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Classes, Events & Services

Honest Weight offers free and low-cost community classes, events, and services 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. 


One-on-One Services

Group Sessions + Drop in Services

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

Please note that classes often fill up. Registration is required for many classes, events, and services, as indicated below next to each event. Please let us know if your plans change and you are no longer able to make it. Contact Anastasia with any questions at

All classes are free of charge unless otherwise noted!


Back to School Supply Drive

HWFC is partnering with The Red Book Shelf to collect school supplies for local students! Back to School Season is an exciting time, but it can be financially stressful for many families in our community. So we are inviting you to join us in helping out! 

              We have a drop box by store exit if you would like to contribute!!

Edible Gardens are Ready for Harvest!!

-Did you know the raised garden beds around Honest Weight are for you to pick and enjoy? Well they are! so please help yourself and enjoy the bountiful harvests as you wish!

Paint Recycling Event with Green Sheen

Saturday September 16th 9am-1pm Harriet Gibbons School

Random paint cans collecting in your garage or basement? We've got you covered with our Community Paint Recycling Event on Saturday September 16th from 9am -1pm across the street in The Harriet Gibbons School Parking Lot!

We’re partnering with Greensheen to collect up your old paint that’s been gathering dust and make sure it’s responsibly recycled instead of ending up in a landfill.

    • Look over the list of acceptable items:
    • Gather any acceptable items and book one time slot here on Eventbrite to drop them off during the event.
    • Arrive at The Harriet Gibbons School Parking Lot during your 30-minute time slot on Sept 16th and we will retrieve the items from your vehicle.
    • All who drop off paint will receive a $5 off coupon to enjoy at the co-op!

That’s it!


    • Interior and exterior architectural paints: Latex, acrylic, water-based, alkyd, oil-based, enamel
    • Deck coatings, floor paints (including elastomeric)
    • Primers sealers, undercoaters
    • Stains
    • Shellacs, sealers, varnishes, urethanes (single component)
    • Waterproofing concrete/masonry/wood sealers and repellants (not tar or bitumen-based)
    • Metal coatings, rust preventatives
    • Field and lawn paints
    • No empty containers. Containers must be intact and not leaking and must have the original manufacturer label.



  • Aerosols (spray cans)
  • Paint thinners, mineral spirits, solvents
  • Auto and marine paint
  • Art and craft paint
  • Caulking compounds, epoxies, glues, adhesives
  • Paint additives, colorants, tints, resins
  • Leaking containers
  • Containers without original manufacturer label


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

We are now offering online Eventbrite sign-ups for many one-on-one services, simply click the link near the event below! Please only sign up for one service each month to allow space for others.



September Registration

Every Monday starting at 9am in the Community Room 


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 time for a targeted one-sided acupuncture treatment. These sessions are open to ALL (you don’t have to be a member!). Sign up for ONE 30-minute spot and make sure to arrive a few minutes prior to your scheduled time. Due to the incredible response to this offering, we are limiting sessions to ONE PER PERSON, PER MONTH. 

Paul Marks L.Ac. MSTOM is a NYS licensed Acupuncturist with over 12 years of experience. He has spent extensive time studying classical acupuncture and moxa therapy as well as being a Ph.D. candidate at Liaoning University of TCM in China. He specializes in orthopaedic acupuncture and pain management.

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy

September Registration

Biodynamic craniosacral therapy (BCST) is a gentle, hand-on healing methodology that helps to settle the client's nervous system and help your body's inherent healing wisdom to surface and express itself. It helps to release stuck patterns and reduce tension, pain, and inflammation. Clients often find the treatments deeply relaxing and supportive of other healing approaches they are pursuing. Treatments are conducted fully clothed, and all touch is negotiated with the client.

A $5 NONREFUNDABLE Deposit is required to register, you will receive a $5 HWFC Gift Card upon attendance to your appointment, please email for a fee waiver!

Evelyn Wright is an Albany area native, ecological economist, and longtime Honest Weight member. She is studying BCST at the School of Inner Health in Denver, CO. She is offering these BCST sessions as part of her mentorship towards becoming a certified practitioner.

Tarot Readings with Lori 

September/October Registration!

Join Lori for a free 30 minute Tarot Reading Session; One per Person per Month!

Lori Johnson has been a coop member for decades. Her first coop experience in Unity, Maine.She performs tarot card readings at psychic fairs throughout the area. And delights in the stories that the cards unfold for us.She is also skilled in the healing arts Reiki, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Raindrop Treatments using essential oils. Lori has been a nurse for many decades, calling on her intuition and skill for healing and card readings.

A $5 NONREFUNDABLE Deposit is required to register, you will receive a $5 HWFC Gift Card upon attendance to your appointment, please email for a fee waiver!

Angel Card or Natal Chart Readings 

September Sign-ups

Join Jenn for a free 45 minute Session; One per Person per Month!

Jenn finds that curiosity is continuously nudging her toward deeper and greater exploration of the unseen world. The interconnectedness of seemingly unrelated elements of life, is where the magic of our experience as creators exists. We can choose where to set boundaries, how to receive information, and impeccably understand why a cycle is both ending and beginning anew. And since there is a vast universe of information from which we decide our world view, there are many tools to assist in dialing in on what is right in a moment, or even as an archetype. She offers two options of divination to help you clarify your truth. One is through an Angel Card Reading, where you can gain confirmation on the messages your guardian angel(s) or guides have been bring up for you lately. Second is a natal chart reading where you can address where planetary transits are lighting up your life.

Jenn is a part of Kyle Gray’s Angel Team and have completed Level-II Certification with National Council for Geocosmic Research (NCGR).

A $5 NONREFUNDABLE Deposit is required to register, you will receive a $5 HWFC Gift Card upon attendance to your appointment, please email for a fee waiver!


This Month's Classes


       Queer Family Support Group w. Hamad

Monday August 7th 4pm Community Room

This group is dedicated to supporting parents, guardians, and family members of the LGBTQ+ community. Many family members want to start supporting their loved ones but are unsure how. This is your gateway to being a supporter!

Topics include: gender, sexuality, education, LGBTQ+ trauma, history, and more.

Hamad Alghareeb is a queer educator who served as a teacher, counselor, and educational leader. Hamad works as an education consultant that specializes in working with inclusive educational environments.

  Arabic Lessons with Hamad

September 28th 10:15am

October 12th 10:15am

October 26th 10:15am

This is a basic Arabic class that focuses on learning the Arabic language through a cultural lens. Arabic is one of the hardest languages to learn due to its versatility and evolution. While learning the language, it is recommended to learn a little about the culture to understand where words come from and how they formulate. 

Hamad Alghareeb is a native Arabic language speaker. Hamad acquired English as a new language through formal education, which influenced their love for teaching and languages. Additionally, they taught English as a New Langauge in South America and the Middle East. 

Around the World Cuisine for Kids; ITALY!!

Saturday September 23rd 12pm Teaching Kitchen

The next stop for this super fun class is ITALY!! We will explore some fantastic food, and learn all about this interesting culture. Of course, we'll also get another stamp on our passports!

This monthly class at Honest Weight will explore countries around the world and introduce our youngest cooperators to some classic cultural examples of food. Each child will be given a "passport" to bring each time they attend. Appropriate for ages 4-10, parents are welcome to stay if they wish.

                         Folk Guitar & Ukelele.

 First Monday in the Community Room 6pm

A learning/sharing session open to all who are interested, this low-stress instructional workshop is tailored to equip, inspire and encourage participants to competently make and talk the language of music. Come learn to play and sing hundreds of traditional and contemporary folk, pop, and country songs, and meet other musicians – whether aspiring or accomplished - in this all-level class that meets on the second Monday of every month. No need to sign up--just drop by!

Knit & Stitch, drop in!

Every Friday from 1-3pm Community Room

We welcome knitters and crocheters, beginners or advanced. Come share your skills or learn new ones in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. No need to sign up; just drop by!

Traditional Music Jam, drop in!

1st & 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-3pm Community Room

A round Robin format will accommodate people at all levels of ability as each person gets to choose a tune and its tempo. People of all ages and experiences are encouraged to fully participate as musicians and/or listeners.

All styles of traditional music and instruments are welcome. This is a participatory group with no expectations of performance. If anyone wants to try a particular tune, they need to bring sheet music to share and they should be able to lead.

Join us as a listener! We love an audience, the more the merrier!!

Please email Patricia Kernan at with any questions.

Conversational Spanish Online with Melanie Pores!

Weekly on Fridays, 10am-12pm 

Beginning to advanced students are welcome to join this extraordinary community class led by the wonderful Melanie Pores. Please email for the Zoom link.

Gentle Yoga w. Carrie

Friday, September 15th & 29th at 4pm Community Room

FREE! Drop-in No Registration Required!

This class will be gentle in nature with plenty of cues to modify. Perfect for beginners, seasoned yoga practitioners, and everyone in between. The yoga practice led will require little to no weight bearing on hands and knees making it perfect for sensitive joints. Classes are created based on who shows up and what is requested and they will always include a centering, breathing exercises, warm-ups, yoga forms, and relaxation. Chairs can be used as yoga props if needed. All are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat (we will have some available) and any props that you require for a yoga experience that will best support you.

Yoga with scrap

Saturday September 23rd, Occtober 7th & 21st, November 4th Community Room

FREE! Drop-in No Registration Required!

Yoga with scrap is a challenging mat class for practitioners seeking a moderately rigorous practice – great for beginners with some familiarity with yoga.

This class will begin with tuning into the breath through guided somatic awareness. Moving into movement with modified sun salutations for warm-up, each class proceeds through vinyasa sequences of standing and floor asanas crafted to encourage students to discover a deepened relationship with their bodies, sensation, strength, flexibility, energy, and inner life.

NO LATE ARRIVALS! Please make sure you're ready to go at 9am sharp!

Community Yoga with Mary!

September 10th & 17th 9:30-10:30 AM in The Community Room

FREE! Drop-in No Registration Required!

Make time in your week to yoke together mind, body, & spirit through intentional movement in this hour-long vinyasa class. With a focus on conscious breath, you will move through a series of poses (asanas), creating space in your body as well as your heart. Connect to yourself, while practicing yoga in community. All levels class, beginners welcome. Mary Rosch, an Albany native, has been practicing yoga for over a decade, and loves to now share yoga through teaching. Come as you are to this Sunday morning class and help cultivate extra special energy in the HWFC Community Room!

 Intuition Circle w. Joan Ann

Thursday September 7th 7pm Community Room

Intuition Circle is a group setting, intended to curate a safe space for people to explore avenues of self-reflection, intuition building/strengthening, and collaborative communications that embrace the natural psychic abilities of being human. Joan Ann along with other distinguished guests is honored to foster this supportive network for highly sensitive people.

Joan Ann invite questions about his event to her via email

Meditation & Writing

Thursday September 14th 6pm Community Room

Using breathing and guided imagery techniques, we’ll tap into memory and the unconscious for creative expression, particularly writing. Meditation and relaxation can help center us and can lessen critical voices, freeing us up to tell our stories, whether fictional or nonfiction/ memoir. They can also aid in tapping into memory for distinct sensory and biographical details.

Bring your favorite writing tools, whether electronic or mechanical.

Paper and pens/pencils will be available as back up.

Bio: Ellen Higgins, Ph.D., author and writing instructor, has been teaching writing for over 30 years, including a Writing Workshop for the Bethlehem Central Schools Adult Ed program since 2007. She has also taught yoga/meditation and water safety and fitness classes.

Adult Art Class w. Selena!

Sunday September 17th 12:30pm Community Room

Join us for this fun afternoon of Vision Boarding to ring in the new season! Looking to turn a new leaf this Autumn? Or manifesting something special? Join us in creating Vision Board Collages to help you visualize the great things on your horizon.

All materials will be provided and light refreshments will be served. Ages 16+ are welcome to attend.

See you there!

Bring Your Own Sewing Machine Class w. Becky!

Monday September 18th 2:30pm Community Room

Join Becky for her monthly sewing workshop!

Do you have a sewing machine, but need some help learning how it functions?

Students must bring their own sewing machines, scissors and pins. Becky will give individualized support on how to use your sewing machine, as we collectively work on aeasy shoulder bag project. We will provide fabric, and you'll go home with your new project & new sewing skills! Please note this class is only intended for those who can bring their own machine! You'll learn how to work with patterns, cutting/sewing techniques, and more!

$5 NONREFUNDABLE RESERVATION FEE; Upon arrival students will receive a $5 HWFC gift card. No-shows or cancellations will not get a gift card. Please email for info on fee waivers!

Open Mic Night! 

Monday September 18th 6pm Coop Cafe

Join us for community music, poetry, and storytelling! 
All are welcome to perform at this community event, or just grab a latte and listen to talented members of the HWFC community! 
Beverages and great snacks, goodies, and food can be purchased at HWFC. Alcoholic beverages of any kind are not permitted. Outside food and beverages of any kind are not permitted. 
Interested in performing? Sign up and check in starting at 6:30pm in the Co-op Cafe. Time slots will be assigned in order of performer check-in. Contact the Membership Committee at for more information. 
Member-Owners will not receive time investment hours for performing or as audience members.

Lunch Box Magic w Jackie!

Tuesday September 19th 5:30pm Teaching Kitchen

Learn how to make your lunch box easier & more ecofriendly using the bulk department!

Natural Birth Control w Justisse

Tuesday September 19th 7pm Community Room

FREE!  Registration appreciated, Drop-Ins welcome!

Cervical Mucus? Basal Body Temperature?  Heard of them, but not quite sure how they relate to preventing pregnancy?  Let’s talk about it!

Join Julia from ChartWise to learn how keeping track of physical signs of fertility can help you or your partner avoid pregnancy without artificial hormones, devices, or surgery.  All those 18+ and interested in learning about menstrual cycle charting are welcome to this relaxed, secular, and BIPOC/queer-friendly conversation!

Julia Cosgrove (she/her) is a Holistic Reproductive Health Practitioner and Fertility Awareness Educator Intern with Justisse College International based in Albany, NY.  She is dedicated to helping people access the information and support to find calm and confidence in their reproductive health choices.  You can learn more at

If you’d rather chat 1:1, Julia offers 1:1 sessions for free at the Co-op, too!  Please reach out to Julia at to schedule.

Writing with Collage

Thursday September 21st 6pm Community Room

Collage is an art form that combines various images, photographs, words, and other materials in a visual form. This workshop will begin with participants creating a collage which can be intuitive (inspired by materials available) or focused with images and items to represent people/ characters or places/ settings or events/stories. We’ll then do free-writing to capture the thoughts and feelings and meanings those collages invoke for you.

Bring your favorite writing tools, whether electronic or mechanical. Materials will be available to make the collage, but feel free to bring any images, photos, and other materials if you have a special project in mind.

Bio: Ellen Higgins, Ph.D., author and writing instructor, has been teaching writing for over 30 years, including a Writing Workshop for the Bethlehem Central Schools Adult Ed program since 2007. She has also taught yoga/meditation and water safety and fitness classes.

                          Learning to Listen;

Let's End White Supremacy.

Third Thursdays at 6:30pm via ZOOM

Next Date:September 21st 6pm

We are building a growing team whose focus is to bring about the end of white supremacy. We importantly do this work for us, so that we can rid ourselves of racism, and know we are doing the work together to end this pervasive and destructive oppression. Safe, nonjudgmental place where we can share our thoughts, show our strengths and vulnerabilities, and move forward together as a team. Compassionate and courageous listening has proven to be a useful tool in taking effective action. Specifically, we use this tool to build capacity to listen to each other around issues of racism and to dismantle white supremacy. Ending white supremacy takes focused persistence, so we are providing monthly opportunities to do this work together.
Email; for Meeting Link

Quantum Club w. Laurel!!

Friday September 22nd 7:30pm

Join quantum researcher and Wellness coach Laurel PC in learning the basic scientific explanation behind nature’s healing capacities. We will cover the foundations of metabolism and relate the biomechanisms to quantum physics. This completely revolutionary knowledge will aid you in taking complete control of your physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual health to further your life of limitless wellness. No background in science necessary- feel free to bring your notebooks & pens for these timeless lessons!

Laurel Parker-Chan is a student researcher at RPI, founder of Limitless Wellness, and dog mom to the cutest husky pup, Zuko! I love expanding my understanding of this beautiful world we are gifted and sharing the power of knowledge with everyone I meet. Currently working on research in the field of Quantum Biology while developing light technology to heal us while we work to help others. In my free time, you’ll find me enjoying cold plunges deep in the Catskills, sun bathing in my hammock, or reading on a ledge.

Intro to Contact Improv

Sunday September 24th 3pm Community Room

The class will be an introduction to Contact Improvisation Dance-- rolling and sliding, balance and safety. Responding to touch, weight-sharing. The class will conclude with a short jam session. This dance is usually practiced with no shoes or socks; please wear loose fitting clothing. CI has been described as "two [or more] dancers moving through space in response to gravity, momentum, and inertia."

Personal Finance and Investing Group

Monday September 25th 6:30pm Community Room

Whether you are a novice or experienced investor, just starting your first job or happily retired -- this group is for you. We will cut through the jargon and demystify personal finance as we learn to invest using simple yet effective, time-tested, common-sense principles, while increasing our financial IQ. Join us and bring out your inner investor in a friendly, easy-going atmosphere, and have fun along the way.

Habits to Lower Stress this Semester!

Sunday September 24th 10am Teaching Kitchen

Join Jackie to develop organizational skills and healthy habits to make this semester your best yet!

Regenerative Writing Circle Series with C

Next Date: Thursday September 28th 6pm Community Room

This writing circle will be dedicated to reimaging our writing practice and introducing new multidisciplinary creative mediums to better understand ourselves and our craft. Each session will start with a share out of our current writing pieces that we would like some feedback on and then we will move into the teaching portion of our time together. Each writing circle will introduce a new tool we can use in our writing, whether it is guided tarot or astro-cartography or how we can create stories through visual collages. We will ask attendees to bring copies of their work if they want to participate in our shareout in the beginning and to come with an open mind and a journal to reflect on our sessions together. Everyone is welcome - whether you are a seasoned writer or just dipping your pen into writing. 

Who is C Romeo (they/them)?
C Romeo (they/them) is a fat queer nonbinary and autistic human who has been a writer since they were eight years old reading their original stories to their elementary class every show and tell. C believes storytelling is a critical part of our collective history and how we can ensure every person's voice is heard and captured throughout time and space. When they aren't working on their two books, they are spending time with their chosen family, organizing A Big Gay Market, and hanging out with their rescue kitty, Eliza.

DIY Skincare w. Skin Deep Naturals

Saturday September 30th 1pm Community Room

Are you a fan of Skin Deep Naturals' exquisite natural products? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to take your love for these products to the next level! Join us for an exclusive DIY class where you'll learn the art of crafting your very own skin care and beauty products using the finest natural ingredients.

Discover the Art of Natural Crafting: This hands-on class will introduce you to the wonderful world of natural crafting. Our expert instructors will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your own skin care products, ensuring you understand the benefits and properties of each ingredient you use.

Explore Skin Deep Naturals Ingredients: Get up close and personal with the high-quality ingredients that make Skin Deep Naturals products so beloved. We'll delve into the benefits of various botanical extracts, essential oils, and other natural elements that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.

Create Personalized Products: Unleash your creativity as you customize your own products to suit your skin type and preferences. From luxurious body butters and soothing facial masks to refreshing body scrubs and aromatic bath salts, you'll have the freedom to tailor each product according to your unique needs.

Take Home Your Creations: At the end of the class, you'll proudly take home the fruits of your labor – a collection of lovingly handcrafted natural products made by you. Each item will be a testament to your passion for self-care and natural beauty.

Connect with Like-Minded Individuals: This DIY class offers more than just crafting – it's an opportunity to connect with fellow Skin Deep Naturals enthusiasts. Share tips, tricks, and experiences while building lasting friendships with others who share your love for natural products.

Important Notes:

All materials and equipment needed for the DIY class will be provided.

Please arrive a few minutes before the event starts to ensure a smooth check-in process.

Spaces are limited, so secure your spot early to avoid disappointment.

This event is suitable for all skill levels, from beginners to experienced crafters.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of natural crafting with Skin Deep Naturals. Book your spot now, and get ready to create products that will leave you feeling pampered, refreshed, and in harmony with nature! We look forward to welcoming you to this special DIY class

This class is being offered to our community at a discounted rate to make this event more accessible to our community. There is a $50 NONREFUNDABLE fee to attend this class. To help off-set the cost of this class further, students will receive a $20 HWFC Giftcard.

Indian Cooking with Sam & Mike

Saturday September 30th 6pm Community Room

Join Sam & Mike for their monthly cooking class!

You'll leave with a full belly after spending the evening in great company. What could be better?! Entertaining and incredibly knowledgeable, Sam & Mike create a fun, festive atmosphere in which to learn these Raj family recipes.

A $5 deposit reserves your spot. Upon attendance to class you will receive a $5 gift card to the store. Gift cards will not be issued to those not in attendance on the day of the event and no refunds will be issued for attendee cancelations.

No one will be turned away due to lack of funds, email for a fee waiver!

Coffee for Libra Season

Friday September 22nd 5:30pm

Hey Libras! Let us help you bring some balance to your coffee ritual with a DIY Cold Brew & Syrup Class designed with Libra's harmonious & peaceful nature in mind! We will create a blend to charm your Cold Brew & Accompanying Syrup!!

Jackie of Virgo Rising will curate a comforting and delicious blend of flavors for a very special coffee syrup, and you'll learn how to make your own cold brew concentrate! All supplies provided!

A $5 NONREFUNDABLE Deposit is requested to save you a seat! You'll get a $5 HWFC Gift Card upon attendance and go home with your own bottle of syrup and quart of Cold Brew Concentrate!

We'll have a chance to discuss astrology and how Virgo qualities may present themselves to you based on its place in your chart!

NY HEAT Act Eat & Teach-In: Making Change through Policy

Thursday October 19th 6:30pm Teaching Kitchen

📚 NY HEAT Act Teach-In: Making Change through Policy: Our "Cantastoria" teach-in is a participatory way to learn about the groundbreaking New York Home Energy Affordable Transition (HEAT) Act, a crucial piece of legislation aimed at reforming New York's public service law so we are no longer compelled to invest in the continued expansion of the fracked gas system. The bill also contains an energy affordability guarantee for low and moderate income households.

🍲 Savor the Flavors of Change: Vegan and Chicken Chili Delight Indulge in a scrumptious meal that unites our commitment to the planet with culinary excellence. Enjoy a heartwarming spread featuring both vegan and chicken chili options, showcasing how sustainable eating choices can be both satisfying and environmentally conscious.

✉️ Postcard Signing to Governor Hochul: Make Your Voice Heard! Exercise your advocacy muscle by participating in our postcard signing campaign addressed to New York Governor Hochul. Let your voice resonate as we collectively urge for strong support and swift action in favor of sustainable heating solutions, clean energy policies, and a healthier environment for all.

🔥 Experience the Future: Induction Cooktop Demonstration Witness the innovative magic of induction cooktops that offer energy-efficient cooking solutions while minimizing your carbon footprint. Our hands-on demonstration will showcase the efficiency, safety, and precision of induction cooking, exemplifying the potential of small changes to drive significant positive impact.

🌟 Embrace the Opportunity for Change! Connect with fellow climate enthusiasts, activists, and advocates who share your passion for a sustainable world. Amplify your voice, expand your knowledge, and take meaningful steps toward a greener future. This event is an opportunity to foster hope, solidarity, and collective action.

Together, we can heat up the momentum for renewable solutions and a sustainable tomorrow. See you there!

 October Death Cafe

October 4th 7pm Community Room

No registration required; Just Show Up!!

Hosted by member-owner, Michelle Polacinski, this cafe will provide a safe space to discuss death in all aspects. The objective is to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. While this is not a bereavement or grief support resource, we will happily refer you to places where you can receive this kind of support.
This offering is Free. Beverages and a sweet treat will be provided.

Michelle Polacinski is an experienced herbalist and trained end-of-life doula. After struggling with physical health issues throughout her childhood and teenage years, Michelle discovered plant medicine. Growing up in the rural Lebanon Valley, she was no stranger to foraging and yet continues to learn about new plants and their healing properties every day. She has been working with plants for over 12 years.

Sound healing Journey with Teresa

Tuesday October 17th Community Room

Join Teresa Harlow as she guides you through a sound healing journey, to experience the ancient power of healing with a 24-inch bronze singing bowl that you will get to stand in. Nicknamed The Blessing Bowl.

We will begin with a short introduction on how to access your true self with a guided Reiki meditation before we flow into your sound healing journey. The peaceful sound of the bronze bowls will help you sink into a meditative state, where insight occurs, and transformation takes place.

“Meditation is not suppression of thoughts. It is observing your thoughts. Why not just observe where the sound is taking your thoughts? It is not about erasing your thoughts.” Dr. Mitch Nur

As you are emersed in sound frequencies, Teresa invites you to surrender and take a moment to acknowledge & explore your own needs, emotions, and feelings that are moving to the surface. Sit with them, feel them, and give them a voice by listening to them and stating them silently in your mind. Give yourself permission to release what no longer serves you with the support of the bronze Blessing Bowl you can stand in.

Felted Soaps w Mallory

Wednesday October 18th 7pm Community Room

Explore the ancient art of felting wool while creating your own bar of decorative felted soap. You will learn how to create felted fabric that will encase your bar of soap by tangling wool fibers together using simply water, soap and your own two hands. Felted soap bars help extend the life of your soap as well as creating a naturally exfoliating surface for your soap. *Let us know of any wool allergies so gloves can be provided

This is a very hands-on activity, please be prepared to handle wool and have your hands immersed in soapy water for long periods of time.

Age: 12 and up

There is a $12 nonrefundable materials cost per person. Please email to inquire about a fee waiver!


Plastics Recycling in the Capital Region & Beyond: Myths vs. Markets, Webinar, February 2022 with Honest Weight's Environment Committee and NYSAR3 (New York State Association for Reduction, Reuse and Recycling)

Breathwork to Reduce Anxiety
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator

Inside the Co-op Kitchen: Cooking with What You Have
with Dan Hurlbut, Food Service Department Manager

Homemade Window Paint for Kids of All Ages
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator

The 8 Movements of the Spine to Maintain a Healthy Back and Feel Good
with Deanna Beyer, Education Coordinator

Inside the Co-op Kitchen: What To Do with All That Pasta and Canned Tomatoes
with our Food Service Department

Inside the Co-op Bakery: Making and Decorating Using Rainbow Frosting
with Anastasia, Baker and Decorator Extraordinaire.

Community Outreach - Co-op Classes at the Community

Our Community Impact 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 or to get involved, contact Amy at