February 2014

Sat
01
28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge Kick Off
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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28 Day Healthy Eating Challenge Kick Off
Saturday, February 1st
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $35 Individual/$60 Couple

Is your New Year’s Resolution focused around a Healthier Lifestyle for you, your friends and your family?  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+ brunches, a starter kit, mini-cooking classes and a 20-minute consultation. Celebrate in the end with great prizes. 

Wed
05
Bar Magic with Open Heart Magic
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Bar Magic with Open Heart Magic
Wednesday, February 5th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free

Stop by the Engine Room to grab a drink and be amazed by the close-up magic experts from our 5% Day Community Partners at Open Heart Magic. 

Thu
06
Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating
Thursday, February 6th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5 for Three Sugar Cookies

Spread the love this Valentine’s Day! Drop in for a cookie-decorating treat for you and the sweet tooth of the family. Gobble up your cookies together or gift them for that special someone. All ages welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 

Fri
07
First Friday Sip & Shop
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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First Friday Sip & Shop
Friday, February 7th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Engine Room Bar

Add a little bubbly to your shopping trip and stop on by the Engine Room to grab yourself a glass to sip on while you shop. Visit the bar on the first Friday of each month to receive a free bar bite from three select departments around the store!  Join us this night and every day of the week at the Engine Room for drink specials, events and more. 

Sat
08
Sod Room Presents: Eat local, baby! Breastfeed!
10:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sod Room Presents: Eat local, baby! Breastfeed!
Saturday, February 8th
10:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $5

It’s bioactive, it’s raw, it promotes gut health, it’s species-specific, and it’s always the right temperature...yes, it’s breastmilk! Whether you’re expecting or your baby has arrived, find out more about this most local of all foods and learn how to get the breastfeeding support you need and deserve. Moms, Moms-to-be, partners, family support and nursing babies are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Class instructor, Jean Helen Vondriska, is an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant in private practice in Chicago and a volunteer with the Chicago Region Breastfeeding Task Force.

For more information about Sod Room, visit: sodroom.com.

Sun
09
PlantStrong Brunch
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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PlantStrong Brunch
Sunday, February 9th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $8

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. Sign up in advance at Customer Service, this brunch fills up quickly!

Sun
09
Hello, Wine Book Signing and Wine Tasting
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Specialty Department
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Hello, Wine Book Signing and Wine Tasting
Sunday, February 9th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Specialty Department, $24.95 for the book, tasting is free

Hello, Wine is our favorite primer on all things wine, and makes a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift for the wine lover in your life, especially when paired with a bottle of vino and some chocolate! Melanie Wagner, the author, will be on hand signing books and showcasing decadent pairings. 

Mon
10
Classic Board Game Night
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Classic Board Game Night
Monday, February 10th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free to Play

Bring your favorite board game (or choose from our selection) and grab a pal for Game Night in the Engine Room. 

Thu
13
Chocolate Strawberry Dipping
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Chocolate Strawberry Dipping
Thursday, February 13th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bakery Department, Free to sample

Stop by our Bakery Department for the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat, chocolate dipped strawberries. The freshest strawberries and the most delicious chocolate, together again. 

Thu
13
Sip + Savor: A PlantStrong Dinner
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sip + Savor: A PlantStrong Dinner
Thursday, February 13th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $20

Healthy Eating Specialist Jessica and Wine Expert Adrienne are teaming up to bring you a Plant-Strong food and wine pairing dinner. Bring your favorite Valentine to a romantic Spanish “Tapas” style dinner with multiple courses of small shared plates. Adrienne will hand-pick Spanish wine to accompany each course. 

Fri
14
Chocolate Strawberry Dipping
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Bakery Department
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Chocolate Strawberry Dipping
Friday, February 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Bakery Department, Free to sample

Stop by our Bakery Department for the ultimate Valentine’s Day treat, chocolate dipped strawberries. The freshest strawberries and the most delicious chocolate, together again. 

Sat
15
Sod Room Presents: Babywearing 101
10:00 AM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Sod Room Presents: Babywearing 101
Saturday, February 15th
10:00 AM
Whole Lifestyle Center, Free!

Are you interested in Babywearing but not sure how to get started?  Are you already wearing your baby but looking to find a new or better fit for the two of you?

Sod Room Presents educator and expert, Laura Stieglitz, of Babywearing International to bring you Babywearing 101.  This class will go over basic safety information, benefits of babywearing for baby and caregivers, and basic carrier types (Mei Tais, Woven Wraps, Stretchy Wraps, Soft Structured Carriers, and Ring Slings/Pouches).  

Refreshments will be served. Please arrive early to reserve your seat.  For more information about Sod Room and Babywearing International, visit www.sodroom.com and www.babywearinginternational.org.

Sun
16
We Love Local: African American Artisan Fair
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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We Love Local: African American Artisan Fair
Sunday, February 16th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sales Floor, Free

From the very beginning, Whole Foods Market has been dedicated to supporting its local artisans—and we’ve kept that love alive by stocking our aisles full of the best that our communities have to offer. Support the locally-owned African American businesses and products sold right here at Whole Foods Market South Loop in honor of Black History Month. Meet the business owners themselves, and taste and try the products that have led them this far and help us continue to support our community.

Mon
17
Raw Food Series: Eat Without Heat
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Raw Food Series: Eat Without Heat
Monday, February 17th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Lighten up your winter menu with fresh raw delights. Join Raw Food Chef Bonita for a fun-filled class that includes tasty and delicious recipes and samples. 

Tue
18
Tuesday Tasting
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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Tuesday Tasting
Tuesday, February 18th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free

There’s always something new to try at South Loop; try some of these items with us at our Engine Room Bar once a month when we’ll share some our favorite provisions. Free with the purchase of any Engine Room beverage!

Thu
20
Make & Take Series: Bouquets & Bubbly
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Make & Take Series: Bouquets & Bubbly
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15, includes all materials and a drink from the Engine Room bar

Who says flowers are just for Valentine’s Day? Grab a gal pal or two and treat yourself to this make-and-take class where our favorite florists Stacey and Luz will give you step-by-step instructions for creating your own European hand-tied bouquet to take home. 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Winter Comfort
Thursday, February 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The weather is still cold... How do you eat to keep warm? Join us to share recipes and stories around how and why food is so comforting during the winter months! Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
21
Chocolate-Covered Frozen Banana Fridays
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Chocolate-Covered Frozen Banana Fridays
Friday, February 21st
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sales Floor, $1 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Stop by the Whole Planet Foundation Hut to try a frozen banana covered in Whole Trade Chocolate for just $1 (while supplies last)! All funds raised will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation so you will be helping invest in a future without poverty while enjoying a delicious Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana. (If you miss the 21st, you have another chance to get a banana on the 28th!)

Sat
22
Healthy How-To Series: Power Breakfast
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Healthy How-To Series: Power Breakfast
Saturday, February 22nd
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Whole Lifestyle Center, $15

Learn how to fuel yourself with the most important meal. Jessica will demonstrate how to whip up decadent and simple recipes sure to supercharge your day. 

Sun
23
Smoothie Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Sales Floor
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Smoothie Saturday
Sunday, February 23rd
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sales Floor, $3 donation to Whole Planet Foundation

Stop by the Whole Planet Foundation Hut to try a healthy and refreshing smoothie for just $3 (while supplies last)! All funds raised will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation so you will be helping invest in a future without poverty while you’re nourishing your body.(The delicious smoothies will be available on Sunday February 23rd, too!)

Mon
24
Movies That Move Us
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Lifestyle Center
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Movies That Move Us
Monday, February 24th
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. 

Wed
26
South Loop Drawing Group
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Engine Room Bar
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South Loop Drawing Group
Wednesday, February 26th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Engine Room Bar, Free

Draw. Drink. Repeat. Grab your sketchbook and a pint at the Engine Room, where we’ll be hosting a monthly drawing night. 

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Food in Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food in Film
Thursday, February 27th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The biggest awards show of the season is coming up! Join us to chat about this year's favorites as well as the culinary classics of the past. Follow #WFMdish to participate in the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

 

 

Events At Nearby Stores

Kids Cook Too!
Friday, August 1st
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Lincoln Park's Cooking Classroom, $20/parent-1 child $30/parent-2 children

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child(ren) to lead a healthy lifestyle is the ability to cook!  Come join Cooking at Home Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you and your child(ren) to cook healthy, kid friendly foods.  In this class we will learn to make peanut butter and banana French toast with strawberry compote and a baked omelet.

One of the greatest gifts you can give your child(ren) to lead a healthy lifestyle is the ability to cook!  Come join Cooking at Home Specialist, Sarah, as she teaches you and your child(ren)

Hello Beauty Event
Friday, August 1st
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Hello, Beauty!

Have you seen the #hellobeautytruck around town? Find it with gorgeous glows + marvelous makeup HERE, Fri, August 1st from 11-2pm! We’ll have free samples, massages, nail bar, small bites, mocktails, and summer tips! Sip a mocktail, get a massage, get your nails done and enter to win a $500 VIP Whole Body Shopping Spree.  Grab a friend and enjoy a girls’ day out or take an extra-long lunch. The first 20 people to pre-register on Eventbrite will get a special surprise upon check-in:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hello-beauty-tickets-12278141251

 Follow us on Twitter at #hellobeautytruck

Hello, Beauty!

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Tasting
Saturday, August 2nd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Grocery, FREE

Here’s your chance to taste all of our finest extra-virgins, along with a few balsamic vinegars, with your favorite summer foods…heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and more. Find out how to feature these oils with summer’s best as Anne in Marketing tells you why we only carry extra-virgins and what you should look for when selecting oils.

Here’s your chance to taste all of our finest extra-virgins, along with a few balsamic vinegars, with your favorite summer foods…heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and more.