FILM SCREENING: Designing A Great Neighborhood

When

Sunday, September 30th  /  7:00PM – Until

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Sponsored By

Richmond Cohousing

Description

In DESIGNING A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD, director David Wann follows the progress of Wild Sage Cohousing project, where the future residents participate in the design of their own neighborhood for which affordability and sustainability are primary goals.

Join us for a film screening and conversation about how cohousing can improve the quality of your life.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

40

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 or email Richmond Cohousing at rvacohousing@gmail.com.

Create The Relationships That You Wants

When

Tuesday, September 25th  /  7:00-8:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Even successful people experience turbulent interactions.  Make an immediate and beneficial difference in every relationship you have.  Busy schedules and everyday challenges can put a strain on relationships, cause anxiety, disrupt one’s health, and even lead to depression.  Learn to confidently express yourself in ways that bring out the best in you and in those around you, at home, school, work and in the community.  Enjoy balance, understanding and trust.
• Learn how to easily share difficult thoughts and feelings in ways that create mutual understanding
• Build trust even when you disagree
• Ease tension in blended families
• Deepen intimacy with loved ones
• Create and support shared dreams
Program participants have the right to “pass” and confidentiality is honored.

Cost

Enrolling and Participating in the Full Program Includes:
  • Four weeks of class participation
PLUS a BONUS OF:
  • One free group coaching session
  • $5 Ellwood Thompson’s Gift Card
  • Save $75 on one private coaching session with Denise
Make advance purchase now for $125 and SAVE $55, OR purchase at the door for $45/week (space permitting).  Full time students $50 for entire series (present ID at door).
Money back guarantee for those who participate in the full program!

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Shake Off Stress

When

Tuesday, September 25th  /  6:00-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation
Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.

Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.

Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Midday Meditation

When

Tuesday, September 25th  /  12:15-12:45PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Community Midday Meditation Made Easy: Refresh yourself with mid-week serenity.  Experience a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  Join for 30 or 45 minutes.  It’s easier than you think!

Cost

Suggested donations of $10.00.  All are welcome.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Local & Delicious: Brown’s All Natural Beef

Located just on the edge of our 100-mile radius lies Brown’s All-Natural Meats. Located in Brownsburg, VA (98-miles away), Craig and his wife have been farming their entire lives, both coming from a family of farmers that have taught them traditional, sustainable methods of raising livestock. They take pride in the land and pride in what they can create from it. The couple strive to produce a wholesome and yummy all natural product.  What is All Natural you ask?  Well, it’s very simple, All Natural means that your meat was raised hormone and anti-biotic free.  Brown’s animals go from the farm to your dinner table and ours.  Every product that they sell could go on our table any day.

About Their Beef: Animals are born and raised on the family farm before they hand select which animals will be pastured and fed.  This way, they know all about the animal; where it came from, what it has been fed, and we are assured of its past and present health.  All of Brown’s cattle are Angus or Angus-based providing a wonderful full body, well marbled meat.  Animals lend themselves to a great final product: all natural, locally raised, and deliciously tasty!

For  more information on Brown’s All-Natural Meats, please visit their website or ask a staff member.

Friday’s Hot Bar 09/21/12

SOUPS: tomato bisque, clam chowder, split pea soup, miso soup, wild mushroom and barley soup

RAW FOODS: raw cole slaw, raw kale salad, raw carrot and fennel salad

VEGAN FOODS: taco shells, whole wheat tortillas, Spanish rice, textured vegetable protein (TVP), refried beans, brown basmati rice, black beans, guacamole, pico de gallo, vegan sour cream, vegan cheese, fajita veggies, ancho-lime pinto beans, Yucatan veggies, steamed broccoli, mushroom-spinach seitan, seitan with peppers and onions, potato and kale enchiladas, roasted root veggies with cous cous

MEAT: shredded fiesta chicken, seasoned ground turkey, pork carnitas, blackened tilapia, carne asada, ranchero casserole, garlic roasted chicken

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

Shake Off Stress

When

Thursday, September 20th /  6:00-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation

Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.

Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.

Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

New Fall Drinks at our Coffee Bar!

Fall is finally kicking in! Those cool Richmond nights are finding their way closer and closer through our windows at night. Nothing beats waking up early in the morning and wrapping your hands around a hot cup of coffee, except when that coffee is seasoned with fresh pumpkin, spices, and fresh organic carrot juice! For the fall season, we’re introducing two new favorites at the coffee bar:

Harvest Latte: Fresh pressed organic carrot juice & honey blended with espresso and steamed milk. We recommend almond milk with this one!

Pumpkin Spice Latte: Sweet & spicy, a classic fall treat! Try it with almond milk as well for a nuttier flavor!

Thursday’s Hot Bar Menu 09/20/12

RAW FOODS: raw kale salad, raw cole slaw, raw fennel and carrot salad

SOUPS: southwest corn chowder, clam chowder, cream of asparagus

VEGAN FOODS: gluten-free lasagna, roasted root veggies with cous cous, vegan loaded mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, lemon rice, aloo mutter, garlic-lemon asparagus, mixed steamed veggies, black beans, brown basmati rice

VEGETARIAN: succatash, mashed sweet potatoes

MEAT: chicken-mushroom-eggplant stew, country style collards, lemon pepper tilapia, ziti with pastrami, kung pao chicken, artichoke chicken, chicken marsala, citrus tamari pork ribs

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

Shake Off Stress

When

Tuesday, September 18th  /  6:00-6:30PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Shake-off Stress and Dip into Serenity
Take the Mystique Out of Meditation
Busy schedules, everyday challenges and anxiety can put a strain on our health and our relationships.  The daily grind can limit our expression of joy and even lead to depression.

Discover how to slow down, chill, and renew yourself in this short meditation.  It’s easier than you think!   A direct student of Michael Bernard Beckwith, Denise will share three easy meditation practices that are proven to calm and refresh your spirit.

Experience relaxation through a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  All levels are welcome to participate.

Cost

Donations are welcome and will go towards scholarships to make opportunities available for fee-based programs offered by Denise at Ellwood Thomspon’s Community Room.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Midday Meditation

When

Tuesday, September 18th  /  12:00-12:45PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Ellwood’s Wellness & Relationship Coach Denise Dolan

Description

Community Midday Meditation Made Easy: Refresh yourself with mid-week serenity.  Experience a combination of 1) brief guidance, 2) silence, and 3) participant sharing for those who desire.  Join for 30 or 45 minutes.  It’s easier than you think!

Cost

Suggested donations of $10.00.  All are welcome.

Capacity

30

Register for Program

Walk-ins welcome.

More information about the program here.

Questions?

Want to know more about one of Denise’s programs?  Visit www.DeniseDolan.com; email Info@DeniseDolan.com or call 800-804-2176.

Need Better Sleep?

When

Monday, September 17th  /  6:00-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Lisa Hazelgrove, University of Richmond Wellness Instructor

Description

To Sleep or not to Sleep that is the Question

We have all been there tossing and turning only to awaken feeling as though you haven’t rested at all.

Join us on a provocative journey that investigates how we sleep and what we can do to improve our sleep

  • Are you getting enough quality sleep and can you make up for lost sleep?
  • Can sleep deprivation be a blueprint to our longevity?
  • What are some of the health challenges due to lack of sleep?
  • Discuss possible solutions to achieving better sleep.
Presented by Nikken

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

35

Register for class

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

Register with Lisa Hazelgrove at Lisa@lisahealthy.com.

Questions?

Call the customer service desk at 804-359-7525

Monday’s Hot Bar 09/17/12

RAW FOODS: pickled zucchini, raw kale salad, raw apple and fennel salad

SOUPS: miso soup, sweet potato and kale soup, cuban black bean soup, sweet potato and kale soup, curried coconut milk soup

VEGAN FOODS: blackened local tofu with veggies, Spanish quinoa, cous cous paella, tempeh bourguingnon, brow basmati rice, black beans, ginger garlic cabbage, ater kik alicha, dinich war, bedelijan, gomen, misir wat, cilantro green beans, steamed broccoli

MEAT: chicken and broccoli alfredo, pork ribs with madera and cherries, pork & mushroom duxelle, spicy dill encrusted trout, 5 spice roasted local chicken, hutnerstyle braised chicken, braised chicken with olives and mushrooms

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

ET Pulls Hershey Products From Shelves

Ellwood Thompsons has decided to pull Dagoba bars from our shelves.  The Hershey Company, which is the manufacturer of Dagoba Chocolates needs to be held accountable for exploiting children for profit.  In August, a coalition of forty-one independent natural food stores and co-ops called on the Hershey Company to meet the standard set by its competitors and fully commit to using ethically sourced cocoa.  About 35 percent of the world’s chocolate is grown on small farms in the Ivory Coast. According to a U.S. Government-funded study, over 1.8 million children work in West Africa’s cocoa industry. Many of these children are exposed to dangerous working conditions and some are even sold off to perform grueling labor on cocoa farms.  Hershey’s failure to commit to purchase significant portions of ethically-sourced cocoa contrasts with the proactive commitments demonstrated by its major competitors and goes against our core store values.  Until Hershey takes a stand on this issue we will no longer support any products that they produce.

Understanding The Food You Eat – TONIGHT IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM!

When

Wednesday, September 12th  /  5:30-7:00PM

Location

Ellwood’s Community Classroom

Instructor

Brian Lichorowic, Ayrshire Farm

Description

There are all type of views as to how to understand what you put into your body.

One of the most popular models that seem to be working is by purchasing local foods in-season, you eliminate the environmental damage caused by shipping foods thousands of miles, your food dollar goes directly to the farmer, and your family will be able to enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh meats and fresh unprocessed fruits and vegetables. But it’s  MUCH easier said than done!

Times are a changing! The family cook now must become the EDUCATOR. Understanding what’s going “into” the body and how it got from the farm to you fork can change the way you eat and give you family a better appreciation to what’s put in front of them.

Here’s a fun, light-hearted talk with some unique culinary insights to make a sustainable table easily obtainable for you and your family.

Cost

FREE!

Capacity

40

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.