Events For 03/15/2018

Thu. Mar. 15

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

Thu. Mar. 15

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

8am-noon Thu. Mar. 15

Pitch with Purpose

Empowering professionals to craft engaging presentations and deliver them with confidence. Following the workshop attendees will be able to leave clients and stakeholders with positive and powerful first impressions of themselves and their organization, clarify their company’s message to reach maximum impact and craft effective presentations, and more.

Staybridge Suites 1515 Bluestern Blvd, Altoona

Cost: $65

9-11:30am Thu. Mar. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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

9:30-11am Thu. Mar. 15

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. 15

Mini Makers: Fingerprint Art

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

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

Cost: FREE with admission

10am-3pm Thu. Mar. 15

Grow Your Own Grass Easter Basket

Grow your own Easter basket and decorate with pussy willow catkins. Make a beautiful spring accent for your home. Class includes a liner, potting mix, grass seed, willow catkins, make a tissue paper butterfly accent, and decorate one hand blown easter egg. You're welcome to bring your own basket, or purchase one. Class lasts 1 hour, come any time during the window.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $10; or 2 for $15

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Mar. 15

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

noon-8pm Thu. Mar. 15

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

noon-6pm Thu. Mar. 15

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 - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

noon-7pm Thu. Mar. 15

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

2:30-3pm Thu. Mar. 15

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

3-5pm Thu. Mar. 15

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

4:30-5pm Thu. Mar. 15

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

4:30-5pm Thu. Mar. 15

Little Dancers Preschool + Every Thursday 4:30 pm

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. 15

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

5-5:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

5-7pm Thu. Mar. 15

McKinley Charter School's Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for The Community Table

McKinley Charter School students will be hosting an all you can eat spaghetti dinner to help raise funds for The Community Table. 100% of ticket sales will go towards TCT. Students will also be raffling Rafiki bracelets to help raise funds for their Kenyan water initiative.

The Community Table 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire

Cost: $9.00 and 12 and under are FREE; Cash or Check only

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

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. 15

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. 15

Dinner Jazz: Julian Manzara

Julian Manzara performs solo jazz guitar music. His repertoire consists of jazz standards by the likes of Duke Ellington and Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as pop tunes by the likes of The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Santana, and Stevie Wonder.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

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.

Mayo Clinic Health System Cancer Center 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

Family Scouting Sign Up & Informational Meeting

Families of the Chippewa Valley are are invited to join Cub Scouting. For the first time ever, Girls are now able to be join the adventure of Cub Scouting! Girls joining now will be able to earn their first badge this spring. Attend an information meeting.

Boy Scouts of America 710 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: $34

Age: Grades K through 4

6-6:45pm Thu. Mar. 15

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. 15

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

6-9pm Thu. Mar. 15

Business Plan Basics

A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business, or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

6:15-10pm Thu. Mar. 15

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. 15

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

6:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

Booktalk: Gail Francis- (Bliss)ters: How I walked from Mexico to Canada one summer

Just before her 40th birthday, Gail Francis quit her perfectly good job and set out to hike one of the great trails of the world. Carrying everything she needed on her back, Francis spent five months walking from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail.

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

6:30-8pm Thu. Mar. 15

Compassionate Touch & Long Term Care Insurance Workshop

Enjoy a complimentary glass of wine and appetizers in a quaint setting as you listen to RN Beth Propp teach Compassionate Touch, a practical, proactive, hands on approach to working with a loved one or a patient with dementia. Financial strategies for safe guarding your retirement for the long haul will also be shared.

Sweet Legacy Vintage Furniture & Rental 3031 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (RSVP, space limited)

Age: Adults

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

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

6:40-7:40pm Thu. Mar. 15

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

Zumba fitness with PS-Get Fit, LLC. No experience needed and we can modify for all fitness levels and abilities. Join a great group of women who support one another, have fun, and sweat to burn a lot of calories.

Pinehurst Fitness 3027 N Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: 3 classes for $5; $5 drop-in and punch cards available

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Mar. 15

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Meeting

The Toastmasters are a mixed group of people who exercise public speaking skills through both prepared and impromptu speeches at every meeting. The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Guests

Age: 18+

7-11pm Thu. Mar. 15

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. Mar. 15

Barstow & Grand's Submissions Are Open Party

Submissions for Barstow & Grand #2 open March 1st, and that warrants a celebration. Mingle with B&G staff, have all of your questions about submissions answered, attend short readings from members of the staff, and more.

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

7pm Thu. Mar. 15

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Brett Hendrix

Brett Hendrix is a touring Country/Blues Singer-Songwriter out of Waco, TX. Currently out on a 60 day Side Show Acoustic tour across the United States. Brett started playing at the early age of nine and is now twenty two years old making his way through the ranks of the Texas and National scene.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

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

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Mar. 15

Randy Adams at Caffe Tempo

Randy Adams makes a return to Caffe Tempo this Ides of March with his original and thoughtful Singer-Songwriter style. Folk, Americana and great musicianship on tap tonight.

Caffe Tempo 315 E Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-10pm Thu. Mar. 15

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. Mar. 15

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Akeem Woods

Akeem Woods is the funny little brother you always never wanted. His no holds barred comedy style will have you on the edge of your seat reeling from laughter. No topic is safe from discussion whether it be the KKK or the hardships of growing up poor. You’ve heard him on the Tom & Dan Show and have seen him performing at comedy clubs everywhere.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

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