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Classes and Services at the Co-op

Honest Weight offers free and low-cost classes as part of our mission. We are committed to helping our community learn more about growing, choosing, preparing, and using natural foods and to teaching about alternative ways of living that are healthy for ourselves, our community, and our planet. 

This Month's Classes

One-on-One Services

Group Sessions + Drop in Services

Honest Weight Outreach - Come see us out in the Community!

Please note that classes and services often fill up. Register to reserve your spot where required, and please let us know if your plans change and you are no longer able to make it. Please contact Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator, with any questions at 518.482.2667 ext. 219 or DeannaB@honestweight.coop. All classes are free of charge uness otherwise noted.

 

 

This month's classes. Reserve a spot at the individual link below

 

Selecting & Selected - Getting the Job You Want 
With Matthew O’Brien
Thursday, February 27th, 6-7:30
This class focuses on finding potential areas of passion and the identification of job-related KSAOs: Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics that may help you be selected for an interview. Matthew will also share interview tips, stand-out resume designs, highlighting transferable skills, and leveraging the power of LinkedIn. Community Room

Hearty Vegan Soups
With Joanne Porrazzo
Thursday, February 27th, 6-7:30pm
Join Joanne in this hands-on wintertime class! You’ll learn to make quick, easy and satisfying vegan soups that will warm and nourish your body, mind and soul. Joanne has a culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute and a Holistic Health Counselor’s certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Teaching Kitchen

Kids: Co-op Special Ops!
With Selena Wright
Saturday, February 29th, 11am-12pm
Join us for this awesome new kids’ adventure in which we’ll take a deep dive into some of the fabulous, delicious, unique, and sometimes exotic foods we have here at Honest Weight. Part exploring, part sleuthing, part tasting, all super fun! This is a drop-and-shop class for kids ages four and over. Community Room

Gear Up! Launch Your New Chapter through Transformational Coaching 
With Adina Saperstein
Saturday, February 29th, 2-3:30pm
This introduction to Transformational Coaching will guide you to initiate and navigate challenging changes to your livelihood, wellness, or other aspects of life through the GEAR UP method: Ground; Envision; Actualize; Reflect. The first hour will briefly go through these four stages; then we’ll have an opportunity to delve deeper into the Actualizing and Reflecting stages, and to find out what participants are most interested in focusing on through coaching. 

  • Grounding uses simple yet powerful breath work practices to help stabilize you through whatever change you seek.
  • Envisioning involves creating a vivid, comprehensive picture of the life you aspire towards--including livelihood, wellness, home and relationships.
  • Actualizing involves creating a roadmap towards an aspect of that vision, including concrete strategies, actions and benchmarks.
  • Reflecting involves cultivating awareness of the blockages -- including fears and limiting beliefs -- that may impede progress towards your aspirations, and working skillfully with them in order to fully get on your own team. 

Adina Saperstein is a transformational coach, yoga instructor, healing arts practitioner, and small business consultant with a background in international economic development and humanitarian aid, and a passion for coaching active and aspiring creative and social entrepreneurs to hone their intuition and harness their momentum. She teaches Kundalini, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga in Hudson and Catskill with a particular focus on practices designed for trauma and addiction recovery, and integrates yoga therapy and Reiki into her coaching work. More at www.adinarose.net Community Room

Cosmetics Made Easy for the Wellness of You!
With Latrell DeWitt of our Wellness Department
Sunday, March 1st, 1-2:30pm
All are welcome as Latrell teaches us some of the many ways to utilize essential oils. Children are also encouraged to attend and must be accompanied by an adult. Teaching Kitchen

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
With Courtney Barber
Sunday, March 1st, 3-5pm
Mindfulness-based stress reduction now has a strong research base in neurobiology and is increasingly being used for emotional health, chronic pain, improved sleep and more. Come join a monthly group of those interested in exploring simple mindfulness and meditation techniques for decreased stress and increased quality of daily life. No commitment required; feel free to drop in on the first Sunday of each month. Teaching Kitchen

Developing a Healthy Momentum
With Valerie Raucci
Sunday, March 1st, 3:30-5pm
How do we begin to put positive action plans into place in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle? How do friends and family impact our choices? What is self-leadership? What is a “primary food?” Join us to learn the answers to these questions and more! Community Room

ESL (English As A Second Language)
With Andrea Hyary
Every Monday, 8:30-9:45am
Honest Weight is proud to offer this drop in conversational group class for all levels for the purpose of hearing and practicing English. Appropriate for those who have some knowledge of English and wish to strengthen their speaking skills. Class is limited to 10 participants. Community Room

Acro Yoga
with Brian Hull
Monday, March 2nd & March 23rd from 6-7:30pm
Calling your inner child! In this fun, all-ages class, we will discuss safety, spotting, and basic movements and poses, followed by facilitated play/practice with certified teachers. Come play, cooperate, move, communicate, create, and explore with us! Community Room

Cooking with CDSNY
With Kristen, CDSNY 
Wednesday, March 4th, 10am-12pm
This class is open to the public and offered in partnership with the Center for Disability Services of NY. More info to come! Teaching Kitchen

Wildwood Cooking Skills I 
With Becky Thayer
Wednesday, March 4th, 6-7:30pm
Learn how to create a healthy, vegetable-based entree that includes step-by-step guidelines for safe food preparation, safe knife handling, and instructions for proper stove use. Limited spaces are open to the public. Teaching Kitchen

Yoga for Kids! Ages 7-12
With David Caso
Thursdays, 5-5:45pm
In this new yoga class taught in story form, kids ages 7-12 join David (Kripalu teacher, parent, fun-seeker) to learn some of the important aspects of yoga--how to challenge the body physically, calm the mind with peacefulness, and, of course, have great fun! This is a space where we will fly like dragons and stand as peaceful warriors. Come to one or all of the classes! Community Room

Basics Of Home Organization
With Jes Marcy
Thursday, March 5th, 6:15-7:30pm
Has the stuff in your home become a source of stress in your life? It doesn't need to be this way! Come and learn the basics of home organization with Professional Organizer, Jes Marcy. Her unique method, Prioritize Your Sanity, teaches you how to take control of the clutter and create a house that is truly a home. Jes will help you figure out where to start and how to move forward during this fun and enlightening workshop. Community Room

What’s the Story?
With Selena Wright 
Every Friday, 11-11:45am
Drop in for Little Cooperators Story Time! This weekly offering will include an engaging story book, creative craft, and yummy snacks for our younger shoppers (ages 2-4). This offering for ages 2-4 happens every Friday during the school calendar. Parents must accompany children. Community Room

High-Spirit Yoga 
With Matthew O’Brien
Fridays, March 6th & 20th, 4:30-5:45pm
Come and get high...spirited with a CBD-infused yoga class! Start the class off with a free sample of local CBD and a Q&A session, followed by a 60-min beginner yoga flow with intermediate options to help raise your mind and body spirit even higher! Laughter and smiles required. Community Room

Acupuncture (NEW!)
with Crystal Marks L.Ac. MSTOM,
Saturdays beginning March 7th, 4:30-7PM
Acupuncture can be used to help with a variety of conditions such as pain, anxiety, stress, digestive issues or just to maintain a healthy balance. A 30 minute session will allow us time for a targeted one-sided acupuncture treatment. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

What Does Our Board Do? A Deeper Dive
With HWFC Governance Committee
Saturday, March 7th, 3-4:30pm
Bewildered by governance at Honest Weight? Think you understand it? No matter your knowledge base, this interactive workshop with fellow Member-Owners and staff is for you! We will summarize the role of a Board of Directors, discuss how our Board fits into Co-op governance, and end with a panel discussion including current Honest Weight board members. Light refreshments will be provided. There will be plenty of time for Q&A! Walk-ins will be welcome as space allows. Community Room

Zero Waste Cooking: Fermentation!
With Chef Morgan Lee Waite
Saturday, March 7th, 2-3:30pm
Come and learn how to get the most bang for your buck at the Coop! We will be exploring why there is a real need from us as consumers to better and more responsibility utilize our food--in this case by fermenting various foods. We will share fun ideas, recipes, tips, and storage/preservation methods. Culinary Institute trained Chef Morgan and team will be demonstrating some of these techniques so that you can taste and recreate at home. Teaching Kitchen

Hand Lettering Basics
With Nina Stanley
Saturday, March 7th, 6-8pm
Join artist extraordinaire, Nina, as she guides participants through the basics of hand lettering. Feel free to bring a notebook or journal, although materials will be provided. No experience necessary! Community Room

Stir It Up! Kids’ Gluten-Free Cooking Class Ages 8-12: Sweet & Savory Hand Pies
With Deanna Beyer & Kathy Deweese
Sunday, March 8th, 1-4pm
A hands-on cooking class for aspiring chefs ages 8-12. The chefs will create two versions of classic hand pies: scratch jam and mashed potato cheddar. Please bring two small containers for leftovers. Please note: this class is gluten-free, but does use dairy. Substitutions will not be made. $25 per child. Space is very limited for this drop-off class, so register early! Teaching Kitchen

Schodack Sessions Folk Music
Monday, March 9th, 6-8pm
Serving music enthusiasts from beginner through intermediate, this group offers basic instruction on playing and singing folk music on various instruments. Everyone is welcome to stop in, observe and/or participate! We meet on the second Monday of each month. Community Room

Public Meditation with Tibetan Buddhism Albany
Tuesday, March 10th, 7:30-8:30pm
Offered on the second Tuesday of each month at Honest Weight. Come meditate for the first or four-hundredth time! Teaching Kitchen

Albany Drum Circle
Wednesday, March 11th and 25th, 6-7:30pm
Learn and practice African rhythms with the Albany Drum Circle at their new winter home at Honest Weight! All experience levels are welcome and, if you need a drum, we can usually provide one. Please sign up formally to get future invitations and updates. Community Room

Savory Dinner Pancakes
With Nina, CDSNY 
Thursday, March 12th, 10am-12:00pm
Join Nina as she demonstrates how to make these savory delights--perfect for dinner or any time of day! This class is open to the public and offered in partnership with the Center for Disability Services of NY. Teaching Kitchen

Taming the Toxins
With Jennifer Baer, NP
Thursday, March 12th, 6:15-7:30pm
Come and hear cutting edge concepts, ideas and treatments on how to get ready for spring cleaning of the body! Corresponding supplements will be on sale in the Wellness Dept. Plenty of time for Q&A! Community Room

Lunch International Style for Kids: Ireland
With Selena Wright
Saturday, March 14th, 11am-12pm
Join us as we travel the world! In March we’ll venture to the Emerald Isle to explore and taste what kids in Ireland eat. This is a drop and shop class for kids ages 4 and up! Teaching Kitchen

Grocery Shopping to Reduce Inflammation
With SynRG Integrative Health 
Saturday, March 14th, 2-4pm
Trying to figure out how to incorporate anti-inflammatory foods in your diet? Join Natasha Ruiz, NP and Katie Collins, RN for this informative, interactive store tour that will help you learn how to select foods specifically to reduce on-going inflammation in the body. Plenty of time for Q&A. Space is limited, so please register early! Community Room

Fearless Fretters
Monday, March 16th, 2:30-4:30pm
Please join the old time string band, Fearless Fretters, on the third Monday of each month!  The focus for this open jam is southern old time acoustic string band dance music. You can bring an instrument and play along or come to listen. All playing levels and listeners are welcome! Community Room

Singing Bowls
With Bill Leslie
Monday, March 16th, 6-7:00pm
Meditation allows the mind to let go of the past and put aside expectations for the future. The sound of singing bowls helps create that pause. Bring a cushion or yoga mat to sit on. A limited number of chairs will be available. Community Room

HWFC’s Coffeehouse Open Mic 
Wednesday, March 18th, 7-9:00pm
Join us in the Co-op Cafe on the third Wednesday of each month for a night of community music, poetry, and storytelling. Grab a latte and listen to talented members of the HWFC community, or come at 6:30 to sign up to perform. This is a family friendly event for all ages. Co-op Cafe

Vegan Muffins & Cookies
With Joanne Porrazzo
Thursday, March 19th, 6-7:30pm
Join Joanne in this hands-on class and learn to make quick, easy and satisfying vegan baked goods that will warm and nourish your body, mind and soul. Joanne has a culinary degree from the Natural Gourmet Institute and a Holistic Health Counselor’s certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Teaching Kitchen

High-Spirit Yoga 
With Matthew O’Brien
Fridays, March 20th & 6th, 4:30-5:45pm
Come and get high...spirited with a CBD-infused yoga class! Start the class off with a free sample of local CBD and a Q&A session, followed by a 60-min beginner yoga flow with intermediate options to help raise your mind and body spirit even higher! Laughter and smiles required. Community Room

Co-op Special Ops: Cheese!
With Selena Wright
Saturday, March 21st, 11am-12pm
Join us for this awesome new kids’ adventure in which we’ll take a deep dive into some of the fabulous, delicious, unique, and sometimes exotic cheese we have here at Honest Weight. Part exploring, part sleuthing, part tasting, all super fun! This is a drop-and-shop class for kids ages four and over. Community Room

Bulk Cooking
With Laura Gregg
Saturday, March 21st, 2-4pm
Running out of ideas for sticking to your New Years goals of eating healthier?  Join Whole30®️ Certified Coach Laura Gregg for a Whole30/Paleo cooking class with a different spin on "bulk cooking” that will help you get healthy meals on the table each night in under 30 minutes with some easy prep on your "cook up" day. Teaching Kitchen

Product Knowledge: Sprouts!
With Chef Morgan
Sunday, March 22nd, 2-3:30pm 
Join us for this popular class in our series with Culinary Institute-trained Chef Morgan.  Explore indoor winter farming and learn how to grow and enjoy different types of sprouts! Then, as usual, we’ll taste and share recipes for you to recreate at home! Teaching Kitchen

Wildwood Cooking Skills II 
With Becky Thayer
Monday, March 23rd, 6-7:30pm
Learn how to create a healthy, vegetable-based entree that includes step-by-step guidelines for safe food preparation, safe knife handling, and instructions for proper stove use. Limited spaces are open to the public. Teaching Kitchen

Tacos  
With Rebecca Gorney
Thursday, March 26th, 6-7:30pm
Tacos are a simple, adaptable meal that can please every palate. In this class, Rebecca will show you how to take taco night up a notch at home with traditional Mexican rice, refried beans, pickled onion, and other easy additions--all gluten-free! Teaching Kitchen

Let’s Bake Whoopie Pies!
With Marybeth Leo 
Saturday, March 28th, 9-10:45am
Learn to bake a classic New England “sandwich” - little cream-filled, sandwich cakes that are shaped like cookies & named after pies!  Marybeth will be teach you how to make delicious chocolate whoopie pies with yummy vanilla filling. Teaching Kitchen

Samosas  
With Indu and Sita 
Saturday, March 28th from 1-2:30pm
Learn to make Samosas, a traditional Indian pastry filled with a spiced--not necessarily spicy--mixture of potatoes and peas. It is triangular, deep fried and served with a cilantro chutney or tamarind sauce, which we'll learn to make as well! Samosas are usually served for high tea, as a snack, or as a side dish with lunch and/or dinner. Teaching Kitchen

From The Answer is Less! Class Series...
Join the #HonestWeightMinsChallenge!
With Jes Marcy
Saturday, March 28th, 1:30-2:30pm
Ready to start clearing the clutter and enjoy more space in your life? Join us as we kick-off this fun 30-day Co-op Community-wide challenge. We’ll explain the rules and goals of the Honest Weight Minimalist Challenge, provide you with support resources, and share some incredible success stories to inspire you to stop the flow of stuff in and increase the flow out! Community crushes clutter—we can do this TOGETHER! Community Room 

Yoga Basics
With David Caso
Sunday, March 29th, 9:15-10:30am
Ever find yourself looking around during a yoga class to make sure you are doing the pose correctly? In this basics class, we will step through select postures to check alignment and help you avoid injury in the future. And of course, we will incorporate a centering/intention along with a delightful savasana. Community Room

Color Your World Art Class Ages 12+
With Selena Wright
Sunday, March 29th, 1-2:30pm 
Taking inspiration from Georgia O’Keefe, we will unleash our creative coloring muscles on some fabulously giant flowers! Materials will be provided. Teaching Kitchen

Understanding the Science Behind Diabetes
With Laura Gregg
Sunday, March 29th, 1-2:30pm 
Encore presentation! Have you been diagnosed with Insulin Resistance, Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes?  Exercise Physiologist Laura Gregg is back to lead the first of a series of classes about Type 2 Diabetes. We’ll review the science of the condition and take a look at "conventional" nutrition strategies for management of the disease. Your questions and interests will help determine future class content so please come with ideas and questions! Community Room

Cultivating the Psychic Intuitive
With Richard Schneider
Sunday, March 29th, 3-4:30pm

"Everyone is born with psychic abilities. It’s just a matter of knowing how to tap into it.”
-Julien Offray de la Mettrie

Are you psychic? Do you want to know more about it? In this interactive and uplifting workshop, you will be introduced to the psychic-intuitive world including the different ways Spirit speaks to us and how to discern the difference between spiritual messages and your own thoughts. The workshop will help you uncover your intuitive gifts and show you why this is important to your spiritual path. Also, you will learn about spiritual protection and its importance in any psychic-intuitive work. Community Room

Diabetes Diet Planning
With Laura Gregg
Sunday, March 29, 4-5:30pm
Our ongoing series on managing Type 2 Diabetes with diet and exercise continues with a focus on creating meal plans to support a lower carbohydrate intake. If you are feeling frustrated because you know what to do but just not how to do it, this is the class for you!  Led by Exercise Physiologist Laura, we will review reading nutrition labels, various nutrition tracking apps and websites and meal planning. Teaching Kitchen

* The information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the guidance of your healthcare practitioner.

One-on-one Services. Reserve your spot at our service desk!

Reserve a session at our Service Desk or by calling (518) 482-2667. Please only sign up for one service each month to allow others to take advantage of our Practiioner Services. Please be sure to leave your  phone number when you reserve a session--sometimes our Practitioners have to cancel, in which case we need to be able to get in touch with you.

Therapeutic Touch with Nancy Brandt, Mondays, 12-3PM 
Therapeutic touch is a research-based energy healing modality which promotes a relaxation response and supports our innate capacity for self-healing. Great with helping chronic pain and emotional distress. Sign up at the Service Desk. 

Deep Tissue Massage with Melissa Enslin, LMT, Tuesdays, 10AM-1PM 
Sign up at the service desk to enjoy a 15-minute relaxing session. Melissa Enslin is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist has been practicing in her craft for over 15 years. She specializes in Deep Tissue Massage, Hot and Cold Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy, and Reiki I.

Shiatsu Massage with Raven, LMT, Tuesdays, 1-4PM
The style is based in traditional Chinese medicine, addressing the needs of the mind, body, and spirit, simultaneously. Shiatsu combines elements of deep tissue work with elements of sport-style massage, as well as elements of mindful breathing, and mind-body awareness. Clients should wear stretch, or loose fit, clothing, as shiatsu involves therapist-guided stretching and movement. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

Clutter Coaching Sessions with Jes Marcy, Tuesdays, 5pm
Are you overwhelmed by clutter in your home and not sure what to do? Do you avoid having people over? Honest Weight Member-Owner and Professional Organizer Jes Marcy can help! Book a 45-minute, one-on-one coaching session with Jes in our Practitioner Room, free of charge. Jes can advise you on the best way to start decluttering and stay decluttered. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

Neuro Massage with Chas Hayes NEW SESSION!
11am-2pm on select Thursdays each month (February 20th) 
These sessions last approximately 20 minutes and aim to calm, relax, and improve overall wellbeing (and even functioning) for those with neurological issues. Note: 95% of therapy can be done through clothing, except in instances of spinal massage, for which direct contact may be helpful with recipient's permission. Practitioner Room

Body Straightening with Chas Hayes NEW SESSION!
11am-2pm on select Thursdays each month (February 6th)
These sessions last approximately 20 minutes and aim to identify and alleviate regions of heightened tensions in your body that may contribute to throwing off functioning and mobility. Please note: Massage table is portable lite-weight with an approximate 200 pound weight limit. Practitioner Room

Reiki with Anne Samson
3-6:30pm on select Thursdays each month (February 6th & 20th) NEW SESSION!
Reiki is a Japanese relaxation technique that promotes healing. The gentle, soothing energy of Reiki is deeply relaxing, and has been known to heal a variety of physical, mental and emotional issues. Anne Samson is a Holy Fire Usui and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher. Practitioner Room

Full Spectrum Healings with Sydney Allen, 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 5:45-7:45pm
Come in and spend 20 restorative minutes with Sydney Allen, a Certified Full Spectrum Master Healer and hit the big reset button to reconnect you with yourself. Release your stress and reharmonize your whole system-- mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

¡Bebé Spanish! with Castle Island Bilingual Montessori Fridays, 10-11:00AM
Join toddler teacher and native Spanish speaker Miss Lili of Castle Island Bilingual Montessori for a Spanish play group for parents and toddlers. Miss Lili will guide children between the ages of 18 and 36 months old and their parents through Montessori hands-on activities. This class will be held from 10-11:00am every Friday during the regular school schedule. 

Nutritional Counseling with Hollan Bonjukian, Fridays, 11am-2pm NEW TIME!
From Fear to Freedom; learn how to use dietary fats to become fat adapted and break the sugar addiction. This is an opportunity to discover dietary freedom through fats from a nutrition expert, athletic trainer and compassionate coach. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

Oracle Card Reading with Richard Schneider, Fridays, 3-5pm
Richard intuitively reads from several decks of oracle cards to bring in guidance from Spirit about your life questions and issues. These readings feature thematic cards as well as the traditional Tarot. The messages are presented in a positive atmosphere and are meant to be insightful and helpful. Practitioner Room

Chakra Clearing and Charging with Richard Schneider, Fridays, 5-6pm
In this session, Richard will discuss the functions of the chakras and conduct a meditation designed to clear and charge the seven major chakras. In addition, he'll use tuning forks and vocal toning to enhance the experience in order to move toward greater energetic balance. Practitioner Room

Herbal Health Consultations, Saturdays 9:30AM-12:30PM
Join Stacey Magliaro to learn more about the use of herbs and diet for aging well, health issues, and in helping individuals regain lost vitality. Sign up at the Service Desk.

Reiki with Aidan Thompson, Saturdays, 2-5PM
Reiki is a Japanese technique done through gentle touch that promotes deep relaxation and healing. A warm and soothing energy flows from the hands into the client, releasing tension and creating a space that allows the body to heal itself. Aidan is a certified seventh-generation Reiki II practitioner in the Usui Reiki lineage. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

Acupuncture with Crystal Marks L.Ac. MSTOM, Saturdays beginning March 7th, 4:30-7PM NEW SERVICE!
Acupuncture can be used to help with a variety of conditions such as pain, anxiety, stress, digestive issues or just to maintain a healthy balance. A 30 minute session will allow us time for a targeted one-sided acupuncture treatment. Sign up for a session at our Service Desk!

 Group Sessions + Drop-In Services No need to register—just drop in!

Conversational French with Martha Codio, Every Sunday, 10-11AM
Drop by our Community Room and join in this meetup for French speakers at all levels. Open to everyone who wants to learn a new language, practice and improve what they already know. It is a fun and interactive class that promotes conversations among individuals. Conference Room

Sunday Morning Yoga with Katherine Nadeau, Every Sunday, 11AM-12PM
Greet the new week with grace and energy in a mindful yoga practice.  All levels welcome. Please bring a mat and water with you, dress comfortably, and bring any props you need.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Courtney Barber, 3-5pm on select Sundays each month 
Mindfulness-based stress reduction now has a strong research base in neurobiology and is increasingly being used for emotional health, chronic pain, improved sleep and more. Drop in to our monthly group of those interested in exploring simple mindfulness and meditation techniques. Teaching Kitchen

ESL (English As A Second Language) with Andrea Hyary, Every Monday, 8:30-9:45am
Honest Weight is proud to offer this drop in conversational group class for all levels for the purpose of hearing and practicing English. Appropriate for those who have some knowledge of English and wish to strengthen their speaking skills. Class is limited to 10 participants. Community Room

Conversational Spanish with Melanie Porés, Every Monday, 10-11AM
Drop by our Café and join in this meetup for Spanish speakers at all levels.  

Schodack Sessions Folk Music, Second Mondays, 6-8PM
Serving music enthusiasts from beginner through intermediate, this group offers basic instruction on playing and singing folk music on various instruments. Everyone is welcome to stop in, observe and/or participate! We meet on the second Monday of each month. Community Room

Singing Bowls with Bill Leslie, Third Mondays, 6-7:00PM
Meditation allows the mind to let go of the past and put aside expectations for the future. The sound of singing bowls helps create that pause. Participants in this meditation session are encouraged to bring a cushion or yoga mat to sit on. A limited number of chairs will be available. Please arrive on time for meditation at 6pm.

Body Fat & Blood Pressure Screening, Every Tuesday, 11AM-1PM Personal trainer, Jeff Miller, will test your body fat and blood pressure and translate those numbers into usable information about your health.  At Service Desk.

Public Meditation Class with Diamond Way Buddhism, Second Tuesdays, 7:30-8:30PM
This monthly meditation practice at HWFC is straightforward and aimed at regular people with busy lives. Beginners are welcome!

Co-op Family Group, Every Wednesday, 10AM-12PM
A weekly family group that has been meeting at Honest Weight since 2006 to discuss a whole host of topics pertaining to natural parenting choices. Kids are welcome! 

Yoga for Parkinson’s, Every Thursday, 11:45AM-12:45PM
A gentle yet motivating chair yoga class designed to inspire mind/body ease and enhance daily functioning for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers.

Knit & Stitch, Every Friday (except in the summer), 12-2PM 
Knit & Stitch is for people at all levels of expertise, those with skills to share and others who wish to learn, in a setting of camaraderie and conversation. Drop in anytime!

What’s the Story? Every Friday, 11-11:45am 
Drop in for Little Cooperators Story Time! This weekly offering will include an engaging story book, creative craft, and yummy snacks for our younger shoppers (ages 2-4). What’s the Story takes place every Friday during the school calendar. Parents must accompany children. Community Room

D&D @ HWFC, Every Friday, 5-8pm
Meet new people, build memories, and add adventure to our life! Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) is a game focused on co-operative story-telling, imagination, and problem-solving. It’s a perfect vehicle to encourage diplomacy, community, cultural understanding & acceptance. We offer a seat to anyone who would like to join regardless of experience or understanding, belief or background, age or ability. Community Room

Albany Food Readers Book Club, First Saturdays every other month, 7PM 
We believe that reading, discussion, and community building are the ingredients needed to counterbalance the misconceptions in our food system.Our goal is to empower participants with a new found awareness and appreciation for our food system. Book topics include farming, agriculture, cooking education, nature, ecology, food history, food biography, food memoirs, food science, food justice, food security, food policy and issues, foodie culture, and food related movements. See the books and upcoming meeting info here!

Community Outreach - Co-op Classes at the CommunityOur Outreach Team travels all around the Capital District to offer Honest Weight education at schools, libraries, and community spaces. Come see us out in the community! For more information, contact Amy, our Outreach Coordinator, at amy@honestweight.coop.

2020 Empty Bowls, Sunday, February 2nd, 12-2:30pm
Delmar Reformed Church, 386 Delaware Ave, Delmar, NY 12054
Price: $25, kids under 10 are free
A annual festive family event to support FOCUS Churches of Albany's efforts to end hunger and promote food  justice. Choose a locally made soup bowl & enjoy gourmet soups, bread & baked goodies. The bowl is yours to keep as a reminder of the many empty bowls in the world.  Your attendance supports the service and advocacy work of FOCUS Churches of Albany. Honest Weight will be there samping a Sampling a Curried Butternut Squash Lentil Soup. Learn more!

CHEESE AND CHOCOLATE TASTING, Saturday, February 8th, 2pm
RCS Community Library, 95 Main St, Ravena, NY 12143
Tempt your taste buds when the Honest Weight Food Co-op brings a selection of cheese and chocolate to
sample. Learn a little about what you're sampling and find your favorite pairing of these two taste treats. Registration required. Call the library at 518-756-2053 or email info@rcscommunitylibrary.org

Healthy Hub: Food Prep 101, Tuesday, February 25th, 6:30-7:30pm
Sidney Albert Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208
Join Rebecca Gorney from the Honest Weight Food Co-op for an hour of easy, hands on food prep! Each class features a hand picked recipe that uses locally grown ingredients available at the Honest Weight Co-op. At the end of each class, participants will have a chance to sample the prepared recipe. Each class is limited to 15 participants. Contact Lisa Morlitz at (518)438-6651 for more info. Learn more and sign up.

Troy Barn Dance Experience, Friday, February 21st, 7-9:30pm
Troy YWCA, 21 First St, Troy NY
Traditional Roots Dancing featuring live fiddle music with caller-led figures that are fun and easy to do! Caller: Paul Rosenberg with music by Curragh. Suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $2 for children. Free snacks donated by the Honest Weight Food Coop. Learn more!

International Women’s Day Celebration, Sunday, March 8th from 12-3pm
The Beltrone Living Center, 6 Winners Cir, Albany, NY
This is an historic year for women. March 8, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote. That’s 100 years of being heard, of making change, of standing up for their rights. We’d like to make this International Women’s Day your day, and ask you to do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women in our community. Enjoy information sessions, panels, music, laughter, coffee and snacks. 

We warmly invite you to honor this day with us, to come together, to share and learn with our community. Join us as we talk, eat and network with artists, business people, politicians, leaders and women from all walks of life and cultures. Free to attend.

11th Annual Mac-n-Cheese Bowl, March 14th 11-2:00pm
Marcelle Athletic Complex at Siena College, Loudonville
This event features variations on macaroni and cheese from up to 30 area restaurants including Honest Weight! In 10 years, the event has raised more than $415,000 for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. There will be up to 30 tasting stations, with breweries and cideries offering tastings for an extra fee. Tickets, at $20 ($5 kids) are available now at the food bank’s website.

Shakes & Bakes: Tween/Teen Cooking Club – Instant Noodle Cups, Monday, March 16th at 4-5pm
Albany Public Library Bach Branch, 455 New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY
We'll be teaching 11-17 year olds how to make ramen! Space is limited so pre-registration is required.

Red Cross Blood Drive, Tuesday, March 31st from 12-5pm
Mobile Bus at Honest Weight Food Co-op, 100 Watervliet Ave, Albany
Register to give at Honest Weight's service desk or online.

Troy Barn Dance Experience, Friday, March 20th, 7-9:30pm
Troy YWCA, 21 First St, Troy NY
Traditional Roots Dancing featuring live fiddle music with caller-led figures that are fun and easy to do! Caller: Paul Rosenberg with music by Loosely Wound String Band. Suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $2 for children. Free snacks donated by the Honest Weight Food Coop. Learn more!

Troy Barn Dance Experience, Friday, April 17th, 7-9:30pm
Troy YWCA, 21 First St, Troy NY
Traditional Roots Dancing featuring live fiddle music with caller-led figures that are fun and easy to do! Caller: Paul Rosenberg with music by Set Americain. Suggested donation of $8 for adults, $5 for students, and $2 for children. Free snacks donated by the Honest Weight Food Coop. Learn more!

Healthy Hub: Food Prep 101, Tuesday, May 5th, 6:30-7:30pm
Sidney Albert Albany JCC, 340 Whitehall Road, Albany, NY 12208
Join Honest Weight Food Co-op for an hour of easy, hands on food prep! Each class features a hand picked recipe that uses locally grown ingredients available at the Honest Weight Co-op. At the end of each class, participants will have a chance to sample the prepared recipe. Each class is limited to 15 participants. Contact Lisa Morlitz at (518)438-6651 for more info. Learn more and sign up.