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) 709-5445. 

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Wednesday, September 6th

10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

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

4:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

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

Thursday, September 7th

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.

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Willy North
Ages: Any; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lytonia Floyd
Fee: Free; registration required

Are you eligible for SNAP benefits? If so, join us to learn how to get the most nutrition for your food dollars. A UW-Extension FoodWise Nutrition Educator will lead a free guided tour of the Willy North grocery store.

Registration is required; register by contacting Lytonia Floyd by phone 608-224-3645 or by email Floyd.lytonia@countyofdane.com.

FoodWise programs empower Wisconsin residents to make healthy choices through learner-centered nutrition education. For more information, visit their website: fyi.uwex.edu/foodwise/ or call 608-224-3714.

12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: Willy North
Ages: Any; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lytonia Floyd
Fee: Free; registration required

Learn how to get the most nutrition for your food dollars. Join a UW-Extension FoodWise Nutrition Educator for a free guided tour of the Willy Street Co-op—North grocery store, and talk with Second Harvest staff to learn about and register for FoodShare.

Please contact Lytonia Floyd by phone 608-224-3645 or by email Floyd.lytonia@countyofdane.com.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

This program is an introduction to the food-based cleansing process. Join Michelle Jolly, Health Coach of Human Nature, 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.

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

Friday, September 8th

11:00am to 11:30am

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

4:00pm to 4:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. It's harvest time, and a cornucopia of crops are still coming in—apples, tomatoes, butternut squash, raspberries, sweet corn and more. What else can you think of? In this class participants will work together and use a variety of equipment and tools to produce harvest snacks.

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

Monday, September 11th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: Free; registration required

Feel empowered to prepare fresh, healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, shopping, preparation and tasting, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food, and recognizing fresh, nutritious choices. This class will feature introductions to recipes, shopping strategically, and the preparation of an in-class meal.

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

Tuesday, September 12th

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.

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Cheddar, Gouda, colby, Swiss, and mozzarella. The ooiest and gooiest of cheeses melt to make the best sandwiches. In this class, kids will grate local cheeses, slice and snip seasonal vegetables and herbs, and butter fresh-baked breads to create their very own glorious grilled cheese sandwiches.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 18 and older
Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: Free; registration is 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.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Canceled!!!!!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $22 for Owners; $32 for non-owners

Join Linda Conroy to learn how adding wild food to our fermented vegetables is delicious and nutritious. She will discuss ways to increase the nutrient density of ferments by adding wild food to local fermented vegetables. We will make carrot/burdock kraut, adding other herbs and wild food to craft a unique ferment. Everyone will take a jar home. Vegetarian.

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

Thursday, September 14th

10:00am to 10:30am

Location: Willy North Commons
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Robert Halstead
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us, and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

2:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Willy North Commons
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Robert Halstead
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Supporting the local food system is one of Willy Street Co-op's main missions. Join Co-op Services staff to learn about what local means to us, and for a tour through the Co-op that features local businesses and products.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

2:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Fee: $35 for Owners; $70 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, September 15th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. It's harvest time, and a cornucopia of crops are still coming in—apples, tomatoes, butternut squash, raspberries, sweet corn and more. What else can you think of? In this class, participants will work together and use a variety of equipment and tools to produce harvest snacks.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

Monday, September 18th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Jerry Apps and Susan Apps-Bodilly
Fee: Free; registration required

Join celebrated rural storyteller Jerry Apps and his daughter, Susan Apps-Bodilly, as they share food stories of farm family life during the Depression years of the 1930s and 1940s war years. Susan will discuss and show how to make several recipes from their book as Jerry’s mother did. Through these recipes, Jerry and Susan will take us back to an era when all food was local and farming was a family-run affair. Food samples will be available for tasting.

Please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

Tuesday, September 19th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Cheddar, Gouda, colby, Swiss, and mozzarella. The ooiest and gooiest of cheeses melt to make the best sandwiches. In this class, kids will grate local cheeses, slice and snip seasonal vegetables and herbs, and butter fresh-baked breads to create their very own glorious grilled cheese sandwiches.

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

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $22 for Owners; $32 for non-owners

Join Linda Conroy to chop tomatoes and go through the process of canning them. We will add spices to the jars, and everyone will take home one of the jars to enjoy at home. We will talk about safety of canning as well as the storage needs of canned fruits and vegetables. Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

Wednesday, September 20th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

What does food have to do with your mood? What you eat can relieve anxiety, depression and other experiences by supporting biochemical changes and reducing inflammation. Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, will discuss the foods that contribute to moodiness and those that are associated with good moods. 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, September 22nd

5:30pm to 6:45pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this class for families. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. It's the season to have a garden with a magnificent harvest to reap or a favorite farmer with a table full of delicious deals. In this class, we'll put an abundance of produce to use, creating a meal with flavors of the garden.

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

Tuesday, September 26th

2:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Fee: $35 for Owners; $70 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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: Free; registration required

Feel empowered to prepare fresh healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food; learn how to recognize healthy, fresh choices; and learn tasty and versatile preparation methods.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

Thursday, September 28th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Join Mary Dougherty, author of Life in a Northern Town, for a discussion about cooking, eating and living in Bayfield, Wisconsin. Just in time for fall entertaining, she’ll prepare a Savory Gorgonzola Cheesecake and Dried Pear Flatbread. Food samples will be available for tasting.

After a sailing trip to Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands, Mary Dougherty transplanted her family of seven (plus four dogs) to Bayfield. She opened and co-ran Good Thyme Restaurant, recognized as one of the top dining experiences in northern Wisconsin. She went on to create the Cookery Maven blog and Words for Water, a photography project about the importance of fresh water.

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

Friday, September 29th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this class for families. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of tools. It's the season to have a garden with a magnificent harvest to reap, or a favorite farmer with a table full of delicious deals. In this class, we'll put an abundance of produce to use creating a meal with flavors of the garden.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.