January 2013

Fri
04
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, January 4th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5

Join us each and every Friday from 5-7pm for adult playtime.  Five wines paired with delicious food for just $5.  Bring back your reusable 5x7 wine glass and we'll give you $1 off your entrance.

 

Upcoming themes:

Friday, July 25th: Melon Madness

To honor one of our favorite late summer fruits, we dedicate this evening's tasting to this heavy, versatile and sweet staple of summer!

August 1: Campfire Favorites

We’ll gather up and tell our favorite ghost stories over some of our favorites of those long summer nights!

 August 8: Country Jam

One of the best parts of summer is preserves and jams! Tonight, each dish will feature one of our best preserves paired with a great wine.

 August 15: Fruit Frenzy

Sweet and savory, our favorite fruits will steal the show this evening!

August 22: Slammin’ Sammies

Which sandwich will you choose? Tonight, our teams compete for the title of Earl of Sandwich. Help us decide who gets the crown!

August 29: Sweet Tooth

A rare treat! Tonight we’ll feature a lineup of sweet treats in every department that are sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth!

Sat
05
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, January 5th
12:00 AM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you new to the Gluten-Free lifestyle or know someone who is?  Our gluten-free expert, Serena, will offer free one hour consultations every Saturday from 9am-5pm.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your consultation as space is limited.

Sat
05
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, January 5th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you looking to makeover your eating habits?  Look no further than a consultation with our Healthy Eating Specialist, April.  April will walk you through an individual shopping tour to discuss the basics of cooking with grains, beans, spices and seasonal produce and help you select relevant recipes and cooking tips.  Please register for your consultation by calling 216.464.9403.  Space is limited and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  If you are working with a physician or have specific dietary guidelines, please email April at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment with the details of your restrictions.  You can reach April by email at april.arotin@wholefoods.com.

Sun
06
Half Pints Sundays: Snappy Snowpeople!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Snappy Snowpeople!
Sunday, January 6th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Join our Half Pints as they decorate their own snowpeople with fancy outfits to celebrate the coming of the winter season.

Mon
07
Recipe Revolution Workshop
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Cafe
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Recipe Revolution Workshop
Monday, January 7th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cafe, FREE!

Do you have a favorite recipe that could use a healthy makeover?  Let us help!  Maybe your recipe is chock full of processed ingredients.  We'll show you how to swap those out for natural versions.  Could the nutrition profile use some lightening up of calories, fat or sodium?  Or maybe you want to get more of the good stuff--like fruits, veggies and whole grains.  Come out and challenge April, our store Healthy Eating Specialist, to makeover your favorites!  This class is free, however, we ask that you call 216.464.9403 to register.  Please bring a printed copy of one of your favorite recipes to fully participate in the course.

Thu
10
Four Steps to a Healthier Pantry
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Cafe
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Four Steps to a Healthier Pantry
Thursday, January 10th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cafe, FREE!

What do you need to kickstart your health this new year?  Are you ready to make a change but don't know where to start?  This class gives you the tools and skills you need to recognize the most nutrient dense foods, and with a pantry stocked with fresh fruits and veggies, healthy meals are a snap to prepare (and affordable, too)!  This class is free, however, we ask that you call 216.464.9403 to register.

Fri
11
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, January 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5

Join us each and every Friday from 5-7pm for adult playtime.  Five wines paired with delicious food for just $5.  Bring back your reusable 5x7 wine glass and we'll give you $1 off your entrance.

 

Upcoming themes:

Friday, July 25th: Melon Madness

To honor one of our favorite late summer fruits, we dedicate this evening's tasting to this heavy, versatile and sweet staple of summer!

August 1: Campfire Favorites

We’ll gather up and tell our favorite ghost stories over some of our favorites of those long summer nights!

 August 8: Country Jam

One of the best parts of summer is preserves and jams! Tonight, each dish will feature one of our best preserves paired with a great wine.

 August 15: Fruit Frenzy

Sweet and savory, our favorite fruits will steal the show this evening!

August 22: Slammin’ Sammies

Which sandwich will you choose? Tonight, our teams compete for the title of Earl of Sandwich. Help us decide who gets the crown!

August 29: Sweet Tooth

A rare treat! Tonight we’ll feature a lineup of sweet treats in every department that are sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth!

Sat
12
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, January 12th
12:00 AM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you new to the Gluten-Free lifestyle or know someone who is?  Our gluten-free expert, Serena, will offer free one hour consultations every Saturday from 9am-5pm.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your consultation as space is limited.

Sat
12
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, January 12th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you looking to makeover your eating habits?  Look no further than a consultation with our Healthy Eating Specialist, April.  April will walk you through an individual shopping tour to discuss the basics of cooking with grains, beans, spices and seasonal produce and help you select relevant recipes and cooking tips.  Please register for your consultation by calling 216.464.9403.  Space is limited and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  If you are working with a physician or have specific dietary guidelines, please email April at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment with the details of your restrictions.  You can reach April by email at april.arotin@wholefoods.com.

Sun
13
Half Pints Sundays: Winter Whales
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Winter Whales
Sunday, January 13th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

During the winter months, whales migrate across the vast oceans.  We will create pop up whales with various colored tails to celebrate this seasonal migration.

Mon
14
Detoxifying your Life
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ In the Cafe
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Detoxifying your Life
Monday, January 14th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

It's not one thing that holds us in a state of dis-ease but often a whole cocktail of things keeping us down.  Discover simple tips on ridding your life of hidden and not so hidden toxins.  Share some laughs and let go of the tears over harmful food additivies, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, VOC's, stressful jobs, and not-so-friendly people.  Take a deep breath and learn how to live your best life Toxic Free!

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Thu
17
Label Reading Class
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Cafe
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Label Reading Class
Thursday, January 17th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cafe, FREE!

Learn a quick and easy system for properly reading food labels so that you can feel confident you're making the most nutritious choices.  We reveal the truth behind the marketing of foods and why you should never, ever believe anything on the front of a package.  Even knowledgeable label readers can learn from this incredible class.

Fri
18
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, January 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5

Join us each and every Friday from 5-7pm for adult playtime.  Five wines paired with delicious food for just $5.  Bring back your reusable 5x7 wine glass and we'll give you $1 off your entrance.

 

Upcoming themes:

Friday, July 25th: Melon Madness

To honor one of our favorite late summer fruits, we dedicate this evening's tasting to this heavy, versatile and sweet staple of summer!

August 1: Campfire Favorites

We’ll gather up and tell our favorite ghost stories over some of our favorites of those long summer nights!

 August 8: Country Jam

One of the best parts of summer is preserves and jams! Tonight, each dish will feature one of our best preserves paired with a great wine.

 August 15: Fruit Frenzy

Sweet and savory, our favorite fruits will steal the show this evening!

August 22: Slammin’ Sammies

Which sandwich will you choose? Tonight, our teams compete for the title of Earl of Sandwich. Help us decide who gets the crown!

August 29: Sweet Tooth

A rare treat! Tonight we’ll feature a lineup of sweet treats in every department that are sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth!

Sat
19
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, January 19th
12:00 AM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you new to the Gluten-Free lifestyle or know someone who is?  Our gluten-free expert, Serena, will offer free one hour consultations every Saturday from 9am-5pm.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your consultation as space is limited.

Sat
19
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, January 19th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you looking to makeover your eating habits?  Look no further than a consultation with our Healthy Eating Specialist, April.  April will walk you through an individual shopping tour to discuss the basics of cooking with grains, beans, spices and seasonal produce and help you select relevant recipes and cooking tips.  Please register for your consultation by calling 216.464.9403.  Space is limited and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  If you are working with a physician or have specific dietary guidelines, please email April at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment with the details of your restrictions.  You can reach April by email at april.arotin@wholefoods.com.

Sun
20
Half Pints Sundays: Penguins and Polar Bears
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Penguins and Polar Bears
Sunday, January 20th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Come join Hillary and the Half Pints while we make penguin and polar bear puppets.  

Wed
23
Spa Day
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ The Whole Body Department
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Spa Day
Wednesday, January 23rd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
The Whole Body Department, FREE!

Start your New Years resolutions off right by supporting your body inside and out!  Join us for a Spa Day and meet with some of our favorite bodycare companies.  They'll offer samples of products, tips and tricks for healthy skin, giveaways, and more.

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Thu
24
Healthy Soups and Stews
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Cafe
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Healthy Soups and Stews
Thursday, January 24th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
The Cafe, FREE!

Soups and stews are like warm, hearty salads when prepared correctly.  Full of nourishing vegetables, beans and whole grains, soups and stews feed the body while filling the house with comforting smells.  Join April, Healthy Eating Specialist, for a look at a variety of delicious soup recipes perfect for a cold-weather meal.  This class is free, however, we do as that you register by calling 216.464.9403.

Fri
25
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, January 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5

Join us each and every Friday from 5-7pm for adult playtime.  Five wines paired with delicious food for just $5.  Bring back your reusable 5x7 wine glass and we'll give you $1 off your entrance.

 

Upcoming themes:

Friday, July 25th: Melon Madness

To honor one of our favorite late summer fruits, we dedicate this evening's tasting to this heavy, versatile and sweet staple of summer!

August 1: Campfire Favorites

We’ll gather up and tell our favorite ghost stories over some of our favorites of those long summer nights!

 August 8: Country Jam

One of the best parts of summer is preserves and jams! Tonight, each dish will feature one of our best preserves paired with a great wine.

 August 15: Fruit Frenzy

Sweet and savory, our favorite fruits will steal the show this evening!

August 22: Slammin’ Sammies

Which sandwich will you choose? Tonight, our teams compete for the title of Earl of Sandwich. Help us decide who gets the crown!

August 29: Sweet Tooth

A rare treat! Tonight we’ll feature a lineup of sweet treats in every department that are sure to satisfy the sweetest tooth!

Sat
26
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 AM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you new to the Gluten-Free lifestyle or know someone who is?  Our gluten-free expert, Serena, will offer free one hour consultations every Saturday from 9am-5pm.  Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule your consultation as space is limited.

Sat
26
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, January 26th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Are you looking to makeover your eating habits?  Look no further than a consultation with our Healthy Eating Specialist, April.  April will walk you through an individual shopping tour to discuss the basics of cooking with grains, beans, spices and seasonal produce and help you select relevant recipes and cooking tips.  Please register for your consultation by calling 216.464.9403.  Space is limited and reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.  If you are working with a physician or have specific dietary guidelines, please email April at least 48 hours in advance of your appointment with the details of your restrictions.  You can reach April by email at april.arotin@wholefoods.com.

Sat
26
Football Fiesta
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Football Fiesta
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Sample our football finest with a variety of appetizers and other goodies perfect for parties and celebrations!  In addition, stop by our Guac Off for a sampling of several unique guacamole recipes created by our team members and vote for your favorite!

Sun
27
Half Pints Sundays: Snacks and Storytime
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Snacks and Storytime
Sunday, January 27th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Join the Half Pints for our ever-popular Snacks and Storytime!  We'll enjoy scrumptious snackis will reading Jan Brett's book, "The Mitten."

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

The Daily Dish Monday: BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich
Monday, July 28th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
By the Meat Department, $5

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Monday in July, we'll offer a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich for only $5 with a side of slaw from noon to 2pm.  Stop by our Meat department where we'll be making them to go.

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Monday in July, we'll offer a BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich for only $5 with a side of slaw from noon to 2pm.  Stop

Seafood Made Simple
Monday, July 28th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Near the Seafood Department, FREE!

Intimidated by Seafood?  Need some quick meal options to feed your family?  Join our Demo Specialist, Morag, each Monday for sampling of a quick and simple seafood recipe for easy dinner solutions anyone can incorporate.  Stop by, pick up a recipe, and get cooking seafood!  

Intimidated by Seafood?  Need some quick meal options to feed your family?

Seafood Made Simple
Monday, July 28th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Near Seafood, FREE!

Intimidated by Seafood?  Need some quick meal options to feed your family?  Join our Demo Specialist, Morag, each Monday for sampling of a quick and simple seafood recipe for easy dinner solutions anyone can incorporate.  Stop by, pick up a recipe, and get cooking seafood!

Intimidated by Seafood?  Need some quick meal options to feed your family?