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BeeKeeping 102 - You are a Beekeeper, Now What?

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
You got your bees in their hive. Now what? Learn how to properly manage your bee hive while they are foraging and packing away pollen and honey. Topics will include how perform a hive inspection and managing honey supers. Members of the Chippewa & Eau Claire Beekeeping Club will be providing the training. Please bring a bee veil or bee suit as we open the bee hive for examination, a sack lunch and notebook. Registration and full payment due May 11
Friends $40 Nonmembers $45


Rebecca Thacker, 715-877-2212
www.beavercreekreserve.org



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
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
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 www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, 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



Business Plan Basics

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, October 11th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 and class materials are included. Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.
A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



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 Tuesday, September 20th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 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
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
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 www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, 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



Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Black River Falls 120 N Water Street Black River Falls, WI 54729
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, August 9th. The training will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce at 120 N Water St, Black River Falls. 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
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
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 www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, 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



Business Plan Basics

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, July 12th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 and class materials are included. Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.
A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Business Plan Basics

Independence Western Dairyland Center, 23122 Whitehall Rd, Independence, WI.
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, June 7th. The class will run from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Independence Western Dairyland Center, 23122 Whitehall Rd, Independence, WI. Tuition is $29 and class materials are included. Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.
A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.


Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Camp Campus

University of Wisconsin Campus Registration Deadline: April 10, 2016
Camp Campus is a one week on-campus university experience for high school juniors and seniors diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The camp provides an immersion into college life for students who are very capable of succeeding academically but who often fail because they have trouble adapting to the social demands of college life. During the week of Camp Campus, campers use typical college student supports including their own University debit card, dining services, dorms with a room-mate, recreational opportunities and fitness training. They improve social and communication skills through 90 minutes of instruction and practice each day. We also arrange for each camper to explore his field of interest by meeting with professors who teach in that field and with professionals currently working in that field. Campers use current technology to develop an online individual portfolio and to facilitate social understanding.
This is still an underserved population with needs that, if left unaddressed, can interfere with completion of postsecondary education, successful employment and independent living. At this point, going into our 8th year, we've seen many students who have succeeded at the college level, graduated and transitioned into successful stable careers. For the first several years, Camp Campus was supported through a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant but of course that money has long ago dried up. Camp Campus is non-profit (very)! The cost for the week is $850 (Scholarships may be available based upon need.) We frequently hear people say thy did not know about Camp Campus so clearly we need to do more to get the word out. . .difficult, because that is not my area of expertise and we have no money to advertise, of course. Thank you for any help you can provide. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me by return email or call me at 715-836-4774 (Office) or 715-723-2903 (Home). I will be in and out of the office all week (Spring Break) but you can leave a message. Thank you.

Julie Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department



Architectural Design Camp: Build Your Dream Home

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire McPhee - Rm 198D, 509 University Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Explore the world of residential and landscape architecture! We'll start by learning basic architectural concepts, history, styles and vocabulary. Then YOU will design your own "dream home" using home design software. You'll draw up blueprints and build a scaled-down model of your home. We'll also take a field trip to meet some of the designers, engineers and architects that have led many local building and landscaping projects. If you've ever thought about a career in architecture, engineering, urban planning or drafting—or you just enjoy designing and building—this is the perfect summer camp for you!

Who Should Attend
Students entering grades 6-9.

Cost: $169 per student- early bird through May 20
$189 per student- after May 20
Fee includes 15 hours of instruction, materials and field trip.


Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


ACT Test Preparation

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Want to improve your ACT test score?
Prepare for the ACT Test.
• Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results.
• Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback.
• Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts.
• Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.
This is a 7-day program, meeting every weekday from Monday, July 25 to Tuesday, August 2.

Cost: $179 early bird (deadline of June 25)
$199 standard (after June 25)

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Materials Engineering: Nano-Medicine Delivery

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Nanotechnology is all about matter on a nanometer scale. Did you know that one nanometer is 100,000 times smaller than a human hair? In this course, learn how nanotechnology is revolutionizing our approach to medicine delivery. You will determine the rate of release of a red dye ("the medicine") from alginate beads that you will make. Then you will design a time release "nano-medicine" to deliver the medicine at a targeted rate. You will be able to test and evaluate your prototypes.

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Total Percussion Camp

Haas Fine Arts Center, 102 Water Street, Eau Claire, Wi 54701
Take your percussion skills to a new level this summer.
Join us for a challenging, fast-paced week of instruction and performance in all areas of percussion including mallet, drum set, snare, timpani, concert and world percussion. We'll focus on technique, musicianship and ensemble playing.
No matter what your experience level, this camp is for you. Instruction is divided into beginner, intermediate and advanced tracks for most lessons. We'll spend time playing the instruments and weave in lecture and discussion to build our understanding of music concepts.
Who should attend:
Beginning, intermediate and advanced percussionists entering grades 6-12. No experience is required.

Cost: $169 per student – early bird through May 16
$189 per student – after May 16
Fee includes 15 hours of instruction, materials and use of all percussion equipment.

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Intro to Engineering: 3D Printing

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
3D modeling and 3D printing are some of the fastest growing STEM fields. From engineering to industrial design and manufacturing, these technologies are at the forefront of product development. Discover 3D printing and how it is changing our future. In this course you will design an object on the computer and then 3D print it! You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work. This course is intended for students new to CAD and 3D printing.

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Summer Writing Camp

UW-Eau Claire Centennial Hall
Are you an aspiring writer?
There are as many ways to tell a story as there are people in this world! Find YOUR creative voice at UW-Eau Claire this summer.
You'll choose the track that most interests you:
• Poetry
• Novels & Short Stories
• Creative Nonfiction & Memoirs
• Digital Composition
• "Free Write" (a combination of different genres)
Our program is aligned with Wisconsin's statewide goals for middle and high school writing curriculum. Activities include a walking field trip, digital storytelling using the latest iPad applications, peer review and daily mini-lessons. You'll also work with a college student writing mentor from UW-Eau Claire's English Department.
Who Should Attend
Students entering grades 6-10 who want to practice their writing and learn more about different types of storytelling.

Cost: Fee $169 per student - early bird through June 17
$189 per student - after June 17
Fee includes 15 hours of instruction, materials, and t-shirt!

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Destination Yoga :: Autumn Harvest Winery

Autumn Harvest Winery
Head out on an adventure and join Latitude 44 Yoga Studio at Autumn Harvest Winery! We will be holding a 45 minute yoga class on Thursday, May 19th at 5:15pm followed by wine tasting with your fellow yogis. The cost of the event includes yoga, wine tasting, and after hours access to the winery.
The class will be accessible to all levels! Please bring a yoga mat or large towel if you have one, a limited amount will be available for use at the winery. This is a 21+ event. L44 Members receive 20% off.

Let's have some fun!!

Cost: $15

Pre-registration is highly recommended. This event will be held rain or shine!


Amy Erickson
amy@latitude44yoga.com
715-828-3936
www.latitude44yoga.com



Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds

The Coffee Grounds, 4212 Southtowne Dr, Eau Claire
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council's social paint classes are hitting the road and turning up at all the cool places! Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas, excellent local beer, and a variety of wines at The Coffee Grounds. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Rose Dolan-Neill, rose@eauclairearts.com, 715-832-2787, www.eauclairearts.com


Sip & Sketch

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI 54701 March 26, 6 PM April 16, 4 PM May 18, 6pm
Sip and Sketch is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends and drinks.An instructor will guide you through learning to draw or developing new drawing skills.
If you have always wanted to learn to draw, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you. If you know how to draw, and want to have some fun and maybe learn some new techniques, this is for you. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your work home at the end of the workshop. This unique event benefits the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc.

Rose Dolan-Neill, 715-832-2787, www.eauclairearts.com


Coffee & Canvas

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Coffee & Canvas is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends in front of a canvas with coffee. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.
If you have always wanted to learn to paint, but don't know where to begin, this is the experience for you. If you know how to paint, and want to have some fun and maybe learn some new techniques, this is for you. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your painting home at the end of the workshop. This unique event benefits the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, Inc.

Rose Dolan-Neill, 715-832-2787


Make Your Own Snowshoes

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Snowshoeing has become a popular winter activity. Make your own traditional, wooden snowshoes in this two-day workshop. Choose from three styles of snowshoes: Green Mountain bear paw (10” x 36”), Alaskan trail shoe (10” x 56”) or the great, all-purpose Ojibwa style (11” x 54”). All shoes are laced with tubular nylon, which is comfortable to work with, and has great strength when varnished. Bring to class: PATIENCE, bag lunch, tape measure, pencil, scissors and matches or lighter.
Registration and full payment required by December 15.
Friends $160 Nonmembers $180


Rebecca Thacker, 715-877-2212


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