March 2014

Sat
08
Whole Foods Dipped Banana Pop-Up
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Prepared Foods
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Whole Foods Dipped Banana Pop-Up
Saturday, March 8th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $2 Donation with proceeds going to the Whole Planet Foundation

Are you looking for a tasty way to support the Whole Planet Prosperity Campaign? We'll be dipping fresh, frozen, organic bananas on site and letting you choose a post-dipping topping. Each banana is $2 and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation! 

Sat
08
The Battle of Mac Madness
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Taste A Different Mac In Every Department
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The Battle of Mac Madness
Saturday, March 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Taste A Different Mac In Every Department, FREE

The spoons are coming out as our teams go head to head for the title of "Tastiest Mac." Travel around the store, grab recipes and ideas and then cast your vote to help us pick a winner. Can't wait to get home to cook? We'll have new varieties of mac and cheese on our hot bar, warm and ready to eat! 

Sat
08
Cracking Of The King Cheese
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cracking Of The King Cheese
Saturday, March 8th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Specialty Department, FREE

Have you ever experienced a taste from the inside of a fresh wheel of Parmigiana Reggiano? Join us for the crack heard around the world when the Whole Foods Market stores around the world simultaneously crack individiual 85-pound wheels using traditional methods. It's a sign to behold and a taste that's out of this world! The best part? For one day only, this fresh parm will be on super sale at just $11.99/lb! 

Wed
12
Whole Kids Club Fruit Sushi
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Cafe
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Whole Kids Club Fruit Sushi
Wednesday, March 12th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Cafe, $5 per Whole Kids Club member, $10 nonmember

So many kids these days love sushi! We build on that love with a sweet twist when we teach your kids how to create beautiful, delicious rolls and sushi from fruit, rice, cereal and other creative combos. Kids will come home with their very own sushi tray filled with masterpieces. 

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
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.

Fri
14
FISH SCHOOL: DIY Fish Fry
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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FISH SCHOOL: DIY Fish Fry
Friday, March 14th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE

Sick of crowds at Friday Fish Frys during Lent? Our fishmongers share their recipe for fool-proof fish and chips so you can whip up a tasty version at home. Class includes recipes and taste along with a few frothy offerings from our beer department. Please reigster at Customer Service. 

Sat
15
St. Pat's In Park Ridge
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ All Departments
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St. Pat's In Park Ridge
Saturday, March 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
All Departments, FREE

Join us for a celebration of the Emerald Isle. We offer tastes of traditional favorites like corned beef, cabbage, soda bread and more. Be sure to check out our bar for special pricing on drafts! 

Mon
17
5% Day For District 64 Wellness Council
12:00 AM @ Front Lanes
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5% Day For District 64 Wellness Council
Monday, March 17th
12:00 AM
Front Lanes

On this day, our store donated 5% of net sales to support the work of local school dictrict 64's Wellness Committee iniatives. The more you shop, the more they earn, so now's a great time to stock up!

Mon
17
Concert By Roosevelt School 5th Grade Chorus
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM @ Cafe
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Concert By Roosevelt School 5th Grade Chorus
Monday, March 17th
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Cafe, Free Concert

We are delighted to feature a St. Patrick's Day performance by Roosevelt School's fifth-graders. The children honor the holiday with an old Celtic folk tune and a nod to the late great Pete Seeger. Grab a traditional Irish lunch from our hot bar and enjoy the show! 

Tue
18
Cheese Night: You've Got To Be Kidding (Fresh Chevre)
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Gaslight Wine Bar
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Cheese Night: You've Got To Be Kidding (Fresh Chevre)
Tuesday, March 18th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Gaslight Wine Bar, FREE

We continue our monthly cheese series by celebrating the light and tangy taste of goat cheese. There are new ones coming to the market every day, so discover our favorites and how to pair them with wines. Please register at Customer Serivce. 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
Pasta Class For Two: Cooking Class With Sarah
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Pasta Class For Two: Cooking Class With Sarah
Friday, March 21st
7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, $10 per couple

Bring your significant other or best pal to create delicious pasta from scratch! Our marketer Sarah shows you how! She'll also sample some of her favorite sauces and then send you home with your own batch to have for dinner down the road. Class size is limited so register early! 

Sat
22
Whole Planet Play Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Every Department
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Whole Planet Play Day
Saturday, March 22nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Every Department, Free/By Donation

We turn our store into a spring carnival with games for kids and adults to win fun prizes. Spin the wheel, pick a duck and join in the fun of this fund-raiser for Whole Planet Foundation. Tastes from each team will also be available during the event. All donations will be given to the Whole Planet Foundation which gives 100% of proceeds to impovrished women in countries that our products come from. Your play day in our store can help support small farmers and women around the globe!

Fri
28
FISH SCHOOL: Fish For The Sole
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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FISH SCHOOL: Fish For The Sole
Friday, March 28th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE

Sole is so versatile and appeals to just about everyone. our fish guys show you how to stuff a sole and create a simple saute. They also sample the best wines to serve with different preparations. Please reserve your spot at Customer Service. 

Sat
29
Spring Is In The Air
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Every Department
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Spring Is In The Air
Saturday, March 29th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Every Department, FREE

Two weeks after the equinox and we've gotta be feeling a thaw, right? Whatever the weather, our teams are gearing up by showing off some of their favorite Spring tastes! 

Events At Nearby Stores

Whole Foods Market Loves Chicagoland: Shedd Aquarium Ticket Giveaway
Wednesday, April 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Store, Free!

Spring into underwater adventure this month and enjoy a day of discovery for the whole family at the Shedd Aquarium. Whole Foods Market is partnering with Shedd to bring you free children’s passes to the museum. Attend any event at the store and/or join our email list to receive your pass. Limit two passes per family; while supplies last.

Spring into underwater adventure this month and enjoy a day of discovery for the whole family at the Shedd Aquarium.

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 1st
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Easter Egg Hunt
Wednesday, April 1st
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Wheaton,

You’ll have an egg-cellent time at our Easter Egg Hunt! Families with children 5 and under, join us in a search for hidden eggs filled with goodies, create Easter-themed crafts and enjoy tasty snacks. Please bring a basket to collect your treats. Register by calling 630.588.1500. Registration is required so we know how many eggs to hide. 

You’ll have an egg-cellent time at our Easter Egg Hunt!