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Vegetarian Society of South Jersey
Calendar of Events, 2017


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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.


MAY

VSSJ "VEGAN CURIOUS" FILM SERIES

Thursday May 4, 6pm-8pm
Stone Harbor Library, 9516 2nd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 | cmclibrary.org
  • Film:  Peaceable Kingdom
  • Synopsis:  A riveting story of transformation and healing, PEACEABLE KINGDOM: THE JOURNEY HOME explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic premises of their inherited way of life.
  • Followed by a discussion and tasty vegan hors d'oeuvres.
    View event flyer
    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Registration opens March 20 - call 609-368-6809 or 609-967-7257.
    For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER

    Saturday May 6, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton, NJ 08053
    (The Taco Bar & Movie Night has been postponed.)
    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 volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ DINNER at the Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center

    Wednesday May 10, 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 4 semesters and are continuing our new tradition this semester!

    All-vegan menu (tentative because of product availability):

  • First:  Green and White Asparagus, Preserved Lemon Vinaigrette, Roasted or Purple Cauliflower, assorted Micro greens
  • Second:  Smoked Fingerling Potato, Grilled Leeks, Sweet Potato Puree w/ Maple, Apple OR Pickled Eggplant, Roasted Mushroom, Demi, Semolina Pasta, Basil
  • Entree:  Vegetable Wellington wrapped in Phyllo, Sun dried tomato coconut grilled polenta, vegetable demi glace
  • Dessert:  Carrot, Quince, Pine Nut Strudel w/ Pineapple "Gelato"
  • Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!  Pre-payment is required.
    Register by May 3. 
    After 5/3, 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 TABLING - Galloway GreenFest

    Saturday May 13, 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 TABLING - Super Saturday

    Saturday May 13, 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 TOUR and LUNCH

    Saturday May 20, 2pm
    The Cow Sanctuary, Shiloh, NJ 08353
    http://thecowsanctuary.org
    The Cow Sanctuary provides lifelong care and rehabilitation to cows, emus, horses, goats, pigs, ducks, geese and other animals, many rescued from cruelty and neglect.
    Optional lunch - 12:30pm at Wildflower Vegan Cuisine
    Village on High, 501 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332
    More info coming soon!
    To RSVP (required, by 5/18), or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday May 22, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  Eat Healthy to Live Well: How a Plant-Based Diet Turned a Tragedy into a Triumph
  • Presenters:  Michael Joseph Fernandez & Kristi Drude
    In 2006 Michael was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and was not given a great prognosis.  He refused to accept the fact that there was nothing he could do.  More than 10 years later he's healthy, active, and happy.  Through writing children's books, cookbooks, and a fitness guide, Michael's goal is to show the world the power of good nutrition, fitness, & balance. As a multiple award winner for teaching P.E. and MS advocacy, he's certainly on his way to reaching his goal.
    Kristi started her career as an elementary school teacher and quickly realized how important health and nutrition are, not just for herself, but for her young students as well.  After co-writing three books with Michael, her mission became clear, to inspire others to take on every day with their full potential, achieve a positive frame of mind, and live well.
  • View event flyer

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits and literature table!
    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 28, 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 TABLING - Moorestown Day

    Saturday June 3, 9am-4pm
    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 TABLING - Burlington County Earth Fair

    Sunday June 4, 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 POTLUCK DINNER

    Saturday June 10, Time TBD
    Location TBD
    Know of a venue where we can have a potluck (either indoors or a picnic)?
    We're especially looking for venues in Cape May, Atlantic, and Ocean counties.
    Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSNJ TABLING - Tri State Veg Fest

    Saturday June 17, noon-6pm
    The New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center, 97 Sunfield Ave, Edison, NJ 08837
    For more info:  vegfestexpos.com
    VSSJ has a limited number of half-price tickets available.
    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 - 33nd Annual Whitesbog Blueberry Festival

    Saturday & Sunday June 24 & 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).


    JULY

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC & (OPTIONAL) HIKE

    Saturday July 1, 1 pm
    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 volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest 2016

    Wednesday July 5 - Sunday July 9
    42nd 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

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK PICNIC

    [TENTATIVE] Saturday August 20, Time TBD (Raindate Sunday, 8/21)
    Nancy's house (address provided upon RSVP), Hainesport, NJ 08036
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by August 13 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 8/13, please check to see if space is available.


    SEPTEMBER

    VSSJ POTLUCK PICNIC & (OPTIONAL) HIKE

    Saturday September 2, 1 pm
    Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ 08060
    Pavilion 3, at the Smith's Woods area, 39 East Railroad Ave
    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, 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 volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - 3rd Annual Millville Vegstock

    Saturday September 9, 10am-4pm
    400-500 blocks of N High St (Glasstown Arts District), 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).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday September 25, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  Ahimsa Acres and Gentle Giant
  • Summary:  TBD
  • Presenter:  TBD
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits and literature table!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    OCTOBER

    VSNJ TABLING - 2nd Annual New Jersey VegFest

    Saturday & Sunday October 7 & 8, time TBD
    Meadowlands Expo Center, 355 Plaza Dr, Secaucus, NJ 07094
    For more info:  njvegfest.com
    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 23, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  TBD
  • Summary:  TBD
  • Presenter:  TBD
  • This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits and literature table!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).


    NOVEMBER


    DECEMBER

    VSSJ DINNER at the Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center

    Wednesday December 13, 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 5 semesters and are continuing our new tradition this semester!

    All-vegan menu (tentative because of product availability):

  • First:  TBD
  • Second:  TBD
  • Entree:  TBD
  • Dessert:  TBD
  • Space is limited, so reserve your seat now!  Pre-payment is required.
    Register by December 3. 
    After 12/3, 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).


    2018
    Mark your calendar now for these upcoming events!

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY NEW YEAR'S DAY POTLUCK

    Sunday 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.
    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.
    The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event, and that no shoes be worn in the house.


    PAST EVENTS 2017


    JANUARY

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

    Sunday January 1, 2pm
    Lorraine & Steve's house (address provided upon RSVP), Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    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.
    We'll have a number of games to play, into the evening.
    An optional guided trail walk will be available, weather permitting.  Please be prepared for muddy conditions and for taking your walking shoes off outside.
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.  The hosts are 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 December 30 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 12/30, please check to see if space is available.

    VEGETARIAN NEIGHBORS DINNER AT PILAR RESTAURANT

    Saturday January 14, 5pm-7pm
    201 N High St, Millville, NJ 08332
    Join Vegetarian Neighbors, a chapter of VSSJ, for delicious Caribbean vegan bean-potato pastelillos; rice & beans, steamed veggies, fried plantain.  Pastelillos are $1.75 or $15/dozen.  Large vegan platters are $9.  There's seating for about 10-15 people, no reservations.  Your hosts Anne and Sarah will be there from 5-7pm.

    VSSJ LUNCH AT OCEAN ORGANICS

    Sunday January 22, 1pm
    570 Fischer Blvd, Toms River, NJ 08753
    Join VSSJ for lunch at this organic vegan juice bar & cafe.
    Please review our restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by January 21:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday January 23, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  Eating Healthy In The New Year - Learn How to Keep Those Resolutions and Feel Great!
  • Summary:  Do you want to reduce the saturated fats and cholesterol you eat?  Let a vegan show you how. Learn how to eat plant proteins and healthy fats that will keep you well-fed and satisfied.  Taste some of the delicious options available today.
  • Presenter:  Freya Dinshah, president of American Vegan Society (americanvegan.org), editor of American Vegan magazine, a cookbook author, and nutrition educator for an after-school program.  She lives in Malaga NJ and has been a vegan for over 50 years.  Freya will show you how to make quick and easy healthy snacks that taste great.
  • 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).

    VSSJ MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK

    Saturday January 28, 4pm
    Jeff's house (address provided upon RSVP), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
    Please review the VSSJ potluck guidelines.
    VSSJ/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by January 22 to thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 1/22, please check to see if space is available.


    FEBRUARY

    VSSJ PRESENTATION to The Sierra Club, West Jersey Group

    Wednesday February 8, 7:30pm
    Friends Meeting House, 45 Friends Ave, Haddonfield, NJ 08033
  • Subject:  The Environmental Benefits of a Plant-based Diet
  • Presenter:  Steve Fenster, VSSJ Vice President - Operations
  • For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    CJVG MEMBERS-ONLY POTLUCK

    Saturday February 11, 5pm
    Donna's house (address provided upon RSVP), Jackson, NJ 08527
    CJVG is a chapter of VSNJ.  Please review the potluck guidelines.
    CJVG/VSNJ members only.  No fee for this potluck.  The host is respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event.
    Space is limited, so please RSVP by February 9 to thecjvg@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  After 2/9, please check to see if space is available.

    Vineland Vegan Valentine Dinner - hosted by the American Vegan Society

    Sunday February 12, 5pm
    AVS is hosting a buffet-style dinner, featuring 9 new menu items at:
    Michael's Mediterranean Cuisine, LaSalle Plaza, 2 LaSalle St, Vineland, NJ 08360
    For info/reservations:  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
    Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | americanvegan.org

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER

    Saturday February 18, 6:30pm
    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton, NJ 08053
    Suggested food contribution:  your favorite soup recipe!
    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 volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ BUSINESS MEETING

    Sunday February 26, 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.
    To RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday February 27, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  Unexpected Wildlife Refuge - A Local Treasure
  • Presenter:  Veronica Van Hof, Director of the refuge, has a varied background including degrees and work experience in journalism and wildlife biology.  She was hired as the refuge director in November 2015.  She is a preservationist and long-time vegan.
  • Summary:  Veronica will discuss the refuge history, its challenges, and the vision the founders, Hope Sawyer Buyukmihci and Cavit Buyukmihci, had for a completely protected refuge free from all animal exploitation.  Veronica will also show some new and historic photos of the incredibly diverse wildlife there, tell how volunteers are enlisted to keep the wildlife safe (VSSJ will have a volunteer day at the refuge this spring), and discuss the general vegan ethics of the refuge.  Stories will be shared about the public outreach endeavors of the refuge to help townships and homeowners learn to live harmoniously alongside wildlife.
    Unexpected Wildlife Refuge, PO Box 765, Newfield, NJ 08344-0765 | 856.697.3541 | unexpectedwildliferefuge.org | director@unexpectedwildliferefuge.org | facebook.com/UnexpectedWildlifeRefuge
  • View event flyer

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


    MARCH

    VSSJ PRESENTATION to The Vegetarian Ministry of St. Paul's Catholic Church + Potluck Dinner

    Thursday March 2, 6:30pm-8:30pm
    St. Paul's Parish Center, 214 Nassau St, Princeton, NJ 08542
    The entrance to the parish center is located at the back of the church.  You can enter the church parking lot from either Nassau St or Moore St.  The church sits on the corner of these two streets.
  • Subject:  The Environmental Benefits of a Plant-based Diet
  • Presenter:  Steve Fenster, VSSJ Vice President - Operations
  • Please bring a meatless, fish free, dairy free, and egg free dish for two or three people.  VSSJ/CJVG/VSNJ members are welcome.  There is no fee.  RSVP to maryann3@verizon.net
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    VSSJ TABLING PREPARATION WORK DAY

    Sunday March 5, 4:30pm
    Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068
    Help VSSJ get ready for a season of educational outreach tabling.  We need help doing inventory, labeling literature, and more.
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ DINNER AT HARVEST SEASONAL GRILL

    Monday March 6, 7pm
    Moorestown Mall, 400 Rt 38, Moorestown, NJ 08057 | harvestseasonalgrill.com
    Join VSSJ for a Meatless Monday dinner.  Harvest has a new vegan menu!
    Please review our restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by March 5:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ POTLUCK DINNER Celebrating The Great American Meat-Out

    Saturday March 11, 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 volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Burlington County Library Maker Faire

    Saturday March 25, 10am-3pm
    5 Pioneer Blvd, Westampton, NJ 08060 | http://bcls.lib.nj.us/county| 609-267-9660
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    CJVG LUNCH AT VEGANIZED

    Sunday March 26, 1pm
    9 Spring St, New Brunswick NJ 08901, veganizedfoods.com
    Join the Central Jersey Vegetarian Group (CJVG) for a trip to this vegan restaurant.
    CJVG is part of VSNJ.
    Please review our restaurant trip guidelines.
    RSVP (required) by March 24:  thecjvg@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES

    Monday March 27, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  The Produce Club - Get Fruits & Veggies for Much Less than Grocery Prices!
  • Summary:  The Produce Club is a community effort to pool resources to buy deeply discounted groceries.  It offers the same quality as grocery as well as odd-lot or slightly marked produce, all for much less.  This allows everyone to have access to organics.  The benefits of joining:  convenience, affordability, environmentalism, flexibility, and sense of community.  The Club is open in the Greater Philadelphia region.
  • Presenter:  Alan Ritter, manager of the Produce Club.  Alan was trained as a chemist at the University of Pennsylvania, and is now involved in a specialized field of social function:  food security.  ritter.alan88@gmail.com | https://produceclub.us/
  • View event flyer

    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits and literature table!
    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 27 & Tuesday March 28, 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 TABLING - Cherry Hill West High School Health Fair

    Thursday March 30, 8:30am-11:45am
    2101 Chapel Ave, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 | 856-663-8006 | west.cherryhill.k12.nj.us
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    Save the Animals Foundation (STAF) 15th Annual Bucket Auction

    Thursday March 30, 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.  Please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).  Or just come to help the animals.  For more info:  stafnj.org


    APRIL

    VSSJ SPRING POTLUCK

    Sunday April 2, 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.
    VSSJ is participating in the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, proceeds to benefit Ahimsa Acres Sanctuary, PO Box 4, Richland, NJ 08350 | http://ahimsaacressanctuary.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 volunteer, RSVP (required, by 4/1), or for more info:
    thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Collingswood Green Festival

    Saturday April 8, 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 VOLUNTEER DAY and LUNCH

    Sunday April 9, 1pm
    Funny Farm Rescue Animal Sanctuary, 6908 Railroad Blvd, Mays Landing, NJ 08330
    http://funnyfarmrescue.org
    Funny Farm is a 15-acre privately owned farm that shelters and cares for unwanted, sick, elderly, injured, and abused animals, since 2000.
    Closed toes shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty are a must!  A tour of the farm will be provided.
    Optional lunch - 11:30am at Greens & Grains vegetarian restaurant
    1600 New Rd, Northfield, NJ 08225
    To RSVP (required, by 4/6), or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES - Presented by The Cape May County Library

    Wednesday April 12, 6pm-7:30pm
    Cape May Court House Library, 30 W Mechanic St, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210 | http://cmclibrary.org/
  • Subject:  "101 Reasons to Go Vegan"
  • Presenter:  James Wildman, the Humane Educator for the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.  Since 2007, James has given over a thousand presentations at over a hundred different schools, universities, and camps in South Florida, teaching respect and compassion for animals and the environments we share.  These presentations have reached close to a hundred thousand people, empowering youth and adults to live a healthier and more compassionate lifestyle.  His "101 Reasons to Go Vegan" video has been translated into 18 languages and has over 3 million views total on YouTube.  James has worked with youth for over 15 years, and in 2006, he obtained a master's degree in Humane Education.

  • Followed by a discussion and tasty vegan hors d'oeuvres.
    View event flyer
    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Registration opens March 6 - call 609-463-6350.
    For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ COLLEGE LECTURE SERIES

    Thursday April 13, 4:30pm
    Stockton University, 101 Vera King Farris Dr, Galloway, NJ 08205-9441
  • Subject:  "101 Reasons to Go Vegan"
  • Presenter:  James Wildman, the Humane Educator for the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida.  Since 2007, James has given over a thousand presentations at over a hundred different schools, universities, and camps in South Florida, teaching respect and compassion for animals and the environments we share.  These presentations have reached close to a hundred thousand people, empowering youth and adults to live a healthier and more compassionate lifestyle.  His "101 Reasons to Go Vegan" video has been translated into 18 languages and has over 3 million views total on YouTube.  James has worked with youth for over 15 years, and in 2006, he obtained a master's degree in Humane Education.

  • For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ "VEGAN CURIOUS" FILM SERIES

    Thursday April 20, 6pm-8pm
    Stone Harbor Library, 9516 2nd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 | cmclibrary.org
  • Film:  Forks Over Knives
  • Synopsis:  Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting our present menu of animal-based and processed foods.
  • Followed by a discussion and tasty vegan hors d'oeuvres.
    View event flyer
    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Registration opens March 20 - call 609-368-6809 or 609-967-7257.
    For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - Cape May Green Day Event

    Saturday April 22, 10am-4pm
    Cape May County Park & Zoo, 707 N Rt 9, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
    If you're interested in joining VSSJ's outreach/tabling team, please contact us at thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ COOKING DEMO

    *** CANCELED *** Saturday April 22, 3pm
    Health Haven, 1381 Rt 38 W, Hainesport, NJ 08036
    Soup in a Blender, Presenter:  Dr Janet Erickson, VSSJ President
    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    FREE vegetarian starter kits and literature table!
    To volunteer, RSVP, or for more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    American Vegan Society (AVS) Millville Progressive Dinner

    Saturday April 22, 5pm, 6pm, or 7pm
    Millville Downtown Arts District, Millville NJ 08332
    For info/reservations:  American Vegan Society, PO Box 369, Malaga NJ 08328
    Phone: 856-694-2887 | Fax 856-694-2288 | americanvegan.org

    VSSJ TABLING - Atlantic County Utilities Authority Earth Festival

    Sunday April 23, 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 24, 7pm
    Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware St, Woodbury, NJ 08096
    856-845-2611 | woodburylibrary.org
  • Subject:  Diabetes Type 2 - A Deadly Disease.  What If There Is A Cure?
  • Presenters:  Dr Vernon Daly & Dr Camille Semple-Daly.
    Dr. Vernon Daly received his M.D. degree from Albert Einstein Medical School, Bronx, N.Y. He completed General Surgery Residency and Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.  Dr. Daly is the Founder, President and CEO of HEUREKA Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in Burlington County, NJ. His emphasis is on prevention, best management and cure for diseases.  The following major risk factors are targeted at HEUREKA Center:  Diabetes Prevention and Reversal; Inadequate Prenatal and Infant Care; High Blood Pressure: Diabetes: High Cholesterol; Overweight (obesity); Poor Nutrition; Inadequate Exercise; Tobacco Use, Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Stress, or Dis-stress; Violent Behavior; Promiscuous Sexual Behavior; Senior Care; Appropriate care for the elderly
    Dr. Camille Semple-Daly graduated from Cornell University and received her M.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-SOM.  She started Access Women's Health-OB/GYN, where compassionate Gynecologic care remains her focus, and opened Replenish Center to address and restore hormone deficits, which are experienced by millions of women and men world-wide, and also focuses on Functional Medicine with an emphasis on balancing Neurotransmitter, Endocrine and Metabolic dysfunctions.  She has developed a comprehensive and highly effective Weight Management Program with a focus on correcting the underlying psychological, hormonal and metabolic issues which lead to the disorder of obesity.  Her focus is on helping her patients attain balance quickly and effectively, and most importantly, transitioning them to a healthy lifestyle.  Dr Semple-Daly is Board Certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and in Aesthetic Medicine. Her unique position in the evaluation and treatment of skin disorders is approached from the inside-out.  While helping her clients avoid the lifestyle and environmental factors that lead to skin damage, she thoroughly investigates and manages the metabolic and hormonal causes of hair concerns, skin disorders and premature aging.  She is currently the medical director at the Heureka Center for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and a board member of The Bread of Life Foundation.
  • View event flyer

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

    VSSJ "VEGAN CURIOUS" FILM SERIES

    Thursday April 27, 6pm-8pm
    Stone Harbor Library, 9516 2nd Ave, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247 | cmclibrary.org
  • Film:  Cowspiracy
  • Synopsis:  The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today - and investigates why the world's leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.
  • Followed by a discussion and tasty vegan hors d'oeuvres.
    View event flyer
    This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
    Registration opens March 20 - call 609-368-6809 or 609-967-7257.
    For more info:  thevssj@gmail.com or 609-848-VEG1 (8341).

    VSSJ TABLING - 8th Annual Cherry Hill Earth Festival

    Saturday April 29, 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).


    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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