Events For 05/02/2019

9-11:30am Thu. May. 2

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

9am-4pm Thu. May. 2

Spring Book Sale

Book Sale is sponsored by the Eau Claire School Library Friends. Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults, as well as, textbooks, professional resources and educational materials will be for sale. Elementary paperbacks will be 10 for $1. Friday only: Fill a bag of books for just $1.

Eau Claire Area School District 500 Main St., Eau Claire

9:15-11:15am Thu. May. 2

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

9:30-11am Thu. May. 2

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and banded, and meet some birds up close.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10-11am Thu. May. 2

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. May. 2

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll 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

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 2

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

Let’s cook together! You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks; $15 for drop-in

Age: 2-6 years

10:30am-noon Thu. May. 2

Gratefulness Gathering

A monthly program designed to cultivate grateful living. Held the first Thursday of each month. May's Theme: "The Great Fullness of Life." Registration not required.

The Healing Place of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital 2125 Heights Drive, first floor of Professional Plaza Building, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

12:30-2:30pm Thu. May. 2

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

A six week workshop that teaches strategies for taking better care of yourself while you are caring for a child- of any age- with special health or behavioral needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E,, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

2:30-3pm Thu. May. 2

Pop Up Science: Ready, Set, Fizz

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is ready, set, fizz!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. May. 2

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. May. 2

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

4-4:30pm Thu. May. 2

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

4-7pm Thu. May. 2

Chippewa Falls Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Open House

Learn about upcoming City projects, and provide input about needed improvements to the city's bicycle and pedestrian transportation systems.

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

Cost: FREE

4-7pm Thu. May. 2

Noon Kiwanis of Chippewa Falls 100th Anniversary

Join the Noon Kiwanis of Chippewa Falls to celebrate their 100th anniversary and reflect on their past, present and future. The longest running service organization in Chippewa Falls. Meet and greet from 4-5:30pm, presentation from 5:30-5:50pm, and a social from 5:50-7pm. Hors d'oevres from 4-6pm.

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center 1009 W. Park Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

5:30pm Thu. May. 2

Spring Hanging Basket Workshop

Personally design your very own hanging basket. Walk through the greenhouse to choose and pick out plants that will fit your specific sun needs and fill out your basket. Then you’ll get to plant your basket and take it home with you to enjoy all season long.

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

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 2

Wild Spring Edibles

Learn to identify, harvest and prepare wild morel mushrooms. Students will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. Learn about Oyster mushrooms and Pheasants Back mushrooms along with several edible spring plants.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. May. 2

Advance Your Asana: Yoga Wheel Workshop

This fun-filled workshop will explore creative ways to use the yoga wheel to enhance flexibility in hips and hamstrings, fully open the front of the body and expand the chest and heart, explore depth in supported asana using breath, and support the spine in backbends. Please bring your yoga wheel.

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

Cost: $20 (Discount for members)

Age: 16+

6-8pm Thu. May. 2

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+

6-8pm Thu. May. 2

The Late 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: 13+

6-8pm Thu. May. 2

Chinese Feminist Movement in China

A Chinese feminist activist will be visiting the UWEC campus. She started her activism work in LGBT movement and feminist movement in 2012. She will share her experiences on being an activist in China and how to support China’s activism while in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire-Schofield Hall 111 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. May. 2

Stout Game Expo 2019

The Stout Game Expo (SGX) invites you to play dozens of free games at the semi-annual gaming event. The games were created by freshmen, sophomores, juniors and senior students on a variety of platforms.

MSC Great Hall & Ballrooms 302 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. May. 2

Summer Survival Class with Essential Oils

Get ready for summer but leave the chemical based products behind this year! We will be teaching you about all the favorite essential oils to use in the summer. You’ll be able to make & take home your own family safe Summer Survival kit including “Seasonal Relief” roll on, “After Sun” spray, “Itch Stick” roll on & “Quit buggin’ me spray."

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

6:45pm Thu. May. 2

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. May. 2

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+

7-8pm Thu. May. 2

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Guests are always welcome, membership available.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for 1st time guests

Age: 16+

7-9pm Thu. May. 2

Bartlett & Way: The Great American Songbook

With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original. The duo approaches the repertoire with respect for tradition, coupled with a drive to innovate.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. May. 2

Insights on Art

Discuss "What is Good Art?" from various perspectives; the artist, the art-going public, the critic, the historian, and the gallery owner. Dick Milheiser is a retired art teacher and potter, and is a thoughtful and talented facilitator for a discussion like this.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

7-8pm Thu. May. 2

Aquatic Invasive Species in and Around the Chippewa Valley

Local experts will present on Aquatic Invasive Species in the Chippewa Valley region, covering threats to local water, species identification, importance of native species, and what citizens can do to prevent the spread of AIS throughout the state of Wisconsin. No registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. May. 2

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. May. 2

Chastity Brown

An artist who can plumb the depths of sadness in a single note, then release it in the very next breath, Chastity Brown melds folk, pop and soul.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 (Plus fees and taxes)

7:30pm Thu. May. 2

UWEC Artists Series: Poet Paul Tran

Tran is the poetry editor for The Offing, and has published work in Poetry, The New Yorker, Boston Review, among many others. Currently working on their first poetry collection, Tran examines intergenerational trauma, sexual violence, and the U.S. roles and policy in east Asia after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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

Cost: FREE

8pm Thu. May. 2

Minneapolis Takeover Comedy Show

Four amazing comics in one night. Devohn Bland, Madi Tentinger, Xochi De La Luna, and Comrade Tripp return to the stage at The Plus together for the second time. See some of the most exciting young voices in the Minneapolis comedy scene- free soda, rail drink, or domestic tap beer with every ticket.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

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

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. May. 2

Vinyl Nights: Mariah Kewin

Mariah Kewin is an Eau Claire native and currently studying at UWEC. She’s passionate about the arts and plans on working it into her career. She’s worked at Revival Records for the last three and a half years, causing for a massive overload of records in her collection.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREEa

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 05/02/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets