Events For 02/21/2019

Thu. Feb. 21

The Pen Project Multi-Media Exhibit

Paintings, drawings, poetry and testimonies submitted to The Pen Project magazine will be on display during this month-long exhibit, showcasing the talent that lives inside America's correctional system.

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

Cost: FREE

8:30am-12:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Ethics and Boundaries: Addressing Ethical Issues in Language and Culture

When serving clients from diverse backgrounds sometimes additional accommodations such as an interpreter could be helpful in order to provide quality care. This program is based on real-world clinical experiences that the instructor, Dr. Sigler, has encountered in his career.

Green Mill Conference and Banquet Center 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $89

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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

9:30-10:15am Thu. Feb. 21

Kids Make Music - Winter Course

In this 10-week class, kids and caregivers will sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed through engaging games.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $150

Age: Ages 2-4

9:45-10:30am Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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-5pm Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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. 21

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. 21

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

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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

2-3pm Thu. Feb. 21

Happy Brain - Healthy Living

Learn about integrative healthcare strategies to enhance brain health, positive mood and successful aging. Seating is Limited. Light refreshments will be served after seminar.

St. Francis Apartments 851 University Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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

3pm Thu. Feb. 21

Hanging Basket Workshop

Plant baby plants in your hanging basket; then DTE will care for your baskets until they are ready to go outside. You’ll be able to pick up your baskets in May to take home and enjoy. You’re welcome to stop in and check on their status as they grow.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $50

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 21

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

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Painting & Popcorn

Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy.

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

Cost: $5 with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:30-9:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Lifeguard Review

Current Lifeguards can review knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over and prepare for final skills and written exams.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

5:30-9pm Thu. Feb. 21

Menomonie Alliance Wild Game Feed

Wild Game Dinner featuring guest Speaker Tracy Breen (outdoor writer and author). Venison dinner for 2019, over 25 Door prize Packages each values at over $200. Only 300 tickets sold, buy individually or get a whole table for your family or friends.

Menomonie Alliance Church 502 21st St. N, Menomonie

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

5:30-6pm Thu. Feb. 21

Pop Up Science: Ready Set Fizz

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 called Ready Set Fizz.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5:45-6:45pm Thu. Feb. 21

Artist Talk: Ryan Foose

A 2011 GD/ID graduate of UW-Stout and current Head of Brand Development for Minor League Baseball. Previous work has been featured in ESPN, Sports Illustrated, Sporting News, SportsLogos.net, Uni-Watch and LogoLounge publications. “To be a designer is to be a storyteller”.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center 221 10th Avenue E., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Bust A Move 1- Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $20 Resident of Altoona; $25 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 21

Fly Tying Classes

In a series of 6 sessions master fly tier Jeff Bartynski will teach new and beginning fly tiers the skills necessary to tie flies you can use to catch fish in our area. This is a hands-on program open to all ages; all tools and materials used in the class will be provided. Register by email.

L.E. Phillips Senior Center 1616 Bellinger St., Eau Claire

Cost: $45

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

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+

6-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Stories from the Heart

Sample heart-healthy recipes, enjoy music and enter to win prizes from 6-6:30 p.m. Patients will share personal stories about their challenges and triumphs dealing with heart disease. Bring your questions for a Q&A session with heart care experts. Judy Clark, WEAU 13 news anchor, will emcee.

Mayo Clinic Health System Hospital Auditorium 1221 Whipple Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; RSVP by 2/14

Age: Ages 18+

6-7pm Thu. Feb. 21

Beginner Yoga Workshop

Designed for those new to yoga that are looking to set solid groundwork to grow their practice. Discuss an array of topics such as: what to expect in a yoga class, typical class structure, types of yoga, breathing, and meditation. Practicing yoga poses and flow for a portion of the class.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

6-7pm Thu. Feb. 21

B.J. Hollars Book Launch Celebration

You’re invited to celebrate the launch of B.J. Hollars’ upcoming chapbook of essays, Harbingers. Hollars will give a debut reading and join in conversation about his new work. No registration required, and books will be available for purchase at the program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Feb. 21

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

6:30-7:15pm Thu. Feb. 21

Bust A Move 2 - Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center 2303 Garfield Ave., Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident of Altoona; $35 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

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

6:45pm Thu. Feb. 21

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+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 21

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. 21

Red Letter Tasting

Includes tastes of local craft cocktails + wine. Nosh on signature small-plates prepared especially for the evening. Silent auction action with packages from our friends at: The Informalist, SHIFT, Latitude 44 Yoga Studio, Red’s Mercantile, Token Jewelry, + more. Proceeds benefit the Red Letter Grant.

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

Cost: $17

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 21

Live Music: The Cathy Reitz Trio

Features Cathy on vocals and 2 of her favorite musicians, Jeff Reitz on woodwinds and Emily Watkins on guitar and vocals. The 3 have been performing together for over 2 years. Their entertaining song list starts in the 1920’s and travels to 2017.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Feb. 21

Out of the Dust Concert

An intimate concert with Chris and Stephanie, the husband and wife duo, Out of the Dust. Their story of downfall, heartbreak, and miraculous redemption is woven deep into the fabric of their music.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 21

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+

7pm Thu. Feb. 21

Live Music: Inside Voice with Sniffle Party

Inside Voice makes what they call "weird orchestral music" to work out some feelings about romance, civic duty, technology, modern social life, and being a decent human being. Sniffle Party is Eau Claire dreamy future witch pop.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

6 Guitars: Chase Padgett

An award-winning, pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Chase Padgett portrays six different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music - Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country.

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $9 youth

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

God of Carnage

A playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of parents to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed, but tensions emerge and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with more than just their liberal principles in tatters.

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

Cost: $20 GA, $15 students

7:30-10pm Thu. Feb. 21

NOTA Open Read

Meet fellow writers and literature fanatics at NOTA's first Spring semester open read at The Cabin in Davies Center. An open mic will be available for anyone to share their creative writing in between musical sets from a UW-Eau Claire musician.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Feb. 21

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Reena Calm

Reena Calm was made in Israel, raised near Boston, and is now living in Chicago. She's a regular at the Laugh Factory, has performed in SO many different bars, and has only been asked to leave a few of them. Reena was featured in TBS Just For Laughs, Chicago Women’s Funny Festival, She-Devil Comedy Festival.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $3 students; Each ticket comes with 1 free drink or soda

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8pm Thu. Feb. 21

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone is one of our country’s preeminent comedians, known for her smart, observational humor and spontaneous wit that has become the stuff of legend. She tours regularly performing over 85 shows a year.

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

Cost: $50

8pm Thu. Feb. 21

26 BATS! w/Battlerat

26 BATS! is a high-energy, neo-soul, jazz-influenced band from Minneapolis. The opener, Battlerat, is a piano-driven and dynamic group who are also based in Minneapolis.

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

Cost: FREE

8:30pm Thu. Feb. 21

Vinyl Nights: Gabe Larson

Enjoy a selection of vinyls spun throughout the night while enjoying craft cocktails, regional beers/wines, and the popular late-night menu, featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, a create-your-own sharable feast of premium meats, cheeses, pickled vegetables, proteins, sauces, crackers and more.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 02/21/2019

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;

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Every Monday, Thursday, Friday until Oct. 29, 11:30am-12:30pm; Every Monday, Thursday, Friday until Oct. 29, 12:45-1:45pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday until Nov. 23, 12:45-1:45pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday until Nov. 23, 11:30am-12:30pm; Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Dec. 31, 11:30am-12:30pm; Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Dec. 31, 12:45-1:45pm; Every Monday, Thursday, Friday from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 12:45-1:45pm; Every Monday, Thursday, Friday from Feb. 21 to Feb. 25, 11:30am-12:30pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 11:30am-12:30pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 12:45-1:45pm;

School's Out Open Skating

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday until Nov. 23, 11am-1pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday until Nov. 23, 1:15-3:15pm; Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Dec. 31, 1:15-3:15pm; Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Dec. 31, 11am-1pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 11am-1pm; Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from Mar. 25 to Mar. 29, 1:15-3:15pm;

Play & Learn

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

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