9am-4pm Thu. Nov. 8

Community Book Sale, Sponsored by School Library Friends

Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults, as wells, textbooks, professional resources and educational materials will be for sale. Many elementary paperbacks will be 10 for $1.

Eau Claire Area School District 500 Main St., Eau Claire

noon-1pm Thu. Nov. 8

5 Marketing Mistakes Startups Make (And How to Fix Them)

Learn easy-to-use ways how you can avoid losing customers, let your startup gain users faster, and other crucial marketing tips for your startup. This talk is led by Justin Vajko of Dialog Design Co.

312 S Barstow St., 2nd Floor, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-7pm Thu. Nov. 8

St. John's Lutheran Church Chicken 'n Biscuit Dinner and Live Auction

St. John’s Lutheran Church is celebrating their 13th Annual Chicken & Biscuit Dinner and Live Auction. Dinner includes chicken & biscuit with roasted vegetables, coleslaw, dessert and beverage. Live auction starts at 6:15pm, including pottery, handcarved items, gift certificates, paintings, and more.

St. John's Lutheran Church 1804 Highland Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Thu. Nov. 8

Exclusive Fair State Spirit Foul Preview Party

Spirit Foul is Fair State's mouthwateringly juicy, with a funky pineapple-powered richness that fueled by Citra, Mosaic and Strata hops. They'll be selling crowlers and serving Spirit Foul, along with other Fair State brews, on tap.

Northern Tap House 5020 Keystone Crossing, Eau Claire

6-9pm Thu. Nov. 8

Hatch: Chippewa Valley Regional Finals

All regional semi-finalists will have five minutes to pitch in front of judges and a live audience for the chance to win the grand prize for the most articulated and furthered business idea. The audience has a chance to evaluate and vote for their favorite idea alongside the judges.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 8

Dinner with a Veteran: Guest Speaker Dan Doughty

Chicken Dinner with all the trimmings. Speaker Veteran Dan Doughty a POW in Vietnam for 7 years. Dan shares a powerful story.

Paradise Shores 26364 CTH M, Holcombe

Cost: $20 Admission and Dinner; Veterans receive $5 off

6-7pm Thu. Nov. 8

Writers Read: Open Mic

“Writers Read,” a monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb, will hold an open mic in September for poets and writers. You are invited to share your original poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less). Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Nov. 8

International Games Week: Jon’s Escape Room

A part of International Games Week at the library. Who hasn’t dreamed of (or dreaded) being trapped in a giant puzzle, seconds away from doom? Try Jon’s challenging escape room and see if you’d survive.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Nov. 8

Taste of the North

Two floors of incredible food, drink and enjoying the company of friends. Many of the Chippewa Valley’s best culinary artisans come out to share their skills and talents all the while raising money for the Heyde Center.

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

Cost: Minimum donation of $30 per person

7-9pm Thu. Nov. 8

Great American Outpost - Presentation by Journalist & Author Maya Rao

Journalist and author Maya Rao will talk about her new book "Great American Outpost: Dreamers, Mavericks, and the Making of an Oil Frontier," which looks at the recent boom and bust of oil drilling in North Dakota. Rao is a Washington correspondent for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Nov. 8

Live Music: Luke LeBlanc

Now 22, LeBlanc taught himself how to play guitar at age 11. Born and raised in Minneapolis' Northside, LeBlanc found himself opening for Phil Solem of Rembrandts, Joey Molland of Badfinger, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and the Ozark Mountain Daredevils.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Thu. Nov. 8

FCHS Musical Production of "Bye Bye Birdie"

A loving send-up of the early 1960s, small-town America, teenagers, and rock & roll. Teen heartthrob Conrad Birdie has been drafted, so he chooses All-American girl Kim MacAfee for a very public farewell kiss.

Fall Creek High School 336 E. Hoover Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: $7 Adults, $5 Students/Seniors, $15 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. Nov. 8

Red Eye Skiers & Snowboarders

Meet other local skiers and snowboarders in town and start dreaming of winter. Welcoming all ages and abilities of downhill skiers and snowboarders.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8pm Thu. Nov. 8

Jim Miller: Dulce et Decorum Est

The hour long program will feature folk singer and guitarist Miller performing songs by Eric Bogle, John McCutcheon, Pete Seeger and others and reciting poetry, letters, and prose.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 8

UWEC Presents: A Grand Night for Singing

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Directed by Ken Pereira with musical direction by Carlos Rojo.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: Event is FREE, but tickets are REQUIRED

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 8

NOTA Open Read

Come join the NOTA team as we celebrate another night of literature. An open mic and a student musical guest will be featured in The Cabin at Davies Center. Anyone is welcome to share their writing in an accepting community of writers, students, professors and more.

The Cabin UWEC Davies Center, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Nov. 8

CVTG Presents: On Golden Pond

This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth time. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer.

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

Cost: $12-25

8pm Thu. Nov. 8

Live Music: Hope Country with Julia Christi Ann

Hope Country is a country band from St. Paul, Minnesota which was started by Brent Johnson in 2011. Since then, Hope Country has released two EPs in the past three years. They have even opened for artists such as Ingird Michaelson, Brandi Carlile, and more.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center, The Terrace 302 10th Ave. E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. Nov. 8

Clear Water Comedy Presents Andrew Cahak

Andrew Cahak has been featured in the 10,000 Laughs Festival and is the host of the podcast Dogbrain with Andrew Cahak. He co-created and co-hosts Fresh Hell Comedy Ka-Blingo.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. Nov. 8

Vinyl Nights: Matt Mabis

In addition to enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, order from our popular 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

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