Events For 01/10/2019

9-11:30am Thu. Jan. 10

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:15am Thu. Jan. 10

Kids Make Music - Winter Course

Kids and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Includes a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2-4

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jan. 10

Snowshoe Hike for Experienced Explorers

Instead of staring out the window wishing it were spring, join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a snowshoe hike this winter. Explore the winter woods and get some exercise. This program is intended for older, but active, nature lovers. Registration required 2 days prior to event.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3; Nonmembers $5

Age: Age 55+

9:30-10:15am Thu. Jan. 10

Kids Make Music - Winter (Saturdays)

Kids and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

10-11am Thu. Jan. 10

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-noon Thu. Jan. 10

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll also 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. Feel free to 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

10:15am Thu. Jan. 10

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

noon-3pm Thu. Jan. 10

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

3-5pm Thu. Jan. 10

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. Jan. 10

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

6-6:45pm Thu. Jan. 10

Beginner Ukulele for Children

5, weekly 45-min classes. Covers proper technique, playing melody and chords, and basic music theory. If students don’t have an instrument, one may be rented for the duration of the course for just $15.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $59

Age: 3rd through 7th grade

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 10

Financial Aid Discussion presented by UW-Madison

Learn more about UW-Madison's financial aid programs and discover ways in which the office advises and connects with students around the state who wish to pursue higher education. This discussion is most applicable to high school students of all ages and their families.

McDonell Area Catholic High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Thu. Jan. 10

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 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. Jan. 10

Winter After Hours 2019

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a firepit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and skate rentals will be available during the special event only. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 10

Plant Based Cooking and Eating in the New Year

Looking to integrate plant based cooking into your lifestyle without being overwhelmed? Jump in with a super fun mother - daughter team and learn to make a couple of incredibly easy meals. Baked mac and cheeses, all from scratch & a versatile “chicken" that is sure to rival any chicken.

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

Cost: $35

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 10

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6:30-7pm Thu. Jan. 10

PJ Story Night

Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. Children may come dressed in their PJs with a favorite stuffy. No sign up required. Meets the 2nd Thursdays of the month.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 2-7

6:45pm Thu. Jan. 10

Open Mic Manifest Live

Take the stage or just come enjoy local musicians for open Mic every Thursday. Sign up starts at 6:45pm.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Thu. Jan. 10

Calligraphy - A Beginner's Course

Learn the history, script examples, methods of practice and Italic Calligraphy through an expert. This is a beginners course. Lisa has been writing Calligraphy for over 20+ years. Class size is limited to 10 people. The Library will provide all necessary materials.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

7-7:45pm Thu. Jan. 10

Beginner Ukulele for Adults

5, weekly 45-min classes. Covers proper technique, playing melody and chords, and basic music theory. If students don’t have an instrument, one may be rented for the duration of the course for just $15. Contact the office to verify availability.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $59

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Jan. 10

Live Music: Colin Heshmat Trio

Colin Heshmat hails from central Illinois, where he studied music and engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has performed at jazz venues across the country.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Jan. 10

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Jan. 10

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild Presents: Terms of Endearment

Focuses a light on the challenges in life and love of a mother-daughter relationship in a funny and touching story that captures the delicate bonds of families. Based on the award-winning film of the same name.

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

Cost: $25 adults; $12 youth

8pm Thu. Jan. 10

Live Stand Up Comedy: Raghav Mehta and Geoffrey Asmus

Raghav Mehta writes for comedy and satire site Above Average and is co-host of the podcast Pod Damn America. Geoffrey Asmus is a ‘New Face’ performer at Just For Laughs Montreal and was featured on FOX’s ‘Laughs’ and Kevin Hart’s LOL Network.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with student ID; Free drink with every ticket

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Jan. 10

Vinyl Nights: Mabis

Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines and order from our popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, crackers and more. Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 01/10/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Open Freestyle Skate

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

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-11:30am

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