Selected Community Events


Painting with Coffee

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join Amy Gilbertson Beidleman for an evening of painting with coffee. All supplies with be provided to create a couple pieces of "Coffee" art that you can take home. The process is much like painting with watercolor. She will guide you step by step through the painting of your very own masterpiece using coffee as the paint. Honest Roast Coffee owner Matt will be serving up samples to both drink and paint with.
Lindsey Quinnes, 715-552-0457

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016 Start Date: October 20, 2016 End Date: October 21, 2016 Time: 8:30am-4pm
The ability to get things done through others is a critical skill for supervisors and managers. This requires an understanding of effective delegation and the use of communication and feedback to improve performance. Easier said than done!

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation will provide participants with the leadership skills required to ensure their teams are productive and accountable. These are skills that aren't taught on college campuses or in MBA programs, but they are essential for driving desired business results.

Participants will learn how to:

• Discover and build on the strengths of each employee
• Optimize the orientation and onboarding process
• Improve employee engagement, productivity and retention
• Boost their own, and their staff members', time management skills
• Avoid common delegation pitfalls to drive team success

Even experienced managers will benefit from current insights and fresh discussion of best practices for employee engagement, productivity and business results.
Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636

Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 10, 2016 End Date: November 10, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
With more than $300 billion available annually from tens of thousands of grant organizations, there is ample opportunity to find and seek grant funding for your nonprofit. This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately-in fact, you'll start during this workshop! You'll leave with the tools and knowledge to immediately begin the process of seeking grant funding.

You will learn:

• Insider tips for identifying both public and private grant sponsors
• How to understand what grant sponsors are looking for-and how to deliver it to them
• A 4-step process for picking sponsors with the highest likelihood of funding your projects
• The primary elements found in most grant proposals
• How to recognize the critical details that grant sponsors expect you to address
• How to avoid common grant writing mistakes

These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help you:
Build the skills you need to successfully find and gain grant funding
Navigate an increasingly challenging competitive funding environment
Understand how to meet the needs of granting agencies
Gain confidence in your ability to secure funding
Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636

Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 11, 2016 End Date: November 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What are grant proposal reviewers really looking for? This session will give you the answers! While each grant application process is different there are some important common elements that can give you an insider's edge. In this full-day, hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of persuasive grant writing. You'll gain important "fly on the wall" insights as you participate in a mock review process. (Let us know if you'd like one of your grant proposals to be considered for this review.) If you're a grant writer interested in gaining a competitive edge, this session is for you!

You will learn:

• A three-step RFP Analysis Process to identify sponsor hot buttons
• How to integrate persuasive themes into every section of your response
• How to create an opening summary that captures attention and sets you apart
• The critical elements of the grant review process
• How to interpret reviewers' comments
• How to anticipate and preempt reviewer objections as you write your proposal
Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636

Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The training will run from 9 am to 12 pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Business Plan
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.
Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171

Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Malls, Sears Wing
Whether you’re divorced, separated or are looking for guidance in co-parenting, “Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges” is the place for you. While you learn about seeing through your child’s eyes and practical solutions for co-parenting—your child will be engaging in fun activities, learning about regulating emotions and ‘two-hug days’. Register online at or call 715-833-1735.
Family Resource Center

Yoga Tree Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2013 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.

3701 Highway 12, Eau Claire, WI
Have some fun by doing yoga this weekend! Signup to join any of the two classes being offered. The proceeds will benefit the Community Table in Eau Claire, which supplies meals to those less fortunate.

Using QuickBooks in Your Business

Jul 12, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jul 19, 2011 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire, WI.
The Western Dairyland Business Center and Evlyn Carlile of Simple Office Solutions are presenting the hands-on training series Using QuickBooks in Your Business. Classes will be held from 6-9 p.m. on July 12 & 19 at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire.

In Session 1 (July 12) attendees will learn the basics, create a company file, and learn how to process and pay bills. Session 2 (July 19) will cover transactions with vendors and customers, including invoices and receiving payments.

During the classes, attendees will set up a personalized company file which they will be able to import to their own business computer system. Classes will use Premier QuickBooks 2011.

Laptops will be provided for use during the classes, therefore space is limited to 20 participants. Payment and registration are required by July 8. Tuition is $99 for the series and scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. No experience with QuickBooks is necessary, but attendees should have basic computer skills.

There are three easy ways to register and pay: online at, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office at 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.
Karman Briggs

Weight Management

Jun 6, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 14, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 20, 2011 5:30 pm

Jun 28, 2011 5:30 pm

Luther Midelfort Clinic, 733 W. Clairemont Ave
Free orientation meetings are held weekly on alternating Mondays and Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. at Luther Midelfort’s clinic on 733 W. Clairemont Ave. This month’s meetings will be held June 6, 14, 20 and 28. Call 715-838-6731 to register.