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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Sunday, December 4th

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $45 for Owners; $55 for non-owners
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision required

Join herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun afternoon of soap making. Linda will teach the basics, and then the class will dive into a hands-on experience making soap to take home. Participants will go home with soap made in class, along with instructions and recipes. All supplies provided. Dress to mess!

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

Monday, December 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.

2:00pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 6th

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Lcoation: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Join Co-op Services staff to learn about the farmers who supply our Meat department and their animal welfare practices. We will take a brief walk through the store to point out our different offerings in the meat case and coolers, including some lesser-known cuts. We'll also provide tips on how to prepare different cuts of meat.

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

Wednesday, December 7th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Current research indicates a high-grain low-fat diet can be correlated with reduced brain-, heart-, and digestive-health. Presenter Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature LLC, will discuss the components of grains that trigger inflammation and introduce a grain-free elimination diet and how to prepare grains to reduce their negative impacts. 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.

Thursday, December 8th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Kirsten Moore
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; registration is required

Join Co-op Services staff to learn about cooperative structure and principles throughout history, receive a brief primer on food co-ops and find out more about our cooperative as part of that global history and the economic future.

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

Friday, December 9th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. Who doesn't love an appetizer before a meal? Even the youngest chefs will have a blast preparing multiple recipes of this tasty first course. Vegetarian.

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

Sunday, December 11th

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $30 for Owners; $40 for non-owners
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision required

Join Linda Conroy to learn how making cheese for the holidays can be fun and easy. Whether you want to make cheese for a cheese tray or offer it as a unique gift, this class will inspire you to not only make cheese, but to add herbs and other condiments. Samples will be provided and everyone will take home cheese that we make in class. Vegetarian and grain-free.

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

Monday, December 12th

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 $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.

Tuesday, December 13th

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. In this class, we will celebrate the season by creating edible gifts for participants to take home.

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

Wednesday, December 14th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Do you know how to read a nutrition label? Do you have special dietary interests such as vegan, gluten-free, food allergies or fair trade? Join Co-op Services staff for an introductory course on labels you might encounter while shopping for your groceries. We'll help decipher label meanings on food products, and participants will walk away more confident as they navigate the grocery aisles and make food selections.

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

Thursday, December 15th

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
Ages: 18 and older

Join Chef Paul to learn to make side dishes with an Asian flair to add to your holiday table. Chef Paul will feature seasonal ingredients in these simple and tasty recipes.

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

Friday, December 16th

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 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.

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lilly Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9-12; adult supervision not required

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9-12 years old. Who doesn't love an appetizer before a meal? Even the youngest chefs will have a blast preparing multiple recipes for this tasty first course.

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

Tuesday, December 20th

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 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.

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9-12 years old. In this class, we will celebrate the season by creating edible gifts for participants to take home. Vegetarian.

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