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 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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Sunday, April 3rd

11:00am to 2:00pm

Tuesday, April 5th

4:00pm to 7:15pm

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.

Wednesday, April 6th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Megan Cain
Fee: $30 for Owners; $40 for non-owners

Want to rely on the grocery store less and your vegetable garden more for organic produce year round? With a little planning you can eat food from your garden all year long. Strategically plan your garden with easy to grow and store crops, elevate production with simple maps and records, plant crops so you are harvesting from your garden for Christmas dinner, and grow more food with less work.

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

Thursday, April 7th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Suzanne Wade, Rock River Coalition
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Every spring hundreds of citizens, just like you, head out to streams to check water quality. The Rock River Coalition has been organizing these volunteer stream monitors in the Dane County area for 13 years.

In this hands-on presentation you will learn what it means to be a monitor and the value and importance of monitoring plus have fun identifying some stream critters and learning what story they can tell us about the health of our streams.

Rock River Coalition is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Friday, April 8th

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 years old. Did you know that sushi means rice and not fish? In this class participants will prepare a variety of vegetarian fillings and use a traditional bamboo mat to create their own sushi rolls.

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

Saturday, April 9th

11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for the first grillout of the season and enjoy a Willy Street Coop bratwurst with a side salad and our own iced tea for $6.

Monday, April 11th

2:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Willy West 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 $10+ 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.

Tuesday, April 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 $10+ 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.

4:30pm to 7:00pm
4:30pm to 6:30pm

Wednesday, April 13th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Focusing on the best foods for 6 months - 2 year olds, this class will discuss the delicate digestion of little ones and ways to encourage health at the youngest age. Join Katy Wallace, traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC, for a discussion on how to support the mother's body nutritionally during breastfeeding, as well.

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

Thursday, April 14th

11:30am to 2:45pm

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.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Megan Cain
Fee: $30 for Owners; $40 for non-owners

Want to rely on the grocery store less and your vegetable garden more for organic produce year round? With a little planning you can eat food from your garden all year long. Strategically plan your garden with easy to grow and store crops, elevate production with simple maps and records, plant crops so you are harvesting from your garden for Christmas dinner, and grow more food with less work.

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

Friday, April 15th

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 years old. Did you know that sushi means rice and not fish? In this class participants will prepare a variety of vegetarian fillings and use a traditional bamboo mat to create their own sushi rolls.

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

Sunday, April 17th

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Joshua Forehand, Nuestro Mundo
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Nuestro Mundo, Inc. works to promote diversity, bilingualism, and pluralism in the Madison area. Come join the discussion about Nuestro Mundo, Inc.'s charter school and some of the other ways we work to promote these values within the community.

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

Monday, April 18th

7:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Ever wonder what else you can do with baking soda and vinegar when cleaning your kitchen, bathroom, and when doing laundry? Jessi will review a few cleaners you can make yourself to tackle these heavy traffic areas.

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

Tuesday, April 19th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration is required

This discussion and tour of our bulk department gives shoppers a chance to learn the layout of the aisle and discover a little bit more about our diverse bulk offerings. This class will prepare Owners to shop more effectively and learn some tips and tricks for saving money in this popular section of the store.

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

Wednesday, April 20th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join Max Wilke for a classic bread and butter class. You'll learn how to easily make crusty, rustic, no-knead bread right in your home kitchen, and Max will also show you how to make your own cultured butter to go along with it!

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

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instuctor: Jessi
Fee: Free; registration is required

Ever wonder what else you can do with baking soda and vinegar when cleaning your kitchen, bathroom, and when doing laundry? Jessi will review a few cleaners you can make yourself to tackle these heavy traffic areas.

Registration is required; please register by stopping at the Willy East customer service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

Thursday, April 21st

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Looking for a raw brewing experience? Looking to have a do-it-yourself fermented beverage at home? In this Kombucha basics class we will give you an introduction to what Kombucha is, how to make it at home, and what you will need to start brewing this tasty, invigorating drink.

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 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Sonia Fuentes
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 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.

Join Sonia Fuentes as she demonstrates how to make Tacos Dorados de Papa (Fried Potato Tacos).

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, April 22nd

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required

This discussion and tour of our bulk department gives shoppers a chance to learn the layout of the aisle and discover a little bit more about our diverse bulk offerings. This class will prepare Owners to shop more effectively and learn some tips and tricks for saving money in this popular section of the store.

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

Monday, April 25th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join Max Wilke for a classic bread and butter class. You'll learn how to easily make crusty, rustic, no-knead bread right in your home kitchen, and Max will also show you how to make your own cultured butter to go along with it!

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

Tuesday, April 26th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Cathy Statz, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Since the 1940s, kids have enjoyed Wisconsin Farmers Union Kamp Kenwood near Chippewa Falls. Affordable overnight sessions for ages 8–18 feature co-op games and lessons and the creation of a camp co-op, complete with board election, equity payment, dividend, and charitable giving—right alongside swimming, hiking, silly songs, and campfires. Join us to learn about our unique, safe, and fun summer camp experience for rural and urban kids from across Wisconsin and beyond. Wisconsin Farmers Union is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Wednesday, April 27th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make a perfect roll from scratch. Simple and tasty spring rolls will be shown and tasted by all participants.

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

Thursday, April 28th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

In this hands-on class, you will learn how to make a perfect roll from scratch. Simple and tasty spring rolls will be shown and tasted by all participants.

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 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Cathy Statz, Education Director, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Since the 1940s, kids have enjoyed Wisconsin Farmers Union Kamp Kenwood near Chippewa Falls. Affordable overnight sessions for ages 8–18 feature co-op games and lessons and the creation of a camp co-op, complete with board election, equity payment, dividend, and charitable giving—right alongside swimming, hiking, silly songs, and campfires. Join us to learn about our unique, safe, and fun summer camp experience for rural and urban kids from across Wisconsin and beyond. Wisconsin Farmers Union is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Friday, April 29th

11:30am to 2:45pm

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.