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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Thursday, July 5th

10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library

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.

Friday, July 6th

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. 

Wednesday, July 11th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 18 and older
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join Chef Paul Tseng to explore many ways to use these superfoods together or separately. From appetizer, salad, main course to dessert, Chef Paul will demonstrate how to make a black bean quinoa burger with cilantro sauce; quinoa crackers with chili avocado and sweet corn dip; and chocolate and avocado ice cream. Vegetarian.

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

Thursday, July 12th

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Save the date for our Annual Meeting & Party! We'll have dinners for 5,000, gift bags for the first 1000 Owners, live music, kids' activities, free samples, the City of Madison Water Utility Water Wagon, and more. Rain or shine!

Thursday, July 12, 4pm-8pm
at McPike Park (formerly Central Park), just a few blocks north of Willy East.

Owners can start picking up their FREE meal tickets on July 1st. We have a limited number of meal tickets, so if you'd like to have dinner at the event, please plan to get your tickets early!

Schedule of Events
4:00pm –7:30pm: Kids’ Activities
Including three "bouncers," a Ferris wheel ($3 rides for Co-op Owners), Kids in the Kitchen cooking classes, face-painting and more.

4:30pm –???: Gift Bags
Gift bags for the first 1000 Owners! A gift bag ticket is needed.

4:30pm –8:00pm: Dinner
Serving 1,800 BBQ chicken sandwich meals, 1,400 Tamaleria el Poblano tamale meals, and 1,800 Bunky's Café Mediterranean meals. Meal tickets free for Owners, but limited number available. Beverage tickets needed for free beer and wine but not for other beverages.

5:45pm - 7:00pm: Business Meeting
Meet the Board Candidates, hear about the year in review, and enter to win prizes!

7:00pm –10:00pm: Music
7:00 Don’t Mess with Cupid
8:45 Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers

+ Vote for the Board Candidates, Enjoy the City of Madison Water Wagon, FREE samples, and more!

Friday, July 13th

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. Learn about different foods and where they come from, how to follow recipes and how to use a variety of tools. In this class, participants will prepare a marvelous meal inspired by the flavors of France—creamy cheeses, fantastic fruits, savory herbs, crusty baguettes, prolific produce and more. Vegetarian.

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

Saturday, July 14th

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Lake View Hill Park, 1202 Northport Dr, Madison, WI 53704
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-Owners

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques, as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing, will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This class will take place at Lake View Hill Park, 1202 Northport Drive, Madison. Meet in the parking lot; the tour leaves promptly at 10:00am.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-471-4422.

Sunday, July 15th

11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us at Willy North for a grillout spotlighting the premium meats of Fox Heritage Farms. Owner and chef Dan Fox will be on deck!

https://foxheritagefarms.com/

Tuesday, July 17th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

-CANCELED-

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 exciting hands-on cooking class. Salad is a delicious dish that can be made from a vast variety of vittles—pasta salads, fruit salads, green salads, bean salads and more. What other types of salads can you think of? In this class, participants will prepare multiple sensational salads. Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, July 18th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision requiredInstructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Do you have aches, pains and swelling throughout the body? Increasing frequency of food reactions? Or frequent bloating after meals? Studies are showing that leaky gut is an underlying cause for depression, digestive disorders, increasing food and chemical sensitivities, and autoimmunity. We can help! Join Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath, to discuss natural approaches that work.

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

Thursday, July 19th

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.

Friday, July 20th

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. 

Tuesday, July 24th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community RoomAges: 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 hands-on cooking class for kids. When the weather gets hot, there is nothing better than an icy cold treat to cool things down—smoothies, sorbets, ice creams and more! In this class, participants will make multiple fun, frosty favorites. Vegetarian.

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

Friday, July 27th

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 hands-on cooking class for kids. When the weather gets hot, there is nothing better than an icy cold treat to cool things down—smoothies, sorbets, ice creams and more! In this class, participants will make multiple fun, frosty favorites. Vegetarian.

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