September 2014

Thu
04
Twitter Chat: Back To School
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Back To School
Thursday, September 4th
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.

Sat
06
Whole Kids Foundation- Back to School Bash
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Whole Kids Foundation- Back to School Bash
Saturday, September 6th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, $5 Donation to the Whole Kids Foundation (per child)

Join us for a kid-focused fun event! Take a stroll through our “This or That” Grocery Store choosing the healthiest items and leave with a small bag of groceries.  Spin our Veggie Wheel to win a prize, taste delicious on-the-go smoothies, and visit our “Lunchbox Love” station tasting a variety of lunch munchies and leave with a bento box filled with your favorites! Then stop by our Caricature Artist Station before you leave.  All of our stations are meant to serve as teachable moments—learning stations that are so much fun the kids won’t even notice they’re learning about healthy eating.  For your $5 donation the kids will have a variety of healthy and fun items to take home.  Mark your calendars! 

Thu
11
Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Let's Tailgate
Thursday, September 11th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

College football and tailgating is a quintessential part of fall. We'll share recipes, menu ideas and more to ensure you have the best bash in the parking lot! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Tue
16
Cheese Night: Grilling Cheeses
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Cheese Night: Grilling Cheeses
Tuesday, September 16th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

Something truly delectable happens when heat meets cheese.  Come taste a unique selection of cheeses perfect for grilling and pairing with grilled foods.  Join our Cheesemongers and come to taste and learn with our experts.  

Thu
18
Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From New Zealand - Part I
Thursday, September 18th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of New Zealand are great for every occasion. Pick up one of the bottles we'll be tasting and tweeting about tonight (find the wines here: http://wholefoodsmarket.com/wine) and contribute to the fun! Follow #WFMwine to join in on the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

 

Sat
20
Oktoberfest
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Willowbrook
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Oktoberfest
Saturday, September 20th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Willowbrook, FREE

We may not top the ten million pints of beer and more than 3/4 million sausages consumed at Munich's Oktoberfest, but we can certainly provide a sampling of some of our best German dishes and beverages!  We're bringing a little piece of Germany to our store for this traditional celebration with the best wurst (sausage) and brew (beer) German mustard, sauerkraut, and other classic accompaniments.  Make your way to the store on Saturday, September 20th, get a taste of Munich, and enter to win everything from mustard to sausage to pretzel bread.  

Thu
25
Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Oktoberfest
Thursday, September 25th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Who doesn't love beer and brats? ...And Oom-pah music?! Join us for a lively chat to celebrate the arrival of fall and all the food and drink it brings! Follow #WFMdish to join in on the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
27
Chilympics Chili Cook Off
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street, Downers Grove
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Chilympics Chili Cook Off
Saturday, September 27th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Fishel Park, 1036 Grove Street, Downers Grove , contact Downers Grove Park District for more information

Whole Foods Market Willowbrook is Proud to be an Event Partner of the Downers Grove 2014 Chilympics Chili Cook-Off. 

Saturday, September 27th I 12pm-4pm I Registration Open Now

Fishel Park, 1036 Grove St. Downers Grove

 

If you have an award winning Chili Recipe, then check out this International Chili Society sanctioned competition! Get the recognition you deserve and a cash prize.  We will be on-site doing a salsa taste-test for your added enjoyment.  We are also providing $50 gift cards to competition winners.  We hope to see you there! Applications are now available:  http://www.dgparks.org/recreation/Chilympics.html

Schedule

12pm- Festival Kick Off with music from the D.J.  Competitors Begin Cooking!!

1pm- Culinary Demonstrations on the Stage (Food provided by Whole Foods Market Willowbrook)

2pm – People’s Choice Tasting Begins (while supplies last) and live music from country band, Hillbilly Rockstarz.

3:30pm- Winners Announced 

Events At Nearby Stores

Monday Morning Story Time
Monday, September 22nd
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
In our Cafe, Free!

Beginning Monday, September 8

The biggest party for toddlers and tiny tots is back! Come join us every Monday morning (excluding Labor Day) in the café for some serious snacks, stories and more! Please gather at 9:00am for snacks - stories begin promptly at 9:15am. The festivities are free so bring your neighbor and your other toddler friends to the coolest morning hang out in town. 

Beginning Monday, September 8

Game Day Snacks
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Front 1550 Bar, Prepared Foods, Free

Join us on game days for themed dishes! Think NYC pizza, Carolina BBQ, New England chowder, Minnesota Jucy Lucy, and more! #GreatTailgate

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Join us on game days for themed dishes! Think NYC pizza, Carolina BBQ, New England chowder, Minnesota Jucy Lucy, and more! #GreatTailgate

Kids Cooking Class - Pizza Making
Monday, September 22nd
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
In our Lifestyle Center, $10 Per Child

Ages 5-12

$10 per Child, 

Sign up at customer service

12 children max


Be a chef for a night! Each child will make a personal pizza with their choice of toppings, as well as a healthy salad. 

Ages 5-12

$10 per Child, 

Sign up at customer service

12 children max