Events For 04/26/2017

9-10am Wed. Apr. 26

Dance Inspired Exercise

Dance Inspired Exercise for adults of all ages with no dance experience. A meditative experience that builds core strength while easing tension. The class consists predominantly of stretches on the floor. Based on Martha Graham technique.

Dancers Studio 800 Wisconsin St., Building 13, Room 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults

9-10am Wed. Apr. 26

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

9:30am Wed. Apr. 26

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Time

introduces young students and their families the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (siblings under 2 are FREE)

9:30-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:45-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10am-4pm Wed. Apr. 26

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

10-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Beginning Yoga

Classes are appropriate for beginners with an emphasis on the senior population. Goals of practice include increasing strength, flexibility, balance, coordination, will power, energy level, and finding stillness of the mind.

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

Cost: $15, or punch card

Age: 18+

10am-5pm Wed. Apr. 26

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 26

Mini Gardens

Little fingers will have no trouble digging in and making these adorable little gardens. They're perfect to start seedlings in and transplant into home gardens, or simply watch them as the grow on any countertop.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

10:45-11:30am Wed. Apr. 26

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Babies at crawling age

noon-1pm Wed. Apr. 26

Let's Do Lunch Series: Greg Kocken on The Spectator's First 100 Years

Greg Kocken, head of special collections and university archives at UW-Eau Claire, will discuss how The Spectator has covered the first 100 years of the university's history. The lunch buffet begins at noon, with the presentation to follow.

Eau Claire Country Club 828 Clubview Ln, Altoona

Cost: $15; Reservations encouraged by phone or e-mail

1-6pm Wed. Apr. 26

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+

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Beginning Spanish

If you are intrigued by the idea of learning a little Spanish, in a friendly group of equals, this class is for you. You will be amazed at how quickly you will begin to understand spoken Spanish through the methodology of TPR Storytelling. !Vámonos! - Let's go!

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

Cost: $45 members / $67.50 non-members

3:30-5pm Wed. Apr. 26

Indigenizing the Academy Spring Film Series: "Smoke Signals"

"Smoke Signals" is a humorous yet serious story about Victor, a young man who Director Chris Eyre describes as "trying to forgive his father." The movie gives us a glimpse into the contemporary Native American world, and is created by an almost exclusively Native American cast. There will be a discussion and refreshments post-film.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

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+

5-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Young Professionals Week: CV After Hours Rotary Meal Packaging

Join the Young Professionals week in packing 10,000 meals to be distributed locally through Feed My People Food Bank. Volunteers can arrive 5-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn hands-on what this program consists of while making a difference in the Chippewa Valley.

The Community Table 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

5-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

A Night of French Cooking - Baking

Join chefs Séverine and Dominique and learn how to prepare some traditional French recipes including Chouquettes ( puff pastry), Profiteroles, Flan pâtissier, and Madeleines. Includes demonstration and sampling. There will be a cash bar. Participation welcome.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

5:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Barre Express

30 minute barre workout that will get your legs shaking and in toning action.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

5:30-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Intermediate Calligraphy

Continue to work on your calligraphy skills using the Italic Alphabet. As time allows, learn a new style of calligraphy. Calligraphy experience preferred. Two Wednesdays. Instructor Vicki Casper

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $25

Age: 16+

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Beginning Belly Dance

This beginning 8 week session is created for those who enjoy the 'fun factor.' Learn basic belly dance movements, use of finger cymbals (zils), and how to dance as a group. Level 1 classes are offered every Wednesday in a consecutive year-round series.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 1st 8-week session

Age: 16+

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Mid Air

Luke and Chelsea, who make up the acoustic folk band, Mid Air, met up in Eau Claire, WI, through a friend and got married six months later. In the first three months of marriage, they made treks from Milwaukee to Minneapolis to put together their first album called, Never Far, which is being streamed all over the world and garnering college radio airplay throughout America.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Kubb Night at Lazy Monk

If you're interested in learning about this fun filled game that is sweeping the nation, head to Lazy Monk to play and learn with the masters.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

6-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Journalism at the Movies Film Festival

As part of UWEC's Communication and Journalism Centennial Week, films telling stories about journalism will be featured. "Good Night and Good Luck" on 4/24, "Frost/Nixon" on 4/26, and "All the President's Men" on 5/1.

UWEC, Hibbard Hall Room 102 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Betty's New Orleans Style Crawfish Boil

Betty's is hosting a Backyard Louisiana Crawfish Boil on the patio. Crawfish, potatoes, corn, sausage, dirty rice with Creole gravy, salad with southern comeback sauce, & French bread.

Bug Eyed Betty's 1920 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $15; first come first serve (limited seating)

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Battle of the Band Auditions

NHS Show Choir Booster presents their first annual BOB Fest 2017 on 5/13. Show your talents off to the judges in this audition, which includes a member of Irie Sol. Entertain with your own spin on a cover or debut your original songs. Auditions are first come, first serve. Any genre welcome. E-mail with questions.

Eau Claire North High School 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: High School Students

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Rail Coalition Public Meeting

Corridor Capital, one of the private companies interested in being involved in the project, will present information on passenger rail initiatives around the country, including private and public/private ventures, the rapidly changing transportation environment in the U.S., and more.

Chippewa Valley Technical College, Room 100A 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm; Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm. 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

6:15-7pm Wed. Apr. 26

PiYo

PiYo is a FUN group fitness class that use yoga and Pilates inspired moves while incorporating strength and movement all with no jumping and low impact moves that will get you results from head to toe.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

6:15pm Wed. Apr. 26

PiYo

PiYo an amazing combination of Yoga, Pilates, strength and movement that will get you results head to toe.

Pure Fitness 4 You 1423 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Indoor Open Swim

Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass, FREE for children 2 and under

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

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

6:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Melanie Radzicki McManus

Melanie Radzicki McManus will be discussing her new book "Thousand-Miler: Adventures Hiking the Ice Age Trail." Since 1994, McManus has worked as a freelance writer and editor, specializing in travel and fitness. She has won numerous awards for her writing, most notably the prestigious Lowell Thomas Gold and Grand Awards for travel journalism.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

6:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

ecWIT Live in the Spring: "Under the Influence"

Eau Claire's newest reader's theater group, ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater). Fresh off their performances from last fall, the ladies are back with a new lineup. This program will include three pieces: a take on "Romeo & Juliet", a humorous portrayal of what it takes to "get into character", and an original piece.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Adult Open Basketball

A drop-in coed program for the adult basketball player.

Eau Claire North High School 1801 Piedmont Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: 18+

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Adult Open Pickleball

A drop-in coed program for the adult pickleball player.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: 18+

7pm Wed. Apr. 26

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 26

Jazz Session

Join us for a night of jazz and improvised music with host, Josh Gallagher. The Wednesday night jazz sessions bring new guests each week, drawing from the large talent pool of the Chippewa Valley. Jazzers are welcome to bring their horn and sit in on a tune or two.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Apr. 26

Frog Fest

Frog Fest 2017 is an annual event not only at Beaver Creek, but throughout Wisconsin each spring as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join Reserve naturalist Ruth Forsgren as she helps you to identify by sight and sound our local performers.

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

Cost: Friends: Adult $5 Child $3 Nonmembers Adult $8 Child $5

Age: 5+

8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Trivia Night at The Plus hosted by Clear Water Comedy

The Plus and Clear Water Comedy bring you a new trivia experience that's one part comedy show, one part pub quiz, one part game show. Free to play and all ages welcome.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-9:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Clear Water Comedy: RuPaul's Drag Race Trivia

Surprises and prizes in store. How much do you know about RuPaul's Drag Race? Put your team together and show off your knowledge at The Plus. Special guest host: Khloe Wold!

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Sir Fake McCoy

Get to the Cabin for some Jazz at Night provided by Sir Fake McCoy.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Apr. 26

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player. Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have full equipment. Goalies skate free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Apr. 26

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed activity for adult broomball players. Players divide into teams for pick-up games. Must have own helmet, sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: 18+

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

Ongoing Events For 04/26/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc