January 2014

Thu
02
1st Thursdays Wine Bash
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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1st Thursdays Wine Bash
Thursday, January 2nd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department, $5

Join us for our 1st Thursdays Wine Bash! This month we are having a Bordeaux vs Napa Face-Off featuring 6 wines from Bordeaux and 6 wines from Napa Valley for only $5 per glass. Pay and pick-up your glass at our customer service desk.

Sat
04
Healthy Eating Store Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storewide
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, January 4th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storewide, FREE

Are you ready to make 2014 your best year yet?  During the tour, you will learn how to nourish your body with whole, nutrient dense, foods.  You will receive a folder full of valuable information as well as sample delicious and nutritious food along the way.  FREE.  RSVP at Customer Service or by emailing Stephanie at stephanie.watson@wholefoods.com as space is limited.

Sun
05
Healthy Lunchbox Solutions
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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Healthy Lunchbox Solutions
Sunday, January 5th
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

Want to kick the New Year off with healthy lunches for you and your family? Join our Cooking Coach Will and learn some healthy lunchbox ideas that are sure to win over even the pickiest of eaters!

Mon
06
What's Cooking?
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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What's Cooking?
Monday, January 6th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

Join our Cooking Coach Will at our Cooking Station every Monday from 4-7pm for a chance to taste and pick-up a new recipe featuring one of the many bulk ingredients from our bulk department. No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy!

Tue
07
Tales for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Tales for Tots
Tuesday, January 7th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Moms & their tots are invited to join us Tuesdays at 10am for a story time read by one of our very own Team Members, crafts, and a snack.

*Every mom who attends with their tot will receive a FREE gallon of 365 Everyday Value Organic Milk with $30 purchase.

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
10
Nutrition Labels 101
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Nutrition Labels 101
Friday, January 10th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Are you confused when it comes to reading labels at the grocery store?  Now is your chance to learn how to read nutrition labels in order to make the best choices for you and your family.  You will learn how to read labels within a matter of seconds!   A light snack will be provided.  There will be time at the end for Q&A.  FREE.  RSVP at Customer Service or by emailing Stephanie at stephanie.watson@wholefoods.com as space is limited.

Sat
11
Kids Yoga
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Kids Yoga
Saturday, January 11th
10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Parents, bring your kids to Kids Yoga while you shop!   Stephanie will lead the kids through a fun and interactive yoga class!   Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.  RSVP at Customer Service or by emailing Stephanie at stephanie.watson@wholefoods.com as space is limited.  A healthy snack will be provided.

Mon
13
What's Cooking?
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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What's Cooking?
Monday, January 13th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

Join our Cooking Coach Will at our Cooking Station every Monday from 4-7pm for a chance to taste and pick-up a new recipe featuring one of the many bulk ingredients from our bulk department. No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy!

Tue
14
Tales for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Tales for Tots
Tuesday, January 14th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Moms & their tots are invited to join us Tuesdays at 10am for a story time read by one of our very own Team Members, crafts, and a snack.

*Every mom who attends with their tot will receive a FREE gallon of 365 Everyday Value Organic Milk with $30 purchase.

Thu
16
Healthy Eating Store Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storewide
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Healthy Eating Store Tour
Thursday, January 16th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storewide, FREE

Are you ready to make 2014 your best year yet?  During the tour, you will learn how to nourish your body with whole, nutrient dense, foods.  You will receive a folder full of valuable information as well as sample delicious and nutritious food along the way.  FREE.  RSVP at Customer Service or by emailing Stephanie at stephanie.watson@wholefoods.com as space is limited.

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
18
Gluten Free Tour
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Storewide
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Gluten Free Tour
Saturday, January 18th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storewide, FREE

Whether you are a gluten-free expert or a curious shopper, come take a tour and learn more about gluten-free products at Whole Foods Market. To help us best serve you, all attendee’s must sign up at the Customer Service Desk in advance: 678-996-9700

Sat
18
Café 1311
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cafe area
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Café 1311
Saturday, January 18th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cafe area, *price varies

The coolest new addition to Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk…if we might say so ourselves! Every Friday at lunchtime Ray is serving up a different “street food” style lunch in our café area. Menu changes weekly.

Sat
18
Meal Planning with the Whole Foods Market Recipes App!
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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Meal Planning with the Whole Foods Market Recipes App!
Saturday, January 18th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

We've updated our popular Whole Foods Market Recipes app to make planning, shopping and cooking easier than ever!  Join our Cooking Coach, Will, and learn how to use all the amazing features this app has to offer!

Mon
20
What's Cooking?
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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What's Cooking?
Monday, January 20th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

Join our Cooking Coach Will at our Cooking Station every Monday from 4-7pm for a chance to taste and pick-up a new recipe featuring one of the many bulk ingredients from our bulk department. No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy!

Tue
21
Tales for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Tales for Tots
Tuesday, January 21st
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Moms & their tots are invited to join us Tuesdays at 10am for a story time read by one of our very own Team Members, crafts, and a snack.

*Every mom who attends with their tot will receive a FREE gallon of 365 Everyday Value Organic Milk with $30 purchase.

Wed
22
Mommy & Me Shopping Spree
10:00 AM @ Storewide
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Mommy & Me Shopping Spree
Wednesday, January 22nd
10:00 AM
Storewide, FREE

Bring your little one and your child’s favorite pretend grocery cart from home and join us for a shopping spree where the kids lead the way! Kids will receive a shopping list including the items for a delicious easy recipe you both can make at home! All kids will receive their very own re-usable shopping bag. RSVP at Customer Service.

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
23
Forks Over Knives Screening
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Forks Over Knives Screening
Thursday, January 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

We are gearing up for our next Engine 2 Challenge which starts on February 3rd!  A great way to get motivated and learn a lot is to watch Forks Over Knives.  The film examines the role of nutrition when it comes to preventing and/or reversing degenerative diseases.  Even if you have seen the film, feel free to join us.  The more the merrier!  Engine 2 snacks provided.  FREE.  RSVP at Customer Service or by emailing Stephanie at stephanie.watson@wholefoods.com.

Sat
25
Café 1311
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Cafe area
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Café 1311
Saturday, January 25th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Cafe area, *price varies

The coolest new addition to Whole Foods Market Merchant’s Walk…if we might say so ourselves! Every Friday at lunchtime Ray is serving up a different “street food” style lunch in our café area. Menu changes weekly.

Sat
25
Health Fair
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Storewide
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Health Fair
Saturday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Storewide, FREE

Join us for our storewide Health Fair event. There will be dozens of vendors with healthy products to sample, live cooking demonstration at 12:00pm & 1:00pm, an Engine 2 informational & registration booth and Wellstar will be offering free wellness screenings (blood pressure, glucose and total cholesterol) in our Community Room

Mon
27
What's Cooking?
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT
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What's Cooking?
Monday, January 27th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
COOKING STATION IN BULK DEPARTMENT, FREE

Join our Cooking Coach Will at our Cooking Station every Monday from 4-7pm for a chance to taste and pick-up a new recipe featuring one of the many bulk ingredients from our bulk department. No need to sign up.  Just show up and enjoy!

Tue
28
Tales for Tots
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Tales for Tots
Tuesday, January 28th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Moms & their tots are invited to join us Tuesdays at 10am for a story time read by one of our very own Team Members, crafts, and a snack.

*Every mom who attends with their tot will receive a FREE gallon of 365 Everyday Value Organic Milk with $30 purchase.

Thu
30
Engine 2 Orientation
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ COMMUNITY ROOM
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Engine 2 Orientation
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
COMMUNITY ROOM, FREE

Congratulations on making this very important commitment to your health!  The E2 lifestyle is not about subtraction- it is about addition.  During Orientation, you will learn about the three different paths you can take- Volunteer Firefighter, Fire Cadet, or Firefighter.  You will also receive a “Starter Kit” full of invaluable information that will help you along your journey.  Afterwards, feel free to stay for an E2 tour of the store.  A light dinner will be provided.  Pre-registration required.  Registration forms and drop boxes can be found around the store.

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
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 to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Monday Yoga Class
Monday, April 21st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Johns Creek, $7 drop in

Find your center and gain focus Health Starts Here™ presents Hope’s Yoga, an all levels, Hatha yoga class, instructed by Hope Knosher. Class is every Monday from 7pm to 8:15pm, and only $10 per person. Buy classes in bulk and save!

Find your center and gain focus Health Starts Here™ presents Hope’s Yoga, an all levels, Hatha yoga class, instructed by Hope Knosher.

Salud! Cooking School: SALUTE TO ITALY WEEK
Tuesday, April 22nd
2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Salud! Cooking School,

SALUTE TO ITALY WEEK

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WEEKNIGHT EXPRESS: WHOLE WHEAT PASTA

DEMONSTRATION-$29

Add a little culinary zing to your weeknight dinners with these special “Express” classes. Each week we’ll have a new class featuring a simple, tasty recipe made using a "secret" ingredient that can change a dish from good to great. Stop by after work, or meet-up with friends and kick back and relax as our chefs demonstrate these quick and easily prepared meals. 

MENU: Whole Wheat Pasta with Smashed Cauliflower, Italian Sausage, and Pecorino-Herb Breadcrumbs

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

SPRING IN NORTHERN ITALY

DEMONSTRATION - $45

Italy is a country well-endowed with the extraordinary and its food is no exception. Shaped by its history and certainly its landscape, the food of Northern Italy is as varied as its art. Students will discover the breadth of its cuisine while preparing authentic dishes celebrating Spring. La dolce vita!

MENU: Crespelle with Spinach, Proscuitto & Parmesan Filling; Pan-Roasted Lamb Chops in White Wine with Egg and Lemon; Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus; Ricotta Fritters; and Lemon Scented Semolina Cake with Sabayon Sauce 

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

 

Thursday, April 24, 2014

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

HOMEMADE PASTA AND SAUCES

HANDS-ON $55

If you haven’t got an Italian mamma to teach you how to make pasta at home, join us for a hands-on experience of the process! Making your own pasta is deeply satisfying, surprisingly easy, and the results are delectable. Students learn the techniques for making a basic pasta dough; using a pasta machine to roll and cut fettuccini, pappardelle, and pasta sheets for ravioli; cutting and filling ravioli; making and shaping gnocchi; and preparing pasta sauces. At the end of class, we’ll sit down to an Italian pasta feast. Students leave with the skills and recipes to make these Italian classics at home.

MENU: Fettuccini with Prosciutto, Cream, & Nutmeg; Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Sage-Brown Butter Sauce; Pappardelle with Bolognese, and Lasagna

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

 

 

Friday, April 25, 2014

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

ITALIAN WINE AND CHEESE TASTING

DEMONSTRATION $19

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

KIDS COOK: MY ITALIAN KITCHEN

HANDS-ON $35 Ages -10 to 12

So your kids don’t have an Italian grandmother? No problem! In this class, kids find out how to make some authentic Italian dishes with techniques that translate into great cooking at home for family or friends. Mama Mia!

MENU: Authentic Spaghetti & Meatballs; Classic Caesar Salad; Garlic Bread; and Kid-Friendly Tiramisu. $35

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

Saturday, April 26, 2014

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

DATE NIGHT: ROMANCE IN ROMA

HANDS-ON $55

The Eternal City of Rome has scores of beautiful romantic lanes, restaurants, and parks, and wandering away from the floodlit piazzas through the small medieval lanes to discover a tucked-away trattoria is one of Rome’s true pleasures. During the Renaissance, Rome became well known as a centre of haute cuisine, and today the city is home to numerous formidable Italian dishes. In this class, couples explore the enchanting cuisine of this historic city as they spend a memorable night out cooking and dining together.

MENU: Spaghetti Carbonara; Pork Braised in Milk; Asparagus with Prosciutto & Pecorino; and Zuppa Inglese (Italian Trifle). $120 per couple

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

 

 

 

Sunday, April 27, 2014

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

PIZZA WORKSHOP FOR FAMILIES

HANDS-ON $39 FOR ADULT $29 FOR KIDS UNDER 15

Discover the joys of authentic pizza-making in this family oriented hands-on class. You’ll learn how to make a traditional pizza dough, tomato sauce and white sauce, and then shape your dough to make authentic varieties of pizzas. Your family will love this fun-filled class devoted to replicating this Neapolitan classic at home.  

MENU: Margherita, Carbonara, Pepperoni, &Formaggi Pizzas (or a pizza creation all their own) and Classic Caesar Salad.

Register Now!

Or call 770-442-3354 x 2

 

SALUTE TO ITALY WEEK

 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

WEEKNIGHT EXPRESS: WHOLE WHEAT PASTA

DEMONSTRATION-$29

Earthy Kids Club
Tuesday, April 22nd
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store Cafe, Free - Registration Required

We’re celebrating Earth month with educational activities and recycled crafts that your kids will love! Class will be held in the store café. Pre-register at Customer Service or at jayme.persons@wholefoods.com.

                April 8 – Natural Handmade Birdfeeders

                April 15 – Recycled Beehive Magnets

                April 22 – Seed Bombs

                April 29 -  Kokedama String Gardens

We’re celebrating Earth month with educational activities and recycled crafts that your kids will love! Class will be held in the store café.