Events For 10/25/2017

Wed. Oct. 25

Family Open Swim & Gym

Stay active this fall and winter at family open swim and gym. Admission fee allows families to enjoy time together in the pool and/or gym. Equipment will be provided for open gym. Appropriate indoor shoes required in gym. Children 8 and under require a supervisor age 13+.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

Wed. Oct. 25

Foster Gallery Exhibition: Color

Unlike a traditional art exhibition, ‘Color’ brings together the work of UW-Eau Claire faculty and community members to prompt the viewer to reflect on how a wide range of scientists and artists think about and use color in their work.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

5:30-6:15am Wed. Oct. 25

YogaRoom Flow with Amy Annis

Amy's class will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity and balance while linking breath to continuous movement. Warm up with Sun Salutes, then move into a skillful sequence designed to build to a peak pose or target a certain body part.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-In Rate; $15

Age: 16+

7:30am-1pm Wed. Oct. 25

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

9am-4pm Wed. Oct. 25

Oasis Fall Festival

Scavenger hunt maze, balloon maze, pumpkin lollipop game, Hula Hoop toss pumpkin game, gourd tic tac toe game, pumpkin bracelet or spider web decoration, pumpkin flavour filled with treats for kids, picture areas.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 (Wear your costume and get in free Oct. 28-31)

9-10:30am Wed. Oct. 25

Explorations in Yoga: Intermediate & Advanced

Lots of asana (poses); quite a bit of meditation, breathwork and deep relaxation; seasoned with mudra, mantra, learning about the body/mind, guided meditation, and yoga nidra. For intermediate through advanced students.

The Yoga Center of Eau Claire 2524 Golf Road Suite 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 single class or use our pass system

Age: Teens to Elders

9:30-10:30am Wed. Oct. 25

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

10-11am Wed. Oct. 25

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. Oct. 25

Hugh Mandelert Retrospective - Art and Addiction

This exhibit is a retrospective of the artwork of Hugh Mandelert, which has been generously loaned to the Heyde Center from the private collections of community members. The theme of the exhibit “Art and Addiction” serves as a catalyst for a community exploration and a dialogue of chemical dependency issues in the region.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Wed. Oct. 25

Wednesday Morning Grateful Living Meditation Group

Each session will begin with a facilitator-led lovingkindness meditation followed by a reflective reading using poetry, essays, prayers and other materials that encourage and inspire us to live a grateful life. A time of silence and optional sharing concludes the meditation session.

The Healing Place 1010 Oakridge Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10-10:30am Wed. Oct. 25

Get Up & Go: Movement Sentence

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard. Today's game is Movement Sentence. Free with Museum membership or admission.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Children Welcome

10am Wed. Oct. 25

Security Health Plan Seminar

At the seminars, Security Health Plan representatives will discuss the advantages of each plan type and explain when people are allowed to enroll, what is and is not covered, and what charges they will incur.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:15am Wed. Oct. 25

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

11:30am-1pm Wed. Oct. 25

5th Annual Women's Business Celebration: Jump Start Your Business

Hazel Beck, Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center in Chicago, will present on jump starting your business. Learn practical steps for improving and growing your existing business and taking it to the next level and beyond.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $29

noon-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

Building Dreams: Art of Architecture and Invention Art Exhibit

This fall exhibit shows the art of an Eau Clairian’s patented inventions; architecturally inspired art and jewelry of our region and more creations. The gallery offers guided tours of their downtown Eau Claire 1882 Victorian Mansion as part of the exhibit.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon Wed. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival - A Settler’s Year: Lunch with Kathleen Ernst

Enjoy sandwiches, veggies, dessert and a beverage while learning about pioneer life in Wisconsin during the 19th and 20th centuries. Ms. Ernst, award-winning author and former curator at Old World Wisconsin, will discuss the challenges and triumphs found in rural life during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

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

Cost: $15 for lunch, reservations required (Purchase by October 6)

12:10-12:50pm Wed. Oct. 25

Faculty Forum: Producing Sondheim's Sweeney Todd

"From Fleet Street to Water Street: Producing Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at UW-Eau Claire," presented by Dr. Kenneth Pereira, Assistant Professor of Music & Theatre Arts at UW-Eau Claire.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning UWEC Old Library, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Wed. Oct. 25

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+

1pm Wed. Oct. 25

Security Health Plan Seminar

At the seminars, Security Health Plan representatives will discuss the advantages of each plan type and explain when people are allowed to enroll, what is and is not covered, and what charges they will incur.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

2-4pm Wed. Oct. 25

Mini Oktoberfest

Enjoy a brat and pretzel skewer, cold beverage and German Oompah music on a crisp Fall day at HeatherWood Assisted Living and Memory Care.

Heatherwood Assisted Living 4510 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire

4:30-5:30pm Wed. Oct. 25

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+

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Oct. 25

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Oct. 25

Beginning Belly Dance Classes

Time to "shake it up" with belly dance! Enjoy a fun time with other women learning the basic moves of belly dance, how to play the finger cymbals, dancing to some great music, and getting some "me time" to boot. Grab a friend or 2 and have a shimmying blast.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 1st 8 week series; $15/class drop-in

Age: 16+

5:30-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

Ayurvedic Pairing: Vata

A yoga + delicious food pairing event at Forage. Begin with yoga and a little education about the Vata dosha, follow it with appetizers, a casual cooking class (option to participate or watch), and then we feast. Cash bar available (wine & beer). Meals are gluten free, dairy free, and vegan.

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

Cost: $35 (member discount available)

5:30-7pm Wed. Oct. 25

Return to Joy

Restore the joy felt before “life happened.” Making this a fun, interactive evening, speaker and author Sandra Stanton, Connections of the Heart, will share stories, tips and resources for creating your best life with laughter, gratitude and relationships.

Vitalistic Protocol, LLC (located at Dunamis Physical Therapy & Fitness) 616 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 21+

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

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. Oct. 25

Haunted Schlegelmilch Escape Room and Fundraiser

Solve the puzzles inside an 1871 historic house and escape the spooky rooms before the timer hits zero. All proceeds benefit the Chippewa Valley Museum. Reservations required. No discounts or coupons.

Schlegelmilch House Museum 517 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30/person (Groups of 4-12)

Age: Age 9+

6-8:30pm Wed. Oct. 25

Wearable Art

A 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your wearable art home at the end of the night.

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

Cost: $35/person

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

Par-te-Rec (Specialized Recreation)

This program is for adults with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Activities include: dancing, table games, bingo, card games, theme events days, and conversation. Registration is recommended. Meets most Wednesday nights. 9/27-4/25. For a schedule of dates and themes, please see the Prime Times catalog online.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person (Pre-Registration Recommended)

Age: Adults 18+

6:20-7:05pm Wed. Oct. 25

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Includes Basketball, Volleyball, T-Ball, Soccer, Kickball, Football, and Track. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 25

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. Oct. 25

Small Business Workshop: Marketing

Once you've laid the foundation for your business - opened doors, got your Etsy shop set-up or made a website - it's time to let people know who you are and what you offer. This panel of some of the best marketeers in the Chippewa Valley will share tips and advice on how best to reach your target audience.

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

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

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:45pm Wed. Oct. 25

Global Climate Change: Science and Society

Join UW-Eau Claire chemistry professor Jim Phillips and guests for a dynamic class covering the scientific, political, economic and ethical landscape of climate change. This 4 week class meets Wednesdays in October.

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Centennial Hall (Room 1920) 1698 Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99 per person or 2 for $175

Age: Adults

6:30-9pm Wed. Oct. 25

Indoor Open Swim

Indoor open swim is a fun activity for all ages! Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted. Wednesdays at South Middle School 6:30-9pm. Session 1: October 4 - December 20 (No swim 11/22). Session 2: January 3 - April 25 (No swim 3/21). Note: Open swim is only available 8-9pm on April 4, 11, 18, and 25.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person or City Pass (1 Punch) Children 2 and under are free.

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Wed. Oct. 25

ecWIT

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) is a group of area women with backgrounds in education, theater and performance, who use dramatic reading to share their love of literature. Their programs include plays, essays, fiction and poetry presented with interactive characterization without props, sets or costumes.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:25pm Wed. Oct. 25

Water Fitness

Indoor deep or shallow water fitness class. Pre-registration is recommended, but drop-ins are welcome if spots available and must use the City Pass for admission. The program will be 2 punches per time. Session #1 Runs: Sept. 18 - Oct 25.

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

Cost: Pre-Register, or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: 16+

6:30-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

October Dunn County Democrats Meeting

Bob Harlow, Wisconsin Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate, will introduce his Eight Point Plan for Wisconsin and take Q&A. Also, Rich Postlewaite, Political Science and Economic lecturer at UW Stout will speak about the Wisconsin Gerrymandering case in the Supreme Court.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Wed. Oct. 25

Hootenanny Harvest Party

Put on your country "duds" and enjoy sloppy joe supper, hootenanny country music, photo booth, cake walk and other games. Everyone is welcome. A fun evening out to meet new people and get to know LIFT a ministry of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army - Bread of Life Center 2211 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Oct. 25

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. Oct. 25

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

7pm Wed. Oct. 25

Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Prince and Bar Yarns: Music from Minneapolis and Beyond

Jim Walsh will discuss “Gold Experience: Following Prince in the ’90s”, his reportage (interviews, reviews, columns and liner notes) for the St. Paul Pioneer Press on Prince’s most controversial era. Walsh is a Minneapolis-based writer, journalist, songwriter and bandleader (of Jim Walsh & The Dog Day Cicadas).

CVTC Clairemont Campus, Room 103 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 25

Adult Open Basketball

Open gym basketball. Wednesday nights at South Middle School. No play 11/22, 12/27, and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

South Middle School 2115 Mitscher Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 25

Open Gym Pickleball

Join us for open gym Pickleball. Monday and Wednesday nights at DeLong Middle School. No play 11/20, 11/22, 12/25, 12/27, 1/01, 1/22, 2/26, 3/19,and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

7-8:30pm Wed. Oct. 25

Songwriters In-the-Round

Join local musicians in a supportive setting to share your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Public welcome to attend. Hosted by singer/songwriter Deirdre Jenkins.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7:30-10pm Wed. Oct. 25

Violent Femmes: Viva Wisconsin 2017

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet.

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

Cost: $40-45 (prices subject to change)

Age: 21+

8pm Wed. Oct. 25

Trivia Night At The Plus: Harry Potter Trivia - Book One

The Plus and Clear Water Comedy Present Three rounds of fast paced trivia. Play with a team of your choosing or alone. Every week we celebrate a different theme. With prizes in store for winning teams.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Oct. 25

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Oct. 25

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on 11/22, 12/24, and 12/31. Hobbs Ice Arena.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

Ongoing Events For 10/25/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc