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Eau Claire YMCA
Ages: 7-10
Fee: Y Member $30 | Non-Member $40

Learning a new language can build self-confidence, empathy for others, and respect for new experiences. This 6-week program introduces the basics of American Sign Language (ASL) and is designed for students who have little or no previous knowledge of ASL. Join in on this innovative new class and broaden your horizons!

Jen Zwicky

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Eau Claire YMCA
Ages: 8-10
Fee: Y Member $45 | Non-Member $60

Are you in 3rd to 5th grade? Do you love science? Join us as we work to solve problems and perform experiments that are sure to excite all participants! After rules! This is a 6-week class.

Jen Zwicky

Young Artists Studio

Eau Claire YMCA
Ages: 8-12
Fee: Y Member $45 | Non-Member $60

We invite you to join us as we explore our creativity! This 6-week visual art class is aimed at broadening your artistic horizons. We will complete different projects each week using a variety of mediums and styles.

Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director

Writer's Voice, Junior!

Eau Claire YMCA
Ages: 8-11
Fee: Y Member $20 | Non-Member $25

This 6-week class is a version of the Writer’s Voice program is designed specifically for 3rd-5th graders who are just setting out on the journey to become a writer. We will write our own stories, learn new techniques, discuss popular books, and hear from guest speakers!

Jen Zwicky

Dance Mix

Eau Claire YMCA Ages: 3-4 | 4:15-5:00 pm Ages: 5-6 | 5:15-6:00 pm
Fee: Y Member $48 | Non-Member $72

Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun! Participants will explore various dance styles and techniques through this introductory class. No experience or dance equipment required! This is a 6-week class.

Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director

Free Home Buyer Seminar Series

Eau Claire February 12, 2015 - 6:30-8:00 pm March 12, 2015 - 6:30-8:00 pm
Presented by:
Craig Hughes of Eau Claire Realty
John Basche of Eau Claire Realty
James A. Bechly of Bank Mutual
-Home buying process
-Importance of working with a Buyer’s Agent
-Home Loan programs available
-Importance of Mortgage Loan Pre-Approval
-Buying vs. Renting

715-552-1818 or email

Paint-a-Palooza (acrylic)

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Acrylic Painting by Cyndee Kaiser
Look out Chippewa Falls because we are unleashing more new artists into the Chippewa Valley! Come spend two hours trying your hand at acrylic painting with muralist and illustrator, Cyndee Kaiser. Cyndee started as a teacher and continues to teach at her home, and local colleges and schools. 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. Register early as class sizes are limited to 12 people! Cost is $30 per person (paid in advance).

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

Paint-a-Palooza (Charcoal Drawing)

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Charcoal Drawing with artist DeVona Brodt
Wednesday, January 21 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
DeVona Brodt will lead a beginner class on drawing with charcoal. Charcoal has a unique look and texture when applied to paper and is perfect for the beginning artist to perfect her technique. Charcoal is a favorite artist medium for many people due to its versatile nature. Come give charcoal drawing a chance and leave the class with your own creation. DeVona Brodt a retired art teacher who is continuing her passion of teaching at her in home studio , Revelations Studio LLC near Cadott. All materials are provided. Cost $30 per person (paid in advance)

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

Gentle Yoga Classes

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Mondays, Jan. 5- Feb. 23, 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays, March 2-April 20, 6-7:15 p.m.
Gentle yoga provides all the benefits of the yoga experience at a slower and easier place. It helps to reduce stress, feel strong yet flexible in your body and increase positive energy. The eight-week session is led by BCR member Karen Wise and will include instruction in how to do poses, breathing techniques and relaxation practice. Please dress in loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on the floor.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 30 and/or Feb. 25. Drop-in rate is $12 per session.
Friends $64 Nonmembers $80

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212

Pinterest Parties

Eau Claire YMCA
Join us for the first of our new series of Pinterest parties! Every other month, we will offer a fun craft party revolving around a new theme! We will supply the instructions and supplies. All participants must be pre-registered by the Friday prior to each party. Fee: Y Member $10 | Community $12


Building Baby's Brain

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
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. There is a $10.00 fee for this class. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering. 

Family Resource Center

Positive Parenting

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Discipline, routines, responsibility and more. Join us for ways to be the “positive” parent you always wanted to be. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.

Family Resource Center

"Let's Create" Process Art Ideas

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Art is to be experienced — using crayons, markers, glue, paint, collage materials—over & over & over. This is process art. Join us for a night of exploration — and take away your own Art Kit & oodles of ideas for home. Space is limited. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.

Family Resource Center

To Spank or not to Spank

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Come join us to explore different ways to positively discipline your child without having to spank or use physical punishment. This class will explain different techniques such as natural and logical consequences. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be provided upon request when registering.

Family Resource Center

Childhood ADHD: Evidence-Based Practice and Practical Solutions

Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire WI
Describe the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and associated problems of ADHD.
Summarize the literature of conceptualization of ADHD including etiological formulations, developmental progression, gender differences and cultural considerations.
Identify four misconceptions about what causes ADHD.
Describe how negative reinforcement might contribute to inattention.
Implement best practices regarding ADHD assessment and conduct structured behavioral observations.
Effectively discuss ADHD with families and help parents cope with their child's ADHD diagnosis.
Implement evidence-based interventions that target problem solving, social and self-management skills.
Check the web for more info and prices.

Karen Konz, 836-5637,

Financial Peace University

3839 White Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
If you have ever desired to win with your money, then Financial Peace University is for you! FPU is a 9-week course that covers all aspects about personal finance and budgeting, and will change the way you think about and handle your money. This class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Darren Kirby

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.