September 2013

Sun
01
Whole Kids Foundation Fundraising September 1-22
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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Whole Kids Foundation Fundraising September 1-22
Sunday, September 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store

Whole Kids Foundation has presented over 26 salad bars and 22 school garden grants to our Michigan communities. We need more! Help the Whole Kids Foundation do more and apply for a garden or salad bar for your school. Donate at the registers during this important fundraising drive. Enter to win a party for 15 on our mezzanine to be held at mutually agreeable time with finger food, desserts and soft drinks between October 1 and November 15. Alcoholic beverages not included.

Sun
01
Welcome Students
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Store
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Welcome Students
Sunday, September 1st
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Store, Free

We welcome area students to help kick off the new school year with samples and great sales throughout the store.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
06
Tailgate Tastings
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Tasting Station
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Tailgate Tastings
Friday, September 6th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tasting Station, free taste

We have what you need to make your game days tasty and care free on the field of food!

Stop buy our tasting station to try a taste.

Fri
06
Creating a Healthy Eating Lifestyle with Jan Kemp
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Creating a Healthy Eating Lifestyle with Jan Kemp
Friday, September 6th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $15.00

Making the transition to a healthier diet for improved health and weight loss can be difficult to do. In this class we will discuss all aspects of health, learn how to create a healthy eating lifestyle, and debunk some of the diet fads and myths. There will be a cooking demo with samples of delicious easy to prepare recipes, along with handouts to take home that will help you create health supporting meals for you and your family. Join Healthy Eating Specialist, Jan Kemp, for this fun and informative. To register call (734) 975-4500 or stop at our Customer Service desk.

Sat
07
5th Annual Homegrown Festival at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM @ Ann Arbor Farmer's Market
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5th Annual Homegrown Festival at Ann Arbor Farmers Market
Saturday, September 7th
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Ann Arbor Farmer's Market, Free

Help us celebrate our farmers and food producers at the 5th Annual Homegrown Festival in Ann Arbor. Music, beer, food and fun for all ages! Meet the farmers and local food entrepreneurs in the delightful setting of the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. We are proud to once again be part of this amazing event. http://www.homegrownfestival.org/

Mon
09
Stress & Fatigue with Kerry Cradit
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Stress & Fatigue with Kerry Cradit
Monday, September 9th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Free

Stress is something we all experience, but when your body is functioning properly you can adapt and manage stress more easily. Find out if your fatigue and stress-related symptoms could be a sign of nutritional deficiency. Space is limited. Please register by stopping at our Customer Service Desk or by calling 734-975-4500.

Tue
10
Washtenaw Community College Welcome Students Day
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Store
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Washtenaw Community College Welcome Students Day
Tuesday, September 10th
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Store, Free

Help us welcome students at WCC, and spread the word about our 5% Community Support Day to benefit WCC Foundation at our Washtenaw Ave. location on September 19th.

Thu
12
Vitamix Exclusive Model Demonstrations
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Store
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Vitamix Exclusive Model Demonstrations
Thursday, September 12th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Store, Free

Learn how to make healthful eating easy during our special Vitamix educational five day demo event. Special offerings with purchase during the demo event.

Sat
14
Write in Vote for a $1000 Donation to a Local Charity
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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Write in Vote for a $1000 Donation to a Local Charity
Saturday, September 14th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store, Free

To celebrate our 10th Anniversary our store would like to donate a $1000 to a local non-profit, $100 for each year we have been open! We want you to help us choose the recipient. For the next 10 days come in and write in a vote for your favorite, local non-profit. To be eligible, the charity must be designated a 501c3 non-profit by the IRS.  From this write in voting, we will put the top 10 winners on a list. On September 24, we will hold a one day sweepstakes. The winner will win a $100. gift card for themselves and pick the charity winner from the top ten list.

Sat
14
Kids Day of Service at Growing Hope
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Groqing Hope at 922 W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti
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Kids Day of Service at Growing Hope
Saturday, September 14th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Groqing Hope at 922 W Michigan Ave in Ypsilanti, Free with reservation

The goal of this event is to provide families with a fun, hands-on experience of volunteering at the area non-profit, Growing Hope at 922 W. Michigan Ave in . Educate your children about the importance of volunteering. Volunteers of all ages will help Growing Hope prepare gardens for the cool winter months. Following a brief tour or growing hope, volunteer activities will range from thinning the rain garden and painting, to weeding and composting. Learn about the role gardening plays in helping establish a sustainable local food source.  Find out about the Garden and Salad Bar Whole Kids Foundation grant program. The event will be a 2 hour service project with a free salad lunch at the end of the gathering. Sign up on here Eventbrite .

Mon
16
Chicken Scaloppini with Francesca Giarrafa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Chicken Scaloppini with Francesca Giarrafa
Monday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $55.00

Chicken Scaloppini begins with chicken breasts pounded until they are thin then dredged in seasoned flour, sautéed and topped with a white wine butter sauce. The kids will love helping you make this dinner. Discover the secrets to making a rich, creamy Wild Mushroom Risotto which is complemented by a simply sautéed Broccoli Rapine. For dessert you will enjoy Zuppa Inglese.  Ladyfingers are layered in egg custard, toasted pistachios and Marsalis wine.  When Francesca makes it you can be sure it is authentically Italian. Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Thu
19
Washtenaw Community College Foundation Community Support Day
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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Washtenaw Community College Foundation Community Support Day
Thursday, September 19th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store

5% of your purchase today will be donated to WCC Foundation. The foundation supplies scholarships, books, materials and even child care for students who need a leg up in their career building education at Washtenaw Community College.

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
10th Anniversary Happy Hour: Music by Dave Boutette and friend, Beer by Wolverine Brewing, and Shrimp, Cheese and More for Snacking.
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Store
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10th Anniversary Happy Hour: Music by Dave Boutette and friend, Beer by Wolverine Brewing, and Shrimp, Cheese and More for Snacking.
Friday, September 20th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Store

Help us celebrate our 10th Store Anniversary with great music by local favorite musician Dave Boutette and a friend. Enjoy complimentary chilled shrimp, cheese, crackers, olives and hummus. Sample Wolverine Brewing Beer, and more will be available for purchase.

Sat
21
10th Anniversary Free Slider Saturday and Dark Molly Music Live on the Patio
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Patio
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10th Anniversary Free Slider Saturday and Dark Molly Music Live on the Patio
Saturday, September 21st
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Patio

 

Stop in the on patio for free sliders, chips and great live tunes from the local musicians of Dark Eyed Molly.

Sun
22
10th Anniversary Complimentary Birthday Cake Slice
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Store
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10th Anniversary Complimentary Birthday Cake Slice
Sunday, September 22nd
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Store

Help us celebrate our 10th Birthday with delicious, “Made Right Here” slice of cake from our bakery.

Mon
23
Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneur Class Series Class 1: Recipes for Success-Business Plans and Local Market Needs
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Corner Brewery 720 Norris St Ypsilanti, MI
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Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneur Class Series Class 1: Recipes for Success-Business Plans and Local Market Needs
Monday, September 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Corner Brewery 720 Norris St Ypsilanti, MI , Free with required reservation

A collaborative effort from Think Local First, Growing Hope and Whole Foods Market has yielded a four week class series to help established and budding local food entrepreneurs find success. Class one starts with the first step in building and creating a local food based business.  Learn what market sectors are ripe for development and determine if your plan has a future. All the basics will be discussed. Guest speakers are Ron Stevens of the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center, Jessica Meissner with Washtenaw County Community and Economic Development, and local food entrepreneur Dave Klingerberger of the Brinery. Light food and beverages will be provided.  Registration will be live on Eventbrite , September 1. Come to one or all, each class requires registration.  For further information contact MaryAnn Nisley at Whole Foods Market, 975-4500.

Tue
24
10th Anniversary Gift for you, Gift for Charity Sweepstakes
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Store
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10th Anniversary Gift for you, Gift for Charity Sweepstakes
Tuesday, September 24th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Store

Today only enter to win in the one day, Gift for you, Gift for Charity Sweepstakes. Your entry gives you a chance to win a $100 Gift Card for you and select the non-profit recipient from our customer generated Top Ten list of Local Charities. The charity will receive $1000. donation from our store. Write in voting by customers from September 14-September 23 has determined the Top Ten Charities list of candidates. The winner will be announced on Facebook and Twitter at 12pm on September 25.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And um-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
26
Green Smoothies with Amanda Klein
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Green Smoothies with Amanda Klein
Thursday, September 26th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $29.00

Green is good. Your body thrives on it. But how do you manage to get in the recommended 5-7 servings of fruit and vegetables daily? Join the Green Smoothie revolution. Explore a variety of fresh drinks blended using greens, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Understand how to put the ingredients together to achieve drinks that maximize your health and taste great. Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Fri
27
Shorts Brewing Tap Takeover
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Beer Taps
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Shorts Brewing Tap Takeover
Friday, September 27th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Beer Taps

Join the fun for Happy Hour as our taps are taken over by Shorts Brewing of Bellaire, MI. Great Michigan Beer!  http://www.shortsbrewing.com/about/our-story/  

Mon
30
Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneur Class Series Class 2: From Cottage Law to Commercial Kitchen
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Corner Brewery 720 Norris St Ypsilanti MI
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Building Blocks for Local Food Entrepreneur Class Series Class 2: From Cottage Law to Commercial Kitchen
Monday, September 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Corner Brewery 720 Norris St Ypsilanti MI, Free with required reservation

In class two, learn the ins and outs at all levels of producing food for resale with the guidance of Michigan State University Product Center. The Product Center is a single gateway to help generate success for Michigan entrepreneurs. The center helps Michigan entrepreneurs develop and commercialize high value, consumer responsive products in the agriculture, natural resources, and bioeconomy sectors. Other speakers will be Marcy Bishop Kates of Incubake in Holt, MI, and Mary Wessler Walker of Harvest Kitchen in Ypsilanti. Registration will be live on Eventbrite , September 1. Come to one or all, each class requires registration.  For further information contact MaryAnn Nisley at Whole Foods Market, 975-4500.

Mon
30
Fall in the Italian Kitchen with Francesca Giarrafa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Fall in the Italian Kitchen with Francesca Giarrafa
Monday, September 30th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $45.00

You have cleaned out the garden and it is time to preserve your vegetables and dry your herbs to enjoy all winter. Discover how an Italian cook makes those fresh flavors last. This class includes a primer on important herbs used in Italian cooking and how they are used. Help Francesca prepare Giardiniera Emiliana (pickled vegetables) and put them into storage jars for you to take home. Snack on a plate of antipasto while you work in the kitchen. Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

It’s Buck-A-Shuck Time!
Friday, July 25th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
in-store, $1 per oyster; beer and wine varies

 

Ann Arbor loves oysters! We’ve got fresh oysters shucked to order and served on the half shell. Check out our suggested beer and wine pairings and place your order! Oysters are $1 each; beer prices vary. See you there!

 

Hello Beauty: Body Care Tour & Trade-In
Saturday, July 26th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Body department, free

Tour:

Take a tour and receive a $5 Whole Foods Market gift card. Tours begin on the hour and half hour beginning at 1 p.m. Last tour is at 4 p.m.

Your skin is your body's largest organ, yet there are few regulations governing the safety of  body care product ingredients. Join us this afternoon for a tour of our body care selection and learn how our exceptional premium body care products meet the strictest standards for quality sourcing, environmental impact, results and safety. Please register in advance by stopping by the customer service desk, or calling (734) 997-7500.

Trade-In:

Bring in one regular body care product and let us swap it for a similar product from the Whole Foods Market premium body care line.

Tour:

Take a tour and receive a $5 Whole Foods Market gift card. Tours begin on the hour and half hour beginning at 1 p.m. Last tour is at 4 p.m.

Local Vendor Fair
Sunday, July 27th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
in store, free

Whole Foods Market has a strong focus on offering locally grown and produced foods. Today, local vendors will be in the store to offer samples and tell the story of their product. If you want to know more about where your food comes from, this is an event for you.

Whole Foods Market has a strong focus on offering locally grown and produced foods. Today, local vendors will be in the store to offer samples and tell the story of their product.