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 Melissa at melissae@communityfood.coop or 360-734-8158, ext. 156.

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.

October 2014
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Ethiopian Cuisine with Mulu Belay

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Mon, 09/29

Join Mulu Belay of Ambo Ethiopian Cuisine as she makes Ethiopian favorites including spicy chicken stew (doro wat), pumpkin with turmeric, cabbage with turmeric, and, of course, injera,  the sourdough flatbread that accompanies traditional Ethiopian menus

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

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Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

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Tue, 09/30

By creating jobs and meeting the needs of their member-owners, co-ops can serve as a cornerstone of the local economy. Learn in a hands-on class setting from local cooperators about the steps involved in starting a cooperative business, and the benefits of cooperating. Classes can be taken individually or as a series. This Co-op Member Affairs Committee class series is designed to support the creation of various types of co-ops in Whatcom County.

This session is #1: Getting started and organizing the people power

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

Starting a Co-op: Getting started--organizing the people power

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The Blue Foot Chicken with Robert Fong

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Wed, 10/1

Featuring chicken dishes prepared with the highly regarded poulet bleu--bred and raised on Lummi Island at Riley Starks’s Nettles Farm.   Enjoy a “roast-off” with Riley and chef Fong, as they prepare their own style of baked, seared, and seasoned Blue Foot Chicken. A bonus will be Riley’s chicken soup made with his Sulmtaler stewing hens and garden vegetables. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

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

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Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles with Bruce Horowitz

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Thu, 10/2

Live food chef Bruce Horowitz teaches how to pickle vegetables using the old-fashioned lacto-fermentation technique that increases probiotic and nutrient content while creating a crunchy, delicious finished product. Students will pickle the vegetables of their choice in a customized herb and spice brine.  Everyone will leave with a quart jar of pickled veggies to ferment and enjoy at home.

Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles with Bruce Horowitz

Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Thu, 10/2

Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30–8 pm

Dr. Richard Tran provides a holistic perspective on low back 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.

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

Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

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Fresh and Alive, #4

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Fri, 10/3

See Sept. 12 for details

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The Art of Death: Chanting

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Sun, 10/5

In conjunction with the exhibition at the Majestic

Co-op Connection Building/free event

 

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Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork with Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen

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Mon, 10/6

Monday, Oct, 6, 6:30-9 pm
Holotropic Breathwork™ is an experiential approach to self-exploration and healing developed by Stan Grof, which combines deep breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, mandala drawing  and  group sharing.  This session includes an introductory talk, a one-hour guided breathing experience and plenty of time for questions. Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen are Grof-trained facilitators.
Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op • $5

Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork with Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen

Anti-Inflammatory Essentials with Sonja Max, RD

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Mon, 10/6

Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30–8:30 pm

Many of us unknowingly suffer from inflammation and feed it to boot! Discover which foods fight inflammation, which foods feed it, and how to maintain an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. We’ll enjoy a hearty lentil soup with spinach and herbs, and a chia energy drink with flax.

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • $20

Anti-Inflammatory Essentials with Sonja Max, RD

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Ahoy, Lummi Island! with Robert Fong

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Tue, 10/7

Seasonal cooking at its best.  Robert and guest chef Seth Caswell use Pacific albacore tuna, fall mushrooms, local mussels, and an array of spices to make inventive, tasty dishes. Eat well and get professional kitchen and menu tips  See Fong and Caswell collaborate as they create and present a surprise dish. Seth is executive chef at the Beach Store Café and former owner/chef of Emmer & Rye on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.

Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $49

Ahoy, Lummi Island! with Robert Fong

Starting a Co-op # 2: Laying the Business Framework with Diane Gasaway and Art Sherwood

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Tue, 10/7

Once the people power has been organized, co-ops need to develop their business framework.  This session is the second in a series of three hands-on classes designed by the Co-op Member Affairs Committee to support the creation of co-ops in Whatcom County. Diane Gasaway is the Executive Director of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center. Art Sherwood works for Cooperative Development Services Consulting Co-op and has been active in leadership development and training for over 15 years.

This is session #2: Laying the business framework

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

Starting a Co-op # 2: Laying the Business Framework with Diane Gasaway and Art Sherwood

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Take Control of Your Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Wed, 10/8

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30–8:30 pm

Certified Nutritionist Jim Ehmke provides a detailed overview of cardiovascular health. Go beyond cholesterol to understand the real causes of heart disease, of which cholesterol is only one aspect. Get useful tips on the role of exercise, diet, and stress as we discuss blood pressure, the bacterial link to plaque in arteries, antioxidants, and more.

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

Take Control of Your Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

Board of Directors Meeting

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Wed, 10/8

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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Mexican Harvest Banquet with Ana Jackson

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Thu, 10/9

Ana shares a Mexican-style harvest dinner including appetizers of stuffed mushrooms with chipotle aioli, squash blossom soup, pasta tossed with eggplant, artichokes and chorizo basted in tequila sauce, and a main course of plum and apples pork. For a sweet finale, calabaza a la tacha-- pumpkin roasted and glazed with piloncillo and cream. A $5 beer option is payable at class.

Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200) •  $39

Mexican Harvest Banquet with Ana Jackson

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Fresh and Alive, #5 (meeting offsite, TBA)

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Fri, 10/10

See Sept. 12 for details. NOTE: The final session of Fresh and Alive in Five will be meeting offsite, details to be arranged.

Death w/ Dignity Laws w/ Compassion and Choices

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Fri, 10/10

In conjunction with the Art of Death exhibition at the Majestic

Co-op Connection Building/ free event

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Member-Owner Appreciation Day at Cordata!

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Sat, 10/11

We appreciation YOU! Stop by for freebies, prize patrol, live music by Blues by Two, enter our member-owner raffle, meet local vendors and sample their products!

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Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 2 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

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Mon, 10/13

Five Mondays, Oct. 13–Nov. 10, 6:30–8 pm

Experience the benefits of a plant-centered  diet in just five weeks. Increase vitality, lose weight, reduce inflammation and prevent disease. It’s delicious, fun and filling! Nutritionist Sonja Max and coach Cindy Brooks share what to eat, and how to easily make the shift to a healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyle. Snacks provided. Visit www.cindyandsonja.com for more information. NOTE: This class is for those who have already taken Level 1.

Downtown Co-op  •  register at Co-op •  $125

Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 2 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

More Energy Naturally with Mystique Grobe, ND

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Mon, 10/13

Monday, Oct. 13, 7 –9pm

Dr. Mystique talks about the most common causes of fatigue and loss of stamina, as well as which tests might be useful in diagnosing the root causes--fatigue can be hard to pin down, so it is frequently overlooked in lab work. She will also provide a wide range of self and doctor-directed remedies that are more effective and have fewer harmful side-effects than so-called “energy drinks” and stimulants.

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

More Energy Naturally with Mystique Grobe, ND

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Caribbean Kitchen: East Indian, West Indian with Sarah Chan

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Tue, 10/14

Sarah Chan draws on her Trinidadian roots to create East Indian dishes as they’ve been adapted in the Caribbean. Enjoy eggplant fritters (baiganee), lamb curry, coconut curry green beans, tamarind chutney, and paratha (Indian bread).

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

Caribbean Kitchen: East Indian, West Indian with Sarah Chan

Starting a Co-op #3: Opening the Doors Jim Ashby and Holly O’ Neil

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Tue, 10/14

For new co-ops, opening the doors is the end of one process but the beginning of another. This session is the third in a series of three classes designed by the Co-op Member Affairs Committee to support the creation of co-ops in Whatcom County. Jim Ashby is General Manager of Community Food Co-op. Holly O’ Neil provides organizational development and facilitation services through Crossroad Consulting, and has been working with Community Food Co-op for over 20 years.

This is session #3: Formalizing the co-op--opening the doors

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

Starting a Co-op #3: Opening the Doors Jim Ashby and Holly O’ Neil

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Small Dishes of the World: Basque Tapas with Jesse Otero

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Wed, 10/15

The fiercely independent spirit of the Basque region of Northern Spain is present even in its cuisine.   Join us as we explore the unique Basque tapas culture known as pinxtos.  Chef Jesse will demonstrate garlicky sautéed shrimp, baked mushrooms in herbs and butter, olive oil grilled bread with roasted olives and cauliflower, and more. 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

Small Dishes of the World: Basque Tapas with Jesse Otero

Clearing Toxic Emotions for Sound Sleep with Santosha Nobel

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Wed, 10/15

Wednesday, Oct.15, 6:30–8 pm

Join Certified Hypnotherapist Santosha Nobel for a discussion of the importance and impact of our subconscious and unconscious sides, and their role in sound sleep. Experience relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy, and guided imagery journeys to learn how to identify and clear old emotions and beliefs for a better night’s rest.

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

Clearing Toxic Emotions for Sound Sleep with Santosha Nobel

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Third Thursday Local Music Series -- Gallowglass

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Thu, 10/16

We are delighted to welcome Gallowglass, a wonderful collaboration of talented local musicians, back to the Co-op. Gallowglass shares a great love of Irish music, as well as related traditional and contemporary songs. Violinist Brit Keeton has studied with Anna Schaad and Cayley Schmid, and her joy and passion for traditional music is downright infectious. Zach Bauman possesses a beautiful touch on both guitar and mandolin, and well-known local musician Jan Peters has recently added Irish bouzouki to his repertoire. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

Orchard Mason Bee Care with Valeri Wade

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Thu, 10/16

Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

Native orchard mason bees are superb pollinators, visiting up to 1900 flowers a day. Want to know how to help them do this amazing job? We'll discuss life cycle, housing and predators. Then we'll clean some live, hibernating bees so you know how to best care for them. Valeri Wade has worked with mason bees for nearly 20 years

Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • $7

Orchard Mason Bee Care with Valeri Wade

Juicy Joints with Carolyn Hallett

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Thu, 10/16

Learn how to remove the triggers that cause joint inflammation, and a holistic strategy to reverse the inflammatory process. If aching joints are bumming you out or slowing you down, come to this practical class to learn how to keep your joints juicy, strong, and pain free without drugs or surgery. Carolyn Hallett is a Certified Classical Homeopath and wellness consultant, and has been in practice since 1999.

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

Juicy Joints with Carolyn Hallett

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Member-Owner Appreciation Day at Downtown store!

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Sat, 10/18

We appreciation YOU! Stop by for freebies, prize patrol, live music by Rattletrap Ruckus, enter our member-owner raffle, meet local vendors, and sample their products!

Community Shopping Day to benefit Conservation Northwest

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Sat, 10/18

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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Green Burial with Brian Flowers and Jodie Buller

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Mon, 10/20

Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30–8 pm

Green burial is a beautiful, meaningful way to return to the earth when you die. This presentation offers planning ideas and de-mystifies natural burial practices. We'll walk through a worksheet to help you organize financial information and details about how you'd like to be buried, and how to share it with your family and special friends. We'll answer questions about burial costs, choosing a designated agent, and even how to work with dry ice for an in-home funeral.

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

Green Burial with Brian Flowers and Jodie Buller

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"Food for Change" documentary film. Director in attendance

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Tue, 10/21

At Pickford Film Center
5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm movie
Filmmaker Steve Alves in attendance
Purchase tickets at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org

Join us for a special Co-op Month presentation during Doctober at the Pickford. The film focuses on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic chnage in American culture. See how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security.

On Cabbage with Robert Fong

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Tue, 10/21

There is nothing like great home cooking, and guest Pat Doering‘s time-honored Hungarian cabbage rolls simmered with spare ribs and sausages illustrate that! Her complementary side dishes and Chef Fong’s new-school charred and braised cabbage with crème fraiche, will make for an evening of good eating and storytelling. 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

On Cabbage with Robert Fong

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Take Control of Your Bone Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Wed, 10/22

Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30–8:30 pm

Understand bone chemistry, bone building and bone health. Jim Ehmke will give details on a comprehensive program for increasing bone density. He’ll discuss the role of calcium and other minerals and vitamins, the pros and cons of bone density testing,  the effectiveness of hair tissue analysis and more.

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

Take Control of Your Bone Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

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Raw Tricks and Treats with Bruce Horowitz

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Thu, 10/23

Master live foods chef Bruce Horowitz teaches you some of his most distinctive and delicious treats. Get ready for mesquite fudge fondue, chocolate hemp truffles, outrageous peppermint patties, maca blondies and lucuma cherry drops. These delectable delights feature powerful superfoods and low-glycemic, healthful sweeteners. This class is suitable for vegans and gourmands of all stripes. Everybody leaves with a goodie bag!

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

Raw Tricks and Treats with Bruce Horowitz

Homeopathy & Digestive Health with Monique Arsenault

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Thu, 10/23

Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30–8:00 pm

For many of us, optimum digestive health is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and now is the perfect time to listen to what our gut is  really trying to tell us.  Within a homeopathic perspective, this class will explore the innate wisdom of the body, the sacred workings of the solar plexus,  and how outward symptoms of illness are created by a deeper inner disturbance.  Participants will learn of 3 easy techniques to support and improve their own digestive health.

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

Homeopathy & Digestive Health with Monique Arsenault

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Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen with Cindy McKinney

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Sat, 10/25

Have fun and save money with these satisfying and easy-to-make gift ideas. Cindy will demonstrate the creation of a wide array of gifts from the kitchen including ginger pear jam, apple pie moonshine, foggies (a cross between fudge and a brownie), quick bread in a bottle, build-your-own bark candies, spice blends, and more. Many of the recipes can be customized with your own personal touch.
Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen with Cindy McKinney

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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

Rustic French with Karina Davidson

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

Small Dishes of the World: Meze with Jesse Otero

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Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi with Kelly Hong-Williams

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Thu, 10/30

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 with Kelly Hong-Williams

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

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

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Events in October 2014

  • Wed, 10/1

    The Blue Foot Chicken with Robert Fong

    Featuring chicken dishes prepared with the highly regarded poulet bleu--bred and raised on Lummi Island at Riley Starks’s Nettles Farm.   Enjoy a “roast-off” with Riley and chef Fong, as they prepare their own style of baked, seared, and seasoned Blue Foot Chicken. A bonus will be Riley’s chicken soup made with his Sulmtaler stewing hens and garden vegetables. An $8 wine option is payable at class.

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

  • Thu, 10/2

    Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles with Bruce Horowitz

    Live food chef Bruce Horowitz teaches how to pickle vegetables using the old-fashioned lacto-fermentation technique that increases probiotic and nutrient content while creating a crunchy, delicious finished product. Students will pickle the vegetables of their choice in a customized herb and spice brine.  Everyone will leave with a quart jar of pickled veggies to ferment and enjoy at home.

    Cordata Co-op • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $35

    Gourmet Old-Fashioned Pickles with Bruce Horowitz

    Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

    Thursday, Oct. 2, 6:30–8 pm

    Dr. Richard Tran provides a holistic perspective on low back 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.

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

    Natural Solutions to Low Back Pain with Richard Tran, DC

  • Fri, 10/3

    Fresh and Alive, #4

    See Sept. 12 for details

  • Sat, 10/4

    Peter Laufer -- "Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth Behind Food Labeling." Filming with CSPAN BOOK TV!

    Peter Laufer -- "Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth Behind Food Labeling." Filming with CSPAN BOOK TV!

  • Sun, 10/5

    The Art of Death: Chanting

    In conjunction with the exhibition at the Majestic

    Co-op Connection Building/free event

     

  • Mon, 10/6

    Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork with Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen

    Monday, Oct, 6, 6:30-9 pm
    Holotropic Breathwork™ is an experiential approach to self-exploration and healing developed by Stan Grof, which combines deep breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, mandala drawing  and  group sharing.  This session includes an introductory talk, a one-hour guided breathing experience and plenty of time for questions. Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen are Grof-trained facilitators.
    Cordata Co-op • register at Co-op • $5

    Introduction to Holotropic Breathwork with Glenn Girlando and Laurel Watjen

    Anti-Inflammatory Essentials with Sonja Max, RD

    Monday, Oct. 6, 6:30–8:30 pm

    Many of us unknowingly suffer from inflammation and feed it to boot! Discover which foods fight inflammation, which foods feed it, and how to maintain an anti-inflammatory lifestyle. We’ll enjoy a hearty lentil soup with spinach and herbs, and a chia energy drink with flax.

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • $20

    Anti-Inflammatory Essentials with Sonja Max, RD

  • Tue, 10/7

    Ahoy, Lummi Island! with Robert Fong

    Seasonal cooking at its best.  Robert and guest chef Seth Caswell use Pacific albacore tuna, fall mushrooms, local mussels, and an array of spices to make inventive, tasty dishes. Eat well and get professional kitchen and menu tips  See Fong and Caswell collaborate as they create and present a surprise dish. Seth is executive chef at the Beach Store Café and former owner/chef of Emmer & Rye on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle.

    Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $49

    Ahoy, Lummi Island! with Robert Fong

    Starting a Co-op # 2: Laying the Business Framework with Diane Gasaway and Art Sherwood

    Once the people power has been organized, co-ops need to develop their business framework.  This session is the second in a series of three hands-on classes designed by the Co-op Member Affairs Committee to support the creation of co-ops in Whatcom County. Diane Gasaway is the Executive Director of the Northwest Cooperative Development Center. Art Sherwood works for Cooperative Development Services Consulting Co-op and has been active in leadership development and training for over 15 years.

    This is session #2: Laying the business framework

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

    Starting a Co-op # 2: Laying the Business Framework with Diane Gasaway and Art Sherwood

  • Wed, 10/8

    Take Control of Your Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 6:30–8:30 pm

    Certified Nutritionist Jim Ehmke provides a detailed overview of cardiovascular health. Go beyond cholesterol to understand the real causes of heart disease, of which cholesterol is only one aspect. Get useful tips on the role of exercise, diet, and stress as we discuss blood pressure, the bacterial link to plaque in arteries, antioxidants, and more.

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

    Take Control of Your Cardiovascular Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

    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, 10/9

    Mexican Harvest Banquet with Ana Jackson

    Ana shares a Mexican-style harvest dinner including appetizers of stuffed mushrooms with chipotle aioli, squash blossom soup, pasta tossed with eggplant, artichokes and chorizo basted in tequila sauce, and a main course of plum and apples pork. For a sweet finale, calabaza a la tacha-- pumpkin roasted and glazed with piloncillo and cream. A $5 beer option is payable at class.

    Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200) •  $39

    Mexican Harvest Banquet with Ana Jackson

  • Fri, 10/10

    Fresh and Alive, #5 (meeting offsite, TBA)

    See Sept. 12 for details. NOTE: The final session of Fresh and Alive in Five will be meeting offsite, details to be arranged.

    Death w/ Dignity Laws w/ Compassion and Choices

    In conjunction with the Art of Death exhibition at the Majestic

    Co-op Connection Building/ free event

  • Sat, 10/11

    Member-Owner Appreciation Day at Cordata!

    We appreciation YOU! Stop by for freebies, prize patrol, live music by Blues by Two, enter our member-owner raffle, meet local vendors and sample their products!

  • Mon, 10/13

    Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 2 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

    Five Mondays, Oct. 13–Nov. 10, 6:30–8 pm

    Experience the benefits of a plant-centered  diet in just five weeks. Increase vitality, lose weight, reduce inflammation and prevent disease. It’s delicious, fun and filling! Nutritionist Sonja Max and coach Cindy Brooks share what to eat, and how to easily make the shift to a healthier, happier and more sustainable lifestyle. Snacks provided. Visit www.cindyandsonja.com for more information. NOTE: This class is for those who have already taken Level 1.

    Downtown Co-op  •  register at Co-op •  $125

    Fresh and Alive in Five: Level 2 with Sonja Max, MS, RD and Cindy Brooks

    More Energy Naturally with Mystique Grobe, ND

    Monday, Oct. 13, 7 –9pm

    Dr. Mystique talks about the most common causes of fatigue and loss of stamina, as well as which tests might be useful in diagnosing the root causes--fatigue can be hard to pin down, so it is frequently overlooked in lab work. She will also provide a wide range of self and doctor-directed remedies that are more effective and have fewer harmful side-effects than so-called “energy drinks” and stimulants.

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

    More Energy Naturally with Mystique Grobe, ND

  • Tue, 10/14

    Caribbean Kitchen: East Indian, West Indian with Sarah Chan

    Sarah Chan draws on her Trinidadian roots to create East Indian dishes as they’ve been adapted in the Caribbean. Enjoy eggplant fritters (baiganee), lamb curry, coconut curry green beans, tamarind chutney, and paratha (Indian bread).

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

    Caribbean Kitchen: East Indian, West Indian with Sarah Chan

    Starting a Co-op #3: Opening the Doors Jim Ashby and Holly O’ Neil

    For new co-ops, opening the doors is the end of one process but the beginning of another. This session is the third in a series of three classes designed by the Co-op Member Affairs Committee to support the creation of co-ops in Whatcom County. Jim Ashby is General Manager of Community Food Co-op. Holly O’ Neil provides organizational development and facilitation services through Crossroad Consulting, and has been working with Community Food Co-op for over 20 years.

    This is session #3: Formalizing the co-op--opening the doors

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

    Starting a Co-op #3: Opening the Doors Jim Ashby and Holly O’ Neil

  • Wed, 10/15

    Small Dishes of the World: Basque Tapas with Jesse Otero

    The fiercely independent spirit of the Basque region of Northern Spain is present even in its cuisine.   Join us as we explore the unique Basque tapas culture known as pinxtos.  Chef Jesse will demonstrate garlicky sautéed shrimp, baked mushrooms in herbs and butter, olive oil grilled bread with roasted olives and cauliflower, and more. 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

    Small Dishes of the World: Basque Tapas with Jesse Otero

    Clearing Toxic Emotions for Sound Sleep with Santosha Nobel

    Wednesday, Oct.15, 6:30–8 pm

    Join Certified Hypnotherapist Santosha Nobel for a discussion of the importance and impact of our subconscious and unconscious sides, and their role in sound sleep. Experience relaxation techniques, hypnotherapy, and guided imagery journeys to learn how to identify and clear old emotions and beliefs for a better night’s rest.

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

    Clearing Toxic Emotions for Sound Sleep with Santosha Nobel

  • Thu, 10/16

    Third Thursday Local Music Series -- Gallowglass

    We are delighted to welcome Gallowglass, a wonderful collaboration of talented local musicians, back to the Co-op. Gallowglass shares a great love of Irish music, as well as related traditional and contemporary songs. Violinist Brit Keeton has studied with Anna Schaad and Cayley Schmid, and her joy and passion for traditional music is downright infectious. Zach Bauman possesses a beautiful touch on both guitar and mandolin, and well-known local musician Jan Peters has recently added Irish bouzouki to his repertoire. It’s a show you won’t want to miss!

    Orchard Mason Bee Care with Valeri Wade

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 6:30-8:30 pm

    Native orchard mason bees are superb pollinators, visiting up to 1900 flowers a day. Want to know how to help them do this amazing job? We'll discuss life cycle, housing and predators. Then we'll clean some live, hibernating bees so you know how to best care for them. Valeri Wade has worked with mason bees for nearly 20 years

    Downtown Co-op • register at Co-op • $7

    Orchard Mason Bee Care with Valeri Wade

    Juicy Joints with Carolyn Hallett

    Learn how to remove the triggers that cause joint inflammation, and a holistic strategy to reverse the inflammatory process. If aching joints are bumming you out or slowing you down, come to this practical class to learn how to keep your joints juicy, strong, and pain free without drugs or surgery. Carolyn Hallett is a Certified Classical Homeopath and wellness consultant, and has been in practice since 1999.

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

    Juicy Joints with Carolyn Hallett

  • Sat, 10/18

    Member-Owner Appreciation Day at Downtown store!

    We appreciation YOU! Stop by for freebies, prize patrol, live music by Rattletrap Ruckus, enter our member-owner raffle, meet local vendors, and sample their products!

    Community Shopping Day to benefit Conservation Northwest

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

  • Mon, 10/20

    Green Burial with Brian Flowers and Jodie Buller

    Monday, Oct. 20, 6:30–8 pm

    Green burial is a beautiful, meaningful way to return to the earth when you die. This presentation offers planning ideas and de-mystifies natural burial practices. We'll walk through a worksheet to help you organize financial information and details about how you'd like to be buried, and how to share it with your family and special friends. We'll answer questions about burial costs, choosing a designated agent, and even how to work with dry ice for an in-home funeral.

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

    Green Burial with Brian Flowers and Jodie Buller

  • Tue, 10/21

    "Food for Change" documentary film. Director in attendance

    At Pickford Film Center
    5:30 pm reception, 6:30 pm movie
    Filmmaker Steve Alves in attendance
    Purchase tickets at www.pickfordfilmcenter.org

    Join us for a special Co-op Month presentation during Doctober at the Pickford. The film focuses on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic chnage in American culture. See how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security.

    On Cabbage with Robert Fong

    There is nothing like great home cooking, and guest Pat Doering‘s time-honored Hungarian cabbage rolls simmered with spare ribs and sausages illustrate that! Her complementary side dishes and Chef Fong’s new-school charred and braised cabbage with crème fraiche, will make for an evening of good eating and storytelling. 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

    On Cabbage with Robert Fong

  • Wed, 10/22

    Take Control of Your Bone Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 6:30–8:30 pm

    Understand bone chemistry, bone building and bone health. Jim Ehmke will give details on a comprehensive program for increasing bone density. He’ll discuss the role of calcium and other minerals and vitamins, the pros and cons of bone density testing,  the effectiveness of hair tissue analysis and more.

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

    Take Control of Your Bone Health with Jim Ehmke, CN

  • Thu, 10/23

    Raw Tricks and Treats with Bruce Horowitz

    Master live foods chef Bruce Horowitz teaches you some of his most distinctive and delicious treats. Get ready for mesquite fudge fondue, chocolate hemp truffles, outrageous peppermint patties, maca blondies and lucuma cherry drops. These delectable delights feature powerful superfoods and low-glycemic, healthful sweeteners. This class is suitable for vegans and gourmands of all stripes. Everybody leaves with a goodie bag!

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

    Raw Tricks and Treats with Bruce Horowitz

    Homeopathy & Digestive Health with Monique Arsenault

    Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:30–8:00 pm

    For many of us, optimum digestive health is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and now is the perfect time to listen to what our gut is  really trying to tell us.  Within a homeopathic perspective, this class will explore the innate wisdom of the body, the sacred workings of the solar plexus,  and how outward symptoms of illness are created by a deeper inner disturbance.  Participants will learn of 3 easy techniques to support and improve their own digestive health.

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

    Homeopathy & Digestive Health with Monique Arsenault

  • Sat, 10/25

    Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen with Cindy McKinney

    Have fun and save money with these satisfying and easy-to-make gift ideas. Cindy will demonstrate the creation of a wide array of gifts from the kitchen including ginger pear jam, apple pie moonshine, foggies (a cross between fudge and a brownie), quick bread in a bottle, build-your-own bark candies, spice blends, and more. Many of the recipes can be customized with your own personal touch.
    Cordata Co-op  • register at WCC (383-3200 or follow the link below to the WCC website) • $39

    Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen with Cindy McKinney

  • Tue, 10/28

    Rustic French with Karina Davidson

    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

    Rustic French with Karina Davidson

    Natural Solutions to Neck Pain with Richard Tran, DC

    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

  • Wed, 10/29

    Member Affairs Committee Meeting

    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

    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

    Small Dishes of the World: Meze with Jesse Otero

  • Thu, 10/30

    Introduction to Qigong and Tai Chi with Kelly Hong-Williams

    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 with Kelly Hong-Williams

    Make Your Own Raw Gluten-Free Crackers is canceled

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

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

    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

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

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