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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

Planning of future events, opportunities to get involved, and more.  Tell us what you want to see from the group.  Open to all members.
VSSJ 30th Anniversary Planning Meeting, Sunday March 6, 3pm-4:30pm, Marlton
Next regular meeting:  TBD.
To RSVP or for more info, please contact thevssj@gmail.com or Janet at 856-596-3269.


FEBRUARY

VSSJ DISPLAY - James H Johnson Memorial Library

Month of February
670 Ward Dr, Deptford Township, NJ 08096 | 856-848-9149 | deptfordpubliclibrary.org
VSSJ has a display for the entire month.

VSSJ VALENTINE'S DAY POTLUCK DINNER

Saturday February 13, 6:30pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
Join VSSJ in celebrating Valentine's Day, and sample vegan 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).

Vegan Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

Monday February 15 & Tuesday February 16, 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.)
American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org

VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

Monday February 22, 7pm
Woodbury Public Library
33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  Suburban Farming for a CSA
  • Presenter:  Julie Pierre, Suburban Farmer at Our Yards Farm
  • Summary:  Our Yards Farm is a suburban farm and CSA; the first of its kind!  Based out of Audubon, NJ, it is one of the first CSAs in Camden County.  Come out and find out what a CSA farm is and how farming in the suburbs works.  Everyday the US loses over 3000 acres of farmland due to development, yet our population is growing exponentially.  In the last 20 years alone, the US has lost over 8% of its farmland to suburban sprawl.  So how can we sustainably provide healthy, affordable, local food to our country when our farmland is disappearing?  Our Yards Farm believes part of the solution is through suburban farming.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    MARCH

    VSSJ DISPLAY - Glassboro Library

    Month of March
    2 Center St, Glassboro, NJ 08028 | 856-881-0001 | gcls.org
    VSSJ has a display for the entire month.

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER CELEBRATING THE GREAT AMERICAN MEAT-OUT

    Saturday March 12, 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 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).

    ***TENTATIVE *** VSSJ TABLING - Maker Faire

    Saturday March 19, 11am-3pm
    Evesham Library, 984 Tuckerton Rd, Marlton NJ 08053
    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 March 28, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  Winter Health Recovery
  • 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:  Dr. Ronga will discuss some dietary, movement, and lifestyle recommendations designed to have you leave the malaise of winter behind, and spring into the new season.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Vegan Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Monday March 28 & Tuesday March 29, 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.)
    American Vegan Society | PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | http://americanvegan.org

    Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) Annual Bucket Auction

    Thursday March 31
    Washington Twp High School, Hurffville-Crosskeys Rd, Sewell NJ, in the 9-10 Cafeteria.
    Details TBD
    VSSJ NEEDS VOLUNTEERS to bake for the 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.


    APRIL

    VSSJ DISPLAY - Woodbury Public Library

    Month of April
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
    VSSJ has a display for the entire month.

    VSSJ TABLING - Medford Leas Wellness Pathways Program

    Thursday April 7, 9:30am-12:30pm
    1 Medford Leas, Medford NJ 08055
    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 - Collingswood Green Festival

    Saturday April 16, 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 TABLING - Atlantic County Utilities Authority Earth Festival

    Sunday April 24, 10am-4pm
    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 25, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  Fracking & The Food System
  • Presenter:  Lena Smith, South Jersey Organizer for Food & Water Watch, a non-profit advocacy organization that champions healthy food and clean water for all.
  • Summary:  Lena will discuss the expansion of modern drilling and fracking across the country causing widespread environmental and public health problems and serious, long-term risks to underground water resources, all of which affect farming and our food.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - 7th Annual Cherry Hill Earth Festival

    Saturday April 30, 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://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).


    MAY

    VSSJ DISPLAY - West Deptford Public Library

    Month of May
    420 Crown Point Rd, West Deptford, NJ 08086 | 856-845-5593 | westdeptford.lib.nj.us
    VSSJ has a display for the entire month.

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday May 23, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  Delicious, Guilt-Free Alternatives to Traditional Desserts:  The Basics of Vegan Baking
  • Presenter:  Sherimane Johnson, Owner of NaturallySweets Desserts
  • Summary:  Sherimane will speak about making desserts with heart-healthy, low-glycemic replacements for eggs, milk, and butter.  She uses organic and non-GMO ingredients from local farmers whenever possible.  Samples will be included.
  • View event flyer

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    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 29, Noon
    AVS Headquarters, 56 Dinshah Ln, Malaga NJ 08328
    Outdoor Lunch noon; Program 2pm
    More information at http://americanvegan.org.
    AVS, 56 Dinshah Ln, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328 | Phone: 856-694-2887


    JUNE

    VSSJ TABLING - Moorestown Day

    Saturday June 4, 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).

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC

    Saturday June 11, 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).

    VSSJ TABLING - 33nd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

    Saturday June 25, 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 TABLING - Burlington County Earth Fair

    Sunday June 26, 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 FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday June 27, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  TBD
  • Presenter:  TBD.
  • Summary:  TBD.
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    JULY

    VSSJ DISPLAY - Mullica Hill Branch, Gloucester County Library System

    Month of July
    389 Wolfert Station Rd, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062 | 856-223-6000 |
    gcls.org/locations/mullica-hill-branch
    VSSJ has a display for the entire month.


    AUGUST
    TBD


    SEPTEMBER

    VSSJ TABLING - Millville Vegstock

    Date & Time TBD
    High St (Glasstown Arts District), Millville NJ 08332.
    movingvegan.com
    Vegstock 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.
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    American Vegan Society Gala

    Sunday September 25, 4-8pm
    Vineland, NJ
    Details TBD


    OCTOBER

    New Jersey VegFest

    Sunday October 2, 11am-5pm
    Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza, Morristown, NJ
    njvegfest.com

    VSSJ TABLING - The Country Living Fair at Batsto Village

    Sunday October 16, 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).


    NOVEMBER

    VSSJ 30th ANNIVERSARY

    November TBD
    Location TBD
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ ANNUAL THANKSGIVING POTLUCK DINNER

    Sunday November 20, 1:30pm
    Moorestown Community House (thecommunityhouse.com)
    16 E Main St, Moorestown NJ 08057
    Join VSSJ for our annual early Thanksgiving (or if you prefer, fall or autumn) potluck!  This is usually VSSJ's best-attended potluck. 
    *** Due to space limitations, an RSVP is required for this event. ***
    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).


    DECEMBER

    VSSJ HOLIDAY POTLUCK DINNER

    Date and time TBD
    Venue TBD
    Join VSSJ for our annual holiday celebration!
    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).


    2017
    Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events!

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

    Sunday January 1, Time TBD  (Snow date:  TBD)
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by 12/26 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-8341.
    After 12/26, call to see if space is available.



    to be scheduled

    VEGAN DRINKS

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

    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 2016


    JANUARY

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

    Friday January 1, 2pm  (Snow[?!] date:  Saturday January 2, 2pm)
    Lorraine & Steve's house, Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    Bring in the New Year with VSSJ!
    (Optional) Bring unwanted, unwrapped gifts (new or in new-like condition) for exchange.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by 12/27 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-8341.
    After 12/27, call to see if space is available.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event.

    VSSJ TABLING - Cherry Hill Mall

    Saturday January 2, 1pm-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 DISPLAY - Margaret E. Heggan Public Library

    Month of January
    606 Delsea Dr, Sewell NJ 08080 | 856-589-3334 | hegganlibrary.org
    VSSJ has a display for the entire month.

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER

    ***CANCELED DUE TO BLIZZARD *** Saturday January 23, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053
    Join VSSJ for our first big potluck of the year!
    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 FREE LECTURE SERIES

    ***POSTPONED ***Monday January 25, 7pm
    Postponed due to circumstances beyond our control.  We are very sorry for the inconvenience.  Rescheduled for May 23.
    Please note new location for 2016!
    Woodbury Public Library
    33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096 | 856-845-2611 | http://woodburylibrary.org/
  • Subject:  Delicious, Guilt-Free Alternatives to Traditional Desserts:  The Basics of Vegan Baking
  • Presenter:  Sherimane Johnson, Owner of NaturallySweets Desserts
  • Summary:  Sherimane will speak about making desserts with heart-healthy, low-glycemic replacements for eggs, milk, and butter.  She uses organic and non-GMO ingredients from local farmers whenever possible.  Samples will be included.
  • View event flyer

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Vegetarian starter kits will be provided!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  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.  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 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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