7-9pm Fri. Mar. 24

Upright Figurine "How To Drown" Record Release Party

Upright Figurine will be celebrating the release of their new album "How To Drown". There will be a listening session to hear the new album in it's entirety, and discuss the making of it, a couple of live acoustic performances, and copies of the album for sale.

10am Sat. Mar. 25

Julie Bowe Book Release: Big & Little Questions

Join local children's author Julie Bowe for a reading of her brand new middle-grade novel, Big & Lttle Questions (According to Wren Jo Byrd) - "A warm and rewarding story about dealing with change." --Publishers Weekly, starred review. Free refreshments and a make-n-take craft for kids!

noon-6pm Sat. Mar. 25

Supplier & Product Pitch Day at The Local Store

Calling All Makers. Do you make any finished products you think would be a great addition to The Local Store? Or do you have the skills and the tools, but are open to ideas for what to create? We want to talk to you! By appointment only. At your appointment, please have basic pricing, cost, and production time information ready to share, as well as samples of work to leave behind.

3pm Sun. Mar. 26

Eau Claire Coffee Club: March Meeting

This month the Eau Claire Coffee Club will explore coffee processing, focusing on Natural vs Washed coffees. Try an ethiopian coffee from a single farm processed in both ways, highlighting their differences developed through processing. Learn more about how processing affects the finished product.

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Mar. 27

Spoken Word Workshop & Open Mic - Standup, Storytelling, and Poetry

Join members of Clear Water Comedy, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, and Twig magazine for a spoken word workshop and writing session followed an open read and live performances in the V1 gallery. Get some feedback, work on your writing, and fine tune your spoken word skills in a friendly, no-pressure setting with guidance from experienced writers, poets, and comedians.

10am Sat. Apr. 1

Electric Angel Takes Flight: Children's Picture Book Launch Party

Celebrate National Children's Book Day by listening to a reading of a hot-off-the-press picture book, Electric Angel, and meeting the creators: Eau Claire author Nanci Mortimer and Milwaukee illustrator Della Wells. Signed copies will be available for purchase. Bring the kids for refreshments, drawings, and prizes.

Fri. Apr. 7

First Fridays at the Local Store

Every First Friday of each month, Downtown Eau Claire business stay open late and offer special deals. This Friday, receive 15% any purchase of $30 or more!

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Thought For Food Transcontinental Bicycle Fundraising Tour: Raffle and Presentation

Please attend this community engagement event to fundraise for Save the Children, an international aid organization that feeds starving children in Syria and learn about local community member. Matt Boelter’s bike fundraising tour across the United States. There will be a raffle held with 100 percent of the donations going to starving Syrian children. Everyone is welcome.

10am Sat. Apr. 8

Toastmasters Western Division International & Table Topics Speech Contests

The Table Topics speech contest is a 1-2 minute, impromptu speech which culminates at the Toastmasters District 35 Convention to be held in Marshfield, Wisconsin in May, 2017. Each year thousands of Toastmasters compete in the International and Table Topics speech contests. Competition begins with club contests and winners continue competing through the area, division and district levels.

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Apr. 8

Thought For Food Transcontinental Bicycle Fundraising Tour: Film Screening and Presentation

Attend this film screening and presentation concerning Syrian refugees. We will be screening the film Salam Neighbor, a documentary about two filmmakers who fully embed themselves in a Syrian refugee camp, providing an intimate look at the world's most dire humanitarian crisis. Hear Matt Boelter present information regarding his upcoming transcontinental fundraising bicycle tour across the United States. Everyone is welcome.

3pm Sat. Apr. 15

(RESCHEDULED) Becoming Me (...Again) with Tristan C. Szente

La Crosse author Tristan Szente's new book touches on his personal experience with a life-altering motor vehicle accident to almost certain death in a hospital. He was given a second lease on life. While he will be sharing part of his own story, but he would very much love to hear yours as well.

7pm Tue. Apr. 18

Pan Africa: Across The Sahara in 1941 With PAN AM

During WWII, 1500 U.S. civilians, employees of Pan Am, went to Africa to fly transport aircraft, ferry war-planes, and establish air routes to Africa, Europe, and Asia battle-fronts. Their work was vital to Allied victories. Eau Claire author Tom Culbert will discuss his book on the subject, followed by a singing.

7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Eau Claire Music School's Songwriters in the Round

Join local musicians in a supportive setting in the Local Store gallery to develop your craft by sharing your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Hosted by Deirdre Jenkins, a longtime singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Music School.

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Apr. 24

Spoken Word Workshop & Open Mic - Standup, Storytelling, and Poetry

Join members of Clear Water Comedy, the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild, and Twig magazine for a spoken word workshop and writing session followed an open read and live performances in the V1 gallery. Get some feedback, work on your writing, and fine tune your spoken word skills in a friendly, no-pressure setting with guidance from experienced writers, poets, and comedians.

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 26

Live Music: Mid Air

Luke and Chelsea, who make up the acoustic folk band, Mid Air, met up in Eau Claire, WI, through a friend and got married six months later. In the first three months of marriage, they made treks from Milwaukee to Minneapolis to put together their first album called, Never Far, which is being streamed all over the world and garnering college radio airplay throughout America.

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 28

CVWG + NOTA Present: Poetry & Popcorn

Join NOTA and the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild for an evening of poetry and popcorn in celebration of National Poetry Month. Bring a beloved poem to share--one you've penned yourself or simply always held close to your heart. Open to all ages, levels, and popcorn lovers.

1-2pm Sat. Apr. 29

Color Eau Claire - Coloring Workshop & Book-Signing

Participants will learn tips and techniques for adding color and detail to adult coloring books from Eau Claire illustrator and creator of Color Eau Claire, Patricia A. Hawkenson. RSVP by e-mail. Book signing opportunity follows the workshop until 4pm. 15% off coloring book purchases during the book-signing event.

7pm Thu. May. 11

The Art of the Interview: Listening, Reporting, and Meeting a Deadline

How do you find the heart of a human story? To get to the bottom of the hard-to-find truth? Join veteran Leader-Telegram reporters Julian Emerson, Dan Lyksett and Eric Lindquist as they offer tips and tricks for writing nonfiction, uncovering the story, and most of all, forging professional relationships with subjects.

7pm Thu. May. 18

Eau Claire Music School's Songwriters in the Round

Join local musicians in a supportive setting in the Local Store gallery to develop your craft by sharing your songs and the stories behind them. Fuel your inspiration by interacting with other artists. Hosted by Deirdre Jenkins, a longtime singer/songwriter in the Nashville music scene. Sponsored by the Eau Claire Music School.


Interested in hosting either a private or public event at The Local Store & Volume One Gallery?

Email localstore@volumeone.org(localstore (at) volumeone [d0t] org,) for details.