Saturday, Nov. 10th, 2018

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 10

Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that can empower you to become an advocate for a livable world. Thousands of volunteers speak powerfully to their elected officials, the news media and their local communities to help stabilize the climate and boost the economy with a carbon fee and dividend that is simple, fair and market friendly.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018

4-6pm Sun. Nov. 11

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

6:30pm Sun. Nov. 11

Christianity and Islam: The differences Between the Bible and the Quran

Guest speaker Pastor David Koenig has served overseas as a missionary for the Church of the Lutheran Confession for over 20 years in both Africa and India where there has been a long history of contention between Christianity and Islam.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Monday, Nov. 12th, 2018

6-8pm Mon. Nov. 12

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

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Nov. 12

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+

7:30-10pm Mon. Nov. 12

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. 13th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 13

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+

10-11am Tue. Nov. 13

Medicare 101: An Educational Event

Medicare 101 provides a foundational understanding of the four parts of Medicare; Part A Hospital, Part B Medical, Part C Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug. During this educational presentation information will be provided on initial enrollment as well as additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Insurance Associates 3413 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Tue. Nov. 13

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. 13

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

2-4pm Tue. Nov. 13

Tech Tuesday

Drop in on the second Tuesday of the month to get personal training on your e-reader, laptop, tablet or smart phone. They also offer individual appointments on all other Tuesdays at 10am and 6pm, and Thursdays at 6pm.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Nov. 13

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Nov. 13

Medicare 101: An Educational Event

Medicare 101 provides a foundational understanding of the four parts of Medicare; Part A Hospital, Part B Medical, Part C Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug. During this educational presentation information will be provided on initial enrollment as well as additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Insurance Associates 3413 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:45-7:15pm Tue. Nov. 13

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

6-7:30pm Tue. Nov. 13

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+

6-7:30pm Tue. Nov. 13

SABRE Pepper Spray Introduction

Be Smart - Be Ready - Be Safe. SABRE's Civilian Safety Awareness Program one-day class can help you learn how to identify threatening behaviors and be better prepared to escape dangerous situations safely.

Marc-On 4089 124th St., Lake Hallie

Cost: $35

Age: 18+

6pm Tue. Nov. 13

Around the Farm Tables Inga Witscher's Holiday Cooking Demo

When she’s not setting up pastures for their cows to graze, milking the 15 Jerseys, making cheese with her father, or indulging her passions for gardening and cooking, Inga collaborates with her team to develop narratives for Around the Farm Table on Wisconsin Public Television.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Nov. 13

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. 13

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

7-8pm Tue. Nov. 13

Self Defense for Every Day Life - Session 2

Learn many strategies to protect yourself in everyday life. Classes will cover situations like defense against chokes, bear hugs, wrist grabs, headlocks, and more. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 13+

Wednesday, Nov. 14th, 2018

1-2pm Wed. Nov. 14

Introduction to Proposal Writing Webinar

Get the help you need to change the world. This class is intended for grant writers at all levels of experience. Attendees will receive an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library - Chippewa Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

1-3pm Wed. Nov. 14

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. Nov. 14

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

6-7:30pm Wed. Nov. 14

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+

6-9pm Wed. Nov. 14

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. Nov. 14

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+

6-8pm Wed. Nov. 14

Geodesic Connections

Let your imagination run wild with these constructions. These 3D printed parts can be used to connect inexpensive PVC piping into large complex structures. Presented by Hans Mikelson from CVTC. All materials provided. For grade 11 to adult.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grade 11 to adult

6:30pm Wed. Nov. 14

Painting at the Leinie Lodge

Make a Bottle Cap. Price includes two 12oz beers (Must be 21+). The Lodge will also have 10% off during the event.

Leinenkugel's 124 E. Elm St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $49

Age: 21+

7:30pm Wed. Nov. 14

Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin

Sean Wilson, Criminal Justice Organizer, ACLU of Wisconsin, will speak on Smart Justice: Ending Mass Incarceration in Wisconsin. Imprisonment is a brutal and costly response to crime that traumatizes incarcerated people and hurts families and communities.

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

Thursday, Nov. 15th, 2018

9am-4pm Thu. Nov. 15

Beginning Grant Writing

This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: 18+

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

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. 15

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. 15

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. Nov. 15

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

7-8pm Thu. Nov. 15

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

7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Everything You Want to Know About Writing for Children (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Join children's and middle grade authors Caroline Akervik, Julie Bowe and Becky Wojahn (W.H. Beck) for a panel discussion on a range of topics in the children's writing world: from who hires the illustrator to how to make a living in stories. Moderated by author Rob Reid.

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

Cost: FREE

Friday, Nov. 16th, 2018

9am-4pm Fri. Nov. 16

Advanced Grant Writing

Although the grant application process varies, there are some important common elements which can give you an edge. This full-day, hands-on workshop will provide you with insights into persuasive and effective grant writing through a mock-interview process.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $189

Age: 18+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Nov. 16

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. 17th, 2018

10am Sat. Nov. 17

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

11am-1pm Sat. Nov. 17

Paint Pouring Returns

Join Charlene in the Dabble Box to learn a few techniques and then create your own paint pour project. Registration is required, and starts Wednesday, October 31.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

1pm Sat. Nov. 17

Winter Evergreen Porch Pot Class

May's will provide the pot and several different types of evergreens. They'll help you create your very own porch pot and decorate it in style.

May’s Floral Garden 3424 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $30 + decorations

3-4pm Sat. Nov. 17

How To Adult (kind of)-Financial Know How

Basic "How To's" for patrons 16-25 yrs. Join Megan from Citizens State Bank and learn how to balance a checkbook, set a budget and other financial savvy stuff. Examples will be available and snacks will be provided.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 16-25 yrs

Monday, Nov. 19th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Mon. Nov. 19

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

6-8pm Mon. Nov. 19

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

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Nov. 19

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+

7:30-10pm Mon. Nov. 19

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. 20th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Tue. Nov. 20

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. 20

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

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