March 2013

Fri
01
Super Market Sweep
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Store-wide
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Super Market Sweep
Friday, March 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Store-wide, Free!

Did you know that the Whole Planet Foundation has helped an estimated 1,550,000 people in developing communities in 55 countries around the world through micro-loans for small businesses? You can do your part by donating $1 or more at our registers during our fundraising campaign. After you donate, enter to win a 30-Second “Super Market Sweep” of our store! The winner will be announced on Monday March 25th.

Fri
01
Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, March 1st
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, $1

Stop by our Customer Service desk every Friday in March and try a chocolate-covered frozen banana, just $1 and all funds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation while supplies last.

Fri
01
KIND Bar Nuts & Spices Launch Party
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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KIND Bar Nuts & Spices Launch Party
Friday, March 1st
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Nuts & Spice and everything nice! Our friends at KIND Bar are releasing some exciting new bars to their family of great tasting diary and gluten-free snacks. Join us for a special night of new flavors paired with wines that are sure to excite your pallet. That's not all! In the name of all things good for you, we will be rewarding customers who are seen completing random acts of KINDness with complimentary bars, swag bags, and Whole Foods Market gift cards! Don't miss the start of something awesome! 

Sat
02
Around the World Kids Classes
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Around the World Kids Classes
Saturday, March 2nd
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 Benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation

Take a trip around the world with us in a special Whole Foods Market kid’s series benefiting our Whole Planet Foundation. Each Saturday, we’ll be visiting different areas of the world learning about different cultures in South America, Africa and Asia and making fun crafts to take home. Join us for one or all of classes in the series. All ages welcome; no drop offs permitted. Register for a 12-1pm or 1-2pm time slot at Customer Service or by calling (312)435-4600.

Thu
07
From Scratch
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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From Scratch
Thursday, March 7th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bulk Department, 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 tricks every good cook should know. Demo includes samples. This week’s demo: Homemade Romesco Sauce.

Fri
08
Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, March 8th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, $1

Stop by our Customer Service desk every Friday in March and try a chocolate-covered frozen banana, just $1 and all funds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation while supplies last.

Fri
08
Friday Night Pints
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Pints
Friday, March 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, $3

Give back by drinking beer! Stop by our Specialty department and toast to Friday with us. A cup of 8 ounces of beer is just $3 and directly benefits the Whole Planet Foundation. Must be twenty-one or over to participate.

Fri
08
Fish Fry-Days
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Fish Fry-Days
Friday, March 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seafood Department, Free!

Eat Fish on Fridays! Stop-by our Seafood department on Fridays this month to sample a tasty fish-fry sure to made your Friday sizzle.

Sat
09
Around the World Kids Classes
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Around the World Kids Classes
Saturday, March 9th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 Benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation

Take a trip around the world with us in a special Whole Foods Market kid’s series benefiting our Whole Planet Foundation. Each Saturday, we’ll be visiting different areas of the world learning about different cultures in South America, Africa and Asia and making fun crafts to take home. Join us for one or all of classes in the series. All ages welcome; no drop offs permitted. Register for a 12-1pm or 1-2pm time slot at Customer Service or by calling (312)435-4600.

Sat
09
Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Cheese Department
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking
Saturday, March 9th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Cheese Department, Free!

Each year, our cheese buyers visit the region to select wheels of Parmigiano Reggiano based on the taste profile we believe is best — intense and complex, with nutty, sweet, grassy, creamy and fruity flavors. To celebrate the landing of this cheese in our stores, we’ll attempt to take back our Guinness World Record for the Most Parmesan Cheese Wheels Cracked Simultaneously. We’ll be cracking more than 400 wheels to earn the title. This stellar event happens at all our stores on Saturday, March 9 at exactly 2pm CST. Join us and watch our cheese mongers crack open a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano.

Sun
10
Sunday Brunch is Back!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sunday Brunch is Back!
Sunday, March 10th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8 Benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation

It’s a South Loop favorite and it’s back for a two-week span! Grab your family and friends and join us in our Lifestyle Center for a delicious freshly-made traditional brunch. All proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Mon
11
Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
Monday, March 11th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

What makes Whole Foods Market different from your average grocery store? Our Team Members, that’s what! Join us Monday nights near the Seafood department to try a homegrown favorite from one of our team members. Our South Loop Recipe Book features over 20 recipes created or passed-down to our family. You can pick-up your copy for a suggested $10 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Tue
12
Dine and Demo
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Dine and Demo
Tuesday, March 12th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Join our Healthy Eating Specialists as they demo four delicious spring recipes. Enjoy delicious fresh made small plates throughout the hour and go home with a satisfied palate, full belly, and great recipes.  Must sign up here in advance or by calling (312) 435-4600. 48 hour cancellation policy.  Space is limited.

Thu
14
Sweets & Drinks
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bakery and Specialty Department
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Sweets & Drinks
Thursday, March 14th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bakery and Specialty Department, Free!

Stop by this Thursday to enjoy some of Chicago’s best local sweets and drinks. On this special night, our aisle ways will be jam-packed with desserts and drinks for the twenty one and over. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste the best of what Chicago has to offer in the Specialty and the Bakery departments.

Fri
15
Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, March 15th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, $1

Stop by our Customer Service desk every Friday in March and try a chocolate-covered frozen banana, just $1 and all funds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation while supplies last.

Fri
15
Friday Night Pints
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Pints
Friday, March 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, $3

Give back by drinking beer! Stop by our Specialty department and toast to Friday with us. A cup of 8 ounces of beer is just $3 and directly benefits the Whole Planet Foundation. Must be twenty-one or over to participate.

Fri
15
Fish Fry-Days
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Fish Fry-Days
Friday, March 15th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seafood Department, Free!

Eat Fish on Fridays! Stop-by our Seafood department on Fridays this month to sample a tasty fish-fry sure to made your Friday sizzle.

Sat
16
Around the World Kids Classes
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Around the World Kids Classes
Saturday, March 16th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 Benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation

Take a trip around the world with us in a special Whole Foods Market kid’s series benefiting our Whole Planet Foundation. Each Saturday, we’ll be visiting different areas of the world learning about different cultures in South America, Africa and Asia and making fun crafts to take home. Join us for one or all of classes in the series. All ages welcome; no drop offs permitted. Register for a 12-1pm or 1-2pm time slot at Customer Service or by calling (312)435-4600.

Sat
16
Health Starts Here and Whole Planet Foundation Tasting Market
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Health Starts Here and Whole Planet Foundation Tasting Market
Saturday, March 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, Free!

Join us by our Whole Planet Foundation Visitor Center to get involved with two of the best Whole Foods Market programs: Health Starts Here and Whole Planet Foundation. Sample signature dishes from countries all over the world and learn how the Whole Planet Foundation and Health Starts Here programs are changing lives all over the world!

Sun
17
Sunday Brunch is Back!
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sunday Brunch is Back!
Sunday, March 17th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8 Benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation

It’s a South Loop favorite and it’s back for a two-week span! Grab your family and friends and join us in our Lifestyle Center for a delicious freshly-made traditional brunch. All proceeds will go to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Mon
18
Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
Monday, March 18th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

What makes Whole Foods Market different from your average grocery store? Our Team Members, that’s what! Join us Monday nights near the Seafood department to try a homegrown favorite from one of our team members. Our South Loop Recipe Book features over 20 recipes created or passed-down to our family. You can pick-up your copy for a suggested $10 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Wed
20
Raw Food Asian Delight
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Raw Food Asian Delight
Wednesday, March 20th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Help boost your 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 in advance or by calling (312) 435-4600. 48 hour cancellation policy. Space is limited.

Thu
21
From Scratch
5:00 PM @ Bulk Department
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From Scratch
Thursday, March 21st
5:00 PM
Bulk Department, 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 tricks every good cook should know. Demo includes samples. This week’s demo: Two Best Kept Secret Ingredients, Capers and Anchovies.

Fri
22
Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, March 22nd
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, $1

Stop by our Customer Service desk every Friday in March and try a chocolate-covered frozen banana, just $1 and all funds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation while supplies last.

Fri
22
Friday Night Pints
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Pints
Friday, March 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, $3

Give back by drinking beer! Stop by our Specialty department and toast to Friday with us. A cup of 8 ounces of beer is just $3 and directly benefits the Whole Planet Foundation. Must be twenty-one or over to participate.

Fri
22
Fish Fry-Days
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Fish Fry-Days
Friday, March 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seafood Department, Free!

Eat Fish on Fridays! Stop-by our Seafood department on Fridays this month to sample a tasty fish-fry sure to made your Friday sizzle.

Sat
23
Turf Wars: Sweets Edition
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Turf Wars: Sweets Edition
Saturday, March 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bakery Department, Free!

This Saturday, Whole Foods Market South Loop hosts its second edition of its new event series: Turf Wars. The series features some of Chicago’s favorite local businesses battling it out to be crowned Chicago’s favorite local business. Throughout the next couple of months, join us for a series of Local Business Pop-ups featuring your favorite local products.

This Turf War battle features Chicagoland dessert companies. Stop by for free samples, raffles, company swag, and to cast your vote for Chicago’s Turf War Champ!

Sat
23
Easter Menu Tasting
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Prepared Foods Department
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Easter Menu Tasting
Saturday, March 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Prepared Foods Department, Free!

Come by the Prepared Foods dept and taste our delicious catering menu options for the holiday and learn how Easter brunch can mean so much more than quiche. Be the host with the most with help from our expert culinary team.

Sat
23
Goin’ Ham for Eggs Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Goin’ Ham for Eggs Event
Saturday, March 23rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Are you an eggspert? An eggcelent cook? Or just a egg-thusiast? Today is your lucky day! Help us celebrate the incredible egg. Team members from each of our departments will be hosting samplings and demos of surprising egg pairings. Be there or be square!

Sun
24
Prep-Cook-N-Go
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Prep-Cook-N-Go
Sunday, March 24th
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $20

Have a busy work week? Need healthy meals to nourish you along the way? Join our Healthy Eating Specialist Becky and a group of people enjoying the day together prepping, cooking, and packaging three portioned entrees to help get you through the week. All meals will be Plant-based and Dairy Free.  This month’s entrees will be Enchilada Casserole, Baked Samosas, and Creamy Vegetable Stew.  Must sign up here in advance or by calling (312) 435-4600. 48 hour cancellation policy.  Space is limited.

Mon
25
Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Whole Meal Monday Team Member Favorites
Monday, March 25th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

What makes Whole Foods Market different from your average grocery store? Our Team Members, that’s what! Join us Monday nights near the Seafood department to try a homegrown favorite from one of our team members. Our South Loop Recipe Book features over 20 recipes created or passed-down to our family. You can pick-up your copy for a suggested $10 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation.

Mon
25
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, March 25th
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!

March book of the month: Eat to Live by Dr. Joel Fuhrman.

Wed
27
#AskAYogi with CorePower Yoga
1:00 PM @ Online – Facebook.com/CorePowerYoga
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#AskAYogi with CorePower Yoga
Wednesday, March 27th
1:00 PM
Online – Facebook.com/CorePowerYoga, Free!

Log on to CorePower Yoga’s Facebook page where Whole Foods Market is joining the #AskAYogi conversation.  Post your healthy eating and yoga related questions and receive real time answers from Certified Yoga Instructors and Whole Foods Market’s natural and organic food experts. At the end of the hour one lucky participant will receive a $100 Whole Foods Market gift card.  

 

Fri
29
Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Planet Foundation Hut
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Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, March 29th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Planet Foundation Hut, $1

Stop by our Customer Service desk every Friday in March and try a chocolate-covered frozen banana, just $1 and all funds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation while supplies last.

Fri
29
Friday Night Pints
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Friday Night Pints
Friday, March 29th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, $3

Give back by drinking beer! Stop by our Specialty department and toast to Friday with us. A cup of 8 ounces of beer is just $3 and directly benefits the Whole Planet Foundation. Must be twenty-one or over to participate.

Fri
29
Fish Fry-Days
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Fish Fry-Days
Friday, March 29th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Seafood Department, Free!

Eat Fish on Fridays! Stop-by our Seafood department on Fridays this month to sample a tasty fish-fry sure to made your Friday sizzle.

Events At Nearby Stores

Orland Park Parking Lot Construction
Monday, July 14th
5:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Orland Park , free

Inland Properties is having Ravinia Plaza parking lot resurfaced Monday 7/14 and Tuesday 7/15. Parking will be limited, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Inland Properties is having Ravinia Plaza parking lot resurfaced Monday 7/14 and Tuesday 7/15. Parking will be limited, we apologize for any inconvenience.

Summer Smoothies
Monday, July 14th
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Culinary Corner, $5/ smoothie

Need a quick and healthy lunch or snack? Stop by our Cooking Corner where Healthy Eating Specialist, Robin will be blending up some delicious smoothies!

Need a quick and healthy lunch or snack? Stop by our Cooking Corner where Healthy Eating Specialist, Robin will be blending up some delicious smoothies!

Basic Knife Skills Class
Monday, July 14th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $30

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife.  Learn how to slice, dice, chop, chiffonade and peel using a 10” chef knife!  All skill sets are welcomed.  You will leave class with new knife skills, a bag of freshly prepped vegetables and a delicious soup recipe to use them in.

Join Sarah, our Cooking At Home Specialist, as she shows you the simple techniques needed for safely using a knife.  Learn how to slice, dice, chop, chiffonade and peel using a 10” chef knife!