Events For 02/03/2018

Sat. Feb. 3

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, broomball, family skate, ice bowling, and more activities. See the full schedule online.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $8 for 2-day admission; Pit access tickets for races sold separately

Age: All Ages

7:30am-11pm Sat. Feb. 3

Winterfest Show Choir Competition

Talented high school choir students will take you on a journey of song and dance as they compete for awards like Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Grand Champion. 21 choirs from Wisconsin and Minnesota will be competing with exhibition performances by Memorial's choirs, Eagle and OASC, as well. Concessions, retail and raffles will all be included in your admission

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Daytime OR Finals competition, $15 both day/night

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eau Claire Super Set Junior Tournament

Matches may start as early as 9:00 AM, and this is a one day event. The tournament will run 4-6 hours depending on draw size.

YMCA Tennis Center 229 Moore St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

8-10am Sat. Feb. 3

EC Marathon Build Up Runs

All abilities and ages are welcome at the EC Marathon Build Up Runs. Each week join community runners and students from the UWEC Distance Running class as they extend their mileage, training for the half or full marathon. Longer runs have support on the course, and weekly distance can be tailored to your needs.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30am-3:15pm Sat. Feb. 3

Ready, Set, Grow Winter Gardening Seminar

Keynote seminar will be Selecting Native Trees and Shrubs to Support Birds and Pollinators. 9 additional presentations between three breakout sessions. Topics include New Plant Varieties, Tree Diversity, Backyard Bee Keeping, and Beneficial Insects for Fruit and Vegetable Gardens. Lunch is also included. Door prize drawings and vendors.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 if preregistered before 1/22/18 or $40 at the door

9-10am Sat. Feb. 3

In the Gallery: Saturday Morning Yoga

Saturday morning yoga in the Oxbow Gallery. Find yourself at The Lakely to experience an expansive brunch menu afterwards, enjoy a drink, and kick back while listening to lively instrumental tunes from some of top-tier musicians tge community has to offer.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

9am-1pm Sat. Feb. 3

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All welcome!

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

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

9am-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eau Claire Gun Show

Buy, Sell and Trade all firearms, ammo, knives, military, hunting items and more.

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center 3340 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5 age 14 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Feb. 3

Learning to Braise Meat

Did you know that braising can make the toughest cut of meat fall-off-the-bone tender? In this hands-on class you'll learn how to master this simple and cost-effective cooking technique - and taste the results.

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

Cost: $65

9:15am-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. The knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and perhaps even more importantly, what not to do could make the difference between life and death or permanent disability.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

9:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

Winter offers a special time to appreciate trees and shrubs in a totally different way. This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter.

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

Cost: Friends $6; Nonmembers $9 (Jan. 31)

9:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza

A fun program to introduce music students to the pipe organ. Videos of the organ and its construction, pizza, and the opportunity to play the large Moeller pipe organ.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Youth, adults welcome

10-10:45am Sat. Feb. 3

Youth Art Workshops

Topics include Sculpey Mini Sculptures, Mosaic Masterpieces, Canvas Painting Party, Pop Art, Music Mania, Silly Science, and more.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

10-10:50am Sat. Feb. 3

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest class aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Enchanted", "Pippin", "Wicked").

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Feb. 3

Adult & Teen Self-Defense Class

3 hours of basic and advanced techniques taught by an expert. Learn how to prevent an attack and how to defend yourself when in a situation. Hosted by an engaging teacher who has a passion for teaching and helping others. Each class is limited to 40 participants.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: Adult & Teen

10am Sat. Feb. 3

Relax & Reflect - Yoga in the Greenhouse with Certified Instructor

Come relax and reflect with Yoga in the greenhouse. A fun way to get out of the house and do something out of the normal and enjoy a terrific light lunch after.

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

Cost: $25 includes light lunch (preregistration required)

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

Tea Cup Succulent Class

Back by popular demand. Fee includes succulents, potting mix, decorative rock, and moss. Create a charming succulent conversation piece. Bring your own tea cup or they will provide one to purchase ($2-$5).

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 3

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:15-10:50am Sat. Feb. 3

Ballet for Pregnant Women at Swan Lake Ballet

Sample class is free! Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for pregnant on Saturdays. The classes will be taught by a teacher with a degree in dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10:30-11am Sat. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

Pop up Restaurant Featuring Fontinalis at Northbound Supply Co.

NYC Chef Brendan Mchale & Musician Ben Lester have teamed together to form Fontinalis, a pop up restaurant serving rustic yet refined lake region food at the ever so curated Northbound Supply Co., an outdoor apparel boutique.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Mommy and Me Classes at Swan Lake Ballet

Sample class is free. Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for 18 month - 3 year olds on Saturdays. The classes will be taught by a teacher with a degree in dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18 month - 3 years

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

Learn to Needle Felt Owls

Learn how to make a pair of these cute little creatures. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you the basic techniques of needle felting. All materials will be provided to make a mama and baby owl to take home.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 8+

1-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

ArtMobile at the Library

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

Winter offers a special time to appreciate trees and shrubs in a totally different way. This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter.

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

Cost: Friends $6; Nonmembers $9 (Jan. 31)

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Enchanted", "Pippin", "Wicked").

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Adult & Teen Self-Defense Class

3 hours of basic and advanced techniques taught by an expert. Learn how to prevent an attack and how to defend yourself when in a situation. Hosted by an engaging teacher who has a passion for teaching and helping others. Each class is limited to 40 participants.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: Adult & Teen

2-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Art Classes Artisan Forge Studio

Art Classes at Artisan Forge Studio with Schaefer Miles Painting Drawing Adult and Teen Learn painting and drawing techniques. Work at your own pace. Novice and Advanced. This is your creative time. Paint and Draw with the Artists.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Four Classes $140 or One class for $40

Age: Adult and Teen

2pm Sat. Feb. 3

UWEC Cabaret: American Legends

Featuring Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Program. For Dinner + Show tickets, dine in the Dulany at 5:30pm. Patrons also receive a dessert coupon. Cash bar available.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 GA for show, $43 GA Dinner + show; $4 discount for Youth and seniors; $8 discount for UWEC student

2-7pm Sat. Feb. 3

Cindy McDonald Benefit

Cindy McDonald's tumor has regrown and requires additional surgery. This event will help Cindy and her family by raising money to defray the cost of treatments and transportation, meals, and other expenses. There will be music, games, door prizes, raffles, and silent auction, as well as a per plate meal.

VFW Club 305 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

2pm Sat. Feb. 3

UWEC Film Series: The Breakfast Club

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 individual film series membership; $14 family membership

2pm Sat. Feb. 3

pEAUpourri: A Showcase of Local Authors and Poets

ecWIT (Eau Claire Women in Theater) presents pEAUpourri: A Showcase of Local Authors and Poets in the format of readers theater. ecWIT will be dramatizing works of 9 of your favorite EC writers such as Jim Alf, Debbie Brown, Sara Bryan, Bergine Haakenson, B. J. Hollars, Karen Loeb, Rob Reid, Patti See, and Ken Szymanski.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

2:30-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Needle Felt Landscape Class

Beat cabin fever and learn a new hobby or work on a old one over the winter and have some fun. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you how to do it. All materials will be provided and ideas will be provided if needed.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 8+

5-9pm Sat. Feb. 3

17th Annual Tasting Gala

Sample from an exciting variety of wine, beer, specialty foods, and desserts. Silent auction items, door prizes, drawings and raffles will be available throughout the evening. All proceeds to benefit the community and youth of Chippewa Falls.

Loopy's Grill and Saloon 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Rogers-Utphall Duo at Ivory Piano Bar

Ken Rogers (Guitar/Piano) and John Utphall (Violin/Piano) combine to provide your patrons aleatoric smooth jazz and popular instrumentals at a comfortable volume ideal for conversation.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

6-8pm Sat. Feb. 3

Father Daughter Hoppin' Hoedown

Fathers (or special cowboy) grab your favorite cowgirl(s) and put on your best cowboy/cowgirl outfit. The night will start off with a farm themed dinner and will be followed by activities and dancing. Pre-registration required. Register online or call by 1/29.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20 resident of Altoona/couple; $25 non-resident of Altoona/couple; $10/add'l daughter

Age: All Ages

6-11pm Sat. Feb. 3

Singles Connection Valentine's Dance

Dance lessons available at 6pm, free with admission. Line dancing lessons available during dance break. Homegrown Tomatoes will play dance music from 7-11pm. Bring snacks. No hot dishes.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 members, $10 non-members,

6:30-8pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eucalyptus Wreath Workshop

A wreath making workshop that will send scents of eucalyptus, lavender + other fresh vibes wafting through you home. A great way to ditch staleness the winter doldrums can bring. Craft your wreath while catching up with new + old friends. Cost includes your handmade wreath, light snacks + instruction.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more! Check our Events calendar on our website thepaintshack.net for featured paintings and prices for the date.

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

Cost: $20-$35 depending on the class, see event calendar on website for specific pricing

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Feb. 3

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Dan Zerr and Friends

Dan Zerr, a member of Eggplant Heroes, will be offering up a variety of pop, folk, and Americana tunes, with a little help from his friends, including some of those Eggplant Heroes as well as many other talented local musicians. He'll also be playing songs from his solo CD "Guacamole, Macaroni and Cheese".

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Feb. 3

UWEC Film Series: The Breakfast Club

Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 individual film series membership; $14 family membership

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Comedic Magician David Harris

A Midwest, Emmy Award Winning comedian and magician from Minneapolis. He appears at clubs, colleges, corporate events, and other top venues across the U.S. and Canada. David's personal and person-driven approach to performing is clean, interactive and tailored to each audience he entertains - even grandmas.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $18-25

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

UWEC Cabaret: American Legends

Featuring Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Program. For Dinner + Show tickets, dine in the Dulany at 5:30pm. Patrons also receive a dessert coupon. Cash bar available.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 GA for show, $43 GA Dinner + show; $4 discount for Youth and seniors; $8 discount for UWEC student

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

McDonell High School: "The Wizard of Oz"

The talented students of McDonell Central Catholic High School and Notre Dame Middle School present the original "The Wizard of Oz" including the beloved "Somewhere Over the the Rainbow" and all the icon songs from the award-winning motion picture.

McDonell Area Catholic High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $12, students $6

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Feb. 3

Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo

Mark and Jim each began playing music during the mid 1960s. As a duo Mark and Jim perform a variety of songs that they really like. Artists covered include: Badfinger, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Everly Bros., Buddy Holly, etc.

VFW Club 305 1300 Starr Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Feb. 3

Live Music: Howard Luedtke & Blue Max

One of the most versatile band's around, Howard "Guitar" Luedtke & Blue Max is a Western Wisconsin rock blues band, that performs all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’ electric blues sound.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Live Music: Red Tide

Red Tide is the music of Kelsey Nocek and Cate Lucas, who are Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter band offers contemporary, soulful listening. Their first album Home, is recorded straight from basements, closets, and bedrooms and written, engineered and mixed by the duo.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-1am Sat. Feb. 3

Live Music: Cragars

The Cragars are a party band ready to rock. From oldies to newbies, they play a healthy mix of Rock N Roll music mixed with some country, hip hop, and original music.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 02/03/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc