January 2013

Fri
04
Oysters Shots & Wine Flights
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Oysters Shots & Wine Flights
Friday, January 4th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seafood Department, Two Shucked Oysters for $3

You won’t want to miss this Friday at Whole Foods Market South Loop. We’ll be serving up shots of oysters and pouring wine to taste, getting you amped up before your night out. Your pals in the seafood department have got you covered with on-the-spot shucked oysters while the folks in the specialty department will be pouring wine to help you pick out your drink for the night.

Sat
05
Pop-Up Popcorn Party
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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Pop-Up Popcorn Party
Saturday, January 5th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bulk Department, $.99/Popcorn Bag

Be sure to catch America’s favorite snack popcorn—made to order with custom toppings in the Bulk Department this Saturday only. Popcorn bags will only be $.99/bag, topped with your favorite toppings and filled with sumptuous ingredients! Drop in and buy your custom bag to snack on or grab one for friends and family.

Sun
06
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, January 6th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

he first Sunday of the month, join our Healthy Eating Specialists and a Prepared Foods Chef for a tasty and inexpensive brunch in our Whole Lifestyle Center! 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 in the Whole Lifestyle Center window. It’s an open house while food lasts, so be sure to RSVP in advance at customer service to hold your spot.

Sun
06
Frozen Finds
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Frozen Finds
Sunday, January 6th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Rushing around on a Sunday to stuff your family’s pantry? Chill out! Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, cool selection of frozen appetizers, entrees, and desserts for the person on the go! Bundle-up and head to our frozen aisle where we’ll be sampling our new frozen favorites perfect for  Football Sunday, quick breakfasts, and dinner on the go.

Mon
07
Frozen Finds
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ South Loop
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Frozen Finds
Monday, January 7th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
South Loop, Free

Stressed-out about the holidays? Chill out! This season, Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, cool selection of frozen appetizers, entrees, and desserts for the person on the go! Bundle-up and head to our frozen aisle where we’ll be sampling our new frozen favorites perfect for your Friday night, Football Sunday, and all of the Holiday parties in between.

Thu
10
Healthy Eating and Budget Tour
5:30 PM @ Store-wide
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Healthy Eating and Budget Tour
Thursday, January 10th
5:30 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Becky Bowler on a tour around the store looking at healthy food products and learning budgeting food tips. Space is limited to 15 so you must sign up in advance.

Tour Dates & Times:

Thursday, January 10th 5:30pm

Sunday, January 13th 9am

Thursday, January 24th 5:30pm

Fri
11
B.Y.O.B.B.—Build Your Own Burger Bar
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Meat Department
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B.Y.O.B.B.—Build Your Own Burger Bar
Friday, January 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Meat Department

This Friday, the gentlemen in the meat department are hooking you up with oven-ready burgers made to order with all of your favorite burger fixings. Get your burger bun, onion, and more in one quick swoop while supplies last! Plus, swing by this weekend to try hand selected beers paired by our in residence beer specialist.

Sat
12
HSH Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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HSH Passport Fair
Saturday, January 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Looking for ways to make healthy choices in your diet?  Stop by Whole Foods Market and taste items throughout the store that are nutrient dense and delicious.  Pick up a passport and visit each department.   Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter to win a $50 Basic Pantry Makeover! 

Sun
13
Frozen Finds
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Frozen Finds
Sunday, January 13th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Rushing around on a Sunday to stuff your family’s pantry? Chill out! Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, cool selection of frozen appetizers, entrees, and desserts for the person on the go! Bundle-up and head to our frozen aisle where we’ll be sampling our new frozen favorites perfect for  Football Sunday, quick breakfasts, and dinner on the go.

Mon
14
14-Day Blast Off to a Healthier You!
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Store-wide
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14-Day Blast Off to a Healthier You!
Monday, January 14th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Store-wide

Looking for a way to ignite your New Year’s resolutions? Look no further than our guided 14-Day Blast Off!  Join us for two weeks of health-minded meals, lessons, and inspiring discussions and get involved from online at wholefoodsmarket.com. See the full list of events below:

 

Whole Meal Monday Blast Off Kick-Off: Monday, January 14th 5-7pm

Dine and Demo: Tuesday, January 15th 6-7:30pm

Lunch and Learn: Wednesday, January 16th 12:30–1:30pm

Frozen Health Blitz: Friday, January 18th 3-5pm

Smoothie Saturday: Saturday, January 19th 12-3pm

Fitness FYI: Saturday, January 19th 12-3pm

Skin Health 101: Sunday, January 20th 12-4pm

Skin Care Tours: Sunday, January 20th 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm (15 mins each)

Eat To Live featuring Dr. Joel Fuhrman: Sunday, January 20th 10am-12pm

Tid Bits: Special New Year’s Edition: Monday, January 21st 5-7pm

Wholesome Meals for the Whole Family- a discussion hosted by Neighborhood Parents Network:

Tuesday, January 22nd 6:30-7:30pm

Raw Food Detox: Wednesday, January 23rd 6–7pm

Citrus Showdown: Saturday the 26th-  12-3pm

Book Club: Monday, January 28th 7pm 

From Scratch: Special New Year’s Edition: Monday, January 28th 5-7pm

Mon
14
Whole Meal Monday: Blast Off Kick-Off
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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Whole Meal Monday: Blast Off Kick-Off
Monday, January 14th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bulk Department, Free!

Looking for a way to jumpstart your resolution goals? Stop-by the official kick-off event of our 14-Day Blast-Off- two weeks of online and in-store inspiration. Our kick-off party will feature a special edition of our weekly Whole Meal Monday series featuring budget and belly friendly meals for your family to enjoy.

Tue
15
Dine and Demo
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Dine and Demo
Tuesday, January 15th
6:00 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 delicious PlantStrong Meal made for you right before your eyes. Dine in a casual setting with fellow health conscious eaters and learn easy ways to prepare delicious healthier food. Must sign up here or at Customer Service in advance.

Wed
16
Lunch and Learn
12:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Lunch and Learn
Wednesday, January 16th
12:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5

Stop by the whole lifestyle center for a delicious bowl of soup and hearty salad. Join in discussion about easy ways to incorporate healthier options into your daily food selections. Make it a year of healthier choices for a healthier you. Register here or at Customer Service.

Thu
17
Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fuel Your Exercise
Thursday, January 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

How you eat can help elevate your exerise. We'll share ideas, favorite recipes, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation from 6pm - 7pm CST.

Fri
18
Frozen Health Blitz
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Frozen Departent
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Frozen Health Blitz
Friday, January 18th
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Frozen Departent, Free!

Kiss those “TV Dinners” good bye and stop-by our Frozen department to learn and sample the abundance of nutritious, hearty options available in the freezer all year long. You might be surprised how fast and easy it is to prepare a healthy dinner for your family at home.

Sat
19
Hair of the Dog
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Hair of the Dog
Saturday, January 19th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Produce Department

Feeling kind of groggy this morning? Pep-up your Saturday grocery trip with a little help from the Specialty department. On this special Saturday, the team will have on-the-spot Bloody Mary’s to drink while you shop. Must be 21+ to purchase drinks.

Sat
19
Fitness FYI
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Fitness FYI
Saturday, January 19th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

There are lots of great ways to get in shape during the chilly months of the year. Learn more about two of our South Loop favorites: CorePower Yoga and Monkey Bar Gym. Both will be available on this day to learn what they are both all about. Stop-by the fitness booths and enter to win a FREE entry to our Health Starts Here 28 Day Challenge of the season which kicks-off on February 1st and will feature goodies from both CorePower and Monkey Bar Gym.

Sat
19
Milk & Honey Granola Kid’s Class
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Milk & Honey Granola Kid’s Class
Saturday, January 19th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Join Local Business Owner Karen Skrainy from Milk and Honey Granola for a hands-on, wholesome kid’s granola making class. Registrants will get to bake and take home a delicious batch of the homemade granola made in class. Reserve your spot at Customer Service.

Sat
19
Smoothie Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Body Department
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Smoothie Saturday
Saturday, January 19th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Body Department

Cruise by our Whole Body department to select a delicious and nutritious smoothie made fresh to order. Smoothie lovers will have the option of a protein or green boost.

Sun
20
Eat To Live featuring Dr. Joel Fuhrman
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ The Center on Halsted
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Eat To Live featuring Dr. Joel Fuhrman
Sunday, January 20th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Center on Halsted, $5

Spend the morning with Dr. Joel Fuhrman, board-certified family physician, NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Dr. Fuhrman will be presenting a lecture, informative question and answer session and will hold a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at several Whole Foods Market sites as well as at the January 20th event.

Event will be located at:

The Center on Halsted

3656 North Halsted Street

Chicago, IL 60613

Check out the events tab on our Whole Foods Market Chicago Facebook page for more information on registering and securing your seat. Register here in advance. All proceeds will go to the Center on Halsted. Space is limited. 48 hour cancellation policy.

 

Sun
20
Skin Health 101
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Body Department
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Skin Health 101
Sunday, January 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Body Department, Free!

Winter is a rough time for your skin….literally, so learn how to make it smoother! Join us in the Whole Body department for a day devoted to your face. Resident Skin Specialist Sarah will be leading tours throughout the department of various products that help keep a healthy face. Receive a FREE skin anaylsis scan from China Thomas, licensed esthetician, from our in-store Visia machine and learn how to improve your skin TODAY. Sign up for a skin appointment by calling (312) 435-4600. Skin Care Tours at 12pm, 1pm, & 2pm (15 mins each).

Sun
20
Frozen Finds
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Frozen Finds
Sunday, January 20th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Rushing around on a Sunday to stuff your family’s pantry? Chill out! Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, cool selection of frozen appetizers, entrees, and desserts for the person on the go! Bundle-up and head to our frozen aisle where we’ll be sampling our new frozen favorites perfect for  Football Sunday, quick breakfasts, and dinner on the go.

Mon
21
Tid Bits: Special New Year’s Edition
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Tid Bits: Special New Year’s Edition
Monday, January 21st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Ever wonder how our team members got to be so knowledgeable? In this special health-conscious edition of Tid Bits, our Team Members are sharing their know-how with you to keep you on track with your New Year Goals.  Stop by a class for samples and tons of knowledge—on the house.

Tue
22
Wholesome Meals for the Whole Family- a Discussion Hosted by Neighborhood Parents Network
6:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Wholesome Meals for the Whole Family- a Discussion Hosted by Neighborhood Parents Network
Tuesday, January 22nd
6:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Looking for a way to provide your family a diet rich in fruits and vegetable without force feeding them? Join us for a short presentation by Healthy Eating Specialist Becky Bowler and Team Member Services Specialist Nick Obis to learn more about Whole Foods Market’s Health Starts Here program. Nick and Becky will be leading a Q & A to answer all of your questions about how to feed your family the budget-friendly, Plant-Strong™ way.  Advanced registration is required. Please sign-up by visiting NPN’s event page: http://www.npnparents.org/events/958 or by stopping by our Customer Service desk.

Wed
23
Raw Food Detox
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Raw Food Detox
Wednesday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Move forward toward your New Years Resolution of maximum health, boosted energy and culinary delight by learning how to cook without the heat. Join our resident Healthy Eating and Raw Food Chef, Bonita Kindle for fun-filled class that includes tasty and delicious recipes and samples. Must sign up here or at Customer Service in advance, 48 hour cancellation policy.  Space is limited. 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: Super Foods
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Super Foods
Thursday, January 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

You've heard about "super foods" but what's behind all of the hype? Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to discuss just what super foods are, what they can do for you, and how to get more of them in your diet in tasy ways. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Fri
25
Slim Cocktails
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Slim Cocktails
Friday, January 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department

What’s strong, and merry, and filled with calories? Your cocktail!  But it doesn’t have to be. Join Anna, resident Spirits Whiz for an evening of cocktails that will keep you looking your best. Learn how to prepare them for you and your friends at home and purchase one to top off your shopping experience. Free appetizer samples will be provided. Must be 21+ to purchase cocktails.

Sat
26
Citrus Showdown
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Citrus Showdown
Saturday, January 26th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Produce Department, Free!

You may think you know all about citrus, but chances are- there’s much more to learn! Join us in produce to sample tangy satsumas, sweet clementines, sour grape fruit, and much much more. Tis the season for citrus! Vote for your favorite discovery to help us decide South Loop’s Favorite Citrus.

Sun
27
Frozen Finds
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Frozen Department
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Frozen Finds
Sunday, January 27th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Frozen Department, Free!

Rushing around on a Sunday to stuff your family’s pantry? Chill out! Whole Foods Market is introducing a new, cool selection of frozen appetizers, entrees, and desserts for the person on the go! Bundle-up and head to our frozen aisle where we’ll be sampling our new frozen favorites perfect for  Football Sunday, quick breakfasts, and dinner on the go.

Mon
28
From Scratch: Special New Year’s Edition
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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From Scratch: Special New Year’s Edition
Monday, January 28th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bulk Department, Free!

Join us once a month for simple practical solutions to home cooking. In this special From Scratch Edition we’ll be sharing tips that are health-conscious for those who are resolving to kick their health into high gear. Demo includes samples.

Mon
28
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, January 28th
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. It’s recommended but not required that you read the book before you come to the book club and we’ll discuss and share!

January book of the month: Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn

Thu
31
Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Entertaining
Thursday, January 31st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

From big game parties to comforting dinners and healthy soirees, winter is a great time for entertaining. Join us on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to swap recipes, ideas, and more. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to join the conversation.

Events At Nearby Stores

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Thursday, July 31st
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 31st
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!

Hello Beauty: DIY BEAUTY MIST
Thursday, July 31st
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Gold Coast,

Its summer in the city! Drop by and make your own body mist to help you stay cool and refreshed as we head into August. First 10 people to sign-up receive a free gift.

Its summer in the city! Drop by and make your own body mist to help you stay cool and refreshed as we head into August. First 10 people to sign-up receive a free gift.