Events For 12/13/2018

Thu. Dec. 13

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 13

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

9:30am Thu. Dec. 13

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home mom.

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

10-11am Thu. Dec. 13

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. Dec. 13

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-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Scarf Marbling

Create a unique scarf, table runner, window or wall hanging, or home decor.

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

Cost: $25-35

Age: All Ages

11am-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Pour Painted Ornament Workshop

Pour Painted Ornament Workshops. Make some unique one of a kind Christmas Ornaments while having Hot Cocoa and other goodies and treats. Please email Jeanine at Jeanine@artsetc1.com to schedule the fun! We will be available every day until Christmas.

Arts, Etc 930 Galloway St, Box #4, Suite #16, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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

3-5pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

4-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Children's Museum Family Free Nights

Thanks to Group Health Cooperative Eau Claire, everybody gets FREE admission to the Children’s Museum. Explore the exhibits, make a project in the Art Café and of course, play.

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

Cost: FREE

4-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

15th Annual WinterDaze Parade

Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause, see real reindeer, ride a horse drawn wagon, enjoy a parade through the historic downtown, warm up with some hot chocolate, and experience a winter fireworks show over Lake Menomin. Parade begins at 6:30pm.

Downtown Menomonie Main Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Dec. 13

Prenatal Yoga

Prenatal Yoga is designed to strengthen and support your changing body throughout your pregnancy as well as prepare the mind for the process ahead. Breath and movement are utilized to foster the mind-body connection. Come expecting to find your inner strength.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: Included for members; Or Drop-In for $15.

Age: Women in all stages of pregnancy

4:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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. 13

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. 13

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

5:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

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. Dec. 13

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

6pm Thu. Dec. 13

Twelve Days Before Christmas

A heartwarming program of Christmas music featuring the hymns and Old English Christmas carols sung by some of the most talented singers in the Chippewa Valley. Five Star Catering will provide a buffet supper before the concert, then sit back and relax for an evening of Christmas joy.

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

Cost: Buffet Supper and Show $35; Show only $15 per person

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Tabletop Game Night

Leave all the game night organizing to the library.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Writers Read: Open Mic

“Writers Read,” a monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb, will hold an open mic in December for poets and writers. You are invited to share your original poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less). Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Cork & Fork Dinner at The Coffee Grounds

A special five course wine dinner as we welcome Jenna from Wetherby Cranberries in Warrens, WI. Each course will feature their fresh cranberries.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $44

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Holiday Remembrance Service

A Holiday Remembrance Service to honor your loved one. Doors open at 6pm, with a service at 6:30pm to include candle lighting, ornament making and refreshments. Please bring a framed photo of your loved one to display. All are welcome to this night of healing.

Stokes, Prock & Mundt Funeral Chapel 535 S. Hillcrest Pkwy, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages welcome

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

Beginner Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for those new to yoga that are looking to set solid groundwork to grow their practice. Covers an array of topics such as: what to expect in a yoga class, typical class structure, types of yoga, breathing, and meditation. Practice yoga poses and flow for a portion of the class.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Dec. 13

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. 13

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

6:30-7pm Thu. Dec. 13

PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

An Introduction to Psychic Gifts

Discuss the various types of psychic gifts and how to work with them. This course will include a short lecture, a reflection/experience segment, and a short discussion.

Unitarian Hall 421 S Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Converge Radio Presents: Jessie Smith

Jessie Smith—a self-described “swampy, soulful” vocalist whose work has won accolades ranging from national press and radio praise to hometown Nashville acclaim-- has no fear of darkness in her music.

Xpeditions Coffee Co. & Market 1319 Main St., Bloomer

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: The Cathy Reitz Trio

Features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

Tonic Sol-Fa

Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest, but also one of the most successful independent acts in America. Tonic Sol-fa continues to tour, record, and conscientiously run their business in the only way familiar to them – differently.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets starting at $29 for adults and $10 for students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

UWEC Theater: "She Kills Monsters"

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she reconnects with her sister, Tilly, through a Dungeons & Dragons notebook.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $16 kids, $22 adults

7:30-11:30pm Thu. Dec. 13

Live Music: Eve To Adam + Super Bob + For Once

Eve To Adam takes over The Playhouse for a intense night of Rock-N-Roll with Special Guests Super Bob and For Once. Eve To Adam is known for their hit songs Immortal, Straitjacket Supermodel and more. 21+ Show, Doors open at 5pm and Music Starts at 7:30pm.

The Playhouse s7650 State Hwy 37, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance or $15 day of show

Age: 21+

8pm Thu. Dec. 13

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Devohn Bland, Comrade Tripp & Friends

Devohn Bland was was a semi-finalist in the Funniest Person With A Day Job contest held at The House of Comedy this year, and Comrade Tripp was a finalist in Sisyphus Brewing’s Funniest Person in Minneapolis 2017 Contest and The House of Comedy’s Funniest Person with a Day Job Contest 2018.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8-10pm Thu. Dec. 13

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

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 13

Vinyl Nights: Amy Hahn

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 12/13/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Open Freestyle Skate

Every Thursday until Feb. 21 2019, 8:30-9:30am; Every Thursday until Feb. 21 2019, 9:30-10:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29 2019, 8:30-9:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29 2019, 9:30-10:30am;

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