January 2015

Thu
01
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 1st
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!

Mon
05
Healthy Eating Vendor Fair
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Entire Store
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Healthy Eating Vendor Fair
Monday, January 5th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Entire Store, Free

Get a head start on your New Year’s resolution with samples of some of our healthy food options!

Wed
07
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, January 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
08
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 8th
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
08
1st Thursdays Drink 'n' Draw
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ 1550 Bar
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1st Thursdays Drink 'n' Draw
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
1550 Bar, FREE

Stop by our 1550 bar for beer samples from Chicago's own Arcade Brewery to get those creative juices flowing. As always, we'll have our great selection of $2 beers.

Don’t fancy yourself a professional of the arts? Blick Art Materials will be on hand to help you out! Stay until the end for your chance to win a gift card from Blick and a goody bag from Whole Foods Market for all of your art & food needs!

RSVP to mw.kbs.marketing@wholefoods.com to save your spot and get an extra raffle ticket! #DrinkandDraw

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Starting a New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Starting a New Year
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

With each new year comes so many opportunities. Join the chat to share what you're most excited about for 2015! Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
09
Healthy Indian Cooking for a Happy New Year
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Healthy Indian Cooking for a Happy New Year
Friday, January 9th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $10

Friday January 9th   @7pm

Healthy Indian Cooking for a Happy New Year

Demonstration Style, 1 hour class

$10

Make it a healthy start to the New Year by cooking delicious Indian food at home. Join cookbook author Anupy Singla as she shows you how easy it is to clean out your spice cabinet. You’ll use her cooking tips to create a wholesome, healthy vegetarian meal that includes a spiced and stuffed okra stir-fry and quinoa-basmati brown rice. It’s a perfect way to meet all those resolutions to eat right!

Sat
10
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Entire Store
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Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Entire Store, Free

Enter to Win a FREE Pantry Makeover! Looking for delicious inspiration to kick-start a healthy new year? Pick up your passport and visit each department in the store for tasty and nutritious samples. Once you reach the final stop, use your completed passport to enter a giveaway for a FREE Basic Pantry Makeover, valued at $50!

Sun
11
Kids Cook Too!
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Kids Cook Too!
Sunday, January 11th
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20/parent-1 child $30/parent-2 children

Sunday January 11th @ 1p

Kids Cook Too!

Hands-On, 2 ½  hour class

$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 how to make quesadillas, guacamole, tortilla soup(chicken or vegetarian) and cinnamon churros.

Mon
12
28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Monday, January 12th
6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 total for 5 meet-ups

The New Year is a great time to focus on your health, so join us for a 28-day challenge, where we will focus on eating healthy and helping you look at food in a new way. Through the Engine 2 Diet guidelines and educational tools provided by the Healthy Eating Team, participants will discover delicious, healthy recipes, learn new ways of cooking and how to read labels, and gain support in kicking off a new, PlantStrong lifestyle. Call 312-587-0648 to register, or email RSVP@wholefoods.com for more details.

Tue
13
Meet & Greet with Chef Sarah Grueneberg from Top Chef
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Meet & Greet with Chef Sarah Grueneberg from Top Chef
Tuesday, January 13th
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Specialty Department, Free

Find out why chefs love these Italian products: Mieli Thun single-sourced Italian honey & San Giacomo Italian balsamic vinegar with Chef Sarah Grueneberg, Runner-Up on Top Chef Season 9

Wed
14
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, January 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!

Wed
14
Cold Care & Wellness Fair
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Body Department
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Cold Care & Wellness Fair
Wednesday, January 14th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Body Department, Free

Stay well this season: learn about products that bolster your immune system.

Wed
14
Basic Knife Skills #1
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Basic Knife Skills #1
Wednesday, January 14th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Wednesday January  14th @7p

Basic Knife Skills #1

Hands-On, 2 ½ hour class

$30

Join Whitney and Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialists, as they show you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife.  Learn how to slice, dice and chop 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.  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes , you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                           

Thu
15
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 15th
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
15
Twitter Chat: Restocking Your Pantry
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Restocking Your Pantry
Thursday, January 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The first step towards cooking healthy meals at home is a pantry full of the right ingredients! Join us to learn what you need to get started on your way to better health. Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
15
Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park presents A Dinner with Twist Out Cancer & Begyle Brewing Co.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Whole Foods Market Lincoln Park presents A Dinner with Twist Out Cancer & Begyle Brewing Co.
Thursday, January 15th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $35.00 - All proceeds to benefit Twist Out Cancer

All proceeds to benefit Twist Out Cancer

The night will kick off with a short introduction of Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program by Lincoln Park’s Healthy Eating Specialist Karen Formanski. Jenna Benn Shersher, the founder of TwistOutCancer (twistoutcancer.com) will speak about the upcoming Brushes with Cancer benefit on February 21, 2015. Dinner will include five plant-strong courses paired with beer from Chicago’s Begyle Brewing. Guests will walk away with a reusable lunch bag filled with healthy eating tips, snacks, and more information on Twist Out Cancer.

Limited seats available!

Mon
19
28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Monday, January 19th
6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 total for 5 meet-ups

The New Year is a great time to focus on your health, so join us for a 28-day challenge, where we will focus on eating healthy and helping you look at food in a new way. Through the Engine 2 Diet guidelines and educational tools provided by the Healthy Eating Team, participants will discover delicious, healthy recipes, learn new ways of cooking and how to read labels, and gain support in kicking off a new, PlantStrong lifestyle. Call 312-587-0648 to register, or email RSVP@wholefoods.com for more details.

Tue
20
Allegro’s Taste and Brew
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Allegro’s Taste and Brew
Tuesday, January 20th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $10

Tuesday January 20th @1p

Allegro’s Taste and Brew

Demonstration Style, 1½ hour class

$10

Join our Allegro team to taste seasonal coffee varietals and learn a few of their best brewing methods.  We will teach you how to consciously taste our coffee’s dynamic flavor by introducing you to the flavor wheel.  You will also experience the same coffee, brewed various ways, and taste the difference.   We will help take the mystery out of coffee and answer questions to help you brew a better cup at home.

Tue
20
Basic Cooking Techniques Class #1
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Basic Cooking Techniques Class #1
Tuesday, January 20th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Tuesday January 20th  @7p

Basic Cooking Techniques Class #1

Hands-On, 2 ½ hour class

$30

Join Whitney and Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialists, as they teach 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.  If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes , you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                             

Wed
21
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, January 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!

Wed
21
Strength & Smoothies with Step It Up with Steph
6:00 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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Strength & Smoothies with Step It Up with Steph
Wednesday, January 21st
6:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, Free
 
Learn easy home exercises, simple smoothie and nutrition tips & how to get motivated for a healthy year.
 
Most people know how to be healthy, and they know they should be healthy, but they still don’t make healthy food and lifestyle choices. We’ll teach you motivational tricks and remove all obstacles to healthy eating and exercise.
 
Brought to you by:
Stephanie Mansour Step It Up with Steph, Health & Fitness Expert; seen on Dr. Mehmet Oz, CNN, NBC Chicago
Andrew Raines, Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer, Vega
 
RSVP to MW.KBS.Marketing@wholefoods.com or register at Customer Service or Whole Body to enter to win a free gift ($69.99 value)!
 
Free event in our Cooking Classroom!
 
 

 

Thu
22
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 22nd
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
22
Twitter Chat: Cooking for Better Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for Better Health
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's chat about simple tips and techniques that will help make small changes in how you approach cooking and eating your food! Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
22
Winter Wine and Food Pairings
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Winter Wine and Food Pairings
Thursday, January 22nd
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $35

Thursday January 22nd @7p

Winter Wine and Food Pairings

Dining Experience, 1 ½ hour class

$35

Spend an evening with friends sampling the wines and foods of cuisine from colder climates across the globe .  Northern Italy, Northern Spain, France and Germany are the regions that will be the focus.  Hosted by David Stowell, Whole Foods Wine Specialist and Escoffier trained chef.

Fri
23
Teen’s Night Out
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Teen’s Night Out
Friday, January 23rd
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Friday January 23rd @5pm-9p

Teen’s Night Out

Ages 13-17 

Hands-On, 4 hour class

$30

Leave your parents behind and have a night out cooking, eating and celebrating your uniqueness amongst friends new and old.  Class will also include a lesson on properly using a knife.  Tonight’s menu will be:  stuffed chicken breast, potato au gratin, lemon dill carrots and custard with fruit.

Mon
26
28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:30 PM @ Cooking Classroom
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28-Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Monday, January 26th
6:30 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 total for 5 meet-ups

The New Year is a great time to focus on your health, so join us for a 28-day challenge, where we will focus on eating healthy and helping you look at food in a new way. Through the Engine 2 Diet guidelines and educational tools provided by the Healthy Eating Team, participants will discover delicious, healthy recipes, learn new ways of cooking and how to read labels, and gain support in kicking off a new, PlantStrong lifestyle. Call 312-587-0648 to register, or email RSVP@wholefoods.com for more details.

Tue
27
Monthly Cheese Night: Cheese Making & Classification
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Cheese Counter
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Monthly Cheese Night: Cheese Making & Classification
Tuesday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Cheese Counter, Free

Join our Certified Cheese Professional to explore the world of cheese making and classification! You will learn about, and sample, a wide selection at the Cheese Counter.

Tue
27
Fondue Time!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Fondue Time!
Tuesday, January 27th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Tuesday January  27th @7p

Fondue Time!

Hands-On, 2 hour class

$30

Come explore the world of Fondue.  Join Allen, one of our cheese specialists, as he takes you on a culinary journey through a traditional Swiss custom.  You will be following a recipe to make your own cheese sauce, and then given free range to creating your own special cheese fondue recipe.  Students will be recording their own recipe that they create, sharing it with the class and swapping recipes with others that you would like to recreate at home.  Come hungry!

Wed
28
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, January 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!

Wed
28
Meet & Greet with Chef Terry Walters
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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Meet & Greet with Chef Terry Walters
Wednesday, January 28th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bulk Department, Free

Chef Terry Walters will be demonstrating recipes from her cookbook, Eat Clean Live Well, and signing books!

Wed
28
Eat Clean Live Well
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ COOKING department on the floor
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Eat Clean Live Well
Wednesday, January 28th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COOKING department on the floor, FREE

Come join Terry Walters, author of Eat Clean Live Well for a live cooking demo and book signing!

Wed
28
Clean Eating 101 with Amanda Skrip
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Clean Eating 101 with Amanda Skrip
Wednesday, January 28th
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30
Wednesday January 28th 630-830p
Clean Eating 101 with Amanda Skrip
Demonstration, 2 hour class

$30
Tackle your resolutions – and start the New Year on the right note. Whether you are a cooking + health newbie or a self-proclaimed pro, Clean Eating 101 will provide inspiration and know-how to take your relationship with food and wellness to the next level. Together, we’ll make delicious recipes, learn simple techniques, and share brilliant tips that will gently restore your body – and ignite a health transformation. Class will be plant-based, and gluten-dairy-refined sugar + soy free.

To save a spot in Amanda’s class, please sign up at https://amandaskrip.com/events/

Thu
29
Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ 1550 Stage
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Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 29th
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
29
Twitter Chat: The Big Game
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: The Big Game
Thursday, January 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
29
Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken
Thursday, January 29th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Thursday January 29th @7p

Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken

Hands-On, 2 ½ hour class

$30

Are you looking to save money when purchasing chicken?  Join Whitney and Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialists, as they show you how to break apart a whole fryer on your own!  No need to pay for the labor of our butchers when you can do it easily yourself.  Class also includes a hands on segment making two chicken recipes:   fried chicken and curry chicken.   If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                              

Fri
30
Sake and Sushi!
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom
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Sake and Sushi!
Friday, January 30th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Friday January 30th @7p

Sake and Sushi!

Hands-On, 2 hour class

$30

Learn how to make your own sushi.  Seriously, it’s not that hard!  Come join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist and see how easy it is.  We will be making salmon sashimi, veggie rolls, and an authentic miso soup and enjoying a flight of different sake.  All participants will be eating their creations, or taking them home if they can’t finish it all.

Sat
31
Chili Kick-Off
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Entire Store
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Chili Kick-Off
Saturday, January 31st
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Entire Store, Free

 

Our teams are competing for the best chili. Stop by to sample their creative blends, and get ideas for your own recipe for the big game.

 
Vote for your favorite chili, to enter to win a $50 gift card!
 
 

Events At Nearby Stores

Engine 2 and Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge
Wednesday, January 28th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

2015 is your year and we’re here to support a healthier you!   Are you up for the challenge?  Kick-start your healthier lifestyle with this challenge based on the book by Rip Esselstyn, the Engine 2 Diet.  Join us as we explore 4 weeks of healthy eating with a focus on tips for the kitchen.  Attendance to all meetings is not required to sign up.  Space is limited, so please contact melissa.franada@wholefoods.com to reserve your spot. Deadline for registration is January 5.

2015 is your year and we’re here to support a healthier you!   Are you up for the challenge?  Kick-start your healthier lifestyle with this challenge based on the book by Rip Esselstyn, the Engine

Craft Beer & Cheese Tasting with Whole Foods Market Sauganash
Thursday, January 29th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skokie Heritage Museum, $10 donation

We think the food and drink is just as important as the game itself!  Join Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a craft beer & cheese tasting that’s sure to score points.  Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 847-647-1500.  Must be 21 & above to attend.  Proceeds benefit the Skokie Heritage Museum.

We think the food and drink is just as important as the game itself!  Join Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a craft beer & cheese tasting that’s sure to score points.  Space is limited, so ple

Puppet Show with My Gym!
Friday, January 30th
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
cafe, free

Come join Miss Debbie from My Gym, River Forest for a very special Story Time!  You and your children will be delighted when puppets bring stories and songs. Don't forget to bring your imaginations!

Come join Miss Debbie from My Gym, River Forest for a very special Story Time!  You and your children will be delighted when puppets bring stories and songs.