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VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS

Planning of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group.  Open to all members.
Next meeting:  Friday April 3, 6:30pm, Marlton.
To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@gmail.com or Janet at 856-596-3269.


APRIL

VSSJ DINNER at the BURLINGTON COUNTY COLLEGE CULINARY CENTER

Monday April 6, 6pm
1 High St, Mt Holly NJ 08060
Join VSSJ for a special dinner, prepared by BCCCC culinary students!
Diners will have a choice of 5 appetizers, 5 entrees, and 2 or 3 desserts (all vegan).

Tentative menu:

  • 1st course (pick one):  Carrot curry soup with tarragon oil; Gazpacho; Bibb and endive salad with tomato and green apple dressing; Wedge salad with pickled cucumbers and carrots; white balsamic vinaigrette; White bean dip with homemade pita
  • 2nd course (pick one):  Smoked portobello with quinoa and asparagus; Deep fried tofu with soba noodles and vegetables; Curried vegetables with basmati rice; Barley risotto with black beans, cilantro, jalapeno, lemon zest; 3 bean chili with vegan corn bread
  • 3rd course (pick one):  Fresh Berries with mint, vanilla simple syrup, lemon zest; Coffee granita; Canteloupe soup with lime zest
  • There are plenty of gluten free options!

    Seating from 6pm to 6:45pm (please note that arrivals after 7pm may not be served).
    Please contact us by 3/29 regarding gluten-free and other options.
    Pre-payment is required.  Register by Sunday March 29.
    VSSJ members:  $22; Non-members:  $25. 
    For more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Collingswood Green Festival

    Saturday April 18, 9am-2pm
    Irvin Ave, Collingswood NJ 08108
    Free admission.  http://collingswood.com/arts/greenfestival
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER and VEGAN BAKE SALE

    Saturday April 18, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    VSSJ is participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, proceeds to benefit The Oasis Animal Sanctuary in Williamstown, NJ.  All are welcome for the bake sale at 7:30pm!
    Contributions for the bake sale are welcome!  Please note that a bake sale contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution.
    Please bring a non-dessert contribution for this potluck.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $3; $8 family; Non-members:  $6; $15 family (to cover hall rental).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Earth Celebration Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Monday April 20 & Tuesday April 21, 6:30pm
    The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this dinner at Carême’s, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), 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 students will prepare and serve a gourmet buffet.  Arrive at 5:30 to view book table.  Kitchens Tour: 5:45.  Dining room opens at 6:30 pm.  Dinner Music TBA.
    Adult: $34, Student/Low Income: $24, Supporter: $50.  Reserve by April 10.
    Prices include a gratuity to assist students with their ACCC culinary education.  AVS welcomes donations for its educational programs, including books for culinary students of the evening.  AVS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Donations are tax-deductible.
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org

    VSSJ TABLING - Rowan College at Gloucester County

    Tuesday April 21, 10am-2pm
    1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell NJ 08080
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Amtrak Earth Fair Day

    Wednesday April 22, 9am-2pm
    30th Street Station, Philadelphia, PA
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Earth Festival

    Saturday April 25, 10am-2pm (rain or shine)
    Croft Farm – 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    The Cherry Hill Earth Festival is a family and earth-friendly event designed to educate, inspire and promote sustainable, healthy living.  Presented by Sustainable Cherry Hill (501c3).  Supported by Cherry Hill Township and Cherry Hill Public Schools.  Free admission.  http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday April 27, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  The Whys Behind Vegetarianism
  • Presenter:  Rachel Atcheson, Philadelphia Director, The Humane League.
  • Summary:  Why did our food system shift so dramatically over the past 60 years?  What does industrialized agriculture look like?  What is the impact of our food system on animals and the environment?  How about on human health and nutrition?  And how are consumers, businesses, and legislators responding?
  • View Event Flyer

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Camden County College Spring Fling

    Wednesday April 29, 11am-2pm
    Wilson Courtyard, College Dr, Blackwood, NJ 08012
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    MAY

    VSSJ TOUR OF CHEYENNE'S ROAD MARKET & FARM

    Sunday May 3, 3pm
    4816 Church Rd, Mt Laurel NJ 08054
    Join VSSJ on this 45 minute tour.  Learn some of their organic practices that you can apply to your garden.  See what's in the hothouses and what is already in the ground.  Wear appropriate shoes - there may be some mud.  Craig and Shannon, owners of Cheyenne's Road Market, are dedicated to growing the best produce that they can.  Besides not using any pesticides, they grow a wide variety of heirloom vegetables.
    VSSJ members $2, non-members $3; Families $4, non-members $5 (pay day of)
    After the tour (approx. 4:30pm), we will be going to B Good to get a bite to eat.
    The Promenade at Sagemore, 500 Rte 73 S, Suite E-2, Marlton, NJ 08053
    (remember to bring your vssj membership card to receive your 10% discount)
    Please reserve your spot by April 30th:  email thevssj@gmail.com or call 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  When you reserve your spot for the farm tour, please let us know if you plan on joining us at B Good.

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

    Saturday May 16 - doors open at 5:30pm, dinner served promptly at 6pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Let us cook this time!  VSSJ will provide a cooked-on-site 4-course dinner.
    In addition, we will have a volunteer workday focusing on a member drive.

    In order to gauge how much food we need to make, pre-payment is required.
    Register by Sunday May 10.
    In appreciation of our members:  only $10; Non-members:  $18
    (After May 1, members:  $12; non-members:  $20)
    Alternate payment:  send a check to:  VSSJ, PO Box 51, Mt Laurel, NJ 08054
    Checks must be received by Friday May 8.  Please include your lasagne choice:  vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free vegan.
    Please register here.

    • Menu:  Soup, Salad, Bread, Lasagne, Mini Sundae, and Beverage
      The food will be GMO-free and mostly organic!  Vegan and gluten-free available.
    • Music:  TBD.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED starting at 2pm to cook, setup, help with the member drive, and cleanup.  To volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    JUNE

    VSSJ TABLING - Moorestown Day (tentative, awaiting confirmation)

    Saturday June 6, 9am-3pm
    Moorestown, NJ 08057
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic

    Saturday June 13, 2pm
    Duke Island Park, Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    "Jaycee Grove", at the far end of the park, past the band shell and public facilities
    For each person in your party, bring a vegetarian potluck dish that serves 6-8, with an ingredient list.  Vegan is preferred but not required; vegetarian is required.  CJVG will provide beverages and grill items.  Bring a place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.) for yourself to help us reduce our use of paper and plastic "throw-away" products.  Bring lawn chairs and games.  RSVP to CJVG by June 12:  908-281-6388.  Rain date 6/28 (RSVP by 6/27).

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

    Saturday June 20, 1pm
    Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
    Join VSSJ for a family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy, has several miles of nice hiking trails, and an adjacent playground.  Children can participate in a scavenger hunt, and there will be games for the adults.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    Members:  $1, $3 family; non-members:  $3, $8 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    To RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday June 22, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  Fair Trade Food: Good for you, the grower and the globe
  • Presenter:  Donna Gottardi, My Fair Trade Lady.
  • Summary:  Learn about the fair-trade movement and the principles that guide it.  Find out why choosing fair trade chocolate, coffee and tea is not only good for your health but great for those who grow these crops and the planet too!
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    JULY

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK

    Date and time TBD
    Lin's house, Waretown, NJ 08758
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    The host is respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by TBD to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After TBD, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday July 27, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  "Finding Sanctuary"
  • Presenter:  Melissa DeAntonio, DPT, CHHC (Holistic Health Counseling), Your Life Nourished, Oasis Animal Sanctuary & Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
  • Summary:  The transformative effect sanctuaries have on animals & humans alike.  Melissa will be speaking about animal rescue & highlighting her personal experiences with both the Oasis Animal Sanctuary & Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    AUGUST

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday August 24, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  To be announced - suggestions welcome
  • Presenter:  TBA.
  • Summary:  TBA.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK

    Saturday August 29, Time TBD
    Marc & Judi's house, Marlton, NJ 08053
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
    Please bring a place setting.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by TBD to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After TBD, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.


    SEPTEMBER

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

    Saturday September 19, 1 pm
    Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    Pavilion 3, at the Smith's Woods area off East Railroad Ave
    Join VSSJ for a family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy, has several miles of nice hiking trails, an adjacent playground, and historic buildings.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    Members:  $1, $3 family; non-members:  $3, $8 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    To RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    American Vegan Society Gala

    Sunday September 27, Time TBD
    Location TBD
    Details coming soon.
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org


    OCTOBER

    VSSJ TABLING - The Country Living Fair at Batsto Village

    Sunday October 18, 10am-4pm
    Batsto, NJ
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday October 26, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  To be announced - suggestions welcome
  • Presenter:  TBA.
  • Summary:  TBA.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    NOVEMBER

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday November 23, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  To be announced - suggestions welcome
  • Presenter:  TBA.
  • Summary:  TBA.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    DECEMBER

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday December 21, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  To be announced - suggestions welcome
  • Presenter:  TBA.
  • Summary:  TBA.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    2016

    TBD




    to be scheduled

    VEGAN DRINKS

    Date, Time, Location (tentatively Iron Hill Brewery, Maple Shade, NJ) TBD

    COLLEGE CHILI DAY

    Date, Time, Location TBD
    Join us in an outreach opportunity serving vegan chili to hungry college students!

    Additional VOLUNTEER, TABLING, and OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES

    Date, Time, Location TBD
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact Heather at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  Ideas welcome!

    Additional POTLUCKS

    Date, Time, Location TBD
    Interested in hosting a potluck?  We're especially interested in holding potlucks in other areas, including down the shore.  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Additional RESTAURANT TRIPS

    Date, Time, Location TBD
    Ideas welcome!  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    PAST EVENTS 2015


    JANUARY

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK

    Thursday January 1, 2pm-5pm
    Marlton, NJ 08053 (address will be provided upon RSVP)
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Call or text Janet at 856-287-4609 to see if space is available.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children not be included in this event.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    Followed by a VSSJ business meeting at 5pm (all members welcome).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Wednesday January 7, 7pm
    Mount Laurel Library
    100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 | 856-234-7319 | mtlaurel.lib.nj.us
  • Subject:  January:  Holiday Recovery Time
  • Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia and at Rowan University.
  • Summary:  A seasonal, nutritional, and exercise perspective.  Since the average person gains 8 lbs. during the stressed holiday season, we'll review some easy ways to get yourself back on a healthy track.  This will include some easy-to-implement nutritional ideas, current concepts about maximizing your exercise/activity efforts, and even making some of the wintry clime work for you health-wise.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER and GIFT SWAP

    Saturday January 31, 7pm
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwanted (and unwrapped) gift in new condition.  Recommended value:  $10-$30.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $3; $8 family; Non-members:  $6; $15 family (to cover hall rental).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    FEBRUARY

    VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Mall

    Saturday February 7, noon-9pm
    2000 Rt 38, Cherry Hill NJ 08002
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY "SOUPY SALES" POTLUCK DINNER

    Saturday February 14, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Vegan soup sale and vegan chocolate sampling to benefit
    Have-A-Heart Guinea Pig Rescue  (http://petfinder.com/shelters/NJ250.html).
    Soup contributions for the soup sale are welcome!  Please note that a soup contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution.  Please bring a ladle; VSSJ will have extra containers for soup, and supply the chocolate.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $3; $8 family; Non-members:  $6; $15 family (to cover hall rental).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ EARLY DINNER at B.GOOD

    Sunday February 22, 4pm
    500 Rte 73 S (The Promenade at Sagemore), Suite E-2, Marlton, NJ 08053, http://bgood.com/
    Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a number of vegetarian and vegan items, including gluten-free options.
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by 2/21:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday February 23, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  GMOs in our food supply
  • Presenters:  Barbara Thomas and Keith Monahan of GMOFree New Jersey.
  • Summary:  Living a predominately plant-based lifestyle is a better choice for our planet, our body, and our conscience.  Yet, if we are not mindful of the kind of plants we consume and the degradation of our food supply through genetic engineering, our health and that of our environment will suffer the consequences.  VSSJ joins with members of GMOFreeNJ in hosting a presentation on the dangers of GMOs in our food supply with a screening of Jeffrey Smith's seminal documentary on genetic engineering entitled "Genetic Roulette, The Gamble of Our Lives".
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    MARCH

    VSSJ DINNER at JB MASTER GRILL

    Tuesday March 10, 6pm
    13 Jackson Rd, Medford NJ 08055, http://jbmastergrill.com
    Join VSSJ for a restaurant trip to this restaurant with a separate vegan menu, including a gluten-free option.
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by 3/8:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK

    Sunday March 15, 2pm
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    Celebrate the Great American Meatout, Vernal Equinox, St. Patrick's Day, Ides of March, or all of the above, with VSSJ!
    Optional:  bring a green or Irish dish.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $3; $8 family; Non-members:  $6; $15 family (to cover hall rental).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 13th Annual Bucket Auction

    Thursday March 19, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings:  8pm
    Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.
    Great prizes, including spay/neuter certificates from local veterinarians, tickets to concerts and theaters, passes to museums and gardens, dog and cat gift baskets, books, gift certificates from restaurants and stores, t-shirts, bowling and skating parties, and so much more.  There will also be a 50/50 contest and door prizes.  Admission $10, payable at the door includes a sheet of "Great" prize tickets.  Additional tickets may be purchased inside for $5 per sheet, as well as tickets for "Super" prizes at 2 for $1 and "Grand" prizes for $1 each.  All items are donated and all proceeds will directly benefit local animals.  For more information, contact mkoplow@comcast.net or call 856-853-1847.
    VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale and help with our literature table at this wonderful event.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help.  Or just come to help the animals.

    JERSEY SHORE VEGETARIANS LUNCH at CELINA'S MULBERRY MARKET & GRILLE

    Sunday March 22, 1pm
    68 W Jimmie Leeds Rd, Sunrise Plaza, Galloway, NJ 08205, celinascafe.com
    Join the Jersey Shore Vegetarians (a VSSJ chapter) for lunch.  Celina's has a vegetarian section on their lunch menu, with vegan options.
    Followed by an optional drive/walk at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge.
    RSVP (required) to Barbara by 3/20:  mathinmotion2@gmail.com or 215-840-1190.

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday March 23, 6:30pm
    Collingswood Public Library
    771 Haddon Ave, Collingswood, NJ 08108 | 856-858-0649 | http://collingswoodlib.org
  • Subject:  "Spring Into Health"
  • Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia and at Rowan University.
  • Summary:  Easy ways to increase your energy with diet, activity, and lifestyle changes
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits and food samples will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Spring Celebration Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Monday March 30 & Tuesday March 31, 6:30pm
    The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this dinner at Carême’s, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College, 5100 Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), 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 students will prepare and serve a gourmet buffet.  Arrive at 5:30 to view book table.  Kitchens Tour: 5:45.  Dining room opens at 6:30 pm.  Dinner Music TBA.
    Adult: $34, Student/Low Income: $24, Supporter: $50.  Reserve by March 20.
    Prices include a gratuity to assist students with their ACCC culinary education.  AVS welcomes donations for its educational programs, including books for culinary students of the evening.  AVS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  Donations are tax-deductible.
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org



    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.  Because of past issues with people not having enough to eat, please bring at least as much as your family is going to eat.  VSSJ provides beverages, so please provide a food contribution.  To promote recycling, VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (we will have extra place settings).  Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!  Due to safety issues, children under 12 must be under parental supervision at all times.  Please make sure to check in when you arrive.
    *   Vegetarian = No Meat, Fish, or Gelatin.
    **  Vegan = No Meat, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, Gelatin, or Honey.

    Not sure what to bring?  Easy options include:  garden salad, fruit salad, hummus with chips or crudités.  For a list of recipe sites, visit http://recipes.njveg.com.  Write us at thevssj@gmail.com for more suggestions.

    For all VSSJ retaurant trips:

    Reservations must be placed with VSSJ, at least 24 hours before the event.  Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.




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