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Mat Cutting 101

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Saturday, October 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or Monday, October 20, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Enhance the beauty of your photos, paintings, poster and artwork in this class designed to teach participants the tools, equipment and techniques in mat cutting. The Logan and Alto Mat Cutters will be used to cut single and double mats. See how simple it is to cut your own mats. Materials will be provided with some hands-on opportunities, so bring a photo or picture to be matted. Class instructed by Larry Bennett.
Registration and full payment required by October 15.
Friends $6 Nonmembers $9


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Family Adventures in Geocaching

Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Geocaching is a “treasure” hunting game where players search for hidden containers called caches, using GPS (global positioning system) units. This class is designed as an introduction to geocaching. Participants will learn basic GPS use and have a chance to practice their new skills during this class. Participants do not need a GPS unit. This program is geared for families with school-aged children. Everyone is welcome.
Registration and full payment required by October 15.
Friends $10 (per family) Nonmembers $15 (per family)


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Discover! STEM Institute

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
This new 7-week class is designed to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. We will work to creatively solve problems through originality, experimentation, and discovering that making mistakes is not only OK, but fun! It is the process, not the outcome, which is important and we hope to spur students to think, inquire, and aspire.
Wednesdays, October 8th-November 19th, 4:30-6pm
Ages: 10-14
Fee: $45 Y Member | $60 Non-Member

Jen Zwicky, jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org, 715-839-4637


Windows 8 Basics

601 Main St. Augusta, WI
Are you new to computing and using the new Windows 8 Operating System or thinking about purchasing a new system? This class covers the basics of using your Windows 8 computer, how to add/remove tiles and apps, access your desktop and other computer tools and features to navigate the system.
No experience is necessary; 4 laptops will be available for use. Or bring your own Windows 8 tablet or computer. Register at least one day in advance. Call 715-286-2953

715-286-2953 Joanne
augsencc.jv@aol.com



Clear the Clutter

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Program presented by Nancy Rothwell, owner of "Straighten-Up Organizing." Free. No registration required. Eau Claire Room, lower level.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004, librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us


Cake Decorating Class

Moneatza's Eats & Treats in Banbury Place Eau Claire
Upcoming class!
September 25th 7pm-9pm
at Moneatza's Eats & Treats in Banbury Place.
Learn all about cake decorating! Build a layer cake, cover it in buttercream and decorate with all our supplies. Leave the mess to us! Ages 13 and up- great anyone rather you've tried cake decorating before or just ever *eaten* cake.
$50 gets you the cake you created, decorator's starter kit and plenty of instruction and recipes to try it all out at home!
Moneatza's Eats & Treats
800 Wisconsin Street
Building 2, Suite 210
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Pre-registration required. Contact Monica at 715.514.3101 for details and to sign up today!
Space is limited.
Come get your cake on :)

Monica at Moneatza's
715.514.3101



Peer to Peer Class

Senior Citizens Center 12 West Humbird St. Rice Lake, WI
This free course is for individuals living with a mental illness. Information is given to describe the illness and symptoms, how it is affecting the brain, learn to reduce stress, learn about medication and treatment, and to work toward and maintain recovery. This course is taught be trained peers and you will receive a helpful manual.

pre-register by calling Katy 906-250-1731


Gentle Yoga

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Scientific studies on yoga are finding that it is working. Explore if yoga works for you! This class will emphasize beginning poses, core stability exercises, breathing technique and relaxation. Whether it is your first experience with yoga or you have some prior yoga knowledge, this class aims to establish a foundation in basic yoga poses, reduce your stress and prepare you for multi-level classes.
Registration and full payment required by September 5.
Friends $64 Nonmembers $80
Drop-in rate $10 per class.


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Raising a Thinking Child

Augusta Elementary School
Children as young as 4 can learn to think for themselves, in ways most of us never thought possible. Join us in this 8 week series to learn more about the evidence-based program; a Thinking Child. Child care & meal provided. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



It’s a Wrap! Silk Painting Art to Wear

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 S High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Painting with “air set” silk dyes and a paintbrush, you will create interesting textures and designs using bubble wrap and plastic wrap UNDER the silk. How much fun can we have with one of the most beautiful textiles on earth? You and your inner artist will be amazed at how fun and fast it is to create a beautiful piece of wearable art! This is an entry level class no prior art experience required. $30 per person

With artist Erin O’Brien, Erin Designs
Bio: Erin O’Brien is an artist and an interior design consultant at Erin Designs, LLC, and she teaches water aerobics at Eau Claire YMCA. www.erindesigns.com

Heyde Center for the Arts
www,cvca.net
715-726-9000



It’s a Wrap! Silk Painting Art to Wear

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 S High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Painting with “air set” silk dyes and a paintbrush, you will create interesting textures and designs using bubble wrap and plastic wrap UNDER the silk. How much fun can we have with one of the most beautiful textiles on earth? You and your inner artist will be amazed at how fun and fast it is to create a beautiful piece of wearable art! This is an entry level class no prior art experience required. $30 per person

With artist Erin O’Brien, Erin Designs
Bio: Erin O’Brien is an artist and an interior design consultant at Erin Designs, LLC, and she teaches water aerobics at Eau Claire YMCA. www.erindesigns.com

Heyde Center for the Arts
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



Cultivating a Mindful Life: A 6-week Course in Mindfulness Practice

The Center, Eau Claire
Our lives seem to be busier than ever, both at home and at work. Our minds constantly buzz with endless tasks, worries, and responsibilities. With these demands on our time and attention, we can find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and exhausted. How much of the time are you truly present? With the practice of mindfulness, we can bring awareness, clarity, and calm to our lives. This course will introduce you to practices and meditation techniques that cultivate mindfulness in our daily life. We will explore the benefits of mindfulness for emotional, mental, and physical well-being and interpersonal relationships. This six-week course will support you in establishing your own continuing mindfulness meditation practice.


Cost: $150 if you sign up by Sept. 7th; $200 after Sept. 7th.


Ann Brand, Ph.D.
annbrand365@gmail.com
715-579-9453



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 www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



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 www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office at 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.


Karman Briggs
715-836-7511



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.

715-838-6731