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September 2018

Book Discussion: My Brilliant Friend

Monday September 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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a cover of the book

Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library.    This month, the discussion is of My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante.  Monthly book discussions take place in our store, after hours.  Amazing! My Brilliant Friend took my breath away. If I were president of the world I would make everyone read this book…Reading Ferrante reminded me of that child-like excitement when you can’t look up from the page, when your eyes seem to be popping from your head,…

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Elevate! Workshop & Book Signing

Tuesday September 25, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Nina Englander

with Nina Englander.    Did you flunk Meditation 101?   There's still time to learn to play with the chakras, and move energy and focus in the body.  You’ll have a new way to maintain a consistent daily meditation practice that will help you enhance positivity, creativity, prosperity and peacefulness – in just 5 minutes!  Elevate! is a mindfulness hack for people who feel they “should” be meditating but aren’t.  Sign up in the store or call 978-371-7573 to reserve your…

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Osteoporosis: There is a Solution, and it is Much More than Just Calcium

Wednesday September 26, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Adam Stark

with Adam Stark.   The research is still evolving.  We’re learning new truths and questioning old assumptions.  Is it true that we need magnesium with calcium?  How much do we need?   (And while we’re on the subject, do we even need calcium in the first place?)  We've been told vitamin D plays a role -- but how much of a role?  What about the research on vitamin K out of Japan?  We’ll take a broad overview, and cover Adam’s Top-Five…

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Small Group Journeying Meditation

Wednesday September 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Jay Hovenesian

This monthly class is led by Jay Hovenesian.   The focus of these journeying meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck.  You’ll become familiar with your inner healer.  Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15.  When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area.  Reserve your seat when you’re in, or call…

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October 2018

Vision Problems & the Link with Blue Light from Screens & Light Bulbs

Wednesday October 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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anthony thomas, PhD

with Anthony Thomas, Ph.D.   Anthony is a national educator with Jarrow Formulas.  . He earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics from California State University Northridge, and his doctorate in Nutritional Biology from the University of California at Davis.  He has conducted postdoctoral research at the University of California at the Larry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center. Dr. Thomas will review common vision problems and speak about the new research linking blue light – from modern high-efficiency…

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Book Discussion Group | American Marriage

Monday October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library.  This month, the discussion is a Concord Festival of Authors read. The chosen book is American Marriage by Tayari Jones.             This is an Oprah’s Book Club 2018 selection. “One of the most anticipated novels of 2018,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Copies available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and West Concord Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries. Book discussions take place in our store. All welcome!​ So we have a chair for you, RSVP: Debra@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com.

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Fun With Blenders! | Adam Stark

Wednesday October 17, 2018 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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A good breakfast smoothie can be filling, easy to make, and packed with more protein and super nutrition than a half-dozen average meals. If you do it right, fiber, fish oil, tonic herbs, probiotics, and vegetables... they all go in the blender, and come out delicious. We're going to whip up something with pears, pecans and cardamom; cherries and chocolate; galangal, ginger, turmeric and mango.  And we'll talk about super nutrient immunity boosters, too.    Free, but limited to 24 people. Reserve your chair when you…

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Cooking in Debra’s Home Kitchen | Eat to Fight Inflammation

Thursday October 18, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Debra’s House Acton, MA 01720 United States + Google Map

With Casey and Debra.  At Debra’s home in Acton.  9 minutes from the store; we'll share the address once you register.  Limited to 14, $85 per person.  The Harvard Women’s Health Watch said “Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to quell inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator.”  This colorful menu made with organic ingredients, happens to also be gluten-free.  To reserve your seat, come into the store, or call 978-371-7573.

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November 2018

DIY Homecare and Bodycare with Essential Oils

Tuesday November 6, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:40 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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DIY with Terra of PRANAROM Essential Oils. Love your diffuser but want to do more with essential oils? Join us for a fun filled night to learn about them with Terra, National Educator for PRANAROM, USA. Terra has hands-on experience, from sourcing, working with organic farmers and distilleries, to blending, bottling, and packaging. Go home with inspired recipes and ideas for DIY personal care and household products, just in time for holiday gifting. We’ll treat you to 20%off any PRANAROM…

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Hemp-Derived CBD: Its Use in Wellness with Miles Sarill, CV Sciences National Educator

Tuesday November 13, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Passionate about natural wellness from a young age, Miles received his Master’s in Experimental Medicine from McGill University. Come learn how CBD interacts with the body via the human endocannabinoid system, and how it is related to overall wellbeing. Miles will also talk about the discovery of CBD and the differences between agricultural hemp and high-THC cannabis plants. Free, but limited to 60 people. Sign up in the store today for your chair.

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“Do A Day” author Bryan Falchuk

Wednesday November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Do you struggle with pain from past mistakes, challenges and loss? Live with fear of all that might go wrong in the future or that you will have to get through? What if there was a way to live a life free from the pain of the past and fear of the future so you could achieve what you want most today? That way is Do a Day. Bryan Falchuk, author of the best-selling book of the same name, shares…

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Annual EARLY BIRD!

Saturday November 17, 2018 @ 5:00 am - 9:00 am

Everything 20% OFF, even items already on sale! This is our hugely popular annual sale. A chance to start your holiday shopping for gourmet food gifts, scarves, candles, essential oils. A chance to buy those supplements you need. A chance to stock your cupboard and try new cheeses. You get the idea. So, roll out of bed and come in your jammies.  Jammies are optional, but everyone wearing them gets a free muffin from our kitchen! This is our 29th…

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Concord Public Library Evening Book Discussion Group: Rules of Civility

Monday November 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month, our book is Rules of Civility by Amor Towles, New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow. Book discussions take place in our store. Come! Copies available at both the Main (129 Main St.) and West Concord Fowler (1322 Main St.) libraries. So we have a chair for you, RSVP: Debra@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com.

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Monthly Meditation with Jay Hovenesian

Wednesday November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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$15
Jay Hovenesian

Meditations will focus on development of your inner senses, working through areas where you feel stuck. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending, payable to Jay, is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Reserve your seat with Jay when you’re in the store

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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian.

Wednesday November 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Meditations will focus on development of your inner senses, working through areas where you feel stuck. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending, payable to Jay, is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Reserve your seat with Jay when you’re in the store.

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December 2018

Gaining Ground 5% Benefit Day

Saturday December 1, 2018
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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5% of all sales on this Saturday go to Gaining Ground, a wonderful volunteer group based in historic Concord, Massachusetts. Gaining Ground grows food organically and distributes more than 100,000 pounds of produce each growing season to those who need it. We are so proud to have Gaining Ground right in the neighborhood. To learn more, come in and shop this day and go to www.gainingground.org

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A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Tuesday December 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Come hear Jim Leahy read this lovely Christmas poem.  And, as he does every year, Jim will serve his famous Christmas pudding after the reading.  A treat from us to you!

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Kids DIY Fizzy Bath Bombs

Wednesday December 12, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Make fizzy bath bombs, a fun project for kids and parents alike, and a perfect little gift.  We've got room for six kids, ages 6-11, each with one accompanying adult helper.  $10 per child, and each child will leave with their very own handy work.  Register here, back in the beauty department in our store, or give us a call at 978-371-7573 and ask for the beauty department!

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Desserts for the Holidays with Tori and Debra at Debra’s Home in Acton

Thursday December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Pond View Drive, 9 pond view
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Thurs, Dec 13, Desserts for the Holidays with Tori and Debra at Debra’s Home in Acton. 6:00-8:30. We’ll make chai chocolate truffles, gingerbread cupcakes with lemon mascarpone frosting (you’ll get to pipe!), coconut milk holiday spiced flan and walnut surprise cookies. And, because the class conflicts with dinner time, we’ll serve you a piping hot bowl of soup when you arrive. Organic ingredients. $85. To reserve your seat, register via Eventbrite or email debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com. Directions given upon registration!

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All That Glitters

Friday December 14, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Fri, Dec 14, 3:00-6:00 pm. All That Glitters. Always wanted to try a red lip but unsure where to start or how to make it work? Join our very own Thea, esthetician extraordinaire, for a one-on-one makeup application. Thea will take you through the steps from foundation to picking the perfect red for the holiday season. And top it all off with a little golden sparkle so your inner sparkle shines through! Cost is $30. You’ll get a $10 credit…

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Evening Book Discussion Group

Monday December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month, a quick read: A Month in the Country, by J.L. Carr. Book discussions take place in our store.  “Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby, where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. So we have a chair for you,…

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Evening Book Discussion Group

Monday December 17, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

This month, a quick read: A Month in the Country, by J.L. Carr. Book discussions take place in our store.  “Tom Birkin, a veteran of the Great War, arrives in the remote Yorkshire village of Oxgodby, where he is to restore a recently discovered medieval mural in the local church….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. So we have a chair for you, RSVP: debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.

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January 2019

Make Your Own Face Cream with Debra

Sunday January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Sun, Jan 13, 2:00-3:00-ish. It’s time to make your own face cream with Debra. Friends rave “How luxurious!” “It soaks right in!” Free, but limited to 30 lucky people. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off recipe ingredients following the FREE FUN class. Everyone goes home with a generous sample of Debra’s face cream. Sign up via Eventbrite today.

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Breathe Healthy

Wednesday January 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Breathe Healthy: Herbs and Supplements for Healthy Lungs with Adam.  We'll talk about congestion, infections, and asthma.  And we'll talk about optimizing lung function for athletes -- and the rest of us. Free, limited to 60. Register on our website or Evenbrite.com. We want to have a chair ready for you…  

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Good-for-You Desserts! With Tori and Debra

Thursday January 17, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Good-For-You Desserts! With Tori and Debra at Debra’s Home in Acton. Desserts never go out of season. But in this class, you’ll learn to make desserts that are divine and healthy. We’ll make chai chocolate truffles, gingerbread cupcakes with lemon mascarpone frosting (you’ll get to pipe), coconut milk cinnamon flan and walnut surprise cookies. Because class conflicts with dinner time, we’ll serve you a piping hot bowl of soup when you arrive. $85. To reserve your seat, sign up at…

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Evening Book Discussion Group

Monday January 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. Book discussions take place in our store.  “A deeply evocative story of ambition and betrayal, The Paris Wife captures the love affair between two unforgettable people: Ernest Hemingway and his wife Hadley….” Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. RSVP: debra@debrasnaturalgourmet.com.

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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian.

Wednesday January 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these journeying meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15.  When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area.  Reserve your seat directly with Jay.…

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Who Will Write Our History

Sunday January 27, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fine Arts Theatre, 19 Summer Street
Maynard, MA 01754 United States
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Donation

Join those coming together in synagogues, churches, theaters, community centers, mosques and schools around the world to view Who Will Write Our History, which will be seen  simultaneously at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, China, Israel, the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Poland, and the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, and 100’s more locations around the world.  In Nov 1940, days after the Nazis sealed 450,000 Jews in the Warsaw Ghetto, Roberta Grossman, Director and Producer says, “Polish historian…

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February 2019

Winter’s Cooking Class with Debra and Casey

Thursday February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A late winter’s warm and cozy dinner and cooking class held at Debra’s home in Acton. We’ll have soup and salad and a smorgasbord of things roasted. We’ll make some decadent-tasting but good-for-you desserts, too. As always, we’ll sit around the table together and enjoy terrific company and conversation. Oh, and all the ingredients are organic.  Bring a friend!

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Winter’s Cooking Class with Debra and Casey

Thursday February 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Acton

A late winter’s warm and cozy dinner and cooking class held at Debra’s home in Acton. We’ll have soup and salad and a smorgasbord of things roasted. We’ll make some decadent-tasting but good-for-you desserts, too. As always, we’ll sit around the table together and enjoy terrific company and conversation. Oh, and all the ingredients are organic. $85 per person. To reserve your seat, go to Eventbrite and sign up. Bring a friend!

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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian.

Wednesday February 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these journeying meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15.  When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area.  Reserve your seat directly with Jay.…

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March 2019

Cooking for Passover with Debra

Thursday March 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's Passover and guess who's coming to dinner? Uncle Sid who has to eat gefilte fish or it's not Passover -- Aunt Gertrude, who says, "Don't worry about me.   I'll bring kale in Tupperware!"  So how do you please everybody? How do you marry tradition with belief systems, eccentricities and dietary restrictions? How to make everyone comfortable and still make it a celebration?  And how do you keep those you love healthy?   We'll make food to die for, and recipes you've not experienced this way ever…

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Cooking with the GBOMBS Diet — we love you Dr. Fuhrman!

Thursday March 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Let’s Cook with the G-BOMBS Diet (Greens, Beans, Onions, Mushrooms, Berries and Seeds). We’ll take to heart what Joel Fuhrman says, that we can live long, healthier lives by enjoying foods in the G-BOMBS categories. No ho-hum recipes. Lots of flavor, texture, color, aroma and nutrition. Join us for a fun class that will do you good, too.             8 recipes, a class, and a dinner party!             $85/person, limited to 14, reserve your spot today             Directions upon registration

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April 2019

CBD, Its Use in Wellness

Monday April 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Passionate about natural wellness from a young age, Miles has always been fascinated by herbalism.  He received his Master's in Experimental Medicine from McGill University, and now speaks about the use of cannabinoids in wellness.  Limited to 60 lucky people.  Hemp-dervied cannabidiol, or CBD, is being recognised as a key supplement to improve quality of life.  So what is hemp CBD, and what exactly is there to know?  Come learn about the discovery of CBD, its natural sources, including the…

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Local Mushrooms. How do they grow?

Wednesday April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Local Mushrooms: How do they grow? With Elizabeth Almeida, owner and farmer at Fat Moon Mushrooms, a local farm that supplies gourmet, organic mushrooms to the finest restaurants, grocery stores, and farm stands in the Merrimack Valley. Elizabeth will talk about science and business of producing locally grown mushrooms. This evening is for those who support our local food system, foodies who love mushrooms, and life-long learners who are curious about the science of mushrooms.  Free. Signup on our website, https://www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com,…

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May 2019

Make Your Own Face Cream with Debra

Sunday May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Sunday, May 5, 2:00-3:00-ish. Make your own face cream with Debra. Friends rave “How luxurious!” “It soaks right in.” Debra gives this class twice yearly, and this one is just in time for Mother’s Day. Sign up today at Eventbrite (via our website, https://www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com) or by going directly to Eventbrite and searching for “make your own face cream”! Free, but limited to 30 lucky people (who have not attended before). Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off recipe ingredients…

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Sport’s Nutrition At Any Age: Keep Your Edge!

Monday May 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Dr. Thomas will talk about sports' nutrition.  This talk is for you if you want to know how to keep your edge and  muscles.  How much protein do we need as we get older?  Join us to learn how we can stay strong, lean and limber and protect our bodies as we work out and dash through life!  Free, but limited to 60. Anthony Thomas, Ph.D. Anthony earned his B.A. in Nutrition, Food Science, and Dietetics from CA State University…

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Homeopathy!

Wednesday May 8, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Wednesday, May 8, 7:00-8:30. Faster, Cheaper, Safer, Deeper: Getting the Best Results with Homeopathy. Begabati Lennihan, Homeopath. Homeopathy can calm a child’s teething pain in minutes, stop a cold in a day, and even relieve the emotional upset that may underly an acute illness - but you need to understand how to use it. Local homeopath Begabati will explain principles, introduce you to the top ten home-care remedies, and address common myths and reasons why it may not work.            …

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June 2019

Osteoporosis and Bone Health: Top 5 Tips for Healthy Bones, Adam’s version 2019

Tuesday June 11, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

With Adam Stark. Research keeps evolving.  We’re learning, questioning old assumptions.  Is it true that we need magnesium with calcium?  How much do we need?   (And, do we even need calcium?)  Yes, D plays a role, but what vitamin K out of Japan?  We’ll cover Adam’s Top-Five Tips for Healthy Bones, version 2019.  Free. Limited to 60.

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Cooking with Debra & Friends. Summer Food!

Thursday June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Food is an expression of love, and as always, we’ll create simple dishes with lots of good fats, greens, and some surprises. For instance, we’ll make Injera, the giant Ethiopian pancake bread. with teff grain and no wheat at all. Will our ingredients be organic? Of course. Gluten-free? Yup. $85 per person. Limited to 14. Held in Debra's home.  Particulars provided upon registration.  Got friends?  Of course feel free to bing some and make it a party!  Want to meet…

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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian

Monday June 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The focus of these meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15.  

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evanhealy skin care with Esthetician Christine Powers

Tuesday June 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Learn all about the evanhealy line and seasonal skin care, and treat yourself to a mini-facial! evanhealy is a line of holistic and organic skin care products inspired by the wisdom of nature, formulated to support the rhythms of the body, and created to transform the modern perception of beauty.             During this event, you’ll receive 20% off any evanhealy products your heart desires, plus a unique gift with purchase.  Limited to 24.

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Homeopathy and Summer Fun. Begabati Lennihan, Homeopath

Wednesday June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Keeping the fun in summer, that is! Remedies for bug bites, sunburn, travel ills including motion sickness, sea sickness and even altitude sickness. Remedies for gardeners’ aching joints - and even remedies for plants! Remedies for flying - fear of flying, ankles swelling, ears popping in the plane. Simple and empowering directions for using homeopathy plus demystifying the myths about it.          Bring your questions! Local homeopath Begabati Lennihan, RN, CCH will sign copies of her books Your Natural Medicine…

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July 2019

Jim’s Poetry Night at Debra’s

Tuesday July 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Tuesday, July 16, 7:00-8:30.  Jim's Poetry Night at Debra's.  Join our local poetry enthusiast and store manager, Jim Leahy, for an evening of sharing favorite poems.  Jim goes around the circle. People take turns reading favorite poems.  If you have something original to share, that's welcome too!  Come read, or just listen.  Please sign up in advance!

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Meditation Class Led by Jay Hovenesian at Debras

Wednesday July 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Wed, July 31, 7:00-8:30. Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15. 

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August 2019

Skin Care With Color: Evan Healy!

Thursday August 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Customer favorite Evan Healy has a new makeup line, and we are lucky enough to be one of the test stores before its retail launch. Our very own esthetician, Thea, is going to do mini makeovers featuring Evan Healy, which means it’s playtime! You get to experience this line as well as learn makeup tips. Six lucky people get an appointment with Thea. When you call 978-371-7573 to reserve your spot, ask for the beauty department!

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Cooking From the Garden: with Debra & Friends

Thursday August 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Pond View Drive, 9 pond view
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Cooking from the Garden with Debra and Friends. At Debra’s home in Acton. Limited to 14, $85 per person. It’s about simple, organic and lusciously healthy. Our menu will feature ingredients from the garden. Menu: My Mother’s Potato Salad; Cold Cucumber Soup, Heirloom Tomatoes with Pesto; Eggplant Squash Lasagna; Peaches & Raspberry Coulis; something chocolate. Gluten-free.

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Evening Book Discussion Group led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library

Monday August 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Concord Free Public Library teams up with Debra's for a discussion of Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. "This wacky, charming novel. . . draws you in with humor, then turns out to contain both a suspenseful subplot and a sweet romance. . . Hilarious and moving." —People                        Copies available at both the Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. All are welcome!

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CBD Topicals: A discussion with Jason Sepp, ShiKai.

Wednesday August 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Jason and his father, Dennis (founder of ShiKai), are both chemists. Jason will talk about CBD (what is it?), how you might use topicals, and where ShiKai’s products fit into your life. We’ve heard that Jason is a fantastic speaker on this issue, and his passion for and experience with CBD makes him a welcome guest in our store. Limited to 60 people. Register at http://www.DebrasNaturalGourmet.com/Events (or let us help you do that when you’re in the store). Jason is…

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September 2019

Don’t Get Sick!” Wintertime Wellness with Adam Stark

Tuesday September 10, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Learn about the immune system, the most complex and powerful system in the body.

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Poetry with Jim Leahy

Tuesday September 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy.

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Evening Book Discussion Group

Monday September 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Book Club Led by Barbara of the Concord Public Library

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Stories of Recovery from Food Addiction

Tuesday September 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Food Addicts in recovery anonymous

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Monthly Meditation with Jay Hovenesian

Wednesday September 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meditation!

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DIY Bath Recipe

Thursday September 19, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

DIY for Bath!

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Debra’s Natural Gourmet Store Tour

Thursday September 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Get the scoop on the foods Debra loves most.

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Calm-A-Mama: Plant Healing

Wednesday September 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Learn about Calm-A-Mama Plant Healing

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October 2019

Cooking Class: Fall Dinner with Debra & Friends

Thursday October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
9 Pond View Drive, 9 pond view
Acton, MA 01720 United States
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Cooking with organic ingredients, sitting around a table with friends! Cooking with Debra & Friends. A lovely fall dinner. Simple, lusciously healthy. Menu: Roasted Beets with Pistachios; Dancing Mushroom Omelet with Assorted Greens; Detox Cultured Veggie Salad; Baked Sweets with Tahini; Potato Parsnip Pancakes; Maple Baked Apples; Almond Chocolate Cookies. Menu happens to be gluten-free.

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CBD and Gut Health

Wednesday October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Learn about the connection between CBD and Gut Health! Miles, CV Science’s National Educator will talk about CBD and the health of our GI tract, which can alter health for rest of the body. The newest research illustrates how hemp-derived CBD provides support for our gut and microbiome. Miles will address topics such as "gut-brain axis" and "leaky gut". Miles received his Master’s in Experimental Medicine from McGill University, and now speaks about the use of cannabinoids in wellness. CVScience…

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Debra’s Natural Gourmet Store Tour with Debra

Thursday October 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Monthly Store Tour! A good time will be had by all!. You’ll go home smiling and with free samples. Tour lasts an hour. Limited to 15 people.

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Book Discussion Group at Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Monday October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Free

Mon, Oct 21, 7:00-8:30. This month, postponed from last month, the discussion is of The Invisible Wall: A Love Story That Broke Barriers, b

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Meditation with Jay

Monday October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meditation with Jay Hovenesian Mon, Oct 21, 7:00-8:30. Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Limited to 8 people, and the cost…

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Prevent Colds & Flu with Homeopathy

Wednesday October 23, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu Naturally, with Begabati. Concord Festival of Authors! Wed, Oct 23, 7:00-8:30. Prevent and Treat Colds and Flu Naturally, with Begabati. This event is part of the Concord Festival of Authors! concordfestivalofauthors.org. Little-known secrets from a Harvard alumna and author of the award-winning book, Your Natural Medicine Cabinet. Begabati will share her favorite tips from 15 years of running a health food store in Boston and Cambridge and ten years as a holistic practitioner at…

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Osteoporosis and Bone Health. Talk by Adam Stark.

Wednesday October 30, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Osteoporosis and Bone Health. Current research. Presented by Adam Stark. Wed, Oct 30, 6:45-8:15. Osteoporosis and Bone Health, Adam Stark. Research keeps evolving. We’re learning, questioning old assumptions. Is it true that we need magnesium with calcium? How much do we need? (And, do we even need calcium?) Yes, D plays a role, but what vitamin K out of Japan? We’ll cover Adam’s Top-Five Tips for Healthy Bones, version 2019. Free. Limited to 60. Sign up by clicking on TICKETS…

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November 2019

Poetry Night at Debra’s with Jim Leahy

Tuesday November 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Poetry Night at Debra's. Join local poetry enthusiast and store manager, Jim Leahy, for an evening of poetry sharing. Tues, Nov 5, 7:00-8:30. Poetry Night at Debra's. Join local poetry enthusiast and store manager, Jim Leahy, for an evening of poetry sharing. Take turns reading favorite poems. If you have something original to share, that's welcome too. Or come just to listen. Let Jim know if you can come. Signup at by clicking on the REGISTER button or at https://www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com/events.

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Laughter for the Health of It! With Susan Phillips

Wednesday November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Laugh for the Health of It! With Susan Phillips, Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Laughter Yoga, practiced in over 100 countries, is easy, healthy and fun! Susan will lead us in sitting and standing laughter exercises to boost joy. Susan promises that Laughter Yoga will help us shed stress. Together we’ll learn to use laughter as a wellness strategy — not only to shift our mood but boost our immune system and increase resilience. Isn’t this perfect, especially for this time…

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Stress and the Power of Adaptogens

Tuesday November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

The power of adaptogenic herbs from the Ayurvedic tradition to help us deal with stress. Stress and the Power of Adaptogens with Gabriel Smalling. Gabriel is the National Educator for Himalaya Herbal Healthcare, an Ayurvedic herbal supplement company. Gabriel is fascinated by the relationship we have with nature and will share his love of traditional Ayurvedic medicine that is used to bring the body back into balance. His focus this evening will be on stress, the mind, and herbs like…

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Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet with Jay Hovenesian

Wednesday November 13, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus of these meditations will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. You’ll become familiar with your inner healer. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Limited to 8 people, and the cost of attending is $15.…

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Library Book Discussion Group

Monday November 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

A brilliant, bold novel. Library Book Discussion Group. This month the discussion is of This Is How It Always Is, by Laurie Frankel. Book discussions take place in our store.“Laurie Frankel writes with more heart than anyone I can think of...With emotional acuity, admirable bravery, utter compassion, and complete understanding, she’s created a family attempting to forge a path through one of life’s most mystifying challenges: how to define what it is that makes your child who he or she…

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Osteoporosis and Bone Health with Adam Stark

Wednesday November 20, 2019 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Osteoporosis and Bone Health with Adam Stark Wed, Nov 20, 6:45-8:15. Osteoporosis and Bone Health, Adam Stark. Research keeps evolving. We’re learning, questioning old assumptions. Is it true that we need magnesium with calcium? How much do we need? (And, do we even need calcium?) Yes, D plays a role, but what vitamin K out of Japan? We’ll cover Adam’s Top-Five Tips for Healthy Bones, version 2019. Free. Limited to 60. Sign up by clicking on TICKETS above or at…

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Early Bird Sale and Pajama Party

Saturday November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Free

Come in pajamas. Get a free muffin! 20% everything in the shop (even on items already on sale!) What a way to start your holiday shopping. Sat, Nov 23, Early Bird Sale. 6:00-9:00 a.m. Everything 20% OFF, even items already on sale. This is our hugely popular annual sale. A chance to start your holiday shopping for gourmet food gifts, scarves, candles, essential oils. A chance to buy those supplements you need. A chance to stock your cupboard and try…

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December 2019

Dec Monthly Meditation Classes At Debra’s Led By Jay Hovenesian.

Wednesday December 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Meditations will focus on development of your inner senses, working through areas where you feel stuck. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending, payable to Jay, is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area.

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Make Your Own Face Cream Class

Sunday December 15, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

Make Your Own Luscious, Healing Face CreamSunday, Dec 15, 2:00-3:00-ish. Make your own face cream with Debra. Friends rave “How luxurious!” “It soaks right in!” Free, but limited to 30 lucky people who have not attended before. Attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off recipe ingredients following the class. Everyone goes home with a generous sample of Debra’s face cream. Sign up by clicking on TICKETS above.

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Library Book Club At Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Monday December 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

This month we’ll discuss Born A Crime, by Noah Trevor. Book discussions take place in our store.This month we’ll discuss Born A Crime, by Noah Trevor. Book discussions take place in our store.“What makes Born a Crime such a soul-nourishing pleasure, even with all its darker edges and perilous turns, is reading Noah recount in brisk, warmly conversational prose how he learned to negotiate his way through the bullying and ostracism. What also helped was having a mother like Patricia…

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A Child’s Christmas In Wales: A Reading By Jim Leahy

Wednesday December 18, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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A reading of a Child's Christmas in Wales. Christmas pudding too! Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 p.m. A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES. Come hear our Jim Leahy read this lovely Christmas poem. And, as he does every year, Jim will serve homemade Christmas pudding after the reading. Allow Jim and us to treat you at the holidays. Sign up by clicking on TICKETS.

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January 2020

Share Poetry

Tuesday, January 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For people who love poetry, whether it be original or a childhood favorite poem.Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. It’s a wonderful way to start 2020! Write Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com to tell him you’ll be attending, or sign up by clicking on the TICKETS button above.

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The Lymphatic System: Function and Support with WishGarden Herbs

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

What is the lymphatic system? It’s a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins...With Shawn Manske, ND, Educator for WishGarden Herbs. What is the lymphatic system? Shawn will talk about our body's network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins and waste materials. Shawn graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. He was in clinical practice as a Naturopathic Doctor prior to moving to Colorado. In this…

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner SensesMonthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign up…

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The Lymphatic System: Function and Support with WishGarden Herbs

Wednesday, January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

What is the lymphatic system? It’s a network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins...With Shawn Manske, ND, Educator for WishGarden Herbs. What is the lymphatic system? Shawn will talk about our body's network of tissues and organs that help rid the body of toxins and waste materials. Shawn graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Canada. He was in clinical practice as a Naturopathic Doctor prior to moving to Colorado. In this…

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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder….

Monday, January 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Discussion of Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill BrowderEvening Book Discussion. Led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month: Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice by Bill Browder. "Hard to put down, part John Grisham-like thriller, part business and political memoir." -- Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times. “Reads like a classic thriller, with an everyman hero alone…

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Debra’s Natural Gourmet — Store Tour!

Wednesday, January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Fun Store Tour at Debra's Natural Gourmet Store tour with Debra. A good time will be had by all! You’ll go home smiling and with free samples. Tour lasts an hour. Limited to 15 people. Sign up at clickiing on TICKETS.

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The Little Shop That Could: A Retailer’s Love Affair with Community & Food

Tuesday, January 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

A real romp! Life, business and darn good recipes. Hilarious and thoughtful.The Little Shop That Could with Debra. Everything you wanted to know about our shop. Come hear what makes us run. Laugh at bloopers over the years. Limited to 60. Reserve your seat – Click on TICKETS above. Yes, the book is in the store!

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February 2020

Longevity, Immunity and You! From Microbiome to the Endocannabinoid System

Tuesday, February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Longevity, Immunity and You! From the gut, brain and nervous system, all are connected to our immune and endocannabinoid systems.Longevity, Immunity and You! With Garden of Life Educator, Amber Lynn Vitale. Amber is a Certified Nutritionist in Integrative Nutrition, and an Ayurvedic Clinical Consultant. Since early childhood, she’s been fascinated with the power of foods, herbs, and dietary supplements to optimize health. She works with doctors and alternative medical professionals and writes articles for a variety of natural health publications.…

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ANNEMARIE BORLIND February Swap Out Event

Wednesday, February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Bring in your current Vit C serum OR eye wrinkle cream and swap it out for ANNEMARIE BORLIND product.Wed Feb 12, 2:00-6:00, ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND February Swap Out Event. Bring in your current Vitamin C serum OR eye wrinkle cream, and we will swap it out for either an ANNEMARIE BÖRLIND Orange Blossom Energizer or Essential Eye Wrinkle Cream, both made with organic or wild crafted, Non-GMO ingredients (while supplies last and one swap per customer). You’ll see guaranteed results in…

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Arthritis: Natural Help

Tuesday, February 18 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Free

Joints hurt? We can't promise a cure, but you can reduce pain and swelling. Tuesday, February 18, 6:45-8:15. Arthritis. Adam Stark. Joints hurt? They don't have to. We can't promise a cure, but we can talk about ways to reduce the pain and swelling, through nutrition and herbal medicine. Hopefully, you walk away with more than just a list of things to try, but a clearer understanding of what they are, how they work, and what they'll do. Free but…

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner Senses Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign…

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Emma by Jane Austen. Library Discussion Group.

Monday, February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Library Discussion Group at Debra's Natural Gourmet Monday, Feb 24, 7-8:30. Each month, Debra's Natural Gourmet is lucky to have Concord librarian, Barbara, lead our book discussions. This month, we're reading Jane Austen's Emma. Austen wrote, "I am going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like." In the very first sentence she introduces the title character as "Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich." Discussions are free, but limited to 12 book lovers. Click on the…

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March 2020

Debra’s Book Launch at The Concord Book Shop

Sunday, March 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Debra's Book Launch for The Little Shop That Could Sun March 1, Debra’s Book Launch at The Concord Book Shop. 3:00-4:00-ish. The Little Shop That Could: A Retailer’s Love Affair with Community and Food. The Concord Book Shop is a warm and welcoming independent bookstore that makes us proud. It makes our community better. So yes, shop local, and come hear Debra speak about our shop’s first 30 years. Irreverent. Hilarious and thoughtful. No need to RSVP, but do come!

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Share Poetry

Tuesday, March 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For people who love poetry, whether it be original or a childhood favorite poem. Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. It’s a wonderful way to start 2020! Write Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com to tell him you’ll be attending, or sign up by clicking on the TICKETS button above.

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner Senses Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign…

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Store Tour with Debra of Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Thursday, March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Store tour with Debra. Laughs and learning. Thurs March 19, 7:00 p.m. Store tour with Debra. A good time will be had by all! You’ll go home smiling and with free samples. Tour lasts an hour. Limited to 15 people. Please sign up at www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com/events or click on the TICKET BUTTON above.

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Evening Book Discussion Group at Debra’s Natural Gourmet

Monday, March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Debra’s Natural Gourmet, 98 Commonwealth Avenue
Concord, MA 01742 United States
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Monthly Evening Library Discussion Group Evening Book Discussion. Led by Barbara Gugluizza, Concord Free Public Library. This month our book is an Oprah Book Club selection: The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. NPR says, "What if memory had the power to transport enslaved people to freedom?” Book discussions take place in our store. Copies available at Main and West Concord Fowler libraries. Sign up at www.debrasnaturalgourmet.com/events.

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April 2020

Share Poetry

Tuesday, April 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For people who love poetry, whether it be original or a childhood favorite poem.Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. It’s a wonderful way to start 2020! Write Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com to tell him you’ll be attending, or sign up by clicking on the TICKETS button above.

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner Senses Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign…

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May 2020

Share Poetry

Tuesday, May 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

For people who love poetry, whether it be original or a childhood favorite poem. Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. It’s a wonderful way to start 2020! Write Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com to tell him you’ll be attending, or sign up by clicking on the TICKETS button above.

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, May 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner Senses Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign…

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June 2020

Share Poetry

Tuesday, June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For people who love poetry, whether it be original or a childhood favorite poem.Poetry Lovers’ Evening with Jim Leahy. Bring a favorite poem to share with the group. It’s a wonderful way to start 2020! Write Jim at Jim@DebrasNaturalGourmet.com to tell him you’ll be attending, or sign up by clicking on the TICKETS button above.

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Monthly Meditation with Jay

Wednesday, June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Monthly Meditation with Jay: Developing Your Inner Senses Monthly Meditation Classes at Debra’s Natural Gourmet Led by Jay Hovenesian. The focus will be on developing your inner senses, working through areas of your life where you feel stuck. Become familiar with your inner healer. Limited to 8 people, the cost of attending is $15. When Jay isn’t working in the supplement department at Debra’s, he maintains a private counseling practice and teaches meditation classes in the greater Boston area. Sign…

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July 2020

Massachusetts CBD Summit: A Panel Discussion

Tuesday, July 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Panel discussion on CBD. What it is, how to use it, what “full spectrum” really means, and why agriculture matters. CBD is touted for pain, anxiety, inflammation, sleep and more. And for the most part, it actually works. Sounds good. So, where do we start? We are absolutely thrilled to be joined live (via internet) by three of our favorite Massachusetts CBD producers, all experts in their fields, for an informative and spirited discussion of CBD – what it is,…

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August 2020

Botanicals, Nutrients and Perspectives on COVID-19 with Roy Upton

Thursday, August 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom
Roy Upton

  Yes, this is the headshot supplied by Mr. Upton himself... We are truly blessed to be joined by the LEGENDARY Roy Upton (our description, not his!) for a discussion on the role of nutrients and botanicals around COVID-19.  The discussion will include science and tradition, and herbs from the European, Chinese, Native American, and Ayurvedic traditions. Roy Upton is the founder, president, and editor of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia. He is also a co-founder and past president of the…

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Probiotics, Women, Aging and Cognitive Function

Wednesday, August 19 @ 7:00 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom

          Did you know there's a link between recurrent UTIs and cognitive decline? Most of us already have a rudimentary understanding of probiotics -- that they're healthy gut bacteria which help us digest food, keep us regular, and maintain balanced immune function. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.  Healthy probiotic bacteria may help us with situations as diverse as weight loss, skin conditions, cholesterol, and even our moods. This talk will skip right over…

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Home-Scale Vegetable Fermentation Katie Korby, Fermentation Manager @ Real Pickles

Tuesday, August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Is your garden overflowing? Learn how to make living, cultured, probiotic sauerkraut at home using traditional methods.  You’ll leave knowing the basics to get you started on cabbage, beets, garlic, carrots, turnips and onions. We’ll talk about what equipment you need, how to start, what to look for during the fermentation process, and work on recipe development. We’ll discuss troubleshooting and answer all of your questions. This workshop is suitable for folks who have never fermented before, and for those who have and want to learn more. …

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Seasonal Cleansing for Wellness and Resilience with Jonathan Glass

Tuesday, August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  Jonathan Glass: acupuncturist, Ayurvedic healer, published author, neighbor, friend. Join Jonathan Glass M.Ac, author of the Total Life Cleanse for a discussion about the profound relationship between diet, lifestyle and our immune system. Jonathan will share the benefits of gentle seasonal cleansing and dietary/lifestyle practices based on the principles of Ayurveda... and good old common sense! Jonathan will discuss universal principles of health along with relevant suggestions related to supporting our immunity during the pandemic. Jonathan is an acupuncturist,…

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September 2020

Home-Scale Vegetable Fermentation

Thursday, September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom

  Is your garden overflowing?  Want to save all that goodness and bounty for later, using a traditional method to enhance flavor AND nutrition? Learn how to make living, cultured, probiotic sauerkraut at home using traditional methods. You’ll leave knowing the basics to get you started on cabbage, beets, garlic, carrots, turnips and onions. We’ll talk about what equipment you need, how to start, what to look for during the fermentation process; and work on recipe development. We’ll discuss troubleshooting,…

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Natural Medicine, Immunity & Viruses

Wednesday, September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom

  COVID-19 is the elephant in the room, and yes, we’ll talk about COVID-19. But we’ll also cover some basics. How does the immune system work, and why do viruses present such a unique challenge to our fundamental immunity?  AND -- what can we do about them?  We'll talk about adults and children, prevention and treatment, in a talk informed equally by traditional herbalism and modern science.   Join our own Adam Stark, live on Zoom, for a talk with plenty…

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Mindful Resilience for Families in Challenging Times

Thursday, September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom

Social distancing.  Online classes.  Health anxiety.  For families with children and teenagers, these challenging times are in many ways unprecedented. Join author, psychologist, and consultant Chris Willard in this workshop for parents interested in sharing mindfulness with their children and teenagers through the ongoing pandemic and beyond. Dr. Willard will share fun, creative ways to integrate mindfulness into your family routine for greater calm, happiness, and resilience. Dr. Christopher Willard (PsyD) is a psychologist and educational consultant based in Boston specializing…

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Beauty from the Inside Out

Wednesday, September 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Online and Socially Distant via Zoom

  You may have heard the saying “beauty is only skin deep,” but we beg to differ!  From our trillions of cells all the way out to our layers of skin, proper nutrition and supplementation is key to ensuring our inner beauty shines through from all the layers of our physical bodies.   These layers include the skin, muscles, tendons, and internal organs. Our speakers will discuss the role of collagen in maintaining vibrant health through all these layers, and offer…

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