Saturday, Aug. 30th, 2014

2-8pm Sat. Aug. 30

Free skate at Slice 'n Ice

Slice N' Ice is celebrating their grand opening with FREE Skate the entire month of August from 2-8pm daily. Slice N' Ice is the U.S.'s only outdoor, public, synthetic ice rink which allows for skating all year round. Check it out near the…

Slice N’ Ice

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Music

6-9pm Sat. Aug. 30

The Pumps

Great rockin' blues outside on Lake Wissota.

Sand Bar (formerly Poo's)

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music (all ages)

7-10pm Sat. Aug. 30

Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is an Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

7-11pm Sat. Aug. 30

Schuh Fly

Schuh Fly plays a variety of summertime songs and popular 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Rock & Country music and some more current hits. Many of the songs covered were number one on the music charts.

Hawkins Harvest Festival

Cost: FREE

Music

8pm-midnight Sat. Aug. 30

The Thundermen

The Thundermen rock out on the big outdoor stage at R & R in Glenwood City. The music starts at 8pm. Stop by and check it out.

M and M Sports Bar

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Education

9-11pm Sat. Aug. 30

Observing The Night Sky

Come explore the night sky away from the city lights - see the Milky Way, nebulas, clusters and more. The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society hosts public observing every clear Saturday May through October @ the Hobbs Observatory in the Beaver Creek Reserve. Visit www.cvastro.org for details.

Hobbs Observatory

Full Slate

9pm Sat. Aug. 30

Chippewa Haunted History Tour

Join us on a one mile walk through historic downtown and learn the history of our favorite haunts. Please visit and like our Facebook page page for more into. Click the Haunted Chippewa history tour tab for into and reservations.

Haunted Chippewa History Tour

Cost: $10

Sunday, Aug. 31st, 2014

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 31

Art on the Bus from Lakeshore Elementary School

The young artists from K-5th will be on display for one year. The new art for Lakeshore School will be launched May 30. So, take the bus and check out the work. Ms. Jenae Werner, teacher Ms. Deb Lewis, Partnership Coordinator.

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 31

Illuminative: The Art of Academia

Explore the range of creative possibilities in the contemporary art world through the lens of Western Wisconsin art faculty. This show will allow visitors to discover the inspiration of those who inspire.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Visual Art

Sun. Aug. 31

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, twenty-four hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a new set of sculptures arrives in the Eau Claire community for display and enjoyment.

Cost: FREE

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 31

Jim Falls Sturgeon Fest

Amusements on the midway, bands nightly, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pull, and a parade. Sponsored by the Lions Club.

Music

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 31

JayBee & the Honey

Fun variety duo playing outside by the tiki bar overlooking the lake. Bring a lawnchair & a picnic basket.

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

Sun. Aug. 31

Open Mic

A Sunday night rock n' roll experience provided by Noel and Patrick. Backline, amps, and drums available.

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Recreation

Check Venue For Hours Sun. Aug. 31

1929 Ford Tri-Motor Rides

The local Chapter “EAA 509” of the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting a rare and unique aircraft. America’s first mass-produced airliner, a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, will be at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (Eau Claire)…

Cost: Rides: $70 in advance, $75 walk-ins, $50 students 17 and under

Food & Drink

8-10:30am Sun. Aug. 31

Breakfast at B-Side

Free breakfast with hashbrowns, eggs, cheese, ham, toast, bagels, cream cheese, coffee, milk, and juice. Live worship with a female vocalist.

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

8am-12:30pm Sun. Aug. 31

Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a Wild Rice Pancake Breakfast served at the back deck of the visitor center. Includes Wild rice pancakes(all you can eat), scrambled eggs, sausage and beverage.

Cost: $6 adults; $3 6-12 years; FREE 5 & under

Age: All ages

Full Slate

10-11am Sun. Aug. 31

Blessing of the Animals: Rev. Julie Lepp & Rev. Virginia Wolf

Come celebrate the animals who share, or have shared, our lives with us. You are invited to bring your furry friends, whether they are dogs, mice, or stuffed bears to this service that celebrates how deeply we are interconnected with all life, our planet, and each other.

Phoenix Park

Cost: FREE

Kids

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 31

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile, miniature steam- and gasoline-powered train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association.

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

Music

1-5pm Sun. Aug. 31

Mickey Lynnes

Mickey Lynnes does his one-man band Sunday, Labor Day weekend on the deck at the newly opened Pokegema Inn. Stop in and have a burger and a beer.

Pokegeman Inn

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

2-8pm Sun. Aug. 31

Free skate at Slice 'n Ice

Slice N' Ice is celebrating their grand opening with FREE Skate the entire month of August from 2-8pm daily. Slice N' Ice is the U.S.'s only outdoor, public, synthetic ice rink which allows for skating all year round. Check it out near the…

Slice N’ Ice

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Music

3-7pm Sun. Aug. 31

Sue Orfield Band

The Sue Orfield Band features Sue on sax, Mike Schlenker on guitar, Randy Sinz on bass/vocals, and Dave Schrader on drums/vocals. With an emphasis on Sue's original melodies, their high energy music is hard to define but easy to listen to!They are blues.They are jazz.They are rock.They are unique.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon

Cost: FREE

Fitness

4:30-5:30pm Sun. Aug. 31

Z.Vida Fitness ZUMBA Classes

Join us for an exhilarating hour of fun Zumba fitness. Classes are geared to accommodate all ages and fitness levels. Throw on some comfy workout gear, grab a water bottle, and get ready for a crazy great time of burning calories while dancing among friends. Need not be coordinated to attend.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center

Cost: $5

Education

5pm Sun. Aug. 31

Zumba

A Latin based shake your booty aerobic workout for any level. Instructor: Emily Balow.

Cost: $5

Causes

5:10pm-11:04am Sun. Aug. 31

Ski Sprites 2 Day Labor Day Extravaganza

First-ever Sunday night show, plus comic juggler Steve Russell, inflatables, and fireworks. On Monday, enjoy inflatables, music, and the final ski show of the season. Concessions, raffles, and inflatables both days. This is a fundraiser for the Ski Sprites Water Ski Team.

Lake Altoona County Park

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

5:30-8:30pm Sun. Aug. 31

Summer Concert Series

Join us each Sunday and Wednesday until Labor Day for music on the deck. Local musicians bring their acoustic music to the beautiful surroundings of the Chippewa River Valley. Drinks and/or dinner with deck menu available. Music starts at 5:30pm. See website for this weeks performers.

Fanny Hill

Music

5:30-8:30pm Sun. Aug. 31

Fanny Hill Summer Deck Entertainment: Luke Fischer

Each Sunday evening until Labor Day, Fanny Hill will be offering its third season of Music on the Deck. Local musicians will take the stage. Drinks and/or dinner with a special deck menu will be available. The featured performer will be Luke…

Fanny Hill

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Fitness

6:10-6:45pm Sun. Aug. 31

Insanity Workout

INSANITY is a cardio class based on max interval training. This class will push you past your limits with athletic/plyometric drills mixed with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training. No equipment or weights needed. You…

Cost: FREE during the month of August; otherwise: $5 (30 mins), $6 (50 mins)

Music

8:30pm-12:30am Sun. Aug. 31

Schuh Fly

Schuh Fly plays a variety of summertime songs and popular 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Rock & Country music and some more current hits. Many of the songs covered were number one on the music charts.

54th Annual Sturgeon Fest

Monday, Sep. 1st, 2014

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

Art on the Bus from Lakeshore Elementary School

The young artists from K-5th will be on display for one year. The new art for Lakeshore School will be launched May 30. So, take the bus and check out the work. Ms. Jenae Werner, teacher Ms. Deb Lewis, Partnership Coordinator.

Visual Art

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

UW-Stout End of the Year Student Show

This annual year-end student show features work from UW-Stout art classes. The gallery is open 11am-5pm Mon.-Friday and noon-4pm on weekends--when school is in session. Summer hours have not yet been determined but a visit to the Art Office will get you in.

Furlong Gallery

Art Ongoing

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

Illuminative: The Art of Academia

Explore the range of creative possibilities in the contemporary art world through the lens of Western Wisconsin art faculty. This show will allow visitors to discover the inspiration of those who inspire.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Visual Art

Mon. Sep. 1

Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Enjoy this outdoor, interactive, free exhibit of sculptures displayed nearly year-round, twenty-four hours a day. The sculptures are owned by the artists who created them and are loaned to Eau Claire’s exhibit for 48-50 weeks. Each May a new set of sculptures arrives in the Eau Claire community for display and enjoyment.

Cost: FREE

Music

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

Jim Falls Sturgeon Fest

Amusements on the midway, bands nightly, demolition derbies, truck and tractor pull, and a parade. Sponsored by the Lions Club.

Visual Art

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

Confluence of Art Biennial: Juried Exhibit

The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council's Visual Arts Committee Presents the 2014 Confluence of Art Biennial. This exhibit juried by UW-Stevens Point Professor of Art and award winning painter, Diane Canfield Bywaters, continues in success…

Janet Carson Gallery

Visual Art

Mon. Sep. 1

Arts Coming Together art show

Our September monthly artists are from the non-profit group Arts Coming Together. They are an agency est. in 1992 for artists that want to make a difference in the community and in the lives of people of all ages. The classes and workshops are taught by local and visiting artists.

Acoustic Cafe, Menomonie

Recreation

Check Venue For Hours Mon. Sep. 1

1929 Ford Tri-Motor Rides

The local Chapter “EAA 509” of the Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting a rare and unique aircraft. America’s first mass-produced airliner, a 1929 Ford Tri-Motor, will be at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport (Eau Claire)…

Cost: Rides: $70 in advance, $75 walk-ins, $50 students 17 and under

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Mon. Sep. 1

Art and Poetry Exhibit: Revisiting the Sistine Chapel

An on-going exhibit with paintings by Anders Shafer and Poem by Max Garland will be held at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center through June 2, 2015. Shafer is a full-time artist working in painting and drawing. His work has been shown in…

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Mon. Sep. 1

Barbara Shafer, Movement

An on-going exhibit in the dance studio on the second floor of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center

Cost: FREE

Causes

11am-3pm Mon. Sep. 1

Labor Day Rally and Picnic

The Greater West Central Area Labor Council, AFL-CIO invites all Union Families and Friends of Labor in the Chippewa Valley to Celebrate Labor Day. Solidarity walk meets 10:30am; rally at 11:05am, picnic/game at noon. Find more necessary details at the V1 Events Calendar.

Phoenix Park

Cost: FREE

Causes

11am-4pm Mon. Sep. 1

Ski Sprites 2 Day Labor Day Extravaganza

First-ever Sunday night show, plus comic juggler Steve Russell, inflatables, and fireworks. On Monday, enjoy inflatables, music, and the final ski show of the season. Concessions, raffles, and inflatables both days. This is a fundraiser for the Ski Sprites Water Ski Team.

Lake Altoona County Park

Cost: FREE

Leisure

noon-3pm Mon. Sep. 1

Doggie Swim Fest

Fairfax Pool will be open exclusively to the canine crowd. (Sorry, no people allowed in the pool on this day.) Activities include water retrieval, open swim and a lure course. Concessional available. All dogs participating must show proof of current vaccinations.

Fairfax Pool

Cost: $10

Fitness

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Sep. 1

Workin' It on Labor Day!

Workin’ It on Labor Day! Just to make sure you have a full and complete holiday weekend, Z.Vida Fitness is going to help you end it with a BANG! Join us on Labor Day Monday, September 1, for a special $3 cash-only class to ring in the new fall schedule of fun! Class will take place at The Center.

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center

Cost: $3

Age: 7+

Music

5-9pm Mon. Sep. 1

Six String Circle Guitar Club

Young and old, beginner and experienced, all guitar players welcome. An evening of sharing and playing music if you are going to share, bring 20 copies please. Bring your equipment.

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