Events For 12/07/2017

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 7

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. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9am-noon Thu. Dec. 7

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

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

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:05am Thu. Dec. 7

Little Language Lab

Toddlers will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations. Suggestions and techniques will be shared and discussed on ways to enhance your child's language development. No class Nov. 23 & 24.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 1-2

9:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 7

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

9:30-10:30am Thu. Dec. 7

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-5pm Thu. Dec. 7

Hugh Mandelert Art Society

Many of Hugh's students have family members who share their creative genes and love for the arts. They are also subjects of inspiration for us and find their way into many of our paintings. The Hugh Mandelert Art Society is a group of artists who studied with Hugh.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Thu. Dec. 7

Mini Makers: Make a Top

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is making a top.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Thu. Dec. 7

Ladies Oasis Tea Party

A sampling of different teas, a class on the hour for proper steeping of tea, and how to make a variety of delicious Chai tea too. Plus sales throughout the garden center and FREE gift wrapping.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

10:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 7

ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. No class Nov. 23.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

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

Age: Ages 2-3 yrs

11am-5pm Thu. Dec. 7

Caradori Pottery Local Artists

Work by local artists. Featuring: Willem Gebben, Mel Sundby, Susan O'Brian, Dan Ingersoll, Allan Servoss, Lori Chilefone, Joe Maurer, Robert Barfknecht, Anders Shafer, Barbara Shafer and Hope Greene.

Caradori Pottery 359 Ferry Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Thu. Dec. 7

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-1pm Thu. Dec. 7

Art Industry Roundtable

Greg Johnson and Jackie Boos of Artisan Forge Studios, LLC, and Artisan Forge Metalworks, will facilitate a roundtable discussion focusing on the Art Industry in the Chippewa Valley. Entrepreneurs and art enthusiasts interested in starting, growing, or expanding a business are encouraged to attend.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Photos with Santa at Oakwood Mall

Santa will be at Oakwood Mall daily. Santa’s house is located in the Sears wing. Santa may take occasional breaks to feed the reindeer throughout the day, so be sure to check his schedule online. Time flies, except when you're in line, so go online to make a reservation and get to see the big guy on time!

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Thu. Dec. 7

A Month of 8x8"; Jo Burke and Jody Balow at 200 Main Gallery

Jo Burke and Jody Balow, owners of 200 Main Gallery in downtown Eau Claire have embarked on a 30 day challenge, each creating an 8x8" piece of art each day of November. View the work that is inspired each day - by events, inspirations, activities and insights.

200 Main Gallery 200 Main Street (corner of Main and Graham), Eau Claire

1:10-2pm Thu. Dec. 7

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+

4-5pm Thu. Dec. 7

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

4-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. Dec. 7

Remembrance Ceremony & Love Lights Tree Lighting at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Beautiful trees located throughout the hospital’s healing garden will shine brightly during the holiday season as a reminder of a special loved one. Participants can choose a white light in memory of a deceased loved one, a red or green light in honor of the living or a blue light to honor military personnel. Deadline is 11/27 to be included in the Chippewa Herald announcement.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

4-7pm Thu. Dec. 7

Paint the Town Christmas

Enjoy holiday sales, specials, and refreshments! Stop into participating downtown businesses for your free Christmas stocking tote bag. Shop local and win. Enter to win prizes by making a purchase at participating downtown businesses. Prizes include a 50” TV, 4 Horse Drawn Wagon tickets, gift baskets, and more.

Downtown Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

Painting & Popcorn: Northern Lights

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes provided to fuel the creative energy.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Dec. 7

Winter Wreath Workshop

Design your own winter wreath this Christmas season. Start with a base wreath and go over different ways you can “spruce” it up, Down to Earth style.

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

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

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

3rd Annual Holiday Toy Trains

Featuring standard gauge trains running on 384 square feet of track all decked out for the holidays. Night trains on Tuesday and Thursday. Preschool age activities include Thomas the Tank Engine toy trains and track. More family activities on Thursdays & Saturdays.

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

Cost: $9 adults, $6 kids Thurs., Fri., Sat; $2/person Tues. evenings (museum free); $2/person for museum members anytime

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Dec. 7

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Dec. 7

Reading at The Gallery: Max Garland

Max Garland is a former poet laureate of the state of Wisconsin and current writer in residence for the city of Eau Claire. His new book, The Word We Used for It, is now available from the Local Store and elsewhere.

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

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. Dec. 7

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher

Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Jeremy’s musical tastes are eclectic, and he emphasizes music that feels good.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. Dec. 7

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

6-8:29pm Thu. Dec. 7

Wine & Whimsy

A 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas and wine. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece. Fun for all levels of experience.

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

Cost: $35

6-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

One Day Wonder- Santa is Coming to Town

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack. Join the holiday fun by creating Santa's flying helpers. Pre-registration is required. Registration can be done online or by stopping at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $10/Resident of Altoona; $12/Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

6-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Muscle Car Restoration Inc Exploring for Students

Join the professionals to get an inside look at the work they do with these cars. This program will be incorporating hands-on projects for each student. The program will have 5 sessions that will run twice a month Jan - Mar 2018. Learn more and how to sign up for the program.

Muscle Car Restorations 11371 20th Ave, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Open House is FREE

Age: Ages 14-20

6-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Star Wars Trivia Night at Micon Cinemas

May the force be with you. Dress up as your favorite Star Wars character for our costume contest, enjoy specials on food and drinks, and join Clear Water Comedy to prove your superior Star Wars wisdom. Best of all, it's FREE to play.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 7

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 Thu. Dec. 7

Eau Claire Wellness Party

Learn about holistic and natural ways to increase your energy, decrease inflammation, how to go green in your home, get rid of toxic chemicals, and enjoy pesticide free veggies and organic treats.

Please Call or Email For Event Location

Cost: FREE

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Christmas Carol Singalong - A Heyde Center Family Tradition

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as Cathy Reitz, members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus, and MJ Consort lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and our favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: Admission: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

The Maker Market

Join us in the Volume One Gallery for a chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun day/evening of painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting of the night. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

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

Cost: Usually $35 but somem special events are $10-$40

Age: All Ages

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Dec. 7

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

No experience required and all fitness levels are welcome.

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: First class is free, $5 drop-ins, punch cards available

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Meeting

The Toastmasters are a mixed group of people who exercise public speaking skills through both prepared and impromptu speeches at every meeting. The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Guests

Age: 18+

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Candlelight Flow

Candlelight Flow is a flowing hatha class accessible to practitioners with basic yoga experience. Release your week and fuel your inner flame.

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

Cost: $15

7pm Thu. Dec. 7

The Healing Sounds of Christmas

A free event of music to heal the heart and bring joy to the soul. Featuring vintage jazz by nationally acclaimed Belle Amour. HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital's Hearts of Joy Choir will also perform during social hour. Register online or call. Doors open at 6pm.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, Cash bar & refreshments

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 7

Live Music: Dave Cofell at Caffe Tempo

Minnesota Singer-Songwriter Dave Cofell makes his first appearance at Caffe Tempo. A distinctive vocal style with great acoustic guitar, Dave invites his Eau Claire Area friends and everyone to join him on this December evening.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Dec. 7

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Cap'n Seabeard and Shipmates

Cap'n Seabeard is an original folk and country-blues songwriter from menomonie. With a wide range of influences, his songs are a reply to the current state of the world and its residents. Jake Peterson will play a set and Sam Weaver, a local Menomonie musician, specializing in folk and blues will close out the night.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Artist Reception: Old and New Works by Anders Shafer

Anders Shafer has selected his works, from the 1970s to the present, that were significant to his development. Gallery can be located on the library's second floor. View the selected pieces, meet the artist, and enjoy light refreshments.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Monthly Improv Jam

Join Chippewa Valley Improv Network for a monthly opportunity to play improv games. For beginners or veterans. Local improvisers will take turns hosting each meet-up, and attendees will be encouraged to play improv games of all levels. Stay current with the group on Facebook.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Thu. Dec. 7

Tonic Sol-fa

The new chapter in the evolution of Tonic Sol-fa continues. This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a cappella group brings their renowned stage show to you. Enjoy an evening of harmony, innovation and holiday cheer.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29-38 | Youth $10 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Robert Fones

A rising talent in the Minneapolis comedy scene, Robert Fones has gained equal attention for his charismatic, engaging stage presence alongside his strong, focused writing.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 student | Onea free rail/domestic tap/ soda!

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

9pm Thu. Dec. 7

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. Dec. 7

Vinyl Nights: DJ TJay

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

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-1am Thu. Dec. 7

Live Music: Two Castles + Double Grave + Single Player + gash

Two Castles is warm hearted heart breakin local lord. gash is light drug rock, perpetual motion fuzzers. Double Grave from Minneapolis is sad weather shreddy punk. Single Player from Chicago is hard rockin micro pop gems.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 12/07/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Men of Clay

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Jan. 31, 10am-5pm

Events with Tickets

tickets are available online

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