April 2013

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Thu
04
Vegan First Thursday: Eating with the Esselstyns
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Vegan First Thursday: Eating with the Esselstyns
Thursday, April 4th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

If you're vegan, vegetarian, or simply interested in eating more healthily, join us for our Vegan First Thursday events!  In April, Jane Esselstyn will discuss a Plant-Strong lifestyle and the upcoming release of the next Engine 2 Cookbook.  A short talk by Ms. Esselstyn will be followed by a sampling and demonstration of Plant-Strong products and recipes.  This class is free but does require registration.  Please call 216.464.9403 to reserve your spot.

Fri
05
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, April 5th
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, June 27: Piano Bar

We are cranking up the volume for a special piano bar edition of our wine tasting event. Julie Slattery is bringing her “piano bar” and the teams are featuring some of our favorite, casual snacks!

Friday, July 4: Please note that our 5x7 is cancelled for this evening. Join us next week for a super fun time!

Friday, July 11: Top Ten Wines

We'll celebrate our Top Ten Wines of summer in this special seasonal tasting focused on the best wines for the wonderful weather.

Friday, July 18th: Holidays in July

Let's look forward to our favorite season with a few of our holiday favorites, with a warm weather twist of course!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Sat
06
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, April 6th
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
06
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, April 6th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In the Cafe, 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
06
Produce Sustainability Fair
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In the Produce Department
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Produce Sustainability Fair
Saturday, April 6th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the Produce Department, FREE!

Welcome, Earthlings!  For those of you who love your planet and the food it provides as much as we do, we invite you out to enjoy an afternoon of free activities following the wonderful plant world from creation to re-creation.  We'll explore ways to utilize the whole veggie by making vegetable stocks and broths and pickles and, finally, to the compost bin.  

Sun
07
Half Pints Sundays: Grandma's Garden
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Grandma's Garden
Sunday, April 7th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Ever wonder how flowers grow?  Come to the Half Pints Club and find out!  We will discover the best ways to grow the flora we adore!

Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Wed
10
Sprout It Out Workshop!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Sprout It Out Workshop!
Wednesday, April 10th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

This informative evening is a hands-on approach to building your own sprouting jar!  Each participant will learn from our resident experts on how to grow these nutrient dense treats at home.  A short lecture on the safety and history of sprouting will be followed by a DIY workshop on how to put it all together.

Thu
11
Taste What's Cooking in Bulk
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ In the Bulk Cooking Area
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Taste What's Cooking in Bulk
Thursday, April 11th
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In the Bulk Cooking Area, FREE!

If you find our bulk department curious, intriguing or intimidating, this class is for you!  Join Hillary twice a month as she outlines a variety of unique and fun items from our Bulk Cooking area.  She'll create recipes and give out samples!  No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy the experience!

Fri
12
Soap Swap!
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ The Whole Body Department
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Soap Swap!
Friday, April 12th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
The Whole Body Department, FREE!

Out with the old and in with a soap that is better for you and the environment!  We really believe in our soap brands and stand behind them 100%.  That's why we're offering to swap out your conventional bar of soap for a free bar of your choice (up to $5).  We want you to try it that much!  One per person, please.

Fri
12
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, April 12th
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, June 27: Piano Bar

We are cranking up the volume for a special piano bar edition of our wine tasting event. Julie Slattery is bringing her “piano bar” and the teams are featuring some of our favorite, casual snacks!

Friday, July 4: Please note that our 5x7 is cancelled for this evening. Join us next week for a super fun time!

Friday, July 11: Top Ten Wines

We'll celebrate our Top Ten Wines of summer in this special seasonal tasting focused on the best wines for the wonderful weather.

Friday, July 18th: Holidays in July

Let's look forward to our favorite season with a few of our holiday favorites, with a warm weather twist of course!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Sat
13
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, April 13th
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
13
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, April 13th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In the Cafe, 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
13
Mushroom Madness Demo
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ The Produce Department
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Mushroom Madness Demo
Saturday, April 13th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Produce Department, FREE!

At Whole Foods Market, we are mad about mushrooms and we're excited to demo out some of our favorites cooked up in some delicious recipes.  Join Hillary for a fun demo and give it a try!

Sat
13
Halibut Cutting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Near the Entrance
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Halibut Cutting
Saturday, April 13th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Near the Entrance, FREE!

It's halibut season and our fish mongers are so excited, they're slinging a whole halibut and cutting it to order on Saturday, April 13.  The guys will happily show you how to process your own whole fish (they do it many times a day... they really are pros) and will cut fillets to your exact specifications right on the sales floor.  This really is a fun event!

Sun
14
Half Pints Sundays: Fascinating Frogs!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Fascinating Frogs!
Sunday, April 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Frogs are fascinating!  Children of all ages love to watch, listen and explore the world of frogs.  Join the Half Pints Club and learn why the frog is such an important part of many ecosystems!

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Fri
19
Earthling Weekend
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ Storewide
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Earthling Weekend
Friday, April 19th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

We believe Earthlings are a pretty special bunch.  We do things that non-Earthlings might find strange.  We don't always eat 'normal' things, wear 'normal' clothes or do the 'normal' things.  But we're a great group of people who care deeply about our Earth and our environment.  We're passionate about preserving it for future generations and making choices that positively affect our world.  We are Earthlings.  So join with fellow Earthlings and celebrate our Earth in a special way this Earth Day with a weekend of events just for you.  Check out our calendar or pick up details in the store.  We'll be adding new things, too, so check back!

Fri
19
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, April 19th
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, June 27: Piano Bar

We are cranking up the volume for a special piano bar edition of our wine tasting event. Julie Slattery is bringing her “piano bar” and the teams are featuring some of our favorite, casual snacks!

Friday, July 4: Please note that our 5x7 is cancelled for this evening. Join us next week for a super fun time!

Friday, July 11: Top Ten Wines

We'll celebrate our Top Ten Wines of summer in this special seasonal tasting focused on the best wines for the wonderful weather.

Friday, July 18th: Holidays in July

Let's look forward to our favorite season with a few of our holiday favorites, with a warm weather twist of course!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Sat
20
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, April 20th
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
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
E-Cycling
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM @ At the front of the store
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E-Cycling
Saturday, April 20th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
At the front of the store, FREE!

Our once-a-year Electronics Recycling is here!!  And just in time for spring cleaning and Earth Day, we'll help you recycle your electronics in an environmentally-friendly fashion.  Our partner company accepts computers, monitors, tvs--most electronics with a battery or a plug.  Unfortunately, we cannot accept refrigerators, batteries or microwave ovens.  For more information on what is or is not accepted, please call 216.464.9403.

Sat
20
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, April 20th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In the Cafe, 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
20
Non-GMO Store Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storewide
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Non-GMO Store Tour
Saturday, April 20th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storewide, FREE!

Whole Foods Market is so excited to be working toward GMO labelling in 2018!  Although our labeling system is still in the very beginning stages, we're offering a tour for those interested in learning more about GMOs and the products and companies committed to GMO transparency.  Join us for this informative tour of the products and industry standards that protect consumers from GMOs.

Sat
20
Mango Mania Demo
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ The Produce Department
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Mango Mania Demo
Saturday, April 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Produce Department, FREE!

It's mango season and that means that you NEED to try the manogs right now!  Hillary will sample them out for you to try.  Consider stopping by... we promise it will be worth it!

Sat
20
Animal Welfare; A Lecture for Compassionate Omnivores
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Animal Welfare; A Lecture for Compassionate Omnivores
Saturday, April 20th
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

Grassfed.  Cage Free.  Free Roaming.  It all sounds wonderful, but how do you know the animals you consume were treated fairly, humanely, and in a way that doesn't poison our bodies or the environment?  The Global Animal Partnership has created a 5-Step Animal Welfare Rating System to do just that.  This program offers transparency and the ability for animal industries to showcase the ways in which they excel.  With the many, many horrid animal production facilities in this industry, it is wonderful to know that there really are ranchers, farmers and producers that care about animal and environmental welfare.  Learn a little more about what makes our meat different and how to make compassionate decisions regarding your meat consumption.

Sun
21
Half Pints Sundays: Earth Day Celebration
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Earth Day Celebration
Sunday, April 21st
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Earth Day is such a wonderful day!  And teaching children about Earth Day is such a wonderful way to connect them with a bigger picture.  Join us in celebrating our planet by learning some very important ways to keep it looking beautiful and healthy!

Sun
21
Composting Workshop
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Composting Workshop
Sunday, April 21st
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

As part of our Earthling Weekend, we'd love to show you how to compost!  It's such a valuable way to divert organic materials from ending up in a landfill.  You can feed your garden and see the circle of life in your yard!  If you've ever been curious about composting, whether in your apartment or in your yard, Elisabeth's workshop is perfect for getting you started.  She'll teach you how to get the right balance to speed up the process and create useful compost in just a few months!

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Thu
25
Taste What's Cooking in Bulk
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM @ In the Bulk Cooking Area
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Taste What's Cooking in Bulk
Thursday, April 25th
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
In the Bulk Cooking Area, FREE!

If you find our bulk department curious, intriguing or intimidating, this class is for you!  Join Hillary twice a month as she outlines a variety of unique and fun items from our Bulk Cooking area.  She'll create recipes and give out samples!  No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy the experience!

Thu
25
Raw 101: Raw Foods Workshop
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ In the Cafe
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Raw 101: Raw Foods Workshop
Thursday, April 25th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

Learn about the history and common practices within a raw food lifestyle in this unique class!  Come try some unique and simple raw food recipes with our Healthy Eating Specialist, April.  An informative talk on the precedents of the raw food movement will be followed by demonstrations and samples of some of her favorite raw recipes.  Cost is $5 and registration is required.  Please call 216.464.9403 to reserve your spot.

Fri
26
Five by Seven Fridays
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, April 26th
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, June 27: Piano Bar

We are cranking up the volume for a special piano bar edition of our wine tasting event. Julie Slattery is bringing her “piano bar” and the teams are featuring some of our favorite, casual snacks!

Friday, July 4: Please note that our 5x7 is cancelled for this evening. Join us next week for a super fun time!

Friday, July 11: Top Ten Wines

We'll celebrate our Top Ten Wines of summer in this special seasonal tasting focused on the best wines for the wonderful weather.

Friday, July 18th: Holidays in July

Let's look forward to our favorite season with a few of our holiday favorites, with a warm weather twist of course!

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!

 

 

 

 

 

Sat
27
Gluten-Free Consultations
12:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten-Free Consultations
Saturday, April 27th
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
27
Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Healthy Pantry Makeover Consultations
Saturday, April 27th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
In the Cafe, 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
27
Animal Protective League Adoption Day
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the Store
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Animal Protective League Adoption Day
Saturday, April 27th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the Store, FREE!

Join Whole Foods Market as we welcome the Cleveland Animal Protective League's Rover (their big adoption vehicle) will be at the store from 11am-3pm.  Come by and meet your future best friend!  If you're not in the market for a pet but want to help the APL, we'll also be accepting donations.

Sat
27
Seasoned Popcorn Station
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Bulk Cooking Area
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Seasoned Popcorn Station
Saturday, April 27th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Bulk Cooking Area, FREE!

Our bulk popcorns and seasonings are a popular spot in the store.  So join us for a demo of our air-popped popcorns and all the seasonings!  It's a fun stop on a Saturday afternoon.

Sat
27
Gluten-Free Demo
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Near the Cafe
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Gluten-Free Demo
Saturday, April 27th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Near the Cafe, FREE!

If you're looking for a few good Gluten-Free recipes to try, join Hillary once a month as she explores Gluten-Free Cooking!  She'll cook up something fun and unique that you're sure to enjoy.

Sun
28
Half Pints Sundays: Storytime and Snacks!
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ The Half Pints Corner
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Half Pints Sundays: Storytime and Snacks!
Sunday, April 28th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
The Half Pints Corner, FREE!

Join Hillary and the Half Pints for delicious and nutritious snacks and some terrific tales!  Come any time between 2pm and 5pm to join in the fun.

Events At Nearby Stores

The Daily Dish Thursday: Grilled Pita Sandwich
Thursday, July 10th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods Department, $6.99

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Thursday in July, we'll offer a Grilled Pita Sandwich from noon to 2pm.  Stop by our Prepared Foods department where we'll be making them to go.

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Thursday in July, we'll offer a Grilled Pita Sandwich from noon to 2pm.  Stop by our Prepared Foods department

The Daily Dish Friday: Fried Cod Fish Sandwich
Friday, July 11th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
The Seafood Department, $6

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Friday in July, we'll offer a Fried Cod Sandwich for only $6 from noon to 2pm.  Stop by our Seafood department where we'll be making them to go.

Every day of the week, we offer you something unique, handmade and delicious.  Every Friday in July, we'll offer a Fried Cod Sandwich for only $6 from noon to 2pm.  Stop by our Seafood department

Knife Sharpening with Kevin Noon
Friday, July 11th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Near the Meat Department, $1+ per inch of blade

Join Kevin Noon, the environmentally-friendly knife sharpener, and have your kitchen knives sharpened while you shop!  Kevin sharpens knives for approximately $1 an inch and accepts cash or check.  

Join Kevin Noon, the environmentally-friendly knife sharpener, and have your kitchen knives sharpened while you shop!