Events For 2/7/2016

Sun. Feb. 7

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. 7

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. 7

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

7am-10pm Sun. Feb. 7

Girls on the Run 2016 Season Registration

10 week season designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms, getting them moving and running and making great friends in a positive way., or your Site/School location

Cost: $130 - also sliding scale

Age: 3rd - 5th grade

8am Sun. Feb. 7

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-4pm Sun. Feb. 7

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, and young adult books, as well as audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1, and hardcovers start at $2. Children’s and young adult paperbacks start at 25 cents and hardcovers start at 50 cents. A bag sale on Saturday and Sunday will feature discount pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sun. Feb. 7

“Darwin Day” Wil Taylor

The 2016 edition of Darwin Day will focus on something that affects and afflicts us all. It waits for no one. It heals all things. It is of the essence. Time. Join us as we explore concepts of time as considered in Darwin’s day, up to our modern understandings of this fleeting yet constant presence.

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

Cost: FREE

10-11:30am Sun. Feb. 7

Climate Change Discussion - Alternative Energy Options

Climate Change Sunday - the first Sunday of each month the Menomonie Unitarian Society has a discussion of climate change. This Sunday we will look at alternative energy options for our homes. We also will discuss strategies to get Dunn County to establish programs to promote alternative energy. Please come to learn and share your ideas with us.

Menomonie Unitarian Society 105 North 21st Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1pm Sun. Feb. 7

Rainbow World Preschool Look & See Open House

Look & See Open House at Rainbow World Preschool located in lower level at Spirit Lutheran Church. Meet the staff and explore our environment. Offers a fun, nurturing Christian environment for pre-K children. Now enrolling for the the 2016 school year.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sun. Feb. 7

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

1-5pm Sun. Feb. 7

Womens Red Tent

Inspired by the novel, "The Red Tent" by Anita Diamant, Red Tents are once again being raised. All women of menses age and beyond are encouraged to come together to remember themselves and each other through story, song, tears, laughter, dance, silence and all forms of healing.

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

Cost: Love donation requested

Age: Middle School Women-Adulthood

1-2pm Sun. Feb. 7

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. 7

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

1-2:30pm Sun. Feb. 7

First Sunday Author Series-Mary Riordan and Elizabeth P. Mentzer

Authors Mary Riordan and Elizabeth Mentzer will be reading from their book, "Good Bye Forever: Notes from the Great Adventure". There will be a Q&A session after the reading and books will be available for purchase.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All

1:30pm Sun. Feb. 7

ECCT: Snow White and the Seven Dwarves

A musical adaptation from the tale by the Brothers Grimm. When the Evil Queen discovers she's not the Fairest in the Land, she goes on a rampage and no one is safe, especially not Snow White. The beautiful princess and her seven new friends sing and dance their way to a happy ending in this classic fairytale musical.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $22 adults, $18 seniors, $12 students, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

1:45-2:45pm Sun. Feb. 7

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. 7

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

2-4pm Sun. Feb. 7

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.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

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

2-5pm Sun. Feb. 7


This film is about Charlie, an average French suburban teenager, but when she becomes fast friends with Sarah, the rebellious new girl at school, she discovers there's nothing average about how she feels in Melanie Laurent's sexy sophomore film. The film is 91 minutes.

Woodland Theatre Third level of the Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Film Series Membership, $10 for Family Membership

Age: Movie rated NR

2:30-3:30pm Sun. Feb. 7

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. 7

Children's Museum of Eau Claire: Make a Chinese Dragon Puppet!

The Children's Museum is "traveling" to China this February to ring in the Chinese New Year. Back by popular demand, craft your very own life-sized Dragon Puppet and follow us around in the Museum parade. FREE with museum membership or admission.

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. 7

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. 7

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. 7

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. Feb. 7

Classic Rock Jam

Bring your band or just yourself to perform your favorite classic rock tunes with or without the house band. Back line is provided including PA system, drums, keyboards, and amps, but please bring your own axe.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: +21

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Feb. 7

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. 7

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. 7

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. 7

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. 7

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 2/7/2016

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

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