KIDSPLAYCE HEALTHY SNACK AND STORY TIME >> Read a story (or a few) and a make a healthy snack, together with a Brattleboro Food Co-op volunteer. Every Friday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free and open participation during the Co-op hour, but Kidsplayce fees apply to stay and play. 20 Elliot St.
FREE TASTING >> Stop by and enjoy free samples throughout the Brattleboro Food Co-op during Gallery Walk, Friday Sept. 2, 4 to 6 p.m. Free.
FREE LUNCHTIME YOGA FOR CO-OP SHAREHOLDERS >> An inspiring, all-levels yoga class, led by a different local teacher each week. Bring a yoga mat. First come, first serve (space is limited). Every Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Free for Shareholders. At the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room.
WINE AND APPETIZERS >> Sample wines from the Co-ops large selection paired with appetizers during Gallery Walk. Free to patrons over 21 with a valid ID Friday, Sept. 9, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
FUN FOODS FROM AROUND THE WORLD >> Kids make foods from Egypt and learn fun stuff, such as learning Arabic, talking about the Nile River, and making stuffed zucchini and squash (kuza in Arabic), using a special kitchen tool. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom, Free, but registration required at 802-246-2821, firstname.lastname@example.org.
QUICK AND HEALTHY EATING >> Learn to prepare healthy and quick meals for one or two people in this series of four classes. The meals will take no more than 30 minutes to prepare and will be diabetes/prediabetes friendly. This is a collaboration between the Brattleboro Food Co-op and Nancy Schaefer, Health Coach, and Carrie Quimby, RD from BMH/HCRS Community Health Team. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., as well as Sept. 21, Oct. 5 and Oct. 12. At the Brattleboro Food Community Room. $4 for BFC shareholders/$6 non-nhareholders or $15 for all four. Registration required at 802-246-2821 or email@example.com.
GRAIN OF THE MONTH >> Try delicious recipes made with faro, a nutty grain, traditionally used in Italian cuisine. Thursday, Sept. 15, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
CHAIR YOGA >> This yoga is for anyone, of any age and in any body, who would prefer to practice with the support of a chair. Chair yoga can decrease pain, reduce tension, and increase balance, strength, and flexibility. Thursday, Sept. 15, noon to 1 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. Free, but registration required, at 802-246-2821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
"FORKS OVER KNIVES" AND POTLUCK >> The feature film "Forks Over Knives" looks at the effects of replacing animal-based and processed foods with whole plant-based foods. Before the screening, attendees will share a whole food plant-based potluck dinner. Bring a totally plant-based dish to share, and if possible a place setting to reduce waste, to the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room on Monday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $5 Suggested donation, Registration required at 802-246-2821 or MindfulMondayVT@gmail.com.
"MAKE IT AND TAKE IT" >> Bring some organic tomatoes to this class to prepare several tomato recipes and learn how to preserve them. If you'd like to take some home bring a pint- or quart-sized canning jar, or purchase one at the class. Marilyn Chiarello, educator, vegan chef and healthy lifestyle coach, and Jenny Dunklee, "The Lazy Vegan Baker," will lead the class on Monday, Sept. 26, 6 to 8 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Cooking Classroom. $2 for BFC shareholders and $4 for non-shareholders. Registration required at 802-246-2821 or mindfulmondayVT@gmail.com.
THE DAY KITCHEN >> Participants will make two vegetarian dishes, one appetizer and one main meal incorporating zucchini and squash, and explore some cooking techniques to bring more flavor without adding calories. Lunch follows. Thursday, Sept. 29, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Brattleboro Food Co-op Community Room. $3 for BFC shareholders and $5 non-shareholders. Registration required at 802-246-2821 or email@example.com.