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Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
Calendar of Events, 2018


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Everyone is welcome:  vegetarian, vegan, or veg-curious!  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.  Contact VSSJ at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) for additional information, directions, or to volunteer.


APRIL

VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES - Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Thursday April 5, 6:30pm
Pemberton Community Library, 16 Broadway, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
609-893-8262 | bcls.lib.nj.us/pemberton
  • Subject:  "The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet:  Healthy, Humane, Green"
  • Summary:  Find out why many people are adopting (or transitioning to) vegetarian and vegan diets, and how doing so can improve your health, save animals, and protect the environment.
  • Presenter:  Steve Fenster, VSSJ Vice President - Operations.
  • View library event listing

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits, literature, and a healthy snack!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ VOLUNTEER DAY -
    Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) Annual Bucket Auction

    Friday April 6, Doors Open:  6:30pm, Drawings:  8pm
    Washington Twp H.S. 9-10 Cafeteria, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
    VSSJ needs volunteers to help prepare donations for this wonderful event, and help with setup.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  Or just come to help the animals.  For more info:  stafnj.org

    VSSJ DINNER at Properly Fueled

    Wednesday April 11, 6:30pm
    1-1/2 Crosswicks Rd, Bordentown, NJ 08505, properlyfueled.com
    Join VSSJ for a trip to this vegan-friendly restaurant!
    Please review the restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by April 10:  thecjvg@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    b.good's Ladies Night

    Thursday April 12, 5:30pm-8pm
    500 Rte 73 S, Suite E-2, The Promenade at Sagemore, Marlton, NJ 08053 | 856-988-0275 | bgood.com/marlton
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    AVS Dinner at Tortilla Press Cantina

    Thursday April 12, 5:30pm & 7:30pm
    7716 Maple Ave, Merchantville, NJ
    For info and reservations: americanvegan.org/Cantina.htm

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Adult, Youth & Family Volunteer Opportunities Fair
    Hosted by the Volunteer Center of Burlington County

    Saturday April 14, 10am-1pm
    Burlington County Library, 5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, NJ 08060
    Find out about the many different ways to volunteer with VSSJ.
    To volunteer, or for more info: thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ SPRING POTLUCK & VEGAN BAKESALE

    Sunday April 15, 1:30pm
    Moorestown Community House, 16 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057 | thecommunityhouse.com
    Join VSSJ for our annual spring potluck.
    Please note:  space is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Also, the kitchenette (with microwave & sink) is no longer available.
    VSSJ is participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, proceeds to benefit Animal Outreach of Cape May County (aocmc.org).
    All are welcome for the bake sale (at about 2:30pm)!
    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/VSNJ 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 RSVP (required by 4/13), volunteer, or for more info:
    thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    CJVG/VSSJ LUNCH at Sprig & Vine

    Saturday April 21, 11:30am
    450 Union Square Dr, New Hope, NJ 18938, sprigandvine.com
    Join CJVG & VSSJ for a trip to this gourmet vegan restaurant, where seasonal ingredients from local farms practicing organic and/or sustainable farming are featured!
    CJVG is part of VSNJ.
    Please review the restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by April 17:  hedwards5667@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    No Harm, No Fowl at Flying Fish Brewery

    Saturday April 21, 7pm-10pm
    900 Kennedy Blvd, Somerdale, NJ 08083
    Vegan Fundraiser hosted by HousePaws Mobile Veterinary Service
    Info and tickets at: facebook.com/events/2178850869005663
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Atlantic County Utilities Authority Earth Festival

    Sunday April 22, 10am-4pm
    Haneman Environmental Park, 6700 Delilah Rd, Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
    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 23, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  The Environmental Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet
  • Summary:  "This may surprise you, because it surprised me when I found out, but the single biggest thing that an individual can do to combat climate change is to stop eating animals." -- James Cameron
    Learn the best way to prevent climate change and protect the planet!
  • Presenter:  Steve Fenster.  Steve is a systems engineer by trade and volunteers as Vice President of Operations for the Vegetarian Society of South Jersey (VSSJ).  Steve's path toward adopting a plant-based diet started almost twenty years ago, and he speaks to hundreds of people annually on this topic.
  • View event flyer

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

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Cherry Hill Earth Festival

    Saturday April 28, 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.  Free admission.  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 OUTREACH
    Collingswood Green Festival

    Saturday April 28, 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 PRESENTATION -
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church Adult Sunday School

    Sunday April 29
    Marlton, NJ 08053
  • Subject:  "Health Benefits of a Plant Based Diet"
  • Summary:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health-care practitioner



  • MAY

    VSSJ DINNER -
    Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center

    Wednesday May 9, 6:45pm
    Vaulted Cuisine, 1 High St, Mt Holly, NJ 08060
    Join VSSJ for a special 4-course vegan dinner, prepared by RCBCCAC students!
    We've had very enjoyable meals there the last 6 semesters and are continuing our tradition this semester!

    All-vegan menu TBA:

  • Appetizer: 
  • First Course: 
  • Main Course: 
  • Dessert: 
  • Space is limited, and last May's dinner sold out, so reserve your seat now!  Pre-payment is required.  Register by May 2.  After 5/2, please contact us to see if space is still available.
    VSNJ/VSSJ members:  $27; Non-members:  $30 (includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra).  Please register here.
    For more info, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Super Saturday

    Saturday May 12, 10am-4pm
    Washington Lake Park, 626 Hurffville Cross Keys 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 POTLUCK DINNER

    Saturday May 12, 6:30pm
    Medford Friends Meeting House, 14 Union St, Medford, NJ 08055
    Join VSSJ for a spring potluck dinner!
    Please note:  No alcohol permitted.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ 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 RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday May 21, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  TBA
  • Summary:  TBA
  • Presenter:  TBA
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits, literature, and snacks will be available!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    American Vegan Society (AVS) Annual Vegan Garden Party

    Sunday May 27, Noon
    AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga, NJ 08328
    Outdoor Lunch noon; Program 2pm
    For info/reservations:  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
    Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | americanvegan.org


    JUNE

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Galloway GreenFest

    Saturday June 2, 10am-3pm
    Patriot Lake, Galloway Municipal Complex, 300 E Jimmie Leeds Rd, Galloway, NJ 08205
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Burlington County Earth Fair

    Sunday June 10, 10:30am-4pm
    Historic Smithville Park, 803 Smithville Rd, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH
    Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

    Saturday & Sunday June 23 & 24, 10am-4pm
    120 Whitesbog Rd, Browns Mills, NJ 08015
    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 PICNIC & (OPTIONAL) HIKE

    Saturday June 30, 3pm
    Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
    Join VSSJ for our annual family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails.  We'll have a covered pavilion (with an adjacent playground), so this event is rain or shine.  An optional hike follows.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members:  $3 ($8 family); Non-members:  $6 ($15 family) (to cover pavilion rental).
    Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    JULY

    NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest

    Wednesday July 4 - Sunday July 8
    Annual Conference of the North American Vegetarian Society (NAVS)
    Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown, University of Pittsburgh, Johnstown, PA
    For info, visit vegetariansummerfest.org


    AUGUST


    SEPTEMBER

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC & (OPTIONAL) HIKE

    Saturday September 1, 2 pm
    Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    Pavilion 3, at the Smith's Woods area, 39 East Railroad Ave
    (Note:  Smithville Rd is closed north of this section of the park.  See http://co.burlington.nj.us/DocumentCenter/Home/View/5717 for a map of the closure.)
    Join VSSJ for our annual family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy, has several miles of nice hiking trails, an adjacent playground, a canoe & kayak launch area, and historic buildings.  We'll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.  An optional hike follows.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members:  $3 ($8 family); Non-members:  $6 ($15 family) (to cover pavilion rental).  Be green:  get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    Millville Vegstock

    Saturday September 8, 11am-4pm
    Millville, NJ 08332
    Hosted by Wildflower Vegan Cafe, 501 N High St | wildflowervegan.com | 856-265-7955
    For more details:  movingvegan.com
    Millville's Moving Vegan Festival seeks to immerse participants in a positive and engaging educational experience to inspire vegan living and provide tools to thrive as healthy, active, connected vegans.  Many Millville restaurants will be participating with vegan specials.
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    Voorhees Animal Orphanage Woofstock

    Saturday September 22, 11am-4pm
    John Connolly Park, Voorhees, NJ 08043
    vaonj.org/woofstock
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    Hammonton Green Day

    Sunday September 23, noon-4pm
    Hammonton Lake Park, 100 Sports Dr, Hammonton, NJ 08037
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    OCTOBER

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    The Country Living Fair at Batsto Village

    Sunday October 14, 10am-4pm
    Batsto, NJ | batstovillage.org/country-living-fair.htm
    VSSJ will be selling healthy vegan food!  Volunteers needed!
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ)
    Ride for the Animals

    Saturday October 20, 10am-1pm
    Allaire State Park, 4625 Atlantic Ave, Wall, NJ
    VSSJ is a sponsor of this fundraising event!
    For more info, visit aplnj.org/theride

    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) MEMBER APPRECIATION DINNER

    Saturday October 20, 6:30pm
    Medford Friends Meeting House, 14 Union St, Medford, NJ 08055
    Details TBD
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for food preparation, setup, and cleanup.
    To RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    (TENTATIVE) VSSJ OUTREACH
    Sustainable Cherry Hill Food Day

    Saturday October 27, 11am-3pm
    Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    NOVEMBER

    VSSJ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK

    Sunday November 11, 1:30pm
    Moorestown Community House, 16 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057 | thecommunityhouse.com
    Join VSSJ for our annual Thanksgiving potluck.
    Please note:  space is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Also, the kitchenette (with microwave & sink) is no longer available.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ 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 RSVP (required by 4/13), volunteer, or for more info:
    thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    DECEMBER


    2019
    Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events!

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK & GIFT SWAP

    Tuesday January 1, Time TBD
    Location TBD
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwanted (and unwrapped) gift in new (or like-new) condition.  Recommended value:  $10-$30.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by December 30 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 12/30, please check to see if space is available.


    PAST EVENTS 2018


    JANUARY

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK

    Monday January 1, 2pm
    Janet & Arnold's house (address provided upon RSVP), Marlton, NJ 08053
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.  The hosts are respectfully requesting no shoes be worn in the house.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com to check if space is still available.

    Showcase Dinner at The Nizam's
    hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Tuesday January 16, 6:30pm
    AVS is hosting this dinner, an eleven-item Indian Buffet, at:
    The Nizam's Authentic Indian Cuisine, 6666 Black Horse Pike, Egg Harbor Township NJ
    For info/reservations:  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
    Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | americanvegan.org

    Food as Medicine Seminar
    by Karens Healing Kitchen and Birthworks International

    Saturday January 20, 9am-3pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church, 401 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill NJ 08034
    Learn from the experts how a plantbased diet can help prevent and reverse common lifestyle diseases like Diabetes, Heart disease, Hypertension and Autoimmune diseases.  Also hear testimonials from individuals on how a plantbased diet saved their lives and helped them shed large amounts of weight.
    Info/tickets
    VSSJ will have an informational table at this event.

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER, SOUP CONTEST, & GIFT SWAP

    Saturday January 27, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton, NJ 08053
    Optional:  Make your favorite soup and enter it in the contest!
    If you wish to participate in the gift swap, please bring an unwanted (and unwrapped) gift in new (or like-new) condition.  Recommended value:  $10-$30.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ 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!
    Please bring at least one soup bowl.
    Attendees should park in the front of the building and enter at the steeple.
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.
    To RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    FEBRUARY

    CJVG/VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK

    Sunday February 11, 2pm
    Donna's house (address provided upon RSVP), Jackson, NJ 08527
    CJVG is a chapter of VSNJ.  Please review the potluck guidelines.
    CJVG/VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.  The host is respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event, and that no shoes be worn in the house.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by February 8 to thecjvg@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 2/8, please check to see if space is available.

    Valentine's Dinner
    Hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Tuesday February 13 & Wednesday February 14, 6:30pm
    AVS is hosting this dinner, prepared and presented by culinary students, at:
    Carême’s, Academy of Culinary Arts, Atlantic Cape Community College
    5100 Black Horse Pike (Rt. 322), Mays Landing, NJ 08330 | atlantic.edu
    For info/reservations:  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
    Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | americanvegan.org

    VSSJ PLANNING MEETING & LUNCH

    Saturday February 17, 1:30pm (lunch), 2pm (meeting)
    Mom's Organic Market, 1631 Kings Hwy N, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
    We'll be meeting in the WiFi lounge upstairs.  Optional:  buy your lunch at the store's Naked Lunch cafe, and bring it to the lounge at 1:30pm.  The meeting will start promptly at 2pm.
    Planning of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group.  Open to all members.  Non-members are welcome, but cannot vote.
    To RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ WINTER SHORE TRIP & LUNCH at Mario's Pizza

    Sunday February 18, 2pm
    Mario's Pizza, 1510 Bay Ave, Ocean City NJ
    Join us for a fun winter visit to the shore!  The beach is free in the winter, and the boardwalk is great for a walk.  We'll be making a lunch stop - all February, Mario's Pizza is celebrating #VeganCuisineMonth.  Known for their Italian favorites, most items are also available on their separate all-vegan menu.  Enjoy vegan pizza, subs, bruschetta, stromboli, soup, salads, and pasta.  10% of all sales of vegan items throughout February will be donated to American Vegan Society (AVS), the longest-running national vegan organization.  AVS is headquartered in Malaga, NJ and will use the funds to promote healthier eating in South Jersey.
    Please review the restaurant trip guidelines.
    No reservation is required for this trip, but please RSVP by February 17:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341) so we can meet up.

    VSSJ OUTREACH PREPARATION WORK EVENING

    Friday February 23, 6:30pm
    Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    Help VSSJ get ready for a season of educational outreach tabling.  We need help doing inventory, labeling literature, and more.  Dinner provided to volunteers.
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    CJVG/VSSJ LUNCH at The Moth Coffeehouse

    Saturday February 24, 1pm
    42 Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501, mothcoffeehouse.com
    Join CJVG & VSSJ for a trip to this vegetarian coffeehouse & restaurant, located in a historic mill!
    CJVG is part of VSNJ.
    Please review the restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by February 22:  thecjvg@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES - Karen Burzichelli

    Monday February 26, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  A Plant-Based Diet Gave Me My Health Back!  Learn to Heal Your Body with Food.
  • Summary:  Karen Burzichelli, RN and health coach, tells her story of how after 25 years of pills, procedures, and tests, she finally healed her body with food.  She will share her favorite plant-based recipe and give you tips on how to get started.
  • Presenter:  Karen Burzichelli, RN CHHC
    Karen has over 30 years experience as a Labor & Delivery Nurse and currently works at Virtua Voorhees.  She received her BSN from Trenton State College, her Health Coaching Certificate from The Institute for Intergrated Nutrtion in NYC.  She also is certified through PCRM to teach Food for Life classes.  She works with clients one on one and in group setting to help them transition to a plant based diet and help prevent and reverse disease.
    Karen's Healing Kitchen | http://karenshealingkitchen.com | 856-803-9910
  • View event flyer

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


    MARCH

    VSSJ PRESENTATION -
    Central New Jersey Mensa's Snowball

    Saturday March 3
    Iselin, NJ 08830
  • Subject:  "The Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet: Healthy, Humane, Green"
  • Presenter:  Steve Fenster, VSSJ Vice President - Operations.
  • For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ DINNER at Harvest Seasonal Grill

    Monday March 5, 7pm
    Moorestown Mall, 400 Rt 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057 | harvestseasonalgrill.com
    Join VSSJ for a Meatless Monday dinner.  Harvest has a separate vegan menu!  We'll be in Harvest's private dining room.
    Please review the restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by March 4:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ OUTREACH -
    Burlington County Library Makers Faire

    Saturday March 10, 10am-2pm
    5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, NJ 08060 | http://bcls.lib.nj.us/county| 609-267-9660
    View event flyer
    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 Celebrating St Patrick's Day, the Vernal Equinox, and The Great American Meat-Out

    Saturday March 17, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton, NJ 08053
    Join VSSJ for the Great American Meat-Out!
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ 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 RSVP, volunteer, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES - Dr Jim Ronga, Spring Into Health

    Monday March 26, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  "Spring Into Health - Increase Your Overall Well-Being"
  • Summary:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health-care practitioner, will speak about the current findings on diet, exercise, and lifestyle, and how easy it is to make changes to improve your quality of life.
  • Presenter:  Dr. Ronga practices at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center in Cherry Hill NJ and is an adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia and at Rowan University.
  • View event flyer

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


    GUIDELINES

    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.  To ensure there is enough food for everyone, 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 (and save you money), VSSJ encourages you to bring your own plate, cup, and utensils if possible (extra place settings will be available).  For safety reasons, 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 restaurant trips:

    Reservations must be placed with VSSJ directly (not with the restaurant), 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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