Words

Tue. Feb. 9 7pm

Writers Read: Love Poems By Someone Else

Selected local writers will read love poems written by someone else and talk about why they chose them.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Tue. Feb. 9 7-9pm

Menomonie READS: True Grit, The Movie (1969)

1969 film version starring John Wayne. John Wayne won his only Oscar for his role as Rooster Cogburn. A drunken, hard-nosed U.S. Marshal and a Texas Ranger help a stubborn teenager track down her father’s murderer in Indian territory.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: PG

Words

Tue. Feb. 9 7-9pm

Writers Read

This pre Valentine event will feature readings of “Love Poems By Someone Else”. Readers include Dan Lyksett, Mildred Larson, Max Garland , Karen Loeb, Kerry Kincaid, Isa Small, Al Ross, and Bruce Taylor, who will read some of their favorite love poems and talk a little bit about them.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Tue. Feb. 9 8pm

Kel Mitchell

Comedian Kel Mitchell is coming to UW-Stout. The hysterical front man from "Good Burger" and hit Nickelodeon shows "Kenan and Kel" and "All That". Be sure not to miss this laughter packed night.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Every Wednesday from Feb. 10 to Feb. 24;

Speed, Agility and Quickness Clinics

Speed, agility, and quickness clinics at The Sport Warehouse focus on linear and lateral speed development, deceleration, injury prevention, and sport specific movements to keep attendees at the top of their game.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 Eleventh Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per class or $100 for 12 classes

Wed. Feb. 10 8am-12:30pm

The Lismore Winter Job Fair

Job fair for open positions at The Lismore's coffee shop, restaurant, and bar. Positions include managers, restaurant servers, baristas, line cooks, prep cooks, bakers, dishwashers, porters, bartenders, hosts/hostesses, and more. Will be holding on the spot interviews. Come with resume & personal identification.

The Lismore 205 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Education

Wed. Feb. 10 12:10-12:50pm

UWEC Faculty Forum - Chris Floyd, Biology

Marmots in the Great Basin: Populations Persist 80 Years after Hall’s Surveys, presented by Chris Floyd, UWEC professor of Biology. Floyd will discuss a recent project to determine the effects of climatic warming on Great Basin populations marmots.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Old Library 1142, UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Feb. 10 12:30-2:30pm

Knitters & Crocheters

Learn to knit Cables. Learn to make a very useful knitting technique that you can use in a variety of projects. Bring: Yarn of your choice and needles suitable for the size/weight of the yarn.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Feb. 10 1:30-3pm

Pre-Level One Computer

Class will prepare you for the Level One Computer Class also offered at the Senior Center. Go online for more details about computer requirements and descriptions.

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

Cost: $15 members, $22.50 non-members

Causes

Wed. Feb. 10 5-7:30pm

Monthly Eagles Charity Dinner

Menu served buffet style: Baked/Fried Cod, Salad, Country style fried potatoes, Coleslaw, Rolls, Milk/Coffee. Call ahead for reservations or to-go orders. All proceeds to Feed my People.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 Children under 12

Age: All Ages

Education

Wed. Feb. 10 5:30-7pm

Woman's Business Network

Meet local women interested in starting, growing or expanding a business while participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of Casual Ore Formal, led by business owner Elizabeth Stingl. Elizabeth will share how she became an entrepreneur, overcame obstacles and the inspiration behind her business. $5 per person and hors d'oeuvres with be provided. Please pre-register.

Casual Ore Formal 307 South Farwell Suite 301, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All ages

Visual Art

Wed. Feb. 10 6-7pm

DIY Dabble - String Art

Crafts aren't just for kids-Adults are invited to try their hand at crafting with simple, one-hour projects. All materials are provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Education

Every Wednesday, 6-8pm;

Tarot Circle - Eau Claire

This is a weekly discussion group about all things tarot. Explore new decks, ask questions, do practice readings, and engage in exercises designed to improve your skills. 

Books a Million 4030 Commonwealth Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Wellness

Thu. Feb. 11 11am

"Not According to Plan" - A Journey Through Cancer and Grief

Presented by HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital's outreach center The Healing Place. During this special Valentine’s Day luncheon, guest speaker Nancy Nevinski will share her journey through breast cancer and the death of a spouse. Nevinski’s story, told with gentle humor and grace, teaches others how to live a better life. Registration and payment required by Feb 8.

Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 registration cost

Education

Thu. Feb. 11 1-3pm

Valentine's Workshop

A Valentine's Workshop for kids and adults. Create German Scherenschnitte, a Scandinavian woven heart and other heart arts.

The Atelier 422 Olive St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 includes supplies

Age: 12+

Kids

Thu. Feb. 11 1:30-3pm

Dragon Tales and Scales

Explore all things dragon and help us create a giant dragon to take over the Children's Area.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: K-5

Education

Thu. Feb. 11 2-3:30pm

Needle Felting Hearts and Cupids

Learn the relaxing art of needle felting in one afternoon. Register for this class and learn how to create sweet cupids and hearts for Valentine's Day.

The Atelier 422 Olive St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35 includes materials

Age: 13+

Causes

Thu. Feb. 11 4:30-8:30pm

Music and Memory: Explore the Effect of Music on Dementia

Music has been shown to have a positive effect on many aspects of health - one of the most important effects is music's ability to awaken pleasant memories in people with dementia. Learn more about music and memory through local resource groups, a presentation by a UWEC professor and the screening of the documentary Alive Inside. Funds raised will go towards purchasing personal listening devices for local residents.

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

Education

Every Thursday from Feb. 11 to Feb. 25, 5pm;

Hanging Basket Workshop

Break away from winter and come plant your very own custom hanging basket in the greenhouse You'll be planting baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy. You’re welcome to stop in and check on their status as they grow.

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

Cost: $40 per basket, everything included

Food & Drink

Thu. Feb. 11 6-8pm

Winter After Hours - Feb 11

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. (just off of Main Street), Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Kids

Thu. Feb. 11 6pm

Jewlery Event with A Cute Bead

Support small business and discover your own creative talents. Join Carmen from A Cute Bead and enjoy an evening of good company, good wine, all while creating a beautiful and unique piece of jewelry.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Thu. Feb. 11 7-9pm

Dueling Pianos with John Li & Rock It Man Entertainment

A world-class Dueling Piano Shows. A night downtown of laughter, music, and refreshing beverages at a stylish, intimate setting. Rock it Man Entertainment will put on a show that will be sure to please.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $23

Music

Thu. Feb. 11 7-9pm

Matt Hannah

Matt Hannah went acoustic in 2011 and recorded his debut album “Let the Lonely Fade” in the second bedroom of his home in Minneapolis, MN. Influenced by traditional songwriters like Lucinda Williams, Steve Earle, and Townes Van Zandt, Matt Hannah is creating music that disregards modern artifice and goes straight for the real thing—the earnest folk Americana we’ve been waiting for. www.matthannahmusic.com

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Words

Thu. Feb. 11 7-8pm

Poet/Writer-Brenda Cárdenas

Former Milwaukee Poet Laureate Brenda Cárdenas will discuss the significance of her background--in particular hybrid and liminal experiences and spaces--in her work as a Midwestern Latina poet.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: ALL

Education

Thu. Feb. 11 7-8pm

Vocal Music A Cappella Extravaganza-Fundraising Event

Students will showcase their talent, and voices singing a variety of songs of their choosing, a cappella. This is a Fundraising Event. Vocal Director Audric Buhr and 20 Menomonie High School Concert Chorus students have been given an excellent and exciting opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City this April along with other choirs from around the country.

Menomonie High School Auditorium 1715 5th St W, Menomonie

Cost: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, no passes accepted and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Age: All

Stage

Thu. Feb. 11 7:30pm

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Three siblings. One hot mess. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home where they bicker and complain about their circumstances. Their movie star sister Masha swoops in with her new boy toy and old resentments flare up. Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for best play.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 adult, $20 senior, $10 youth/student

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Feb. 11 7:30-9:30pm

Hooking Up With The Second City

"Hooking Up with The Second City" is a must-see new show all about relationships, featuring hilarious sketches, songs and world-famous improvisation from Chicago's world famous comedy institution. In a special engagement, this gaspingly funny revue presents a modern mix of romance, rancor and everything in between-and makes mirth out of all the crazy things we do for love.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15-30

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Feb. 11 8-11pm

UWEC's 2nd Annual Yule Ball

UWEC's "Student Ministry of Magic" presents this Harry Potter-themed, winter party. This year, the Yule Ball features the fantastic music of the Forward Brass Band, returning from their performance last year, followed by Jazz Ensemble II. Free refreshments.

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

Cost: FREE

Comedy

Thu. Feb. 11 9pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Stories of Love and Loss

Valentines Day can be a real bummer; come celebrate instead! Clear Water Comedians share their stories of love and life. Prizes and surprises for couples and singles. Doors @ 8.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3

Age: All Ages (Recommended 18+)

Music

Thu. Feb. 11 10pm

Whale House + Fury Things

A night of psychedelic, grunge, punk, and alternative rock with Whale House and Fury Things. Doors @ 8.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Kids

Every Day from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13;

130th 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

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 12

Romantic Valentine's Retreat at Farm to Fork

Arrive Friday night for a wood-fired pizza dinner, and later relax in the sauna. Saturday includes a breakfast, and then in the evening a feast on a Farm to Fork Dinner featuring local meats, wine, and beer. Sunday morning there will be a brunch on the farm. Take romantic walks around the retreat's grounds. All inclusive price Bed & Breakfast price with food, saunas, and beverages.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: $225-250

Kids

Fri. Feb. 12 10am-3pm

Kids Valentine Rose Day

Come celebrate the weekend of love with your child. Every child at the playhouse today will receive their own special rose to take home.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: FREE (included with general admission)

Age: All Ages

Education

Fri. Feb. 12 10:30-11am

Ask the Expert: Fine Motor & Handwriting Development

Does your child struggle with holding a pencil or writing letters? Occupational Therapist Jenny Dykes from St. Joseph's S.P.O.T.S. will offer ideas and activities to help boost your child's fine motor development and handwriting through play. Enjoy a free one-on-one visit with a professional therapist.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Membership or Admission

Age: Parents & Caregivers

Leisure

Fri. Feb. 12 11am-1:30pm

Wii Bowling Demonstrations

Wii bowling sessions following a lunch. Menu: chicken & rice casserole, squash, cranberry sauce, bread & apricots.

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

Cost: Suggested Donation for lunch: $3.75 for 60 and Over $8.80 for under 60

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 12 2-8pm

Valentine's Day Decadent Date

What if you could get your loved one a bottle of wine, chocolates, and original jewelry all in the same place? Infinity Beverages, Chippewa Candy Shop, & Casual Ore Formal are taking the pressure off with their Valentine’s Decadent Date package. It includes a full wine tasting for two, a bottle of wine and truffles to share, and a pair of earrings for only $50. Reservations are required.

Infinity Beverages Winery, Banbury Place, Building 13 930 Galloway St. Building 13, Eau Claire

Cost: $50/couple

Age: 21+

Kids

Fri. Feb. 12 2-4pm

Mission: Survive the Library

Test your survival skills - send Morse code messages, try your hand at knot tying, navigate a path through the library without a map or signs and more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: K-5

Education

Fri. Feb. 12 4-5pm

Sedimentology Frontiers from Earth to Mars: Dunes, Deformation, and Diagenesis

A challenge for the geosciences is applying our knowledge to new exploration settings. Now through new technologies, we have the ability to scientifically explore the Red Planet at unprecedented scales. Studies of environments on Earth are critical because terrestrial analogs help us interpret geologic processes, as well as determine where habitable environments for life might exist.

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Science Hall Rom 117 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Fri. Feb. 12 4:30pm

Real Resolutions

A night of exploring how to "shake off" 2015 and move into 2016 with more peace, focus and energy. Through TRE, guided imagery, and nutrition we will share some ways to achieve a happier, healthier you. Please wear comfy clothes and bring a yoga mat if you have one.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Rd S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults Only

Kids

Fri. Feb. 12 5-7pm

NHS Orchestra Children's Carnival and Concert

Events include a bean bag toss, coloring station, and balloon animals. Concessions will be available for purchase including hot dogs, chips, and juice boxes.The Concert will follow (6:30-7 pm) and feature well known music such as the themes from Star Wars, the Avengers, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Don't miss this wonderful family event.

Eau Claire North High School Auditorium 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 for Adults, $2 Children 12 and under

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Feb. 12 5:31-8:31pm

Valentines Parents Night Out

Parents, need 3 hours for a Valentines dinner or movie with your sweetheart? Drop the kids off for a safe night of Valentines games, fun, snacks & prizes. This event is open to the public & for ages 4 and up. $15 individual or $25 per family. Register by phone or online.

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire 1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per child, $25 per family

Age: Ages 4+

Food & Drink

Fri. Feb. 12 6-8pm

Music in the Lodge

Enjoy local artist Jeff White at the lodge with your valentine. Buy a "pick 6" to share and receive 2 Leinenkugel's can coolers.

Leinie Lodge 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 for sampling and tour

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Feb. 12 6pm

Be MINE-omonie: A Community Valentine Celebration

Community valentine display. Live love songs, Short Order Poetry fundraiser, Sultry Recipe Reading, and anything else that makes you get those signature butterflies.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Feb. 12 6-8:30pm

Me & My Guy 80's Dance Party

We invite all totally rad girls and their dad or favorite guy (grandpa/uncle) to join us for an evening of dinner, dancing and fun. Come dressed in your best or coolest 80s colors. A light dinner will be served. The fun-filled night will include a DJ, crafts, and lots of games. All adults and children attending MUST pre-register prior to the event.

Westgate Sportman Club 4909 Sportman Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $25/person

Age: 3+

Movies

Fri. Feb. 12 7-8:30pm

Unity @ the Movies: "Kindness is Contagious"

Inspiring documentary about the powerful viral effect of simple kindness. Prominent scientists discuss the latest research into compassion and ordinary people tell personal stories about the impact of kindness on their lives. Narrated by author Catherine Ryan Hyde, of bestselling novel Pay It Forward, which was also made in to a movie.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: Donation

Age: All

Music

Fri. Feb. 12 7-10pm

Brian Bethke's Sweethearts Show

Sweethearts unite for an early Valentine’s Day love in with Brian Bethke. Bring that someone special down for a night filled with Valentine’s Day latte’s topped with sweet, sweet music. Brian has released 8 albums, appeared on WPR and his music has been featured in indie film soundtracks. www.brianbethke.com

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

Fri. Feb. 12 7-8pm

Red Light: Jason Splichal & Andrew Patrie Duel for Your Hearts with the Season's Hottest Love Poetry

Red's Mercantile hosts a tour de force of the season's hottest love poetry to get you ready for Valentine's Day. Jason Splichal (author of Katsura & Flux) and Andrew Patrie (author of Half Life & Nights Grace) duel for your hearts in the warm, luscious glow of Red's Edison bulbs. Bring someone you love, or meet someone new. Book sales and signing after the performance.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Fri. Feb. 12 7-8:15pm

GLOWGA - Glow in the dark YOGA

Glow Yoga is a glow in the dark yoga party. This all-levels class incorporates black lights, glow sticks, dance music, and YOGA. Get creative with neon body paint, wear white or neon to “contribute to the effects” of the class. Whether it's your 1st or 50th yoga class come experience this enjoyable connection. Sign up online.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness (Next to Saylon 7) 308 N Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 15+

Movies

Fri. Feb. 12 7pm

In Your Eyes

Two seemingly unconnected souls from different corners of the United States make a telepathic bond that allows them to see, hear and feel the others experiences, creating a bond that apparently can't be broken.

Woodland Theatre Third level of the Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Film Series Membership, $10 for Family Membership

Age: Rated: NR

Music

Fri. Feb. 12 7:30-10pm

Catya's Trio

Catya’s Trio performs a mix of original and traditional blues, swing, jazz, contemporary acoustic music, and some familiar and some not so familiar stuff. Catya’s Trio features singer/songwriter/guitarist Catya, tenor saxophonist Sue Orfield, and Randy Sinz on bass.

From the Vine Wine Room 2526 Golf Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

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