Friday, Jan. 20th, 2017

10am-4pm Fri. Jan. 20

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-12:15pm Fri. Jan. 20

Beginning German

The eight sessions will focus on everyday topics such as greetings, family and leisure activities. AARP reports that learning a new language "can increase brain size, reduce memory lapses and even delay Alzheimer's disease." Class is intended for new learners.

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

Cost: $16 members; $24 non-members

3-4:30pm Fri. Jan. 20

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Jan. 20

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.

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, Jan. 21st, 2017

10am Sat. Jan. 21

Caring for Your Succulents and Air Plants

Succulents and air plants are all the rage these days. Learn how to plant and care for these awesome plants and watch our experts demonstrate creative ways to display them. There are many different and unique ways these can be used for interior decorating.

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

10-11am Sat. Jan. 21

Medicare 101: An Educational Presentation

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: 60+

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 21

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

1-5pm Sat. Jan. 21

Braided Wool Rug Workshop

Learn the skills needed to create a beautiful braided wool rug. Practice the steps with instructor Beverly Ramey, including preparing the materials, and braiding, lacing, and finishing the rug. Have a good start on a small rug by the end of the series.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members for all three sessions

Age: 12+

1:30-3pm Sat. Jan. 21

Bigfoot: History, Headline or Hoax?

Biologist Dan Nedrelo takes a look at Bigfoot in Wisconsin. Dan has been researching the subject since 2000 and been involved interviewing nearly 1,000 people.

Dunn County Historical Society 1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA, $1 children

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Sat. Jan. 21

Wearable Art

Eau Claire's scarf painting experience. Wearable Art is a 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. An instructor will guide you through the creation of your very own wearable masterpiece.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

6-8pm Sat. Jan. 21

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 scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

8pm Sat. Jan. 21

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Learn about the stars, planets, nebula, galaxies and other wonders of the night sky as members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society present monthly programs on various astronomical topics. 45min. Observatory will be open for observing following the program if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All ages

Sunday, Jan. 22nd, 2017

10am-4pm Sun. Jan. 22

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. Jan. 22

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 scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

Monday, Jan. 23rd, 2017

10am-4pm Mon. Jan. 23

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

1-7pm Mon. Jan. 23

Affordable Care Act Informational Sessions

The Chippewa County Affordable Care Action Team will host Affordable Care Act informational and enrollment sessions for the public in Room 116 at the Chippewa Falls Campus of CVTC.

Chippewa Valley Technical College - Chippewa Falls Campus 770 Scheidler Road, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Jan. 23

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

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Jan. 23

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. Jan. 23

Learn How to Paint in Acrylic

Professional Eau Claire artist Matt Philleo will teach you, step by step, how to paint beautiful portraits and landscapes in acrylic. You bring a photo to paint from and Matt will supply the paint, brushes, canvas, and expertise to help you create your own masterpiece you can be proud to display.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 per 2 hour session; all materials provided. $200 for full 5 session course.

Age: 18+

6:30-8pm Mon. Jan. 23

Beginning Sign Language 2

This introductory class is for those with little or no sign language experience. Learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation. Practice both receptive and expressive skills, and learn about deaf culture.

Human Science and Services, UWEC 239 Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: $99 for one person

Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2017

8am-noon Tue. Jan. 24

Learn Microsoft: OneNote

No more leafing through legal pads looking for meeting notes. OneNote provides many of the same Microsoft editing tools we see in Word and Excel, and when you are using OneNote, you can easily access your notes from virtually anywhere. Students will learn to access, edit, and share notes across multiple devices.

CVTC - Business Education Center 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $89/person

Age: Adults

9:30-11am Tue. Jan. 24

eBay Class

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

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

Cost: $20 members; $30 non-members

10am-4pm Tue. Jan. 24

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

10am-2pm Tue. Jan. 24

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

11am-12:15pm Tue. Jan. 24

Beginning German

The eight sessions will focus on everyday topics such as greetings, family and leisure activities. AARP reports that learning a new language "can increase brain size, reduce memory lapses and even delay Alzheimer's disease." Class is intended for new learners.

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

Cost: $16 members; $24 non-members

1:30-2:30pm Tue. Jan. 24

Postnatal Yoga with Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

Postnatal yoga assists with recovery and gently rebuilding the pelvic floor and abdominals following the birth of your baby. Your baby and partner are welcome to join the class as well. Please clear your visit with your doctor prior to joining. Pre-registration is required (2+ hours in advance).

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

3-4:30pm Tue. Jan. 24

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

5:45-7:15pm Tue. Jan. 24

Buddhist Study Group

One half hour group meditation (personal instruction available) one half hour teaching by Lama Tsultrim Yeshe of Hay River Meditation Center, and one half hour group book discussion and questions. Currently reading Excellent At The Beginning by Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche. All are welcome at any session, come see for yourself. Please call for more info if needed.

Unitarian Universalist Church 421 S. Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: Free Initial Visits then $25 monthly contribution

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Tue. Jan. 24

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 scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

6-9pm Tue. Jan. 24

Business Plan Basics

Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics. Class participants will learn how to create a effective and engaging business plan that can be presented lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29, class materials included

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 2017

9am-4pm Wed. Jan. 25

Launching Your Food Truck Business

This course will focus on starting a food truck business in the Chippewa Valley, with information sources specific to the area. You will also learn how to seek out local contacts, conduct research on area regulations and find nearby business assistance.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $99; includes refreshments and materials

9:30am-noon Wed. Jan. 25

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

Winter offers a special time to appreciate trees and shrubs in a totally different way. This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter. Bring warm clothes and boots. Register by Jan. 23

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

Cost: $5 Friends; $8 Nonmembers

10am-4pm Wed. Jan. 25

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 Wed. Jan. 25

Standing Guard: Protect What You’ve Worked For

Your focus may begin to shift from building your financial foundation to protecting the financial resource you've created for you & your family. Learn proactive ways to address key risks you may encounter & strategies to help prepare for the unexpected.

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

Cost: FREE

11:30am-1pm Wed. Jan. 25

Seminar: How to do Business with the Government

The purpose of this workshop is to educate area businesses or entrepreneurs who are considering becoming a supplier for the government.

29 Pines - 5872 33rd Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

11:30am-1pm Wed. Jan. 25

How to Do Business with the Government

The Wisconsin Procurement Institute (WPI) will present attendees valuable information that would aid them in pursuing the process of getting government contract work. The Wisconsin Procurement Institute is a nonprofit organization established in 1987.

29 Pines Hotel and Convention Center 5872 33rd Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 25

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 scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

6:15-7:15pm Wed. Jan. 25

First Time Home Buyer Seminar

Seminar is presented in a very laid back no pressure environment. A learning tool for many first time home buyers to help sort through the information you're reading and figure out what's the most reliable and what works for you.

Chippewa Valley Property Management 1827 Brackett Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2017

8:30am-12:30pm Thu. Jan. 26

2017 Dementia Summit: Learning and Growing as a Community

The summit will share the results of our recent community survey, enhance learning about dementia, and identify community solutions to better support people living with dementia and their caregivers.

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

Cost: Free

Age: Adults

10am-4pm Thu. Jan. 26

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

12:15-4:30pm Thu. Jan. 26

Ethics and Boundaries: Spirituality and Religion

Explore religion and spirituality as they interact with your ethical commitments to clients, the practice setting, and the profession.

Clarion Hotel 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $89

1-2pm Thu. Jan. 26

Write Your Obituary: You Get the Last Word

Thinking how to best have your last say? To write an obituary that includes necessary information—but is also personal, concise and memorable. Join this relaxed, hands-on class with an accomplished author and award-winning teacher.

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

Cost: $10 members; $15 non-members

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 26

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 scheduled events and classes.

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

Cost: $35

6:30-8pm Thu. Jan. 26

Wreath Making Workshop

Workshop #2 of beating winter woes. Join us for a wreath making workshop that will send scents of eucalyptus, lavender + other fresh scents wafting through you home. Craft your wreath while catching up with new + old friends.

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

Cost: $30 per person; includes your handmade wreath + one-on-one instruction

Friday, Jan. 27th, 2017

10am-4pm Fri. Jan. 27

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-12:15pm Fri. Jan. 27

Beginning German

The eight sessions will focus on everyday topics such as greetings, family and leisure activities. AARP reports that learning a new language "can increase brain size, reduce memory lapses and even delay Alzheimer's disease." Class is intended for new learners.

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

Cost: $16 members; $24 non-members

3-4:30pm Fri. Jan. 27

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

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Jan. 27

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.

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2017

8am-3:15pm Sat. Jan. 28

Ready, Set, Grow - Winter Garden Seminar

Our keynote speaker is Tim Johnson from Seed Savers. He will be presenting "Why I Need to Grow Heirlooms (And Why You need to Grow Them)" and a breakout session "A Recipe for Seed Saving". There will be 8 other sessions throughout the day. Full information available online.

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

Cost: $40 GA, $35 before January 15 (meal included)

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