Saturday, May. 11th, 2019

8:30am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Bird Banders' Bake Sale

Shop a delicious bake sale, all supplied by volunteers and support the Beaver Creek Bird Banding program, the longest running citizen science project, contributing vital data to a national database.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

8:30am-1pm Sat. May. 11

Native Plant Sale

Shop the best selection of native plants while supporting Beaver Creek Reserve.Volunteers spend 100’s of hours growing a wide variety of native plants, grasses and shrubs as well as herbs and other garden favorites. Native plants are the perfect addition to any garden. Many attract pollinators or are host plants for butterflies.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

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+

9am Sat. May. 11

Girls on the Run 5K Run/Walk

Be a part of this amazing culminating event where all GOTR girls complete a 5k run/walk through Carson Park. It's exciting, fun and inspiring. Family Fun starts 9am. Race begins at 10am. Enjoy happy hair, face painting, bling your bib, and more.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $25, $15 (12 and under)

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Sat. May. 11

16th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $15 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. May. 11

31st Annual Spring Sale and Open Studio

A sale of wood fired functional stoneware and porcelain by Willem Gebben and Oil paintings prints and drawings and collages by Hjordis Olson. Veiw the studios and the two chambered wood fired kiln.

Wood Fired Pottery N8751 county road A, Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11am Sat. May. 11

Low Carb Foods Tour

Take a guided tour around MMFC to learn about low carb foods and ingredients, with samples along the way.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. May. 11

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

11am-9pm Sat. May. 11

May Wine, Beer, and Spirit Pairing Event

Each ticket allows one person a special themed food and beverage pairing at each location in the Chippewa Valley Craft Beverage Trail experience. Check out the list of locations online where you can purchase your ticket in advance with a $5 discount.

Multiple Locations

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

11am-5pm Sat. May. 11

River Prairie Festival

The River Prairie festival celebrates everything to love about the Chippewa Valley. There will be a photography contest, children's entertainment, Mother's Day Market, exercise classes, educational sessions, kubb & cribbage tournaments, rubber ducky race, live music & dancing, food trucks, and singing competition.

River Prairie Park 1419 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-1:30pm Sat. May. 11

Spring Wild Mushroom Class

Learn where to look for three choice wild mushrooms: Morels, Oyster Mushroom, and Chicken Of The Woods. Patrick will teach you how to harvest, prepare, and store your wild mushrooms, and will describe some poisonous mushrooms to avoid. Optional morel tasting included.

Forage 930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

1-5pm Sat. May. 11

Totes 4 Tatas

A designer purse bingo fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit the mobile mammogram unit program at Marshfield Clinic! Follow the Facebook event for a sneak peek of the purses you can win!

Cubby's E4499 County Road C, Menomonie

Cost: $37.40

2pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Film Series: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life for 5 years, 8 months, and 12 days. She puts together team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, their target - a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

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: PG-13

2-5pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Elsa Lee

In 2011 music brought Elsa to Minneapolis where she continued her education in performance, studio recording, and live sound. 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

Age: All Ages

3pm Sat. May. 11

Book Reading: Dear Delia: The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young

Join author Micheal J. Larson for a book talk on the captivating letters of a Wisconsin soldier who served with the famous Iron Brigade during the Civil War. Captain Henry F. Young wrote 155 letters home to his wife Delia and his father-in-law, Jared Warner.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

3pm-2am Sat. May. 11

Adult Prom: The 80's!

Aa unique and exclusive overnight experience of food, music, camaraderie, and more. The Adult Prom, a salute to the bygone 1980s, will be chock-full of everything 80s prom related: think big hair, wild colors, balloons, and Dancing in the Dark to the music you know and love.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15-$400

Age: 21+

3pm Sat. May. 11

Chippewa Blueberry Ale Release Party

Join the release of this light summer ale with a subtle blueberry aroma and flavor. SmokeStream, an iconic modern day food truck, will be serving street food classics with a music-themed twist. The Past & The Present will perform from 6:30-9:30pm.

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

5-8pm Sat. May. 11

Sean Jordan at Together Farms Burger Nights

An acoustic and electric guitar player, singer and Berklee College of Music graduate. Sean performs an acoustic take on modern pop tunes.. 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: Food priced at $10-25

7pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Film Series: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life for 5 years, 8 months, and 12 days. She puts together team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, their target - a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

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: PG-13

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Spring Swing

Menomonie High School Jazz Bands and Alumni Band will be featured in a night of Jazz music and dancing. Doors open at 6:30, dance lessons at 7:00, featured bands from 8-10pm. Also included is a silent auction and decadent desserts.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: $5 Students & Seniors, $8 Adults

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Sat. May. 11

Book Launch Party - R.R. Campbell

Join Wisconsin author r. r. campbell for the launch of Mourning Dove, book two in his EMPATHY sci-fi saga. The evening will feature readings by the author, along with a book signing, sale, and raffle.

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Corks & Caps

Supporting the Boys & Girls Club. Enjoy a night with fine wine, craft beer, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment. Travel back in time with 4 different themed lounges: 1920's Nightcap Lounge, 1940's Fireside Lounge, 1950's Fall Out Atomic Lounge, and 1960's & 70's Starlight Lounge.

HOM Furniture 2921 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: 21+

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Flaming Doublewides

Serving up their signature swampy blend of blues, jazz, rock, soul, and funk favorites, the Flaming Doublewides return to the Acoustic with a few new tunes and lots of cowbell. Their usual swamp-o-rific set list, just a little softer.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

7-10pm Sat. May. 11

A Night in the Desert Belly Dance Show

Samsara's 11th annual belly dance show. This show features amazing talent from Wisconsin and Minnesota. Come and enjoy the exotic and elegant mysteries of belly dance. This show is a family friendly event.

Fall Creek Middle School 336 Hoover Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. May. 11

UWEC Opera: Don Giovanni

Considered one of the finest operas ever written, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of serial seducer Don Juan. Time is running out for notorious libertine Don Giovanni as his misdeeds are catching up with him, but he doesn’t know that yet. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for youth, $16 for UWEC faculty/staff/students, and starting at $16 for adults

Age: All Ages

8-11pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: Nick Hensley

Nick Hensley is the former lead singer and co-writer of The District, a regional act from the upper Midwest, co based out of St. Paul, MN and Chicago, IL. Nick Hensley’s Love Songs For Angry Men has maintained a full schedule since 2002, averaging more than 200 shows a year

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

8-11pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: 2nd X-IT

A 5-piece rock cover band delivering a no-nonsense rock and roll journey through the 70s and 80s of hard and heavy classic rock. Bands commonly covered are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Guns & Roses, and more.

Snout Saloon 13 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

8:30pm Sat. May. 11

Live Music: 40 Fingers

The area's favorite dance band is back with your songs from the 60's on up to today. Enjoy a pizza and your preferred beverage, then hit the dance floor and shake your groove thang.

Sammy's Pizza 2812 London Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: 21+

9-11pm Sat. May. 11

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. May. 11

Live Music: The Big Deeks

Big Deeks play a variety of music from the 50s to now, including some country.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Sunday, May. 12th, 2019

8am Sun. May. 12

VFW Breakfast

Breakfast will be served by the Altoona VFW and Auxiliary.

Altoona VFW 1419 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4-9

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sun. May. 12

Mother's Day Brunch

Brunch Menu is cheesy egg bake, sweet potato hash, assorted breakfast meats, french toast with fruit, assorted pastries, garlic roasted chicken, vegetables and salad, yogurt bar, coffee & dessert. Gluten free and vegetarian options will be available. All Moms will receive a small gift from Hive & Hollow and Menomonie Market.

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

Cost: $15.99 Adults, $9.99 Kids 12 and under, FREE for children 3 and under

9am-2pm Sun. May. 12

Mother's Day Brunch

Celebrate Mom at our fabulous annual Mother's Day Brunch. Reservations are required.

The Florian Gardens 2340 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $23.95, Seniors (65+) $20.95, Children (5-10) $10.95, Children 4 & under Free

Age: All ages

9am-4pm Sun. May. 12

16th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $15 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sun. May. 12

Mother's Day Brunch

All you can eat buffet, live music, kids crafting station, and family photos. A sampling of the offerings include salads, vegetable crudite, fresh fruit, cheeses, peel-and-eat shrimp, smoked salmon with lox and bagels, breakfast pastries, muffins, scrambled eggs, eggs benedict, and more.

Lake Wissota Bar & Grill + Golf Course 16108 97th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 Adults; $10 Kids 3-12 years old; FREE for Under 2

10am-1pm Sun. May. 12

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

11am-9pm Sun. May. 12

May Wine, Beer, and Spirit Pairing Event

Each ticket allows one person a special themed food and beverage pairing at each location in the Chippewa Valley Craft Beverage Trail experience. Check out the list of locations online where you can purchase your ticket in advance with a $5 discount.

Multiple Locations

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

1:30-4pm Sun. May. 12

UWEC Opera: Don Giovanni

Considered one of the finest operas ever written, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of serial seducer Don Juan. Time is running out for notorious libertine Don Giovanni as his misdeeds are catching up with him, but he doesn’t know that yet. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for youth, $16 for UWEC faculty/staff/students, and starting at $16 for adults

Age: All Ages

2pm Sun. May. 12

UWEC Film Series: Ocean's 8

Debbie Ocean has been devising the biggest heist of her life for 5 years, 8 months, and 12 days. She puts together team of the best people in the field, starting with her partner-in-crime. Together, they recruit a crew of specialists, their target - a necklace that is worth more than $150 million.

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: PG-13

2-3:30pm Sun. May. 12

Animal Tales

A live animal educational program that brings your youngsters’ favorite animal characters to life with real live animals. A fun and exciting reading journey by exploring books such as “Warriors,” “Pete the Cat,” and “The Little Critter Series.” May also include a classic such as 2018 John Newberry Medal winner “Hello, Universe."

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

Cost: $9 adults, $8 seniors, $5 youth/assisted living residents, family of four $24

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. May. 12

Sunday Trivia at the Lakely

AMP Quiz will MC the fun right from our stage. Craft beer, cocktails and wine available at the bar and a special pitcher of beer for the trivia team with the best team name. Winning teams will go home with a Lakely gift card. Free to attend - come solo, or bring your crew.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Sun. May. 12

Jim Scott Remembers Pete Seeger

Jim Scott collaborated on many projects with the folk legend Pete Seeger and leads a celebration of Pete's and his own songs of earth, justice, and peace. A prolific composer in his own right and former guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort.

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

Cost: Donations: $10-$20 suggested

Monday, May. 13th, 2019

5-6pm Mon. May. 13

Local Lit: Off the Page

Readings from various local authors. Local Author, former Eau Claire poet laureate, and Professor Emeritus, Bruce Taylor, has goals to entertain and to expose an audience to a wide variety and diversity of writers from the Chippewa Valley (sometimes beyond): poets, spoken word artists, essayists, fiction writers.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5-8pm Mon. May. 13

CelebrAsian Banquet

A closure celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The reception will include dinner, performances, and activities that honor this year’s theme. The theme of CelebrAsian is the Identity, Contribution, and Recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander culture.

Ojibwe Center + Ballroom C Davies Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: Online RSVP requested

6pm Mon. May. 13

Celebrating Local Authors at the Library

In collaboration with the Chippewa Valley Local Authors, the Chippewa Falls Public Library welcomes Diana Peterson and Julie Court to discuss their books.

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

Cost: FREE

7pm Mon. May. 13

Sound and Stories Series: If Mama Ain't Happy, Ain't Nobody Happy

What does it mean to be a mother? A daughter? A grandmother? Join local writers, storytellers, and musician Jerrika Mighelle for an evening of songs and stories on an array of aspects of motherhood.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

8-10pm Mon. May. 13

Monday Jazz Session Hosted by Aaron Hedenstrom

Aaron, a new member of the jazz faculty at UWEC leads the student jazz jam session every Monday. He has performed across the country as a jazz saxophonist, clinician, and composer. He holds a DMA in Performance in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, May. 14th, 2019

5:30-7:30pm Tue. May. 14

In The Garden

"In the Garden" is a play that is centered on Arthur Monsetin and his three grown children who have come together to help decide a course of action for their father who is dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Light dinner and play with discussion to follow. Register by May 10.

Bethesda Lutheran Church 123 W. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Tue. May. 14

"In the Garden" A Play about Family and Alzheimer's Disease

A play centered on Arthur Monsetin and his three grown children who have come together to help decide a course of action for their beloved father who is dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. Each of his children has a different view about what is best, yet one thing is clear: love for their father will guide the way.

Bethesda Lutheran Church 123 W. Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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