August 2014

Fri
01
Kids Cook Too!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Kids Cook Too!
Friday, August 1st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20/parent-1 child $30/parent-2 children

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child(ren) to lead a healthy lifestyle is the ability to cook!  Come join Cooking at Home Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you and your child(ren) to cook healthy, kid friendly foods.  In this class we will learn to make peanut butter and banana French toast with strawberry compote and a baked omelet.

Wed
06
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, August 6th
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!

Wed
06
SIP + SAVOR—A Plant Strong™ Wine Pairing Dinner
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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SIP + SAVOR—A Plant Strong™ Wine Pairing Dinner
Wednesday, August 6th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Join us for this PlantStrong™, 4 course meal, prepared and served by the Health Starts Here team, and paired with vegan wines from our Specialty Department. The theme for August is light Italian cuisine, and all dishes will be vegan with gluten free options available.

Thu
07
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, August 7th
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!

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Exploring Food Abroad
Thursday, August 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer has long been a time for traveling abroad. Let's visit about our favorite foods and flavors from around the world! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
11
Basic Knife Skills Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Basic Knife Skills Class
Monday, August 11th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife.  Learn how to slice, dice, chop, chiffonade and peel using a 10” chef knife!  All skill sets are welcomed.  You will leave class with new knife skills, a bag of freshly prepped vegetables and a delicious soup recipe to use them in.

Tue
12
Allegro Cupping-aka it's a coffee tasting!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Allegro Cupping-aka it's a coffee tasting!
Tuesday, August 12th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, Free

Join Tony, our Allegro Coffee team trainer, as he teaches you the proper methods for tasting coffee.  You will learn to judge it, rate it, and describe the different notes of the varieties brewed.  If you are a lover of coffee, this is a must!

Tue
12
It's A Sparkling World
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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It's A Sparkling World
Tuesday, August 12th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $35

Champagnes, Cremants, Frizzantes and Sparkling Wines.  What are they?  How are they made? Where did they come from?   A brilliant view and taste of all things frothy and cold, paired with Summertime light bites.  We will look at the history of Champagne and its immense popularity today.  

Wed
13
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, August 13th
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!

Wed
13
Grilling On the Rooftop-Grilled Veggies and Fruit
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Grilling On the Rooftop-Grilled Veggies and Fruit
Wednesday, August 13th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Come spend the beginning of your Friday evening with us on our rooftop overlooking the Chicago skyline.  We will start in our classroom where you will prep peppers, mushrooms, onions, zucchini , summer squash, tomatoes, peaches and pineapple .  From there we will head up to the rooftop to learn the basics of grilling and then test your skills on a charcoal-barrel grill.  All guests will be grilling one of each mentioned item.  Eat them all or take the remaining home for later!  Guacamole, salsa, chips and a strawberry and spinach quinoa salad will also be provided to round out the meal.

Thu
14
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, August 14th
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!

Thu
14
Aromatherapy: At Home and On the Go
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Aromatherapy: At Home and On the Go
Thursday, August 14th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20

Join Jen  from the Whole Body department as she introduces you to aromatherapy and shares a variety of Essential Oil blend recipes.  This is a hands-on class where you can create your own, personalized oil blends to take home!  Some of the many recipes include: “Migraine blend vaporizer”, “Sinusitis & Stuffy Cold Inhalation”, “Wake-Up Shower Gel”, “Stay-Alert Inhalation”, “Melissa Mind & Body Soother”, and “Dry Cough Inhalation”. 

Fri
15
Kids Cook Too!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Kids Cook Too!
Friday, August 15th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20/parent-1 child $30/parent-2 children

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child(ren) to lead a healthy lifestyle is the ability to cook!  Come join Cooking at Home Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you and your child(ren) to cook healthy, kid friendly foods.  In this class we will learn to make a tuna melt sandwich, veggie and dip skewers and baked apples.

Wed
20
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, August 20th
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!

Thu
21
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, August 21st
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!

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summertime Wind-Down
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we wrap up summer 2014, let's chat about and share photos of some of the greated moments... From parties to picnics to vacations! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
23
Hands-On Brunch Class
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Hands-On Brunch Class
Saturday, August 23rd
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Who doesn’t love brunch?? Join the Health Starts Here Team and learn to create your own Plant Strong™ brunch spread that is sure to impress your friends and family! Students will prepare weekend favorites such as muffins, scrambles and French toast, all decadent yet Health Starts Here approved! Then they’ll feast on their creations and take home the recipes. All dishes will be vegan with gluten free options available.

Sun
24
Different Ways to Brew Coffee
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Different Ways to Brew Coffee
Sunday, August 24th
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $10

Come experience the same coffee, brewed numerous way, and taste the difference in a side by side comparison.  The drip coffee maker doesn’t have to be your stand-by method. Tony, our Allegro team trainer, will take the mystery out of brewing and answer questions to help you brew a better cup at home.

Mon
25
Meatless Monday Supper Club, Summertime Harvest
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Meatless Monday Supper Club, Summertime Harvest
Monday, August 25th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20

There is a new trend hitting the streets and people are noticing.  Reserve a seat and dine with like-minded individuals who share a common interest—putting more meals into their body where vegetables are the focus.  We promise, you won’t even know the meat is missing.  No need to be a hard core vegetarian or vegan.  All lifestyles welcome.  Vegan meals available on request only.  Stop by the Red Star Bar before dining and buy an adult beverage to accompany your dinner.

Tue
26
Greek Style Cooking - Briami, a veggie baked stew
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Greek Style Cooking - Briami, a veggie baked stew
Tuesday, August 26th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $10

Join Steve Strompolos, owner of Strompolos Foods and chef extraordinaire of all Greek cuisine, as he teaches you recipes highlighting the traditional Greek veggie stew, Briami.  Steve will also be demonstrating green beans in red sauce and a dessert called “Mediterranean Romance”.  All participants will join in eating the food created and take home recipes to recreate with your own family and friends.

Wed
27
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, August 27th
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!

Wed
27
Basic Cooking Techniques Class
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Basic Cooking Techniques Class
Wednesday, August 27th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she teaches you all the tricks needed to successfully cook in your kitchen at home.  Learn easy tips on how to sauté, steam, blanch, poach, braise, roast, bake and boil.  All skills welcomed.  Class includes samples and take home recipe cards.

Thu
28
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, August 28th
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!

Sat
30
Chocolate Pop Heaven!
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Chocolate Pop Heaven!
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $25

If you love chocolate, this class is a MUST!  Join Chris, one of our pastry chefs from the Bakery department, as he shows you the secrets to working with chocolate.  You will be making chocolate dipped cake pops, peanut butter pops, chocolate pops and fruit pops.  Your creations will look like you just walked out of a bake shop! 

Events At Nearby Stores

Reinvent Your Lunchbox
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Gold Coast, Free

Is it time to reinvent your lunchbox? We've got the answer for you. Drop by Gold Coast where you'll find new ideas throughout the store to make your brown bag lunch exciting! Try them all and enter to win a $100 gift card.

Is it time to reinvent your lunchbox? We've got the answer for you. Drop by Gold Coast where you'll find new ideas throughout the store to make your brown bag lunch exciting!

Hello, Beauty: Treat Yourself
Saturday, August 30th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop Parking Lot , Free

Beauty, beauty and more beauty!! Come to Whole Foods Market’s parking lot for an afternoon of pure beauty indulgence. Come treat yourself, you deserve it! First 50 people to sign up in advance receive a Hello Beauty swag bag!  

Beauty, beauty and more beauty!! Come to Whole Foods Market’s parking lot for an afternoon of pure beauty indulgence. Come treat yourself, you deserve it!

Easy Weeknight Meals
Saturday, August 30th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is to think about what the family is having for dinner.  Let us share some of our ideas on how to create easy weeknight meals in each of our departments, so you can feel prepared and get ahead of the game!

The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is to think about what the family is having for dinner.  Let us share some of our ideas on how to create easy weeknight meals in each of our