Whole Foods: As Free as a Bird, Now!

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Meatless Mondays, cookies for a dime and free compact fluorescent light bulbs are just a few of the goings-on at Whole Foods in Green Hills this month. After the jump, a list of promotions, benefits, cooking lessons and--wait for it--the inaugural Name That Cheese game show.

Here's a strategy for today: Stop by the store to get your 10-cent cookie (make mine a Jumble) and pick up a coupon for a free rotisserie chicken redeemable Wednesday, July 8 through Tuesday, July 14. Seriously, free chicken.

If you swing by to claim your chicken on Wednesday, you can also take advantage of 5 Percent Day to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Or go on '50s Friday, when the gelato/coffee bar is serving up shakes and floats to a Motown soundtrack. Wouldn't Lynyrd Skynyrd be more appropriate?

Every Monday 4 to 6 p.m.

Meatless Meal Mondays

Want to cut back on costs and reduce your carbon footprint by going meat-free one meal a week? Curious about how to do a meatless meal your family will love? Let us help you with our new weekly series, Meatless Meal Mondays. Each week, we'll demo a different meatless meal recipe or product. Free to all.

7/7

Dime Cookie Day

Who's day are you going to make today? Take home a bag of ten fresh chocolate chip cookies for only $1!

7/8

5% Day to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank

Be sure to do your grocery shopping today as 5% of our store's net profits for the day go to support Second Harvest Food Bank's mobile pantry.

7/10

50s Friday

Milkshakes and Root Beer Floats are available today at the Gelato/Coffee Bar. Stax/Motown tunes played all day. Themed specials in each department.

Seafood Summer Grillout

5-7 p.m.

Jonny 5 shows you how to grill seafood like a rockstar - free samples galore!

7/15

TOMS Style Your Soles

4 to 7 p.m.

Plain white TOMS available for purchase-free art and craft supplies provided to personalize your TOMS. $25 gift card to the most creative pair of TOMS made during the event. Give the gift of a pair of shoes to a child of poverty, while picking up something stylish and sustainable for yourself.

7/16

Name That Cheese

6 p.m.

Think you know cheese? Put yourself, and our Cheese Monger, Sara Jones, to the test!

Compete in our first Specialty Dept game show-guess the names of cheeses by sight, smell and taste in increasing levels of difficulty. Winner goes home with a great prize--say, CHEESE!

7/18

Giving Grill for FEED 100

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Pork sandwich, corn on the cob, popsicle and chips for only $5. The whole $5 goes to the FEED 100 project that feeds children in Rwanda.

7/21

What a Bright Idea!

Shop with your reusable bags, get a free compact fluorescent light bulb.

**while supplies last!

7/22

Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Store Tour

6 p.m.

Learn how to eat well, on a budget, with this sample-packed tour. FREE to all with registration.

7/23

School of Fish

6 to 8 p.m.

Seafood specialist Jonny 5 shows you a new way to prepare Salmon-It's Salmon season! Get a free spice mix for attending. FREE to all.

7/28

Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise Store Tour

11 a.m.

Learn how to eat well, on a budget, with this sample packed tour. FREE to all with registration.

7/30

Evening of Elegance: Journey to South America

5 to 7 p.m.

Sample elegant tastes from our Southern neighbors. Traditional music by Serenatta helps set the mood. Free.

7/31

Works by Alison Slamon to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital

Closing Reception

5 to 7 p.m.

50% of any artwork sold goes to St. Jude's Children's Hospital

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