March 2014

Sat
01
Mardi Gras Face Painting
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Mardi Gras Face Painting
Saturday, March 1st
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Kick off your Mardi Gras celebration this year at Whole Foods Market Galleria with some food, fun, crafts and a little face painting! Each department in our store is ready for Carnival Season and you can even bring the kids! Vote for the best display in our store, pick up some seasonal must-haves, and from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. get your face painted. 

Sun
02
Mardi Gras Face Painting
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Mardi Gras Face Painting
Sunday, March 2nd
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Kick off your Mardi Gras celebration this year at Whole Foods Market Galleria with some food, fun, crafts and a little face painting! Each department in our store is ready for Carnival Season and you can even bring the kids! Vote for the best display in our store, pick up some seasonal must-haves, and from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. get your face painted. 

Thu
06
Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe
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Jazz St. Louis’ JazzU Youth Musician Performances
Thursday, March 6th
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market is excited to partner with Jazz St. Louis to help JazzU students “promote, present and preserve jazz in the greater St. Louis area through performance, education and outreach activities that build youth and adult audiences for jazz.” The JazzU program is a competitive program under Jazz St. Louis that selects emerging musicians from a pool of applicants. These young musicians will perform in our store on select Thursday evenings in February to share their talent and love of jazz with all of us. 

Fri
07
Pints for the Planet: Fundraiser for the Whole Planet Foundation
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Pints for the Planet: Fundraiser for the Whole Planet Foundation
Friday, March 7th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Full glass pints are $6.00 (21+) Individual glasses are $3.00

Come to Whole Foods Market Galleria from 5-7pm and have a Schlafly beer at Happy Hour! Full glass pints will be $6.00, and individual glasses will be $3.00. Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation helps global communities through micro lending programs to help alleviate poverty.  All proceeds from this event will benefit the Whole Planet Foundation. 

Sat
08
Meet our One Dime at a Time recipient: Ready Readers
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Meet our One Dime at a Time recipient: Ready Readers
Saturday, March 8th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use shopping bags for their purchased groceries. Customers have the option to take that off their bill, or donate it to a local nonprofit organization. Between January 1, 2014 and March 31, 2014 donations made at Whole Foods Market - Galleria in Brentwood benefit Ready Readers. Ready Readers is a St. Louis non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring preschool-age children from low-income communities to become successful readers.  550 volunteers read weekly to 8,000 preschool children attending 162 early childhood centers in St. Louis.  Each child also receives 7 new, quality books a year – a total of 60,000 books a year. 

Sat
08
Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking Event
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Specialty Department
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Parmigiano Reggiano Cracking Event
Saturday, March 8th
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Specialty Department, Free, Reservations not required

Last year, Whole Foods Market broke the Guiness World Record for the most number of Parmigiano Reggiano wheels cracked simultaneously! We are once again celebrating this amazing cheese with an annual cracking event. Join us for the crack, stick around for the samples.

Wed
12
Around the World in One Day with Dewey International Studies Students
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Around the World in One Day with Dewey International Studies Students
Wednesday, March 12th
10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

To draw attention to the Whole Planet Foundation, we are partnering with Dewey International Studies School to demonstrate ingredients we source from various countries and regions around the world. Students will present facts about the country where select ingredients are sourced, explain the people and culture, as well as how the Whole Planet Foundation impacts that community.

The students from Dewey International Studies School believe in developing a deeper understanding of diverse cultures and building interactions with the world, which makes them a great partner for this endeavor. 

Thu
13
Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: Wines From Italy Part I
Thursday, March 13th
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Online, Free

Deliciously diverse, the wines of Italy are perfect for every occasion. Pick up one of the four 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.

Thu
20
Community Support Day for The Nature Conservancy
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Community Support Day for The Nature Conservancy
Thursday, March 20th
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

The Nature Conservancy and Whole Food Market® are coming together to celebrate World Water Day! The Nature Conservancy will host activities on this Community Support Day, including: “How Nature Filters Water,” “Every Drop Counts” - an interactive community art project, and much more! Plus, 5% of the day’s sales will be donated to The Nature Conservancy to help keep our waters fresh and healthy here in Missouri! 

Thu
20
Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Online
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Twitter Chat: A Future Without Poverty
Thursday, March 20th
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Online, Free

Giving can be hyper local or support for someone you've never met half way around the world. What matters is how we can all work together to create opportunity for ourselves and others to grow. Join us as we talk about ways we can all help to eradicate poverty. Follow #WFMdish to join the conversation from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm CST.

Sat
22
Mocha Mash-Up: A Local Coffee and Chocolate Event
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria
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Mocha Mash-Up: A Local Coffee and Chocolate Event
Saturday, March 22nd
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Free, Reservations not required

Meet local coffee roasters, like Kaldi’s, Kuva, and Intelligentsia; as well as local chocolatiers like Kakao, in the Whole Foods Market Specialty department. For your enjoyment, we will have several stations throughout the department, each featuring a coffee and chocolate pairing. Stop in for a quick pick-me-up and perhaps learn something new from master roasters, baristas, and artisan chocolatiers! 

Sat
22
Face Painting for the Whole Planet Foundation
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe
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Face Painting for the Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, March 22nd
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe, $5 suggested donation (proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation)

To draw attention to the Whole Planet Foundation we invite you to get your face painted at our store from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with all donations to benefit the Foundation.

Sun
23
Face Painting for the Whole Planet Foundation
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM @ Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe
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Face Painting for the Whole Planet Foundation
Sunday, March 23rd
11:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Whole Foods Market Galleria, Cafe, $5 suggested donation (proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation)

To draw attention to the Whole Planet Foundation we invite you to get your face painted at our store from 11:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. with all donations to benefit the Foundation.

Sun
30
Benefit Concert for the Whole Planet Foundation: at Schlafly Bottleworks
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM @ Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143
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Benefit Concert for the Whole Planet Foundation: at Schlafly Bottleworks
Sunday, March 30th
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143, $5 suggested donation (proceeds benefit the Whole Planet Foundation)

Join us at Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave, Maplewood, for a Whole Planet Foundation benefit concert. Enjoy live music, provided by the bands of Whole Foods Market Galleria, while sipping on a cold pint of Schlafly beer – it’s going to be a rocking good time! Don’t miss our Silent Auction and Benefit Brunch; all proceeds from the auction and 10% of Schlafly’s brunch sales will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation!

Whole Foods Market’s Whole Planet Foundation helps global communities through micro lending programs to help alleviate poverty. 

Events At Nearby Stores

Healthy Eating Store Tour
Saturday, February 28th
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Whole Foods Market Town and Country, Free

Saturday, February 28

Healthy Eating Store Tour

9:30 – 11:00am, Free

Advance registration is required and is available by calling our store at 636-527-1160

With Marcia Whelan, Marketing & Community Relations Specialist and Dr. Dan O’Leary, D.C.

Join Marcia and Dr. Dan for a tour around the store where they’ll point out and discuss healthy eating options in every department. As part of our efforts to eat healthier, the timing of this tour couldn’t be better. It’s free, but advance registration is required due to space limitations. Please meet at our Customer Service desk.

Saturday, February 28

Meet our One Dime at a Time Recipient: Action for Autism
Saturday, February 28th
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Whole Foods Market Town and Country, Free

Saturday, February 28

Meet our One Dime at a Time Recipient: Action for Autism

Noon – 3pm, Free, Reservations not required

Whole Foods Market gives 10 cents per bag to customers who re-use their own shopping bags for their purchased groceries. This program reduces our impact on the environment and supports local non-profit groups. Throughout January, February and March, customers will have the choice to accept their cash refund or donate the cash back to our store’s chosen nonprofit organization, Action for Autism (AFA). AFA’s mission is to continually strive to work with individuals, families, and organizations to see that anyone with autism should, to the extent possible, receive therapies, resources, and support to help them attain their highest potential. Founded in 2008, AFA recognizes that nearly 1 in every 68 children born today will be diagnosed with autism. Therefore, they continue to address the growing need to assist children and their families with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Finally, Action for Autism, through their AFA Academy, serves children 18 months to 21 years of age with education and therapy services. Meet a representative from AFA in our store today, or for additional information, go to https://www.afastl.org/. The first 25 customers who stop by their table will receive a free recycled plastic bag.

Saturday, February 28

The Wolf Café Hosts a 10% Day for Whole Planet Foundation
Saturday, March 7th
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
the Wolf Café, Free event, but purchases are available

Saturday, March 7

The Wolf Café Hosts a 10% Day for Whole Planet Foundation

Please join us as at the Wolf Café at 15480 Clayton Rd. (636.527.7027) in Ballwin just down the street from our store (http://thewolfstl.com/) for a 10% Day for the Whole Planet Foundation. Owners Bob and Denise Biribin have graciously offered to donate 10% of sales from the entire day to the Whole Planet Foundation. Billed as West St. Louis County's sustainable coffee, cafe and music venue, the Wolf Café provides a rustic and active lifestyle community atmosphere, artisan coffee, fresh and local foods, craft beer, wine and live acoustic music. Please support the Wolf Café’s initiative to help our store reach our donation goal for the Whole Planet Foundation to alleviate poverty through microcredit in communities around the world that supply Whole Foods Market stores with products. Grab a cup of coffee, a beer, a glass of wine or relax and enjoy a meal at the Wolf Café to help support this amazing Foundation.

Saturday, March 7