Events For 12/06/2018

Thu. Dec. 6

UW-Stout Faculty Exhibition

Art in a variety of styles and disciplines, including paintings and film, will be on display in the north and south galleries through the end of the semester.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

6am-5pm Thu. Dec. 6

16th Annual Festival of Toys

Radio personalities from Sportstalk 105.1 and Greatest Hits 98.1 will collect toys and cash donations to benefit Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. Since 2003, $275,000 in toys have been collected.

Festival Foods 3007 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Marshfield Clinic Art Fair

Local artisans will be featured at Marshfield Medical Center. You'll find artists from Artisan Forge Studios. Photography and prints, collectibles, watercolor and mixed medias, oil paintings, fabric arts, functional pottery, and tasty food demos.

Marshfield Medical Center 2310 Craig Road, Eau Claire

9:15-11:15am Thu. Dec. 6

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. Dec. 6

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

9:30-10:15am Thu. Dec. 6

Kids Make Music Free Preview Class

Get hands on experience with the giant gathering drum and other instruments. Sing and play together. This class is limited to 10 students and each child must be registered individually.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 2-4

10-11am Thu. Dec. 6

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-4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Artrepreneur: Marketing and Social Media

This class is for artists who are trying to balance making art and finding a target market. Marketing expert Erin Trowbridge and social media marketing expert Isaac Risseeuw will teach you some techniques to discover target audiences and build your customer/patron base.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $39

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Dec. 6

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. Dec. 6

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-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online, and save $5 on your photo package. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

noon-3pm Thu. Dec. 6

Fall/Winter Flip Welcome Sign

Make a reversible "welcome" porch sign with a fall theme on one side and a winter theme on the other. All supplies are provided along with a light snack and you are welcome to bring whatever type beverages you would like.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30-3pm Thu. Dec. 6

Best Snowmen of the Block

Make a set of 3 little snowmen craft. All supplies are provided, along with a light snack. You are welcome to bring your own beverages in. Cost for the entire session is $40 please e-mail or call Jeanine.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages welcome

1-3pm Thu. Dec. 6

Farmhouse Jar/Wooden Box

Make this beautiful farmhouse jar/wooden box Christmas decoration. All supplies, jars, wooden box, evergreens/decorations are provided along with a light snack, you are welcome to bring your beverages. To sign up and ensure your spot for this event contact Jeanine.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Tea 2018: A Quintessential English Afternoon Tea

A quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse. Afternoon tea will be held in the splendor of the auditorium decorated for the holidays and complimented by music.

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

Cost: $20 per person

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Dec. 6

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

4-5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4pm Thu. Dec. 6

Remembrance Ceremony & Love Lights Tree Lighting at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Beautiful trees located throughout the hospital’s healing garden will shine brightly during the holiday season as a reminder of a special loved one. Participants can register a name online. Names received by the first week of December will be included in a special list in the Chippewa Herald.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

4:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Pop Up Shop

Artisan & Organic Wares, Jewelry, Handmade Items, Holiday Gifts & Crafts, and Networking. Thursdays starting the week after Thanksgiving and ending the week before Christmas. Items will vary weekly.

Porter Place 914 Porter Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

4th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Farmhouse Jar/Wooden Box

Make this beautiful farmhouse jar/wooden box Christmas decoration. All supplies, jars, wooden box, evergreens/decorations are provided along with a light snack, you are welcome to bring your beverages. To sign up and ensure your spot for this event contact Jeanine.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Battle of the Bands

Pi Sigma Epsilon will be hosting its first annual Battle of the Bands event. Get involved in this event by competing or listening to some great local talent. Food will be available for purchase as well. Keep an eye out for tickets to the event, they will be available soon.

UWEC Davies Center, Dakota Ballroom University of Eau Claire Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets Available soon

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Autumn Village Lights of Love Ceremony

The Lights of Love program is designed to honor and remember loved ones and celebrate the season. Multiple trees are illuminated throughout the facility. Donations can be made in memory of a loved one. A special program ceremony will be held in the fireside room at the front of the facility, following the supper at 5pm.

American Lutheran Communities Autumn Village 915 Elm Avenue East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Best Snowmen of the Block

Make a set of 3 little snowmen craft. All supplies are provided, along with a light snack. You are welcome to bring your own beverages in. Cost for the entire session is $40 please e-mail or call Jeanine.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: All Ages welcome

5:30-7pm Thu. Dec. 6

Leading with Power - After Hours

Levi James Nayes - Inspirational talk helping men balance life, family, and work. Community and networking. For more information on Leading with Power - After Hours or the speaker, check out the website. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Suggested Donation - $10

Age: 18+

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Succulent Planter Make and Take

Stop in the shop between 5:30-7:30pm on Thursday December 6th for this Make and Take project. Live music by Nick Foytik. Swing by the shop for a pop-up BYOP (build-your-own-planter).

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $12-20

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

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

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Words & Waffles: A Night of Poetry

Join students from Chippewa Valley Technical College and the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, as well as representatives from the CVWG, for an evening of words and waffles. Bring a short piece to share (3-5 minutes, please) or simply sit back and enjoy.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Fall/Winter Flip Welcome Sign

Make a reversible "welcome" porch sign with a fall theme on one side and a winter theme on the other. All supplies are provided along with a light snack and you are welcome to bring whatever type beverages you would like.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Fashion for Foster Care

Light appetizers, signature cocktail, live music, local vendors, and raffles. 100% proceeds to benefit Foster Care in Chippewa County.

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

Cost: $30

Age: 21+

6-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Concert featuring Warren Petryk Benefiting Bob's House For Dog's

Please bring an item from the wishlist and your name will go into our raffle for a gift card. Laundry soap, grain free can food, grain free dry food, gas gift cards, pet store gift cards, Mr. Clean, stamps, hand soap, pill pockets, soft treats, car wash gift cards, and paper towels.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Champagne + Sparkling Wine Tasting

The holidays are a great time to celebrate with a sparkling and trying them first is the surest way to make sure you have the right one for your gathering. Taste champagne, sparkling rosé, prosecco and cava. Light appetizers will be served.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 21+

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Dec. 6

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

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Dec. 6

Young Writers Program

The teen version of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), where students are able to choose their own word count goals and write with reckless abandon. The group will help each other through the process by providing ideas while completing fun and challenging writing activities.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $20, Community $30

Age: Ages 11-16

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Christmas Singalong: A Heyde Center Family Tradition

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as Cathy Reitz and members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and our favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

Author Visit - David Tank

Santa Clause Then and Now. Celebrate all things Santa with David Tank, author of the Secret Santa middle-grade novels. Have your picture taken as Santa! For parents, grandparents, and children.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

The Maker Market

A chance to "Meet the Makers" of goods offered at The Local Store and beyond. Mingle with local woodworkers, craftspeople, and creators that call the Chippewa Valley home. Complimentary cocoa and cider available. 15% OFF storewide from 630-830pm.

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

Cost: FREE admission

Age: All ages

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Reception for Southwestward Ho!

Steve Johnson takes traditional landscape photography that works on emotional, dramatic, and aesthetic levels.

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

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 6

Live Music: Tatum Kline

Tatum Kline is a singer songwriter from Minneapolis. She is studying Music Therapy at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Tatum been singing all her life and playing guitar since the age of 12.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 6

CVTG Presents: Closed for the Holidays

After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve, a motley group of travelers find themselves stranded at the local community center. But to have a happy holiday, they're going to need a miracle--or seven to be exact. A spirited and heartwarming comedy with a dash of Christmas magic.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Whitney Chitwood

Whitney Chitwood has been featured by MoveOn.Org, is a frequent contributor to The Paper Machete at Chicago's Green Mill, OUT Chicago on WCPT, and the co-headliner of Is This Us? Are We Here? Comedy Tour? Whit has performed at Riot LA, and is a regular at The Chicago Laugh Factory.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8-10pm Thu. Dec. 6

Holiday Movie Screenings in The Gallery

Get into the holiday spirit. The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely will be holding free movie screenings in the Gallery space every Thursday in December. Join them for The Grinch on 12/6, Christmas Vacation on 12/13, Home Alone on 12/20, and It's a Wonderful Life on 12/27.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Dec. 6

Early Eyes

An indie-pop driven band from Minneapolis that has recorded multiple EP’s that have drawn a captive audience throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Their most recent EP highlights a mix of funky and electric tones that builds the band’s current sound even further, it also contains the band’s first official feature, Dizzy Fae.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 6

Vinyl Nights: John Shemick

Enjoy craft cocktails, regional beers and wines, and order from the popular late-night menu while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl record live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 12/06/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Every Tuesday, Thursday until May. 27 2019, 5:30-6:30pm; Every Sunday until May. 26 2019, 4:30-5:30pm;

Events with Tickets