Classes & Events

We request registration for all classes. If you did not register prior to, and/or did not leave your contact information, please call ahead to confirm availability. Classes may fill up or be canceled. We can only contact registrants who have provided information.

 

CBD Informational Talk
Tuesday September 3rd 6pm
Rachael Henne and Andrew Switz, Founders of RopaNa
Join us for a free informational talk about the uses and benefits of CBD oil hosted by the founders of RopaNa. Attendees will also be able to take advantage of an extra 15% off RopaNa products during the event.
Free! Registration requested.

 

Teen Nutrition
Saturday September 7th 11am-12:30pm
Alison Birks, MS, AHG, CNS

This class is aimed at educating parents and caregivers about the value of good nutrition for teens.  Do you struggle over food with your teenager?  Explore ways to communicate about healthy eating. Tips and practical suggestions for improving your family’s diet will be provided.
Free! Registration requested.

 

Sauerkraut Made Simple
September 10th 6-7pm
Holli Cederholm
Lacto-fermentation is a safe, easy, and effective way to preserve vegetables from your garden and local farms. Fermentation also increases the health benefits of your food by promoting healthy probiotic bacteria! Learn the basics of fermenting vegetables through an interactive sauerkraut-making demonstration without special equipment. Leave with the skills needed to preserve most vegetables, as well as a variety of fruits and homemade condiments. Holli has 10+ years of homesteading experience to draw upon, in which she grew and preserved much of her diet. Attendees will receive a $5 coupon towards their next purchase at New Morning Market.
Tickets $5. Registration requested.

 

Introduction to Pet Massage and Energy Work: Helping You and Your Pets Heal
Saturday September 14th 2pm
Kerrie March, LMT
Join Kerrie March to learn massage and energy techniques that you can do at home to help your pet’s health and well-being. These techniques can help reduce anxiety and pain, increase relaxation, and reduce muscle discomfort. Please bring a stuffed animal to practice on. This fun class will cover how to start a session, what to focus on, how to listen to your pet, how to use hand pressure, safety, and other issues.
Tickets $20. Registration requested.

 

Mushroom Hunting
Sunday September 15th 10am-3pm
The Mushroom Hunting Foundation
Learn all about the fall season for local wild mushrooms!  Ryan Bouchard and Emily Schmidt, co-creators of the Mushroom Hunting Foundation, share first-hand how to enjoy edible wild mushrooms.  First, a slide show will cover the basics of mushroom science and safety and the amazingly diverse fungi of the region (focusing on fall mushrooms considered safe for beginners). Next, after a snack break, the group will head to the woods and fields for a guided mushroom hunting adventure, returning for a cooking demonstration that will include several remarkable fall species. Items you may want to bring include a notebook and pen, camera, and water bottle. Please dress for walking in the woods.
Tickets $35. Registration requested.

 

Seafood, Sustainability + the Science of Omega-3s
Tuesday September 17th 12pm
Vincent de Luise, MD
How does a good ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids impact a healthy diet? Omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA, are essential because our bodies cannot manufacture them.
The omega-3s are known to have significant health benefits, including a reduction in inflammation, and thus a potential reduction in arthritis, heart disease, and certain cancers. Omega-3s are also linked to possible benefits in cognition. EPA and DHA are sourced largely from fish, a crucial global resource that has become heavily over-exploited, to the point where certain fish stocks are being decimated. Can we safely continue to eat fish? Are there alternative sources of Omega-3s that are as nutritious and delicious? Can we save ourselves and save our planet? Join Dr Vincent de Luise for a lively conversation about seafood, sustainability and the future of omega-3s. We promise only a tiny taste of biochemistry, but a big serving of useful information! Want to explore the topic more prior to the event? Check out Queen of Fats by Susan Allport and The Omega Principle by Paul Greenberg.
Free! Registration Requested.

 

Restorative Yoga
Tuesday September 17th 6pm
Jocelyn Rivera, Yoga Instructor
Sponsored by Dr. Hauschka Skincare
 Align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body with a sensorial twist. In this class full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, as we make a full circuit of the body’s range of motion. Plus, you’ll receive a balancing Facial Toner to help your skin stay balanced all day and a complimentary skin consultation.
The class is free. Space is limited. Sign up today.

 

Healthy Beautiful Skin with Lymphatic Stimulation
Wednesday September 18th 6-7 pm
Alexis Murphey, Licensed Esthetician
Achieve healthy beautiful skin! Learn about the Dr. Hauschka difference with a deeper look into what makes Dr. Hauschka products so effective and why people can’t stop talking about the Classic Iconic Facial. Treat your skin to an evening of restoration with the Vitality Center’s Esthetician, Alexis Murphy.  Guests will have a chance to both test product and technique in this hands on class.
Free! Registration requested.

 

Alternatives to Medication for ADD/ADHD
Saturday September 21st 2pm
Dr. Shawn Carney
Children and adults both struggle with these difficult disorders which disrupt productivity
and success in school. For children, parents, and adults who do not want to use medications,
there are effective and science-based natural treatment options. Dr. Shawn Carney, a
naturopathic physician at Northeast Natural Medicine, LLC, will discuss how
neurotransmitter testing, dietary changes, and nutritional supplementation can successfully
treat patients with ADD/ADHD.
Free! Registration requested.

 

Songwriter’s Series
Saturday September 28th 7:30pm
Join us for another incredible evening of music featuring four local singer songwriters performing original music! Doors open at 7pm in our handicapped accessible Community Room. Snacks will be available for purchase and donations for the performance are graciously accepted.  For more info, contact Doug Mahard at 203-266-6688.
Free!

 

Kundalini Yoga Classes 
Mondays & Thursdays 6pm | Tuesdays & Fridays 9am
Anne Novak
A dynamic combination of movement, postures, breath work practices, meditation, and sound healing with the gong to strengthen the flow of healing energy through the body, improving physical health and fitness, relieving stress, and allowing us to deeply relax and enjoy life. Appropriate for all levels of experience and fitness. No registration required! For more info, contact annenovak@charter.net or visit  www.annenovakyoga.co