Co-op Calendar

Learn about the Healthy Connection classes, events, and meetings happening at the Co-op. This calendar does not indicate room availability. To inquire about booking one of our community rooms, contact Kris at krisb@communityfood.coop or 360-734-8158, ext. 257.

For class or event details, click on title. To register for a class, follow the link at the bottom of the description for that class. Direct all inquiries regarding classes to Kevin at kevinm@communityfood.coop.

November 2014
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Rustic French with Karina Davidson

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Tue, 10/28

Enjoy  rustic yet elegant dishes from France. We start with an hors d’oeuvre of tapenade crostini. followed by a salad verte with a mustard vinaigrette and Julia Child’s potage parmentier. Our main course will be pork medallions with Calvados sauce served with lemon herbed rice. Finally, for dessert it’s French flourless chocolate cake  with red wine raspberry sauce. . A $7 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) •  $39

Natural Solutions to Neck Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Tue, 10/28

Tuesday, Oct. 28, 6:30–8 pm

Dr. Richard Tran provides a holistic perspective on neck pain, describing  physical, nutritional, and even emotional approaches. Alleviate your pain and get the relief you’re looking for. The workshop will be customized to address participants’ needs and will include fun demonstrations of techniques.

Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • free

Natural Solutions to Neck Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Member Affairs Committee Meeting

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Wed, 10/29

Last Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

Small Dishes of the World: Meze with Jesse Otero

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Wed, 10/29

Meze refers to the small dishes that are an important part of the culinary culture of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean, similar to the Spanish tapas tradition.  In this class we will enjoy some traditional meze offerings--grilled flat bread with lamb and tomatoes, Lebanese garlicky lentil salad, charred eggplant with sesame and yogurt and a few surprises.  A $7  wine option is payable at class.

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) •  $39

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Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi is now full

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Thu, 10/30

NOTE: This class is now FULL.

Three Thursdays, Oct. 30–Nov. 13, 10:30-11:30 am

Originating in China thousands of years ago, qigong is a practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness. Regular practice has been shown to reduce anxiety, depression and chronic pain. Kelly Hong-Williams is  certified Level I Tai chi instructor and is also certified by the Chinese Health Qigong Association to teach Health Qigong.

Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • $21

Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi is now full

Make Your Own Raw Gluten-Free Crackers is canceled

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Thu, 10/30

This class has been canceled by the instructor--sorry about that.

The Art of Wine: Italy with Ryan Wildstar, #1

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Thu, 10/30

Join artist/wine expert Ryan Wildstar for an in-depth exploration of four renowned wine regions of Italy: Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, Piemonte, and Veneto. Each session will focus on one region and examine how the “terroir” (the unique combination of soil, climate and environment) shows up in its fine wines and influences the seminal works of art, literature, music and film from that region. We sample four wines in each class with food matched to the wine and art. Class fee includes wine. You must be 21 or older to attend this class.

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $119 for all 4 sessions

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Five Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar with Lisa Samuel, RD

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Mon, 11/3

Monday, Nov. 3, 6-8pm

  Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Lisa Samuel for an interactive workshop to help you take control of your health!  You’ll learn five strategies for maintaining healthy blood sugars, including guidelines on what, when and how to eat.  If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or just want to learn healthy eating strategies, this class is for you!  We’ll enjoy a hearty kale and white bean stew and baked apples with yogurt cream.

Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • $15

Five Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar with Lisa Samuel, RD

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Take Control of Your Health: Cancer with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Wed, 11/5

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30–8:30 pm

Between the prevalence of environmental carcinogens, and of risky lifestyle and dietary choices, we live in a precancerous culture. Jim Ehmke will talk about a wide range of cancer prevention and therapeutic strategies including diet, herbs and nutrients, chemo, radiation, and more.

Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • $5

Take Control of Your Health: Cancer with Jim Ehmke, CN

Super Ramen with Robert Fong

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Wed, 11/5

This class features Fong’s handmade, springy ramen with traditional Japanese charsu(pork belly with daikon); as well as his Chinese-style garlic chicken with aromatic spices , chili peppers, and cilantro. Slurp down these bowls of noodles and get easy-to-follow recipes for making your own ramen with dashi, spicy meats, and toppings. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

Super Ramen with Robert Fong

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Intro to Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group with Heather Harmony

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Thu, 11/6

Thursday, Nov. 6, 4–5:30 pm

Parents  and helping professionals are invited to a free informational session about the just-forming “Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group. This group, for ages 5-12, involves a  drum circle format, and breathing, relaxation and mindfulness exercises, with the  goal of  noticing and managing emotions. Attendees may see if this pproach is suitable for their child. Heather Harmony has 20+ years experience as a counselor specializing with children and creative approaches, and is a Sound Practitioner.   Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • free

Intro to Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group with Heather Harmony

Yoga Drum Circle with Heather Harmony

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Thu, 11/6

Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30–8 pm

A yoga drum circle? Yes! Experience the benefits of a drum circle from a yogic perspective - the union of body, mind and spirit, accessing the Divine Self within, some pranayam (breathing techniques), and for those who wish, intuitive movement (bring a yoga mat if you would like). Heather is a Soundwork Practitioner, an avid yoga student and yoga teacher-in-training, and a certified counselor.

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • $10

Yoga Drum Circle with Heather Harmony

The Art of Wine: Italy, #2

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Thu, 11/6

see info on Oct. 30

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Dinner in Jerusalem with Lisa Samuel, RD

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Mon, 11/10

Lisa Samuel leads  a culinary trip to the Old City of Jerusalem. Enjoy the fresh Middle Eastern flavors of smoky roasted eggplant with tahini sauce and sumac, whole roasted cauliflower with yogurt and za-atar, and lamb kebabs with spicy garlic cilantro sauce, all paired with lafah, a traditional flatbread. A $7 wine option is payable at class

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

Dinner in Jerusalem with Lisa Samuel, RD

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Gluten Free Holiday with Jean Layton, ND

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Wed, 11/12

Join Dr. Jean Layton for a fast paced class on how to make gluten-free versions of some holiday basics-- bread/rolls, pie crust and gravy.  Once we have the basics made, we'll turn them into classic bread stuffing, pumpkin pie and giblet or vegetarian gravy.  All recipes will have a vegan version. Bring your questions-- Dr. Jean loves to answer them!
Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) •$39

Gluten Free Holiday with Jean Layton, ND

Board of Directors Meeting

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Wed, 11/12

2nd Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

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Self-Hypnosis with Leigh Mcdiarmid

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Thu, 11/13

Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm

Hypnosis is a rapid, cost-effective, non-addictive and safe alternative to medication for anxiety-related conditions. Leigh Mcdiarmid will provide an overview of how hypnosis works on anxiety and will lead a hypnosis session for relaxation. Whether you want to learn new techniques for dealing with anxiety, or simply learn more about hypnosis, this class is a great investment in your own wellbeing!

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op •$5

Self-Hypnosis with Leigh Mcdiarmid

The Art of Wine: Italy, #3

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Thu, 11/13

see info on Oct. 30

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Community Shopping Day to benefit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

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Sat, 11/15

Representatives in both stores from 1 to 4 pm. Two percent of today's total sales will be donated to the organization.

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Holistic Fertility with Carolyn Hallett

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Mon, 11/17

Monday, Nov. 17, 6:30–8 pm

Learn how infertility is readily reversed using homeopathy and natural remedies for hormonal health. Carolyn Hallett is a Certified Classic Homeopath, who has been practicing since 1999.   She was an attorney and changed careers when her own infertility was reversed using homeopathic medicine.

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • free event

Cordata Co-op  • register at Co-op • $5

Holistic Fertility with Carolyn Hallett

Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul with Karina Davidson

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Mon, 11/17

Take the edge off the season’s chill with four fab soups: Senegalese chicken and peanut, Greek chicken rice and vegetable stew, creamy curried zucchini soup, and Catalan white bean soup--garnished with prawns in tomato sauce. A $7 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul with Karina Davidson

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Chef’s Table with Robert Fong

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Wed, 11/19

Chef Fong says, “Trust me!”  For adventurous eaters who like being surprised with culinary artistry.  A $10 wine option is payable at class.

Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 oe follow the link below to the WCC website) • $55

Chef’s Table with Robert Fong

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Third Thursday Local Music Series -- the Little Brown Mushrooms

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Thu, 11/20

In the Downtown Co-op Deli

The Little Brown Mushrooms, composed of Eric on guitar and banjo and Pi on autoharp, play old-time and traditional Celtic songs, as well as originals. The songs they write are based in the Pacific Northwest. Places like Fish Town, the San Juan Islands, and Skagit and Whatcom counties appear in lyrics bemused by the beauty of the land and sea. Eric and Pi play sweet and wholesome, eerie and elfin, harmony-laden folk music.

The Art of Wine: Italy, #4

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Thu, 11/20

see info on Oct. 30

Mindful Eating with Lisa Samuel, RD

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Thu, 11/20

Tuesday, Nov. 20,6:30-8:30 pm (NOTE: This class was originally scheduled for Nov. 18).

Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Lisa Samuel in this interactive workshop to learn to eat mindfully.  In a supportive environment, Lisa will guide you through exercises to help you develop a healthy, loving relationship with food, becoming aware of when, why, how and how much you eat. Applying mindful eating to your daily life can have a profound effect on your digestion, your health and your relationship with food.  A light meal will be served.  Please indicate any food allergies when you register.

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • $15

Mindful Eating with Lisa Samuel, RD

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All About Shellfish with Robert Fong

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Tue, 12/2

Enjoy Chef Fong’s deftly prepared shellfish dishes using peak of the season local oysters, mussels, clams, and Dungeness crab.  Lightly seasoned, strongly spiced; they are all good! Learn about local shellfish from special guest Nicole Hopper, Taylor Shellfish Farm’s Education and Outreach Coordinator. Come to eat, come to learn.

Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $45

All About Shellfish with Robert Fong

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Make Your Own Bloomy Rind Cheese with Mark Solomon

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Sat, 12/6

Learn to make Brie, Camembert and other “bloomy rind” cheeses in your own kitchen with a minimum of equipment.   We’ll taste bloomy rinds made with a lactic curd, a rennet set, and a stabilized paste, and learn the distinctions among them. We’ll also trace the steps involved in making a particular bloomy rind with a demonstration of how the cheese should look, feel, and taste at every point in the process. Samples will be served!

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200) • $59

Make Your Own Bloomy Rind Cheese with Mark Solomon


Events in November 2014

  • Mon, 11/3

    Five Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar with Lisa Samuel, RD

    Monday, Nov. 3, 6-8pm

      Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Lisa Samuel for an interactive workshop to help you take control of your health!  You’ll learn five strategies for maintaining healthy blood sugars, including guidelines on what, when and how to eat.  If you have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes, diabetes, or just want to learn healthy eating strategies, this class is for you!  We’ll enjoy a hearty kale and white bean stew and baked apples with yogurt cream.

    Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • $15

    Five Steps to Healthy Blood Sugar with Lisa Samuel, RD

  • Wed, 11/5

    Take Control of Your Health: Cancer with Jim Ehmke, CN

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30–8:30 pm

    Between the prevalence of environmental carcinogens, and of risky lifestyle and dietary choices, we live in a precancerous culture. Jim Ehmke will talk about a wide range of cancer prevention and therapeutic strategies including diet, herbs and nutrients, chemo, radiation, and more.

    Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op  • $5

    Take Control of Your Health: Cancer with Jim Ehmke, CN

    Super Ramen with Robert Fong

    This class features Fong’s handmade, springy ramen with traditional Japanese charsu(pork belly with daikon); as well as his Chinese-style garlic chicken with aromatic spices , chili peppers, and cilantro. Slurp down these bowls of noodles and get easy-to-follow recipes for making your own ramen with dashi, spicy meats, and toppings. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

    Downtown Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

    Super Ramen with Robert Fong

  • Thu, 11/6

    Intro to Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group with Heather Harmony

    Thursday, Nov. 6, 4–5:30 pm

    Parents  and helping professionals are invited to a free informational session about the just-forming “Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group. This group, for ages 5-12, involves a  drum circle format, and breathing, relaxation and mindfulness exercises, with the  goal of  noticing and managing emotions. Attendees may see if this pproach is suitable for their child. Heather Harmony has 20+ years experience as a counselor specializing with children and creative approaches, and is a Sound Practitioner.   Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • free

    Intro to Conscious Kids Emotional Mastery Group with Heather Harmony

    Yoga Drum Circle with Heather Harmony

    Thursday, Nov. 6, 6:30–8 pm

    A yoga drum circle? Yes! Experience the benefits of a drum circle from a yogic perspective - the union of body, mind and spirit, accessing the Divine Self within, some pranayam (breathing techniques), and for those who wish, intuitive movement (bring a yoga mat if you would like). Heather is a Soundwork Practitioner, an avid yoga student and yoga teacher-in-training, and a certified counselor.

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • $10

    Yoga Drum Circle with Heather Harmony

    The Art of Wine: Italy, #2

    see info on Oct. 30

  • Mon, 11/10

    Dinner in Jerusalem with Lisa Samuel, RD

    Lisa Samuel leads  a culinary trip to the Old City of Jerusalem. Enjoy the fresh Middle Eastern flavors of smoky roasted eggplant with tahini sauce and sumac, whole roasted cauliflower with yogurt and za-atar, and lamb kebabs with spicy garlic cilantro sauce, all paired with lafah, a traditional flatbread. A $7 wine option is payable at class

    Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

    Dinner in Jerusalem with Lisa Samuel, RD

  • Wed, 11/12

    Gluten Free Holiday with Jean Layton, ND

    Join Dr. Jean Layton for a fast paced class on how to make gluten-free versions of some holiday basics-- bread/rolls, pie crust and gravy.  Once we have the basics made, we'll turn them into classic bread stuffing, pumpkin pie and giblet or vegetarian gravy.  All recipes will have a vegan version. Bring your questions-- Dr. Jean loves to answer them!
    Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) •$39

    Gluten Free Holiday with Jean Layton, ND

    Board of Directors Meeting

    2nd Wednesday of each month (even months downtown at the Connections Building, odd months at the Cordata store's Roots Room). No meeting in July.

  • Thu, 11/13

    Self-Hypnosis with Leigh Mcdiarmid

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Hypnosis is a rapid, cost-effective, non-addictive and safe alternative to medication for anxiety-related conditions. Leigh Mcdiarmid will provide an overview of how hypnosis works on anxiety and will lead a hypnosis session for relaxation. Whether you want to learn new techniques for dealing with anxiety, or simply learn more about hypnosis, this class is a great investment in your own wellbeing!

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op •$5

    Self-Hypnosis with Leigh Mcdiarmid

    The Art of Wine: Italy, #3

    see info on Oct. 30

  • Sat, 11/15

    Community Shopping Day to benefit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

    Representatives in both stores from 1 to 4 pm. Two percent of today's total sales will be donated to the organization.

  • Mon, 11/17

    Holistic Fertility with Carolyn Hallett

    Monday, Nov. 17, 6:30–8 pm

    Learn how infertility is readily reversed using homeopathy and natural remedies for hormonal health. Carolyn Hallett is a Certified Classic Homeopath, who has been practicing since 1999.   She was an attorney and changed careers when her own infertility was reversed using homeopathic medicine.

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • free event

    Cordata Co-op  • register at Co-op • $5

    Holistic Fertility with Carolyn Hallett

    Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul with Karina Davidson

    Take the edge off the season’s chill with four fab soups: Senegalese chicken and peanut, Greek chicken rice and vegetable stew, creamy curried zucchini soup, and Catalan white bean soup--garnished with prawns in tomato sauce. A $7 wine option is payable at class.

    Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

    Autumn Soups for the Body and Soul with Karina Davidson

  • Wed, 11/19

    Chef’s Table with Robert Fong

    Chef Fong says, “Trust me!”  For adventurous eaters who like being surprised with culinary artistry.  A $10 wine option is payable at class.

    Downtown Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 oe follow the link below to the WCC website) • $55

    Chef’s Table with Robert Fong

  • Thu, 11/20

    Third Thursday Local Music Series -- the Little Brown Mushrooms

    In the Downtown Co-op Deli

    The Little Brown Mushrooms, composed of Eric on guitar and banjo and Pi on autoharp, play old-time and traditional Celtic songs, as well as originals. The songs they write are based in the Pacific Northwest. Places like Fish Town, the San Juan Islands, and Skagit and Whatcom counties appear in lyrics bemused by the beauty of the land and sea. Eric and Pi play sweet and wholesome, eerie and elfin, harmony-laden folk music.

    The Art of Wine: Italy, #4

    see info on Oct. 30

    Mindful Eating with Lisa Samuel, RD

    Tuesday, Nov. 20,6:30-8:30 pm (NOTE: This class was originally scheduled for Nov. 18).

    Join Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist Lisa Samuel in this interactive workshop to learn to eat mindfully.  In a supportive environment, Lisa will guide you through exercises to help you develop a healthy, loving relationship with food, becoming aware of when, why, how and how much you eat. Applying mindful eating to your daily life can have a profound effect on your digestion, your health and your relationship with food.  A light meal will be served.  Please indicate any food allergies when you register.

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op  • $15

    Mindful Eating with Lisa Samuel, RD

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