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Everyone is welcome!  VSSJ events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.  Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.  If you're not on our Yahoo email list, please click on the "Mailing List" link on the left to add your name.  Please contact VSSJ at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.

VSSJ BUSINESS MEETINGS

Discussion 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 October 24, 6:30pm, Marlton.  To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@gmail.com or Janet at 856-596-3269.


NOVEMBER

VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY WORLD VEGAN DAY POTLUCK

Saturday November 1, 4pm
Lin's house, Waretown, NJ 08758
Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
Join VSSJ in celebrating World Vegan Day.
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 10/30 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After the 30th, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.

VSSJ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK & VEGAN BAKE SALE

Saturday November 22, 4pm
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1308 Burlington-Mt Holly Rd (Rte 541), Burlington, NJ 08016
  • Music:  Sitar Bob and Lisa Melian (percussionist)
  • Vegan bake sale:  to benefit The Cow Sanctuary (http://thecowsanctuary.org), Bridgeton, NJ.  Contributions welcome!
Please bring a non-dessert dish to the 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!
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup, cleanup, and to bake.
To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

GENTLE VEGAN THANKSGIVING COMMUNITY FEAST

Thursday November 27, noon
Co-sponsored by VSSJ
Milton & Betty Katz JCC
501 N Jerome Ave, Margate, NJ 08402 | 609-822-1167 | jccatlantic.org
Learn how being more compassionate to animals is a healthy choice for you and the planet.  Many people have chosen to celebrate a more gentle holiday as vegan events are growing across the country.  Vegans and non-vegans, everyone welcome!
  • Thanksgiving inspired dishes cruelty-free vegan cuisine (Dietary laws observed)
  • Special guest appearances by regional vegan chefs, authors and advocates
  • Raffle and silent auction
  • (Funds raised for animal sanctuaries and shelters, and the Katz JCC scholarship program.)
    Tickets on sale now at the JCC Box Office:
  • Before November 1, $30 Adults / $15 Children 12 and under
  • After November 1, $35 Adults / $20 Children 12 and under
  • $5 Discount for Seniors, Students, VSSJ & JCC Members
  • For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Julie Fink at 609-822-1167, x159 or jfink@jccatlantic.org.  Reserve by November 20.
    View Event Flyer (pdf)  |  View Menu (pdf)


    DECEMBER

    VSSJ EARLY DINNER at VEGGIE GRILLE
    Restaurant closed - new venue TBD

    Saturday December 6, 2pm
    500 N Albany Ave (Rt 40), Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this restaurant with an extensive vegetarian and vegan offering.
    VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Thursday, December 4.

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Wednesday December 10, 7pm
    Mount Laurel Library
    100 Walt Whitman Avenue, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 | 856-234-7319 | mtlaurel.lib.nj.us
  • Subject:  Common Sense Nutrition
  • Summary:  Eating a sensible way will optimize your health, please your palette, and save the environment.  All at the same time!
  • Presenter:  Horatio Daub, MD
    Dr Daub is a local family physician who has been practicing in South Jersey for 30 years.  He specializes in geriatric medicine, using nutrition as a foundation for wellness.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT, his medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Masters degree in Public Health from Drexel University.  Dr Daub and his wife have been vegetarians since 1975 and they raised their children as vegetarians.
  • 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, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ HOLIDAY POTLUCK

    Saturday December 13, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Details coming soon
    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, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    2015

    VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY NEW YEAR'S POTLUCK

    Thursday January 1, 2pm
    Marlton, NJ 08053
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for address.


    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 2014


    JANUARY

    VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK

    Wednesday January 1, 2014, 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.
    Janet and Arnold have graciously opened their home for this event, but space is limited, so please RSVP by 12/30 to thevssj@gmail.com.  After the 30th, 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 LATE LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY

    Saturday January 11, 2pm
    1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this new vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant.
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Thursday, January 10.

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & TALK

    Saturday January 18, 7pm
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    In celebration of her 30th year being vegetarian, Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, will be presenting an interesting talk:  "Tired of Being Sick and Tired?  What you can do to dramatically improve your health."
    There will also be a 50-50 raffle and samples from Sweet Freedom Bakery.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $2; $4 family; Non-members:  $5; $10 family (to cover hall rental).
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    FEBRUARY

    Winter Dinner Buffet - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Wednesday February 5 & Thursday February 6, 6:30pm
    (You may choose to attend on Wednesday or Thursday.
    Reserve early for this popular event.)
    The American Vegan Society will host this Winter Dinner Buffet at
    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 students will prepare and serve a gourmet buffet.
    Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.  Kitchens Tour: 5:45 pm.  Come early to view Book Table!
    Dinner Music by Robert “Sitar Bob” Price and percussionist Lisa Melian.
    Adult: $32, Student/Low Income: $22, Supporter $50.
    Prices include a gratuity to assist students with their ACCC culinary education.
    American Vegan Society 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.
    Pay online (PayPal, Credit Card), by mail (check), phone or fax (credit card).
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org
    Reservations are requested by January 27; thereafter phone for seating availability.


    VSSJ HEARTY SOUP COOKING CLASS

    Saturday February 8, 3pm
    Marlton NJ 08053
    CLASS IS FULL
    In celebration of her 30th year as a Vegetarian, Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, will be facilitating this class.  Learn about and participate in cooking a variety of delicious soups that are packed with nutrition and loaded with vegetables for a heart-healthy meal!  They are completely meat-free without dairy or eggs (vegan).  Enjoy plenty of sampling, then pick your favorite to eat for dinner!!


    VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT

    Saturday February 22, 4pm
    (Snowdate - Sunday February 23, 4pm)
    Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by 2/20 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After the 20th, call 609-848-VEG1 (8341) to see if space is available.


    MARCH

    VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS VEGAN POTLUCK and
    DOCUMENTARY FILM SHOWING OF VEGUCATED

    Sunday March 2, 4:00pm
    Creating Health LLC, 4 LaSalle Dr, Vineland, NJ 08360
    Vegetarian Neighbors (part of VSSJ) is back in town!
    There will be a special showing of the documentary film Vegucated: "the rapid and at times comedic evolution of three people who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks.", at 5pm, followed by Q&A and discussion.
    Come and share fellowship with other vegetarians and vegans.
    Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    We ask you to pre-register so we will know how many are coming.  Please contact Gayle at 413-522-8258 or gemd4100@yahoo.com.

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER and VEGAN BAKE SALE

    Saturday March 15, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Vegan bake sale to benefit Animal Friends Furever, http://aff.petfinder.com.  VSSJ is participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale (http://veganbakesale.org).  All are welcome for the bake sale, at 6:30pm.  Contributions for the bake sale are welcome!
    Please bring a non-dessert contribution for the potluck.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ 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.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup, and to bake.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) Annual Bucket Auction

    Thursday March 20, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings:  8pm
    Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria. Admission is $10, payable at the door and includes a sheet of 24 "Great Prize" tickets.  Additional tickets will be available inside.  We'll have LOTS of terrific prizes for you to bid on - gift certificates, collectibles and items for men, women, kids and pets.  Refreshments will be available for a nominal charge.  All of the prizes are donated and all of the proceeds will directly benefit local animals.
    For more information, email Maureen at mkoplow@comcast.net or call 856-853-1847.
    VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the Vegan Bake Sale at this wonderful event.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) if you can help.  Or just come and buy some goodies to help the animals.


    APRIL

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Wednesday April 2, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611
    Subject:  "Spring Into Health - Easy Ways to Increase Your Energy with Diet, Activity, and Lifestyle Changes"
    Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Sample healthy snacks and browse VSSJ literature table!
    View Event Flyer (pdf)
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS VEGAN POTLUCK and
    GAME NIGHT

    Friday April 4, 6pm
    American Vegan Society (AVS) Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
    6pm vegan bookstore open; 7pm dinner; 8pm games (Scrabble, Triominos, and more); bookstore will also be open after dinner.
    Join us for a Vegan Potluck & Games with great food, conversations, and board games.
    Please bring a vegan dish that serves at least 6 with a list of the ingredients or the recipe, as well as your own place setting, eating utensils & serving spoons.
    For more info, contact:  American Vegan Society, 856-694-2887
    Come and share fellowship with other vegetarians and vegans.
    Vegetarian Neighbors is part of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.

    CJVG Annual Spring Potluck Dinner

    Saturday April 5, 5pm
    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 and 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 that you want to recycle for our raffle (must be in excellent condition).
    To help cover hall rental:  $5 donation per person.
    RSVP to CJVG by April 4th:  908-281-6388

    VSSJ ANNUAL SPRING POTLUCK

    Sunday April 13, 2pm
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    Celebrate spring with VSSJ at this beautiful facility!  We will also have a 50/50 raffle.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  $2; $5 family; Non-members:  $5; $12 family (to cover hall rental).
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Full Moon Banquet Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Monday April 14 & Tuesday April 15, 6:30pm
    (You may choose to attend on Monday or Tuesday.)
    The American Vegan Society (AVS) will host this Full Moon 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.
    Dinner begins at 6:30 pm.  Kitchens Tour: 5:45 pm.  Come early to view Book Table!
    Dinner Music by Jug Paradise: Moongrass, American String Band.
    Adult: $32, Student/Low Income: $22, Supporter $50.
    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.&nsbp; Donations are tax-deductible.
    Pay online (PayPal, Credit Card), by mail (check), phone or fax (credit card).
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org
    Reservations are requested by April 7; thereafter phone for seating availability.

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Thursday April 24, 7pm
    Cherry Hill Public Library, Conference Center
    1100 Kings Highway N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-1911 | 856-667-0300 | info@chplnj.org
    Subject:  Benefits of a Plant-based Diet
    Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

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

    VSSJ TABLING at the Cherry Hill Earth Festival

    Saturday April 26, 10am-2pm (rain or shine)
    Croft Farm – 100 Bortons Mill Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    Celebrate Cherry Hill Township and Sustainable Cherry Hill’s commitment to educating and engaging residents, children, students and businesses about how sustainability affects our environment, health & wellness, economy and more.  Free admission.
    http://www.sustainablecherryhill.org/get-involved/earth-day-festival
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).



    MAY

    VSSJ COOKING CLASS

    Saturday May 3, 3pm
    Marlton NJ 08053
    Back by popular demand, Dr. Janet Erickson, President of VSSJ, will be facilitating this class, "I created some great nutritionally-packed recipes that are both simple and delicious!"  Everything is completely meat-free without dairy or eggs (vegan).  Enjoy plenty of sampling!!
    Space is limited, so register now to reserve a spot.  Pre-payment is required.
    After April 26, call to see if space is available.  For more info, please call Janet at 856-596-3269, or send email to thevssj@gmail.com
    Price:  VSSJ members:  $20; Non-members:  $25.  Once registered, you will receive details thru email - please include your phone number when registering.

    VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS POTLUCK

    Saturday May 10, 4pm
    Hosted by John & Betsy Waterhouse, 31 Willow Lane, Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
    See organic garden & greenhouses!
    Vegetarian Neighbors is part of the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    An RSVP is requested for this event.  For more info, contact:  Gayle, 413-522-8258

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & RECIPE SWAP

    Saturday May 17, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    Bring your favorite recipe!
    VSSJ members:  $2; $5 family; Non-members:  $5; $12 family (to cover hall rental).
    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, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Vegan Garden Party

    Sunday May 25, Noon
    AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
    Noon:  Outdoor Lunch; Program:  2pm
    AVS Books Room Sale 11am-6pm:  Books, DVDs, Videos, and Posters.
    Register by May 21
    Donation:  Supporter $50, Adult $25, Student/Low income $10, Child $5
    More information at http://americanvegan.org.
    AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328, 856-694-2887.


    JUNE

    FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATIONAL TABLING

    Fridays, 11am-3pm
    Whole Foods Market, Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at VSSJ's information table.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ/CJVG LUNCH at KAYA'S KITCHEN

    Sunday June 1, 2pm
    1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
    Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual spring trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegetarian restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
    Please RSVP (required) by 5/31 to VSSJ:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG:  908-281-6388

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Thursday June 5, 6:30pm
    Margaret E. Heggan Public Library
    606 Delsea Dr, Sewell NJ 08080
    Subject:  Spring into a Healthy Summer - Plant-Based Diet, Seasonal Exercises, Healthy Hydration, “Cool” Lifestyle Recommendations
    Presenter:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health care practitioner at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center, and adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia.

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Sample healthy snacks and browse VSSJ literature table!
    Advance phone or online registration is required
    Please call 856-589-3334 or go to Events at hegganlibrary.org
    View Event Flyer (pdf)
    To volunteer or for more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

    Sunday June 8, 1 pm
    Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    Pavilion 3, at the Smith's Woods area off East Railroad Ave
    Join VSSJ for a potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails, a playground, and historic buildings.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members:  FREE; non-members:  $2, $5 family (to cover pavilion reservation fee).
    To RSVP or for more info, please email thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    1st Annual Philly VegFest

    Saturday June 14, 11am-4pm
    The Shambles, 2nd & Pine, Philadelphia
    For info, visit thehumaneleague.com/phillyvegfest

    VSSJ TABLING - Burlington County Earth Fair

    Sunday June 22, 10:30am-4pm
    Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - 31st Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

    Saturday June 28, 10am-4pm
    120 Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)


    JULY

    FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATIONAL TABLING

    Fridays, 11am-3pm
    Whole Foods Market, Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at VSSJ's information table.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest 2014 (40th Anniversary)

    Wednesday July 2 - Sunday July 6
    Johnstown, PA
    For info, visit vegetariansummerfest.org

    CJVG Annual Potluck Picnic

    Saturday July 12, 2pm
    Duke Island Park (Jaycee Grove), Old York Rd, Bridgewater, NJ 08807
    For each person in your party, bring a vegetarian potluck dish to serve at least 6 people.  Please bring an ingredient list and your own place setting (plate, fork, cup, etc.) so that we can reduce using disposables.  Vegan is preferred to serve as many as possible.
    CJVG will provide beverages and grill items.  Bring lawn chairs and games.
    RSVP to CJVG by July 11:  908-281-6388.  Rain date 7/19 (RSVP by 7/18).

    VSSJ LATE LUNCH at GREEN MEDLEY

    Saturday July 19, 2pm
    1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant.
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Thursday, July 17.


    AUGUST

    FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATIONAL TABLING

    Fridays, 11am-3pm
    Whole Foods Market, Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at VSSJ's information table.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ/VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS POTLUCK PICNIC

    *** Update - lake is closed for swimming ***
    Saturday August 2, 4pm (beach fun); 6pm (potluck picnic)
    Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd (Rt 540), Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
    Go to main park/beach entrance on Almond Road, and park across street.  After entering, go to the picnic area on the right (first aid and men's bathroom side) and look for Vegetarian Neighbors sign.
    Park admission:  $2 adults, free for seniors and kids 3 & under.
    $1 donation if we provide your place setting.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    For more info, call 856-694-2887.

    Chester County Vegan Festival

    Saturday August 9 (rain date Sunday 8/10), Noon-4pm
    Hoopes Park, West Chester, PA
    Details at chestercountycare.com

    VSSJ/VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS POTLUCK PICNIC

    *** Update - lake is closed for swimming ***
    Sunday August 10, 4pm (beach fun); 6pm (potluck picnic)
    Parvin State Park, 701 Almond Rd (Rt 540), Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
    Go to main park/beach entrance on Almond Road, and park across street.  After entering, go to the picnic area on the right (first aid and men's bathroom side) and look for Vegetarian Neighbors sign.
    Park admission:  $2 adults, free for seniors and kids 3 & under.
    $1 donation if we provide your place setting.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    For more info, call 856-694-2887.

    VSSJ LUNCH & WINERY TRIP

    Saturday August 16 - lunch at 12 noon, winery at 2pm
    Shamong Diner - 7 Willow Grove Road, Shamong NJ, 08088
    Valenzano Winery - 1090 Rt 206, Shamong, NJ 08088
    Join VSSJ for a fun afternoon, starting with lunch at a vegan-friendly diner, and continuing with a wine tasting of animal product-free wines!
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Thursday, August 14.

    VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK

    Saturday August 23, 4pm-8pm
    Judi & Marc'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 8/21 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341). 


    SEPTEMBER

    FARMER’S MARKET INFORMATIONAL TABLING

    Fridays, 11am-3pm
    Whole Foods Market, Rt 73, Marlton NJ 08053.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED to help at VSSJ's information table.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ MEMBERS ONLY POTLUCK and GAME NIGHT

    Saturday September 6, 4pm
    Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    We'll have a bunch of games, but feel free to bring one you'd like to play.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by 9/4 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

    Saturday September 13, 1pm
    Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
    Join VSSJ for our annual potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    Members:  $1; 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, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Wellness 2014
    A Full Day Symposium to Promote Wellness & Prevent Disease

    Sunday September 14
    Fox EDU Center, 7 Carnegie Plaza, Cherry Hill, NJ 08003
    Featuring nationally acclaimed and recognized authorities sharing cutting-edge insight to keep you healthy, vital and vibrant.
    Speakers:  Suzanne Somers, Dr. Mark Hyman, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Allan Magaziner, Dr. Scott Greenberg, and Dr. Michael Smith
    VSSJ will be tabling at this event.
    View the event announcement.  (MS Word)
    See http://wellness2014.com for details and to register.

    VSSJ DINNER at WILDFLOWER EARTHLY VEGAN FARE

    Friday September 19, 7pm
    501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332, http://wildflowervegan.com
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this all-vegan restaurant in Millville's Glasstown Arts District on Millville's Third Friday - art exhibitions, live music, theatre, dining, and shopping.
    Please RSVP by 9/17 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Vegetarian Support Group

    Wednesday September 24, 6pm
    ShopRite of Washington Twp., 382 Egg Harbor Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
    Have you ever thought about going towards a vegetarian diet?  Come to learn about the benefits of eating less animal products, meet long time vegetarians and try delicious food.  No animals harmed!
    VSSJ will be participating in this event.
    For more info:  856-405-5425 or Samantha.O'Toole@wakefern.com

    VSSJ/CJVG EARLY DINNER at KAYA'S KITCHEN

    Saturday September 27, 4pm
    1000 Main St, Belmar NJ 07719, kayaskitchenbelmar.com
    Join VSSJ and the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for our annual fall trip to this shore favorite - an all-vegan restaurant with eclectic cuisine.
    Please RSVP (required) by 9/25 to VSSJ:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341), or to CJVG:  908-281-6388


    OCTOBER

    VSSJ WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY DINNER at GREEN MEDLEY

    Wednesday October 1, 6:30pm
    1560 Moorestown Mall, Moorestown, NJ 08057
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant to celebrate World Vegetarian Day.
    Please review the VSSJ restaurant trip guidelines.
    Please RSVP to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) by Monday, September 29.

    VSSJ TABLING - Stratford Fall Festival

    [moved to raindate]  Sunday October 5, 10am-4pm
    Stratford, NJ 08084
    Event Facebook page
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)

    VSSJ TABLING - Four Seasons Health Fair

    Saturday October 18, 9am-noon
    Columbus, NJ 08022
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER & VEGAN CHILI CONTEST

    Saturday October 18, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    The chili contest is optional.  If you would like to participate, please arrive by 6:15pm, and bring enough chili to feed at least 6 people, plus your recipe or ingredient list.
    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, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Jersey Harvest Dinner - Hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Monday October 20 & Tuesday October 21, 6:30pm
    Academy of Culinary Arts, Mays Landing NJ.
    Choose either night to experience a meal of exceptional quality prepared and served by culinary students under the direction of their chef-educators.  Dinner music TBA.
    Reserve by October 11.
    Phone 856 694-2887, or click here for more info and to register.

    VSSJ VOLUNTEER DAY

    Saturday October 25 *** POSTPONED ***
    The organizations VSSJ planned to help are unable to participate in a volunteer day at this time.  If you know of another organization appropriate for a future VSSJ volunteer day, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Sustainable Cherry Hill Food Day

    Thursday October 30, 6pm-9pm
    The Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 N Kings Hwy, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup of VSSJ's table, distributing literature, and cleanup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341)



    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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