February 2014

Sat
01
Tailgating Throwdown Block Party
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Tailgating Throwdown Block Party
Saturday, February 1st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Store-Wide, Free!

You get to call the plays in this game! Vote for your favorite finger food as you sample tasty treats in each department. One lucky “coach” will win a Whole Foods Market gift card, while the winning department will be awarded $100 to be donated to the charity of their choice!

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tailgating-throwdown-block-party-tickets-103...

Tue
04
KID’S CLUB: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM @ Store
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KID’S CLUB: Roses are Red, Violets are Blue
Tuesday, February 4th
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Store, $5 donation to the Whole Kids Foundation. Pre-registration required

We love our Kid’s Club and hope you do too! Join our Demo Specialist Tim to decorate a heart-shaped cookie filled with love! Afterwards, create the perfect Valentine’s Day card with “magic” beans and grains.

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-club-roses-are-red-violets-are-blue-tic...

Wed
05
Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Becoming Plant-Strong®
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Becoming Plant-Strong®
Wednesday, February 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, Free
Get Fired Up for our Engine 2 Challenge!
We’re on a mission to help you eat more plants! Every Wednesday in February learn how to become Plant-Strong® with cooking classes by our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole. All Engine 2 classes are free, but seating is limited. Pre-register at Customer Service or online. 
 
Learn how to prepare whole, plant-based foods that are easy to cook, inexpensive and delicious! Our dairy-free, meat-free recipes include wild rice tacos, “fish” sticks and “Damn Good Cookies.” (With a name like that, you have to give them a try!)
 
Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-starts-here-cooking-class-engine2-cha... or phone our customer service desk at 813.264.3600.
Sat
08
Gluten-Free Store Tour
10:00 AM @ Store Cafe
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Gluten-Free Store Tour
Saturday, February 8th
10:00 AM
Store Cafe, FREE! Registration required

Our gluten-free expert Maria will take you down the aisles pointing out our gluten-free goodies! Sample, taste, and ask questions to fill in the food gaps of your special needs diet! NOTE: Our store is not a gluten-free facility. Please be aware that your food items will be produced in an area where gluten products are prepared. Trace elements of these ingredients may exist.

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gluten-free-store-tour-tickets-10305462917

Sat
08
Be Good to Your Whole Body Fair
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ In the Whole Body Department
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Be Good to Your Whole Body Fair
Saturday, February 8th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In the Whole Body Department, Free!

Stop by our Whole Body Department to learn why your body choices count inside and out!  Enjoy a free mini-massage, receive complimentary samples, talk with representatives to learn about our products, and enter to win prizes (No purchase necessary)! The first 50 attendees will receive a swag bag filled with goodies.

 

 

Sun
09
Intro to Yoga with Chi Yoga
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Outside in the Parking Lot
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Intro to Yoga with Chi Yoga
Sunday, February 9th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Outside in the Parking Lot, FREE! Pre-registration required

Join us as our neighbors Chi Yoga stop by for a relaxing visit! Learn and explore basic yoga poses that will increase flexibility, relieve tension in the body and help strengthen your mind-body connection. Afterwards, enjoy free green smoothies from our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole.

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/intro-to-yoga-with-chi-yoga-tickets-10305525...

Tue
11
Chef Justin’s Surf & Turf Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Outside on the Patio
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Chef Justin’s Surf & Turf Cooking Class
Tuesday, February 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Outside on the Patio, $5. Pre-registration required.

Our culinary-trained chef Justin will show you how grill a delicious surf & turf Valentine’s Day dinner for your sweetheart.

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chef-justins-surf-turf-cooking-class-tickets...

Wed
12
Vitamix In-Store Sale and Demonstrations – Special Savings!
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ In the Produce Department
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Vitamix In-Store Sale and Demonstrations – Special Savings!
Wednesday, February 12th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
In the Produce Department, Free Demostration

For 5 days only we will host Vitamix demonstrations to teach you how to create fresh juices, cook steaming hot soups from scratch, and even make healthy, homemade ice cream! Enjoy special savings with a $50 off coupon for the purchase of a Vitamix 5200.

Wed
12
Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Bulk & Batch
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Bulk & Batch
Wednesday, February 12th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, Free
Get Fired Up for our Engine 2 Challenge!
We’re on a mission to help you eat more plants! Every Wednesday in February learn how to become Plant-Strong® with cooking classes by our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole. All Engine 2 classes are free, but seating is limited. Pre-register at Customer Service or online. 
 
Learn how to save not only money from your pocket, but also time in the kitchen! Get the most out of out your meal preparation by combining the simple ideas of bulk and batch in week two of our Engine 2 Challenge. Taste your way through simplicity with beans, rice and quinoa, stuffed peppers and “Date-Nut Chocolate Pie.”
 
Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-starts-here-cooking-class-engine-2-ch... or phone our customer service desk at 813.264.3600.
Thu
13
Chocolate, Wine & Caviar Extravaganza
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Dept
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Chocolate, Wine & Caviar Extravaganza
Thursday, February 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Dept, 2/$14 ($7 for one ticket)

Sweeten up your Valentine’s Day with our Specialty Department as they pair gourmet chocolates and caviar  with 25 red, white, sweet and dry wines and beers from all over the world.

 

 

To register, please click go here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/chocolate-wine-caviar-extravaganza-tickets-1...

Fri
14
Sushi Sampling
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods Department
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Sushi Sampling
Friday, February 14th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, Free Tasting!

Did you know our Genji sushi chefs make sushi fresh every day? Taste our fresh, handmade rolls and meet our sushi chefs!

Fri
14
Express Lane Love Speed Dating
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Store Cafe
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Express Lane Love Speed Dating
Friday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Store Cafe, FREE! Pre-registration required

Don’t sit home alone on Valentine’s Day! Join us for a speed dating event, where foodies can find love! Mingle at our market with other singles while enjoying free wine and cheese and desserts.

 

To register, please follow link: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/express-lane-love-speed-dating-tickets-10325...

Tue
18
Giving Grill benefitting Essrig Elementary
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Outside on the Patio
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Giving Grill benefitting Essrig Elementary
Tuesday, February 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Outside on the Patio, Hotdog or Mamburger with a side for only $5

We’re cooking out for charity! Swing by for a grilled hotdog or hamburger with a side for only $5, with all proceeds going toward the Essrig Elementary PTA!

Interested in setting up a Giving Grill for your school? Contact anna.payne@wholefoods.com for more info!

Wed
19
Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Healthy is the New Comfort Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Healthy is the New Comfort Food
Wednesday, February 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, Free
Get Fired Up for our Engine 2 Challenge!
We’re on a mission to help you eat more plants! Every Wednesday in February learn how to become Plant-Strong® with cooking classes by our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole. All Engine 2 classes are free, but seating is limited. Pre-register at Customer Service or online. 
 
Recreate some of your favorite “unhealthy” meals and transform them into guilt-free, dairy-free and meat-free Engine 2 deliciousness! Taste an updated version of macaroni and “cheese,” sink your teeth into “Black Bean Extravaganza” and finish off the night with some banana “cream” pie!
 
Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-starts-here-cooking-class-engine-2-ch... or phone our customer service desk at 813.264.3600.
Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
Healthy Eating on Budget Store Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Throughout store
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Healthy Eating on Budget Store Tour
Saturday, February 22nd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Throughout store, Free
Taste your way throughout the store as our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole shows you where to find nutrient-rich and plant-strong products, without breaking the bank. Receive healthy recipes and our Whole Deal magazine filled with Whole Foods Market coupons!
 
Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/healthy-eating-on-budget-store-tour-tickets-... or phone our customer service desk at 813.264.3600.
Sat
22
1st Annual Team Member Chili Cook-Off
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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1st Annual Team Member Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, February 22nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Store-Wide, FREE! No registration required

It may be chilly outside, so let our chili warm you up! Taste chili recipes prepared by our very own team members throughout the store! Vote for your favorite recipe and you could win a Whole Foods Market gift card, while the winning team will be awarded $100 to be donated to the charity of their choice!

 
Sun
23
Rise N’ Shine In the ‘Wood!
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Outside on the Patio
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Rise N’ Shine In the ‘Wood!
Sunday, February 23rd
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Outside on the Patio, FREE! No registration required

The early bird gets…FREE BREAKFAST! Join us for a complimentary light continental breakfast, including pastries, juice, fruit and coffee.

Tue
25
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ In the Bakery Department
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, February 25th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
In the Bakery Department, Free!

Calling all Moms! Treat yourself to a free coffee or tea and muffin, then relax with a free 5-minute chair massage. (Please check-in at the Customer Service desk to pick up your Mom’s Morning Escape Voucher upon arrival).

 
Wed
26
Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Plant-Strong® Victory
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class: Engine 2 Challenge Plant-Strong® Victory
Wednesday, February 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, Free
Get Fired Up for our Engine 2 Challenge!
We’re on a mission to help you eat more plants! Every Wednesday in February learn how to become Plant-Strong® with cooking classes by our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole. All Engine 2 classes are free, but seating is limited. Pre-register at Customer Service or online. 
 
Celebrate your monumental finish and collect your winning “medal” with Hawaiian BBQ Tacos, Kale Pesto Pasta and fresh Mango-Cherry “Ice Cream!”
 
Please register online at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/health-starts-here-cooking-class-engine-2-ch... or phone our customer service desk at 813.264.3600.
Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Events At Nearby Stores

It’s National Cheesecake Day!
Wednesday, July 30th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

We’re celebrating National Cheesecake Day with FREE cheesecake! Just order a draft beer or glass of wine at our Beer & Wine Bar (located by the Wine Department) and receive one free piece of cheesecake from our Bakery! No registration necessary. Must be 21 years of age to participate. One free cheesecake slice per person. 

We’re celebrating National Cheesecake Day with FREE cheesecake!