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Classes

Classes are held at the Loft, unless otherwise specified. The Loft is located at 218 North Main Street, on the second floor above Images of the Past and Present, directly across Main St. from River Market.

Entrance is located on the south side of the building. The Loft has a room capacity of 21 people. Parking is not allowed in the space next to the building; please use street parking or the River Market parking lot.

Please pre-register in-store at River Market, phone (651) 439-0366 or email Ola Schmelig at education@rivermarket.coop. Payment due at registration. We accept all major credit cards. If you need to cancel, please notify us at least 3 days in advance for a full refund.

For instructors, here is our class proposal form and Loft best practices.

 

Livin’ La Vida Latin

Friday, September 22

6-8pm

Discover your passion for creating flavorful favorites from all over Latin America. Join instructors Abi Prado and Chef Jeremy Reinicke to learn how to make Classis Chicken, chorizo and Shrimp Paella with Asparagus and Pea Pods, and Hibiscus Sangria. The class is held at HealthEast Ways to Wellness Clinic, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Registration and payment available online at www.healtheast.org/wellnessrsvp or by phone at 651.232.1926. The class is $39 per person.

 

Anti-Inflammatory Eating for Weight Loss

Tuesday, September 26

5-6pm

Did you know that inflammation could be sabotaging your weight loss efforts? Inflammation in the body contributes to weight gain and can lead to unhealthy food cravings. In this class, we’ll discuss the ways your body becomes inflamed, calculate your nutrition needs together nad you’ll leave with a sample meal plan, list of anti-inflammatory foods to implement, and action steps to get closer to feeling your best! Presented by Megan Green, RD, LD. The class is held at HealthEast Ways to Wellness Clinic, 1825 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Registration and payment available online at www.healtheast.org/wellnessrsvp or by phone at 651.232.1926. The class is $25 per person.

 

Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, October 10 and November 14

6-9pm

Board of Directors meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month.

River Market owners are welcome to attend. Call 651-439-0366 or email info@rivermarket.coop if you are planning to attend.

 

Natural Pet Care

Thursday, October 12

7-8:30pm

This class is an engaging lecture with slides that presents the basics of natural pet health care for animal owners. It will cover: healthy diet, vaccines, flea and tick prevention, supplements, and easy first aid. Handouts will be provided as part of the class. Participants are encouraged to take notes and ask questions. Presented by Dr. Jessica Levy, DVM. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.

 

Gluten Free Bread Baking

Thursday, October 19

6-8pm

Learn about gluten free baking, with emphasis on making gluten-free bread that has excellent texture, taste, doesn’t fall apart and is not gummy or gritty. Learn what flours work, what the dough should look like, how to measure flour, etc. We will make a simple loaf of bread and talk about the principles of gluten free baking as well as wheat, barley and rye sensitivities, and Celiac disease.

Presented by Don Slinger. The class fee is $5 for any co-op owners and

$10 for non-owners.

 

Health Essentials

Tuesday, October 24

6-8:00pm

Some vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and essential amino acids must come from outside sources because your body can’t make them. Yet they are vital for our bodies and their deficiencies may play a part in many diseases, e.g. cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. Presented by Don Slinger, based on his experience with fighting and getting rid of prostate cancer and back pain. The class is free for any co-op owners and $5 for non-owners.

 

Snacking Smarter

Thursday, October 26

6-7pm

We are on the go constantly and sometimes there is no time to stop and eat. We have become dependent on snacks. Learn to weed out the bad snacks to get down to the delicious, nutrient dense snacks you can easily take with you. Presented by Jackie Mart, Holistic Nutritionist, who will talk about what a snack should consist of, how frequently you should be snacking and a few healthier, quick, and convenient options.

Healthy snack will be provided.

The class is $10 for any co-op owners and $15 for non-owners.

 

Digestion-Where Your Health Lies

Monday, November 13

6-7pm

Your digestive system is very important in absorbing vitamins and minerals, and for detoxification. Learn how your digestive system works, rules to improve your digestive health, supplements that increase your beneficial gut bacteria, how to combine foods for optimum digestion, and how to increase fiber-rich foods in your diet.

Presented by Jackie Mart, Holistic Nutritionist. The class is $10 for any co-op owners and $15 for non-owners