Wed. Nov. 15

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

4-7pm Wed. Nov. 15

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

6-8:30pm Wed. Nov. 15

Wearable Art

A 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your wearable art home at the end of the night.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35/person

6-7pm Wed. Nov. 15

Succulent Planter Workshop

Create your very own succulent garden with the help of our dear friend Amy Schmitz. She will teach you how to arrange and care for your cute little succulents and you'll walk away with a garden you can call your own.

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

Cost: $20 (Additional planters for +$10)

Age: 14+

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 15

Abstract Flower Paintings with Fluid Acrylics

Learn to create abstract flower paintings with fluid acrylics This is a fun way to create colorful designs and the best part about it is that anyone can do it. Create a fabulous piece of artwork. You’ll love the abstract designs that you can create.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (materials provided)

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Wed. Nov. 15

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

7-9:30pm Wed. Nov. 15

Wandering Spirits: Big Batch Party Punches

Learn to prepare a variety of the big, fun, communal cocktails for the upcoming holiday season. Learn to create egg nogg (the real deal, really boozy stuff), wassail (a warm, mulled- spice drink) and proper party punches. Get basic recipes, learn to create them from conception to construction, and sample the drinks.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: 21+

7-8pm Wed. Nov. 15

Painting the Music: Exploring Shared Language and Connections in the Arts

Painter Mary Pettis, an expressive realist, will explore connections between music and color. Pettis has exhibited her works widely, including at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, and collectors of her work reach across the globe. She is recognized as a respected speaker, teacher and mentor in the upper Midwest and internationally.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Nov. 15

Ask a Scientist

Dr. Lodge will discuss UW-Eau Claire's Responsible Mining Initiative (RMI), which has the goal of preparing highly qualified graduates for work in the mining industry, the environmental consulting industry, and in regulatory agencies such as the DNR. The "Responsibility" aspect of the RMI is largely built on the foundation of hydrogeology.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages