I am loving the Holiday Schedule at Healthy Living Market and Cafe’s Learning Center! Get the info here and then register on their site or call them at (518) 306 4900 but hurry up, these will fill up fast!
DIY with Christina Davis: Stollen & Overnight Panettone Saturday, December 6th 1–2pm. Pull up a stool at the Demo Counter for a unique and intimate class with Demonstration Coordinator Christina Davis while she prepares two holiday bread favorites from Germany and Italy: Stollen & Overnight Panettone! In this one-hour demo-style class, students will learn a variety of techniques involved in crafting these two very special breads, celebrated for their slightly sweet flavors and speckle of tasty dried fruits, culminating in a sampling of the delicious end results! This Demo-style class is Free; pre-registration is required.
AM Preschool Chefs: Holiday Cookies Wednesday, December 10th 10–11am. This favorite kid-friendly pastime will get the Learning Center treatment as Chef Shannon helps your preschool bakers make a variety of beautiful holiday cookies from beginning-to-end. The kids will measure, mix, and roll out gingerbread cookies, and have a blast decorating them! Plus, they’ll also be making some fun candy cane cookies! This class is great for kids ages 3-5; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $20/ child. There is also a second class the same day from 1-2pm.
Ladies Night Out: Holiday Appetizer Party Friday, December 12th 5–8pm. In this festive class, you’ll become a Hostess with the Mostess and gather new ideas for fabulous holiday parties! The night will start in Divine Wines, sampling some magnificent wines that are perfect for any holiday gathering and then move on to the classroom to create a few fun and festive appetizers, beginning with an amazingly versatile blue cheese dip that’s so phenomenal it’ll probably become part of every menu you plan! You’ll also make an incredible truffled steak tartare, scrumptious figs filled with vanilla crème fraiche and topped with pomegranates and pistachios, and Chef Shannon will show you how to take basic stuffed mushrooms and make them elegant and unforgettable. You’ll walk away from this class inspired and more than prepared to plan your next holiday party! This Hands-on class is $60/pair.
Preschool Chefs with Go Kids: Hot Chocolate and Shortbread Cookies Tuesday, December 16th 10–11:30am. Kids will learn some measuring skills and then blend and scoop a perfect hot chocolate mix. They’ll also make shortbread cookies that are perfect for dunking! While the cookies bake and hot chocolate cools a bit, they’ll go out and play with the folks from Go Kids! Finally, they’ll come back to the Learning Center and reward themselves with their very own hot chocolate and cookies. And good news for parents: there will be extra hot chocolate mix and cookies coming home with your child that would make excellent holiday gifts! This class is great for kids aged 3-5; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $30/child.
Kids Evening Class: Teacher Gifts (While YOU Shop!) Thursday, December 18th 6–7:30pm. The holidays are right around the corner and what could be more helpful than finishing your shopping while your kids make their own Teacher Gifts?! In this extra-special and super-fun class, kids will learn how to make hot chocolate mix, chocolate-dipped pretzels, and caramel popcorn- all while you shop! By the time you come back to collect your little ones, their tummies will be full and they’ll have their teacher gifts ready to go. This class is an amazing opportunity for both you AND your tot! This class is great for kids aged 6-12; (adult admission free). $25/child.
Kids in the Kitchen: New Year’s Eve Snacks Monday, December 29th 12–2pm. Adults shouldn’t be the only ones eating delicious food on New Year’s Eve! In this fun and interactive class, kids will get into the New Year’s Eve spirit by making some kid-approved, super-tasty, holiday-friendly snacks like some festive popcorn, pizza bites (with or without pepperoni!), chocolate puff pastry twists, and a gooey, bubbly hot cheese and bacon dip! This class is sure to get your kiddo ready to ring in the new year right alongside you! This class is great for kids aged 6-12; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $25/child.
Food Art for Kids with ASD Saturday, December 27th 11am–12pm. This is our first session of an exciting partnership between Healthy Living Market and Creative Kids Café that will provide some very special classes for some very special kids! Food art is an exciting way for kids on the autism spectrum to express their creative side through a multi-sensory classroom experience. This sensory-integrative class is designed to encourage kids to be curious about their food and they’ll explore with different scents, textures, and colors, through the various means of baking, painting, and decorating. Please note that they can accommodate any food sensitivities or allergies. This class is great for kids of all ages on the autism spectrum; all kids must be accompanied by an adult (adult admission free). $15/child.