Classes are held in the Community Rooms at Willy East and Willy West and at the Lakeview Public Library next door to Willy North. Our Community Room classrooms are vibrant, mixed-use spaces that are used for classes, meetings, private rentals, and as an art gallery to showcase local artists.
Taking a Class
We have a wide variety of offerings taught by our own Co-op staff and occasionally other area food and nutrition experts. Prices and topics vary to accommodate a wide variety of skill levels, ages, and incomes. See the listing of current classes available.
Class Policies for Participants
Unless otherwise specified in the description of the event, registration for events that Willy Street Co-op cancels will be refunded in full. Individuals who wish to cancel their registration for eventsmust contact Customer Service with 72 hours notice to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 72 hours of an event. In order to cover costs incurred, there are absolutely no exceptions to the Refund Policy.
How to Register
Stop by the Customer Service desk to register in person, or you can register over the phone with a credit card by calling Willy East at (608) 251-6776, Willy West at (608) 284-7800, or Willy North at (608) 471-4422.
Teaching a Class
Willy Street Co-op sponsors events related to nutrition, sustainable agriculture, food preparation, and cooperative education. Classes are planned and scheduled on a quarterly timeline and instructors are either hired from internal staff or contracted with externally. If you’re interested in teaching a class, please contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Community Room & Private Events
Request a Tour or Outreach Experience
Whether you’d like to come to us or have us come to you, please fill out Tour or Outreach form and our Education and Outreach Coordinator will be in contact with more information. Please submit your request at least four weeks in advance.
Renting the Community Room
The Community Rooms at each store are available for rent by Co-op Owners and organizations. Reservations must be made at least three weeks in advance of the event with the Owner Resources Coordinator at the store where the individual or organization plans to rent space.
Willy Street Co-op supports providing opportunities for the Artists to display their work in the Community Rooms free of charge. Artwork must be nondiscriminatory and suitable for all ages. Artists may be Owners or the Co-op staff, or come from nonprofits, schools, and other cooperatives and collectives. Proposals for use of the Gallery should be submitted two months in advance of exhibit opening and will be reviewed and approved upon a first come first-served basis. Exhibits will last for eight (8) weeks. Due to the mixed use of the room, art pieces that do not mount flat to the wall or are three dimensional in nature are not recommended. All art will be approved on a case-by-case basis.