Friday, Apr. 20th, 2018

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 20

Green Drinks Happy Hour

Environment lovers gather for a casual and social happy hour with fellow environment lovers. Find like-minded friends and resources to get involved in the movement for a clean future. Hosted by Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, Apr. 21st, 2018

9am-1pm Sat. Apr. 21

Registration Day Event for Community Garden Plots

Sign-up day for garden plots at Menomonie Community Garden located on 9th Street East just past 24th Avenue. $30 for 20 x 25 ft plot, $15 for 1/2 plot. Water & tools provided.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 21

Downtown Earth Day Cleanup

Join Chippewa Falls Main Street to clean up downtown. All supplies will be provided for the cleanup. Register at the event or preregister on our website. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last. Central Lutheran Church also provides a free breakfast before the cleanup at 28 E. Columbia Street.

Harmony Courtyard 219 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

10am-2pm Sat. Apr. 21

Earth Day - Donation Drop Off Event

Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity, The King's Closet, First Choice Recycling, Eau Claire County Humane Association and St. Francis Food Pantry will be collecting donations. Drive by, Drop off your donations and enjoy Earth Day. Contact any of the participating organizations with questions.

Chippewa Valley Habitat for Humanity Restore 145 N. Clairemont Avenune, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Sat. Apr. 21

Arts, Activism and Creative Change: Annual Fundraiser Sponsored by Eau Claire County Democrats and Progressives

Join other Democrats and Progressives for a fun evening of art, inspiration and fun. Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, will speak about "Citizen Activism and Cultural Transformation in Creating Thriving Communities." The work of over 15 recognized local artists will be featured in our Silent Auction, where bids may be placed online and at the event.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

Monday, Apr. 23rd, 2018

5-6:30pm Mon. Apr. 23

YP Week: Chippewa Falls Business After Hours

Join the Chippewa Falls Chamber at General Beer Northwest to meet and mingle with fellow professionals in the area. YP Meet Up at this event to help introduce you to new people & encouraging networking. All YP members receive free admission.

General Beer Northwest 2200 Lake View Dr, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

6-8pm Mon. Apr. 23

Cyber Security Gathering - ECInfoSec

An exciting Eau Claire Meetup dedicated to Cyber Security, Hacking, and all things Information Security. Crystal Rice (Senior Security Analyst) will be presenting on "Incident Response: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance". Mingling starts at 6 PM. Presentation at 6:30 PM.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Apr. 24th, 2018

5:30-7pm Tue. Apr. 24

YP Week: Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing

Join the Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club and Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley as we assist in a 10,000 meal packing event in partnership with Weld Riley and Kids Against Hunger. YP Week event volunteers will package meals, check quality control, and help with cleanup.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: Ages 21-40

6-8pm Tue. Apr. 24

HRC Rising Eau Claire Launch Event

The Human Rights Campaign, the largest LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in the nation is coming to Eau Claire. Meet your local coordinators tonight at Scooters Bar.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

Wednesday, Apr. 25th, 2018

7:30-9am Wed. Apr. 25

YP Week: Morning Mingle - Northbound Supply Co.

Northbound Supply Co. will be opening early exclusively for this YP Week morning mingle. Casual networking & socializing is the primary goal of this event to connect local young professionals. No RSVP is required - just show up!

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

Thursday, Apr. 26th, 2018

7:30am-noon Thu. Apr. 26

Get On Board: Future of Passenger Rail in Western Wisconsin

Join local business leaders, public officials and community members to hear from Midwest rail and transportation experts. Take this opportunity to learn about the vision of bringing a passenger rail to west central Wisconsin. Plans foresee connecting communities along the I-94 corridor from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities, including Menomonie, Baldwin, River Falls and Hudson.

The Metro 201 E Lake St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

4:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

YP Week: Happy Hour - Green Mill

Join Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley for Happy Hour at Green Mill to grow your network. Highlight of this event: a free photo booth from Ohh Snap Company. Drawing at 6 PM for a $25 gift card to Green Mill. No RSVP required - just show up.

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 21-40

5:15-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

Eau Claire Healthy Communities Annual Celebration

Celebrate the accomplishments of our community, get connected to other community members who care about creating a healthy community where everyone lives better, longer, and participate in a health equity workshop.

The Lismore 333 Gibson Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Friday, Apr. 27th, 2018

noon-1pm Fri. Apr. 27

YP Week: Insurance, Debt, 401(K): What Should I Know Anyway?

Student loans, life insurance, an employer benefits package: many of us have them, but many of us are unsure of how they work or how to incorporate them in a comprehensive financial plan. Led by local financial advisors and fellow young professionals Justin Zoromski (Woita & Associates) and Emily Oman (Blue Granite Wealth).

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 101 N Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; but registration required

Age: Ages 21-40

Saturday, Apr. 28th, 2018

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 28

Lafayette Firefighters Thrift Sale

Proceeds go to purchase equipment and supplies for the fire station, its members, and the community. Selling a huge list of items, including but not limited to yard items, hunting/fishing equipment & apparel, patio furniture, lawn care items, household appliance, furniture, clothing, kitchenware, books, and more.

Lafayette Town Hall 5765 197th Street, Chippewa Falls

5:30-7:30pm Sat. Apr. 28

Building the Movement for Mutual Aid

Illustrated presentation on mutual aid in times of disaster, with examples from Puerto Rico, New Orleans, and beyond. Presented by Mutual Aid Disaster Relief as part of a nationwide tour. Part 1 of 2 community events for building mutual support during times of crisis. Come to one or both.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: Free (donations accepted)

Age: All ages, families welcome

Sunday, Apr. 29th, 2018

7am-1pm Sun. Apr. 29

30th Annual Association of Altoona Emergency Services Pancake Breakfast

The menu is pancakes with different toppings, sausage, scrambled eggs, hash browns, applesauce, and beverages. There will also be a silent auction with a variety of great items to bid on. Proceeds will go towards purchasing AEDs for first responders.

Altoona Emergency Services Building 1904 Spooner Avenue, Altoona

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sun. Apr. 29

Building the Movement for Mutual Aid

A day of participatory workshops for community organizing, disaster preparedness, and building local community connections. Some food provided, or bring you own bag lunch. This is part 2 of 2 free community events for building mutual support during times of crisis. Come for one or both events, see event listing for April 28th for Part 1 event. More info: mutualaiddisasterrelief.org

Family Learning Center 523 Cedar Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Free (donations welcome)

Age: All Ages (families welcome)

noon-4pm Sun. Apr. 29

2018 International Folk Fair

This year's theme is Global Feast. 25+ different international groups and organizations. Live entertainment by Klezmer Cabaret Orchestra and Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Ensemble. New this year are cooking demos by local chefs and food sampling. Proceeds benefit campus cultural groups and charities. It's encouraged to bring a non-perishable to donate to the food pantry.

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 3rd, 2018

6:30-9pm Thu. May. 3

Wis.Community Planning Meeting

A planning meeting for Wis.Community. This website is taking feedback on how to create a great online information and discussion portal for the state of Wisconsin. Free beer and pizza.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Saturday, May. 5th, 2018

9-11am Sat. May. 5

Amazing Eau Claire Cleanup

Downtown Eau Claire partners with City of Eau Claire’s Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department to present Downtown’s largest community service project! Hundreds of volunteers spend the day cleaning up local river trails, roads, gardens and city lots.

Downtown, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, May. 6th, 2018

8am-3pm Sun. May. 6

UW-Stout Auto Club 51st Annual Car Show

The club will be selling food and drinks at the event. There will be a silent auction and raffle. Trophies will be given to first and second place in each class along with best in show. Come to show off your ride or check out others.

Lot 14 at Bowman Hall 802 S Broadway Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE to spectate, $10 vehicle submission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sun. May. 6

Pie & Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

The Episcopal Church Women of Christ Church Cathedral will be holding a Pie & Ice Cream Social. A portion of the funds raised will be given to the Holy Family Surgery Center & SCA Medical Missions in Honduras.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Monday, May. 7th, 2018

6-6:30pm Mon. May. 7

Silent Peace Walk

Rejoice with mother earth and peacefully walk together for yourselves, your communities, and the whole world. Gather at the park near the round-about and walk in silence for about 20 minutes, ending with a group wish for peace among all peoples everywhere. No political signs or shirts.

Riverfront Park Bridge St. and River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 10th, 2018

noon-4pm Thu. May. 10

22nd Annual Chippewa Valley Job Fair

More than 85 employers expected at the largest local Job Fair of the year. Every employment industry represented. All job seekers welcome.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

3-6pm Thu. May. 10

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. May. 10

Wisconsin Public Radio Listener Appreciation Event

The Listener Appreciation Event will be staged like an open house where the attendees will be able to meet with WPR celebrities, witness live art demonstrations by the artists from the Artisan Forge and enjoy free food.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Thu. May. 10

Wisconsin Alumni Association's Founders' Day Celebration

Reconnect with other Badgers from the Chippewa Valley. Includes a special presentation, “Exonerating the Innocent, Improving Criminal Justice,” by Keith Findley, an associate professor and senior adviser to the Wisconsin Innocence Project in UW–Madison’s Law School. Presentations of the Badger of the Year Award and the Presidents’ Circle of Excellence Award.

Eau Claire Golf & Country Club 828 Clubview Lane, Altoona

Cost: $35 which includes your choice of meal

Age: 18+

Friday, May. 11th, 2018

3-6pm Fri. May. 11

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

Saturday, May. 12th, 2018

Sat. May. 12

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

6:30am-10pm Sat. May. 12

River Prairie P10 Festival

A celebration of some of the Chippewa Valley's favorite things: live music, artisan makers market, educational presentations, literary readings, dance demonstrations, comedy show, dog contest, Plein Air Quick Paint, food trucks, photography contest, cribbage tournament, badminton tournament, kubb tournament, exercise classes, birding walks, scavenger hunt for kids, beer and wine tasting, and a family fishing event.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Sat. May. 12

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. May. 12

Thank You Notes: Community Music Party

Musical performances, art, and activities for families. Guests include the Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire, Cathy Reitz and 7 Swing, and Chef Amy Huo's Locavore Mobile Kitchen. Activities include an instrument petting zoo, face painting, lawn games, mural painting, and chalk art.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, May. 13th, 2018

Sun. May. 13

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sun. May. 13

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 14th, 2018

Mon. May. 14

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 15th, 2018

Tue. May. 15

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, May. 16th, 2018

Wed. May. 16

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 17th, 2018

Thu. May. 17

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. May. 17

Valley Gospel Choir First Rehearsal

If you love to sing, join Valley Gospel Choir. You can sing with them for the first rehearsal to see if you'd like to join with no obligation. If you join there are eight summer rehearsals and three concerts in July.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 annual dues + $10 uniform fee

Friday, May. 18th, 2018

Fri. May. 18

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 18

RivALZ: Blondes vs. Brunettes

A volunteer event driven by young women who bring the passion and spirit of community leaders together to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The event is an organized flag football game in which the two teams are committed to tackling Alzheimer’s together.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 in advance or $10 at the gate

Age: All Ages

Saturday, May. 19th, 2018

Sat. May. 19

Creative Economy Week

Attend throughout the week celebrating and furthering Eau Claire's creative economy. Presented in partnership with Arts Wisconsin, Creative Economy Week is your chance to support and contribute to our local creative economy. Events will be presented in partnership with the cities of Eau Claire and Altoona, as well as other local partners.

Downtown Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. May. 19

Cruise In Car Shows

Head downtown and check out vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles while enjoying music. The streets will be closed off so you can safely browse all of the amazing vehicles. This event is free and contingent upon weather.

Downtown Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Sunday, May. 20th, 2018

8-11:30am Sun. May. 20

French Toast & Pancake Breakfast

You’re invited to enjoy a delicious Breakfast with French Toast, Pancakes, Sausages, Coffee, Juice, and Milk. Grab the kids and enjoy a great breakfast with fellowship. Every third Sunday except December.

Lake Street United Methodist Church Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5.50, Kids & Students FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-5pm Sun. May. 20

St. Olaf Fun Fest

Car show, grilled chicken dinner, games & activities, volleyball tournament, beer garden, silent auction, raffle ticket prizes and live music from 40 Fingers.

St. Olaf Church 3220 Monroe St., Eau Claire

Thursday, May. 24th, 2018

6-8pm Thu. May. 24

Bluegrass on Badger

A free front porch concert with Kubb, bean bags, and food trucks on the 1800/1900 block of Badger Avenue in the Eastside Hill. The street will be closed and Kubb and other games can be played on the street. Bring a blanket or chairs to put in neighbors' lawns for some neighborhood music.

Rizzo House 1903 Badger Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, May. 26th, 2018

8-11am Sat. May. 26

Downsville Community Museum Pancake Breakfast

Downsville Community Museum pancake breakfast fundraiser. Homemade buttermilk pancakes w/fruit/maple syrup, sausage, juice/coffee. Free will donation.

Downsville Community Museum E4541 County Road C, Menomonie

Cost: FREE will donation

10:30am-3:30pm Sat. May. 26

"Start Me Up" Classic British & European Car Show

Come to Carson Park and see all of the Classic British and European Sports Cars. Vote on your favorite car. There will be lots of food and drink provided by the Lions Club of Eau Claire. In the afternoon watch the Skilled Driving Event. Fun for the whole family.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Jun. 2nd, 2018

10:30am-noon Sat. Jun. 2

The Wisconsin Adoption Records Search Program: Info, Q&A, and More

Join Wisconsin Adoption Records Search Program Specialist Jacy Allen-Boldebuck as she explains how the program was created to provide an efficient, affordable and respectful option for adult adoptees, birth parents, and adoptive parents to request and share information. Learn how she assists adult adoptees and their birth parents with their reunion journey.

Catholic Charities 448 North Dewey Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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