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) 471-4422. 

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Wednesday, October 3rd

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Canceled! Location: Willy East Community Room
Wednesday, October 3, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners
Join Linda Conroy in this hands-on class! Everyone will participate in preparing vegetables and herbs to add to the fermentation jars. Each person will take home several jars of vegetables and instructions on how to finish them at home. We will make carrot/cabbage kraut, pickled peppers and kohlrabi pickles. Dress to mess.

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

Friday, October 5th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Friday, October 5, 5:30pm–6:45pm
Ages: 5 and older; registration for adults and children required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for families. Almost everyone loves noodles, and in this class, participants will work together to prepare multiple delectable dishes that highlight this fun food. Lasagna, stuffed pasta, and mac and cheese, if you please. Come create a meal and take home recipes that are sure to become family favorites.

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

Saturday, October 6th

8:30am to 12:00pm

Tuesday, October 9th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

CANCELED!!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Tuesday, October 9, 4:30–5:30pm
Ages: 9–12 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this exciting hands-on cooking class for kids. Early fall means the sweetest, crunchiest, juiciest and most awesome local food is finally in season—apples! In this class we'll highlight the fantastic fruit in a variety of tasty recipes. Vegetarian and nut-free.

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

Wednesday, October 10th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Wednesday, October 10, 6:00pm–8:00pm
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Your Co-op’s Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join Chef Paul in this exploration of the amazing world of herbs and spices. Paul will teach how to utilize, store and make a dry rub and spice mix to apply to daily cooking. He will also demonstrate how to mince herbs and provide basic techniques of preparing spices to bring out more flavor and aroma. On the menu: baked herb potatoes, spice rubbed pork rib, spicy lentil soup, plus infused spiced tea.

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

Friday, October 12th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

CANCELED!Location: Willy East Community Room
Friday, October 12, 4:30pm–5:30pm
Ages: 5–8 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Heads made from bread? How about edamame for eyes, cauliflower florets for ears, or a red pepper strip for a super smile? Chef Lily can't wait to see what the kids will come up with! Participants in this class will create edible faces using a variety of foods. Vegetarian and nut-free.

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

Monday, October 15th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Monday, October 15, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners
Street food is very popular in India. Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she brings Indian street food to our classroom. She will demonstrate, and the class will sample the following dishes: Potato Patties with Spicy Green Pea Sauce; Bhel-Puri, puffed rice and crunchy wafers served with spicy green chutney; and Tamarind Chutney. Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, October 17th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Wednesday, October 17, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Are you fatigued, constipated, and have brain fog and wonder if it's your thyroid hormone levels? Come learn about how thyroid hormones, essential to every cell in the body, are produced, and how auto-immunity, stress and inflammation interfere. Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, will present the roles of minerals and diet in supporting the thyroid gland.

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

Thursday, October 18th

4:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for our $5 Dinner! We'll be serving pasta fagioli (pasta with Italian pork sausage), garlic bread, green salad and cookie, all for $5. Everyone is welcome!

Friday, October 19th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Friday, October 19, 4:30pm–5:30pm
Ages: 5–8 years old; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Peaches, cheddar cheeses, pumpkins, mangos and more—what do these fantastic foods all have in common? They're all orange, of course! In this class, participants will make multiple recipes using all-natural orange foods. Vegetarian and nut-free.

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

Sunday, October 21st

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: East
Do you have questions, concerns or comments to pass along to the Board of Directors and/or the General Manager? Stop by and talk to two Board members and the GM at this monthly event that rotates between the stores.

Wednesday, October 24th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Join us for a screening of the Chocolate Case, a fast-paced 90-minute film following the founders of Tony’s Chocolonely as they investigate child labor in the chocolate industry. Follow the journalists as their research and reporting result in the creation of a new brand that’s pushing the entire chocolate industry to do better for cocoa-farming families. The screening will be followed by a discussion and sampling of fair trade chocolate options. Watch the trailer here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...

Register and get a seat here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the...

Friday, October 26th

4:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Meet live bats and learn more about the important role they play in nature. Jen Redell from the WI Bat Program joins us once again for our seasonal workshop about our friends, the bats.

Saturday, October 27th

10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Enjoy the Co-op's first Tea Party with the superior teas from Rishi Tea and an array of new baked goods from the Co-op's own bakery.

Sunday, October 28th

10:00am to 2:00pm

Location: Willy West
Bring the kids to meet the animals from Hartland Farm Sanctuary who will be joining us on our patio to help celebrate our Grand Reopening!

11:00am to 1:00pm

Join us at all three stores as we distribute slices of birthday cake, regular and vegan, in honor of the Co-op's birthday!

11:30am to 1:30pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 2+
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy

Join "The Kids Chef" Lily Kilfoy to make your own food face out of prepared ingredients! Classes are first come, first served. Just walk right in to the brand new Community Room to join!

Wednesday, October 31st

1:00pm to 4:15pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Fee: $38 for Owners; $75 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.