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May starts off month long events at Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens

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The Whole Foods in Palm Beach Gardens will start off celebrating May with "Thirsty Thursdays" from 4PM to 7PM. Every Thursday in May patrons will be able to sample seasonal beers and wines in the store's Specialty Department.

May 5, 2014 from 11AM to 2PM, Whole Foods will celebrate a vegan favorite - guacamole in their Pop Up Cart: Rockin' Guacamole! event in their produce department. Pomegranate seeds, gorgonzola, kale or cranberries? These are just a few of the add-ins available for patrons to make their own guacamole pop up. Join Culinary Demo Specialist Stacy as she preps her famous guacamole with a twist.

May 10, 2014 from 10AM to 1PM, patrons can attend this free Mother's Day event. Whole Foods will have stations set up around the store which will include various foods and gift ideas with a Mother's Day theme. Team members at the store will teach you how to make the perfect pancake, the right dinner, serve up the tastiest dessert or even put together a fun gift bag full of goodies.

May 14, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8PM in the Lifestyle Center will be where you will learn to cook with Fair Trad and Whole Trade Guarantee ingredients.

May 15, 2014, all day, the bakery department will be offering patrons free chocolate chip cookies. We'll have to investigate if they are vegan, or perhaps they can make a special batch for our vegan friends out there. It is Chocolate Chip Appreciation Day at Whole Foods allowing one cookie per person.

May 19, 2014, from 6:30 p.m. to 8PM in the Lifestyle Center patrons will learn about other options for the barbecue than simple hamburgers and hot dogs for Memorial Day. There are a lot of tasty and healthful options available that you can feel good about eating. The store will make alternatives to the old stand bys that typically fill your picnic table. You may never want to go back to your mayo drenched potato salad again!

May 20, 2014, all day, the store will be donating 5% of the store's sales to benefit the PB&J Project. Shop any Whole Foods Market in Broward or Palm Beach on May 20th as 5% of the day’s net sales will be donated to The PB&J Project. This new project, developed by Ryan, a 12-year-old customer, specifically works to support The Pantry of Broward County to collect peanut butter and jelly. According to Ryan, “Raising money for peanut butter and jelly is really important for these children. Peanut butter and jelly can be used as a daily meal and provide enough nutrition to raise healthy children. Over the past six months, I have been busy baking cookies and making lemonade to sell in front of my house in order to raise money. I look at this as turning lemons into lemonade and into PB&J.” The Pantry of Broward County serves seniors in need on low fixed incomes and grandparents raising their grandchildren throughout Broward County.

May 20, 2014, 12PM to 3PM, the Palm Beach Gardens store will add to the 5% donations mentioned above with their Pop Up Cart featuring peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for $2 each or $6 for the Works. The Works can include bananas, strawberries, potato chips, melting marshmellows, cocoa crisp cereal - whatever you can think of. Plus, the money goes to help the PB&J Project.

May 22, 2014, 6PM to 8PM in the Lifestyle Center the store will feature a wine dinner with a premier beverage for $20. Participants will enjoy a sit down four course dinner with their guest chef from The Capital Grille and Premier Beverage. Guests will enjoy an evening of delicious food paired with amazing wines & lots of fun. Seating is reserved and limited. To make a reservation you must before the event at Customer Service and payment must be received at time of the reservation.

May 25, 12PM to 3PM in the store's Outdoor Grilling Oasis to support the troops. Vegetarians can enjoy a veggie burger off the grill along with a side and a choice of drink for a $5 donation. All of the money raised will go to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach to ship care packages to our troops. The Boca Raton and Wellington locations will be supporting FSO as well, if you are not in the Palm Beach Gardens area. This event will repeat on May 28, 2014 from 11AM to 2PM, again with all the money going to Forgotten Soldiers Outreach.

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