Events For 05/11/2019

Sat. May. 11

Mother's Day Celebration Weekend

Bring in Mom, Grandma and Aunt Bea to stroll through the boutique, greenhouse and grounds. Let them pick out something wonderful, then treat them to a great cup of coffee, lunch & a free chocolate at the Five & Two Café.

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

Sat. May. 11

Creative Economy Week

Creative Economy Week celebrates the blossoming creative economy movement in Wisconsin. In Eau Claire, we are fortunate to have a vibrant local creative economy. We all contribute to it, whether as producers or consumers. If you've ever…

Multiple Locations

7am-6pm Sat. May. 11

8th Annual Chippewa Valley Ribfest Competition

A gathering of grilling enthusiasts with the intentions of sharing their passion for the art of Big Green Egg cooking all while smoking out hunger in the Chippewa Valley. Event includes grilling contest, bouncy house, lunch for purchase, live music, beer tent, pop-up shops, and more.

Swimrite Pools and Spas 5705 State Road 93, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-7pm Sat. May. 11

Over The Edge

Join the Children's Dyslexia Center in going Over The Edge for a great cause. Participants will rappel off the Banbury Building in support of Dyslexia. Funds raised provide free tutoring for kids and free training for tutors across northwest WI.

Banbury Building Galloway St, Eau Claire

Cost: $85 to register

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Mother Junkers Sale

Multiple vendors selling vintage, shabby chic, farmhouse, repurposed and plain ol’ rusty junque at great prices. Held rain or shine. Natural Touch will be selling hanging baskets. Wood fired pizzas will be sold for Honduras Well Projects.

The Natural Touch Landscaping E9002 555th Avenue, Elk Mound

Cost: FREE to attend; cash or check only for Junk

8-11:45am Sat. May. 11

N7 Cafe Pop up

Katy - Nitro Coffee Queen, entrepreneur and all around lovely lady - will have her coffee and fun drink accessories for sale in the Pop Up Shop.

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

Cost: Coffee and accessories for sale a la carte

8am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

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

Age: All Ages

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

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

8:30am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Native Plant Sale

Shop the best selection of native plants while supporting Beaver Creek Reserve.Volunteers spend 100’s of hours growing a wide variety of native plants, grasses and shrubs as well as herbs and other garden favorites. Native plants are the perfect addition to any garden. Many attract pollinators or are host plants for butterflies.

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

8:30am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Bird Banders' Bake Sale

Shop a delicious bake sale, all supplied by volunteers and support the Beaver Creek Bird Banding program, the longest running citizen science project, contributing vital data to a national database.

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

9am-2:30pm Sat. May. 11

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if there is severe weather. Please bring a bag lunch.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-noon Sat. May. 11

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 Sat. May. 11

Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk

Be a part of this amazing culminating event where all GOTR girls complete a 5k run/walk through Carson Park. It's exciting, fun and inspiring. Family Fun starts 9am. Race begins at 10am. Enjoy happy hair, face painting, bling your bib, and more.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $25, $15 (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. May. 11

ABC's of Home Building Seminar

Thinking about building a new home? Join the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association to learn more about building your own home. Discuss the first steps, what to discuss with your lender, prequalifying and financing of your property, different ways to build your home & more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association - Board Room 4319 Jeffers Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person + FREE Ticket to the 2019 Parade of Homes

Age: 21+

9am-6pm Sat. May. 11

16th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $15 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

9:15-10am Sat. May. 11

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

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 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

10-11am Sat. May. 11

Low Carb Foods Tour

Take a guided tour around MMFC to learn about low carb foods and ingredients, with samples along the way.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 11

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. Join the Lakely for a farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm). From the kitchen they offer an array of midwestern and other brunch classics and morning cocktails.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. May. 11

Pop Up Science: Filtered Light

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 experimenting with filtered light.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 11

31st Annual Spring Sale and Open Studio

A sale of wood fired functional stoneware and porcelain by Willem Gebben and Oil paintings prints and drawings and collages by Hjordis Olson. Veiw the studios and the two chambered wood fired kiln.

Wood Fired Pottery N8751 county road A, Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-8pm Sat. May. 11

DIY Herbal Bath Soak

Choose your jar. Choose your salts - Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Pink Salt blends. Choose your herbs/flowers - Lavender buds, Chamomile, Calendula, Rose petals, Sage. Various essential oils to choose from. Make a blend unique to you.

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

Cost: $5-12

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. May. 11

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Dotters will 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

11am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that can empower you to become an advocate for a livable world. Thousands of volunteers speak powerfully to their elected officials, the news media and their local communities to help stabilize the climate and boost the economy with a carbon fee and dividend that is simple, fair and market friendly.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sat. May. 11

River Prairie Festival

The River Prairie festival celebrates everything to love about the Chippewa Valley. There will be a photography contest, children's entertainment, Mother's Day Market, exercise classes, educational sessions, kubb & cribbage tournaments, rubber ducky race, live music & dancing, food trucks, and singing competition.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-9pm Sat. May. 11

May Wine, Beer, and Spirit Pairing Event

Each ticket allows one person a special themed food and beverage pairing at each location in the Chippewa Valley Craft Beverage Trail experience. Check out the list of locations online where you can purchase your ticket in advance with a $5 discount.

Multiple Locations

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

11am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Strainer Paint Pouring

Paint pouring is back with a twist. Online registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

noon-1:30pm Sat. May. 11

Spring Wild Mushroom Class

Learn where to look for three choice wild mushrooms: Morels, Oyster Mushroom, and Chicken Of The Woods. Patrick will teach you how to harvest, prepare, and store your wild mushrooms, and will describe some poisonous mushrooms to avoid. Optional morel tasting included.

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

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. May. 11

Totes 4 Tatas

A designer purse bingo fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the mobile mammogram unit program at Marshfield Clinic! Follow the Facebook event for a sneak peek of the purses you can win!

Cubby's E4499 County Road C, Menomonie

Cost: $37.40

1-4pm Sat. May. 11

Needle Felt a Sloth

This class is for anyone with some previous experience in needle felting. Learn how to make this cute Sloth complete with bendable limbs. We will make a wire frame and needle felt our sloth around it with wool. All materials included. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 14+

1-4pm Sat. May. 11

Fun at the Farm

In honor of Mother’s Day weekend, come enjoy a Saturday afternoon at the farm. Children and parents can enjoy fun games, crafts, farm animal petting zoo (including baby lambs and Miniature Hereford calves), and a farm tour! Event will be from 1-4pm.

Sandy Acres 2435 50th Avenue, Elk Mound

Cost: $5 each (Children under 2 are FREE)

Age: All Ages Welcome

1pm Sat. May. 11

Eau Claire Bears Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Bears. Their primary home field is in Cinder City Park in Altoona, but confirm with their website schedule to see where upcoming games are being played.

Field Location Varies By Game

Age: All ages

1-4pm Sat. May. 11

Fersk Floral Pop-Up

Surprise mom with fresh florals from local designer Fersk Floral Artistry. Choose from a limited amount of pre-wrapped bouquets or begonias. Looking for a personal touch? Assemble your own bouquet from a full flower bar - handpicked for the mamas in your life.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. May. 11

Healing After Miscarriage

An afternoon workshop of healing through gentle movements, guided visualizations, mind-body connections, and sharing. Katie, your instructor, is a Reiki Master, Yoga Instructor and Physical Therapist who experienced months of anxiety and depression following her first miscarriage.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 11

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

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

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. May. 11

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 10 South Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Elsa Lee

In 2011 music brought Elsa to Minneapolis where she continued her education in performance, studio recording, and live sound. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Film Series: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life for 5 years, 8 months, and 12 days. She puts together team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, their target - a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: PG-13

2-5pm Sat. May. 11

Autumn Harvest Winery Outdoor Concerts

Autumn Harvest Winery hosts a wide array of local favorite and touring musicians at these summer concerts. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sat. May. 11

Invasives Cleanup Day at Boyd Nature Park

Two hours of removing invasive plants from a community nature preserve south of Lake Wissota. Bring your gloves and have fun pulling up garlic mustard or buckthorn. Learn how to identify these nasty invaders and how to remove them from your own property.

Boyd Nature Park Preserve 7780 185th St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3pm-2am Sat. May. 11

Adult Prom: The 80's!

Aa unique and exclusive overnight experience of food, music, camaraderie, and more. The Adult Prom, a salute to the bygone 1980s, will be chock-full of everything 80s prom related: think big hair, wild colors, balloons, and Dancing in the Dark to the music you know and love.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 21+

3pm Sat. May. 11

Book Reading: Dear Delia: The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young

Join author Micheal J. Larson for a book talk on the captivating letters of a Wisconsin soldier who served with the famous Iron Brigade during the Civil War. Captain Henry F. Young wrote 155 letters home to his wife Delia and his father-in-law, Jared Warner.

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

3pm Sat. May. 11

Chippewa Blueberry Ale Release Party

Join the release of this light summer ale with a subtle blueberry aroma and flavor. SmokeStream, an iconic modern day food truck, will be serving street food classics with a music-themed twist. The Past & The Present will perform from 6:30-9:30pm.

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

5-8pm Sat. May. 11

Sean Jordan at Together Farms Burger Nights

An acoustic and electric guitar player, singer and Berklee College of Music graduate. Sean performs an acoustic take on modern pop tunes.. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6pm Sat. May. 11

Northern Lights Cowboys Football Games

The Cowboys, who play their games at Carson Park Stadium, are part of the Northern Lights football league.

Carson Park - Football Stadium East Half Moon Drive, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

6:30-9:30pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Past & The Present

Performing a diverse mix of cover songs and original music inspired by classic rock of the 60s/70s and current alt/folk; an incandescent, mesmerizing, slightly psychedelic blend of catchy pop melodies and moody, modernized torch songs.

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

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

A Night in the Desert Belly Dance Show

Samsara's 11th annual belly dance show. This show features amazing talent from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Come and enjoy the exotic and elegant mysteries of belly dance. This show is a family friendly event.

Fall Creek Middle School 336 Hoover Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Spring Swing

Menomonie High School Jazz Bands and Alumni Band will be featured in a night of Jazz music and dancing. Doors open at 7pm, dance lessons at 7:15pm, featured bands from 8-10pm. Also included is a silent auction and decadent desserts.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $5 Students & Seniors, $8 Adults

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Corks & Caps

Supporting the Boys & Girls Club. Enjoy a night with fine wine, craft beer, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment. Travel back in time with 4 different themed lounges: 1920's Nightcap Lounge, 1940's Fireside Lounge, 1950's Fall Out Atomic Lounge, and 1960's & 70's Starlight Lounge.

HOM Furniture 2921 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 11

Book Launch Party - R.R. Campbell

Join Wisconsin author r. r. campbell for the launch of Mourning Dove, book two in his EMPATHY sci-fi saga. The evening will feature readings by the author, along with a book signing, sale, and raffle.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Flaming Doublewides

Serving up their signature swampy blend of blues, jazz, rock, soul, and funk favorites, the Flaming Doublewides return to the Acoustic with a few new tunes and lots of cowbell. Their usual swamp-o-rific set list, just a little softer.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Film Series: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life for 5 years, 8 months, and 12 days. She puts together team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, their target - a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: PG-13

7:30-10pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Opera: Don Giovanni

Considered one of the finest operas ever written, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of serial seducer Don Juan. Time is running out for notorious libertine Don Giovanni as his misdeeds are catching up with him, but he doesn’t know that yet. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for youth, $16 for UWEC faculty/staff/students, and starting at $16 for adults

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men has maintained a full schedule since 2002, averaging more than 200 shows a year

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: 2nd X-IT

A 5-piece rock cover band delivering a no-nonsense rock and roll journey through the 70s and 80s of hard and heavy classic rock. Bands commonly covered are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Guns & Roses, and more.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: 40 Fingers

The area's favorite dance band is back with your songs from the 60's on up to today. Enjoy a pizza and your preferred beverage, then hit the dance floor and shake your groove thang.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

9-11pm Sat. May. 11

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. May. 11

Live Music: The Big Deeks

Big Deeks play a variety of music from the 50s to now, including some country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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