Thursday, May. 2nd, 2019

1-4pm Thu. May. 2

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

Chippewa Falls Masonic Center 650 Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Annual membership: $15

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 2

Wild Spring Edibles

Learn to identify, harvest and prepare wild morel mushrooms. Students will learn to identify all forms of true and false morels, as well as how to prepare them for the table. Learn about Oyster mushrooms and Pheasants Back mushrooms along with several edible spring plants.

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

Cost: $35

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Thu. May. 2

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+

Friday, May. 3rd, 2019

8am-3:30pm Fri. May. 3

NonProfit Board Training

Have you ever wanted to serve on a board, but it just feels too intimidating or daunting? Have you served on a board and found that you weren't clear on your roles and responsibilities? If you're new to board leadership or thinking about becoming a board member, these courses will prepare you to confidently serve your community.

Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce 101 N Farwell St, Eau Claire

Cost: $50, or $40 for Young Professionals of the Chippewa Valley Members

10-11:30am Fri. May. 3

Something for Alzheimer's

The most worrisome aspect of Alzheimer's is the notion that there is nothing to be done for the disease. This is no longer true. Learn about a new protocol that may help prevent or reverse cognitive decline. Presented by C. Thomas Dow, M.D., Mindful Diagnostics and Therapeutics

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room 1405 Truax Blvd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, morning refreshments included

Age: Adults

7:30-9:30pm Fri. May. 3

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, May. 4th, 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+

8:30-11:30am 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

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

Sunday, May. 5th, 2019

11am-4pm Sun. May. 5

Eau Claire Exotic Pet Expo

With 100+ tables of vendors, you'll find great deals on pet supplies as well as exotic pets from responsible breeders. Expect all sorts of exotic pets to be available for sale/adoption including birds, small animals (rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, etc), reptiles (snakes, lizards, turtles/tortoises), amphibians, birds, fish, exotic cats and more.

Eau Claire Expo Center 5530 Fairview Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/adult, $1/child (ages 4-12), kids 3 and under free

Age: All Ages

Monday, May. 6th, 2019

6pm Mon. May. 6

Clearwater Quilters Guild

New members are always welcome. Call for more information.

Christ Church Cathedral 510 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

6:30-8:30pm Mon. May. 6

Confident Birth 8 Week Natural Birth Class Series

Former Bradley Method Instructors, Amanda and Tim Gunderson, teach an in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care & more.

Contact for address

6:30-8pm Mon. May. 6

Beginning Sign Language

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health and human service professionals and others working directly with the public.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: 16+

7:30-10pm Mon. May. 6

Eau Claire - Area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC 2158 EastRidge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 7th, 2019

7-7:50am Tue. May. 7

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

1-3pm Tue. May. 7

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

5:30-6:20pm Tue. May. 7

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

5:30-9:30pm Tue. May. 7

Training Tuesday CPR/AED Course (Initial)

This CPR/AED course is designed for anyone with little or no medical training who needs a course completion card for a job, regulatory (for example OSHA), or other requirements. This course can also be taken by anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting.

Life Safety Training Center 2425 Seymour Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $55 Per Person

Age: Age 15+

6-8:30pm Tue. May. 7

NAMI Basics Education Program

NAMI Basics is an education program designed for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents experiencing mental health challenges. 6 two-and-a-half hour classes that will provide you with skills, knowledge and a community of people who can relate to your experience.

Location details in Eau Claire provided with approved registration., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

6-7pm Tue. May. 7

Cast Iron Cooking Basics

In this hands-on class you will learn how to bake, sauté, and fry with cast iron. Learn the proper cleaning, storage, and seasoning techniques needed to keep your cast iron in great condition.

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

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, May. 8th, 2019

9:30-11am Wed. May. 8

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

6pm Wed. May. 8

Bottles and Brushes

Lift a glass, lift a brush, and join Pablo Center for an evening of art and fun. A skilled and supportive instructors will help you create your very own masterpiece. Materials, guidance, and beverages provided. All levels welcome.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

6-9pm Wed. May. 8

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

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

Cost: Annual membership: $15

7-8:15pm Wed. May. 8

Solar & Suds

Enjoy two free beers and an informative presentation about about how solar for your property works. Join All Energy Solar for a fun and educational event. Solar & Suds is an opportunity for homeowners, business owners, and anyone who’s interested to learn about the benefits of solar energy.

Zymurgy Brewing 624 Main Street. E, Menomonie

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages, 21+ for beer

Thursday, May. 9th, 2019

9:30-11am Thu. May. 9

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

12:30-2:30pm Thu. May. 9

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+

1-4pm Thu. May. 9

West Wisconsin Wood Carvers Guild

All carvers are welcome to come and carve and share ideas. Learning kits available for those who would like to learn.

Chippewa Falls Masonic Center 650 Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Annual membership: $15

4-5pm Thu. May. 9

Identity Panel Discussion

Engage in a panel discussion with UWEC Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty and staff. The topic will be on how to build Asian American and Pacific Islander identity at UWEC. Held in room 1204. Part of the UWEC Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration.

Centennial Hall, UWEC 1698 Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Friday, May. 10th, 2019

11:30am-1pm Fri. May. 10

The Asian American Identity in the Midwest

Caitlin Lee, an Equal Opportunity Specialist from the Affirmative Action team, will be leading a discussion on Asian American Identity in the Midwest. Held in room 1108. Part of UWEC Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration.

Centennial Hall, UWEC 1698 Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Fri. May. 10

Monthly Pagan Circle - Calen Sidhevair of Westernesste

You are invited to the Nesste gathering of Calen Sidhevair. Discuss some basic components of ritual and create a circle for a Water Sharing, an affirmation of our connectedness with each other, the Earth, and the celebration of Life.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

Cost: Good Will Donation

Age: 18+

7:30-9:30pm Fri. May. 10

Eau Claire International Folk Dancers

A weekly recreational international dance group where you dance the dances of many lands. Come and join us whenever you like. No partners necessary. Wear comfortable clothes and soft-soled, non-marking clean shoes. First Fridays of the month are specialized for beginners.

YMCA Fitness Center 206 Emery St., Eau Claire

Cost: Usually $2/night; more if live music

Saturday, May. 11th, 2019

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

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

9-11am Sat. May. 11

ABC's of Home Building Seminar

Thinking about building a new home? Join the Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association to learn more about building your own home. Discuss the first steps, what to discuss with your lender, prequalifying and financing of your property, different ways to build your home & more.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association - Board Room 4319 Jeffers Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per person + FREE Ticket to the 2019 Parade of Homes

Age: 21+

11am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Citizens Climate Lobby Meeting

A nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that can empower you to become an advocate for a livable world. Thousands of volunteers speak powerfully to their elected officials, the news media and their local communities to help stabilize the climate and boost the economy with a carbon fee and dividend that is simple, fair and market friendly.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sunday, May. 12th, 2019

2-4:30pm Sun. May. 12

CPR Certify Eau Claire

CPR Certify Eau Claire is a community movement with the goal of sharing life-saving CPR & AED use, as well as, emergency choking procedures for Adults, Children, and Infants. This course is taught by Licensed Paramedics and State Certified EMS Instructors.

Immanuel Lutheran Church 3214 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 (Register 6 days in advance)

Monday, May. 13th, 2019

5-7pm Mon. May. 13

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Mondays the group meets for a burger night out.

Pine Meadow Golf Club 4324 Fairfax Park Dr., Eau Claire

Age: 50+

6:30-8pm Mon. May. 13

Beginning Sign Language

This class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health and human service professionals and others working directly with the public.

UW Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: 16+

6:30-8:30pm Mon. May. 13

Confident Birth 8 Week Natural Birth Class Series

Former Bradley Method Instructors, Amanda and Tim Gunderson, teach an in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as prenatal nutrition & exercise, stages of labor & positions, the coach's role, complications, breastfeeding, postpartum & newborn care & more.

Contact for address

7:30-10pm Mon. May. 13

Eau Claire - Area Game Developers

Join local game developers in playtesting each other's digital and analog games while discussing game design and development. Open to everyone regardless of background or experience.

D20 Gaming LLC 2158 EastRidge Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 14th, 2019

10-11am Tue. May. 14

Medicare 101: An Educational Event

Medicare 101 provides a foundational understanding of the four parts of Medicare; Part A Hospital, Part B Medical, Part C Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug. Information will be provided on initial enrollment as well as additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Insurance Associates 3413 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Tue. May. 14

Dunn Dulcimers

All ages, all skill levels, and all string instruments welcome.

Christ Lutheran Church 1306 Wilcox St., Menomonie

2-4pm Tue. May. 14

Tame Your Tech

Drop in on the second Tuesday of the month to get personal training on your e-reader, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Tue. May. 14

Medicare 101: An Educational Event

Medicare 101 provides a foundational understanding of the four parts of Medicare; Part A Hospital, Part B Medical, Part C Medicare Advantage and Part D Prescription Drug. Information will be provided on initial enrollment as well as additional enrollment periods pertaining to Part C options.

Insurance Associates 3413 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30pm Tue. May. 14

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services 123 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Tue. May. 14

Vintage Skills Workshop: Dutch Oven Cooking

Dutch ovens are ideal for both indoor and outdoor cooking. Learn the basics of care and cooking while sampling recipes made during this outdoor evening class. Must pre-register by phone or email.

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

Cost: $12/person or $25 family ($7/$20 museum members)

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, May. 15th, 2019

9:30-11am Wed. May. 15

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

Thursday, May. 16th, 2019

8:30am-4pm Thu. May. 16

Supervisory Management: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Get your employees engaged through effective communication. This course will help you incorporate performance management into an ongoing process, which can lead to increased engagement, productivity, and loyalty.

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $600

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