Fitness

Every Tuesday 7am Tuesday 5:30pm Saturday 8:15am until May. 9

Distance Running Course

Distance Running Course is a class specifically designed for anyone, at any level, interested in running a half or full marathon. This course will provide both the physiological and emotional training tools to help you on this 15-week journey that culminates at the finish line of the Eau Claire Marathon on May 7.

UW-Eau Claire Continuing Education 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: See cost information online

Education

Tue. Jan. 24 8am-noon

Learn Microsoft: OneNote

No more leafing through legal pads looking for meeting notes. OneNote provides many of the same Microsoft editing tools we see in Word and Excel, and when you are using OneNote, you can easily access your notes from virtually anywhere. Students will learn to access, edit, and share notes across multiple devices.

CVTC - Business Education Center 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $89/person

Age: Adults

Kids

Tue. Jan. 24 9-10:30am

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

Cornell Elementary School 111 South 4th Street, Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: Age: Birth to age 5

Kids

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10:30-11am Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 3:30-4pm Thursday 5:30-6pm Sunday 2:30-3pm until Jan. 29

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Tuesday until Feb. 28, 10:45am-noon;

The Young and the Restless

Indoor play time is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills and make new friends. Drop in and play with tunnels, balls, hoops and other equipment.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: For ages 0-5

Education

Tue. Jan. 24 6-9pm

Business Plan Basics

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics. Class participants will learn how to create a effective and engaging business plan that can be presented lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29, class materials included

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Tue. Jan. 24 6:30pm

Lazy Monk Cribbage Tournament

It's time for another cribbage tournament at Lazy Monk! In the Prague Event room. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. Stop in and talk to the bartender as soon as possible. Advanced sign-up is required and spots are limited.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 entry fee (includes a tap bier)

Wellness

Tue. Jan. 24 6:30-7:30pm

Intro to Wellness: Move Well

An in-depth look into the importance of movement throughout the day, how you should be moving to improve your health and give you tips to keeping you moving longer. This class is part of a series called “Move Well, Eat Well, Think Well” sign up for one or all.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE; Register online 48 hours in advance

Age: All Ages

Movies

Tue. Jan. 24 7pm

Winter Film Series: Florence Foster Jenkins

The true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. In her head, her voice was beautiful. To everyone it else it was hilariously awful. Her husband and manager, tried to keep her from the truth, but a performance at Carnegie Hall proved to be his biggest challenge yet.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Words

Tue. Jan. 24 7-10pm

Manga Moot

Join this monthly manga book club. The current reads are: Horimiya, by HERO and Daisuke Hagiwara (Vol. 2); Norigami, by Adachitoka (Vol. 2); Sayonara Zetsubo-Sensei, by Kōji Kumeta (Vol. 2).

Gillette Room, Banbury Place Building 2, 4th Floor 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Education

Wed. Jan. 25 9am-4pm

Launching Your Food Truck Business

This course will focus on starting a food truck business in the Chippewa Valley, with information sources specific to the area. You will also learn how to seek out local contacts, conduct research on area regulations and find nearby business assistance.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $99; includes refreshments and materials

Education

Wed. Jan. 25 9:30am-noon

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

Winter offers a special time to appreciate trees and shrubs in a totally different way. This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter. Bring warm clothes and boots. Register by Jan. 23

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: $5 Friends; $8 Nonmembers

Kids

Wed. Jan. 25 9:30-10:30am

St. Mark Kids Power Hour

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Hear bible stories, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School 3307 State Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids 0-5 and their caregivers

Kids

Wed. Jan. 25 9:30-11am

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

Education

Wed. Jan. 25 10:30-11:30am

Standing Guard: Protect What You’ve Worked For

Your focus may begin to shift from building your financial foundation to protecting the financial resource you've created for you & your family. Learn proactive ways to address key risks you may encounter & strategies to help prepare for the unexpected.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Jan. 25 11:30am-1pm

How to Do Business with the Government

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) will present attendees valuable information that would aid them in pursuing the process of getting government contract work. The Wisconsin Procurement Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 1987.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Leisure

Wed. Jan. 25 12:45-3pm

Reddy Teddy Potluck and Cards & Dice Party

Reddy Teddy Potluck and Cards & Dice Party from 12:45-3pm at the center. Please call ahead to reserve your spot.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Jan. 25 6:15-7:15pm

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Seminar is presented in a very laid back no pressure environment. A learning tool for many first time home buyers to help sort through the information you're reading and figure out what's the most reliable and what works for you.

Chippewa Valley Property Management 1827 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Education

Thu. Jan. 26 8:30am-12:30pm

2017 Dementia Summit: Learning and Growing as a Community

The summit will share the results of our recent community survey, enhance learning about dementia, and identify community solutions to better support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

Peace Lutheran Church 501 E. Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: Adults

Education

Thu. Jan. 26 1-2pm

Write Your Obituary: You Get the Last Word

Thinking how to best have your last say? To write an obituary that includes necessary information—but is also personal, concise and memorable. Join this relaxed, hands-on class with an accomplished author and award-winning teacher.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

Visual Art

Thu. Jan. 26 5-7pm

Artist's Reception: Beth Peck

This exhibit examines original illustrations of Beth Peck from children's books. The work spans books from 1985 through 2010. Beth Peck was born in New York. She received a B. F. A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979 and also studied at the Art Students League and the National Academy of Design.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Kids

Every Thursday from Jan. 26 to Mar. 9, 5-5:40pm;

Tiny Ballerinas

Join Mrs. Deborah in a joyous and gentle story-telling ballet format for your little one's first introduction to ballet and creative movement.

Lafayette Town Hall 5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $115 for 10 week course

Age: Ages 2.5 - 4

Education

Every Thursday from Jan. 26 to Dec. 21, 5-7pm;

Habla en la Cabra

Practice your Spanish with other area Spanish speakers and help others practice their English. All levels welcome, no registration necessary. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Jan. 26 5:30-8:30pm

Two Rivers

The regulars: Randy Sinz, Sue Orfield and Gregg Wheeler. These folks will be joined by a host of talented friends, makin' music and havin' fun doin' it.

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Road H, Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: For All Ages

Kids

Thu. Jan. 26 6-8pm

Winter After Hours: January 26th

It's about that time to get out and have some outdoor winter fun. Activities vary from ice skating, snowshoeing, winter Kubb, and snow sculptures. Ice Skate and shoe rentals are available at the park. Also, if you need a place to warm up, there's a fire pit to hang out around as well as a warming house. Don't forget about the hot chocolate, tea, and coffee, and music.

Boyd Park 1202 Fairway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Movies

Thu. Jan. 26 6-7pm

The Quest For The Cure Docu-Series Movie Night

Episode 3: Eliminate These "Dirty Dozen" To Prevent Cancer. This free docu-series presents many natural options to treat Cancer. Seating is limited, please call (715) 944-9707 to reserve your place.

Classic Acupuncture 2711 Pleasant St. Suite 1H, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Visual Art

Thu. Jan. 26 6-7:30pm

"Surfacing": Opening Artist Reception

Artists who combine the use of systems or structures with intuitive and responsive means of producing images. Featuring: James Bailey, Nick Conbere, Susan Stacks & Leslie Vansen.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Kids

Every Thursday from Jan. 26 to Mar. 16, 6-6:45pm;

Gentle Yoga

A gentle introduction to yoga in a class oriented for seniors, but all are welcome. Goals are to help each individual feel better and be happier. All will experience increased mobility and posture improvement. Bring your own mat.

Lafayette Town Hall Town Hall Rd, Chippewa Falls

Cost: 10 class punch card $60

Age: Adults

Causes

Thu. Jan. 26 6-7pm

Karma Yoga Series, Girls On The Run

For the yogi that wants to give back to our community. L44 offer a yoga class, you donate to a great cause. This month's cause is Girls On The Run, a nonprofit girls empowerment project. Girls On The Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: Donation

Education

Thu. Jan. 26 6:30-8pm

Wreath Making Workshop

Workshop #2 of beating winter woes. Join us for a wreath making workshop that will send scents of eucalyptus, lavender + other fresh scents wafting through you home. Craft your wreath while catching up with new + old friends.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 per person; includes your handmade wreath + one-on-one instruction

Music

Thu. Jan. 26 7-9pm

Live Music: Brianna Kocka & Jimmy Barnett

Brianna Kocka has been part of various musical acts throughout the Twin Cities—most notably Sun Gods to Gamma Rays and CAETANI. Jimmy Barnett has been a Singer/Songwriter in the Twin Cities for over a decade and you can find him backing up Brianna when he’s not singing his own tunes.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. Jan. 26 7:30-10pm

John Mueller's Winter Dance Party

John Mueller's "Winter Dance Party" is the official live and authentic re-creation of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper's final tour and the only show endorsed by the Holly, Valens and Richardson estates.

Eau Claire State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets $24 | $28

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Jan. 26 8pm

Focus Ring

Minnesota’s Focus Ring (Tilde Records) has become a very prominent member of the Minneapolis music scene. After releasing several singles in 2015, Focus Ring released “Introduction”, his first full length album, in January of 2016. Focus Ring is an emo-acoustic act and has shared the stage with artists such as Hotel Books and Jeff Rosenstock.

The Terrace, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Music

Thu. Jan. 26 9pm

DJ Set: DJ Greaseburn

Catch some vinyl spinning from DJ Greaseburn at The Lakely.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fri. Jan. 27

131th Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The Eau Claire Ski club invites you to join them at the 130th Annual Silver Mine Invitational. This event is open to all skiers. Come out and enjoy the snow with some friends and/or family. There will be several bonfires for you to stay warm, live music to keep you entertained, heated tents, food & beverages, and even pond hockey. Pond hockey admission is included in silver mine admission.

Silver Mine Ski Jump 2900 Silvermine Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door ; 12 & under is FREE

Kids

Fri. Jan. 27 9:30-11am

Play N Learn Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for preschool-aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers and parents

Visual Art

Fri. Jan. 27 10am

"Surfacing": Gallery Talk

Artists who combine the use of systems or structures with intuitive and responsive means of producing images. Featuring: James Bailey, Nick Conbere, Susan Stacks & Leslie Vansen.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Community

Every Friday, Saturday from Jan. 27 to Jan. 28, 10am-4pm;

The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Mini Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a mini book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. There will be over 5,000 children’s and young adult books will be for sale. Most items will be either 25 cents or 50 cents.

Lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jan. 27 4-11pm

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, hot air balloon flotilla, fun run, vollyball, ice hockey, Ice games, family fun, fireworks and more.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: 3 Day Admission - $5, VIP and Pit Passes also available

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jan. 27 6-9pm

Candlelight Ski

Three candlelit trails to cross country ski, snowshoe or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures (715) 232-5625. Snowshoes provided. Hot chocolate and a warm fire included call (715) 232-1242 for more information. Event is held for walking if there is no snow

Red Cedar Trail Depot Highway 29, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fri. Jan. 27 6-10pm

Teen Library After Dark

Spend the night at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to be in the library after closing time! We'll have games, activities, crafts, snacks, and movies going! Registration required. Once the program starts teens are not allowed to leave the library until the end of the program.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

Movies

Fri. Jan. 27 6pm

UW-Stout Film Series: "Arrival"

Linguistics professor, Louise Banks leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors.

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building, Room 210 712 S Broadway, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Music

Fri. Jan. 27 7-10pm

Live Music: North of Dixie Bluegrass Band

A 5 piece band that plays an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that “feels good”!

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Jan. 27 7-10pm

Wolfsong at Infinity Beverages

Introducing WolfSong: Kai Ulrica and Nikk Wolfe of Wolves at the Door on Acoustic guitars and vocals joined by Larry Past on upright bass and vocals playing Acoustic Electric Euro-gypsy rock in the country.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Movies

Fri. Jan. 27 7pm

UWEC Film Series: Beauty & The Beast

The Disney animated classic. An arrogant noble man is turned into a beast and in order to break the spell he tries to win the love of a village girl, Belle.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Rages G

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

Ongoing Events For 10/29/2012

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc