Sat. Nov. 11

WWI and America: Exploring the Great War’s Impact on the Chippewa Valley

This year marks the centennial of U.S. entry into WWI. In the shadow of other 19th century conflicts, our memory of this war is fading. Explore the impact of “the war to end all wars” on the Chippewa Valley. A series of four programs will explore different aspects of this conflict and its impact on our community.

Various Eau Claire Locations

Cost: All events are FREE

7:45am-5pm Sat. Nov. 11

10th Annual Chippewa Valley Code Camp

Bringing together the brightest minds in West-Central Wisconsin to celebrate our shared passion for creating and developing software! Whether you sling C#, play with Python, rock Ruby, or love JavaScript or go nuts for Go, you’ll fit in great. All about building a community of developers who want to learn, grow and share what they know.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. Nov. 11

Winter Porch Pot Class

Adorn your front porch with a fresh evergreen winter porch pot. Porch pots are a blend of 7 different types of evergreens, dogwood and berries. The staff will help you create the perfect winter decoration for your front steps.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

10am-2pm Sat. Nov. 11

Waldemar Ager Association Open House

Ager Association members conduct tours in the house and provide background about Waldemar Ager. Owned by the Agers during the first half of the 20th century, the house is a meeting place for members and the general public and is now the repository of a fully catalogued library for research on Nordic languages, cultures, and history.

Ager House 514 W. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Sat. Nov. 11

“Spruce” Up your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers and design your own porch pot during the class. Let us help you transform your porch pots for this season.

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

Cost: Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

10am-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

Melnaturel Pop-Up Shop

Mel Wilson won the Red Letter Grant this past spring and we’re excited to showcase her natural skincare line at this one day only pop-up shop at Red’s. Melnaturel creates natural beauty + skincare products that you can feel good about using.

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

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. Nov. 11

Learn to Spin Yarn Class

Learn to spin yarn in this beginner class. Learn about the spinning wheel and how to turn roving and natural fibers into yarn. Wheels will be provided, but feel free to bring your own if you have one.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: 14+

11am Sat. Nov. 11

Burlap Pillow

Adults will decorate burlap and create a Thanksgiving throw pillow.

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

Cost: FREE

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 11

Citizen's Climate Lobby Monthly Meeting

Citizen's Climate Lobby is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that empowers people from all walks of life to become effective advocates for a livable world. Learn proven ways to speak effectively and powerfully about climate solutions to friends, neighbors, business leaders, and elected officials.

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

1-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

Learn to Curl

Try the Olympic Sport of curling. Classroom and on-ice instruction will be provided. No experience necessary. Dress in loose, comfortable layers. The temperature in the ice area is 40 degrees. Bring clean pair of athletic shoes to wear on ice. No boots or hard-soled shoes. All other equipment provided.

Eau Claire County Expo Center 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

1:30-4pm Sat. Nov. 11

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

2-3pm Sat. Nov. 11

Heritage Speaker Series: History of UW-Stout

The history of UW-Stout, from its founding to the modern age, will be discussed The Heritage Speaker Series, sponsored by the Dunn County Historical Society, will host Jerome Poling, author of “An Idea Comes of Age: UW-Stout, 1891-2016.” Poling is assistant director of University Communications.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum 1820 Wakanda St. NW, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Nov. 11

Game Design and Memory: Simulating the American WWI Experience

Game design expert Hans Kishel will provide an introduction to war-games and how their design incorporates historical research. Explore WWI war-games, including a prototype of a game, and learn about the game design process.

McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

2pm Sat. Nov. 11

“Spruce” Up your Porch Pot Workshop

Learn how to create unique containers for this Christmas season. Bring in your own containers and design your own porch pot during the class. Let us help you transform your porch pots for this season.

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

Cost: Cost: Build your own; only pay for what you take home

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Nov. 11

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $185, Community: $225

Age: Ages 16+

6:30-9pm Sat. Nov. 11

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages