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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Friday, December 1st

5:30pm to 6:45pm

Location: Willy West 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 exciting cooking class for families. Learn about different foods, kitchen safety, how to follow recipes and how to use different tools. Appetizers are small delicious dishes that are eaten before a meal. Or, if you're like Lily, you love to make a meal of them alone. In this class, participants will work together to craft a variety of awesome appetizers.

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

Tuesday, December 5th

1:30pm to 2:30pm

CANCELLED

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration required

Join Co-op Services staff to learn about the farmers who supply our Meat department and their animal welfare practices. We will discuss 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 West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 16 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Cara Moseley
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Cara Moseley to learn a basic vegan cheese recipe that can be used in place of dairy cheese in many culinary applications. Learn several cheese flavor variations and some practical savory dishes this versatile vegan cheese can be used for. Students will enjoy samples and leave with several recipe ideas. Vegan, gluten-free and grain-free.

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

Wednesday, December 6th

9:00am to 1:00pm

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.

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.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELED!!!!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $35 for Owners; $45 for non-owners

Join Linda Conroy to learn how making cheese for the holidays can be fun and easy. Whether you want to make cheese for a cheese tray or offer it as a unique gift, this class will inspire you not only to make cheese, but also to add herbs and other condiments. Samples will be provided and everyone will take home cheese that we make in class. Vegetarian.

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

Thursday, December 7th

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.

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Representatives from FEED Kitchen will be at each store sampling their delicious holiday butter cookies available in holiday packages.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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.

Friday, December 8th

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. We'll make savory and sweet snack mixes, popcorn and date balls, cookies, quick breads and cheese spreads. There is nothing quite as nice as a homemade gift, especially one that can be eaten. In this class, kids will work together to create edible gifts. 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, December 12th

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
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. Winter is here, and everyone is wishing for that magical snow day. In this class, participants will work together to prepare multiple recipes that are perfect for when that blustery blizzard hits. 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.

5:00pm to 6:00pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 16 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: Cara Moseley
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Cara Moseley to learn a basic vegan cheese recipe that can be used in place of dairy cheese in many culinary applications. Learn several cheese-flavor variations and some practical savory dishes this versatile vegan cheese can be used for. Students will enjoy samples and leave with several recipe ideas.

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

Wednesday, December 13th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; registration required

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.

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

Thursday, December 14th

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 exciting cooking class for families. In this class, we'll work together to create confections that will incorporate a variety of healthy ingredients. Participants will get to exchange and take home multiple tasty treats.

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

Friday, December 15th

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.

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. We'll make savory and sweet snack mixes, popcorn and date balls, cookies, quick breads and cheese spreads. There is nothing quite as nice as a homemade gift, especially one that can be eaten. In this class, kids will work together to create edible gifts. 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.