Kids

Tue. Dec. 6 1-4pm

Cook Rutledge Mansion Christmas Tours Open House

The historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion will be decorated for the holidays and host the annual Christmas Open House complete with docent-led tours, live music and a special holiday dessert.

Cook-Rutledge Mansion 505 W. Grand Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Donations: Adults: $8; 12 years or under: $1

Education

Tue. Dec. 6 2:30pm

Veteran Services

Do you have questions regarding resources in the community, Post Traumatic Stress, treating depression or VA services? Join Dan McCann from the Chippewa Valley VA Clinic.

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

Cost: FREE

Wellness

Tue. Dec. 6 6pm

Essential Oils: Christmas Gift DIY's

It's time for some DIY's Christmas Gifts. Candy-cane sugar scrub, body butter, bath salts and deodorant! Additional fee for products. To register stop by or call the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

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

Cost: $5/Resident of Altoona; $10/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: Adult

Education

Tue. Dec. 6 6-8pm

Business Tax Chat

The Business Tax Chat is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific small business tax concerns.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 18+

Education

Tue. Dec. 6 6:30-8pm

Solar Power Hour for Solar Group Buy

Free one-hour sessions by Midwest Renewable Energy Association members help you learn about the benefits of solar energy and how to participate in the group buy program and low solar prices in the Chippewa Valley.

Lazy Monk Brewery 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Education

Tue. Dec. 6 7-10pm

Panels and Frames: Anime Assembly

The time for our monthly anime "book club" approaches. Join us for another rousing meet as we discuss the following anime series: No Game, No Life (ep. 1-4), Log Horizon (ep. 1-4), and Hakkenden: Eight Dogs of the East (ep. 1-4).

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Stage

Tue. Dec. 6 7:30pm

UWEC Theatre Presents: Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.

Riverside Theatre, Haas Fine Arts Center UWEC 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18 General Admission; $14 seniors and 17 and under; $9 UWEC

Food & Drink

Wed. Dec. 7 7:30-9am

Gift of Giving Breakfast

A plated breakfast will be served. RSVP to Eau Claire Community Foundation by email or phone. Grants will be awarded at the event.

Green Mill 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Dec. 7 10am-noon

Create an Evergreen Porch Pot / Hanging Basket

Create a seasonal touch outdoors by creating a porch pot/hanging basket brimming with fresh evergreens. Transform it with a variety of fresh spruce greens, berry sprigs and pinecones. Feel free to bring any unique decorations from home to make it your own.

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

Cost: $14 members / $21 non-members

Education

Wed. Dec. 7 10-11am

Medicare and Your Options

Looking for the peace of mind a Medicare Supplement insurance policy can provide? Learn about the different parts of Medicare and what your options are.

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Dec. 7 10:30am

ABCD’s of Medicare

This program provides a foundational understanding of the four elements of Medicare; Part A-Hospital, Part B-Medical, Part C-Medicare Advantage and Part D-Prescription. Information will be provided on initial enrollment and additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

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

Education

Wed. Dec. 7 11am-1pm

Student Project Openhouse

Students at Chippewa Valley Technical College will share class projects they have completed during the semester. This is a chance for the public to see the great work students at CVTC have been doing.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Student Commons) 620 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Nightlife

Wed. Dec. 7 6pm

Paint at the Stout Ale House

Paint "Joyful Tree" on a wooden canvas at the Stout Ale House with Cheers Pablo. Register online.

Stout Ale House 1501 N. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: $35

Nightlife

Wed. Dec. 7 6:30pm

Painting at the Leinie Lodge

Join Cheers Pablo for this one of a kind painting at the Leinie Lodge in Chippewa Falls.

Leinenkugel's 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

Kids

Every Wednesday from Dec. 7 to Jan. 31 2017, 7-10pm;

Open Mic Night - Host: Brian Bethke

Brian Bethke will be hosting an open mic night at Northwoods Brewing every Wednesday night this winter. Come down to practice, wow us, jam out, or enjoy other artists performing in your area. All are welcome. Bring your own instruments.

Northwoods Brewing 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Wed. Dec. 7 7pm

Let's be Honest: Something Snowy

Let's be Honest is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn spinners, take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme and an open mic follows. Tonight's theme is "Something Snowy".

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Wed. Dec. 7 7-9pm

Colfax High School Choir Christmas Show

Colfax High School Choir, under the direction of Carrie Christensen, is an ensemble that will be performing their holiday selections to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The audience can expect to hear arrangements of familiar carols as well as other holiday music as they share songs of the season.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Wed. Dec. 7 7-8pm

Remembrance Service @ Unity

The Holiday Season can be especially difficult the first year when a loved one has passed. This service recognizes that loss by bringing a photo & a story to share. A silent Labyrinth meditation walk is included. That loss can include our 4-legged family also.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: Donation offering

Age: All ages

Education

Wed. Dec. 7 7:30pm

Local Impact of Environmental Standards

Gaylord Olson II, from Jackson Co. Land Conservation Dept, will discuss important environmental issues affecting with people, land and water at this Sierra Club program.

Unitarian Social Hall 421 S. Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Wed. Dec. 7 7:30-9:45pm

Foxtrot Dance Lesson and Dancing

Learn the Foxtrot. The basic steps along with leading and following skills will be taught. All dancers are welcome to attend. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person

Education

Thu. Dec. 8 8:30am-3:30pm

Microsoft Exel Advanced

In this extensive approach to advanced training you will become skilled at Pivot Tables, exporting and importing data and create stunning dashboards to guide your business decisions with certainty.

CVTC - Chippewa Falls Campus Room 103 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $104/person

Age: Adults

Education

Thu. Dec. 8 12:30-4:30pm

Basket Weaving Workshop

Shirley Mount of the Basket Patch will be teaching a special basket weaving class perfect for beginners to intermediate weavers. The Copper Pot begins with a copper painted wood base and a continuous weave to the center where real copper overlay is placed onto a 1/2" flat reed weaver.

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

Cost: Friends $5 + $28 for basket Nonmembers $8 + $28 for Basket Registration and full payment required by Nov. 28.

Education

Thu. Dec. 8 1-3pm

Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

For individuals who know what they want to do and just need to know the practical logistics for being able to launch their business and begin earning revenue, the "Mechanics of Starting a Small Business" class covers things like choosing a name, legal structure, identifying license, permits, and regulatory requirements, applying for a federal tax EIN number and set-up with the state.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29, includes materials. Scholarships available for income-eligible individuals.

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Dec. 8 2pm

Holiday Tea: A Special Afternoon at the Heyde Center

Join the Heyde Center for this quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse Catering in this second annual fundraising tea for the Heyde Center. Afternoon tea will be held in the splendor of the auditorium decorated for the holidays and complimented by music to make it a special afternoon.

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

Cost: $20/person

Kids

Thu. Dec. 8 4-7:30pm

13th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Thu. Dec. 8 4pm

Love Lights at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Celebration and prayer service in the chapel with tree lighting to follow in the Hospital's healing garden. Purchase lights by phone, visit online, or visit in person at the gift shop, Volunteer Services, or Information Desk. Deadline for names to appear in the Chippewa Herald is Dec. 1.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

Community

Thu. Dec. 8 5pm

UWEC Economics Centennial Celebration

Join this centennial celebration with the UWEC economics department. Hosted by Gerald Jacobson, president of the Northwestern Bank in Chippewa Falls. The subject of the panel will be "Economic Development and UWEC". Features area UWEC econ department alumni as panel discussants.

Dakota Ballroom South, UWEC Roosevelt Avenue, Eau Claire

Wellness

Thu. Dec. 8 5:15-7:15pm

Explore your Ayurvedic Constitution

In this workshop, we will explore your individual ayurvedic constitution and what that means. Come prepared to learn about the three doshas (vata, pitta, kapha), nutritional and lifestyle tips to support your innate needs, and factors to consider when caring for yourself.

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

Cost: $30 (+ member discount)

Music

Thu. Dec. 8 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 (Exit 81 on I94) Cty Hwy HH exit on I94, Foster

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Dec. 8 5:30-8:30pm

Live Jazz: Rooster Trio

Rooster Trio brings together UWEC alumni Colin Carey (drums), Scott Hensiak (bass), and Tyler Jennings Henderson (trombone).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Holiday Events

Thu. Dec. 8 6-6:45pm

One Day Wonder- Santa is Coming to Town

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack! Join the holiday fun by creating Santa's flying helpers! To register stop by or call the Altoona Parks & Recreation office.

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

Cost: $10/Resident of Altoona; $12/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

Kids

Thu. Dec. 8 6pm

Writers Read: Teen Open Mic NIght

Writers Read turns its mic over to the next generation of literary voices for a night. Students can have up to 5 minutes to read original poetry & prose. Bring your work, gather your courage, and bring your words to life in front of an appreciative audience. 6pm (sign-up starts at 5:45).

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 7-12

Causes

Thu. Dec. 8 6pm

Paint to Benefit ALS Foundation

Paint "Hidden Moon" at Cheers Pablo and make a donation. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the ALS foundation for this special event. Register online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Music

Thu. Dec. 8 7-10pm

Open Mic Night

Welcomes performers of all styles and abilities. Sign up begins at 7pm in the Terrace and will be available all evening until all of the spaces are filled. Take a break from preparing for finals and enjoy a FREE night out with friends while supporting your peers.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Dec. 8 7-9pm

Acoustic Thursdays: Jim Pellinger

Jim Pellinger has performed his brand of Americana-folk-pop/rock at colleges, coffeehouses, and clubs throughout the upper Midwest as well as Central America, where he sang in a Guatemalan bar for 15 Quetzals and all the Gallo beer he could drink every Friday night during the summer of 1980.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Dec. 8 7:30-10pm

The Second City's Holidazed & Confused Revue

An irresistibly festive new show that will have you laughing all the way through the holidays. This must-see revue features original songs, brand new sketches and classic favorites made famous by Second City legends like Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell. It's naughty. It's nice. And it's definitely not like any other holiday show you'll see this season.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15-30

Kids

Thu. Dec. 8 7:30pm

Lightwire Theatre: A Very Electric Christmas

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater and experience the captivating tale of family, friendship and hope set to timeless holiday hits including Nat King Cole, Mariah Carey and Tchalikovsky. This delightful holiday production will make children wide-eyed with delight and will warm even the smallest of hearts.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 General Public; $15 UW System Faculty/Staff and Age 62 & Over; $3.50 for students and youth

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Dec. 8 9pm

DJ Set: Billy Siegel

Billy, owner of Revival Records, will spin a blend of jazz, blues, and other records that suit the unique vibe of a Lakely to a T.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Fitness

Every Friday from Dec. 9 to Jan. 27 2017, 10-11:15am;

Yoga Class

Continuing level yoga class appropriate for people new to yoga and for people who have practiced for a long time. Beginning with a short meditation, the class moves into poses based on the interests of the class drawing from an intelligent approach to the body.

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

Cost: $15 per class

Age: Ages 18+, Kids with a parent

Wellness

Fri. Dec. 9 noon-2pm

An Afternoon with Spirit

An afternoon of love, laughter and tears as Julie tunes into loved ones in spirit sharing messages to help you continue your connection from beyond. She will also be sharing a channeled meditation from Archangel Metatron and will answer psychic questions about love, relationships and career.

Heaven Sent Healing 3548 Cypress St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35; or 2 people for $60

Age: 18+

Music

Fri. Dec. 9 5:30-8:30pm

Live Jazz: Michael Shults Group

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

Cost: FREE

Stage

Fri. Dec. 9 6:30-9:30pm

Ole and Lena’s Family Christmas Dinner and Show

This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing, especially the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out presents. Can Sven get Ole out of playing Santa?

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Show/Show & Dinner: Adults $14/32, Seniors $13/31, Youth $7/21 Dinner + Show- Adults $32, Seniors $31, Youth $21.

Age: All Ages

Holiday Events

Fri. Dec. 9 7pm

Jingle Jams: The Rattlenecks

The Rattlenecks are a three-part harmony, alt-county outfit. Join them in the Volume One gallery as part of our annual Jingle Jams series. Sponsored by Deborah Becker, State Farm Insurance.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Dec. 9 7pm

UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir presents “A Sound Experiment”

The UW-Stout Symphonic Singers and Chamber Choir celebrates 125 years of innovation in education at UW-Stout with a concert that features musical innovation of many kinds. Works by Adele, Bach, Bernstein, Diaconescu, Hopkins, Lassus, Mäntyjärvi, Messiaen, Palestrina, Powell, Simon and Garfunkel, Toch, and more.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Dec. 9 7-9pm

FCPL Movie Night- "It's a Wonderful Life"

James Stewart and Donna Reed star in this Christmas classic from 1947. A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. Here’s a chance to see it on the big screen. Free popcorn and drinks provided.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated G; 130 minutes

Music

Fri. Dec. 9 7-10pm

Live Music: Mox & J. Project

Their sound borrows from various genres including blues, soul, scat, funk, hip hop, and pop. The Mox & J. Project recently released their debut album, "Who We Are", too much critical acclaim and fanfare.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Dec. 9 7-10pm

Dan Zerr

Dan is a member of Eggplant Heroes, and will be doing a solo show featuring songs from favorite artists like John Hiatt, David Bowie, Supertramp, Bill Withers, and many more along with original tunes from the Eggplant Heroes as well as his own solo CD, "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Comedy

Fri. Dec. 9 7:30-9pm

The 8th Annual Humane Association Jail Bailers Comedy Show

The 8th annual Jail Bailers Show to benefit the Eau Claire County Humane Association. Those loveable inmates will be performing a special Holiday Show featuring harmony, happiness & humor. And of course, Harry the canine convict.

Best Western Plus Hotel 3340 Mondovi Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Dec. 9 8-11:45pm

Blacklite District with Message From Sylvia & For Once

Hipps Pub presents X-Mas Chaos featuring Blacklite District with special guests: Message From Sylvia and For Once. Two No. 1 singles on SiriusXM Octane ("Take Me To The Grave" & "With Me Now").

Hipps Pub s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 advance or $10 day of show

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Dec. 9 9-11pm

Galley Fridays: LASKA + Jerrika Mighelle

LASKA is a harmony-driven string band with a folk-pop undercurrent. As a solo performer, Jerrika Mighelle has created a sound that reflects self-discovery, love and loss, and life's big questions.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, 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