January 2014

Sun
05
Treat Yourself
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Treat Yourself
Sunday, January 5th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Bakery Department, Free!

While we are all for healthy new year’s resolutions, we also believe in treating yourself from time to time. Stop by our pop-up in the Bakery department and enjoy fresh baked goods and mimosa samples. 

Mon
06
Meat & Greet
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Meat & Greet
Monday, January 6th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Nothing says a good time like cured meats. We’ll be pairing favorite local brews with our favorite charcuterie. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different local brewery, stop by the Engine Room for more details. 

Thu
09
Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Healthful New Year
Thursday, January 9th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Many of us start the new year with a variety of resolutions. Join us to learn ways to chart the path to healthy eating! Follow #WFMdish to particpate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
10
Journeyman Whiskey Flight
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Journeyman Whiskey Flight
Friday, January 10th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Bourbon, malt, or rye, we never met a whiskey we didn’t like. Journeyman Distillery will be here with flights of their favorite whiskey varieties. 

Sat
11
Health Starts Here Passport Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Health Starts Here Passport Fair
Saturday, January 11th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free!

Take your taste buds to France with nutrient dense and delicious food.  Pick up a passport and visit each department at South Loop. Once you reach your final stop, use your passport to enter to win a Healthy Starts Here Gift Basket!

Mon
13
Meat & Greet
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Meat & Greet
Monday, January 13th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Nothing says a good time like cured meats. We’ll be pairing favorite local brews with our favorite charcuterie. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different local brewery, stop by the Engine Room for more details. 

Wed
15
Craft Night at the Engine Room
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Craft Night at the Engine Room
Wednesday, January 15th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free!

Bring your DIY projects, grab a drink, and craft along with other crafty folks at the Engine Room. Because sometimes making it yourself is just better. 

Thu
16
Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Staying on Track with Your Health
Thursday, January 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Keeping your resolutions going can be difficult. Join us to share and learn how and where to find the motivation to stay on track with your healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
18
Dogs & Drinks
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Dogs & Drinks
Saturday, January 18th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, $4 for a tricked-out hot dog

Dogfish Head Brewery is now making sausages and our Meat team will be grilling ‘em up in the Engine Room. Sausages and beer, it doesn’t get better than that. 

Sat
18
Sod Room Presents: Infant Massage with Baby Benefits Chicago
12:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sod Room Presents: Infant Massage with Baby Benefits Chicago
Saturday, January 18th
12:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center

Come and learn how to massage your infant and start this nurturing experience. Infant Massage has many benefits for both infant and parents. It can help parents bond with their babies, improve sleep patterns and reduce colic. Parents will learn to observe the baby’s responses and how to respond to their cues.

Cynthia Covian-Hernandez, a Physical Therapist who is also a Certified Educator of Infant Massage and a Certified Lactation Specialist, will lead the class.

Age requirement: Newborns up to pre-crawlers. Massage oils and handouts Included. Please bring a pillow and blanket. Click here to learn more about Sod Room.

Sun
19
Sunday Supper with the Honeycomb Project
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sunday Supper with the Honeycomb Project
Sunday, January 19th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

In honor of the MLK Day of Service, we’ll be serving a simple and hearty dinner while The Honeycomb Project hosts a community giving project. Seating is limited, please see Customer Service to reserve a spot. 

Mon
20
Meat & Greet
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Meat & Greet
Monday, January 20th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Nothing says a good time like cured meats. We’ll be pairing favorite local brews with our favorite charcuterie. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different local brewery, stop by the Engine Room for more details. 

Thu
23
Magic: The Gathering Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Magic: The Gathering Game Night
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free to play; all drafts $4

Wizards, unite! (Local beer fans, we’ve got something special for you, too: Darkhorse Brewery will be pouring some of our favorite beers all night, while Paul from Two Brothers will be our special guest referee.) 

Thu
23
Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Eating
Thursday, January 23rd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As we approach the end of the first month of the new year, join in to share and learn ways to keep things delicious and interesting for your long term healthy eating goals! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Fri
24
Sake Night
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Sake Night
Friday, January 24th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free!

Whether you’re a sake novice or connoisseur, you’ll enjoy this night of sake and oysters. Jamie from Tenzing Wines will be pouring her favorite sakes in the Engine Room, while our top-notch Seafood team will be on-hand serving fresh oysters. 

Sat
25
PlantStrong Cook-Off: Game Day Snacks
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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PlantStrong Cook-Off: Game Day Snacks
Saturday, January 25th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free!

What would The Big Game be without your favorite half-time snacks? South Loop Team Members will be re-creating football snacks and sampling their recipes from each of our departments around the store. Stop by to taste and vote.

Sun
26
Make & Take Series: Clean Home
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Make & Take Series: Clean Home
Sunday, January 26th
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $10

Start the new year fresh and clean with the first of our Make and Take Series. We’ll be teaching you how to make your own natural (and super effective!) cleaning supplies. Space is limited, please see Customer Service to reserve a spot. 

Mon
27
Meat & Greet
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Meat & Greet
Monday, January 27th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Varies

Nothing says a good time like cured meats. We’ll be pairing favorite local brews with our favorite charcuterie. Each Monday we’ll be featuring a different local brewery, stop by the Engine Room for more details. 

Mon
27
Movies That Move Us
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Movies That Move Us
Monday, January 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Uncover the truth about health with a monthly series of video clips from our Health Starts Here Doctors. South Loop’s Healthy Eating Specialist Bonita will facilitate a short video discussion and serve a light snack. 

Thu
30
Craft Beer Bingo
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Craft Beer Bingo
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free to Play

Get those good luck charms out, it’s Bingo time in the Engine Room! This month’s installment features Revolution Brewing and New Belgium Brewery calling the numbers and giving out the prizes. Arrive early, this one fills up quickly! 

Thu
30
Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ online
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Twitter Chat: Score With Big Taste
Thursday, January 30th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
online, free

The Big Game is coming up so it's time to start thinking about great game-day grub! Join us to share menu ideas and recipes that are sure to keep everyone happy and full. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Hello, Beauty Truck!
Friday, August 29th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
On Floor, Free

It's coming! The Hello, Beauty Truck will be making a stop at River Forest on Friday, August 29th from 11-7pm. Join us for free samples and summer tips from our beauty squad! Enter to win our Whole Body summer sweepstakes with a chance to win a $500 shopping spree! The first 50 people to RSVP will a receive a swag bag filled with beauty goodies. RSVP to abbie.corrigan@wholefoods.com.

It's coming! The Hello, Beauty Truck will be making a stop at River Forest on Friday, August 29th from 11-7pm. Join us for free samples and summer tips from our beauty squad!

Beer Can Chicken
Friday, August 29th
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Store, FREE
This technique uses beer to steam the chicken on the grill, resulting in phenomenal grilled flavor, perfect for summer evenings. We will have how-to demonstrations, samples and everything you need to create this summertime favorite.
This technique uses beer to steam the chicken on the grill, resulting in phenomenal grilled flavor, perfect for summer evenings.
Sauganash Chef Challenge!
Friday, August 29th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Eight of our Team Members will be facing off in our very first cooking challenge.  They will have 30min to prepare, execute, and plate a dish for four judges.  The challenge? Limited cooking equipment, pantry items, and one surprise ingredient! For more details or to sign-up to be a guest judge, email melissa.franada@wholefoods.com.

Eight of our Team Members will be facing off in our very first cooking challenge.  They will have 30min to prepare, execute, and plate a dish for four judges.  The challenge?