Wednesday, Mar. 29th, 2017

10am-4pm Wed. Mar. 29

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

11am Wed. Mar. 29

Normal Aging

Everyone misplaces their keys, so is it truly a sign of memory loss or getting older. Learn the difference & tricks to enhance your memory too.

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

12:10-12:50pm Wed. Mar. 29

Faculty Forum: Budget Repair or Budget Spectacle? The Passage of Wisconsin’s Act 10

This analysis shows how the 2011 state budget in Wisconsin was used to create a political spectacle to generate support for eliminating collective bargaining for public workers (especially public school teachers).

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning UWEC Old Library, 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Wed. Mar. 29

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

1:30-3:30pm Wed. Mar. 29

All About E-Mail

This 3 session class covers all aspects of Web-based email (using Windows computers) mailboxes, folders, sending, receiving, attachments, contacts and settings. Prerequisites: Must have a current email address (Yahoo, Gmail, Charter, AT&T, etc.) and know your email password before coming to class. This class does not cover Microsoft Outlook.

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

Cost: $15 members / $22.50 non-members

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Mar. 29

Beginning Spanish

If you are intrigued by the idea of learning a little Spanish, in a friendly group of equals, this class is for you. You will be amazed at how quickly you will begin to understand spoken Spanish through the methodology of TPR Storytelling. !Vámonos! - Let's go!

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

Cost: $45 members / $67.50 non-members

4:30pm Wed. Mar. 29

Political Science Panel Discussion

Panel discussion on the constitutional process of Supreme Court appointments, the constitutional issues raised at the hearings (including nominee responses to senators’ questioning), reasons why senators might vote for or against nominees, and the difficulty of predicting how a nominee might rule on issues if confirmed to the Court.

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

5:30-7pm Wed. Mar. 29

Conflict-Ending Processes in Syria and Implications of the Syrian War

This year's Arab World Lecture will be given by Randa Slim, Director of the Track II Dialogues Initiative at The Middle East Institute and Adjunct Research Fellow at the New America Foundation. Designed to provide information and awareness about the Arab World, the annual lecture was started by members of Eau Claire's Arab American community.

UWEC, Hibbard Hall Room 102 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Wed. Mar. 29

Getting Started with Blogging

This class is geared toward the beginning blogger. You will be walked through the process of generating ideas and writing content. By the end of the class you will have created a blog to showcase your interests, hobbies and experiences.

UW-Eau Claire Campus

Cost: $99 per person

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Mar. 29

Beginning Drawing

Learn to draw in this two session class, using line, form, tone, proportion, perspective, etc. to render a variety of subjects. Some materials provided but you provide good quality drawing paper. Instructor Vicki Casper.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $20

Age: 16+

6:30-9pm Wed. Mar. 29

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, Mar. 30th, 2017

6am-8pm Thu. Mar. 30

Madison Action Day with JONAH

Join JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope) as we travel to Madison to meet with our legislators. An opportunity to meet one-on-one to discuss issues important to you. An organized morning program, lunch and then a walk to the capitol building.

Bus Leaves From Immanuel Lutheran Church 3214 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $35; includes lunch and bus ride

Age: All ages

8:30am-4pm Thu. Mar. 30

Leading Intentional Customer Service

This hands-on session will cover best practices and proven techniques for creating and delivering exceptional customer service through effective leadership.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

10am-4pm Thu. Mar. 30

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

10:30-11:30am Thu. Mar. 30

Special Book Club Discussion: "Angels Don't Get Tattoos"

The author of "Angels Don't Get Tattoos" will be at this special book club discussion. Angels Don't Get Tattoos is filled with anger, revenge, sadness, shame, fear, and love.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4:30pm Thu. Mar. 30

CVTC Tax Prep Assistance

student volunteers certified by the IRS and working under the supervision of a CVTC Accounting instructor will provide free income tax preparation in room 240 of the CVTC Business Education Center. The service is provided on a first-come-first-served basis, with sign-up beginning at noon and tax preparation. Not available March 23rd.

CVTC Business Education Center, Room 240 620 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

1:30-3:30pm Thu. Mar. 30

Beginning Watercolors

If you have never painted in watercolor and have always wanted to learn how, this is your chance. The very basics of this art medium will be explored and beautiful creations will happen. Come and experience a new adventure in art and have fun while making new friends.

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

Cost: $20 menbers /$30 non-members

2-4pm Thu. Mar. 30

Stained Glass Garden Chimes

Participants will have their choice of creating a wind chime from either a depression era plate or a piece of driftwood as a base. Next pieces of stained glass and glass beads are added to create a unique piece of art. This project is one that you will want to keep for yourself or give as a special gift.

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

Cost: $20 Members, $25 Nonmembers; register by Mar. 24

5-7pm Thu. Mar. 30

Habla en la Cabra

Practice your Spanish with other area Spanish speakers and help others practice their English. All levels welcome, no registration necessary. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Mar. 30

Retire Wisely Workshop - Hosted by Thrivent Financial

This workshop addresses six risks retirees face, including outliving your income and rising health care costs. You'll learn how to confidently meet these challenges. No financial products will be sold at this workshop.

Peace Lutheran Church 501 E. Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 40+

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Mar. 30

The Connection Between WI Parental Choice/Voucher School Program and Your Taxes

Your property taxes are impacted by vouchers used to enroll children in nonpublic schools. This year, Wisconsin is projected to spend $248 million on vouchers for nonpublic schools. Come and learn about the WI Parental Choice Program as part of school funding with a short presentation followed by a Q&A. Childcare provided.

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

Cost: FREE

6:30-9pm Thu. Mar. 30

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, Mar. 31st, 2017

8:30am-4pm Fri. Mar. 31

Leading Intentional Customer Service

This hands-on session will cover best practices and proven techniques for creating and delivering exceptional customer service through effective leadership.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

10am-4pm Fri. Mar. 31

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

10-11:30am Fri. Mar. 31

Five Wishes Workshops I & II

An easy-to-use legal document that lets adults of all ages plan how they want to be cared for in case they become seriously ill. Written in everyday language and helps people express their wishes in areas that matter most - the personal and spiritual in addition to the medical and legal.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-3pm Fri. Mar. 31

Eau Claire Garden Club Presents: Phenology in a Changing Climate

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Participants ill learn how changes in the start of the growing season have played out over the last century, how to record observations during the growing season, and more.

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

3-4:30pm Fri. Mar. 31

Modern Dance Class

This is a modern dance class based on the techniques of Martha Graham and Michael Doran. all adults are invited to join us for this restorative , strength building and inspiring class.

Dancers Studio 800 Wisconsin St., Building 13, Room 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $40 per month

Age: Adults all ages

6:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 31

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. Mar. 31

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, Apr. 1st, 2017

8:30am-4:30pm Sat. Apr. 1

Stepfamily Rx Conference

Calling all stepcouples, single parents, and couples planning on creating a stepfamily. Important information regarding co-parenting, smart phones, teen anxiety/depression, and more. Cost includes breaks, lunch, and FREE childcare up to 5th grade.

Peace Church 501 E. Fillmore, Eau Claire

Cost: $45 for 2, $25 for 1; Save $5 Early Bird by 3/22. Must register by 3/29

Age: Adults

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 1

CPR/First Aid classes

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. Participants who successful complete the class will receive a certification in Adult CPR/AED and Infant CPR with First Aid.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 1

Creating Your Vision Workshop

Do you have a dream that wants to live, a business you've wanted to start, projects that long for attention. Here is a workshop to help you with your hearts desires, ideal outcomes, self-discovery, take next steps to making your dream a reality.

Deb's Cafe, Meeting Room 1120 122nd St., Suite 3, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $50 or $40 for two or more

Age: Older youth or adults

10am Sat. Apr. 1

Veggie & Herb Gardening 101

New to growing food? This class covers everything from planning the layout of your garden or container to what to plant and when. Will also cover companion plants and harvesting.

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

10am-4pm Sat. Apr. 1

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

11am-noon Sat. Apr. 1

Eau Claire Garden Club Presents: Phenology in a Changing Climate

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate. Participants ill learn how changes in the start of the growing season have played out over the last century, how to record observations during the growing season, and more.

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

1-4pm Sat. Apr. 1

Beginning Watercolor

Learn many techniques of watercolor in this two session class and paint a frameable piece of art to take home.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $35

1:30-4pm Sat. Apr. 1

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

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Apr. 1

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

6:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 1

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, Apr. 2nd, 2017

9am-5pm Sun. Apr. 2

Reiki Level II Course

During Reiki Level II, you will learn the Reiki symbols including what they represent and how to call upon them. You will also learn how to send distance healing. The class includes a workbook, hands-on training, an attunement, lunch and certificate.

Affinity Wellness Center 2411 N. Hillcrest Parkway, Ste 1E, Altoona

Cost: $150

10am-4pm Sun. Apr. 2

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

1-4pm Sun. Apr. 2

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

1-3pm Sun. Apr. 2

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, Apr. 3rd, 2017

10am-4pm Mon. Apr. 3

Wellness Days for Hmong Elders

Each 4-hours wellness days includes an exercise class, healthy lunch, health-related presentations, and unstructured social time. The goal is to enhance Hmong elders' quality of life by providing programming that reduces social isolation, increases physical and mental health literacy, and improve English proficiency.

Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley, Mary Marquart Center 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Apr. 3

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

5:30-7pm Mon. Apr. 3

Chippewa Treaty Rights: Resistance, Acceptance and Controversy

Recent news features stories of Native American Tribes appealing to treaty rights to protect their land and water resources. Examine the wording of the treaties and clear up misconceptions about the rights and provisions granted to the Chippewas. Learn about the direct effect these treaties have on the lives of the Chippewa Tribes, and gain a better understanding of their history.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99/person

Age: 16+

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Apr. 3

Literacy Volunteers of 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. If the Open Learning time does not work in your schedule, accommodations can be made. Literacy changes everything.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Mon. Apr. 3

Threats to Medicaid that will impact People with Disabilities

Attend this training to learn what is at risk in your community and participate in small group strategy discussions to develop an Action Plan for your Congressional district.

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

6-8pm Mon. Apr. 3

The Next Step in Beginning Watercolor Painting

Take the next step with part two in this watercolor painting series. In this seven-week class, we'll move on from the fundamental elements you've already learned to more advanced techniques. This class is an "advanced beginner" level. Some basic knowledge or experience with watercolor painting is expected.

UW-Eau Claire Campus

Cost: $175/person; $300 for two people registering together

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Apr. 3

Color Your World

Continue to work on your drawing skills in color using colored pencils or Crayola crayons to render a variety of subjects. You furnish good quality drawing paper. Drawing experience preferred. Pencils and crayons provided.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $25

Age: 16+

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire