Events For 03/08/2018

Thu. Mar. 8

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

This year 81 artists from 22 communities submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the show. The juror for the exhibit is Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30am-4:15pm Thu. Mar. 8

2018 Red Cedar Watershed Conference

Join fellow citizens in the Red Cedar area to develop a vision and action plan to restore and maintain a healthy water system for the future. An opportunity to bring best practices and innovative ideas to the forefront.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center 221 10th Avenue E., Menomonie

Cost: Register Today. Early Registration through March 1: $35 per person

9-11:30am Thu. Mar. 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

9:15-10:15am Thu. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

10-10:30am Thu. Mar. 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. Mar. 8

Mini Makers: Weaving

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

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

10:15am Thu. Mar. 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

10:45-11:15am Thu. Mar. 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-6pm Thu. Mar. 8

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

noon-7pm Thu. Mar. 8

Chippewa Valley Votes - Voter Registration Day

Volunteers from Chippewa Valley Votes will spread out across the region to register voters in advance of the upcoming spring election. Booths will be set up at the Eau Claire Public Library, Chippewa Falls Public Library, Menomonie Market Food Coop, Colfax Public Library North High School (students only) and UWEC Davies Center. Check website for times at each location.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. Mar. 8

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

4-6pm Thu. Mar. 8

Family Maker Night: Knitting

Knit up a good time at this edition of Family Maker Night. Tools and supplies provided. You bring your imagination.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

4:30-5pm Thu. Mar. 8

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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

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

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+

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

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 Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

Gentle Warrior Yoga for Cancer Survivors

According to the American Cancer Society, studies suggest yoga may improve several aspects of quality of life. In this gentle flowing class, you will be guided safely through poses. The class is offered for both men and women who have been affected by cancer. Students should be able to move from the floor to standing without assistance.

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

6-6:45pm Thu. Mar. 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

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 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

6-7pm Thu. Mar. 8

Estate Planning Basics for Everyone

Learn why getting your legal affairs in order and estate planning are key in this introductory class. All ages, partnerships, and lifestyles welcome. Instructor: Attorney Jennifer Heinz.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE (Registration required)

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Mar. 8

Writers Read: What's In A Name?

Share your poetry or short prose about your name, the name you wish you had, where your name comes from, and what it means, in honor of “Celebrate Your Name Week.”

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 8

Sand Creek - Meet the Brewer & Tasting

Experience the brewing wizardry of Sand Creek Brewing Company. Oscar’s Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, the ever-popular flagship and the hidden gem of Knot Stock, a blast from the past, along with a surprise from 2013. Meet the brewer and take advantage of a discount on their 3 featured brews.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:15-10pm Thu. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

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

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

Cost: $10-$40 depending on the specific class

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. Mar. 8

Foraging for Wild Edibles

Lake Wissota Garden Club hosts speaker Jim Schwiebert. Jim has worked as a naturalist at Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek since 2007. Jim will share a look at some of the great wild edibles to try throughout the year, and hopefully will have a sample or two to nibble as well. All are welcome.

Lafayette Town Hall 5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Thu. Mar. 8

Solo Instrumental Guitarist

Bunnyteeth is an odd American guitar composer and performer in the Minneapolis guitar scene. His compositions are fired by chaos and formed by a technical bias constantly striving for consistency and stability. Come get a coffee and a good time.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Mar. 8

Arrivals and Departures

Who doesn't love people-watching at the airport? This full-length play has 12 short scenes that tell the stories of various travelers in an airport. Some stories are serious, but most times, all you can do is laugh.

Valleybrook Church 412 S Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: By donation. (This is a fundraiser for Fierce Freedom; suggested donation is $10.)

Age: 10 +

7pm Thu. Mar. 8

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Boat Patrol

Boat Patrol began creating music in the Fall of 2017 in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Built on an improvisational base, the trio uses a trove of influences and techniques from genres ranging from bluegrass to avant-garde jazz to create extensive musical landscapes and textures.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 8

UWEC Theatre: Kingdom Come

A powerful and deeply affecting play about Norwegian immigrant settlers coming to America in the mid-19th century, and the tremendous hardships, both physical and emotional, which they endured. First produced with resounding success at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

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

Cost: $18

7:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 8

Blind Folded Yoga

A deeply introspective approach to your asana (physical practice). Utilize blindfolds to keep you fully tuned-in to what is happening in the body; what's happening with the breath. Use this blindfolded experience to become more aware and cultivate the ability to adapt to change.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Dr., EAU CLAIRE

Cost: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 8

CVTG Presents: Driving Miss Daisy

Sharp-tongued widow Daisy Werthan is informed by her son that she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. He hires a thoughtful black man, who Miss Daisy regards with disdain at first. Over twenty five years, however, the two grow dependent on each other in this Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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

Cost: $23 adults/seniors; $10 youth/military

8pm Thu. Mar. 8

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Brad Wenzel

Brad Wenzel is most known for his offbeat, one-liner comedy. Described as “the tin-can-kicker of comedy” Brad will surely win you over with his dry delivery and a barrage of clever jokes. His act jumps back and fourth between everyday observations and surrealism. By drawing material from both his life and his imagination, he comes off as a relatable guy sharing some weird thoughts.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; $5 w/ student ID; Each ticket comes with a free rail drink, domestic tap, or soda

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Ongoing Events For 03/08/2018

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

tickets are available online

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