Events For 08/23/2017

Wed. Aug. 23

4th Annual A Grand Evening on the Bridge

A Grand Evening on the Bridge is a unique community experience, giving a select few the opportunity to dine and socialize on the Grand Avenue Footbridge. Featuring food and drinks from some of Downtown’s finest establishments. DECI's signature annual fundraiser.

Grand Avenue Footbridge, Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket package information available online

Wed. Aug. 23

How to Audition for Musical Theater

A two-hour musical audition master class workshop for youth who are seeking help and feedback on their vocal performance. Nate Plummer is a professional actor and nationally known audition coach with students appearing on regional tours, national tours, and Broadway stages.

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

Cost: $75

Age: Ages 8-15

7:30am-1pm Wed. Aug. 23

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

9-10am Wed. Aug. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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. 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

10-11am Wed. Aug. 23

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. Aug. 23

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. 23

"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-5pm Wed. Aug. 23

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

10-10:30am Wed. Aug. 23

Archaeological Dig

It's time to dig in and see what a real archaeologist does and discovers! What will your pint-sized paleontologist dig up>?

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

11am-6pm Wed. Aug. 23

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. 23

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. 23

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

1-4:30pm Wed. Aug. 23

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

2:30-3pm Wed. Aug. 23

Design a Dino

Pick the characteristics of your dinosaur and watch it come to life right before your very eyes! Free with Museum membership or admission.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

4-10pm Wed. Aug. 23

Water Safety Instructor Training

Water Safety Instructor (WSI class) is an American Red Cross training that teaches participants how to lead swimming lessons. This class includes classroom and water-based instruction on how to teach swimming techniques and water safety.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $225, Community: $275

Age: 16+

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

5-7pm Wed. Aug. 23

Girl Scout Family Beach Picnic

Interested in finding out a little more about Girl Scouts to see if they are a good fit for your family? Check out the free family picnic at Lake Altoona Clubhouse. There will be games, activities, food and the Ski Sprites perform too. Parking passes will be available at the event.

Lake Altoona Club house 604 Beach Road, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+

5:30pm Wed. Aug. 23

Annual Grand Evening on the Bridge

Downtown Eau Claire's signature fundraiser, A Grand Evening on the Bridge is a unique community experience, giving a select few the opportunity to dine and socialize on the Grand Avenue Footbridge. Craft Beer from the Brewing Projekt, a selection of wines, Hors d'oeuvres from Court N' House, dinner from Houligan's, and dessert boards from the Informalist.

Grand Avenue Footbridge, Eau Claire

Cost: $100/person, $185/couple

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 23

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+

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 23

Durand Music in the Park

Live music at Durand's Memorial Park Bandshell. June's concert will be Chasing Mabel and local rock and roll talent Bill Goodrich. July's concert will be Biesterveld, Jim Ullwellling & company. August's concert will be The Whitesidewalls Rock & Roll Revue.

Memorial Park 2nd Avenue East, Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 23

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

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 23

Lakely Loves: Heirloom Tomatoes

These incredible gems are only available for about 2 months out of the year, so we thought it’d be great to feature them while they’re at the height of their production. Chef Berg is creating a special 6-course dinner and throughout the dinner, he will be sharing much of his experience working with – and growing – these edible wonders. Seating is limited.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $50/person

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Aug. 23

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 Wed. Aug. 23

Dunn County Democrats

The Dunn Co Democrats will meet. All Welcome.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 23

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

6:30-8pm Wed. Aug. 23

Small Business Workshop: Finance

Starting a business can feel daunting both in pooling funds to start up and staying organized once you open your doors. Hear from local business owners and experts about how to build a robust savings account, apply for a small business loan, create a budget and much more.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (includes professional feedback, take home resources, and refreshments)

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Aug. 23

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. Aug. 23

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

7:30-9:45pm Wed. Aug. 23

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. 23

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 08/23/2017

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