Events For 12/17/2017

7am-1pm Sun. Dec. 17

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Nick Seeger

Seeger, a staple in the Eau Claire bluegrass scene, will play a mix of fiddle tunes, celtic, and some originals with fiddle and square neck guitar. Stop in for midwestern brunch classics as well as original and classic morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

Snacktime Sundays

Enjoy complimentary hot cider and cocoa and cookies all afternoon.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

9am-5pm Sun. Dec. 17

Holiday Glass Sale - Handmade Glass Gifts and Gift Baskets

The gorgeous glass items created at The Glass Orchard's studio make a unique gift for your loved ones. Baskets include a flattened wine bottle cheese platter, four patterned fused glass plates, and a colorful flame-worked glass wine bottle stopper.

The Glass Orchard 130 Deerfield Road, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sun. Dec. 17

Yoga on a Budget

This class will focus on linking breath with movement. It is a moderately paced class that offers demonstrations and verbal cues. It is great for beginner practitioners as well as those looking to refresh their practice. The room will be heated using infrared heat panels to 90 degrees.

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

Cost: $10

10am-2:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Christmas Celebration

This Christmas celebration will feature a performance by Hairy & Company. When they take the stage, people of all ages laugh & learn. Behind each performance is a serious message, leaving audiences challenged and refreshed. Stay for the Christmas meal & horse-drawn wagon rides.

Fairchild Church of Hope 200 W Main St., Fairchild

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sun. Dec. 17

Festival of Lights Celebration

Come learn about the holiday traditions of many religions which celebrate the returning of the light this time of year. Some of the traditions we learn about include Christmas, Divali, Kwanzaa, Santa Lucia, and others. Childcare is available, and a coffee hour follows the celebration.

Unitarian Society of Menomonie 105 21st Street North, Menomonie

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sun. Dec. 17

Breakfast with Santa

Proceeds from Breakfast with Santa will be used to purchase new balls for the ballpit. Make some special family memories, see Santa, and help refill the ballpit for the kids. Take your own pictures with Santa.

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

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Children, Free Under 1 Yr

Age: All Ages - Family Event

10am-2pm Sun. Dec. 17

Santa Is Back For Brunch

Attend a very special holiday brunch buffet and receive a complimentary picture with the guest of honor, Santa Claus himself.

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

Cost: $20 for Adults, $10 for Children ages 2-10, Free for Children under 2 years

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sun. Dec. 17

Twisty Tots Yoga

Join us with your sweet little tot to explore twisty yoga moves, relaxation, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, while nurturing the bond between you and your toddler.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5/child; Parents Free

Age: Ages 3-6

10:30am-12:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 17

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 17

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sun. Dec. 17

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

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

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sun. Dec. 17

Winter Whimsy Crafts

Stop by the library anytime over the weekend to make fun, winter-inspired crafts.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun day/evening of painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $35 but somem special events are $10-$40

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

Brunch with Santa

It's a classic holiday buffet featuring your holiday favorites including kid-friendly options. Bring your camera to take pictures with Santa. Cookie decorating and other fun actives. Space is limited so call now for reservations.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Kids 4 & Under: FREE, Kids 5-12: $6.99, Seniors: $11.99, Adults: $15.99

Age: All Ages

1:30-2:15pm Sun. Dec. 17

Kettlebell AMPD

Kettlebell AMPD is a heart-pounding class that uses low kettlebell weights and high reps and sets the moves to music. This class is 45 minutes and focuses on several areas such as arms, legs, core, and cardio. With Kettlebell AMPD you'll burn a ton of calories AND have fun doing it.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

2-3:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Duelly Noted – Dueling Pianos Holiday Show

Jacy Smith and Cassondra Meyer are best friends who now make their living dueling on pianos. The two have performed in bands together for years, but three years ago they started playing together as Duelly Noted. They'll play some of your favorite music from the 50s and 60s.

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

Cost: $15 adults, $14 seniors, and $8 youth.  

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

The Memories

The Memories have been entertaining audiences at the Mabel Tainter for more than 30 years. They continue to deliver a show that has been described as "Music, Laughter, and Wonderful Times."

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

Cost: $30-35

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 17

Claymation Classics: Santa Claus is Comin' to Town

Bring your family to enjoy these holiday claymation classics on the big screen in the Volume One Gallery/theater inside The Local Store.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

2-4:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

It's A Wonderful Life: A Christmas Classic

Performed as a live radio show, this classic holiday story will fill you with the Christmas spirit. The talents of the WideSpot actors will bring the scenes to life using just their voices and period costumes. Bring your family and friends. Easy online ticketing on our website, or just give us a call or email and we'll get right back to you.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

2-3:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Features anthems and carols by Rutter, Warlock, Britten, Trant, Holst, Manz, plus handbell arrangements of Rise Up Shepherds, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Cold Dec Flies Away, What Child is This. Organ prelude by Elaine Mann. Directed by Julie DeBoer and Norma Lionberger.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All Ages

4-4:55pm Sun. Dec. 17

Zumba with Emily

Zumba is a Latin based, shake your booty aerobic workout.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: Age 12+

4-5:15pm Sun. Dec. 17

Mixed Levels Yoga

This is a mixed levels Alignment Yoga class, appropriate for beginner through intermediate students. The emphasis is on proper alignment and mindful movement to reduce injury and build strength and flexibility, increase body confidence and reduce stress.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire 2524 Golf Road Suite 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: Purchase a class pass or drop in rate $15.00 per class

Age: Adult (and older teens welcome)

4-5:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Guided Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra stills your mind, releases physical tension in your body and aims to balance life force energy (“prana” or “chi”). During this deep state of relaxation, your heartbeat and breathing slow down leaving your body and mind calm and peaceful.

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

Cost: $20(member discount available)

4:30-5:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

5:05-5:35pm Sun. Dec. 17

Hip Hop Fit

30 minutes of Toning to todays Hits with certified trainer Emily Balow

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 12+

5:30-6:30pm Sun. Dec. 17

Teen Yoga

This is a mixed level class for teens of all and ability levels interested in checking out yoga for building strength and flexibility, increasing self-confidence and reducing stress. Any gender is welcome.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire 2524 Golf Road Suite 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: Purchase the series for $10.00 per class (5 classes for $50) or drop in rate is $12.00 per class

Age: 13 -17 (middle or high school)

6pm Sun. Dec. 17

Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony "Holiday Magic"

Holiday bazaar from 4-6pm featuring local vendor market, coffee bar & holiday treats, silent auction, and holiday music. The Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony's winter concert starts at 6pm.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5 adults, children FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Sun. Dec. 17

Classic Country Sunday Jam

All pickers and singers are invited to perform with or without the hosts, the Chippewa River Band. Back line is provided - please bring your axe. Food and beverage is also available.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 17

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 17

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on 11/22, 12/24, and 12/31. Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

Ongoing Events For 12/17/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc