Events For 12/05/2019

Thu. Dec. 5

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+

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 5

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9am-noon Thu. Dec. 5

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

9:15-10:30am Thu. Dec. 5

Thursday Morning Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together. Registration suggested.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

10am-6pm Thu. Dec. 5

Community Book Sale at Memorial High School

The Teen Literacy Initiative student club is holding its annual book sale at Memorial High School's library. Help out local literacy programs while shopping for holiday gifts. Enter Door #4 off of Keith Street.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Dec. 5

The Architect: A Retrospective

A retrospective exhibit of the art, architecture and photography of internationally recognized architect Augusto Perez Palacios. Augusto's work was the subject of many books as was his friendship with the great mural painter of Mexico, Diego Rivera.

B-Framed Galleries 313 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Thu. Dec. 5

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Thu. Dec. 5

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

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

12:15-1:15pm Thu. Dec. 5

Raise Your Vibration - 4 Session Course

Keep your vibration levels lifted up by implementing the techniques you’ll learn in this course. If you are feeling down, in a funk, or just want to feel better, achieve your goals, and see life in a much more positive way, this class is for you.

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

Cost: $60 non-members; $30 members

1-7pm Thu. Dec. 5

5th Annual Christmas Craft Faire

This craft faire has grown in size and quality in the past few years. Fine art, crafts and more will be located on two floors of the Heyde Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

Art Show Open House Featuring Jim Backus and Kelly Speros

Discover the wonder of the elusive Spirit Bear and the majesty of the Great Bear Rain Forest of British Columbia through the audio/visual presentation of worldwide nature photographer, speaker, and author Jim Backus. Refreshments will be served.

Located Above Anytime FItness 2524 Golf Road 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

2pm Thu. Dec. 5

5th Annual Holiday Tea

A quintessentially English tradition. Enjoy delicious finger sandwiches accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse Catering Will be held in the holiday decorated auditorium, complimented by festive music from MJ Consort.

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

Cost: $20 person

4-5pm Thu. Dec. 5

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

4-7:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner

All you can eat Chicken Dinner the first Thursday of the month.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $13 Adults $11 Military, Senior and Student $6 kids 6-12 5 and under free

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. Dec. 5

Remembrance Ceremony & Love Lights Tree Lighting at HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital

Beautiful trees located throughout the hospital’s healing garden will shine brightly during the holiday season as a reminder of a special loved one. Participants can register a name online. Names received by the first week of December will be included in a special list in the Chippewa Herald.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per name; larger donations welcome

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Dec. 5

UWEC Contemporary Ensemble

UWEC's student Contemporary Ensemble will perform.

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Holiday Havok Tour: Through Fire

Ardent Entertainment presents the Holiday Havok tour, featuring Through Fire, a hard rock quartet out of Omaha, NE that fuses hard-hitting riffs, electronic provocations, and contagious melodies. Featuring special guests BRKN LOVE, Saul, and Dead Posey.

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

Cost: $25 advance, $30 day of (plus fees)

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

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+

6-10pm Thu. Dec. 5

Whiskey Club

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Little Dancing Stars - Fitness Dance Classes

Get up and get moving building strong muscles and bones, enjoying music song and dance. While following direction taking turns yet building their confidence. The classes are structured for the dancers to gain many uses threw their years of school events and more.

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

Cost: $36 each month

Age: Starting age 3 years and older

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

Christmas Carol SingaLong

Sing your heart out with friends and family at a community-wide singalong as members of the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus lead you through an evening of some of the most loved Christmas carols and our favorite songs of the season.

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

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

6:31-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

Financial Literacy

About this Event - Financial Literacy This event is open to all in the Greater Chippewa Valley! Note: The first 30 families to register with financial need for transportation to the event will receive a $5 gas gift card at the end of the…

Ojibwe Ballroom Room 330 - UWEC Davies Center 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6:45pm Thu. Dec. 5

Thursday Night: Open Jam

Join the Stone's Throw for local talent or take the stage yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

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. Dec. 5

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+

7-10pm Thu. Dec. 5

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+

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

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

7-9:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Clear Water Comedy's Stand Up Comedy Contest

Like stand up comedy? Thought about trying it? Compete in the 4th annual Clear Water Comedy stand-up comedy contest. 1st prize is a $100 cash prize, free pass to CWC shows in 2020, and a guest spot on a future CWC show. Registration begins at 7pm, doors at 8pm, show at 8:30pm.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 GA (includes a free tap, mixed rail, or soft drink)

Age: All Ages (Adults recommended)

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Hygge: A Fall Night of Coziness & Warmth

A night of discovering the Norwegian and Danish tradition of Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), a way to embrace coziness, candlelight, stillness, and downtime. Join Shelly Reynolds for a lovely introduction to this concept, incorporating it with tea, talk, and a gentle practice. Wear your cozy clothes.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/session

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Dj Trivia at the Pourhouse

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: Free

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Dj Trivia at Dean & Sue's

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 5

Author Visit with John Hildebrand

Join author John Hildebrand as he reads from his newest book, Long Way Round.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

Dj Trivia at the Sandbar

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 5

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: It's a Wonderful Life

A guardian angel shows up to save George Bailey - the quintessential everyman from the small town of Bedford Hills - from his despair on Christmas Eve. "It's a Wonderful Life" is the classic story that reminds us how important the love and support of family, friends, and community is.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $12 youth/student

7:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

Matt and Suzie K. & Friends Country Christmas Concert

Join Matt and Suzie along with their friends and family Kat and Ryan Sherman, John Kleven and Georgia and Macie Kendziera for this wonderful event.

Vino Cappuccino N5734 Hwy 12, Elk Mound

Cost: $20

Age: 18+

7:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 5

UWEC Opera Workshop

UWEC's student Opera Workshop will perform.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 5

Vinyl Nights: Drew Kaiser

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Sip craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Thu. Dec. 5

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+

9pm Thu. Dec. 5

Karaoke at Cowboy Jack's

Sing the night away at Cowboy Jack's every Thursday from 9-midnight for Karaoke night.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 12/05/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Junior Chefs

Every Thursday until Oct. 17, 6:15-7:15pm; Every Thursday until Dec. 12, 6:15-7:15pm

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

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