7pm Sat. Aug. 25

Songa Performance

A performance from local acoustic duo, Songa. They play original Americana music in the styles of blues, country, folk and bluegrass.

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 31

Opening Reception: "The Big Paintings" by Denise Presnell

Abstract imagery rooted in natural vistas of forests and water. Oil on canvas, acrylic, oil paint slick on canvas and a unique medium incorporating oil on plexiglass mounted over oil pastel on linen mat board.

7pm Tue. Sep. 4

6x6 Reading Series: Work and Play

Areading series sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild and hosted by Jan Carroll. The third 6x6 reading features Billy Krause, Kathie Schneider, John Walker, Ron Davis, Yvette Flaten, and CeCelia Zorn. Readers will share on the theme of Work and Play. Everyone welcome.

7pm Thu. Sep. 6

Cold Cases of West - Central Wisconsin

Eau Claire area true crime author Robert Dudley will review several cases from his new book, "Cold Cases Of West-Central Wisconsin." Dudley will discuss the 1921 ambush shooting of Eau Claire's Chief of Police Elmer Sundby, the 1996 disappearance of 15-year-old Sara Bushland from the rural Spooner area, and the 2001 murder of Eau Claire's Angelina Wall.

5-6pm Mon. Sep. 10

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

7pm Tue. Sep. 11

A Conversation About "Leaving Detroit"

Join us for presentation and discussion of the recently published memoir "Leaving Detroit" by local author Louise Barfknecht. A young couple leave Detroit for Italy traveling across the Far and Middle East. It's a long and sometimes difficult trip to a new life in Italy.

6pm Wed. Sep. 12

Maker Workshop: Felted Soaps with Wool 'n Feather Farm

A 60 minute workshop with one of the local Chippewa Valley makers that make goods for The Local Store. Work with Melissa of Wool n Feather Farm on felting to create a felted soaps with Lucy's goat milk soap her all natural sheep’s wool from farm in nearby Colfax.

7pm Tue. Oct. 2

More Than a Passing Interest: The Story of Gus Dorais

Join Joe Niese as he discusses his new book, Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach. A native of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Dorais was one of the state’s first football stars and became one of the most revered players and coaches in the first half of the 20th century.

5-6pm Mon. Oct. 8

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

5-6pm Mon. Nov. 12

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

7pm Thu. Nov. 15

Everything You Want to Know About Writing for Children (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

How do you pen the perfect children's book? And how do you find the perfect press to publish it? Join children's and middle grade authors Caroline Akervick, Julie Bowe and Becky Wojahn (W.H. Beck) for a panel discussion on a range of topics in the children's writing world: from who hires the illustrator to how to make a living in stories. Moderated by author Rob Reid.

7pm Fri. Nov. 16

Krismas Kookies: A Second Heaping Helping

Light hearted songs of the season in four part harmony. Warren Hermodson, a local song writer, has written many songs about holiday themes. They are light hearted, sometimes sentimental but always entertaining.

5-6pm Mon. Dec. 10

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

5-6pm Mon. Feb. 11

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

5-6pm Mon. Mar. 11

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

5-6pm Mon. Apr. 8

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.

5-6pm Mon. May. 13

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from carious local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers. dramatists, children's writers and journalists have all previously appeared.


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