December 2013

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Tue
10
Community 5% Day to Benefit Blossom Birth
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
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Community 5% Day to Benefit Blossom Birth
Tuesday, December 10th
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, Free

5% of our total sales will benefit Blossom Birth on this day only! Stock up to support this great local non-profit. Blossom Birth will be hosting workshops throughout the day, info below!

10:00am
DIY Baby Care Products using Essential Oils:
Learn how to safely and effectively care for your baby by making homemade remedies using essential oils, such as: sunburn, cuts & scrapes, diaper rash, ear aches, fever, coughs and colds. We'll even make a hand-sanitizer for the diaper bag.

11:00am
Ayurvedic Practices and Remedies for the Cold/Flu Season: Learn the top three Ayurvedic practices to keep your family healthy during the winter months. Receive preventive tools as well as kid-friendly natural remedies for ear infection, coughs and fever.

Noon
Baby Sign Language Basics:
Signing with babies accelerates language development, reduces frustration, and deepens the bond between parent and child. Learn how easy it can be to integrate signs into your daily routine and jump-start your child’s verbal skills!

1:00pm
Newborn Sleep Essentials: The first 12 weeks
There are two essential tools used for best outcomes when it comes to newborn sleep. Learn how to use them properly so that you can lay the framework for baby's healthy sleep habits!

2:00pm Infant Massage:
Enjoy the fun, Infant Massage helps babies to be more comfortable in their environment, also assisting digestion and elimination. Babies are less fussy, less gassy and sleep more deeply.

3:00pm
Benefits of Prenatal Yoga

4:00pm
Going "Green" with Your Child:
Making healthy product choices

5:00pm
Midwifery Care for Optimal Birth Outcomes
Midwives guide pregnant women through a radiantly healthy pregnancy and towards an empowering birth in comfort and dignity. We have high rates of breastfeeding and satisfied mothers and fathers. Our approach reduces c-section rates to less than 5%, compared to hospital rates of 20-50%.

6:00pm
Why hire a Doula?
Come learn about what a Doula is and how a doula can support you during labor, birth and the first few weeks after birth!

7:00pm
Preventing Picky Eating
Prevent picky eating habits from forming by learning the healthiest steps towards introducing foods. Watch your baby grow and flourish into a vegetable eating toddler!

Tue
10
Cheese Night!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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Cheese Night!
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market, FREE
Learn how to create a Cheese Board, just in time for Holiday celebrations! Enjoy some of the world's best cheese and get advice on how to pick, present and pair them!
Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
14
Holiday Floral Workshop
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
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Holiday Floral Workshop
Saturday, December 14th
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, $7
Join us for our Holiday Floral Workshop! Kristin will walk you through 2 festive floral projects to help get your home holiday ready!

Project #1: Door swag with assorted Christmas greens and pine cones attached with a beautiful red bow.

Project #2: Evergreen centerpiece with a red candle in the middle, perfect for your holiday dinner!

Space is limited, reserve your spot today! Cost is a $7 donation to the Feed 4 More program, which helps provide meals to families in the Bay Area this holiday season.
Register online: http://holidayfloralworkshop.eventbrite.com/

Meet Kristin:
Kristin recently joined our Palo Alto team in the past few months. She is extremely passionate about floral and has over 20 years experience creating floral arrangements. She has designed, produced and grown flowers for over 400 weddings! Make sure to bring your questions, Kristin is full of answers!

This workshop will take place in our Dining Area, Check-In at our Customer Service Booth. Please provide your paper or digital ticket upon checking in.

Refunds available up to 24 hours before the event.
Event is suitable for Ages 13+
Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
26
Fondue and Bubbly!
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Palo Alto
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Fondue and Bubbly!
Thursday, December 26th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Palo Alto, FREE

Do you Fondue? Join Alison for a fun class on Fondue techniques for cheese and chocolate, perfect for New Years celebrations! And what would a New Years celebration be without sparkling wine? We will taste bubbly sparkling wines to help you pick your fave! We will have non-alcoholic sparkling options available too! Reserve your spot on Eventbrite! http://fonduebubbly.eventbrite.com/

Events At Nearby Stores

Frozen Tasting Fair
Saturday, September 20th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Throughout the Store, Free

Browse our many stations throughout the store and enjoy tasty treats and delightful conversation with some of our favorite frozen product suppliers!  Be sure to stop by the Specialty Department to try a beer float with Drake's Brweing and Talenti Gelato!

Browse our many stations throughout the store and enjoy tasty treats and delightful conversation with some of our favorite frozen product suppliers!

1st Anniversary Oktober-Fest
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Fremont, Prices vary.

Beer, brats and more! We will be hosting a store-wide bash to celebrate our 1st year birthday! Enjoy a pop-up beer garden, food and vendor tastings, activities for the entire family and live music. Cookout provided by Fork in the Road and more! Food and raffle proceeds to benefit Whole Kids Foundation.

 

Beer, brats and more! We will be hosting a store-wide bash to celebrate our 1st year birthday!

September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Sunday, September 21st
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market San Mateo,
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.
 
You can create your own pecan cookie adventure, or recipe, today! It's one of those lovely munchies that you can make a multitude of ways, and none of them are wrong.
 
We already celebrated pecan sandies, but you can also raise a toast to pecans by tossing them into cookie dough alongside chocolate chunks, raisins and oatmeal, caramel, orange or lots of butter. Pop 'em on top or chop them into pieces - no matter how you like them, pecans are a great addition to your favorite cookie recipe.
 
But beware - it's how you pronounce "pecan" that's nuttin' but trouble.
September 21 National Pecan Cookie Day
Go a little nuts with your cookies - September 21 is National Pecan Cookie Day.