Education

Wed. Sep. 28 9:30-11am

Fabric Fused Cards

Add your personal touch to greeting cards. You will fuse fabric using double sided stabilizer onto blank card stock and then add embellishments. $3 kit fee is due on first day: materials to make 3 cards.

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

Cost: $5 members, $7.50 non-members

Leisure

Wed. Sep. 28 10:30am

Reddy Teddy Adventure

The Rumor Mill Pub & Eatery: This is a restaurant in Chippewa Falls that serves burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pizza, appetizers, steak, shrimp and more. They also have a lunch buffet and a $6.99 Lite Eats Menu. Bushel and A Peck Apple Orchard in Chippewa Falls: includes over 13,500 trees producing over 30 varieties of apples.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Sep. 28 10:30-11:30am

Social Security Your Questions Answered

Social Security will likely be the foundation of your retirement income. Before you retire, it’s important to understand your options regarding Social Security and the impact your decisions have on your retirement. We’ll discuss how Social Security fits into your retirement plan, when you should start taking benefits and tax considerations.

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Sep. 28 11:45am-8:30pm

2016 Manufacturing Advantage Conference & Technology Showcase

The Manufacturing Advantage Conference provides a forum for manufacturers from across the region to learn best practices and participate in practical learning through interactive, hands-on breakout sessions, industry-expert keynote speakers and ample networking opportunities. We strive to carry on a solid tradition of providing impactful experiences to help manufacturers succeed.

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

Cost: See Website

Age: 18+

Education

Wed. Sep. 28 12:10-12:50pm

Faculty Forum

The Role of Self-Compassion in College Students' Well-Being, presented by Dr. Mary Beth Leibham, UWEC professor of Psychology.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - UWEC, Old Library 1142 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Sep. 28 1-4pm

Class: Torn Watercolor Design

Create an 8 x 10 floral or bird design using painted watercolor paper and a unique tearing technique.

Valley Art Gallery 304 North Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20/person

Age: Adult

Kids

Wed. Sep. 28 6:30-9pm

Josh Shipp: Decoding Your Teenager

Josh Shipp was an at-risk foster kid who was written off, kicked out, and every adult's worst nightmare. Until one caring adult changed everything. Learn from his wealth of experience working with teens, parents and educators from every walk of life. Josh will show how to connect, communicate and strengthen your relationship with your kid when they are acting out.

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

Cost: $5

Education

Wed. Sep. 28 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 Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Music

Wed. Sep. 28 7pm

Hope Rally - Suicide Prevention Concert & Rally

The Hope Rally is a youth event (free and targeted to high school students, parents, and chaperones) designed to connect local teens to each other by promoting and supporting The ONEmovement in local high schools, to connect teens to caring…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Kids

Wed. Sep. 28 7pm

Inter-Faith Prayer Service for Peace and Unity for All People

Prayer leaders from Christian, Jewish, Islam, Buddhist, and Baha'i faiths will be present. Hospitality and education about Jewish and Baha'i traditions will follow prayer service. All people and faiths are invited.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Every Wednesday, 7pm;

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big 'Ts 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

Leisure

Thu. Sep. 29 9am-3pm

Church Basement Ladies Bus Trip

Includes: deluxe motor-coach transportation, buffet style lunch & matinee show, and a stop at Trader Joe's on the way home.

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

Cost: $75; Register by 9/29

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Sep. 29 9am-4pm

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Honest Roast Coffee

Celebrate National Coffee Day with Honest Roast Coffee at The Local Store. Get a FREE cup of coffee, prizes, and a Limited Edition coffee just for National Coffee day!

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Every Day from Sep. 29 to Oct. 13, 9:30-11:30am;

All About Email

This 3 session class covers all aspects of Web-based email (using Windows computers): Mailboxes, Folders, Sending, Receiving, Attachments, Contacts and Settings. Prerequisites: Must have a current email address (Yahoo, Gmail, Charter, AT&T, etc.) and know your email password before coming to class. Note-this class does not cover Microsoft Outlook.

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

Cost: $15 members, $22.50 non-members

Education

Thu. Sep. 29 10am-6pm

Bone Marrow Donor Drive

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio is hosting a Bone Marrow Drive to add members of our community to the donor registry list through Be The Match. Registration will take approximately 20 minutes. Arrive anytime between 10am and 6pm.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Education

Thu. Sep. 29 noon-1:30pm

Lunch n Learn Social Seniors: Technology for Better Brain Health

With a little bit of knowledge, seniors and caregivers can easily leverage new technology that promotes safety, independence, and better brain health. Presented by Lisa Wells, ADRC Dementia Care Specialist.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Sep. 29 5pm

Terrarium Workshop

Discover why terrariums are growing so popular and how they are a great way to get kids excited about gardening. A simple glass container can be transformed into a self sustained tropical oasis. A perfect growing environment for plants, and adds life to your office desk, the nook in your kitchen or a child’s room.

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

Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

Kids

Thu. Sep. 29 5-7pm

Building with Biology Event

Learn about the emerging field of synthetic biology by meeting scientists and students from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Biology Department! Participate in hands-on activities—design a “super-organism,” extract DNA from wheat germ and discuss future technologies in biology.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 7+

Visual Art

Thu. Sep. 29 5-7pm

Artists Reception, Stuart Klipper, A Concise Gazetteer of Some American Places

International photographer, Stuart Klipper will show his American landscapes in the north gallery. The south gallery will have a showing of student work from the Arctic Circle field trip with Klipper and UW-Stout Professor, Dr. Ursula Husted. Refreshments will be served.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Thu. Sep. 29 5:30-6:30pm

Karma Yoga Series: Be The Match

For the yogi that wants to give back to our community. Donate as much or as little as you are comfortable doing and in exchange, we offer you a free (Level 1) yoga class. Karma Yoga classes occur once per month. Please pre-register to reserve your space and for faster check-in.

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

Cost: Donation Based

Music

Thu. Sep. 29 7-9pm

Acoustic Café Showcase

One-night only, catch Acoustic Café employees as they sing and dance for you. Be sure to see Gage, Alex, Darrion, Olivia, Collin, Revay, Tim and more as we take off our aprons and exchange them for the stage.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Stage

Thu. Sep. 29 7pm

Superman to Woodticks

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) proudly presents the art form of Dramatic Reader’s theater. They spotlight a love of reading in a variety of genres through interactive characterizations without props, set or costumes.

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

Cost: FREE

Comedy

Thu. Sep. 29 9pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Great Debates

Tired of politics? Sick of elections? Clear Water Comedy returns to debate the real issues that matter to you. Are ghosts real? Are birds cool? Is food fun to eat? Who knows! Stand up performances by special guests, and tons of silly fun. Surprises and Prizes in store!

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Leisure

Every Day from Sep. 30 to Oct. 1;

First Annual Chippewa Falls Antique Show

Featuring members of the Northern Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association and guests. Selling quality antiques and collectibles.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Visual Art

Sep. 30 - Nov. 1; Check venue for exact open times

Metal People, Metal Places: Dale Luthy & Mark Blaskey

Dale Luthy's subject matter is unusual landscapes utilizing a number of photographic techniques. Much of his work is generated from back country trips to the west and southwest. Mark Blaskey's work is primarily in the medium of metals, studying the form and rhythm of fiqures in motion. "I've always been fascinated by rhythm, and by bodies in motion."

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fri. Sep. 30 9am-5pm

Great Flapping Flamingos Art, Craft and Bake Sale

Fantastic art, fabulous crafts and fudge for sale. All proceeds go to those in need in the area. Sponsored by "Fruits of Compassion". Let the flamingos along hwy 12 lead you to the Farm.

Located between Fall Creek and Augusta off of HWY 12 S 9125 S Rodell Rd, Augusta

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 9am-9pm

22, A Million Release Day

The Local Store is celebrating Bon Iver's new album release with 15% off the rest of your purchase when you buy 22, A Million. We're taking preorders both in-store and online for CD and LP, and for a limited time, as a bundle that includes…

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

Leisure

Every Day from Sep. 30 to Oct. 1, 9am-4pm;

Chippewa Falls Antique Show & Sale

Featuring members of the Northern Wisconsin Antique Dealers Association and guests. Selling quality antiques and collectibles. Call for more information.

Northern WI State Fair Grounds 225 Edward Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Kids

Fri. Sep. 30 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 Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-school age

Wellness

Fri. Sep. 30 10:30am

Book Club Discussion

Heaven is for Real By Todd Burpo with Lynn Vincent. When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival and stunned at the story he told when he woke up.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Sep. 30 1-5pm

Roald Dahl Movie Marathon

Roald Dahl, author of children's classics "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", "James and the Giant Peach" and "The BFG" was born 100 years ago this month. Join Chippewa Falls Public Library for an afternoon showing of movie adaptations of his books.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

Leisure

Fri. Sep. 30 4:30-7:30pm

UWEC Centennial Celebration: Alumni Day

All Blugold alumni are invited to the Alumni Day Reception. Plan now to visit campus, see what's new, and then connect with fellow Blugolds at this special centennial reception. Alumni Day also will include: the Golden Blugolds Celebration (for those who graduated in 1966 or earlier); the UW-Eau Claire athletics Blugold Hall of Fame banquet; and the Varsity Night Live! event in conjunction with Homecoming.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UWEC campus, Eau Claire

Cost: $5.50

Food & Drink

Fri. Sep. 30 4:30-7:30pm

Altoona Lions Annual Fall Fish Boil

Door County Style St Marys Community Center All You Can Eat Macaroni & Cheese Includes Coffee & 1 Milk Pie $1.50 Extra Music By Ray & Vernie.

St. Mary's Community Center 1812 Lynn Ave, Altoona

Cost: $9 Adults, $8.50 for advance tickets or seniors, $3 for children 12 and under

Food & Drink

Fri. Sep. 30 6pm

ECRAC Presents: An Old Fashioned Evening

A special backstage event. Discover the history and current status of supper clubs in Wisconsin from Mary Begin, author of "Wisconsin Supper Club", and enjoy Holly L. De Ruyter's award-winning film, "Old Fashioned: The Story of the Wisconsin Supper Club". A Q&A follows the showing, plus supper club hors d'oeuvres will be provided by our friends at The Lakely.

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

Cost: $35

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 7-10pm

Blaine and Leah Howard with David Ruda

Blaine and Leah play thoughtful acoustic music with lots of harmonies and achy-pretty melodies. They both write and trade lead vocals. Blaine plays acoustic and occasional electric guitar. Leah plays acoustic guitar and piano. David plays Electric guitar & mandolin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Sep. 30 7pm

Great Russian Nutcracker - Student Auditions

Calling local student dancers to audition to perform side-by-side with the professional company in Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker in Eau Claire!  Moscow Ballet Soloist and Audition Director Anna…

Diamond School of Dance 123 S Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 7:30pm

Claire's Basement Show

With special guests White Knuckles and after party featuring Catechize.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Admission

Comedy

Fri. Sep. 30 8-10pm

Sheeley House Saloon Comedy Contest & Headliner Nate Abshire

Nate Abshire's sardonic wit, keen writing, and playful stage presence will be the highlight of the night. Prior to him taking the stage, 7 comedians will perform 5 minutes each for the chance to be invited back and compete with past contest winners for the cash prize.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 W River Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free with beverage purchase

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 9pm

False Heather at Tailgates

False Heather will be at Tailgates playing rock and roll from the 80s, 90s, 00s, and today.

Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 9:30pm

Phoenix

Live rock music from local band Phoenix.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Sep. 30 10pm

Irie Sol

Erupting out of Minneapolis/St. Paul/Eau Claire with a musical blend that reflects diverse band members who hail from Jamaica, the East Coast, and the Midwest, Irie Sol delivers authentic Jamaican-style rap/chat over blazing bebop horns, soaring soulful melodies and tight drum and bass. The group’s newest EP, Dred Scott Fitzgerald, combines literature with history in the style of a old-fashioned dancehall party. Doors @ 8pm.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Recreation

Sat. Oct. 1

6th Annual Deer Fly Chase

"Everyone's favorite race" the Deer Fly Chase, is back again it's 5th year. Great trails, challenging course, and beautiful country, in a friendly atmosphere. Located in the Chippewa county forest, approximately 30 miles NE of Eau Claire. 100% of proceeds go to Chippewa Off-Road Bike Association (CORBA) and Friends of Hickory Ridge to support the trails. This is a remote location, so please plan accordingly.

Registration, start and finish area is located south of Hwy M, at the Dog Island Cabin, on Plummer Lake Rd, New Auburn, WI. This is a dead end road, proceed towards the end of the road

Cost: $30 adults, $10 youth; Pre-registration $25

Age: All ages

Causes

Sat. Oct. 1 9am-noon

Southview Bear Crawl 5K & 1 Mile Run/Walk

Two course distances are offered. All proceeds will go toward the purchase of an inclusive playground so children of all ages, cognitive levels and abilities can play equally and break down barriers during playtime. Race Starts at 9am, with packet pick up at 7:30am.

Southview Elementary School 615 A Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20/person; $35/2 people; $50/3 people

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Oct. 1 9am-4pm

20th Annual Thorp Pumpkin Festival

This fall festival includes 130+ arts/crafts & food booths, horse drawn wagon rides, pony rides, an iron man obstacle challenge, and Civil War and French & Indian War reenactments. Contests include pumpkin recipes, pumpkin painting and carving, pumpkin pie eating, seed spitting, the great pumpkin weigh-in, biggest sunflower head, and biggest ear of corn contests.

Washington St., Thorp

Kids

Sat. Oct. 1 9am-4pm

Horses for Chickens

You will have the opportunity to learn how horses think and why they act the way they do and will leave feeling confident to be with a horse.

Equine Inspired Wellness 21837 108th Ave, Cadott

Cost: $225 per person

Age: 11+

Causes

Sat. Oct. 1 9-11am

Parade of Colors Fall Hike on the Ice Age Trail

From panoramic views of lakes and fall colors to an intimate walk past 21 glacial lakes reflecting the colorful wooded hillsides, the Parade of Colors offers hikes of 2, 4, or 6 miles tailored to participant’s level of interest. Arrive anytime between 9 AM and 11 AM. Shuttles and refreshments provided.

Obey Interpretive Center at Chippewa Moraine State Recreation Area 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn

Cost: FREE; Donations accepted for trail maintenance

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sat. Oct. 1 10-10:45am

Storybook Hiking Trail

Join BCR Staff as we read “A Home for Beaver,” a story written and illustrated by UW Eau Claire Connecting Children with Nature students. All abilities are welcome to participate and we will do our best to accommodate your child’s needs. Dress for the weather as majority of the program will be held outdoors. Register by Sep. 29.

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

Cost: Friends $3 per child, Nonmembers $5 per child; Adults FREE

Age: ages 2-6 and their families

Wellness

Sat. Oct. 1 10am

Essential Oils: Roller ball Remedies Make & Take Workshop

While making a rollerball, learn the basics of essential oils, how to use them, and how they improve your health. $10 add'l charge per roller bottle. 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

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