Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 2018

6-7:30pm Tue. Oct. 30

Lectio Peter - Catholic Study Program

Begins on October 2 and continues weekly for 10 weeks on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm. The cost is $10 for materials due at Session 1. For more information or to register for the study, call 715-835-2693 or email ann@shspec.org.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Materials

Age: Ages 16+

6pm Tue. Oct. 30

FeFe and the Paranormal

Join Paranormal Investigator Chris Wiener for his presentation, Fefe and the Paranormal. Animals have been associated with the paranormal for as long as man has roamed the planet. This presentation focuses on animals and their ability to see the paranormal or be unseen themselves.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Oct. 30

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+

6:45-7:45pm Tue. Oct. 30

Intro to Ballroom Dance - Session 1

Learn how to glide around the dance floor in this fun intro dance class. Whether you are just beginning or brushing up on your skills, this class is for you. Learn swing, waltz and rumba. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $50/person

Age: 16+

7-8:30pm Tue. Oct. 30

Three Generations of Migrants: A Family History, Presented by Jesus Salas

Come to this ShopTalk event to hear ideas and stories about work, and share your own. ShopTalk conversations are about the past, present, and future of work in Wisconsin. All are welcome. Hosted by Jesus Salas, descent of Mexican-American migrant workers and former UW-System Board of Regents member.

Pablo Center at the Confluence - Clearwater Room 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 30

Punchlines - Humor in Poetry

Some think poetry is no laughing matter, but humor and poetry actually go hand in hand. This class is for writers who want to sharpen their poetic voice and their funny bones.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $129

7:45-8:45pm Tue. Oct. 30

Ballroom Dance Level 2 - Session 1

Learn how to glide around the dance floor in this fun intro dance class. Whether you are just beginning or brushing up on your skills, this class is for you. Learn swing, waltz and rumba. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $50/person

Age: 16+

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Oct. 31

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

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 31

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+

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2018

9:15-11:15am Thu. Nov. 1

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership is for all parents regardless of income, marital status, gender, race, or religion. Every parent deserves a place to gather to meet other parents in a stress-free environment. Childcare is provided.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and Kids

10:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 1

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. Nov. 1

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

7-8pm Thu. Nov. 1

Class: "Exploring Sacred Sounds & Meditation"

Don't want to "OM Alone?" Come learn and practice vocal toning, other chant forms, and meditation in a playful atmosphere.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Friday, Nov. 2nd, 2018

9:30-11:30am Fri. Nov. 2

iPad Basics

iPad Basics will cover getting to know your device & accessories. Using settings & determining privacy, camera, mail & calendar, download apps, Siri, IOS, setting notifications, photos, video and much more.

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

Cost: $15m/$22.50nm

5pm Fri. Nov. 2

Spell Candle Workshop

This workshop provides instruction and materials for you to make a spell candle for success, health, or prosperity. You may come with a specific thing in mind, or create a candle to bring general success, prosperity, or healing.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for 1, $3 for each additional candle

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 2

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, Nov. 3rd, 2018

10:30am-noon Sat. Nov. 3

Embroidery on Perforated Paper

Learn about the history of embroidery on perforated cardstock and reproduce a unique bookmark from the 1860s to give to a special someone. Enjoy tea and pastries in the dining room of a Victorian house, decorated for the holidays. Advance registration required.

Schlegelmilch House Museum 517 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: $12/members of Chippewa Valley Museum; $17/non-members

Age: 9 through adult

5pm Sat. Nov. 3

Krampus-Making Workshop

In European folklore, the Krampus is St. Nicholaus' dark servant - a hairy, horned, supernatural beast whose pointed ears and long slithering tongue gave misbehaving children the creeps. It may not be time for the holidays yet, but Halloween is the perfect time to craft this creepy beast.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 18+

Monday, Nov. 5th, 2018

9:30-11am Mon. Nov. 5

ebay Class

Learn how to buy or sell safely on ebay. Pre-requisites for class are basic computer skills, some experience with internet & have an email account.

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

Cost: $20m/$30nm

6-8pm Mon. Nov. 5

Creative Crafting — Bookbinding

In this class, students will learn to make two different types of hand bound books – pamphlet binding and long-stitch binding. Pamphlet stitch binding is a simple but versatile bookbinding technique that can produce beautiful journals. This class will teach you how to create a hardcover book using the pamphlet stitch.

Haas Fine Arts Center 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $195

6pm Mon. Nov. 5

Clearwater Quilters Guild

New members are always welcome. Call for more information.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

6-7pm Mon. Nov. 5

The Practicing Photographer - Indoor Setting

This class will give you incite on how to take indoor pictures of people, places and things. In a classroom setting, we will discuss and look at how different settings, uses of light, camera angles and positions can create a high quality image while taking pictures indoors.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $5 Resident/ $10 Non-Resident

Age: 13+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Nov. 5

Catholicism - Study Program

Join the Catholicism Study Program, created by Bishop Robert Barron, beginning on October 1 and continuing for 12 weeks. Each session will be presented two times per week, Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30am. The cost is $20 for materials due at Session 1. For more information or to register call 715-835-2693 or email ann@shspec.org.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for materials

Age: Age 16+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Nov. 5

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

7:30-10pm Mon. Nov. 5

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, Nov. 6th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 6

Catholicism - Study Program

Join the Catholicism Study Program, created by Bishop Robert Barron, beginning on October 1 and continuing for 12 weeks. Each session will be presented two times per week, Monday evenings 6:30-8:30pm and Tuesday mornings 9:30-11:30am. The cost is $20 for materials due at Session 1. For more information or to register call 715-835-2693 or email ann@shspec.org.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for materials

Age: Age 16+

10am-2pm Tue. Nov. 6

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. Nov. 6

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

2pm Tue. Nov. 6

Kevin Hines, Suicide and Mental Health Speaker

Kevin Hines is part of the less than 1% to survive a suicide attempt jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. Kevin shares his story, and in doing do fosters a critical bridge of hope between life and death for people caught in the pain of living with serious mental illness, difficult life circumstances, and more.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Casper Conference Center) 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Nov. 6

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

5:45-7:15pm Tue. Nov. 6

Buddhist Meditation Study Group

Learn how to discipline your thoughts. Free meditation instruction by Lama Yeshe who will also host a half hour meditation.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: Donation

Age: All ages

6pm Tue. Nov. 6

Adverse Childhood Experiences: Translating Evidence into Action

Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction, are among the strongest environmental predictors of poor mental and physical health throughout life. This lecture will summarize the science of ACEs and explore how to translate the evidence into practice.

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

Cost: FREE

6-7:30pm Tue. Nov. 6

Lectio Peter - Catholic Study Program

Begins on October 2 and continues weekly for 10 weeks on Tuesday evenings 6:00-7:30pm. The cost is $10 for materials due at Session 1. For more information or to register for the study, call 715-835-2693 or email ann@shspec.org.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center 322 Fulton St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Materials

Age: Ages 16+

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Nov. 6

Bier University: Holiday Biers

This course will take you through a variety of speciality biers found around the holidays, with ample sampling included. Please sign up in the bier hall.

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

Cost: $20/person

Age: 21+

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Nov. 6

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. Nov. 6

Punchlines - Humor in Poetry

Some think poetry is no laughing matter, but humor and poetry actually go hand in hand. This class is for writers who want to sharpen their poetic voice and their funny bones.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $129

Wednesday, Nov. 7th, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Nov. 7

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

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 7

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+

6pm Wed. Nov. 7

College Goal

A state event that provides free information and assistance to families who are filing out the FAFSA, the federally required form for students seeking financial aid for college. Volunteers from area colleges and universities will help students complete the application process.

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

Cost: FREE

6pm Wed. Nov. 7

Bottles and Brushes

Lift a glass, lift a brush, and join Pablo Center for an evening of art and fun. A skilled and supportive instructors will help you create your very own masterpiece. Materials, guidance, and beverages provided. All levels welcome.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

6:30-8pm Wed. Nov. 7

Tasha Schuh Speaking Event

Tasha Schuh will be speaking about Overcoming Obstacles and her two books: My Last Step Backward and My Next Move Forward. Also, she will be talking about bullying prevention. The event is sponsored by Xcel Energy Foundation.

Durand Community Library 604 7th Ave.E., Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Nov. 7

New Moon Phase Astrology Class for Healing

Local shaman Jeanette Robbins will host a monthly class for each new moon phase. The classes encompass each new moon zodiac signs, archetypes, and planetary configurations, and how to use their energy for healing and moving forward.

Classic Acupuncture 2711 Pleasant St., Suite 1E, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Registration Required (call to reserve)

7-8:30pm Wed. Nov. 7

Finding the Shot: A Photographer's Life in Pictures, Presented by Gary Porter

Come to this ShopTalk event to hear ideas and stories about work, and share your own. ShopTalk conversations are about the past, present, and future of work in Wisconsin. Hosted by Pulitzer-winner Gary Porter, an award-winning photojournalist.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018

9:30am Thu. Nov. 8

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home mom.

Contact for location information

Cost: FREE

10:30-11:30am Thu. Nov. 8

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. Nov. 8

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

Friday, Nov. 9th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Fri. Nov. 9

iPad Basics

iPad Basics will cover getting to know your device & accessories. Using settings & determining privacy, camera, mail & calendar, download apps, Siri, IOS, setting notifications, photos, video and much more.

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

Cost: $15m/$22.50nm

6:30-8pm Fri. Nov. 9

Ayurveda Information Session

Learn what happens in a visit to an Ayurvedic Health Practitioner.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Donations accepted

Age: 21+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 9

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, Nov. 10th, 2018

9am-5:30pm Sat. Nov. 10

Mental Health First Aid Training

Mental Health First Aid training is being offered free from the Dunn County Mental Health Improvement Project. The project's goal is to help move the community toward wide-scale knowledge of behavioral health issues and how to address them.

Keyes Chevy Town 303 Oak Avenue, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

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