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Gotta love Whole Foods’ community outreach, from the cooking lessons to the Mommy and Me programs! Here’s this month’s schedule for NoVa Whole Foods stores:

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Take a “Value Tour”
Whole Foods Market Reston
11660 Plaza America Drive 6 pm
703.736.0600
Hidden values, over-looked bargains, and just downright great prices-we’ve got them all. Take a tour with us and let us show you how to uncover the best deals, the great values waiting for you at Whole Foods Market in Reston. If you would like to come as a group, contact Vern at the store and we’ll schedule an exclusive tour for you.

Cooking with Katie – Great Meals for a Great Price
Whole Foods Market Vienna
143 Maple Ave East 7-9 pm
703.319.2000
Join our very own Katie Wolffe, Catering Liaison, as she cooks up seasonally delicious recipes that won’t break your budget. This week, Katie will be creating dishes that are perfect for the busy weeknight cook and will save you time, money and stress. She’ll show you how to stretch your dollar just a bit farther with our 365 Everday Values and other wallet-watching tips. Class size is limited, so please sign up at the Customer Service desk.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Back To School Event What’s New for School?
Whole Foods Market Reston
11660 Plaza America Drive 3-5 pm
703.736.0600
Every team in the store wants to show off their Back To School specials-lunch goodies, healthy snacks, and new items just in from our wonderful vendors. Come by and try something new. We’ll have lots of great foods for your family and every one of them free from hydrogenated fats, artificial colors and preservatives. Have a healthy and happy school year.

Back to School Tasting for Kids
Whole Foods Market Vienna
143 Maple Ave East 4-6 pm
703.319.2000
We are gathering up our favorite snacks and lunch ideas from all over the store to hold a super Back to School Tasting for Kids. Kids (and their families) are invited to come in and sample some great foods. In addition, participating kids will leave with a goodie bag of tasty and healthy snacks ranging from familiar and fabulous to new and adventurous in hopes that this year’s lunchboxes and after-school treats will be more enticing.

Monday, Sept. 15

Mommy & Me Half Pints Club
Whole Foods Market Fairfax
4501 Market Commons Drive 11 am
703.222.2058
Miss Celia is back again with her usual set-up: music, books and a fun craft for you and your little one! We’ll be in the Osteria café once again – a great way to beat the heat and have some fun at the same time! Please sign up at customer service or by calling 703.222.2058.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Artists Opening Reception
Whole Foods Market Fairfax
4501 Market Commons Drive 6:30-8:30 pm FREE
703.222.2058
Join us as we welcome our new artists from Empowered Women International. We’ll welcome them in to our store with a couple of different wines to taste, plus some small bites from our catering department. The artists are members of Empowered Women International (www.ewint.org) and have great work to show! We are honored to welcome them into our store as they display their art and tell their stories.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Rob’s Perfect Pairings Wine & Food Class
Whole Foods Market Fairfax
4501 Market Commons Drive 7-8 pm
Still yearning for more wine and food knowledge? Learn from Rob on these expansive subjects – he’s focusing on the bounty at the beginning of autumn and the goodies it brings. It’s one of the tastiest hours you’ll spend at our store, in one of our most elegant spots: our Enoteca Wine Loft. Cost for the program is $20. Please stop by customer service to sign up or call 703.222.2058.

Half-Pints Club Harvest Fun
Whole Foods Market Reston
11660 Plaza America Drive 3:30-5:30 pm
703.736.0600
With fall just around the corner, we’re going to make something that fits-our own version of a healthy GORP mix. Don’t know what that is? Come on in and find out! And as always, we’ll play a fun game.

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