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 at Willy East or Willy West, contact Liz Hawley at (608) 251-6776 or by email.

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.

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Sunday, May 1st

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: 4864 Pheasant Branch Conservancy Springs, Middleton
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-Owners
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. This class will take place at Pheasant Branch Conservancy, 4864 Pheasant Branch Road. Meet in the Conservancy parking lot, and the tour leaves promptly at 10:00am.

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

Tuesday, May 3rd

4:30pm to 5:30pm

9-12

Thursday, May 5th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Take a look at how structure, design and form can add to your gardening experience. Experiment with creating fun planting edifices, such as raised beds, cold frames, hoops or vertical gardens. Learn how companion planting can utilize the natural attributes of your flora to create complementary combinations. We will also discuss using themes to create alluring backyard wonders.

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 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Maria Rodriguez
Fee: $10 donation to Literacy Network
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required

​Are you a foodie? Interested in other cultures? Socially aware? If any of these apply to you, the Literacy Kitchen, a part of the Literacy Network Kitchen Series, is an event you shouldn’t miss. Literacy Kitchen combines literacy, culture, and cuisine.

​The Literacy Kitchen is a series which highlights a Literacy Network learner and cuisine from their culture. Each session in the series will focus on a different learner, their culture and their experience with Literacy Network as well as the impact literacy has had on their lives.

​You’ll walk away with a new recipe, a full belly, and a deep appreciation of the work that the Literacy Network does in our community, as well as the challenges faced by low-literate adults. We’re guessing you’ll also be inspired to get involved with Literacy Network in one way or another.

Join Maria Rodriguez as she demonstrates how to make Enchiladas Verdes de Pollo (Green Enchiladas with Chicken and Cheese).

A non-refundable donation is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or calling (608) 251-6776.

Monday, May 9th

2:00pm to 6:00pm

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 $10+ 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.

Tuesday, May 10th

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 $10+ 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.

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 $10+ 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.

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9-12; adult supervision not required

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! In this class, kids will prepare a delicious snacks using super healthy foods! Recipes will include Smoky Kale Chips, Green Bean Fries, Zesty Avocado Ranch Dip, Apple-Spinach Mini Muffins, and a Super Foods Smoothie. 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
Walk-ins welcome!

Interested in running for the Willy Street Co-op Board of Directors? This year, the Board is hosting candidate information sessions where you can learn more about the Co-op and what it is like to serve on the Board. Topics will include a brief history of the grocery co-op sector, a primer on the policy governance system, and an overview of the time commitment and types of issues typically faced by the Board.

Wednesday, May 11th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

CANCELED!!!!!
Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages are welcome; adult supervision is required.

By stimulating insulin production, grains can make it hard to heal a body with systemic stress. Presenter Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath of Human Nature LLC, will introduce a grain-free elimination diet and how to best prepare grains to reduce their negative impacts.

Registration is preferred; 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: Alan Crossley, Wheels for Winners
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages welcome; adult supervision is required.

Since 1992, Wheels for Winners has been building community through a successful formula of volunteerism, recycling unused bicycles, and encouraging responsible actions among young people. Come learn more about what they do and how to get involved. You might even win a fabulous door prize.

Wheels for Winners is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

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

Thursday, May 12th

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 12 and older; adult supervision required

Take a look at how structure, design and form can add to your gardening experience. Experiment with creating fun planting edifices, such as raised beds, cold frames, hoops or vertical gardens. Learn how companion planting can utilize the natural attributes of your flora to create complementary combinations. We will also discuss using themes to create alluring backyard wonders.

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 8:00pm

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

Making tofu at home is easy with fewer than three ingredients. Join Chef Paul to learn to make this versatile product, and then use it to to make Braised Tofu with Seasonal Vegetables. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and grain-free.

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

Friday, May 13th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 5–8. Spring Rolls are a delicacy found throughout Asia and are prepared to celebrate the arrival of spring vegetables. Participants will snip, cut and grate a variety of fillings. Then they'll soak rice paper wrappers to create their own rolls. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

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

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

5-8

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

Sunday, May 15th

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 17th

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: UW-Extension
Fee: Free; please register by filling out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/willystreet.coop...

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 local CSA farmer and 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/.

Wednesday, May 18th

11:30am to 2:45pm

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, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and 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. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
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 take a brief walk through the store to point out 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 East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

Thursday, May 19th

11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ana Brito, Centro Hispano
Fee: $10 donation to Centro Hispano
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not required

Anyone can cook simple recipes with fresh vegetables from the farmers' market or your own garden! Join Chef Ana Brito of Centro Hispano to learn healthy and tasty Hispanic-style recipes using fresh vegetables—a great way to prepare for the abundance of harvest season.

A non-refundable donation is required at registration; please register by stopping at the Willy West Customer Service desk or calling (608) 284-7800.

6:00pm to 8:00pm

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

Making tofu at home is easy with fewer than three ingredients. Join Chef Paul to learn to make this versatile product, and then use it to to make Braised Tofu with Seasonal Vegetables. Vegetarian, 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.

Friday, May 20th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners

DESCRIPTION

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

4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Lily Kilfoy
Fee: $10 for kids of Owners; $20 for non-owners
Ages: 9–12; adult supervision not required

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9–12. Spring Rolls are a delicacy found throughout Asia and are prepared to celebrate the arrival of spring vegetables. Participants will snip, cut and grate a variety of fillings. Then they'll soak rice paper wrappers to create their own rolls. Vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free.

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

Saturday, May 21st

11:00am to 2:00pm

Join us for a bbq featuring some of the best products our Meat department has to offer.

Sunday, May 22nd

10:00am to 12:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room and Capital City Bike Path
Instructor: Linda Conroy
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners
Ages: 8 and older; adult supervision required

Join herbalist and forager Linda Conroy to explore the wild plants that grow around us. We will learn about common and uncommon wild plants that can be used for food and medicine. Identification techniques as well as ways to prepare plants for optimal nutrition and healing will be discussed. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Meet in the Community Room, and the tour leaves promptly at 10:00am.

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

2:00pm to 3:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Walk-ins welcome!

Interested in running for the Willy Street Co-op Board of Directors? This year, the Board is hosting candidate information sessions where you can learn more about the Co-op and what it is like to serve on the Board. Topics will include a brief history of the grocery co-op sector, a primer on the policy governance system, and an overview of the time commitment and types of issues typically faced by the Board.

Monday, May 23rd

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Alan Crossley, Wheels for Winners
Fee: Free; walk-ins welcome
Ages: All ages welcome; adult supervision is required.

Since 1992, Wheels for Winners has been building community through a successful formula of volunteerism, recycling unused bicycles, and encouraging responsible actions among young people. Come learn more about what they do and how to get involved. You might even win a fabulous door prize.

Wheels for Winners is one of the nearly 70 local nonprofits that benefits when you CHIP at the Co-op.

Registration is preferred; please register by stopping at the Willy East Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

Tuesday, May 24th

4:30pm to 5:30pm

5-8

4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! In this class, kids will prepare delicious snacks made from super healthy foods! Recipes will include Cauliflower Popcorn, Garlic White Bean Dip, Sweet Potato Cookies, and a Super Foods Smoothie. Vegetarian.

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

Wednesday, May 25th

6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace, ND
Fee: $55 for Owners; $65 for non-owners
Ages: 10 and older; adult supervision required

Learn how to choose foods to re-boot yourself with a 10-day cleanse, and address underlying conditions and patterns of stress that limit you. Join Katy Wallace, Traditional Naturopath, and Michelle Jolly, Health Coach, to learn how to naturally push toxins out and rebuild healthy cells in your body with whole foods. Take home a workbook with instructions, recipes, clean eating tips, detox tools and more.

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

6:30pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: UW-Extension
Fee: Free; please register by filling out this form:
https://docs.google.com/a/willystreet.coop...

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 local CSA farmer and 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 27th

11:30am to 2:45pm

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, LLC includes a consultation regarding your health goals and 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. Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable unless notice of cancellation or rescheduling is provided seven or more days prior.

Sunday, May 29th

4:00pm to 6:00pm

We will serve food or food samples at this Willy North promotional event. We will meet at East at 2:30pm and leave together, set up, serve food and mingle, and break down. Total hours will be 230-7pm.

Needed: Two Event Assistants