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Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing by SCHEELS

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing from SCHEELS expert, Jen Bass. This is a great class for families and folks of all ages who have never tried cross-country skiing before! After some instruction inside, everyone will head to the open field in front of the Observatory to try out their new skills. Cross-country ski rentals are available at the Reserve or Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls (715-723-6616). If you rent from the Reserve, please indicate how many children and adults are in your party and the number of cross country skis with shoe sizes. Ski rental rates apply: $3 for all Friends members and nonmembers.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 29.
Friends $7 Nonmembers $10


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Introduction to Snowshoeing

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing but weren't sure where to begin? Come to Beaver Creek and learn about the snowshoe's history, the different styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time inside, we'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. If you've never tried snowshoeing before and would like to give it a try, this class is for you. Make a new adventure for the entire family! The snowshoe rental fee is included in the program cost. Be sure to indicate how many children and adults are in your party – a snowshoe sizing guide is available for online registration.
Registration and full payment required by Jan. 13.
Friends $6 Nonmembers $9


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


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


Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Have you ever wanted to try cross-country skiing but were not sure where to begin? Come to Beaver Creek to learn the basics. After a brief classroom time inside we'll head to an open field in front of the Observatory to try it out firsthand! If you've never tried cross-country skiing before and would like to try, this class is for you. There will be fun and adventure for the whole family and a cup of hot chocolate too! Cross-country ski rentals are available at the Reserve or Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls (715-723-6616). If you rent from the Reserve, please indicate how many children and adults are in your party and the number of cross country skis with shoe sizes. Ski rental rates apply: $3 for all Friends members and nonmembers.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 29.
Friends $7 Nonmembers $10


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



715-836-8460


Simply Knitting

Rice Lake Public Library Rice Lake, WI
Join seasoned, new, and first time knitters the first and third Wednesday every month at 1pm.

Kerri Ashlin kerriashlin@ricelakegov.org


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 www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering. 


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



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 www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



"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 www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



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 www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be provided upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



What Parents Need to Know About College Admissions

Sylvan Learning Center, 3409 Golf Road, Eau Claire
The college admissions process has changed since you went to school. Come learn current tips and strategies from Admissions professionals to help your child get into the perfect school and help you pay for it!

Lessa Scherrer, Lessa.Scherrer@sylvancenter.org, 715-858-1234


The Parenting Class

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
The Parenting Class will cover general parenting topics such as: communication, responsibility, co-parenting, dealing with children’s anger, discipline and routines. A certificate will be presented upon completion. There is a $10.00 fee for this class. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Introduction to Baby Signing

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Did you know that using sign language with your baby/toddler can reduce frustration and tantrums as well as help them acquire words earlier?  Babies can communicate before they learn to talk!  This introductory class teaches American Sign Language for children ages 6 months to 3 years.  This is a parent/child centered class so bring those little ones with you. Register online at www.frcec.org or by calling 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



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.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/childhood-adhd.htm
Check the web for more info and prices.

Karen Konz, 836-5637, konzkl@uwec.edu


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
715-404-5114
dlk.writer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/52940/class/266455



Financial Peace University Preview Class

3839 White Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
If you have ever desired to win with your money, then this Financial Peace University Preview Class is for you! Join us on Wednesday, January 7th at 6:30pm for a chance to preview what Financial Peace University is all about. 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 preview class is FREE, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Darren Kirby
715-404-5114
dlk.writer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/52940/class/266455



Intermediate Photography

Altoona Emergency Services Building; Altoona
If you are interested in taking your photo skill to the next level, this class is for you. We will explore the world of manual modes. The majority of the time will be spent discussing the relationships between aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings. We will also spend time discussing lighting, including off camera flash. Registration by Monday, January 12th is required: $5/Resident of Altoona; $10/Non-Resident of Altoona

Altoona Parks & Recreation Department
715.839.5188



Basic Photography

Altoona Emergency Services Building; Altoona
If you are interested in the world of digital photography and want to learn more about using your digital camera, this class is for you! This class is designed for the novice photographer looking to learn more about digital cameras and to develop picture taking skills. You will come away with an understanding of basic camera operation and the rules of composition. Registration by Monday, January 12th is required: $5/Resident of Altoona; $10/Non-Resident of Altoona

Altoona Parks & Recreation Department
715.839.5188



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