December 2012

Sat
01
Arbor Trails Holiday Bazaar
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Arbor Trails
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Arbor Trails Holiday Bazaar
Saturday, December 1st
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Arbor Trails, Free

Tue
04
Surviving the Holidays Class & Tour
7:00 PM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Surviving the Holidays Class & Tour
Tuesday, December 4th
7:00 PM
Arbor Trails Cafe, FREE

If you’re feeling nervous about staying healthy during the holidays, then join us for this free class & tour. We’ll begin with a short discussion of tips for healthy solutions during these busy times. Then, we'll finish with a quick walk through the store to find some products that will help make it easy for you to stay on track! Stop by our Guest Service Desk or call 512.358.2460 to sign up.

Thu
06
Tap Takeover - Live Oak
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Happy Trails Bar
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Tap Takeover - Live Oak
Thursday, December 6th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Happy Trails Bar

Live Oak Brewing Company will be taking over Happy Trails Bar this Thursday. Join the gang for another amazing tap takeover event and don't forget your growlers.

 

The taps will be featuring:

  • Live Oak Primus Weizenbock
  • Live Oak Big Bark
  • Live Oak HefeWeizen
  • Live Oak Liberattion
  • Live Oak Pilz
  • Live Oak Old Tree Hugger Barley Wine

See you on the trail!

 

Sat
08
Kids Holiday Cooking Class
11:00 AM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Kids Holiday Cooking Class
Saturday, December 8th
11:00 AM
Arbor Trails Cafe, $5

Join Kelly for a Healthy Cooking Class especially for the little ones! They’ll have hands-on fun with their food, and learn how to make exciting

snacks featuring seasonal fruits and veggies! Recommended ages are between 4 and 8 years old. If you would like to reserve your spot for this

class, please stop by the Guest Service desk in the store, or sign up by calling 512.358.2460. Children must be accompanied by an adult – it’s fun for grownups, too!

Sun
09
Baking with Alternative Flours
1:00 PM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Baking with Alternative Flours
Sunday, December 9th
1:00 PM
Arbor Trails Cafe, $15

Avoiding gluten or processed flours? You don't have to give up your holiday favorites! Learn how to make healthy versions of your favorite baked

goods using alternative flours such as brown rice flour, coconut flour, and almond flour. Join Kelly as she demonstrates how to make a Holiday Apple

Pie, Cardamom Cranberry Cookies, Zucchini Muffins and a Spiced Ginger Cake. Attendees will enjoy a demo of each recipe from start to finish, tasting

portions of each dish, and copies of all of the recipes. Sign up at the Guest Service desk, or by calling 512.358.2460.

 

Wed
12
Live at the Trails featuring Down Home
6:30 PM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Live at the Trails featuring Down Home
Wednesday, December 12th
6:30 PM
Arbor Trails Cafe, free

Join us tonight for Down Home. What originally started as a solo project for singer/songwriter Jeff Estes, the band Down Home is a result of several musicians' varying styles. Lead guitarist Rob Havill and Jeff first met in Breckenridge Colorado while playing open mic nights in local bars. Within weeks of meeting they joined forces with performing artist Erin Duvall and band The Star Gazing Rebels.  After successfully touring Colorado, Texas and Tennessee in 2011, the band split up to pursue other interests.  In the spring of 2012 Jeff dedicated his time to playing and writing music in Austin Texas, dialing in live performances and creating the foundation for Down Home's unique style. Re-uniting with Rob in July, the band has a solidified core which blends elements of Folk Rock, Alternative Country, and Southern Blues.

Sat
15
Storyt Time - Meet the Kimochis
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Storyt Time - Meet the Kimochis
Saturday, December 15th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Arbor Trails Cafe, Free

Join us for Story Time with the Kimochis. Author Nina Rappaport Rowan will be reading a couple of the Kimochis books and be available for book and toy signing.

Nina created Kimochis – Toys with Feelings Inside in 2008.She is a leader in the animation industry and Producer of the 1998 Academy Award® winning Best Animated Short Film, Bunny, as well as Universal’s 2010 blockbuster hit Despicable Me. Rowan is known for her expert knowledge of computer animation and her skill in developing teams that can tackle innovative and complex animated projects. As a seasoned producer, Nina provides the creative and technical aspects of original content development for books, animated feature films and animation television production for the family entertainment industry. Nina is most like Cat, her favorite color is green and she loves cashews and chocolate.

Tue
18
Winter Supper Club Wine Dinner
7:00 PM @ Arbor Trails Meeting Room
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Winter Supper Club Wine Dinner
Tuesday, December 18th
7:00 PM
Arbor Trails Meeting Room, $30 with wine pairing, $20 without wine

Celebrate the season with a healthy menu of winter favorites, prepared by Healthy Eating Specialist Kelly Dennis, with wine pairings chosen by our Wine Specialist, Myrna Sherman.

  • Celery, Pear & Walnut Salad with macadamia cheese & apple cider vinegar
  • Pork Tenderloinwith ginger mashed sweet potatoes & braised cabbage
  • Warm Spice Cake with vanilla grapefruit sorbet

Call 512.358.2460 to sign up!

 

Thu
27
Tap Takeover - Rogness Brewing Co.
6:00 PM @ Happy Trails Bar
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Tap Takeover - Rogness Brewing Co.
Thursday, December 27th
6:00 PM
Happy Trails Bar

Join us in welcoming local brewing company, Rogness to Whole Foods Market. Ost, Yogi, Rook, Vinton, Holiday, and more will be on tap at Happy Trails Bar! All 5 of the Rogness bottles will also be available for purchase.

 

Don't forget your growlers and meet the brewers.

Sun
30
Label Reading 101 & Shopping for the 28-Day Challenge Tour
1:00 PM @ Arbor Trails Cafe
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Label Reading 101 & Shopping for the 28-Day Challenge Tour
Sunday, December 30th
1:00 PM
Arbor Trails Cafe, Free

Do you feel confused when you look at an ingredients label?  Come to this free class and learn how to decipher labels to choose the foods that are the healthiest for you and your family!  After the class, we’ll be offering an optional tour (also free!) where we will go through the store to find the best healthy-eating options to meet your needs, and to get you ready for our upcoming 28-Day Challenge. Sign up at the Guest Service desk, or by calling 512.358.2460.

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Whole Kids Foundation Fundraising Begins!
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Gateway, Donate Any Amount at Our Registers!

If you're visiting our stores in September, chances are you'll be asked to donate to the Whole Kids Foundation. The Whole Kids Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides grants for salad bars and gardens, here in Austin and all over the United States. 100% of your donation goes directly to funding these projects, as Whole Foods Market covers the administrative costs for the Foundation. So go ahead...round up your change and help us grow healthy kids! Learn more at www.wholekidsfoundation.org.

 

If you're visiting our stores in September, chances are you'll be asked to donate to the Whole Kids Foundation.

Mr. Will's Music Class for Kids!
Monday, September 1st
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
The Buzz, Free

Mr. Will is back in action with his weekly kid's music class!  Come early to get a seat!

Mr. Will is back in action with his weekly kid's music class!  Come early to get a seat!

Story-time and Crafts
Tuesday, September 2nd
9:30 AM
Domain Mezzanine Level, Free
Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? We'll be reading a new story each week! After the book, we'll be doing crafts related to the story. 
 
Appropriate for ages 2-5yrs old. Story-time is held out on our mezzanine and parental supervision is requested.
Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? We'll be reading a new story each week! After the book, we'll be doing crafts related to the story.