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Paint-a-Palooza

6:30-8:30 pm

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Look out Chippewa Falls because we are unleashing more new artists into the Chippewa Valley!
The June 25 and July 16 kick off of our Paint-A-Palooza class was a HUGE success with people asking for more classes in July and August. The Heyde Center is partnering with the Valley Art Association to offer different types of classes for an art experience you will not forget. Come spend two hours trying your hand at acrylic or watercolor painting - or perhaps you'd like to try pastels or colored pencils. At the end of the night, you will have had a fun evening and you will go home with your own work of art!

The Heyde Center strives to provide opportunities for community members to discover their creative side by trying different types of arts classes in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. We are all creative in our own way and our art is equally valuable, regardless of whether we have a song in the "top ten music chart" or have our artwork hanging in a museum.

Register early as class sizes are limited to 12 people! Payment must be made in advance and is not refundable; however, if someone is unable to attend the class he/she signed up for, he/she can choose a class on another date.

Pastels (Justin Dancing Hawk and Ruth Lundblad)
When: Wednesday, August 13
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (adults)*

Acrylic (Jodi Baylow)
When: Wednesday, September 17
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (adults)*

* A cash bar will be available for beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) and snacks.
For more information, contact the Heyde Center at 715-726-9000 or register online at www.cvca.net.
Heyde Center for the Arts
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net

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The Week of Honor & Remembrance

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The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI 54456
From August 13 – 17, The Highground will host, during all four days, “The Wall That Heals” Vietnam Memorial Wall; “The Wall of Remembrance” memorial wall to those who were killed in the Global War on Terror conflicts beginning with The Gulf War and all civilians killed in the attacks of 9/11; and The Canadian Vietnam Memorial Wall.
“The Wall That Heals” is a half-scale replica, approximately 250 feet long, of The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. The names of all the United States military personnel that were killed in action in the Vietnam War are on “The Wall”. There is also a large exhibit accompanying “The Wall That Heals”. This memorial wall and exhibit has allowed thousands of veterans who have been unable to cope with the prospect of facing The Wall to find the strength and courage to do so within their own communities, thus allowing the healing process to begin.
“The Wall of Remembrance” has never before been in Wisconsin prior to this upcoming event. It is a profound emotional exhibit that pays tribute to the U.S. casualties on the Global War on Terror. It is 95 feet long and includes over 9,750 names of the fallen from Desert Storm, Desert Shield, Operation Enduring Freedom, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn and all those killed in the attacks of 9/11.
These two memorial walls along with The Canadian Vietnam Memorial Wall will all be present at The Highground from Aug 13 – 18th, the first time that all three walls have ever been exhibited together. On August 12th, all three walls will travel with a formal escort of over 100 motorcycles and other vehicles on a 187 mile procession to The Highground. The walls will begin their procession at Valley View Mall - JC Penney parking lot in Onalaska / La Crosse at 8am on Aug. 12th. There will be several one-hour stops at cities along the escort route. These stops, where the public can show their support and view the exhibit accompanying “The Wall That Heals” will be at Walmart in Sparta at 10am, the VA Hospital in Tomah at 11:45am, Rapids Mall – JC Penney parking lot in Wisconsin Rapids at 2:45pm, Target in Stevens Point at 4:30pm. The escort and the three memorial walls are scheduled to arrive at The Highground in Neillsville at 6:15pm.
The public is invited to share in this momentous event by visiting the walls at The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville during The Week of Honor & Remembrance August 13 – 18. People may also show their support for our veterans and those who were lost by viewing the exhibit during one of the many escort stops and/or welcoming the escort along its journey. If you would like to be a part of the escort or would like more information on The Week of Honor & Remembrance daily events, please contact June or Theresa at The Highground at 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net or go online to www.thehighground.org for updates.
You will not want to miss this unprecedented important chance to gather with others to support veterans and honor our fallen brothers and sisters.
Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net

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Can You Dig It?

10am-12pm

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Come play in the dirt with us! In this program, participants will get their hands dirty through planting and caring for their own vegetable garden. Each week, there will be a new guest speaker present to share their experiences and expertise in a particular environmental field. We will cover topics such as composting, pollination, harvesting, canning, and more as we explore the entire growing process together. There will also be many fun activities and projects along the way, as well as tasty treats fresh from the garden to take home and try. In an effort to give back to the community, participants will also donate a portion of their harvest to local food banks and/or charities. Life's a garden...dig it!

Ages 9-13
Wednesdays, June 18 - August 20
10:00am-12:00pm
All sessions held at the Forest Street Community Garden
Fee: Y Member $45 | Non-Member $60
Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director
jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org, 715-839-4637

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Summer Reading Club

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Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
The Y encourages you to step up your reading game this summer and go bonkers for books! Weekly emails will be sent to all participants and incentives including prizes and coupons will be offered every week that you read. Every book you read gets you one more chance to win our grand prize drawing! The Summer Reading Club is FREE for everyone - members and non-members alike. Join the club!
Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director
jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org, 715-839-4637

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Illuminative: The Art of Academia

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LE Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire June 2 - September 2, 2014; exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours. Artists reception June 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Featured artists: Dave Beck, Nancy Blum, Wanrudee Buranakorn, Morgan Clifford, Amy Fichter, Robert Fraher, Kathleen Hawkes, Jyl Kelley, Jeannine Kitzhaber, Susan O’Brien, Masako Onodera, Scott Robertson, Rhonda Willers.
Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

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Practicing Mindfulness Sessions

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The Healing Place, 1010 Oakridge Drive, Eau Claire
The Healing Place, Sacred Heart Hospital’s grief support and holistic healing center, is hosting sessions on “Practicing Mindfulness.” One session runs the second and fourth Mondays of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., beginning June 9 through the summer. The second session runs the second and forth Wednesdays of each month, from 11 a.m. to Noon, beginning June 11 through the summer.

The DVD educational offering will focus on providing information on the practice of meditation. In recent years, science has confirmed that people who regularly engage in meditation have improved mental functioning, emotional and physical health. Meditation can play an important role in helping people deal with the ups and downs that accompany major life transitions. There are 24 sessions in the entire series, which will run through the summer of 2015. People can attend as many sessions as they wish. A discussion will follow each session.

Sessions that will be offered from June to August 2014 are:

Session 1: Investigates how the mind works and the condition of mindlessness

Session 2: Explore “mindfulness,” which is nonjudgmental attention to experience as it occurs in everyday life and as a deliberate practice

Session 3: Introduces the practice of meditation as a tool for developing mindfulness

Session 4: Explores the interconnections of ethical behavior with the development of mindfulness and the shaping of personal character

Session 5: Considers the physical settings most conducive to meditation practices

Session 6: Explores breath as an anchor for allowing the mind to calm itself

All sessions will take place at The Healing Place, 1010 Oakridge Drive, Eau Claire.

The sessions are free, however people are asked to please register for each program at least 48 hours in advance by calling The Healing Place at (715) 717-6028.
The Healing Place at (715) 717-6028

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ARTmobile

9:00 am - 1:00 pm

June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27 Phoenix Park, Eau Claire, WI
Let's make some ART! Join us this summer in Phoenix Park:
• Wednesdays under the Farmer's Market Pavilion | 9am-1pm
• Thursday afternoons under the Farmer's MarketPavilion | 1-5pm
• Thursday evenings at VolumeOne's Sound's Like Summer Concert Series | 6pm-8:30pm
• Saturday mornings at the Artist Market of Eau Claire | 7:30am-1pm
Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create. See you at the park!
The ARTmobile connects Eau Claire's children with the visual arts. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are intended to take less than a half hour to create, sometimes in an outdoor setting, under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.
Ben Richgruber, 715-832-2787

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