Events For 01/27/2018

Sat. Jan. 27

Timber Wolf Ecology Workshop

The Timber Wolf Information Network (TWIN) will hold a two-day winter wolf ecology workshop at the Reserve. TWIN members discuss wolf ecology, population biology, management issues and field study techniques including a winter tracking field trip into wolf territory. Bring your own Saturday lunch and beverage.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: $65-70 + $13/night for rustic lodging

Sat. Jan. 27

19th Annual Locopalooza Show Choir Competition

Features 16 talented teams from the Upper Midwest. Hosted at Altoona High School. Preliminary competition begins at 8:30am, and the finalists go on at 6:30pm.

Altoona High School 711 7th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $12 for preliminaries; $12 to attend finals; $16 all day pass

Age: All Ages

7-8am Sat. Jan. 27

Functional Bootcamp

Functional and fun bootcamp designed for everybody. Join a group of amazing people and get your sweat on. Weights, Cardio, Resistance, Core, all wrapped into one. A great way to start the new year, a new you, and a new found confidence.

Excite! Wellness Studio 107 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15/class/person Drop In; OR Six Sessions $75/person

Age: 18+

8am-6pm Sat. Jan. 27

2018 Powder Keg Snow Shoe and Fat Bike Race

A 5k/10k snow shoe race, 12 mile/24 mile fat bike race or combined long/short events there is even a 1 mile try it out snow shoe hike. Northern Lites snow shoes will be onsite for snow shoe demos and to check out. Medals for class winners and a random winner will get brand new pair of snow shoes. Races start at 10am.

Eau Claire Expo Center & Lowes Creek Co Park 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $30-50

Age: All Ages

8-10am Sat. Jan. 27

EC Marathon Build Up Runs

All abilities and ages are welcome at the EC Marathon Build Up Runs. Each week join community runners and students from the UWEC Distance Running class as they extend their mileage, training for the half or full marathon. Longer runs have support on the course, and weekly distance can be tailored to your needs.

Zorn Arena UWEC, Garfield Avenue 121, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-1pm Sat. Jan. 27

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All welcome!

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 27

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9-10:30am Sat. Jan. 27

Community Breakfast for The Salvation Army Hygiene Hub

Hundreds of families are helped through The Salvation Army's "Hygiene Hub". Supplies are always needed. Have fun helping people in our community by giving Personal Care, Household Care, Baby Care items when you come to enjoy free breakfast and music with family and friends hosted by LIFT Ministry of The Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army - Bread of Life Center 2211 South Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Bring an item to help stock the shelves of the "Hygiene Hub"

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Jan. 27

DIY: Fire Tonic

Blend herbs and spices to create your own spicy medicinal tonic. This traditional herbal remedy is made with an apple cider vinegar base, and supports immune and digestive health. Instructor: Kerri Kiernan.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Cost: $15 (Registration required; payment due at time of registration)

Age: All Ages

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Free free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the library. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, fiction, childrens' books and others. Music CDs, DVDs, and more. A special bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Sat. Jan. 27

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest class aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10am Sat. Jan. 27

4th Annual Winter Fest Cold & Bold Fun Run/Walk

This event will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy a scenic 3.1 mile race course on beautiful Lake Altoona in Eau Claire. The run/walk will begin and end on Lake Altoona. Will benefit the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA and Eau Claire YMCA. Enjoy a snowshoe fun walk with snowshoes provided.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $20 Pre-register, $25 Day-of (cash only)

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Sewing Class - Poolside Tote

Spend your Saturday creating Noodlehead's Poolside Tote during this class for confident to intermediate beginner sewers. Learn the ins and outs of creating this popular bag. Visit the shop or our website for details and to register.

Stitch Supply Co. 913 South Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona

Cost: $45

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

Dotters Books / Northbound Supply Pop Up

Independent booksellers Dotters Books will have a selection of new and used books for adults and children at Northbound Supply. Enjoy wintery drinks from the espresso bar, curl up with a book in the store’s cozy window seats, and find great reads to last you through the winter.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 27

Tea Cup Succulent Class

Fee includes two succulents, potting mix and decorative gravel for drainage. Create a charming succulent conversation piece to take home at the Oasis Tea Party. Bring your own tea cup or we will provide one to purchase ($5-$10)

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Jan. 27

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Jan. 27

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:15am-12:15pm Sat. Jan. 27

Kids Class - Wintery Watercolor Scene

They will create their own wintery scene with a variety of trees, snow, sky, bird and shadows while learning some watercolor basics, looking at different types of brushes and how they are used and learn about types of watercolor from tubes to pans to watercolor pencils.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 6+

10:30-11:30am Sat. Jan. 27

Nutrition Seminar Pre and Post Workout

Have you ever wondered what you should be eating pre and post workout? Brooke Weiss, Certified Nutritionist will tell you. Join us for an hour worth of valuable information on pre and post nutrition at Excite Wellness Studio in Chippewa Falls. Saturday January 27th at 10:30am. Bring a chair.

Excite! Wellness Studio 107 N. Bridge Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per person

10:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

My Little Cookie Monster Kids Event

Hey parents! Come in and bring your little Cookie Monsters and create their cute handprint on a ceramic plate. Instructors on site to make if easy and fun

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5 and up

noon Sat. Jan. 27

2nd Annual Cinderella's Birthday Party: ECCT Fundraiser

It's Cinderella's Birthday and you're invited. All new musical play, new menu of kid's favorites, more singing and dancing, birthday cake, princess basket raffles, games and surprises, autographs and photos. Princess attire encouraged.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 GA

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sat. Jan. 27

Little Hands Cooking Class: Pasta

This two-hour pasta workshop is tailored to introduce your child to the fun of making hand crafted noodles. Talk about kitchen safety, how to follow a recipe, experimenting with new flavors, and the importance of good nutrition. Work though a Tagliatelle recipe from scratch and feast on the results.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8-12

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Published Author Panel Discussion

Meet the Chippewa Valley Local Authors. An invitation to writers wishing to publish and market their books. Panel Discussion on writing and publishing in the Chippewa Valley. Ask the people who have written and published their writing. Gain from the experience of successful authors.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-7:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

Firefighter Chili Cook-off Fundraiser, Beer Release, and Live Music

Mark your calendars for the release of 487 Maibock, Firefighters Chili Cook-off Fundraiser and music by Steven John Rindt, a local Eau Claire Firefighter. Chili cook off fundraiser for the EC Firefighters Community Charity 1-4pm. Beer release held all day. Live music from 3:30-7:30pm.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages with Parent/Guardian

1pm Sat. Jan. 27

Bus Bros Brew Tour

Tour will visit Lazy Monk, Brewster Bros, and Brewing Projekt. Beer, snacks, transportation, and souvenir glass all included with ticket.

Pick up at 370 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $55/person

Age: 21+

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Make and Take: Wintery Watercolor Card

Julie Schaller will be here to show you how to create a winter scene on watercolor paper.She will show you how to start a project and some beginning watercolor techniques so that you can paint your own watercolor landscape.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $12

Age: Ages 12+

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Meet the Chippewa Valley Local Authors

Meet local authors in the Chippewa Valley. An invitation to writers wishing to publish and market their books. The organization is a collaboration of local published and emerging authors focused on enhancing exposure and awareness of their literary work. Meet authors and attend panel discussions.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

2-5pm Sat. Jan. 27

Art Classes Artisan Forge Studio

Art Classes at Artisan Forge Studio with Schaefer Miles Painting Drawing Adult and Teen Learn painting and drawing techniques. Work at your own pace. Novice and Advanced. This is your creative time. Paint and Draw with the Artists.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Four Classes $140 or One class for $40

Age: Adult and Teen

2pm Sat. Jan. 27

UWEC Cabaret: American Legends

Featuring Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Program. For Dinner + Show tickets, dine in the Dulany at 5:30pm. Patrons also receive a dessert coupon. Cash bar available.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 GA for show, $43 GA Dinner + show; $4 discount for Youth and seniors; $8 discount for UWEC student

2pm Sat. Jan. 27

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra Presents: Family and Friends Concert

ECCO's annual free family concert. Maestro Frank A. Watkins conducts Prokokiev's "Peter and the Wolf" and Vivaldi's "Cello Concerto" featuring students from the Cello Connection. Event includes a musical instrument "petting zoo", crafts, refreshments and music by Mozart and Haydn.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

Wearable Art

A 1.5 to 2-hour workshop with friends and wine as you create your own painted scarf and learn a little bit about textile art. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your wearable art home at the end of the night.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $35/person

3pm Sat. Jan. 27

Book Reading & Signing with Don Larson

Areading and signing with local author, Don Larson, one of theforemost Buddy Holly Fans in the world. Don's memoirs discuss his viewing of Holly's performance at the Fournier's Ballroom in Eau Claire on Jan 26th, 1959, one week before the fatal plane crash.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store) 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

3-6pm Sat. Jan. 27

Bock Fest at K Point Brewing

In homage to the great Bock Fest held by Schell's Brewery for over 30 years. K Point will tap a batch of Dopplebock for this event. Dress warm, grab a mug of bock and get poked at K Point Brewing.

K-Point Brewing at The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

4-8pm Sat. Jan. 27

Menomonie Blue Caps Beer Event

Join the Menomonie Blue Caps in tapping a custom vintage beer made by Real Deal Beer. It will be a night of learning and celebration. Giveaways, live music by the Cutaways, & a history exhibit about the team. The Blue Caps are a vintage baseball team in Dunn County, established to educate the community about the origins of our national pastime.

Raw Deal 603 S. Broadway St., Menomonie

5-8pm Sat. Jan. 27

Lake Wissota State Park Ski + Snowshoe + Hike Event

Head out to the park and enjoy the annual candlelight ski event at Lake Wissota State Park. There will be lighted ski, snowshoe and walking trails. Weather permitting. Campfires provided. Hot chocolate and hot cider available. Parking will be in the boat landing parking lot.

Lake Wissota State Park 18127 County Highway O, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE (2018 park sticker/day pass required)

5-7:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

5th Annual Colfax Health & Rehab Wine and Craft Beer Tasting

Featuring an assortment of fine wines and craft beer provided by the Barrel Room. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, prize drawings, raffles and silent auction items. $500 cash grand prize drawing. Music by Jordan Herrick.

Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center 110 Park Drive, Colfax

Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door

Age: 21+

5:30-9pm Sat. Jan. 27

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Presents American Quads

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby is hosting our second game of Season 8 against the Old Capital City Roller Derby from Iowa City, Iowa.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

5:30-8pm Sat. Jan. 27

Potluck and International Folk Dancing

Family friendly. Sponsored by humanKind, the diversity committee of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood Association. Potluck for first hour followed by beginning folk dances taught by Mark Helpsmeet who has used folk dancing around the world to celebrate diversity and connection. Bring an ethnic dish if you wish. Bring plate and table ware.

Spirit Lutheran Church 1310 Main St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:45-7pm Sat. Jan. 27

Intro to Aerials

Get your first taste of the aerial life with this introductory class that will encourage you to explore your own strength and grace in a fun and supportive environment. This workshops will go over the basic skills and safety that allow a play practice on the lyra and aerial silks.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

7pm Sat. Jan. 27

Live at Acoustic Cafe: Eggplant Heroes

Eggplant Heroes is an Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with songs by others that we like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience (with an occasional poem by Wisconsin poet laureate Garland thrown in).

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

See "The Lynching of Ed Maxwell" performed by Terry Mesch

True Crime comes to Widespot. Enjoy Terry Mesch's performance of a famous Pepin County Courthouse lynching. Cash bar will be open, and event is free and open to the public.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: Free (Donations accepted at the door)

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Jan. 27

Naturehold and Nomad Return to The Venue

Naturehold, Nomad MN Tied To Tides and Skrog bring metal to the Venue.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 cover, $3 with student ID

Age: all ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd Tribute Band

Based in St. Paul, MN, this band meticulously recreates the unique sound and spectacular visual show of Pink Floyd. The attention to detail and energetic performance recreates the excitement of the original Pink Floyd experience in a way that even the most serious fan can appreciate.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $23-30

7:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

UWEC Cabaret: American Legends

Featuring Concert Choir, The Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra, and the Jazz Program. For Dinner + Show tickets, dine in the Dulany at 5:30pm. Patrons also receive a dessert coupon. Cash bar available.

Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 GA for show, $43 GA Dinner + show; $4 discount for Youth and seniors; $8 discount for UWEC student

7:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

CVTG Presents: Patrick O'Brien's "Whisper Into My Good Ear"

Eau Claire Native and UWEC Alumn Pat O'Brien returns to the Grand Theatre to present his critically acclaimed, "Whisper Into My Good Ear", presented earlier last year at the Minnesota Fringe Festival. O'Brien is a veteran Hollywood film and television actor.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20 adults, $10 students

8pm Sat. Jan. 27

Live Music: The Night Hawks

The Night Hawks will be rock n’ rolling great classic rock hits from 50's-90's, featuring talented musicians Steve Rindt, Jack Schneider, Tom Wieseler, and Tim Lynnes.

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Jan. 27

Live Music: Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley created Love Songs For Angry Men shortly after his band The District called it quits in 2002. Hensley’s alias and alter ego, Love Songs For Angry Men, was born to get people talking and through the doors. Now it’s is the title of his first solo effort and also used as a general band name.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm Sat. Jan. 27

Late Jazz: Tim Sullivan Group

Since graduating from Memorial High School in 2002, Tim's musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Jan. 27

Live Music: Shootin' Jack

Join Shootin' Jack for a fun night of live music featuring all your favorite rock, classic rock, and blues hits. Come prepared to party, as Shootin' Jack never fails to bring the fun with a high-energy performance and witty banter.

My Office Bar 408 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 01/27/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Men of Clay

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Jan. 31, 10am-5pm

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