Events For 09/20/2018

8am-noon Thu. Sep. 20

Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding Training

This 2-day workshop will provide volunteers with the knowledge and training to participate in the Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding program. Volunteers are needed at least one night a week from 7 pm until approximately 1 am throughout the banding season.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends and Nonmembers $50 per person

9-11:30am Thu. Sep. 20

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.

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

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:15-10am Thu. Sep. 20

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This class is 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

Age: 1-2 yrs

9:30-10:30am Thu. Sep. 20

Hot Yoga

This is a dynamic faster flowing class where you will work every part of your body building strength, fluidity, concentration and balance​.Drink plenty of water before class​. ​Be ready to move, breath & sweat​.​

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop in or Included with a $80 Monthly Unlimited Membership

Age: 16+

10-11am Thu. Sep. 20

Yoga for Seniors

This beginner-friendly class eases you into the body with breathing exercises and relaxing poses for joint flexibility. Gradually move into standing poses, increasing strength, balance and awareness in all major muscle groups.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Seniors

10:15am Thu. Sep. 20

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 20

Coloring Therapy

Remember how much you enjoyed coloring as a child? Bring back the memories. They'll provide the materials; you do the creating. A fun way to meet people and relax.

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. Sep. 20

ABC's for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. The Lily Pad Lab will be filled with “invitations to play” with our ABCs and 123s. 2-3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art. Taught by Ms. Barb

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: 2-3yrs

noon-5pm Thu. Sep. 20

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

noon-6pm Thu. Sep. 20

Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

Locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, crafts, handcrafted items, and much more every Thursday.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Thu. Sep. 20

Mini Monets Art Lessons

Come in and express your inner artist with our friendly staff who will guide you through the process of creating a finished painting. Mini Monets. Kid friendly instructions. Kids will paint on a 12x12 themed canvas. All supplies included. Beverages and smiles are always free.

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

Cost: $25; Call ahead to reserve your spot. Advance payment not necessary.

Age: Kids Age 6+

1-3pm Thu. Sep. 20

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

Caregiving is often rewarding but can be very stressful. As a family caregiver, you are at high risk for depression and stress related illnesses. This is a 6 week workshop that teaches you to take better care of yourself while you are caring for a child, of any age, with special health or behavior needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

4-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music on Friday & Saturdays (schedule online). Bring chairs, blanket, or table in case they run out.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Sep. 20

Food Truck Night at Cottage Winery

Enjoy the a unique dining experience in the countryside on our patio. Delicious wines from the tasting room, and local food truck vendors including Captain PJ's bbq, Netty Q's, and Marigold Cafe.

Cottage Winery & Vineyard N7391 County Road F, Menomonie

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

Open Mic Night at Farm to Fork Retreat

Farm to Fork hosts an open mic on Thursday during its Wood-Fired Pizza Nights. Pizza nights offer wood-fired pizza with locally sourced ingredients and veggies straight from their garden.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend, consult menu for prices

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

American Graffiti 45th Anniversary Party

Celebrate the 45th Anniversary of American Graffiti at Micon Cinemas Eau Claire VIP Lounge. Includes a special showing of the original American Graffiti film at 7pm and Build Your Own Burger Bar. Other fun starting at 5pm includes: American Graffiti Trivia, Root Beer Floats, Costume Contest, Giveaways, and more.

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire 3109 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $3

5:30-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Who Will Care for You? A Crisis in Care

Wisconsin is currently experiencing a serious long-term care workforce shortage. Join the community conversation as we learn more about and discuss this issue. Refreshments 5:30-6pm. Speakers and community conversation 6-8pm.

Eagle's Club 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

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

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Kids in the Kitchen - Orchard Fresh Apple Pie at Forage

Enjoy the season's bounty from Ferguson's Orchards. Bring your kids to Forage and learn about the different varieties of baking apples, sample seasonal favorites and make a pie (complete with lattice crust) to take home and enjoy. Supporting local farmers, one meal at a time.

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

Cost: $38

Age: Kids ages 6+

6pm Thu. Sep. 20

Restaurant Week: 2nd Annual First Taste Culinary Crawl

Taste a full meal's worth (and then some) of both savory and sweet samples from select local restaurants. Features an indoor/outdoor cash bar with signature cocktails, beer sampling, gorgeous outdoor plaza, huge outdoor fireplace, local live jazz, and more. Check out the list of restaurants and breweries in attendance online.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $35 advance; $40 at the door

Age: 21+

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 1

This program is designed to teach the fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 4-5 years old

6-6:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 2

Children will continue to improve on their form, tennis skills and fundamentals from Quick Start 1. Players will also begin to learn basic rules, keeping score and develop sportsmanship.

Altoona City Park 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident; $35 Non-Resident

Age: 6-7 years old

6-7pm Thu. Sep. 20

Quick Start Tennis 3

Children will continue to develop their skills they learned in Quick Start 2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play, encourage and support others and continue their development of being a good sport.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $40 Resident/ $45 Non-Resident

Age: 7-12 years olds

6-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Rabbit Hole Distillery and Cigar Tasting

Enjoy a cigar paired with Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Rye along with something extra special from the distillery that isn't in distribution yet. Get your ticket on our website or at The Coffee Grounds.

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

Cost: Cost is $20 for the spirit tasting, $10 for a cigar or $25 for both

Age: 21+

6pm Thu. Sep. 20

Rabbit Hole Distillery and Cigar Tasting

The Coffee Grounds hosts a tasting of Kentucky-made Rabbit Hole Bourbon and Rye. Ticket includes a 5/8 oz pour of each, along with something special for the spirit-hounds. Enjoy a cigar paired with your bourbon.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: 21+

6:15-10pm Thu. Sep. 20

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

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Sep. 20

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $42, Community $52

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

White Pine Open Mic

A quarterly gathering of local storytellers, poets, and musicians sharing their work in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere. Sign up at 6:30pm for a 10 minute slot. Performances begin at 7pm. Everyone welcome. Come to listen or share.

Simply Dunn E4606 County Rd. C, Downsville

Cost: $2 donation suggested

Age: Adult

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

CBD: The Whats and Whys

Learn how cannabinoids naturally interact with the body’s systems and become familiar with the array of products available. CBD is a natural alternative to painkillers aiding in many chronic health issues.

Soulstice Wellness Center 1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-8pm Thu. Sep. 20

The Story’s the Thing: Effective Storytelling for Journalists and Nonfiction Writers

Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine editor Jason A. Smith will discuss the ways in which writers can harness the power of storytelling to create compelling articles, essays, blogs, profiles, and even emails. The program is co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Writers Guild.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Sep. 20

Stand Up and Vote Newcomer Comedy Contest

Whatever your age or level, this night is your chance to try stand up with the Thursday night crowd. Register for a five minute set of comedy at 7pm. $100 prize for the winner. Headlining after the contest will be Mary Mack. Proceeds go to, a non-partisan voter registration organization.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, $3 for students, and comes with one free drink

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

7-9pm Thu. Sep. 20

Enchanted Evening of Mystical Musings

Interactive channeling experience incorporating a fusion of inspired healing, laughter, and insights. Connect to your own intuition. This venue is listed as one of EC's 5 Haunted Must-Go's.

Banbury Place - Eau Claire Conference Room 800 Wisconsin Street, Building D02, 3rd Floor, Eau Claire

Cost: $45, call to reserve your spot

7-7:45pm Thu. Sep. 20

Lyra All Levels Class

Learn lyra (aerial hoop) poses, entrances, transitions and dismounts; and condition in this fun, supportive class. All experience levels & total beginners welcome.

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

Cost: $15

7pm Thu. Sep. 20

Live Music: Jim Phillips

Jim Phillips performs an eclectic mix of current and classic material that spans five decades; a mix of folk rock, classic rock, alternative pop, classic country, blues, and originals.

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

Cost: FREE

7:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

The Mabel Laughs: Jakey Emmert

The Mabel Laughs features current comedians who are setting the standard. Jakey Emmert is a comedian, blogger, and journalist. in 2012 he was named Funniest Person in the Twin Cities by ACME Comedy Club.

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

Cost: $7-10

7:30pm Thu. Sep. 20

UWEC Artists Series Presents the Langston Hughes Project

This multi-media performance of Langston Hughes’s kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite combines the spoken word, stimulating visual images of the Harlem Renaissance, and amazing music performed by McCurdy's jazz quartet to create a vivid and inspiring celebration of life and creativity.

UWEC Schofield Auditorium 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $17 GA, $15 UWEC faculty/staff & seniors, $7 youth/other students, $3.50 UWEC students

7:30-10pm Thu. Sep. 20

NOTA Open Read

Come join us in The Cabin, in the Davies Center for our first NOTA Open Read of the semester! Creative writers are welcome to share their art with the UWEC community on the open mic. Food, coffee, and beer available.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Thu. Sep. 20

Vinyl Nights: DJ JTron

Spinning classics to currents and everything in between. Some you may have heard, others you haven't. Either way you're bound to have a good time. He'll be set up outside on the patio (weather pending).

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8pm Thu. Sep. 20

Lucien Parker

A growing rapper, singer, and songwriter from South Minneapolis. Lucien began writing at a young age and was a competitive slam poet in high school. From then on he continued his passion and it has brought him everywhere from Minneapolis to Amsterdam.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10pm Thu. Sep. 20

Live Music: Stephanie Nilles

A New Orleans jazz, punk, barrelhouse musician who blends original songs with covers of classic jazz tunes like Jelly Roll Morton. Doors at 8pm.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 09/20/2018

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Open Freestyle Skate

Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 8:30-9:30am; Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 9:30-10:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 8:30-9:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 9:30-10:30am

Events with Tickets

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