Events For 09/27/2018

8:30-9:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:15-10am Thu. Sep. 27

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This class is aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: 1-2 yrs

9:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

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

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Hot Yoga

This is a dynamic faster flowing class where you will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity, concentration and balance​.Drink plenty of water before class​. ​Be ready to move, breath & sweat​.​

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop in or Included with a $80 Monthly Unlimited Membership

Age: 16+

10am-4pm Thu. Sep. 27

Reiki I Class with Judy Meinen, RN

Discuss history, key concepts, effects, ethics, and uses of Reiki. Receive attunement. No experience necessary. Dress comfortably.

Angel Care Healing Touch 2411 N. Hillcrest Pkwy, Ste 1E, Altoona

Cost: $150

Age: All Ages

10-11am Thu. Sep. 27

Yoga for Seniors

This beginner-friendly class eases you into the body with breathing exercises and relaxing poses for joint flexibility. Gradually move into standing poses, increasing strength, balance and awareness in all major muscle groups.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Seniors

10:15am Thu. Sep. 27

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

ABC's for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. The Lily Pad Lab will be filled with “invitations to play” with our ABCs and 123s. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. Taught by Ms. Barb

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: 2-3yrs

11am-1pm Thu. Sep. 27

Lunch 'n Learn: Talking about Brain Health and Aging

A lunch with Lisa Wells of the ADRC as she discusses brain health and aging. Meal includes Tender Pork Loin w/ Mushrooms & Gravy, Dumplings, Whole Grain Bread, California Blend Vegetables, Apple Cake.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 60+

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 27

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. Sep. 27

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. Sep. 27

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+

1-3pm Thu. Sep. 27

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Caregiving is often rewarding but can be very stressful. As a family caregiver, you are at high risk for depression and stress related illnesses. This is a 6 week workshop that teaches you to take better care of yourself while you are caring for a child, of any age, with special health or behavior needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

2-3pm Thu. Sep. 27

Artist Talk: Haklae Lim, CEO of Designintro

The Foster Gallery invites you to a special artist talk "The Role of Designer in Korean Cultural Archetype Preservation Project" featuring Haklae Lim, CEO of Designintro.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

3-4:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

4-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

5pm Thu. Sep. 27

Terrarium Workshop

Discover why terrariums are growing so popular and how they are a great way to get kids excited about gardening. A simple glass container can be transformed into a self sustained tropical oasis. Bring your own glass container or purchase one here.

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

Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

5-7pm Thu. Sep. 27

Pizza on the Patio

The last pizza on the patio event of 2018. Enjoy delicious wood-fired pizza and sales throughout Down to Earth and Mustard Seed Boutique.

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

Cost: Pizzas: $9.50

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Sweet and Savory Crêpes Workshop

Séverine is back in the Forage (in French: forAZH) kitchen to teach about crêpes with both sweet and savory fillings. This is mostly a demonstration class but everyone is encouraged to help. After class you'll get to taste your creations, along with a glass of wine or beer if you wish (not included).

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

5:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Restaurant Week: Bikes, Bridges, and Brews

This tour takes riders through central Eau Claire over wide, smooth trails, through sunlit woods, and over 11 different bridges to 3 different Restaurant Week locations. Start at SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar, then head to Modicum for $1 off beers, then cruise to Brewing Projekt for $1 off tap beers.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

A Zumba dance party class hosted by Z. Vida Fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a sweat towel if needed and plan to have a great time moving and grooving to hit music from all around the world.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center 3701 East Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

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. Sep. 27

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.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Tabletop Game Night

Do you love tabletop games? Frustrated that you can’t organize enough people to make things interesting? Drop in for Tabletop Game Night at the library’s Dabble Box makerspace.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Sep. 27

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Master Class with Chef Wamsley - Mastering the Popover

Join Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Executive Chef, Shawn Wamsley, for the second of many private cooking classes. In this class, learn how to master the popover, a Johnny's staple. Held in a private and fun setting. Limit to 20 seats.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 (plus fees)

6pm-2am Thu. Sep. 27

Smile Empty Soul, FLAW and Code Red Riot

Smile Empty Soul will blow the roof off The Playhouse with their smash hit songs including "Bottom of the Bottle" with Co-Headliners FLAW and Very Special Guests Code Red Riot (feat: Corky from Otherwise & The Blue Man Group) and TBA.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $13 adv or $20 day of show

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Beer + Yoga "Bottoms Up" Oktoberfest

Pair the feel good stretches of yoga and the liquid love of a good brew and you are set for a fabulous night. Bring your own mat. Enjoy an all levels yoga class served up by Wendy Oberg then the flowing continues with a generous Oktoberfest inspired Beer tasting.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 Please pre-register so we have the right amount of beverages on hand

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

HATCH-Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

Presenters will have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience about their business ideas. The audience evaluates and vote for their favorite. If selected, semi-finalists will move onto the regional finals in November and will pitch for the grand prize of $5,000.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 1

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 4-5 years old

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 2

Children will continue to improve on their form, tennis skills and fundamentals from Quick Start 1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, keeping score and develop sportsmanship.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 6-7 years old

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 27

Quick Start Tennis 3

Children will continue to develop their skills they learned in Quick Start 2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play, encourage and support others and continue their development of being a good sport.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $40 Resident/ $45 Non-Resident

Age: 7-12 years olds

6-7:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Artist Reception: Looking at Asia

The Foster Gallery presents a UWEC invited poster exhibition: "Looking at Asia through 150 Designers". A selection of posters from the 2017 International Poster Exhibition + A9 interpret the "Beauty of Asia" through designers' unique and diverse perspectives.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

6-10pm Thu. Sep. 27

Dinner over the Duncan

The Heyde Center for the Arts is proud to partner with culinary award winning artist Jason Tepaske for the inaugural “Dinner over the Duncan” – a four-course, gourmet dinner on the historic Marsh Rainbow Arch Bridge in downtown Chippewa Falls.

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

Cost: $100 per person or $180 per couple

Age: 21+

6:15-10pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 27

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Joe Niese and Bob Dorais Author Event

Join Joe Niese as he discusses his new book, Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach. A native of Chippewa Fall, Dorais was one of the state’s first football stars and became one of the most revered players and coaches in the first half of the 20th century.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 27

Culture Quest

A reader's theater presentation of Mitali Perkins’ book You Bring the Distant Near at 6:30, followed by fun food, a diverse book “tasting,” a community art project, and a Breakout EDU treasure hunt. No registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10-18 and their families

6:30-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 27

Young Writers Workshops: Culture Quest

Explore and expand your world with a readers theater presentation of Mitali Perkins’ "You Bring the Distant Near" followed by fun food, a diverse book “tasting,” a community art project, and a Breakout EDU treasure hunt.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10-18 + families

6:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

David Gonzalez Performs A Good Boat

David Gonzalez is a storyteller, musician, poet, actor, and a one-of-a-kind artist. He will perform A Good Boat, a suite of music inspired by the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva. The event is hosted by the Hay River KTC Buddhist Meditation Center.

Ridgeland Area Community Center 200 Diamond Street, Ridgeland

Cost: By donation

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

CBD: The Whats and Whys

Learn how cannabinoids naturally interact with the body’s systems and become familiar with the array of products available. CBD is a natural alternative to painkillers aiding in many chronic health issues.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 27

Lyra All Levels Class

Learn lyra (aerial hoop) poses, entrances, transitions and dismounts; and condition in this fun, supportive class. All experience levels & total beginners welcome.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

7pm-2am Thu. Sep. 27

Michale Graves

Michale Graves "Course of Empire" North American tour also features Argyle Goolsby & Nim Vind.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

7:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Faculty-Alumni Gala Concert

Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear faculty from across the entire Music and Theatre Arts Department perform solo and chamber works with alumni. All of the proceeds support student scholarships.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 adults, $3.50 studnets

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Thu. Sep. 27

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

8pm Thu. Sep. 27

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Ryan Kahl

Clear Water comedy founding member Ryan Kahl returns to headline The Plus Thursday night for the first time ever.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

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