Events, Classes and Workshops

For more information about taking, teaching or scheduling a private class visit our Class, Community Room & Rentals Information page. Please note that private rentals and internal Co-op meetings are not posted to this public calendar so it is important to contact us for accurate availability times.

If you are interested in offering classes or lectures, contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator.

Class Refund Policy

Registration for classes that Willy Street Co-op cancels will be refunded in full. Individuals who wish to cancel their registration for classes must contact Customer Service with 72 hours notice to receive a full refund. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 72 hours of a class. In order to cover costs incurred, there are absolutely no exceptions to the Refund Policy. For classes at Willy East, contact (608) 251-6776. For classes at Willy West, contact (608) 284-7800. For classes at Willy North, contact (608) 471-4422. 

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Wednesday, August 1st

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 18 and older
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: Free; registration required

Once your knife skills have improved, your cooking will be more efficient and more delicious. Join Chef Paul for a demonstration on how to dice, julienne, and chiffonade vegetables and fruits. Chef Paul will also discuss how to choose, care for and sharpen knives. Vegan.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-471-4422.

Friday, August 3rd

2:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Fee: $38 for Owners; $75 for non-owners

An individual nutrition consultation is your opportunity to learn how the correct food choices for your body can enhance your well-being. A one-on-one session with Katy Wallace of Human Nature includes a consultation regarding your health goals, as well as lifestyle and food choice suggestions geared toward addressing health goals and developing sustainable change. Appointments are confirmed upon payment. Payment is due at the time of scheduling; otherwise, the appointment will be released to other interested parties. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven (7) or more days prior.

To register for the next available opening, email info@humannaturellc.com or call 608-301-9961. 

Monday, August 6th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Josey Chu
Fee: Free; registration required

Madame Chu’s Southeast Asian condiments are unique and flavorful. Join Josey, Madame Chu herself, as she demonstrates one of her favorite Singaporean street foods—fresh spring rolls commonly known as Popiah by street vendors. This popiah is served with Madame Chu’s condiments. Come and learn how to cook her family recipes passed down through many generations. Non-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Tuesday, August 7th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELED!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 15 and older; adult supervision not requiredInstructor: Megan Cain
Fee: $25 for Owners; $35 for non-owners

Even in Wisconsin you can harvest from your garden all year round! August is the month to take action to extend your harvests past the fall frosts, serve produce from your yard for holiday dinners, and continue the harvest into 2019. Learn the best planting dates for fall vegetables, cold weather varieties, and how to use season extension techniques like row cover, cold frames, and low tunnels.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Wednesday, August 8th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Michelle Jolly
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

This program is an introduction to the food-based cleansing process. Join Michelle Jolly, Health Coach of Human Nature, LLC, to learn new ways to get healthy by assisting the body's major elimination and toxin-removing organs (liver, kidneys and digestive tract) with food and herbs that allow for internal cleansing. Vegan, gluten-free and grain-free.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Friday, August 10th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 5 and older; registration for adults and children requiredInstructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for families and learn about different foods, how to follow recipes and how to use a variety of tools. There is a lot to love about the tantalizing taste of Spain—grapes, lemons, olive oil, eggplant, rice and, of course, tapas! In this class, participants will learn to cook Chef Lily's take on a homemade meal with a Spanish flair. Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Sunday, August 12th

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: East
Do you have questions, concerns or comments to pass along to the Board of Directors and/or the General Manager? Stop by and talk to two Board members and the GM at this monthly event that rotates between the stores!

Monday, August 13th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Amanda Santoro
Fee: Free; registration required

Tips for feeding your little one healthy from the start presented by Amanda Santoro, registered nurse, mother of four, and founder of the Little Food Company. Attendees will enjoy an informative demonstration, delicious baby food tasting, and be entered to win a 6-pack of Little Food Co natural baby food ($42 value). Babies welcome and encouraged to attend.

Please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Tuesday, August 14th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community RoomAges: 5–8 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this exciting cooking class for kids. When summer gets really hot there is nothing better than eating outdoors—wraps, salads, sides, skewers, dips, fruits, lemonade and more! Participants will work in groups to create a superb summer picnic. Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Wednesday, August 15th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

At the end of the growing season, we’d love to retain the bounty of the harvest, and canning is one way to do so. Join Chef Paul Tseng to learn how to can using basic raw pack, hot pack and boiling water methods. We will also make a fresh peach and apricot pie to celebrate! Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Thursday, August 16th

8:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room

Is money tight? You may be eligible for FoodShare benefits on a QUEST Card! FoodShare is a federal benefit, like social security, that provides extra money for groceries to low-income individuals and families. The benefits comes on an easy-to-use debit-like card that can be used at the Willy Street Co-op, many farmers markets, and most major grocery stores. The income guidelines are higher than you might think: individuals earning $11+ per hour and working 40 hours per week may qualify. To find out if you may be eligible, please call 1-877-366-3635 for a confidential screening and to schedule an appointment to apply at Willy Street Co-op. During your appointment, a FoodShare Outreach specialist will assist you with an application, answer questions, and connect you with other great community resources. Walk-ins welcome. Se habla Español.

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join us for our first-ever $5 dinner community event! Dinner includes: BBQ pulled chicken sandwich, coleslaw, chips and a chocolate chip cookie all for $5! You don't have to be a Willy Street Co-op member - everyone is welcome!

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $15 for Owners; $25 for non-owners

There is much confusion about Lyme disease and how to prevent as well as treat it naturally. Join veteran herbalist Linda Conroy for this overview of how to play in the woods mindfully as well as how to respond when you have been exposed to the various infections that are related to tick bites. Everyone will leave with resources and information on how to access resources for further support. This class is not designed to and does not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services. Classes provided by Willy Street Co-op are for informational and educational purposes only and are not meant to replace medical consultation with your physician.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Friday, August 17th

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: North

Tuesday, August 21st

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 5–8 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. August means that tomato season is in full swing, and in this class participants will craft a marvelous meal using ripe local tomatoes in every delicious dish. Vegetarian and nut-free.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

Wednesday, August 22nd

2:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Fee: $38 for Owners; $75 for non-owners

An individual nutrition consultation is your opportunity to learn how the correct food choices for your body can enhance your well-being. A one-on-one session with Katy Wallace of Human Nature includes a consultation regarding your health goals, as well as lifestyle and food choice suggestions geared toward addressing health goals and developing sustainable change. Appointments are confirmed upon payment. Payment is due at the time of scheduling; otherwise, the appointment will be released to other interested parties. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven (7) or more days prior.

To register for the next available opening, email info@humannaturellc.com or call 608-301-9961. 

Friday, August 24th

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: East

Saturday, August 25th

9:30am to 10:30am
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday, August 28th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 9–12 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this exciting cooking class for kids. When summer gets really hot, there is nothing better than eating outdoors—wraps, salads, sides, skewers, dips, fruits, lemonade and more! Participants will work in groups to create a superb summer picnic. Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.