Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 2017

5-9pm Tue. Dec. 5

Free Mental Health First Aid Course

You may know the Heimlich maneuver, or CPR, but this course will teach you how to administer first aid in a mental health crisis. The project's goal is to help move the community toward wide-scale knowledge of behavioral health issues and how to address them.

Arbor Place 4076 Kothlow Avenue, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

6:30-9pm Tue. Dec. 5

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

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 2017

8am-noon Wed. Dec. 6

Essential Tips to Manage Email Effectively

Struggle with email overload and managing time? Learn how to use Outlook to master the growing amount of email and time management struggles that come with increased duties at work or at home.

CVTC Business Education Center, Room 27 620 West Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $89

Age: Adults

8:30am-4:30pm Wed. Dec. 6

Human Trafficking in Wisconsin: Next Steps for Professionals

Understand how to identify victims of trafficking and what services and efforts in our Wisconsin community are available to help. Explore next steps you can take to end human trafficking on both a global and local level.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $119

5-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 6

Lessons from an $8.5 Million Fraud

Nathan Mueller had a loving family, a CPA license, and a 13-year successful accounting career. Hear how Mueller went from being a trusted employee to an embezzler. Learn best practices your organization can implement to deter and detect employee fraud.

UWEC Davies Center, Dakota Ballroom University of Eau Claire Campus, Eau Claire

Cost: Free to those not seeking CPE credits. $25 for those wishing CPE

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 6

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

Thursday, Dec. 7th, 2017

noon-1pm Thu. Dec. 7

Art Industry Roundtable

Greg Johnson and Jackie Boos of Artisan Forge Studios, LLC, and Artisan Forge Metalworks, will facilitate a roundtable discussion focusing on the Art Industry in the Chippewa Valley. Entrepreneurs and art enthusiasts interested in starting, growing, or expanding a business are encouraged to attend.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)

5-7pm Thu. Dec. 7

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

5pm Thu. Dec. 7

Winter Wreath Workshop

Design your own winter wreath this Christmas season. Start with a base wreath and go over different ways you can “spruce” it up, Down to Earth style.

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

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

6-6:30pm Thu. Dec. 7

Muscle Car Restoration Inc Exploring for Students

Join the professionals to get an inside look at the work they do with these cars. This program will be incorporating hands-on projects for each student. The program will have 5 sessions that will run twice a month Jan - Mar 2018. Learn more and how to sign up for the program.

Muscle Car Restorations 11371 20th Ave, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Open House is FREE

Age: Ages 14-20

6:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 7

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

7-8pm Thu. Dec. 7

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Meeting

The Toastmasters are a mixed group of people who exercise public speaking skills through both prepared and impromptu speeches at every meeting. The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Guests

Age: 18+

Friday, Dec. 8th, 2017

9-10am Fri. Dec. 8

Care Partners: Coffee and Conversation

Come for the coffee, stay for the conversation. Socialize and see what assisted living is all about.

Yankee Jack's 2235 N Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 8

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 8

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, Dec. 9th, 2017

10am-2pm Sat. Dec. 9

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-3pm Sat. Dec. 9

Ted Semling Pottery Pop-Up Shop

If you’ve ever cozied up at the Joynt, chances are Ted’s been your bartender a time or two. Outside of Eau Claire’s favorite haunt, he’s one of our region’s best potters. Showings of his work are rare special occasions .

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

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

noon-1pm Sat. Dec. 9

Craft Lab: Tassels

An hour of crafting to make a beautiful tassels. Tassels can be used to decorate your life! Put them on your pillows, keychains, bike handles, or make a garland. Coffee and tea will be provided. Choose your color combination from a variety of yarns.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 8+

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 9

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

Sunday, Dec. 10th, 2017

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 10

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

Monday, Dec. 11th, 2017

10:30am-3:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

Wisconsin Arts Board’s Workshop: Planning for Artists - Envisioning the Art Career You Want & Charting the Path to Get There

Join professional artist and trainer Helen Klebesadel in this five hour deep dive into taking control of your 2018. This workshop will help you define where you want to be artistically and professionally, and chart a path of the steps to get there based on your personal values and career goals.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 snacks provided; bring your own lunch; register by 12/7

4-6pm Mon. Dec. 11

Wisconsin Arts Board Town Meeting

The Wisconsin Arts Board is looking forward to hearing about what is going on in your area AND for your input as we create the WAB's FY19-21 Strategic Plan. Discover new resources for your work, exchange ideas for strengthening your organization, and shape the Arts Board’s work.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Dec. 11

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before attending.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5-6pm Mon. Dec. 11

Craft Lab: Teether Necklace

This is a super simple project for new Moms, Grandmas, or anyone with a new baby in their life. These necklaces are perfect for teething babies. Silicone beads are BPA free, tested food grade and gentle on babies gums. Choose from a variety of colors and shapes.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: 16+

Tuesday, Dec. 12th, 2017

8am-5pm Tue. Dec. 12

ExporTech: An Export Acceleration System

ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer.

CVTC West Campus, Energy Education Center 4000 Campus Road, Eau Claire

Cost: For cost information See Program Website

Age: 18+

10am-2pm Tue. Dec. 12

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

1-3pm Tue. Dec. 12

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

2-4pm Tue. Dec. 12

Tech Tuesdays

Stop by to get free personal training on your e-reader, iPad, laptop, or tablet.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Dec. 12

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

6:30-9pm Tue. Dec. 12

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

6:30pm Tue. Dec. 12

A Wisconsin Farmboy in Galapagos

Steve Betchkal, President of the Gaylord Nelson Audubon Society, will speak about his time on the Galápagos Islands for Lindblad-National Geographic. The islands are one of the most unique, enticing, and storied places on planet Earth.

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

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 2017

2pm Wed. Dec. 13

DIY Dabble at the Library

The DIY dabble crafting series now hosts two sessions per class, an afternoon and evening class. Make a napkin holder in September, dryer balls in October, a book safe in November, and a note holder in December.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8:30pm Wed. Dec. 13

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Dec. 13

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

7pm Wed. Dec. 13

DIY Dabble at the Library

The DIY dabble crafting series now hosts two sessions per class, an afternoon and evening class. Make a napkin holder in September, dryer balls in October, a book safe in November, and a note holder in December.

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

Cost: FREE

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 2017

4-7pm Thu. Dec. 14

Punch Needle Embroidery Class

In this class you learn to embroider with a punch needle tool using embroidery floss and small wood hoop. Choose from a variety of images or draw your own. All materials will be provided to make your project.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 16+

5-7pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

6:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 14

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

Friday, Dec. 15th, 2017

8-10am Fri. Dec. 15

Generations in the Workplace

In this interactive workshop learn how to best lead and develop Millennials and the Gen Z population, identify generational similarities and differences, and understand how to attract and retain workers

CVTC Gateway Campus 2320 Alpine Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

6:30-9pm Fri. Dec. 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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 15

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, Dec. 16th, 2017

10am-3pm Sat. Dec. 16

Olvi Glass Pop-Up Shop

You might have spied Nora Phillip’s stained glass pieces at our shop earlier this year and we’re excited to welcome her back for this one day pop.up event. Many of her pieces incorporate glass from historic Banbury place.

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

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

6:30-9pm Sat. Dec. 16

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

Sunday, Dec. 17th, 2017

1-3pm Sun. Dec. 17

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

2-4pm Sun. Dec. 17

Clear Water Fiber Guild

The Clearwater Fiber Guild meets the third Sunday of each month at the Chippewa Valley Museum. Comprised of individuals who share a passion for spinning raw fibers into yarn, the guild also arranges occasional field trips and offers demonstrations. Visitors are welcome.

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

Monday, Dec. 18th, 2017

9:30-11:30am Mon. Dec. 18

La Leche League

For the past 60 years, LLL has offered mother-to-mother support to anyone who wants to breastfeed. LLL-EC is dedicated to helping moms meet their breastfeeding goals.

Hope United Methodist Church 2233 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Mon. Dec. 18

Craft Lab: Make an Image Necklace

Make a necklace. All skill levels welcome. We will choose from a variety of images to make a pendant that makes you happy. All materials included. Perfect for holiday gifts. You can even bring in your own images - must be 1 inch in diameter.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

Age: 16+