Monday, Oct. 15th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Mon. Oct. 15

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. Oct. 15

Business Law Workshop - Presented by the Red Letter Grant

Emilu Starck--business attorney at Ruder Ware--will walk you through some of the basics of making your business legit - like deciding between a sole proprietorship or LLC. Take home how-to handouts and our go-to resources for when it's time to see a professional.

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

Cost: $30

Age: 17+

6pm Mon. Oct. 15

Building Trust: Journalism at the Movies Film Series and Discussion - The Florida Project

The Florida Project is a 2017 drama set over one summer in the life of 6-year-old Moonee and her single mother Halley. While Halley struggles to pay rent in the motel they call home, Moonee and her friends explore life in the shadows of the ultimate dream factory, Disney World.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8pm Mon. Oct. 15

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. Oct. 15

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+

7-9pm Mon. Oct. 15

The World Cultural Center: "Welcome To Our Beautiful Italia"

The two commentators, Signore Andrea & Signore Betta, are both from Italy and travel there many times a year although they recently moved to Eau Claire. Complimentary tea and tidbits will be served.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, but RSVP required.

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Mon. Oct. 15

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, Oct. 16th, 2018

9:30-11:30am Tue. Oct. 16

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. Oct. 16

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. Oct. 16

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Oct. 16

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. Oct. 16

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+

6-9pm Tue. Oct. 16

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. Oct. 16

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+

6:30pm Tue. Oct. 16

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+

6:45-7:45pm Tue. Oct. 16

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+

7-9pm Tue. Oct. 16

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

7-8:30pm Tue. Oct. 16

Fantastic Falcons

Falcons are some of the world's fastest animals. Join us for an evening program to learn more about these fascinating birds. The evening will close with a chance to meet Aurora, Beaver Creek's own educational falcon. Registration and full payment required by October 13.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends FREE, Nonmembers Adults $5, Children $3

Age: Age 10 to adult

7:45-8:45pm Tue. Oct. 16

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. 17th, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Oct. 17

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

2pm Wed. Oct. 17

Need Help with Stress?

Discuss ways to manage your stress more effectively, cleansing & digestion and exercise and nutrition. I’ll share some recipes for relaxing baths and discuss the essential oils recommended to assist with stress.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Wed. Oct. 17

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. Oct. 17

Engage + Vote + Win

Learn how to help in these last weeks of the election, pick up yard signs and just have some fun meeting other Dems and progressives. The evening will be energizing; featuring live music, good conversation and fun. Light appetizers served, cash bar. Hosted by Eau Claire County Democratic Party & Forage.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 18+

7-8pm Wed. Oct. 17

Forum: “Love Resists Authoritarianism”

Fascism, nationalism, authoritarianism, totalitarianism—these forces are affecting American life in unprecedented ways. Presenter Rev. Jim Foti, Assistant Minister, First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, examines these influences on daily life.

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

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 17

Ask a Scientist

Professor Whitfield will review the latest developments in the search for dark matter. Many scientists think that as much as 85% of the matter in the universe is in the form of “dark matter”, possibly composed of as-yet undiscovered subatomic particles.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 2018

9am Thu. Oct. 18

The Wonder of Speech-Language Pathology

Learn what Speech-Language Pathology is, how you can benefit, age related changes to cognition, swallowing, prevention techniques & more. Presenter: Laura Hurd, Speech Language Pathologist Dove Healthcare.

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

Cost: FREE

9:15-11:15am Thu. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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. Oct. 18

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

1-3pm Thu. Oct. 18

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Caregiving is often rewarding but can be very stressful. As a family caregiver, you are at high risk for depression and stress related illnesses. This is a 6 week workshop that teaches you to take better care of yourself while you are caring for a child, of any age, with special health or behavior needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

5-7pm Thu. Oct. 18

10th Annual Schneider Disability Issues Forum

Kathy Nimmer, 2015 Indiana Teacher of the Year and a finalist for 2015 National Teacher of the Year, will present “What Kindergarteners and Canines Know: Lessons from a Life with Students and Service Dogs” at UW-Eau Claire’s tenth annual Schneider Disability Issues Forum.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Thu. Oct. 18

Putting Your Garden To Bed

A thorough fall clean up will give your garden a healthy start in the spring. Learn what you need to do before the winter arrives to have the best success in your garden. Learn how to clean up your perennial garden and what to do with trees and shrubs, how to overwinter tender plants, and more.

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

6-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Fiber Arts – Needle Felting

Get a chance to work with one of the oldest known textile fabrics in this hands-on needle felting program. Over the three weeks, you’ll create both 2D and 3D projects that you can keep for yourself or give as a present for an upcoming holiday.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

6-8:31pm Thu. Oct. 18

Fiber Arts – Needle Felting

Get a chance to work with one of the oldest known textile fabrics in this hands-on needle felting program. Over the three weeks, you’ll create both 2D and 3D projects that you can keep for yourself or give as a present for an upcoming holiday.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

6-7:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

'Cozy Up Your Home for Winter' Seminar

A panel of experts will discuss home weatherization, fireplaces, fuel choices for a hearth appliance & trends in fireplaces, winter A/C unit preparation, furnace checks & cleaning, insulation, benefits of energy incentives through your utilities and Focus on Energy and more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room 4319 Jeffers Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person - Each attendee will receive a complimentary ticket to the 2019 Home & Garden Show

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. Oct. 18

Turmeric and Its Health Benefits

Turmeric has been used for thousands of years. Discover its healing properties from inflammation to brain function and sample ways to add it into your everyday routine. Instructor: Becca Kleist

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Oct. 18

Knowing News: A Journalist Panel Discusses Today's News

Includes a book discussion and presentation by UW-Eau Claire journalism professor Jan Larson in addition to a talk with a panel of journalists. Read the Book-"The Elements of Journalism" by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel. This book is available for checkout at the Menomonie Public Library

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center Ballrooms 302 10th Ave, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7pm Thu. Oct. 18

Forum on Free Speech and Campaign Finance

Law professors Ciara Torres-Spelliscy and John O. McGinnis will present this forum on the constitutionality of campaign finance laws, particularly the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision Citizens United v. FEC. Moderated by Eric T. Kasper, UW-Eau Claire associate professor of political science.

UWEC, Schneider Social Science Hall - Room 100 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 16+

7-8pm Thu. Oct. 18

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, Oct. 19th, 2018

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 19

Essential Oil Workshop

Create up to 2 of your very own essential oil blends; either spritzers or creams; with the help of Joyce Sobotta of Aromatherapy Nature's Way. She will teach you about the wonderful benefits of essential oils, and how they can help to boost your immune system and emotional wellness.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 19

Tarot Card Divination Class

River has read Tarot Cards for 30+ years and will teach you the basic tools you'll need to begin your journey. A fun, relaxing learning environment that's beginner free. Please bring your own deck or buy one from Broom & Crow. Cards will not be provided for free.

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

Cost: $25

Age: 18+

6-8pm Fri. Oct. 19

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. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. You will also learn the basic terminology of knitting. All materials included. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 14+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Oct. 19

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, Oct. 20th, 2018

Sat. Oct. 20

Scarecrow Makin' Saturdays

Complete your fall decorating with a scarecrow you make yourself at Down to Earth. Pick up your pumpkins and mums while you're there. They'll provide everything you need to create your unique masterpiece.

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

Cost: $15/scarecrow

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Oct. 20

Tainter Menomin Lake Improvement Association's Annual Meeting

Help TMLIA have a unified voice and share what water quality issues are important to you! Presentation and Demonstration activities scheduled. Breakfast and childcare provided.

Olde Towne Banquet Hall 903 Cedar Falls Road, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-5:30pm Sat. Oct. 20

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+

10am-noon Sat. Oct. 20

Survival Bags 101

This discussion style class will teach you how to assemble a survival kit that is useful in any situation. Whether it is for a camping trip or for the trunk of your car, it’s best to be prepared. A complete winter survival bag will be given away to one lucky person taking the class. Instructor: Jan Szalai.

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

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Oct. 20

Painting Ideas

Local figurative painter Barbara Shafer, whose work will be featured in the library’s art gallery during October and November, will lead students in a painting and idea-generating workshop. All skill levels are welcome. For ages 18 and up. Registration is required. Register online starting Monday, October 1.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

2pm Sat. Oct. 20

Succulent Pumpkin Planter Centerpiece Workshop

These new centerpieces are all the rage on Pinterest. All you need is a few live succulent cuttings, some fun seasonal decorations or fabric, a pumpkin and some hot glue. Your creation can then be planted in a pot once the pumpkin is past its prime.

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

Cost: $25/per centerpiece

5pm Sat. Oct. 20

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+

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