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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 & Engagement Specialist, 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

NEW! Rocky Hill Forge Knife Sharpening, select dates from 9:30AM-5:30PM in the Practitioner Room.

We're thrilled to welcome Rocky Hill Forge to the Co-op, just in time to get your knives ready for the holidays! Knives and blades will be sharpened for a nominal fee* using a Traditional Japanese Whetstone technique.

Available on Saturday, November 13th and December 18th and Wednesday, November 17th and December 8th.

*Fees:

  • $1.50 per blade inch
  • $3 for minor blade repair (chips, etc.)
  • $5 for major blade repair (large chips, etc.)
  • $8 for tip repair
  • +$1 for bent/warped blades

Pay at the registers, member discounts do NOT apply.

Settling in for Winter: Fostering Contemplation, Creativity and Self Care for the Cold Months Ahead, Thursday, November 11th, 6-7:30PM with Adina Saperstein

This session will offer an intentional transition into the darker months ahead through contemplative creative practice, gentle movement, and creation of a simple, easeful, creative self-care regime. Bring a journal and a warm drink. Accessible to all.

Immunity! Thursday, November 18th, 6-7:30PM with Jennifer Baer, NP

With the focus on Covid, vaccines and statistics, we have lost sight of discussing our immune system and how to support it.

Join Jennifer Baer, NP from Horizons of Health in Latham for this light informative event on immune boosting tips!

Harvest Still Life Adult Art Class, Sunday, November 28th, 12:30-2PM with Selena Wright

Join Selena for a relaxing afternoon of drawing in good company! Using pencils, pastels, and the bounty of the season, attendees will create their own harvest-themed masterpiece. All materials provided. Ages 13+ welcome. Tea and a snack will be served.

 

We're also posted some videos and "Lives" of relevant classes on our Facebook and Instagram accounts. So far, here's what we have archived:

Breathwork to Reduce Anxiety
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator
Tuesday, March 31st, 1pm

Inside the Co-op Kitchen: Cooking with What You Have
with Dan Hurlbut, Food Service Department Manager
Thursday, April 2nd, 1pm

Homemade Window Paint for Kids of All Ages
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator
Saturday, April 4th, 1pm

The 8 Movements of the Spine to Maintain a Healthy Back and Feel Good
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator
Tuesday, April 7th, 1pm

Inside the Co-op Kitchen: What To Do with All That Pasta and Canned Tomatoes
with our Food Service Department
Thursday, April 9th, 1pm

Inside the Co-op Bakery: Making and Decorating Using Rainbow Frosting
with Anastasia, Baker and Decorator Extraordinaire
Saturday, April 11th, 1pm

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.

Due to COVID, we are not currently offering any one-on-one services. Please stay tuned for updates.

 

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

Conversational Spanish with Melanie Porés, Every Friday, 10-11AM via Zoom
For Spanish speakers at all levels.  Please email deannab@honestweight.coop to receive the Zoom link

 

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.

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.