August 2012

Tue
07
Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 1
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 1
Tuesday, August 7th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Are you up for the challenge? For 28 days, kick-start your lifestyle based on the book by Rip Esselstyn, The Engine 2 Diet. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam as we explore 28-days of healthy eating with a focus on tips for the kitchen! This class includes a cooking demonstration and tasting. For more information and to register for this class please contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Fri
10
Store Tour: Eating Healthy on a Budget
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Store Tour: Eating Healthy on a Budget
Friday, August 10th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Does living on a budget mean that you can’t eat healthy? What about a busy lifestyle? Take a tour around the store with Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam and learn valuable tips for shopping smart and staying healthy. This class will be held in the store café.  Please register by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Tue
14
Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 2: Label Reading!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 2: Label Reading!
Tuesday, August 14th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Venturing out of the produce department into the world of packaged products can sabotage your healthy eating success unless you know some very simple tips for understanding labels. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam as he shows you the 3 steps that take only 5 seconds to determine if a product is a winner or needs to stay on the shelf. This class includes a healthy cooking demonstration. For more information and to register for this class, please contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Wed
15
American Artisan Cheese Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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American Artisan Cheese Class
Wednesday, August 15th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Celebrate American Artisan Cheese Month with us! Each year the American Cheese Society gathers to review, taste, and vote on the greatest artisanal cheeses the country has to offer.  In this class taste some of the best cheeses from all across the country. Sample a variety of cheeses paired with just the right wine to bring out their flavor and richness. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Sat
18
Kids Club: Gearing Up for School with Healthy Lunch Ideas!
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Kids Club: Gearing Up for School with Healthy Lunch Ideas!
Saturday, August 18th
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Learn to make easy, convenient, and delicious school lunches! Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis to learn some great ideas for recipes that kids can help make. This is an interactive class for parents and kids. To register for this class or for more information contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Sat
18
Back to School Bash!
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Back to School Bash!
Saturday, August 18th
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

It's time to go back to school and Whole Foods Market is here to help you get ready! Do your back to school shopping AND have a great time with the family! Our Back to School Bash includes: free Whole Foods Market backpacks for the first 100 kids! You can sample products throughout the store that are perfect for after-school snacks and wholesome lunches, AND kids can learn all about gardening with a visit from Tampa's very own Truck Farm! This is a free, fun family event! No registration necessary. For questions, contact Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Tue
21
Engine 2 28 Day Challenge Week 3: Recipe for Success
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 28 Day Challenge Week 3: Recipe for Success
Tuesday, August 21st
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

“I’m too busy, it’s too expensive, it doesn’t taste good, I’m always hungry…” These are just some of the reasons why people feel that they can’t succeed on a healthy lifestyle. The solution?  FAST FOOD! That’s right. Join us as we show you how to make healthy, delicious, satisfying meals in 10 minutes or less for just a few bucks per person per day! Cast aside the excuses and kick start your health…Plant-Strong! For more information and the register for this class please contact Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Wed
22
Meet the Cheesemaker: Sartori
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Meet the Cheesemaker: Sartori
Wednesday, August 22nd
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Meet one of the only certified Women Master Cheesemakers in the world – Pam Hodgsen of Sartori – when she visits Whole Foods Market Tampa to sample Sartori cheeses.  Pam is a "Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker®"– one of only 50 certified through an intensive program of the Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at the U of W. Here’s a chance for all of you Raspberry Bellavitano lovers to meet the woman behind the cheese! This Meet & Greet will be held in the Specialty Department. No registration necessary. For questions, contact Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Thu
23
Hot Summer Nights: Comida De Mexico
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Hot Summer Nights: Comida De Mexico
Thursday, August 23rd
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $10 Donation to Whole Kids Foundation

Join us for our Plant-Strong Supper Club with a Mexican flair! Each flavorful, Mexican-style dish follows the 4 pillars of healthy eating so you can indulge in some amazing food without any guilt! All of the money raised from this event will go to Whole Kids Foundation, dedicated to improving children's nutrition and wellness with the goal of ending the childhood obesity epidemic. Enjoy an amazing four course dinner and support a great cause for only $10! For more information on how you can reserve your seat contact Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Tue
28
Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 4: Making it Work
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 4: Making it Work
Tuesday, August 28th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Congratulations on spending 28 days creating a new healthier lifestyle! Now it’s time to learn survival tips for eating out, social gatherings, and travelling. More culinary tips will be presented in a delicious healthy cooking demonstration. For more information and to register for this class please contact curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
30
Vegetarian Cooking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegetarian Cooking Class
Thursday, August 30th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, lacto-ovo vegetarian, or just giving Meatless Mondays a try – this is the class for you! Learn to prepare easy vegetarian dishes that are just as flavor-packed and satisfying as your favorite comfort foods. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Fri
31
We Like It Raw: Un-Cooking Class!
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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We Like It Raw: Un-Cooking Class!
Friday, August 31st
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

Keep it simple, keep it whole, and keep it RAW! In this “cooking” demonstration, learn how to create tantalizing treats and satisfying dishes that will load your body with nutrient dense goodness. Join us for this free, fun class and enjoy a delicious sample. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

Kids Eat Free Wednesdays
Wednesday, August 20th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the PFDS Department, Free with adult

Feed your little ones for free every Wednesday this month. For each adult who dines off of our salad/hot bar, your child will receive up to ½ pound in free food!

Only available at the salad/hot bar. Child must be present. One free meal per adult, spending at least $10 in ready-to eat food.

Wine Class: Exploring Washington Wines
Thursday, August 21st
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
In the Cafe, $10

Join our Certified Sommelier Amy as you taste your way through the wineries of Washington, including NXNW, Novelty Hill, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Charles Smith. Sample four white and four red wines paired with cheeses, charcuterie and chocolates. Pre-register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/publish?crumb=32b5eab1787ab0&eid=12423686581

Wine Down the Week
Friday, August 22nd
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In the Specialty Department, Free!

Unwind your work week with our Certified Sommelier Amy and sample multiple wines and beers paired with hand-cut cheeses.