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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Tuesday, July 4th

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Board candidate tabling

Thursday, July 6th

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.

2:15pm 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, 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.

Friday, July 7th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Ages: 5 and older
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this cooking class for families. Learn about different foods and where they come from, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes, and how to use an assortment of equipment and tools. When the weather gets hot, there is nothing better than eating outdoors. Explore sandwiches, salads, sides, skewers, dips, fruits, lemonade and more. We'll work in groups to create a superb summer picnic. Vegetarian and nut-free.

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

Tuesday, July 11th

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
Ages: 5-8 years old; adult supervision not required
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Pasta is a fun food that comes in a plethora of shapes and sizes. In this class, recipes will use Wagon Wheel, Orzo, Rotini, and more different types! Kids will work together and use a range of tools to chop and snip seasonal vegetables and herbs, grate cheeses, blend pesto, and stir in tasty ingredients to create multiple perfect pasta salads. 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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Do you have aches, pains and swelling throughout the body? Increasing frequency of food reactions? Or frequent bloating after meals? Studies are showing that leaky gut is an underlying cause for depression, digestive disorders, increasing food and chemical sensitivities, and autoimmunity. We can help! Join Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath, to discuss natural approaches that work. Gluten-free and grain-free.

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

Thursday, July 13th

4:00pm to 8:00pm

We'll have dinners for 5000, gift bags for the first 1000, live music, kids' activities, free samples, the City of Madison Water Wagon, and more.

Owners can start picking up their FREE meal tickets on July 1st. We have a limited number of meal tickets, so if you'd like to have dinner at the event, please plan to get your tickets early!

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/...

Friday, July 14th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Watermelon, red pepper, raspberry, tomato, garlic, cauliflower, cheese, coconut, blueberry, cabbage and blue corn are a few examples of naturally red, white and blue foods. In this class, participants will work together and use a variety of equipment to prepare delicious dishes using foods of these colors. 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.

Tuesday, July 18th

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, 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.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Linda Conroy for this workshop to get started composting in your backyard. Linda will cover various ways to set up your compost pile and explore the elements needed in a working compost. You will leave feeling inspired to begin composting at home!

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

Wednesday, July 19th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ashley Kuehl
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Co-op Services staff to gain a better understanding of the rights, benefits and history of Ownership at Willy Street Co-op.

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

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 18 and older
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join Chef Paul as he guides participants through hands-on knife skills, including the major cuts, slices and dices. Chef Paul will discuss kitchen knife essentials, including how to sharpen and maintain a knife. Participants should bring their favorite kitchen knife from home to practice with. Vegan.

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

Thursday, July 20th

1:30pm to 2:30pm

CANCELED!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration 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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy North Commons
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Robert Halstead
Fee: Free; registration 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 they will 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.

Friday, July 21st

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Ages: 9-12 years old
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Watermelon, red pepper, raspberry, tomato, garlic, cauliflower, cheese, coconut, blueberry, cabbage and blue corn are a few examples of naturally red, white and blue foods. In this class, participants will work together and use a variety of equipment to prepare delicious dishes using foods of these colors. Vegetarian and nut-free.

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

Tuesday, July 25th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
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. Pasta is a fun food that comes in a plethora of shapes and sizes. In this class, recipes will use Wagon Wheel, Orzo, Rotini, and more different types! Kids will work together and use a range of tools to chop and snip seasonal vegetables and herbs, grate cheeses, blend pesto, and stir in tasty ingredients to create multiple perfect pasta salads. Vegetarian and nut-free.

Payment is required at registration; please pay 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
Presenter: Natalie Deibel, Chairperson, Board of Directors and Clara Jeon, Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Fee: Free; registration required

Want to learn more about how to make your voice heard in the Capitol and beyond? Join Naral Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation for an engaging, interactive presentation that will offer a variety of actions you can take to directly affect public policy. You will also learn about the current state of reproductive health services and access in Wisconsin and be able to discuss what issues you are most passionate about with your fellow attendees.

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

Wednesday, July 26th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Presenter: Natalie Deibel, Chairperson, Board of Directors and Clara Jeon, Intern, NARAL Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Fee: Free; registration required

Want to learn more about how to make your voice heard in the Capitol and beyond? Join Naral Pro-Choice Wisconsin Foundation for an engaging, interactive presentation that will offer a variety of actions you can take to directly affect public policy. You will also learn about the current state of reproductive health services and access in Wisconsin and be able to discuss what issues you are most passionate about with your fellow attendees.

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

Thursday, July 27th

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Willy North
Ages: Any; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Lytonia Floyd
Fee: Free; registration required

Are you eligible for SNAP benefits? If so, join us to learn how to get the most nutrition for your food dollars. A UW-Extension FoodWise Nutrition Educator will lead a free guided tour of the Willy North grocery store.

Registration is required; register by contacting Lytonia Floyd by phone 608-224-3645 or by email Floyd.lytonia@countyofdane.com.

FoodWise programs empower Wisconsin residents to make healthy choices through learner-centered nutrition education. For more information, visit their website: fyi.uwex.edu/foodwise/ or call 608-224-3714.