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 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.

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Tuesday, August 2nd

7:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Crystel Anders, CSW Executive Director
Fee: Free; registration required
Ages: Any; adult supervision required

CANCELED

“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”−African proverb.

For 45 years, Community Shares of Wisconsin (CSW) has supported social and environmental change. By supporting nearly 70 member nonprofits that bring grassroots action and advocacy to Wisconsin, CSW is the nation’s oldest social action fund. Come hear how your Community CHIP® donations at the Co-op help change the social framework and improve people’s lives. You will also learn more about the work of our member nonprofits and the work CSW does to build a movement for social and environmental change.

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

Monday, August 8th

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, August 9th

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.

1:30pm to 3:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
Fee: Free; registration required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not 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 West Customer Service desk or by calling (608) 284-7800.

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. Summer is in full swing, and in this class, kids will prepare dishes fit for a fabulous picnic. Recipes will include Cucumber Sandwiches, Zesty Herb Dip with Veggies, and Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon-Sugar Tortilla Chips.Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian.

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

Friday, August 12th

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 fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, participants will prepare Sesame Noodle Salad, Quick Pickled Vegetables, and Strawberry Sticky Rice Spring Rolls. Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

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

Monday, August 15th

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, 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.

Wednesday, August 17th

6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Your Co-op's Own Instructor: Amanda Ikens
Fee: Free; registration is required
Ages: 14 and older; adult supervision not 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 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.

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

Cooking is fun and easy when you know how! In the second part of this series, Chef Paul will teach soup and stock production as well as sauce making, including a vinaigrette and a reduction. After completing this series, participants will have a solid foundation upon which to build their cooking skills, and they'll gain the confidence to experiment with their own culinary creations at home.

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

Friday, August 19th

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 fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. In this class, participants will prepare Sesame Tofu, Brown Rice Salad, Asian Slaw, and Cream Cheese and Scallion Wonton Cups. Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian.

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

Tuesday, August 23rd

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

Chef Lily gets kids cooking in the kitchen at a young age and introduces them to unfamiliar foods through delectable dishes and fun themes, all while having a hands-on fun time. Summer is in full swing, and in this class, kids will prepare dishes fit for a fabulous picnic. Recipes will include White Bean Dip with Veggies, Pesto Pasta Salad, Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins, and Blueberry Limeade. Enroll early, space is limited! Vegetarian.

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

Friday, August 26th

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, 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.

5:00pm to 8:00pm

Saturday, August 27th

8:30am to 1:00pm

Sunday, August 28th

10:00am to 3:00pm