Monday, Aug. 20th, 2018

Mon. Aug. 20

The Menomonie Singers Conductor Audition

Started in 1989, the Menomonie Singers is a non-profit, adult, auditioned choir which performs 4 to 5 concerts per year. The Singers rehearse at UW-Stout. Currently, singers are from Dunn County and other cities in Western Wisconsin. They are a mix of many professions, including UW-Stout faculty members and some Stout students. The group frequently sings four-part, a cappella music.

UW-Stout, Menomonie

9:30-11:30am Mon. Aug. 20

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

noon-1pm Mon. Aug. 20

Food Entrepreneurship Roundtable Event

Entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners gathering in the same field to share their experiences and best practices, network, and find new and innovative ways to collaborate. Learn about license requirements, permits, and basic outline of steps to take when deciding to start your own business.

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

Cost: $15

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Aug. 20

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care.

Contact for Location

7:30-10pm Mon. Aug. 20

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, Aug. 21st, 2018

Tue. Aug. 21

The Menomonie Singers Conductor Audition

Started in 1989, the Menomonie Singers is a non-profit, adult, auditioned choir which performs 4 to 5 concerts per year. The Singers rehearse at UW-Stout. Currently, singers are from Dunn County and other cities in Western Wisconsin. They are a mix of many professions, including UW-Stout faculty members and some Stout students. The group frequently sings four-part, a cappella music.

UW-Stout, Menomonie

10am-2pm Tue. Aug. 21

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. Aug. 21

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

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

6-9pm Tue. Aug. 21

Business Plan Basics

A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business, or launch a new product.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

6-9pm Tue. Aug. 21

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

6-8pm Tue. Aug. 21

Learn to Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet. You will learn everything you need to know to get started with this craft.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 13+

6-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 21

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+

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Aug. 22

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

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 22

Belly Dance Classes

Learn the foundation of belly dance in Level 1. Everyone is welcome to drop-in and add a bit of dance energy to your day. Each class consists of detailed instruction of two foundational belly dance moves, plus time to test out all the elements of this fun, energetic, empowering, improvisational dance style.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-in $15; call for monthly rates

Age: 16+

6-7:30pm Wed. Aug. 22

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+

6-7pm Wed. Aug. 22

Treatment Foster Parent Informational Session

Become a Treatment Foster Parent. Come for an 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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 22

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 22

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

6:30-8pm Wed. Aug. 22

Dunn County Democrats

The Dunn County Democrats will meet. There is a role for all to play. All are Welcome.

Dunn County Democrats Office 710 4th St. East, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Aug. 22

Experience the Sound of Soul

Experience the Sound of Soul. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 23rd, 2018

9am-4pm Thu. Aug. 23

Watercolor Classes by Jeff Nelson - Advanced

These classes will cover techniques including washes, gradient wash, splash bleed, masking, dry brush, spattering. To register, please contact instructor Jeff Nelson.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: For the advanced class, the cost is $75 for two days without supplies, $85 with supplies (18" x 20" size).

Age: Ages Teen and above

10-11:30am Thu. Aug. 23

Advance Care Planning

A thought-provoking conversation to help make your health care wishes known and shared with family and friends. Learn vocabulary, reflect on your values, choose a health care agent, and explore goals for treatment. Have the opportunity to complete your advance directive.

Marshfield Clinic 2116 Craig Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-2:30pm Thu. Aug. 23

Bridging Memories

For those living with dementia and their family members. Find joy and humor in your journey by bridging memories together. Assorted activities for all ages. Featuring Keynote Speaker: Jim Adams - Author of "Other Me's".

Kamp Kenwood 19161 79th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE. registration required

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. Aug. 23

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. Aug. 23

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

5:30-7pm Thu. Aug. 23

DIY Herbal Salves with River Prairie Apothecary

DIY herbal salves: learn how to create healing salves with herbal oils for pain, wounds and other skin ailments. Concoct herbal remedies which are extra handy for minor cuts, wounds, rashes and burns and are a must-have DIY remedy for your home apothecary.

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

Cost: $24

Friday, Aug. 24th, 2018

9am-4pm Fri. Aug. 24

Watercolor Classes by Jeff Nelson - Advanced

These classes will cover techniques including washes, gradient wash, splash bleed, masking, dry brush, spattering. To register, please contact instructor Jeff Nelson.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: For the advanced class, the cost is $75 for two days without supplies, $85 with supplies (18" x 20" size).

Age: Ages Teen and above

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 24

Wire Wrap Stone Workshop

Learn the basics of wire wrapping from instructor Hilary Ivory. She will show you how to manipulate wire to wrap a natural stone pendant. Hilary is very knowledgeable about the stones that will be offered. She will discuss the names and properties of each stone as well as their healing effects.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 18+

6:30-8pm Fri. Aug. 24

Herbalism 101 Class

Join author, Erin LaFaive, as she guides you through this step-by-step workbook. Learn herbalism fundamentals, study strategies, and goal seeing techniques.

The Broom & Crow 106 E Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 24

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, Aug. 25th, 2018

1-3:30pm Sat. Aug. 25

Needle Felt a Succulent

Whether you're an avid needle felter or have never tried this craft, this class is for people of all skill levels.Learn how to make this cute little succulent. Finally, a plant you can't kill! It looks so real and is the perfect home decor. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 16+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 25

Downtown EC Food & History Tour

The Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour is a walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Meet outside the Local Store 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $65

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Aug. 26th, 2018

4-6pm Sun. Aug. 26

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

Monday, Aug. 27th, 2018

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Aug. 27

Confident Birth Childbirth Class Series

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this fall (Oct-Dec). An in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care.

Contact for Location

7:30-10pm Mon. Aug. 27

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, Aug. 28th, 2018

10am-2pm Tue. Aug. 28

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. Aug. 28

Dunn Dulcimers

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

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

3:30-5:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

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

6-8pm Tue. Aug. 28

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop with Artist Alex Mooney Jones

Understand the nature of fluid acrylics as we walk through basic techniques and materials with hands-on practice. Create two unique works of art using 8x10” canvases. You do not need any art experience to create a masterpiece. All materials, snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8+

6-8:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6-8pm Tue. Aug. 28

Business Tax Chat

The Business Tax Chat is an opportunity for small business owners, particularly individuals who may be filing for the first time, to bring questions about their specific small business tax concerns.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Aug. 28

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+

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 2018

1-3pm Wed. Aug. 29

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

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 29

Belly Dance Classes

Learn the foundation of belly dance in Level 1. Everyone is welcome to drop-in and add a bit of dance energy to your day. Each class consists of detailed instruction of two foundational belly dance moves, plus time to test out all the elements of this fun, energetic, empowering, improvisational dance style.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-in $15; call for monthly rates

Age: 16+

6-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 29

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

Thursday, Aug. 30th, 2018

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

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

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