August 2013

Thu
01
Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Late Summer Grilling
Thursday, August 1st
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

The calendar may indicate that summer's coming to a close, but the weather sure isn't! Join us for a fun online discussion where we share our best tips and tricks for the grill, as well as favorite foods to cook over live fire! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
06
Playin’ in the Park
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park
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Playin’ in the Park
Tuesday, August 6th
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park

Fit Kids Playground brings you a free monthly event to get kids active! At Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park you’ll find kids games, healthy snacks, free giveaways, and even Kids Zumba! More info at www.fitkidsplayground.com.

Thu
08
Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer 2013 Scrapbook
Thursday, August 8th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

As summer vacation comes to an end, let's take a moment to remember the last three months. Join us to swap our very best memories, stories and photos of summer 2013! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
10
Back to School Fair at Glazer Children’s Museum
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Glazer Children’s Museum
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Back to School Fair at Glazer Children’s Museum
Saturday, August 10th
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Glazer Children’s Museum

This annual event will feature live entertainment, informational speaker sessions, karaoke, games, arts & crafts, face painting, balloon artists, workshops and a whole bunch of fun! More info at: http://tampabayparenting.com/backtoschoolfair/

Tue
13
Mom’s Morning Escape
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Customer Service
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Mom’s Morning Escape
Tuesday, August 13th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Customer Service, 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
14
Healthy Lunchbox: The Un-Sandwich
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Store Cafe
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Healthy Lunchbox: The Un-Sandwich
Wednesday, August 14th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Store Cafe, Free! Registration Required

Are your kids bored with the same old sandwich? Learn creative alternatives to humdrum sliced bread like stuffed pita pockets, tortilla wraps, lettuce wraps, and more! Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis Whitwam will show you quick and easy recipes that will make your kid’s lunchbox a no-trade zone! This class will be held in the store café. Please register by the exit lobby or by emailing Curtis.Whitwam@wholefoods.com.

Thu
15
Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Tiny Victories (Small steps... Big change)
Thursday, August 15th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Getting kids to think differently about their food choices can be a challenge. Join us for an online discussion to share tips and best practices for inspiring small changes that will ultimately have a big impact on better nutrition! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
15
American Artisan Cheese Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Store Cafe
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American Artisan Cheese Class
Thursday, August 15th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Store Cafe, Free! Registration Required

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
17
Flavor Run 5K
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Florida State Fairgrounds
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Flavor Run 5K
Saturday, August 17th
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Florida State Fairgrounds

Come to walk/run/stroll/wheel a 5k and get covered in fruit flavored celebration powder! We’ll be there with a rainbow of fresh fruit to fuel the runners! More information at www.flavorrun.com

Thu
22
Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Heading Back to School
Thursday, August 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Summer vacation is officially over and the kids have gone back to school. Join us for an online discussion to share ideas for simple and nutritious breakfasts, sack lunches worth keeping and delicious suppers that are managable on a tight weekday schedule! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Thu
22
Beer Tasting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Store Cafe
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Beer Tasting
Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Store Cafe, $5 donation to the Whole Planet Foundation

Taste a variety of 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.

Sat
24
Kids Club: After School Snacks
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM @ Store
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Kids Club: After School Snacks
Saturday, August 24th
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Store, Free! Registration Required

Can after school snacks be tasty and healthy at the same time? The answer is yes! Join Healthy Eating Specialist Curtis for this interactive class and learn some great ideas for recipes that kids can help make. 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.

Sat
24
Back to School Bash!
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Back to School Bash!
Saturday, August 24th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Store-Wide, 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 thermal lunch sack for the first 100 kids

· Free samples of products throughout the store that are perfect for after-school snacks and wholesome lunches

· Back to School Gift Basket giveaway

· Pop-up Food Cart (find out what we’ll be cooking up by following us on Facebook or Twitter)

This is a free, fun family event! No registration necessary. For questions, contact Maria.Gumina@wholefoods.com.

Mon
26
Vegan Baking Class
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM @ Store Cafe
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Vegan Baking Class
Monday, August 26th
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Store Cafe, Free! Registration Required

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.

Thu
29
Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer's Last Hurrah
Thursday, August 29th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Labor Day is just a few days away, so let's make sure summer goes out with a BANG! Join us for an online discussion to share party ideas, recipes and general merriment during the final days of outdoor celebrating! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Fri
30
We Like It Raw: “Un-cooking” Class
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Store Cafe
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We Like It Raw: “Un-cooking” Class
Friday, August 30th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Store Cafe, Free! Registration Required

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.

Events At Nearby Stores

Wine Down the Week
Friday, August 1st
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 3rd
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!

Smart Start Mondays Meals under $7
Monday, August 4th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Prepared Foods, Less than $7

Visit us every Monday evening for healthy, meatless meal solutions under $7. Eat in or take out a quick, nutritious dinner, using whole foods and whole grains, without added salt, sugar or dairy from our Healthy Eating Specialist Nicole!