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Flyway Film Festival

An annual celebration bringing together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers and artists to discover the best in independent film in Pepin, Stockholm and Maiden Rock, and Red Wing, MN. Highlighting 45 feature-length and short films from Menomonie to the Ukraine, plus special filmmaker awards, a keynote address, education programs, and festivities.

Fitness

6:30-7:30am Thu. Oct. 23

Yoga Body Bootcamp

Yoga Body Bootcamp is a blend of yoga & interval circuits that accommodates all fitness levels. Requires no yoga experience or flexibility. Just a belief in your ability to transform your body.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Cost: FREE

Kids

8am-5pm Thu. Oct. 23

Child Development Day - Altoona School District

Child Development Day is designed for all children who live in the Altoona school district and who will be 2.5-3.5 years old by Oct. 23. This program replaces the traditional kindergarten screening of the past. Call to schedule an appointment.

Altoona Middle School - Upper Gym

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 2.5-3.5

Fitness

9am Thu. Oct. 23

Beginning/Continuing Yoga

Suited to beginning and continuing students, this class combines core strengthening, beginning yoga poses, quiet sitting and introductory breathing techniques into a balanced yoga practice.

Education

9am Thu. Oct. 23

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Wellness

9am-2pm Thu. Oct. 23

Chair Massage

Chair massage: 10 Min/$8, 15 Min/$10, 60 Min/$40, 20 Min/$15, 90 Min/$60. Table massage: 30 Min/$25. Call for appointment.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Kids

9-10am Thu. Oct. 23

Yoga Center/Lily Pad Lab Kids Club

Kids can join us at the Lily Pad Lab while their parent or caregiver enjoys a class at the Yoga Center. Kids will be having fun playing games, doing crafts, reading books, singing, and much more. Check the Yoga Center class description for…

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $35

Age: Kids only

Education

9am-1pm Thu. Oct. 23

AARP Smart Driver Course

The “AARP Smart Driver Course” helps ensure that drivers age 50-plus stay safe behind the wheel and will educate participants about how best to reduce traffic violations, crashes, and chances for injuries. Need not be an AARP member to attend.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $15/AARP member, $20/non-AARP member

Fitness

9-10am Thu. Oct. 23

FREE Yoga

See contact info for details.

Brio Nutrition

Cost: FREE

Fitness

9:15-10:15am Thu. Oct. 23

Gentle Yoga

See contact info for details.

The Center/ Mindful Motions Yoga

Cost: FREE

Fitness

9:15-10:15am Thu. Oct. 23

Slow Flow Yoga with Heidi Dix

Join us for an hour of breathing, movement and relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners, mood management, back health and more. Every Body is welcome.

The Center/ Mindful Motions Yoga

Cost: $10/drop in OR $64 for 8 week session. FREE to Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces.

Kids

9:30-11:30am Thu. Oct. 23

River Source Family Center: Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play followed by a snack. The remainder of the time will be devoted to structured interactive learning activities, songs, and books. Come and experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center

Cost: FREE

Education

10am-3pm Thu. Oct. 23

Massage Therapy Awareness Week

Demonstrations and information on how massage can hep with conditions such as fibromyalgia, heart disease, depression/anxiety, high blood pressure, lymphedema, cancer, auto immune diseases, and much more. Chair massages by Globe University…

Eau Claire YMCA

Kids

10:15am Thu. Oct. 23

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library: Little Movers

For babies that love to move. This 20-minute program consists of interactive rhymes and parachute games, songs, a story read in unison, and our ever-popular bubbles. Follow this up with a social time for parents and children featuring a…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Leisure

11am-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Paint Your Own Wine Glass

Paint your own wine glass while enjoying delicious wines, and gorgeous views. No reservation required, stemware included.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Cost: $6

Education

11am-noon Thu. Oct. 23

Beginning Spanish

For beginners who are interested in learning basic conversation and some basic grammar. Instructor is a native Spanish speaker, who has experience teaching kids, adolescents and adults in various settings. Music, poems and art will be used as…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $42, $28 members

Wellness

11:45am Thu. Oct. 23

Learn: Featuring Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, Inc.

Independent Living Skills, Transportation, Benefit Analysis, Advocacy, Referrals, Skills Assessment, Funding Resources. A “Hands-On” display of adaptive equipment will be set up by 11:00. Meal will be served at noon. Presentation begins at 12:20pm. Meal & Program Sponsored by Unity Bank.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 23

Downtown Eau Claire Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, art, coffee, and more. An Art Market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Kids

noon-3pm Thu. Oct. 23

Drop in and Play

Need a change of scenery? The Family Resource Center has a wonderful play area which is open for parents and children to enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County

Cost: FREE

Fitness

12:15-1pm Thu. Oct. 23

Chair Yoga

Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that emphasizes breathing and balance. Exercises are mostly done while seated or using a chair for support. Individuals are encouraged to perform chair yoga at their own pace. Poses are modified so even…

Center for Prevention & Physical Rehabilitation

Cost: $25

Education

1-3:15pm Thu. Oct. 23

Conversational Spanish Continued

This is for relaxed conversation and 'no pressure' storytelling & discussion of news of the day. We'll clarify those grammar points that you have questions about & use a variety of materials provided by the instructor.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $35 member, $52.50 nonmember

Age: 55+

Education

1:30-3:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Computer Level Two

This is 8-sessions and addresses many of the same topics covered in Level I, but in greater detail. The focus is on these general headings: The Desktop, The Control Panel, Windows Features, Saving and Organizing Files, Internet Explorer, Browsing and Searching the Internet, Internet Security, and Email.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $30 member, $45 nonmember

Age: 55+

Education

1:30-3:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Beginning Water Colors

If you have never painted in watercolor and have always wanted to learn how, this is your chance. The very basics of this art medium will be explored and beautiful creations will happen. Come and experience a new adventure in art and have fun…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $30, $20 members

Food & Drink

3-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

Witches Night Out

Ladies - join us in Downtown Menomonie for Shopping ~ Socializing ~ Snacking on Thursday, October 23rd from 3-8pm. Register at all participating stores for a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes. Bring your sisters, moms, daughters, girlfriends, neighbors, co-workers ... don't be shy.

Downtown Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

4-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Ladies Night

Drink specials, hourly drawings, and 5% discount on any bottle purchase.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Fitness

4-5:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Yoga Classes for Beginners through Intermediate

Easy flow poses work you through whole body for range of movement, flexibility and strength. Modifications with the chair are shown and used to aid in balance. Classes end with various forms of relaxation including meditation, progressive…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $5 per class for members and $7 for nonmembers. First class is FREE

Kids

4-5pm Thu. Oct. 23

School Age Science Club

Science Club is an awesome time for parents and their school age child to learn, explore, and experience science together. Science Club is a fun, entertaining, and stimulating class for both kids and parents. Learn right alongside your child and watch their curiosity about the world around them grow and blossom.

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $10

Age: ages 4-10

Education

4:30-5:10pm Thu. Oct. 23

Dance for Joy

Performing Arts School of Dance and Ballet offers classes for ages 3 to 10 to develop grace, confidence, coordination and creativity while having fun in a non-competitive environment. Call or email deborahmlang@gmail.com. Ages 3-5: 4:30-5:10pm; ages 6-8: Thursdays 5:15-6pm (at least two years prior dance); ages 8-10: 6-6:45pm (at least three years prior dance). Visit our website at: http://webpages.charter.net/chippewadance

Lafayette Town Hall

Cost: 76 for a series of 10 classes

Age: ages 3-10

Education

5pm Thu. Oct. 23

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Food & Drink

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Evening Meal

This is a congregate meal for adults 60 and older. Reservations are required. Please visit online or call to see the menu/make reservations.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $5 donation per person per plate

Age: ages 60+

Education

5pm Thu. Oct. 23

Putting Your Garden to Bed Class

A thorough fall cleanup will give your garden a healthy start in spring. Come learn what you need to do before winter arrives to have the best success in your garden. We will discuss how to clean up your vegetable garden, what to do with…

Down To Earth Garden Center

Education

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Habla en la Cabra

Looking for a way to connect with other Spanish language speakers and learners in the area? Habla en la Cabra is the perfect way to keep up your Spanish and challenge yourself in a relaxing atmosphere. All levels and ages are welcome. Just show up and start practicing. Nos vemos!

The Goat Coffee House

Cost: FREE

Fitness

5:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

The Grind Fitness Factory Boot Camp

High intensity cardiovascular workout consisting of timed drills and plyos at individual stations, taught by a skilled motivational instructor. Only 35 minutes-but works every muscle. Beginners and athletes encouraged to attend.

Cost: First class is always FREE; punch cards and memberships can be purchased for a fee after

Fitness

5:30-6:15pm Thu. Oct. 23

Zumba Toning at Z.Vida Fitness!

Join us for Zumba Toning, new at Z.Vida Fitness. Zumba with the use of Zumba Toning Sticks (or light weights), helps you focus on specific muscle groups, so you (and your muscles) stay engaged. This is a crazy great time of burning calories while dancing among friends.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center

Age: ages 7+

Music

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Two Rivers

Two Rivers is Randy Sinz (vocals, acoustic guitar, and bass), Sue Orfield (sax, piano) and Gregg Wheeler (vocals, harmonica and guitar) - and a host of other talented folks that might come and sit in for a tune or two. Old country tunes, jazz standards, bluegrass and blues.

Foster Cheese Haus

Cost: FREE

Education

5:30-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Date with Dad

Join us @ L.E Phillips Memorial Library a fun exciting story time with Dad! Free event with dinner provided. Please register with Bee at 715-852-3654.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Education

6-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

It Takes Two To Tango – Beginning Tango

This fun introductory dance class will cover the basic steps, patterns, and techniques of the Tango. Discover the pure passion of the dance with this special three week session! No previous dance experience required.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $30/Individual, $50/Couple

Education

6-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Drumming Up the Fun!

Come join us in this fun and active world drumming class. Whether you are a trained musician or just want to come and bang on a drum to release some stress, this class is for you. We will be playing a variety of hand drums and other percussion instruments from cultures around the world.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $10/participant

Age: 18+

Fitness

6-6:45pm Thu. Oct. 23

Power Yoga

Join Rachel Funk-Johnson for Power Yoga! Get you sweat and your POWER on with this dynamic and fun class. We will move you through some rockin' beats and get your yoga practice and strength to new heights.

Excite! Wellness Studio

Cost: $10

Causes

6-10pm Thu. Oct. 23

Haunted Barn

Come get scared for a good cause. Sponsored by Pleasant Hill Go Getters 4-H Club and Eau Claire County 4-H Older Youth Council. Portion of proceeds will benefit Feed My People Food Pantry.

Rockin' T-R Ranch

Cost: $7, or $5 with a canned food item

Fitness

6:10-6:45pm Thu. Oct. 23

Insanity Workout

INSANITY is a cardio class based on max interval training. This class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No equipment or weights needed. You…

Cost: FREE during the month of August; otherwise: $5 (30 mins), $6 (50 mins)

Causes

6:15pm Thu. Oct. 23

Menomonie Moose Lodge Bingo

6:15pm doors open, hot and cold lunch served, 7:30pm games Start. 17 games total including Progressive Bingo. All proceeds after expenses donated to charitable causes and scholarships. Under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 1584

Fitness

6:15-7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Z.Vida Fitness ZUMBA Classes

Join us for an exhilarating and fun Zumba fitness class. Classes are geared to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. Throw on some comfy workout gear, grab a water bottle, and get ready for a crazy great time of burning calories while dancing among friends. Need not be coordinated to attend.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center

Cost: $5

Age: ages 7+

Education

6:30-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

Myers Briggs Personality Inventory Four-Part Workshop

In part one, participants will complete the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. Parts two through four will provide additional tools for identifying and applying our life gifts in our relationships, careers, volunteer service and retirement. Pick…

The Healing Place, Sacred Heart Hospital

Cost: $10 donation encouraged

Nightlife

6:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Koyote’s Den: Amp Quiz Trivia

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. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Recreation

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Conquering Your Clutter

Are you frustrated because clutter builds up around you, even in rooms you just organized? If so, then come and join Nancy Rothwell, Professional Organizer and Owner of Straightening-Up Organizing, as she shares practical and insightful advice on how to conquer the clutter at home.

10th Street Recreation Center

Cost: $10/Resident of Altoona; $15/Non-Resident of Altoona

Leisure

6:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Pourhouse Pub Trivia w/ Cush

Pourhouse Pub Trivia is back! Join anytime. New teams are always welcome, singles want to play, stop in, we're a friendly bunch, we'll find you a team. Nightly prizes, as well as seasonal prizes for top winner. Come join Cush for some fun questions and test all your random knowledge.

The Pourhouse

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Bug Eyed Betty's: Amp Quiz Trivia

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. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Music

7-9:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

United Federations of Swing

The United Federation of Swing are comprised of: Basil Hable (trombone), Adam Nijhawan (saxophones), Ellie Phillips (bass), Ryan Sreenivasam (drums), Tyler Lustek (keys) and Lucas Larson.

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Leisure

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

Planetarium Show

The planetarium re-opens on Thursday nights this year. Learn about the current constellations and planets and catch up on some astronomy in the news. Free parking available behind Phillips Hall after 3pm. (Children's shows on Saturday mornings).

UW-Eau Claire Planetarium

Age: ages 11+

Kids

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

Expressive Theatre Youth Class

Explore a story, poem or play in each class, develop theatre skills. Last class is a show of all studied.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Cost: $15/class drop-in, or $75/all by first class

Age: Ages 9-13

Music

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 23

Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way: "Jazz on Bridge St."

Todd & Jerry present a relaxed evening of trumpet, guitar, & vocal improvisations on the great jazz standards of the first half of the 20th Century. Refreshments are available.

A Stage Below Music Cafe

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

More Than Meets the Eye

Learn the differences between using the naked eye, binoculars, and small telescopes to view celestial objects, including prominent star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. A live host will also show constellations and planet locations so you can learn your way around the night sky. Free parking behind Phillips Hall after 3pm, as marked.

UW-Eau Claire Planetarium

Cost: $2

Education

7pm Thu. Oct. 23

Homesteading

Learn about the homesteading movement as well as practical tips to live a more sustainable lifestyle.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Oct. 23

The Edge Pub & Eatery: Amp Quiz Trivia

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. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

The Edge Pub & Eatery

Music

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 23

The Morton Sisters

The Morton Sisters are a trio who sing, play guitar, mandolin, violin, and piano. They cover many different genres of music as well as perform original songs.

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

7pm Thu. Oct. 23

DIY Cleaning

Local herbalist Kerri Kiernan will demonstrate how to make your own green cleaning products in order to reduce your use of household chemicals.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 23

BYOF: Bring Your Own Fandom

Calling all teens who have a strong interest in Dr. Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Harry Potter, or Lord of the Rings. The library is hosting its own quizbowl event. Teams of five will be asked questions about the five largest fandoms. Prizes…

Age: ages 10-18

Music

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 23

Jazz on Bridge Street

Come down and enjoy jazz with Todd Bartlett and Jerry Way a very smooth duo playing a whole lot of music.

A Stage Below Music Cafe

Cost: FREE

Stage

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Gary Wright, The Dream Weaver

Accompanied by a pianist, Gary’s set will include “Dream Weaver,” “Love is Alive,” “Really Wanna Know You,” material from his “Best of the Dream Weaver” album and his most recent release “Connected,” as well as a never…

State Theatre

Cost: $15-$30

Stage

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Love of the Nightingale

Written by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed Jennifer Chapman, this production is an adaptation of the Ancient Greek legend of the rape of Philomela by her brother-in-law Tereus, and the gruesome revenge undertaken by Philomela and her…

Riverside Theatre

Cost: Contact the Service Center for tickets at 715-836-3727

Music

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 23

Smetana Trio

Founded in 1934, the Smetana Trio is today recognized as the premier piano trio in its native Czech Republic. Current members Jitka Cechova (piano), Jiri Vodicka (violin) and Jan Palenícek (cello) have perpetuated the interpretational ideals of their predecessors as well as other superlative 20th-century soloists active in chamber music.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center

Cost: $17, $15 UW System Faculty/staff/ages 62+/$7 UW System student/age 17 and under, student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show

Music

8pm Thu. Oct. 23

Open Stage

Hosted by local songwriter Greg Fox with a ten piece band ready for you to pick up and play. Available instruments include drums, hand drums, bass guitar, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, mandolin, plus four microphones. Happy hour…

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9pm-1am Thu. Oct. 23

DJ & Karaoke

DJ/Karaoke Every Thursday w/ Guy & VSE. Come sing, dance, and have fun. Get your practice in to prepare for the 3rd "Chippewa Valley Voice" contest. Enjoy the talent.

Red Zone Sports Bar

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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Sponsored Events

Ongoing Events For 10/23/2014

Daily or Weekly Events (galleries, classes, etc)

Kurt Buetow: Looking Upstream

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Nov. 1, 10am-5pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Nov. 1, 10am-5pm;

Furlong Gallery

Cost: FREE

Barbara Shafer, Movement

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 9am-4:30pm;

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE