December 2013

Sun
01
PlantStrong™ Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong™ Brunch
Sunday, December 1st
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.

Wed
04
More Glam, Less Stress!
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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More Glam, Less Stress!
Wednesday, December 4th
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Get prepped for your holiday parties with Chicago's top natural make-up artists! Learn how to create gogeous and glamorous effects in a few simple steps, using the cleanest and most effective cosmetics. All attendees will receive a personalized consultation, lesson, and instructions for recreating party-perfect looks at home. Space is limited; sign up with Customer Service in advance. Register before December 1 and receive a special gift.

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Thu
05
Bubbles! A Master Class on Sparkling Wines
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Bubbles! A Master Class on Sparkling Wines
Thursday, December 5th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $25

Do you love fizz? Come join us for a joyful, uber-educational tasting through all the world’s best sparkling wine regions. From Champagne to cava, Melanie will cover all of the bubble bases. You’ll leave feeling smart and savvy, and hopefully a little effervescent. Also included in the class cost: Melanie’s new book Hello, Wine: The Most Essential Things You Need to Know About Wine and a shopping list of Melanie’s favorite holiday wines. Sign up early, class is limited to 25.

To learn more about Melanie Wagner, visit her website at melaniewagnerwine.com.

Sat
07
Sleep Tight with The Honeycomb Project
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Pop-Up Volunteer Stand
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Sleep Tight with The Honeycomb Project
Saturday, December 7th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pop-Up Volunteer Stand, Free!

This is the perfect time of year to do some good deeds with your family. We've partnered with The Honeycomb Project  to make helping others easier. Donate books and pajamas during this pop-up volunteer project. All donated items will go to children at O'Toole Elementary School and the Montessori School in Englewood.

Sat
07
Death's Door Cocktails with Your Favorite Bartender
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Death's Door Cocktails with Your Favorite Bartender
Saturday, December 7th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Head to our Specialty Department to meet local bartender Thomas Mooneyham of The Gage and learn how to make his favorite Death's Door Spirits cocktail at home.

Sun
08
Gingerbread House Decorating
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Gingerbread House Decorating
Sunday, December 8th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $19.99

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to workshop. We'll provide the frosted gingerbread house, candy, and some help from our bakery pros; you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome, space is limited, so please sign up with our Customer Service team.

Mon
09
Game Time in the Engine Room
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Game Time in the Engine Room
Monday, December 9th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The Engine Room, Varies

Join us in the Engine Room as Nick from Tyranena pours some local brews and we give away fun prizes as we show the Chicago / Dallas game.

Tue
10
Eat Without Heat
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Eat Without Heat
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Satisfy your sweet tooth this season with decadent raw holiday desserts. Join our Healthy Eating Specialists, Bonita and Jessica, for a fun-filled class that includes tasty and delicious recipes and samples. Must sign up in advance, 48-hour cancellation policy. Space is limited.

Tue
10
Cheese Nights: Building the Perfect Cheese Plate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Cheese Nights: Building the Perfect Cheese Plate
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Learn the finer points of fromage with our Cheese Nights! Tonight our cheese experts will show you how to construct the perfect cheese plate, from choosing your cheese to presentation. 

Thu
12
Crafternoon Cocktails
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ The Engine Room
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Crafternoon Cocktails
Thursday, December 12th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
The Engine Room, $15

Get crafty with the Engine Room's expert mixologist Ian, who will teach us how to make an herb-infused cocktail syrup (and then teach you how to use it in a delicious cocktail!). You can also decorate your own syrup jar to give as a gift (or keep for yourself!). Space is limited, please register at the Customer Service desk. Must be 21+ to register.

Fri
13
Friday Night Gin Flight
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Friday Night Gin Flight
Friday, December 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Engine Room, Varies

Enjoy an earthy drink or two as Rob Krass from St. George Spirits showcases a gin flight featuring St. George Dry Rye, Terrior, and Bontanivore gins. The Engine Room's Ian will make a special gin cocktail for the night as well. 

Sun
15
Keep It Simple Series: Taste of the Holidays
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Holiday Table
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Keep It Simple Series: Taste of the Holidays
Sunday, December 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Holiday Table, Free!

Take a breather this holiday season. Keept it simple and order made-from-scratch turkey, gravy, stuffing, and all the fixins from our Holiday Menu. From our kitchen to your table, we have everything you need for a delicious Holiday meal. Join us by the Holiday Ordering Table (in our Frozen Department) to taste our favorite items and place your order.

Sun
15
Game Time in the Engine Room
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Game Time in the Engine Room
Sunday, December 15th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The Engine Room, varies

Enjoy local pours with us in The Engine Room Bar from 5 Rabbits Brewery while we show the Chicago / Cleveland game.

Thu
19
Gingerbread House Decorating
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Gingerbread House Decorating
Thursday, December 19th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $19.99

For many, gingerbread houses epitomize family togetherness during the holidays. Continue the tradition with your loved ones at our how-to workshop. We'll provide the frosted gingerbread house, candy, and some help from our bakery pros; you bring the creativity! All ages are welcome, space is limited, so please sign up with our Customer Service team.

Thu
19
Holiday Party with Two Brothers Northwind
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Holiday Party with Two Brothers Northwind
Thursday, December 19th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Engine Room, Varies

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and it's even better with Trevor from Two Brothers pouring some favorite local brews. Enjoy drinks and festive from-scratch snacks by our talented teams. Get in the spirit by wearing your favorite ugly Christmas sweater (encouraged but not required)!

Sat
21
Create-Your-Own Gift Basket (Health Starts Here)
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Health Starts Here Stand
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Create-Your-Own Gift Basket (Health Starts Here)
Saturday, December 21st
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Health Starts Here Stand, Varies

'Tis the season to give a perfectly-packaged basket full of foodie and cooking goodies! Stop by our Health Starts Here stand and we will help you create and wrap a holiday gift basket for your loved one. 

Mon
23
Create-Your-Own Gift Basket
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ South Loop Sales Floor
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Create-Your-Own Gift Basket
Monday, December 23rd
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
South Loop Sales Floor, Varies

'Tis the season for finding easy last-minute gifts! Our expert Customer Service representatives will be on hand to help you customize your very own gift basket for everyone on your list. 

Thu
26
Craft Beer Bingo
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Craft Beer Bingo
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Engine Room, Free to Play

Since you'll be so over the holidays by then, join us in the Engine Room for our popular Craft Beer Bingo: I Hate My Family Edition. Anthony from Finch's Beer will be on hand pouring local brews and giving out prizes to Bingo winners.

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
27
Pre-New Year's Eve Party
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ The Engine Room
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Pre-New Year's Eve Party
Friday, December 27th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Engine Room, Varies

Get a jumpstart on the festivities this year and enjoy some bubbly and oysters in teh Engine Room. Food, oysters, and fun - what better way to ring out 2013?

Sat
28
Fondue Fun!
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Fondue Fun!
Saturday, December 28th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Take a trip back with us and everyone's favorite party treat - fondu! Step into our pop up fondue party in the Specialty Department for fun fondue combinations perect for your New Year parties. We'll also be serving up festive drinks to get you in the spirt. You won't want to miss this blast from the past.

Sun
29
Party Planning 101: Sparklers for the New Year
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Party Planning 101: Sparklers for the New Year
Sunday, December 29th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Specialty Department, Free!

Join us for a bubbly venture through the season's top-nothc sparkling wines. We'll have assorted sparklers for you to try at every price point to meet any and all of your holiday needs. Plus, our expert Specialty team members are always on-hand to answer all of your fizzy-drink related questions.

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

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!

One Dime at a Time
Thursday, January 1st
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
In our store,

Our newest recipient of your bag reuse refunds is one near and dear to our hearts, The Whole Planet Foundation. Through the Foundation, impoverished women in countries where we source are products are given the opportunity to start their own businesses with as little as a $175 loan. That loan can mean an end to poverty, education for her children and a leg up to others in her community. Find out more at wholeplanetfoundation.org.

Our newest recipient of your bag reuse refunds is one near and dear to our hearts, The Whole Planet Foundation.