Holiday Pop-Up Market
to Dec 15

Holiday Pop-Up Market

I am so excited to bring this wee bit of spirit to my home town of Higganum! We have five wonderful “anchor vendors” and they are all from Higganum! They make fudge, soy candles, soaps, fun textiles, painted wine glasses, and River glass pendants. In addition, we have daily guest vendors from all around CT and their work is stunning!

Pop-in and help us support our local talent by purchasing some incredible gifts made with love!

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Repurpose Happiness
10:00 AM10:00

Repurpose Happiness

Come see Janet's wine glasses and river glass pendants at Repurpose Happiness fair.

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Chalk Mercantile and The Trove are excited to bring together the most creative artisans and vintage/antique merchants from all over Connecticut for our second annual Repurpose Happiness and Vintage Market this September at the historic Chester Fair Grounds.

Repurpose Happiness will be host to an eclectic mix of handmade, vintage, repurposed and antique goods and is sure to have something for every style, taste and age! Along with a myriad of vendors, makers, merchants and artisans, Repurpose Happiness will also host a fleet of food trucks and live music for all to enjoy.   

Repurpose Happiness is for anyone who wants to see first hand Connecticut’s vibrant arts and antique culture, looking for rare or limited runs items, or just wanting to have a good time this September in the  Historic Town of Chester. As the fairgrounds are only a 5 minute drive  from the Chester downtown the Repurpose Happiness Vintage and Maker Market is a centerpiece to a fun and family friendly outing, check out the Visit Chester Facebook page.

Repurpose Happiness opens its doors on Saturday, September 1st at 10am and runs until 4pm that afternoon, rain or shine. 9am early admission is offered with a $10 fee, general admission is $3 and children are free all day. Part of the admission proceeds will go to The Academy at Mount Saint John in Deep River, CT.  The Academy offers a therapeutic learning environment with high academic rigor and strong vocational options for young men ages 11 – 21.

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Pendant Wire-Wrapping Class
1:30 PM13:30

Pendant Wire-Wrapping Class


Pendant Wire-Wrapping Class at Higganum Landing (CT)

Sunday, June 10, 2018, from 1:30-3:30

Class will include a demo, the tools to work with, and all the beads and bobbles to create your one of kind wire-wrapped pendant.

Feel free to bring some of your favorite pieces of sea glass and stones. You may also care to bring a vintage treasure to incorporate. 

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Health'd-Up Desserts
6:00 PM18:00

Health'd-Up Desserts

Health'd-Up Desserts
from 39.00

Wednesday, August 16th
6pm to 8:30 pm
On the CT River at The Landing, Higganum, CT
RSVP by August 11th
$39. Single Registration
$60. Registration for Two

*all desserts will  be gluten & dairy free and mostly vegan

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to Dec 10

20 Week foodGEVITY Program with Janet Verney & Kathleen Mitchell

Begins July 22, 2017

foodGEVITY is a new and exciting women's online program developed by wellness divas Janet Verney & Kathleen Mitchell. Designed to educate and empower you to live a life of vibrant health, this program encompasses the signature ingredients of both lifestyle and nutrition.

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4:00 PM16:00

Vegan Potluck with Janet

Vegan Potluck with Janet Verney

Janet specializes in "Health" makeovers.  Her book ROOTS2WELLNESS shares her journey from the depths of dis-ease to a life of vibrant wellness.  Janet is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has served in various leadership roles in both education and biotechnology.  She is an author, speaker, plant-based chef, integrative health coach, and co-founder of foodGEVITY, the exciting online program that is igniting a Women's Health Revolution across the globe.  Janet will share how her story and how her Pyramid of Health and the Life Transformation Program at Hippocrates Health Institute played a key role in her healing and in optimizing her health.  

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8:30 AM08:30

Loving Yourself as a Leader

“your greatest strength is love”

I bet you are a leader in many walks of life – at work, with family & friends, and in community organizations.  The demands on your time, when at the top, can be utterly draining and often result in exhaustion and sometimes illness.  Do you find you get so busy being of service to others you neglect yourself, putting your own self-love last…

A mega dose of vitamin L (love) is just what you need.  Join me for “Loving Yourself as a Leader” and feel the love in a four part discussion: keep your neurotransmitters fired-up; reboot your battery; fill your fuel tank; and grab some girl time!  I’m looking forward to celebrating you as a leader and as the lovely, loving being you are! 

With Lots of Love,

Friday, February 17, 2017
8:30 AM

Comfort Keepers
722 Village Walk

(Boston Post Road-Village Walk Shopping Center) Guilford, CT (map)

Price: $5.00 /per person
Refund policy 

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 SOUL FOOD! come see Janet at the Soul Light Expo...
11:00 AM11:00

SOUL FOOD! come see Janet at the Soul Light Expo...

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Soul Food : Energized Foods for Optimal Health

I was tired of feeling sick, run down, and overweight.  I knew I needed to get my health back on track.  The magic happened when I brought the power of LIVING FOOD into my life. 


For Expo registration, visit this website:

Room 214
11 to 11:45 a.m.

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Local Author Talk at R. J. Julia Books
7:00 PM19:00

Local Author Talk at R. J. Julia Books

Local Author Event

R.J. Julia fully supports local and independent authors and takes pride in their success. Join us for a captivating evening and support your local authors and neighbors.

“Roots 2 Wellness” by Janet Verney

For thirty years, she suffered from a painful and unidentifiable chronic disease. But for Janet E. Verney, this mysterious illness served as a call to action—a wake-up call that would send her on a life-changing journey to a place of health and healing.

And through this commitment to living in wellness, Verney discovered one very important truth: healing only begins when you treat the “ROOT” cause of your disease.

So let go of that negative chatter in your mind, and get started on changing the course of your life forever. From altering thought patterns to choosing the correct foods, ROOTS2Wellness delivers many routes to healing, digging to the places deep inside where wellness begins.

Whether you’re overwhelmed by feelings of fear or caught in a downward spiral of poor health, this inspirational read contains everything you need to begin taking action—and to enjoy the bloom of vibrant health that can only come from nourishing your roots.

Janet Verney is an everyday, ordinary person who believes in the magic of miracles, the good in others, the power of action, and in the healing power of love. She has served in various leadership roles in both education and biotechnology. She is currently a healthy food chef, an artist, an educator in collective health and healing, a certified health coach, and an author. Her passion lies in people and their ability to heal. She is certified by the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She lives and breathes health and wellness, with a passion for creativity, imagination, and life!

Event Date: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
R.J. Julia Booksellers
768 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443



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Riverside Retreat
10:00 AM10:00

Riverside Retreat

  • Higganum Landing Rd S Higganum, CT, 06441 (map)
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A Riverside Retreat for Women

Experience the Six Seeds To Nourish Your ROOTS2Wellness

  • Living in Positiviity & Gratitude

  • Exploring Food & Nutrition

  • Discovering the Ultimate in Self-Care & Your Environment

  • Learning to Put a Wiggle in Your Walk

  • Connecting with Spirituality, Love & Creativity

  • Working with Outside Resources & Support 

With Special Guest Presenters:

Dr. Amy Cannatta
Heather Rhodes 

Includes Lunch, ROOTS2Wellness Book and Gifts

Saturday June 6, 2015
10:00AM to 4:00PM

Investment of $133. 

Limited space - register early! 

Location:  Higganum, CT

Hosted by Janet E. Verney, Wellness Designer, Author & Founder of ROOTS2Wellness

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