Food & Drink

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Apr. 25

Watermelon Brandy Release & Tasting

Join iB in celebrating the release of our Watermelon Brandy! Yes, a brandy experiment made entirely from watermelons! If you don't typically enjoy brandy you'll still appreciate this unique spirit. Unoaked, it exhibits earthy yet fruity characteristics. Limited release, limited quantities available.

Infinity Beverages Artisan Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Fitness

Check Venue For Hours Thu. Apr. 25

The AFTERBURN Bootcamp

A High Octane total body workout that is designed for constant variation for both the workouts and intensity levels in order to keep your mind and body challenged to adapt.

Benji Chain Reaction Fitness

Cost: $15

Education

7:30am-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

10th Annual Women's Business Conference

Featuring 90 Exhibitors, 20 educational sessions, keynote address, and networking opportunities. This year’s conference features more than 90 regional exhibitors and 20 educational sessions on business basics, marketing, finance, and current trends in business. One-on-one business counseling will be available throughout the day.

The Plaza Hotel & Suites

Cost: $39 before April 1st; $59 after April 1st; Partial scholarships are available for students and income-eligible individuals.

Fitness

8-9am Thu. Apr. 25

REAL Self Defense

This exciting class for adult men and women (18+) focuses on real self defense principles and skills. No frills, no fluff, no points—just REAL self defense.

One Tree Martial Arts

Cost: $40 adults

Age: 18+

Education

8am-3pm Thu. Apr. 25

Blugold Beginnings Fifth Grade Tour Days

Community volunteers will be welcoming students and helping with games and activities. Informational training meetings are available to learn more about your community volunteer responsibilities for the tour days.

University Of Wisconsin, Eau Claire

Kids

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 25

Family Fun Zone

Enjoy a morning of fun with your children at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center. Children will have so much fun with riding toys, large inflatables, dress-up clothing, bouncy balls, a book corner, baby and toddler toys, stuffed animals,…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Cost: $3 kids, adults FREE, $27 for a 10-visit punch card

Age: ages 0-6

Education

9am-4pm Thu. Apr. 25

UW-Stout Early Childhood Education Conference 2013

University of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, Wisconsin Join us for our 35th annual Early Childhood Education Conference. Historically, the University of Wisconsin-Stout has provided a program that has included a wealth of developmentally appropriate curriculum ideas for children, from birth to eight years of age.

University of Wisconsin-Stout Memorial Student Center, Menomonie, Wisconsin

Age: 18+

Kids

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 25

River Source Family Center: Play & Learn

Come and spend some exciting time with your child during our Play & Learn playgroups. This fun and playful setting encourages learning through free play, learning activities, snack, and story time.

Recreation

9:30am Thu. Apr. 25

RESCHEDULED: Spring Clean Up - Nt'l Scenic Ice Age Trail

Ever wonder...how did this beautiful trail get here? It's the result of people like you. Enjoy an early spring day on the trail & help remove debris and fallen trees from the winter's storms. The Chippewa 50 trail run is next weekend; we'd like to have the trail in great shape for the runners.

Chippewa Moraine Interpretive Center

Cost: REE

Education

10-11:30am Thu. Apr. 25

Shuttle Tatting Class

Tatting is an ancient method for making lace. A small shuttle holds the thread and is manipulated in the hands to form chains and circles. Delicate edging and doilies may be made when you master this technique.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $25 members, $32.50 nonmembers

Visual Art

10am-6pm Thu. Apr. 25

Art Exhibit: Prometheus Visual Arts Show

The Prometheus is UW-Stout's creative art journal. Each year, Prometheus hosts a visual art show in the Furlong Gallery. There will be an art reception and an awards and reading reception April 11 and 12, respectively. The gallery will be opened on weekends from noon to 4pm.

Furlong Gallery

Kids

10-11am Thu. Apr. 25

Tiny Scientists: Fish Lab

The Fish Lab is a 5-week, parent/child class in which we will learn all about fish, water, aquatic plants, tank care and most importantly how to care for your child’s very own Lily Pad Lab fish. We will take a field trip to Tropic Waters…

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $60 (20% sibling discount)

Kids

11:30am-noon Thu. Apr. 25

¡Canto! Kids Spanish with Music (ages 1-5)

See your child's joy as you sing, play instruments, and experience music together while learning Spanish. Anita Wahl uses a unique immersion approach with songs, movement, stories, and games to make learning Spanish effortless and fun. We also welcome drop-ins at this morning class only, $9/class.

Eau Claire Music School

Cost: $50, includes 6 classes and Anita's original CD to keep.

Age: ages 1-5

Fitness

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 25

Beginning Floor Yoga

Tues and Thurs, 4-5pm. A chair will be provided for balance. Bring a mat and a beach towel.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $7, $5 members

Kids

4:15-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

Tennis Instruction

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: $37 ($27 resident discounted fee)

Age: ages 5-10

Fitness

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Womens Boot Camp & Personal Training

We Empower Women to Be Strong, Healthy, Confident, and Beautiful and to Find Their Inner Beauty and Power Within Themselves. We are Fitness Professionals with Over 21 years of Combined Experience: Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutritional Guidance, and Weight Loss Coaching.

Rejuv Womens Boot Camp

Food & Drink

4:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Feed My People Open House

Drop in for a tour and refreshments. Everyone is welcome! For directions, visit www.fmpfoodbank.org.

Feed My People Food Bank

Cost: FREE

Education

5-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

LiveART4

This event allows community members to come and observe regional visual artists as they create their works live. Kids will be able to create their own works of art to take home.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Music

5pm Thu. Apr. 25

Jerod Tate

Renowned Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate will present a performance of his work for flute, bass clarinet, bassoon, piano and narrator, "Spirit Chief Names the Animal People," which tells the story of how Coyote was given his…

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

5-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

6th Annual Food and Wine Tasting Benefit

This event will benefit the Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary and the Spooner Education Foundation. There will be food and wine, entertainment, silent auction, and a grand prize raffle at 7:30pm.

Cost: $20

Education

5:30-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

The Cooking Chiropractor

This fun, informative class covers simple healthy cooking methods. Samples of each dish are provided and the recipes will be given to class participants. There is also plenty of time for questions and discussion about health and nutrition.

Gillette Room, 4th Floor Bldg #2 Banbury Place

Cost: FREE

Kids

5:30-6pm Thu. Apr. 25

¡Canto! Kids Spanish with Music (ages 1-5)

See your child's joy as you sing, play instruments, and experience music together while learning Spanish. Anita Wahl uses a unique immersion approach with songs, movement, stories, and games to make learning Spanish effortless and fun! $50 cost includes CD to keep. Advance registration is required.

Eau Claire Music School

Cost: $50 cost includes 6 classes and Anita's original CD to keep.

Age: ages 1-5

Wellness

5:30-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

Eau Claire Planned Parenthood Open House

Join UWEC's Women's Studies Capstone students for tours of the center, meet the health center staff who provide comprehensive health care to our community. Refreshments, food, and resources regarding sexual and reproductive health care will be provided. This event is open to friends and supporters of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood

Fitness

5:45-6:45pm Thu. Apr. 25

Womens Boot Camp & Personal Training

We Empower Women to Be Strong, Healthy, Confident, and Beautiful and to Find Their Inner Beauty and Power Within Themselves. Fitness Professionals with Over 21 years of Combined Experience: Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutritional Guidance and Weight Loss Coaching.

Rejuv Womens Boot Camp

Kids

5:45-6:45pm Thu. Apr. 25

Tiny Scientists: Fish Lab

The Fish Lab is a 5-week, parent/child class in which we will learn all about fish, water, aquatic plants, tank care and most importantly how to care for your child’s very own Lily Pad Lab fish. We will take a field trip to Tropic Waters…

Lily Pad Lab

Cost: $60 (20% sibling discount)

Kids

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 25

YMCA - Girl's Club

Fun for girls ages 8-12! Join the Girls' Club at the Chippewa Family YMCA and participate in events like manicures/pedicures, movie night, decopage, learning to cook, flag football & much, much more. Pre-registration is required.

Chippewa Valley YMCA

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 8-12

Education

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Brain Coaching to Max Your Life

Join us for our three session series: Brain Coaching to Max Your Life. We’ll clear up some of the mystery about how the brain does what it does. Understanding this helps us make the best choices for our lives. We will touch on the ways humor, memory, and Neurobics give your brain a boost. Participants must register by Apr. 11.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $30

Education

6-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

Open Scrap & Craft

Bring your gear and "rent" a craft table for an evening! Come any time between 6-9pm and get your scrap on. Join us for one hour or all three for only $5. Get ideas from others, make use of a provided Cricut machine, (escape the house!), and join other women for a fun evening together.

The Exchange - Classes for Women

Cost: $5

Kids

6-6:45pm Thu. Apr. 25

¡Canto! Kids Spanish with Music (ages 6-10)

See your child's joy as you sing, play instruments, and experience music together while learning Spanish. Anita Wahl uses a unique immersion approach with songs, movement, stories, and games to make learning Spanish effortless & fun. $70 cost includes CD to keep. Advance registration is required.

Eau Claire Music School

Cost: $70 cost includes 6 classes and Anita's original CD to keep.

Age: ages 6-10

Uncategorized

6-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

12th Annual Scrabble Bee

The Northwestern Bank once again presents the Scrabble Bee. Teams of six players can participate in two formats of Scrabble. The “tortoise” division is for teams wanting to play traditional scrabble while the “hare” division is for…

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center

Cost: $350/6 person team

Education

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Myths that Muddle: Nutritious or Not?

In today’s age of advertising, there are many foods and products purporting their nutritional value. But what should we believe? Nutritionist Karen Hurd unravels some of the myths for us, including the GMO and organic food arguments. Learn what is nutritious and not with this informative class. Register by Apr. 18.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $20

Words

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Jillian M. Phillips Book Event: Pretty the Ugly Poetry Reading

The poems in Pretty the Ugly examine the places within oneself that are not always beautiful. From personal identity to sexuality to womanhood, Jillian M. Phillips explores the ways in which anger, confusion, and even wonder can become art.

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Education

7pm Thu. Apr. 25

Earth Days

Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement through the extraordinary stories of the era’s pioneers. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Robert Stone, enjoy a poetic meditation on man’s complex…

Woodland Theatre

Cost: FREE

Music

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 25

Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee is an honest, heartfelt Singer/Songwriter. He spent last summer tucked away in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, writing his new album, "Always A River". These earthy songs are snapshots of a year in his life, full of new love, bold…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Music

7-10pm Thu. Apr. 25

Brianna Kay

Brianna Kay is a local singer songwriter from Durand.

Acoustic Cafe, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Music

7:30-11pm Thu. Apr. 25

Stones Throw Open Jam

Join our Open-Jam format every Thursday night. We'll supply the place (a beautiful one, I might add) and the equipment, you bring the talent. Sign-up starts at 7pm, music at 7:30pm. Whether you come down to listen or play ... this is a great place to be.

Stones Throw

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Wade Fernandez: Native American Musician in Concert

International touring artist and award winning Native American musician Wade Fernandez is from the Menomonee nation of Wisconsin. His concert will consist of soothing native flute, emotional vocals, storytelling and jamming guitar, performing original compositions as well as traditional native music.

Oxford Theater

Cost: $10

Music

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Featuring the classic comedy by William Shakespeare, directed by F. Reed Brown. The 9am showings on Apr. 23 and 26 are intended for high school performances with special student prices. Teachers and chaperones are FREE.

Riverside Theatre

Cost: Call for ticket costs

Music

8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Blue Devil Productions Open Mic

Whether you are a band, comedian, magician, hypnotist, athlete, or solo singer, we'd love to have you come and showcase your abilities! We welcome performers of all sounds and styles. Sign up begins at 7pm.

The Terrace, Memorial Student Center, UW-Stout

Cost: FREE

Full Slate

8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Weekend Comedy

In this thoroughly enjoyable stage production, two couples rent the same cabin for the weekend by mistake. One couple is middle-aged and conservative and the other is freewheeling and young. Generations collide in funny fashion as the…

Fanny Hill

Cost: Dinner and show prices begin at $42.99 (check for reservation times), show-only tickets are $32.99 • Group discounts available

Music

8:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Justin Jay Arnold

Singing about love, faith, and death, Justin has a style where his voice offers you every emotion he experienced in his writing process.

The Fire House

Age: 21+

Music (all ages)

9pm Thu. Apr. 25

Steven J. Rindt & Steven S. Rindt

The ever talented, Steven John Rindt, from band Last Open Road is back again with his Uncle, Steven S. Rindt, to get your foot tapping and singing along with a beautiful set of acoustic covers as well as some originals for your listening pleasure.

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

10pm Thu. Apr. 25

Kinetix

Come listen to Kinetix on April 25th at The Waterfront Bar & Grill at 10pm.

The Waterfront Bar & Grill

Cost: $5

Age: 21+

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Ongoing Events For 4/25/2013

Daily or Weekly Events (galleries, classes, etc)

Free Fall

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Apr. 26, 9am-4:30pm;

Janet Carson Gallery

Randy Lee Photography

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Apr. 30;

Tangled Up in Hue

Cost: FREE

ECASD Elementary Art Show

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until May. 17, 8:30am-4:30pm;

ECASD Administration Building

Cost: FREE

Mark Lone

Every Day until May. 31;

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire