Events For 12/06/2019

Fri. Dec. 6

Letters to Santa

Children ages 3 and up may drop a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 22 through December 6 in Youth Services. Children will receive responses between December 16 and 21.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

9-11:30am Fri. Dec. 6

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: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

8th Annual Craft Sale

Ten local artists selling handmade goods, something for everyone on your holiday list. Unique kids toys, jewelry, greeting cards, hand sewn, stitched, knitted and crocheted items, honey and other bee products, baked goods and so much more.

Rambo Home 2409 5TH ST, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Dec. 6

Color Matters: Understanding Color Theory for Everyday Life

Learn the basics of color theory for art, quilting, gardening, home decorating and more via lecture, handouts, and hands-on exercises. This class is an eye-opener! No art experience necessary. All materials provided.

Glaze N Glass Creations 24 West Cedar Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $120

Age: 14+

10am-2pm Fri. Dec. 6

5th Annual Christmas Craft Faire

This craft faire has grown in size and quality in the past few years. Fine art, crafts and more will be located on two floors of the Heyde Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Dec. 6

Community Book Sale at Memorial High School

The Teen Literacy Initiative student club is holding its annual book sale at Memorial High School's library. Help out local literacy programs while shopping for holiday gifts. Enter Door #4 off of Keith Street.

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Dec. 6

The Architect: A Retrospective

A retrospective exhibit of the art, architecture and photography of internationally recognized architect Augusto Perez Palacios. Augusto's work was the subject of many books as was his friendship with the great mural painter of Mexico, Diego Rivera.

B-Framed Galleries 313 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Dec. 6

Lunch Break Open Skating

A great way to meet new friends and get some exercise.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Fri. Dec. 6

Yoga for Active Seniors

A practice emphasizing movements to increase mobility and well-being as we age. Appropriate for all ages, this is also a great beginner's class to learn alignment basics and modifications. Emphasizing mobility of joints and range of motion to enhance daily living.

The Center 3701 E. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per Participant

Age: Seniors & Beginners of All Ages

11:30am-1pm Fri. Dec. 6

How Employee Support Services Can Help Build Employee Loyalty

You know your people are the most valuable asset of your company. To perform at their best, they need to be at their best. Life situations at home will result in problems at work.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital 2661 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 includes lunch

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pictures with Santa

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Skip the line and make reservations online. Packages are prices $35-45 for professional videos, photos, and digital downloads.

Santa's Workshop at Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Pricing packages online

1-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

Art Show Open House Featuring Jim Backus and Kelly Speros

Discover the wonder of the elusive Spirit Bear and the majesty of the Great Bear Rain Forest of British Columbia through the audio/visual presentation of worldwide nature photographer, speaker, and author Jim Backus. Refreshments will be served.

Located Above Anytime FItness 2524 Golf Road 2F, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

2-2:45pm Fri. Dec. 6

FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Building Balance, Strength & Flexibility to prevent falls and regain independence. Plus, meet other local seniors. All abilities welcome.

Milestone Senior Living 5510 & 5512 Renee Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 55+

2-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

Barley Wine Release

Our Barley Wine is a brawny, malt-forward strong ale featuring a complex blend of toffee and fruit flavors and a beautiful darker hue. This is definitely a sipper, stylish beer that you’ll want to enjoy with a few friends or in a comfy chair facing the fireplace. Perfect for your holiday gatherings.

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

3:30-7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Holiday Home Show and Sale

Pottery, Batik, Weaving, Ornaments and other beautiful and unique handmade creations for sale. Stop by to see the wonderful art and enjoy a cup of cider and holiday treats.

Dancing Cats Arts 1932 Mark Lane, Eau Claire

4-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

St Olaf Church Men's Club All You Can Eat Fish Fry

St Olaf Church Men's Club presents their famous "All You Can Eat Fish Fry". The menu features two flavors of batter-fried fish, plus baked fish, baked potato, French fries, vegetables, coleslaw and salad bar, plus beverage. Carry-outs are available.

St Olaf Catholic Church Parish Center 2407 North Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 adults, $11 seniors, $4 ages 5-12, FREE for 4 and under

Age: All Ages

4-7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

A reception for the art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell. Savories, sweets, and cash bar.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Let It Glow!

Free hot chocolate, a tree lighting ceremony, and fireworks. Immediately following Let It Glow!, head over to Grand Avenue for the Clearwater Parade.

Haymarket Plaza 128 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

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

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

8th Annual Clearwater Winter Parade

This years parade theme is Superheroes of the Season. Let It Glow at Phoenix Park at 5:30pm. Parade starting at Grand Ave & 1st Ave at 6:30pm

Grand Ave & 1st Ave

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus 236 Pumphouse Road, Chippewa Falls

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Board Game Night

An evening of family friendly board games. Award winning games will be supplied to play.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Dec. 6

Learn to Knit

Learn some of the basics of knitting the garter stitch. Instructor Alie will teach you the single cast-on method, knit stitch, and binding off. You'll be able to create easy projects such as scarves and dishcloths.

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

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 15+

6-7pm Fri. Dec. 6

Partner Yoga w/Anna

In this workshop you and your partner will learn to support each other in poses aligning our bodies, creating balance and becoming present. No experience necessary; this workshop is for newbies and experienced yogis alike! Take a night to be in the now with each other. Limited to 4 lovely couples.

Tuning Tree 515 South Barstow, Suite 117, Eau Claire

Cost: $60/Couple

6:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Jingle Ball

Break out your dance shoes and hit the dance floor for an evening of waltzes, foxtrots, salsa, merengue, swing and tangos by a full band. Dance the Light appetizers and cash bar starting at 6:30pm. Dancing at 7pm until 11:30pm.

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

Cost: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $11 for youth (23 and under)

6:30-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

God Country Family Christian Film Festival

A unique three day showcase of new movies that deal with issues of faith; the importance of patriotism; and the celebration of family life.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Individual sessions: $6. Friday Pass: $15. Saturday Pass: $25. Sunday Pass: $25. Full Festival Pass: $55.

Age: Most sessions all ages

6:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Headshot Photograph Fundraiser Event

This special event benefits the Hmong American Leadership & Economic Development organization, a group focused on providing networking opportunities for Hmong Americans. Professional photographer Koobmeej Xyooj will take high resolution head shot photographs, great for self-promotion.

CoLab 312 S Barstow Street, Suite 2, Eau Claire

Cost: $75 for a headshot

6:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Funk Futsal Fundraiser for Haiti

A fun night of soccer to raise funs to build a school in Haiti. Futsal is a fast-paced game of indoor soccer that is played with a slightly weighted ball, designed perfectly for play on the gym floor. 100% of your entry fee is donated to the fundraising efforts.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 per player (includes a meal)

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

Tunes at the Tasting Lounge

Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check out Infinity Beverages' Facebook page or website before swinging down for updates and musician details.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Age: 21+

7pm Fri. Dec. 6

UWEC Film Series: "Rare Exports: A Christmas Story"

Two young boys in Finland think they have discovered the tomb of Santa Claus. However, their discovery reveals an evil, monstrous Santa Claus.

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

Cost: $5 GA, $10 yearly pass, $20 yearly family pass

Age: Rated R

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Live Music: Sage Leary

All original tunes in genres of rock, blues, and Americana, mixing in elements of country, Latin, and reggae. He has recorded two CDs that you can hear on his website, Spotify, iTunes, Pandora, etc.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

UW-Stout Choirs Present: Stars I Shall Find 2019 Concert

This choral concert celebrates everything the night sky inspires in humankind through a wide spectrum of musical genres. Works by Barber, Dickau, Dove, Memley, Reger, Rogers, and more. A stargazing event facilitated by the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will be held in the parking.

Our Savior's Lutheran Church 910 9th St. E, Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Dec. 6

Live Music: Eauxpera

Will present scenes and arias from operatic favorites such as Puccini's La Bohème and Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro to Broadway favorites Chicago and The Light in the Piazza among others. Don't know Italian? No worries - English translations will be provided.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Dec. 6

4th Annual Prohibition Party

Dress in your best 1920's-era threads, enjoy some craft cocktails and take in some great swing music by Viscio.

Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery 3460 Mall Drive, Eau Claire

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Menomonie Theater Guild - The Snow Queen

Based on Hans Christian Anderson's original story, Gerda, a little girl, searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda must overcome many obstacles to save her friend.

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

Cost: Ticket information available online

7:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Chippewa Valley Theater Guild: It's a Wonderful Life

A guardian angel shows up to save George Bailey - the quintessential everyman from the small town of Bedford Hills - from his despair on Christmas Eve. "It's a Wonderful Life" is the classic story that reminds us how important the love and support of family, friends, and community is.

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

Cost: $25 GA, $12 youth/student

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Swing into Christmas with UWEC Jazz Ensembles I & II

Swing Into Christmas! with Gunhild Carling (from Post Modern Jukebox) & Michael Andrew (from Swingerhead) backed by Two-Time Grammy Nominated UW-Eau Claire Jazz Ensembles I & II.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 GA, $10 youth

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

Music by JFT 'Lite' in the Patio

JFT 'Lite' really involves the audience. The band’s full playlists are distributed to the audience who then select the songs that are performed for that night. Late night happy hours kicks in at 10pm, $2 domestics and rails with 1/2 off on select appetizers and flatbreads.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Fri. Dec. 6

Parker Reed Record Release Show

Clebrate the release of Parker Reed’s new EP “Music for the Overly Sentimental.” In addition Parker’s first full-band performance as a solo artist, local support from The Over Unders & Witch Hunter General will round out the night.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8:30-11:30pm Fri. Dec. 6

Late Night Jazz: Pendulum

Belgian pianist and composer Bram Weijters has drawn inspiration from the human fascination with time to compose the music for Pendulum.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Fri. Dec. 6

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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