Events For 2/14/2016

Sun. Feb. 14

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

Sun. Feb. 14

Swan Lake Ballet - Spring Kids Classes

Spring 9-week ballet lesson series. Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center. Go online for age bracket and class information.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-$8 per class, $20-$36 for 5 classes, $30-$55 for 9 classes; prices vary by age bracket

Age: 3-12

Sun. Feb. 14

Writing Contest

The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is holding a writing contest open to all UWEC students, faculty, and members of the local community. This year’s theme is “Found in Translation” and welcomes submissions of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.Deadline is 2/19 at midnight. See website for details.

Center for Writing Excellence, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sun. Feb. 14

Arts Coming Together Show

Eight artists from ACT Menomonie display works of watercolor, pastel, alcohol ink, and photography at the city's newest wine bar, a good atmosphere for a relaxing break.

The Barrel Room Wine Bar 320 Main St. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Sun. Feb. 14

Arts Coming Together Show - Favorite Things

A themed show by ACT artists in the entryway of the building. Many different media and styles, showing the artists' "favorite things."

Dunn County Community Services building Hwy.29, east of Menomomie

Cost: FREE

8am Sun. Feb. 14

PiYo Group Fitness Class

PiYo Live - an amazing combination of yoga, pilates, strength, and movement that will have you toning from head to toe with no Jumping and low impact moves.

Pure Fitness 4 You, LLC 1819 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 18 +

10am-noon Sun. Feb. 14

Valentine's Salad Luncheon & Silent Auction

Salad Luncheon served at 11am. Silent Auction items out for bidding 1/27 to 2/14. Bidding ends at noon on 2/14.

Unity Christ Center 1808 Folsom St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 adults, $3 children 12 and under

Age: All ages

10-11am Sun. Feb. 14

Weaving A Tapestry of Love” Multigenerational Service

This Valentine’s Day Service focuses on the 2016 Annual Canvass theme: “Weaving a Tapestry of Love.” Bringing our stories, weaving them together with the stories of others, we create the tapestry of our congregation, bound together by a threads of love. We create stories of compassion, of kindness, of pain, of courage. Woven together, these stories become the fabric of our congregation.

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

1-4pm Sun. Feb. 14

ACT Prep Course

Take two official, retired ACT exams and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking…

UW- Eau Claire Campus

Cost: $199

Age: ages 15-18

1-2pm Sun. Feb. 14

Winter Softball Pitching Clinics

Softball players of all ages and ability levels are invited to join us for a series of Sunday pitching clinics. Come in to "Build Your Game" so you are prepared for the upcoming softball season.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 Eleventh Street, Eau Claire

Cost: 5 sessions for $125

Age: All ages and ability levels

1-4:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

Framed: Inside the World of Comics

Artwork from mainstream and independent comics that demonstrates a group of artists finding a niche in a growing subculture of publishing. As the comic book industry's challenges continue to evolve, the blood, sweat, and years of dedication required for the art form remain.

Foster Gallery, Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-2pm Sun. Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Yummy Tummies

You and your littlest sweat heart(s) will have hands-on, interactive cooking fun during our special Valentine’s Day Event. Get ready to pour, measure, blend, use age-appropriate kitchen tools and create some great masterpieces that you and your child can eat.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Rd S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $10/child

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

ACT Prep Workshop

Ruth Harris, Director of the Northwest Reading Clinic, will present a free workshop for students to develop specific strategies for each section of the ACT. Students will learn how to analyze directions, how to pace yourself, and when and what to “guess.” Please bring a pencil and notebook. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is required and can be done at the Youth Services desk, by phone, or by e-mail.

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

Cost: FREE

1:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

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

1:45-2:45pm Sun. Feb. 14

Hot Yoga

Take a mini-vacation from the Wisconsin cold and thaw out with a Hot Yoga class (90 degrees). This class will be a hot hybrid incorporating the traditional hot yoga poses with a touch of flow and it is suitable for all levels. Enjoy all the yoga benefits -increased strength, flexibility, balance, bone health, blood flow ... in a warm cozy studio. Leave happier & more connected!

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness (next to Saylon 7) 308 N Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop in rate (punch cards available)

Age: 14+

2-5pm Sun. Feb. 14

Adult CPR/AED, Infant & Child CPR/AED & First Aid

Parks and Recreation is currently taking enrollments for Adult Infant Child CPR/AED Training course for anyone 12 years and older. Space is limited, so sign up today.

Hobbs Ice Center in the Club Viewing Room, Eau Claire

Cost: Program Fee $75, City Resident Discounted Fee $65

Age: Youth 12+ and adults

2pm Sun. Feb. 14

Hearts in Harmony

This is the seventh annual event highlighting the amazing harmonies of barbershop quartets from throughout the Chippewa Valley. The core quartets will be CHIPS, Sir Arthur's Court-Tet and ClearWater Connection. A portion of ticket sales will benefit a local non-profit organization.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors, $4 youth

2pm Sun. Feb. 14

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

2:30-5pm Sun. Feb. 14

Made with Love Meal Prep - Sunday "Stock Ups"

The meals are planned and the grocery shopping is done for you. All you have to do is show up and cook. There will be various prep and clean up stations so anyone and everyone can participate. Leave with five soups or six casseroles.

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

Cost: $75 per person + the cost of groceries (typically around $130 total); $50 deposit due to reserve your spot

2:30-3:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

Winter Softball Pitching Clinics

Softball players of all ages and ability levels are invited to join us for a series of Sunday pitching clinics. Come in to "Build Your Game" so you are prepared for the upcoming softball season.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 Eleventh Street, Eau Claire

Cost: 5 sessions for $125

Age: All ages and ability levels

2:30-3pm Sun. Feb. 14

Children's Museum of Eau Claire: Chinese Calligraphy Valentines

Visit the Museum during a month-long "trip" to China. Grab a brush and try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy, then give it to your favorite Valentine.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum Membership or Admission

Age: Kids (and their grown-ups)

3-4pm Sun. Feb. 14

Power Yoga

Find your Power and join Wendy Oberg for Power Yoga. No experience necessary just be ready to move, breath and discover your personal edge. Observe for yourself why the practice of Yoga has been around as long as Stonehenge. It creates a lasting foundation for a stronger body and better overall well being. You will leave class feeling more clear and connected with a renewed sense of strength.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All ages

5-6pm Sun. Feb. 14

Zumba with Emily

A total workout combining Latin music and todays hits. Be ready to shake it and burn lots of calories.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 8+

6pm Sun. Feb. 14

Amp Quiz Trivia at Ole's Southside Tavern

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Ole's Southside Tavern, 2435 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

6-9pm Sun. Feb. 14

Bluegrass Jam Session

The second Sunday of every month brings a Bluegrass Jam Session to Dean & Sue's. All bluegrass and old time pickers or singers are invited to jam with a different host band every month. PA system is provided but please bring your own axe. Great food and your favorite beverages are also available.

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-8pm Sun. Feb. 14

Cultivating a Mindful Life: Six-Week Course in Mindfulness Practice

This course introduces practices and meditation techniques that cultivate mindfulness in daily life. It explores the benefits of mindfulness for emotional, mental, and physical well-being and interpersonal relationships. Offered by Ann Brand, Ph.D. annbrand365@gmail.com.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $150 before Dec. 27; $200 after Dec. 27

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

General Open Skate at Hobbs Ice Center

Adult Skate Rental $3. Youth Skate Rental Free, with paid admission. Skates can only be rented and used at Hobbs during general open skating nights.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $6

Age: All ages

6:30pm Sun. Feb. 14

Paint and Sip @ Cheers Pablo

A social art event where you paint a canvas selected for that class. Classes generally last 2 to 3 hours. Come alone, bring a friend, or fill an entire class with friends. No experience necessary. Selected canvases for each class available online, or choose one from the gallery.

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

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Feb. 14

Adult Open Broomball

Enjoy a fun game of broomball at Hobbs Municipal Ice Center.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Feb. 14

Adult Open Hockey

You're never too old to play hockey! Adult Hockey is available at Hobbs Municipal Ice Center every Sunday until March 27. Goalies skate for free. Sharpen your skates and get on that ice for a great game of hockey.

Cost: $6 or City Pass

10pm Sun. Feb. 14

Open Mic

A Sunday night rock n' roll experience provided by Noel and Patrick. Backline, amps, and drums available.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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

Ongoing Events For 2/14/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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