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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Whole Foods Market Events Calendar West Bloomfield MI

Check out all the details here but below are some highlights taken directly from the site:

Store Calendar- All Classes and Events take place at Whole Foods Market, West Bloomfield unless another location is specified. They are free and open to the public. Registration is not necessary unless noted otherwise. Class sizes are limited.
Whole Foods Market offers classes for your benefit. The information presented represents the views of the lecturer and may not reflect the views of Whole Foods Market. As always, you should decide what is appropriate for you and your lifestyle.

Thursday, April 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th Green Spa Nights 4-7 pm FREE
Take time to relax and renew at our Be Good to Your Whole Body Green Spa nights. Open your mind and spirit as you learn about beauty without cruelty in our Whole Body Department. Check out some fresh picks for spring.

Tuesday, April 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th Toxic Trade-In Tuesdays All Day FREE
Join us as we help you do some spring cleaning. Each week we will be tackling a different topic (shampoo, deodorant, lip balm & cleaning products). Bring in a conventional version and we'll replace it with an all natural one for free. Start spring right with a fresh approach to taking care of yourself and your home. FREE.

Friday, April 16th Gluten Free Support Group 7 pm FREE
Do you have a gluten allergy or suffer from Celiac Disease? Join us in the café the third Friday of every month! Share gluten free recipes, familiarize yourself with our ever-growing line of gluten free products and discuss ways to deal with your allergy. Learn about the newest restaurants in the Metro area that now offer gluten free dishes. If you would like more information or would like to sign up, please email karen.russell@wholefoods.com. FREE.

Saturday, April 17th Earth Day at the Market 11 am - 2 pm FREE
Earth Day is April 22nd and this year we are celebrating all month long. Today we welcome EcoPosh Events to the store to teach you how to turn all of your events 'green'. Learn tips and tricks from the pros! Also, visit with A-1 Organic Lawn Care and find out how to keep your lawn looking beautiful and safe for children and pets. Visit with our worm composting expert to find out how easy it is to start composting at home and don't miss our herb table to check out this year's offerings.

Monday, April 19th Look and Feel Younger 7 pm FREE
Learn the secrets to permanently losing weight and keeping it off. Review the foods that provide energy and the foods that age the body. Learn tips about diet, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes that can improve your health. Call (734) 756-6904 to reserve your seat. Presented by Dr. Carol Ann Fischer, D.C., N.D. Holistic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist. All attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Retake Your Plate Film Festival at the Detroit Science Center on April 29th.

Tuesday, April 20th Back Pain: Help is on the Way 7 pm FREE
If you or someone you know is suffering from severe back or neck pain from pinched nerves, herniated, bulging or degenerative discs, Sciatica or Spinal Stenosis, please join us as Dr. Sol Cogan, the official DC of the Detroit Lions, discusses ways to manage your pain.

Wednesday, April 21st The Real Truth about Vitamins 7 pm FREE
Sandra L. Waters, RN, BSN of Nutritional Health Restoration will explain the difference between whole food supplements and fractionated ones. Learn what the best nutrient and vitamin dense foods are to eat, and which to avoid. Free scanning for most common vitamin deficiencies using Nutrition Response Testing. Please call 248-698-8855 to reserve your seat. All attendees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Retake Your Plate Film Festival at the Detroit Science Center on April 29th.

Friday, April 23rd Whole Foods Market 6th Annual Wine Tasting at Costick Center, Farmington Hills 7-10 pm Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
You won't want to miss our 6th annual wine tasting!! The Farmington Community Arts Council and the Farmington Hills Special Services Department present "Art After Dark". This event includes music, art, free drawings and of course, wine and accompaniments from Whole Foods Market. Tickets are on sale now and available at the Costick Center and Whole Foods Market, West Bloomfield. For more information, please call (248) 473-1870.

Friday, April 23rd  Trim that Waistline & Loose that Gut 7 pm FREE
Join Personal Trainer Claudia Fairnot for this class geared towards men and women over 40. She will address some of the top health concerns of this age group. To reserve your seat please call 248-996-0304 or e-mail ckpersonalt@aol.com

Friday, April 23rd - Sunday April 25th Michigan Earth Day Fest in Downtown Rochester FREE
Join us at Michigan's largest Earth Day event, celebrating what is working in our communities and showcasing leadership in green business, government and non-profit programs. This event will welcome people from around Michigan, eager to learn about green and healthy living, and seeking earth-friendly alternatives in food, energy, transportation, clothing, wellness, career, home, garden, finances and more.

Saturday, April 24th Volunteering and Helping in our Community noon-3 pm FREE
Stop in to learn about opportunities to help our community. There are so many organizations that need committed individuals to help them reach their goals. Today, you can pick up information about some of these groups who are looking for volunteers. Feel good about yourself and your community.

Sunday, April 25th  Bread: 101 6p FREE
Bread has been a staple in our diet for centuries and there are hundreds of varieties to choose from; gluten free, whole wheat, sprouted, the list goes on and on. What's the difference between all of these kinds of bread and what kind is best for optimal health? Join Steven, our lead baker, in the café to get the lowdown on our favorite carb during this educational sampling session. See you in the cafe!

Tuesday, April 27th Diabetes Prevention and Care 7 pm FREE
Presented by Dr. Richard Sowerby, DC, Clinical Nutritionist. Diabetes has gone beyond the epidemic stage and has reached pandemic levels. Did you know that diabetes is preventable? Discover what traditional health care won't tell you. We will demonstrate how we use Nutrition Response Testing to address these issues. Sign up online or call (248) 879-1900 to reserve a seat. CCNHC.com.

Thursday, April 29th Retake Your Plate: Dinner and a Movie with Whole Foods Market at the Detroit Sceince Center 5 - 10 pm Suggested Donation of $10 pp or $20 per family; to benefit The Greening of Detroit and The Detroit Science Center
Come watch your choice of four films about food, culture and the environment while enjoying delicious, local food and supporting two great organizations. The films we will be showing are Food Inc., The Garden, What's on Your Plate? and No Impact Man. After viewing, enjoy discussion with other like-minded individuals about the issues addressed in the films. These films are best suited for kids ages 10 and up. We look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, May 2nd Walk for Common Ground at Oakland University Campus, Rochester Hills
10 am
Join us to support Common Ground, a non-profit which has been committed to helping youths, adults and families in crisis for more than 30 years. Their 24-hour resource and crisis helpline, youth and family services, emergency psychiatric services and other programs throughout Oakland County are a lifeline for runaway and homeless youth, families, victims of crime, people with mental illness and others in critical situations.

One Dime At A Time April 1st - June 30th One Dime at A Time for The Greening of Detroit
Reusing your own bags now helps more than ever with our One Dime at a Time program. From April 1st through June 30th you can donate your bag refund simply by telling the cashier when you check out. Your dimes will be donated to The Greening of Detroit, whose mission is to guide and inspire others to create a 'greener' Detroit through planting and educational programs environmental leadership, advocacy, and by building community capacity.. For more information, visit http://www.greeningofdetroit.com/.

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