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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Wednesday, October 4th

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

Join Chef Paul in exploring gluten-free crackers by using sweet potatoes and papaya, with avocado as the binding agent. Various gluten-free and nut flours will be used. He will also demonstrate dipping sauces, including sour cream and caramelized onion, as well as papaya salsa. Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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

Thursday, October 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, October 6th

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: East

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! 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 delicious homemade meal inspired by flavors from India. Toasted spices, samosas, mango lassi and fragrant rice are just a few of the tasty things that will be explored. Vegetarian.

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

Saturday, October 7th

8:30am to 12:00pm

Monday, October 9th

10:00am to 11:00am

Location: Willy North Commons
Ages: 13 and older; adult supervision not required
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Robert Halstead
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 North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

Tuesday, October 10th

1:30pm to 2:30pm

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

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.

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. It's the perfect time for a pizza party, and in this class, participants will learn to snip, cut and grate as they prepare a variety of toppings and cheeses. They will also hand-stretch and roll dough as they make their very own personal pizzas. Recipes will also include a seasonal salad and smoothie. 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, October 11th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

CANCELED!!!!!
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

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 608-251-6676.

Friday, October 13th

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:West

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. Cheese, apricot, sweet potato, carrot, mango and more—what do these fantastic foods all have in common? They're all orange, of course! In this class, participants will make multiple recipes using all-natural orange 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.

Tuesday, October 17th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Vegan Pastry Chef Cara Moseley will demonstrate how to make her vegan cheesecake. She will also teach the class how to make different flavor combinations from a basic vegan cheesecake recipe. Students will enjoy samples and take home several recipes and ideas from the class. Gluten-free options will be demonstrated and discussed. 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.

6:00pm to 7:00pm

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

Recent news articles have discussed that the majority of reflux and heartburn problems can be overcome through change in diet and lifestyle. This lecture will present food-based ways to address an "over-acidic" stomach and eat (and sleep) in comfort. Join Katy Wallace, traditional Naturopath of Human Nature, LLC, for a discussion of digestive cleansing and proper food combining.

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

Wednesday, October 18th

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

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

Join Chef Paul in exploring gluten-free crackers by using sweet potatoes and papaya, with avocado as the binding agent. Various gluten-free and nut flours will be used. He will also demonstrate dipping sauces, including sour cream and caramelized onion, as well as papaya salsa. 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.

Thursday, October 19th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Freshly hand-made pasta maybe a challenge for most of us, but it starts simply with getting our hands covered in flour. What type of flour should be used? Egg or no egg? What type of sauce should be used? Join Chef Paul for the answers to these questions and for a demonstration of how to make fresh pasta, meatballs and sauce.

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

Friday, October 20th

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: North

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join The Kids Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids. Cheese, apricot, sweet potato, carrot, mango and more—what do these fantastic foods all have in common? They're all orange, of course! In this class, participants will make multiple recipes using all-natural orange 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, October 21st

10:00am to 12:00pm
11:00am to 3:00pm

Join us in celebrating the new patio at North as we grill beef and veggie burgers! $5 gets you a burger, chips and beverage. $1 of each meal will go to Northside Planning Council's "Stable Families, Strong Community" initiative. Meet NPC's Neighborhood Navigators at the event!

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Sunday, October 22nd

11:00am to 1:00pm

We will be distributing slices of regular and vegan cake at each site to celebrate the birthday of the Co-op!

Tuesday, October 24th

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: 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. It's the perfect time for a pizza party, and in this class, participants will learn to snip, cut and grate as they prepare a variety of toppings and cheeses. They will also hand-stretch and roll dough as they make their very own personal pizzas. Recipes will also include a seasonal salad and smoothie. 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, October 27th

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! Almost everyone loves noodles, and in this class, participants will work together to prepare multiple delectable dishes that highlight this fun food. Lasagna, stuffed pasta, and mac and cheese, if you please. Come create a meal and take home recipes that are sure to become family favorites.

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

Sunday, October 29th

10:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $40 for Owners; $50 for non-owners

Join herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun hands-on soap-making workshop. Start out learning the basics and then dive into a hands-on experience, making soap you will take home. Make soap with herbs and fresh goat’s milk. Everyone will go home with six to nine bars of soap made in class, along with the instructions and recipes for making soap at home.

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