Events For 04/20/2017

6:30-7:30am Thu. Apr. 20

Action City Airobics

AIRobics offers a low impact workout that can improve your balance, coordination and circulation. You can can also burn up to 1,000 calories an hour. AIRobics is open to men and women of all ages and skill levels. Space is limited (first come, first serve).

Action City 2402 Lorch Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person, or $39.99 for 5 classes

7am-5:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Foot and Nail Care: Education Day with Expanded Clinical

This course will give you all the tools you need to begin a practice of basic foot and nail care. You will discuss issues related to foot and nail care as an independent nursing practice, demonstrate basic and intermediate level foot and nail care in a supervised clinical setting and more.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $999

9-10am Thu. Apr. 20

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

9-9:55am Thu. Apr. 20

Zumba with Emily

Zumba is a Latin based, shake your booty aerobic workout.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: Age 12+

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 20

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 20

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

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 20

Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers

This naturalist led, 60-minute hike on Reserve trails, will document the changes taking place in the woods at the Reserve. The hike will be capped off with coffee and a treat, and further discus¬sion. Hikers should expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs to negotiate.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 (per hike) Nonmembers $5 (per hike)

Age: 55+

10am-4pm Thu. Apr. 20

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

11am-noon Thu. Apr. 20

Essential Oils 101

Come and learn the basics of essential oils, how to use them, how they improve your health and wellness and why they are such a great natural alternative for your family! To register stop by or call the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $5/Resident of Altoona; $10/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: Adult

11:30am-12:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Book Bites Book Club

A brown bag lunch time book club! Meets the 3rd Thursday of the month (Jan.-May) at 11:30 am. Bring your own lunch and we'll provide coffee, tea, and cocoa. Come ready to share a favorite book and what you liked about it. The group will choose a different reading topic for each month.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

noon-1pm Thu. Apr. 20

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-6pm Thu. Apr. 20

200 Main: Jo Burke + Jody Balow + Lissa Siedow

Gallery and Studios in downtown Eau Claire. Featuring artwork for purchase by Jo Burke, Jody Balow and home decor by Lissa Siedow, we also host local visiting artists and frequent receptions to celebrate the arts in our community.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

12:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

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

1-6pm Thu. Apr. 20

Community Acupuncture Clinic

Community Acupuncture Clinic open every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Call ahead to reserve your place.

Classic Acupuncture 2711 Pleasant St. Suite 1H, Eau Claire

Cost: $30-$35 sliding scale fee

Age: 18+

1-2pm Thu. Apr. 20

Chair Yoga

Whether you are coming back from a period of inactivity, rehab-ing after an injury or surgery, or trying to maintain your current state of freedom in movement, using a chair for support is a great way to stay in the flow of life.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: Drop in to your first class for free, $5 Senior Center Member, $7 Non-Member

Age: 50+

1:10-2pm Thu. Apr. 20

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+

3:30-4pm Thu. Apr. 20

Seed Bombs

Using tissue, soil and seeds, squish, squeeze and place our bomb in a cup to dry. Then, as Spring warms into Summer, kids can tear away the cup, place the bomb in a small hole in the ground, cover it with soil and wait for it to sprout.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with museum membership or admission

4-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

CVTC Energy Open House

You’re invited to CVTC’s Energy Open House at the newest CVTC campus – the Energy Education Center. Bring your friends and family to experience hands-on demonstrations from the energy-related programs that address local employment needs & provide grads with impressive average annual starting salaries.

CVTC Energy Education Center - West Campus 4000 Campus Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-6pm Thu. Apr. 20

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

This 6 week program is designed to teach caregivers tools to reduce stress, communicate effectively, set goals. solve problems and care for self while caring for others.

Menomonie Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar, North Conference Room 2321 Stout Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

4:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Knights of Columbus Smelt Feed Dinner

Meal includes deep fried smelt, cole slaw, baked beans and Deacon Dan Rider's bread with refreshments. All attendees are eligible for cash drawing. Will hold several raffles throughout the evening.

Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Habla en la Cabra

Practice your Spanish with other area Spanish speakers and help others practice their English. All levels welcome, no registration necessary. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-5:55pm Thu. Apr. 20

Zumba with Emily

Zumba is a Latin based, shake your booty aerobic workout.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: Age 12+

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Friends of the Menomonie Library Spring Book Sale

The Menomonie Public Library is bursting at the seams with books and media. Thousands of books for sale, most of which are $1 or less. DVDs of movies and TV series, music, audiobooks, puppets, record albums, and games. All money raised goes to benefit library programs.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Paul Schaefer, Local Author "Riding Shotgun"

Schaefer will present his novel "Riding Shotgun" about an eighty-year-old woman's solo cross-country road trip, her adventure of a lifetime with her department-store mannequin.

Bookends on Main 214 E. Main St., Menomonie

5:15pm Thu. Apr. 20

16th Annual Scrabble Bee Fundraiser

Register your team now for a night of Scrabble with a twist! Six-member teams work together and race against the clock to build the best words they can. The team with the highest total score across three games is declared the winner. Proceeds support Literacy Chippewa Valley's work to boost adult literacy. The evening also includes refreshments, fabulous raffle baskets, and more!

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See online registration form for cost

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

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. Apr. 20

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+

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

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+

5:30-6:15pm Thu. Apr. 20

Running 101 & Strength Training

This class will consist of a mixture between jogging and strength training. Strength training will include circuit training with body weight, dumbbells, kettle-bells, medicine balls and stability balls. To register call or stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation office.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $40/Resident of Altoona; $50/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: Adult

5:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

ECCT's 8th Annual Purses with Purpose Fundraiser

8th Annual Fundraiser benefiting ECCT. A Ladies Night Out featuring fine dining, specialty drinks, entertainment, prizes, raffles, games and Live and Silent auction of purses filled with good and services.

Wild Ridge Golf Course 3647 Kane Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per person; Register by 4/12

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Dinner Jazz: Tim Sullivan Group

Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, Tim Sullivan has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to the Marsalis Family to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters. Tim will take the stage with local pianist, Christine Hitt, for some jazz standards.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Beginning Line Dance

Learn basic line dancing steps, get some exercise and have some fun all at the same time.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $16 members / $24 non-members

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 20

Panels and Frames

Panels and Frames has combined their book club into a single monthly event. New format, new location. April Anime: Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend- (Episodes 1-6); Karneval (Episodes 1-6). April Manga: Soul Eater (Volume 1); Welcome to the Ballroom (Volume 1).

Books a Million 4030 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6-6:45pm Thu. Apr. 20

KettleBell AMPD

This is a 45 minute class choreographed to music using a 10lbs kettlebell.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Lyme's Disease Workshop

Lyme's disease and its counter parts can be quite disabling. Determining where in the body the condition is located is half the battle. Its time to get better. This workshop explores a different approach for managing this debilitating condition. Free health screening to all who attend.

Chippewa Valley Wellness 2228 North Hillcrest Pkwy, Ste #3, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Apr. 20

Strut Your Mutt

Stroll into spring with your pup! Enjoy the City trail and learn about important ways to keep your pets healthy from a local veterinarian or pet expert. Meet at the Hobbs Boat Landing. All pets must be on a leash.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

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. Apr. 20

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.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

6:30-8pm Thu. Apr. 20

Strong Towns: Curbside Chat

A presentation followed by a community-specific discussion about the financial health of our places. This presentation will discuss why cities are short of resources despite growth, why cities struggle to maintain basic infrastructure, and what to do now that city economies have changed dramatically.

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

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Stand in the Light Memory Choir

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss & their care partners come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

6:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 20

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Thu. Apr. 20

Tools to Shape your Reality-3 Week Series

Come along as Lisa takes us on a journey through some do-it-yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. This event will also be available online via Zoom. E-mail for more information.

Cook Chiropractic 2029 County Hwy I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Apr. 20

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

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

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: First class is free, $5 drop-ins

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Eau Claire Music School's Songwriters in the Round

Join local musicians in a supportive setting in the Local Store gallery to develop your craft by sharing your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Hosted by Deirdre Jenkins, a longtime singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Music School.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

7-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Depression Forum Series: Who gets Depressed, The Causes, Signs, Symptoms, and Effects

The first in a 4 part series at Lake Street UMC to help those in the Chippewa Valley about the growing needs around depression. Tonight's topic: Who gets depressed, the causes, signs and symptoms, the effects on the person, his family, and community, and treatments.

Lake Street United Methodist Church Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue, Eau Claire

7-10pm Thu. Apr. 20

The Broken Eights CD and Hemp IPA Beer Release

Brian Bethke's new band The Broken Eights releases their debut rock/grunge album "8" along with a specialty beer "The Broken Eights HEMP IPA." Come Pick up the New album "8" on CD and Cassette along with a growler of The Broken Eights Hemp IPA! Party starts at 7pm Music by The Broken Eights at 8pm.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-10pm Thu. Apr. 20

Eau Claire Jazz Festival Kickoff with The Red Cedar Hot Club Group & Jazz Jam

The Red Cedar Hot Club Quintet is a newly formed Gypsy Jazz Swing group of 5 seasoned jazz musicians from NW Wisconsin. Inspired by the music from Django Reinhardt, the Ferret brothers, others and also tunes from the American swing songbook.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Thu. Apr. 20

Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles

Hotel California has become one of the most sought after acts in the world, with name recognition and true marquis value paralleling today's modern recording artists. Each concert presents an exciting showcase of The Eagles mega-hits such.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets $25-35

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

UWEC Theatre Presents: "The Heidi Chronicles"

Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes and the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. This celebrated play was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize, The Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, the Hull-Warriner Award and the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.

UWEC Kjer Theatre 1602 Park Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $18 GA

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

NOTA Open Read

Come read and listen to original written work by members of the campus/Eau Claire community. Live music performance from Ako. Food and drinks are available for purchase.

ECDC - Eau Claire Downtown Coffee 205 South Barstow, Eau Claire

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 20

Guest Artist Recital: Beiliang Zhu, Cello

Hailed by the New York Times as “particularly exciting”, and by the New Yorker as bringing “telling nuances” and being “elegant and sensual, stylishly wild”, Beiliang has given solo recitals at the Bach Festival Leipzig, Boston Early Music Festival, the Seoul Bach Festival, the Helicon Foundation, among others; has performed with internationally acclaimed artists and ensembles.

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8pm Thu. Apr. 20

Open Mic

Whether you’re a rock band, singer/songwriter, poet, spoken word artist, juggler, magician, comedian or a rapper, you are welcome to sign up and perform. Welcomes performers of all sounds and styles. Sign up begins at 7:00 PM in the Terrace and will be available to anyone.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Apr. 20

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Geoff Tate

Geoff Tate is most likely watching "Cheers" right now. A Cincinnati-based comedian, he has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, and regularly tours with Doug Benson and Doug Stanhope. He made his television debut on Comedy Central's Live at Gotham. Doors at 7pm.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages (18+ Suggested)

9pm Thu. Apr. 20

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. Apr. 20

Vinyl Night: Bmoen

BMoen is a drummer/recordist/producer primarily known for his work with Peter Wolf Crier, Laarks, Amateur Love, and the Shouting Matches. He will be spinning a special Jazz Festival themed set from his LP library to kick off the weekend in the right way. Half price taps from 9-11pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

Ongoing Events For 04/20/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc