Thursday, Apr. 24th, 2014

Education

8-10am Thu. Apr. 24

Historic Tax Credits & 0% Interest Loans

Thinking of renovating a historical property? The State of Wisconsin has new Tax Credits available for rehabilitating historic buildings—even those outside of a historic district. Join us as we hear from the experts and have the opportunity…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts

Fitness

9am Thu. Apr. 24

Beginning/Continuing Yoga

Suited to beginning and continuing students, this class combines core strengthening, beginning yoga poses, quiet sitting and introductory breathing techniques into a balanced yoga practice.

Education

9am Thu. Apr. 24

Zumba

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

Cost: $5

Education

9:15-10:15am Thu. Apr. 24

Slow Flow Yoga

For those who enjoy yoga at a slower pace. Focuses on warming up the body, connecting with the breath, releasing muscle tension, and increasing strength and flexibility with a gentle flowing yoga practice.

The Center

Cost: $10/ class or 8 weeks for $64

Kids

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 24

River Source Family Center: Play & Learn

Need to get out of the house and experience something new? Spend some time with your child at River Source Family Center during our Play & Learn sessions. This fun and playful setting encourages learning through free play, interactive activities, and story time.

River Source Family Center

Cost: FREE

Recreation

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 24

Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers

Participate monthly or register for one week at a time — the choice is yours. Led by BCR naturalist, the 60-minute hike on the Reserve trails will document the changes taking place in the woods at the Reserve. The hike will be capped off with coffee and a treat and further discussion. Expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve

Cost: Registration and full payment required by two days before hike. Friends $3 (per hike) Nonmembers $5 (per hike)

Age: ages 55+

Education

9:30am-noon Thu. Apr. 24

Knitting: Fairisle Slouch Hat

Learn how to follow a charted pattern & stranded color knitting while making this 3 color slouch hat. Supply list in office.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $10m/$15nm

Education

10am-noon Thu. Apr. 24

Mayo Clinic Health System: Stepping On

Located in the Education Center, Stepping On will cover improving balance, strength training, home environment safety, low vision needs and medication review. To attend, participants should be able to walk unassisted, live independently and have had a fall or are at risk for falling. Register by March 1st by calling or going online.

Menomonie Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar

Cost: $5

Education

10:30am Thu. Apr. 24

Recycling in Eau Claire County

To recycle or not to recycle, that is the question. What can & can’t be recycled in Eau Claire County & where to recycle or properly dispose of items that can’t go in the bin.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: FREE

Recreation

11am-1pm Thu. Apr. 24

Lunch Break Open Skate

No skating Nov. 28, Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1. For information: Eau Claire Parks and Recreation, 715-839-5032.

Hobbs Ice Center

Cost: $3 (fee includes skate rental)

Leisure

11am-7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Paint Wine Glasses

Paint a Wine Glass and sip on wine in the beautiful country side. No reservations needed.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Music (all ages)

noon-2pm Thu. Apr. 24

Lizzy Diane at Earth Week

Local alternative folk songstress Lizzy Diane will play an intimate, outdoor, all acoustic performance in support of the low/no electricity efforts of UWEC's Earth Week event. Diane is known for her spider-like finger style guitar playing and haunting, thought provoking vocals.

Campus Mall

Cost: FREE

Music

noon-2pm Thu. Apr. 24

Lizzy Diane

Lizzy Diane will perform as part of UW-Eau Claire's Earth Week events. The concert will be completely acoustic, with an emphasis on carbon neutrality.

UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall

Education

1-2:15pm Thu. Apr. 24

Beyond Beginning Spanish

This class will allow you to practice every-day conversational exchanges via Spanish by pictures-storytelling that allows students to internalize ‘language chunks’ and a little cooking. We’ll start with a brief review of greetings, numbers and non-verbal communication, etc.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $28 members, $42 nonmembers

Education

1:30-3:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Computer Level Two

The focus is on these general headings: The Desktop, The Control Panel, Windows Features, Saving and Organizing Files, Internet Explorer, Browsing and Searching the Internet, Internet Security, and Email. Prerequisites: Level One Class or some experience using the keyboard, mouse, internet and email.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $30 members, $45 nonmembers

Education

1:30-4pm Thu. Apr. 24

Chippewa Valley Employment Expo

Need a job? Over 50 local employers will have booths at this free event. Come prepared to network and find your next job! Free and open to the public from 1:30-4pm. VIP Hour open from 12:30-1:30, for job seekers who go through a short prescreening process. For more info, see leadertelegram.com/employmentexpo

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Cost: FREE

Food & Drink

4-7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Ladies Night

Drink specials, hourly drawings, and 5% discount on any bottle purchase.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard

Causes

4-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Feed My People Open House

Take a tour, enjoy refreshments, and see what's new at the food bank.

Feed My People Food Bank

Cost: FREE

Fitness

4-5:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Yoga Classes for Beginners through Intermediate

Easy flow poses work you through whole body for range of movement, flexibility and strength. Modifications with the chair are shown and used to aid in balance. Classes end with various forms of relaxation including meditation, progressive…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $5 per class for members and $7 for nonmembers. First class is FREE

Education

5pm Thu. Apr. 24

Zumba

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

Cost: $5

Education

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Habla en la Cabra (Talk at The Goat)

PRACTICE SPANISH! Looking for a way to connect with other Spanish language learners in the area? Habla en la Cabra is a great supplement to college Spanish classes, or the perfect way to keep up your Spanish if you have no other way of practicing! ALL LEVELS WELCOME! facebook.com/habla.cabra

The Goat Coffee House

Cost: Free

Education

5-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Mayo Clinic Health System: Powerful Tools for the Caregiver Series

A 6 week series to help family caregivers: Reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate feelings, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources. Includes a light dinner. Go to Menomonie’s Classes & Events page at mayoclinichealthsystem.org, or call 715-233-7464 to register by Mar. 20.

Menomonie Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar

Cost: $10

Causes

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Planned Parenthood Open House

Eau Claire’s Women’s Studies Capstone students would like to an Open House at the Planned Parenthood Health Center. Join us for refreshments, resources, and thoughtful conversation. This event is free and open to supporters of Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood

Cost: FREE

Causes

5:30-10:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bowl For Kids’ Sake

The 2014 Bowl for Kids’ Sake will be bowling through TV Land! Grab your family, friends, or co-workers and form a team. You can have a ball while making a difference in a child’s life. Registration is now open, visit www.bbbsnw.org or call 800-648-1696 for more information. Start at 5:30pm or 8pm.

Falls Bowl

Fitness

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Z.Vida Zumba Class

Join us for an exciting and energizing hour of Zumba fitness with Cindy Peterson & Monika Waloway. Class is just $5 - and we sell 10-class punch cards for $45. Bring comfy workout clothes, a water bottle and an open mind for a great time. Z.Vida is your home for all things Zumba.

Cost: $5

Food & Drink

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 24

"Cupcake Creations" Class

Are you celebrating an event by hosting a party for a graduation, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or anything in between? In this introductory class, participants will learn to decorate cupcakes in new and creative ways. Help celebrate any upcoming event by learning the tricks of the trade.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $15

Education

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 24

"DIY Vehicle Maintenance- Maximizing Your MPG" Class

This two-session class will teach participants how to optimize their vehicle’s fuel efficiency. With prices at the pump soaring, there’s no better time to learn how to keep your visits to the gas station down. To be discussed: basic maintenance requirements, vehicle types, fuel types, etc.

Voyagers Community Learning Center

Cost: $20

Food & Drink

6-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Wine and Whimsy

Wine and Whimsy is a 2.5-hour 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. The $35 admission includes a glass of wine and light munchies. Choose between Feb. 7 and Feb. 21 or attend both as each teaches a different painting.

State Theatre

Cost: $35

Wellness

6-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Shake the Sugar Detox

Gain incredible health benefits, lose those stubborn pounds, lose weight, gain energy, have clearer skin, improve brain function, balance hormones, resolve mysterious chronic illnesses, and beat the bloat. Space is limited.

Cost: $149, $169 after Mar. 20

Words

6pm Thu. Apr. 24

ScrabbleBee 2014

ScrabbleBee is a team “competition” for groups of 6 people working with a Scrabble game board and a bag of 100 tiles. Pizza, soda, popcorn and a cash bar add to the fun. Prizes are awarded to the top teams. Buy a chance to win a gift …

Sleep Inn & Suites/29 Pines

Cost: $350 team registration

Words

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 24

Comic Collective

Do you like to draw (or read, or talk about) comics? Come to this monthly gathering to meet other people who do, too.

The Hundredth Monkey

Cost: $5

Fitness

6:10pm Thu. Apr. 24

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: $5 (30 mins), $6 (50 mins)

Causes

6:15pm Thu. Apr. 24

Menomonie Moose Lodge Bingo

6:15pm doors open, hot and cold lunch served, 7:30pm games Start. 17 games total including Progressive Bingo. All proceeds after expenses donated to charitable causes and scholarships. Under 18 must be accompanied by legal guardian.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 1584

Education

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Around the Farm Table Screening and Q&A

Join us around the farm table for a screening and 'meet the farmer' Q&A. Around the Farm Table is a new Public Television series featuring food and ingredients from area Wisconsin farmers. Dairy farmer and host Inga takes the viewer on a tour…

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Apr. 24

The Edge Pub & Eatery: 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. FREE pitcher at half time for "Best Team…

The Edge Pub & Eatery

Nightlife

7pm Thu. Apr. 24

Latigo & Lace: 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…

Cost: FREE

Music

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 24

Steve Szydel

Steve Szydel writes original tunes and performs many cover songs including country and western favorites. Steve sings and plays an acoustic 12 string guitar as well as the porch board and a harmonizer. Steve writes songs that tell stories…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 24

Skyline

An aboriginal native from Australia named Allooloo takes the audience on a walkabout through the continuum of time and history that spans Edwin Booth and Laura Keene's visit to Sydney and Melbourne in 1852 and lands in Manhattan for a ground Zero cleansing ritual post 9/11.

Riverside Theatre

Cost: $14 for the general public, $12 for senior citizens (62 or older), $10 for youth (under 18), $7 for UW-Eau Claire students, and $12 for UW-Eau Claire faculty and staff

Stage

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Fiddler on the Roof

Presented by CVTG, this story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions in changing world as he copes with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters.…

State Theatre

Cost: $20 adults, $18 seniors, $10 students, $8 youths

Music

7:30-10pm Thu. Apr. 24

NOTA Open Read

Come join us for NOTA's last Open Read before the release of our Spring 2014 publication! This Open Read will feature readings by some of UWEC's very own faculty, including Alvergue, Garland, Hollars, Hidebrand, Loeb, Loomis, Patterson, Pearson, and many more! Featuring musical guest Poozer.

The Cabin, Davies Center, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Music

8pm Thu. Apr. 24

Open Mic Night

See contact info for details. Doors at 8pm.

House of Rock

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

9-11:30pm Thu. Apr. 24

Jazz Night

Jazz is back every other Thursday night in downtown Eau Claire, featuring some of the area top musicians. Whether you're a budding high school jazz player or seasoned veteran, bring your horn and sit in if you feel inclined.

The Plus

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

9pm-midnight Thu. Apr. 24

Love Taxi

Love Taxi, featuring local drummer Mike Malone, will keep your booty shakin' all night long as they cover jazz and funk artists from Curtis Mayfield to Amy Winehouse.

The Fire House

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

10pm Thu. Apr. 24

Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses

Matt Ray and Those Damn Horses is a hard driving string band that serves up steamy helpings of roots, Americana, and old time music all with an intoxicating modern twist. We like to sing and play songs about trains, women, food, bugs, love,…

The Mousetrap

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

3,450 total