Events For 08/23/2018

9am-4pm Thu. Aug. 23

Watercolor Classes by Jeff Nelson - Advanced

These classes will cover techniques including washes, gradient wash, splash bleed, masking, dry brush, spattering. To register, please contact instructor Jeff Nelson.

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

Cost: For the advanced class, the cost is $75 for two days without supplies, $85 with supplies (18" x 20" size).

Age: Ages Teen and above

9:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 23

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

10am-2:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

Bridging Memories

For those living with dementia and their family members. Find joy and humor in your journey by bridging memories together. Assorted activities for all ages. Featuring Keynote Speaker: Jim Adams - Author of "Other Me's".

Kamp Kenwood 19161 79th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE. registration required

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Thu. Aug. 23

Advance Care Planning

A thought-provoking conversation to help make your health care wishes known and shared with family and friends. Learn vocabulary, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, and explore goals for treatment. Have the opportunity to complete your advance directive.

Marshfield Clinic 2116 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10-11am Thu. Aug. 23

Summer Storytime

Summer storytime and activities for children birth-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

10am-noon Thu. Aug. 23

Mini Makers - Open Lab

They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 23

Coloring Therapy

Remember how much you enjoyed coloring as a child? Bring back the memories. They'll provide the materials; you do the creating. A fun way to meet people and relax.

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

11am-1pm Thu. Aug. 23

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

noon-5pm Thu. Aug. 23

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-6pm Thu. Aug. 23

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, crafts, handcrafted items, and much more every Thursday.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Thu. Aug. 23

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included. Beverages and smiles are always free.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 23

10th Street Recreation Center Open Play

This drop in program has supervised activities for children kindergarten through eighth grade; children are allowed to come and go. While at the Recreation Center they will be encouraged to participate in ongoing activities. Should not be considered an alternative to individual child care.

Altoona City Park Pavillion 10th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1-4pm Thu. Aug. 23

Fairfax Pool: Superhero Day

Join Fairfax Maxx for a day of super hero fun. Super hero themed games and activities will be offered throughout the afternoon.

Fairfax Pool 4200 Fairfax St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4.25 or Season Pass

3-6pm Thu. Aug. 23

5th Annual Smile Fest

Join Herbert Dental for free pizza from JimBob's, face painting, music, games and activities, and the Make a Parent Smile contest giveaway.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

3-5pm Thu. Aug. 23

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. All ages open labs offer time for self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Thu. Aug. 23

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music on Friday & Saturdays (schedule online). Bring chairs, blanket, or table in case they run out.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Aug. 23

High Five Free Yoga

Held in the grassy area across from the RCU building. Come and enjoy a session of free yoga in the park after work or on a weekend morning. No experience required.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-10pm Thu. Aug. 23

3rd Annual Grizzly's Pig Roast and Luau

This all you can eat pig roast will be held outside in the beautiful sunshine. Games, raffles, beer, and food. Mention you found the event in the V1 calendar for $5 off of your admission. Limited tickets available.

Grizzly's Wood-Fired Grill & Steaks 4890 Golf Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $35 for meal + 2 beers; $30 for meal

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Aug. 23

7th Annual "Where in Eau Claire?" Scavenger Hunt

Scour the city with teams of 3-6. Win extra points if you dress in costume. This year's theme: Shining Stars! All proceeds benefit the non-profit Family Resource Center. This years' top prize: Trip for Two to Lake Tahoe, lodging and airfare. Many other great offerings.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $175/team; preregistration require

5-9pm Thu. Aug. 23

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

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. Aug. 23

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Hastings Way 926 S. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6pm Thu. Aug. 23

One Day Wonders- Cowboys & Cowgirls

During this parent/child class you will enjoy a themed book, craft and snack! Giddy-Up so you don't miss out on feeling like a cowboy or cowgirl for the night! All Cowboys and Cowgirls are encouraged to dress in their favorite western outfit. Pre-registration is required.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $10 Resident of Altoona; $12 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 2-5 years old

5:30-7pm Thu. Aug. 23

DIY Herbal Salves with River Prairie Apothecary

DIY herbal salves: learn how to create healing salves with herbal oils for pain, wounds and other skin ailments. Concoct herbal remedies which are extra handy for minor cuts, wounds, rashes and burns and are a must-have DIY remedy for your home apothecary.

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

Cost: $24

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 23

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. Aug. 23

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: AcoustiHoo + James Ignacio + Company Express

James Ignacio moves effortlessly from blues to soul to a more traditional singer/songwriter sound. Company Express use rich vocal harmonies over acoustic instrumentation. Bluesy, jazz-esque, or simply musical come the tones of AcoustiHoo, weaving a tapestry of multiple textures, colors, and images to leave the audience with an incomparable experience of musicality.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Aug. 23

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic 1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

6-8:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

A Night at the Museum

Unveiling of the new Agriculture in Pepin County exhibit. Scavenger hunts for the kids and refreshments for all. Many other exhibits to tour in the courthouse built in 1874, along with a pristine courtroom and jail.

Old Courthouse Museum & Jail 315 W Madison St, Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-10pm Thu. Aug. 23

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

8-11pm Thu. Aug. 23

Vinyl Nights: DJ JTron

Spinning classics to currents and everything in between. Some you may have heard, others you haven't. Either way you're bound to have a good time. He'll be set up outside on the patio (weather pending).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30-10:15pm Thu. Aug. 23

Movies Over Menomin: The Princess Bride

From celebrated director Rob Reiner and Oscar-winning screenwriter William Goldman comes an enchanting fantasy filled with adventure, romance and plenty of good-hearted fun.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

Clear Water Comedy's Summer Send Off Show

Summer is almost over, folks- that means it is time to complain about colder weather and odd/even parking. Come watch a night filled with stand up, surprises, and loads of fun.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

9-10:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

Live Music: Sage Leary

Searing blues, modern rock, heartfelt Americana. Watch this one man band build compelling songs with his complex looping, wailing harmonica, beatboxing, and soulful lead guitar.

The Eau Claire Fire House 202 Gibson St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 08/23/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Events with Tickets