Events For 12/12/2019

8am-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training (4 Month Program)

In this training, we dive into yoga philosophy, teaching methodology, anatomy & physiology, practice teaching, effective hands-on assists, cueing to the physical and spiritual level to deepen the students' experience, and ethics surrounding yoga and truthfulness. This is a vinyasa based teacher training that empowers trainees to find their own voice while upholding respected yogic traditions.

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

Cost: $2,800 (paid in full)

9-11:30am Thu. Dec. 12

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

9am-noon Thu. Dec. 12

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:30am Thu. Dec. 12

Thursday Morning Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together. Registration suggested.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County 4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

11am-1pm Thu. Dec. 12

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

noon-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

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

4-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

16th Annual WinterDaze Parade

From 4-6pm Meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus, rise a horse drawn wagon, and warm up with some free Swiss Miss hot chocolate. At 6:30pm a festive holiday parade begins through downtown Menomonie, immediately followed by large winter fireworks.

Downtown Menomonie Roughly Defined as the Blocks Along Main Street and Broadway Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Dec. 12

Winter Wreath Workshop

Design your own winter wreath this Christmas season. Think outside the traditional “Red Bow”. We will start with a base wreath and go over different ways you can “spruce” it up to create a wreath that is uniquely yours.

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

Cost: Cost: Only pay for what you take home

5-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

5th Annual Holiday Toy Trains

This Chippewa Valley holiday tradition features standard gauge trains running on almost 400 square feet of track. Layout includes local buildings, winter scenes, lights, and sounds. Lighted night trains run on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Crafts, coloring, and floor trains. Gingerbread house contest display, and Santa will visit regularly.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $9 Adults, $6 for ages 5-17, $2 for Museum Members, and FREE for ages 0-4 | $2 on Tuesdays

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

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+

6-10pm Thu. Dec. 12

Whiskey Club

Taste whiskey all over the world. Offering "Roundtable Meetings" where you will get a chance to learn the history of different Whiskeys, taste test the inventory, and share whiskey stories with people of all ages. Sample a “Flight of the Night” which will include 4 different Whiskeys.

The Red Mixer 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. Dec. 12

Dairy-free Store Tour

Eating dairy-free can be tough. Join Becca on a store tour of Menomonie Market that will focus on alternatives, substitutions, and personal favorites.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Little Dancing Stars - Fitness Dance Classes

Get up and get moving building strong muscles and bones, enjoying music song and dance. While following direction taking turns yet building their confidence. The classes are structured for the dancers to gain many uses threw their years of school events and more.

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

Cost: $36 each month

Age: Starting age 3 years and older

6:30-8pm Thu. Dec. 12

Dried Fruit Holiday Garland Workshop

Add a special touch to your tree, fire place or entryway made from dried fruit, natural touches like pinecones + bows - this garland will send wafts of sweetness through your home. Light snacks provided. Pre-registration is required.

Red's Mercantile 224 N Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: $18

6:45pm Thu. Dec. 12

Thursday Night: Open Jam

Join the Stone's Throw for local talent or take the stage yourself. Everyone is welcome.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 12

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+

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Dj Trivia at the Pourhouse

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

The Pourhouse W301 Menomonie St., Elk Mound

Cost: Free

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Dj Trivia at Dean & Sue's

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

Dean & Sue’s Bar & Grill 2002 Midway Rd., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Dec. 12

Live Music: Eric Hagen

Eric Hagen blends acoustic, rock, country and blues with gritty vocals to produce a sound that is both unique and entertaining. Eric has hours of original material and he puts his own spin on many songs you've come to know and love.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Live Music: Samuel Stein

Stein mainly plays guitar, piano, banjo and viola and what he looks forward to most in life is putting on shows with his talented friends and sharing in the sense of community that music brings.

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

7pm Thu. Dec. 12

Healing Sounds of Christmas, Featuring the Eau Claire Master Singers

A free concert featuring the Eau Claire Master Singers. The Healing Place is a community outreach service of HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital and provides free services to anyone in the community who has experienced a loss and is in need of spiritual and emotional support.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, but registration required by 11/29

7-8:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Magical Music With Peter Phippen, Tiit Raid and Victoria Shoemaker

Enjoy an enchanting evening of magical improvisational music featuring 3 generations of musicians. Together they elicit music from ancient and modern flutes (bamboo, wooden, and crystal) along with other exotic instruments such as the berimbau, kannal, moyo drums and frame drums.

Galaudet Gallery LLC 618 South Farwell, Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Ole and Lena: Home for the Holidaze

Will Lena make it home in time to save Ole from dual Holiday Party disasters? See for yourself in this wonderfully funny family holiday musical. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites from pickled herring to lefse to Swedish meatballs.

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

Cost: Dinner + Show: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $26 youth | Show Only: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

7:30-9pm Thu. Dec. 12

Dj Trivia at the Sandbar

General knowledge, family friendly trivia. Play as a team, or on your own. Prizes for the top 3 teams with points. Go to the website for the "Clue of the Day" and information on how to get bonus points for that day's game.

SandBar & Grill 17643 50th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Tonic Sol-Fa "The Nights Before Christmas Tour"

This Christmas, the Emmy-award winning a capella quartet brings a brand new holiday show to life. Enjoy the humor and soulful vocals that make this a holiday tradition for so many.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $39 Adults, $10 youth

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

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

7:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

UWEC Theatre: Waiting for Godot

Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place, and memory are blurred, and meaning is where you find it. The results are both funny and dangerous in this existential masterpiece.

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire 121 Water Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 GA, $16 youth, $10 UWEC students, faculty & staff

8-10:30pm Thu. Dec. 12

Clear Water Comedy's Roast of 2019

More Hurricanes. More Politics. More Misery and Nonsense. Beat it, 2019. 2019 sucks, and Clear Water Comedy says goodbye to the year with jokes.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 GA (comes with 1 free tap, mixed rail, or soft drink)

Age: All Ages (Adults recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Dec. 12

Vinyl Nights: Big Tall Jake

Enjoy a selection of vinyls that will be spun throughout the night. Sip on craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and order from the popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9pm-2am Thu. Dec. 12

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+

9pm Thu. Dec. 12

Karaoke at Cowboy Jack's

Sing the night away at Cowboy Jack's every Thursday from 9-midnight for Karaoke night.

Cowboy Jack's 1432 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Ongoing Events For 12/12/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Junior Chefs

Every Thursday until Oct. 17, 6:15-7:15pm; Every Thursday until Dec. 12, 6:15-7:15pm

Kids Make Music

Every Thursday until Dec. 19, 10:30-11:15am; Every Thursday until May. 31, 10:30-11:15am

Events with Tickets

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