April 2014

Tue
01
Whole Kids Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Whole Kids Storytime
Tuesday, April 1st
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Bring the little ones and join us for our monthly storytime event. We'll read a few stories in the play area, then have a short activity and a snack for the kids, and coffee for the grown-ups.

Tue
01
Cheese Night: Raw Milk Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Cheese Night: Raw Milk Cheeses
Tuesday, April 1st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Savor the complex flavors of raw-milk cheeses and learn what makes them unique. Experience the difference as you taste a selection of the world's best!

Thu
03
Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Springtime Favorites
Thursday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is finally here, which means a hoard of new flavors and in-season items. We'll share recipes and cooking techniques to help you celebrate with food! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
10
Community Support Day - Good Karma Animal Rescue
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Community Support Day - Good Karma Animal Rescue
Thursday, April 10th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

Stock up and shop for a cause on Thursday, April 10, when we’ll donate 5% of our sales for the day to Good Karma Animal Rescue of MN. Good Karma is a small, foster based animal rescue that focuses on finding the perfect match between foster pet and adoptive family. Volunteers from the organization will be in the store throughout the day with more information.

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part II
Thursday, April 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sat
12
Easter Tasting
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Easter Tasting
Saturday, April 12th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free

Let us make your Easter holiday a little easier with help from our catering menu. Stop in during our tasting today for a sample of all things spring that are perfect for your celebration. Order in store, or online here.

Mon
14
Earth Month Recycle Rally
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Earth Month Recycle Rally
Monday, April 14th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

We've teamed up with the Science Museum of Minnesota to collect recycled goods for their 2014 Summer Kids' Camp. Give the Earth some love by turning your trash into treasure! Simply drop items from the below wish list off at our location (or any other in MN). For being KIND, we'll give you a free KIND bar when you drop off your goods! Just pick one up at the Customer Service Desk.

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Celebrate The Earth
Thursday, April 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What are you doing to help our planet? We're celebrating Mother Earth all week long, and want to share and learn new ways to contibute to a better world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
26
Earth Week: Science Fun Day
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Earth Week: Science Fun Day
Saturday, April 26th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove

Join us for some scientific fun with the Science Museum of Minnesota! Their staff will be in store to lead family friendly experiments at all 6 of our locations.

Tue
29
Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Maple Grove
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Get To Know Whole Foods Market Tour
Tuesday, April 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, Free - Registration Required

What makes Whole Foods Market different from other grocery stores? And how can I shop here on a budget? These are two of our most popular questions we hear from new customers. Join us for this informative tour that aims to answer both questions, including samples and meal ideas storewide. Space is limited for each tour - sign up at the customer service desk or call 763-416-7300 by noon on Apr 29 and receive a free gift bag for attending.

Events At Nearby Stores

Engine 2 Challenge
Wednesday, April 16th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Lake Calhoun, Free

Week Three: Bunches of Healthy Lunches

At our third meet-up, we’ll talk about all things lunch- different techniques for eating healthy at home or work without sacrificing flavor or variety. Learn how to use beans, leafy greens, whole grains and lots of spices and herbs to make stand-out lunches with lots of flavor. Chef Ani will also teach you how to make oil-free hummus and salad dressing! Chef Ani and Marketing Specialist Katie will be on hand to answer all of your questions to get your confident and ready to take on the 28 day challenge! Pre-registration is required, and is open only to those taking part in the 28 Day Challenge, but all meet-ups are free.

Enrolling in the 28 day challenge is free, and enrollment will be limited to allow for as much participant support as possible. Attendance at all Engine 2 sessions is recommended but not required.  To register, please pick up an enrollment form at our Customer Service desk or request one electronically by e-mailing Katie at Katie.eiser@wholefoods.com.

Week Three: Bunches of Healthy Lunches

National High Five Day
Thursday, April 17th
7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Hennepin,

Thursday, April 17th All Day National High Five Day Gimme five! Give one of our team members a high five and you’ll get a special 365 Everyday Value item from us.

Thursday, April 17th All Day National High Five Day Gimme five! Give one of our team members a high five and you’ll get a special 365 Everyday Value item from us.

Take the Black: Foods Inspired by "Game of Thrones"
Thursday, April 17th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Author George RR Martin does such an amazing job elaborating the feasts in his series A Song of Fire and Ice, with detailed descriptions of dishes both common and exotic. Food plays such an important role in the popular series that we thought we’d bring you a few of the most memorable offerings from the books in person. Join us for a decadent feast of epic proportions as we learn a little about what might have taken place in a medieval kitchen. While we may not do 77 courses, you are sure to have a delicious and memorable experience. This class has gluten free options available upon request and hands on opportunities as desired. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

·         Mulled Apple Cider

·         Seared Lamb with Pork Cracklings and Roasted Cherry Tomato Salad

·         Fish Stew with Potatoes, Onions and Salt Pork, served in a Sourdough Boule

·         Whole Roasted Capon with Root Vegetables and Herbed Butter

·         Lemon Cakes with Chantilly Cream and Raspberries

 

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Jeremy. Author George RR Martin does such an amazing job elaborating the feasts in his series A Song of Fire and Ice,