Events For 02/07/2019

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 7

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.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9am-5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Art at the County Court House

The Eau Claire County Court House features art from various local artists on all the floors including the ground floor.

Eau Claire County Court House 721 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9:15-11:15am Thu. Feb. 7

Parent Partnership

Parent Partnership is for all parents regardless of income, marital status, gender, race, or religion. Every parent deserves a place to gather to meet other parents in a stress-free environment. Childcare is provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and Kids

9:15-10am Thu. Feb. 7

Little Language Lab

A 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. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Ages 1-2 years

9:30-10:15am Thu. Feb. 7

Kids Make Music - Winter Course

Kids and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Includes a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2-4

9:30-10:15am Thu. Feb. 7

Kids Make Music - Winter (Saturdays)

Kids and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 2 to 4

9:45-10:30am Thu. Feb. 7

The Hillcrest Hike

An easy and scenic hike along Otter Creek where you will follow the gravel trail of the old Hillcrest Golf Course. Dogs are welcome.

Fairway Park Parking Lot Whistling Straits Drive, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Thu. Feb. 7

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

10am Thu. Feb. 7

Beginning Portrait Drawing With Devona Brodt

Learn the basic principles of portrait drawing in this two-hour class. The goal will be to learn techniques for drawing features of the face as well as techniques on shading, blending and proportion.

The Heyde Center for the Arts 3 South High St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

10am-5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Art Exhibit, The Art of Play, Ryan Foose, Eliza Wheeler

Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler are both UW-Stout School of Art & Design alum. Wheeler, (North space) has written and illustrated several children’s books (Miss Maple’s Seeds). Foose, (south space) is the current Head of Brand Development for minor league baseball.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Feb. 7

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade! They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-11am Thu. Feb. 7

Hillcrest Run with the Pups

Bring your pup along for some exercise while enjoying a bit of Altoona’s nature. Run, walk or snowshoe on the public trails of the old Hillcrest Country Club depending on what the weather throws at us. Please RSVP via phone or email.

Fairway Park Whistling Straits Drive, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

ABC's for 2's and 3's

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Age 2-3 years

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 7

Preschool Story Time

This morning session of Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session. Please register for story time at the library.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

noon-3pm Thu. Feb. 7

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

2:30-3pm Thu. Feb. 7

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:15pm Thu. Feb. 7

Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors

A wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color, like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Feb. 7

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

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 7

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

4-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Chicken Dinner

All you can eat Chicken Dinner includes large salad bar desserts and coffee. Meat raffle sponsored by Mikes Smokehouse starts at 5pm.

Westgate Sportsman Club 4909 Sportsman Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $13 Adults $11 Military, Senior and student 6 and under Free

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:15pm Thu. Feb. 7

Planetarium Show: Cosmic Colors

A wondrous journey across the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Discover the many reasons for color, like why the sky is blue and why Mars is red. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 7

Harpist, Taiyo Kakegawa-Fernandez

Harpist, Taiyo Kakagawa-Fernandez will share his skills with harp playing.

200 Main - Art and Wine 200 Main St., Eau Claire

5-10pm Thu. Feb. 7

Adult & Pediatric CPR/AED/First Aid

Teach participants the knowledge and skills needed to give immediate care to an injured or ill person and to decide whether advanced medical care is needed.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

5:30-6pm Thu. Feb. 7

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rockets

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is building stomp rockets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 7

Beginner Ukulele for Children

5, weekly 45-min classes. Covers proper technique, playing melody and chords, and basic music theory. If students don’t have an instrument, one may be rented for the duration of the course for just $15.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $59

Age: 3rd through 7th grade

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 7

Winter After Hours 2019

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a firepit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and skate rentals will be available during the special event only. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 7

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. Feb. 7

Healthy Meal on a Budget

Learn to make a simple and healthy roasted chicken and veggie dinner. Enjoy samples, learn how to cut a whole chicken, take home recipes, and gain knowledge on ways to eat a little healthier this year.

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

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 7

The Late Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 13+

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Feb. 7

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 $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Cool, Calm & Connected

Uninterrupted playtime with your child. Learn what helps you and your child regulate. This class is designed to assist parents to form cool and calming connections with their children, while learning and practicing strategies to take home.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Ages 4-7 years

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Bier University

Brewing has been a Wisconsin tradition since the Territorial era, and records of the state's earliest breweries date back to the 1830s. This course will take you through the history of WI Brewing, its earliest breweries, and how it led to where we are today. Sample biers from around Wisconsin and right here in your local area.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20/class

Age: 21+

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Tangled Up in Hue 10 year Anniversary Celebration

Co-owners Jamie Kyser and Erin Klaus will make brief remarks at 7pm with an introduction from City Council Member and former Tangled manager Kate Beaton. Enjoy food made by Cuisine de France by Dominique. Following the reception is an after party at Clancy's, including live music from 8-10:30pm.

Tangled Up in Hue 505 S. Barstow St., Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Eau Claire City Council At-Large Candidates Forum/Meet & Greet

There are 12 candidates for the five At-Large positions on the Eau Claire City Council, which means there will be a primary on February 19 to reduce the field to 10. At the forum, the candidates will explain why they're running and answer questions about important city issues.

Chippewa Valley Technical College 620 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:45pm Thu. Feb. 7

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-7:45pm Thu. Feb. 7

Beginner Ukulele for Adults

5, weekly 45-min classes. Covers proper technique, playing melody and chords, and basic music theory. If students don’t have an instrument, one may be rented for the duration of the course for just $15. Contact the office to verify availability.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $59

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 7

Menomonie Reads Movie Screenings: "The Perks of being a Wallflower"

About 15-year-old Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love, the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to belong. The introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: PG13

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 7

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 7

Throwdown

Throwdown! Baristas & their skillz on display, competing in latte art & all around presentation. Tunes by Gabe F. / MC Daniel Coughlin. Prizes include coffee swag prize for baristas & door prize for one lucky audience member.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 buy-in for baristas

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 7

The Great American Songbook with Bartlett & Way

Todd Bartlett and Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original. They approach the repertoire with respect for tradition, coupled with a drive to innovate.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 7

Chippewa Valley Toastmasters

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills in a supportive environment. Guests are always welcome, membership available.

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

Cost: FREE for 1st time guests

Age: 16+

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Cheeseheads: The Musical

The beloved founder of Schnaybel's Famous Cheese has passed away and there are rumors the factory may shut down. A uniquely humorous story about perseverance, romance and the possibility of winning it all in this touching and joyful Wisconsin musical.

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

Cost: Adults/Seniors $25, Youth/Students $12

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 7

Cabaret: "Storybook"

This high-energy, student-produced variety show will feature UW-Eau Claire's Concert Choir, Singing Statesmen, Women's Concert Chorale, University Symphony Orchestra and jazz ensembles, as well as small acts and solo performers. Event supports ongoing scholarships for UW-Eau Claire music students.

Ojibwe Ball Room in UW-Eau Claire Davies Center 77 Roosevelt Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $22 show only, dinner also available at night shows

Age: High school and older

8pm Thu. Feb. 7

Clear Water Comedy Presents: The Crowd Work Show

Comedians plan, practice, and write their material, but not tonight. This night only, each comic takes the stage without any plan whatsoever! The audience is encouraged to interact and respond to questions from the comics. It is live comedy without a net, and you can be a part of it.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA| $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Feb. 7

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast, while featured local musicians, collectors, and tastemakers play classic and new vinyl records live on stage.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm Thu. Feb. 7

Live Music: Sam Ness

Sam Ness was born in small town Wisconsin and is taking the Madison music scene by storm. Ness has a rugged charm, sharp lyrics, and husky voice that carries poetry set to music.

The Mousetrap 311 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Ongoing Events For 02/07/2019

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

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets