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Eau Claire Startup Weekend

Lismore Hotel, Eau Claire, WI
Startup Weekends are 54-hour events where developers, designers, marketers, product managers and startup enthusiasts come together to share ideas, form teams, build products, and launch startups!

Patrick Gaetjens


Tech Tuesdays

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Stop in on the second Tuesday of each month to get FREE personal training on your e-reader, iPad, laptop, or tablet at our Tech Tuesday table.
Library staff will answer your questions about how your device works, how to load e-books, apps, music onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time!

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Doodle Art 3 - Tangles

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
If you don't think doodling is a serious art form, then think again! Doodling is purposeful action that is helpful in memory retention, allows for creative expression, and can be calming – almost meditative. In addition to creating trendy “tangles,” you will learn the best use of color and shading in the tangles to create beautiful art. Admission: $30 per person.

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
cvca@cvca.net
715-726-9000



Doodle Art 2- Patterns and Colors

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
If you don't think doodling is a serious art form, then think again! Doodling is purposeful action that is helpful in memory retention, allows for creative expression, and can be calming – almost meditative. Doodling can also make great art. The most beautiful paintings aren’t just conjured up out of nothing. They begin with a simple sketch. Cindi Moist will lead the class through a class focusing on creating patterns (tangles) with markers and colors. Admission: $30 per person.

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
cvca@cvca.net
715-726-9000



NAMI Family-to-Family Program

Eau Claire, WI
12 week series of classes for Family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness, learn coping, communication and educational skills. Registration is required so please call

NAMI Chippewa Valley, Barb Habben, (715)450-6484


NAMI Basics Program

Eau Claire, WI
6 week series of classes for family and caregivers of children and adolescents who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Registration is required so please call.

NAMI Chippewa Valley, Barb Habben, (715)450-6484


Canning 101

Altoona Public Library, Altoona, WI 54720
This class with UW Extension Family Living Educator Catherine Emmanuelle is perfect for you if you’re intimidated by canning and want a gentle way to learn more about canning. We will use a boiling
water canner. Learn about preserving things like tomatoes, salsas, fruits, jams, jellies, and more! Samples included.



Christina Jones, 839-5029, altoonapl@altoonapubliclibrary.org


Doodle Art 1- patterns/tangles

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
If you don't think doodling is a serious art form, then think again! Doodling is purposeful action that is helpful in memory retention, allows for creative expression, and can be calming – almost meditative. Doodling can also make great art. The most beautiful paintings aren’t just conjured up out of nothing. They begin with a simple sketch. Cindi Moist will lead the class through a class focusing on patterns with markers. Admission: $30 per person.

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
715-726-9000
cvca@cvca.net



Motivational Interviewing: Engaging clients and finding a focus for change

Sacred Heart Hospital Community Auditorium 900 W Clairemont Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. It has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. In this two-day session, we will focus on: exploring and discussing the benefits of learning MI, explaining the four processes in MI, applying the spirit of MI to patient interactions, and observing and practicing the key skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries.

Fees: $300 per person. Includes instruction, program materials, lunch and refreshments.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



SUPERSTAR SEMINAR - Find Peace! Mind, Body & Spirit!

Location: Sleep Inn Suites/29 Pines; 5872 33rd Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Looking for more peace in your mind, body & spirit? Join Rachel for this awesome day of fun, motivation and strategy on how to maximize your life and integrate peace at the same time. We will cover meditation techniques to use in a busy day, motivating yourself to the next level and so much more! Lunch is included. Grab a friend, learn and get moving for more peace!
Seating is limited to 50 guests. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the great event! For more information or to register: http://happeeschool.com/event-1876238

Early Bird Pricing: $139.00
After September 1st: $179.00


Rachel Funk-Johnson


Effective Change Management

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
In a competitive, fast-paced, global environment, stability is no longer either possible or desired. Change is a constant but, managed effectively, can be leveraged to help organizations combat competition and achieve success. This requires the ability to not only respond to changes that occur, but to proactively anticipate and plan for the impacts of change.

Participants will learn how to:
• Identify six predictable stages of change
• Develop the personal capacity to respond effectively to change
• Effectively lead team members through the stages of change
• Leverage the positive potential of change to achieve desired results
• Create a culture of change readiness

$600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



HR Management for Non-HR Managers

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Even organizations with large, experienced human resources functions must rely on managers and supervisors to partner in effective employee recruitment, relations and management. The challenges are many and the landscape is ever-changing with new laws, regulations and best practices emerging regularly. This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

In this workshop, attendees will learn "8 How-To's of Effective HR Practices”:
• How to write and conduct effective employee performance evaluations
• How to navigate and resolve conflict between employees
• How to administer an effective and compliant employee handbook
• How to avoid legal risk and liability
• How to ensure compliance with wage and hour regulations, including the use of interns
• How to prepare, conduct and document employee discipline and termination
• How to prevent and address harassment in the workplace
• How to conduct a workplace investigation

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
The greatest management failure may be the ineffective delivery of performance evaluation feedback. This process is ongoing, extending beyond the formal annual performance appraisal meeting. Done well, it can lead to increased engagement, productivity and loyalty. This session will provide participants with proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and conducting constructive performance appraisals, even when the news is bad.

Participants will learn how to:
• Communicate clear, specific and measurable objectives
• Identify and gather essential, objective, performance data
• Maintain a positive work climate
• Use proven coaching techniques to improve productivity
• Strengthen work relationships through effective communication

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Learning to Lead

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Moving into a management role for the first time—or even moving into new roles over time—can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. For those just starting out, though, the initial challenges can be overwhelming. In this course participants will learn skills and best practices that they can immediately apply to boost their effectiveness in a management role.

Participants will learn how to:
• Make a smooth and less stressful transition into a management role
• Understand six leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each
• Apply their own unique leadership style to specific management challenges
• Effectively motivate and engage employees
• Handle difficult employees and address performance issues

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Cybersecurity: What does it mean for your organization?

Clarion Hotel, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Cybersecurity is becoming vitally important in all industries today. Organizations are recognizing the need to better protect their data and systems as well as sensitive customer, supplier, product, and services information.

With the increased use of cloud and mobile technologies, the emergence of the Internet of Things, and the increase of global competition, cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats are on the rise. Investing in the appropriate cybersecurity programs for your company can significantly reduce your risk.

Program Highlights:
• An overview of the cybersecurity threat landscape
• Top hacker “attack” techniques
• Recent cybersecurity legislation
• Cybersecurity risk management tips
• Tools to manage your cybersecurity program


Brett Schroedel, schroeb@uwec.edu, 715.836.4914


PCI Compliance: Best Practices in Payment Card Security

Clarion Hotel, 2703 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Evaluating your compliance with PCI standards is a continual process. With the rapid growth in technology it is easier than ever to accept credit cards but it can also make you vulnerable to a security breach. This seminar will help you navigate the PCI standards and lower your risk of a costly breach.

The Payment Networks’ Liability Shift takes effect October of 2015. Make sure you understand the facts about what this means.

Program Highlights:
• Learn best practices in payment card security
• Understand the self-assessment questionnaire
• Gain the knowledge you need to evaluate your outside vendors
• Walk away with valuable resources to help you improve your own processes
• Understand what the new Payment Networks’ Liability Shift means for you


Brett Schroedel, schroeb@uwec.edu, 715.836.4914


Beginning Sign Language

UW-Eau Claire Campus Human Science and Services Building, 239 Water St. Eau Claire WI 54703
Our Beginning Sign Language class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign, including parents, teachers, health care professionals, child care providers and others who work directly with the public. This introductory class is for those with little or no sign language experience. Learn the basics of the manual alphabet and conversation. Practice both receptive and expressive skills, and learn about deaf culture. This class covers:
• Manual alphabet
• Fundamental conversation
• Basic elements of American Sign Language
• Receptive skills (watching and understanding sign)
• Facial expression and body language
• Introduction to deaf culture

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Building Baby's Brain

6:30-8:00pm
Learn how positive interactions with your baby enhance social and emotional development, creativity, and even IQ. Activities for specific ages will be shared and demonstrated. Class content will be geared towards development from birth to age 3 years. Sponsored by the Eau Claire County BRAIN Team. There is a $10 fee. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Routines & Organization for School Success

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Join us to discuss ways to organize your children’s school STUFF. We will talk about before and after school routines and how to make them smooth running for everyone. Learn how to make it a successful school year for both you and your child. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Leather Moccasin Sneakers

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Cut, punch and handstitch your way to a brand new pair of casual leather shoes. Learn to measure your feet and discuss ways to alter patterns for new designs. Embellishment techniques will be introduced and soling options discussed. $ 75.00 course registration fee, $85 materials fee. limited to 10 participants.
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Spoon Carving

Driftless Folk School Viroqua, Wisconsin
This course will be an exploration of the various approaches to carving wooden spoons using hand tools. It is open to anyone, regardless of skill level or experience. Beginners are particularly welcome. There will be lots of carving with plenty of one-on-one instruction for all participants. Some topics to be covered include finding and selecting wood, designing and making a spoon blank, choosing and sharpening tools, and carving techniques, including hatchet use. Carving knives will be available for use (and purchase).

Melody Smith, Registrar
608-632-3348



Beginning Sign Language

UW-Eau Claire Campus – Human Science and Services Building
Knowing the basics of Sign Language can be an invaluable skill. Our Beginning Sign Language class is designed for anyone interested in learning to communicate through sign including parents, teachers, health care professionals, child care providers and others who work directly with the public.
Check web for more info: http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/signcourses.htm

Karen Konz, 7158363636, ce@uwec.edu


Farmer's Market Basket

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Just in time for summer and visits to the local farmer’s market is this large, practical basket. This basket features sturdy construction and a D handle to support the weight of anything you might want to purchase. Basket has a filled bottom, is 10 inches wide by 17 inches long and is 7 inches deep. You may choose to incorporate color into the basket or weave with natural materials. This is a beginner level basket
Registration and payment required by May 3.
Friends $50 Nonmembers $55


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Trampoline Bounce Class

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742 April 14, 4:00 PM April 22, 4:00 PM
Come join Sally is a fun energetic bounce class, designed for all ages. Set to fun children's dance music in our new Bounce & Sensory Room. Children will have a blast bouncing and watching themselves on TV. Only eight trampolines in each class schedule. If more than eight children register, another class will be created after the first. Let's everyone join in the fun!!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org
715-267-6823



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