December 2013

Mon
02
Help for the Holidays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Help for the Holidays
Monday, December 2nd
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store-Wide , FREE

Concierge Mary Jo will provide plenty of holiday inspiration to ease your stress this holiday season by sampling recipes and ready to go items at her demo station.   Stop by for samples and to steal her savvy ideas for your own holiday party.  

Tue
03
Holiday Appetizer Tasting at Clarendon Hills Library
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Clarendon Hills Library. 7 N Prospect Ave. Clarendon Hills.
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Holiday Appetizer Tasting at Clarendon Hills Library
Tuesday, December 3rd
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Clarendon Hills Library. 7 N Prospect Ave. Clarendon Hills., Free

Turn ordinary into extraordinary! Join Amy and Mary Jo at the Clarendon Hills Library and learn how to prepare some mouthwatering appetizers for your guests this holiday season.  Move aside cheese log, the feta-cheese stuffed cucumber is taking center stage!  

Wed
04
Dr. Meade is BACK!!!
7:00 PM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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Dr. Meade is BACK!!!
Wednesday, December 4th
7:00 PM
Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

During these classes, Dr. Meade will be providing tips and strategies to eat healthy during the upcoming hectic weeks.  Join him on December 4th  for a holiday smoothie class and return on December 9th for a holiday soup, salad, smoothie, and dessert class! Top it off on December 17th for his holiday juicing class! 

 

 

Thu
05
Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Holiday Delights
Thursday, December 5th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

What delights you during the holiday season? Cookies? Candies? ...Gifts? Join us to share ideas and recipes that will keep all your loved ones happy! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sat
07
Gingerbread House Decorating
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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Gingerbread House Decorating
Saturday, December 7th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Willowbrook Cafe , $19.99

Hurry, hurry, as fast as you can, and sign up to decorate the gingerbread man! Join us in the cafe for Gingerbread House Decorating!  Bring the kids in for this holiday tradition that provides fun for them and no clean up for you! There will be 3 times available: 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.  Please sign up and pre-pay at our Customer Service desk to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited; please indicate how many children you are bringing.  

 

Mon
09
Help for the Holidays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Help for the Holidays
Monday, December 9th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store-Wide , FREE

Concierge Mary Jo will provide plenty of holiday inspiration to ease your stress this holiday season by sampling recipes and ready to go items at her demo station.   Stop by for samples and to steal her savvy ideas for your own holiday party.  

Tue
10
Cheese Night: Create a Cheese Board
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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Cheese Night: Create a Cheese Board
Tuesday, December 10th
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

Calling all cheese lovers!  Join our Certified Cheese Professional, Juan, to learn how to create a cheese board and gather some holiday inspiration for your entertaining needs.  Taste an assortment of cheeses paired with complimentary wine samples that enhance and emphasize all the proper characteristics and flavors.  From soft and fresh to crumbly and aged, this savory cheese board demonstration will surely delight your palate and your wallet because it’s tasty and free—now that’s a winning combination!

 

Wed
11
Vitamix Demonstration
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM @ Store-Wide
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Vitamix Demonstration
Wednesday, December 11th
11:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Store-Wide , FREE

Looking for the perfect holiday gift idea? Our friends from Vitamix will be in the store for a six day demonstration on their monster of a machine that creates smoothies, steaming hot soups, frozen desserts, and more.  Purchase this versatile and durable blender for yourself or as a gift for someone looking to make healthier choices in 2014!

Thu
12
Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Top Ten Wines for the Holiday Season
Thursday, December 12th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

No holiday celebration is complete without a few bottles of wine, so join in on the chat to discover our recommendations for the season! Buy a few ahead of time and taste and tweet with us through our favorites. See the list here: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/wine Follow #WFMwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST. 

Sat
14
DIY Gift Making Workshop
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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DIY Gift Making Workshop
Saturday, December 14th
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Willowbrook Cafe , $2.00 includes ONE jar, ingredients, and packaging

Make one less trip this holiday shopping season by making your teacher gifts with us! Join Amy and Mary Jo in the café to create gingerbread body scrub with ingredients from Whole Foods!  The kids will surely enjoy mixing everything together to create a unique present for their teacher.  Please sign up and pre-pay at our Customer Service desk to reserve your spot.  

Sat
14
Gingerbread House Decorating
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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Gingerbread House Decorating
Saturday, December 14th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Willowbrook Cafe , $19.99

Hurry, hurry, as fast as you can, and sign up to decorate the gingerbread man! Join us in the cafe for Gingerbread House Decorating!  Bring the kids in for this holiday tradition that provides fun for them and no clean up for you! There will be 3 times available: 11am, 12pm, and 1pm.  Please sign up and pre-pay at our Customer Service desk to reserve your spot.  Seating is limited; please indicate how many children you are bringing.  

 

Sat
14
Dungeness Crab-Cracking
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Seafood Department
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Dungeness Crab-Cracking
Saturday, December 14th
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Seafood Department , FREE

We’ll have our seafood experts on hand to crack, clean, and wrap the crab just the way you like! Our US, Wild Caught Dungeness Crab is fully cooked, fresh, and never frozen.  Drop by the demo table and have a sample or two while you watch our crab cracking event unfold! 

Sun
15
Taste of the Holidays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ All Departments
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Taste of the Holidays
Sunday, December 15th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
All Departments , FREE

From inventive gifts to tasty holiday fare, we’ve got you covered! Stroll through our departments where our team members will be offering tasty samples.  Not only will you get delicious inspiration for your holiday table, we will also feature some great gift ideas for your friends and relatives! 

Mon
16
Help for the Holidays
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Store-Wide
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Help for the Holidays
Monday, December 16th
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store-Wide , FREE

Concierge Mary Jo will provide plenty of holiday inspiration to ease your stress this holiday season by sampling recipes and ready to go items at her demo station.   Stop by for samples and to steal her savvy ideas for your own holiday party.  

Thu
19
Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Cooking for the Holiday
Thursday, December 19th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's almost time for the big feast! Whether you're looking for a main course, sumptious sides or delicious desserts you're sure to find it during our chat. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Sun
22
Santa Sunday
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Willowbrook Cafe
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Santa Sunday
Sunday, December 22nd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Willowbrook Cafe , FREE

Bells will be ringing and children will be singing, because Santa Claus is coming to the Whole Foods Café! The jolly guy in red will be posing for photo ops, listening to the wishes of kids on his nice list, and spreading holiday cheer with hot cocoa, cookies, and a treat to take home for Santa's reindeer! Parents---don’t forget to have your cameras ready! 

Thu
26
Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: 2013 Remembered
Thursday, December 26th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

It's hard to believe that another year has come and gone. Join us to chat about ways to remember what's passed and ideas for celebrating what's to come! Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST. 

Mon
30
Entertaining for the New Year: A Progressive Dinner Party
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Throughout the Store
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Entertaining for the New Year: A Progressive Dinner Party
Monday, December 30th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Throughout the Store , FREE

Join us for a Whole Foods “Progressive Dinner” Party.  As you move through each department, you will feast on course after course of savory dishes -each paired with one of our Top Ten Wines! Cast your vote for the best course, help us crown a winning department, and enter a chance to win New Year’s Eve gift baskets or a gift card. Don’t miss out on an evening of fun, food, and prizes.  Sign up at the Customer Service desk today! 

Events At Nearby Stores

Whole Kids Club Wednesday
Wednesday, April 23rd
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Sauganash, Free

Stop by our Customer Service Desk to pick up your bingo card or scavenger hunt map & redeem it for a yummy prize!  *To learn more & become a Whole Foods Market Sauganash Whole Kids Club member, visit our Customer Service Desk*

Stop by our Customer Service Desk to pick up your bingo card or scavenger hunt map & redeem it for a yummy prize!  *To learn more & become a Whole Foods Market Sauganash Whole Kids Club me

Bubbles Academy Music for Kids
Wednesday, April 23rd
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
1550 Stage, Free!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Join us every Wednesday and Thursday morning for some rock'n good times with our neighbors from Bubbles Academy!

Hump Day Lunch Date
Wednesday, April 23rd
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Facebook, Front Register Area, Free

Grab a friend and join us for Hump Day lunch! Starting 4/16, groups of two or more who bring in our "word of the day" on Facebook can spin the wheel of discounts and prizes on the way to the register. Who knows? If you're lucky, lunch could be on us! *Discount/prize to be applied to same day lunch purchase. **The "word of the day" is found on our Facebook page the day of the event.

Grab a friend and join us for Hump Day lunch!