Events For 10/18/2018

Thu. Oct. 18

Chippewa Valley Book Festival

The Chippewa Valley Book Festival celebrates the written word through author readings and book signings, school visits, meals with authors, and includes workshops and programs for writers of all ages. The 2018 festival will feature more than…

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8:30am-4:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Adolescent Mental Health Certificate

Earning this certificate will provide you with practical tools and skills you need to work with young people experiencing mental health problems in a variety of settings.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $369

Age: 18+

9am Thu. Oct. 18

The Wonder of Speech-Language Pathology

Learn what Speech-Language Pathology is, how you can benefit, age related changes to cognition, swallowing, prevention techniques & more. Presenter: Laura Hurd, Speech Language Pathologist Dove Healthcare.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9:15-11:15am Thu. Oct. 18

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership is for all parents regardless of income, marital status, gender, race, or religion. Every parent deserves a place to gather to meet other parents in a stress-free environment. Childcare is provided.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and Kids

9:30-11:30am Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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+

10-11am Thu. Oct. 18

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

10am-5pm Thu. Oct. 18

Art Exhibit: Drawing Distinctions & Gillian Golding Prints

UW-Stout School of Art & Design, in collaboration with The London Arts Group, will exhibit 30 drawings of artists from each institution. The first show will be at a UW-Stout's Furlong Gallery. The second showing will be at The Cello Factory in London, UK.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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

noon-5pm Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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-8pm Thu. Oct. 18

Dancing with the Dawn

Enjoy rhythm, discovery, and explore Ed Abbey’s ideas about the wilderness inside and outside. Rhythm artworks show dancing and dawn and the idea of discovery is found in NASA’s current Dawn Mission to Ceres.

Galaudet Gallery 618 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Thu. Oct. 18

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+

1:30-3pm Thu. Oct. 18

Monster Mayhem

School's out early, head to the library for monstrously fun games, crafts and contests.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

3-5pm Thu. Oct. 18

Dabble Box Makerspace 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. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. Oct. 18

An Introduction to Spoken Word Poetry by Guante

This session mixes performance, dialogue, and some writing in order to explore why spoken word is currently resonating with so many. Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre is an MC, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator.

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

Cost: $10 registration fee

4-4:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Introductory Dance Tap + Ballet + Jazz + More

Introducing children who are interested in dance, to tap ballet song and dance and more. Gain strong muscles while learning dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 W Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36 monthly

Age: 3-4 years +

5pm Thu. Oct. 18

Putting Your Garden To Bed

A thorough fall clean up will give your garden a healthy start in the spring. Learn what you need to do before the winter arrives to have the best success in your garden. Learn how to clean up your perennial garden and what to do with trees and shrubs, how to overwinter tender plants, and more.

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

5-9pm Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

10th Annual Schneider Disability Issues Forum

Kathy Nimmer, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year and a finalist for 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will present “What Kindergarteners and Canines Know: Lessons from a Life with Students and Service Dogs” at UW-Eau Claire’s tenth annual Schneider Disability Issues Forum.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

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+

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Intro to Safe Dating

What are your #relationshipgoals? Find out about dating do’s and don’ts at one of these introductory sessions on dating safely in today’s world. Open to teens (grades 6-12) and their parents. No registration required. Presented by staff from Runaway & Youth Services (RAYS).

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12 & parents

5:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

13th Annual Bountiful Harvest Dinner

Buffet style dinner includes venison, elk, turkey, fish, and chicken. Bucket raffle & silent auction after dinner. Raffle tickets $5 each or 3 for $10 for prize drawings, $10 each for 6 night, 8 person hunting vacation grand prize. Artwork by local artist and nature photographer Jim Backus will be on display.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

6-8pm Thu. Oct. 18

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

6-8:31pm Thu. Oct. 18

Fiber Arts – Needle Felting

Get a chance to work with one of the oldest known textile fabrics in this hands-on needle felting program. Over the three weeks, you’ll create both 2D and 3D projects that you can keep for yourself or give as a present for an upcoming holiday.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

6-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Fiber Arts – Needle Felting

Get a chance to work with one of the oldest known textile fabrics in this hands-on needle felting program. Over the three weeks, you’ll create both 2D and 3D projects that you can keep for yourself or give as a present for an upcoming holiday.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

6-6:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Bust A Move 1 - Session 1

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary, just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $20 Resident; $25 Non-Resident

Age: 4-6 years old

6-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

House Clearing & Hauntings with Judy Meinen

Join experienced Paranormal Investigator Judy Meinen as she takes you through the steps of performing a house clearing, and lays the groundwork for you to go on your own hauntings. Limited to 24 participants.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Oct. 18

Turmeric and Its Health Benefits

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years. Discover its healing properties from inflammation to brain function and sample ways to add it into your everyday routine. Instructor: Becca Kleist

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

'Cozy Up Your Home for Winter' Seminar

A panel of experts will discuss home weatherization, fireplaces, fuel choices for a hearth appliance & trends in fireplaces, winter A/C unit preparation, furnace checks & cleaning, insulation, benefits of energy incentives through your utilities and Focus on Energy and more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person - Each attendee will receive a complimentary ticket to the 2019 Home & Garden Show

Age: 21+

6:15-10pm Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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

6:30-7:15pm Thu. Oct. 18

Bust A Move 2 - Session 1

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Logo Trivia

For tonight's trivia, we'll give you the picture logo (words removed) and you give us the business, product, or entity it represents. Prizes for the winning team!

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Oct. 18

Spoken Word Open Mic with Emcee Guante

A free, open mic to provide a safe space for artistic expression, experimentation and development across all genres. It is not a workshop nor a staged show. It’s the stepping stone in-between. It is open to artists of all mediums seeking to share their creative energy and unique perspective.

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

Cost: FREE; donations included

7-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Knowing News: A Journalist Panel Discusses Today's News

Includes a book discussion and presentation by UW-Eau Claire journalism professor Jan Larson in addition to a talk with a panel of journalists. Read the Book-"The Elements of Journalism" by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. This book is available for checkout at the Menomonie Public Library

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center Ballrooms 302 10th Ave, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Oct. 18

The Gay Marriage Generation: How the LGBTQ Movement Transformed American Culture

At this talk, Professor Hart-Brinson (UW-Eau Claire, Sociology and Communication/Journalism) discusses his new book on the rise of gay marriage. How and why did gay marriage—an idea that was non-sense to most Americans three decades ago—become common sense for a new generation and end up becoming the law of the land? And what lessons can we learn from this about generations and politics today?

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

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 18

Class: "Exploring Sacred Sounds & Meditation"

Don't want to "OM Alone?" Come learn and practice vocal toning, other chant forms, and meditation in a playful atmosphere.

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

7-9pm Thu. Oct. 18

Live Music: The Yellow Bellied Sapsuckers

A guitar/fiddle duo that performs original songs and tunes inspired by classic hillbilly, ragtime, vaudeville, western swing, and old-time fiddling. Their specialty is on the Scandinavian-influenced regional tunes of the upper Midwest, picked up from old-timers in the hills around their Wisconsin home.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Oct. 18

Forum on Free Speech and Campaign Finance

Law professors Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and John O. McGinnis will present this forum on the constitutionality of campaign finance laws, particularly the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC. Moderated by Eric T. Kasper, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of political science.

UWEC, Schneider Social Science Hall - Room 100 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 16+

7-11pm Thu. Oct. 18

Ski Sprites Haunted House

The Ski Sprites are hosting their annual Haunted House. A scary walk-thru with interactive haunts, changing scares and a thrill around every corner. Not for the timid.

Ski Sprites Haunted House 415 S. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door, $9 with a non-perishable food donation, $8 in advance

Age: All ages, 12+ recommended

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

UWEC Forum Series Guest Kevin Young: Fake News

In a mind-boggling account of America’s long fascination with falsehoods, poet, essayist and historian Kevin Young distills his collection of tall-tales and untruths in a book titled “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News.”

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Ticketed Event

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Ganavya Doraiswamy

Ganavya Doraiswamy, a vocalist, dancer, and instrumentalist who trained in South India, translates jazz standards to her native language of Tamil and recontextualizes Indian Songs.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Jamf Theater 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Starting at $25

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

UWEC Theater Presents: The Laramie Project

About the local reaction to the 1998 murder of a gay University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard, in Laramie, Wyoming. The murder exposed Wyoming's lack of hate crime laws.

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

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

8pm Thu. Oct. 18

10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival in Eau Claire

Minneapolis' 10,000 Laughs Comedy Festival is a comic-centered, artist-run stand up comedy festival with heart. Eau Claire is proud to host this satellite festival showcase, featuring some of the best independent stand up performers in the country right here in the Chippewa Valley! No discounts or free tickets accepted.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8pm Thu. Oct. 18

Open Mic Night

Sign up starts at 7pm at the BDP booth in the Terrace, MSC. Use your unique talents and experiences to give the crowd a fantastic performance - whether it is spoken word, comedy, or a wonderful musical talent.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 10/18/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Circuit Blast Class

Every Monday, Wednesday 8-8:50am Tuesday, Thursday, Tuesday, Thursday 5:30-6:20pm

Events with Tickets

tickets are available online

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