potato salad, baked beans, cole slaw, watermelon, and a selection of foods from our local vegan restaurants SuTao and Singapore.  Door prizes, a book sale, green products and advocacy exhibits - all with a refreshing joyful theme, completely suitable and appealing for the whole family.
Taking public transportation or carpooling to this event is encouraged.
Contact CARE at P.O. Box 847, West Chester, PA 19381.
Tel: 484-631-7878, E-mail: chestercountycare@aol.com
http://chestercountycare.com/events-calendar.html

NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest 2012

Wednesday June 27 - Sunday July 1
Johnstown, PA
For info, visit vegetariansummerfest.org


JULY

July 4th Veggie Picnic!

Wednesday, July 4, noon-3pm
Harper's Meadow (Northwestern & Germantown Ave) in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, PA
Join Public Eye: Artists for Animals for a Veggie Picnic to celebrate July 4th!  Board games for adults & children, frisbee, facepainting, coloring pages, crafts, lawn games, hike, live music.  Bring your own veggie picnic (no grilling), blankets, and instruments!
(Meet at Nonnie's at Noon; call 267-847-6553 after 12:15 for picnic spot)
RSVP: publiceyephilly@gmail.com, 215-270-2703

MEMBER POTLUCK, SWAP PARTY, and GAME NIGHT

Saturday July 28, 5pm
Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
VSSJ potluck guidelines
Bring unwanted items (in good condition) for exchange, and a game you'd like to play.
VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
The hosts are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
Please RSVP to veg@vssj.com


AUGUST

Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat & Blessing of the Animals

Saturday, August 11th, 10am-4pm
Saunders Woods, 1020 Waverly Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035
Public Eye: Artists for Animals and Vegan Spirituality present the 3rd Annual Vegan Spirituality Retreat, "Exploring Veganism as a Spiritual Practice." Speakers, group discussions, guided meditations, yoga classes, vegan lunch, nature walk, animal blessing, free childcare; friendly companion animals welcome at the retreat and blessing ceremony.
Registration begins at 9:30am; Animal Blessing Ceremony 3pm-4pm
Cost (includes lunch): $40 adults (scholarships available), $30 adult students/seniors, $20 youth (12-17), $10 children (6-11), free for children under 6.  Cash & check at the door.  Advanced registration by check only.  Animal Blessing is free & open to the public.
To Register: contact Lisa Levinson, publiceyephilly@gmail.com, 215-620-2130
For more info, visit: www.VeganSpirituality.com or www.publiceyephilly.org

DINNER OUT at RAJBHOG

Saturday August 18, 6pm
1900 Greentree Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003, rajbhog.com
Join VSSJ for dinner at this vegetarian Indian restaurant.
A fixed-price, family-style vegan meal, including appetizer, soup, 3 entrees w/rice, and bread, will be prepared specially just for this event.
$15 (includes tax & tip); $14 for VSSJ members.
Please RSVP to veg@vssj.com by Thursday, 8/16


SEPTEMBER

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP DAY FOOD BOOTH

Saturday September 8, 9am-dusk
(Rain date:  Sunday, September 9)
Mary F. Janvier School, Pennsylvania Ave & Rt 538 (Coles Mill Rd), Franklinville, NJ 08322
Crafters, music, and fireworks.
Vegetarian Neighbors/VSSJ will be selling vegan food as a fundraiser.
To volunteer or for more info, please contact Freya:  856-694-2887

POTLUCK PICNIC

Sunday September 16, 1pm
Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
Join VSSJ for a potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails.
VSSJ potluck guidelines
Members:  FREE; non-members:  $2, $5 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
To RSVP or for more info, please email veg@vssj.com

Vegan Fine Dining
Hosted by the American Vegan Society

Tuesday, September 25, 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 sit-down dinner.
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

VSSJ/CJVG DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

Saturday September 29, 5pm
1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
RSVP by 9/28 to VSSJ:  veg@vssj.com or to CJVG:  908-281-6388


OCTOBER

VOLUNTEER DAY at UNEXPECTED WILDLIFE REFUGE

Saturday October 13, 10am
(Raindate Sunday, October 14)
*** POSTPONED ***
If you are interested in volunteering when we reschedule, please advise what dates are good for you.  Thanks!
****************

Newfield, NJ 08344, unexpectedwildliferefuge.org
Help maintain trails.  Lunch will be provided.
To RSVP or for more info, please email veg@vssj.com
Important notes:
  • There is a probability of being exposed to ticks.  Suggested precautions:  wear light colored clothing and long pants tucked into socks, plus bug repellant.
  • Also suggested:  sturdy shoes (that may get wet) and work gloves
  • The refuge has very limited parking, so everyone will meet on the Refuge property at 660 Piney Hollow Road 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.  Then we will carpool back in a few cars to the actual work location, about 3 minutes away.


  • FALL POTLUCK

    Saturday October 20, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    VSSJ potluck guidelines
    We will be holding a vegan bake sale with proceeds going to Furrever Friends Rescue & Volunteers, Inc. (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; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).
    Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet:  janet@vssj.com

    VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING and PIZZA NIGHT

    Tuesday October 30, 7:00pm
    *** POSTPONED due to Hurricane Sandy ***
    We hope that everyone stays safe and no one suffers property damage
    **********************************
    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!


    NOVEMBER

    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 12:30
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    VSSJ potluck guidelines
    Festivities will include:
  • A bucket auction and/or raffle to benefit the "Adopt A Turkey" Farm Sanctuary program (http://adoptaturkey.org).
  • Anne Dinshah will give a short talk about the new children's cookbook book written by her and Freya Dinshah (American Vegan Society) called Apples, Bean Dip and Carrot Cake.
  • Volunteers needed for setup, cleanup, and providing donations
    Members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet:  janet@vssj.com


    DECEMBER

    Monmouth Area Vegetarian Society (MAVS) fun, free, educational event

    Sunday, December 2, 2012, 1:00 pm
    Magill Commons Rooms 107-109 at Monmouth University, 400 Cedar Ave, W Long Branch, NJ 07764.
    Screening of the film Peaceable Kingdom and post-film discussion with Dr. Christopher Hirschler.  There will also be a vegan potluck (optional, but fun and delicious).  This event is free to attend.  RSVP to mcharris@monmouth.edu.  To watch a trailer of the film, visit http://www.peaceablekingdomfilm.org
    What to Bring to the Vegan Potluck:  Please bring a completely vegan dish, serving utensils, an index card/paper listing all your ingredients, plus your own plates, silverware, and cups from home, which helps us to save resources.

    POTLUCK AND SOUP SALE FUNDRAISER

    Saturday December 8, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    We'll be making and selling soup to raise money for the Animal Welfare Association (awanj.org).  Volunteers needed to cook soup, set up, and clean up.
    VSSJ potluck guidelines
    Members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).
    Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please email Janet:  janet@vssj.com

    Vegan Fine Dining
    Hosted by the American Vegan Society

    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

    MEMBER NEW YEAR'S EVE POTLUCK

    Monday December 31, 9pm
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    VSSJ potluck guidelines
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Please RSVP to janet@vssj.com for address.



    For all VSSJ 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.
      *   Vegetarian = No Meat, Fish, or Gelatin.
      **  Vegan = No Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin, or Honey.
    • 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 (877-999-8775) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.



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