Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 2017

5-7pm Wed. Feb. 22

Chippewa Falls Riverfront Development Campaign Launch Party

To celebrate progress to date and inspire area residents about the benefits of the Chippewa Riverfront, people are invited to a launch party where they will enjoy appetizers and beverages prior to a short program where guests will learn about the project. More information available online.

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

Saturday, Feb. 25th, 2017

1pm Sat. Feb. 25

5th Annual Quarter Auction

Cocktail/Social Hour 1pm, Auction Starts at 2pm. Over 100+ Items up for Auction. All proceeds benefit Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. Bring your quarters for a fun filled afternoon. Brought to you by Horizon's and A to Z Embroidery & Screen Printing.

Horizon's Lounge 10764 County Highway Q, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per paddle, additional paddles $3

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

Tuesday, Feb. 28th, 2017

4-7pm Tue. Feb. 28

22nd Annual Noah's Ark Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

In addition to a meal of pancakes, sausage, fruit and ice cream, there will have children's activities, and an art stroll A tithe from this event will go to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: Advance ticket prices are $8 for age 13 and over $5 for ages 3-12. Ticket prices at the door increase to $9 for age 13 and over

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Feb. 28

Spring Painting Party hosted by the Cadott Class of 2017 Seniors

Gather your friends and head to the Frog Hop for a fun painting adventure. Steph Kempe-Anderson will walk you through, step by step, to create a painting. Let your creative energy flow & make it your own. All proceeds go to fund The Cadott 2017 Senior Class Lock-In.

The Frog Hop 23027 County Highway X, Cadott

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Mar. 2nd, 2017

6-7pm Thu. Mar. 2

Karma Yoga Series: ECASD Homeless Program

This month's cause is the Eau Claire Area School District Homeless Program. The ECASD Homeless Program assists in supporting children and their families with basic needs. Cost for the class is a donation of cash, hygiene products, gently used clothes, shoes, and more.

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

Cost: Donation

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

Saturday, Mar. 4th, 2017

5-9pm Sat. Mar. 4

15th Annual Grace Lutheran Communities Enchanted Evening Fundraiser

Features dinner as well as a live auction and silent auction. The proceeds will be used to enhance the quality of life of our residents and clients through the purchase of a new bus for transporting them to medical appointments, community events and recreational activities.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $70

Age: 18+

Friday, Mar. 10th, 2017

6-8pm Fri. Mar. 10

If the Shoe Fits Run Night - Girls on the Run

A night of family fun. Happy Hair, Presentations by Ultimate Performance Gymnastics, and learn how to start a Girls on the Run Site, learn more about volunteering for GOTR.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse 2983 11th St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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 & Little Leprechaun 1K

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

11:30am Sat. Mar. 11

Rack 'Em Up for Down Syndrome Awareness - Pool Tournament

8-Ball Last Pocket (Singles), Intended Ball/Intended Pocket, Double Elimination. 50% of the admission fees will be donated to Down Syndrome Awareness, and the other 50% will be a payout to the winner. Sign-Up by 11:30am, Starts at 12 noon.

Bull Pen Bar 1522 Bellinger St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per Player

Age: 21+

Saturday, Mar. 18th, 2017
Saturday, Mar. 25th, 2017
Saturday, Apr. 1st, 2017

3-7pm Sat. Apr. 1

Paint Sip and Cork Pull

A fun Girls on the Run fundraiser. Cork Pull 3-5pm, Painting 5-7pm, glass of wine included. Proceeds support GOTR program. Limited spots available.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: 21+

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

Wednesday, Apr. 26th, 2017

5-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 26

Young Professionals Week: CV After Hours Rotary Meal Packaging

Join the Young Professionals week in packing 10,000 meals to be distributed locally through Feed My People Food Bank. Volunteers can arrive 5-7:30pm. This is a great opportunity to learn hands-on what this program consists of while making a difference in the Chippewa Valley.

The Community Table 320 Putnam St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

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