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 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.

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Tuesday, September 6th

1:00pm to 1:30pm

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

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.

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

2:00pm to 2:30pm

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

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.

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

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, kids will prepare sweet treats using fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden! Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian.

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

5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Join Katie O'Connell-Jones 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) 509-5445.

Wednesday, September 7th

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

Thai food is one type of cuisine which boldly balances sweet, sour, salty, and bitter flavors. The textures of crispiness and creaminess are distinctive characteristics in Thai food. Join Chef Paul to explore this exquisite flavor with soup, fresh rolls, and curry.

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

Friday, September 9th

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, 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.

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 is not required

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, participants will roll dough, grate a variety of cheeses, and prepare other irresistible fillings to create their own calzone. Recipes will also include freshly squeezed lemonade. Enroll early, space is limited!

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

Saturday, September 10th

10:00am to 2:00pm

Monday, September 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, September 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.

3:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: 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

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.

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

3:45pm to 4:15pm

Location: 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

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.

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

Wednesday, September 14th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not 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.

6:00pm to 7:30pm

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

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 East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

Thursday, September 15th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Join Ben Becker for a discussion about resources for buying local, while exploring seasonality to determine when to buy the freshest, most affordable product. Ben will then lead the class in a hands-on cooking demonstration featuring simple dishes to prepare when time is tight. Each recipe demonstrated is easily customizable at home based on the eater's tastes and what ingredients are readily available.

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

Friday, September 16th

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, participants will roll dough, grate a variety of cheeses and prepare other irresistible fillings to create their own calzone. Recipes will also include freshly squeezed lemonade. Enroll early, space is limited!

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

Monday, September 19th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Join Chef Neeta Saluja to learn how to make Biryani, a delicious rice dish with minced lamb, served with Butternut Squash Yogurt Raita. Neeta will also demonstrate how to make Coconut Slices prepared with shredded coconut, cream, sugar and butter—a great dish to end the meal.

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

Tuesday, September 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, 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 6:30pm

Location: Willy North Commons
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

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.

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

7:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy North Commons
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

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.

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

Thursday, September 22nd

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

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

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

Monday, September 26th

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
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Join Ben Becker for a discussion about resources for buying local, while exploring seasonality to determine when to buy the freshest, most affordable product. Ben will then lead the class in a hands-on cooking demonstration featuring simple dishes to prepare when time is tight. Each recipe demonstrated is easily customizable at home based on the eater's tastes and what ingredients are readily available.

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

Tuesday, September 27th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, kids will prepare sweet treats using fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the garden! Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, September 28th

1:00pm to 2:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library & Willy North
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not 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 North Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 709-5445.