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, May 1st

10:30am to 1:00pm
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, May 2nd

12:30pm to 3:30pm

Location: West
https://www.evanhealy.com/

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/txw-dmuu...

Thursday, May 3rd

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, May 4th

(All day)
10:00am to 1:00pm
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 hands-on cooking class for families.Tacos happen to be Lily's favorite food, and in this class she will show you how fun and easy it is to make traditional tacos by creating handmade corn tortillas using a press from Mexico. Participants will also prepare a variety of flavorful fillings and fresh-squeezed limeade to round out the feast. Vegetarian.



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

Saturday, May 5th

11:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 8th

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 exciting hands-on cooking class for kids. Did you know that sushi means rice and not fish? Learn this and a whole lot more in this popular class. Attendants will also prepare a rainbow of delicious fillings, and create their own sushi rolls using rice, nori and a bamboo sushi mat. Vegetarian 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.

Wednesday, May 9th

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.

This event has a video call.
Join: https://meet.google.com/ukw-vpto...

Thursday, May 10th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room 
Instructor: UW-Extension 
Fee: Free; please register by filling out this form.

Are you interested in growing a new crop? Supporting local food pantries? If so, then the Dane County Sweet Potato Project is for you! Join a UW-Extension educator to learn how to successfully grow the delicious, nutritious sweet potato! Through the Sweet Potato Project, growers are provided with sweet potato slips free of charge with the understanding that half of their harvest will be donated to local food pantries in Madison and Dane County. For more information, please visit https://sweetpotatoproject.wordpress.com/.

Friday, May 11th

10:00am to 1:00pm

Saturday, May 12th

10:00am to 6:00pm
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. Stop by to see us! We plan to schedule more meeting opportunities soon.

Tuesday, May 15th

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 exciting hands-on cooking class for kids. Did you know that sushi means rice and not fish? Learn this and a whole lot more in this popular class. Attendants will also prepare a rainbow of delicious fillings, and create their own sushi rolls using rice, nori and a bamboo sushi mat. Vegetarian 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.

Wednesday, May 16th

12:30pm to 3:30pm
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

Tandoori chicken is one of the most favored North Indian dishes. It is traditionally prepared in a clay oven, but in this class, Chef Neeta Saluja will share her recipe for chicken cooked in the oven. The menu will also include Lemon Rice and Carrot Kheer. Gluten-free.

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

Thursday, May 17th

10:00am to 10:45am

Location: Willy North Commons
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Instructor: gianofer fields
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome

Join Co-op Services staff for a free guided tour of Willy Street Co-op to learn how to get the most for your food dollars. We will show you which tags and sales signs to look for and share some helpful tips for saving in each department.



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

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
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 East Customer Service desk of by calling 608-251-6776.

Friday, May 18th

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 exciting hands-on cooking class. Springtime brings lots of rain, and hopefully lots of rainbows! In this class participants will prepare a magnificent meal using a kaleidoscope of ingredients. Red tomatoes, orange carrots, yellow lemons, green beans, blue blueberries and purple cabbages. What other colorful foods can you think of? Vegetarian.

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

Sunday, May 20th

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Interested in talking directly to the Co-op's General Manager? She is rotating between the stores to offer open-door sessions. The next one is at Willy East on March 19th from 6pm-7pm in the Community Room. Stop in to share your ideas or concerns to help make our Co-op the best it can be.

Monday, May 21st

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room

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, May 22nd

6:00pm to 6:30pm
6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun and informative program! She will discuss herbs and transform them into useful products for a personal first aid kit. Just in time for spending time outdoors, class participants will leave with an insect repellent, healing salve for cuts and scrapes, and a seasonal tincture. Recipes and instructions for expanding your herbal first aid kit will be included. 

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

Thursday, May 24th

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.