Events For 12/14/2017

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 14

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

9:15-10:05am Thu. Dec. 14

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

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

Age: Ages 1-2

9:30-10:30am Thu. Dec. 14

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

10-10:30am Thu. Dec. 14

Mini Makers: Snow Dough

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

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 14

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

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

Age: Ages 2-3 yrs

11am-5pm Thu. Dec. 14

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-6pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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. 14

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-1pm Thu. Dec. 14

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+

1:10-2pm Thu. Dec. 14

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+

4-6pm Thu. Dec. 14

Family Maker Night: Holiday Gifts

Dip into your creative side with a Family Maker Night devoted to making holiday gifts. They'll provide all of the tools and supplies. You bring your imagination.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Dec. 14

Punch Needle Embroidery Class

In this class you learn to embroider with a punch needle tool using embroidery floss and small wood hoop. Choose from a variety of images or draw your own. All materials will be provided to make your project.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 16+

5-7pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Dinner Jazz: Knox Freeman

Knox Freeman is a malleable duo comprised of Dave Power on drums and Pat Keen on bass. Knox takes on various forms, performing as a trio with a special guest from time to time. The possibilities are endless.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

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+

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

Blue Ox Group Run/Walk

Enjoy a night with runners & walkers of all abilities as you traverse the beautiful downtown area along the river on a group run ranging from ~3.5 to 6 miles. Special events held about once per month with the weekly Thursday group-runs. See website for more details on the calendar.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Dec. 14

CVTG Craft Talk: “This We Believe: On the Transformative Power of Word"

Panelists will explore how words can heal, help, and inspire in tumultuous times. Panelists will also explore how we might all find the right words to address the most pressing moral issues of our day, as well as how to “preach the gospel” of tolerance, diversity, and inclusivity without moralizing the message.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-6:45pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

Favorite Things Holiday Party at The Yoga Room

A holiday gift exchange and a fun yoga class set to Christmas music full of your hand-picked favorite poses under the red-green signature yoga room lights. Wine will be provided. Bring 2 yoga-inspired gifts to exchange: ($10-15 price range & wrapped) and everyone will leave with two gifts.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for members; $25 for non-members

Age: 21+

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

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 Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 14

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. Dec. 14

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

7pm Thu. Dec. 14

Live at Acoustic Cafe: The Sixes

Dwayne Thomas & Gordon Altizer bring a very intimate, engaging and fun atmosphere to their shows which are sure to entertain. While no specific genre defines them, the music has a soft rock feel with hints of blues, alternative, southern, folk, and pop from song to song.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

Qigong, Meditation and Breath Practice (Pranayama) with Justin

These classes will help students learn valuable skills that they can use throughout their day and help students experience more peace, joy and happiness throughout their life.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: Donation-Based

Age: 18+

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

CVTG Presents: A Christmas Carol

Celebrate the holiday spirit and reflect on the true meaning of the season with the Dickens classic. Experience the magic of the beloved classic on stage at the State Theatre.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

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

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

UWEC Theatre: "The Nerd"

One of the funniest plays ever written, this side-splitting comedy was first presented by the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, then produced in Great Britain, then went on to Broadway.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

8-9:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Wandering Spirits Cocktail Series: AQUAVITology

For this month’s installment of Wandering Spirits, The Lakely’s Manager Jorja Vradenburg and Head Bartender Logan Slaght will be leading a sampling and presentation of aquavit, with a strong focus on the styles offered by some of the best distilleries in the region and how to include it in your cocktail repertoire.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: 21+

8-9pm Thu. Dec. 14

Backwards Thinkers Society Show

Backwards Thinkers Society is a college Improv theater group at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. No scripts, no preparation, no cares in the world. Just laughs and a bunch of people having a good time. They like long walks on the beach, dinosaurs, shenanigans, and you.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

8:30pm Thu. Dec. 14

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Chad Daniels

Chad Daniels was born and raised in Fergus Falls, Minnesota. He has performed on The Late Late Show, Live at Gotham, The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien, Conan, and the Aspen Comedy Festival. He has published two comedy albums with Stand Up! Records and one self-produced album. In 2009, he was named artist of the year by City Pages.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 student; one free rail/domestic tap/soda

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

9pm Thu. Dec. 14

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Vinyl Nights are all about vibe, and on Thursdays it's Late Night Happy Hour from 9pm-11pm with half price taps. Sit back and enjoy a drink or a koldtbord from the 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

Ongoing Events For 12/14/2017

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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