January 2015

Sun
04
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, January 4th
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Lifestyle Center, Cost: $8

If you have been a 28 Day Challenger or just looking for healthier options, this is the brunch for you! Check out our menu in the Whole Lifestyle Center window. Sign up in advance at Customer Service, this brunch fills up quickly! Cost: $8

Thu
08
Shop Healthy Grocery Store Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Shop Healthy Grocery Store Tour
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Join Healthy Eating Expert Jessica on a fun and interactive trip around South Loop. This tour will make shopping and meal planning a breeze. Jessica provides tips on label reading, choosing organics, budget shopping and more! Meet Jessica in the produce department at the front of the store. Sign up at customer service in advance.

Cost: Free!

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Starting a New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Starting a New Year
Thursday, January 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

With each new year comes so many opportunities. Join the chat to share what you're most excited about for 2015! Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
10
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 10th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Store-Wide , Free

Take your taste buds to Italy with nutrient dense and delicious food.  Pick up a passport and visit each department at South Loop for a sampling of food. Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter to win a Healthy Starts Here Gift Basket valued at $50. Cost: Free!

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Restocking Your Pantry
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Restocking Your Pantry
Thursday, January 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The first step towards cooking healthy meals at home is a pantry full of the right ingredients! Join us to learn what you need to get started on your way to better health. Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
17
Cozy Cookie Class
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Cozy Cookie Class
Saturday, January 17th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Cost: $5 Sign up at the Customer Service Desk, space is limited.

Come one come all to this magical afternoon of cookie making. Let our expert bakery team teach you and your family how to make, and decorate, the perfect cookie while enjoying some hot cocoa. Cost: $5 Sign up at the Customer Service Desk, space is limited. 

Sun
18
SOD Room Presents: Baby Sign
11:00 AM @ Lifestyle Center
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SOD Room Presents: Baby Sign
Sunday, January 18th
11:00 AM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of baby sign language? Signing with your baby or toddler helps them tell you how they feel and what they need before they have the words to tell you. Research has demonstrated that signing reduces frustrations for babies, helps them connect with parents, boots baby's self-confidence and makes learning to talk easier. Please join Wendy and her signing bear buddy for sings, story time, songs and lay. For additional information; babysignsprogram.com/bywendyauffant/ 

Sun
18
Sunday Supper
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Sunday Supper
Sunday, January 18th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

In honor of the MLK Day of Service, we’ll be serving a simple and hearty dinner while The Honeycomb Project hosts a community giving project. Seating is limited, please see Customer Service to reserve a spot. Cost: Free!

Thu
22
Make & Take: Clean Home
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Make & Take: Clean Home
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, $10 (includes all materials)

Start the new year fresh and clean with our Make & Take Series. We’ll be teaching you how to make your own natural (and super effective!) cleaning supplies. Space is limited, please see Customer Service to reserve a spot. Cost: $10 includes all materials for three make-and-take cleaning products

Thu
22
Shop Healthy Grocery Store Tour
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market, South Loop
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Shop Healthy Grocery Store Tour
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market, South Loop, Free

Join Healthy Eating Expert Jessica on a fun and interactive trip around South Loop. This tour will make shopping and meal planning a breeze. Jessica provides tips on label reading, choosing organics, budget shopping and more! Meet Jessica in the produce department at the front of the store. Sign up at customer service in advance.

Cost: Free!

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Cooking for Better Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for Better Health
Thursday, January 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's chat about simple tips and techniques that will help make small changes in how you approach cooking and eating your food! Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
24
Drink, Learn and Be Healthy
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Drink, Learn and Be Healthy
Saturday, January 24th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free to Participate

Grab your friends and join us in the Lifestyle Center for an afternoon of health, beauty and specialty cocktails with an added nutrient boost. Our Whole Body Team has handpicked some of our best vendors to come demonstrate their products while teaching us how to be healthy, happy and start the New Year fresh. Frist 20 people to sign up in advance receive a free SWAG BAG. Cost: Free, Special drink menu at Engine Room Bar. 

Sun
25
Sunday Funday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Sunday Funday
Sunday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free to Participate

Keep the weekend fun going just a little longer at Sunday Funday at the Engine Room bar. We’ll have drink specials, board games, giveaways, and tasty bites at the bar that day. Long live the weekend!

Tue
27
Cheese Night: Cheesemaking & Classification
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Night: Cheesemaking & Classification
Tuesday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department , Free

Take the mystery out of cheese at our monthly Cheese Night. Join our Certified Cheese Professional Matt and learn the basics of cheesemaking and how cheese is classified. Cost: Free

Tue
27
Movies That Move Us
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Lifestyle Center
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Movies That Move Us
Tuesday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Lifestyle Center, Free

Uncover the truth about health with a monthly series of video clips from our Health Starts Here Doctors. South Loop’s Healthy Eating Specialist Bonita will facilitate a short video discussion and serve a light snack. Cost: Free!  

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: The Big Game
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: The Big Game
Thursday, January 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish on Twitter to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, January 29th
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!

Craft Beer & Cheese Tasting with Whole Foods Market Sauganash
Thursday, January 29th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Skokie Heritage Museum, $10 donation

We think the food and drink is just as important as the game itself!  Join Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a craft beer & cheese tasting that’s sure to score points.  Space is limited, so please register in advance by calling 847-647-1500.  Must be 21 & above to attend.  Proceeds benefit the Skokie Heritage Museum.

We think the food and drink is just as important as the game itself!  Join Whole Foods Market Sauganash for a craft beer & cheese tasting that’s sure to score points.  Space is limited, so ple

Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken
Thursday, January 29th
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Thursday January 29th @7p

Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken

Hands-On, 2 ½ hour class

$30

Are you looking to save money when purchasing chicken?  Join Whitney and Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialists, as they show you how to break apart a whole fryer on your own!  No need to pay for the labor of our butchers when you can do it easily yourself.  Class also includes a hands on segment making two chicken recipes:   fried chicken and curry chicken.   If you participate in 6 Basic Skills Classes, you will get a 7th class for FREE.  See COOKING School Team Member for a punch card.                                                                                                              

Thursday January 29th @7p

Basic Knife Skills #2: Butchering a Chicken

Hands-On, 2 ½ hour class

$30