March 2014

Wed
05
Wonderful Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, March 5th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our demo experts about their cooking techniques!

Thu
06
Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Colors of Spring
Thursday, March 6th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Spring is fast approaching... Are you seeing the signs yet? Join us to share recipes and inspiration about the upcoming season! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
06
Chef Charley's Cooking Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Chef Charley's Cooking Class
Thursday, March 6th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Come join our talented team member Charley in the café for our weekly cooking class.  Each week has a different and exciting focus and no one goes home hungry!  Please sign up at the customer service desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com

Fri
07
Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Cafe
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Storytime
Friday, March 7th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cafe, FREE

Storytime is always different and unique and comes with a special snack at the end.  Wish to be involved?  Email Candace.child@wholefoods.com.  Special Guest, Charley, will host our Storytime on the first Friday of each month! No need to register for this one, all are welcome!

Fri
07
Flavorful Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Flavorful Friday
Friday, March 7th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our experts questions about their cooking techniques!

Sat
08
Parm Cracking
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM @ Specialty Department
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Parm Cracking
Saturday, March 8th
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Specialty Department, FREE

It takes 5 special knives, strength and expertise to cut open a huge, 85lb wheel of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano. Come witness this feat as we demonstrate this not-to-be-missed spectacle!  We'll offer samples, recipes and a great selection of freshly wrapped Parm!

Learn how to make the most of the Parm that you purchase that day HERE.

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Sun
09
3rd Annual Whole Planet Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ In front of the store
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3rd Annual Whole Planet Foundation 5K Fun Run & Walk
Sunday, March 9th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
In front of the store, Donation Appreciated

Whole Foods Market Kentlands, in partnership with Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg, has mapped out and organized a course for participants that will start and end at Whole Food Market Kentlands.  Refreshments as well as a raffle ticket will be provided to all runners! Suggested donation of $10-$20 is appreciated.  

Registration starts at 8:30am. For questions, email candace.child@wholefoods.com. Interested in helping out during the run?  We're looking for a few course marshals!

Thank you to Fleet Feet Sports Gaithersburg, Fitsu LLC and Schrier Physical Therapy for your support!

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Every year, we raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Their mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Please consider donating to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Tue
11
Kids Cooking Class (Ages 9-12)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Community Room
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Kids Cooking Class (Ages 9-12)
Tuesday, March 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Community Room, FREE with Registration

Come and join our talented Demo Specialist Chef Charley in the café honing your young one’s culinary skills. This is a hands-on class!  Aprons provided for participants to use.  Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com.  Space is limited!!

Wed
12
Half Pint Kids Club with Heather: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Cafe
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Half Pint Kids Club with Heather: In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Wednesday, March 12th
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Cafe, Donation for Whole Planet Foundation Appreciated

They say March roars in like Lion and goes out like a Lamb. Join us for today’s Half Pint Kids Club as we make characters on the beloved poem.  Snacks will be provided. This class is perfect for kids 2 and up. Sign up at Customer Service or email candace.child@wholefoods.com.

Every year, we raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Their mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Please consider donating to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Wed
12
Wonderful Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, March 12th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our demo experts about their cooking techniques!

Wed
12
Shannon's Spring Baking Class benefitting Whole Planet Foundation
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM @ Community Room
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Shannon's Spring Baking Class benefitting Whole Planet Foundation
Wednesday, March 12th
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Community Room, Donation for Whole Planet Foundation Appreciated

Shannon will be showing you how to make the perfect tea cakes and scones during her Garden Party themed baking class.   Sample delicious iced tea and lemonade while you enjoy tasting the delicious treats!  Recipes included.

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Every year, we raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Their mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Please consider donating to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Thu
13
Chef Charley's Cooking Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Chef Charley's Cooking Class
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Come join our talented team member Charley in the café for our weekly cooking class.  Each week has a different and exciting focus and no one goes home hungry!  Please sign up at the customer service desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
14
Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Cafe
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Storytime
Friday, March 14th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cafe, FREE

Storytime is always different and unique and comes with a special snack at the end.  Wish to be involved?  Email Candace.child@wholefoods.com.  Special Guest, Charley, will host our Storytime on the first Friday of each month! No need to register for this one, all are welcome!

Fri
14
Flavorful Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Flavorful Friday
Friday, March 14th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our experts questions about their cooking techniques!

Sun
16
Whole Planet Foundation Kid’s Club Event: Scavenger Hunt
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Whole Planet Foundation Kid’s Club Event: Scavenger Hunt
Sunday, March 16th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Store-wide, Donation for Whole Planet Foundation Appreciated

We’re teaming up with Tessemae’s All Natural to bring you a scavenger hunt that starts at Customer Service, takes you through 8 tasting station and ends with a chance to win 1 of 4 cool prizes!*  Play Pin the tail on the Kale! Enter our onsite Instagram contest for a chance to win more cool prizes.  *Raffle takes place at 1:45pm.  Must be present to win.

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Every year, we raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Their mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Please consider donating to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Tue
18
Mom's Cooking Class
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM @ Community Room
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Mom's Cooking Class
Tuesday, March 18th
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Community Room, FREE with Registration

Chef Charley provides easy, healthy, and economical, meal ideas for Mothers on the go using our 365 valued products.  Kids are welcome as the ultimate testers.

Tue
18
Kids Cooking Class (Ages 4-8)
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Cafe
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Kids Cooking Class (Ages 4-8)
Tuesday, March 18th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Come and join Paula from Andy’s Parties of Kentlands and Whole Foods Market to continuing honing your young one’s culinary skills.  Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com.  Space is limited!!

Wed
19
Wonderful Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, March 19th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our demo experts about their cooking techniques!

Wed
19
Whole Foods for Health & Healing
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Our New Community Room!
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Whole Foods for Health & Healing
Wednesday, March 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Our New Community Room!, FREE with Registration

Naseem is a Holistic Health & Wellness Coach/Drugless Practitioner. She has a passion for showing women how to make healthy lifestyle changes, reduce stress, double their energy, lose weight, look and feel better overall. This workshop is about the power and simplicity of whole foods and their effect on our bodies.  We will explore what foods sabotage ANY efforts we make at feeling better, losing weight, having energy, being healthy.  This workshop has started many a person on a path to better health and healing, and she would love to teach you next! Please sign up at the Customer Service Desk or email candace.child@wholefoods.com.  Space is limited!!

More info about Naseem and her practice can be found at www.RavishingHealth.com

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
20
Chef Charley's Cooking Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Chef Charley's Cooking Class
Thursday, March 20th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Come join our talented team member Charley in the café for our weekly cooking class.  Each week has a different and exciting focus and no one goes home hungry!  Please sign up at the customer service desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com

Fri
21
Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Cafe
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Storytime
Friday, March 21st
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cafe, FREE

Storytime is always different and unique and comes with a special snack at the end.  Wish to be involved?  Email Candace.child@wholefoods.com.  Special Guest, Charley, will host our Storytime on the first Friday of each month! No need to register for this one, all are welcome!

Fri
21
Flavorful Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Flavorful Friday
Friday, March 21st
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our experts questions about their cooking techniques!

Sat
22
Whole Planet Foundation Silent Auction Fundraiser
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape
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Whole Planet Foundation Silent Auction Fundraiser
Saturday, March 22nd
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Pinky & Pepe's Grape Escape, FREE

Bid for a cause while enjoying good eats, treats and wine. We have a great selection of silent auction items that were generously provided by our local businesses.  Have something to donate?  Email candace.child@wholefoods.com.  (Please be sure to attend our Silent Auction sneak preview during Pinky & Pepe’s Friday Night Complimentary Wine Tasting on March 21st from 6-8:30pm!)

Follow us: Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!

Every year, we raise money for the Whole Planet Foundation.  Their mission is poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Please consider donating to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Wed
26
Wonderful Wednesday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Wonderful Wednesday
Wednesday, March 26th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our demo experts about their cooking techniques!

Wed
26
Gluten Free Informational Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
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Gluten Free Informational Class
Wednesday, March 26th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Room, FREE with Registration

Class will include topics such as definitions of celiac and gluten sensitivity, etc. ;  what is gluten free and what is not; signage; label reading for gluten free; FDA vs USDA and gluten sensitivity with sampling of gluten products, etc. Please sign up at customer service or email claire.furman@wholefoods.com.

New to Gluten Free?  Check out our product list HERE!

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Seafood For Spring
Thursday, March 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As the weather begins to get warmer we often change our eating habits to the lighter side. Adding more seafood to your diet is a great way to do this! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
27
Health Starts Here Cooking Class
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Cooking Class
Thursday, March 27th
7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Claire, is ready to show you how to make quick, healthy meals to jump start a healthier lifestyle.  Samples and recipes of her dishes are always included and plentiful!  Need a private tour or some one on one time with her?  Just ask!  Please sign up at customer service or email claire.furman@wholefoods.com.

Thu
27
Chef Charley's Cooking Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Cafe
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Chef Charley's Cooking Class
Thursday, March 27th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, FREE with Registration

Come join our talented team member Charley in the café for our weekly cooking class.  Each week has a different and exciting focus and no one goes home hungry!  Please sign up at the customer service desk or email charles.woolverton@wholefoods.com

Fri
28
Storytime
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ Cafe
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Storytime
Friday, March 28th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Cafe, FREE

Storytime is always different and unique and comes with a special snack at the end.  Wish to be involved?  Email Candace.child@wholefoods.com.  Special Guest, Charley, will host our Storytime on the first Friday of each month! No need to register for this one, all are welcome!

Fri
28
Flavorful Friday
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Around the store
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Flavorful Friday
Friday, March 28th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Around the store, FREE

Be sure to stop in on Wednesday and Friday from 4pm-6pm.  Each of our departments does a live tasting demonstration right on the floor.  Come in and enjoy the variety of foods we have to offer.  Ask our experts questions about their cooking techniques!

Events At Nearby Stores

Meatless Monday Special
Monday, December 22nd
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Prepared Foods, $8

Every Monday, 4-7pm, grab a three-sectioned plate and load up on as many meat-free items from our salad and hot bars for only $8.  So long as it's all vegetarian and the lid fits, it doesn't matter how heavy the container is!

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Meatless Monday
Monday, December 22nd
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Prepared Foods,

Fill your plate for ONLY $8 from 11:30 - 1:30 and 4 - 7PM! Skip the meat-centered plate and try a plant based lunch or dinner.

Fill your plate for ONLY $8 from 11:30 - 1:30 and 4 - 7PM! Skip the meat-centered plate and try a plant based lunch or dinner.

Meatless Monday Special
Monday, December 22nd
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Columbia, $8

Check out this sweet Meatless Monday deal!

Every Monday, 4-7pm, grab a three-sectioned to-go container and load up on as many meat-free items from our salad and hot bars as you can for a flat rate of $8, no matter how heavy the container is!  

Tip 1: This is a great way to make Monday night dinners easy, healthy and affordable.
Tip 2: Many a loyal Meatless Monday customer likes to load up a couple of containers to last for lunches for a few days.

Check out this sweet Meatless Monday deal!