October 2012

Mon
01
October is Whole Trade/Non-GMO Month!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Store-wide
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October is Whole Trade/Non-GMO Month!
Monday, October 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Store-wide

Please keep your eyes peeled throughout the month for the lime-green signs showcasing products throughout our store that are good for you, your community, and the planet. The Whole Trade guarantee is an exclusive Whole Foods Market that it ensures integrity of wages and treatment to workers in the developing world.

Tue
02
Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge (Group 1)
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge (Group 1)
Tuesday, October 2nd
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $35 Individual/$60 Couple

Are you ready to revamp your eating habits and focus on a healthier you? We are here for you just before the Holidays to get you all geared up!  Our Healthy Eating Specialists will guide and support you for 28 days as you work toward your own healthy-eating and fitness goals.  Price includes 2+ dinners, a starter kit, mini-cooking classes and a 20-minute consultation.  Celebrate in the end with great prizes. Meets every Tuesday in October at 6:00pm. Register in advance here or at Customer Service.

Wed
03
Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge (Group 2)
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge (Group 2)
Wednesday, October 3rd
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $35 Individual/$60 Couple

Are you ready to revamp your eating habits and focus on a healthier you? We are here for you just before the Holidays to get you all geared up!  Our Healthy Eating Specialists will guide and support you for 28 days as you work toward your own healthy-eating and fitness goals.  Price includes 2+ dinners, a starter kit, mini-cooking classes and a 20-minute consultation.  Celebrate in the end with great prizes. Meets every Wednesday in October at 6:00pm. Register here or at Customer Service.

Thu
04
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Thursday, October 4th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie through our weekly specialty class series. Taste and acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Master each subject or join us for one particular class.

October 4th: Cheese

October 11th: Beer

October 18th: Wine

October 25th: Coffee

Fri
05
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, October 5th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

We’ve been told our store is a happening place on Friday nights- come and get in on the action while sampling some of the best and brightest wines. Come and kick the weekend off right. Must be 21+ to taste wines.

Sun
07
Plantstrong Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Plantstrong Brunch
Sunday, October 7th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

The first Sunday of the month, join our Healthy Eating Specialists and Prep Foods Chef for a tasty and inexpensive brunch in our Whole Lifestyle Center!  On this special Sunday come in for a Plant-Strong™, Whole food, Healthy Fat and Nutrient Dense breakfast.  If you have been a 28 day challenger or just looking for some healthier options, this is the brunch for you!  Check out our menu on the Lifestyle Center window. Open House while food lasts, so be sure to RSVP in advance at customer service to hold your spot.

Mon
08
Tid Bits
12:00 AM @ Sales Floor
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Tid Bits
Monday, October 8th
12:00 AM
Sales Floor, Free!

Ever wonder how our team members got to be so knowledgeable? Well now their sharing all their know-how with you in our new Tid-Bit series.  Stop by a class for samples and tons of knowledge from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.

Thu
11
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Thursday, October 11th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie through our weekly specialty class series. Taste and acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Master each subject or join us for one particular class.

October 4th: Cheese

October 11th: Beer

October 18th: Wine

October 25th: Coffee

Fri
12
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, October 12th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

We’ve been told our store is a happening place on Friday nights- come and get in on the action while sampling some of the best and brightest wines. Come and kick the weekend off right. Must be 21+ to taste wines.

Mon
15
From Scratch
2:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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From Scratch
Monday, October 15th
2:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free!

Join us for simple practical solutions to home cooking. Each week we’ll share skills that’ll help you on your way to mastering the tricks every good cook should know.

 

This month’s topics:

2pm Melting Chocolate

3pm Mulled Cider

4pm Homemade Pickles

Mon
15
DIY Classic Cocktail
7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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DIY Classic Cocktail
Monday, October 15th
7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Get ready to shake, make and try four classic cocktails that are perfect to take to your next party. Grab a couple of friends or make it a date and come out for this fun night out. Cocktail kits availible for purchase. Appetizers included. 21+

Register here in advance.

Wed
17
Say Your Peace to CureViolence- a Performance by Chicago Young Authors
6:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Say Your Peace to CureViolence- a Performance by Chicago Young Authors
Wednesday, October 17th
6:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

We are honored to be hosting Chicago Young Authors for an exclusive spoken-word performance in solidarity with the work of CureViolence, Join us in our front parking for an unforgettable performance by emerging Chicago voices. CYA’s mission is to transform the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication, and performance education. On this date, 5% of Whole Foods Market Chicago’s sales will benefit CureViolence.

Thu
18
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Thursday, October 18th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie through our weekly specialty class series. Taste and acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Master each subject or join us for one particular class.

October 4th: Cheese

October 11th: Beer

October 18th: Wine

October 25th: Coffee

Fri
19
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, October 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

We’ve been told our store is a happening place on Friday nights- come and get in on the action while sampling some of the best and brightest wines. Come and kick the weekend off right. Must be 21+ to taste wines.

Sat
20
Taste of South Africa with National Geographic Traveler
12:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Taste of South Africa with National Geographic Traveler
Saturday, October 20th
12:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free!

South African wines, dishes, recipes, and fare await you on this special day. Join National Geographic Traveler and South African Tourism exclusively at the South Loop store on this day for a taste of South Africa and lots of raffles, magazine take-aways, and more.

Sun
21
Organic Valley
11:00 AM @ Front Parking Lot
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Organic Valley
Sunday, October 21st
11:00 AM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Do you think real kids deserve real food? We do! Join us from 11am to 2pm on October 21stto sign the Real Food for Real Kids pledge. Each signature will trigger a $1 donation to Healthy Child Healthy World. Organic Valley will have grilled cheese sandwiches and fun activities on hand. Learn more at americancheeserevolution.com/tour.php

 

Mon
22
Tid Bits
12:00 AM @ Sales Floor
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Tid Bits
Monday, October 22nd
12:00 AM
Sales Floor, Free!

Ever wonder how our team members got to be so knowledgeable? Well now their sharing all their know-how with you in our new Tid-Bit series.  Stop by a class for samples and tons of knowledge from 10am-12pm and 2-4pm.

Thu
25
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Thursday, October 25th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie through our weekly specialty class series. Taste and acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Master each subject or join us for one particular class.

October 4th: Cheese

October 11th: Beer

October 18th: Wine

October 25th: Coffee

Fri
26
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, October 26th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

We’ve been told our store is a happening place on Friday nights- come and get in on the action while sampling some of the best and brightest wines. Come and kick the weekend off right. Must be 21+ to taste wines.

Sat
27
Pumpkin Painting
12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Pumpkin Painting
Saturday, October 27th
12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Your Purchase of a Whole Foods Market Pumpkin

‘Tis the season for pumpkin picking! Join us for some good clean pumpkin decorating fun in our Whole Lifestyle Center Saturday, October 27th. We’ll be painting pumpkins with colorful waterproof paint pens complete with spooky or fun drawing guides. Fall refreshments will be served. All ages welcomed. Children must be accompanied by an adult guardian.

Mon
29
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, October 29th
7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Come join our Healthy Eating Specialists as we read our way to a healthier lifestyle with our new monthly book club!

October book of the month –  Digestive Tune-up by Dr. John McDougall.  We’ll enjoy a light snack and evening tea while we discuss the book of the month. Each book will be on display throughout the month in the Health Starts Here Book Cove.  Recommended but not required that you read the book before you come to the book club and we’ll discuss and share!

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, July 10th
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!

Chair Massage by Sauganash Wellness Center
Thursday, July 10th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, $1/minute

Be sure to add “massage” to your grocery list! The Sauganash Wellness Center team is back by popular demand to offer a nice treat to your day.  Let them help bring your shoulders back down where they belong with a brief, but effective mini-massage. 

Be sure to add “massage” to your grocery list!

Belgian Craft Beer Tasting
Thursday, July 10th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty,

Jerry Nelson, Founder and Head Brewer from Une Annee, will be in store sampling some of their beers. Une Annee is a Chicago brewery with a focus on Belgian and French styles.

http://uneannee.com/

Jerry Nelson, Founder and Head Brewer from Une Annee, will be in store sampling some of their beers. Une Annee is a Chicago brewery with a focus on Belgian and French styles.