December 2013

Sun
01
Creative Gift Bag Workshop
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ On the Mezzanine
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Creative Gift Bag Workshop
Sunday, December 1st
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
On the Mezzanine, Free, Registration Required

Join us for a simply fun do it yourself art project with Local Etsy Artist Kathryn Duncan. Create your own craft gift bags for the holiday season. Kathryn will guide you to use  watercolors to enhance your gift bag.  Kathryn is an artist and painter presently focused  on watercolor painting,Kathryn's art work has been accepted into juried art exhibits with the Ann Arbor Women Artists and Brighton Art Guild. Her paintings can be found in private collections throughout the US and abroad.This class is for adults and children with registration required. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Register at the customer service desk or by calling 734-975-4500.

Wed
04
Italian Holiday Suppers with Francesca Giarraffa Part1
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Italian Holiday Suppers with Francesca Giarraffa Part1
Wednesday, December 4th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Tuition: $79 MAterials Fee: $25.00

The Italian kitchen is the heart of the home, a place where simple, fresh ingredients are transformed into satisfying meals and memorable events.  In this two session class, two complete rustic Italian holiday meals are prepared featuring an entrée, side dishes, and dessert.  The class is led by an instructor born into the Italian cooking tradition who apprenticed at a specialty restaurant in Naples, Italy.  Week one features a Christmas day meal of roasted duck (served with potatoes, fresh rosemary and garlic), stuffed curly endive (sautéed with pine nuts and currants), mixed salad with fresh and dried fruit (in a garlic, balsamic vinaigrette), and chocolate tiramisu.  Week two features a New Year’s Eve meal of spaghetti with clam sauce, salmon fillet (poached with champagne and tomatoes, topped with a lemon-garlic vinaigrette), cod fritters, roasted scampi, broccoli florets (sautéed with garlic, anchovies, chili and olive oil), and a traditional holiday sponge cake (layered with a chocolate pastry cream). This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. Students may register on-line through www.wccnet.edu

Thu
05
Vitamix Exclusive Model Demonstrations
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Store
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Vitamix Exclusive Model Demonstrations
Thursday, December 5th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Store, Free Demo

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

 

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
05
Butternut Tart-Super Foods Series with Tanya Andrews
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Butternut Tart-Super Foods Series with Tanya Andrews
Thursday, December 5th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $39

Warm up to one of the best foods of the season, Squash! Discover a fun way to enjoy this nutritional superstar by making a Butternut Squash Tart with walnuts. An Arugula Salad with super-citrus dressing complements the tart beautifully. A gourmet spin on Baked Apples team up to make a meal that is hearty, healthy and delicious! Super foods used in this meal: butternut squash, arugula, walnuts, apples. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Sat
07
Traditional Gingerbread House Classes
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Traditional Gingerbread House Classes
Saturday, December 7th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $19.99 for materials

This class offers a great opportunity for parents, grandparents and kids to have fun together.  Start or continue a wonderful family tradition. Join our talented bakery team show you put how to put an all-natural spin on a holiday favorite. Join this fun gingerbread house decorating class to inspire your creativity. Held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. To register, call (734) 975-4500. Space is limited even with 2 classes offered. Please register early to secure a seat.

Mon
09
An Italian Holiday with Francesca Giarraffa
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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An Italian Holiday with Francesca Giarraffa
Monday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Fee: $65.00

Make this class a present to yourself. Francesca will create a very special meal similar to what would be served in an Italian home for the holidays. You will begin with appetizers of Fried Calamari and Marinated Shrimp. The mandatory pasta dish will be Spaghetti a Vongole (clams sautéed in garlic) followed by a Baked Salmon Fillet topped  with a parsley pesto sauce and complemented with Broccoli Rapine sautéed in garlic and chili’s. Finish this amazing meal with a Grand Marnier Tiramisu topped with shaved chocolate. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. . Please register with Ann Arbor Community Education & Recreation. Pre-registration required. Call 734-994-2300 x 53203. www.aareced.com.

Tue
10
Meal Idead for the Month
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom
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Meal Idead for the Month
Tuesday, December 10th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom, Free

Come get some practical meal planning suggestions and ideas that you can incorporate into your busy lifestyle. This class is held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. To register for this workshop, please visit our Customer Service Desk or call us at (734) 975-4500.

Tue
10
Cheese Night: How to Create a Cheese Board
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ On the Mezzanine
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Cheese Night: How to Create a Cheese Board
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
On the Mezzanine, Free, Registration Required

Just in time for holiday celebrations, taste and learn with our Cheese Wizard, Michael!  Enjoy some of the world’s best Cheese and get advise on how to pick, present and pair them. Please pre-register at our Customer Service Desk or call 734-975-4500.

Sat
14
Traditional Gingerbread House Class
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Traditional Gingerbread House Class
Saturday, December 14th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $19.99 for materials

This class offers a great opportunity for parents, grandparents and kids to have fun together.  Start or continue a wonderful family tradition. Join our talented bakery team show you put how to put an all-natural spin on a holiday favorite. Join this fun gingerbread house decorating class to inspire your creativity. Held in the Cooking and Lifestyles Classroom at Whole Foods Market, 3135 Washtenaw Ave., in Ann Arbor. To register, call (734) 975-4500. Space is limited even with 2 classes offered. Please register early to secure a seat.

Sat
14
Holiday Table Tasting
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Holiday Table
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Holiday Table Tasting
Saturday, December 14th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Holiday Table, a free taste!

We have the help you need to put a delicious meal on your holiday table. Check out samples from our Holiday Table menu and place your order today.

Sun
15
Holiday Harp Duo
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Store
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Holiday Harp Duo
Sunday, December 15th
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Store, Free

Founded by two Ann Arbor harpists, Carly Nelson and Jennifer Ellis, the Holiday Harp Duo provides elegant, festive music for the holiday season. Enjoy their lovely sound while you shop today!

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Crab Cracking
Saturday, December 20th
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
seafood department,

 

Seafood team members are ready to clean crabs to order during this special sale event.

 

Seafood team members are ready to clean crabs to order during this special sale event.