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. 

November 2017

Wednesday, November 1st

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

Yes, this is the class to work on how to brine, roast and season our holiday turkey. Join Chef Paul to learn these skills and how to achieve a crispy and flavorful turkey. Class participants will also enjoy gravy, mashed potatoes and side dishes.

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

Thursday, November 2nd

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.

5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library
Ages: 18 and older
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: Free; registration is required

Yes, this is the class to work on how to brine, roast and season our holiday turkey. Join Chef Paul to learn these skills and how to achieve a crispy and flavorful turkey. Class participants will also enjoy gravy, mashed potatoes and side dishes.

Please register by stopping at the Willy North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

Friday, November 3rd

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! She will introduce you and your family to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and themes, all while having a hands-on fun time! In this class, participants will work together to prepare their very own savory and sweet pocket pies. Recipes will also include a seasonal salad and beverage.

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

Saturday, November 4th

12:00pm to 3:00pm

Stop by any store and enjoy samples of our delicious holiday pies.

Tuesday, November 7th

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

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 East Customer Service desk or by calling 608-251-6776.

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

In this class, Vegan Pastry Chef Cara Moseley will demonstrate how to make vegan cream pies and how to vary the basic recipe to make several flavors of pies and tarts. She will make a coconut cream pie and chocolate tarts, and she will discuss the many ways to imagine this simple vegan cream filling in many desserts. Students will try tasty desserts and leave full of ideas and confidence for their next sweet vegan creamy dessert.

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

Wednesday, November 8th

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

Yes, this is the class to work on how to brine, roast and season our holiday turkey. Join Chef Paul to learn these skills and how to achieve a crispy and flavorful turkey. Class participants will also enjoy gravy, mashed potatoes and side dishes.

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

Thursday, November 9th

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

Are you pie-challenged? Join Chef Paul as he shares his secrets for great pies. He'll cover everything from a pâte brisée (a basic pie pastry) that never fails, to rolling out the dough, to techniques for a flaky crust and pretty edge. Paul will prepare an apple pie and answer all your pie-making questions.

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

Friday, November 10th

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. Breakfast foods are great for any meal of the day, and in this class, participants will have a blast as they work together to create multiple tasty recipes. Come crack eggs, prepare produce, squeeze juices and much more as you craft a bountiful breakfast. 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.

Saturday, November 11th

11:00am to 5:00pm

Visit any Co-op location and taste sampled of the delicious dishes available at our hot bar during the upcoming holiday season!

Monday, November 13th

1:00pm to 2:00pm

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

Tuesday, November 14th

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 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. When fall arrives and it's cool enough to turn on the ovens again, it's time to bake with flavors such as apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry and more. In this class, kids will mix, measure and pour as they whip up multiple recipes for fall baked goods. 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.

Wednesday, November 15th

6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Lakeview Library
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 North Customer Service desk or by calling 608-709-5445.

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

Are you pie-challenged? Join Chef Paul as he shares his secrets for great pies. He'll cover everything from a pâte brisée (a basic pie pastry) that never fails, to rolling out the dough, to techniques for a flaky crust and pretty edge. Paul will prepare an apple pie and answer all your pie-making questions.

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

Thursday, November 16th

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.

Friday, November 17th

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. Breakfast foods are great for any meal of the day, and in this class, participants will have a blast as they work together to create multiple tasty recipes. Come crack eggs, prepare produce, squeeze juices and much more as you craft a bountiful breakfast. 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.

Tuesday, November 28th

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. When fall arrives and it's cool enough to turn on the ovens again, it's time to bake with flavors such as apple, cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry and more. In this class, kids will mix, measure and pour as they whip up multiple recipes for fall baked goods. 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.