Carnegie at the Co-op: Writing for Healing

October 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Develop a rigorous practice of writing to confront, comfort, and overcome the emotional pain that eventually settles upon us during a life lived to its fullest. Using timed writings, you will write and share work in class, develop deep listening skills, and cultivate the ability to respond to the work of other writers. Not everything that gets written becomes a poem or narrative. However, everything that gets written gives us a deeper glimpse into who we are and what we have to share. This three-part class meets on Wednesday, October 2, Wednesday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 16. Tickets are $45 for general admission and $39 for owners and can be purchased here. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Laverne Zabielski is a writer, artist, and publisher, and she received her MFA in writing at Spalding University in Louisville.

Give Where You Live Happy Hour

October 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Enjoy 25% off all made-to-order sandwiches and drafts (kombucha and beer) 5-7 pm as we celebrate our register round-up program partners. We'll be presenting a check to our previous month's nonprofit and rounding up for the current month's nonprofit too. They'll be tabling in the cafe so you can learn more about each organization. October's featured organizations include GleanKY (September's round up recipient) and Friends of the Library (October's round up recipient).

Know Your Co-op

October 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Whether you're new to shopping your Co-op or you just want to see if you can find out some new secrets, we have you covered. The goal of this interactive class is to show you how you can most effectively take part in all your Co-op has to offer and will be largely tour-based. We'll go over what makes a co-op different than other businesses, show you how to spot deals, let you know where to look for your favorite products and more. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: Kathryn is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in addition to being a Master of the Front End at Good Foods, so she knows pretty much everything. Amy has transitioned from shopper to owner to Owner Services and Outreach Coordinator over the past decade and her hair is full of secrets. Tickets are $2 for owners and $4 for general admission and can be purchased here.  

$5 Community Dinners

October 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - October 25, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
Dinner should be for relaxing, socializing and enjoying great food together. Don't worry about cooking and cleaning, come eat with us and our Co-op community!   Bring family, friends and neighbors for a delicious, made-from-scratch meal in our café. Enjoy everything on our hot bar—for just $5 a pound!   October's menu is exploring the flavors of Italia! Dig into traditional favorites like lasagna Bolognese, Tuscan chicken, pesto risotto, vegetarian eggplant Parmesan, and vegan spinach polenta with charred tomatoes. We'll even have dessert (ricotta peach cobbler) and plenty of sides.   This monthly meal has been extended through the end of the year, so join us for a great deal and a family-friendly meal from 5-9 pm.

Considering the Chicken Coop

October 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - October 30, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
How to house your chickens safely and effectively is one of the most important considerations in chicken keeping. Correct sizing, materials, and placement are all important considerations along with the comfort and ease with which you, the chicken-keeper, can successfully accomplish your duties. This workshop will cover all the bases when it comes to building or buying a chicken coop. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion.
Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for owners and can be purchased here.

Laughter Yoga

November 6, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - November 6, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
Join us for laughter yoga and laugh as you've never laughed before. No flexibility or sense of humor required!! Bring water and something to lay on (yoga mat, blanket, towel, etc) and wear loose comfortable clothing. (This class can be done sitting and does not require laying down.) Everyone is welcome, we accommodate all genders, ages, and abilities. Bring a friend and share the joy of laughter! The goal is to leave feeling less stressed and more joyful while improving your overall health! General Admission tickets are $7 and Owner tickets are $5 and can be purchased here.  

Film Series – The Food Cure

November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - November 13, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The fourth and final feature in our 2019 Film Series is "The Food Cure". Join us for the FREE screening at 7 pm and stick around afterward for discussion.

 
Can dietary measures halt or even reverse an advanced and lethal disease? This documentary follows the extraordinary stories of six cancer patients who decide to tackle their disease with fruit and vegetables. Will lifestyle changes and a plant-based diet work where aggressive chemotherapies, targeted drugs, and high-tech medicine often fail? The film records the patients’ diverse experiences over a timespan of more than 5 years. Could lifestyle methods like these - as yet untested and unapproved by medical authorities - be the missing link?

  Watch the trailer HERE

Prepping Chickens for Winter

November 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - November 20, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Helping chickens survive and thrive during the cold winter months can be intimidating but with a few tips and tricks, your birds will remain happy and healthy. This class aims to help you keep your flock comfortable all season. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. Tickets are free but required and can be reserved here.

Dodging Coconuts: Building Resilience Amidst Chaos

December 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - December 4, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
This seminar designed to help you build the armor you need to dodge the coconuts in the midst of the storms of our lives today. Be it the 24-hour news cycle, out of control social media, the onslaught of natural disasters or acts of madness, anxiety has invaded our lives at every level. Share an evening with those of like minds and form a community that rejects despair in favor of hope and belief. Learn to live purposely by being prepared, planning, and developing the perspective that leads to growth following inevitable moments of adversity. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Sylvia Lovely has a passion for helping others find the sweet spot in their lives. She has developed Dodging Coconuts and her four P’s as a template that contemplates that in good times, coconuts nourish, but in high winds, they become flying missiles of destruction. In addition to being an author, speaker and teacher, she is one of four owners of Azur Food Group and a co-host along with Chef Jeremy Ashby and well-known Tony “Twitch” Longo of Z-Rock 103.3 on Food News and Chews Radio airing from 1-2 pm every Saturday on WVLK 590. TICKETS are $8 for owners and $10 for general admission and can be purchased here.

Chicken Babies

December 18, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 18, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Raising chicks can be greatly rewarding if you are prepared for the task. This class will cover all the essential details if you are considering starting a flock or adding to an existing flock with chicks including; purchasing considerations, breed choices, necessary equipment needs, and techniques for proper handling and care. ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: Travis Robinson has kept chickens in his backyard for at least 10 years. He is interested in using chicken-keeping to increase access to food at a hyper-local level and in developing our “egg-shed” (not altogether different from a “watershed) to build a resilient community. He is also interested in how chickens can help build healthy soil and compost food waste. He consults with current and future chicken-keepers on best practices and presents at fairs and festivals whenever he has the opportunity. Passing along his chicken knowledge is a passion. Tickets are $5 for owners and $7 for general admission and can be purchased here.