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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Sunday, April 2nd

(All day)

Tuesday, April 4th

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 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. April showers bring May flowers, and in this class, participants will prepare multiple recipes that are perfect for a cool rainy day indoors. Vegetarian.

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
Instructor: Rod Ofte
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Fee: Free; registration required

Wisconsin Rancher and Rotational Grazier, Rod Ofte, will explain the human health differences and animal health differences of Wisconsin Meadows 100% Grass-fed Beef. Rod will also discuss the positive environmental aspects of restoration grazing as a land management tool to improve our water quality and soil health. Wisconsin Meadows is produced by the Wisconsin Grass-fed Beef Cooperative, a producer co-op of nearly 170 sustainable Wisconsin family farms committed to raising healthy, local beef, without pesticides, herbicides, growth hormones or GMO feeds.

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

Wednesday, April 5th

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.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Feel empowered to prepare fresh healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, shopping, preparation and tasting, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food, and recognizing fresh, nutritious choices. This class will feature introductions to recipes, shopping strategically, and the preparation of an in-class meal.

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

Thursday, April 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.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

CANCELED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Megan Cain
Ages: 15 and older; adult supervision required
Fee: $25 for Owners; $35 for non-owners

Make this your best year yet by creating a personalized garden plan for growing fresh, organic food right in your own yard. Learn how to strategically decide what to grow by understanding the important details of each vegetable, when to plant a seed or a seedling, how to choose the best varieties for your garden, and how to create a planting schedule so you know when to start planting this spring.

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

Monday, April 10th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Megan Cain
Ages: 15 and older; adult supervision required
Fee: $25 for Owners; $35 for non-owners

Make this your best year yet by creating a personalized garden plan for growing fresh, organic food right in your own yard. Learn how to strategically decide what to grow by understanding the important details of each vegetable, when to plant a seed or a seedling, how to choose the best varieties for your garden and how to create a planting schedule so you know when to start planting this spring.

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

Tuesday, April 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.

1:30pm to 2:30pm

CANCELLED
Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
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 West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

Wednesday, April 12th

5:30pm to 6:45pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this exciting cooking class for families! In this class, participants will learn Chef Lily's take on a homemade meal with flavors from Mexico. Recipes will include Sweet Corn and Sweet Potato Quesadillas, Pico de Gallo Salsa, Avocado Crema, Mexican Slaw, Aztec Quinoa Salad, and Caramelized Bananas with Ice Cream. 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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Thursday, April 13th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Fee: Free; registration is 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 East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

Friday, April 14th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for 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 West Customer Service desk or by calling 608-284-7800.

Tuesday, April 18th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Ages: 9-12 years old; adult supervision not required
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 9-12 years old. April showers bring May flowers, and in this class, participants will prepare multiple recipes that are perfect for a cool rainy day indoors. Vegetarian.

Payment is required at registration; 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
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Ages: 18 and older
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.

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

Wednesday, April 19th

10:30am to 2:00pm

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.

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 exciting cooking class for families! In this class, participants will learn Chef Lily's take on a homemade meal with flavors from Greece. Recipes will include Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with Pita Chips, Individual Spanikopita, Couscous Pilaf, and Roasted Plums with Honey Yogurt. Vegetarian.

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

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Feel empowered to prepare fresh healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, shopping, preparation and tasting, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food, and recognizing fresh, nutritious choices. This class will feature introductions to recipes, shopping strategically, and the preparation of an in-class meal.

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

Saturday, April 22nd

10:00am to 1:00pm
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Ages: Any; adult supervision required
Presenter: Olowo-n'djo Tchala
Fee: Free; registration required

Please join us for a special opportunity to meet Olowo-n'djo Tchala, Founder of Alaffia and women from Alaffia's cooperatives. Alaffia is bringing some of the Togo co-op leaders on a U.S. visit to share their wisdom and roles in Alaffia.

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

Tuesday, April 25th

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Wednesday, April 26th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

What does food have to do with your mood? What you eat can relieve anxiety, depression and other experiences by supporting biochemical changes and reducing inflammation. Katy Wallace,Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, will discuss the foods that contribute to moodiness and those that are associated with good moods.

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

Friday, April 28th

10:30am to 2:00pm

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.
To register for the next available opening, email info@humannaturellc.com or call (608) 301-9961.

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 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.