Events, Classes and Workshops

For more information about taking, teaching or scheduling a private class visit our Class & Rental 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 at Willy East or Willy West, contact Liz Hawley at (608) 251-6776 or by email.

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.

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Monday, August 3rd

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Learn how to make ice cream from scratch! We'll go over two different approaches to making an ice cream base, as well as cooked vs non-cooked ice creams. Standard home ice cream making equipment will also be discussed. Best of all, learn how to make ice cream flavors beyond vanilla and chocolate, such as beet, sweet corn, and honey-lavender!

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

Thursday, August 6th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $22 for Owners; $32 for non-owners

Join traditional food aficionado Linda Conroy for this practical workshop. You will learn to start, feed and maintain a sourdough starter. We will explore the best flour as well as proofing and baking techniques. Participants will leave with a starter, recipes and the confidence to make delicious baked goods at home. **Please bring a pint jar to take your starter home.**

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

Wednesday, August 12th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Street food is very popular in India. It is loved by people from all walks of life. We cannot bring the food vendors from India to the U.S., but we certainly can bring the food to our classroom. Chef Neeta will demonstrate, and the class will sample the following dishes: Chaat Papri, Eggplant Fritters, Coconut Slice, and Chai.

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

Thursday, August 13th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Fermin Gaytan Flores
Fee: $10 donation to Literacy Network

​Are you a foodie? Interested in other cultures? Socially aware? If any of these apply to you, the Literacy Kitchen, a part of the Literacy Network Summer Kitchen Series, is an event you shouldn’t miss. Literacy Kitchen combines literacy, culture and cuisine.

​The Literacy Kitchen is a series which highlights a Literacy Network learner and cuisine from their culture. Each session in the series will focus on a different learner, their culture and their experience with Literacy Network as well as the impact literacy has had on their lives.

​You’ll walk away with a new recipe, a full belly, and a deep appreciation of the work that the Literacy Network does in our community, as well as the challenges faced by low-literate adults. We’re guessing you’ll also be inspired to get involved with Literacy Network in one way or another.

A non refundable donation is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or calling (608) 251-6776.

Friday, August 14th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 5-8. Participants will create delicious snacks using garden fresh vegetables! Recipes will include Kale Chips, Ranch Dip and Fresh Squeezed Lemonade!

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

Tuesday, August 18th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Learn how to make fresh and home canned pickles in style! We'll go over the difference between refrigerator, fermented, and canned pickles, how to make brine, season your pickles, and how water bath process pickles in order to preserve them. Most importantly of all, we'll come up with great ways to use those preserves once they are on your shelf!

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

Wednesday, August 19th

11:30am to 2:30pm

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, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and 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. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.

Thursday, August 20th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

A simple stir-fry will delight our taste buds. By using various cooking techniques, vegan in Chinese cuisine is full of flavor and surprise. Tofu is one of the ingredients which takes a lots of attention.Join Paul Tseng to explore more and different ingredients to honor Chinese vegan tradition. The balance of flavor, texture, color and nutrition will be discussed and demonstrated.

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

Friday, August 21st

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 9-12. Participants will make delicious snacks using garden fresh vegetables! Recipes will include Cauliflower Popcorn, Roasted Red Pepper Hummus and a surprise Smoothie!

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

Tuesday, August 25th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; registration is required

Recent news articles have discussed that the majority of reflux and heartburn problems can be overcome through change in diet and lifestyle. This lecture will present food-based ways to address an ""over-acidic"" stomach and eat (and sleep) in comfort. Join Katy Wallace, traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC, for a discussion of restoring healthy biota and secretions. Free to members.

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

Thursday, August 27th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Jolma
Fee: $10 donation to Literacy Network

​Are you a foodie? Interested in other cultures? Socially aware? If any of these apply to you, the Literacy Kitchen, a part of the Literacy Network Summer Kitchen Series, is an event you shouldn’t miss. Literacy Kitchen combines literacy, culture and cuisine.

​The Literacy Kitchen is a series which highlights a Literacy Network learner and cuisine from their culture. Each session in the series will focus on a different learner, their culture and their experience with Literacy Network as well as the impact literacy has had on their lives.

​You’ll walk away with a new recipe, a full belly, and a deep appreciation of the work that the Literacy Network does in our community, as well as the challenges faced by low-literate adults. We’re guessing you’ll also be inspired to get involved with Literacy Network in one way or another.

A non refundable donation is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or calling (608) 251-6776.

Friday, August 28th

11:30am to 2:30pm

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, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and 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. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.