Events For 11/23/2019

Sat. Nov. 23

Letters to Santa

Children ages 3 and up may drop a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 22 through December 6 in Youth Services. Children will receive responses between December 16 and 21.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

8-9am Sat. Nov. 23

Yoga Vinyasa for All Levels

Vinyasa Yoga means to arrange something in a special way. Each lesson weaves yoga poses with mindful breathing to leave you feeling rejuvenated and relaxed to take on whatever the world presents. These classes are meant for small groups, with a cap of 6 yogis attending.

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

Cost: $10; Free with Membership

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Halmstad Fall Market Place

Annual Craft and Vendor show with silent auction, and bake sale. This event benefits the elementary school, and the bake sale is put on by our local girl troop.

Halmstad Elementary School 565 E. South Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

6th Annual Altoona athletic Boosters Craft & Vendor Fair

Some of the 50+ Crafters and vendors include Scentcy, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Tasetfully Simple, LipSense, Operations scrap, Clever Container, Color Street and 31 bags. There is also Justorian Alpacas, barn Board Creations and Me& You Creations. Concessions, raffles, & bake sale.

Altoona High School - Auditorium 711 7th St West, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Eau Claire County Humane Association's Holiday Craft & Bake Sale

Baked goods, handcrafted holiday and pet themed items. In addition to our new and gently used holiday & pet decor, supplies, costumes, treats + much more. On Saturday visit Santa's Club House from 11am - 1 pm. Bring your kids and pets to take pictures with Santa & his elves.

Hickory Hills Golf Course E4080 Hickory Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Nov. 23

A Very Vintage Christmas

Calling all antiquers, shopaholics, junkers, and flea market lovers. A shopping event filled with vintage, antique, and farmhouse home decor.

The Legacy Market 3029 N. Hastings Way, Eau Claire

9am-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

35th Annual Craft Show

Over 80 Exhibitors. Homemade Concessions. Sponsored by McDonell Music Boosters.

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

Cost: $2

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Nov. 23

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

9am-1pm Sat. Nov. 23

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:15-9:45am Sat. Nov. 23

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

10am Sat. Nov. 23

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-noon Sat. Nov. 23

Reiki Share

Reiki-attuned & non-attuned folk are both welcome to join this Saturday morning group. Free Chakra-balancing tea samples brewed for attendees, hand-blended by our shop herbalist, River Prairie Apothecary.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

10am-noon Sat. Nov. 23

Holiday Crafting for Kids

Using a variety of materials including natural and /or recycled items, children will make simple ornaments and decorations for the upcoming holidays. Activities are suitable for school-age children. Pre-schoolers need an accompanying adult. Register by Nov. 19.

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

Cost: Friends Child $6, Nonmember Child $8

Age: Ages 3 - 12

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 23

3rd Annual UWEC GeekCon

Aa celebration of talents, hobbies, and passions, including everything from legos to essential oils, music to video games, and comic books to knitting. 50+ vendors, and 15+ panelists.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA or two non-perishable food items; FREE to UWEC faculty/staff

10am-5pm Sat. Nov. 23

20th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Fair

Work of 50+ regional artisans will be featured. The juried art fair includes paintings, pottery, jewelry, authors, food, fiber art and much more. The event features live music, wine tastings from the River Bend Winery, soups from the Acoustic Café, and opportunities to meet with Santa.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Nov. 23

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

10-11am Sat. Nov. 23

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. 23

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

10am-2pm Sat. Nov. 23

Endle Home Pop.Up Shop

Spreading knives, cutting boards, soap dishes + more - all handcrafted in Eau Claire by Nick Endle, the maker who created Endle Home Goods. Nick will be showcasing more than his usual wares at Red's. Find perfect gifts for your parents, in-laws or those hard to buy for gifts.

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

10am-4pm Sat. Nov. 23

Hunting Widow Expo

A fun, female-centered event hosted at Carlson Chiropractic Clinic. Shop women-owned businesses, relax, mingle, win raffle prizes, enjoy refreshments, and more. Essential Oil Q&A with Dr. Julia and FREE Nervous System Scans. Admission is a donation to The Sojourner House.

Carlson Chiropractic Clinic 3119 Golf Road, Ste 103, Eau Claire

Cost: Donation

Age: 18+

10:15-10:35am Sat. Nov. 23

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. 23

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

11am-12:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Spruce Top Planter Workshop

Worried that your front porch will be looking a little bare this winter? Dress it up with a spruce top planter that you made alongside your friends. Complete it with decorative bows, berries, baubles and pine cones for that festive look.

Lakeview Floral 1802A Stout Rd., Menomonie

Cost: $45.95 with Optional Upgrades at Cost

Age: 21+

11-11:45am Sat. Nov. 23

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-1:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Saturday Morning Acoustic - Cap'n Seabird

Singer-Songwriter Bob Cap'n Seabird makes a stop at Caffe Tempo's Saturday Morning Acoustic Series.

Caffe Tempo 2530 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-12:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Pelvis & SI Joint Flexibility, Mobility & Stability

In this workshop, focus the intricacies of your pelvis and SI joints to develop the fine balance of strength and stability necessary to stabilize and move these structures properly.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for members; $20 for non-members

Age: 18+

noon-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Tinsel and Tidings

Stroll through beautiful Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. Silent auctions and raffles for trees, and gift baskets. Hot chocolate bar, cookie decorating, ornament making, meet and greet Mr. and Mrs. Claus as well as live music.

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sat. Nov. 23

21st Annual Friends of the Symphony Christmas Stroll

Tour 8 lovely homes decorated for the holidays and enjoy music by symphony musicians. Benefiting the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra. Tickets available at Avalon Floral, Brent Douglas Flowers, Festival Foods and Willow on Water.

Multiple Locations, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

noon-8pm Sat. Nov. 23

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

1pm Sat. Nov. 23

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

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

Paganism 101: A Year & A Day Exploration

Want to learn more about Paganism, Witchcraft, and the Metaphysical, in general? This is the class you've been waiting for. Each month will cover a different topic. You will buy a workbook at the first class that will be your reference guide, teaching tool, and journal for this year-and-a-day process.

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

Cost: $18 first class/$8 each class after

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Nov. 23

7-Day Video Project Screening

A screening of films entered into a contest where participants created short films in the 7-day span leading up to the screening. Awards ceremony and refreshments will follow the screening.

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

1-4pm Sat. Nov. 23

Gifts of the Earth: Herbal Make and Take Event

This event is an opportunity to create a heartfelt and practical herbal gifts for the holidays, or other occasions. Nourish another person by crafting something special for them from the Earth! Each person registered will choose 6 Herbal Gifts to make and more for an extra fee.

Bushel and a Peck Market 18444 Co. Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $79

Age: 18+

2-3pm Sat. Nov. 23

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

5-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Fall Feast Buffet by the lake

Enjoy a buffet feast before Thanksgiving - who wants to do a bunch of cooking the weekend before the big day anyways? Menu focuses on fall flavors and does NOT feature turkey or anything you'll be getting later. Call for details.

Paradise Shores 26364 CTH M, Holcombe

Cost: $18

Age: All Ages

5-11pm Sat. Nov. 23

William Michael Morgan & Clare Dunn

All sales are final, no large bags, all bags are subject to search, no weapons, no carry-ins, all tickets increase Oct 28, Nov 13, and day of ($10 total). Doors at 5pm. Platinum price includes three drinks, appetizer buffet and rooftop access.

The Complexx at Wagner's Lanes 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $29 GA, $49 VIP, $59 Party Pit, $89 Platinum

Age: 21+

6pm Sat. Nov. 23

Eaux Claires Hiver

An immersive weekend of performance and improvisation featuring an eclectic blend of artists including Ani DiFranco, Pieta Brown, Jon Hopkins, Aaron Dessner, Justin Vernon, William Brittelle, and others (complete list below) presented via three distinct events.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $80

6:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Could You Survive a Dystopia? Teen Late Night

You've read about dystopian worlds, but have you ever wondered how you would manage? Test your "survival" skills as you go through special teen late night challenges, and find out whether you'd make it to the end. Registration and parent permission slip required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Art Opening at Raw Deal

Opening night for the November art exhibit at the Raw Deal. Recent paintings by Lori Mirmesdagh and works by Peter Tuvnes. Music by Josh Nielsen of KIZIK an original rock/folk band from Oregon. New songs and experimental material.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Nov. 23

Live Music: Past & The Present

Performs an eclectic mix of covers from the 1960s to the present, as well as melodic, moody originals, including songs from their forthcoming CD. Larry Past - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals; Chris Andresen - Bass; Eric C. Thompson - Synth/Percussion; Anastasia Vishnevsky - Guitar/Vocals.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Red 5 Featuring Bassist Chris Bates

This outstanding seven member lineup allows Chris’ composing to expand into lush orchestral territories, while retaining its solid groove-based foundation. A night of harmonic and textural music.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Nov. 23

Irish Jam Session

Think Ireland, going to a pub for a pint with your fam, and seeing agroup of musicians congregated at a certain few tables. Fiddles, drums, whistles, banjo, all enjoying sets of music between sips of amazing bier. An informal jam session that will keep you entertained and having fun.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Nov. 23

Mark Croft LIVE

Mark Croft is an award-winning singer/songwriter and acoustic guitarist who has always been unafraid to break the genre barriers. His booming baritone vocals, finely crafted songs, and ability to navigate his six-string with superiority, has garnered him praise as the a classic triple-threat.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Sat. Nov. 23

Come Through: Tu Dance and Bon Iver

Contemporary dance troupe TU Dance, known for navigating complex themes of social change and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon come together in an unprecedented collaboration of local powerhouses.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $42.50

8-10pm Sat. Nov. 23

Downtown Classics: Uncle Buck

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Uncle Buck at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Cinema with an 8pm showing. Tickets on sale now.

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

Cost: $4

8pm Sat. Nov. 23

Live Music: Stumpt + Fm Down + Giants of Midgard + The Hartless

Stumpt is a mix of rock, punk rock, and stoner Rock. FM Down is Loud, unabashed rock and roll. Pure and simple. Giants of Midgard hale from the beak of the Blue Goosel; they turn thunder and lightning into music. Hartless combines old school metal, soul and modern rock, then add a female lead.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

8pm Sat. Nov. 23

Throttle Clan Toy Drive

Throttle Clan is throwing a toy drive to help families in the local area. All toys and proceeds will go to Beacon house.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 or a new toy of equal or greater value

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Sat. Nov. 23

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. 23

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 11/23/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Kids Make Music

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