Wellness

Sun. May. 27 10-11am

Flower Communion

This special service for all ages will celebrate the return of spring and all of the wonders it brings. Each person will add a flower to the community bouquet at the beginning of the service and will take a different flower home at the end.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Food & Drink

Every Sunday until Sep. 2, 10am-2pm;

Shift Summer Sundays: Brunch & Lunch

Amy Huo of Locavore Mobile Kitchen fame will be at Shift every Sunday with her fantastic menu of local foods dressed up as breakfast sandwiches, sliders and salads - gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Education

Sun. May. 27 noon-3pm

Learn to Crochet Mandalas

Use them as coasters, hot pads, or stitch them on pillows or garments. Learn all of the stitches and techniques you need to make your own meditative piece of art.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Ages 14+

Kids

Sun. May. 27 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Sage Leary

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Sage Leary, a guitarist/singer-songwriter who emerged as a powerful creative force on the music scene. A shining young talent with a fresh new sound, recorded his instrumental debut album Feel the Sound at the age of 14.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sun. May. 27 2-6pm

Live Music: 40 Fingers

Expect lots of fun with this venue and this foursome. Bring your dancing shoes and an appetite for some of the best bar food around.

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sun. May. 27 6pm

Memorial Rocks: Day 3

The third and final day of Memorial Rocks, a 3-day concert extravaganza at Every Buddy's Bar, features performances by Future Leaders of the World (Official), VIA, Gravity Zero, The Losers band, and with Jake Golden Music as an acoustic opener. Doors open at 6pm.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 advance, $13 day of; $20 for all 3 days

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Mon. May. 28 7am-1pm

Memorial Day Brunch

Dnjoy a special Monday edition of our "Weekend Brunch" in honor of Memorial Day. An array of midwestern & other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, & more. Pick from a variety of classic & original morning drinks including mimosas, bloody marys, & others, as well as non-alcoholic concoctions.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Prices Vary

Age: All Ages

Kids

Mon. May. 28 9:30am

Eau Claire Memorial Day Parade

The parade begins at 9:30am at Wilson Park and ends at Owen Park. The Memorial Day Program begins immediately following the parade. Lakeview Cemetery at 10:30am. Forest Hill Cemetery at 11am.

Owen to Wilson Park, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Mon. May. 28 1pm

Eau Claire Bears vs Eau Claire Cavaliers: Billy Noss Memorial Game

The Eau Claire Cavaliers and the Eau Claire Bears will be holding a Billy Noss Memorial Day Game on Monday, May 28 at Carson Park! All admissions proceeds from that game will be be donated to the Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics Agency #306 in honor of Billy Noss.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Visual Art

Every Day from May. 29 to Aug. 28;

Geography - Group Summer Show

Selected artists were invited to participate in this year’s themed summer show by creating art that relates to their concept of “geography.” The show provides a venue for these artists to conjure up their physical and conceptual reactions, or possibly opinions about human patterns, cultures, and peculiarities about geography.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Every Tuesday from May. 29 to Aug. 28, 6:30pm;

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The Plus until 11pm. August 1st concert will be at Phoenix Park, not Owen Park.

Owen Park 1st Ave. and Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. May. 30 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Rabbit Hole Jumping

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. May. 30 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Corn Hole

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Wed. May. 30 11:30am-noon

Super Small Science: Balloon Hovercrafts

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

Kids

Wed. May. 30 4-6pm

Paws & Pints: 150 Paws on The Patio

Adoptable pets are coming to the Leinie Lodge Patio from 4-6pm.

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

Cost: FREE to attend, armbands $10

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Wed. May. 30 5:30-8pm

Arepas Pop Up

Friend of Forage Daniel will be making Arepas, and you can fill them with whatever you like Open to the public. Wine and beer available for purchase, as well. Eat in or take them to go. Cash or credit. Open while supplies last.

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

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Recreation

Every Wednesday from May. 30 to Jul. 25, 6-8pm;

Kubb Night at Irvine Park

Kubb every Wednesday (except for July 4th). They have 3 pitches ready for play at 6pm each week. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you're learning or an expert, all are welcome. Bring beverages to enjoy.

Flag Hill Pavillion, Irvine Park Bridgewater Ave, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Wed. May. 30 6:30-8:30pm

Pure Water Paddlers Social Paddle: Yellow River

Each week the Pure Water Paddlers go to a different spot in the Chippewa Valley. Every level of paddler welcome. Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and meet others who enjoy the sport. Life jacket required. Check the website and Facebook for any last minute changes.

Yellow River Boat Landing 7653-7769 Riverdale Landing, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Leisure

Wed. May. 30 8pm

General Knowledge Trivia

Tonight's theme: Everything! Geography? Current Events? Science? Fashion? Sports? How much do you know? Put a team together and come test your general smarts and skills. Prizes in store.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Thu. May. 31 6-7:15pm

Beginner Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for those new to yoga that are looking to set solid groundwork to grow their practice. We will discuss an array of topics such as: what to expect in a yoga class, typical class structure, types of yoga, breathing, and meditation. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing.

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

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

Thu. May. 31 6-8pm

BLK Pop-up: That Banh Mi Stand

Stop by the Forage pop-up space and grab one of our classic Vietnamese sandwiches--chicken or vegetarian. Menu: Shredded chicken banh mi (Bánh Mì gà xé) and Veggies Banh mi (Bánh Mì chay). Cash and credit cards accepted.

Forage EC, Pop-up Space 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 217, Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, menu items priced a la carte

Age: All Ages

Visual Art

Thu. May. 31 7-8pm

Artist Reception: Geography - Group Summer Show

Selected artists were invited to participate in this year’s themed summer show by creating art that relates to their concept of “geography.” The show provides a venue for these artists to conjure up their physical and conceptual reactions, or possibly opinions about human patterns, cultures, and peculiarities about geography.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Thu. May. 31 7pm

Chi Hi Vocal Jazz Show

The Vocal Jazz from Chippewa Falls High School (Chi Hi) will be sharing a variety of styles and songs. From sweet Latin grooves, to some authentic blues, to many jazz standards! The 12 voice ensemble features all singers soloing within tunes as well as vocal jazz improv solos.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Comedy

Thu. May. 31 8pm

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Kate Anderson

Kate Anderson started out doing stand up in New York City, before becoming the House MC for Helium in Buffalo, NY. Now a St. Paul resident, she tours and features for some of the biggest names in comedy.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA| $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommened)

Education

Every Day from Jun. 1 to Jun. 3;

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders throughout the Chippewa Valley. Get up close to raptors and bats. Expand your natural knowledge with workshops as well as field trips by foot and canoe. Test your expertise at the Bird Bowl hosted by master birder Steve Betchkal. Events take place throughout the Menomonie and Eau Claire areas.

Cost: $25 Adult Early Bird, $35 Adult after May 15

Age: All Ages

Kids

Jun 1-3, Opens Friday at 6:30pm, Sat & Sun at 8am

Thorp Dairy Days

Carnival, food vendors, youth baseball tournament, truck pull, music, a Sunday parade (starts at noon), polka music. Free admission all 3 days.

Northside Park North Washington Street and West Park Street, Thorp

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jun. 1 8am-6pm

Elk Mound Community Thrift Sale

Stop out and visit the 50+ sales in the area. Also, stop at the fire station to get your map. The firefighters will also be serving food and hosting a bake sale. Sponsored by Elk Mound Firefighters Association.

Elk Mound Fire Station 202 E Menomonie St, Elk Mound

Open Houses & Shopping

Fri. Jun. 1 9am-9pm

First Fridays at the Local Store

Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. Receive a $5 gift card with any purchase of $30 or more!

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

Visual Art

Every Day from Jun. 1 to Jun. 3, 10am-5pm;

Fresh Art Spring Tour

Self-guided meander to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys. Travel the famous Great River Road and backroads of western Wisconsin, discover pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. More information available online.

Accola Gallery 502 2nd Ave. E, Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Education

Fri. Jun. 1 10-11:30am

Hearing Loss and Cognitive Decline

Recent research has shown links between hearing and cognitive function/decline. Join Dr. Shawn Lee, AuD, Prevea Health, as she discusses the importance of the brain when it comes to listening and understanding, types of hearing loss, and solutions/strategies for better hearing.

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room 1405 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jun. 1 10:30-11am

Get Up & Go: Line Jumping

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Causes

Fri. Jun. 1 11:30am-6:30pm

The REACH Foundation 19th Annual Golf Outing

Take part in the REACH Foundation's fun, economically priced, and charitable golf outing to support our wide range of supportive programs for adults and children with disabilities. 18 holes of golf. 2 carts per 5 person team. Registration gift and door prizes. Buffet dinner. Competition on select holes including hole-in-one contest.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $85 before 5/7, $95 after 5/7

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jun. 1 11:30am-noon

Super Small Science: Fizzy Paint

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Fri. Jun. 1 2-10pm

Gimmick Extra Release Party

Gimmick Extra is Modicum's new Imperial India Pale Lager brewed with a blend of Wisconsin-grown Cashmere, Cascade and Tahoma hops. This beer is a hop lover's dream with citrus and tropical notes perfectly in balance with a malty backbone. Bubbles BBQ will be there serving up their classic food truck fare.

Modicum Brewing Company 3732 Spooner Ave Suite A, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Causes

Fri. Jun. 1 3pm

ChemCeed's Annual Golf Outting/Relay for Life

Chemceed's 5th annual 9 hole, 2 person golf scramble. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life. Registration includes: 9 holes of golf, 1/2 cart, swag bag, dinner, 1 drink ticket, raffles, golf games, trophies and fun.

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

Cost: $50/golfer

Food & Drink

Fri. Jun. 1 4-8pm

The Marigold Cafe Food Truck

Specializing in Italian panini sandwiches, Gelato (Italian ice-cream) with Semifreddo (grilled Italian cake) and Affagato (gelato w/shot of expresso). Owned and operated by two sisters who love to travel old world locations, bring those flavors home to Wisconsin and share the experience with the people in the Chippewa River Valley.

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

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 7pm

Live Music: Micah Ryan

Micah Ryan is a local singer/songwriter. He's been performing for a number of years and plays a balanced mixture of original songs and covers. His influences include John Legend, Adele, Jon McLaughlin, Josh Kelley, John Mayer, and Ed Sheeran.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Fri. Jun. 1 7:05pm

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers: Fireworks Friday

The Eau Claire Express plays against the La Crosse Loggers. Seat cushions will be given away to fans. Fireworks display after the game. Gates at 6pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park 702 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

Kids

Fri. Jun. 1 7:05pm

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

Dance

Fri. Jun. 1 7:30-10:30pm

Ballroom, Swing and Latin Dance

Join in the fun and go dancing. There will be a Swing lesson at 7:30 PM followed by music for dancing all your favorite dances. Casual attire

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person, $8 Moose Members and Students with id

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 8pm

Last Open Road - Rockin' Blues

Beginning with the talents of guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Steven John Rindt, and bass guitarist/vocalist Dave Rindt, they recruited Jimmy V. on drums and veteran keyboardist Eric P. Together over 9 years, LOR plays Rockin' Blues with a unique set-list.

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 8pm

Live Music: The Strips + Raptor Octavius

The rock and roll synthesis born from thousands of hours sitting next to a record player. The voices of rock's vanguard soaked into The Strips' very souls. This is just the beginning. From basements to attics, and now to you. Opening Act is Eau Claire Rock n Roll band Raptor Octavius.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 8-11pm

Thrillbillies Live

With years of experience and virtuosity, Thrillbillies brings you the best in up-tempo, country dance music. Exceptional musical abilities, amazing harmonies, professional sound and lights, and a fun, party attitude.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 8pm

Live Music: Drew Davis

A live acoustic show with Drew Davis.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire st, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 9pm-1am

Live Music at O'Leary's: Twisted Rhythm

Twisted Rhythm is a high-energy cover band that plays a variety of music sure to satisfy your musical appetite.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Fri. Jun. 1 9pm-2am

Live Music: Blacklite District with Stare Across

Both bands are at Rock Fest this year. Enjoy this concert and enter to Win a Pair of Rock Fest General Admission Tickets. Happy hour from 8-9pm prior to the show.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 advance or $10 dos

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Every Day from Jun. 2 to Jun. 3;

June Bloom Wine & Food Event

Enjoy a long weekend of romance and adventure on the Great River Road Wine Trail! This special event presents ample opportunities to sample fine food and wine, from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. Each winery on the Great River Road Wine Trail will feature their award winning wines and ciders paired with an array of local foods designed with gourmet flair.

Wineries along the Great River Wine Road (see website for exact locations)

Cost: $30 advance tickets, $10 designated drivers

Community

Sat. Jun. 2 7-11am

25th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The meal includes all you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage, cheese curds, pudding snacks, ice cream, milk and coffee, and Culver's custard. Activities to be featured at the dairy breakfast include a bake sale, antique model T and tractor display, petting zoo, tractor-driven wagon tours of the farm, and door prizes will be given away.

Jenson Family Farms LLC E9859 Cty Rd M, Elk Mound

Cost: $6/person, children 5 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

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