Events For 12/11/2016

Sun. Dec. 11

“Watercolors by Priscillamae” Opening Reception

Opening reception for an art showing at the Heyde Center. No admission or purchase required. Ramp and elevator available. Held on the 3rd floor.

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

Cost: FREE

8-8:45am Sun. Dec. 11


PiYo is an amazing combination on yoga, pilates, movement and strength that will get you hardcore results from head to toe.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 18+

8:30am-noon Sun. Dec. 11

Cookie Walk & Book Sale

They'll give you the gloves; you pick the cookies. The book sale includes over 100 titles for children, teens, young adults and adults. There is something for everyone.

St. Patrick Catholic Church Cafeteria 322 Fulton Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $7-$8.50 per pound; $25 per 3-pound platter.

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sun. Dec. 11

If The Shoe Fits Adult Dance Classes

Classes in dance basics ranging from basic movement and strengthening to ballet and tap fundamentals. These classes are ideal for adults who never took classes when they were younger, but still want to learn how to dance. No experience required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $50-$90 per month

Age: Age 17+

9-10am Sun. Dec. 11

Advent in Narnia

Explore Advent themes based on C.S. Lewis' book, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". Watch a clip from the movie and then explore some of the parallels between the adventures in Narnia, the stories of Christmas and our life today.

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

10am-2pm Sun. Dec. 11

Brunch with Santa at 29 Pines

Get brunch with all the trimmings, pictures with Santa, cookie decorating, and watch the movie Elf. Reservations can be made by phone.

Sleep Inn & Suites/29 Pines 5872 33rd Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $10.99 Kids 12 and Under $3.99

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sun. Dec. 11

Studio Open House and Sale

Shop for unique and beautiful functional pottery and ceramic jewelry for family, friends and you. Pottery demonstrations and a chance to try your hand at the wheel. Stop by the studio and enjoy cider, treats, and the perfect gifts for holiday giving.

Dancing Cats Arts 1932 Mark Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sun. Dec. 11

Twisty Tots Yoga

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

The Center EC 3701 Hwy 12, Eau Claire

Cost: $5/yogi ($3 for additional children if you have more than 1 child attending)

Age: Ages 3-6

11am-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

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

11am-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

A Wilson Family Christmas, the Holidays during the Civil War

“A Wilson Family Christmas, the Holidays during the Civil War" Displays a history of Menomonie families during the Civil War. Features the story of Captain William Wilson, Menomonie’s founder. Learn about Christmas traditions in America as the war between the states raged on.

Wilson Place Mansion 101 Wilson Circle, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sun. Dec. 11

Making Memories with Santa

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-2pm Sun. Dec. 11

“Watercolors by Priscillamae” Opening Reception

Opening reception for an art showing at the Heyde Center. No admission or purchase required. Ramp and elevator available. Held on the 3rd floor.

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

Cost: FREE

noon-2pm Sun. Dec. 11

Artist Reception for Back Roads of Wisconsin​ Hugh Mandelert Art Society Exhibit

To quote Hugh Mandelert, “Here we are in the middle of all this beauty in Wisconsin,” so it is understandable that he encouraged the artists who studied with him and currently make up the Hugh Mandelert Art Society to paint what surrounds them. This resulted in various road trips with Hugh, searching for reference material.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sun. Dec. 11

Holiday Toy Trains

Second annual 384 sq. ft. standard gauge toy train display decked out for the holidays. New this year: night trains with lighted cars, on Tuesday evenings. Display includes original 1910-1940 toy trains. Additional activities: hands-on toy trains for younger folks, scavenger hunt, train story time. Bonus - receive 5 free tickets to ride Carson Park trains when sign up for a museum membership.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids on weekends (includes museum admission); $2 per person Tuesday evenings (museum free)

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

Advent at the Ager

The songs and tasty delights of Christmas, the winter-light festival of Santa Lucia, and a possible visit from the Jultomte.

Ager House 514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

1-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

Henna for the Soul

Deb Theusch will teach the technique of preparing your own henna and the how to prep and apply it so that it will be darker and longer lasting. After some discussion we will practice on ourselves and friends. Henna does stain clothing! Bring simple designs if you want.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person; RSVP requested

Age: 16+

1:30-3:30pm Sun. Dec. 11

A Christmas Story

The holiday classic, A Christmas Story, is coming to The Grand stage. See Ralphie in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. "You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved movie are here: the temperamental furnace, the playground lamp post, Scut Farcus, and the infamous leg lamp.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 Adults/Seniors; $10 Youth/Students

Age: All Ages

1:30-5pm Sun. Dec. 11

TubaChristmas in Menomonie

Calling all tubas, sousaphones, baritones, euphoniums and music lovers. What better way to celebrate the holiday season than with Christmas music in the tune of tuba and sing-a-long lead by Menomonie’s “Christmas Cheer”. For musicians registration begins @ 1:30pm, with practice @ 2:30pm.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church 910 Wilson Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Concert is free to the public & begins at 4 pm, Musicians Registration fee is $10

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sun. Dec. 11


A LEGO building club. They'll give you a theme and the LEGOs to build with.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

1:30pm Sun. Dec. 11

UWEC Theatre Presents: Rabbit Hole

Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.

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

Cost: $18 General Admission; $14 seniors and 17 and under; $9 UWEC

2-4pm Sun. Dec. 11

Ole and Lena’s Family Christmas Dinner and Show

This year Lena has invited the whole family, even her snooty cousin Mildred from Edina. Ole really wants nothing to do with the whole thing, especially the part where Lena has him dress up in the old Santa suit and hand out presents. Can Sven get Ole out of playing Santa?

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Show/Show & Dinner: Adults $14/32, Seniors $13/31, Youth $7/21 Dinner + Show- Adults $32, Seniors $31, Youth $21.

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. Dec. 11

Claymation Classics: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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

2pm Sun. Dec. 11

Menomonie Theater Guild Presents: A Little House Christmas

A Little House Christmas, based on Christmas stories from the Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, is a family-friendly reminder to put down the phones and enjoy the company of others during the Christmas season. The play highlights values like generosity, kindness, and humanity to help get you in the true Christmas spirit.

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

Cost: Contact for ticket price

2:30-5pm Sun. Dec. 11

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

2:30-3pm Sun. Dec. 11

Navajo Sand Painting!

The Navajo Indian Tribe create the world's most beautiful and intricate mandalas using a traditional sandpainting technique. All this week, join Museum playologists to learn more about this art form and practice the technique in your own design!

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!)

6pm Sun. Dec. 11

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 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. Dec. 11

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+

6:15-8:30pm Sun. Dec. 11

Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm; Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

6:30pm Sun. Dec. 11

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+

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Dec. 11

General Open Skate

Adult Skate Rental: $3 (or City Pass), Youth Skate Rental: Free

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie St, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sun. Dec. 11

2nd Annual CollECtive Choir Christmas Concert

Join Downtown Eau Claire's Gospel and Hip hop Choir and a few friends for a night that will groove your soul. Sing along, do your dance, give a shout, and share in celebrating the true joy of Christmas with your friends and family. Seating is limited.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

Age: All Ages

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 11

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player. Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have full equipment. Goalies skate free.

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: 18+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Dec. 11

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed activity for adult broomball players. Players divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have own helmet, sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: 18+

10pm Sun. Dec. 11

Mousetrap Open Mic

Downtown Eau Claire's Sunday night entertainment hosted by Peter Diedrick. Drums and amps available. Start at 10pm or after the Packer game. Check Facebook for more information.

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 12/11/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Charles Wimmer

From Nov. 7 - Dec 17; Check Venue for Hours of Operation