Events For 04/18/2019

Thu. Apr. 18

Easter Bunny at Oakwood Mall

There's an egg-ceptionally wonderful Easter Bunny headed to Oakwood Mall. Take the eggs-press lane and reserve your place in line online. Bring your pets to meet the Easter Bunny for Pet Night on 4/15. Hours are 12-8pm, and 11am-6pm on Sunday. Extended hours (10am-9pm) on 4/13, 4/19 and 4/20.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: Package details information online

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 18

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

9:15-11:15am Thu. Apr. 18

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

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 18

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and banded, and meet some birds up close.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10-11am Thu. Apr. 18

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-noon Thu. Apr. 18

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. 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

12:30-2:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

A six week workshop that teaches strategies for taking better care of yourself while you are caring for a child- of any age- with special health or behavioral needs.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

1-5pm Thu. Apr. 18

Hoarding: Journey to Understanding, Compassion and Hope

How to identify and support those with hoarding issues. Hoarding is a multi-dimensional condition that can be difficult to identify and address. This professional training is for anyone who may serve or interact with someone who is struggling with hoarding issues.

Mayo Clinic Health Systems 1221 Whipple St., Eau Claire

Cost: $89

2:30-3pm Thu. Apr. 18

Pop Up Science: Colorful Chemistry

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 colorful chemistry.

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. Apr. 18

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

4-8pm Thu. Apr. 18

Ladies' Night Out

20+ vendors for your shopping pleasure. There will be drawings, samples, make overs, and more. Visit their Facebook page for more information.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 18

Painting & Popcorn

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create a one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. 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

5-10pm Thu. Apr. 18

Run with the Cops for Special Olympics 2019

Join officers from local law enforcement agencies at UW-Eau Claire for Run With The Cops in April. Hit the lights and sirens all along the course for this fun-filled, community night glow run! Enjoy law enforcement display, to raffles, donut eating contests and more.

Haas Fine Arts Parking Lot (and Water St. Lot) 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: 5K/1 mile $25, kids dash $15

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 18

Draganetti's and Altoona High School's Eating & Arias

A fundraising event featuring Altoona High School choir students, who will be performing arias during dinner. Draganetti’s is donating 15% of the evening’s proceeds to help finance the choir's NYC trip this June where they will be performing at Carnegie Hall and experiencing a Broadway musical.

Draganetti`s Ristorante 3120 Hillcrest Pkwy., Altoona

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

Special Kids Nights

For children with special needs, visiting the Museum can prove difficult on a typical day. This event offers families a safe and soothing environment where the Museum is closed to the public, giving kids with special needs a special night. Snacks included, with themed sensory activities and extra staff support.

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

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 18

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. Apr. 18

DIY Yarn Tapestry

In this class, adults will learn to make a piece of wall art using wood, yard, and fabrics. Materials will be provided, but you’re welcome to bring your own branch, yarn, or materials if you have something specific in mind!

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

Cost: $15

Age: 12+

6pm Thu. Apr. 18

18th Annual Scrabble Bee Fundraiser

Register your team for a night of fast-paced Scrabble with a twist to benefit Literacy Chippewa Valley. Teams build as many high-scoring words on a Scrabble board as possible in limited time, with three rounds played. Traditional Scrabble tables also available. Refreshments, raffle baskets, and more!

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: See online registration form for cost

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 18

Whiskey 101 Tasting and Fact-Cram

Take your first steps into whiskey by sampling and tasting four different whiskeys. Will will discuss how they all differ from one another, what grain they're made from, age or un-aged, and its country of origin.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

6-9pm Thu. Apr. 18

Start a Small Business in 8 Steps

The Western Dairyland Business Center and the Women's Business Center invite entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps." Class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire

Cost: $29

6pm Thu. Apr. 18

Ivory Wine and Cheese Tasting

Sampling 6 differenet wines and pairing them with different cheese choices to make your pallet happy. Offering 50% off Bottles to those in attendance to take home and share with friends and family.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 18

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+

7-8pm Thu. Apr. 18

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+

7-9pm Thu. Apr. 18

Live Music: The Jim Phillips Project

The Jim Phillips Project features original music from the upcoming JPP record, with eclectic arrangements of cover songs from many genres, including: Blues, folk rock, alternative pop, classic country, and even a few Dead tunes.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Apr. 18

Let's be Honest: Rock Bottom

Some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic for the audience. The night's theme is "Rock Bottom: Stories About the Lowest Points.”

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

The Mabel Laughs: Tommy Ryman

Tommy Ryman is the Matt Damon of comedy, if Matt Damon was 124 lbs and wore an eye-patch as a child. Tommy grew up with a new-age, folksinging mother and a traditional, Lutheran insurance-agent father. This XY equation evidently equals: acclaimed comedian.

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

Cost: Ticket TBA

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 18

UWEC Presents: Progressive Performance

Collaborative performances by faculty from across the Music and Theatre Arts Department will be presented in multiple spaces throughout the Pablo Center. The audience, not the performers, will move so as to allow the enjoyment of distinct and beautiful performance spaces in a single evening.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $3.50 for students and $5 for adults

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 18

NOTA Open Read

It's national poetry month and NOTA is excited to announce a collaborative Open Read, hosted by SHIFT. An open mic will be available for anyone to share their works of literature, in between the ambient sets of a student musician. Celebrate a passion of poetry and prose in a like-minded environment.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

8:30-11pm Thu. Apr. 18

Vinyl Nights: Gabe Larson

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Enjoy craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and the late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you 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

9pm Thu. Apr. 18

Clear Water Comedy's Roast of Cullen Ryan

Cullen Ryan is one of the founders of Clear Water Comedy, and works for The Plus. This night is his birthday. Watch Clear Water Comedy roast this beloved personality.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 (each ticket comes with one free soda, rail drink, or domestic tap beer)

Age: 18+

Ongoing Events For 04/18/2019

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