Events For 02/22/2018

Thu. Feb. 22

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

8:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $40, Community: $60

Age: Ages 10-15

8:30am-3:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Excel Intermediate

In this hands-on, instructor led class you will learn to use this powerful tool quickly and effortlessly to create the most challenging spreadsheets. Develop skills to use an automated procedure or macros, build formulas quickly and accurately, define the all-important functions and what each does.

CVTC Applied Technology Center 2322 Alpine Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $124

Age: Adults

9am-noon Thu. Feb. 22

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. 22

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

9:15-10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

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

9:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

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

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 22

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. 22

Mini Makers: Bracelets and Necklaces

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's activity is designing and creating bracelets and necklaces.

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. 22

Houseplant Air Purifier Container Class

Create your own unique mixed container of houseplants, succulents, moss and rocks. They help purify air, can reduce stress, they are pretty house decors, help you sleep better, help fight colds and, improve well-being.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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-6pm Thu. Feb. 22

200 Main Gallery - Patricia Mayhew Hamm and Christy Skuban

An accomplished painter, with a wide and extraordinary body of work. She explores more mixed media techniques than anyone in our region. Her unique works go perfectly with Christy Skuban, who has always enjoyed exploring new mediums to express herself on an artistic level. Her colorful work includes felt making and construction of mixed media wall hangings and sculpture.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

1:30-2:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Dustyn Dubuque on Best Movies of 2017

Dustyn Dubuque will talk about the best movies of 2017. Dubuque has a wide-ranging knowledge of films and is a popular and engaging speaker. His day-job is Menomonie Main Street Exec. Director.

Bookends on Main 214 E. Main St., Menomonie

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

3pm Thu. Feb. 22

Hanging Basket Workshop

Break away from winter and come plant your very own custom hanging basket in the greenhouse. Plant baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy.

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

Cost: $50/basket

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 22

Paint the Town Red

An evening filled with fashion, positive energy, and heart health. Browse the sales and specials in over 30 participating businesses. Enjoy drawings and giveaways, food and refreshments, free blood pressure screenings, and information from HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital health professionals. Do the “Word Scramble” Scavenger Hunt for your chance to win prizes.

Downtown Chippewa Falls North Bridge Street, North Bay Street, and North High Street, Chippewa Falls

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Painting & Popcorn: Bunny Silhouette

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 are provided to fuel that creative energy. Online registration is required.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Thu. Feb. 22

Little Dancers Preschool

Little Dancers Preschool dance class + older dancers. Tap Ballet Creative dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 W Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: Preschool 3 - 4 Yrs & older

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

5pm Thu. Feb. 22

Booktalk with Molly Patterson

Molly Patterson was born in St. Louis and lived in China for several years. Her work has appeared in several magazines, including the "Atlantic Monthly" and the "Iowa Review." She was the 2012-'13 Writer-in-Residence at St. Albans School in Washington D.C., and is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. Her debut novel, "Rebellion," was published by Harper in 2017. Books will be available for purchase.

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

5-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

The 10th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards

An evening of food, drink, awards, and celebration. Gather the Downtown community to highlight and cheer those that did it best in 2017. Voting categories include: Best Business, Best Event, Best New Business, Best New Renovation, and Best New Development.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 22

Artist Reception for Fire and Ice Exhibit - Alex Mooney Jones and LeAnn Nelson

Alexandria “Alex" Mooney Jones has always been drawn to experimental mediums and "thinking outside the box,” thanks in large part to her mother who was an art teacher. Her mother taught Alex to see artistic potential in everything.LeAnn Nelson finds inspiration for her forms, textures, and colors in the beauty of nature. This Chippewa Valley native is driven by functionality!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Mental Health and Drug Abuse Crisis in Healthcare Symposium

Hosted by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Featuring 3 sessions related to providing safe and compassionate care in any practice setting to those with mental health or drug abuse concerns. The program also includes methods to reduce stress and anxiety for both caregivers and patients. A buffet dinner and exhibits will be included in the price of admission.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $30-65

5-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Spaghetti Dinner + Silent Auction/Raffle Fundraiser for Southview Playground

100% of the proceeds will help support a new, fully-inclusive community playground, a first in Chippewa Falls. The playground will enhance children’s ability to enjoy challenges at their own developmental levels and gives every child the chance to play.

Southview Elementary School 615 A Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $7 adults, $4 children age 11 and under, FREE for 3 and under, $30 max per family

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

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. Feb. 22

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy 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. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Lenten Yoga and Prayer

Take advantage of an opportunity to find connection, contemplation and self-care during Lent. Combining prayer, tension release, foundational strength building, contemplation and group connection guided by Lynn Buske of BaredFeet, Co. Walk the Labyrinth. All levels welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 16+

6-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Wisconsin Foodie Viewing Party

Together Farms invites you to join them for a FREE viewing party at Dive Bar to watch the show and celebrate. There will be a burger slider bar, meat raffles, a cash bar, drawings, and much more. Support your local farm and enjoy a great night out.

Dive Bar 333 Gibson Street, 2nd Floor of the Lismore Hotel, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

K Point Beer Dinner

K-Point will host its second beer dinner in the taproom. You can expect a multi-course meal with beer pairings. More details will unfold closer to the event.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets available online

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Panels and Frames

Join us for our monthly Anime and Manga Moot bookclub-ish thing! For anime, we'll be talking about Last Exile (full 26-episode series). And for manga, it's Spirit Circle (Vol. 1) and Kiniro Mosaic (Vol. 2).

Books a Million 4030 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6:15-10pm Thu. Feb. 22

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. 22

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

6:45-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Eau Claire Jazz Jam

A monthly, guided jam session led by one of Eau Claire’s top jazz musicians, Paul Brandt. Students of all abilities are welcome to attend and participate, but attendees should have a basic knowledge of chords and scales. Get your musical questions answered, make new friends, and taking your playing to the next level.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, free for ECMS students

Age: 13+

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

Live Music at the Acoustic Cafe: The Sixes

A special release show. The Sixes will be releasing a two song digital EP and celebrating with a show in downtown Eau Claire. Album is soon to follow.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

The Making of the Film “The Lumber Baron” with Karen Hurd

This movie has been filmed in locations across the Chippewa Valley and writer/producer Karen Hurd will share about how the film was made, behind the scene photos, and the process of putting this movie together. Refreshments provided.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

ABV Beer Club: Get Bent! (Paddle)

One of the most exciting (and northernmost) breweries in the Upper Midwest over the past decade, Bent Paddle only recently made its way across the Cheddar Curtain to become available here in Wisconsin. Patrick Johnston from BP will be on-hand to sample out a wide variety of the brewery’s offerings.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15/person

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a good family. Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his wife, Morticia.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $3 students and seniors; $5 adults

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

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+

8pm Thu. Feb. 22

The Happy Children with Why Not

The Happy Children's newest album, “Self Help Book”, was released on the 16th of January and has drawn more attention to the band from a larger audience. This album is easy to listen to and incorporates new sounds in to the band’s already vivid repertoire. The Happy Children is for fans of Early Eyes, Hippo Campus, and Good Luck Finding Iris.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

Improv: The Backwards Thinkers Society

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

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Shelly Paul

Shelly Paul's comedy is incredibly personal, bitingly poignant and just a little bit absurd. She’s not afraid to be vulnerable and honest on stage, which might make you leave her shows feeling that somehow you’ve known her your whole life. Has opened for top acts, and won a handful of Minneapolis comedy contests.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with valid student ID, includes free soda/rail drink/dome

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Ongoing Events For 02/22/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets