Events For 02/08/2018

Thu. Feb. 8

February Fitness Frenzy

Launched by Second Opinion magazine, this two week event features 96 free fitness classes at area gyms, health clubs, yoga studios, and more. Connect with an instructor to change your life and lifestyle, and make a healthier 2018.

Area gyms, health clubs, yoga studios, and more

Cost: FREE

Thu. Feb. 8

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent, Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 8

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. Feb. 8

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

9:15-10:15am Thu. Feb. 8

Yoga for Spiritual Transformation

Sanctuary for the soul, mindful movement for the body, and focused attention for the mind. Relaxing into our true nature and creating personal strength brings forth love and compassion for ourselves and others. Gentle, intelligent yoga to support your personal transformation.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop-in

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Thu. Feb. 8

Littlest Lab

For the littlest explorers. A special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Songs and fingerplays and stations/activities. Discuss useful tips for raising young children and encourage each other with ideas and activities useful during these early months of development.

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

Cost: $50/each for whole course (drop-ins welcome, but call ahead)

Age: Babies learning to move

9:15-10:15am Thu. Feb. 8

Gentle Yoga

Movement for the body, training for the mind, sanctuary for the soul.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10, drop-in

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 8

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: Birth to age 5

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 8

Snowshoe Hike for Experienced Explorers

Winter is not a time for staring out the window and wishing it was spring. Join naturalist for a snowshoe hike to explore the winter woods and get some exercise too. Expect a moderately strenuous outing, over uneven terrain, with a one mile hike. Wear your winter clothes and boots.

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

Cost: Snowshoe rental $3; GA $3m, $5nm; Register by up to 2 days before event

Age: Ages 55+

9:30am Thu. Feb. 8

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home mom.

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

9:30-11am Thu. Feb. 8

Stand in the Light Choir Rehearsals

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Age: Adults

10-10:50am Thu. Feb. 8

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

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 8

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 8

Mini Makers: Light-Up Circuit Valentines

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's activity is creating light-up circuit valentines.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Thu. Feb. 8

Grow Your Own Herbs

Bring your own mason jars or jars will be available to purchase. Glass rock, potting mix, twine or ribbon, plant tags and herb seeds will be provided. There will be a demonstration on cooking with herbs, a tasting of delicious samples, and other refreshments. Recipe cards available to take home.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Feb. 8

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: 6-18 months

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 8

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

10:45-11:15am Thu. Feb. 8

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

noon-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy four spacious rooms of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 8

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Thu. Feb. 8

Family Maker Night: Olympic Edition

Celebrate all things Olympic at this edition of Family Maker Night. Design your own skating costume, skis, medals and more. 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

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

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

Parent Cafe'

Enjoy an evening out with your family, sharing a family-style meal and parenting discussion facilitated by River Source Family Center Parent Educators. Tonight's theme is "Movin' & Groovin' Together" and we will discuss ideas on how to create an active lifestyle for you and your family.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

5:30-9pm Thu. Feb. 8

Fifty Shades Freed Ladies Night Out at Micon Cinemas

Head to the VIP Lounges to celebrate the latest film in the Fifty Shades series. Bring your friends to Micon for an evening of food and drink specials, and the opening of Fifty Shades Freed.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Age: 21+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

6-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

6-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

One Day Wonder-Hearts Galore

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack. You will have a hearty good time creating this heart filled craft. 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

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

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. Feb. 8

Indie Publishing Session with Darren Kirby

The world of publishing continually goes through rapid changes. self or indie publishing doesn't have the stigma it once did, but there are still pitfalls, dead ends, and ways that you can easily overspend or have a bad experience. This session is designed to give you a glimpse into the publishing process. The knowledge you gain will make you a more savvy author.

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

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

Winter After Hours 2018

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a firepit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and skate rentals will be available during the special event only. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Pinehurst this season!

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

6pm Thu. Feb. 8

February Writers Read

Jackie McManus will read from her new chapbook, The Earthmover’s Daughter and Max Garland will read from his collection, The Word We Used for It.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

Quilting as Art Reception

UW-Eau Claire and the Foster Gallery showcase the creative experiences and artistic design of quilting throughout the Chippewa Valley. The UWEC Art & Design Department and the UWEC Department of Mathematics collaborated with quilters from the community to curate this exhibition.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

Cork and Fork at the Coffee Grounds

The Coffee Grounds has hosted 5 course wine dinners for the past 10 years at affordable prices. Come to this Cork and Fork event to learn about the wines they're serving, eat a meal that is paired with the wines, and get discounted prices on bottles of all the wines served. Tickets will be on their website soon.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets sold online

Age: 21+

6:15-10pm Thu. Feb. 8

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different Fundraiser every night.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 720 19th Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:30-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

6:30-7pm Thu. Feb. 8

PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

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

Home Buying Workshop

Looking to buy a home? Trying to figure out the first steps on how to make closing day reality? Join us for a realty workshop specifically geared toward women home buyers. The team from Property Shoppe Realty (women owned!) will share their insights to home buying and how to make the jump from renter to owner.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

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

6:30-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

League of Women Voters-Greater Chippewa Valley Hosts Forum on Local Control Issues

What is the value of "Local Control?" Where should the State come in? What might this mean for you? Presenters: Dan Fedderly, Chairman of the Dunn County Towns Assn.; Scott Cox, Corporation Counsel for St. Croix County; and Steve Rasmussen, Dunn County Board Chairman.

Dunn County Judicial Center 615 Stokke Parkway, Menomonie

7-11pm Thu. Feb. 8

Manifest Open Mic at the Stones Throw

Sign-up at 7pm. Host band at 7:30pm. Each band/performer will get 20 minutes or 5 sings (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). Bring instruments, amps, power supplies, and instrument cables.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 8

Meditation and Chanting Group

Aaron Holm, Facilitator. Come experience chanting and meditation in a relaxed setting, beginners welcome.

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

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

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 - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

Monica Berrier, An Introduction to Montaigne in Barn Boots

Monica Berrier, Professor of Philosophy at UW Stout, will introduce this year's Menomonie Reads title, Montaigne in Barn Boots: An Amateur Ambles Through Philosophy by Michael Perry "In this interactive presentation, we will dive deeper into Montainge’s philosophy and apply his practical words of wisdom to our own lives—both inside and out of the barn!"

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 8

Live at the Acoustic Cafe: Colin Heshmat Quartet

The Colin Heshmat quartet is a locally formed group that performs jazz standards and original composition. The group’s composition work strives to push the definition of jazz outward and provide relevancy to a new generation. Heshmat is based in Eau Claire, WI where he continues to develop his composition and craft.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. Feb. 8

2nd Annual Battle of the Bands

The winner receives a paid show at the Cabin! Doors open at 6:30pm. Will raise funds for the UWEC Alternative Spring Break Trip, an opportunity for students to explore the concepts of servant leadership and social justice during a week long trip to Indianapolis, Indiana.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 students, $10 public

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

Look & See - A film about Wendell Berry

A film about farmer and writer Wendell Berry. For the showing to occur we need to reserve a minimum number of tickets for the film by Feb. 1, so please purchase tickets in advance. Sponsored by Wis.Community, Menomonie Market Food Co-op, and Wisconsin Farmers Union.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $11, tickets must be purchased on-line in advance

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

CVTG Presents: The Comedy "Out of Order"

The 1991 Olivier Award Winner for Best Comedy of the Year. Richard Willey, a junior government official, plans to spend the evening at the Westminster Hotel with one of the opposition's secretaries. Things go disastrously and hilariously wrong staring the discovery of a body trapped in the window of his hotel suite.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10-22

8pm Thu. Feb. 8

Swing Low

For years Swing Low has become an outlet for their listeners to express themselves through. The openers, Boson and Doubt, are Minneapolis based bands who have both developed a significant local following. Swing Low is for fans of War Prayer, Knocked Loose, Bent Life, and Baltic to Boardwalk.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

8:30pm Thu. Feb. 8

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Kate McCarthy

A San Francisco native now based in Minneapolis, where she is a sophomore at the U of M. She is a regular headliner at Comedy Corner Underground, a semi-finalist in House of Comedy's Funniest Person with a Day Job contest, co-founded and writes a humor magazine called Phony, and has a sketch group called The Schweppes Players.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 w/ valid student ID; includes free soda, rail drink, domestic tap

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Ongoing Events For 02/08/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc