Kids

Thu. Feb. 23 9am-noon

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $40 Members; $60 Community

Age: Ages 10-15

Kids

Thu. Feb. 23 10:30-11am

Story Time at Family Christian Stores

This week's featured book is "Good Good Father" by Chris Tomlin with Pat Barrett.

Family Christian Stores 2916 London Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Feb. 23 noon-1pm

Lunch n Learn - Topic: Advanced care planning

Feb 23 – Lunch n Learn - Topic: Advanced care planning - A team of professionals from St Croix Hospice will spend an hour with us explaining the parts of an Advance Care Plan. Learn about the process of thinking through what your health care wishes are and how to go about sharing those thoughts with your loved ones and health care providers. AARP Meeting follows presentation.

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

Cost: Suggested Donation

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Feb. 23 12:15-4:30pm

Ethics and Boundaries: Social Work Ethics and the Law

This workshop discusses the sources of authority and the expectations of both ethics and law, using MPSW 20, the NASW Code of Ethics, the ABA Code of Ethics, and Wisconsin and federal statutes to understand how law and ethics work together, especially in regard to boundaries, duty to report, duty to evaluate, the scope of practice, and continuing education.

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $89 per person

Wellness

Thu. Feb. 23 1:30-3:30pm

Living Well with Dementia in the Community

Topic discussion with Lindsey Creapeau, Director of Community Relations for Azura Memory Care. There will be an hour long presentation, followed by refreshments and then open discussion.

Azura Memory Care 3712 Damon Street, Eau Claire

Community

Thu. Feb. 23 4-7pm

Chippewa Falls Main Street: Paint The Town Red

Head downtown for an evening filled with fashion, positive energy, heart health, and a scavenger hunt. Browse the sales and specials in over 30 businesses. Drawings and giveaways, food and refreshments, free blood pressure screenings, and information from HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital health professionals.

Downtown Chippewa Falls

Education

Thu. Feb. 23 5:30pm

The Presence of Mine Enemies: Villains and Bad Apples with Allyson Loomis

This session will talk about the uses of villains in stirring up stories, and how one might go about creating a villain, employing a villain and maybe even humanizing a villain. It will look at different sorts of entry points for villains in stories and how one might hope to neutralize a villain, in the end.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Music

Thu. Feb. 23 5:30-8:30pm

Dinner Jazz: Heshmat Quartet

Colin Heshmat is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied jazz piano under the guidance of Chip Stephens and received a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering. Heshmat has played at numerous jazz venues around the country, including the Velvet Note and Churchill Grounds in Atlanta, Georgia and the Green Mill and Andy’s Club in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Thu. Feb. 23 5:30-8:30pm

Two Rivers

Two Rivers is back again for another exciting evening filled with live music, good food, and great company.

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Feb. 23 6-9pm

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Interested in starting a business? Learn how at Western Dairyland's "Start Up a Small Business in 8 Steps" in a three-hour class that includes the following topics: are you an Entrepreneur?; honing an idea; business feasibility; legal structure, permits & zoning; marketing; recordkeeping; business plan; and funding.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Feb. 23 6-8pm

Badger Cafe: Heart Health Empowerment

Take a journey toward empowerment of your own heart health with Dr. Patrick McBride, professor at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and cardiologist at UW–Madison Hospital and Clinics. Healthy refreshments and casual attire. Wear red!

Oak Leaf Clinics - Eau Claire Medical Center 3802 West Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

Thu. Feb. 23 6-7:30pm

Artist Reception: La Vera Pohl Collection

Over 50 works by major German Expressionist artists selected from this important collection of art from the first decades of the 20th Century. Artists include Beckman, Feininger, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Pechstein, and Schiele.

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

Cost: FREE

Movies

Thu. Feb. 23 6-10pm

UWEC Black History Month Film: "Rosewood"

John Singleton's "Rosewood" tells the story of the race riot by whites against blacks in 1922 in the small Florida town of Rosewood. The town was left in ruin and dozens of its residents were shot, burned to death or lynched. The movie goes beyond these events, showing how racism is taught by father to son.

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

Recreation

Thu. Feb. 23 7-8pm

Yoga 4 Athletes with Misty Ross Yoga

Misty Ross Yoga is bringing a special yoga for athletes session to the Eau Claire Sport Warehouse. Session covers flexibility and increasing range of motion. Athletes should attend this event to learn about how yoga can help with injury prevention.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Thu. Feb. 23 7-8:30pm

Artist Talk by Erwin Redl: Building Community Through Public Art

Erwin Redl's talk will address ways that public art engages, enhances, and builds community while fostering a love and appreciation for contemporary art expressions. The artist recently completed a major commission to bring art and community together in Spartanburg, S.C., as a one of four Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge projects.

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building - Room 321 415 13th Ave. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Stage

Thu. Feb. 23 7:30pm

UWEC Theatre Presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

The unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Comedy

Thu. Feb. 23 8pm

The Backwards Thinkers Society

UWEC's own improv comedy troupe, The Backwards Thinkers Society, will perform in the Cabin.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. Feb. 23 8-10pm

Warehouse Eyes

Warehouse Eyes is an alternative-pop band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They formed in June of 2012 and have been creating music since. With their first official release “Prisms”, you will feel entrenched in a spacey-pop sound. Following “Prisms” is their most recent single, “Without You or Me”.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Feb. 23 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Great Debate Part 2

What is better- sleep or food? Turtles or sharks? Love or whatever else is not love? You be the judge! Come watch your favorite Clear Water comedians debate these and other very important topics.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Music

Thu. Feb. 23 9pm

DJ Set: Zach Hanson

Hanson (audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist), has shared the stage with The Tallest Man on Earth, S. Carey, Laarks, The Gentle Guest, and has recorded, mixed, and mastered countless records for artists all over the country. He'll take the stage to spin some of his favorite songs and maybe some friends will join him up there too.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Every Day from Feb. 24 to Mar. 15;

German Expressionist Prints, Drawings, and Paintings from the La Vera Pohl Collection

Over 50 works by major German Expressionist artists selected from this important collection of art from the first decades of the 20th Century. Artists include Beckman, Feininger, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Pechstein, and Schiele. On loan from the Lawrence University Art Collection in Appleton, WI.

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

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 24 8am-4pm

Chetek Winter Fest 2017

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Feb. 24 8am

UWEC Trumpet Festival

Aims to educate high school students in the greater Eau Claire area. Students have the opportunity to perform in a large group trumpet choir, smaller chamber ensembles, and learn from esteemed professors of trumpet Professor Robert Baca of UW-Eau Claire and Dr. Amy Schendel of the University of Iowa.

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Kids

Fri. Feb. 24 9am

Winter Camp

Winter Camp is a great opportunity for youth to spend their February break enjoying winter activities at camp, like snowshoeing, tubing, drinking hot chocolate, and playing classic snow games. We provide transportation to and from camp.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Age: Grades 2-7

Education

Every Friday from Feb. 24 to Mar. 17, 9:30am-noon;

Toe Up Socks

The winter blues will slip away as you knit these toe up "Thaw Socks" beginning with cold blues to a warm, spring yellow! Many new knitting experiences await, especially the "Fish Lips Kiss Heel.”

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

Cost: $15 members / $22.50 non-members

Education

Fri. Feb. 24 11am-noon

Feel Good Friday

Guest Speaker: Laurie Pettis: Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer at the Eau Claire YMCA. Learn simple, effective, and realistic ways to take better care of yourself. Bring along ideas/examples of little things that make you feel good! We want this to be a really interactive session.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Every Day from Feb. 24 to Apr. 1, noon-8pm;

The Artist Eye Art Exhibit

Break winter’s humdrum by enjoying some fresh art at Galaudet Gallery’s first art exhibit of 2017 The Artist’s Eye. Over 1500 square feet of gallery space found in the four rooms of Galaudet Gallery in downtown Eau Claire.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Fri. Feb. 24 5:15-6:45pm

Yoga Inversion Workshop

Keep an open mind and heart while you unleash your potential and recognize your inner strength. Bring your fun to this one. Play like a kid again as you work your inversions knowing that inverting with proper alignment and intention stimulates intuition and clarity.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Rate for Yoga Room Members $20 Non Member Rate

Age: 16+

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 5:30-8:30pm

Dinner Jazz: Michael Shults

Get to the Lakely tonight for some live jazz presented by the Michael Shults Group. Shults is a UWEC professor and host of The Lakely's monday night jazz sessions.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 24 6-9pm

Pop-Up Pasta and Wine Dinner

Chef Anthony Chavez of LiveGreatFood has prepared a 4 Course tasting menu highlighting some of his hand-crafted specialty pastas. Anthony, a new American/Northwoods trained chef & butcher, has an affinity for local cuisine.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Movies

Fri. Feb. 24 6-11pm

UW-Stout Film Series: "Loving"

Based on the true story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving, and the plaintiffs in the case 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which invalidated state laws prohibiting interracial marriage.

UW-Stout Applied Arts 210

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Stage

Fri. Feb. 24 6:30-9:30pm

The Fire Ball

The Fire Ball is the Chippewa Valley's drag ball extravaganza. Each year in the Spring, UW-Eau Claire plays host to local and national drag performers who turn it out for packed audiences. Headlined by drag superstars from RuPaul's Drag Race, The Fire Ball is a must-see event. 100% of proceeds fund student social justice efforts.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 General Admission

Age: 15+ (or at parents' discretion)

Movies

Fri. Feb. 24 7pm

UWEC Film Series: "Easy A"

Prompted by her popular best friend to spill details of her boring weekend, Olive, a clean-cut teen, decides to spice things up by telling a little lie about losing her virginity. When the high-school busybody overhears the conversation and spreads it all over campus, Olive is suddenly notorious but for the wrong reasons.

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

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

Age: Raged PG-13

Wellness

Fri. Feb. 24 7-9pm

Mediums At Large - Messages of Love and Light

An Evening of messages of love and light with Onae and possibly one guest medium. The hope is to give messages to everyone in hopes that tonight is your night to receive a message of love, light and healing with Spirit.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Love Donation (suggested $20 donation)

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 7-10pm

Bottomless Noodles Jazz Combo

Bottomless Noodles is a jazz combo putting their own spin on the great jazz standards of the past, while staying true to their roots. Bottomless Noodles is sure to bring you an energetic night that will leave you wanting more.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Kids

Fri. Feb. 24 7:30pm

MTG Presents: "Secret Garden, The Musical"

This enchanting classic of children's literature is reimagined in brilliant musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $18 student/senior; $20 Adults

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 8pm

Live Music: Step Rockets + Denny

The Step Rockets continue to push the boundaries of indie pop with unique instrumentation and progressive songwriting. Step Rockets have developed a reputation as one of the most exciting new live bands on the scene, seamlessly blending wailing guitar solos and anthemic melodies with infectious dance grooves.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Recreation

Fri. Feb. 24 8pm

Volleyball after Dark Open Gym

Volleyball after dark open gym at the Eau Claire Sport Warehouse from 8PM-Midnight. A night of volleyball or turf fun. Turf available for those who want to shoot some goals or start mini flag football games.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 8:30-11:30pm

The Sue Orfield Band

The Sue Orfield Band is back in action at The Plus. Come on by and enjoy great music and food.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 9-11pm

Gallery Friday: Steven T. Hobert

Steven Hobert's piano compositions and improvisations swirl and sway through a magical landscape of haunting harmonies, driving grooves & playful phrasing.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Music

Fri. Feb. 24 9:30pm-1:30am

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum licks that leave audiences speechless.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Wellness

Sat. Feb. 25 9am-3pm

Introduction to Ayurveda, the Sister Science of Yoga: Life Wisdom Workshop

From 9-11:30, join Ingrid and Kathy for an introductory lesson on Ayurveda, the doshas and a yoga practice designed for the winter season. Lunch on your own. From 1-3, Self-care Ayurvedic practices, creating new habits and time and space for you. Basic knowledge of Ayurveda & the doshas or attendance to morning session is strongly encouraged for attending the afternoon session.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire 2524 Golf Road Suite 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for both sessions; $30 for 9-11:30am OR 1-3pm

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Feb. 25 10am-2pm

Healthy Heart Fair

Each February, more than 1,000 people attend the annual Mayo Clinic Health System Healthy Heart Fair for free screenings, health education information and fun events for kids. Cholesterol and blood pressure screenings are offered by professional health care workers.

Mayo Clinic Health System kiosk at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Sat. Feb. 25 10am

Baskets & Brunch

Enjoy a breakfast brunch in the greenhouse, then discover the joy of creating your own hanging basket. You'll plant baby plants in your hanging basket. DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You can pick them up to take home in May.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $60 includes breakfast buffet and one basket; additional baskets are $50; registration required

Kids

Sat. Feb. 25 10-11am

Kid’s Series: DIY Bath Bombs

These DIY bath bombs are fun to make and even cooler to use, kids will go home with some bath bombs that they create themselves in this class. Parents are welcome to attend with their children, but I’m sure you’ll appreciate the time to grocery shop more!

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

Cost: $5; Register up to 48 hours in advance

Age: Ages 5-10

Kids

Sat. Feb. 25 11am-3pm

Scheels Bat Demo

Test out the season's latest bats and get properly fitted on-site. Great sales and register to win prizes. No pre-registration required.

Scheels All Sports 4710 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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