June 2013

Wed
05
Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater
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Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, June 5th
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater, Free

Centennial Lakes Park comes alive with the sound of music cascading over the water every Wednesday evening in June, July and August - sponsored by us! Local community bands and singers will perform at 7 pm. Schedules of performances can be picked up along the walkways at Centennial Lakes Park, Edina City Hall or online at: www.centenniallakespark.com

Thu
06
Gluten Free Store Tour
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Meet at Customer Service
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Gluten Free Store Tour
Thursday, June 6th
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Meet at Customer Service, Free

Whether you're newly diagnosed with Celiac disease, have a gluten intolerance or sensitivity, a gluten free tour is just the thing to get you on track to delicious and nutritious eating, while dealing with gluten issues. During the tour, we will highlight some delicious gluten-free offerings in each department.

 

This tour is FREE, but we ask that you sign up in advance. You can register by calling 952-830-3500 and registering with our customer service desk, or stopping by the customer service desk next time you're shopping in our store.

Tue
11
Value Store Tour and Coupon Class: Quality Food without Breaking the Bank
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM @ Meet at Customer Service
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Value Store Tour and Coupon Class: Quality Food without Breaking the Bank
Tuesday, June 11th
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Meet at Customer Service, Free

We believe everyone should be able to afford to eat quality food. If you think higher quality always means higher price, think again! We offer real food, all free of artificial ingredients and hydrongenated fats, at the best possible price. Take our store tour to learn how you can get the most for your money every day. We'll also be discussing simple tricks and tips on how to maximize your savings on products here at the store with coupons and deals. Couponing doesn't have to be time consuming or confusing. Plus, one lucky attendee will win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card!

 

This event is FREE, but we ask that you sign up in advance. You can register by calling 952-830-3500 and registering with our customer service desk, or stopping by the customer service desk next time you're shopping in our store.

Wed
12
Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater
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Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, June 12th
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater, Free

Centennial Lakes Park comes alive with the sound of music cascading over the water every Wednesday evening in June, July and August - sponsored by us! Local community bands and singers will perform at 7 pm. Schedules of performances can be picked up along the walkways at Centennial Lakes Park, Edina City Hall or online at: www.centenniallakespark.com

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Summer Produce Gone Wild
Thursday, June 13th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Squash, canteloupe, and corn - oh my! Summer's bounty is just ripe for the cooking and we'll dish about all of the ways to enjoy your favorites. We'll also celebrate our friends the bees, pollinators we all love and need to keep summer's bounty returning years after year. Follow #wfmdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
15
Whole Kids Club Scrapkins Craft Project
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Outside Dining Area (weather permitting) or Café
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Whole Kids Club Scrapkins Craft Project
Saturday, June 15th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Outside Dining Area (weather permitting) or Café , Free

Scrapkins is a program that is part of the Whole Kids Foundation which was founded by Whole Foods Market. The Scrapkins projects use recycled household items, and kids learn about gardening, recycling and other health and wellness topics. This month, kids will learn how to make little pollinator bee puppets using toilet paper tubes - while also discussing how important pollinators are to the food we eat!

 

This activity is FREE, but we ask that you sign up in advance to ensure we have enough materials. This class is suitable for 3-10 year olds, and parents should attend too! You can register by calling 952-830-3500 and registering with our customer service desk, or stopping by the customer service desk next time you're shopping in our store.

Wed
19
Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater
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Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, June 19th
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater, Free

Centennial Lakes Park comes alive with the sound of music cascading over the water every Wednesday evening in June, July and August - sponsored by us! Local community bands and singers will perform at 7 pm. Schedules of performances can be picked up along the walkways at Centennial Lakes Park, Edina City Hall or online at: www.centenniallakespark.com

Sat
22
Health Starts Here: Grill'in and Chill'in Event
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Storewide
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Health Starts Here: Grill'in and Chill'in Event
Saturday, June 22nd
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Storewide, Free

Looking for a big bang for your BBQ bash? Celebrate summer throughout the store with delicious ideas and recipes that are plant strong, nutrient dense, and perfect for summer happenings. Stop in for sweet and savory ideas to keep your family on the right track while still enjoying your favorite dishes! While you're here, be sure to enter to win a Health Starts Here picnic basket valued at $100!

Mon
24
Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Meals in a Flash
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Cafe
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Health Starts Here Monthly Class - Meals in a Flash
Monday, June 24th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cafe, $10

Learn more about and taste the four pillars of healthy eating that make up our Health Starts Here program.  Every class will feature Plant Strong, Nutrient Dense, Whole Food ingredients that contain Healthy Fats.  A different topic will be selected each month for you to learn about and enjoy presented by Lisa Coyne, our Whole Body Team Leader and healthier cooking guru! 

Call customer service at 952-830-3500 or stop by the customer service desk in store to RSVP.  Space is limited, so pre-registration at least 24 hours in advance for each class is required to secure your spot.  $10/class or $25/3 classes is also required at the time of your RSVP.  The payment is non-refundable, but can be applied to store credit if cancellation occurs at least 48 hours in advance.

Wed
26
Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater
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Sponsor of: Centennial Lakes Wednesday Night Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, June 26th
7:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centennial Lakes Park Maetzold Ampitheater, Free

Centennial Lakes Park comes alive with the sound of music cascading over the water every Wednesday evening in June, July and August - sponsored by us! Local community bands and singers will perform at 7 pm. Schedules of performances can be picked up along the walkways at Centennial Lakes Park, Edina City Hall or online at: www.centenniallakespark.com

Thu
27
Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines of Summer
Thursday, June 27th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Cool, crisp whites, reds to pair with your favorite steak - wine is made for summer food. Join us as we chat about pairing wines with both weather and favorite summer foods. Follow #wfmwine to join the conversation from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST.

Sat
29
Whole Kids Club: Summer Story Time
12:00 AM @ Outside Dining Area (weather permitting) or Café
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Whole Kids Club: Summer Story Time
Saturday, June 29th
12:00 AM
Outside Dining Area (weather permitting) or Café , Free

Kids, we'll read a few stories, nibble on some snacks and send you home with some fun coloring pages and stickers. Stay tuned for the story to be chosen - we'll add it to our Facebook Events Calendar, our Website calendar and have signage throughout the cafe!

 

This activity is FREE, but we ask that you sign up in advance for one of three time slots. This class is suitable for 3-10 year olds, and parents should attend too! You can register by calling 952-830-3500 and registering with our customer service desk, or stopping by the customer service desk the next time you're shopping in our store.

 

Story times at 9 am, 9:30 am and 10 am

Events At Nearby Stores

Health Starts Here 5 for $5 Lunch
Monday, July 28th
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Maple Grove, $5

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5. These dishes feature nutrient dense, plant strong ingredients, with no added oil or sodium, but plenty of fresh, delicious flavor. Menu changes weekly - watch our Facebook page for weekly updates.

Start your week off right with a selection of 5 Health Starts Here dishes for just $5.

Peak Pick: Tropical Fruits
Tuesday, July 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $30 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Comparing apples to oranges is one thing, but what about comparing apples to lychees, passionfruit, mangos and more? There is a wide range of wonderful tropical fruit available here at Whole Foods Market that brings bright flavor and beautiful color to many dishes. These various fruits can look quite intimidating, but once you taste them and Chef Ani shows them how to use them, you’ll make a home in your fruit bowl for starfruit, right next to the grapes. This class has hands on opportunities as desired, is gluten free, and has vegetarian options are available upon request. Pre-registration is required. On the menu:

  • Tropical Fruit Aqua Fresca
  • Tropical Fruit Guacamole with Plantain Chips
  • Tropical Fruit Gazpacho
  • Grilled Sea Scallops with Tropical Fruit Salsa
  • Quinoa and Hearts of Palm Salad with Tropical Fruit
  • Tropical Fruit Parfait with Ginger Cream

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Comparing apples to oranges is one thing, but what about comparing apples to lychees, passionfruit, mangos and more?

Bean Basics
Wednesday, July 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Cooking Classroom, $25 per person

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate. With a long and illustrious history of feeding hungry gourmets on the cheap, beans and legumes figure into almost every culinary culture on Earth, and with good reason. They’re an excellent source of lean protein, fiber and complex carbs that are low in calories and contain no cholesterol. They’re neutral in flavor, so they can blend seamlessly into dishes, adding a creamy texture and subtle earthiness to everything from appetizer to dessert. In this class, we’ll discuss soaking beans, how to cook them by many methods including braising and pressure cooking, when to use dry vs. fresh beans, and how to pick the right bean or lentil for your dish. Areas of focus include how to make flavorful veggie burgers, how to add beans to desserts and how to make a delicious Moroccan spice blend. This class is vegetarian, with vegan and gluten free options upon request and hands-on opportunities as desired. Come hungry! On the menu:

  • Moroccan Spices Lentil Hummus
  • Cucumber Avocado Gazpacho with Edamame
  • Three Bean Summer Succotash
  • Tex-Mex Pinto Bean Burgers
  • Falafel Waffles
  • Double Chocolate Black Bean Brownies

Pre-registration for classes and select events required. See class description for specific instructions. Registration required no later than 48 hours prior to the class date. Call 612-927-8141, visit our customer service desk, or register online to pre-register. Classes and events are subject to change or cancellation. If you cannot attend your class, you must call Whole Foods Market Lake Calhoun and cancel at least 48 hours in advance. You will receive classroom credit for the amount of the class to be used no later than three months from the date of the class that you registered for. Please call the above number or contact  Culinary Director Ani Loizzo at Ani.Loizzo@wholefoods.com if you have any questions. Thank you!

This class will be taught by Chef Ani. Beans and lentils are some of the powerful things you can have in your pantry- and on your plate.