December 2014

Thu
04
Bingo Night!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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Bingo Night!
Thursday, December 4th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, $5/card, $10/3 cards

Join us for a night of Bingo in store to benefit our community partner, Elk Grove Parks Foundation! All ages welcome. Top Prize is a $100 gift card! *Registration is required for this event. To register, please call 847.585.5800*

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines for the Holidays
Thursday, December 4th
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
06
MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD HOUSE
Saturday, December 6th
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, $19.99/person

Ready to get crafty with your very own take-home gingerbread house? We'll supply the gingerbread house, candies, chocolates, and icing, and you do the rest! All ages are welcome for this kid-friendly event. *Registration is required for this class. To register, please call 847-585-5800.
 

Tue
09
WHOLE KIDS CLUB: MUSICAL LEARNING WITH GYMBOREE
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM @ KIDS' CORNER OF BACK CAFÉ
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WHOLE KIDS CLUB: MUSICAL LEARNING WITH GYMBOREE
Tuesday, December 9th
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
KIDS' CORNER OF BACK CAFÉ, FREE

Gymboree's active approach to musical learning introduces your child to a variety of different musical styles. Through singing, dancing, movement games, and instruments, your child learns important musical "building blocks" like rhythm, beat, tempo, and melody and builds a foundation of musical skills to grow on. These activities provide powerful tools that improve your child's physical, emotional, and intellectual development, too. Light snacks will be provided.  *Registration is required for this class. To register, please call 847-585-5800.
 

Tue
09
GLOBAL CHEESE NIGHTS: ALPINE CHEESES
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ SPECIALTY DEPARTMENT
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GLOBAL CHEESE NIGHTS: ALPINE CHEESES
Tuesday, December 9th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
SPECIALTY DEPARTMENT, FREE

Nothing says winter like the snowy Alps, and to ring in the season this month's Cheese Nights is all about Alpine cheeses! Come taste these big-flavor cheeses in person, and learn about food pairings from our in-house cheese experts.
 

Wed
10
ORGANIC COTTON: THE FABRIC OF OUR SUSTAINABLE LIVES
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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ORGANIC COTTON: THE FABRIC OF OUR SUSTAINABLE LIVES
Wednesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, FREE

Join Natalie as she discusses an often overlooked topic: the importance of going organic in our wardrobe as well as our diet! *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.
 

Thu
11
MASTERING THE HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: LEARN & TASTE!
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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MASTERING THE HOLIDAY BRUNCH BUFFET: LEARN & TASTE!
Thursday, December 11th
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, $10/person

Our amazing catering chef Rossi shows you in this hands-on class how to set a buffet and formal dining station for your holiday brunch--and also takes you through menu planning from sweet to savory! Class includes a tasting of holiday buffet entrees that you won't want to miss. *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Spectacular Entertaining
Thursday, December 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From large celebrations to comforting dinners and small cocktail soirees, the holiday season is THE time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation.

Fri
12
DIY MASON JAR HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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DIY MASON JAR HOLIDAY FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS
Friday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, $15/person

Make it a crafting, dinner, and drink date with your friends! This DIY holiday floral class, led by our talented florist Sue, will teach you how to make beautiful green arrangements in Mason jars to take home--just in time to deck your halls at home. And to fuel your crafting session beforehand, take advantage of our diner specials with $2 off our Antipasto or Mediterranean Plates, as well as bar specials! *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.
 

Sat
13
BUCK-A-SHUCK
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM @ SEAFOOD COUNTER
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BUCK-A-SHUCK
Saturday, December 13th
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
SEAFOOD COUNTER, FREE

Go crazy for oysters! Make a perfect sustainable dinner with our responsibly farmed oysters, and watch as our expert fishmongers shuck your oysters for just a buck a piece.
 

Sat
13
HOLIDAY TASTING
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ HOLIDAY ORDER TABLE
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HOLIDAY TASTING
Saturday, December 13th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
HOLIDAY ORDER TABLE, FREE

Want to taste some of the delicious items you see on our Holiday menu? Today's the day! Swing by our Holiday Order Table to get a sample of our menu items and learn how to place an order for your holiday feast.
 

Tue
16
SUGAR AND SPICE: A TASTE OF OUR INTERNATIONAL COOKIES
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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SUGAR AND SPICE: A TASTE OF OUR INTERNATIONAL COOKIES
Tuesday, December 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, FREE

From ginger to cinnamon, the holidays are all about sugar and spice. Sit and sample sweet treats from our unique International Cookie aisle while you learn the culture and recipes behind them. (Nudge nudge, perfect holiday gift!) *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.
 

Wed
17
INDIAN COOKING WITH USHA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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INDIAN COOKING WITH USHA
Wednesday, December 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, FREE

Join Usha as she demonstrates some of her favorite Indian dishes for the season!  *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.
 

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holidays
Thursday, December 18th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the second big feast of the holiday season! 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. 

Sat
20
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ CAFE
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BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Saturday, December 20th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CAFE , $10/PERSON, CHILDREN UNDER 3YRS. EAT FREE

Join us for a morning of great food and fun with Santa himself! Pictures with Santa, a Reindeer Food Bar and all sorts of other goodies will help make this event a holiday staple in your home! (Please note! High chairs are EXTREMELY limited and are first come, first served.) *Registration is required for this class. Call 847-585-5800 to register.
 

Mon
22
MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ LIFESTYLE CENTER
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MAKE YOUR OWN GINGERBREAD MAN COOKIE
Monday, December 22nd
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LIFESTYLE CENTER, $6.99/gingerbread man cookie

Ready to get crafty with your very own take-home gingerbread man? We'll supply the gingerbread man cookie, candies, chocolates, and icing, and you do the rest! All ages are welcome for this kid-friendly event. *Registration is required for this class. To register, please call 847-585-5800.
 

Sat
27
LifeSource Blood Drive
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM @ Parking lot - LifeSource Donor Coach
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LifeSource Blood Drive
Saturday, December 27th
9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Parking lot - LifeSource Donor Coach, Free

       LifeSource Blood Drive

Saturday, December 27, 2014

9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Whole Foods Market Schaumburg parking lot, at the LifeSource Donor Coach

To schedule your appointment please contact LifeSource

877-543-3768 or www.lifesource.org using Group Code 422B.

LIFESOURCE Holiday Promotion

ALL PRESENTING DONORS WILL RECEIVE A $10 Whole Foods Gift Card

Appointments Recommended. Walk-Ins Welcome.

CANCER RESTRICTIONS, DIABETES, AND TATTOO LAWS HAVE BEEN UPDATED SO YOU MAY BE NEWLY

ELIGIBLE! CALL FOR DETAILS! FREE Cholesterol Screening and FREE Blood Typing!

Promotion runs Saturday, December 27, 2014. All participating donors at this drive will receive a $10 Whole Foods Gift Card. Prizes are non-transferable, non-refundable and not redeemable for cash. One $10 Whole Foods Gift Card per person. ITxM employees and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate. Void where prohibited by law. Prizes available while supplies last.       

Sun
28
Meet 'n' Hike Busse Woods
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ CAFE
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Meet 'n' Hike Busse Woods
Sunday, December 28th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
CAFE , FREE

Freshen up your routine and join DrRic, doctor and yoga teacher, for this winter revitalizing hike meetup. Meetup begins at our café, where you'll be given a scavenger hunt shopping list of wholesome foods to grab from the store to fuel your trek. Then head out to Busse Woods for an invigorating group hike, where you'll discuss mindfulness, the basics of hiking, and on/off the trail nutrition.
 

Events At Nearby Stores

Mommy And Me Yoga
Sunday, December 21st
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cooking Classroom, FREE

Ages: infants – five years old.

Breathe deep and relax with your little one, while we lead you through this meditative and rejuvenating monthly series! Please bring your own mat. Goodie bags are given after class!

Register by calling (847)726-4601.

Ages: infants – five years old.

12 Beers of Christmas
Monday, December 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as

12 Beers of Christmas
Tuesday, December 23rd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also ask our experts about perfect pairings for any get-together.

Cheers!  Let’s raise a glass… to amazing seasonal beers!  Join us in our Specialty department where we and some of our fantastic vendors will be sampling holiday and winter beers.  You can also as