March 2015

Tue
03
Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Osteria
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Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
Tuesday, March 3rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Osteria, Free

Join April in the Osteria for a fun, informative and tasty way to take on your toughest healthy eating challenges and connect with others who share your passion for eating well. Each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., she’ll be available to offer her support and guidance, as well as some fun samples of her favorite tonics and elixirs. No registration required, drop by the osteria!

Tue
03
Beer School: Irish Beers
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ At the Osteria
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Beer School: Irish Beers
Tuesday, March 3rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
At the Osteria, $5

Get in the mood for one of the most celebrated drinking holidays of the year... St. Patrick's Day!  Join Beer Buyer Tony for an educational sampling of 6 of his favorite irish brews that are perfect for your St. Patrick's Day festivities.  Call 216.932.3918 or stop in to sign up.  Space is limited.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Spring is Coming
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring is Coming
Thursday, March 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
06
Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
Friday, March 6th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5, $4 if you bring back your reusable glass

Join us each week for Friday night happy hour!  From 5-7pm, enjoy five wines paired with five foods plus live music for only $5.  Bring back your reusable glass and save $1.

  • January 9--TM Favorites
  • January 16--Cabernets
  • January 23--Argentina
  • January 30--The Big Game, Beers and Wine
  • February 6--Bubblies
  • February 13--Valentine's Day
  • February 20--TM Favorites
  • February 27--Appetizers
  • March 6--Wines from Portugal
  • March 13--Whole Planet Foundation
  • March 20--Spring Favorites
  • March 27--Pot Luck
Sat
07
Whole Planet Foundation Giving Grill
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the Foyer
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Whole Planet Foundation Giving Grill
Saturday, March 7th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the Foyer, $2-$4

Help us help those in need!  The Whole Planet Foundation provides microloans to small business owners in impoverished communities across the world.  Purchase a hot dog or veggie dog for $2 or a chili dog for $4 and 100% of the money will go directly to small business owners in the form of microloans.  It is a fantastic way to give back to those in need.  For more information on the Whole Planet Foundation, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

 

Sat
07
Junior Foodies: Italy and the History of Parmiggiano
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Junior Foodies: Italy and the History of Parmiggiano
Saturday, March 7th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
In the Cafe, FREE!

Join Whole Foods Market Cedar Center the first Saturday of each month for Junior Foodies!  Junior Foodies is perfect for budding foodies ages 4-12.  This activity teaches children important lessons about food culture, history and exploration and helps children (and parents) gain an appreciation for food.  This month's activity is all about the origins of Parmiggiano Reggiano in 13th century Italy!  We'll use coloring sheets to explore aspects of the history of 13th century Italy and we'll get a little messy as we create food masterpieces using parmesan crisps, dips, and fresh veggies!

Although sign ups are not required, we do recommend this in order to guarantee a spot.  Call 216.932.3918 to reserve your spot!

Sat
07
The Annual Cracking of the Parm
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In the Cheese Department
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The Annual Cracking of the Parm
Saturday, March 7th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the Cheese Department, FREE!

We source our Parmiggiano Reggiano from cheesemakers that use traditional practices in Italy using the highest quality ingredients.  We receive our parm in giant wheels and break it down in store to ensure the freshest product possible.  We "crack" our parm using traditional methods and celebrate these once a year by globally cracking wheels of parm at every Whole Foods Market store across the globe!  Join us for our annual cracking and learn about these traditional methods for cracking parm from our Certified Cheese Professional, Jim, at 3pm.  After the cracking, shop storewide for samples of our delicious parm in recipes in each team!  

Tue
10
Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Osteria
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Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
Tuesday, March 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Osteria, Free

Join April in the Osteria for a fun, informative and tasty way to take on your toughest healthy eating challenges and connect with others who share your passion for eating well. Each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., she’ll be available to offer her support and guidance, as well as some fun samples of her favorite tonics and elixirs. No registration required, drop by the osteria!

Wed
11
Noodle Bar to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Prepared Foods department
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Noodle Bar to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
Wednesday, March 11th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Prepared Foods department, $6

Our chefs are preparing their specialty Noodle Bar for a one-time only event to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation!  Build your own Noodle Bowl with a variety of toppings (including vegan options) for only $6 and all money will be put toward microloans for small business owners in impoverished communities.  For more information on the microloans or the Whole Planet Foundation, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Spring Bounty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring Bounty
Thursday, March 12th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of spring flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
12
Alternative Kitchen: Sweets
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM @ Cafe
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Alternative Kitchen: Sweets
Thursday, March 12th
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Cafe, Free

Join April for a special discussion on how to make all of your dishes exceptional with options for sweetening even the most decadent dish without refined sugar. Recipes and samples will be provided, as always, and bring your favorite sweet recipe, if you dare, to challenge our Healthy Eating Specialist to makeover the recipe! This class is free, but we ask that you register in advance by calling (216) 932-3918 or just stop by our customer service booth!

Fri
13
Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
Friday, March 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5, $4 if you bring back your reusable glass

Join us each week for Friday night happy hour!  From 5-7pm, enjoy five wines paired with five foods plus live music for only $5.  Bring back your reusable glass and save $1.

  • January 9--TM Favorites
  • January 16--Cabernets
  • January 23--Argentina
  • January 30--The Big Game, Beers and Wine
  • February 6--Bubblies
  • February 13--Valentine's Day
  • February 20--TM Favorites
  • February 27--Appetizers
  • March 6--Wines from Portugal
  • March 13--Whole Planet Foundation
  • March 20--Spring Favorites
  • March 27--Pot Luck
Sat
14
Pie Day Sampling
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Pie Day Sampling
Saturday, March 14th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Celebrate Pi Day with us!  We'll celebrate this mathmetical fascination with all sorts of pies.  We'll be sampling fruit pies, meat pies, pot pies, and so much more!

Mon
16
St. Patrick's Day Beer Dinner featuring Bell's Brewery
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Osteria
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St. Patrick's Day Beer Dinner featuring Bell's Brewery
Monday, March 16th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Osteria, $30

Kick off the St. Patrick's Day festivities a day early with our beer dinner!  4 courses prepared by our Osteria chefs and paired with beers from Bell's Brewery for only $30.  Bell's Brewery will be on hand to teach you all about their craft brews and answer any questions you have.  Call 216.932.3918 to reserve your spot!

Tue
17
Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Osteria
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Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
Tuesday, March 17th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Osteria, Free

Join April in the Osteria for a fun, informative and tasty way to take on your toughest healthy eating challenges and connect with others who share your passion for eating well. Each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., she’ll be available to offer her support and guidance, as well as some fun samples of her favorite tonics and elixirs. No registration required, drop by the osteria!

Thu
19
The Cheese Course: History and Making Part 2
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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The Cheese Course: History and Making Part 2
Thursday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Cafe, $5

Join our Certified Cheese Professional, Jim, for his newest educational cheese experience, The Cheese Course!  Each month, The Cheese Course will tackle a new subject that delves deep into the details of cheesemaking.  Our first class, Cheesemaking and History, will focus on basic cheesemaking techniques throughout history.  Cheese and paired wine samples will be offered as part of this class.  Cost is $5 to participate and registration is required.  Please call 216.932.3918 to reserve your spot.

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Spring for Seafood
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spring for Seafood
Thursday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
20
Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
Friday, March 20th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5, $4 if you bring back your reusable glass

Join us each week for Friday night happy hour!  From 5-7pm, enjoy five wines paired with five foods plus live music for only $5.  Bring back your reusable glass and save $1.

  • January 9--TM Favorites
  • January 16--Cabernets
  • January 23--Argentina
  • January 30--The Big Game, Beers and Wine
  • February 6--Bubblies
  • February 13--Valentine's Day
  • February 20--TM Favorites
  • February 27--Appetizers
  • March 6--Wines from Portugal
  • March 13--Whole Planet Foundation
  • March 20--Spring Favorites
  • March 27--Pot Luck
Sat
21
Whole Planet Foundation Giving Grill
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the Foyer
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Whole Planet Foundation Giving Grill
Saturday, March 21st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the Foyer, $2-$4

Help us help those in need!  The Whole Planet Foundation provides microloans to small business owners in impoverished communities across the world.  Purchase a hot dog or veggie dog for $2 or a chili dog for $4 and 100% of the money will go directly to small business owners in the form of microloans.  It is a fantastic way to give back to those in need.  For more information on the Whole Planet Foundation, visitwww.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Sat
21
Easter Tasting
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Easter Tasting
Saturday, March 21st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Join us as we sample items from our Easter menu as well as chocolates, candies, and other goodies perfect for Easter.

Sun
22
Healthy Heights Health Fair at the Cleveland Heights Community Center
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Cleveland Heights Community Center
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Healthy Heights Health Fair at the Cleveland Heights Community Center
Sunday, March 22nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cleveland Heights Community Center, FREE!

Join Whole Foods Market, the Cleveland Clinic, the city of Cleveland Heights, and more for our first ever Healthy Heights Health Fair!  Located at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, we'll have health screenings, children's activities, imformational booths, and light refreshments from Whole Foods Market!

Sun
22
Chili Bar to Benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the Foyer
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Chili Bar to Benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 22nd
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the Foyer, $5

Join our Customer Service Team for a Chili Bar to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation!  We'll have a variety of different chili options (from vegetarian to chicken to beef and more) plus a variety of delicious toppings and all money raised will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation!  The Whole Planet Foundation provides microloans to small business owners in impoverished communities worldwide.  For more information on how microloans are used, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Tue
24
Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Osteria
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Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
Tuesday, March 24th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Osteria, Free

Join April in the Osteria for a fun, informative and tasty way to take on your toughest healthy eating challenges and connect with others who share your passion for eating well. Each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., she’ll be available to offer her support and guidance, as well as some fun samples of her favorite tonics and elixirs. No registration required, drop by the osteria!

Wed
25
Healthy Mamas Meet-Up
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cafe
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Healthy Mamas Meet-Up
Wednesday, March 25th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Cafe, Free

Calling all mamas! Whether you’re a little crunchy or a little conventional, this meet-up offers a variety of topics specific to mommyhood! Join April, our Metro Healthy Eating Specialist, for a night of fun, connection, community and information that will help support a healthy lifestyle for the whole family. For our inaugural meet-up, we’ll focus on supplements with our guest speaker, Gina Kepler from Garden of Life. The littles are welcome, also, but please remember that the kids should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

Thu
26
Passover Tasting
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Passover Tasting
Thursday, March 26th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, FREE!

Join us for a sampling of our Passover offerings including items from our Passover menu!

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Easter Feast
Thursday, March 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Springtime's biggest food holiday is coming up! Share stories and find recipes, menus and other great ideas for Easter celebrating. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
27
Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Storewide
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Foodie Fridays Wine Tasting
Friday, March 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide, $5, $4 if you bring back your reusable glass

Join us each week for Friday night happy hour!  From 5-7pm, enjoy five wines paired with five foods plus live music for only $5.  Bring back your reusable glass and save $1.

  • January 9--TM Favorites
  • January 16--Cabernets
  • January 23--Argentina
  • January 30--The Big Game, Beers and Wine
  • February 6--Bubblies
  • February 13--Valentine's Day
  • February 20--TM Favorites
  • February 27--Appetizers
  • March 6--Wines from Portugal
  • March 13--Whole Planet Foundation
  • March 20--Spring Favorites
  • March 27--Pot Luck
Mon
30
Thai Cooking Class to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Thai Cooking Class to benefit the Whole Planet Foundation
Monday, March 30th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Cafe, $5

Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, April, and our Customer Service Team Leader, Judy, for a taste of traditional Thai food!  The class benefits the Whole Planet Foundation and helps us provide microloans to small business owners in impoverished communities.  For more information, visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Tue
31
Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Osteria
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Healthy Hour with April, Healthy Eating Specialist
Tuesday, March 31st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Osteria, Free

Join April in the Osteria for a fun, informative and tasty way to take on your toughest healthy eating challenges and connect with others who share your passion for eating well. Each Tuesday from 5-7 p.m., she’ll be available to offer her support and guidance, as well as some fun samples of her favorite tonics and elixirs. No registration required, drop by the osteria!

Tue
31
Cheese Nights: Sustainable Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ In the Cheese Department
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Cheese Nights: Sustainable Cheeses
Tuesday, March 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Cheese Department, FREE!

Old world, new world, smelly or mild... cheese gives us much pleasure.  But when is the last time you chose a cheese based on what that cheese gives back?  We feature a miriad of products storewide that give back to the community, to workers, or to the environment.  Join us to learn a little about what cheesemakers are doing and how their making their practices more environmentally sustainable!  Our Certified Cheese Professional, Jim, will offer samples and information.  Call 216.932.3918 to reserve your space.

Events At Nearby Stores

Meatless Mondays
Monday, March 2nd
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prepared Foods bars, $8, as long as the lid fits

Kickstart the beginning of your week by celebrating Meatless Monday with us. Each Monday, our Prepared Foods team will transform one half of our hot bar to a vegetarian feast. Fill up your plate with meatless options only for just $8 as long as the lid fits.

Kickstart the beginning of your week by celebrating Meatless Monday with us. Each Monday, our Prepared Foods team will transform one half of our hot bar to a vegetarian feast.

Boulevard Cheese School: Grilled Cheese with GrilledShane
Wednesday, March 4th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cafe, Free

Join us for a special edition of our monthly event, Boulevard Cheese School, with special guest GrilledShane! He'll join Ron, our Certified Cheese Professional, as they discuss the ins and outs of grilled cheese and offer recipes and samples and demonstrations from GrilledShane's book, Melt. This event is free, however, we ask that you register in advance at our customer service booth or give us a call at (216) 464-9403.

Join us for a special edition of our monthly event, Boulevard Cheese School, with special guest GrilledShane!

Five by Seven Fridays
Friday, March 6th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Storewide,

Join us every and every Friday from 5-7 PM for adult playtime. Five wines paired with delicious food for just $5. Bring back your reusable 5x7 wine glass to save $1 off your entrance. 

March 6

Spanish wines and tapas

Great wines aren’t just from Italy and France. Did you know Spain is the third largest wine producer in the world? Come try some of our favorite varieties with perfectly paired Tapas!

March 13

St. Patty’s Day

There might not be a pot of gold at the end of our rainbow, but we do have food and wine! Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us and try the Irish offerings our teams have come up with! May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

March 20

Spring Fling!

With the winter we’ve had, this might be the most anticipated day of the year! Come celebrate the first day of Spring with samplings of our teams’ warmer weather favorites and five wines to match.

March 27

Gorgeous in Greens March 27

Join April, our Host & Metro Healthy Eating Specialist, for this special edition of our weekly 5x7 wine tasting, with food pairings focused on some fun and innovative ways to add the brightest color of spring to your menu year round! 

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