• $1 Taco Tuesdays: Kickoff to Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 3rd / All day 8:00AM – 10:00PM

• Home Gourmet Cooking Technique Class: Mother’s Day Basics

Friday, May 6th / 12:30 – 2:00PM Free

Want to whip up easy, tasty, and healthier sweet treats? We’ll show you how to prepare an assortment of items that will be big hits to celebrate Mom. Good for parties too! Balsamic Strawberries – An easy & tasty topping for pancakes/waffles. Great over ice cream as well. Lemon Pistachio Cake – A fantastic coffee cake alternative. Dairy- & gluten-free! Unbaked Apple Pie – A unique walnut & date crust, with lightly sautéed apples. Ready to serve as soon as it’s assembled. Dairy- & gluten-free! Orange Chocolate Mousse – it’s raw, vegan, & guaranteed to be the richest mousse/pudding you’ve ever had. Stump your guests with the secret ingredient that makes it creamy. (Hint: no soy or nut milk.) Complete recipes will be provided.

Please RSVP by emailing spsbrmarketing@wholefoods.com; space is limited.

• Local Artist Market & Live Music by Jamie Green

Saturday, May 7th / 11:00AM – 4:00PM Free

Support local artists at our monthly outdoor arts show! Stroll through 30+ outdoor vendor booths exhibiting original works of art, such as handmade jewelry, organic clothing, bags, knit hats, kids toys, painted cards, pottery, photography, and more!

Live Music starts at 1:30PM. Located in the Whole Foods Market parking lot on the first Saturday of every month.

• Free Summer Vegetable Gardening Workshop!

Saturday, May, 7th / 11:00AM – 1:00PM Free

Has the veggie garden bug bit you and now you have questions?! We aren’t going to get dirty, but we are going to have fun! Cerena Childress shares tips on how to garden easy, what to plant now, how to build raised beds/Lasagna gardening, composting, amendments, common summer pests and diseases, how to plant a lot per square foot! Healthy, organic and sustainable, get connected with Mama Earth, get your whole family involved – it’s a marvelous hands on learning experience for children! Cerena is the Santa Barbara View veggie columnist, gardens at Pilgrim Terrace Community Garden, authors the Green Bean Connection blog and newsletter!

• Health Starts Here Food Demo: Rethink Your Greens

Tuesday, May 10th / 12Noon – 1:30PM Free

• Free Workshop “Health, Love and Power : Women & Their Feng Shui” with Lee Ann Manley

Wednesday, May 11th / 12:30PM Free

This springtime power boosting lecture will focus on the specific energetic potentials impacting women in 2011. Issues covered will include stimulating health such as digestion, feet, legs, throat, liver, nervous system, eyes, heart and others. We will also focus on finances, generating money for females and increasing sexual appeal, creative endeavors and married/single love issues. Each attendee will have the opportunity to participate in a lively and interactive Q & A and will leave knowing their highly personalized money, love and power directions and how to best support them in the Year of the Rabbit. Lee Ann is Ventura County’s leading Environmental Acupuncturist and Xuan Kong Feng Shui consultant. For more information, visit www.sbwellnessdirectory.com/fengshui.

• Support National Bike to Work Month: Women on Wheels (WOW)!

Wednesday, May 11th / 5:30 – 7:30pm Free

Women riders will gather on the patio of Whole Foods Market at 5:30PM. Experienced coaches from biking clubs will be in charge of smaller groups. The goal is to introduce group riding etiquette and safety. All levels are welcome. This is a no-drop road bike ride with variable distance 15-20 miles. Please pre-register online at: http://bicicentro.org.

• Herbal Home Remedies with Jennifer Vasilakos

Thursday, May 12th / 1:00 – 2:00PM Free

Whole Foods is pleased to present a free presentation on Herbal Home Remedies with Jennifer Vasilakos, Certified Herbalist & Reiki Master Teacher from the Integrative Medicine Center of Santa Barbara. Jennifer will review common ingredients & products, which you can find at Whole Foods to create quick herbal remedies at home. Learn how to make your own herbal remedies for simple ailments, such as muscle pain, joint pain, upset stomach, allergies & sinus infections.

Please RSVP by emailing spsbrmarketing@wholefoods.com; space is limited.

• Vitamix Roadshow

Friday, May 13th – Tuesday, May 17th / 10:00AM – 7:00PM daily Free samples

The Vitamix 5200 blender makes healthy eating easy and delicious! The Vitamix makes whole fruit and vegetable juices, soups and even ice cream. Stop by for sample recipes and pickup a new Vitamix 5200 exclusively at Whole Foods Market and you receive…

o Extended 8 Year Warranty

o Two Recipe Books

o One Nutrition Book

o Serrated Knife

o A Set of Flexible Cutting Boards

• Meet Mary Pitman from Pitman Farms

Monday, May 16th / 4:00 – 7:00pm Free

Join us as we have a special visit from Mary, founder of Pitman Farms! Learn all about the Global Animal Partnership and step rating system. Sample delicious local chicken raised without antibiotics or added growth hormones. Talk to Mary about her exclusive air-chilling process. Samples available while supplies last.

• Cooking Technique Class: Vegetarian Spring Delights with the Mistress of Spice

Wednesday, May 18th / 12:30 – 1:30PM

Aparna grew up in India where life was slower and food was fresh. In fact, her family grew nearly everything they ate. Before relocating to Santa Barbara, Aparna was the main chef at the Chopra Center for Well-Being in Carlsbad, Ca. and catered for their Perfect Health, Soul of Healing and Yoga retreats. She also taught Ayurvedic cooking classes and worked as a part-time chef at the prestigious Chopra Center for Living in Rancho Santa Fe. My panchakarma training is from New World Ayurveda with Dr. Paul Dugliss.

Please RSVP by emailing spsbrmarketing@wholefoods.com; space is limited.

• Whole Foods Market Booth at Dos Pueblos High School Wellness Day!

Friday, May 20th / 12:00 – 1:00PM

• Easy-to-Make Recipes: Teen Cooking Technique Class with Troy

Saturday, May 21st / 12:30 – 1:30PM; ages 14 and up Free

Are you inspired by shows like the Food Network or Top Chef, but not sure where to begin? Do you want to start cooking for yourself or your friends? Join one of our Prepared Foods Chefs, Troy, also a student at SBCC Culinary Arts Program, as he whips up four delicious and easy-to-make recipes. You will learn some basic to intermediate culinary techniques and enjoy samples, too. No experience necessary. This is a cooking demonstration class.

Please RSVP by emailing spsbrmarketing@wholefoods.com; space is limited.

• Health Starts Here Food Demo: Memorial Day Picnic Favorites

Tuesday, May 24th / 12Noon – 2:00pm Free

• Yoga’licious

Saturday, May 28th / 10:00AM Free

Come join Melanie Elkin of Believe And Achieve Fitness for a fun and interactive yoga class themed around a healthy and nourishing recipe. Yoga’licious is designed to empower you and your body through mindful movement and nourishing nutrition. The afternoon will include an all-levels Baron Baptiste inspired vinyasa flow yoga (45 minutes) followed by a tasty treat. Leave feeling inspired, connected, and nourished in mind, body, and spirit. Please arrive 5-10 minutes early to sign in. Also a mat is required and bring an extra layer of clothes since we’ll be outside on the patio. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Melanie at 805-570-3507 or at BelieveAndAchieveFitness@gmail.com.

Please RSVP by emailing spsbrmarketing@wholefoods.com; space is limited.

• During the entire month of May, Whole Foods Market Santa Barbara will be accepting coin donations at our registers for Cottage Children’s Hospital, helping children in our community! 100% of proceeds benefit the Children’s Miracle Network.

• Whole Foods Market Santa Barbara is a proud sponsor of SB Sweat, a new outdoor workout that takes place twice a week at Shoreline Park! Lose 10 lbs and have fun working out overlooking the beach! Mondays at 9am and Thursdays at 6pm. First class starts this Thursday, April 28th at 6pm. Pickup a $10 class voucher at Customer Service.


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