August 2013

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
03
Grillin’ and Chillin’
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Grillin’ and Chillin’
Saturday, August 3rd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Grilling season is still going strong in Chicago! Come join us for grilled meats and seafood, then toast to the nice weather with some of the best beers and cider in the industry. We’ll be hosting and featuring a different beer company just about every Saturday in August.

August 3rd: Revolution and Angry Orchard.

August 10th: Goose Island.

August 17th: Two Brothers.

August 31st: Deschutes.

Sun
04
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, August 4th
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
05
Baby Food Made Easy with BUMP Club Chicago
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Baby Food Made Easy with BUMP Club Chicago
Monday, August 5th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $30

Join mommy experts, Bump Club Chicago, to learn the in’s and out’s of what to feed your baby. This class, Introduction to Solids and Purees is recommended for babies 4-8 months. Advance registration is required. For more information, please visit bumpclubandbeyond.com or babyfoodmadeeasy4-8southloop.eventbrite.com/# to register. 

Thu
08
Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
Thursday, August 8th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $40

Paint a masterpiece step by step with neighborhood studio Bottle & Bottega, creators of the social art party! Bottle & Bottega travels to venues and homes throughout Chicago and the suburbs for public, private, and corporate events. Cocktail social begins at 5:30pm. Painting from 6:00 - 8:30pm.
For more information about Bottle & Bottega and to register for the event, please visit bottleandbottega.com/events/public-parties.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
09
Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
Friday, August 9th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

It’s grilling season in Chicago and to celebrate we’re grilling some of our favorite picks in the front yard of our store. Keep an eye out for us throughout the month when we’ll be sampling out the deal of the weekend. This weekend’s deal: Wild Alaskan Salmon. Free samples while supplies last. Sample takes place in the front parking lot, weather permitting.

Sat
10
Grillin’ and Chillin’
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Grillin’ and Chillin’
Saturday, August 10th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Grilling season is still going strong in Chicago! Come join us for grilled meats and seafood, then toast to the nice weather with some of the best beers and cider in the industry. We’ll be hosting and featuring a different beer company just about every Saturday in August.

August 3rd: Revolution and Angry Orchard.

August 10th: Goose Island.

August 17th: Two Brothers.

August 31st: Deschutes.

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
16
Holy Guacamole: Hass Avocado One Day Sale
12:00 AM @ Produce Department
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Holy Guacamole: Hass Avocado One Day Sale
Friday, August 16th
12:00 AM
Produce Department

Our Hass Avocados are ready to jump into your basket! Pick-up a five-some of avocadoes during today’s pit-friendly 1-Day sale.

Fri
16
Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Cheese Department
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Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert
Friday, August 16th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Cheese Department, Free!

Discover the world of cheeses with us once a month in our new Hors d' oeuvres, Entrée, et Dessert Cheese Series. Each month we’ll sample one cheese three ways as an appetizer, plated in an entrée and as a light dessert. All of the featured cheeses of the series are on sale for the weekend! No sign up necessary; you won’t miss it! 

Sat
17
Back to School Bananza!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Back to School Bananza!
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Bakery Department, Free!

It’s back to school season and we have everything you need to start the school year off on the right foot. Join us this weekend for samples of our favorite children’s snacks, healthy lunch samples and kid-friendly activities. Attend all of our featured back to school activities and you’ll be entered to win a Back to School Gift Basket. No purchase necessary.

Sat
17
Grillin’ and Chillin’
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Grillin’ and Chillin’
Saturday, August 17th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Grilling season is still going strong in Chicago! Come join us for grilled meats and seafood, then toast to the nice weather with some of the best beers and cider in the industry. We’ll be hosting and featuring a different beer company just about every Saturday in August.

August 3rd: Revolution and Angry Orchard.

August 10th: Goose Island.

August 17th: Two Brothers.

August 31st: Deschutes.

Wed
21
Eat without Heat – Raw Food Series
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Eat without Heat – Raw Food Series
Wednesday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Fall into raw food prep with 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 at Customer Service in advance, 48 hour cancellation policy.  Space is limited.

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Mon
26
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, August 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. 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.

Thu
29
Skin is IN! Natural Health & Skincare Seminar With Karyn Calabrese & China Thomas!
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Skin is IN! Natural Health & Skincare Seminar With Karyn Calabrese & China Thomas!
Thursday, August 29th
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Join health guru Karyn Calabrese and our very own Licensed Esthetician China Thomas in the Whole Lifestyle Center for a one-of-a-kind event! This dynamic duo will lecture on health from the inside out, with an emphasis on Natural Skin Care and Holistic Nutrition. Learn the do’s and don’ts of diet and skin care – they’ll show you that beautiful skin is achievable no matter what it’s been through! All attendees will receive a gift bag with samples and there will be a raffle for a suite of Mychelle Dermaceuticals skin care products. Sign up at Customer Service in advance, space is limited. 

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
30
Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
Friday, August 30th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

It’s grilling season in Chicago and to celebrate we’re grilling some of our favorite picks in the front yard of our store. Keep an eye out for us throughout the month when we’ll be sampling out the deal of the weekend. This weekend’s deal: a Labor Day Bundle Deal! Free samples while supplies last. Sample takes place in the front parking lot, weather permitting. 

Sat
31
Grillin’ and Chillin’
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Grillin’ and Chillin’
Saturday, August 31st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

Grilling season is still going strong in Chicago! Come join us for grilled meats and seafood, then toast to the nice weather with some of the best beers and cider in the industry. We’ll be hosting and featuring a different beer company just about every Saturday in August.

August 3rd: Revolution and Angry Orchard.

August 10th: Goose Island.

August 17th: Two Brothers.

August 31st: Deschutes.

Events At Nearby Stores

THE GREAT RECYCLE WITH HONEST TEA
Friday, August 22nd
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Store, FREE
Bring in any glass or plastic bottles to be recycled and
traded in for prizes. The more you bring in, the bigger
the prize!
Bring in any glass or plastic bottles to be recycled and
traded in for prizes. The more you bring in, the bigger
the prize!
Chair Massage by Sauganash Wellness Center
Friday, August 22nd
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!

Back To School Event
Friday, August 22nd
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
On Floor, Free!

Looking for some much needed lunchbox inspiration? Enjoy kid-friendly samples throughout our stores many departments from 4pm-7pm! To start, stop by our customer service desk and ask for your very own report card. As you stop by each sample station and present your straight-A report card to a customer service team member to receive an awesome back to school prize! All completed report cards will automatically be entered to win a fabulous back to school gift basket! No registration required.

Looking for some much needed lunchbox inspiration? Enjoy kid-friendly samples throughout our stores many departments from 4pm-7pm!