April 2013

Mon
01
Lunch & Learn: Juicing
12:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Lunch & Learn: Juicing
Monday, April 1st
12:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, FREE

Our Healthy Eating Specialist, Tatiyana, is back for our weekly Lunch & Learn series. Join us in the Lifestyle Center with your lunch to learn some quick, healthy recipes.

Mon
01
Healthy Eating 14 Day Blast Off!
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Healthy Eating 14 Day Blast Off!
Monday, April 1st
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Shake off that winter funk and get ready for the summer ahead with a 14 Day Blast Off! We'll be offering classes, all on making healthier choices throughout the store, each day for 14-days straight (excluding weekends)! For just $5, you can attend as many of these classes as you can. If you make it to more than 10 classes, you'll be entered to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card to use towards delicious and healthier choices for a bright and healthy summer! See the back of the calendar for more information on all 14 classes. Plus, enjoy free passes to local Lifetime Fitness, Campanelli YMCA and TriBalance Yoga on the off days!

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Tue
02
14 Day Blast Off: Engine 2
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Engine 2
Tuesday, April 2nd
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Maybe you've seen the Engine 2 products throughout the store or even heard of the Engine 2 Diet, but what's it really all about? We'll talk about the basic principles of the Engine 2 Diet and talk about incorporating it into everyday life, including some delicious recipes that will make you feel like you're eating like a king!

Wed
03
14 Day Blast Off: Meat 5 Step Program
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Meat 5 Step Program
Wednesday, April 3rd
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Our meat team prides itself on offering our customers only the best! Join the meat team experts tonight while they talk about our meat 5-step program, which is based on animal welfare. Not only will you learn a lot about what we offer, you'll have a chance to taste some healthier options and find some new favorite recipes & cuts of meat.

Thu
04
14 Day Blast Off: Cooking with your Vitamix!
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Cooking with your Vitamix!
Thursday, April 4th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Is your blender hanging out in the back of a cupboard somewhere waiting for the cobwebs to be dusted off it? Well the wait is over! Andrea will be showing you how to take your blender from a smoothie making machine into a dips, entrees, and desserts machine.

Fri
05
Launch Party: Ballpark Brew Fest
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ At The Bar
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Launch Party: Ballpark Brew Fest
Friday, April 5th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
At The Bar, FREE

Join us at the Whole Foods Market Schaumburg Bar for $3 Craft Beers, craft beer talk and ticket giveaways to the Ballpark Brew Fest. Talk with representatives of Lagunitas, Sixpoint, Two Brothers, Sam Adams and New Belgium Breweries.

Fri
05
14 Day Blast Off: Spring Clean Your Pantry
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Spring Clean Your Pantry
Friday, April 5th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Spring is all about new beginnings and where better to start than your pantry. Join Healthy Eating Specialist, Tatiyana, as she goes over the must-have's for a  healthy pantry make over.

Sat
06
Paleo Vs. Gluten Free Vs. Anti-Inflammatory Diets
3:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Paleo Vs. Gluten Free Vs. Anti-Inflammatory Diets
Saturday, April 6th
3:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, FREE

Who wins? Who knows? How long? When to start? With Spring starting and Summer around the corner, most are paying attention to weight and looks. Some of you are just looking at a new way of living and tired of taking numerous prescription meds with side effects. There are numerous diets on the book shelves and internet. Come and here a Registered Dietician, a Naturopathic Doctor and a Western trained MD discuss the benefits to each of their prescribed nutrition plans.  Tom Jordan is a Registered Dietician and Director of Wellness. Dr Jennifer Green is a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr Ric Saguil is Family Medicine Doctor. They have practices at First Health Associates and lecture in the community.

Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
08
14 Day Blast Off: Peak Produce
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Peak Produce
Monday, April 8th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Sure that cantaloupe looks delicious, but how do you know it's ripe? Our produce team leader, Mark, will be teaching you his tips for checking ripeness. He'll also be showing you some of his favorite items in produce and how you can prepare them at home. No more guessing for you!

Tue
09
Whole Kids Club - Kids Yoga
10:00 AM @ Lifestyle Center
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Whole Kids Club - Kids Yoga
Tuesday, April 9th
10:00 AM
Lifestyle Center, FREE

Do you have a little Yogi blossoming? Bring your little one to Whole Kids Club and join the Campanelli YMCA in a morning of Kids Yoga, full of wonderful stretches and memory activities. Light snacks will be provided.

Tue
09
14 Day Blast Off: Wine & Cheese Club
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Wine & Cheese Club
Tuesday, April 9th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Eating healthy doesn't mean leaving the wine & cheese department out in the cold! Our resident Wine & Cheese experts will be showing you how to make smarter choices when looking at cheese and wine.

Wed
10
14 Day Blast Off: Spring Clean Your Plate
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Spring Clean Your Plate
Wednesday, April 10th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Time to put a little spring in your step and your plate too! Healthy Eating Specialist, Tatiyana, will go over the basics to a healthy, clean plate and show off some great spring recipes.

Thu
11
14 Day Blast Off: Seafood U
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Seafood U
Thursday, April 11th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Red fish, blue fish, one fish, two fish. No this class isn't about Dr. Suess, it's all about seafood sustainability and choosing the healthier for you fish. Our resident fish expert, Tim, will be teaching you all about our seafood sustainability program as well as sampling out some of his favorite fish recipes.

Fri
12
14 Day Blast Off: Sweet Treats
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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14 Day Blast Off: Sweet Treats
Friday, April 12th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, $5/Person - 14 Day Blast Off 10 Classes

Believe it or not, the bakery isn't all evil this time of the year! Learn all about the healthier choices you can make when faced with chocolate cake, cupcakes, and croissants. And you'll even walk away with some delicious baked treats.

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
15
Makeup Bag Spring Cleaning
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Makeup Bag Spring Cleaning
Monday, April 15th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Let Zuzu Cosmetics help you spring clean your makeup bag! Learn how to get Spring’s most current looks while using clean, all natural makeup. Chicago’s top natural makeup artists are coming to Whole Foods Market Schaumburg and will be using Zuzu Cosmetics to show you how to adapt a look to your features, use colors that enhance your natural coloring, use make up that looks and feels like your natural skin and use makeup free of toxic chemicals.

Tue
16
Tasty Travels: Caribbean
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Tasty Travels: Caribbean
Tuesday, April 16th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

The cook is the center of the Caribbean universe, perhaps this is why there are so many delicious Caribbean dishes. Join our Demo Specialist, Andrea, as she creates a few traditional, but unique dishes from different Caribbean islands.

Wed
17
Raw Foodie
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Raw Foodie
Wednesday, April 17th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Enjoying the Raw Lifestyle does not mean you have to eat like a Bunny! Our resident Raw Foodie, Jen, is back to share some of her favoriet raw recipes and techniques for anyone interested in exploring the raw food world.

Thu
18
Family Night Out: Build a Garden
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Family Night Out: Build a Garden
Thursday, April 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Get your hands dirty with your family this month at Family Night Out! We will be creating gardens for your family to take home and enjoy all summer long! All ages and all families are welcome, come and go as you please.

Sat
20
Gluten Free Expo
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel
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Gluten Free Expo
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center & Hotel, Visit www.gfaexpo.com for ticket information.

West Suburban Whole Foods Market stores will be on hand to sample items from our Gluten Free Bakehouse at this premier gluten/allergen-free event. The expo is open to the public and includes more than 100 vendors, samples, coupons, lectures, book signings, products for sale, kid’s activities, and more. For more info, visit http://gfafexpo.com/

Sat
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
Ballpark Brew Fest
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium
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Ballpark Brew Fest
Saturday, April 20th
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium, Visit www.ballparkbrewfest.com for ticket information.

Celebrate the treasures of Craft Beer with over 25 breweries at the Schaumburg Boomers Baseball Stadium. Ballpark Brew Fest serves you up with 4 hours of sampling, collectors sampling mug, live music, free parking and amazing food! For additional information on tickets, music and breweries, visit www.ballparkbrewfest.com.

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Mon
22
Earth Day: Garden Ground Breaking!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Schaumburg Park District Garden Plots
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Earth Day: Garden Ground Breaking!
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Schaumburg Park District Garden Plots, Free

Celebrate Earth Day with Whole Foods Market Schaumburg and the Schaumburg Park District and help us break ground on our brand new Spring & Summer Gardening Program. Kids of all ages can help us prepare the soil and plant seeds and plants for the spring and summer ahead. The produce grown from our garden plots will be used for our cooking classes and donated to local food pantries.

Tue
23
Paleo Education
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Paleo Education
Tuesday, April 23rd
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Living the Paleo lifestyle is more than just eating like a caveman. It's all about incorporating more whole, real, and unprocessed foods into your diet and making sure your plate is mostly nutrient dense veggies. Healthy Eating Specialist Tatiyana will show you how to incorporate some Paleo recipes into your meal plan.

Wed
24
Seafood U
5:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Seafood U
Wednesday, April 24th
5:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Here fishie fishie! Tim, our incredible fish monger, is back to continue this monthly seafood series. This month, he’ll show you refreshing seasonally spring seafood dishes.

Sat
27
WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside!
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WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van
Saturday, April 27th
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside!, Free

Stop by for a FREE, fun-filled WTTW Kids Great Food Fan Van performance, featuring Miss Lori's CAMPUS. Shows will include singing, dancing, healthy and delicious food samplings, book readings, raffles and prizes.

Sat
27
Composting At Home
2:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Composting At Home
Saturday, April 27th
2:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Exploring ways to reduce your waste or looking to use organic fertilizer in your spring gardens? Our Green Mission Team Leader, Jen, will go over how to start your own composting program at home as well as some great tips on using compost in your home garden.

Events At Nearby Stores

5% DAY: HEARTLAND ANIMAL SHELTER
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Store, FREE
Shop all day to help support Heartland Animal Shelter – 5% of the days sales will be donated to Heartland Animal Shelter. Heartland Animal Shelter will be here throughout the day discussing their amazing outreach.
Shop all day to help support Heartland Animal Shelter – 5% of the days sales will be donated to Heartland Animal Shelter.
Community Support Day to Benefit Norwood Senior Netowrk
Wednesday, September 17th
12:00 AM
Throughout our Store,

Stock up on everything you need and you'll also be improving the lives of seniors in our neighborhood. On this day, we donate 5% of our net sales to The Norwood Seniors Network, a non-profit specializing in care management, in-home caregiving, home-delivered meals and social opportunities for seniors. Learn more at Norwood Seniors.

Stock up on everything you need and you'll also be improving the lives of seniors in our neighborhood.

Drink Local
Thursday, September 18th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Specialty,

Here’s your chance to drink local. Our beer buyer John will be sampling a variety of locally-brewed beers in the Specialty department. Stop by and discover your favorites.

Here’s your chance to drink local. Our beer buyer John will be sampling a variety of locally-brewed beers in the Specialty department. Stop by and discover your favorites.