Bottled Water, Tap Water and Spring Water Quality

When

Monday, April 30th  /  6:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Barbara Satterwhite, RN

Description

Learn about the new water technologies such as filtration, alkalinity, and ionization.

Cost

FREE!

Register for class

Open door, walk-ins welcome.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Jazzercise with Tammy Billups

When

Monday, April 30th  / 12:00-1:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Tammy Billups

Description

Jazzercise is a 60-minute group fitness class combining cardio, strength, and stretch moves for a total body workout. We’ve taken moves from hip-hop, yoga, Pilates, jazz dance, kickboxing, and resistance training and bundled them into one hour. All ages, levels, and sizes welcome so come join us today!

Bring your own weights, good aerobic shoes, and a water bottle for an introductory class offered for FREE!  This demo class will give you a taste of what a hour long regular class would look like so come join in the fun, the more the merrier.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Contact Tammy Billups at 804-339-3106 or at tammybillups@comcast.net.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525

Monday’s Hot Bar 04/30/12

RAW FOODS: living carrot and fennels, raw cole slaw, raw kale salad

SOUPS: cream of asparagus, manhattan clam chowder, turkey chili

VEGAN FOODS: black beans, basmati rice, bedelijan, misir wat, caponata, ater kik alicha, gingered squash, steamed broccoli, green wheat freekeh hash, blackened local tofu with veggies, local kung pao tofu, local tofu manicotti

VEGETARIAN: rosemary and garlic mashed potatoes

MEAT: peach bbq chicken, braised red cabbage with applegate farms bacon, braised skit steak with wild mushrooms and carrots, rainbow trout stuffed with pesto asparagus, fennel crusted pork loin, ziti pasta with pastrami, artichoke braised chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.

How To Use A Paper Towel

It’s something we never really think about until numbers like this are presented to us. More paper towels are used per day than you could imagine. Often times, only a small percentage of that paper towel is actually used to absorb or clean up any mess. Joe Smith breaks it down for us and shows us how to use them the correct way.

Intro to X-Gentle Yoga Class

When

Sunday, April 29th  /  9:00-10:30AM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Nora Pozzi

Description

An adaptative yoga practice for people who have limited mobility, chronic illness such as cancer, heart disease, arthritis, MS, etc… injuries or just prefer a very slow pace.  It includes chair yoga, standing and floor poses, deep relaxation and breathing exercises.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

YogaHelps  /  804-342-1061  /  info@yogahelps.com

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Saturday Hot Bar 4/28/12

MEATS:  Garlic Roasted Chicken w/ Charred Tomato-Lime Broth, Ranchero Casserole, Tilapia w/ Corn & Black Bean Salsa, Coconut Curry Chicken, Loaded Mashed Potatoes (contains bacon), Peach BBQ Chicken, Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo, Dijon Pork Loin, Pork BBQ

VEGAN:  Mixed Steamed Vegetables, Sugar Snap Peas w/ Carrots & Caramelized Onions, Steamed Broccoli, Black Beans, Basmati Rice, Ancho Lime Pinto Beans, Spanish Rice, Tofu Manicotti, Vegan Buffalo Bites, Sausage Seitan w/ Peppers & Onions, Hunan BBQ Tofu, Miso Soup, Split Pea Soup

RAW (vegan):  Broccoli & Raisin Sunflower Seed Salad, Living Coleslaw, Raw Kale Salad

SOUPS:  Creamy Tomato Bisque (vegetarian), Manhattan Clam Chowder (contains bacon), White Chicken Chili

SALAD BAR PREPARED SELECTIONS:  Grilled Marinated Chicken, Homestyle Chicken Salad, Homestyle Tuna Salad, Homestyle Dill Potato Salad (vegan), Yedinich Salata (vegan), Tuscan White Bean Salad (vegan), Curried Cous Cous (vegan), Basil Parmesan Pasta Salad (vegetarian), Roasted Corn & Black Bean Compote (vegan), Forbidden Rice Salad (vegan), Greek Wheat Berry Salad (vegetarian), Oven Fried Tofu (vegan), Artichoke Salad (vegan)

*Hot Bar items are subject to change throughout the day without notice.

Intro to Integral Yoga Hatha Class

When

Saturday, April 28th  /  10:00-11:30AM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Nora Pozzi

Description

Listen to our bodies in stillness and learn from our own wisdom.  This class includes centering, chanting, postures, deep relaxation, and breathing.  Find your own pace and peace, honor your body in a meditative and safe setting.

Please bring a mat and a blanket.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

YogaHelps  \  804-342-1061  \  info@yogahelps.com

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Love Your Mother: Earth Week Fun Sat!

To take things to the next level Ellwood Thompson’s decided that one day just isn’t enough to celebrate Mother Earth!  So we have been celebrating earth all week!  In honor of our beautiful mother, we gave away prizes online and in-store throughout the week and this Saturday, April 28, 2012  you’ll be able to bring your electronics to e-cycle, enjoy solar powered ice cream from Urban Grid‘s Sweet Solar Scoop and get your bike tuned and adjusted for free by Carytown Bicycle Company – Happy Earth Week Everyone!!!

Defensive Cycling

When

Thursday, April 26, 2012  /  5:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Sheryl Finucane PhD, a League Certified Instructor and assistant professor and coordinator of graduate education in VCU’s Department of Physcial Therapy.

Description

The 1st Richmond Defensive Cycling course will be a part of Richmond’s 2nd Annual Bike Week.  The class gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in traffic or on the trail.  Recommended for adults and children above the age of fourteen.  All particiapnts in the class will receive a free Smart Cycling manual and will be eligible to win awesome prizes! Check out richmonddefensivecycling.tumblr.com for updates.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

30

Register for class

There is limited seating/availability for all classes and events and you must register ahead of time.

Register online for the class now.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Aura Cacia Aromatherapy Workshops

When

Thursday, April 26th  /  11:30AM-2:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Charlynn Avery – Aromatherapist/Educator for Aura Cacia

Description

11:30AM-12:20PM – Introduction to Aromatherapy

In this class, you will be introduced to basic aromatherapy terms, common uses, and will learn some great new recipes to try at home. Each participant will make a personalized aromatherapy mist to take home and enjoy.  Maximum number – 20 participants

12:30-1:30PM – Aromatherapy and Yoga

Enhance your practice and create balance in your life through the use of essential oils.  Charlynn will speak about the benefits of blending yoga with aromatherapy. Learn how essential oils can bring balance to chakras, the importance  of purity and sustainability, and practical recipes to add to your yoga practice.

1:40-2:30PM – Introduction to Aromatherapy

In this class, you will be introduced to basic aromatherapy terms, common uses, and will learn some great new recipes to try at home. Each participant will make a personalized aromatherapy mist to take home and enjoy.  Maximum number – 20 participants

Cost

Free!

Register

First come, first serve!

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Defensive Cycling

Richmond’s FIRST Defensive Cycling course will be part of Richmond’s SECOND Annual Bike Week!

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Qigong

When

Tuesday, April 24th  /  6:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Lili Simons

Description

In this class you will learn a simple yet extremely effective Chi Kung workout.  Easy movements combined with the breath that stimulates, energizes and regulates the body’s major organs, the Kidney’s, Liver, Spleen, Heart, Lungs and Liver. When the organs are healthy according to Chinese Medicine, the rest of the body and mind are healthy as well.

Divine Therapy

Cost

$72 for 6 classes

Capacity

30

Register for class

Call Lili Simons at 804-257-5573

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525.

Tuesday’s Hot Bar 04/24/12

SOUPS: charred tomato soup, clam chowder, andouille sausage and kale, miso soup, butternut squash soup

RAW FOODS: broccoli-sunflower salad, raw cole slaw, raw kale salad

VEGAN FOODS: local tofu manicotti, vegan bolognese, vegan succotash, vegan “sausage” seitan with peppers and onions, black beans, basmati rice, ater kik alicha, dinich wat, nile’s cabbage, misir wat, green wheat freekeh hash, steamed broccoli

VEGETARIAN: goat cheese and spinach whole wheat pasta, rosemary & garlic mashed potatoes

MEAT: coriander chicken with shiitake and ginger broth, pineapple jerk pork loin, blackened talapia, pulled pork in a house smoked tomato sauce, country style collard greens, green curry chicken

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice. 

4th Annual Child Abuse Prevent-A-Thon

Join us in Ellwood’s Community Room for the 4th Annual Child Abuse Prevent-A-Thon. GR SCAN is collaborating with Ellwood Thompson’s to offer a FREE Stewards of Children training during the 4th Annual Prevent-A-Thon.  Stewards of Children, developed by Darkness to Light, is a child sexual abuse prevention training that teaches adults to prevent, recognize, and react responsibility to child sexual abuse.

Monday’s Hot Bar 4/23/12

RAW FOODS: Living Carrot and Fennel Salad, Living Coleslaw, Raw Kale Salad

SOUPS: Chickpea Stew, Miso Soup, Clam Chowder, Cuban Black Bean Soup, Roasted Cauliflower and Parmesan Soup

VEGAN FOODS: Vegetable Curried Rice, Green Curry Organic Tofu, Tofu Manicotti, Totally Vegan Bolognese, Black Beans, Wild Rice, The Nile’s Ater Kik Alicha, The Nile’s Gomen, The Nile’s Dinich Wat, The Nile’s Cabbage, The Nile’s Bedelijan, Vegan Lentils with Kale, Green Wheat Freekeh Hash, Mujadara, Steamed Broccoli

MEAT: Cider Braised Chicken, Mojito Pork, Chicken Pot Pie, Peach BBQ Chicken

VEGETARIAN: Spoonbread

*Hotbar is subject to change throughout the day without notice.