April 2013

Mon
01
One Dime At A Time: Brookfield Zoo
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ hinsdale
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One Dime At A Time: Brookfield Zoo
Monday, April 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
hinsdale

Since the opening of Brookfield Zoo in 1934, the Chicago Zoological Society has had an international reputation for taking a cutting-edge role in animal care and conservation of the natural world. The Society continues to inspire children, students, and the general public to make a positive impact on the natural world around them, protecting the world’s threatened wildlife and ecosystems.

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.

 

 

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Sun
07
Deanna’s Fun Food
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Around the store
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Deanna’s Fun Food
Sunday, April 7th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Every Sunday in April, Demo Deanna will be presenting samples, cooking tips, and sometimes recipes for the featured food of the week.

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.

 

 

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Mon
08
Chef Lena's Raw Food Meetup
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Lifestyle Center
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Chef Lena's Raw Food Meetup
Monday, April 8th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Lifestyle Center, FREE

Chef Lena returns (!) from maternity leave with plenty of new raw ideas. She teaches a raw food meetup and monthly (non) cooking class at our store on the second Monday of the month.  Lena will lead discussion, raw foods tips, and provide raw snacks provided by our store. This month, you can enter to win a $15 gift card for your raw food shopping.

Sign up at http://www.meetup.com/Chicago-Suburbs-Raw-and-Living-Foods/

Sat
13
Do the Spring Fling
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM @ In the Lifestyle Center
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Do the Spring Fling
Saturday, April 13th
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
In the Lifestyle Center, FREE

One way to live greener is to clean out your closets or basement and donate (recycle) what you no longer use to those who can use it. We’re excited to have once again professional Organizer Kim Cosentino, owner of The De-Clutter Box, to will show you the basics of organizing your home so you can triumph over clutter. Since 1994, Kim has taught many clients her easy, organizing solutions for home and office. Sign up/call Customer Service by 4/10 to reserve a place in this popular class. 630-986-8500

To learn more about de-cluttering, visit De-ClutterBox.com.

Sun
14
Local Chef: Borrowed Earth (Non) Cooking Class
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ In the cafe
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Local Chef: Borrowed Earth (Non) Cooking Class
Sunday, April 14th
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In the cafe, FREE

We’re featuring the chefs/owners of Borrowed Earth Café, a raw, vegan, organic restaurant located in Downers Grove. The cafe is the only raw vegan restaurant in the world to receive the prestigious Michelin Restaurant Guide recommended rating. Come meet owners Kathy and Danny Living as they teach you to make simple, delicious soup recipes, such as their Detox Soup, that can be made in a blender in less than 5 minutes. The recipes can satisfy your hunger while helping you cleanse, lose weight, and add easy-to-make options to your busy lifestyle.

To reserve a place in this class, call/sign up at Customer Service by 4/9. 630-986-8500

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.

 

 

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Tue
16
Juicing Meetup: Spring into Health Smoothies Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Lifestyle Center
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Juicing Meetup: Spring into Health Smoothies Class
Tuesday, April 16th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Lifestyle Center, FREE

Dr. Adam Meade teaches a How & Why juicing class every third Tuesday of the month. Dr. Meade, of Abundant Health Chiropractic in Willowbrook incorporates juicing into his practice and personal life. For Earth Month, Dr. Meade will be focusing on Green Earth smoothies instead of juicing. Discover tricks and delicious recipes for making nutrient-packed smoothies to rejuvenate your life. Bring a guest to be entered into a raffle for prizes.

You must register by calling 630-590-5670 or visit online at meetup.com/Juicing-for-Abundant-Health/ to reserve a place at this free meetup.

Sat
20
Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel
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Gluten & Allergen-Free Expo
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

The Expo, held at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel, is the premier gluten and allergen free event in the country featuring specialty products that taste great while meeting your dietary needs. Five Whole Foods Markets in the western suburbs are sponsors for Jen Cafferty’s extensive expo which includes; 100 vendor, samples and coupons, lectures, book signings, products for sale, kid’s activities, and more. For more info, visit http://gfafexpo.com/

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
Earth Food
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Around the store
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Earth Food
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

We’re featuring samples from some of our Green vendors that are local, organic, or use greener packaging. Our vendors, such as local Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressings, will be around the store so stop by for samples of earthling food.

Sun
21
Forest Preserves District of DuPage County: Go Green
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fullersburg Woods
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Forest Preserves District of DuPage County: Go Green
Sunday, April 21st
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fullersburg Woods, FREE

Join Whole Foods Markets Hinsdale and Willowbrook at Fullersburg Woods Nature Center for a Green Day full of fun activities such as eco friendly crafts using recycled materials, hiking, and hayrides through the woods. For a complete list of events, visit dupageforest.org or call (630)850-8110.

The Forest Preserve’s general number is (630) 933-7200.

Mon
22
Children’s Book Donation Drive
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ In the entrance
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Children’s Book Donation Drive
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In the entrance, FREE

Cleaning out your bookshelves and closets? Get the kids involved and bring in children’s books that are collecting dust. We’ll have a donation box in our entrance to drop off the books. When you drop them off, enter to win a Gift Card for a $50 shopping spree. The kids can grab a fruit juice lollipop.

All books, depending on how many we collect, will be donated to HCS Family Services and Hinsdale Headstart Program.

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.

 

 

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Sat
27
Electronics Recycling Drive
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ On the street next to the store
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Electronics Recycling Drive
Saturday, April 27th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On the street next to the store, FREE

On the street next to the store

As technology continues to advance, electronic equipment will continue to become outdated and obsolete. Storing it in a closet or releasing it to a company who will export it or send it to landfills where hazardous materials can leach into the soil, water and air are not responsible long-term solutions. Acme’s Electronics Recycling service is a comprehensive and state-of-the-art removal and processing program for unused electronics.

On this day, Acme will provide a recycling container for you to drop off just about any electronic item, even small appliances and air conditioner. For a complete list of what they’ll accept, check out their list posted on our bulliten board int the café. 

Sat
27
Cuisinart Cookware Demos
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ In the front of the store
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Cuisinart Cookware Demos
Saturday, April 27th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
In the front of the store, FREE

We’re excited about our Whole Body department featuring a new line of cookware sets by Cuisinart.  A Cuisinart demonstrator will be cooking up some delicious samples all day for you to try while you learn a few new skillet cooking tricks.

Tue
30
Massage Day
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ In the cafe
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Massage Day
Tuesday, April 30th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In the cafe, $1/minute

Is massage therapy greener? Sure, if you eliminate your aches and pains, you won’t need medications that pollute our waterways. OK, it’s a stretch but LMT Loni Green (!) will be in our café doing chair massage for $1 a minute and she is awesome!

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, December 18th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

12 Beers of Christmas
Thursday, December 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

Craft Beer Symposium
Thursday, December 18th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mezzanine: Enter on staircase by Kingsbury St., Free

‘symposion, from sympinein: to drink together’

#WFMCBS14

Join us on December 18 for a celebration of craft beers & cider. Enter the mezzanine via the staircase on Kingsbury St.

-Enjoy samples from 25+ breweries and cideries
-15-min. Speaking Series from the experts
-Live music from Gypsy Swing Band, Chanson Du Chat
-Photo Op! #WFMCBS14
-Looking for the perfect gift? Visit the silent auction featuring rare beers, brewery gift packs, and work from local artists! All proceeds benefit local nonprofit, Chicago House and Social Service Agency.

RSVP (to mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com) ASAP to get your commemorative tasting glass for this marvelously spectacular evening.
*Commemorative glasses are all RSVP'd for, but there are plenty of classic tasting glasses!

Speaking Series:
5:30 "Pairing Food and Beer," Revolution Brewing
6:00 "Seasonal Beer Styles: Winter & Gose," Ian McCarten, Anderson Valley Brewing Co.
6:30 "Myths and Magic of Beer Through the Ages," Dr. David Ryder, Head Brewmaster, MillerCoors, Museum of Beer and Brewing
7:00 "Making the Transition from Home Brewing to Commercial Brewing," Ben Saller, Brewmaster, Atlas Brewing Company
7:30 "Beer Deconstructed," Grant Pauly, Founder and Master Brewer, 3 Sheeps Brewing Co.

Featuring tastings from:
Seattle Cider Company
Vander Mill Cider
Virtue Cider
3 Sheeps Brewing Company
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
Atlas Brewing Company
Begyle Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
Goose Island Beer Co.
Lake Effect Brewing Company LLC
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Ommegang
Oskar Blues Brewery
Revolution Brewing
Solemn Oath Brewery
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Uinta Brewing
The Brooklyn Brewery
Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
Tyranena Brewing Company: Legendary Wisconsin Beer
Upland Brewing Company
Brewery Timmermans
Belhaven Beer
Half Acre Beer Company
Arcade Brewery
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
and more!

Beer will be responsibly sampled. Food will be consumed. Memories will be made.

#WFMCBS14

‘symposion, from sym