Education

Tue. Aug. 30 10:30am

Social Security: Your Questions Answered

Presented by Andy Cooper & Edward Jones, this educational session will cover important information about Social Security and post-employment income plans.

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

Cost: FREE

Kids

Tue. Aug. 30 10:30-11am

Melted Crayon Art

Back by popular demand, celebrate back-to-school with the Children’s Museum as we melt our very own crayon art creations.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Membership or Admission

Age: Kids (and their grown-ups)

Tue. Aug. 30 4-6pm

Altoona Parks & Trails Master Plan - Dog Park Meet-up

City of Altoona is writing its first Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan. All are invited to attend a Park Meet-UP at Altoona Landfill to talk to City Staff and explore the possibility of a new dog park. Public input will be incorporated into ambitious vision, goals and strategies for all City Parks, Recreation Programs, and improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Altoona Landfill Site 624 Saxonwood Road, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Tue. Aug. 30 6pm

Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

This 2 mile run/walk in beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly and tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate each year and average attendance for the Tuesday night race is 500 people. This 2 and 5 mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park and downtown Eau Claire is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin.

Carson Park, Eau Claire

Cost: Price varies on date of registration

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Sep. 22, 6-6:45pm;

Fall Fitness

Are you ready for a heart pumping, full body, calorie burning workout? You create your own intensity levels and breaks. The instructor will provide modifications for all exercises. To register stop by or call the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

10th Street Recreation Center 9th St. & Bartlett Ave., Altoona

Cost: $40

Age: Adult

Kids

Tue. Aug. 30 6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday Night Blues: Sue Orfield Band

The Sue Orfield Band writes and plays songs that resonate with blues, funk, rock, and countrified world-beat sounds. Their music grooves with high energy and unexpected improvisations, while their compelling melodies will move you, amuse you, and even touch you.

Owen Park Bandshell/Chippewa River Trail 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Aug. 31 8-10am

Understanding Your Business' Financial Statements

In this session, you will learn how to use the following: balance sheets, income statements, cash flows, and key performance indicators (dash boards).

Horizon's Banquet Center 10764 County Highway Q, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 per person - RSVP required

Recreation

Wed. Aug. 31 11am-1pm

Altoona Parks & Trails Master Plan - Altoona Lake Park Meet-up

City of Altoona is writing its first Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan. All are invited to attend a Park Meet-UP in Altoona Lake Front Park to talk to City Staff and explore improvements to the park. Public input will be incorporated into ambitious vision, goals and strategies for all City Parks, Recreation Programs, and improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Altoona Lake Front Park 1104 Kewin Street, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Uncategorized

Wed. Aug. 31 11am-7pm

The Oxbow + The Lakely - Job Fair

Here’s your opportunity to take part in the launch of a one-of-a-kind Eau Claire destination – The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely. Here you’ll discover Eau Claire’s most authentic place to stay, offering locally sourced food, hand-crafted furnishings, live music, craft cocktails, an adventure outfitter, and more. A place of inspiration at the forefront of the downtown revitalization. We seek the region’s top hospitality talent – authentic and driven individuals who’ll embrace our culture and commitments. Creativity. Honesty. Enthusiasm. Professionalism. Exceptional individuals who take care of our guests and provide them with an experience that is distinctively Eau Claire.

Volume One World Headquarters 205 North Dewey Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Aug. 31 6pm

The Paint Shack

Painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Sign up by phone, facebook, or on their website.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Music

Wed. Aug. 31 6-8pm

Blues and Brats Neighborhood Get Together

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music featuring Joyann Parker of "Sweet Tea". Free brats and hot dogs, chips and water (until they run out). If able, bring a general use hygiene product to help stock the Salvation Army's shelves.

The Salvation Army 2211 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Sep. 1 - Oct. 14; Check venue for hours

"​Land:Mine" Co-curated by Lori Chilefone and Jyl Kelley

The inspiration for the Land:Mine exhibit is to provide a diverse platform for visual, musical or performance art bearing witness to the transformations of the area’s natural surroundings and landscapes through time. Artists were encouraged to think outside of traditional representations of natural landscapes to reveal our relationships with the changing landscape.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

Sep. 1 - Oct. 14; Check venue for hours

​Celebrating a Half Century

Fifty years, one husband, three children, one son-in-law, two daughters-in-law, eight grandchildren, hundreds of art students and uncounted works of art. Time does fly when you’re having fun! An exciting exhibit featuring original watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography and more, expanding over the past fifty years, and inspired by family, friends, nature, travel and experiences growing up in rural Wisconsin.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Fitness

Every Thursday from Sep. 1 to Oct. 27, 9:15-10:15am;

Gentle Slow Flow Yoga w/ Heidi Dix

An hour of breathing, movement, and relaxation. Perfect for beginners, back health, mood management, arthritis, healthy aging and more. All ages and abilities. The health benefits are profound and vital energy will feel amazing.

The Center 3701 Hwy 12 (E. Clairemont Ave), Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in OR 8 weeks for $64

Fitness

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday from Sep. 1 to May. 31 2017, 9:30am;

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

Education

Thu. Sep. 1 10:30am

Sacred Habits of the Heart: Imagination

A monthly series to guide, challenge, comfort and encourage you. This session will offer tips on the power of imagination.

The Healing Place 1010 Oakridge Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Causes

Thu. Sep. 1 noon-5pm

United Way FootGolf Tourney

Anyone who can kick a ball can play! Footgolf is a hybrid of golf and soccer. Join United Way Emerging Leaders for a fun-packed, fast-paced day at the new Fairway Farms course for our second-annual Footgolf Tournament.

Fairway Farms Footgolf W6305 Langdell Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per person/$120 for 3-person team

Age: All Ages

Education

Every Thursday from Sep. 1 to Sep. 29, 1-3pm;

Max Your Mind

This 5-week brain building class will be based on presenters’ new book, which is included in class fee. Learn about Brain, Body, Spirit and Relationships.

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

Cost: $40m/$60nm

Education

Thu. Sep. 1 2-3pm

Biotic Survey - Spiders

Two programs with separate registration. Spider nature walk at 2pm and 4pm, or an informational lecture and evening spider walk at 7pm. Come learn why spiders are so much more than just creepy crawly creatures. With our spider expert, you will learn the important roles that spiders play in nature and collect data for our Biotic Inventory.

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

Cost: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5 per session

Kids

Thu. Sep. 1 3-7pm

New Moon Mehndi

New Moon Mehndi with Local Artist Lori Chilefone. Henna is a plant used traditionally for thousands of years in Indian and Eastern Cultures.

Eclectica on Grand 106 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Starts at $5

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

First Thursday from Sep. 1 to Apr. 6 2017, 4-8pm;

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month for an all you can eat chicken dinner. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 for adults; $8 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

Words

Thu. Sep. 1 5-6pm

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Thu. Sep. 1 5-6pm

Readings at The Gallery: Patti See

New work by Patti See. Patti's articles, fiction, and poetry have appeared in The Journal of Developmental Education, Salon Magazine, The Wisconsin Academy Review, The Southwest Review, Women's Studies Quarterly, and other magazines and anthologies. She is a frequent contributor to "Wisconsin Life" on WPR.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Recreation

Thu. Sep. 1 5-6:30pm

Altoona Parks & Trails Master Plan - Devney Park Meet-up

City of Altoona is writing its first Parks, Recreation and Trails Master Plan. All are invited to attend a Park Meet-UP in Devney Park to talk to City Staff and discuss improvements to the park. Public input will be incorporated into ambitious vision, goals and strategies for all City Parks, Recreation Programs, and improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Devney Park 1400 Devney Drive, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Sep. 1 7-9pm

Amanda Standalone

With a voice that has been described as "deep and earthy", and her trusty blue guitar, she brings her audience's songs from her well traveled heart and mind.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Sep. 1 9pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Sean White: Angry and Alone Tour

Sean White makes his return to The Plus following the release of his critically acclaimed album, "Dead And Gone" in 2015. Sean's brutally honest style has landed him shows and appearances in festivals around the world, and we couldnt be happier (or luckier) to have him back in Eau Claire. Doors @8pm.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Fitness

Every Friday from Sep. 2 to Dec. 30, 7-8am;

Yoga For Runners

This class will emphasize lower body flexibility and balance, core strength and mental focus.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Uncategorized

Fri. Sep. 2 9am-9pm

First Friday at the Local Store

On the first Friday of each month, businesses in downtown Eau Claire stay open later and have special deals. This month, get a free $5 Local Store gift card when you spend $30 or more!

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Kids

Every Friday from Sep. 2 to May. 26 2017, 5-9pm;

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

Visual Art

Fri. Sep. 2 6-9pm

Cari Raynae Jacobson Artist Reception

An evening of art, live music. Cari Raynae Jacobson is a multi-media artist specializing in collage work, and wearable art. Meet the artist and hear live music performed by local musician Caleb Horne.

Tangled Up in Hue 416 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Sat. Sep. 3 11am-5pm

Marquette Release

River Bend Vineyard & Winery is very happy to announce the return of a crowd favorite; Marquette. In 2015, Marquette sold out twice.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Sep. 3 7-10pm

Jon Bayley & Manic After Midnite

Jon Bayley is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer with a knack for telling both his and other people’s stories. Manic After Midnite is an enchanting new band that fuses dreamy jazz and pop with elements of soul and alternative music.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Sep. 3 8pm

FM Down + Giants of Midgard

Giants of MIdgard is a new band with some familiar faces: Noel Hanson on guitar, Peter Kaesberg on drums, Brent Kuechen-meister on synth, and Jodi Lantz as lead vocals. FM plays loud, unabashed rock and roll. Pure and simple. Doors @ 8pm.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Sep. 3 8pm

Chasing Mabel at Jake's Tiki Bar

Chasing Mabel rocks the Labor Day Weekend at Jake's Tiki Bar. It's the last weekend for music at the Tiki Bar and Chasing Mabel will be on hand to close the summer with the best live music from the 90s to today.

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Music

Sun. Sep. 4

Alma Music & Arts Festival

Live music (5 bands) and art fair in a beautiful setting along the Mississippi River. Food, drink and games for all.

Alma Marina & Park 125 Beach Harbor Road, Alma

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Wellness

Sun. Sep. 4 10-11am

“From JOB to Joy: Seeking Joy in Work”

Labor Day Multigenerational Service with Rev. Julie Lepp. This service will explore how to seek joy even in the most stressful of environments. Let’s be inspired to find joy in the work that we do.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Kids

Sun. Sep. 4 1-3pm

Chippewa Falls Music in the Park: Howard Luedtke

Steve and & Doris Szydel open for regional rock and blues star Howard Luedtke, who will finish off the summer's music in the park series with his slide guitar and rockin' electric sound.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sun. Sep. 4 2:30-4pm

AcoustiHoo

A cool city festival on the banks of the Mississippi, featuring music and family events all day, and wonderful art exhibits. AcoustiHoo (Sue Orfield, Luke Fischer, Olaf Lind, Randy Sinz) plays a genre bending mix of gypsy jazz, world folk, americana and bluegrass.

Alma Music & Arts Festival Alma Beach & Marina, Alma

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sun. Sep. 4 6:30-10pm

Ski Sprites Labor Day Extravaganza

Join the Ski Sprites for a 2 Day Labor Day Celebration! Ski show and fireworks on Sunday night and Sand Castle Contest, raffle, and ski show on Monday! Free admission for all, donations appreciated. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Sun. Sep. 4 9pm

Derek Hughes

The live performances of celebrated conjurer, “Stand Up Magician” Derek Hughes, have been lauded by audiences and critics alike, with the New York Times calling him “thoroughly entertaining.” Hughes has performed his magic on MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, the CW's Penn & Teller: Fool Us and is a creative producer on TRUtv’s hit magic series, “The Carbonaro Effect”.

Great Hall, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Mon. Sep. 5 11:05am-3pm

Labor Day Picnic Celebration

Greater West Central Area Labor Council will serve lunch from noon to 1:30. There will be kids games, door prizes, raffles. Please bring a ​nonperishable food item to donate for local food shelves. Families, please bring bring packaged/deli-made/baked goods to share at picnic.

Phoenix Park Pavillion, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Mon. Sep. 5 noon-3pm

Doggie Swim Fest

The Fairfax Pool will be open exclusively to the canine crowd for this special event. Activities include water retrieval, open swim, and a lure course. Concessions available. All dogs participating must show proof of current vaccinations. Sorry, no people in the pool on this day. All proceeds benefit Eau Claire's Off-Leash Dog Park.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10/dog, Spectators free

Education

Every Tuesday from Sep. 6 to Sep. 20, 9:30-10am;

eBay Class

Learn how to buy or sell on E-bay and do it safely. Pre-requisites for class are basic computer skills, some experience with Internet and have an email account.

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

Cost: $20m/$30nm

Tue. Sep. 6 10am

The Buzz on Bees

Soon we will be able to keep honey bees in the city limits. Come and learn what we can do to keep our bees from extinction. Learn how to start a hive and also the life cycle of the bee. Snacks will be served.

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

Cost: FREE

Kids

Every Tuesday, Friday from Sep. 6 to Dec. 2, 10:30-10:50am;

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Lasts 15-20minutes.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-3 and caregivers

Kids

Every Tuesday, Friday from Sep. 6 to Dec. 2, 11-11:30am;

Growing Readers

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

Kids

First, Third Tuesday from Sep. 6 to May. 16 2017, 3:30-5pm;

Altoona Public Library: Teen Minecraft Club

Six laptops are available, but players are encouraged to bring their own laptops, if possible. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own Minecraft Club Account, please be prepared to share. Sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens ages 12-18

Education

Tue. Sep. 6 6pm

The Paint Shack

Painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Sign up by phone, on Facebook, or on their website.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Age 10+

Fitness

Tue. Sep. 6 6-6:55pm

Beginning Social Dance Lessons

Learn the basic steps in Swing, Rumba and Waltz in this 4 week session starting on Tues, Sept 6.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Ctr, Dance Studio 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: $49 per person for 4 week session

Age: 18+

Leisure

Tue. Sep. 6 6-10pm

UWEC McIntyre Library - After Dark

UWEC's annual after hours welcome and welcome-back to students. Free pizza, video games, board games, a multi-floor mini golf course, live entertainment, and even a life size version of clue.

McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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