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Let's Do Lunch: 'The Truth About Self-Injury Among Youth'

Fanny Hill Restaurant, 3919 Crescent Ave., Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire's Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp will present "The Truth About Self-Injury Among Youth" Wednesday, Oct. 29, as a part of the Alumni Association's "Let's Do Lunch" speaker series. The luncheon will take place from 12-1 p.m. at Fanny Hill Restaurant in Eau Claire.

Muehlenkamp, a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor of psychology, will discuss the concerning issue of self-injury among today's youth while focusing on common warning signs, reasons for the behavior, and the various connections to suicide.

The data presented during the lecture comes from Muehlenkamp's own research and clinical experiences. The psychologist is a prominent voice in the ongoing discussion of self-injury, and her research has received multiple awards and honors in addition to showing up in numerous publications.

All "Let's Do Lunch" presentations are open to the public and cost $13, which includes the luncheon buffet, beverage, tax and tip. To make reservations, call 715-836-3266 or email

Dr. Jennifer Muehlenkamp

Mark Gungor's DVD "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" two day event

McMillan Memorial Library 490 East Grand Ave., Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
Two day DVD program attend one day or both, your admission is FREE. Sponsored by the Port Edwards UMC for the Tri-City Area and beyond. Friday, November 14, 2014 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. and Saturday, November 15 1:30 - 5:00 P.M.

Pastor Dave Guse,, 715-887-3011

NAMI Basics Class

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 High St, Chippewa falls, WI
6 FREE weekly sessions for parents and primary caregivers of children and adolescents who are living with a mental illness, come learn how to care for yourself, your family and your child.

NAMI Chippewa Valley, (715)450-6484

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

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

Card-Making Class

Augusta Senior and Community Center 601 Main St.
These “Make-n-Take” monthly classes are designed to give you tips to create interesting, colorful and unique cards that you will be proud to give to your family and friends. Embrace your Creativity! Reservations are appreciated!

Joanne 715 286-2953

Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Rice Lake Public Library Rice Lake, WI
Presented by the Barron County Office on Aging / Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational program designed to help family caregivers
take care of themselves while caring for a relative or friend. You will benefit from
this class whether you are helping a parent, spouse, or friend.
Pre-Registration required 715-537-6225
Cost for materials $10

Movin' & Groovin'

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with discovery and adventure. You will witness your child's developmental evolution in language, listening, self-esteem, and musical awareness. Watch all of this happen in an nurturing environment filled with energy, imagination, and playful delight.

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841

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 material 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

Voyagers Community Learning Center - Adult Community Education Program

Voyagers Community Learning Center, Chippewa Falls, WI
The Voyagers Community Learning Center is pleased to offer Adult Community Education classes which are open to all adults in Chippewa Falls and its surrounding communities. We provide lifelong learning opportunities to all adults in the community, and are affiliated with the Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District. The Fall 2014 Session is ongoing from September 10th through November 20th, 2014. We hope that you will find a class or two that interests you!

Sarah Kulesa, Program Coordinator

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,, 715-839-4637

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

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 or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center

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.