Monday, Apr. 23rd, 2018

6-8pm Mon. Apr. 23

Learn to Knit

Learn to Knit! This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics. Each student will learn everything you need to know to get you started and receive 10% off your entire store purchase the day of the class.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: ages 16+

6-8pm Mon. Apr. 23

Cyber Security Gathering - ECInfoSec

An exciting Eau Claire Meetup dedicated to Cyber Security, Hacking, and all things Information Security. Crystal Rice (Senior Security Analyst) will be presenting on "Incident Response: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance". Mingling starts at 6 PM. Presentation at 6:30 PM.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Apr. 24th, 2018

8am-12:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Webinar: Supporting Bereaved College Students and Emerging Adults

Many college students and emerging adults face their first significant loss just as they are striving for independence. Learn effective strategies for supporting this population through the unique challenges they face. Will be followed by an in-person presentation by local expert, Lisa Quinn Lee.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $69

8am-4:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

2018 Spring Lean Certificate Series

The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie

Cost: See Website for cost info

Age: 21+

10am-2pm Tue. Apr. 24

Rug Hooking Guild

The Tree City Guild Rug Hook Crafters meet weekly on Tuesdays at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Rug hook crafters use a cutter to prepare strips of material, mainly wool, which are then hooked to monk's cloth set on a frame. The Tree City Guild welcomes new members.

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

noon-7pm Tue. Apr. 24

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

1-3pm Tue. Apr. 24

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Literacy Chippewa Valley Open Learning

Any adult interested in pursuing a specific literacy goal, be it obtaining their GED, increasing their reading comprehension, or improving their math or computer skils, is welcome to attend. After the initial intake and assessment, Literacy Volunteers staff work with students on their educational goals.

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

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Rug Hooking Workshops

Create a mixed media flower pot motif project with instructor Dorothy Huse. Learn many creative techniques including hooking, basket weave, chain stitch, coiling standing wool, fringed sheared, pleated and bundled shearing, and beading. Advanced registration is required.

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

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers

6-8pm Tue. Apr. 24

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

Create two 8x10 acrylic pour paintings on canvas. All materials are provided, plus snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available to purchase for 21 & older. Preregister, seats are limited for the workshop.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Advancements in Diabetes Technology

Learn how exciting new advancements in technology can help you achieve better glucose control. Hear from patients about their personal experience with insulin pump therapy.

HSHS Sacred Heart Hosptial (Monsignor Edmund Klimek Auditorium) 900 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 14+

6-8pm Tue. Apr. 24

Business Tax Chat

The Business Tax Chat is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific small business tax concerns.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6-7pm Tue. Apr. 24

DIY: Simple Salad Dressings

Learn how to create your own unique & versatile salad dressings in this hands on class. Make 2 salad dressings to take home in this workshop. Instructor: Becca Kleist.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $10 (Registration required; payment due at time of registration)

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Create a Mini Gnome Garden

Celebrate the warm weather by creating your own mini fairy garden/gnome house. Arts, Etc. teams up with Lazy Monk to make adorable little gardens for your patio. Advanced sign-up required; see a bartender.

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

Cost: $25 includes supplies + tap bier

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Apr. 24

Eau Claire Guitar Club

Looking to improve your playing? Want to learn more about chords, strumming, improvising, and musical styles? Join instructor Tim Litscher (Evergreen Grass Band) for the Eau Claire Guitar Club. Bring your favorite songs to share (rock, country, folk, etc.) and learn new songs from others, too.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 12+

Wednesday, Apr. 25th, 2018

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 25

DIY Wood Sign Workshop

Learn how to make a beautiful 16” x16” wood sign for your home, office, or cottage. You will choose from a variety of stencil designs and dozens of color options. All materials are provided, plus snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available to purchase for 21+.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

6-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 25

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information.

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall 2233 Birch St, Eau Claire

Age: 50+

6-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 25

Beaded Memory Wire Bracelet & Earring Set Workshop

Learn the basic techniques to create your own memory wire beaded charm bracelet and earrings. Lots of bead and charm varieties to choose from! $35 includes instruction, all materials, snacks, and sips. Adult beverages also avail. to purchase for 21 & older.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 (must preregister)

6:30pm Wed. Apr. 25

Adult Craft: Upcycled Tin Can Garden Insects

A fun and unique way to complement your spring garden. Upcycle tin cans with paint, wire, and decorations to make a ladybug, bumblebee, dragonfly or mystery insect- guaranteed to be the cutest bug in your garden. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. All supplies provided.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6:30-8pm Wed. Apr. 25

5 Herbs to Master at Home

Become familiar with using and growing medicinal plants such as chamomile, calendula, holy basil, sage and yarrow. This workshop will focus on growing, harvesting and utilizing five medicinal herbs ideal for the home garden which are relatively easy to grow and useful for a variety of herbal remedies including teas, tinctures and salves.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $5, Nonmembers $8

Thursday, Apr. 26th, 2018

7:30am-noon Thu. Apr. 26

Get On Board: Future of Passenger Rail in Western Wisconsin

Join local business leaders, public officials and community members to hear from Midwest rail and transportation experts. Take this opportunity to learn about the vision of bringing a passenger rail to west central Wisconsin. Plans foresee connecting communities along the I-94 corridor from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities, including Menomonie, Baldwin, River Falls and Hudson.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 26

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

noon-7pm Thu. Apr. 26

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 26

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

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

Prizewinning Pies

The first berries of the season are just around the corner and so is the graduation and wedding season. Gladys will teach you how to dazzle your friends and family with gorgeous berry pies. Gladys is an award winning baker who has been entering and winning baking contests for 20 years.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $55

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Acrylic Palette Knife Painting Workshop

A bright painting “Wine with That” workshop. An acrylic palette knife painting with Tina Sheppard of Canvas & Soul. The picture will be sketched ahead of time so no drawing skills required. Seats are limited for workshop, message us for invoice.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35; contact to register your seat

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Local Life of Bees

Keeping up with the buzz Bees play a vital role in the food you eat, our local ecology and more. Learn from beekeepers in the Chippewa Valley how to utilize this important insect for good in your garden, your community and possibly as a business venture.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: All Ages

6:45-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

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, but attendees should have a basic knowledge of chords and scales. 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+

Friday, Apr. 27th, 2018

8am Fri. Apr. 27

Spring Open House at Green Oasis

Head to the Green Oasis Gardens for our Spring Open House. Enjoy sales through out the garden center. Bare root will be available.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 27

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, Apr. 28th, 2018

8am Sat. Apr. 28

Spring Open House at Green Oasis

Head to the Green Oasis Gardens for our Spring Open House. Enjoy sales through out the garden center. Bare root will be available.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 28

Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible

Attend this Hands-On Workshop to learn the Grow BioIntensive method of mini-farming/gardening. Grow more food in less space. For absolute beginners through experienced gardeners we will cover site preparation, compost making, plant selection and spacing, watering, weeding and more.

Sunbow Farm W4620 Langdell Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 person or family

Age: 14+

9am-3:30pm Sat. Apr. 28

Spring Enneagram Workshops

The Enneagram is an ancient tool for self-understanding and compassion for self and others. Level One on 4/14 and Level Two on 4/28.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $50 each workshop or $75 if taking both workshops

Age: Teens-Adults

10am Sat. Apr. 28

Straw Bale Gardening Class

Learn about a new, interesting way of garden growing. The straw bale itself is the container for these container gardens. certified instructor will teach how to prepare and condition the straw bale for planting. Preregistration is required.

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

Cost: $15 Includes Straw Bale

10am-1pm Sat. Apr. 28

Crochet a Succulent

Learn to crochet a super cute cacti. Now you can have a plant that won't die. These make great gifts and wonderful home decor. This class is for anyone who knows the basics of crochet. Space is limited. All materials included.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 10+

noon-7pm Sat. Apr. 28

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

3-5pm Sat. Apr. 28

Make an Essential Oil Diffuser Bracelet

Learn how to make a stretch bracelet using stone beads with a lava bead for your essential oil diffuser. Lava beads are porous and perfect for long lasting aromatherapy. You will choose from a variety of stone beads and colors of lava beads. Your class purchase even comes with a small 2ml bottle of essential oil.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: ages 16+

5:30-7:30pm Sat. Apr. 28

Building the Movement for Mutual Aid

Illustrated presentation on mutual aid in times of disaster, with examples from Puerto Rico, New Orleans, and beyond. Presented by Mutual Aid Disaster Relief as part of a nationwide tour. Part 1 of 2 community events for building mutual support during times of crisis. Come to one or both.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Age: All ages, families welcome

Sunday, Apr. 29th, 2018

8am Sun. Apr. 29

Spring Open House at Green Oasis

Head to the Green Oasis Gardens for our Spring Open House. Enjoy sales through out the garden center. Bare root will be available.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sun. Apr. 29

Building the Movement for Mutual Aid

A day of participatory workshops for community organizing, disaster preparedness, and building local community connections. Some food provided, or bring you own bag lunch. This is part 2 of 2 free community events for building mutual support during times of crisis. Come for one or both events, see event listing for April 28th for Part 1 event. More info: mutualaiddisasterrelief.org

Family Learning Center 523 Cedar Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

Age: All Ages (families welcome)

11am-3:30pm Sun. Apr. 29

Our Day Bridal Planning Workshop

A panel of experts has gathered to help couples actually plan their weddings. You'll be able to ask them questions, hear them tell you ways to save money and have that Dream Day on your budget. There will be food, prizes, a dance demonstration, and more.

Arthur Murray 401 1/2 S Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29 per person through March 31st; then $35 per person

Age: 18+

noon-7pm Sun. Apr. 29

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

1-3pm Sun. Apr. 29

Learn to Crochet

Cozy up with us as we teach the basics of crochet. You will learn everything you need to know to get started with this craft. $20 per person. All materials included

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

Tuesday, May. 1st, 2018

8am-4:30pm Tue. May. 1

2018 Spring Lean Certificate Series

The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie

Cost: See Website for cost info

Age: 21+

10am-2pm Tue. May. 1

Rug Hooking Guild

The Tree City Guild Rug Hook Crafters meet weekly on Tuesdays at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Rug hook crafters use a cutter to prepare strips of material, mainly wool, which are then hooked to monk's cloth set on a frame. The Tree City Guild welcomes new members.

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

noon-7pm Tue. May. 1

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

1-3pm Tue. May. 1

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. May. 1

Literacy Chippewa Valley Open Learning

Any adult interested in pursuing a specific literacy goal, be it obtaining their GED, increasing their reading comprehension, or improving their math or computer skils, is welcome to attend. After the initial intake and assessment, Literacy Volunteers staff work with students on their educational goals.

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

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Tue. May. 1

Rug Hooking Workshops

Create a mixed media flower pot motif project with instructor Dorothy Huse. Learn many creative techniques including hooking, basket weave, chain stitch, coiling standing wool, fringed sheared, pleated and bundled shearing, and beading. Advanced registration is required.

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

Cost: $75 for members, $85 for nonmembers

6-7pm Tue. May. 1

Dollars and Sense: A Financial Literacy Series

Classes will focus on important planning topics and provide tips for people of all ages and income levels. February 6: Final Affairs, March 6: Preparing for Retirement, April 3: Legacy Planning, May 1: Moving On, Alone

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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