February 2013

Thu
07
Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Romancing the Food
Thursday, February 7th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Food and love just seem to go hand-in-hand. Join us from 6pm to 7pm CST as we talk about food that inspires love, showing your love through food, and all things Valentine's Day. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter to share your ideas and inspirations.

Thu
07
Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 1 with Special Guest Rip Esselstyn!
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Engine 2 28-Day Challenge Week 1 with Special Guest Rip Esselstyn!
Thursday, February 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! Hear the author himself, Rip Esselstyn, as he joins us for this one night special event. Limited seats are available, so registration is required for this event. For more information and to register please contact Curtis.whitwam@wholefoods.com

Fri
08
Chocolate & Champagne
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Chocolate & Champagne
Friday, February 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

Indulge in some sweet treats this Valentine’s season! Taste chocolate delights, as well as a selection of champagnes at this free tasting held in the Specialty Department. No registration necessary.

Tue
12
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, February 12th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

Moms sometimes forget to take time out for themselves – so let us pamper you! At our monthly Mom’s Morning Escape, moms will receive a free mini-massage, coffee or tea, and muffin from the Coffee Bar.  Please check in at the Customer Service desk to pick up your Mom’s Morning Escape Voucher, then make your way to the Coffee Bar for breakfast. Also, don’t forget to enjoy a relaxing five minute chair massage by Therapeutic Massage in our Whole Body Department (first-come, first-served).   

Wed
13
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!
Wednesday, February 13th
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

Thu
14
Twitter Chat: Things We Love
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Things We Love
Thursday, February 14th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Sunsets, butterfly kisses from a child, a perfectly sweet strawberry. There are so many things love in life. Join us on Twitter from 6pm to 7pm CST as we explore all of the things we love. Follow #wfmdish to share your thoughts. 

Thu
14
My Vegan Valentine
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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My Vegan Valentine
Thursday, February 14th
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $20 per person; donated to Florida Voices for Animals

 

Want to share a special evening with your Vegan Valentine? Enjoy a delicious, completely vegan 4-course meal, featuring both healthy and decadent recipes that will tempt your tastebuds. This elegant date night includes roses for the ladies, vegan wine, and a 4-course meal with appetizer, soup, entrée, AND our famous vegan cake for dessert. Proceeds will benefit Florida Voices for Animals. This event will be held in the store café. Please reserve your spot by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com

Sat
16
Kids Club Class: Rip’s Chocolate Cereal Treats
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Kids Club Class: Rip’s Chocolate Cereal Treats
Saturday, February 16th
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

For energetic, on the move kids and adults, snacks can be just as important as meals and provide another opportunity to pack nutrition into a day. Whenever possible, it’s ideal to substitute a whole food option like fresh veggies and fruits or nuts and seeds, for conventional, packaged foods. Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis as he shows kids how to make Rip’s Chocolate Cereal Treats!! This hands-on class is for kids of all ages with their parents. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Mon
18
Vegan Baking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Vegan Baking Class
Monday, February 18th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

Learn to make delicious sweet treats without the dairy! Demo Specialist Julie will share all the tips and tricks to make sure your vegan desserts turn out perfect every time! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Wed
20
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
Wednesday, February 20th
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.

Thu
21
Twitter Chat: Food and Film
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Food and Film
Thursday, February 21st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Join us for a virtual dinner as we talk about the movies. We'll chat about our favorite food moments in film and share recipes inspired by films. Follow #wfmdish on Twitter from 6pm - 7pm CST to join the conversation.

Thu
21
Cheese Monger’s Club
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Cheese Monger’s Club
Thursday, February 21st
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation

Are you a member of our Cheese Monger’s Club? Each month we celebrate and sample a variety of cheeses, as well as complimentary wines to bring out their flavor and richness. Plus all Cheese Club members receive emails about our latest selections. Sign up in our Specialty Department or ask one of our Cheesy Team Members for more details.

Fri
22
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, February 22nd
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

There’s nothing like eating food in its whole, natural state and enjoying all of the subtle, complex flavors of fruits and vegetables. Learn how to make delicious raw recipes with Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam. This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Mon
25
Girl Gab with Jade
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Girl Gab with Jade
Monday, February 25th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

Does natural hair coloring really work?  What does natural makeup look like?  What can I do for wrinkles? Our Whole Body Team Member Jade will answer all of your beauty and wellness questions! Find out what you can do to look and feel fabulous, and of course, try some free samples!  This gab session will be held in the Whole Body Department.  No registration necessary.

Wed
27
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
Wednesday, February 27th
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
28
Beer Tasting: Sours
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Tampa
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Beer Tasting: Sours
Thursday, February 28th
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Tampa, Free

 

Taste a variety of sour beers, and learn what they pair best with, during our monthly Beer Tasting. For a $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation, enjoy more than a dozen different beers as well as light appetizers. This tasting will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Events At Nearby Stores

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.

Smoothie Sunday
Sunday, August 24th
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
In the Bakery Department, Buy 1, Get 1 50% off!

Drink to your health with our fresh fruit and vegetable smoothies. These unique, no-added sugar recipes will delight your taste buds and add more nutrients to your diet. For two hours only shoppers will be treated to Buy 1, Get 1 50% off smoothies!