Kids

Every Day until Mar. 29, 1-6pm; Every Day from May. 13 to May. 17, 5-9:30pm; Every Day from Jun. 10 to Jun. 14, 1-6pm;

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

Kids

Mon. Mar. 25 1-4pm

Life-Sized Portraits

Make a super-sized self-portrait from butcher paper, fabric, markers, yarn, and much more.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Mon. Mar. 25 1-3pm

Beat the Box

It starts with a story. It ends in a box. Follow the clues, break into the box, and find out how the story ends! May be played individually or in groups.

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

Age: Grades 6-12

Community

Mon. Mar. 25 5:30-7pm

Budget Listening Session with Senator Smith and Representative Emerson

Senator Jeff Smith and Representative Jodi Emerson want to hear from you. Join them at the Eau Claire Budget Listening Session. Come learn about Governor Tony Evers’ budget, ask questions, and share your thoughts.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Community

Mon. Mar. 25 6-8pm

Chippewa Falls Sesquicentennial Celebration Kickoff

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the City of Chippewa Falls. Enjoy historical reenactments, browse through historic photographs, enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, and talk with city officials and historians about the past, present and future of Chippewa Falls.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Mon. Mar. 25 7-11pm

Tuatha Dea at The Plus - Pure Appalachian Gypsy Rock

WHYS radio presents Tuatha Dea, Pure Appalachian Gypsy Rock from Gatlinburg, TN. Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 Advance $15 Door

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Mon. Mar. 25 7pm

An Evening With Onae: March

Experience love & messages from beyond as Onae connects you with your loved ones, guides, and shares messages of love & light. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7 pm. Purchse your tickets online!

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

Fitness

Tue. Mar. 26 9-10am

Embodied Grace Yoga Series

A 3 or 9 week yoga series to help embody your life. Taught by Tracy Chipman. Shake the shroud of winter funk and attend one session from each class, or attend all 9 weeks. Class schedule: Spring Tonic (3/26, 4/2, and 4/9), Inner Compass (4/23, 4/30, 5/7) and Wise & Strong (5/21, 5/28, 6/4). Register by email at least a week before each class.

Ananda Works Wellness Center 320 Putnam Street, Suite 123, Eau Claire

Cost: $45/ 3 week series or $120 for all 3 series' (9 weeks)

Wellness

Tue. Mar. 26 11am-3pm

Chair Massages with Amanda

Amanda is a trained and certified massage therapist. She has several years experience being a Corporate Masseuse for Ashley Furniture in Arcadia, and has recently begun working at Massage Envy in Eau Claire.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 for 15 minute session

Kids

Tue. Mar. 26 1:30-3pm

Be(tween) Coders

Curious about coding, but don’t know very much about it? This short coding program is great for beginner or moderately experienced tween (grades 3-6) coders. Explore coding websites, meet other coders, and have fun. Space is limited; reserve your spot at the Youth Services desk.

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

Age: Grades 3-6

Open Houses & Shopping

Tue. Mar. 26 3:30-7pm

CVTC Spring Open House

Discover how CVTC can improve your life. With over 90 degree programs and several certificate options, CVTC is the perfect fit for someone looking to return to learning, complete a degree program, take credits to transfer to another university, or even just take a single class.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Tue. Mar. 26 6-8pm

"What Happened to Brian?" In Remembrance of Uniroyal

The worst thing you can say about someone who's gone is nothing. See what Happened to Brian, and discover why many workers refer to a plant closing as a death in the family.

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

Cost: FREE

Kids

Tue. Mar. 26 6-7pm

Baseball Book Talk with Author Joe Niese

"From a Western Wisconsin Farm to the World Series: The Story of Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko." Celebrate baseball's Opening Day 2019 with a look at the fascinating stories of two Wisconsin-grown players, presented by author Joe Niese. Niese's books on Andy Pafko and Burleigh Grimes are available through the museum's store.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Tue. Mar. 26 6:30-8:30pm

Cribbage Tournament

Lazy Monk's ever popular cribbage tournament returns. Admission includes a Lazy Monk tap bier of your choice. Prizes awarded to the top 3 players. Spots are limited.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/person

Movies

Tue. Mar. 26 6:30-8:30pm

"Our Wisconsin-The Climate Change Effect"- Film

“Our Wisconsin – The Climate Change Effect”: A free showing of the 2017 documentary produced by WKOW-TV- Madison WI, explains the effects of a warming climate on the health and economy of our state. Come view, share stories, hear about climate solutions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Movies

Tue. Mar. 26 7-9pm

Winter Film Series - Love, Gilda

Love, Gilda is a unique window into the world of Gilda Radner. Director Lisa D'Apolito unearthed a collection of diaries and personal audio and videotapes documenting her childhood, comedy career, relationships and, her struggles with cancer. 86mins.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Not Rated

Kids

Wed. Mar. 27 10:30-11am

Super Small Science: Magnets in Liquid

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is learning about how magnets work in liquid.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

Kids

Wed. Mar. 27 11-11:30am

Get Up & Go: Balloon Keep It Up

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. This week's activity is a game of keep it up with balloons.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Wed. Mar. 27 6-8pm

Odell Tasting event

Join the Growler Guys at the Odell Tasting event, come and meet the rep Bryce, and score brewery swag every half hour.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Education

Wed. Mar. 27 6-6:45pm

Organic Lawn Care DIY

Free class to learn the benefits of organic lawn care and how to do it yourself without the hazards of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers. 30 Min presentation followed by Q&A. Space is limited. Meet in Chippewa room down the front stairwell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. Mar. 27 7:30pm

Air Play

Ride the wind and dream with Air Play, a modern spectacle that brings to life the very air we breathe. Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe you've ever seen will make you gasp in wonder and laugh until it hurts.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for youth, $20 for adults

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Mar. 27 8pm

Anime Trivia Night

How much do you know about Anime? This night of trivia will be all about anime. No need to preregister- just show up ready to play. Play alone or with a team- prizes for winning teams.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Business & Entrepreneurship

Thu. Mar. 28 8:30am-4pm

HR Management for Non-HR Managers

This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

Kids

Thu. Mar. 28 1:30-2:30pm

Stitch a Keychain

Bring the whole family to make a custom keychain with plastic canvas and yarn. All materials provided, while supplies last.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Every Thursday from Mar. 28 to Apr. 18, 5:45-7pm;

Shift & Direct Your Energy w/ Yoga & Meditation

Join Yoga & Meditation teacher, Michelle Anthony. Feel physically energized, creatively inspired, and spiritually connected with this 4 week series to help you move and direct energy.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $100 for the series

Causes

Thu. Mar. 28 6-8pm

Canvas with a Cause

A fundraising effort for the Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's. Seating is limited to 25. RSVP today by calling. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Care Partners Assisted Living and Memory Care 5110 Stonewood Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: All Ages

Education

Thu. Mar. 28 6-7:30pm

Increase your Home’s Curb Appeal

An attractive house can enhance your property and neighborhood by being visually appealing, as well as adding value to your home. This seminar will give an in-depth look at how to enhance your home’s exterior and give your home the facelift that work best for you.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 Per Person (Each paid attendee receives a FREE 2019 Parade of Homes Ticket)

Age: 21+

Education

Thu. Mar. 28 6-7:30pm

Backyard Chickens & Coop Design for Beginners

Curious about raising chickens in your backyard? Learn what to expect with hens, and how to design a chicken coop that is perfect for you! Cost: FREE Instructor: Patrick Beilfuss Patrick was instrumental in getting the backyard chicken ordinance passed in Menomonie and has designed and build a coop for his own yard.

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

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Thu. Mar. 28 6pm

Ivory Wine and Cheese Tasting

Sampling 6 different wines and pairing them with different cheese choices to make your pallet happy. Featured wines are 1/2 off to take home.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Comedy

Thu. Mar. 28 6:30pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: David Drake & Saurin Choksi

David Drake was recently named "Comedians to Watch Under 30" by Complex Magazine, has appeared on Fox, and had both of his albums debut as #1 on the iTunes charts. Saurin Choksi hosted his own talk show on the Fuse Network where he talked about pop culture and wore suits he couldn't afford.

Bye the Willow 501 N. High St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Age: 21+

Music

Thu. Mar. 28 7pm

Open Microphone Fundraiser

Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to their equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and spoken word are all welcome. Proceeds & donations raised during the open mic will be donated to Runaway & Youth Services (RAYS).

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Stage

Thu. Mar. 28 7:30-9pm

Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical

The Wayward Players celebrate the 150th anniversary of Chippewa Falls's founding. There were daunting challenges to be met: a major flood, a massive log jam, a devastating downtown fire, and a logging war with a rival lumber company. The city founders were resourceful, brave and hard-working, but who knew they sang so well? Dinner begins at 6:30pm.

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

Cost: Show Tickets: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth Dinner Show Tickets: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages

Comedy

Thu. Mar. 28 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Renaissance Review

The only professional wrestling live variety talk show comes to Eau Claire! Featuring Kara Noia, "The Revolutionary" Bill Williams, the comedy of Casey Flesch, and the featuring the band Mr Rogers & the Make Believe Friends.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

Music

Thu. Mar. 28 8:30-11pm

Vinyl Nights: Matt Mabis

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and order from the late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Every Day from Mar. 29 to May. 17, 10am-4pm;

Then: Founding Artists of the Chippewa Valley

Located in the James W Hansen Gallery. This exhibit salutes old favorites and showcases treasures from the permanent collection. Then pays tribute to those pioneers of culture; the innovators who helped lay the foundations of the Chippewa Valley arts scene.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Fri. Mar. 29 10am-2pm

Cardboard Construction

The Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Wellness

Fri. Mar. 29 noon-5pm

I-Ching, Tarot & Energy Healing

Local healer, Aimee Johnson, will be at The Broom & Crow with positive vibes. Come in to have an I-Ching or Tarot reading, or to get some much-needed energy healing – or create a custom experience – whatever moves you in the moment.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for 30min, $45 for 60min

Kids

Fri. Mar. 29 4-5:30pm

Preschool Prom

Join an early evening of elegance at this family dance. Create a craft corsage, dance with your loved ones, and leave with memories for a lifetime. Hors d’oeuvres served.

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

Food & Drink

Fri. Mar. 29 6-9pm

Murder Mystery Party

Wissota is transforming into a New York City Jazz Club in the 1920s. Join the first ever Murder Mystery Party. Guests will play a part in solving the mystery while enjoying Wissota appetizers, beverages and dinner.

Lake Wissota Golf Course 16108 97th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $60 (includes food, 2 drink tickets, and fun)

Age: 21+

Crafting & Making

Fri. Mar. 29 6-8pm

Learn to Knit

This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. You will also learn the basic terminology of knitting and walk away with the skills to make dish cloths, scarves and more. All materials included. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 15+

Wellness

Fri. Mar. 29 6:30-8:30pm

Level 2 Couples Thai Massage Date Night

Learn different ways to touch and communicate with your partner on a deeper level. If you are looking for more connection through touch, how to communicate with your partner, and want to learn deeper Thai yoga techniques then this class is for you. Prerequisite: Level 1 or yoga experience required.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 / couple

Music

Fri. Mar. 29 7pm

Live Music: Past & The Present

Performs an eclectic mix of covers from the 1960s to the present, as well as melodic, moody originals, including songs from their forthcoming CD. Larry Past - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals; Chris Andresen - Bass; Eric C. Thompson - Synth/Percussion; Anastasia Vishnevsky - Guitar/Vocals.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Mar. 29 7-10pm

Live Music: Paul Bonstrom

Paul will be playing acoustic selections from several genres Americana, Country, Classic Rock and Folk.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Mar. 29 7-9pm

Jim Phillips Solo Acoustic

Jim Phillips is a singer-songwriter and guitarist who performs an eclectic mix of current and classic material spanning five decades; a mix of folk rock, classic rock, alternative pop, classic country, blues, and originals. Drop in to listen in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Fri. Mar. 29 7:30pm

TaikoArts Midwest Drummers

Taiko is the Japanese word for drum and refers to the modern style of playing these drums. Wadaiko(in Japan) and kumi daiko (in North America) is movement infused, heart-pounding, dynamic group drumming.

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

Cost: Ticket TBA

Movies

Every Day from Mar. 29 to Mar. 30, 8-10pm;

Downtown Classics: Forrest Gump

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Forrest Gump at downtown Micon Cinemas with two special screenings.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Music

Fri. Mar. 29 8-10pm

Gallery Show: Savannah Smith Album Release Party w/ Caitlin McGarvey

Leo, Savannah Smith’s debut full length album, is a dark and lush tribute to loss and the ripples it creates. Tucked away in a house built by her great grandfather Leo, Smith leaned heavily on the solitude of an empty house to hone in a new sound far from her first ukulele laden EP, Leaving Eau Claire.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8adv, $10door

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