April 2013

Tue
02
Transportation
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Transportation
Tuesday, April 2nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Bus, train, bike or feet? Which is your favorite non-car transit?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

Select your local store

Wed
03
Healthy Eating and Budget Tour
6:00 PM @ Begins at Customer Service*
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Healthy Eating and Budget Tour
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00 PM
Begins at Customer Service*, Free!

Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Becky Bowler, as she walks you through the store helping you to stock your pantry for a healthier, checkbook-friendly lifestyle.  Please sign up in advance. Space is limited.

Wed
03
South Loop Salon Series
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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South Loop Salon Series
Wednesday, April 3rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Let us pamper you during three back-to-back evening opportunities to get primped and ready for Spring. Some of our favorite Body Care brands will be hosting workshops that are all about you. Cocktails available for the 21+. Please register for one or more of the three evenings below at our Customer Service desk or by calling 312.435.4600. Those who RSVP at least 24 hours in advance will receive a complimentary gift bag filled with fabulous Body Care goodies.

 

Series Schedule:

Fresh Faces with Gabriel and ZuZu- April 3rd 6-8 pm

Natural is in this spring! Learn makeup tips and tricks from Professional Make-up Artist Samantha as she introduces you to mineral makeup from Gabriel and ZuZu.

 

Wavy, Curly, Kinky! Natural Hair Workshop – April 4th 6-8 pm

Got beautiful curls? Want to go natural? Come learn the best way to nourish and style your natural hair with a local stylist and Beautiful Curls shea butter hair care.

 

Derma E Targeted Skin Care April 5th – 6-8 pm

Facial care has never been easier! Derma E is a leader in natural skin care with targeted results for all skin types. Our skin care specialist will help you select the best products for you!

Sun
07
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, April 7th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8 per plate

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 PlantStrong, 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 reserve your seat in advance at customer service.

Mon
08
Food
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Food
Monday, April 8th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What's your favorite way to enjoy locally sourced ingredients?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Tue
09
Eating Healthy While Traveling and Eating Out
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Eating Healthy While Traveling and Eating Out
Tuesday, April 9th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5

Join our Healthy Eating Specialist, Becky Bowler, as she discusses tips and tricks for healthy eating while traveling or eating out at your favorite restaurants or trying new ones! Must sign up in advance by calling (312) 435-4600.

Thu
11
Terrarium Building Class with Sprout Home
7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Terrarium Building Class with Sprout Home
Thursday, April 11th
7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $40 (Includes All Terrarium Supplies)

For years Sprout Home has been the ultimate destination for garden goers in Chicago seeking not only garden elements but also house products, garden and floral design, installations, consultations and delivery. Now join the West Town business in the South Loop for a very special Spring terrarium building class. Business founder Tara Heibel herself will be onsite to answer and guide you through the terrarium decorating process. Get your questions answer about terrarium set up, maintenance, and more. Register now, space is limited. Must sign up here in advance to secure your seat or by calling Customer Service at (312) 435-4600. For more information about Sprout Home, please visit sprouthome.com.

 

Mon
15
Home
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Home
Monday, April 15th
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

Vintage charm. What is salvaged, repurposed or reclaimed in your home?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Tue
16
Dine and Demo
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Dine and Demo
Tuesday, April 16th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Join our Healthy Eating Specialists as they demo a delicious meal of Taco Pizza, Caesar Salad and Dessert Pizza. Enjoy watching your delicious fresh made dinner being prepared and learn how you can do it at home. You leave with a satisfied palate, full belly, and great recipes. All recipes are Plant-Strong and Dairy Free. Must sign up in advance by calling (312) 435-4600. 48 hour cancellation policy. Space is limited.

Sat
20
Earthlings Unite!
12:00 AM @ The Store
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Earthlings Unite!
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 AM
The Store, Free

 

Calling All Earthlings!

We're having an out-of-this-world bash on Saturday, April 20th.

Check with your local store for specific times.

Select your local store to get details.

Sat
20
Kid’s Green Earthling Class
12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Kid’s Green Earthling Class
Saturday, April 20th
12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Cost: $6 Benefiting "One Dime at a Time Recipient" Rebuilding Exchange

Show your little earthling how to cherish their home planet! We will be decorating planter boxes and planting seedlings for Spring. Each child will take home their planted seeds and planters which will easily perch in any window of your home. Register by calling (312) 435-4600. Space is limited.

Mon
22
Clean & Green DIY Series
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Clean & Green DIY Series
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Cost of admission is granted with the purchase of one Whole Foods Market-sold essential oil, to be used in class

April is the perfect time to get green and clean up your household and beauty rituals thanks to our weeklong series of do it yourself green classes. We’ll explore the fun and simple process of creating your own household cleaners, fresheners and body care products for less. Each class not only discusses key tools and supplies needed, but also covers tips for keeping it going, making it quick, easy and adaptable to any household. At the end of each class, you’ll walk away with recipe cards and a set of each product made in class. Check out the class line up below and call (312) 435-4600 to sign up for your favorites before they fill up!

 

 

Monday, April 22nd: Down and Dirty Cleaning

7-8pm Fresh-Scent All Purpose Cleaners, Windows & Mirrors, and Down and Dirty Scrubbing

Complimentary Oils: Peppermint, Lemon, and Pine

8-9pm Homemade Dishwasher Detergents & Liquid Dish Soaps

Complimentary Oils: Sweet Basil, Citrus, and Ginger

 

 

Thursday, April 25th: Freshen Your Home

7-8pm Linen Sprays and Springtime-Fresh Laundry Detergent

Complimentary Oils: Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Tranquility

8-9pm Gentle Liquid and Bar Soaps for the Home

Complimentary Oils: Lemongrass, Myrrh, and Sweet Orange

 

 

Saturday, April 27th: Cleaning Up Your Body Care Regiment

12-1pm Lip-shade Lip Balms and Perfectly-Price Perfumes

Complimentary Oils: Geranium, Lavender Harvest, and Euphoria

 

1-2pm Spa-Worthy Soap Bars, Custom-made Bath Salts and Sultry Lotion Bars

Complimentary Oils: Clove Bud, Rosemary, Patchouli, Tea Tree

Mon
22
Earth Month Swap Outs
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Store-wide
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Earth Month Swap Outs
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Store-wide, Free!

Bring in your conventional household items all week long to swap them out for cleaner, greener products free of charge! Just check out our swap-out schedule below.

 

Tom’s Kids Toothpaste Swap-out

Monday, April 22nd

Clean mouths are happy mouths and a healthy, clean mouth makes a world of a difference. Bring-in a tube (already opened is fine) of your child’s conventional toothpaste of choice, and we will provide you with 1 4.2 oz tube of Tom’s Kids Silly Strawberry Toothpaste- made free of harsh chemicals, artificial colors and sweeteners.

 

Toxic Trade-In with Naturally It’s Clean

Saturday, April 27th 12-3pm

A clean home is a happy home and a home cleaned with toxic-free natural products is an even happier one. For one day only, bring in your conventional cleaning products and you will receive a FREE bottle of an equivalent product from Naturally It’s Clean, a company that cleans with the power of natural enzymes. One trade-in per customer. Offer good while supplies last.

 

Plastic Bag Drop-and-Swap

Sunday, April 28th 10-6pm

It’s safe to say that you (yes, YOU) have a heaping pile of plastic bags stuffed in a corner of your kitchen or the backseat of your car. Make the most of your pile and bring it to our store during our Plastic Bag Drop-and-Swap. Each customer who brings in 10 plastic bags or more will receive a FREE Whole Foods Market Better Bag made from recycled materials. Those who shop with re-used bags receive a $.10 bag credit off their purchase 365 days of the year.

Mon
22
Energy
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM @ Earth
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Energy
Monday, April 22nd
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Earth, Free

What do you do for energy? Wind? Solar? Coffee? Chocolate?

We are earthlings. Join us.

 

 

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Wed
24
Earth Mama, Meet Angel Baby Workshop
6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Earth Mama, Meet Angel Baby Workshop
Wednesday, April 24th
6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center,

If you are a mama-to-be or a mama-in-action, this workshop is for you. Join DONA-trained Doula Hillary Scharmann and Earth Mama Angel Baby to learn how to safely and organically soothe, calm, and help your lil’ pumpkin and yourself throughout all stages of mommy-hood. Product samples will provided for all participants. Please register in advance by calling 312.435.4600 or at our Customer Service desk.

Sun
28
Prep-Cook-N-Go
1:00 PM @ whole lifestyle center
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Prep-Cook-N-Go
Sunday, April 28th
1:00 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 Vietnamese Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce, Black Rice and Polenta with Red Pepper Sauce and Veggie Burgers.  Must sign up in advance, 48 hour cancellation policy.  Space is limited. Register by calling (312) 435-4600.

Mon
29
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, April 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 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. Contact Customer Service at 312.435.4600 for more information.

Events At Nearby Stores

Easy Weeknight Meals
Sunday, August 31st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is to think about what the family is having for dinner.  Let us share some of our ideas on how to create easy weeknight meals in each of our departments, so you can feel prepared and get ahead of the game!

The last thing you want to do after a long day at work is to think about what the family is having for dinner.  Let us share some of our ideas on how to create easy weeknight meals in each of our

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

FALL SMOOTHIES
Tuesday, September 2nd
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
cooking corner, $5/smoothie
$5/smoothie – proceeds donated to Whole Kids Foundation
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!
$5/smoothie – proceeds donated to Whole Kids Foundation
Need a quick and healthy lunch or snack? Stop by our
Cooking Corner where Healthy Eating Specialist,