Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 2015

Recreation

12:30-3pm Wed. Jan. 28

Open Swim and Field House Days

Early school release days bring opportunities for swimming and play at Menomonie High School. All ages are invited to use the pool and field house for free. Visit mayoclinichealthsystem.org to view other wellness opportunities in your…

Menomonie High School

Leisure

1pm Wed. Jan. 28

Red Hats "Reddy Teddy Adventure"

Soup and sandwich bar lunch plus craft time. Decorate a special item for a fun display. You must sign up in advance to find out exactly what we’re doing.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: $7

Education

1:30-3:30pm Wed. Jan. 28

Bridge Conventions One

You will learn the following conventions: Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Takeout Doubles, Weak Two Bids, Two Club Artificial Opening, Reverses and Blackwood and Gerber. Each session will include an explanation of the conventions and practice…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $15, $12 members ($10 for repeat students)

Recreation

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 28

Par-Te-Rec

This Eau Claire Parks and Recreation program is for adults (18+) with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Register beforehand or drop-in. For more information, please visit www.eauclairewi.gov/pr or call 715-839-5032. This week's theme is "Super Bowl Bash".

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: $3

Age: 18+

Visual Art

6pm Wed. Jan. 28

Wine & Whimsy

Eau Claire's first paint and wine experience! Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Janet Carson Gallery

Cost: $35

Recreation

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 28

Pickleball Open Gym

Open Pickleball is open to adults of all skill levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). 9 courts are available for play to service 36+ people each night. Pickleball is a great game that fosters great social, physical and community involvement.

Delong Middle School

Cost: $3

Age: ages 18+

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Jan. 28

Northwoods Brew Pub: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Northwoods Brewpub

Thursday, Jan. 29th, 2015

Recreation

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 29

Winter After Hours

Enjoy ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a fire pit, music, and hot drinks. Skate rentals will be available. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Boyd during this season. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised.

Boyd Park

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Nightlife

6:30pm Thu. Jan. 29

Pourhouse Pub Trivia

Pourhouse Pub Trivia, New teams welcome each week. Weekly prizes and seasonal winners! Come once or come every week! Singles, teams welcome. Come early, happy hour until 6pm. BEST TRIVIA EMCEE AROUND, Cush Patrow! Free to play!

The Pourhouse

Cost: FREE

Friday, Jan. 30th, 2015

Recreation

Fri. Jan. 30

Candlelight Ski

Enjoy hiking on the plowed Stokke Trail, snowshoeing at Riverside Park, and cross-country skiing on the Red Cedar State Trail. All three trails will be illuminated.

Leisure

11-11:45am Fri. Jan. 30

Internet Exploring

Come and see what fun, interesting and funny posts Joanne has found on the Internet. If you register at least a day ahead, you can join us for lunch at noon. Call for details.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: Suggested donation: $3.75 if you qualify for the Senior Dining program

Leisure

1pm Fri. Jan. 30

Packer Appreciation Party

Dine with us and celebrate another great year of Packers Football. Please call at least a day in advance to reserve your meal. Call for details.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: $8.80, $3.75 suggested donation for those who qualify for the Senior Dining Program

Food & Drink

4:30-7pm Fri. Jan. 30

Taco Fest

Join us at Flynn Elementary for a neighborhood party. All-you-can-eat taco bar with all the fixings (including vegetarian-friendly refried beans), milk/water/lemonade to quench your thirst, and ice cream for dessert. There will be family game night activities and a gift basket raffle. Food served 4:30-6:30pm. Raffle drawing held at 6:45pm. Don't miss out on your chance to win themed baskets.

Flynn Elementary School

Cost: admission: $5 adults, $3 ages 3+; raffle tickets: $1/ticket, $5/six tickets, $10/twenty tickets

Leisure

6-7:30pm Fri. Jan. 30

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy our locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Saturday, Jan. 31st, 2015

Recreation

Sat. Jan. 31

Speed Jump Rope Contest

The finals are held each year on the last Saturday in January at Bloomer High School. Semi finals starting at 12:30pm with finals 7pm. There will be 20-35 participating schools and approximately 240 jumpers try to break the records in the…

Bloomer High School

Recreation

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 31

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Causes

4:30pm Sat. Jan. 31

ECSA Pizza Party Fund Raiser

Help us raise money for the new skate park by joining us for a pizza party. There will be video game tournaments, raffles, prizes, pizza and more.

The District Company

Cost: $3

Sunday, Feb. 1st, 2015

Food & Drink

8:30am-12:30pm Sun. Feb. 1

French Toast Breakfast

Enjoy a winter day with BCR's breakfast tradition with activities at the Nature Center and family fun on our trails. Breakfast is 8:30am-12:30pm then check out the CV Watercolor Artists exhibit and sale, free cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals (weather permitting), plus the CV Astronomical Society will host an open house.

Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Pre-sale tickets: adults $6, children $3; At the door: adults $7, children $4

Recreation

1-4pm Sun. Feb. 1

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Fitness

1-3pm Sun. Feb. 1

Snowshoe Hikes

Each day at camp, we will take a different route through our woods, making it to Sunfish Lake, Herde Lake, and even crossing the mud hike. In February, join us in Eau Claire and explore beautiful Lowes Creek County Park. Snowshoes are…

Cost: Fee: FREE for Y members, Community $5

Fitness

1-3pm Sun. Feb. 1

Snowshoe Hike

Join us in Eau Claire and explore beautiful Lowes Creek County Park. Snowshoes are provided.

Lowes Creek County Park

Education

4-6pm Sun. Feb. 1

Improv Comedy 101

Learn the basics of improv comedy via games and exercises designed to teach you how to think on your feet. This workshop is great both for people interested in theatre and comedy, or those looking for a confidence boost in the board room.…

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: $75

Age: ages 16+

Monday, Feb. 2nd, 2015

Leisure

5:30-7:30pm Mon. Feb. 2

Mondays in Motion

Finding a positive outlet for children’s energy can be a challenge for busy parents. When it’s too cold to go outside, join Mayo Clinic Health System’s Wellness ROCKS for Mondays in Motion. When it’s cold outside, Mondays in Motion…

Alliance Church of Menomonie

Cost: FREE, registration is not required

Recreation

7-9pm Mon. Feb. 2

Pickleball Open Gym

Open Pickleball is open to adults of all skill levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). 9 courts are available for play to service 36+ people each night. Pickleball is a great game that fosters great social, physical and community involvement.

Delong Middle School

Cost: $3

Age: ages 18+

Wednesday, Feb. 4th, 2015

Leisure

Wed. Feb. 4

BINGO

We invite you to stay for lunch after the game, but we ask that you notify us at least a day in advance so that we reserve your meal. Suggested donation for lunch is $3.75 if you qualify for the Senior Dining Program. Call for details.

Augusta Senior and Community Center

Cost: FREE admission

Education

1:30-3:30pm Wed. Feb. 4

Bridge Conventions One

You will learn the following conventions: Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Takeout Doubles, Weak Two Bids, Two Club Artificial Opening, Reverses and Blackwood and Gerber. Each session will include an explanation of the conventions and practice…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $15, $12 members ($10 for repeat students)

Recreation

6-8pm Wed. Feb. 4

Par-Te-Rec

This Eau Claire Parks and Recreation program is for adults (18+) with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Register beforehand or drop-in. For more information, please visit www.eauclairewi.gov/pr or call 715-839-5032. This week's theme is "B-I-N-G-O".

Hobbs Ice Arena

Cost: $3

Age: 18+

Visual Art

6pm Wed. Feb. 4

Wine & Whimsy

Eau Claire's first paint and wine experience! Wine and Whimsy is a workshop with friends in front of a canvas with a glass of wine. A professional instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Janet Carson Gallery

Cost: $35

Recreation

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 4

Pickleball Open Gym

Open Pickleball is open to adults of all skill levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). 9 courts are available for play to service 36+ people each night. Pickleball is a great game that fosters great social, physical and community involvement.

Delong Middle School

Cost: $3

Age: ages 18+

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Feb. 4

Northwoods Brew Pub: Amp Quiz Trivia

First through third teams win substantial bar cash. Get a FREE answer for each night's game and sign up FREE for the state league for at www.ampquiztrivia.com. Get there early to stake out your spot. Some locations offer a FREE pitcher at…

Northwoods Brewpub

Thursday, Feb. 5th, 2015

Recreation

11am Thu. Feb. 5

Alaskan Cruise and Land Tour Travel Show

Discover Alaska this July 28-August 10 with Bluebird Guided Tours. Learn more about this opportunity today, featuring seven days cruising the Inside Passage, experience Glacier National Park, Denali National Park to see grizzly bears,…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

4:15-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 5

Teen Art Night

Please bring your own t-shirt for dying, bleaching, ripping, cutting, patching. All other supplies will be provided. Please sign up by Feb. 3, 6pm.

Fall Creek Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 13-18

Recreation

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 5

Winter After Hours

Enjoy ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a fire pit, music, and hot drinks. Skate rentals will be available. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Boyd during this season. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised.

Boyd Park

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Nightlife

6:30pm Thu. Feb. 5

Pourhouse Pub Trivia

Pourhouse Pub Trivia, New teams welcome each week. Weekly prizes and seasonal winners! Come once or come every week! Singles, teams welcome. Come early, happy hour until 6pm. BEST TRIVIA EMCEE AROUND, Cush Patrow! Free to play!

The Pourhouse

Cost: FREE

Leisure

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 5

Chippewa Valley Coin Club

Free monthly meetings for all collectors. Free refreshments served. Meetings begin with camaraderie, then business issues, then after that we have a small coin auction.

VFW Club

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Education

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 5

Spanish Conversation Nights

Participants can expect to leave the class with some new conversational expressions as well as resources to further expand their conversational Spanish abilities. Instructors will adapt the instruction to the need and fluency levels of participants. Some prior experience with Spanish is required. Register by Jan. 29.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $14

Age: 18+

Friday, Feb. 6th, 2015

Visual Art

3-9pm Fri. Feb. 6

Banbury Art Crawl

Enjoy the work of artists, artisans and entertainers. There will good food, leg room for a mid winter's walk, artist demonstrations, a shuttle from Volume One and plenty of parking on site.

Cost: FREE admission

Visual Art

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 6

Banbury Art Crawl Shuttle from The Local Store

Attend Eau Claire's Sixth Annual Banbury Art Crawl without the hassle of driving or parking! Hop on a convenient shuttle from the Volume One building at 205 N. Dewey St. to the Galloway entrance of Banbury Place and back. For more information…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters

Leisure

6-7:30pm Fri. Feb. 6

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy our locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery

Age: 21+

Causes

6:30pm Fri. Feb. 6

Karaoke For a Cure

Karaoke for a Cure is a benefit for the American Cancer Society. The event began in March of 2006 and has gained in popularity each year. The goal is to provide quality family entertainment in the style of American Idol, while raising funds and awareness in the battle to eliminate cancer.

The Plaza Hotel & Suites

Cost: $8

Saturday, Feb. 7th, 2015

Education

8am Sat. Feb. 7

Ready, Set, Grow ... Winter Gardening Seminar

Featuring keynote speaker Phil Pellitteri ("Things Can't Stay the Same - The Ever-Changing Landscape of Wisconsin Insects") and and breakout sessions, including "The Six Most Important Beetle Groups (Families) In Your Yard", "Tips For Starting Your Hobby Farm/Small Acerage"; "Vines Of All Kinds"; "Iris For Northern Gardens" and more.

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Cost: $35, $30 before Jan. 30 (includes meal)

Visual Art

9am-5pm Sat. Feb. 7

Banbury Art Crawl

Enjoy the work of artists, artisans and entertainers. There will good food, leg room for a mid winter's walk, artist demonstrations, a shuttle from Volume One and plenty of parking on site.

Cost: FREE admission

Visual Art

9am-3pm Sat. Feb. 7

Banbury Art Crawl Shuttle from The Local Store

Attend Eau Claire's Sixth Annual Banbury Art Crawl without the hassle of driving or parking! Hop on a convenient shuttle from the Volume One building at 205 N. Dewey St. to the Galloway entrance of Banbury Place and back. For more information…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters

Full Slate

9am-2pm Sat. Feb. 7

2nd Annual Spring into Love Craft/Vendor Fair

Come on out to the Grand Occasions in Osseo, to see some new items for the new year. Get your sweet heart a new gift for Valentine's. 20+ vendors/Crafts to see. And most are new from last years event.

Grand Occasions Event Center

Recreation

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 7

Menomonie Polar Plunge

Check in at 11am and plunge, then party all day and night.

Elk Point Resort

Cost: Visit online for the several pledge/cost options

Food & Drink

noon-3pm Sat. Feb. 7

56th Annual-Elk Rod & Gun Club Jamboree

$20,000 in prizes to be awarded with live music by variety band The Endorphins. $100 cash every 15 minutes (must be present to win). Also featuring a ladies raffle, 50/50 raffle, sportsman's raffle, hot lunch all day. No fishing due to lake…

Nightlife

noon-noon Sat. Feb. 7

24 Hour Trivia Contest: Trivia On Ice

Teams with any number of players will try to identify song snippets, pictures, voices as well as answer hundreds of trivia questions being broadcast across at 24-hour period on WHYS 96.3 and WIEC 102.7. Register online. An awards ceremony…

Cost: $20

Recreation

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 7

Come Slide with Us

An afternoon of supervised sledding fun at Pinehurst. The City provides the hill, roaring fire to warm up next to, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. All activities will be supervised by dedicated skating rink supervisors.

Pinehurst Park

Uncategorized

6pm-midnight Sat. Feb. 7

Mid-Winter Mardi Gras Gala

Featuring an authentic Mardi Gras dinner, beverages, live music by the Troppo Big Band, casino-style games, raffles, and more. Dinner served at 7pm. One $1000 and two $500 cash prizes will be raffled tonight. Need not be present to win. No…

McDonell High School

Cost: Dinner and raffle packages: $95/single, $130/two persons; Dinner only: $45/single, $90/two persons; $50 raffle tickets

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