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We know it’s not usual for food stores to think of themselves as educators, but we’re not your usual market. A big part of our mission is to provide the latest information about health, nutrition and wellness to our community. So we invite top local experts and educators, including natural chefs, holistic nutritionists, acupuncturists, herbalists, and naturopathic doctors to share their knowledge with you in classes and workshops we host here at New Leaf. Join us at one of our upcoming events. We just bet you’ll learn a lot!

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Cider and Cheese Pairing with Golden State Cider

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$12.00

Branch out from beer and come try a fall classic- cider and cheese pairing with Golden State Cider. GSC claims their cider team is unlike any other. With a knack for exploration and experimentation, their boys in blue are known for making a cider so crisp it will make you question your very understanding of the word itself. They use 100% fresh-pressed West Coast apples to create an exquisite product you will want to tell your friends about. Try the Mighty Dry, Mighty Hopped, Gingergrass and Bay Brut paired with different cheeses and other appetizers in this fun Friday night class.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Half Moon Bay

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: PlantPure Nation

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

With Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time - that a whole-food, plant-based diet can prevent and in some cases reverse many of the diseases that kill Americans every year. They meet up with resistance from Big Ag, Big Pharma, and Big Food, oh my!!! The filmmakers are using PlantPure Nation to create a broad grassroots movement.  They are spearheading the formation of PlantPure Pods in cities and towns across N. America. Members of these groups are planting seeds of change around the message of plant-based nutrition in their communities. One tool they are using in this effort is the same 10-day Jumpstart program featured in the film, to give people the experience of a whole food, plant-based diet.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Mushrooms for the Mind, Body and Heart

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:00pm

With Tom Dadant from Host Defense Beginning with a review of how mushrooms support immune functioning, Host Defense National Science Educator and Herbal Storyteller, Tom Dadant, will discuss the various body systems that respond well to mushroom supplementation.* We’ll focus on Cordyceps and its impact on lung functioning and athletic performance, how Lion’s Mane supports the brain and nervous system, the impact of Chaga as an antioxidant and support for epithelial tissue, and Reishi’s tonifying effects on the cardiovascular system and whole body.* *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

The Ketogenic Diet: A 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$145.00

With Anti-Inflammatory Chef & Kitchen Witch Co-founder Magali Brecke, and Holistic Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian This three-part series breaks down as follows: Week One: Keto What? Basics of Ketogenic Nutrition Making Keto effective for you starts with understanding the WHY behind all the buzz. In this first session, we will take a stab at your metabolism, and how the shift from sugar burner to fat burner begins in the body. We will also begin to understand the food groups that make up a Ketogenic plate, and touch on the many Anti-inflammatory 'diets' (Paleo, AIP, GAPS etc) that work well with Keto.  Week Two: Getting There (and maybe staying!) Armed with the knowledge of WHY, we know dive into the HOW. How do you get yourself into an effective state of Ketosis? How do you maintain that state, and for how long? Here, we will discuss good practices, and provide solid measurement tools for monitoring your body's shift to Ketosis. Live blood testing will be performed and shared! Week Three: Crusin on Keto Lets makes this real for your life! This class will focus on meal planning and prepping, eating out, and strategy for making this a fluid change, rather than a confusing burden. You will leave with recipes, resources, and references. Full keto meal served in class. About the Instructors: Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Friday, September 8, 2017

ALL STORES

Nut Butter and Jam Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Head back to school with one of the easiest lunch options: PB&J! Savings on peanut, almond, and cashew butter & spreadable fruit and jams for everyone in the family!

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Westside Santa Cruz

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Half Moon Bay

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Saturday, September 9, 2017

ALL STORES

Nut Butter and Jam Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Head back to school with one of the easiest lunch options: PB&J! Savings on peanut, almond, and cashew butter & spreadable fruit and jams for everyone in the family!

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

ALL STORES

Nut Butter and Jam Sale

Other
8:00am - 10:00pm

Head back to school with one of the easiest lunch options: PB&J! Savings on peanut, almond, and cashew butter & spreadable fruit and jams for everyone in the family!

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

7 Secrets to Mastering Stress for Unstoppable Success

Health & Wellness
7:00pm - 8:00pm

With Author Lisa Hamil, Pharm.D Learn how you can master stress and assure that it does not master you! Dr. Hamil will discuss why stress matters and how you can use it to your advantage. Rest assured, you will not want to miss this important topic.

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Half Moon Bay

Crafting and Cooking with the Herb Rosemary

Health & Wellness
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$25.00

Wellness Class with Master Herbalist Suzanne Elliot Discover the many unique and unusual uses for this versatile herb. Learn to create a fragrant rosemary healingbalm to take home, nibble on delicious rosemary-lemon shortbread, and sip a lovely rosemary tea.

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Movie Night: What the Health

Film, Media & Entertainment
6:00pm - 8:00pm

With Educator Sandi Rechenmacher, NC What the Health is a ground-breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health. “Why haven’t we heard this before now?” Because it’s been a secret. Come find out what, why, and how this information is being kept from us. Knowing can be pivotal in realizing one’s optimal health and wellness while alive. About Sandi: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Half Moon Bay

Laugh It Off: Improv for Wellness

Hobbies & Special Interest
7:00pm - 8:30pm
$5.00

Say YES to the collective, cooperative and creative joy of improvisation with brief instruction and fun group activities. Let loose and get creative!

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

The Ketogenic Diet: A 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$145.00

With Anti-Inflammatory Chef & Kitchen Witch Co-founder Magali Brecke, and Holistic Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian This three-part series breaks down as follows: Week One: Keto What? Basics of Ketogenic Nutrition Making Keto effective for you starts with understanding the WHY behind all the buzz. In this first session, we will take a stab at your metabolism, and how the shift from sugar burner to fat burner begins in the body. We will also begin to understand the food groups that make up a Ketogenic plate, and touch on the many Anti-inflammatory 'diets' (Paleo, AIP, GAPS etc) that work well with Keto.  Week Two: Getting There (and maybe staying!) Armed with the knowledge of WHY, we know dive into the HOW. How do you get yourself into an effective state of Ketosis? How do you maintain that state, and for how long? Here, we will discuss good practices, and provide solid measurement tools for monitoring your body's shift to Ketosis. Live blood testing will be performed and shared! Week Three: Crusin on Keto Lets makes this real for your life! This class will focus on meal planning and prepping, eating out, and strategy for making this a fluid change, rather than a confusing burden. You will leave with recipes, resources, and references. Full keto meal served in class. About the Instructors: Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Beer & Dessert Pairing with Firestone Walker Brewing Company

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$12.00

With Firestone Walker Brewering Company "The Bitter Truth, its sweeter than you may expect" - dive into Firestone Walkers Hoppy offerings and see how these flavorful beers pair with different sweet treats. About the Brewery: David Walker and Adam Firestone are two brother-in-laws who started a brewery together due to their epic love of beer. Walker brought a European twist to the proceedings, who along with Firestone combined the authenticity of Old World craft with the innovative spirit of California to come up with something truly unique.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Half Moon Bay

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Plant-Based Nutrition Essentials for Health and Weight Loss

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$99.00

With Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher Help prevent chronic disease and bring on the weight loss, all-in-one! Sandi Rechenmacher presents Dr. Neal Barnard's cutting-edge nutrition science as an Info-Dining Class where the proof IS the pudding! Taste it for yourself. This powerful approach to health/weight loss focuses on the quality of food you eat for optimal health, without giving cause to ‘lugging one’s engine’ or slowing it down. Each class features nutrition science, live cooking demos & hearty samplings. Yummers! Take this series, repeat this series, bring a friend(s), and experience more delightfully delicious plant-based recipes that will help you design YOUR destiny by demystifying ‘Pop-Culture Nutrition Lingo’ and unraveling ‘Nutrition-Marketing Madness!’Attendees will receive recipes, handouts/resources to support their next healthy steps on their healing journey, and hearty samplings. The benefits of taking this series are to hear the science in a number of ways, to ask personalize questions, to sample delicious recipes, and to be able to practice, practice, practice over the weeks. By the end of this series, students will be lighter on their feet by better use of fingers and forks! Bring your notebooks, taste buds, and questions. COME HUNGRY! Class 1: Devour More Trimming Vegetables, the Delicious WayClass 2: Jump '1-2-3' into Plant-based MenusClass 3: Nutrition-Science-Backed 'Reasons to Munch' Class 4: More 'Eats' that are Scrumptiously Slimming! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) promotes nutrition science, evidence-based dietary lifestyling. About the Instructor: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Tuesday Tea Time: Boosting Brain Health

Health & Wellness
12:00pm - 1:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Did you know nutrition affects mental performance, mood and memory? Come learn why it is important to choose foods that support and protect your brain. Key factors for optimizing brain health include balancing blood sugar, consuming healthy dietary fat, controlling inflammation, and incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into the diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

The Ayurvedic Apothecary Lab

Home & Lifestyle
6:30pm - 9:00pm
$45.00

With Ayurvedic Practitioner and Chef Talya Lutzker Ayurveda helps you feel healthy, radiant, and beautiful! In this class, Talya will help you customize gorgeous, natural skin care products, plus lymphatic and digestive remedies, that are easy to make and will help you feel AMAZING. You’ll learn how to use pure ingredients from an Ayurvedic perspective, and know which essential oils beautify skin, improve circulation, increase energy, promote sound sleep, and enhance happiness. You'll even dive into recipes for dental hygiene, eye care, and more. Discover how to make your own natural skin care line that protects your skin, improves immunity, and helps you GLOW from the inside out. All the products we'll make in class double as great gifts and are made from 100% pure, whole, and mostly edible ingredients. About the instructor: Talya became a Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner through the Dhyana School of Therapeutics in Sebastopol in 2003. She was the first Ayurvedic Chef at DeAnna Batdorff’s Pancha Karma Center, where she helped transform the lives of clients & students by sharing cooking skills, nutritional know-how, personalized Ayurvedic education and coping strategies to foster a healthier relationship with food. Talya has continued to spread her ayurvedic knowledge in Santa Cruz for the past 15 years.

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Half Moon Bay

How to Care for Your Child's Eyes and Vision

Health & Wellness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$5.00

With Dr. Neda Moshasha, OD Bring your questions and gain knowledge that will help you ensure that your child’s eyes and vision are protected. Topics include exams; lazy eye; genealogy; and difficulty with focus, attention and reading.

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Westside Santa Cruz

The Ketogenic Diet: A 3 Week Series

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$145.00

With Anti-Inflammatory Chef & Kitchen Witch Co-founder Magali Brecke, and Holistic Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian This three-part series breaks down as follows: Week One: Keto What? Basics of Ketogenic Nutrition Making Keto effective for you starts with understanding the WHY behind all the buzz. In this first session, we will take a stab at your metabolism, and how the shift from sugar burner to fat burner begins in the body. We will also begin to understand the food groups that make up a Ketogenic plate, and touch on the many Anti-inflammatory 'diets' (Paleo, AIP, GAPS etc) that work well with Keto.  Week Two: Getting There (and maybe staying!) Armed with the knowledge of WHY, we know dive into the HOW. How do you get yourself into an effective state of Ketosis? How do you maintain that state, and for how long? Here, we will discuss good practices, and provide solid measurement tools for monitoring your body's shift to Ketosis. Live blood testing will be performed and shared! Week Three: Crusin on Keto Lets makes this real for your life! This class will focus on meal planning and prepping, eating out, and strategy for making this a fluid change, rather than a confusing burden. You will leave with recipes, resources, and references. Full keto meal served in class. About the Instructors: Magali uses her background in Traditional Chinese Medicine to cook anti-inflammatory meals for personal clients, tailoring each menu to their dietary needs. She founded the Kitchen Witch Bone Broth company, which started in response for the need to provide high quality, healing nourishment to the community. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Friday, September 22, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Wine & Watercolor

Hobbies & Special Interest
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$15.00

Store Event with Madia Jamgochian Come spend the evening sipping wine and painting with watercolor. Paper, paint, brushes and still life subject provided. All you have to do is show up! Bring a friend to share the experience. About the Instructor: Madia Jamgochian is a self-taught artist who loves experimenting with different mediums. In 2012, she illustrated a children's book about a daschund who goes on vacation, (Babe's Vacation) available on Amazon. Madia likes to offer art classes as a way to promote relaxation and using a different side of your brain.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Half Moon Bay

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

ALL STORES

TomatoFest Tasting Weekend

Other
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tomato season is in full swing! Join us and taste several varieties of tomatoes or try a sample of popular tomato recipes that are easy to create at home.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

ALL STORES

TomatoFest Tasting Weekend

Other
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tomato season is in full swing! Join us and taste several varieties of tomatoes or try a sample of popular tomato recipes that are easy to create at home.

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Plant-Based Nutrition Essentials for Health and Weight Loss

Health & Wellness
6:00pm - 7:30pm
$99.00

With Nutrition Consultant Sandi Rechenmacher Help prevent chronic disease and bring on the weight loss, all-in-one! Sandi Rechenmacher presents Dr. Neal Barnard's cutting-edge nutrition science as an Info-Dining Class where the proof IS the pudding! Taste it for yourself. This powerful approach to health/weight loss focuses on the quality of food you eat for optimal health, without giving cause to ‘lugging one’s engine’ or slowing it down. Each class features nutrition science, live cooking demos & hearty samplings. Yummers! Take this series, repeat this series, bring a friend(s), and experience more delightfully delicious plant-based recipes that will help you design YOUR destiny by demystifying ‘Pop-Culture Nutrition Lingo’ and unraveling ‘Nutrition-Marketing Madness!’Attendees will receive recipes, handouts/resources to support their next healthy steps on their healing journey, and hearty samplings. The benefits of taking this series are to hear the science in a number of ways, to ask personalize questions, to sample delicious recipes, and to be able to practice, practice, practice over the weeks. By the end of this series, students will be lighter on their feet by better use of fingers and forks! Bring your notebooks, taste buds, and questions. COME HUNGRY! Class 1: Devour More Trimming Vegetables, the Delicious WayClass 2: Jump '1-2-3' into Plant-based MenusClass 3: Nutrition-Science-Backed 'Reasons to Munch' Class 4: More 'Eats' that are Scrumptiously Slimming! The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) promotes nutrition science, evidence-based dietary lifestyling. About the Instructor: Sandi Rechenmacher is a whole foods, plant-based (WFPB) nutritional consultant, educator, and chef. Her passion is supporting people to nourish and revitalize their bodies, minds, and spirits via a diet based on nutrition science. Sandi is the founder of Simply Nutritious, offering presentations and workshops, sharing her 40 years of nutrition wisdom. She works in conjunction with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) presenting Food for Life classes in Northern California designed by nutrition scientists and dietitians, covering lifestyle disease prevention/reversal and microbiome immune system support, and more.  She holds a BA and Teaching Credential from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and certification in nutrition education/consultation. Former owner of a natural foods store, Sandi knows food biz!

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Zumba

Sports & Fitness
5:30pm - 6:30pm
$7.00

Get a fun and effective workout to upbeat Latin and international music rhythms.  For all fitness and experience levels.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Delectable Dips and Dressings

Food & Drink
1:00pm - 2:30pm
$12.00

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Come to this class to learn how to prepare yourself for the week by whipping up several different types of healthy salad dressings and dips that will keep you reaching for the veggies. We will make fresh hummus from scratch, eggplant dip, and homemade ranch dressing with fresh herbs. Come hungry! About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Boosting Brain Health

Health & Wellness
1:00pm - 2:00pm

With Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian Did you know nutrition plays an important role in mental performance, mood and memory? Come learn why it is important to choose foods that support and protect your brain. Key factors for optimizing brain health include balancing blood sugar, consuming healthy dietary fat, controlling inflammation, and incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into the diet. About the Instructor: Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Half Moon Bay

Gentle Yoga

Sports & Fitness
8:30am - 9:30am
$7.00

Start your day off refreshed and vibrant with a calming, gentle yoga class taught by local certified instructors in our Community Classroom.

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Half Moon Bay

Fertility, Pre and Post Natal Yoga with Your Baby

Sports & Fitness
11:30am - 12:30pm
$5.00

With Samantha Corsiglia, Earth Dancer Wellness This comprehensive class will address the daily changing needs of your body while your baby grows and while you heal from birth.

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Westside Santa Cruz

Cooking with Wild Seaweeds

Food & Drink
6:00pm - 8:00pm
$15.00

Cooking Demo with Ian O'Hollaren, founder of Seaquoia Wild Seaweeds & Nutrition Consultant Madia Jamgochian *This class SOLD OUT in advance, so we are offering a repeat class the following week: Friday, October 6, 6pm-8pm. Click the link to sign up: Cooking with Wild Seaweeds Did you know that sea vegetables, also known as seaweeds, are a nutritional powerhouse packed with protein, vitamins and minerals? Rich in iodine, sea vegetables can play an important role in providing thyroid support. Seaweeds are also high in calcium, folic acid and magnesium, as well as iron, potassium, and pantothenic acid. Of the brown variety, arame, hijiki, kelp, kombu and wakame are the most popular. Nori, a red seaweed, is perhaps the most well known variety being a main ingredient in sushi rolls. Studies have shown that sea vegetables have been consumed since at least 8000 B.C.E. by cultures in the Japanese region. Today, however, most people have strayed away from including sea vegetables in their every day diet. This class aims to change that by showing you how to utilize fresh sea vegetables harvested just up the coast from Santa Cruz. Come hungry! About the Instructors: Ian O’Hollaren combined his knowledge of the ocean and turned his passion into a business and lifestyle. For almost 2 years, Seaquoia Seaweed has been harvesting seaweeds from California’s unique and bio-diverse coastal ecosystem. Connecting people to the source of their food has been the philosophy of the business fromthe start. Madia graduated from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition in 2013 after completing her BA in Environmental Studies and Exercise Sports Science at UCSB. Shortly after, she started her personal consulting business My Healing Habits. She enjoys educating on how to heal inflammatory and autoimmune conditions, and believes in the food-as-medicine approach.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Westside Santa Cruz

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

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Half Moon Bay

Happy Hour: Cheers to CA

Other
5:00pm - 7:00pm

September is California wine month. Sample a different selection of outstanding California wines, cheeses and other specialty items each week.

Sign Up For Event