September 2013

Thu
05
Chicago Naturalista’s Night Out: A Holistic Beauty Experience
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Chicago Naturalista’s Night Out: A Holistic Beauty Experience
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center

Join renowned beauty blogger Rachel Odem and Chicago’s largest natural beauty meet-up community for a night of beauty, wellness, and fun. Partners for the evening include Allafia, Solo Noir, NOW, Nubian Heritage, and more! Gift bags, DIY Beauty tips, and curly hair styling demos are all included! For more information, visit rachelobeauty.com

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking From the Garden
Thursday, September 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Let's get excited about the bounty of fall flavors and discuss all the great ways to enjoy the season's freshest produce! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
06
Friday Snack Time
11:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Friday Snack Time
Friday, September 6th
11:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Join us after Play Fridays with Gymboree for a limited snack time series. We’ll be passing out fun kid-friendly snacks for you and your child to enjoy after their play session. Each of the featured snacks in the series is on sale for the weekend. No signup necessary; samples while supplies last.

Fri
06
Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Sizzlin’ Meals & Deals
Friday, September 6th
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: Ground Beef. Free samples while supplies last. Sample takes place in the front parking lot, weather permitting. 

Sat
07
Family Volunteer Day: Feeding Our Neighbors
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Family Volunteer Day: Feeding Our Neighbors
Saturday, September 7th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

We're inviting families to join us and our friends at the Honeycomb Project for a fun-filled volunteer project to help homeless teens in Chicago. On any given night nearly 2,000 teens in Chicago experience homelessness. We're partnering with Teen Living Programs to make nutritious bagged meals to be delivered to many of these teens. This family friendly, educational project will include tasks for everyone ages 2 and up. To thank volunteers, Whole Foods Market will provide a healthy lunch after the activity. To RSVP, go to feedingourneighbors.eventbrite.com or email rsvp@wholefoods.com

Sat
07
Whole Kids Weekends
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Whole Kids Weekends
Saturday, September 7th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Produce Department, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Get your child geared up for the weekend with a healthy, tasty snack! We’re featuring a different lunch item each Saturday, perfect for school and after school snacks. Supplies while they last.

Sun
08
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, September 8th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

One Sunday per month, join our Healthy Eating Specialists and a Prepared 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 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 the customer service desk.

Sun
08
Turf Wars: Battle of the Spreads
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Turf Wars: Battle of the Spreads
Sunday, September 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Join us for another edition of Turf Wars, Whole Foods Market South Loop’s local business pop-up competition! This month’s battle features local preserves companies Food For Thought, Quince & Apple, and Rare Bird battling it out to win your vote. Each business will be on site with samples, prizes and raffles to win you over so stop by and cast your vote for your favorite among this elite group of artisan producers.

Wed
11
Kid’s Puppet Show and Story Time
10:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Kid’s Puppet Show and Story Time
Wednesday, September 11th
10:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Want to keep your child entertained next shopping trip? Visit us this Wednesday for a special kid’s puppet show sponsored by Melissa and Doug toy company. On this morning we’ll feature an interactive story and puppet show perfect for any age. Every prop and puppet is for sale in our Whole Body department. See Customer Service for more information.

Thu
12
Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Bottle & Bottega Pop-Up Party
Thursday, September 12th
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $40 and Includes One Drink from the Engine Room, Light Appetizers, Canvas and all Paint Supplies

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
12
South African Wine Twitter Tasting
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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South African Wine Twitter Tasting
Thursday, September 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

It’s that time of year again! When Whole Foods Market stores across the nation connect in the virtual world to taste and tweet their favorite wines on Twitter. Join us at Whole Foods Market South Loop to live-tweet your thoughts with us and the rest of the nation on our Twitter screen projected in the wine department of the store, using #WFMwine to follow along. Among the wines to be poured: Protea Chenin Blanc, DMZ Chardonnay, Robertson Winery Cabernet Sauvignon and Flagstone Dragon Tree. Mention @WholeFoodsMarketChi during the tasting for a chance to win a Whole Foods Market gift card and learn how you can win two tickets South Africa! No purchase necessary. 

Fri
13
Friday Snack Time
11:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Friday Snack Time
Friday, September 13th
11:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Join us after Play Fridays with Gymboree for a limited snack time series. We’ll be passing out fun kid-friendly snacks for you and your child to enjoy after their play session. Each of the featured snacks in the series is on sale for the weekend. No signup necessary; samples while supplies last.

Sat
14
Whole Kids Weekends
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Whole Kids Weekends
Saturday, September 14th
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Produce Department, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Get your child geared up for the weekend with a healthy, tasty snack! We’re featuring a different lunch item each Saturday, perfect for school and after school snacks. Supplies while they last.

Sat
14
Ice Cream Party with Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Ice Cream Party with Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream
Saturday, September 14th
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 per child

Join us once a month this fall for fun family and kid-friendly activities in our Whole Lifestyle Center. The series features local product owners teaching simple, wholesome recipes perfect for your young one to facilitate. This month, it’s an ice cream party with Alison from Ruth & Phils Gourmet Ice Cream. Your child will have the chance to see how ice cream is made then will enjoy their very own batch with their hand selected ingredients. Space is limited! Sign up at Customer Service in advance to participate. 

Wed
18
Facets Multi-Media Community Support Day
12:00 AM @ Metro Chicago Whole Foods Markets
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Facets Multi-Media Community Support Day
Wednesday, September 18th
12:00 AM
Metro Chicago Whole Foods Markets

Facets Multi-Media is a non-profit leading national media arts organization focused on preserving, presenting, distributing, and educating about film. Facets maintains an unparalleled movie rental library of 65,000 titles, available to rent in person or by online nationwide mail-order and presents daily screenings of cutting-edge independent films, international film festival award winners, and Chicago premieres. Come shop with us on Wednesday, September 18th when 5% of what you spend will go to Facets Multi-Media. Visit facets.org for more information.

Thu
19
Oktoberfest!
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Oktoberfest!
Thursday, September 19th
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Store-wide, Free!

Dust off your Lederhose and bust out your Biersteins, it’s Oktoberfest time in Chicago! Join us for a night of select traditional pours, pretzels and brats to get in the spirit for this famous German festival. Must be twenty one or older to sample alcohol. 

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: We Love Our Pets
Thursday, September 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

We love our pets just as much as you do! So let's take an hour to share tips, best pet practices and show general appreciation for our fine furry friends! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
20
Friday Snack Time
11:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Friday Snack Time
Friday, September 20th
11:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Join us after Play Fridays with Gymboree for a limited snack time series. We’ll be passing out fun kid-friendly snacks for you and your child to enjoy after their play session. Each of the featured snacks in the series is on sale for the weekend. No signup necessary; samples while supplies last.

Fri
20
Hors d' oeuvres and Dessert
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Hors d' oeuvres and Dessert
Friday, September 20th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Discover the world of cheeses with us once a month in our new Hors d' oeuvres and Dessert Cheese Series. Each month we’ll sample one cheese two ways, one as an appetizer and one as a light dessert. This month’s featured cheese is Saint-André Triple Crème Cow's Milk French Cheese and is on sale for the weekend! You won’t want to miss it! No sign up necessary

Sat
21
Whole Kids Weekends
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Produce Department
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Whole Kids Weekends
Saturday, September 21st
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Produce Department, Open Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation, but Not Required

Get your child geared up for the weekend with a healthy, tasty snack! We’re featuring a different lunch item each Saturday, perfect for school and after school snacks. Supplies while they last.

Tue
24
28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Tuesday, September 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $35 Individual/ $60 Couple

Are you ready to revamp your eating habits and focus on a healthier you? We are here for you just before the Holidays to get you all geared up! Our Healthy Eating Specialists will guide and support you for 28 days as you work toward your own healthy-eating and fitness goals.  Price includes 2+ dinners, a starter kit, mini-cooking classes and a 20-minute consultation.  Celebrate in the end with great prizes. Must sign up at Customer Service in advance as this class fills up quickly and space is limited; 48 hr cancellation policy. Kicks Off September 24th 6-7pm; Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 6-7pm.

Thu
26
Craft Beer B-I-N-G-O!
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Craft Beer B-I-N-G-O!
Thursday, September 26th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free!

The Engine Room, South Loop’s premier destination for craft beers, is bringing back everyone’s favorite game, B-I-N-G-O, with a twist! Join Ben Iverson from Allagash Brewing Company, Jake Williams from Sixpoint Brewery and Adam Schulte from Artisanal Imports for a rousing game of Craft Beer B-I-N-G-O at the bar. Game winners will enjoy a selection of prizes from each of the three beer representatives. No signup necessary.

Sat
28
Afternoon Brews with Windy City Distributing
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Front Parking Lot
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Afternoon Brews with Windy City Distributing
Saturday, September 28th
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Front Parking Lot, Free!

This Saturday, we’re celebrating everything fall with backyard drinking games, food and brews in our front parking lot. Join us at the fair with special guests for the evening, Windy City Distributing. Must be 21 or over to taste beers. Takes place in the front parking lot weather permitting.Check back for more updates!

Mon
30
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, September 30th
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

Perfect Party Picks
Saturday, December 27th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Throughout the Store, Free!

We end the year on a high note with a storewide party offering some great ideas to throw your own “Party of the Year.” We will sample a lovely selection of sparklers in our Wine Bar, offer some interesting pairings on cheese and wines, and have appetizers to taste sprinkled through each department.

 

We end the year on a high note with a storewide party offering some great ideas to throw your own “Party of the Year.” We will sample a lovely selection of sparklers in our Wine Bar, offer some in

New Year’s Eve Tasting: Sparkling & Caviar
Tuesday, December 30th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
In Seafood,

Bring in the new year in style as you taste a sample of our blinis, caviar, and Champagne. We don’t fool around at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale.

Have a happy and blessed New Year everyone!

Bring in the new year in style as you taste a sample of our blinis, caviar, and Champagne. We don’t fool around at Whole Foods Market Hinsdale.

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, December 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!