March 2013

Fri
01
Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ At the Coffee Bar
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Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
Friday, March 1st
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
At the Coffee Bar, $1 donatinon

 

Every Tuesday in March, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Get an 8oz hand-brewed coffee for a $1 donation at the coffee bar! We’re featuring the East Africa Blend and Rwanda Heirloom. 

Fri
01
Four Courses of Parm!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Four Courses of Parm!
Friday, March 1st
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $20 per person

 

Join us for a four-course meal including our signature ingredient, Parmigiano Reggiano. Chef Eric Delano will create four dishes you’ll want to share with your family! Wine paring included. Specialty Team Leader, Quinten Grier and Specialty Cheese Buyer Genny Speivak will be available to answer questions and teach you why Parmigiano Reggiano is the King of cheeses. Pre-register at Customer Service only.

Sat
02
Mercato Fine Arts Festival
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM @ Mercato
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Mercato Fine Arts Festival
Saturday, March 2nd
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mercato, Free, Just stop by!

 

Stop by the Whole Foods Market tent for information on how we artfully deliver the highest quality catering to you! Pick up FREE coloring books, soy crayons, and stickers for the kids too, while supplies last!

 

Join us for this celebration of fine arts and fabulous dining as you peruse the works of over 125 local, regional and national artists. For event information, contact: Marianne Megela, Festival Director, Naples Art Association, 239-262-6517 x103, marianne.megela@naplesart.org

Sat
02
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Saturday, March 2nd
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sat
02
Naples Craft Beer Festival
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bayfront Naples
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Naples Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, March 2nd
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bayfront Naples, $50 per ticket

 

Taste more than 60 craft beers with food pairings. Make sure to stop by the Whole Foods Market food tent to register to win the Grill Master's Gift Basket, valued at $100. We're also passing out coupons for a FREE "Bar Bite" at our bar when you purchase any 1 glass of beer or wine at the bar. The Naples North Rotary Foundation hosts the event with local distributor Coastal Beverage. 

Sun
03
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Sunday, March 3rd
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Tue
05
Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ At the Coffee Bar
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Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
Tuesday, March 5th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
At the Coffee Bar, $1 donatinon

 

Every Tuesday in March, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Get an 8oz hand-brewed coffee for a $1 donation at the coffee bar! We’re featuring the East Africa Blend and Rwanda Heirloom. 

Thu
07
Health Starts Here Demonstrations
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Health Starts Here Kiosk in Produce
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Health Starts Here Demonstrations
Thursday, March 7th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Health Starts Here Kiosk in Produce, Free, Just stop by!

 

Baking without Oil! FREE

Thursday, March 7, 5:00-6:30pm

As part of our Block Party celebrating the suppliers that are helping people change their own lives through the Whole Planet Foundation, Julie will have amazing samples of brownies and cookies that are baked using no oil, and Earth’s Best Baby Food as a substitute.  Earth’s Best is part of the Supplier Alliance program, supporting the Whole Planet Foundation.

 

Island Parfait with Mango, Vanilla Cream and Toasted Almonds, FREE

Friday, March 8, 12:00-3:00pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station right across from the bulk department and watch Julie put together this wonderful, vegan, no oil treat that can double as a breakfast OR a creamy dessert!  Samples provided. 

 

Grilled Pineapple with Balsamic Honey Glaze, FREE

Sunday, March 10, 11:30am-2:30pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station and try out some amazing grilled pineapple.  This recipe is so versatile you can use it for a spicy, sweet dessert treat, or diced in stir fry for a tantalizing Asian-inspired meal.  Samples provided. 

 

Let them Eat (healthy) Cake! , FREE

Monday, March 11, 11:30am-2:30pm

Enjoy a “no bake” cake that is as appetizing as it is healthy at the Health Starts Here Station.  You will definitely be the hit of your Spring time gathering serving this dessert!   Samples provided. 

  

Health Starts Here Irish Sunday

Sunday, March 17, 12:00-3:00pm, FREE

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station and sample a plant strong version of cabbage rolls to celebrate your St. Patrick’s Day!  Samples provided. 

 

 

Health Starts Here at the Block Party! , FREE

Thursday, March 21, 5:00-6:30pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station and sample Turkish Red Lentil Soup, inspired by the Whole Planet Foundation.  Don’t forget to enter your vote for your favorite sample at the block party (hint: it’s health starts here!) to win a $25 gift card to the store. 

 

Health Starts Here NO Egg Salad, FREE

Sunday, March 24, 12:00-3:00pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here station and watch Julie prepare a truly egg free egg salad!  All of the taste with NONE of the cholesterol! 

 

Label Reading 101, FREE

Tuesday, March 26, 11:30am-12:30pm

Ever wonder how to interpret all of the numbers on the back of  your grocery items, or better yet, decipher the health claims on the front of your favorite foods?  Bring an item with a label to Julie at the health starts here station, and she will teach you how to read it and give you a healthy treat!  Samples provided.

 

Rip’s (Spicy) Chocolate Treats, FREE

Wednesday, March 27, 12:00-3:00pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station and try a chocolate treat made with Rip’s Big Bowl Cereal.  These yummy treats make you think twice about Rip’s Big Bowl…it’s not just a breakfast  cereal anymore! Samples provided. 

 

RAWR! It’s Friday! FREE

Friday, March 29, 12:00-3:00pm

Stop by the Health Starts Here Station in the store and Julie will give you a sample of a raw Coconut Miso Soup that will have you energized and ready for the weekend!  Samples provided. 

Thu
07
Block Party (Sampling Event!) Supporting our Supplier Alliance Partners!
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Store-wide
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Block Party (Sampling Event!) Supporting our Supplier Alliance Partners!
Thursday, March 7th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Store-wide, Free, Just stop by!

 

This month’s theme supports the Whole Planet Foundation’s, “Suppliers Helping People to Change their Own Lives”! Taste your way around the store as each department competes for best recipe using products from our Supplier Alliance Microcredit program. These suppliers will contribute $50,000 each in 2013 to support expansion of our microlending projects.  Vote for your favorite recipe for your chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.

 

Supplier Alliance Microcredit suppliers:

  • Allegro Coffee Company
  • Back to Nature
  • Blue Avocado
  • Earth’s Best
  • Garden of Life
  • Hint Water
  • IZZE Sparkling Water
  • Naked
  • Seventh Generation
  • Stacy’s
  • Teas’ Tea
  • Whole Foods Market

 

Sat
09
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Saturday, March 9th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sat
09
Parmageddon! The Great Parm-Cracking Event
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Specialty Cheese Department
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Parmageddon! The Great Parm-Cracking Event
Saturday, March 9th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Specialty Cheese Department, Free, Just stop by!

 

It’s the end of the world record! Which post-apocalyptic team will prevail in our parm-cracking contest; the Aliens, Primitives, or Fantasticals? Join us to find out and you and 4 others could win a Whole Foods Market gift card.

 

11:00 am – 3:00 pm: Sample recipes featuring our authentic Parmigiano Reggiano and play “Guess the Weight of the Parm” and be entered to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card

 

1:00 - 2:45 pm: Sniff the Cheese! Test your sniffer by blindly naming the cheeses you smell. Get it right and win a brick of cheese of your own. One per person, while supplies last.

 

3:00 pm sharp: Wheel cracking. Triple threat! Erin (team Aliens), Tony (team Primitives), and Jason (team Fantasticals) compete to see who will be the wheel-cracking champion! Register to cheer on a team member and if they win…so do you! Register at Customer Service (first come, first served). 

Sun
10
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Sunday, March 10th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Tue
12
Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ At the Coffee Bar
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Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
Tuesday, March 12th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
At the Coffee Bar, $1 donatinon

 

Every Tuesday in March, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Get an 8oz hand-brewed coffee for a $1 donation at the coffee bar! We’re featuring the East Africa Blend and Rwanda Heirloom. 

Tue
12
Health and Wellness Program at the Naples Botanical Garden
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Naples Botanical Garden
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Health and Wellness Program at the Naples Botanical Garden
Tuesday, March 12th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Naples Botanical Garden, Contact the Garden

 

Visit the Garden for a special get-moving program.  Julie Joiner, Health Eating Specialist, is sampling healthy snacks that follow our 4 pillars of healthy eating: Whole Food, Nutrient Dense, Healthy Fats, and Plant Strong! She will show you how to make a variety of different wraps with two amazing spreads:

Pineapple Carrot Spice cake, Chocolate Pudding and Island Parfait.  Visit www.naplesgarden.org for details. 

Tue
12
Health and Wellness Program at the Naples Botanical Garden
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Naples Botanical Garden
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Health and Wellness Program at the Naples Botanical Garden
Tuesday, March 12th
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Naples Botanical Garden, Contact the Garden

 

Visit the Garden for a special get-moving program.  Julie Joiner, Health Eating Specialist, is sampling healthy snacks that follow our 4 pillars of healthy eating: Whole Food, Nutrient Dense, Healthy Fats, and Plant Strong! She will show you how to make a variety of different wraps with two amazing spreads:

Pineapple Carrot Spice cake, Chocolate Pudding and Island Parfait.  Visit www.naplesgarden.org for details. 

Wed
13
Health Starts Here Cooking Classes & Tours
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Classes are in the Lifestyle Center
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Health Starts Here Cooking Classes & Tours
Wednesday, March 13th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Classes are in the Lifestyle Center

 

Plant Strong Spring Time Feast! $10

Wednesday, March 13, 6:30-8:00pm

Be the belle of your springtime ball with these fresh-from-the-garden spring recipes!  Julie is teaching you how to make four plant-strong, nutrient-dense recipes that will inspire you to stay healthy all year long!  On the menu:  Green Pina Colada, Fennel and Fruit Salad, Yellow Squash Fettuccini, and Apple Spiced Shortcake with Honey Vanilla Glaze.  Preregistration required at Customer Service.  Samples provided. 

 

Health Starts Here Grilling, $10

Monday, March 18, 6:30-8:00pm

Learn to grill Asparagus, Portabella Mushrooms and Pineapple (no oil!) like a pro.  After this class, you will be asking yourself, who needs meat?  Preregistration required at Customer Service, samples provided. 

 

Health Starts Here Store Tour, FREE

Friday, March 22, 10:30am-12:00pm

Julie will introduce you to ANDI, our food scoring system and show you where to find the healthiest foods in the store.  You’ll get to know foods that follow our 4 pillars of healthy eating:  Whole Foods, Nutrient Dense, Healthy Fats and Plant Strong.  Each participant will receive a re-useable bag with goodies to take home.  Preregistration is required at Customer Service.

Thu
14
Spices Around the World & Silent Auction
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ In the Cafe
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Spices Around the World & Silent Auction
Thursday, March 14th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
In the Cafe, Donations accepted

 

Join us in the café for a special sampling event. We’re featuring recipes including spices from countries where we source these products and offering some amazing gift baskets and gift packages up for silent auction such as: the Love Your Body gift basket with free yoga classes from Love Yoga, Naples; Private Wine Dinner for you and 10 others, Champagne Date Night and more.

Sat
16
Kid’s Love Whole Planet Foundation
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Kid’s Love Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, March 16th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Outside of the store , Free, please preregister

 

We’re inviting kids to help others and have some fun too! Children will have a chance create “Thinking of You” cards for us to sell (for a donation) at our Tap Takeover Event and Cookouts. They’ll also get to play a game of watermelon bowling. Each child will receive a goody bag to take home as well. Pre-register at Customer Service only. Located in the Lifestyle Center. 

Sat
16
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Saturday, March 16th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sun
17
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Sunday, March 17th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sun
17
Irish Sunday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Irish Sunday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day
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Irish Sunday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Sunday, March 17th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Irish Sunday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day

 

  • Bar Specials from 12:00 – 8:30 pm, including:

Corned Beef & Cabbage, Shepherd’s Pie Pot Pie and Bangers & Mash

 

  • Try our Irish Potato Soup on the Hot Bar

 

  • 11 am – 2 pm: Sample Irish themed recipes throughout the store as each department serves up dishes in celebration of St. Patty’s

 

*We’re giving away 100 reusable bags to customers wearing green, while supplies last! We’ll catch you on the way in! Just see us at the storefront from 8 am until we run out!

Tue
19
Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ At the Coffee Bar
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Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
Tuesday, March 19th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
At the Coffee Bar, $1 donatinon

 

Every Tuesday in March, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Get an 8oz hand-brewed coffee for a $1 donation at the coffee bar! We’re featuring the East Africa Blend and Rwanda Heirloom. 

Wed
20
Cigar City Tap Takeover and Bar Specials!
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ The Bar
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Cigar City Tap Takeover and Bar Specials!
Wednesday, March 20th
12:00 PM - 8:30 PM
The Bar , Priced per item

Cigar City is taking over our taps just for you. Come meet some of the crew and enjoy a glass of local beer! And, when you order from our special Whole Planet Foundation menu all food proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation!

Thu
21
Block Party (Sampling Event!) featuring Whole Planet Foundation
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Store-wide
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Block Party (Sampling Event!) featuring Whole Planet Foundation
Thursday, March 21st
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Store-wide, Free, Just stop by!

 

Taste your way around the store as each department competes for best recipe using products from vendor partners who have been beneficiaries of the Whole Planet Foundation. These suppliers have received a hand-up instead of a handout to grow their own businesses and provide better lives for their families.  Vote for your favorite recipe for your chance to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.

Sat
23
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Saturday, March 23rd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sun
24
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Sunday, March 24th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Mon
25
Parent Appreciation Day (The last Monday of every month)
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Pick up your vouchers at Customer Service
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Parent Appreciation Day (The last Monday of every month)
Monday, March 25th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Pick up your vouchers at Customer Service, Free

Mom and Dad, because you do so much, you are welcome to drop by for one free small coffee or tea of the day from our coffee bar and a sugar cookie from our fresh-baked pastry case! Pick up your voucher from Customer Service.

Tue
26
Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ At the Coffee Bar
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Hand-Brews on Thirsty Tuesdays!
Tuesday, March 26th
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
At the Coffee Bar, $1 donatinon

 

Every Tuesday in March, 8:00 – 10:00 am

Get an 8oz hand-brewed coffee for a $1 donation at the coffee bar! We’re featuring the East Africa Blend and Rwanda Heirloom. 

Tue
26
Martini’s for Whole Planet Foundation!
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Blue Martini
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Martini’s for Whole Planet Foundation!
Tuesday, March 26th
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Blue Martini , $5 donation

 

Meet us a Blue Martini for fun and philanthropy. Your $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation will get you 1 free signature “Blue” martini! 

Sat
30
Easter Egg Hunt!
12:00 AM @ Store-wide
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Easter Egg Hunt!
Saturday, March 30th
12:00 AM
Store-wide

 

Beginning at 8 am find eggs hidden all around the store. Each egg has a special treat hidden inside with anything from candy to coupons. Hoppin’ good luck!

Sat
30
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Saturday, March 30th
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Sun
31
Giving Grill Cookouts
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM @ Outside of the store
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Giving Grill Cookouts
Sunday, March 31st
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Outside of the store , $5 donation

 

Every Saturday & Sunday, February 23 – March 31, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

For your $5 donation choose from our custom giving-grill menu:

Beef Burger or Veggie Burger, Chips or an Apple and a Drink for just $5. All proceeds benefit Whole Planet Foundation, providing “micro-credit” loans to mostly women in over 50 world communities that supply our stores with product; helping them to change their own lives. Visit www.wholeplanetfoundation.org

 

Events At Nearby Stores

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