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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Thursday, January 4th

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, January 5th

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 cooking class for families to learn about different foods and where they come from, how to follow recipes and how to use a variety of tools. In this class, participants will prepare a magnificent meal that reflects the colors and flavors of the rainbow using ingredients like red peppers, yellow squash, orange carrots, blueberries and purple cabbage. 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, January 9th

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 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. Oranges, melons, berries, bananas, pineapples, peaches and plums—which is your favorite? In this class, we'll use fantastic fresh fruits as we whip up delicious dishes that highlight the healthy ingredients. 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.

Friday, January 12th

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. Pomegranate, black-eyed peas, cake, grapes, greens, soba noodles, ring-shaped foods and more—can you guess what these things all have in common? They're all considered lucky foods for celebrating the new year. In this class, participants will create recipes using different lucky 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.

Wednesday, January 17th

2:15pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West 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.

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, January 19th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West 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. Pomegranate, black-eyed peas, cake, grapes, greens, soba noodles, ring-shaped foods and more—can you guess what these things all have in common? They're all considered lucky foods for celebrating the new year. In this class, participants will create recipes using different lucky foods. 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.

Saturday, January 20th

10:00am to 12:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: Free; registration required

Join veteran herbalist and wild forager Linda Conroy for this inspiring presentation. Participants will be treated to a virtual plant walk highlighting wild food and medicine found at each season throughout the year. Photographs of plants and preparations will be presented. The presentation will conclude with an assortment of some of the delicious wild food described in the presentation.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-471-4422.

Tuesday, January 23rd

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. Oranges, melons, berries, bananas, pineapples, peaches and plums—which is your favorite? In this class, we'll use fantastic fresh fruits as we whip up delicious dishes that highlight the healthy ingredients. Vegetarian and nut-free.

Payment is required at registration; please register by stopping at the 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 suspect your hormones are out of whack? Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, will present four priorities to focus on to balance your hormones naturally, without the need for replacement or bio-identical hormones.

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

Wednesday, January 24th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

The translation of Hakka means ‘family of guest.’ Join Chef Paul to explore the tradition of Hakka foods. On the menu is: Stir-Fried Pork with Pineapple, Braised Chicken Meatballs with Sweet and Sour Cabbage, Chow Mein with Shrimp and Vegetables.

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

Friday, January 26th

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, January 31st

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 for this fun and inspiring class. We will make and sample yogurt, kefir, cultured cream, and cultured butter. After transforming milk into these cultured products, we will learn to transform them into soft spreadable cheese. Participants will leave with recipes and a culture to get them started at home!

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 7:30pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 18 and older
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: Free; registration required

Once your knife skills have improved, your cooking will be more efficient and more delicious. Join Chef Paul for a demonstration on how to dice, julienne, and chiffonade vegetables and fruits. Chef Paul will also discuss how to choose, care for and sharpen knives. Vegan.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-471-4422.