Events For 05/04/2017

8:30am-4pm Thu. May. 4

HR-Management for Non-HR Managers

This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

9-10am Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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. May. 4

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

9am-noon Thu. May. 4

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Thu. May. 4

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move. Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 18mo - 5yrs

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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

10am-5pm Thu. May. 4

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 4

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10:30-11am Thu. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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

noon-1pm Thu. May. 4

Trade Show Training

In preparation for the 14th Annual Women’s Business Conference, the Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center invites small business owners and entrepreneurs to attend the Merchants Bank’s Trade Show Training. Admission is free and lunch is included.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

12:30pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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+

1:10-2pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. May. 4

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4pm Thu. May. 4

UWEC Theatre: Short Play Festival

Each spring the UWEC Theatre Division stages a collection of one-act plays directed by students from the Advanced Directing course. This dynamic collection of work showcases the emerging talents of the division's young directors and actors.

UWEC Kjer Theatre 1602 Park Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

4:30-6pm Thu. May. 4

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+

5-6pm Thu. May. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. May. 4

Spring Hanging Basket Workshop

Personally design your very own hanging basket. We will walk through the greenhouse to choose and pick out plants that will fit your specific sun/shade needs and fill out your basket. Then you’ll get to plant your basket and take it home with you to enjoy all season long.

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

Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

5-7pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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+

5-6:30pm Thu. May. 4

Spring Wildflower Walk

Join UWEC Professor Joe Rohrer and BCR Volunteer Naturalist Pam Rasmussen for a guided wildflower walk through Putnam Park on the UWEC Campus. The spring epemerals are spectacular. Please wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather.

Putnam Trail Located at the end of Putnam Drive, UWEC Lower Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: Friends of BCR: FREE, Nonmembers $5

5-6pm Thu. May. 4

Reading at the Gallery: Max Garland

Max Garland is a former poet laureate of Wisconsin and current writer in residence for the city of Eau Claire.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

5-6:30pm Thu. May. 4

Restart for Summer

The Restart Program is a 5-week class with sugar detox that is part education/real support/real nutrition program. Restart allows participants to take a proactive stance towards their health by giving them the tools to make better decisions.

Vitalistic Protocol, LLC 836 Richard Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Cost information online, Register by May 1st

Age: 21+

5:30pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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. May. 4

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. May. 4

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 4

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher Trio

After two years at the Berklee School of Music, Josh Gallagher was selected as the pianist in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet during the 2004-2005 school year, where he performed with guest clinicians Bobby Watson, Rufus Reid, Jimmy Heath, Artistic Director Christian McBride, among others.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Thu. May. 4

Stanley Parent Cafe: "Parenting and Stress"

This free family event includes a family-style meal, craft time for you and your child, and an adult facilitated discussion. Childcare is provided. Tonight's topic is "Parenting & Stress", and is presented by River Source Family Center Parent Educators. Space is limited, registration is required.

Stanley-Boyd High School 507 East 1st Avenue, Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6pm Thu. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. May. 4

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

6-8:30pm Thu. May. 4

Restart for Summer

The Restart Program is a 5-week class with sugar detox that is part education/real support/real nutrition program. Restart allows participants to take a proactive stance towards their health by giving them the tools to make better decisions.

Vitalistic Protocol, LLC 836 Richard Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Cost information online, Register by May 1st

Age: 21+

6:30pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

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

6:30-9pm Thu. May. 4

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

6:40-7:40pm Thu. May. 4

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

7-8:15pm Thu. May. 4

Depression Forum Series: How to Support a Friend or Family Member

In the third of LSUMC's 4-part series on depression in the Chippewa Valley, we'll learn how to support a friend or family member, what’s appropriate to say and do and what’s not helpful, depression and the Christian response with Katherine Schneider, PhD. 

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

7pm Thu. May. 4

Live Music: Tribal Country

TribalCountry is a Minneapolis veined, classically trained, one man vagaband. With a toe-tapping folk tones, organic tribal harmonies, baroque blemished bluegrass, the sounds of the street performers, traveling circus bands, and ritual drones howl at the moon in harmony.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Thu. May. 4

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

7:30pm Thu. May. 4

CVTG Presents: "The Drowsy Chaperone"

Winner of 5 Tony Awards, The Drowsy Chaperone features one show-stopping song and dance number after another. A cast recording of a fictitious 1928 Jazz Age musical comes to life in the narrator's living room. Mix in a wedding couple, gangsters, a misguided Don Juan and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22; Order tickets online, by phone, or at the door

7:30pm Thu. May. 4

UWEC Theatre: Short Play Festival

Each spring the UWEC Theatre Division stages a collection of one-act plays directed by students from the Advanced Directing course. This dynamic collection of work showcases the emerging talents of the division's young directors and actors.

UWEC Kjer Theatre 1602 Park Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

8pm Thu. May. 4

Improv: 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

8:30pm Thu. May. 4

Clear Water Comedy: JF Harris

JF Harris cut his teeth performing stand up comedy and improv in Chicago, where the Chicago Tribune named him one of their "Comics to See Before They Are Famous". You may have seen him on TruTV with his good friends from Impractical Jokers, on Adult Swim, or sharing the stage on tour with Joel McHale.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ Suggested)

9pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

Vinyl Nights: Jon Shemick

Sit back and late night happy hour or a koldtbord from the late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage. Local Jon Shemick joins us on the Lakely stage to play an eclectic range of his favorites and yours.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

Ongoing Events For 05/04/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc