Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2017

6-7pm Thu. Jan. 26

Karma Yoga Series, Girls On The Run

For the yogi that wants to give back to our community. L44 offer a yoga class, you donate to a great cause. This month's cause is Girls On The Run, a nonprofit girls empowerment project. Girls On The Run inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

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

Cost: Donation

Friday, Jan. 27th, 2017

9pm Fri. Jan. 27

Party For a Cause: Benefitting WHYS Radio

A monthly dance party that donates portion of profits each night to a local charity. This show will have funds donated to WHYS in Eau Claire. Featuring: DJ Sinestro. Doors at 8pm.

House of Rock 422 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Suggested Admission/Donation

Age: 21+

Saturday, Jan. 28th, 2017

9am Sat. Jan. 28

3rd Annual Winter Fest Cold & Bold Fun Run/Walk

This event will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy a scenic 3.1 mile race course on beautiful Lake Altoona in Eau Claire. The run/walk will begin and end on Lake Altoona. Will benefit the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA and Eau Claire YMCA. Enjoy a snowshoe fun walk with snowshoes provided.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $20 Pre-register, $25 Day-of (cash only)

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

Powder Keg Snowshoe & Fat-Bike Races

CORBA invites you to the 7th annual Powder Keg, sponsored by Eau Claire Bike & Sport. Choose from 10K and 5K snowshoe races, 1-Mile snowshoe hike (NEW this year), or 2-hour fat-bike race. Entry includes T-shirt and chili feed. Proceeds help maintain and develop trails in the Chippewa Valley.

Eau Claire County Expo Center 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Entry fee varies

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Jan. 28

4th Annual Colfax Health & Rehab Wine and Craft Beer Tasting

Featuring an assortment of fine wines and craft beer provided by the Barrel Room. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, prize drawings, raffles and silent auction items. $500 cash grand prize drawing. Music by Jordan Herrick.

Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center 110 Park Drive, Colfax

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Age: 21+

Thursday, Feb. 2nd, 2017

5-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 2

Southview Elementary Playground Spaghetti Feed

Spaghetti feed and silent auction. Help them reach their goal of building a barrier free playground in our community so every child has the opportunity to play.

Southview Elementary School 615 A Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $7 adults ($6 in advance) $4 for Kids 11 & under ($3 in advance) Free for Kids 3 and under Max, of $30/family

Age: All ages

5-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 2

Spaghetti Feed & Silent Auction to Benefit the Southview Community Playground Fund

Enjoy a meal of spaghetti, bread, salad, and dessert! Take out options are available. Help them reach the goal of building a barrier free playground in the community so every child has the opportunity to play.

Southview Elementary School 615 A Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $7 for adults ($6 in advance); $4 for Kids 11 & Under ($3 in advance); FREE for Kids 3 and under

Friday, Feb. 3rd, 2017

6-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 3

5th Annual Super Beans Bean Bag Tournament

A double elimination tournament. Registration includes chili dinner. Free to spectators to come cheer on teams. Chili Feed can be purchased separately. Proceeds will be going to The Family Resource Center and Morning Rotary Fund Supporting community youth.

The Complexx (at Wagner's Lanes) 2159 Brackett Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: 2 person team $50, 4 person team $100, Spectators FREE

Saturday, Feb. 4th, 2017

2pm-2:30am Sat. Feb. 4

Das Loop Charity Pub Crawl 2017

6th Annual Das Loop Charity Pub Crawl. This year we are raising money for Ashlynn, a local 9 year old girl who has been diagnosed with Peters Plus Syndrome. Come crawl for a cause. Find it on FaceBook for full details.

Downtown Eau Claire Clairemont Ave, S. Barstow, N. Barstow, ,W. Grand Ave, and Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Feb. 11th, 2017

noon-3pm Sat. Feb. 11

Menomonie Polar Plunge

A spectacular sight to see and join! Put on a wacky costume, raise money, and jump in a lake in winter to benefit 1,000 local Special Olympics athletes. Chicken? That's okay. You can still participate by registering as Too Chicken and stay on dry land! Food, music, bonfires, & more. Register online.

Wakanda Park Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: $75 minimum

Age: All Ages

6pm Sat. Feb. 11

9th Annual Mid-Winter Mardi Gras

Fundraising event with Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra, delicious dinner, casino style and carnival games, cash raffle, and prizes throughout the night. Purchase tickets online by Feb. 5th. Raffle tickets and other dinner packages available. Costumes welcome!

McDonell Area Catholic High School 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140 Two Person Dinner and Raffle Package

Age: 21+

Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 16

Red Letter Tasting

Join us for an evening of solidarity, hearty fare and libations for the Red Letter Tasting. A portion of sales will be donated to Red’s Mercantile’s Red Letter program – a grant given annually to a female entrepreneur in the Chippewa Valley.

K Point Brewing 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $16

Age: 21+

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017

3-6pm Sat. Feb. 25

Henry's Birthday/Animal Benefit

An event held every year by Henry (Umbrella Cockatoo) to raise money for Bob's House for Dogs & Chippewa Humane. Donation will provide free food and beer while it lasts. Chinese raffle at 6 as well as a bake sale. Henry will be there from 3-4. Call Pam with raffle donations.

Butch and Jackie's Bateman Tavern 19990 County Highway X, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Please bring a donation for the animals. Check Bob Hous for Dogs & Chippewa Humane website for items needed.

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Feb. 26th, 2017

8am-1pm Sun. Feb. 26

Sarah Nelson Memorial Pancake Breakfast

Join the Older Youth Council as they serve homemade pancakes, sausage, cheese-curds, and muffins in honor of Sarah Nelson. Not only did Sarah's inspiring attitude and encouraging smile make many determined to better themselves, she also was a cancer survivor of 15 years. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

Cleghorn Fire Station Cty I/HH, Cleghorn

Cost: $6 for adults, $4 for children (10 and under), and 4 and under are free

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sun. Feb. 26

Toss Your Boss Polar Plunge

How many times has the boss made you sweat? Here's a chance to watch bosses be Freezin' For A Reason during the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics. Join the fun Sunday, Feb 26 starting at Noon to watch bosses jump in a lake. Concessions, hot cocoa, music, souvenirs and more tent.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $75 minimum

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sun. Feb. 26

Lake Altoona Polar Plunge

Put on a wacky costume, raise money & jump in a lake to benefit 1,000 local Special Olympics athletes at the Polar Plunge. Register right online and show up Feb. 26 at 11am to check in and Plunge starting at Noon. Be Freezin' for a Reason.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $75 minimum

Age: All Ages

Friday, Mar. 3rd, 2017

6-10:30pm Fri. Mar. 3

8th annual Dueling Pianos FUNdraiser

Its a clap along, sing along musical comedy show where the audience is always a part of the action. No one does it better than Dave & Ted, Deuces Wild. The guests of this event will also enjoy refreshments, a chance to win raffle baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, 50/50 raffle, cash bar.

Visionquest N4439 440th St., Menomonie

Cost: $40/person OR Reserve a table of 8 for $350

Age: All Ages

Friday, Mar. 10th, 2017

7-10pm Fri. Mar. 10

U-Ghana Rock

Benefit concert of bands from our local high schools. All proceeds go to The Potter's Village in Dodowa, Ghana which helps displaced women and children find homes and basic needs.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Mar. 11th, 2017

8am Sat. Mar. 11

Shamrock Shuffle 5k

The Shamrock Shuffle 5K starts on UW-Eau Claire’s upper campus, down the infamous Garfield Avenue hill, over the scenic university footbridge and follows the river up the beautiful Chippewa Valley River trail. The race is a loop that begins and ends at the McPhee Physical Education Center. Race is open to any fitness level.

UWEC McPhee Strength & Performance Center 509 University Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: See cost information online

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 1st, 2017

3pm Sat. Apr. 1

Bingo to Support Irvine Zoo

Half the proceeds go to the winner. The other half goes to Irvine Park Zoo.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Saturday, Apr. 8th, 2017

3pm Sat. Apr. 8

Bingo to Support Irvine Zoo

Half the proceeds go to the winner. The other half goes to Irvine Park Zoo.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Thursday, Apr. 20th, 2017

5:15pm Thu. Apr. 20

16th Annual Scrabble Bee Fundraiser

Register your team now for a night of Scrabble with a twist! Six-member teams work together and race against the clock to build the best words they can. The team with the highest total score across three games is declared the winner. Proceeds support Literacy Chippewa Valley's work to boost adult literacy. The evening also includes refreshments, fabulous raffle baskets, and more!

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: See online registration form for cost

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 22nd, 2017

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 22

The Amazing Eau Claire Cleanup

The Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is organizing the “Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up”. This event sends volunteers to locations throughout the city including community parks, neighborhood playgrounds, picnic areas, and recreational trails, where they clean the areas and prepare flowerbeds.

City of Eau Claire Parks and Trails, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. Apr. 22

Bingo to Support Irvine Zoo

Half the proceeds go to the winner. The other half goes to Irvine Park Zoo.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Saturday, Apr. 29th, 2017

3pm Sat. Apr. 29

Bingo to Support Irvine Zoo

Half the proceeds go to the winner. The other half goes to Irvine Park Zoo.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Saturday, May. 6th, 2017

10am Sat. May. 6

Chippewa Valley It Works Gives Back to Down Syndrome

An event to raise awareness and fundraising for Down Syndrome. Vendors, crafting, small business sellers, pool tournament from 10am-5pm, dart tournament from 11am-6pm, and Moonshine Band from 7-11pm.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. May. 6

Bingo to Support Irvine Zoo

Half the proceeds go to the winner. The other half goes to Irvine Park Zoo.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Friday, Aug. 11th, 2017

6-10am Fri. Aug. 11

Dunkin’ Donuts Cop on a Rooftop for Special Olympics

Local law enforcement officers will sit, stand, and jump around to be let down from the rooftop of Dunkin’ Donuts stores across Wisconsin. To get off the roof the officers are asking you to make a donation into a bucket they will lower from the roof.

Dunkin' Donuts 2836 N. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Donations include free coffee

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 2017

4:30-7pm Tue. Aug. 29

Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

This 2 mile run/walk in beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. Check in begins at 4:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. with awards following at 7 p.m.

Carson Park, Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$35

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Sep. 2nd, 2017

7:30am-1pm Sat. Sep. 2

Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

A 2 and 5 mile run/walk in and around beautiful Carson Park and downtown Eau Claire is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. Check in begins at 7:30 AM, the 5 mile starts at 9 AM the 2 mile starts at 10:30 a.m., the Kids’ Fun Run begins at 11:30 a.m. and awards are at Noon.

Carson Park, Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$35

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Sep. 28th, 2017

5:30-9pm Thu. Sep. 28

Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics

Join dozens of law enforcement officers for this 5k to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. This unique evening glow run follows a 5k run and 1 mile walk route on campus and through parts of downtown Menomonie. Registration includes a t-shirt and coffee and donuts at the finish line. Open to all community members, families, college students and anyone interested in supporting Special Olympics.

UW-Stout Campus 712 Broadway St S, Menomonie

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

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