Events For 02/23/2017

Thu. Feb. 23

Encaustic Painting - The Fusion of Hot wax and Mixed Media

Kay Geraghty's Encaustic is an ancient medium that Greek artists used back as long ago as the 5th century BC for portraits and panels. It consists of natural bees wax and dammar resin (crystallized tree sap).

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30am Thu. Feb. 23

Bootcamp with Jodi

Join Jodi for a great morning workout Monday through Friday every week. Check out the website for more information and register with us to stay updated.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 a class, first class is FREE!

Age: All Ages

5:30am-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Dinner Jazz: Colin Heshmat Trio

Colin Heshmat is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied jazz piano under the guidance of Chip Stephens and received a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: REE

9-10am Thu. Feb. 23

YogaRoom Flow - All Levels Yoga

Looking for a Yoga class that checks all the boxes? This is it! You will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity and balance while linking breath to continuous movement.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr #1, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop or Unlimited Monthly Membership only $80

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 23

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

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

Gentle Slow Flow Yoga

An hour of breathing, movement, and relaxation. Perfect for beginners, back health, mood management, arthritis, healthy aging and more. All ages and abilities

The Center EC 3701 Hwy 12 (E. Clairemont Ave), Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop in OR 8 week session for $64

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

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10am-4pm Thu. Feb. 23

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 1005 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 23

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Feb. 23

Revelations Studio Exhibit: Students of DeVona Brodt

Revelations Studio is a small private studio located between Chippewa Falls and Cadott Wisconsin. It is primarily an art academy where Devona Brodt continues with her life long passion of teaching others how to draw, paint, and find their creative voice. The artwork of Brodt’s students will be on display.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Feb. 23

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move! Lap bounces, rhymes, songs and bubbles. Followed by social and play time for caregivers and babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 12-24 months

10:30-10:50am Thu. Feb. 23

Altoona Public Library: Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs. For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years. Toddler Tales occurs every Tuesday at 10:30am. Registration required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and their Toddlers

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 23

Story Time at Family Christian Stores

This week's featured book is "Good Good Father" by Chris Tomlin with Pat Barrett.

Family Christian Stores 2916 London Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:15am Thu. Feb. 23

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-1pm Thu. Feb. 23

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11am-3:15pm Thu. Feb. 23

School's Out Open Skate

Session 1: 11am-1pm. Session 2: 1:15pm-3:15pm. Skate rentals are free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/session, $6 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Thu. Feb. 23

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirt (age 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (age 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

noon-1pm Thu. Feb. 23

Universal Yoga

Universal Yoga is an authentic system of yoga. Goals of practice include increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, will power, energy level, and finding stillness of the mind. Classes are appropriate for beginners to seasoned practitioners.

PRAJNA pilates | yoga | beyond 705 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15; or punch card

Age: 16+

noon-1pm Thu. Feb. 23

Lunch n Learn - Topic: Advanced care planning

Feb 23 – Lunch n Learn - Topic: Advanced care planning - A team of professionals from St Croix Hospice will spend an hour with us explaining the parts of an Advance Care Plan. Learn about the process of thinking through what your health care wishes are and how to go about sharing those thoughts with your loved ones and health care providers. AARP Meeting follows presentation.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: Suggested Donation

Age: All Ages

12:15-4:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Ethics and Boundaries: Social Work Ethics and the Law

This workshop discusses the sources of authority and the expectations of both ethics and law, using MPSW 20, the NASW Code of Ethics, the ABA Code of Ethics, and Wisconsin and federal statutes to understand how law and ethics work together, especially in regard to boundaries, duty to report, duty to evaluate, the scope of practice, and continuing education.

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $89 per person

12:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

PiYo Express

30 minute PiYo workout a great way to get it in during your lunch break.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

1-3pm Thu. Feb. 23

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

1:10-2pm Thu. Feb. 23

Pranayama Yoga (Breath Control)

The powerful benefits from learning breath control are often overlooked in most Western yoga classes. If you would like to gain energy, get out of the 'fight or flight' mode most of us are in from stressful lives, and prepare for meditation, then this is the class for you.

PRAJNA pilates | yoga | beyond 705 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15, or punch card

Age: 18+

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

Living Well with Dementia in the Community

Topic discussion with Lindsey Creapeau, Director of Community Relations for Azura Memory Care. There will be an hour long presentation, followed by refreshments and then open discussion.

Azura Memory Care 3712 Damon Street, Eau Claire

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 23

Chippewa Falls Main Street: Paint The Town Red

Head downtown for an evening filled with fashion, positive energy, heart health, and a scavenger hunt. Browse the sales and specials in over 30 businesses. Drawings and giveaways, food and refreshments, free blood pressure screenings, and information from HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital health professionals.

Downtown Chippewa Falls

5pm Thu. Feb. 23

Hanging Basket Workshop

Planting baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy. You can always stop in and check on their status as they grow.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $50 per basket, everything is included

5:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Pound Fitness Class

Pound is an amazing FUN group fitness class that is inspired by drumming. Come rock out and work out at the same time.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $8

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Men's Yoga

Whether you have been an athlete all your life, never stretched, and are now feeling the aches and pains; or you sit at a desk or in a car a lot; or you do physical repetitive labor all day, this is for you.

PRAJNA pilates | yoga | beyond 705 S. Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15, or punch card

Age: 16+

5:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

The Presence of Mine Enemies: Villains and Bad Apples with Allyson Loomis

This session will talk about the uses of villains in stirring up stories, and how one might go about creating a villain, employing a villain and maybe even humanizing a villain. It will look at different sorts of entry points for villains in stories and how one might hope to neutralize a villain, in the end.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness is co-owned by Cindy & Emily Peterson, licensed Zumba Fitness instructors who have been dancing to the Zumba beat since 2009. Cindy, Emily and their team of awesome Zumba instructors are dedicated to bringing you the best Zumba classes in the area.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 7+

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

Dinner Jazz: Heshmat Quartet

Colin Heshmat is a recent graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied jazz piano under the guidance of Chip Stephens and received a bachelors of science in mechanical engineering. Heshmat has played at numerous jazz venues around the country, including the Velvet Note and Churchill Grounds in Atlanta, Georgia and the Green Mill and Andy’s Club in Chicago, Illinois.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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

Two Rivers

Two Rivers is back again for another exciting evening filled with live music, good food, and great company.

Foster Cheese Haus E10934 County Hwy HH, Osseo

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 23

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

Interested in starting a business? Learn how at Western Dairyland's "Start Up a Small Business in 8 Steps" in a three-hour class that includes the following topics: are you an Entrepreneur?; honing an idea; business feasibility; legal structure, permits & zoning; marketing; recordkeeping; business plan; and funding.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Wine & Whimsy

Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 23

Gentle Yoga

A gentle introduction to yoga in a class oriented for seniors, but all are welcome. Goals are to help each individual feel better and be happier. All will experience increased mobility and posture improvement. Bring your own mat.

Lafayette Town Hall Town Hall Rd, Chippewa Falls

Cost: 10 class punch card $60

Age: Adults

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 23

Badger Cafe: Heart Health Empowerment

Take a journey toward empowerment of your own heart health with Dr. Patrick McBride, professor at the UW–Madison School of Medicine and Public Health and cardiologist at UW–Madison Hospital and Clinics. Healthy refreshments and casual attire. Wear red!

Oak Leaf Clinics - Eau Claire Medical Center 3802 West Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Artist Reception: La Vera Pohl Collection

Over 50 works by major German Expressionist artists selected from this important collection of art from the first decades of the 20th Century. Artists include Beckman, Feininger, Kandinsky, Kirchner, Kokoschka, Pechstein, and Schiele.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-7pm Thu. Feb. 23

Speed & Agility Class with Kyle Stelter

Train with coach Stelter to improve your speed and agility.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10/class

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Thu. Feb. 23

UWEC Black History Month Film: "Rosewood"

John Singleton's "Rosewood" tells the story of the race riot by whites against blacks in 1922 in the small Florida town of Rosewood. The town was left in ruin and dozens of its residents were shot, burned to death or lynched. The movie goes beyond these events, showing how racism is taught by father to son.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

6:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

WERQ Dance Fitness

Hip Hop dance class that will have you wanting more!

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

6:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Pourhouse Pub Trivia

Pourhouse Pub Trivia Winter/Spring season is back. New teams welcome. Come once, or come every week. Nightly prizes and seasonal prizes.

Kat's Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Feb. 23

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

First class is always free and we welcome all fitness levels for a 1-hour Zumba workout.

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 drop-in; 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 23

Yoga 4 Athletes with Misty Ross Yoga

Misty Ross Yoga is bringing a special yoga for athletes session to the Eau Claire Sport Warehouse. Session covers flexibility and increasing range of motion. Athletes should attend this event to learn about how yoga can help with injury prevention.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

Artist Talk by Erwin Redl: Building Community Through Public Art

Erwin Redl's talk will address ways that public art engages, enhances, and builds community while fostering a love and appreciation for contemporary art expressions. The artist recently completed a major commission to bring art and community together in Spartanburg, S.C., as a one of four Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Challenge projects.

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building - Room 321 415 13th Ave. E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 23

UWEC Theatre Presents: "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

The unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life. Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic, and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.

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

Cost: $20

8pm Thu. Feb. 23

The Backwards Thinkers Society

UWEC's own improv comedy troupe, The Backwards Thinkers Society, will perform in the Cabin.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Feb. 23

Warehouse Eyes

Warehouse Eyes is an alternative-pop band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. They formed in June of 2012 and have been creating music since. With their first official release “Prisms”, you will feel entrenched in a spacey-pop sound. Following “Prisms” is their most recent single, “Without You or Me”.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Feb. 23

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Great Debate Part 2

What is better- sleep or food? Turtles or sharks? Love or whatever else is not love? You be the judge! Come watch your favorite Clear Water comedians debate these and other very important topics.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

9pm Thu. Feb. 23

Music/Karaoke at Hallie Bar & Grill

Drink, sing, and be merry. Music, music videos, and karaoke go until close. Happy Hour prices start at midnight. Fun, relaxed atmosphere.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

9pm Thu. Feb. 23

DJ Set: Zach Hanson

Hanson (audio engineer, multi-instrumentalist), has shared the stage with The Tallest Man on Earth, S. Carey, Laarks, The Gentle Guest, and has recorded, mixed, and mastered countless records for artists all over the country. He'll take the stage to spin some of his favorite songs and maybe some friends will join him up there too.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 02/23/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc