Wednesday, Mar. 4th, 2015

Visual Art

9am-4:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

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 Wed. Mar. 4

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

Recreation

9am-3:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Eau Claire Farm Show

This is the "granddaddy" of Farm Shows - the 2nd longest running farm show in Wisconsin and 2015 is its 52nd year. AG students from the Chippewa Valley Technical College participate in opening day crop judging and contests. In partnership…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center

Education

9:30-11:30am Wed. Mar. 4

Making “Fun” Images with Your Digital Photos

Using your own digital photos, you will learn some fun ways to enhance, add effects, animate, retouch, and other basic editing features while being introduced to some helpful sites. Bring your own digital images or use the ones we have and…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $22.50, $15 members

Fitness

9:30-10:30am Wed. Mar. 4

Slow Flow Yoga with Heidi Dix at SNAP Fitness CF

Join us for an hour of breathing, movement and relaxation. This class is perfect for beginners, back health, mood management, arthritis, healthy aging and more. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. The health benefits are profound and vital energy will feel amazing.

Snap Fitness

Cost: $10 drop-in, $64 for 8 week session

Kids

10am Wed. Mar. 4

Fall Creek Library: Storytime @ Your Library

See contact info for details. February 4 - Noisy Stories February 11 - tbd February 18 - Zoos February 25 - Dogs March 4 - tbd March 11 - Birds March 18 - tbd March 25 - Being Brave April 1 - tbd April 8 - Feelings April 15 -…

Fall Creek Public Library

Kids

10-10:30am Wed. Mar. 4

Family Storytime

Songs, stories, picture books, music, fingerplays, and more. We explore a different theme each week. For ages 3-5 and their families. A caregiver is required to participate. Come one time or every time.

Fall Creek Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-5

Kids

10:15-10:35am Wed. Mar. 4

Chippewa Falls Public Library: Little Learners Storytime

Join us for a 15-20 minute storytime for children ages birth to three and their caregivers. Enjoy short concept rich stories, songs, finger plays and action/nursery rhymes with your child and develop their early literacy skills. Registration beginning Dec. 29th at 715-723-1146 or at the library.

Chippewa Falls Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: ages up to 3

Kids

10:15am Wed. Mar. 4

L.E. Phillips Library: Bouncing Babies Storytime

Bouncing Babies is a special lapsit storytime especially for pre-walkers and their parent or caregiver. This program consists of lap rhymes, songs, a unison read, and our popular parachute activities. Storytime is followed by a playgroup, a socializing time for babies and caregivers. Age-appropriate toys are provided.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: birth to 18 mos

Kids

10:30-11am Wed. Mar. 4

Altoona Public Library's AM Preschool Story Time

Join us for 30 minutes of great stories, songs, and fingerplays. This session is geared toward children ages 3-5 who can sit independently. Official registration is January 2-17. Please call the library if registering after January 17.

Altoona Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: 3-5 years

Kids

10:30am Wed. Mar. 4

Family Playgroup

Looking for a new location to read, sing, talk, play, and write together? We'll have different activities and toys available for families and children to discover together. For ages 3-5, siblings welcome. Be sure to join us for storytime at 10am.

Fall Creek Public Library

Cost: FREE

Kids

10:30am Wed. Mar. 4

Calling All Little Picasso Painters

A large framed canvas will be waiting for your little artist to join other Picasso painters. Once complete, we will mount it on our sensory room wall with your child's name and age framed proudly. Let them be proud every time they visit, to see their very own artwork. Please bring an old shirt for them to wear, it's going to get messy. No registration required.

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse

Cost: Activities are FREE to join following the regular $3/child all-day entrance fee; adults are always FREE

Music

10:30-11am Wed. Mar. 4

Record Rodeo

Kids are invited to bring their parents over to the Eau Claire Music School on Friday mornings for Record Rodeo! Kristen Berger will guide children through a variety of songs, stories and physical fitness activities straight from children's records of the 70s and 80s - the era before video took its toll on the radio star. Drop-ins always welcome.

Eau Claire Music School

Cost: $4/child/class

Age: Kids ages 2-5

Kids

11-11:45am Wed. Mar. 4

Chippewa Falls Library: Growing Readers Storytime

Join us for 30 minutes of fun stories, songs, dancing and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in children ages 3-5, followed by a craft activity. Registration begins December 29th and is ongoing.

Chippewa Falls Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-5

Visual Art

noon-4pm Wed. Mar. 4

Basic Drawing Workshop

Receive the creative jump start you need to compose finished drawings. Join us as we explore basic techniques that will open your eyes to infinite possibilities in rendering three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional surface. This workshop will provide a safe and supportive environment for those with little or no previous drawing experience.

The Center

Cost: $149

Fitness

12:15-1pm Wed. Mar. 4

Tai Chi Class

This six-week series class is a basic study of the yang-style, 24-movement form of tai chi that helps develop a practice and understanding of basic tai chi principles. Register by Feb. 18.

Center for Prevention & Physical Rehabilitation

Cost: $20

Education

1-2:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Intentional Knitting

An ongoing beginners knitting class to learn a meditative approach to knitting. Bring a size 8 pair of straight or circular needles and worsted weight yarn, perferably superwash wool.

Cost: Love donation

Education

1-2pm Wed. Mar. 4

Beginners Line Dancing Class

Learn basic line dancing steps, get some exercise and have some fun all at the same time.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $36, $24 members

Kids

1:30-2pm Wed. Mar. 4

Altoona Public Library's PM Preschool Story Time

Join us for 30 minutes of great stories, songs, and fingerplays. This session is geared toward children ages 3-5 who can sit independently. Official registration is January 2-17. Please call the library if registering after January 17.

Altoona Public Library

Cost: FREE

Age: 3-5 years

Education

1:30-3pm Wed. Mar. 4

Computer Class-Level One

This is a class for persons with little experience or in need of a refresher course. Topics include basic computer components and operations, introduction to WORD, Notepad, Wordpad; organizing files & folders, email & internet. If you have no…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $45, $30 members

Education

1:30-3pm Wed. Mar. 4

Beginning Watercolors

If you have never painted in watercolor and have always wanted to learn how, this is your chance. The very basics of this art medium will be explored and beautiful creations will happen. Come and experience a new adventure in art and have fun…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center

Cost: $30, $15 members

Kids

4:15-5pm Wed. Mar. 4

Dance Mix

Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun. Participants will explore various dance styles and techniques through this introductory class. No experience or dance equipment required.

Eau Claire YMCA

Cost: Y Member $48 | Non-Member $72

Age: ages 3-4

Education

5:15-6:20pm Wed. Mar. 4

Belly Dance American Tribal Style(R) Beginner Classes

No experience required, and no need to bare your belly.Offering Beginner through Advanced American Tribal Style ® belly dance classes. Friendly, open environment beginner session held weekly on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:20pm. Sessions repeat…

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness

Cost: Total 8-week sesison class fee of $72 is due on first day of class. FREE to anyone pregnant with doctor's note of clearance.

Age: 18+

Kids

5:15-6pm Wed. Mar. 4

Dance Mix

Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun. Participants will explore various dance styles and techniques through this introductory class. No experience or dance equipment required.

Eau Claire YMCA

Cost: Y Member $48 | Non-Member $72

Age: ages 5-6

Recreation

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Ab Attack

Are crunches just not working to get those toned abs? Then come join this high energy ab busting class! Class is every Monday & Wednesday starting March 2nd and ending March 25th. To register, stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office (1904 Spooner Ave) or call.

10th Street Recreation Center

Recreation

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 4

Par-Te-Rec

This Eau Claire Parks and Recreation program is for adults (18+) with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Register beforehand or drop-in. For more information, please visit www.eauclairewi.gov/pr or call 715-839-5032. This week's theme is "B-I-N-G-O" and we are meeting at Sherman Elementary.

Sherman Elementary School

Cost: $3

Age: 18+

Fitness

6-6:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Raw Fitness Total Body Interval Class

By mixing high intensity intervals with body weight resistance you get the ideal workout for a busy schedule! All levels of fitness welcome! Please bring a dry/clean pair of shoes, a mat if you have it and water to class. First class is free!

The Center

Cost: $5/class (first class FREE)

Age: ages 8+

Education

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 4

Painting with Cyndi Kortbein

Join Cyndi at the Oasis for a fun filled evening with friends. No experience needed, just the desire to come and enjoy yourself. Choose from two different canvas sizes, all other needed supplies are included. Cost: $35 per person. Feel free to bring your own snacks & wine :)

Green Oasis Gardens by Greener Grass Systems Inc.

Cost: $35, includes canvas and all supplies

Education

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 4

Guiding Good Choices

Guiding Good Choices is an interactive program for parents, family members and professionals who work with youth in grades 4-8. Participants will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults. Register by phone or online.

Eau Claire YMCA

Cost: FREE

Education

6-7:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Breast-feeding Class

This one-session class is designed for women in their seventh, eighth or ninth months of pregnancy who are either considering breast-feeding or who have decided to breast-feed. The 90-minute class covers the anatomy and physiology of the…

Mayo Clinic Health Systems

Cost: $10

Wellness

6:15-7:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Gentle Yoga

Move into strength and flexibility as we find our balance, body and breath through Gentle Yoga! Beginners+

Dunamis Therapy & Fitness

Cost: $10/class

Age: 18+

Fitness

6:20-7pm Wed. Mar. 4

PiYo Live Fitness Class

Purefitness 4 You brings you PiYo Live - an amazing work out that uses the best Yoga and Pilates inspired moves that will increase strength, endurance and flexibility - all with NO JUMPING and LOW IMPACT moves! PiYo Live is designed for everyone especially YOU! Try a class out - 1st class is FREE!

Meadowview Elementary School

Cost: $5.00

Age: 18 to 100

Fitness

6:30-7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Raw Fitness Foam Roller Class

Follow up our interval class with this or just participate in one. Learn how to use the foam roller to prep your muscles for a workout, treat day-to-day stiffness or loosen up after a workout. Please bring a foam roller, mat and water to class. Contact us if you do not have a foam roller. 1st class is free.

The Center

Cost: $5/class (first class FREE)

Age: ages 8+

Nightlife

6:30pm Wed. Mar. 4

Amp Quiz Trivia at Back 40 Dining & Cocktails

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. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Food & Drink

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Poker Tournament

Twelve week tournament buy in $25 play 4 of 12 games and qualify for final tournament. Every Wednesday at 7pm.

Big T's Saloon

Cost: $25 buy in

Age: 21+

Fitness

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Yoga for Endurance Athletes

Yoga for Endurance Athletes is aimed at triathletes, runners, bikers, swimmers, skiers whether training for their first 5K or preparing for an Ironman. The focus of the class will be on improving flexibility, balance, core strength, and…

Chippewa Valley YMCA

Cost: Cost is included with membership or the daily drop in rate is $10

Recreation

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 4

Pickleball Open Gym

Open Pickleball is open to adults of all skill levels (beginners, intermediate, advanced). 9 courts are available for play to service 36+ people each night. Pickleball is a great game that fosters great social, physical and community involvement.

Delong Middle School

Cost: $3

Age: ages 18+

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Amp Quiz Team Trivia at Every Buddy's Bar

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. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the team with the best team name!

Every Buddy's Bar

Cost: FREE

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Amp Quiz Trivia at Ray's Place

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. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Ray's Place

Age: 21+

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Amp Quiz Trivia at Sherri Jo's Wayside

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. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Nightlife

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

Amp Quiz Trivia at Northwoods Brew Pub

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. Most locations offer a FREE pitcher to the…

Northwoods Brewpub

Music

7pm Wed. Mar. 4

The Millenium

Join local alternative-pop band The Millenium as they celebrate the release of their latest project, The Pine Hollow Sessions. Stop by to see a live performance featuring all of the musicians involved and to buy a physical copy for…

The Volume One Gallery

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Music

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 4

Winter Music Open Microphone

Back by popular demand, open mic night at the café has returned. Bring your talents to the stage and become part of the local scene. Sign up 6-7pm, plug in to our equipment and perform in front of a live audience. Music, poetry, comedy and…

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

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