Events For 03/01/2018

Thu. Mar. 1

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like Betsy Johnson, Yves Saint Laurent, Ricardo Tisci, Karl Lagerfeld and more.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thu. Mar. 1

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

This year 81 artists from 22 communities submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the show. The juror for the exhibit is Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30am-4pm Thu. Mar. 1

Supervisory Management: Learning to Lead

The best leaders humbly keep learning and realize they don’t know it all. Whether you’ve recently taken on a new leadership role or you’ve been in leadership for a while, rejoice. All leaders can learn something at the Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead program.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

9-11:30am Thu. Mar. 1

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may participate in if they choose or continue with open play. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9:15-10:15am Thu. Mar. 1

Yoga for Spiritual Transformation

Sanctuary for the soul, mindful movement for the body, and focused attention for the mind. Relaxing into our true nature and creating personal strength brings forth love and compassion for ourselves and others. Gentle, intelligent yoga to support your personal transformation.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 drop-in

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:15am Thu. Mar. 1

Gentle Yoga

Movement for the body, training for the mind, sanctuary for the soul.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10, drop-in

9:30-11:30am Thu. Mar. 1

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:30-11am Thu. Mar. 1

Stand in the Light Choir Rehearsals

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss, their care partners, and singing volunteers come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire

Age: Adults

10-10:30am Thu. Mar. 1

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Thu. Mar. 1

Mini Makers: Fuze Bead Creations

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's project is fuze bead creations. Free with Museum membership or admission.

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

10:15am Thu. Mar. 1

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: 6-18 months

10:30-11am Thu. Mar. 1

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

10:45-11:15am Thu. Mar. 1

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Feed My People's Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls brings community members together to enjoy a meal of soup and bread, while raising proceeds for hunger relief efforts in west central Wisconsin. Students and local artists donate hundreds of hand-crafted bowls in support of the event. There will be continuous serving of delicious soups, breads and desserts throughout the day.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Meal & Bowl Tickets- $20, Meal Tickets- $8 & Kids (10 and Under)- Free

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy four spacious rooms of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-6pm Thu. Mar. 1

200 Main Gallery - Patricia Mayhew Hamm and Christy Skuban

An accomplished painter, with a wide and extraordinary body of work. She explores more mixed media techniques than anyone in our region. Her unique works go perfectly with Christy Skuban, who has always enjoyed exploring new mediums to express herself on an artistic level. Her colorful work includes felt making and construction of mixed media wall hangings and sculpture.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios 200 Main St., Eau Claire

noon-7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

2:30-3pm Thu. Mar. 1

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

3-5pm Thu. Mar. 1

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Mar. 1

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-7:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

4-10pm Thu. Mar. 1

Lifeguard Review

This class is intended for those who currently hold lifeguard certification and wish to renew.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

4:30-5pm Thu. Mar. 1

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

5pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House 336 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-5:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

5-6pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spoken Art: Allyson and Jon Loomis

Authors Allyson and Jon Loomis reading from their work

Janet Carson Gallery 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness has been bringing their passion and flair for Zumba to the Chippewa Valley for over 5 years now. Participants are eager to admit it's like dancing with family.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $6/drop in; $40 unlimited monthly; $25 5-class punch card

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Lenten Yoga and Prayer

Take advantage of an opportunity to find connection, contemplation and self-care during Lent. Combining prayer, tension release, foundational strength building, contemplation and group connection guided by Lynn Buske of BaredFeet, Co. Walk the Labyrinth. All levels welcome.

Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 16+

5:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Dinner Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher + Josh Gallagher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. He will be joined by good friend and incredible talent, Josh Gallagher, on the piano.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-6:45pm Thu. Mar. 1

KettleBell AMPD

This is a 45 minute class choreographed to music using a 10lbs kettlebell.

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness 308 N Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $6

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Blue Ox Group Run/Walk

Enjoy a night with runners & walkers of all abilities as you traverse the beautiful downtown area along the river on a group run ranging from ~3.5 to 6 miles. Special events held about once per month with the weekly Thursday group-runs. See website for more details on the calendar.

Blue Ox Running 417 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Thrivent Financial Retire Wisely and Social Security Strategies Workshop

Will I have enough to retire? Are my assets protected? When should I apply for Social Security? How can I maximize my benefit? Turn these retirement concerns into confidence by getting important financial strategies from an organization of Christians serving its members for over 100 years.

CVTC-RCU Room 620 W Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE (RSVP, space limited)

Age: Ages 45+

6:15-10pm Thu. Mar. 1

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different Fundraiser every night.

Menomonie Moose Lodge 720 19th Ave., Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

6:30-8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Eau Claire Wellness Party

Learn about holistic and natural ways to increase your energy, decrease inflammation, how to go green in your home, get rid of toxic chemicals, and enjoy pesticide free veggies and organic treats.

Please Call or Email For Event Location

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$40 depending on the specific class

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters Meeting

The Toastmasters are a mixed group of people who exercise public speaking skills through both prepared and impromptu speeches at every meeting. The mission of a Toastmaster club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills.

Mayo Health Clinic - Luther Hospital, Room 11103 1221 Whipple St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for Guests

Age: 18+

7-11pm Thu. Mar. 1

Manifest Open Mic at the Stones Throw

Sign-up at 7pm. Host band at 7:30pm. Each band/performer will get 20 minutes or 5 sings (whichever comes first) which includes setup time. Host band Jam at 10:30pm. PA provided (tips appreciated). Bring instruments, amps, power supplies, and instrument cables.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - tips appreciated

Age: 21+

7pm Thu. Mar. 1

Spring 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 spoken word are all welcome.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

Musical Thrones - A Parody of Ice and Fire

Fans of the most talked about show on television can now get their fantasy fix live on stage with the hilarious send-up Musical Thrones: A Parody of Ice and Fire. Composed by the hysterical mad men behind the long-running SILENCE! The Musical, this hilarious parody brings your most beloved and be-hated characters to life.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-45

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Mar. 1

UWEC Theatre: Kingdom Come

A powerful and deeply affecting play about Norwegian immigrant settlers coming to America in the mid-19th century, and the tremendous hardships, both physical and emotional, which they endured. First produced with resounding success at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $18

8pm Thu. Mar. 1

Clearwater Comedy Presents: Geoffrey Asmus

In 1997, Geoffrey hung an eight foot by six foot map of the world above his bed. The map still travels with him to remind him that everyone in Germany is blue and everyone in Cameroon is a weird shade of fuchsia. Geoffrey’s painfully self-aware brand of humor has been heard at comedy festivals around North America.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA, $5 with valid student ID; Each ticket comes with a free domestic tap / rail drink / soda

Ongoing Events For 03/01/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc