December 2013

Sun
01
Yoga with Amy
9:30 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Amy
Sunday, December 1st
9:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Amy Quigley teaches a vinyasa flow style class, combining a beneficial mix of pranayama and asana, with special attention to alignment. She strives to guide her students to have their own experiences with yoga. She currently teaches at The Abington Club, Tara yoga, and Penn State Abington. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Sun
01
Winter Coat Drive
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ drop off at the Holiday Table
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Winter Coat Drive
Sunday, December 1st
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
drop off at the Holiday Table, Free

Bring gently used winter coats, scarves, hats and gloves to keep local families warm this winter. Drop coats at the Holiday Table between 10am-6pm daily. The Jenkintown Food Pantry will distribute them to our neighbors in need.

Sun
01
Yoga with Justine
11:00 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Justine
Sunday, December 1st
11:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Justine focuses on breath work, proper alignment, gaze setting, and practice intentions. Her class is all levels. Justine teaches locally at The Twisted Monkey in Rockledge, and is teacher and Co-Founder for Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first donation based yoga program. She is also the Community Liaison in Center City for Philly Area Yoga.

Tue
03
Blood Drive
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot
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Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 3rd
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Bloodmobile will be in the parking lot, Free

Please register at Customer Service or by e-mailing Dana.Mensah@WholeFoods.com

Did you know that the demand for blood is highest during the holiday season? Help those in need by giving the gift of life! Everyone who donates gets a goodie bag loaded with some of our favorite holiday treats. Gift cards for those who bring 3 or more friends!

Wed
04
Preventing Cold & Flu
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Preventing Cold & Flu
Wednesday, December 4th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

As the seasons start to change weather gets colder and more time is spent indoors. The common cold and flu often rear their ugly heads which means sniffles, fevers and coughs. But, the good news is that you can completely avoid getting sick this year by following tips from Herbalist Wendy Romig. Learn 8 simple steps for staying healthy, strong and vibrant this fall and winter. And receive a couple of favorite healing soup recipes.

Thu
05
VitaMix Road Show
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Produce deartment
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VitaMix Road Show
Thursday, December 5th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Produce deartment

Looking for a simple way to boost your nutrition and reduce your time in the kitchen? Look no further than VitaMix! This high powered blender makes smoothies, soups, sauces, desserts and so much more. Stop by for a demo and free samples and chat with a VitaMix representative.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
06
Cookie Party!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store
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Cookie Party!
Friday, December 6th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store, Free

Holiday baking time is here and we couldn’t be more excited! This year is our biggest cookie party yet with great recipes for cooking from scratch, vegan baking, and special diet alternatives. We’ll also be sampling some of our favorite packaged cookie mixes and doughs for baking in a pinch.

Sat
07
Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
9:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
Saturday, December 7th
9:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person; payable to instructor
Zumba has taken over the nation and now it’s taking over our new Community Room! Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! (No class on 8/17)
 
Sat
07
Zumba with Darryl
10:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl
Saturday, December 7th
10:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! November classes take place in our smaller café area.

Sat
07
Cardio Abs
10:30 AM @ Community Room
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Cardio Abs
Saturday, December 7th
10:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Want to improve your core strength, balance and posture? Instructor Regina focuses on developing strong abdominals and back musculature for a lean and strong center. This class is a focused workout with cutting edge abdominal and lower back exercises with the addition of controlled intervals of cardio conditioning.

Sat
07
Pilates
12:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates
Saturday, December 7th
12:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

This introductory class taught by Regina will feature a series of exercises performed on a mat to complement different elements of Pilates core and posture work. We will focus on powerhouse strengthening exercises and increasing your flexibility. Appropriate for any age or fitness level.

Sun
08
Yoga with Amy
9:30 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Amy
Sunday, December 8th
9:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Amy Quigley teaches a vinyasa flow style class, combining a beneficial mix of pranayama and asana, with special attention to alignment. She strives to guide her students to have their own experiences with yoga. She currently teaches at The Abington Club, Tara yoga, and Penn State Abington. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Sun
08
Yoga with Justine
11:00 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Justine
Sunday, December 8th
11:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Justine focuses on breath work, proper alignment, gaze setting, and practice intentions. Her class is all levels. Justine teaches locally at The Twisted Monkey in Rockledge, and is teacher and Co-Founder for Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first donation based yoga program. She is also the Community Liaison in Center City for Philly Area Yoga.

Sun
08
Family Cooking: Seasonal Winter Delights!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM @ Community Room
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Family Cooking: Seasonal Winter Delights!
Sunday, December 8th
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Community Room, $15 for first family member, $8 for each additional person

Please register at Customer Service.

Calling all chefs from small to tall!  Join Instructor Shayna Marmar in making kid-friendly dishes that are fun to make and fun to eat! Shayna will help families prepare two recipes that feature seasonal winter produce. Then sit down and  and enjoy a meal together.

Mon
09
Holiday Cookie Decorating Class
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Holiday Cookie Decorating Class
Monday, December 9th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Learn how to make fancy decorated sugar cookies to add some colorful flair to your holiday cookie tray. Join our old pal Allison as she shares her tips and tricks that will allow you to create the prettiest cookies your neighbors and relatives have ever seen. Guests will be able to decorate their own cookies.

Tue
10
Cheese Nights
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Nights
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Who doesn’t love cheese? Our Cheesemoners are on hand tonight to show you how to make cheese the star of your holiday entertaining event. By selecting some of your favorite flavors, you can create your own gorgeous cheese board all of your guests will love. Taste a variety of cheeses from around the world and use our handy cheese charts to keep track of all of your favorites.

Tue
10
Introduction to Sankalpa® Meditation
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Introduction to Sankalpa® Meditation
Tuesday, December 10th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Learn to meditate and relax into a sense of well-being and peace & restore joy. Learn to use Sankalpa® method and pendants with Sigal Brier, inspirational teacher & artist. More about Sigal: www.rabbisigal.org and about Sankalpa®: www.sankalpa.org

Wed
11
Value Tour & Extreme Couponing
10:00 AM @ meet in the Community Room
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Value Tour & Extreme Couponing
Wednesday, December 11th
10:00 AM
meet in the Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

If you’re like most people, you want to spend less and save more. Well, this extreme event is for you! Join us for a 40 minute store tour where you will pick up fantastic tips for saving while shopping for all-natural and organic products. Then we’ll sit down and show you how to coupons to help you shop smart and keep your cash in your pocket. With just a bit of preparation each week, we can show you how to save on every trip to the grocery store!

Thu
12
Entertaining Made Simple Taste Fest
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Entertaining Made Simple Taste Fest
Thursday, December 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-Wide, Free

A store-wide tasting event with great ideas for your holiday entertaining! Travel the store and enjoy samples in each department.

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
14
Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
9:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
Saturday, December 14th
9:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person; payable to instructor
Zumba has taken over the nation and now it’s taking over our new Community Room! Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! (No class on 8/17)
 
Sat
14
Zumba with Darryl
10:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl
Saturday, December 14th
10:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! November classes take place in our smaller café area.

Sat
14
Cardio Abs
10:30 AM @ Community Room
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Cardio Abs
Saturday, December 14th
10:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Want to improve your core strength, balance and posture? Instructor Regina focuses on developing strong abdominals and back musculature for a lean and strong center. This class is a focused workout with cutting edge abdominal and lower back exercises with the addition of controlled intervals of cardio conditioning.

Sat
14
Pilates
12:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

This introductory class taught by Regina will feature a series of exercises performed on a mat to complement different elements of Pilates core and posture work. We will focus on powerhouse strengthening exercises and increasing your flexibility. Appropriate for any age or fitness level.

Sun
15
Yoga with Amy
9:30 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Amy
Sunday, December 15th
9:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Amy Quigley teaches a vinyasa flow style class, combining a beneficial mix of pranayama and asana, with special attention to alignment. She strives to guide her students to have their own experiences with yoga. She currently teaches at The Abington Club, Tara yoga, and Penn State Abington. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Sun
15
Yoga with Justine
11:00 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Justine
Sunday, December 15th
11:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Justine focuses on breath work, proper alignment, gaze setting, and practice intentions. Her class is all levels. Justine teaches locally at The Twisted Monkey in Rockledge, and is teacher and Co-Founder for Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first donation based yoga program. She is also the Community Liaison in Center City for Philly Area Yoga.

Sun
15
Warming Up on Raw
3:00 PM @ Community Room
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Warming Up on Raw
Sunday, December 15th
3:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Please register at Customer Service.

You don't have to eat cold foods or abandon your raw lifestyle during the winter months. Raw Vegan Chef Natalie Palmer of ElegantlyRaw will demonstrate how easy it is to make warming raw tonics, nut milk drinks and soups that not only warm you up but provide additional health benefits! Natalie will provide plenty of samples and recipes.

Mon
16
Entertaining Made Simple Cooking Class
6:30 PM @ Community Room
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Entertaining Made Simple Cooking Class
Monday, December 16th
6:30 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Appetizers and desserts made simple, delicious, and just a little healthier! Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Halimah, has great ideas for incorporating whole grains and veggies into your hors d’oeuvres and reducing the calories in your desserts. There will be plenty to sample and lots of recipes to take home.

Tue
17
Pain in the Neck
6:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pain in the Neck
Tuesday, December 17th
6:00 PM
Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

There’s no need to be in pain! Find out how to treat  your own neck pain using the McKenzie method. Physical Therapist, Kay Scanlon, will walk you through the steps so you feel comfortable making helpful adjustments to rid yourself of aches and pains.

Wed
18
Healthy Holidays Store Tour
6:00 PM @ meet in the Community Room
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Healthy Holidays Store Tour
Wednesday, December 18th
6:00 PM
meet in the Community Room, Free

Please register at Customer Service.

Sticking with a wholesome eating plan can be difficult during the holiday season. Halimah, our Healthy Eating Specialist, can help make the holidays delicious and nutritious! Tour the store and gather tips to entertain and nourish during party season. Halimah will offer fun suggestions for amping up the nutrition in some of your favorite holiday appetizers and desserts. Each attendee will receive a special sweet treat!

Thu
19
Half Pints Kids Club: Holiday Fun!
5:00 PM @ New Cafe
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Half Pints Kids Club: Holiday Fun!
Thursday, December 19th
5:00 PM
New Cafe, $5 per child

Please register at Customer Service.

The holidays are right around the corner and kids love to help get ready for the excitement. At this months club we’ll make our own ornaments using recycled corks while we enjoy hot cocoa and cookies.

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
Happy Hour with Penns Woods Winery
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Happy Hour with Penns Woods Winery
Friday, December 20th
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, by the glass or bottle

We’re making Friday fun with a visit from Penns Woods Winery. This local winery offers full-bodied wines that pair perfectly with our rich cheeses. Purchase by the glass or bottle.

Sat
21
Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
9:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
Saturday, December 21st
9:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person; payable to instructor
Zumba has taken over the nation and now it’s taking over our new Community Room! Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! (No class on 8/17)
 
Sat
21
Zumba with Darryl
10:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl
Saturday, December 21st
10:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! November classes take place in our smaller café area.

Sat
21
Cardio Abs
10:30 AM @ Community Room
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Cardio Abs
Saturday, December 21st
10:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Want to improve your core strength, balance and posture? Instructor Regina focuses on developing strong abdominals and back musculature for a lean and strong center. This class is a focused workout with cutting edge abdominal and lower back exercises with the addition of controlled intervals of cardio conditioning.

Sat
21
Pilates
12:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

This introductory class taught by Regina will feature a series of exercises performed on a mat to complement different elements of Pilates core and posture work. We will focus on powerhouse strengthening exercises and increasing your flexibility. Appropriate for any age or fitness level.

Sun
22
Yoga with Amy
9:30 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Amy
Sunday, December 22nd
9:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Amy Quigley teaches a vinyasa flow style class, combining a beneficial mix of pranayama and asana, with special attention to alignment. She strives to guide her students to have their own experiences with yoga. She currently teaches at The Abington Club, Tara yoga, and Penn State Abington. Please bring a yoga mat or towel.

Sun
22
Yoga with Justine
11:00 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Justine
Sunday, December 22nd
11:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Justine focuses on breath work, proper alignment, gaze setting, and practice intentions. Her class is all levels. Justine teaches locally at The Twisted Monkey in Rockledge, and is teacher and Co-Founder for Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first donation based yoga program. She is also the Community Liaison in Center City for Philly Area Yoga.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
28
Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
9:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl - Every Saturday!
Saturday, December 28th
9:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person; payable to instructor
Zumba has taken over the nation and now it’s taking over our new Community Room! Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! (No class on 8/17)
 
Sat
28
Zumba with Darryl
10:00 AM @ Community Room
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Zumba with Darryl
Saturday, December 28th
10:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Super high-energy instructor, Darryl Stein, is ready to bring you on an adventure. This former dancer and weight lifter will give you an awesome rhythm-filled work-out! November classes take place in our smaller café area.

Sat
28
Cardio Abs
10:30 AM @ Community Room
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Cardio Abs
Saturday, December 28th
10:30 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Want to improve your core strength, balance and posture? Instructor Regina focuses on developing strong abdominals and back musculature for a lean and strong center. This class is a focused workout with cutting edge abdominal and lower back exercises with the addition of controlled intervals of cardio conditioning.

Sat
28
Pilates
12:00 PM @ Community Room
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Pilates
Saturday, December 28th
12:00 PM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

This introductory class taught by Regina will feature a series of exercises performed on a mat to complement different elements of Pilates core and posture work. We will focus on powerhouse strengthening exercises and increasing your flexibility. Appropriate for any age or fitness level.

Sun
29
Yoga with Justine
11:00 AM @ Community Room
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Yoga with Justine
Sunday, December 29th
11:00 AM
Community Room, $5 per person, payable to instructor

Justine focuses on breath work, proper alignment, gaze setting, and practice intentions. Her class is all levels. Justine teaches locally at The Twisted Monkey in Rockledge, and is teacher and Co-Founder for Philly Yoga Factory, Philly's first donation based yoga program. She is also the Community Liaison in Center City for Philly Area Yoga.

Tue
31
Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown Party!
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Community Room
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Kids New Year’s Eve Countdown Party!
Tuesday, December 31st
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Community Room, Free

The kids might not make it until midnight to celebrate the new year so we’re celebrating 12 hours early! We’ll dance, play games, eat snacks, and countdown to 12 noon.

Tue
31
Mocktail Bar
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Holiday Table
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Mocktail Bar
Tuesday, December 31st
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Table, Free

No party is complete without a cocktail! Sample some of our favorite drinks using natural fruit juices and sparkling beverages. We’ll make them without alcohol but you can add a little extra spice when you make them at home!

Events At Nearby Stores

Earth Project Party
Saturday, April 26th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Outside, Free!

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the unsung hero of the food system – pollinators!  Get a little dirty and help work in our pollinator garden.  Cool off and sample our favorite healthy pollinator recipes and fresh coconut water.  Plus, meet our upcoming 5% Day partner, Greensgrow Farms, an urban farm located just 3 miles from the store complete with a pig, chickens and of course, bees! 

Join us for an afternoon of celebrating the unsung hero of the food system – pollinators!  Get a little dirty and help work in our pollinator garden.  Cool off and sample our favorite healthy poll

E-Cycle
Sunday, April 27th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Outside, Free!

E-Revival and Whole Foods Market have joined together for a FREE eCycle Collection event!  We are accepting basically anything with a plug so help keep that e-waste out of landfills.  E-Revival will accept monitors & TVs, most electronics with a battery or a plug.  ERevivial will not accept refrigerators, household AA/AAA/C/D batteries, & microwave ovens

E-Revival and Whole Foods Market have joined together for a FREE eCycle Collection event!  We are accepting basically anything with a plug so help keep that e-waste out of landfills.  E-Revival wi

Health Starts Here Mommy & Me: Spring Treats!
Sunday, April 27th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Community Room, Free!

Just in time for warm weather and picnics, we are making Blossom Sammies and Fairy Berries! We will also be showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, since we didn’t get to it last week. As always, this class is FREE and advanced sign- up is required. Please reserve your spot at customer service today!

Just in time for warm weather and picnics, we are making Blossom Sammies and Fairy Berries! We will also be showing Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, since we didn’t get to it last week.