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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Tuesday, April 3rd

2:15pm to 5:30pm

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.

Wednesday, April 4th

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Thursday, April 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.

Friday, April 6th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
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 and learn about different foods, how to follow recipes and how to use a variety of tools. Asparagus, peas, rhubarb, cherries, mushrooms and more—springtime is just around the corner, and in this class we will prepare a fantastic feast that will celebrate its arrival by using ingredients that are synonymous with the season. Vegetarian.

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

Sunday, April 8th

10:30am to 12:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Patrick Monari
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Japan is well known for sake, miso and soy sauce, which form a keystone of Japanese cultural identity. However, few people are aware of Japan's rich pickle-making history. Join Patrick Monari to learn the background on vegetable fermentation in Japan, and how we can use Japanese pickling methods to diversify home ferments. He will also teach the class to make a Japanese pickle called nukazuke using local ingredients.

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

Monday, April 9th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 18 and older
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Chef Neeta Saluja to learn to prepare a delicious vegetarian Sunday brunch to enjoy at home with friends and family. The depth of flavors and richness of the dishes will keep anyone satisfied well into dinnertime. On the menu: Garbanzo Beans with Tamarind Sauce; Poori, Indian fried bread; and Halwa, dessert prepared with cream of wheat, ghee and sugar. Vegetarian.

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

Tuesday, April 10th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East 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. Fish and flowers made from fruit? Butterflies and bears made from bread? How about critters or cars crafted from cheese and crackers? Chef Lily can't wait to see what the kids will come up with! Participants in this class will create edible and artful images using a variety of foods. Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, April 11th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $25 for Owners; $35 for non-owners; register for the entire series as an Owner and get the sixth class free!

Join veteran home cheesemaker Linda Conroy as we learn to add mold to cheese. We will make and sample a simple mold ripened goat cheese that can easily be replicated at home. Participants will leave with recipes and cheese to finish ripening at home. Register for the entire series as an Owner and get the sixth class free!

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

Friday, April 13th

2:15pm to 5:30pm

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. 

Saturday, April 14th

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Spring is a great time to get out and about, enjoy the season's first veggies and...meet Your Board of Directors! We invite you to stop by to meet some Board members and have a snack while you're shopping. We may not know what aisle the organic volcano rice is in, but we will be ready to answer questions about your Board's job duties, what it's like to run for the Board, or just to say hi to you and thank you for supporting Your Co-op. Come and see us on these dates: 
Saturday, April 14: Willy West, 12pm-2pm 
Saturday, May 12: Willy East, 12pm-2pm

Tuesday, April 17th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
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 hands-on cooking class for kids. Fish and flowers made from fruit? Butterflies and bears made from bread? How about critters or cars crafted from cheese and crackers? Chef Lily can't wait to see what the kids will come up with! Participants in this class will create edible and artful images using a variety of foods. Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, April 18th

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 to learn to make curry paste, the key element in Thai cooking, from scratch! He will then use the paste for a braising sauce to complete a Thai curry meal. Vegetarian-friendly.

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

Thursday, April 19th

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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Join us for a holistic view of fats—those that inflame and those that heal. Katy Wallace, traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC will present information about cholesterol particle size, triglycerides and advanced glycation end products in relation to foods. The presentation will also cover how to optimize your lipid levels and health, naturally.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-471-4422.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Josey Chu
Fee: Free; registration required

Madame Chu’s Southeast Asian condiments are unique and flavorful. Join Josey, Madame Chu herself, as she demonstrates her favorite Singaporean street foodNasi Lemak (Coconut Rice) served with Madame Chu’s Sambal Nyonya on tofu, tempeh or fried fish. Come and learn how to cook her family recipes passed down through many generations. Non-vegetarian, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

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

Friday, April 20th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East 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. April showers bring May flowers, and in this class, participants will prepare multiple rad recipes that are perfect for a cool rainy day inside—spring soups, nourishing noodle dishes, comforting cookies and much more! Vegetarian.

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

Saturday, April 21st

1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library

Required orientation session for Owners who wish to run for a seat on Willy Street Coop's Board of Directors.
If you have questions, please contact Meghan (m.gauger@willystreet.coop) or Jeannine (j.bindl@willystreet.coop).

Tuesday, April 24th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Michelle Jolly
Fee: $59 for Owners; $69 for non-owners

Learn how to choose foods to reboot yourself with a 10-day cleanse and address underlying conditions and patterns of stress that limit you. Join Michelle Jolly, Health Coach of Human Nature, LLC, to learn how to naturally push toxins out and rebuild healthy cells in your body with whole foods. Take home a workbook with instructions, recipes, clean eating tips, detox tools and more! This class can be customized to any level—beginners and advanced welcome

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

Wednesday, April 25th

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

Pâte à Choux is a versatile dough used to make many savory or sweet dishes—have you ever wondered how to make cream puffs?! They can be filled with many things including ice cream, pastry cream or whipped cream, and on the savory side, add cheese to make gougère balls or fill with different salads to celebrate summer in a different way. Join Chef Paul to learn to make all these tasty appetizers from scratch.  

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

Thursday, April 26th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 15 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

In this class learn how to make vegan and gluten-free dishes delicious and flavorful by using simple Indian cuisine techniques. We will be making black-eyed pea soup (Daal) with cumin-flavored rice and curried cauliflower with red potatoes. Vegan and gluten-free.

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

Friday, April 27th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5-8 years old. Sometimes even the most creative cooks get stuck in a rut when it comes to lunchtime. In this class, participants will whip up some Lily's favorite fun recipes to shake up the routine. Vegetarian.

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