Events For 08/16/2017

7:30am-1pm Wed. Aug. 16

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8:30am-3:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Excel Basic

In this introductory session you will walk away with new skills to make your job easier. Learn how to enter and edit text and values, modify worksheets, create charts, insert graphics, and a variety of other functions. Some familiarity with Excel is recommended.

Chippewa Valley Technical College - Chippewa Falls Campus 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $119/person

Age: Adults

8:30am-3:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Microsoft Excel Basic

In this instructor-led, hands-on class you will discover the basics to get a solid foundation and a clear understanding how to use Excel functions. Learn how to enter and edit text and value, modify worksheets, create charts, insert graphics, and a variety of other functions. Some familiarity with Excel is recommended.

Chippewa Valley Technical College - Chippewa Falls Campus 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $119

Age: Adults

9-10am Wed. Aug. 16

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. (Banbury Place, Building 13 - Room 122), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults

9am-noon Wed. Aug. 16

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

9-10am Wed. Aug. 16

BookBike at Downtown Farmers Market

The BookBike is a very small library branch on wheels. You will be able to check out materials, sign up for a library card, get answers to your reference questions, learn how to download digital content and so much more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

9:30am Wed. Aug. 16

Music Makers: Water Music Series

Join Mari Carlson for a musical exploration of water: water instruments, water songs, water dances, and more. Each class will last about 45 minutes with time for free play afterwards.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 per family, free for families of current ECMS students

Age: Children 1-5 (+Families)

9:30-10:30am Wed. Aug. 16

Yoga on a Budget

This class will focus on linking breath with movement. It is a moderately paced class that offers demonstrations and verbal cues. It is great for beginner practitioners as well as those looking to refresh their practice. The room will be heated using infrared heat panels to 90 degrees.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

10am-4pm Wed. Aug. 16

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

10-11am Wed. Aug. 16

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+

10-11:30am Wed. Aug. 16

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Multiple exciting art activity centers offered in our open-air studio space. All parents welcome to assist their children, parents must stay for children 6 and under. Activity changes due to weather and other circumstances may be necessary. Some activities require more than one visit to complete. Pendulum painting, Lego printmaking, weaving, glitter "painting", and clay.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $15/session, $65/5 sessions

10am Wed. Aug. 16

Micon Summer Kids Shows: Surprise Movies

The Micon Summer Kids Show series screens movies weekly throughout the summer for just a quarter per kid. The movies for these dates have not yet been determined, but there will definitely be something on the screen. Check their website as it nears the date for up-to-date information.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

10am-5pm Wed. Aug. 16

UW-Stout End of the Year Juried Student Show

The End of the Year Juried Student Show will be up for the entire summer. This show consists of works in a variety of disciplines and media created by fine art majors from UW-Stout's School of Art & Design. The exhibit can be viewed during the venue's summer hours, by appointment and special events. The show will remain up until September 9th.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Wed. Aug. 16

"Building Bridges" Group Summer Art Show

Selected artists were invited to create art that relates to their personal concept of building bridges. The work displayed in this show will reflect each of the artist’s interpretation of that theme. The group summer show may be viewed during regular library hours.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Wed. Aug. 16

The Paint Shack

Painting 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: Ranges from $10-45 depending on class

10am-5pm Wed. Aug. 16

Small Wonders by Marcella Edmund

The art exhibit features sculptural containers of architectural form that reflect their function, to hold specific collections of tiny treasures mined from history.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to members / $7 entry to museum

Age: All Ages

11am-6pm Wed. Aug. 16

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: all ages

11am-3pm Wed. Aug. 16

Beaver Creek Reserve's Butterfly House

Come out of your chrysalis and spread your wings. The Butterfly House provides an opportunity to see a variety of native Wisconsin butterflies in their natural environment.

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

Cost: Free for BCR members, Nonmembers: Adults $3, Kids (ages 2 - 15) $1

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Aug. 16

East Meets West Art Exhibit

Enjoy paintings, drawings, watercolors, crystals, jewelry, prints, photography, sculptures and music from 50 juried artists influenced by Eastern and Western healing modalities inspiring fun and health by seeing beyond what exists and into what could exist.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Wed. Aug. 16

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+

1-4pm Wed. Aug. 16

Kids Collaborative Bowl Making on the Wheel

Try throwing clay on the wheel and then successfully create a bowl with instructor’s and student’s hands guiding the clay in tandem. Choose the glaze for your bowl and we will glaze it for you or return after bisque fire (2-3 weeks) and glaze it yourself.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $50 for one child per hour, $80 for 2 kids per hour

Age: All Ages

1-4:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Youth Theater Camp

Under the instruction of Michelle Meyer and Nancy Lund, students will enhance their on-and off-stage skills. No prior acting or drama experience is required - just a willingness to have fun.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $150

Age: Entering grades 5 - 11 in fall

1-3pm Wed. Aug. 16

Kid's Crafts: An Introduction to Art for Kids

Kids can drop in and make a project to take home. A different project each week. The first will be a Laurel Burch cat. Adults invited to create with a child.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts 304 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-14

1:30-3pm Wed. Aug. 16

Ice Cream Social Benefit for Joshua's Camp

Cool off and create your own ice cream sundae with your choice of toppings. All proceeds benefit Joshua's Camp, a camp that serves families that have a child 17 years of age or younger being treated by cancer or out of treatment for less than three years.

Heatherwood Assisted Living 4510 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $3

4-7pm Wed. Aug. 16

Waldemar Ager Association Open House

Ager Association members conduct tours in the house and provide background about Waldemar Ager. Owned by the Agers during the first half of the 20th century, the house is a meeting place for members and the general public and is now the repository of a fully catalogued library for research on Nordic languages, cultures, and history.

Ager House 514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

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+

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Enjoy the fun of ATS® belly dance with a great group of women in a casual learning environment. Learn the basic belly dance movement techniques as well as playing finger cymbals. Grab a friend and come have a blast sharing this fun activity with other like-minded women.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 1st 8 week session

Age: 16+

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Here's your chance to "shake it up" with with a great group of women in a casual, fun learning environment. Basic belly dance movement techniques will be introduced, as well as how to play the finger cymbals. Grab a friend or 2, and have a blast sharing this fun activity with other like-minded women.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 1st 8 week series ($15 drop-prices)

Age: 16+

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 16

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 16

Eau Claire ConnECtions Customer Appreciation BINGO Night

Eau Claire Connections group hosts a bingo night to celebrate their clients. Free to play. Drinks and food available for purchase. A lot of prizes to win. Bring your friends.

Wild Ridge & Mill Run Golf Course Wild Ridge: 3647 Kane Road // Mill Run: 3905 Kane Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Must be 18 to play

6:30-9pm Wed. Aug. 16

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

6:30-8:40pm Wed. Aug. 16

Maker Fun Factory Vaction Bible School

Maker Fun Factory is filled with incredible Bible-learning experiences kids see, hear, touch, and even taste. Sciency-Fun Gizmos™, team-building games, cool Bible songs, and tasty treats are just a few of the standout activities that help faith flow into real life.

Cornerstone Christian Church 310 W. Polk Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun evening of painting made easy and exciting. A social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more. Sing up by Facebook (via message) or on their website.

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

Cost: Usually $35 check Facebook or website for more details

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 16

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $3/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

7pm Wed. Aug. 16

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

7-11pm Wed. Aug. 16

Live Music at Tailgate's Sports Bar: Bear Creek Band

The Bear Creek Creek Band brings extreme variety and serious fun to Tailgate's Sports Bar & Grill in Eau Claire for an outdoor show featuring their excellent female vocalist Nicole Thomas and covering popular tunes ranging from Lady Antebellum to Lady GaGa.

Tailgates Sports Bar & Grill 1505 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

7-8pm Wed. Aug. 16

Uke and Brew #1 for Total Beginners

Learn the basics of the ukulele with others as you enjoy a sampling of craft beers from Eau Claire’s newest microbrewery, Modicum. The ukulele is affordable, portable, and fun to play. This class will introduce you to the instrument and get you started on the basic techniques you need to play simple songs and melodies. Limited number of instruments available to rent.

Modicum Brewing Company 3732 Spooner Ave Suite A, Altoona

Cost: $15 (includes beer sampler)

Age: 21+

7:30-9:45pm Wed. Aug. 16

Waltz Dance Lessons and Dancing

Waltz will be taught in this beginning and intermediate series on Wed nights. All dancers are welcome to attend. There will be a practice dance after the lesson. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person

8pm Wed. Aug. 16

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

Ongoing Events For 08/16/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc