Events For 2/22/2018

Thu. Feb. 22

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent, Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30am-3:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Excel Intermediate

In this hands-on, instructor led class you will learn to use this powerful tool quickly and effortlessly to create the most challenging spreadsheets. Develop skills to use an automated procedure or macros, build formulas quickly and accurately, define the all-important functions and what each does.

CVTC Applied Technology Center, Room 204A 2322 Alpine Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $124

Age: Adults

8:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

8:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $40, Community: $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9:15-10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

Gentle Yoga

Movement for the body, training for the mind, sanctuary for the soul.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10, drop-in

9:15-10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

Yoga for Spiritual Transformation

Sanctuary for the soul, mindful movement for the body, and focused attention for the mind. Relaxing into our true nature and creating personal strength brings forth love and compassion for ourselves and others. Gentle, intelligent yoga to support your personal transformation.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop-in

Age: All Ages

9:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

Stand in the Light Choir Rehearsals

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Age: Adults

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 22

Mini Makers: Bracelets and Necklaces

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's activity is designing and creating bracelets and necklaces.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 6-18 months

noon-6pm Thu. Feb. 22

200 Main Gallery - Patricia Mayhew Hamm and Christy Skuban

An accomplished painter, with a wide and extraordinary body of work. She explores more mixed media techniques than anyone in our region. Her unique works go perfectly with Christy Skuban, who has always enjoyed exploring new mediums to express herself on an artistic level. Her colorful work includes felt making and construction of mixed media wall hangings and sculpture.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

noon-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy four spacious rooms of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3pm Thu. Feb. 22

Hanging Basket Workshop

Break away from winter and come plant your very own custom hanging basket in the greenhouse. Plant baby plants in your hanging basket. Then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy.

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

Cost: $50/basket

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 22

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Painting & Popcorn: Bunny Silhouette

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy. Online registration is required.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

The 10th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards

An evening of food, drink, awards, and celebration. Gather the Downtown community to highlight and cheer those that did it best in 2017. Voting categories include: Best Business, Best Event, Best New Business, Best New Renovation, and Best New Development.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 22

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Lenten Yoga and Prayer

Take advantage of an opportunity to find connection, contemplation and self-care during Lent. Combining prayer, tension release, foundational strength building, contemplation and group connection guided by Lynn Buske of BaredFeet, Co. Walk the Labyrinth. All levels welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 16+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Panels and Frames

Join us for our monthly Anime and Manga Moot bookclub-ish thing! For anime, we'll be talking about Last Exile (full 26-episode series). And for manga, it's Spirit Circle (Vol. 1) and Kiniro Mosaic (Vol. 2).

Books a Million 4030 Commonwealth Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

K Point Beer Dinner

K-Point will host its second beer dinner in the taproom. You can expect a multi-course meal with beer pairings. More details will unfold closer to the event.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets available online

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Wisconsin Foodie Viewing Party

Together Farms invites you to join them for a FREE viewing party at Dive Bar to watch the show and celebrate. There will be a burger slider bar, meat raffles, a cash bar, drawings, and much more. Support your local farm and enjoy a great night out.

Dive Bar 333 Gibson Street (Inside the Lismore Hotel), Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Winter After Hours 2018

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a firepit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and skate rentals will be available during the special event only. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Pinehurst this season!

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Blue Ox Group Run/Walk

Enjoy a night with runners & walkers of all abilities as you traverse the beautiful downtown area along the river on a group run ranging from ~3.5 to 6 miles. Special events held about once per month with the weekly Thursday group-runs. See website for more details on the calendar.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 22

KettleBell AMPD

This is a 45 minute class choreographed to music using a 10lbs kettlebell.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

6:45-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Eau Claire Jazz Jam

A monthly, guided jam session led by one of Eau Claire’s top jazz musicians, Paul Brandt. Students of all abilities are welcome to attend and participate. Get your musical questions answered, make new friends, and taking your playing to the next level.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, free for ECMS students

Age: 13+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

Live Music at the Acoustic Cafe: The Sixes

A special release show. The Sixes will be releasing a two song digital EP and celebrating with a show in downtown Eau Claire. Album is soon to follow.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

Meditation and Chanting Group

Aaron Holm, Facilitator. Come experience chanting and meditation in a relaxed setting, beginners welcome.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

7-11pm Thu. Feb. 22

Manifest Open Mic at the Stones Throw

Sign-up at 7pm. Host band at 7:30pm. Each band/performer will get 20 minutes or 5 sings (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). Bring instruments, amps, power supplies, and instrument cables.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

ABV Beer Club: Get Bent! (Paddle)

One of the most exciting (and northernmost) breweries in the Upper Midwest over the past decade, Bent Paddle only recently made its way across the Cheddar Curtain to become available here in Wisconsin. Patrick Johnston from BP will be on-hand to sample out a wide variety of the brewery’s offerings.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15/person

8-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

Improv: The Backwards Thinkers Society

The Backwards Thinkers Society is a college Improv theater group at the UW-Eau Claire that likes long walks on the beach, dinosaurs, shenanigans, and you. No scripts, no preparation, no cares in the world. Just laughs and a bunch of people having a good time.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

8-9pm Thu. Feb. 22

Backwards Thinkers Society Show

Backwards Thinkers Society is a college Improv theater group at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. No scripts, no preparation, no cares in the world. Just laughs and a bunch of people having a good time. They like long walks on the beach, dinosaurs, shenanigans, and you.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

8:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Shelly Paul

Shelly Paul's comedy is incredibly personal, bitingly poignant and just a little bit absurd. She’s not afraid to be vulnerable and honest on stage, which might make you leave her shows feeling that somehow you’ve known her your whole life. Has opened for top acts, and won a handful of Minneapolis comedy contests.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 with valid student ID, includes free soda/rail drink/dome

Age: All Ages (18+ Recommended)

Ongoing Events For 2/22/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc