October 2013

Tue
01
28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Tuesday, October 1st
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
03
Twitter Chat: Fall Seasonal Brews
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Fall Seasonal Brews
Thursday, October 3rd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

With the arrival of fall comes the release of many seasonal craft beers. We'll highlight some of our very favorites and ask you to do the same! Follow #WFMbeer to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Fri
04
Cheese Please
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Please
Friday, October 4th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Discover the world of cheeses with us once a month with our Cheese Please series. This month we'll feature the rich and creamy Sartori Merlot BellaVitano. The featured cheese will also be on sale for the weekend! You won't want to miss it. No sign up is necessary.

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

Tue
08
28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Tuesday, October 8th
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
10
Sweets & Drinks
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Bakery and Specialty Departments
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Sweets & Drinks
Thursday, October 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bakery and Specialty Departments, Free!

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of Chicago’s best local sweets and drinks. Join us for this night of indulgence when our aisles will be jam-packed with desserts and drinks for the twenty-one and over crowd. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste the best of what Chicago has to offer in the Specialty and the Bakery departments.Satisfy your sweet tooth with some of Chicago’s best local sweets and drinks. Join us for this night of indulgence when our aisles will be jam-packed with desserts and drinks for the twenty-one and over crowd. Don’t miss this opportunity to taste the best of what Chicago has to offer in the Specialty and the Bakery departments.

Thu
10
Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From South Africa - Part II
Thursday, October 10th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

 

Deliciously diverse, the wines of South Africa are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the three bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (Find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

 
Sat
12
Caramel Apple Dipping Day
12:00 AM @ Bakery Department
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Caramel Apple Dipping Day
Saturday, October 12th
12:00 AM
Bakery Department

Get your very own hand-dipped caramel apple in the Bakery department to embrace the fall season! These hand-dipped delectable treats will be on sale and made just for you two times this month, so you won't want to miss it!

Sat
12
PlantStrong Chili Cook-Off
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong Chili Cook-Off
Saturday, October 12th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

It's officially chili season! Join us in our Whole Lifestyle Center for a PlantStrong Chili Cook-Off. Whole Foods Market Team Members will be battling it out and sampling delicious chili recipes from each of our deaprtments around the store. Stop by to taste and vote on your favorite chili! 

Sat
12
Doggy Drop & Shop
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Parking Lot
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Doggy Drop & Shop
Saturday, October 12th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Parking Lot, Free!

Bring your four-legged friend along as you shop! To celebrate the launch of our new Whole Paws pet food, we’re hosting a Dog Watch Day, so your pup can come with you when you shop. We’ll have a  Dog Watch station set up outside the store, and there will be a chance for you to win a Whole Paws gift basket and Whole Foods Market gift card via a photo op contest! Your dog can enjoy Whole Paws samples and water outside while you’re shopping inside. Please make sure your dog enjoys playing with other pups, and have him/her on a leash.

Tue
15
28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Tuesday, October 15th
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
17
Twitter Chat: Pumpkin-Palooza
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Pumpkin-Palooza
Thursday, October 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The arrival of pumpkins is a sure sign that fall is officially here. We'll discuss tips, tricks and ideas for enjoying these gorgeous gourds in the kitchen! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
17
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
Thursday, October 17th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole LifeStyle Center, $30

Join the mommy experts from Bump Club Chicago to learn the ins and outs 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 http://www.bumpclubandbeyond.com or https://octoberbabyfoodmadeeasy4-8sl.eventbrite.com/ to register. 

Fri
18
Sriracha Burning Love
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Prepared Foods
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Sriracha Burning Love
Friday, October 18th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Prepared Foods, Free!

It’s a celebration of everyone’s favorite hot sauce! Give your weekend a kickstart at the Prepared Foods department to sample tasty recipes featuring Sriracha, and enjoy samples of a special Sriracha cocktail. Show us how you love to use Sriracha and you could win a $100 Whole Foods gift card! 

Sat
19
Taste of South Africa with National Geographic Traveler
12:00 AM @ Sales Floor
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Taste of South Africa with National Geographic Traveler
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 AM
Sales Floor, Free!

South African wines, dishes, recipes, and fare await you on this special day. Join National Geographic Traveler and South African Tourism exclusively at the South Loop store on this day for a taste of South Africa and lots of raffles, magazaine takeaways, and more!

Sat
19
Treat Your Sweetie!
12:00 AM @ Sales Floor
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Treat Your Sweetie!
Saturday, October 19th
12:00 AM
Sales Floor

It's the Sweetest Day of the year! Give your favorite sweetie a little extra treat from our Floral, Bakery, and Specialty departments. Look for the Sweetie symbol throughout the store for special treats and deals. 

Thu
24
Sip + Savor
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sip + Savor
Thursday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $20

Healthy Eating Specialist Jessica and Sommelier Adrienne are teaming up to bring you a PlantStrong four-course food and wine pairing dinner. Savor seasonal fall dishes while you sip four artfully paired wine selections. Save your spot and sign-up in advance at customer service. 

Thu
24
Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful Halloween
Thursday, October 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Halloween is just a week away... Are you prepared for the onslaught of ghost, goblins and ghouls? We'll be discussing ideas for healthier treats and goodies, and share photos of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and more! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
26
Caramel Apple Dipping Day
12:00 AM @ Bakery Department
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Caramel Apple Dipping Day
Saturday, October 26th
12:00 AM
Bakery Department

Get your very own hand-dipped caramel apple in the Bakery department to embrace the fall season! These hand-dipped delectable treats will be on sale and made just for you two times this month, so you won't want to miss it!

Sat
26
Pumpkin Decorating Day
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Pumpkin Decorating Day
Saturday, October 26th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, The cost of a Whole Foods Market Pumpkin

It's pumpkin time! Get creative with us and decorate a spooky or goofy pumpkin with colorful paints. And to add to the festive fun, we'll be serving up some of our favorite fall treats. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Mon
28
Book Club
7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Book Club
Monday, October 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. Contact Customer Service at 312.435.4600 for more information.

Events At Nearby Stores

Fresh Grilled Brats
Saturday, July 12th
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Evanston South, $8

Fresh Grilled Made In-House Brats with a Side Salad 

Fresh Grilled Made In-House Brats with a Side Salad 

Kid's Summer Saturday
Saturday, July 12th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
By the coffee bar, FREE

Saturday July 5th      

Kick off the holiday weekend with a free piece of fruit. Enter to win a make your own popsicle kit!

Saturday July 12    

Yoga for the family! We will have Jill Rigby from Samadhi Yoga Studio teaching mini kid’s yoga sessions every 20 minutes.

Saturday July 19th      

It’s scavenger hunt around the store! Grab a hunt and see if you can find all 10 items. Delicious prizes for anyone who finishes!

Saturday July 26 

Make your own bird feeder to hang at your home! We will be recycling water bottles to make bird feeders, a fun hands-on craft for the whole family.

Saturday July 5th      

Kick off the holiday weekend with a free piece of fruit. Enter to win a make your own popsicle kit!

Teen Chef Battle: The Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Saturday, July 12th
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

Is your teen a Master in the kitchen or a whiz at helping you cook a delicious dinner?  Perhaps your talented teen just has an interest in the culinary world? You’re in luck! Whole Foods Market and Indian Prairie Library are teaming up to bring you the first ever Great Grilled Cheese Battle.  Participants will craft the most delectable sandwich possible by choosing from a variety of fresh and natural ingredients provided by Whole Foods Market. 

A Panel of Judges will then choose a winner based on taste, presentation, creativity, and level of difficulty.   This unique and fun event will be held at Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, and the winners’ sandwich will be featured for sale in our Prepared Foods Department for one week!  Your teen can sign up with a partner through the Indian Prairie Library website. 

Registration deadline is July 7th.

We highly suggest they sign up for one of Whole Foods Market’s Teen Culinary Workshops on July 2nd or July 8th as well to best prepare them for this event.   Any questions can be directed to Amy Caruso at Whole Foods Market Willowbrook or Tyler Works at Indian Prairie Library.  

Is your teen a Master in the kitchen or a whiz at helping you cook a delicious dinner?  Perhaps your talented teen just has an interest in the culinary world? You’re in luck!