Events For 11/09/2019

8am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Eau Claire's 31st Annual Hmong New Year

Immerse yourself in authentic Hmong culture through couples "ball toss", performing arts, vendors, and of course plenty of food. Dress code is semi-formal and traditional attire is highly recommended.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4 GA

8:30am-1:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Ice Age Trail Hike: Chippewa Moraine Segment

Meet for breakfast at the Farm House Cafe in Bloomer then head for the Chippewa Moraine segment of the Ice Age Trail for a 4-7 mile hike in the late autumn woods.

Farmhouse Cafe 1205 15th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

4th Annual Eau Claire Global Market

Fair trade handcrafted products and food items from more than 40 countries, promoting sustainable livelihoods and community development. Food and beverages representing our global community will also be available.

First Congregational UCC 310 Broadway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

9-11am Sat. Nov. 9

Family Literacy Event

Highlighting the books of Eric Carle such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’, ‘The Grouchy Ladybug’, and more. Literacy-based activities for children of infant-8 years old. Book giveaways, storytimes, snacks, and local literacy resources.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 9

Christmas in the Northwoods Craft and Bake Sale

Basket Raffle, Full Lunch Menu, Huge Bake Sale, Over 60 different vendors with a variety of handmade crafts.

Northwoods Elementary School 3600 Northwoods Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: $2 per person (children 12 and under are free)

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 9

Dodge for a Cause! Dodgeball Fundraiser

The Dodge for a Cause Dodge Ball Tournament brings teams together to compete in a single-day event to establish bragging rights, in a fun, team building event benefiting the Chippewa Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Wagner's Lanes 2159 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $250 for a team of 6 (+4 alternates)

Age: 18+

9am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pine Harbor Studio Holiday Open House

Pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps and many other handcrafted items created by local Chippewa Valley artists.

Pine Harbor Studio 7157 185th St., Chippewa Falls

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 9

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15-9:45am Sat. Nov. 9

Meditation Free Group Session

There are so many incredible physical and mental health benefits of meditation. If you are new to meditation and want to get some pointers, or if you are a seasoned “professional” and want to bask in the glow of other like-minded creatures, come to this always free session.

Inner Peace University 505 S. Dewey St., Suite 108, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:15am Sat. Nov. 9

Saturday Morning Playgroup at FRC

Play 'N' Learn family playgropus are a free, fun, interactive experience that children and their parents or other caregivers can enjoy together. Saturday morning playgroups are held the second Saturday each month. Space is limited.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10am Sat. Nov. 9

Winter Porch Pot Classes

Adorn your front porch with a fresh evergreen winter porch pot.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Valley Art Gallery Open House

Get an early start on your holiday shopping with unique one of a kind gifts while enjoying an afternoon of artistic activities. Children and adults will be engaged in face painting, journal making and creative make and take gems. Beverages and fall treats will be available all day.

Valley Art Gallery 304 North Bridge Street ., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

Ski Swap

Bring in your unwanted skis, snowshoes, or snowboard gear, and Spring Street Sports will sell it the day of the swap. Get cash for your gear or buy yourself gear, with 15% of all sales going to the EC Ski Striders for trail development in the Chippewa Valley.

Spring Street Sports 12 W. Spring St., Chippewa Falls

10-11am Sat. Nov. 9

Art that Heals

Each time the class meets, participants will incorporate a different methodology to explore self awareness, including: mandalas, abstract expressionism, ancient symbols, and short story writing.

Inner Peace University 505 S. Dewey St., Suite 108, Eau Claire

Cost: $10; or free with membership

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Autumn Psychic & Wellness Fair

Join Psychic Judy Meinen and dozens of other readers, healers, and vendors at our annual event. Presentations throughout the day.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Nov. 9

Spruce Up Your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers, or purchase one at Down to Earth, and design your own porch pot during the class. Register online or by phone.

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

Cost: Pay for what you make

10am-1pm Sat. Nov. 9

Weekend Brunch: Brady Didion

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Didion. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics. From the bar pick from a variety of classic and original morning drinks.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Sat. Nov. 9

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. Nov. 9

Story Time at Dotters Books

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

10:30am Sat. Nov. 9

Giant Games Week

Try your hand at giant-sized family games, available on a drop-in basis all week.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am Sat. Nov. 9

Cuentos: Tales From the Latino World

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. Funny, touching, and exciting storytelling for the whole family, Cuentos is a great introduction to the marvelous world of Latinx literature and culture.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 Adults; $10 for children under 12

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 9

Toddler- Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning. The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively. For Ages 5 and under with a participating adult.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center 320 Putnam St Ste 123, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with parent

11am-2pm Sat. Nov. 9

Chicken BBQ for Feed My People Food Bank

Fresh cooked grilled chicken meal with coleslaw, and a choice of potato salad or chips for $8 and the option of a new teavana drink or water for an additional $2. Drive thru or sit down. Proceeds benefit Feed My People Food Bank.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall 2233 Birch St, Eau Claire

Cost: $8-10

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 9

Learn to Knit Socks

Instructor Cindi Moist will lead intermediate to experienced knitters through a pair of magic loop socks. This is a 3-part class. Materials Not Included. Pre-Registration is required. Seats are limited.

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

Cost: $25

Age: ages 15+

11am-5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Fiber Trunk Show and Spinning Demos

Lisa Murray will bring her one of a kind fiber creations and wearable art to our shop. Watch yarn spinning demonstrations as she creates the most beautiful art yarn.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Sat. Nov. 9

Fall Bazaar at Brewing Projekt

Shop a collective of nine local shops, artists & makers to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping or just to treat yo self. Grab one of the Brewing Projekt’s signature taps and make an afternoon of it.

The Brewing Projekt 1807 N Oxford Ave, Eau Claire

1pm Sat. Nov. 9

Cribbage Tournament

Sign up starts at 11am. Game starts at 1pm. Best 2 out of 3 will advance to a single elimination tournament. With prizes for 1st - 4th place winners.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

1-2pm Sat. Nov. 9

Author and Photographer, Bruce Siebold

“Seasons on Eighty Acres” provides a compendium of Siebold’s favorite nature photos taken over these many years. This beautifully printed coffee-table style book includes original poetry, stories of the land and shares the author’s passion for celebrating and protecting the land for future generations.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: Free, Books will be available for purchase

1-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pen & Paper with a Pro Day

The library will host gaming events each day from Nov. 4 -9 in celebration of International Games Week. On Saturday, enjoy simple pen and paper role-playing with volunteer expert Dungeon Master Mike.

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

Cost: FREE

1:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Memorial High School Theater: Shrek the Musical

Based on the hit 2001 animated film, Shrek the musical is the story of a hulking green ogre with a sour attitude on a quest to get his home back by rescuing a princess.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for ECASD students

2-3pm Sat. Nov. 9

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald: The Ship, the Storm, and the Song

Steve Ackerman, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences, an expert in the area of satellite meteorology, a field largely invented at UW–Madison. He is well known as an accomplished researcher, teacher and communicator of the science of weather and climate.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-9pm Sat. Nov. 9

3rd Annual Eau Claire World Film Festival

Bringing more of the best documentaries, feature films, shorts & animated films from around the world. Schedule on their website.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 for friday, $15 for saturday, or $25 for both days

2-4pm Sat. Nov. 9

Intro to Go

The library will host gaming events each day from Nov. 4-9 in celebration of International Games Week. On Saturday, drop in to play or learn to play Go, an ancient abstract strategy board game.

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

Cost: FREE

2-3pm Sat. Nov. 9

Spruce Up Your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers, or purchase one at Down to Earth, and design your own porch pot during the class. Register online or by phone.

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

Cost: Pay for what you make

4-5:15pm Sat. Nov. 9

Poems and Songs for Earth

Jan Carroll and Lee Mynett will present poems and songs on Earth and environmental issues.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 donation at the door

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. Nov. 9

Spirits in the Night Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Sampling of fine wines, beers and bloody mary mixes. Includes appetizers, desserts and raffles. Ridgeland Area Library Fundraiser.

Ridgeland Community Center 200 Diamond Street, Ridgeland

Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Age: 21+

5pm Sat. Nov. 9

Fairest's Grand Gala

3 finalists compete to become the fairest of the fair. Doors open at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm with the coronation program to follow. Door prizes, raffles, and a live auction. Tickets are $25/person which includes a full meal, and dessert. Cash bar available.

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

Cost: $25

5:30-10pm Sat. Nov. 9

Deuces: Wild Dueling Pianos For Tornado Relief

A night of great entertainment in the Loopy Dome to help support The Town of Wheaton Fire Department and Tornado Relief. Tickets include dinner, one drink ticket, and the show. Get your friends together and get a table for this fantastic show and cause.

Loopy's Grill and Saloon 10691 Business 29, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $42 GA

7-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Pat Donohue and the Prairie All Stars

An all-star night of music with Pat Donohue, Richard Kriehn, Gary Raynor, Dan Newton, and Peter Johnson. This stellar group of musicians, all former members of the Guys All-Star Shoe Band, play rock-a-billy to blues to folk and give the audience a great night of music and fun.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: Reserved $20, $23 At the Door (only until Sold Out)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 9

Live Music: We Are The Willows (solo)

An orchestral indie band from South Minneapolis. With songs drawing from family history, mental health, and existentialism, Peter’s unique counter tenor floats over strummed and plucked guitar strings to create moments of contemplation and wonder.

Brewery Nonic 621 4th St. W, Menomonie

7pm Sat. Nov. 9

Belly Blast Belly Dance

Warm your heart and bellies throughout the night at the Spirit-Heart Belly Blast belly dance show. From swords to baskets to drumming to zaghareets, the night will be full of fantastic music and heartfelt dancing.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Sat. Nov. 9

Hairica 2019: Elements

An evening of hair, gourmet food & drinks, all to support a great cause. Get dressed up for a 40s & 50s rockabilly-inspired pin-up runway show featuring 30 models, silent auction, music, and fun. Benefits the Disabled American Veterans (DAV).

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 advance, $40 at the door

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 9

Disney's "The Little Mermaid" FCHS

Based on the wildly popular animated film, Disney's "The Little Mermaid" brings all of your favorite characters to life.

Fall Creek High School 336 E. Hoover Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adult, $5 Student/Senior Citizen, $1 Children 5 and under

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Nov. 9

Kelsey Miles LIVE

Miles is one of Wisconsin's newest and hottest high-energy rock, blues, and soul performers. 2019 Best of Madison Blues singer and singer-songwriter.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Stefan Geisinger Band

The Stefan Geisinger Band plays some original tunes along with recognizable covers from blues guitar greats like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Hendrix, Howling Wolf, and many more.

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

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $7 youth

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

Join these madcap men in tights as they weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild and memorable ride that leaves audiences breathless and helpless with laughter.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

The uproarious story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they have just shot an angel. Chased by tabloid journalist, the play hilariously interweaves a love story, a sibling rivalry, the media, and cultural stereotypes.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $12 youth/student

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Stout Theatre: The Elephant Man

Inspired by life of John Merrick, a story of transcending humiliation with dignity and compassion.

Harvey Hall Theatre 3rd Street East, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: $15 GA, $12 for ages twelve and under

Age: 13+

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

Menomonie High School presents "Badger"

In 1944, at the height of WWII, five women form an unlikely bond working together at Badger Ordnance Works near Baraboo. They represent more than 5 million women who overcame disadvantages and hardships to help their nation win a crucial war as part of the "Greatest Generation".

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

Cost: $5 GA, $3 Seniors and Students to Grade 12

Age: Not suitable for small children

8pm Sat. Nov. 9

Live Music: Howard Luedtke & Blue Max

A Western Wisconsin rock blues band, that performs all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. Many who have seen Howard and Blue Max have become fans of Howard’s talented slide guitar playing and the band’s rockin’ electric blues sound.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8pm Sat. Nov. 9

Live Music: Last Open Road

LOR is a 4-piece band playing rock/blues music from the 60's forward. Together for a decade, expect a tight sound of unique tunes suited for the dancing or listening crowd.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

8pm Sat. Nov. 9

Live Music: Uncommon Denominator

An Eau-Claire based cover band that plays nothing but the classics. From today’s hits to funky tunes of the past, they bring together an entertaining musical experience.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Nov. 9

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

9pm-2am Sat. Nov. 9

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm Sat. Nov. 9

Cowboy Jack's After Dark

Dance the night away every Saturday night at Cowboy Jack's! Live DJ, dancing, karaoke, and happy hour all begin at 10pm.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 11/09/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

ACT Prep

Every Saturday until Nov. 16, 9am-noon

Kids Make Music

Every Thursday 10:30-11:15am Saturday 9:15-10am until Dec. 19