Stage

Sun. Apr. 19 7-8:15pm

Steve Russell is "The Casual Suspect"

Steve Russell tells tales from his 35 years on the road as a professional comedy-variety entertainer. Backstage at circus, opera, Renfairs and more. Two things these stories have in common? Most happened while wearing tights, and most involve run-ins with the police. All ages. All fun, no juggling!

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Music

Sun. Apr. 19 10pm

BUHU SloSlyLove

Welcome to the hyper, fantastical reality that is born out of summer love between 80s babies and online thrift store junkies.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Mon. Apr. 20 6-8pm

Sew and Swing: Make Your Own Hammock

Learn how to make your own hammock to enjoy our Wisconsin summer in. Whether hanging in the backyard or joining you on vacation, these lightweight and sturdy creations will give you hours of relaxation and enjoyment. Register by April 16th.

Voyagers Community Learning Center See contact info for event location, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $34/participant

Full Slate

Mon. Apr. 20 6pm

Birch Tree Canvas Painting Event

This paint party will feature our original Birch Tree. You will go home with a 16"x20" canvas masterpiece. Please feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. This party is upstairs.

Big Dot of Happiness 412 Technology Drive E., Menomonie

Cost: $35

Age: all ages

Education

Mon. Apr. 20 6-7pm

To Spank or Not to Spank

Come join us to explore different ways to positively discipline your child without having to spank or use physical punishment. This class will explain different techniques such as natural and logical consequences. Register online or call.

Colfax Public Library 613 Main Street, Colfax

Cost: FREE

Education

Mon. Apr. 20 7pm

Your Future Paycheck

Learn what retirement means for you and why it’s important to pay attention to your income and future savings. Discover statistics about earning and their impact on retirement. No registration required. Meet in the Eau Claire room.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Mon. Apr. 20 7pm

Money Smart Week: Your Next Paycheck

Learn what retirement means for you and why it's important to pay attention to your income and future savings. Discover statistics about earning and their impact on retirement. No registration required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Every Monday from Apr. 20 to May. 18, 8-11pm;

Live Band Karaoke with Jenny and the Jets

Jenny and the Jets is a karaoke band with Nick Foytik on guitar, Billy Angell on keyboards, Bentley Harder on bass, and John LeBrun on drums. These music veterans team up with Jennifer Hazen, for Eau Claire's unique live karaoke band. Come to Pizza Plus, get on stage and join in the fun.

Pizza Plus 208 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Mon. Apr. 20 10pm

Snackman + Skotty Benz + SloSlyLove

Snackman is a Portland-area beats producer dabbling in 808s, 202s, keys, and orca samples. Skotty Benz is a local hip-hop artist featuring music embodied by real life events and experiences with influences like Nas, The Roots, Jay-Z, and…

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 9:30-11am

Calming Busy Bodies

Hosted with St. Joseph's S.P.OT.S.--Join Melissa Haas, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, as she provides ideas and activities to help your busy and sensitive child manage their body, emotions and seek out input that helps parents understand their sensory sensitive child.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 10-11am

The Real Definition of Health

How do you define your health-by how you feel, how many vegetables you eat, maybe by how you look? Find out the actual definition & how it transforms your well-being.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 1-2pm

Estate Sales

A licensed interior decorator, antiques dealer and appraiser and junker in general, will offer advice on holding estate sales. Presenter is the former owner of Picket Fence Antiques and present owner of Beyond The Picket, a shop of…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 1-2pm

Simply Checking In

Keep things outside the bank and in balance. This helps the aging and disabled populations maintain their financial independence.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Leisure

Tue. Apr. 21 3:30pm

Teen Minecraft Club

Meetin the Community Room. Up to six players in a group. No sign-up required. Snacks provided.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Kids

Tue. Apr. 21 4pm

Yoga 4 Kiddos

Your little one will have fun learning the basic children's yoga poses in a fun friendly group setting. Designed for all ages with parent/caregiver participation encouraged.

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse 320 S Wisconsin St, Fall Creek

Cost: $3 for children, adults are FREE

Food & Drink

Tue. Apr. 21 5pm

Beer School-Oliphant Brewing

Beer school continues! The owners from Oliphant Brewing in Somerset will talk about their business and philosophy of brewing. Enjoy five 5-oz pours for $10. Sessions begin at 5, 6, and 7pm. No advance ticket sales, but there are limited seats available so arrive early.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

Kids

Tue. Apr. 21 5:30-7pm

Parent Café

Parent Café gives you a chance to establish relationships with other parents and exchange thoughts about common parenting challenges. This month's topic is Make N’ Take Preschool Activities. Make N’ Take art, math, reading and science activities will be prepared. Parents will leave with hands-on learning activities for their children. What to expect: 5:30pm at dinner (optional), 6-7pm children go to childcare and the program begins.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 5:30-7:30pm

eParenting High Tech Kids

“Don’t unfriend me! I’m your mother!” Parents of tweens and teens, join us to learn more about how digital media can support the developmental tasks of adolescents, the positive aspects of digital media and most of all, how you can use digital media to enhance your parenting skills.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 5:30-6:30pm

Discussing Diabetes

Jessica Hagar, RN, certified diabetes educator with Marshfield Clinic, will discuss what’s new in diabetes meters and accuracy. Dr. Jeffrey Brown, ophthalmologist with CV Eye Clinic, will share information about how diabetes can impact eyesight. Healthful refreshments and free blood sugar checks will be offered. Register by phone by April 17.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Education

Every Day from Apr. 21 to Apr. 23, 6-8pm;

Small Engine and Recreational Vehicle Repair

This two-session class will teach participants how to properly maintain and perform basic repairs on common small engines such as lawn mowers, snow blowers, chain saws, etc. We will also cover other small engine topics such as snowmobiles, ATVs, boats, etc. Register by April 15.

Voyagers Community Learning Center See contact info for event location, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $8

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 6-7:30pm

Brave New World: Helping Children Resolve Conflicts

When we help our children work through frustration, anger, conflict - we are helping them gain life skills. When we support them, help them identify how they are feeling, provide outlets, offer choices, and set limits and natural consequences we encourage our children to gain control.

Augusta Public Library 113 North Stone St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

Tue. Apr. 21 7-8pm

Spring Cleaning - Lymph System

Free Webinar! Did you know your lymphatic system cleanses your body systems every day? Learn techniques and steps to balance, detoxify, improve circulation and stimulate your immune system. Join us in the comfort of you home and tell others.

Cost: FREE

Words

Tue. Apr. 21 7-8pm

Author CeCelia Zorn

CeCelia Zorn is a former nurse and UW-Eau Claire professor who published her first novel, “Angels Don’t Get Tattoos,” in 2014. It was inspired by one of CeCelia’s real patients over 30 years ago.

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 7-8:30pm

Travel Tips and Deals

Let the professionals at Travel Leaders teach you the finer points of summer travel planning, including advice on when, where, and how to book a trip. Participants will learn many options and resources involved in planning a trip. Register by April 16.

Voyagers Community Learning Center See contact info for event location, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10/participant

Education

Tue. Apr. 21 7pm

Frog Fest

Join Reserve Naturalist Ruth Forsgren as she helps you identify by sight and sound our local performers. Weather and trail conditions permitting, the evening will end with a hike down to Beaver Creek’s own frog chorus marsh. Dress appropriately for cool evening weather and possible muddy terrain. A flashlight may also prove helpful.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: (Walk-ins are permitted and is $10 Adult/$5 Child for both Friends and Nonmember.) Registration and full payment required by April 17. Friends $5 Adult/$3 Child Nonmembers $8 Adult/$4 Child

Words

Tue. Apr. 21 7-8:30pm

Spring into Poetry - A Poetry Month Celebration

Celebrate the sizzle of daffodils and sunshine. Chippewa Valley poets Sandra Lindow, Peg Lauber, Erna Kelly, Karen Loeb and others will read about growth, personal and botanical, during a poetry reading at The Local Store in celebration of…

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Leisure

Tue. Apr. 21 7pm

What is It? What is it Worth?

Hugh Passow from the Antique Emporium will examine and evaluate your treasures at the historic preservation foundation annual meeting.

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

Full Slate

Tue. Apr. 21 7:30-9pm

UWEC Jazz IV/V

Please contact the Service Center for ticket information at 715-836-3727.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Stage

Tue. Apr. 21 7:30pm

UWEC Artists Series: To Kill A Mockingbird presented by the National Players

America’s longest running classical touring company, the National Players will stage an adaptation of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning 1960 novel for the first time in its 65-year history. National Players is a company of young professional actors introducing audiences to great works of literature, rich in exciting stories and characters.

Schofield Auditorium, Schofield Hall University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 general public, $15 UW System Faculty/Staff, $15 ages 62+, $7 UW System student, ages 17 and under student tickets are $3.50 until the day of the show

Stage

Wed. Apr. 22 9:15am

Bus Trip

Lunch & Show at the Plymouth Playhouse & a stop at Trader Joe’s. Late Night Catechism is an hilarious play that takes audience members back, sometimes nostalgically, sometimes fearfully to the children they once were. Trader Joe's is a grocery store with tasty food and drink from around the globe.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St., Augusta

Full Slate

Wed. Apr. 22 10am-3pm

CVVCA Volunteer Expo

The BEST way to lean about volunteer opportunities in the Chippewa Valley to do good, have fun, and engage in the community.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Education

Wed. Apr. 22 10am

General Estate Planning Informational Session

This is an informal discussion centering around your questions about general estate planning topics such as: wills, power of attorneys, trusts, probates, beneficiary designations, gifting and medical assistance planning.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Kids

Every Wednesday from Apr. 22 to May. 6, 10:30-11am;

Breathe, Stretch, Play, Read: Parent-Child Yoga Storytime

Special guest Misti Ross will teach us yoga poses to calm and strengthen our bodies, followed by a fun story.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3+

Education

Wed. Apr. 22 4-5pm

Chancellor's Centennial History Series: 'Ann Devroy, Spectator Journalist'

Dr. James Oberly, UW-Eau Claire professor of history, will discuss the student journalism of 1970 UW-Eau Claire alumna Ann Devroy, who worked as a reporter and editor for The Spectator before embarking on an extraordinary career, which culminated in her position as a White House correspondent for 15 years.

Woodland Theatre Third level of the Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire

Words

Every Wednesday from Apr. 22 to May. 28, 4:15-5:30pm;

Writer's Voice

This national Y program is designed for middle school students looking to expand their reading and writing skills. Through a series of workshops, structured writing sessions, guest speakers, and public readings, participants will gain a new appreciation for the written and spoken word.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Y Member $20 | Non-Member $25

Age: ages 11-14

Education

Wed. Apr. 22 5-7pm

Family and Friends CPR

This class is for anyone interested in learning CPR but does not need a course completion card in CPR for his/her job. Call to register and for location information.

Menomonie Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar 2321 Stout Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Recreation

Wed. Apr. 22 6-8pm

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 is Par-Te-Rec Prom and the theme is "Masquerade."

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3

Age: 18+

Wed. Apr. 22 6:30-7:30pm

Retire Wisely

This workshop addresses six risks retirees face, including outliving your income and rising health care costs. You’ll learn how to confidently meet these challenges. This complimentary presentation will be hosted by the Heartland Financial Associates of Thrivent Financial, Jon Kroening and Jody Reckin.

Wellness

Wed. Apr. 22 6:30-8:30pm

Green and Clean with Essential Oils

Learn and create healthy home products with essential oils. Handouts, essential oils, and all materials included. Call to register. Plan now to attend and bring a friend to this informative and fun class.

Cost: Create two personal blends $20

Words

Wed. Apr. 22 7-9pm

International Poetry Reading

Since 2007, members of the Eau Claire community have gathered each year to celebrate the beauty of language by reading and listening to poetry from around the world at this event. Listen to poetry written in languages other than modern, standard English. Last year, poems were read in 48 different languages.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire

Education

Wed. Apr. 22 7pm

Smart Money Week: Surviving Student Debt

It's easy to list income and expenses and figure out if there is money left at the end of the month. However, aligning your interests, values, and spending habits to meet your financial goals is about more than numbers. This program is for…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

Every Day from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25;

Mid West Music Fest

Over 100 acts on 11 stages, six musicians workshops, a songwriter showcase, and a film showing featuring Jug Band Hokum. Performers include Charlie Parr, Communist Daughter, Chastity Brown, Lucy Michelle feat. Chris Koza nd John Munson, Black…

Downtown Winona, MN

Cost: See contact info for cost

Education

Thu. Apr. 23 9:30-11:30am

Phenology Hike For Elder Explorers

Led by BCR naturalist, Jim Schweibert, this 60-minute hike on 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 about the changes and things we’ve seen on the hike.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Age: ages 55+

Education

Thu. Apr. 23 9:30am-noon

Uncial (Celtic) Calligraphy

This style of calligraphy was used in the 4th through 8th centuries for writing scriptures and manuscripts. Also a form of writing the alphabet before upper & lower case was created. Bring a felt pen or one may be purchased at this class.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25.50, $17 members

Causes

Thu. Apr. 23 11am-1pm

Children's Legacy Luncheon

The Children’s Legacy Luncheon is an annual event to honor community members who have gone above and beyond normal expectations to improve the lives of children in the greater Eau Claire area. Each Honoree will receive an Outstanding Achievement Award and present a $500 grant to a local nonprofit.

Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Wellness

Thu. Apr. 23 noon

Lunch n Learn: Secrets to Boost Your Noodle in Minutes

Learn quick easy ways to boost your brain and have fun doing it. Join Paula Gibson, from Azura Memory Care as she shares ideas to enhance your mind. Menu: sliced ham, potatoes Romanoff, blend vegetables, bread, tropical fruit, milk, coffee & tea.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St., Augusta

Cost: FREE

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

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