February 2014

Sat
01
Local Vegan Chef: Jill Ovnik Meatless Meals for the New Year
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ In the cafe
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Local Vegan Chef: Jill Ovnik Meatless Meals for the New Year
Saturday, February 1st
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
In the cafe, FREE

Our favorite Vegan Gal is back with her annual New Year’s Resolution class certain to please herbivores and carnivores alike.  Learn vegan basics, enjoy Jill’s delicious dishes, and take home a packet of recipes to try in your own kitchen.  For this class, instructor Jill Ovnik, Food for Life Coach and Founder of VeganGal.com, will explore Living Snacks along with an easy dinner entree. Learn ways to incorporate more nutrient dense, cholesterol free, satisfying comfort snacks into your diet that are also gluten free.

Jill’s fun classes fill up fast so sign up/call at Customer Service soon to reserve your space. 630-986-8500

Sun
02
Big Game Food Feast
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Around the store
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Big Game Food Feast
Sunday, February 2nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

What’s the best part of Big Game day? The parade, halftime, the game maybe…and the food definitely.  We have plenty of meal and snack ideas for your game day so make sure to hit Produce’s guacamole cart and other samples around the store . The Meat department will be sampling mini bowls of Big Game Chili, (beef, bison, turkey) with toppings of your choice.

Mon
03
28-Day Challenge
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs)
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28-Day Challenge
Monday, February 3rd
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs), $15 (includes $15 book Engine 2 Diet)

You set a healthy eating goal, we’ll help you stick to it with delicious recipes, education and a community of support while you sample Health Starts Here fare at every class. Attendance at the kickoff meetup is mandatory. At each 28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge event you attend, you can enter to win exciting prizes. Advance registration at Customer Service is required by 1/25. (Limit: 20) 630-986-8500

Tue
11
Fresh Food Cleanse
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs)
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Fresh Food Cleanse
Tuesday, February 11th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs), FREE

If you’re wondering how you can do a safe cleanse as part of your new year’s goals, come hear certified nutritionist Emilia Marushka teach an introductory class she developed entitled Fresh Food Cleanse. Emilia will review foods and prepare certain dishes that enhance the cell’s abilities to remove toxins, reduce unneeded weight, and improve overall health. Visit her website www.alluso.com for more info.

You must sign up/call Customer Service by 2/8 to reserve a place in this class. 630-986-8500

Fri
14
Cupid's Corner
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ In the cafe
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Cupid's Corner
Friday, February 14th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
In the cafe, FREE All Ages

Celebrate the day of love by tasting a selection of chocolate goodies that are sure to please you and your sweetie. And, make an Etsy-style homemade valentine. Whole Body will feature a do-it-yourself Love Potion station so you can make a body spray or bath salts, the perfect gift!

Tue
18
Dr. Adam Mead’s Juicing Meetup: Healthy Juicing for You and Your Sweetie!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs)
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Dr. Adam Mead’s Juicing Meetup: Healthy Juicing for You and Your Sweetie!
Tuesday, February 18th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs), FREE

Dr. Adam Meade teaches a How & Why juicing class every 3rd Tuesday of the month. Dr. Meade, of Abundant Health Chiropractic in Willowbrook, incorporates juicing into his practice and personal life. He’ll demonstrate some of his juicing, and sometimes smoothie, techniques and discuss the nutritional benefits of juicing fresh produce. Learn how to boost your family’s health and immune system as you discover some new and delicious juicing combinations. Juice samples with produce provided by our store and recipes will be provided.

You must register for this free meetup by calling 630-590-5670 or visit online at meetup.com/juicing-for-Abundant-Health/

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
Health Tastes Great! Winter Cooking Classes
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs)
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Health Tastes Great! Winter Cooking Classes
Saturday, February 22nd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
In the Lifestyle Center (upstairs), FREE

Chef Tom Manly returns with Chef Christian from our Prepared Foods department to dazzle you with some new ideas for the new year. Each month they’ll feature a different theme; this month it’s Beans & Greens. They’ll delight and instruct you in cooking techniques focusing on better health in the new year. Chef Tom has cooked for many famous folks such as Presidents Ronald Reagan & both Bushs, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, and Bruce & Demi.

Samples and recipes will be given out for each recipe. These guys are a dynamic duo so don’t miss it!

You must sign up/call Customer Service by 2/19 to reserve a place in this class. 630-986-8500

Tue
25
Massage Day
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ In the cafe
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Massage Day
Tuesday, February 25th
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
In the cafe, $1/minute

Massage Day is the last Tuesday of every month in our café.

Licensed massage therapist Loni Green will be available in our café for chair massage from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.

$1/minute, $15 for 10 minutes of deep tissue massage.

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

5% DAY: HEARTLAND ANIMAL SHELTER
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Store, FREE
Shop all day to help support Heartland Animal Shelter – 5% of the days sales will be donated to Heartland Animal Shelter. Heartland Animal Shelter will be here throughout the day discussing their amazing outreach.
Shop all day to help support Heartland Animal Shelter – 5% of the days sales will be donated to Heartland Animal Shelter.
5% Day with the Resiliency Institute
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Store-Wide,

Shop this day between 8am and 10pm and 5% of all net sales will go to the Resiliency Institute which transforms the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social and environmental change. They use permaculture education and design to grow food security, build the local economy, increase biodiversity, and foster community. 

Shop this day between 8am and 10pm and 5% of all net sales will go to the Resiliency Institute which transforms the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social an

5% Day: Special Olympics Chicago
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Help Inspire Greatness and shop with us on Wednesday, September 17th when we’ll donate 5% of your purchase to Special Olympics Chicago. To learn more about SOC, visit sochicago.org.

Help Inspire Greatness and shop with us on Wednesday, September 17th when we’ll donate 5% of your purchase to Special Olympics Chicago. To learn more about SOC, visit sochicago.org.