Friday, Sep. 14th, 2018

8:30am-4pm Fri. Sep. 14

Supervisory Management: Improving Managerial Efficiency

This elective course will provide you the tools to overcome personal barriers to effectively manage your time, improve reading efficiencies, improve memory and plan, set and achieve goals quickly.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

Age: 18+

10am-5pm Fri. Sep. 14

Plant Spirit Gathering

Learning herbalism hands-on while playing with herbs, living in the magical woods for three days drinking herbal tea, communing with plants, and building community with other plant lovers.

Stargazen Woodland Retreat E20001 County Road NL, Augusta

Cost: $399-$600

Age: 18+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Sep. 14

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, Sep. 15th, 2018

10am-5pm Sat. Sep. 15

Plant Spirit Gathering

Learning herbalism hands-on while playing with herbs, living in the magical woods for three days drinking herbal tea, communing with plants, and building community with other plant lovers.

Stargazen Woodland Retreat E20001 County Road NL, Augusta

Cost: $399-$600

Age: 18+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 15

Downtown EC Food & History Tour

The Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour is a walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Meet outside the Local Store 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $65

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Sep. 16th, 2018

10am-5pm Sun. Sep. 16

Plant Spirit Gathering

Learning herbalism hands-on while playing with herbs, living in the magical woods for three days drinking herbal tea, communing with plants, and building community with other plant lovers.

Stargazen Woodland Retreat E20001 County Road NL, Augusta

Cost: $399-$600

Age: 18+

Monday, Sep. 17th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Mon. Sep. 17

La Leche League of Eau Claire Meeting

Peer support to lactating parents and any parent who wants to feed their baby human milk. Typical meeting includes informal topical discussion led by a leader, as well as lots of time for sharing questions or concerns and encouraging one another. Children and support people are welcome.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Mon. Sep. 17

Beginning Sign Language Fall 2018

Whether you have little or no experience in sign language, knowing the basics can be an invaluable skill. This program is a great place to start. You will learn the fundamentals of conversation, letters of the alphabet, and gain insight into Deaf Culture and hard of hearing community.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Sep. 17

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care.

Contact for Location

7:30-10pm Mon. Sep. 17

Eau Claire-area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC 2158 EastRidge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Sep. 18th, 2018

Tue. Sep. 18

Master Gardener Training

Master Gardener Volunteers specifically focus on the topic of gardening. They help answer gardening questions, help people grow food, battle invasive plants and protect pollinators, and get people– of all ages and abilities– active in the garden.

Chippewa County UW-Extension Office 711 N. Bridge St. Rm. 13, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $80

10am-2pm Tue. Sep. 18

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

1-5pm Tue. Sep. 18

Chip Carving Classes

Learn how to do Old World Chip Carving in a class taught by Jan Jenson. No drawing, just start carving. Choose July 28 & Aug 4 or Tuesdays from 9/11-10/2. Practice first and then chip carve on a small project. All necessary supplies will be available during the class.

Receive Address Upon Registration, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

1-3pm Tue. Sep. 18

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Sep. 18

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

6-9pm Tue. Sep. 18

U.K.E. - Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille 409 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Sep. 18

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+

7-9pm Tue. Sep. 18

Acting — Stepping on Stage

Bring out the actor in you Going outside your comfort zone or embracing something new can be a bit scary, but most of the time it’s worth it because you end up learning about yourself.Whether you are returning to the stage after a long intermission or have never stepped foot on stage, this acting class is for you.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Early Registration Fee $109.00, Standard Fee $129.00

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Sep. 19

Knot Just Knitting - Crafting Group

Crafters are invited to bring their latest project and enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more.

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

6-7pm Wed. Sep. 19

Treatment Foster Care Informational Session

Do you have what it takes to be a Kid Hero in your community? (No superpowers required) Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Join this informational session at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin's Community Services office. You are under no obligation to become licensed as a foster parent by attending this event.

Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Community Services 2004 Highland Avenue, Suite M, Eau Claire

Thursday, Sep. 20th, 2018

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 20

Coloring Therapy

Remember how much you enjoyed coloring as a child? Bring back the memories. They'll provide the materials; you do the creating. A fun way to meet people and relax.

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

1-4pm Thu. Sep. 20

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

Chippewa Falls Masonic Center 650 Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Annual membership: $15

6pm Thu. Sep. 20

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Master Class with Chef Wamsley - Mastering the Popover

Join Johnny's Italian Steakhouse Executive Chef, Shawn Wamsley, for the second of many private cooking classes. In this class, learn how to master the popover, a Johnny's staple. Held in a private and fun setting. Limit to 20 seats.

Johnny's Italian Steakhouse 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 (plus fees)

Friday, Sep. 21st, 2018

9:30am-8:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

Autumn at the River Wisconsin Master Gardener Association Conference

Join with Master Gardener Volunteers and interested gardeners from around Wisconsin for a two day “Autumn at the River” garden conference. On Friday there are several tour options of area horticultural attractions and an evening dinner and keynote talk. Saturday morning we start by visiting the Eau Claire farmers market.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See Registration

Age: Adult

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Sep. 21

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, Sep. 22nd, 2018

7:30am-4pm Sat. Sep. 22

Autumn at the River Wisconsin Master Gardener Association Conference

Join with Master Gardener Volunteers and interested gardeners from around Wisconsin for a two day “Autumn at the River” garden conference. On Friday there are several tour options of area horticultural attractions and an evening dinner and keynote talk. Saturday morning we start by visiting the Eau Claire farmers market.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See Registration

Age: Adult

9:30am-noon Sat. Sep. 22

Basic Embroidery Class

Over the Edge Quilt Guild of Menomonie is offering a basic hand embroidery class on. All supplies will be provided other than scissors. Cost is free for members of Over the Edge Guild and $5 for the public. Register by 9/17 by calling Barb Hauck.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for members of the Over the Edge Quilt Guild

Age: Ages 10+

10am Sat. Sep. 22

Fall Porch Pot Workshop

Create your own fall porch pots to add great fall color to your home. A unique selection of fall plants that can handle the cold weather and will give you nice color for the whole season.

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

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

11am-1pm Sat. Sep. 22

Paint Pouring Art Class

Are you ready for some colorful fun? Join Charlene and Colleen in the Dabble Box. Wear some paint clothes or grab an apron, get a canvas and your favorite paint colors, and pour away. For ages 18 and up. All materials are provided. Registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Sep. 22

Downtown EC Food & History Tour

The Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour is a walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Meet outside the Local Store 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $65

Age: All Ages

3-4pm Sat. Sep. 22

How To Adult (kind of)-Bare Essential Cooking

Basic "How To's" for Patrons ages 16-25 yrs. Bare Essential Cooking: Learn how to cook easy recipes for dorm living or creative easy meals on your own. Recipes will be available and snacks provided.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 16-25 yrs

Sunday, Sep. 23rd, 2018

4-6pm Sun. Sep. 23

Shire of Shattered Oak (SCA) Meetings

The Shire of Shattered Oak is a local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.

Banbury Place, Building 17 800 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Monday, Sep. 24th, 2018

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Sep. 24

Women's Giving Circle Fall Educational Event

The community is invited to this free event on "Cyberbullying: A Growing Concern for Communities." Learn how to prevent and respond to adolescent misuses of technology and how they affect our children. No RSVP is required. Refreshments will be served.

Grace Lutheran Communities 206 N. Wilson Dr., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Mon. Sep. 24

Beginning Sign Language Fall 2018

Whether you have little or no experience in sign language, knowing the basics can be an invaluable skill. This program is a great place to start. You will learn the fundamentals of conversation, letters of the alphabet, and gain insight into Deaf Culture and hard of hearing community.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Sep. 24

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care.

Contact for Location

7:30-10pm Mon. Sep. 24

Eau Claire-area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC 2158 EastRidge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Sep. 25th, 2018

10am-2pm Tue. Sep. 25

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. Sep. 25

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

1-5pm Tue. Sep. 25

Chip Carving Classes

Learn how to do Old World Chip Carving in a class taught by Jan Jenson. No drawing, just start carving. Choose July 28 & Aug 4 or Tuesdays from 9/11-10/2. Practice first and then chip carve on a small project. All necessary supplies will be available during the class.

Receive Address Upon Registration, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Sep. 25

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

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Sep. 25

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+

7-9pm Tue. Sep. 25

Acting — Stepping on Stage

Bring out the actor in you Going outside your comfort zone or embracing something new can be a bit scary, but most of the time it’s worth it because you end up learning about yourself.Whether you are returning to the stage after a long intermission or have never stepped foot on stage, this acting class is for you.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Early Registration Fee $109.00, Standard Fee $129.00

Wednesday, Sep. 26th, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Sep. 26

Knot Just Knitting - Crafting Group

Crafters are invited to bring their latest project and enjoy an afternoon of crafting and conversation with fellow artists. Meet new people, create new items, and even learn a thing or two. Quilt, knit, scrapbook, crochet, and more.

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

6-9pm Wed. Sep. 26

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: Annual membership: $15

6-8pm Wed. Sep. 26

Write Memoir: Letting our Senses Guide our Stories

Use the five senses to recall meaningful life memories and write about them. Recall memorable moments worth writing about to create your personal life map. Open your mind to new perspectives on writing memoirs. Register today.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $139

Age: 18+

6-7:30pm Wed. Sep. 26

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. Second and Fourth Wednesdays the group meets for a burger night out.

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

Age: 50+

Thursday, Sep. 27th, 2018

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 27

Coloring Therapy

Remember how much you enjoyed coloring as a child? Bring back the memories. They'll provide the materials; you do the creating. A fun way to meet people and relax.

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

1-4pm Thu. Sep. 27

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

Chippewa Falls Masonic Center 650 Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Annual membership: $15

3-4:30pm Thu. Sep. 27

Advance Care Planning

A thought-provoking conversation to help make your health care wishes known and shared with family and friends. Learn vocabulary, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, and explore goals for treatment. Have the opportunity to complete your advance directive.

Marshfield Clinic 2116 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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