February 2014

Sat
01
One Dime at a Time Fundraiser for Second Starts
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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One Dime at a Time Fundraiser for Second Starts
Saturday, February 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

One Dime at a Time Fundraiser: Bring your own bags and donate the bag credit!

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 quarter’s selected local non-profit organization.

 

The two Indiana stores are delighted to support January, February & March’s recipient: Second Starts. Second Starts supplies basic housewares to previously homeless individuals & families who are now ready for a Second Start, allowing a meager paycheck to go towards rent, utilities and groceries. This all-volunteer organization serves hundreds of families each year and is funded solely donations with 100% going towards the cause (not one penny is used for wages, salary or bonus). Want to volunteer or have housewares to donate? Get involved at secondstarts.org.

 

After a recent delivery, when the last box was set on the bare floor of a family’s new apartment, that clearly had nothing at all, the volunteer said, “Enjoy. Hope this helps.” and turned to leave. At this time, it is not uncommon for a recipient to say, “Thank you,” but in this case it was just silence as the volunteer headed towards the door. Looking back, the volunteer saw the woman hunched down on the floor next to the boxes, sobbing in gratitude for the unmatched plates, dented pans, threadbare sheets and other items that had been delivered; items that many of us would consider tossing in the trash. Thanks to your donation, this is the impact we are having on the lives of people who have known nothing but despair for too long. Thank you for helping them with a Second Start.

 

Sat
01
Football Tailgate Party!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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Football Tailgate Party!
Saturday, February 1st
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE (Enter to win a gift card!)

Come sample party dips, snacks and pick up party platters. Today only, select bags of our fresh, made-in-house tortilla chips come with a surprise gift card! Gift card amounts from $5 to $100! Also, enter to win a $50 Gift Card. If you are the gift card winner and present, we’ll double your prize to a $100 Gift Card! Winner drawn at the end of the event.

Sat
08
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Class
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Carmel
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Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Cooking Class
Saturday, February 8th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carmel, FREE

If you're sensitive to gluten or dairy products, Sandy Haney, our resident gluten-free guru, can give you lots of tips & tricks. Enjoy this cooking demonstration, ask questions and taste samples of Pesto Rosso with RP’s Pasta Company’s Fresh Pasta, Bob's Red Mill Hearty Whole Grain Bread, and Chocolate Almond Cookies. RSVP at 569-1517.

Mon
10
Raw Foods Un-Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carmel
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Raw Foods Un-Cooking Class
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Carmel, FREE

Love food? We do, too! Join Audrey Barron, Raw Foods Chef, for inspiring health information and sinfully delicious morsels that will have your taste buds swooning. Watch an un-cooking demonstration & enjoy samples of Raw Chocolate Dipped Fruit, Raw Mint Chip Bites and Go Raw Spirulina Super Chips. RSVP at 569-1517.

Tue
11
Chocolate Lovers Cooking Class
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Carmel
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Chocolate Lovers Cooking Class
Tuesday, February 11th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Carmel, FREE

Calling all chocolate lovers! Enjoy a cooking demonstration with Melissa Schollaert, Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, as she dishes about the benefits of eating chocolate (whoo hoo!) & samples of Dairy Free Raw Chocolate Mousse, Flourless Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Raw Frosting & Raw Coco-roons. RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
13
The Vitamix Road Show
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Carmel
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The Vitamix Road Show
Thursday, February 13th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Carmel, FREE

Learn how to make healthful eating easy during our special educational five day Vitamix demonstrations. Buy your Vitamix at Whole Foods Market during the event and you’ll receive a bonus cookbook, a filtration bag for making nut milks, and you’ll save $25 by waiving the shipping charge.

Sat
15
We [heart] birds! - Make Your Own Bird Feeder
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Carmel
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We [heart] birds! - Make Your Own Bird Feeder
Saturday, February 15th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Carmel, FREE

During harsh winter conditions, supple­menting the food supply for our feathery friends is very important as it helps to guarantee their survival. Additionally a bird feeder can add to personal enjoyment and foster an appreciation for nature. Drop by during this activity hour and make a pinecone bird feeder! All ages welcome. RSVP at 569-1517.

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
Make Your Own Smoothie Fundraiser for the Whole Planet Foundation
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Carmel
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Make Your Own Smoothie Fundraiser for the Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, February 22nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Carmel, $4-$5 per smoothie

We love smoothies and we love giving opportunity to those around the globe! Select your own smoothie ingredients to create a one-of-a-kind treat or choose from one of our recommended combinations. For $1 more, enjoy your smoothie in a Whole Planet Foundation pint glass that's yours to keep! We are fundraising for the Whole Planet Foundation, working to alleviate poverty by empowering entrepreneurs with no interest microloans. Microcredit is a hand up, not a hand out. It is not charity. It empowers impoverished people to change their own lives by starting or expanding a small business. With an average microloan of $162 in the developing world a woman can lift herself and her family out of poverty. The average repayment rate is 96% so the funds stay in that community helping more and more people. It is truly sustainable giving. $4-$5 per smoothie.

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Cheese Night “Grilling Cheeses”
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Eighty Sixth St. , Free/ Sampling Event

Enjoy some of the world’s best cheeses and get advice from our Certified Cheese Professionals; Maggie and Nancy, on how to pick, present, and pair lots of great cheeses. No question is too sharp, pungent or crumbly for these cheese Gurus! Make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity! Sampling Event, No RSVP needed.

Enjoy some of the world’s best cheeses and get advice from our Certified Cheese Professionals; Maggie and Nancy, on how to pick, present, and pair lots of great cheeses.

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.