August 2013

Thu
01
One Dime at a Time Fundraiser for Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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One Dime at a Time Fundraiser for Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation
Thursday, August 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Our One Dime at a Time Fundraiser means you can bring your own bags and donate the bag credit to a local non-profit! This program provides an incentive to reuse grocery bags and develop stronger communities. At the register, you have the option to receive a 10¢ per reusable bag refund, or you can choose to donate your refund to that month’s selected local non-profit organization.

The two Indiana stores are delighted to support July, August & September’s recipient: Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation. Providence Wildlife Rehabilitation is an Indianapolis-based, all-volunteer organization, dedicated to the care, recovery and release of orphaned and/or injured wildlife. They admit more than 1,200 animals annually (primarily from Central Indiana) and rely solely on public donations to cover expenses. Funds will be used to build a flight testing & conditioning area for recovering raptors working towards release. If you want to volunteer or need assistance regarding animal rescue, please contact 317.902.3825, info@providencewildlife.org or www.providencewildlife.org

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
02
51st Birthday Party Carnival
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Held at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. 5th St., Zionsville
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51st Birthday Party Carnival
Friday, August 2nd
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Held at Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, 250 N. 5th St., Zionsville, FREE

Join the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (Zionsville) to celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program and their birthday with an outdoor carnival! Enjoy games, refreshments, musical entertainment and an interactive Whole Foods Market booth. Please register at http://www.zionsville.lib.in.us/hmmpl/page/events as this will guarantee you a goody bag, too!

Wed
07
Dipping into Summer
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Dipping into Summer
Wednesday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Come get delicious dip & snack ideas for summer – great for picnics, pitch-ins or entertaining at outdoor gatherings! Melissa Schollaert, Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, walks you through & samples a Spicy Black Bean Dip, Sundried Tomato & Kale Hummus and Crispy Homemade Bruschetta. RSVP 569-1517.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
09
Seafood Sampling
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Seafood Sampling
Friday, August 9th
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Come taste delicious samples and get seafood cooking tips from an expert, Mark Marlar, the Executive Chef for The Oceanaire! Did you know that our wild caught seafood is rated for sustainability & we have the highest farmed seafood standards in the industry? We proudly display our ratings, determined by third-party organizations, on our signs. Learn more at www.wholefoodsmarket.com/seafood.

Fri
09
Beer/Wine Summer Sidewalk Sampling: Celebrate Back to School!
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Beer/Wine Summer Sidewalk Sampling: Celebrate Back to School!
Friday, August 9th
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident expert Barry Sinclair, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite wines or brews. We'll be celebrating the kids going back to school by sampling some of our summer favorites. Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles of wine. Cancelled if inclement weather. (Drop by event. No RSVP needed.)

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
17
Build a Better Lunch Box
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Build a Better Lunch Box
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Calling all kids! Stop in today and learn how your lunch box can make the grade. Sample a four delicious Health Starts Here items and start the year off right with the healthiest lunch box on the block. We’re giving out free pencils & coloring books, too! Parents can enter to win a $100 Lunch Box Gift Pack.

Sat
17
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Back to School
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Back to School
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Looking for gluten-free, dairy-free lunch box options? Drop by this sampling event while you shop! Sandy Haney, our resident gluten free expert, serves up samples of a Creamy Dill Dip with Sweet Potato Chips & Veggies, Dr. Praegar’s Broccoli Littles with Ketchup & Chocolate Chip Bars.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
23
Summer Wine Sidewalk Sampling: Stage Left Cellars - Red & White Wines from California
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Summer Wine Sidewalk Sampling: Stage Left Cellars - Red & White Wines from California
Friday, August 23rd
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Wander by our outdoor tasting, chat with our resident expert Barry Sinclair, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite wines. We're sampling Stage Left Cellars Red & White Wines from California! Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles of wine. Cancelled if inclement weather. (Drop by event. No RSVP needed.)

Sat
24
Growing Healthy Kids
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Growing Healthy Kids
Saturday, August 24th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Stephanie Grabow, Food for Life Educator & mom, highlights kid-friendly recipes & new foods that encourage and inspire healthful eating. Enjoy samples of a Monster Smoothie, Chocolate Mousse & Veggies in a Blanket. Class includes a take-home booklet with more tips & recipes. Adults & kids 7+ welcome! (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) RSVP 569-1517.

Wed
28
Community Support Day Fundraiser for Girls on the Run
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Community Support Day Fundraiser for Girls on the Run
Wednesday, August 28th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

From 11-1pm & 5-7pm representatives on hand & light refreshments

Whole Foods Market Community Support Day’s donate 5% of one day’s sales to a local non-profit. Mark your calendar to make a difference by shopping today to support Girls on the Run of Hamilton County! Girls on the Run encourages third through eighth-grade preteen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles during a 12-week program that incorporates running & walking along with experience-based curriculum that celebrates their bodies, honors their voices, recognizes their gifts and activates their personal power. Since no girl is turned away, funds raised will support local scholarships for girls to participate. Learn more at gotrhamiltoncounty.org

Wed
28
Raw-some Lunch Box
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Raw-some Lunch Box
Wednesday, August 28th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Our Raw Foods Chef, Audrey Barron shares health tips, and dishes up samples of delicious lunch box additions: Almond Butter Apple Sandwiches & Chocolate Dipped Coconut Cookies – so easy your kids could do this! In addition, you & your kids can try our new dehydrated Veggie Krunch Teriyaki Greens. They won’t believe they’re snacking on something good for them! RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
31
Local Fest
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Local Fest
Saturday, August 31st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

We’re celebrating our local producers and artisans! Taste FREE samples of local meat, cheeses, breads, spreads, sauces, produce, herbs & more! NEW this year, enjoy our local Beer Garden! Meet the farmers & producers behind your favorite local products and support our community! Enter to win our $150 Taste of the Midwest Gift Bag! Bring the whole family.

Events At Nearby Stores

Community Support Day Fundraiser for First Book-Greater Indianapolis
Wednesday, September 17th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , 5% of sales going to First Book-Greater Indianapolis

Community Support Day Fundraiser for First Book-Greater Indianapolis

Wednesday, September 17, All Day

From 11-1pm & 5-7pm Representatives on hand & light refreshments

FREE

Whole Foods Market Community Support Day’s donate 5% of one day’s sales to a local non-profit. Mark your calendar to make a difference by shopping today to First Book! First Book fights illiteracy while fostering the imagination and joy of reading & learning through gifting new books to children in need throughout the Greater Indianapolis area. Learn more & get involved at firstbook.org/greaterindy

Community Support Day Fundraiser for First Book-Greater Indianapolis

Wednesday, September 17, All Day

Beer and Wine Tasting
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , Free/ Sampling Event

Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident wine expert Kristen or beer expert Emily, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite beers and wines. On site we will have People’s Brewing Company serving up some delicious sample beers. Take advantage of sales and our 10% discount whenever you buy 6 or more bottles of wine - mix & match to your liking! Cancelled if inclement weather. (Sampling event. No RSVP needed.)

Wander by our outdoor tastings, chat with our resident wine expert Kristen or beer expert Emily, and let your palate explore the flavors of our favorite beers and wines.

Recycling Fair
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , Free (donations appreciated to off set disposal of electronics)

FREE*
Are you holding onto items because you don’t know where to recycle them? This event is for you! We’ve partnered with two local (job-creating & environmentally minded) non-profits: RecycleForce and My Sister's Place Urban ReCycle to help you, our community & the environment. Global Gifts will also be on site with some of their great recycled gifts!
Accepted items:

- All Electronics (Anything with a cord – all computers & equipment*, game systems, TVs*, VCRs, DVD/CD players, phone systems, power cables, surge protectors, electronic wiring & motors, microwaves, printers, scanners, satellite components, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, thumb drives & more!)
- All Metals, Plastics & Glass
- Rechargeable Batteries
- Paper, cardboard, phonebooks
- Bikes & accessories
- Cell Phones+
- Toner Cartridges
- #5 Plastic & Brita Water Filters+
- Wine Corks+
- Clothing (Clean, dry clothing in bags preferred. Fabric, textiles, clothing (men’s, women’s & children’s – worn out, torn, stained, seasonal), shoes, purses, belts, hats, sewing supplies, yarn, art & craft supplies, latex paint, sports & promotional banners)

FREE*