Events For 03/30/2019

8-10am Sat. Mar. 30

Distance Running

All levels are welcome, but this class is specifically designed for anyone, at any level, interested in running a half or full marathon. Provides you with the training tools to help you on this 14-week journey. Attend either the Tuesday morning or evening lecture, and training runs are on Saturdays.

UWEC McPhee Strength & Performance Center 509 University Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30am Sat. Mar. 30

Beginning Bird Identification

You’ll discover the amazing diversity of birds that the Chippewa Valley has to offer. Each of the three field outings will focus on a separate bird population specific to the Chippewa Valley area: winter and permanent resident birds, migrant waterfowl, and summer resident songbirds.

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Hall 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $119

9am-noon Sat. Mar. 30

ACT Test Preparation

This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered. Plus, this year they’ve added a section on overall test preparation based on feedback from past participants.

University Of Wisconsin, Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-3pm Sat. Mar. 30

35th Annual Spring Craft Sale

The Chippewa Falls High School wrestling team will be hosting a Craft Fair 70+ vendors with many handmade/homemade items. There's something to buy for everyone on your list. Concessions and raffle baskets also available. Shop, have lunch, and win great prizes.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $1 Donation for entry

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Mar. 30

Lambing Time at Govin's Farm

Hold lambs, chicks, goats and piglets. With 100's of babies due, you might even be able to witness a birth of a farm baby. This is a great opportunity to learn about the farm and experience the farm animals. There is also face painting and pony rides to enjoy. Lunch & snacks available.

Govin's Farm N6134 670TH ST, Menomonie

Cost: $7.75 + tax

9am-3pm Sat. Mar. 30

Elk Mound Booster Club Annual Spring Craft Show

More than 120 crafters and vendors will fill the gymnasium and hallways. Free admission and free babysitting are always a part of these shows. Concessions are available. Proceeds go to support athletes in Elk Mound.

Elk Mound High School 405 University St, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Mar. 30

Run for Hope

A run/walk lead by three students at Chi-Hi who wish to end the suicide epidemic in the Chippewa Valley. Through HOSA, a club for Future Health Professionals, we decided to use a community awareness project to help prevent suicide.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 for community members, $20 for Chi-Hi students

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Mar. 30

Succulent Planter Workshop

The greenhouse staff will lead you in creating a beautiful succulent planter.

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

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

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 30

Drop Spindle Class

Learn to Spin yarn on a drop spindle. This class is for beginners. Make drop spindles that you can take home with you. Learn about the fibers used as well as the spindle itself. All materials included. Pick your merino wool and learn to spin and ply. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 16+

10am-1pm Sat. Mar. 30

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 30

Natural Care for Tick Bites

Explore options for holistic first aid care for tick bites. You have the option to purchase a “Tick Kit” with registration as well made by the instructor. Monarda Thrasher has studied and used herbal medicine for over a decade and studied with the premier mid-western Lyme herbalist, Carol Jacobs.

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

Cost: $10, $30 with Tick Kit

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 30

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. Mar. 30

Cardboard Construction

The Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 30

Pop Up Science: Mystery Sand

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is playing with mystery sand.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Mar. 30

Exploring the Blue Ethers: Kundalini Yoga Series

A multi dimensional journey through the different layers of the blue ethers. Learn what the "blue ethers" are and how these teachings and practices can benefit you here and now. Each week will include Kundalini kriyas and meditation so wear comfortable clothing that supports movement. 3-week series

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $79

10:15am Sat. Mar. 30

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Mar. 30

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. Mar. 30

Inga Witscher - Cooking Demonstration of Pavlovas

Join Inga Witscher for an educational and entertaining cooking demonstration. She will be demonstrating how to make a Pavlovas, a meringue-based dessert, crisp crust, and soft-light inside usually topped with fruit and whipped cream. Gather with us, Around the Farm Table.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

11am-1pm Sat. Mar. 30

Speed Oiling: Intro to Essential oils

A fun, fast paced learning event on essential oils. You’ve heard of them, you might’ve even tried them but you still aren’t confident in all the ways to use them. Come speed “date” each of the most popular essential oils to find your favorite(s). Door prizes, bonus swag bags with purchase

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

Cost: FREE

noon-2pm Sat. Mar. 30

Career Development Workshop

A free career coaching workshop for anyone seeking help in their career direction. Discover how you can find your life purpose, refresh your resume, develop skills to land the ultimate career job.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 30

Brewery Tour

Discover the flavors and tastes of Germany and the Czech Republic at Lazy Monk, Eau Claire’s oldest brewery. Enjoy a guided visit through the authentic Bier hall with memorabilia from Europe. Learn about the process and stages to brew amazing bier. Finish with a bier tasting of Lazy Monk’s popular brews.

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

Cost: $10/person

Age: 21+

1-4pm Sat. Mar. 30

Try it Lab

Do you like to make and invent things? Join an afternoon of hands-on engineering fun inspired by Andrea Beatty’s Questioneers series.

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

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 30

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Mar. 30

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

2-3:30pm Sat. Mar. 30

Hanging Charms Class

Craft a hanging charm inspired by Indigenous folks Dream Catchers and witchy talismans. Materials are included, but you are encouraged to bring bits of things like feathers, silver charms, old pendants, etc that are important or significant to you to imbue the hanging charm with your own personal magick.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

2-3pm Sat. Mar. 30

Heirloom Seeds to Grow

Volunteer Master gardener Andy Heren will help you get growing heirloom seeds. Learn gardening tips and plant seeds to take home at this free workshop. Pre-registration is required by calling the library at 715-286-2070 to ensure enough supplies for everyone.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Mar. 30

Mystic Bar Shooting for Children's Literacy

Mystic Bar Shooting for Children's Literacy "Dart Tournament" to support Chippewa Valley Gives Back Children's Literacy Initiative. Tournament details: Chicago Style (301/Cricket/501); Luck of the Draw (L.O.D.) Partners; Double Elimination.

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 (50% payout)

Age: 21+

4-6pm Sat. Mar. 30

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Mar. 30

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

An Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with covers they like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Mar. 30

Chippewa Figure Skating Club’s Spring Show

Chippewa Figure Skating Club’s annual Spring Show is the BIG event of the year. Over 50 families/coaches work together to create this fun family event.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $8, Student/Seniors $6

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 30

Existing by Isabella Cuomo with Freaque

Art opening of portrait series by Isabella Cuomo. Accompanied by live music by Gabriel Rodreick of Freaque.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 cover

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 30

MacDowell Male Chorus 85th Anniversary Tour

MacDowell Male Chorus singing their greatest hits over 85 years. Appleton-based chorus of 4 part male voices singing hymns, broadway, and classics. Beautiful sound from one of the few remaining all-men's choruses left in the country.

Paradise Shores 26364 CTH M, Holcombe

Cost: $15 tickets

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Mar. 30

Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical

The Wayward Players celebrate the 150th anniversary of Chippewa Falls's founding. There were daunting challenges to be met: a major flood, a massive log jam, a devastating downtown fire, and a logging war with a rival lumber company. The city founders were resourceful, brave and hard-working, but who knew they sang so well? Dinner begins at 6:30pm.

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

Cost: Show Tickets: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth Dinner Show Tickets: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. Mar. 30

Live Music: joe g

joe g combines Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. His originals focus on everything from love to pain, joy to sadness.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. Mar. 30

Live Music: Virginia Steel

The Virginia Steel play covers of classic hits.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

8pm Sat. Mar. 30

Live Music by JFT Party Band

JFT Party Band performs your favorite classic rock music with a massive amount of fun injected. Audience selects the music to be performed. Every show is different. U2, Rolling Stones, REM, Neil Diamond, John Mellencamp, CCR, Billy Idol, Black Crows, Deep Purple, Tom Petty, Cheap Trick and more.

Linda & Dan's T&C Roundabout 8685 Hwy 124, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-10pm Sat. Mar. 30

Downtown Classics: Forrest Gump

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Forrest Gump at downtown Micon Cinemas with two special screenings.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

8:30pm Sat. Mar. 30

Late Night Jazz: Sue Orfield

Sue Orfield has been playing the saxophone for close to 40 years, with the last 10 or so right here in the Chippewa Valley. Her playing is informed by blues, joy, bluegrass, sadness, jazz, crazy, rock, and everything else she’s ever heard.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30pm Sat. Mar. 30

Moon Ruin + sloslylove + Two Castles + Lady

A night of smooth chills, electronic music, dance beats, and lo-fi experimental synthpop. Hosted by Converge Radio 99.9 FM.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Mar. 30

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 03/30/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Serious Circuits

Every Tuesday, Saturday until Dec. 26, 9-9:30am; Every Saturday until Mar. 30, 9-9:30am;

Events with Tickets