Events For 05/16/2018

Wed. May. 16

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

7am-7pm Wed. May. 16

Welcome Back Bird Day

Join in identifying & welcoming back migrating birds to Eau Claire.

Braun's Bay Carson Park, Boyd Bridge, plus 3 other locations, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

8am-7pm Wed. May. 16

Veterans & Home Front Heroes Appreciation Week

This Living Heritage Legacy Tour will cherish past Heritage & future Legacy – at 50 plus locations. Another 27 moving Salutes will be performed on the route.“What really happened behind the scenes and beneath the radar screen”, will be shared by former State Senator, Dave Zien and other invited VIP’s.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am Wed. May. 16

One Million Cups

An event for local entrepreneurs to meet and present their startups to the thriving peer network of founders in Eau Claire. The coffee is encouraged.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

10-11am Wed. May. 16

Dance as Exercise

Use techniques developed by Martha Graham, to stretch and strengthen all muscle groups, and to renew the spirit. The workout is done almost exclusively on the floor. And, the class is open to beginners and dancers, alike.

Banbury Place Dance Studio 930 Galloway Street, Building 13, Rm 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults

10:30-11am Wed. May. 16

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. May. 16

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Wed. May. 16

Super Small Science: Hide & Seek Moon

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

11:45am-1pm Wed. May. 16

Women With Purpose Luncheon

Women With Purpose Luncheon's featured guest speaker this month will be CeCelia Zorn. Zorn brings a threefold background to the luncheon presentation. As a registered nurse, award-winning university professor for 32 years, and a lifelong writer.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

1-4pm Wed. May. 16

Fun with Ink: An introductory Art Class

Learn about ink washes, ink brush, or pen and ink. This fun and relaxing mini workshop lets you explore this traditional medium through several playful exercises. All supplies provided, no drawing or art experience necessary. Wear a smock or your “play clothes” as ink can stain.

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

Cost: $50

Age: Middle School and above

2-10pm Wed. May. 16

New Bier Release & Food Truck Night

New to the Lazy Monk line up this year is the German IPA. An old world and new world combo of German malts and American hops blended into a beautiful amber IPA. Pair with pizza fromFoster Cheese Haus Fire Truck Pizzas. Bier Release 2pm. Food served from 4-8pm.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

3-5pm Wed. May. 16

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, The Dabble Box 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-5:45pm Wed. May. 16

Vertical Barre

All body weight exercises, along with the pole for balance and strength. Wear workout clothes and be ready to have fun.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

5:30-7pm Wed. May. 16

Fun with Gardening

Plant tomatoes to take home and watch grow. Story time "In my Garden" Learn about nutrition from an expert from WIC. Dinner: build your own salad bar.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Wed. May. 16

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6-10pm Wed. May. 16

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

6-8:30pm Wed. May. 16

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.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35; supplies, wine and light munchies

6-8pm Wed. May. 16

Pure Water Paddlers Social Paddle: Lake Hallie

Each week the Pure Water Paddlers go to a different spot in the Chippewa Valley. Every level of paddler welcome. Bring your own kayak, canoe or SUP and meet others who enjoy the sport. Life jacket required. Check the website and Facebook for any last minute changes.

Lake Hallie 2940 109th Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Wed. May. 16

How to Become a Full-Time Maker

As part of Creative Economy Week, a panel of makers will talk shop on pricing, sourcing materials, costs involved in start-up, getting into retail spaces, packaging, and marketing. Panelists include: Nick Endle, Nick's Wood Shop; Sarah Willger, Token Jewelry; Kyle LaFond, American Provenance; Kate Field, Kombucha Shop; and Jess Goehner, Directive Made.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:30pm Wed. May. 16

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

7pm Wed. May. 16

Poker Night at Big T's

4 weeks to qualify then BIG tournament with lots of extra prizes & cash to be won. One free beverage weekly for all players. Test your skills.

Big T's 2007 3rd St, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 buy in; 12 week format

7-8pm Wed. May. 16

Writing With Color: A Writing Workshop With Amanda Zieba

Learn several techniques for bringing your writing to life in full color. Sometimes toying with a variety of creative pursuits can entice the muses to show up in interesting ways. Experiment, play, and paint with words in the company of your fellow word nerds in this one hour workshop led by UWEC grad and self published author, Amanda Zieba.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Wed. May. 16

Writers Anonymous

Bring your own ideas or browse writing prompts. Settle in and join the quiet writing at SHIFT's back tables 7-8:30 pm. Feel free to socialize in the front area or at the bar. Wherever you sit, join the group debriefing at the back tables 8:30-9.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-8pm Wed. May. 16

Poetry Collection "Rhapsody In Olive Drab" by Steve Maddox

Steve Maddox is a retired businessman, Vietnam veteran, published poet, and a volunteer board member for the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wisconsin. Books will be available for purchase. All proceeds from the book sales will go to support the post-traumatic stress disorder program at the Highground in Neillsville.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30-8:15pm Wed. May. 16

Everything Zen (All Levels Restorative Style Candlelight)

Everything Zen is about incorporating everything you have available to create Zen in our life - yoga poses, bolsters, blankets, essential oils, sounds, breath, hot stones, soothing music, breath work and meditation all in a candlelit setting.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in rate

Age: 18+

7:30-9:45pm Wed. May. 16

Salsa/ChaCha Dance Lessons

Salsa and ChaCha will be taught in this beginning and intermediate series on Wed nights. All dancers are welcome to attend. There will be a practice dance after the lesson. Casual attire.

Eau Claire Moose Lodge 3606 Curvue Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 per person, $8 Moose members and students

7:30pm Wed. May. 16

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

8-9:30pm Wed. May. 16

General Knowledge Trivia

This week's trivia night theme is no theme! How much do you know about stuff? Put a team together and show us. Surprises and prizes in store.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:45-10:15pm Wed. May. 16

Adult Open Broomball

Helmets and sticks are available on first-come, first-serve basis.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: 18+

Ongoing Events For 05/16/2018

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