November 2012

Fri
02
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, November 2nd
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
03
Ommegang Beer Recipe Cook-Off
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center and the Specialty Department
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Ommegang Beer Recipe Cook-Off
Saturday, November 3rd
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center and the Specialty Department, Free!

All month long, local foodies have been posting recipes to the Duvel Ommegang Chicago Facebook page and drumming-up exciting ideas of how to cook with beer. Join us for an afternoon of inspiring food and beer pairings. Our resident chefs, Joe and Stephen, will be cooking-up some of these recipes for your tasting pleasure. Grab a plate and head to our Specialty department where Duvel beers will be poured. Must be 21+ to participate.

Sun
04
Plantstrong Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Plantstrong Brunch
Sunday, November 4th
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
05
From Scratch
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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From Scratch
Monday, November 5th
2:00 PM - 4:00 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. Class includes samples.

Wed
07
Grab’n’Give Donation Drive for the Chicago Food Depository
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Customer Service
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Grab’n’Give Donation Drive for the Chicago Food Depository
Wednesday, November 7th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Customer Service

Whole Foods Market is working to alleviate hunger this winter.  At our registers from December 14th –January 12th, shoppers can purchase Bag Hunger gift tags valued at $5, $10 or $20.  All proceeds go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to feed families in need all over Chicago. 

Wed
07
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Wednesday, November 7th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie in four short weeks through our weekly specialty class series. Acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Class includes samples.

November 7th: Cheese 101

November 14th: Beer 101

November 21st: Wine 101

November 28th: Coffee 101

Wed
07
Nutritious Fall Soups
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Nutritious Fall Soups
Wednesday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Make soup-making your Winter project! Join us for a hands-on lesson in soups that are hearty, nutritious, and lower in sodium. Healthy Eating Specialists Becky and Bonita will be on-hand to help you put a little love into your pot of soup. Please register here or at Customer Service in advance; space is limited.  

Fri
09
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, November 9th
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
10
Coffee Home Brewing with Bridgeport Coffee Company
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Coffee Home Brewing with Bridgeport Coffee Company
Saturday, November 10th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

This particular Saturday, come visit us for a special class in coffee home brewing. Local coffee roasters and brewing experts, Bridgeport Coffee Company, will take you through a variety of coffee brewing methods. Coffee and bakery treats will be served. You won't want to miss this perfect afternoon brunch activity.

Space is limited; sign up here in advance or at Customer Service.

Sat
10
Taste of Thanksgiving
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Taste of Thanksgiving
Saturday, November 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Looking for a Thanksgiving Holiday with just as much turkey, gravy, and stuffing but with less fuss? Order your family’s dinner with our Catering department. If you’re curious and want to taste our Holiday menu first-hand, join us on the dates above to take a bite out of convenience.

Mon
12
Tid-Bits
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Tid-Bits
Monday, November 12th
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free!

Ever wonder how our team members got to be so knowledgeable? Well, now their sharing all of their know-how with you in our Tid-Bit series.  Stop by for a tid-bit of knowledge and free samples on us.

Wed
14
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Wednesday, November 14th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie in four short weeks through our weekly specialty class series. Acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Class includes samples.

November 7th: Cheese 101

November 14th: Beer 101

November 21st: Wine 101

November 28th: Coffee 101

Wed
14
South Loop Supper Club
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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South Loop Supper Club
Wednesday, November 14th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Are you ready to be impressed by how delicious healthy food can be?  Join our Healthy Eating Specialists for a five-course Thanksgiving Meal that meets the standards of Whole Foods Market's Health Starts Here program. Get some delicious, healthy ideas for your Thanksgiving Day gathering. Must sign up here or at Customer Service in advance.

Thu
15
So You're Cooking Your First Turkey
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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So You're Cooking Your First Turkey
Thursday, November 15th
7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Whether it’s your first time preparing a turkey or you’re in need of brushing up your bird-cooking skills, you won’t want to miss this Turkey 101 class taught by our experienced Meat Staff. Learn key turkey prep as well as practical tips for making sure you get a perfect turkey this holiday.

Sign up here or at Customer Service in advance; seats are limited! Complimentary drinks will be served to the 21 and over.

Fri
16
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, November 16th
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.

Fri
16
New York Strip Steak Sale
5:00 PM @ Meat Department
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New York Strip Steak Sale
Friday, November 16th
5:00 PM
Meat Department, Free!

Chicago has the best pizza and hot dogs around but some things can only be done in New York style. Join us in the Meat Department for a sampling fair inspired by the Big Apple in honor of our 1-Day New York Strip Steak sale! Grab a pound or two for your gang and sample some big city wines, beers, pickles, and other snacks.

Sat
17
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
12:00 AM @ Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
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Magnificent Mile Lights Festival
Saturday, November 17th
12:00 AM
Magnificent Mile Lights Festival , Free!

 Join Whole Foods Market Chicago this year at Magnificent Mile Lights Festival on Michigan Avenue. Bundle-up your family and celebrate the day Chicago holiday lights are lit in our picturesque downtown. We will be stationed near the Tribune giving out yummy treats for all. See you there!

Sat
17
Your Favorite Bartender with Death Door Spirits
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Your Favorite Bartender with Death Door Spirits
Saturday, November 17th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet bartender Josh Tilden of Shaw's Crab House who will be here teaching you how to execute his favorite Death's Door Spirits cocktail at home! Must be over 21+ to participate.

 

For the last five years, Joshua Tilden has been the Director of Spirits at Shaw's Chicago. With a dynamic background of over 17 years in the hospitality industry, Josh first discovered his passion for fine spirits after working at a prominent jazz club in Atlanta. He is a graduate of the SWS Academy of Spirits and Fine Service course taught by Bridget Albert.

Sun
18
Thankful Embellishments with A Muse
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Thankful Embellishments with A Muse
Sunday, November 18th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

What are you thankful for? Join us for a very special art project in our Whole Lifestyle Center that the whole family can contribute to. Gather your kids, family, or friends and join “Muse in Chief” Danielle for a drop-in art event. Each guest can create their very own art piece to take home.

Stop in anytime between 11am-1pm to participate.

 

A Muse produces art-making experiences with the richest resources and a true love of art, they are experts at unlocking the magic of the creative process. For more information about A Muse, visit www.amusearts.com

Sun
18
Taste of Thanksgiving
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Taste of Thanksgiving
Sunday, November 18th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Looking for a Thanksgiving Holiday with just as much turkey, gravy, and stuffing but with less fuss? Order your family’s dinner with our Catering department. If you’re curious and want to taste our Holiday menu first-hand, join us on the dates above to take a bite out of convenience.

Wed
21
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Wednesday, November 21st
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie in four short weeks through our weekly specialty class series. Acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Class includes samples.

November 7th: Cheese 101

November 14th: Beer 101

November 21st: Wine 101

November 28th: Coffee 101

Fri
23
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, November 23rd
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
26
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, November 26th
7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Come join our Healthy Eating Specialists as we read our way to a healthier lifestyle with our monthly book club! 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. It’s recommended but not required that you read the book before you come to the book club and we’ll discuss and share!

November book of the month: The Blood Sugar Solution by Mark Hyman, MD.

Wed
28
Fooderati
6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fooderati
Wednesday, November 28th
6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Become a Foodie in four short weeks through our weekly specialty class series. Acquire basic knowledge about artisanal cheeses, beers, wines and coffee from our expert Specialty Team. Class includes samples.

November 7th: Cheese 101

November 14th: Beer 101

November 21st: Wine 101

November 28th: Coffee 101

Fri
30
Friday Night Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Flights
Friday, November 30th
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.

Events At Nearby Stores

Growing Healthy Kids Campaign
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
At the registers, Donation

Whole Kids Foundation works to improve children’s nutrition by encouraging schools to plant gardens, install salad bars, and educate parents and teachers about healthy eating.  Schools can apply for salad bar grants year round and school garden grants from September 1 - October 31.  For more information about WKF, visit wholekidsfoundation.org

Please support our yearly campaign from September 1 – September 14. 100% of all donations collected go to fund programs.

 

 

Whole Kids Foundation works to improve children’s nutrition by encouraging schools to plant gardens, install salad bars, and educate parents and teachers about healthy eat

Park Ridge Friends of the Parks PoeTree Contest
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In the Community,

After raising more than $2700 to support replanting of trees in Park Ridge, our store is following up as sponsor for this fun contest encouraging local kids to wax poetic about trees. Students at all District 64 and private elementary schools in Park Ridge are invited to submit their original poems on the subject of trees for Park Ridge Friends of the Parks’ first PoeTree contest. The contest is being held as part of the 100 Trees for 100 Years campaign to replace trees lost to disease in Park Ridge Park District parks. We’ll be providing cool prizes like a pizza party for the winner’s whole classroom and more! Learn more at PoeTree Contest.

After raising more than $2700 to support replanting of trees in Park Ridge, our store is following up as sponsor for this fun contest encouraging local kids to wax poetic about trees.

Whole Kids Foundation Campaign
Monday, September 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Throughout our Store,
In September we highlight our Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market to support and inspire families and schools to improve the wellness of our children. During the month we host cool events and accept donations at the registers to continue the ground-breaking work the organization is accomplishing in getting kids into healthy eating.

Whole Kids Foundation helps schools through grants for gardens and salad bars, through healthy eating education for teachers and more. Find out more, and learn about grants for your child's school at Whole Kids Foundation.

 

In September we highlight our Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit founded by Whole Foods Market to support and inspire families and schools to improve the wellness of our children.