October 1, 2009

Happy Celiac Awareness Month!


This list is on my Examiner page, so if you already read that, you're one step ahead! I did add new info for Pass Health Foods' Sales event and Lil's Dietary's Grand Opening Events that I just found out, so enjoy!

October is Celiac Disease Awareness Month in the US and Canada. Earlier this year May was also dubbed Celiac Awareness Month. Regardless what month it is, the awareness of celiac disease and gluten intolerance should always be important.

Since it is a special celiac month, why not partake in some of these gluten free events around Chicagoland? Some of these events require preregistration. Please be sure to plan in advance for those events.

The ENTIRE Month of October!
Pass Health Foods
7228 W. College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60462
25% off Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Mixes
25% off French Meadow Gluten Free Brownies
25% off Nature's Path Gluten Free Cereal Bars


Thursday, October 1st
Lisa Cooks Allergen Free
Cooking Allergen Free and Vegetarian
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hinsdale Public Library
20 E. Maple Street
Hinsdale, IL 60521
Lisa Williams established lisacooksallergenfree.com after being diagnosed with food allergies as an adult. Her website, live cooking demos, and allergen free dinner parties were created to assist those looking for information, recipes, and a community for healthy and allergen-free living. At this workshop in honor of World Vegetarian Day, Lisa will provide information on allergen-free and vegetarian cooking, conduct a demo with a tasting, and provide gift bags to all participants. Black bean cakes, butternut squash soup and quinoa with orange/radish salad are on the menu.
Limit 60. Call 630-698-1976 to register.

Thursday, October 1st
Gluten Intolerance Meeting
6:30 PM
Rose’s Wheat Free Bakery
2902 Central Street
Evanston, IL

Sunday, October 4th
Ice Cream Social
Noon
Whole Foods Market
30 West Huron St
Chicago, IL 60654
Bring the family down for an ice cream social the Whole Foods Market way! We'll have vanilla ice cream, as well as Rice Dream and Soy Delicious for you to try, along with some yummy toppings! While supplies last. *Please note, this event is not listed as gluten free. While most ice cream is gluten free, please be aware of cones, toppings, or flavored ice creams (i.e. cookie dough) that are NOT gluten free.

Monday, October 5th
MetroCeliacs' Gluten Free - "Pot-Lucky-for-us-there's-no-Gluten" Night
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Free!
Whole Foods Market
3640 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613
The MetroCeliacs - Chicago's gluten-free social group - are hosting a Gluten-Free Potluck! To sign up, please email MetroCeliacs@yahoo.com! Bring your favorite Appetizer, Entrée, or Dessert (along with copies of your recipe and a list of all ingredients used) and enjoy chatting with fellow celiacs and sharing ideas, experiences, and recipes while eating delicious and safe foods. There is limited space for this event.

Thursday, October 8th
Gluten-Free Baking
6:00 p.m. $30
Whole Foods Market
1101 S. Canal St (South Loop)
Chicago, IL 60607
Ready to tackle gluten-free baking? Join Chef Susan of Cardamom Kitchen as she shares her secrets. Class includes two DELICIOUS cookie classics - Sugar Cookies and Snicker Doodles. You'll love the gluten-free cookies - great for parties and holiday celebrations! Kids welcome.

Saturday, October 10th
University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center Annual Free Blood Screening
8am - noon - Free!
The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center
4th Floor of the University of Chicago Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637
In addition to screening 500+ people for Celiac Disease--thanks to the generosity of Prometheus Laboratories--our panel of experts will be available for an interactive Q&A. Exhibitors will also be on hand with various products & services for the Celiac Community. Pre-registration is required and opens September 1, 2009. Please call 773-702-7593 to register.

Saturday, October 10th
Lisa Cooks Allergen Free
Cooking Demo
2:30 pm
Museum of Science and Industry
57th Street and Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60637

Sunday, October 11th
More Gluten Free Cookies!
3 pm - $30 per person
Whole Foods Market
3640 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613
Join Chef Susan as she demonstrates how to make two more DELICIOUS, gluten-free cookies - Snicker Doodles and Old Fashioned Pumpkin cookies. Great for Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations. Paired with a bit of warm apple cider, they make the ultimate fall treat! Registration in advance is required for this class. Participants may register by one of three ways: by calling us at 773-472-0400, by visiting our Customer Service desk, or by signing up online here.

Week of October 12th - 18th
Grand Opening Week!
Lil's Dietary Shop
2738 W 111th St
Chicago, IL 60655
Lil's Dietary Shop has expanded! Join them in their Grand Opening of the new and improved Lil's!

Monday, October 12th
POCHA (Parents of Children Having Allergies) Bimonthly Meeting
6:00-8:00 pm.
Silver Cross Hospital
1200 Maple Road
Joliet, IL 60432
Meeting Room: Rialto Room, Lower Level by Cafeteria located off of Maple Street Entrance
Please contact Eleanor Garrow-Majka through the contact back to confirm the date and location.
For more information please visit the POCHA Will County Website.

Monday, October 12th
North Suburban Celiac Support Group
6:30 PM
Freemont Library
Meeting Room A
1170 N Midlothian Rd
Mundelien, IL
Information please call: 847-255-4156

Tuesday, October 13th
South Suburbs Celiac Support Group
6:15 PM
Heritage Health Foods
4111 W 183rd Street
Country Club Hills, IL
For information please call: 847-255-4156

Tuesday, October 13th
Lisa Cooks Allergen Free: Seasonal Sensations
7 PM – Free
Whole Foods Market
3640 N Halsted St
Chicago, IL 60613
Seasonal, delicious, and Allergen-Free? It's possible, and Chef Lisa will show you how! Join us as Chef Lisa demonstrates how to prepare 3 savory, seasonal, and safe dishes! Registration in advance is required for this class. Participants may register by one of three ways: by calling us at 773-472-0400, by visiting our Customer Service desk, or by signing up online here.

Tuesday, October 13th
Gluten Free Support Group – Heartwarming Soups!
7 PM - $5 (Pay as you come in Lifestyle Center)
Whole Foods Market
2607 W 75th Street
Naperville, IL 60565
Topic: Soothing Soups-Homemade and Worthy ReadymadeLearn to make chicken noodle soup, roasted beet and minestrone and sample new ready made soups with high marks for both taste and nutrition.

Wednesday, October 14th
Gluten Free Fried Chicken Night!
Ina’s
1235 W Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60607
RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST!
Email GFFriedChicken@gmail.com or call (312) 226-8227

Thursday, October 15th
Allergy Free Vendor Fair
4 – 7 PM – Free!
Whole Foods Market
151 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
Please visit Whole Foods Market Wheaton and sampler many of our products that are free from major allergens including Gluten, Nuts, Dairy, Soy and others! We pride ourselves on being supportive of special diets and this is our chance to let you taste the flavor of the foods that fit their special diet needs! Plus, did you know Whole Foods Market carries 9 different types of milk? Sample each one and find out what makes each one so special!

Thursday, October 15th
Gluten Free Support Group
7 PM – Free!
Whole Foods Market
151 Rice Lake Square
Wheaton, IL 60189
Soothing Soups - Homemade and Worthy Readymade. Learn to make Chicken Noodle Soup, Roasted Beet and Minestrone and sample new readymade soups with high marks for both taste and nutrition.

Tuesday, October 20th
Lisa Cooks at MOCHA Chicago Meeting
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market
3640 N Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60613

Wednesday, October 21st
Free Cooking Class with Lisa Williams
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Whole Foods Market
7245 Lake Street
River Forest, IL

Wednesday, October 21st
Gluten Free Gathering: Sunshine Best: Harvest Season
7 – 9 PM - $5 per person
Whole Foods Market
760 Waukegan Rd.
Deerfield, IL 60015
Harvest season means a cornucopia of fresh produce perfect for those cooler nights. See Chef Sunshine Best in our culinary center to experience flavors including gluten free Pumpkin Pancakes, Wild Rice Stuffed Squash and Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins. Samples and recipe tips provided. Sign up today by calling customer service at 847.444.1900.

Thursday, October 22nd
Gluten Free Gathering with Chef Sunshine Best
7 – 8:30 PM - $5 per person
Whole Foods Market
1331 North Rand Road
Palatine, IL 60074
Harvest season means a cornucopia of fresh produce perfect for those cooler nights. See Chef Sunshine Best in our culinary center to experience flavors including gluten free Pumpkin Pancakes, Wild Rice Stuffed Squash and Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins. Samples and recipe tips provided. Sign up today by calling customer service at (847)776-8080.

Saturday, October 24th
The Annual Food Allergy Initiative Chicago Benefit
7 PM
River East Arts Center
435 East Illinois Street, Chicago
In 2008, FAI Chicago held its first benefit event, which was a great success. The sold-out event drew more than 500 guests and raised approximately $1.2 million for food allergy research and community education. FAI Chicago's 2nd Annual Benefit will honor Michelle and Darren Anixter, dedicated food allergy advocates, and acclaimed chef Charlie Trotter, whose namesake restaurant, Charlie Trotter's, is regarded as one of the world's best. The event co-chairs are Denise and Dave Bunning, Suzanne and David Friedland, Susie and Chris Hultquist, and Eun Lee and David Calicchia.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call PJH & Associates at 312-553-2000.

Monday, October 26th
Oak Park Gluten Intolerance Meeting
7 PM
Oak Park Library
834 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60301

If you feel like getting outta town, you may consider:

San Francisco Gluten Free Cooking Spree
October 30th
San Francisco, CA

Or

The 32nd Annual CSA Conference
October 30th – November 1st
Erie, PA

1 comment:

CinnamonQuill said...

Ok, obviously I live under a rock because I didn't realize it is CD awareness month. Thanks for the heads up!