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SIMPLY: Simply Cooperatives: A Big Picture Look at Cooperation and Our Co-op

Monday, October 5th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Kirsten Moore
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Kirsten Moore to learn about cooperative structure and principles throughout history, receive a brief primer on food co-ops and find out more about our cooperative as part of that global history and the economic future.

Please register by stopping at the Willy EastCustomer Service desk or by calling (608) 251-6776.

LECTURE: Eating Clean

Tuesday, October 6th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; registration is required

Get healthy by eating the foods that work naturally with your body's major elimination and toxin-removing organs (liver, kidneys, and digestive tract). We'll introduce an elimination diet that will help re-set your body systems and provide you with an awareness of how food interacts with your body. We will also discuss some of the herbs and supplements that aide in detoxification.

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

WELLNESS: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Friday, October 9th 11:15am to 2:30pm

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) 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.

SIMPLY: Simply Owners: An Introduction to Ownership at Willy Street Co-op

Monday, October 12th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Ashley Kuehl
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Ashley Kuehl, Owner Records Administrator, to gain a better understanding of the rights, benefits, and history of Ownership at Willy Street Co-op.

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

SIMPLY: Simply Bulk: An Introduction to the Bulk Aisle

Wednesday, October 14th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Amanda Ikens
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 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.

COOK: Six Spices: Biryani - A Unique Technique to Cook Rice

Thursday, October 15th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she demonstrates how to make Chicken Biryani. She'll also demonstrate how to make Cucumber Raita. Pappadams, wafer thin lentil crisps fried or roasted, and Halwa, cream of wheat cooked with ghee, water, sugar, and cardamom.

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

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Greek Snacks

Friday, October 16th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join Chef Lily Kilfoy in this hands-on cooking class for kids ages 9-12. Participants will prepare healthy and delicious snacks with a Greek flair. Recipes will include Pita Chips with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce and Spinach Feta Tartlets.

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

CHIP: CHIP Chat: Know Your Rights During Law Enforcement Encounters

Monday, October 19th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Emilio De Torre, ACLU
Fee: Free; registration is required

Want to know what your rights and responsibilities are when law enforcement wants to search your car, backpack, or home? Do you really have the right to an attorney? What happens when you’re wrongfully identified as a suspect and brought in for questioning? Find out these answers and more in this exciting workshop, organized by the ACLU of Wisconsin.

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

COOK: All Things Stir-Fry

Tuesday, October 20th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Stir-frying is one of the most amazing ways to prepare Asian food. It is easy, tasty, and healthy. From cutting vegetables to marinating protein, join Chef Paul as he demonstrates the technique of stir-frying and sauce making. The menu will include Kung Pao Prawn with Baby Bok Choy; Vegetables Stir-fried with Peanut Sauce; and Orange Sesame Beef wtih Garlicky Mushrooms.

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

CHIP: CHIP Chat: Open Your Eyes and Restaurant to Persons with Vision Loss

Monday, October 26th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: WI Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
Fee: Free; registration is required

What happens when a person who is blind comes into your restaurant? Do you feel comfortable being the server at the table? What assistance is helpful? What do you do about the dog guide? Join us in demonstration and discussion to get these questions answered. We will share our thoughts on welcoming and interacting with diners with vision
impairment. Our emphasis will be on restaurants, with most tips useful for any business. You will leave knowing how to create an enjoyable visit for persons with vision impairment. Goodies, provided by persons who cook without looking, will be offered during the participatory demonstrations. This class may be helpful to anyone who has customers, family or friends with vision impairment.

This year is the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, broad-reaching legislation meant to give persons with disabilities access to their communities and employment. The Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired advocates for citizens of Wisconsin who have vision loss, and we hear that blind persons are repeat customers when workers are capable of creating a comfortable experience for them.

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

CONSULT: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Tuesday, November 3rd 11:15am to 3:45pm

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) 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.

DIY: Kitchen Knife Skills

Tuesday, November 3rd 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $20 for owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Max Wilke as he covers kitchen knife essentials, from styles of knives, what to look for when buying a knife, what each knife is for, and how to sharpen and maintain a knife. Max will also guide participants through hands-on knife skills, including all the major cuts, slices, and dices, as well as how to deal with particularly tricky fruits and vegetables!

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

CHIP: CHIP Chat: Trading away the Farm? A Farmer's Perspective on International Trade

Thursday, November 5th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Instructor: Darin Von Ruden, President, Wisconsin Farmers Union
Fee: Free; registration is required

Whether you’re buying fresh local produce or imported Costa Rican coffee, international trade deals have a big impact on the items you find in your grocery cart. How do trade deals and the World Trade Organization affect food and farm prices? What can you do to stand up for truth in food labeling and environmental and labor standards even as these are challenged by a "race to the bottom" approach to international trade?

Join us for an informative presentation by Darin Von Ruden, organic dairy farmer and president of Wisconsin Farmers Union. Darin will be just off the heels of a trip to Washington, D.C., on a mission to discuss trade and other issues with our Wisconsin Congressional representatives. Get the inside scoop on where our representatives stand, and what we all should know about the global food trade.

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

Book Signing: Meet the Author of Cranberries Revealed

Thursday, November 12th 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy East Community Room
Led by: Wayne Martin with Special Guest Brian Ruesch
Fee: Free; feel free to drop in!

Cranberries Revealed
From the Marsh to the Table

Meet author Wayne Martin as he discusses Cranberries Revealed, his recently published coffee table book about cranberries. Accompany him on a visual journey into the world of cranberries as Cranberries Revealed celebrates a riot of ruby red colors that make this fruit such an appealing subject. The three-part book beguiles readers with dramatic close-up and abstract views of cranberries. It intrigues with sweeping aerial panoramas, immerses viewers in the marshlands of Central Wisconsin and tempts the taste buds with award-winning recipes.

Treat your eyes and palate to a feast of cranberries that will leave you hungry for more. Cranberries Revealed is a must read source for all things cranberry!

Purchase a book and have it signed by the author!

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Marvelous Mexican

Friday, November 13th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 5-8Kids will prepare delicious fillings and create their own baked vegetarian quesadillas. Recipes will also include a scrumptious salsa.

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

Willy West Classes

WELLNESS: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Wednesday, September 30th 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) 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.

SIMPLY: Simply Bulk: An Introduction to the Bulk Aisle

Wednesday, October 7th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katie O'Connell-Jones
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 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.

SIMPLY: Simply Cooperatives: A Big Picture Look at Cooperation and Our Co-op

Thursday, October 8th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Kirsten Moore
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Kirsten Moore to learn about cooperative structure and principles throughout history, receive a brief primer on food co-ops and find out more about our cooperative aspart of that global history and the economic future.

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

KIDS: Kids in the Kitchen: Greek Snacks

Friday, October 9th 4:30pm to 5:30pm

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

Join instructor Lily Kilfoy in this hands on cooking class for kids ages 5-8. Participants will prepare healthy and delicious snacks with a Greek flair. Recipes will include Garlic Green Bean Fries, Lemon-Oregano Kale Chips, and White Bean Hummus.

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

COOK: Healthy Eating on a Budget

Tuesday, October 13th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ben Becker
Fee: $10 for Owners; $20 for non-owners

Feel empowered to prepare fresh healthy foods, even when limited by the size of your wallet. Through participation in discussion, hands on tasting and food preparation, participants will explore strategies for procuring nourishing and affordable food, how to recognize healthy,fresh choices, and tasty, and versatile preparation methods.

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

COOK: Biscuits, Cornbread, and Fried Chicken

Wednesday, October 14th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Max Wilke to learn how to create the classic American food, perfectly crispy and every so slightly spicy fried chicken. Max will also demonstrate how to make the two substantial and tasty staples, cornbread and biscuits. Learn the simple tricks to make them perfect every time!

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

SIMPLY: Simply Owners: An Introduction to Ownership at Willy Street Co-op

Thursday, October 15th 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Ashley Kuehl
Fee: Free; registration is required

Join Ashley Kuehl, Owner Records Administrator, to gain a better understanding of the rights, benefits, and history of Ownership at Willy Street Co-op.

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

DIY: Kitchen Knife Skills

Wednesday, October 21st 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Max Wilke
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Max Wilke as he covers kitchen knife essentials, from styles of knives, what to look for when buying a knife, what eachknife is for, and how to sharpen and maintain a knife. Max will also guide participants through hands-on knife skills, including all the major cuts, slices, and dices, as well as how to deal with particularly tricky fruits and vegetables!

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

COOK: Sea Vegetable Basics

Tuesday, October 27th 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Paul Tseng
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

The oft neglected sea vegetable is loaded with health benefits and nutrients for our bodies. Join Chef Paul as he illustrates the beauty of sea vegetable and makes them into delicious meals, including Nori & Daikon rolls, Dulse Miso Soup, and a Seafood Vegetable salad.

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

CONSULT: Individual Nutrition Consultations

Wednesday, October 28th 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (link sends e-mail) 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.

COOK: Six Spices: Dishes from South India

Wednesday, October 28th 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Neeta Saluja
Fee: $20 for Owners; $30 for non-owners

Join Chef Neeta Saluja as she demonstrates Shrimp-Coconut Curry; Spicy Tomato Rasam, a soup prepared with tomato, ginger, fresh curry leaves, and spices; Saffron Rice; and Tapioka Pudding.

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

DIY: Tea with Maleah: Creative Cheese Pairings

Sunday, November 1st 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Maleah Moskoff
Fee: $15 for owners; $25 for non-owners

An uncommon pair is gaining momentum in the foodie world. The best tea and cheese pairings not only enhance both the tea and the cheese, but also bring out a new, third flavor that wasn’t present before. Tea and cheese work together similar to wine and cheese pairings. Much like wine, a tea's flavor profile is affected by the climate, soil, and water of the region it's grown in.

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

CHIP: CHIP Chat: Digital Privacy and Social Media - Know Your Rights Online

Monday, November 2nd 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Emilio De Torre, ACLU
Fee: Free; registration is required

We’ll explore terms, current trends and your rights regarding social media use/abuse, potential threats and best practices. What does this mean? How to keep safe from stalkers, bullies, spyware and weirdos on popular websites, games and apps like Facebook, Instagram, Kik, Oovoo, Snapchat, Clash of Clans, Minecraft and more.

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

LECTURE: Eat Your Salt

Monday, November 9th 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: Willy West Community Room
Instructor: Katy Wallace
Fee: Free; registrationis required

Natural salt, like sea salt, provides many health benefits. Some people need to limit table salt per their doctor's orders, but many others will derive impressive results from including a natural salt in their daily routine. We'll discuss the details of salt's benefits for energy, reproduction, stress-relief, digestion, and thicker hair.

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

Book Signing: Meet the Author of Cranberries Revealed

Friday, November 13th 11:00am to 1:00pm

Location: Willy West Demo Station
Led by: Wayne Martin
Fee: Free; feel free to drop in!

Cranberries Revealed
From the Marsh to the Table

Meet author Wayne Martin as he discusses Cranberries Revealed, his recently published coffee table book about cranberries. Accompany him on a visual journey into the world of cranberries as Cranberries Revealed celebrates a riot of ruby red colors that make this fruit such an appealing subject. The three-part book beguiles readers with dramatic close-up and abstract views of cranberries. It intrigues with sweeping aerial panoramas, immerses viewers in the marshlands of Central Wisconsin and tempts the taste buds with award-winning recipes.

Treat your eyes and palate to a feast of cranberries that will leave you hungry for more. Cranberries Revealed is a must read source for all things cranberry!

Purchase a book and have it signed by the author!

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