Events For 05/04/2019

8-10am Sat. May. 4

Distance Running

All levels are welcome, but this class is specifically designed for anyone, at any level, interested in running a half or full marathon. Provides you with the training tools to help you on this 14-week journey. Attend either the Tuesday morning or evening lecture, and training runs are on Saturdays.

UWEC McPhee Strength & Performance Center 509 University Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $149

Age: All Ages

8am-3:30pm Sat. May. 4

5th Annual Early Learning Conference

Learn fun, inclusive, developmentally appropriate physical activities that use inexpensive equipment and make use of small places. This presentation is designed for anyone who seeks practical, motivating, fun ways to promote physical activity among toddlers and preschoolers.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 before 4/14; $75 after 4/15

Age: 16+

8-10am Sat. May. 4

Spring Birding and Habitat Restoration at the Voss Farm

Join Karen & Marty Voss for a spring morning bird walk and learn about their work on habitat restoration at the Voss Farm just south of Eau Claire. Birding should be excellent on the mix of prairie, wetland, open water and woodland habitats.

Karen & Marty Voss Farm S7345 County Hwy B, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30am Sat. May. 4

Beginning Bird Identification

You’ll discover the amazing diversity of birds that the Chippewa Valley has to offer. Each of the three field outings will focus on a separate bird population specific to the Chippewa Valley area: winter and permanent resident birds, migrant waterfowl, and summer resident songbirds.

UW-Eau Claire Phillips Hall 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $119

9am-4pm Sat. May. 4

Scenes of Spring: A Two‐Day Workshop for Beginning Painters

A 2-day workshop with artist and educator, Deb Blake. She will ease your worries as a beginner artist while you learn fundamental techniques and create spring landscape projects. Learn: sketching, blocking in color, creating 3D perspective in 2D format, basic color theory, and composition.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: $169

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. May. 4

ACT Test Preparation

This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered. Plus, this year they’ve added a section on overall test preparation based on feedback from past participants.

Cost: $199

9am-2pm Sat. May. 4

Arts and Craft Fair Clear Creek Museum Fundraiser

Handcrafted Creations from Local Artists and Crafters, fabric baskets, rosemaling, jewelry, steampunk journals and much more. About two miles west of Foster, WI on Cty. Hwy HH then right on North Raven Drive to site.

Clear Creek Town Hall 12455 North Raven Drive, Strum

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. May. 4

Spring Low Cost Microchip Clinic

The Dunn County Humane Society will be holding their spring low cost microchip clinic May 4th. The cost at the clinic is only $10 per chip (+tax), and includes chip registration.

Foxhole Bar E4710 County Road BB, Menomonie

Cost: $10 (plus tax) microchips for dogs and cats, engraved tags available on site

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Sat. May. 4

7th Annual Walk for Hunger Nyre You

Walk, Silent Auction, bake sale, food, children's events and more. 9am registration, 10am 1/2 or 2 mile walk. Free will donation. Supports hunger through weekend food bags for students in the Altoona School District and financially supports the high school food pantry

Bethlehem Lutheran Church 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All ages

9am-4pm Sat. May. 4

School of Odd KIDS: Slime Saturday

Bring your little humyns to Odd Humyns for slime Saturday. They're pre-making a bunch of slime for your little humyn to mix in whatever they wish (while supplies last!). They'll have glitters, food coloring, and more to turn that blank slime into a fantastically ODD slime! Lemonade and cookies for free.

The Salon at Odd Humyns 209 North Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 per individual slime

9am-5pm Sat. May. 4

Pine Harbor Studio Open House

Pottery, paintings, jewelry, soaps and many other handcrafted items created by local Chippewa Valley artists.

Pine Harbor Studio 7157 185th St., Chippewa Falls

9am-2pm Sat. May. 4

2nd Annual Hope Lutheran Craft and Vendor Show

Great variety of crafts and vendors. Including Hand soaps, bath balms, hand towels and much more. Vendors are Scentsy, Tupperware, Thrity-One, Paparazzi jewelry, Avon and more! Lunch available by the Hope Lutheran ASP Mission Youth.

Hope Lutheran Church 2226 Eddy Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. May. 4

DIY Herbal Remedies

This class will feature seasonal bitter herbs as versatile remedies to naturally support mind and body in the springtime. Make and take your own home. Kerri Kiernan is a local Master Herbalist who works with plants from her garden as well as wild weeds from the Chippewa Valley.

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

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sat. May. 4

Project RED Training

Project Riverine Early Detectors (RED) is a statewide volunteer program where volunteers paddle on their favorite river searching for new populations of invasive species. Begin with an indoor portion consisting of volunteer protocol and invasive ID, followed by a quick paddle.

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

Cost: FREE

10am-3pm Sat. May. 4

Astronomy Day for the Chippewa Valley

Planetarium shows, activities and displays about astronomy for all ages. See a working radio telescope, meteorites, and telescopes. Learn about constellations, radioactivity, and infrared radiation.

UWEC planetarium, Phillips Science Hall 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 4

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

In addition to his evening jazz sets at The Lakely, check out Shane's brunch sets featuring American folk music, sometimes alone, sometimes with friends. Join the Lakely for a farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm). From the kitchen they offer an array of midwestern and other brunch classics and morning cocktails.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. May. 4

Pop Up Science: Ready, Set, Fizz

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

10am-6pm Sat. May. 4

Opening Day Celebration at Autumn Harvest Winery

Kick off Autumn Harvest's wine season with food trucks, live music from Ellie May Kay and the Machine, and the launch of their new, fruity wine. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. May. 4

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Dotters will have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

10:30am-noon Sat. May. 4

Star Wars Day

May the 4th be with you! Join the Chippewa Falls Public Library for Star Wars Day Celebration with Jedi Challenges, games, crafts and more!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11:15am-12:30pm Sat. May. 4

Advance Your Asana - Engaging with Hypermobility

Advance Your Asana workshops are for the yogi that has questions and wants to learn. By making subtle adjustments in your practice, you will experience a newfound perspective both on and off your mat.

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

Cost: $20 ($16 for members)

Age: 16+

1-5pm Sat. May. 4

5th Annual Backgammon Tournament

The tournament is for beginners and experienced players alike. Please register by phone or e-mail no later than April 30th. If space is available, registrants will be taken on the day of the tournament.

McIntyre Library, UW-Eau Claire UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. May. 4

Tea Party & Paper Dolls

Have fun making paper dolls from artist Jean Arneson’s original American Collection of Jeannie Paper Dolls© while you enjoy delicious tea and sandwiches. (They may even find a fun hat for you to wear!). Welcome daughters, grand-daughters, moms, and grandmothers of all ages.

Valley Art Gallery & Gifts 304 N. Bridge St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10-

Age: Ages 5+

1-3pm Sat. May. 4

Teen Crunch & Cram

Young Adult Lounge Studying for exams? Grab your books and study at the library! Study space, a quiet atmosphere, and snacks will all be available in the Young Adult Lounge.

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

Cost: FREE

2-10pm Sat. May. 4

Graduation Celebration

Party for UW-Stout grads & their families in the taproom. Tarot readings from 2pm - 8pm, Bubbles BBQ Food Truck from 11am - 7pm, and the funky melodic hip hop of the Mackinacks starting at 8pm.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages before 8PM, 21+ After 8

2pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC International Film Series: The Eternal Road (Original Title: Ikitie)

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Jussi Ketola from his home in Finland. He is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

2-5pm Sat. May. 4

Autumn Harvest Winery Outdoor Concerts

Autumn Harvest Winery hosts a wide array of local favorite and touring musicians at these summer concerts. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

3-8pm Sat. May. 4

3rd Annual Derby Day Celebration

Attendees are encouraged to dress to the nines, with prizes for best hat, cutest couple, and more. Kentucky-inspired food will be served, and there will be mint juleps galore! Race coverage will be broadcast outside (weather pending), and we’ll have live music, of course.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5:30pm Sat. May. 4

Layered Macrame Wall Hanging Workshop

Make your own modern macrame wall hanging. Instructor Julie Beaton will teach you the most commonly used knots to complete this BoHo style wall hanging. Pre-registration is required. Walk-ins welcome if space allows.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 14+

3-5pm Sat. May. 4

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Quick Paint in Phoenix Park

Quick Paint in Phoenix Park! Registered GO Paint! Chippewa Valley painters will have 2 hours to paint the flora, fauna, and folks of Phoenix Park. Prizes awarded. Participating artists are required to register. Contact for more information about how to register.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: See registration information, FREE to watch

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Mark Healey & Jim Schuh Duo

Mark and Jim each began playing music during the mid-1960s. Mark has been in the world famous band Badfinger since 1986, and has a CD Inside Out that is getting airplay in 55 countries. Jim played in his band Schuh Fly from 2012 to present.

The Brown Hut 2525 N. 110th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Phoenix Gymnastics Showcase

The members of Phoenix Gymnastics would enjoy showing you what they have been working on. They will have multiple skill levels performing.

Bloomer High School 1310 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: $5, kids 4 and under free

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Sat. May. 4

Sofas for Service Spaghetti Feed

Spaghetti feed fundraiser for Sofas for Service, an organization that provides furniture and household items for Veterans in need. Eat in or take out the Spaghetti meal. Silent auction also. Come eat and help those who have served to keep us safe. All are welcome.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church 2124 Eastridge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $5 for 12 and under

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. May. 4

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA on Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. They will provide dinner for the kids, pool time, games, crafts, and a movie.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 5-12

5-7pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC Alumni + Eau Claire Marathon Pre-Race Party

Are you signed up for any part of the Eau Claire Marathon, and also an alumni of UW-Eau Claire? Relive your days on Water Street with an Alumni Pre-Race Party. Head to Dooley's before the big race for food and drink, some pre-Eau Claire Marathon fun, and Blugold camaraderie, and still make it back for an early bedtime.

Dooley's Pub 442 Water St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-8:30pm Sat. May. 4

Klezmazel Farms Burger Nights

Klezmazel takes their cue from a 500 year old tradition of ethnic music most closely associated with the Jews and Gypsies of Eastern Europe. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: $10-25

6-10pm Sat. May. 4

Showtime Championship Wrestling: 3rd Annual Benefit for Special Olympics

Showtime Championship Wrestling returns, featuring Night 2 of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament. The 8 winners from Night 1 in St Paul will battle in Chippewa through 3 rounds to determine the Winner of the 2019 Lyndon Cartman Memorial Tournament.

Eagles Club Banquet Hall 2588 Hallie Rd., Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15; General Adission $12; $2 Discount for Special Olympians & Military Personnel

Age: All Ages

6-7:30pm Sat. May. 4

Spring 2019 BFA Exhibition Reception

Six Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) candidates will be exhibiting their capstone work from May 3-19. Join them for a reception celebrating their accomplishments on May 4, 6-7:30pm. There will be live jazz music provided by the Meffert/DeBlaey Duo and free food and refreshments.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: 40 Fingers

40 Fingers brings back the fun of live music by delivering classic oldies through last year’s music you know and love. You'll need your dancing shoes, though, because you can dance to everything they play

Garden Pub and Grille 210 3rd St Hwy 35, Pepin

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Kurt Fischer

Kurt Fischer will perform live at Chippewa River Distillery. Music will include solo piano, keyboard, and electronic music. New piano music and improvised dub will be performed.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7pm Sat. May. 4

UWEC International Film Series: The Eternal Road (Original Title: Ikitie)

Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. One summer night of 1930, nationalist thugs violently abduct Jussi Ketola from his home in Finland. He is forced to walk the Eternal Road towards a foreign Soviet Russia, where cruelty seems to know no end.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly film pass, $20 for family yearly pass (4 people)

Age: Not Rated

7-10pm Sat. May. 4

6th Annual Springtime Shimmy Belly Dance

Lasa Anahata Tribal hosts their sixth annual Belly Dance Show on May the Fourth; one not to be missed. Baskets, Fans, Swords, and a whole lot of fun in store with this family friendly line up. Stop in for a bit, stay for a bite, and before you know it you'll be swept away with dance magic.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 4

Janny and Friends

Jan is exited to be back at the Ivory with some familiar faces. The group will be playing one 90 minute set, so you won’t want to miss this! Specials guest appearances are also expected. Bring your axes if you’d like to sit in.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Tips encouraged

7:30pm Sat. May. 4

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: American Dreams

This concert program includes Howard Hanson's Symphony No. 5 "Sinfoina Sacra, "Op. 43. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor's Petite Suite de Concert, Aaron Copeland's Prairie Night and Celebrations Dance from "Billy the Kid", and George Gershin's Concerto in F.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $29 for GA, FREE for under 21

7:30-9:45pm Sat. May. 4

The Curious Savage

Mrs. Savage has inherited ten million dollars & intends to give the entire fortune away to people who wish to pursue “their foolish dreams". Her step-children object and have her committed to a sanitorium. A thought-provoking comedy. Enter Door 1 under the eagle.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults/$3 students and seniors

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Jeff White

Americana/Alt-country/Folk from the hills of Western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Poor Man's Ridge

This band is the brainchild of Lucas Fischer, who brought on like-minded musicians, Brian Trullinger, Sarah Spindler, Billy Cooney, and Billy Angell.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30pm Sat. May. 4

The Veer Union Live

The Veer Union is a Vancouver based hard rock band that formed in 2004 and has collectively sold over 100,000 Albums and also reached over 20 Million Streams Worldwide. With seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts the band has proven they can stand the test of time.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 advance; $15 door

8:30-11:30pm Sat. May. 4

Late Night Jazz: Jeremy Boettcher Trio

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.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. May. 4

Live Music: Divided Highway

All four members of DH come from years of rocking smoke-filled taverns and possesses a sincere love for entertaining their fans. All four contribute to the band with amazing vocal performances with a backdrop of mind-blowing guitar, bass, keyboard and drum.

O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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