March 2013

Fri
01
Be Top Egg - Enter our First Easter Egg-Peeling Contest!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ whole foods market
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Be Top Egg - Enter our First Easter Egg-Peeling Contest!
Friday, March 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
whole foods market , No Fee to enter; donations to Whole Planet Foundation always accepted.

Think your egg-peeling technique is tops?  Prove it at our first-ever Easter Egg-Peeling Contest!


10 competitors will go head-to-head peeling as many boiled eggs as they can in 5 minutes.  The fastest peeler will be crowned Top Egg and will win a catered Easter Dinner for six from our Prepared Foods Easter Menu.

 

Competitors  must be 18 years of age or older, willing and able to handle boiled eggs and available on contest day, Sunday March 23.  To enter  for your chance to  compete, e-mail mw.rvf.marketing@wholefoods by March 19 and tell us why you will be Top Egg.

 

 

Sat
09
Parmaggedon
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Parmaggedon
Saturday, March 9th
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, free

 

Every Whole Foods Market location will simultaneously crack and sample over 400 wheels of authentic Parmigiano Reggiano on Saturday, March 9th at 2PM CST.  At the River Forest location, three cheese specialists will go head-to-head racing to open their wheel first and win the title of Big Cheese.    This cracking will be submitted for official Guinness World Record review.

 

Parmigiano Reggiano is the king of cheese. Aged for at least 24 for months, to ensure intense taste and texture, this cheese is the pride of Italian cheese makers.  Every wheel is individually inspected for quality, ensuring that only wheels that meet strict Italian D.O.C laws are stamped with approval and labeled Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

 The best tastes can be found from the center of the wheel, seconds after cracking.  Samples from each wheel’s center will be provided to spectators.  Wine will also be paired with this sampling.  Must be 21+ to participate in wine tasting. 

Thu
14
National Pi Day
3:15 PM @ Whole Foods Market
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National Pi Day
Thursday, March 14th
3:15 PM
Whole Foods Market, Whole Foods Market Pie on sale for $4.99!
Whole Foods Market is celebrating National Pi Day with Pie!  Join us at 3:14p.m. for free samples of pie and coffee, while supplies last. Apple, cherry, or blueberry pies will be on sale for $4.99 with slices available of each for $1.99.  Shouldn’t you be celebrating National Pi day with some Pie?  We think so!
Sat
16
Whole Planet Foundation Festival
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Whole Planet Foundation Festival
Saturday, March 16th
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, Donations to Whole Planet Foundation encouraged.

 

Enjoy a tasting of Whole Trade Guarantee items and samples of Supplier Alliance products, while we entertain the crowd with activities inspired by Whole Planet Foundation Micro-credit Clients.

 

8-10 am Coffee for a Cause

$2 Donation

Enjoy a fresh cup of Whole Trade coffee and a perfectly portioned breakfast pastry for a $2 donation to Whole Planet Foundation.

 

11 am Middle Eastern Dance Class with Pineapple Dance Studio

Donations to Whole Planet Foundation accepted!

Learn the basics of Middle Eastern dance with Pineapple Dance Studio Owner and Instructor, Erika Ochoa. 

 

12 pm Whole Planet Foundation Power Hour

$2+ Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Make a donation and pop a balloon to find a prize. One lucky winner will receive a $50 gift card!

 

12-3 pm Whole Trade and Supplier Alliance Sampling

with Live Music by Guitarra Azul

 

Sat
16
Food Sensitivity & Allergy Chat with Health Coach Amanda Alford
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Food Sensitivity & Allergy Chat with Health Coach Amanda Alford
Saturday, March 16th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, $5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

 

Amanda is back to share her food knowledge surrounding food allergens.



 

Discuss the most common food allergens. Find out how to identify a sensitivity or allergy. Learn about the body’s many responses to these foods and explore ways to change your diet that will excite your diet and minimize negative reactions.  Light breakfast fare will be provided. 

 

RSVP Required (708) 366-1045 

Admission is $5

Tue
19
Health Starts Here Monthly Meet-Up
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market - cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Meet-Up
Tuesday, March 19th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market - cafe, $5

Recharge your resolution to make healthy food choices with this edition of the Health Starts Here monthly meet-up.  We'll walk you through a simple appetizer, entree and desert that will focus on budget, seasonality and, of course, the four pillars of health.  

 

This event is by RSVP only and is best enjoyed with a friend!  Call us to save space for you and a buddy - (708) 366-1045.

Sat
23
Egg-stravaganza!
12:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Egg-stravaganza!
Saturday, March 23rd
12:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, Mommy & Me Class - $5; Foodie Egg Hunt is Free!

 

10 am                    Mom & Me: Natural Egg-dyeing Class

$5 per half-dozen; registration fee donated to Whole Planet Foundation

Enjoy this Easter tradition naturally and without the mess! We’ll teach you how to create your own egg dyes from ingredients found in nature. Best of all, once you’ve colored your eggs you can leave the clean-up to us!   Preregistration is required.  Call (708) 366-1045.

 

11 am                    Egg Peeling Contest

$5 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Think you’re a whiz in the kitchen? Prove it at our inaugural Egg Peeling Contest!  We’re looking for 10 contestants to test their luck, peeling as many eggs as possible in less than 5 minutes.  The winner will receive an Easter Dinner for a family of 6 (dinner featured in our Easter Menu.)

 

12 – 2pm              Easting Tasting

For those who prefer to leave the cooking to us, stop by and sampling a taste from our Easter Menu.  Our Catering Specialist will be on hand to introduce you to the best flavors for your Easter Table. 

Wed
27
#AskAYogi with CorePower Yoga
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ www.facebook.com/corepoweryoga
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#AskAYogi with CorePower Yoga
Wednesday, March 27th
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
www.facebook.com/corepoweryoga, free

 

ONLINE – www.facebook.com/CorePowerYoga

 

Log on to CorePower Yoga’s Facebook page where Whole Foods Market is joining the #AskAYogi conversation.  Post your healthy eating and yoga related questions and receive real time answers from Certified Yoga Instructors and Whole Foods Market’s natural and organic food experts. At the end of the hour one lucky participant will receive a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card.   

Fri
29
Tiny Tots Easter Egg Hunt
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market River Forest
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Tiny Tots Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, March 29th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market River Forest, FREE

 

Our littlest guests, ages 0-5, are invited to an egg-hunt just for them!  Eggs will be hidden in our grocery department and filled with treats perfect for little tummies.  Egg-themed crafts will be available in the café.   This event is free, but pre-registration is required so we know how many eggs to hide! Give us a call (708) 366-1045

Events At Nearby Stores

Gelato and Sorbet Pop-Up
Thursday, March 26th
12:00 AM
BAKERY, $1/scoop

Our Bakery team is whipping up two fresh gelatos for the day using Whole Trade fruits: Chocolate-Covered Banana Gelato and a vegan Pineapple Sorbet. $1 for each delicious scoop, with all proceeds benefiting Whole Planet Foundation.
 

Our Bakery team is whipping up two fresh gelatos for the day using Whole Trade fruits: Chocolate-Covered Banana Gelato and a vegan Pineapple Sorbet.

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, March 26th
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!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Let’s Talk About Produce
Thursday, March 26th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Produce, Free!

Whole Foods Markets quality standards can be seen all over our store and they start with produce. Join us in our Produce department to sample some of our favorite seasonal items and learn all about our Responsibly Grown Rating System, Whole Trade, and Earth University. 

Whole Foods Markets quality standards can be seen all over our store and they start with produce.