Events

Future events:

In The Streets. Find our booth on the Lifestyle Block (between Third and Fourth Street).  In The Street invites attendees to explore historic downtown Frederick, while offering a sampling of the diverse food, entertainment, art and non-profit resources that thrive in Frederick County. We’ll be offering fun activities and prizes! Join us on September 9th, 2017 from 11am-5pm. Click for more info.

Open House. Save the Date! We are holding an open house on Thursday, October 12th, 2017 from 3pm – 8pm.

Helping Veterans Reclaim Their Serenity. In this lecture on December 3rd, 2017 at 2pm at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, Judy will explore holistic techniques that are being used to help veterans reclaim their serenity. She will help the audience understand how stressors affect the nervous system and describe several complementary therapy options for veterans to reclaim peace and create balance in their lives.

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Happy Hour Hangout! Since it’s summer, we wanted to do something social and fun! If you haven’t been, The Wine Kitchen has an amazing happy hour and great atmosphere, right on the creek. Join us and get to know other awesome women that are passionate about natural health and healing for our Women’s Natural Health Connection Meet-up on July 29th, 2017 from 3pm-5pm.

My So-Called Teenage Diet (Grades 6-12). Diet, schmiet. Learn how to eat well (without feeling like a freak) to look and feel your best with Dr. Ashley Russell and the Common Market at the Thurmont Regional Library on July 29th from 2pm-3pm.

Reading Food Labels. Dr. Russell demystifies sneaky food labels for long-term healthy eating. Free event presented by the Common Market at the Emmitsburg Branch Library on July 18th from 6:30pm-7:45pm.

Transitioning Gracefully, How To Survive Menopause Naturally. All women experience it, but no one wants to talk about it. From hot flashes and insomnia to weight gain and low sex drive, menopause can be an unwelcome change. Join us as we talk about what to expect during this transition and natural ways to support your body through this change. This class will cover natural treatments for hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, low libido, headaches, memory, mood, bone and cardiovascular health. Handouts will be provided. Join us for our Women’s Natural Health Connection Meet-up on June 24th, 2017 from 1pm-3pm.

Childbirth, Naturally: Women having been giving birth for millennia, but C-sections have increased dramatically in the last few decades and now account for one-third of all births. How many of these C-sections are actually necessary? Is natural childbirth even possible anymore? In this class, Dr. Russell will educate you on all your natural childbirth options and resources, the benefits and risks, VBACs, and how to support your child if a C-section is performed. If you’re currently pregnant or looking to become pregnant in the next year or two, this class is a must to learn how to bring your healthy baby into this world, the way you want. Handouts will be provided. Join Dr. Russell on May 13th, 2017 from 1pm-3pm at the Common Market Coop.

The Illuminate Frederick Spring 2017 Mind-Body-Spirit Festival will be held Sunday, April 23rd from 11am-6pm at the Clarion Inn Frederick Event Center at FSK Mall, 5400 Holiday Drive, Frederick, MD 21703. Enjoy a wonder-filled day of natural health featuring angel communicators, acupuncture, massage, Reiki, reflexology, crystals, vetted intuitive readers and psychic mediums, handmade crafts and gift items, luxurious spa products, FREE WORKSHOPS, and more! Come find us and say hi!

Reclaim Your Cycle: Tips To Balance Your Hormones Naturally. Periods are a great barometer for our lives. If any aspect of our health is out of whack, our cycles will usually start to show signs. Whether that looks like an extra heavy or light period, missing a period, a painful period, or horrible PMS, when your period is causing some disruption, it’s your body’s way to tell you something is going on. In this class, Dr. Russell will discuss how our periods should work, ways in which they don’t work, and tips for how to balance your hormones. Handouts are included. This class is offered at the Common Market Coop on February 25th, 2017 from 1pm-3pm.

The Gift of Health: Ways To Keep Stress At Bay During the Holidays. The holiday season is upon us. A time filled with joy, gratitude, and let’s face it, stress. With all the events, family, and gifts to manage, it can easily become overwhelming and cause serious backsliding to any health progress you made during the year. Join Dr. Russell as she takes you through some practical tips and tricks to help sustain your health (and happiness) through this holiday season. If you want to have a more enjoyable and peaceful holiday and to start 2017 off right, then this is the class for you. Handouts will be included. This class is offered at The Common Market Coop on December 3rd, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.

Join us as we have a special guest, Jennifer Butt, an intuitive Reiki Master and an artist, talk about “The Art of Painting” for our monthly free Meetup group, Women’s Natural Health Connection. She offers these studios that on abstract painting and differ from a traditional ‘ paint nite’ as the focus is on the act of painting rather than the end result. She looks at painting as a way to connect to Universe and source and to discover and reconnect with my highest self. All of her work strives to help bring healing and happiness into people’s lives in a fun and creative way. The studio lets each participant release their inner child and connect with their highest self. Join us on November 10th, 2016 from 6pm-7:30pm at Serenity Natural Health Center.

Transitioning Gracefully, How To Survive Menopause Naturally. All women experience it, but no one wants to talk about it. From hot flashes and insomnia to weight gain and low sex drive, menopause can be an unwelcome change. Join Dr. Ashley as she talks about what to expect during this transition and natural ways to support your body through this change. This class will cover natural treatments for hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, weight gain, low libido, headaches, memory, mood, bone and cardiovascular health. This class is offered at The Common Market Coop on November 5th, 2016 from 1pm-3pm.

How to Use Nature’s Pharmacy From Your Own Backyard: Part 2.  Back by popular demand, learn how to fill your medicine cabinet with local herbs! Turn those pesky weeds into potent medicine. Join Dr. Ashley, an expert in botanical medicine, to learn about how to identify local herbs and what conditions to use them for. Plants from part 1 will be briefly reviewed and more plants will be added for part 2. You do not have to have taken part 1 to register for part 2. Handouts will be provided. Join us September 20th, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30p at the Common Market.

Join us September 22nd, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Vini Culture in Downtown Frederick for our monthly free Meetup group, Women’s Natural Health Connection.  In case you haven’t heard, wine (in moderation) can be good for you.  Join us for some drinks, good convo, and connecting with a lovely group of like-minded women. Vini Culture has a great happy hour from 4p-7p and a yummy menu!  Looking forward to connecting with some old and new friends.

Let’s Get Healthy: Nutrition For Teens. Join Dr. Ashley on July 29th from 4:00pm-4:45pm at the C. Burr Artz Public Library for a lively discussion about nutrition for teens. This program is geared for teens entering 6th grade through 12th.

Join us June 23rd, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Serenity Natural Health Center for our monthly free Meetup group, Women’s Natural Health Connection The Not So Sweet Truth About Sugar: Join us to learn the truth about sugar. Where it hides, the harm it can do, and natural tools to help you remove it from you life.

Join us May 26th, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Serenity Natural Health Center for our monthly free Meetup group, Women’s Natural Health Connection.  Plastics. Pesticides. Cosmetics. Perfumes. Cleaning products. Did you know that indoor air pollution is five times worse than outdoor air pollution?  Chemicals are hidden in everything and taking their toll on you and your family’s health. During this month’s Meetup, we’ll talk about where these chemicals are hiding, the health effects they can have and most importantly, steps you can take to live a more toxin-free life.

How to Use Nature’s Pharmacy From Your Own Backyard: Learn how to fill your medicine cabinet with local herbs – turn those pesky weeds into potent medicine! Join botanical medicine expert Dr. Ashley and learn how to identify local herbs, to explore when to use them and for what, and to try samples. Handouts will be provided.  Join us May 24th from 6:00pm-7:00p at the Common Market.

The Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies for First Aid and How to Use Them: Homeopathy can be a powerful tool for sustained health, especially as changing seasons, lingering cold, and new allergens are upon us. Even celebrities from David Beckham to Gandhi have credited their health with trusting in the power of homeopathic measures. Dr. Ashley will explain how to use homeopathy effectively, and discuss the top remedies you should have at home for first aid situations.  This class will include practice cases for you to hone your skills.  Join us April 23rd, 2016 from 1:3op-3:00p at the Common Market.

Join us March 24th, 2016 from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Serenity Natural Health Center for our monthly Serenity Natural Health Connection. Dr. Ashley will be talking about ALLERGIES and tips to keep the sneezes at bay this Spring.  We’ll also be sampling some of Dr. Ashley’s favorite allergy tea.  This is a chance for you to meet like-minded people and it’s free! So bring a friend and spend Thursday night with us. Join us February 18th from 6:00pm-7:30pm at Serenity Natural Health Center for our monthly Serenity Natural Health Connection. Dr. Ashley will be talking about STRESS and providing you with a free stress management technique for you to implement in your own life, just in time to start your new year with less stress. This is also a chance for you to meet like-minded people and it’s free! So bring a friend and spend Thursday night with us.

“Sustainable Nutrition: 7 Tips on Healthy Eating for a Healthy Life.” If you’re sick of trendy diets, join us as Dr. Ashley talks about ditching the diet altogether. She’ll also give you 7 key tips to help you individualize your approach to lifelong healthy eating so that you’ll live a healthier and happier life. This free webinar was offered via LuckyVitamin.com on December 2nd at 2p EST.

“The Top 10 Homeopathic Remedies and How to Take Them.” What do David Beckham, Prince Charles, Gandhi, Paul McCartney, Cher, and Kim Cattrall all have in common? They all credit their good health to homeopathy! So if you’ve dabbled with homeopathy and want to learn more or are just getting started, this is the class for you. Dr. Ashley will explain what homeopathy is, how to use homeopathy effectively, and highlight the top 10 remedies you should have at home for your family.  This class was offered at the Common Market on October 17th from 1:30p-3p.

“Food As Medicine: How Eating Can Move You Towards Health…Or Disease”  This lecture at the Frederick Public Library Community Room on July 31st, 2015 from 1p-2p will highlight general tips for sustainable nutrition habits and briefly discuss what the is difference between the three macronutrient food groups.

Want to know what natural substitutes to grab when you need some first-aid care? Dr. Ashley  presented at the Common Market Co-Op on June 17th, 2015.  This will offered as an online class soon.

Overwhelmed by all the debates on vaccines? Dr. Ashley presented at the Common Market Co-Op on May 20th, 2015.  This class provided parents with a balanced view on vaccines so they leave feeling confident in their ability to make an educated decision about what vaccinations they want (or don’t want) to immunize their child with.

Need a little inner peace? Dr. Ashley discussed stress as part of the UNESCO Body & Mind Wellness Club on March 21st, 2015 in Downtown Frederick, Maryland.