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Burger King Classic Car Shows

Burger King 544 Main Street Menomonie, WI 54751 5:30-8:30 PM
Classic, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family. Free! Celebrate our 15th year! Find us this Thursday night at the Menomonie Burger King for Beach Party night! Strap on your surf boards and get ready for some Beach Boys, Elvis, tiki dresses, and the classic cars that inspired them all . Brought to you by our partnering sponsor Trail Dodge of Menomonie! Always a great time. For more information check us out on Facebook or our website at http://www.burgerkingclassiccarshows.com/

burgerkingclassiccarshows@gmail.com


Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library Book Sale

On the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30 2016. The sale will run from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire on Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30 2016. The sale will run from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1.00 and hardcovers start at $2.00. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at $.50. A bag sale on Saturday and Sunday will feature special pricing.
For information, please stop at the Information and Reference desk on your next visit to the library, call 715-839-5004, or email the library at librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us. For information about other library programs and events, check the library’s event calendar at www.ecpubliclibrary.info


http://www.ecpubliclibrary.info, 715-839-5004




4-H State Dog Agility Show

Smarty Paws, 4175 123rd St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 9am-through finish
4-H youth members from across Wisconsin compete in courses ranging from beginner to advanced. Courses consist of jumps, tunnels, weaves, and contact equipment such as the A-Frame, dog walk, and teeter; all to be completed within a set time frame determined by the teams ability.

Cathy Heil, 715-379-9642, ec4hdogproject@gmail.com


4th Annual Sherman Star River Run

Eau Claire, WI | Owen Park 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM
The Sherman Star River Run is a self-timed 2 mile fun run/walk to benefit the students of Sherman Elementary School.

The course begins at Owen Park and runs along the scenic Chippewa River Trail to Phoenix Park. From there, participants will loop back along the trail back to Owen Park.

The Sherman Star River Run is held after sunset. For the safety of participants we do have volunteers stationed along the way. If at any time anyone has any safety concerns, they should immediately contact one of the volunteers or return to the Owen Park band shell.

For the safety of all participants, no pets please.

This is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds will be given.

Glow-in-the-Dark apparel, make up and accessories are encouraged! Each participant will receive a glow necklace as a part of their registration. Additional items may be purchased on-site for an additional fee.

All proceeds benefit Sherman Elementary School.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/4th-annual-sherman-star-river-run-tickets-21134198958

Desiree Geisler, Sherman Steering Committee, 715-834-5760


World Barefoot Waterski Championships

Blue Moon Lake W12465 State Road 95 Alma Center, WI 54611
The top barefoot water skiers in the WORLD will descend on Western Wisconsin for the 2016 Barefoot Waterski World Championships from August 13-20. This event will include the top 50 junior skiers (ages 7-17), the top 50 senior skiers (ages 35+) and the top 50 elite skiers vying for the title of World Champion. Mark Croft Band performing August 20th in the evening. Food and Beverages on-site for sale. Come and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Lisa Spegman 865-684-3358 lspegman@knoxplanning.com


Eau Claire County Committee on Finance & Budget

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington Street Augusta, WI 54722
Plan to attend the Eau Claire County Committee on Finance & Budget Public Input Session:
Thur, July 29th at 6:30 PM at Augusta City Hall

Be there in person ~ Write letters of support
Call or Email your E C County District Rep
(See page 2 for contact info)
Take the online survey at www.co.eau-claire.wi.us
When you get to the homepage, look on the far right side of the page for the words:
2017 County Budget Survey & Click on the link!


Plan to attend the Eau Claire County Committee on Finance & Budget Public Input Session:
Thur, July 29th at 6:30 PM at Augusta City Hall

Be there in person ~ Write letters of support
Call or Email your E C County District Rep



Laura Hatleli


Greeting Card Make-n-Take Workshop

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington Street Augusta, WI 54722
Greeting Card Make-n-Take Workshop

Tue, July 26 ~ 12:30 ♦ 2:45 $3.00 program fee includes:
Supplies & Equipment to make one card
Call to make a reservation by Friday, July 22nd
so we can have enough supplies ready!


Laura Hatleli


Basket Weaving Workshop

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington Street Augusta, WI 54722
Basket Weaving Workshop: Thur, July 21st ♦ 9:20 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Emma's Workbasket 11” in diameter and 5” tall

This basket is woven on a oak base with a nice handle attached. You will have lots of color choices in class and have so much fun weaving this very utilitarian basket! This basket is great for beginners as well as seasoned weavers.

$37.00 fee includes kit & instructions* Sign-up & pay by 7/12
Make checks payable to Shirley Mount


Laura Hatleli


Geocaching

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 West Washington Street Augusta, WI 54722
Wed, July 20 ~ 12:25p

Stick around after our Special Occasion Dining lunch as Steve Bluem, experienced geocaching enthusiast tells us about a new and exciting hobby.
According to www.geocaching.com: Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices.




Laura Hatleli


Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk

West Salem High School, West Salem, WI Sunday, September 11 Run begins at 8:46 am (time the first plane hit the North Tower) Closing ceremony begins at 9:59 am (time the South Tower collapsed)
The Village of West Salem will be hosting a 5k run/walk to honor the firefighters and emergency response personnel who were present at the time of the World Trade Center attacks and to raise money for the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, which works to provide smarthomes for injured service members. The event will also honor all former and active service men and women who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

To register or donate, go to T2Trun.org and click on the West Salem event. Thank you for your support!

Kyle Lang
(608)386-0697
lang.kyle314@gmail.com



Painting with Coffee

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join Amy Gilbertson Beidleman for an evening of painting with coffee. All supplies with be provided to create a couple pieces of "Coffee" art that you can take home. The process is much like painting with watercolor. She will guide you step by step through the painting of your very own masterpiece using coffee as the paint. Honest Roast Coffee owner Matt will be serving up samples to both drink and paint with.

Lindsey Quinnes, 715-552-0457


9th Annual Justice Run/Walk and Festival

Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI registration opens at 4:30; races begin at 6:00
Human trafficking is the fastest growing crime on the planet. More than 27 million people are trapped in slavery world-wide. We can’t run from this problem…
But we can run FOR it!
Join us in Carson Park July 20 for the 9th annual Justice Run and Festival: a fun, family-friendly, fund-raising event for International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) and Fierce Freedom (www.fiercefreedom.org), two anti-human trafficking organizations. Along with a 2- and 5-mile race and 1/2-mile kids’ race, there will be music, kids' activities, refreshments for purchase, information booths, and an art show and sale. Race registration fees will be donated to runner's choice: IJM or Fierce Freedom.
This year’s theme is Humankind: Be Human, Be Kind. Families are encouraged to attend together for an evening of fitness, increasing awareness, and expressing gratitude for the freedoms we often take for granted.On-site registration opens at 4:30. Pre-register online at www.cvjusticerun.org by July 5 to guarantee a race t-shirt. Pre-registration closes July 15.


For more information, please visit our website at www.cvjusticerun.org. Contact person: Jessie Podolak, jessie4justus@gmail.com.


Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

Colfax, WI Shows at 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Culpepper & Merriweather circus brings two action-packed 90 minute shows to Colfax on July 18! Truly affordable, family friendly entertainment. The show is really enjoyable for children of all ages! Bring the toddlers, kids, teenagers AND Grandparents!

Tickets in advance are $7 for children ages 2 to 12 and for those 65 and over and $10 for adults. The day of circus, tickets are $8 for children and senior citizens and $13 for adults.

Scott Gunnufson, (715) 828-776


Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016 Start Date: October 20, 2016 End Date: October 21, 2016 Time: 8:30am-4pm
The ability to get things done through others is a critical skill for supervisors and managers. This requires an understanding of effective delegation and the use of communication and feedback to improve performance. Easier said than done!

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation will provide participants with the leadership skills required to ensure their teams are productive and accountable. These are skills that aren't taught on college campuses or in MBA programs, but they are essential for driving desired business results.

Participants will learn how to:

• Discover and build on the strengths of each employee
• Optimize the orientation and onboarding process
• Improve employee engagement, productivity and retention
• Boost their own, and their staff members', time management skills
• Avoid common delegation pitfalls to drive team success

Even experienced managers will benefit from current insights and fresh discussion of best practices for employee engagement, productivity and business results.

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: October 13, 2016 End Date: October 14, 2016 Time: 8:30am-4pm
The ability to get things done through others is a critical skill for supervisors and managers. This requires an understanding of effective delegation and the use of communication and feedback to improve performance. Easier said than done!

Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation will provide participants with the leadership skills required to ensure their teams are productive and accountable. These are skills that aren't taught on college campuses or in MBA programs, but they are essential for driving desired business results.

Participants will learn how to:

• Discover and build on the strengths of each employee
• Optimize the orientation and onboarding process
• Improve employee engagement, productivity and retention
• Boost their own, and their staff members', time management skills
• Avoid common delegation pitfalls to drive team success

Even experienced managers will benefit from current insights and fresh discussion of best practices for employee engagement, productivity and business results.

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



The Rapunzel Project Fundraiser

The Hair Shoppe 3944 Anderson Dr.,Eau Claire WI 54703
-$10 haircuts(walk in only)
-$10 pink extensions
-doorprize/raffle table
-food and cake
-DJ and music
-Face Painting
-Colored Hair Gel/Chalk


7155596867


Professional Ethics and Technology

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College Rice Lake Conference Center 1900 College Dr. Rice Lake, WI 54868
Discover how it affects how we work and learn how to maintain professional standards as our use of technology expands. You'll learn how to improve the quality of technology-related services, incorporate technology into your practice, and continuously monitor and evaluate the ways that you use technology. We'll also identify professional standards for the use of technology in providing professional services and how to communicate those standards to clients, government regulatory bodies, insurance carriers and others.

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



MI Level I – Engaging Clients and Finding a Focus for Change

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, Wi 54701 Start Date: October 12, 2016 End Date: October 13, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. MI has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. Participants who complete the two-part series will have the basic knowledge and skills upon which to build an individualized learning plan to reach towards the proficient use of MI.
These two-day exposure trainings will provide you with the most up-to-date information as well as the background on MI theory and research, including how and why behavior change occurs. MI is presented as a guiding style of communication and contrasted with other methods of behavior change counseling. Engaging will be the featured MI process in this workshop. Through discussion, videos, and experiential exercises, learners will begin developing a MI practice.

Program highlights:

• Explore and discuss the benefits of learning MI
• Become acquainted with relevant evidence of MI effectiveness in many practice settings
• Explain the four processes in motivational interviewing
• Apply the spirit of motivational interviewing to patient interactions
• Observe and practice fundamental skills; active listening and reflections.
• Observe and practice the key skills: open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries.
• Build a personal protocol for engaging and finding a focus with clients
• Practice engaging and finding a focus in a real play interaction
• Create an individual learning plan to continue to learn MI

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016
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.

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to excel in this 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
Experienced managers will also benefit from insights into new management practices that have emerged to address the impacts of technology, Gen Y and globalization.

These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help attendees:

• Build strong management skills to engage and motivate employees
• Boost confidence in their ability to manage difficult situations
• Hone problem-solving skills by working in groups on real-world issues
• Gain knowledge and practical skills to build better relationships

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 10, 2016 End Date: November 10, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
With more than $300 billion available annually from tens of thousands of grant organizations, there is ample opportunity to find and seek grant funding for your nonprofit. This full-day session will give you the insights you need to begin the grant writing process with confidence. The course will provide you with the basics of grant proposal writing, where to begin and offer tips and best practice insights that you can implement immediately-in fact, you'll start during this workshop! You'll leave with the tools and knowledge to immediately begin the process of seeking grant funding.

You will learn:

• Insider tips for identifying both public and private grant sponsors
• How to understand what grant sponsors are looking for-and how to deliver it to them
• A 4-step process for picking sponsors with the highest likelihood of funding your projects
• The primary elements found in most grant proposals
• How to recognize the critical details that grant sponsors expect you to address
• How to avoid common grant writing mistakes

These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help you:
Build the skills you need to successfully find and gain grant funding
Navigate an increasingly challenging competitive funding environment
Understand how to meet the needs of granting agencies
Gain confidence in your ability to secure funding

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

Clarion Hotel Campus Area 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701 Start Date: November 11, 2016 End Date: November 11, 2016 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
What are grant proposal reviewers really looking for? This session will give you the answers! While each grant application process is different there are some important common elements that can give you an insider's edge. In this full-day, hands-on workshop you will learn the secrets of persuasive grant writing. You'll gain important "fly on the wall" insights as you participate in a mock review process. (Let us know if you'd like one of your grant proposals to be considered for this review.) If you're a grant writer interested in gaining a competitive edge, this session is for you!

You will learn:

• A three-step RFP Analysis Process to identify sponsor hot buttons
• How to integrate persuasive themes into every section of your response
• How to create an opening summary that captures attention and sets you apart
• The critical elements of the grant review process
• How to interpret reviewers' comments
• How to anticipate and preempt reviewer objections as you write your proposal

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



70th Annual Gilmanton Free Fair

Gilmanton, WI
Come join the celebration in Gilmanton, home of the Biggest Little Fair for 70 years! Events include a full carnival, 4-H exhibits, weekend-long softball tournament, garden tractor pull, tractor pull, live entertainment both Friday and Saturday night, BBQ cook-off, bean bag tournament, craft/vendor fair, and of course the best charcoal chicken and brats all weekend long! This "little" fair packs a BIG fun punch and has an event for everyone of every age! Come see for yourself or check out the list of events online at www.gilmantonfreefair.com

Ashley Henthorn, 715-495-2991


Expressive Drawing: Unleashing Your Creativity

UW-Eau Claire Campus Eau Claire, WI 54703 (Contact office) Start Date: Tuesdays, October 4 End Date: October 25 Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In this workshop we will focus on non-objective drawing and the creative process. Each class is designed to provide participants with experiences that enhance their creative and expressive abilities. Our experimental approach will be exploratory, with each participant receiving individual attention from the instructor.

Activities will include discussion of the elements of art and principles of design, speed drawing, action drawing, automatic drawing and more. Participants will work individually, with partners and in groups. This workshop is not about creating a “masterpiece.” It is not about creating a finished work of art. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced artist, this class is for you. We will loosen up, let go, be brave and have fun!

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Self-Publishing Your Writing from A to Z

UW-Eau Claire Campus Eau Claire, WI 54703 (Contact office) Start Date: Tuesdays, September 20 End Date: November 1 Time: 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
So you've written that novel, memoir, or non-fiction book. You want to get it out to the world, but how do you do that? The world of publishing is going through rapid changes, and self-publishing doesn't have the stigma it once did. But there are still pitfalls, dead ends, and ways that you can easily overspend or otherwise have a bad experience.

This class is designed to help demystify the entire publishing process. You will learn the ins and outs of self-publishing, and ultimately you will end this course with a published e-book of your own writing. Even if you choose to go through a traditional publisher, knowing what your options are will make you a more savvy author.

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court 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.
Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to excel in this 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
Experienced managers will also benefit from insights into new management practices that have emerged to address the impacts of technology, Gen Y and globalization.
These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help attendees:
• Build strong management skills to engage and motivate employees
• Boost confidence in their ability to manage difficult situations
• Hone problem-solving skills by working in groups on real-world issues
• Gain knowledge and practical skills to build better relationships

Jackie Giles
gilesjk@uwec.edu
(715) 836-3636



Movin' & Groovin'

River Source Family Center-403 High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. This class promotes language & play through the use of instruments, song & dance. No registration required, free to all families!

For more information go to: www.riversourcefamilycenter.com or call 715-720-1841


United Way Community Block Party

Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
Looking for a FREE event that your whole family will enjoy? Join us at Irvine Park for an afternoon of fun for all ages. This event will feature performances by the nationally acclaimed comedy group, In Capable Hands, who has been featured on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and Live with Regis and Kelly. Duke Otherwise will also be showcased during the event and is sure to entertain with his skilled musical and tap-dancing numbers. FREE games with great prizes, juggling, magic tricks, and food will be abundant throughout the park. In addition, there will be great opportunities to engage with local nonprofits and receive FREE services that promote a good quality of life. Bring your whole family for an afternoon that is sure to be packed full of fun and excitement for everyone.

James Peters, 715-834-5043, jpeters@uwgcv.org


Bloomer Parent & Child Playgroup

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center, 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer, WI. The following Wednesdays from 9:30-11:00 a.m.: June 15 & 29, July 13 & 27, August 10 & 24, September 14 & 28, 2016
You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand! Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child. Presented by River Source Family Center.

For more information call 715-720-1841 or go to www.riversourcefamilycenter.com


Yellowstone Art Trail

Cadott, Boyd and Eastern Lake Wissota Wisconsin Friday & Saturday, September 9 & 10, 2016 9:00 am to 5:00 pm both days
The Third Annual Yellowstone Art Trail is a free self guided art tour consisting of 33 local artists at 15 locations displaying and selling artwork in their studios and participating businesses. This year it includes Cadott, Boyd and eastern Lake Wissota and is set for Friday and Saturday, September 9th & 10th, 2016 from 9-5 both days. For those traveling from the west, the Lake Wissota County Highway X bridge is under construction, so details on the detour are available on our map, which you can also view on our website.
The Yellowstone Art Trail features artwork for all ages, men and women alike. It showcases the fine art and skills of wood craftsmen, metal sculptors, stain glass artists, plus handmade pottery, wool and fiber art from local farms, fine art drawings and paintings, handmade jewelry and much more. The artwork is original and handmade and many of the artists give demonstrations, educating the public on their craft.
Included in the art tour are historical places of interest and specialty shops featuring locally made products. The historical ZCBJ Bohemian Lodge is on the art trail and hosts several guest artists (as do Roth’s Sugar Bush, Anson Methodist Church and Cabin Ridge). Tourists that come to the Yellowstone Art Trail can get tours of the building while enjoying homemade kolaches and take in the history of this area. The Cadott Area Historical Museum also gives tours of the buildings on Saturday during the art trail.
Brochures with maps are available identifying the artists and their craft. You can pick one up at area businesses, from the artists or view it on our website: www.yellowstonearttrail.blogspot.com. Each artist will be giving away one of their creations, so make sure to enter your name in a drawing at each location. Just grab a few friends, hop in your car and follow the big yellow sunflowers dotting the trail! We welcome you to experience the arts in our area.


Jean Arneson 715-289-3404
26427 115th Avenue Cadott, Wi 54727



Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit for Jeff Pawlicki

1804 Highland Ave, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54701
The nursing club is hosting a benefit to raise money for Jeff Pawlicki who was injured in a car accident - leaving him a quadriplegic. Jeff is in need of a new electric wheelchair to aid him in his mobility. Join us for dinner and support a great cause!

We have thousands of dollars of items for our silent auction, and tons of activities for the kids.

$7 per person
Children under 5 - FREE

Call/text Nicole Frey at 715-828-5094


Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day

Alfalawn Farms, N2859 290th St Menomonie, WI 54751
Come join us for a fun day of agricultural activities and education for kids and adults. Activities include guided wagon farm tours, a petting zoo and kid's play area, as well as a kiddie tractor pull.


Katie Wantoch, (715) 232-1636, katie.wantoch@ces.uwex.edu


North Wisconsin District Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention

The Plaza Inn & Suites, Eau Claire, WI
Delegates, members and guests of LWML groups from LCMS churches in Northern Wisconsin will meet to elect officers and select the mission projects for the next biennium. The group will hear messages from missionaries and have Bible studies. Friday night's banquet speaker is Visual Artist, Paul Oman.

Ginny Gunderson, Publicity Chairwoman, 509-899-2603


Exotic Pet Fair!!

Best Western Conference Center; 3340 Mondovi Rd. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Come to the next Exotic Pet Fair on Sunday, June 5th from 11am-4pm!! All of the vendor tables are already booked and our last event had over 1,000 people, so expect another big turnout! :D

There will be small animals (chinchillas, rabbits, mice, rats, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, etc), birds (cockatiels, conures, doves, finches, etc), reptiles, amphibians, bettas, sphynx kittens, and much much more! Plus supplies like cages, food, toys, accessories- pretty much everything you need all under one roof! Even feeder insects and frozen rodents for the reptile people out there ;) A list of expected animals will be posted closer to the fair day (see Facebook group below).

Where: Best Western Conference Center; 3340 Mondovi Rd. Eau Claire, WI
When: Sunday, June 5th from 11am-4pm
Admission: $3/adult; kids 3-12 $1, kids 2 and under free!
Website: www.exoticpetfairs.com
Facebook group: Wings, Tails, & Scales Pet Fairs <- Join for the latest updates!

There will also be educational seminars throughout the day! Topics will be posted on the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1718331678437951/

Emily Roberts, 715-808-4681, exoticpetfairs@gmail.com


ChemCeed Relay for Life Golf Outing Fund Raiser

Ojibwa Golf Course - Chippewa Falls, WI
ChemCeed is hosting a golf outing with all proceeds going to our Relay For Life team and the American Cancer Society. Ticket price includes 9 holes of golf, 1/2 golf cart, 1 drink ticket, and food. The event will include course games and raffle prizes. Register at www.chemceed.com/golf

Mel Enderes , 715-726-2300, inquiry@chemceed.com


"FALL FLING" 3-D SHOOT

Chippewa Bowhunters Club, 3181 180th St., Chippewa Falls, Wis. 54729
30 RINEHART TARGETS
REGISTRATION: SATURDAY 8-4 & SUNDAY 8-2
ADULTS $10
JUNIORS (13-17) $5
CADETS(12 & UNDER) FREE
2ND ROUND 1/2 PRICE
FOOD AND BEVERAGE AVAILABLE

GREG BOWE
715-563-3618



Hope Springs from the Heart Wellness Event

Econolodge Conference Center Menomonie
Event features alternative and holistic options for wellness including: Reiki, sound therapy, energy work, readers, crystals, stones and jewelry, gem elixirs, essential oils and much more.

Susan Justice (715)505-5558 suz@wwt.net


Annual Plant & Bulb Auction

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rock Falls, WI
St. Joseph’s Annual Plant and Bulb Auction! Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Wide variety of plants to bid on again this year!
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Rock Falls, WI
on Hwy 85, between Eau Claire and Durand.
Beginning at 6:00 PM with a light supper. Auction begins immediately after meal.
Sponsored by: PCCW of St. Joseph’s Parish
Bring a friend (and a box for purchases) and enjoy an evening of fun and great buys on a wide variety of plants, bulbs, and other items! Questions: Call Bonnie 832-5830 or Jenny 875-4656


Sue Abing
715-875-4527



The Mansion of Happiness - Book Release with Jon Loomis

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join poet/novelist/UWEC creative writing professor/Eau Claire resident Jon Loomis in celebrating the publication of his third book of poems, "The mansion of Happiness". Reading followed by Q&A, and then a period of milling about.

Lindsey, 7155520457


Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, 207 University Avenue, Elk Mound 3rd Monday of the Month: April 18th 4:30-6:00 PM Registration 5:30 PM Distribution - until all guests are served
Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution is a monthly event at Shepherd of the Hill. For a $20 donation, you will receive more than 2 large containers of food! Food items often include: frozen chicken, potatoes, dairy products, pop & water, hash browns, crackers, bread, and more! Remember to bring 2 large bins or boxes. Assistance is provided to load your car. There are no qualifications, only a simple registration process needed.

Office at Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, www.sothem.org, 715-879-5115, or go to the Ruby's Pantry website: www.rubyspantry.org


The Augusta Public Mobile Library

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St. Augusta, WI 54722
The Augusta Public Mobile Library
1st Wed of each month 12:30-1:30 Library staff will be at the Center with a variety of items that you can check out with your active library card. BINGO @ 11:00


Laura Hatleli
Augustacc.laura@gmail.com
715-286-2953



EVALYN’S MENDING SERVICE

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St. Augusta, WI 54722
EVALYN’S MENDING SERVICE WHEN: 1st & 3rd Fridays TIME: 10 am to 2:30 pm.

Call ahead during winter months to see if she made it out of her treacherous driveway!

WHAT: LIGHT mending on CLEAN cloth items ONLY. Light mending is a seam, a button or any slight rip. If a button or a zipper needs replacing, you bring the button or zipper.
WHO: ANY senior who needs light mending done. COST: A small donation for the Center is appreciated.


Laura Hatleli
Augustacc.laura@gmail.com
715-286-2953



ExporTech™: Feeding the World

Organic Valley, 310 State Highway 27, Cashton, WI 54619
A specialized ExporTech for manufacturers in the food, beverage and agriculture industries. Three-day series will target topics including specific food laws, food labeling, market potential, sales and distribution channels, logistics, state and federal resources, and operationalizing your international plan.

Dennis Lynch, a 33-year veteran of international trade, distinguished instructor, and advisor to a variety of food and agricultural firms, will be a primary presenter.

Program is supported by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Space is limited.
Website: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/exportech/index.cfm

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270


Janet Carson Gallery

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center every MTWF from 9 a.m. to 430 p.m. and every TH from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. January 20th- March 10th
Beth Peck
Tell me A Story

Rose Dollan-Neil,7158322787, http://www.eauclairearts.com/art_gallery.phtml


Janet Carson Gallery

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Every MTWF from 9 a.m. to 4 30 p.m. and every TH from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. November 18- December 23rd
Holiday Art Fair
Unique & affordable gifts by local artists

Rose Dollan-Neil, 7158322787, http://www.eauclairearts.com/art_gallery.phtml


Janet Carson Gallery

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Every MTW & F from 9 a.m. to 4 30 p.m. Every TH from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. September 30th - November 11th
Dale Luthy & Mark Blaskey
Metal People, Metal Places

Rose Dollan-Neil, 7158322787, http://www.eauclairearts.com/art_gallery.phtml


Janet Carson Gallery

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
Confluence of Art Biennial
showcasing the work of artists from across the Midwest

Rose Dollan-Neil, 7158322787, http://www.eauclairearts.com/art_gallery.phtml


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



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

Carson Park, Eau Claire
Join us for the 34th Annual Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run benefiting the local Special Olympics program. This 2 mile run/walk in beautiful Carson Park is ranked one of the top 10 races in Wisconsin. It’s family friendly and tough enough for the hard-core competitors. Ages 5-85 typically participate each year and average attendance for the Tuesday night race is 500 people. Help us grow this year’s event by inviting a family member or friend to join you!
100% of money raised from the race stays locally to help 1,000 Special Olympics athletes with intellectual disabilities train and compete in sports year-round. It’s a life changing opportunity for these kids and adults.
After the race, enjoy concessions, music, race results and an awards ceremony during the Party in the Park.
Check in begins at 4:30 p.m. and the race begins at 6 p.m. with awards following at 7 p.m.
For those who can’t attend Tuesday, join us for the main event Saturday, September 3.
Prices vary depending on date of registration.
Volunteers also needed. Contact Karen if you can help a few hours. kkraus@specialolympicswisconsin.org


Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833


Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics

UW-Stout campus, Menomonie
You’ve heard of a ride along, but what about a run along? Join dozens of law enforcement officers for this 5k to benefit local Special Olympics athletes. Do you have what it takes to outrun the cops? Will there be “jail time” if you lose to a cop? This unique evening glow run follows a 5k run and 1 mile walk route on campus and through parts of downtown Eau Claire. There’s also a kids’ ¼ mile run. Registration includes a t-shirt and coffee and donuts at the finish line. Plus, a donut eating contest against the cops is guaranteed to be epic! Open to all community members, families, college students and anyone interested in supporting Special Olympics WI. Lights and sirens will lead the way and kids activities will include exploring a cop car, meeting the K9, getting an “official” police badge, and more. $25 for 5k and 1 mile walk. $15 for kids 1/4 mile.

Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833


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



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


ARTmobile - Artist Market of Eau Claire

Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, WI
Let's make some ART! Join us this summer in LOCATION for free art projects!

Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create. See you at the park!

The ARTmobile connects Eau Claire's children with the visual arts. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are intended to take less than a half hour to create, sometimes in an outdoor setting, under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.

This program is provided by the generous support of our event sponsors:
Eau Claire Regional Arts Council
VolumeOne
Artist Market of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Farmer's Market
And by the generosity of this organization:
Clear Water Kiwanis
Thank you!


info@eauclairearts.com
715-832-2787
Rose Dollan-Neil



ARTmobile - VolumeOne's Sounds like Summer Concert Series

Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, WI
Let's make some ART! Join us this summer in LOCATION for free art projects!

Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create. See you at the park!

The ARTmobile connects Eau Claire's children with the visual arts. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are intended to take less than a half hour to create, sometimes in an outdoor setting, under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.

This program is provided by the generous support of our event sponsors:
Eau Claire Regional Arts Council
VolumeOne
Artist Market of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Farmer's Market
And by the generosity of this organization:
Clear Water Kiwanis
Thank you!


Rose Dollan-Neil, 715-832-2787, info@eauclairearts.com


ARTSmobile - Farmer's Market Pavilion

Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, WI
Let's make some ART! Join us this summer in LOCATION for free art projects!

Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create. See you at the park!

The ARTmobile connects Eau Claire's children with the visual arts. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are intended to take less than a half hour to create, sometimes in an outdoor setting, under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.

This program is provided by the generous support of our event sponsors:
Eau Claire Regional Arts Council
VolumeOne
Artist Market of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Farmer's Market
And by the generosity of this organization:
Clear Water Kiwanis
Thank you!

Rose Dollan-Neil, 715-832-2787, info@eauclairearts.com


ARTmobile - Farmer's Market Pavilion

Phoenix Park in Eau Claire, WI
Let's make some ART! Join us this summer in LOCATION for free art projects!

Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create. See you at the park!

The ARTmobile connects Eau Claire's children with the visual arts. Its purpose is to provide fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them. These art projects are intended to take less than a half hour to create, sometimes in an outdoor setting, under the guidance and supervision of the parent or guardian of the child.

This program is provided by the generous support of our event sponsors:
Eau Claire Regional Arts Council
VolumeOne
Artist Market of Eau Claire
Eau Claire Farmer's Market
And by the generosity of this organization:
Clear Water Kiwanis
Thank you!

Rose Dollan-Neil, 715-832-2787 , info@eauclairearts.com


RUN FOR THE FALLEN 2016

Towering Pines Park - 2355 Tower Road, Kronenwetter, WI
Join the Kronenwetter Fire Department as we honor the fallen heroes of September 11th, 2001. Register for the 5k, 10k or 1 Mile Firefighter Challenge to show your support for the fallen first responders who made the ultimate sacrifice 15 years ago.
Participants will receive a free dri-fit event tee, Fallen Hero Honor Badge, an automatic entry into our Race Bib Raffle and goodie bags from local businesses and sponsors.
Run For The Fallen will benefit the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and the Village of Kronenwetter Fire Department.
Sign up today and Never Forget.

More details can be found on our website: kronenwetterfallfest.org or by joining the Facebook event: Run For The Fallen 2016
https://www.facebook.com/events/988248864592671/


Becky Hensel at 715-370-8370 or runforthefallen@outlook.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


Inversions & Arm Balances Workshop

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
Are you interested in advancing your practice to include arm balances and inversions? Deepen your understanding of the physics and mindset behind your growing practice. Inversions and arm balances are surprisingly accessible.




This workshop is intended for students with basic to moderate yoga experience.




To enhance your experience, we recommend practicing regularly leading up to the workshop. Plank variations (standard, forearm, dolphin plank) will also be helpful in building core and shoulder strength to prepare.




Cost: $30

*20% off for 12 Month Members; 10% off for Month to Month Members

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



"In Place" Art Opening Reception w/ Rebecca Crowell

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, WI 54703
Rebecca's abstract paintings come from memories of particular places she has visited, and are her efforts to distill their unique character and emotional impact. She especially love places that are remote, rugged, rocky and wild, and has recently spent time in such locations in Ireland, Sweden, and New Mexico. She uses oil paint, cold wax medium, and various powders and drawing tools to create complex surfaces that resonate with her memories and responses to these experiences.

The Local Store
715.552.0457



Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, Wi 54742 Thursday, September 3, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or Thursday, October 15, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
This program is targeted for our older nature lovers. This hike of an hour or so is led by a Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist and takes place on the Reserve trails. Explorers can document the changes taking place in the Reserve’s woods. The walk will be capped off with coffee and a treat and further discussion about the changes and things seen on the trials. The program is geared for adults 55 and older. Hikers should expect about a mile-long hike with uneven terrain and stairs to negotiate.
Registration and full payment required by September 1 and October 13.
Friends $3 Nonmembers $5


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Eagle Project Fundraiser - Pie & Ice Cream Social

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar Street, Eau Claire, WI
Summer Grill-out and Pie & Ice Cream Social will be the main fundraiser for an Eagle Scout Project-to build a pavilion at this church. Serving hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, baked beans, cole slaw and pie & ice cream.

Chris Matton
715-833-9649



CORVETTE SHOW

Eau Claire, WI
Celebrating an American sports car legend in picturesque Owen Park, Wednesday, June 24 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. FREE admission. Live music. Pie & ice cream social. For more information, visit http://chippewavalleycorvettes.com or call (715) 577-5115.

Tom Rohrer (715) 577-5115
owenparkcarshows@gmail.com



Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Publishing Panel & Discussion

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Local experts on the publishing industry will provide basic info and discussion as well as a Q&A session for attendees.

Register online at www.cvbookfest.org/writ-wrkshps/ or via the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center by phone, web, or in person at 316 Eau Claire St., EC.

Cost: $10 registration fee

The Local Store Staff, 715-552-0457, info@volumeone.org


Website Basics Webinar

Eau Claire, WI
Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center has recently obtained a grant to provide a Business Development Webinar Series for rural small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. These Webinars will address a variety of topics related to starting and growing a small business, and are taught by professional trainers from Western Dairyland. All the webinars are presented from Noon to 1 PM. The first webinar, Website Basics, will be offered on July 9, 2015.

Website Basics: For small business owners who are seeking assistance in building a simple, cost effective, do-it-yourself style website. Learn how a basic hosting and domain plan through a cloud company and template based software, can cut costs and raise revenue.

Price for the Website Basics webinar is $15. Webinar participants will receive all class materials and link to the webinar site by email the morning of the webinar.

There are three easy ways to register 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.

Michelle Wanstead, 715-836-7511 ext.1171


Cadott Nabor Days

Cadott, WI
Parade @ 12:00 PM, Food, FAMILY FUN DAY following the parade, ATV BARREL RACES @ 3:30 PM, Free music in park 3:00 PM, Free Music @ 8:30 PM with Anderson Band, Beer Tent, FOOD, Carnival Rides, FIREWORKS at dusk!!

Karen Lotts


Buffalo County Fair Open Show Registration

On-Line Registration at www.buffalocountyfairwi.com
Open class registration will beginning taking registration on June 8th and continuing till June 15th. Please go to either the Buffalo County Fair website at www.buffalocountyfairwi.com or the Buffalo County Extension website at http;//buffalo.uwex.edu for links to register.

Cara Lee Wiersgalla at 608-687-9575


Learn to Fish

Marshall Park, Chippewa Falls
A free event for the whole family. Learn to fish during Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend.

Kyle Beach, Chippewa Valley Family YMCA


14th Annual Blessing of the Animals

First Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI 54701
You are encouraged to bring your family pets and work animals to this special outdoor service as we worship God and celebrate the blessing and companionship of all God’s creatures.

First Presbyterian Church


Community Conversation

Avalon Conference Center Chippewa Falls, WI
A gathering of Chippewa County stakeholders to discuss empowering our youth with disabilities through employment and community involvement.

Nick White
715-834-2771
nick@lecdc.org



Arpin Volunteer Fire Department celebration for 75+ years of service to area

Kandy Kane Park Arpin, WI
Arpin Volunteer Fire Department along with many other central WI fire departments "Poker Run" to help celebrate 75+ years of service to community and area
Motorcycle and Classic Cars welcome!

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Riders can start at anytime throughout the day! However, all Game cards will need to need returned to Kandy Kane Park.

Poker run riders can depart at 9:30 a.m.

Awards for the top hands to be awarded.
“All stops will be at various Fire Departments in Central WI.”
“Rain or Shine”

“Free Street Dance” will follow at Kandy Kane Park Music by "Kid Karaoke"
7 - 11:30 p.m.
In case of bad weather dance will be under park shelter

Craft and Vendor Show
Limited space under covered shelter
$20.00 / 8 –10 foot space Call (715) 451 -0042 to reserve table.
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kickball Tourney “Double Elimination” Starts at 9 a.m.
Limited to Eight teams Maximum
$50.00 Team entry fee. “Payout to top three teams”
Contact Rick at (715) 650-0399 to register

“ Free Children’s Activities and Fire Trucks and equipment on display

Classic Tractor and equipment show
Show begins at 9:30 a.m.—6 p.m.
Awards for the best entries in various categories
NO Entry fee to show off your tractors and equipment. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m

“Free Admission”
Food and Refreshments sold on grounds

Sponsored by: Arpin Volunteer Fire Department

More Info call: (715) 451-0042, (608)387-2056,(715)897-8954,(715)897-2544

Bob (608)387-2056/Misty (715)451-0042


Independence Day Ceremony

The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
Independence Day Program on the Plaza-speakers, area color guards, music, talking circle

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net


Let's Jump, Stretch, and Wiggle

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Singing along to well known nursery rhymes while having fun copying simple exercise techniques. Stretching their bodies and learning the concept that exercise is good for their little bodies. Activities are FREE to join once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free Hooray!

PLEASE NOTE: We do have a no shoe policy in the Playhouse. We do this for hygiene reasons,and to keep the carpet area's dry for the crawling babies. Please bring spare socks or slippers (home away from home) !!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Healthy Hearts

Mount Washington Residence Assisted LIving
FREE Community event for everyone on how to keep your Heart Healthy! Refreshments will be served.

Jane Forrestal
(715) 834-3400



Ice Fishing Contest

Dunn County Fish & Game Lake Menomin
$750 in fishing awards, $1000 drawings, food, raffles,bingo, euchre tournament, youth fishing contest, fun for all

Les---715 235 5650


Let's Be Honest (A Grown-Up Storytelling Series): The Wrong Foot

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is "The Wrong Foot: Stories that do not begin well."

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

lindsey, 715.552.0457, info@volumeone.org


Fundraiser for Makenzie Schabell

Eagles Club in Hallie WI
Fundraiser for a 17 year old girl that has stage 4 cancer, Benefit is to help with medical costs, transportation amd her everyday care!

Makala Schabell (Sister) 715-382-6682


Beginning Sign Language 2 (BSL 2)

UW-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services, Eau Claire WI
This class is for those who have already taken BSL 1 or have equivalent experience or training. We’ll begin with a “refresher” class, and then move on to new material.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/signcourses.htm
Check Web for more info and prices

Karen Konz, 836-5637


Hometown Caroling

Meet at Micon Cinemas, Chippewa Falls
Bundle up, grab a flashlight and go caroling with us! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart!

Anita at 715-271-6098


Ben and Zip: Two Short Friends

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire children's writer, Joanne Linden, will be reading and signing her newest book, Ben and Zip: Two Short Friends, in the gallery.

A tribute to friendship, boardwalks, and summer at the beach, this picture book tells of the adventure of two best friends. It will keep readers laughing, cheering, and guessing until the very end when Ben and Zip are reunited after a rainstorm. A unique lost-and-found tale with a surprise ending, brimming with lively illustrations, and filled with rhyming refrains that roll off the tongue, this storybook is a great read-aloud for kids of all sizes. A perfect gift for ages 4-7.

VolumeOne.org
(715) 552-0457



News Flash with Jo

Augusta Senior and Community Center 601 Main St.
Join us just before lunch on Fridays as Joanne looks up weird and funny events on the internet… She has a real talent for finding some really odd & hilarious things! You might even accidently learn a thing or two about surfing the net!

Joanne 715 286-2953


Altoona School Referendum Information Meeting

Town of Washington Municipal Building, 5750 Old Town Road, Eau Claire, WI
Come and learn more about the Altoona School Referendum for the November 4th election.

Dr. Connie Biedron, Superintendent


Santa's House

Rutledge Charities Building, 404 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Come visit Santa after his arrival in Chippewa Falls and share all of your Christmas wishes. Santa will be at his house in the Rutledge Charity Building every Saturday until Christmas from 11am–3pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera.

Chippewa Falls Main Street
teri@cfms.us
715-723-6661



Women's Basics on Self-Defense

Fairchild Elementary School
Free - women's basic self defense . Open to all women, young ladies, girls.

Niki Conklin 715-533-8519


Wellness Survey to Create a Healthier Chippewa Valley

You can take the survey online (see link), and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.
Starting October 6th, members of the community are encouraged to fill out a survey.

It has 14 questions and covers a variety of topics surrounding health issues in the Chippewa Valley.

You can take in online, and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.

715-579-5962


Dance Mix

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun! Participants will explore various dance styles and techniques through this 7-week introductory course. No experience or dance equipment required!
Ages 3-4: 4:15-5pm
Ages 5-6: 5:15-6pm
Fee: $48 Y Member | $72 Non-Member

Jen Zwicky, jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org, 715-839-4637


Back to School Fashion Show

Aug 29, 2014 5:00 P.M.

Oakwood Mall
Kick off the new school year in style! With the start of a school year just around the corner, Oakwood Mall has the Back to School looks you want to make this year's shopping a breeze. Need ideas? Join us for our Back to School Fashion Show on Friday, August 29th at 5pm in Café Court.




AUDITIONS: Y-Rep Productions' "Peter Pan"

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Join us as we put on a play version of the classic children's book, "Peter Pan." Actors will take on the beloved roles of Peter, Wendy, and friends and battle the dastardly Captain James Hook! Everyone who registers and auditions will get a part onstage! Rehearsals to take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in September and October with performances on Friday, 10/17 and Saturday, 10/18. Not every actor will need to attend every rehearsal; if you have scheduling conflicts, don't worry! - we will do our best to work around them. A more exact schedule will be available online at http://www.eauclaireymca.org/p/y-rep.html

Ages: 8-14
Fee: $65 Y Member | $80 Non-Member

Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director
jen.zwicky@eauclaireymca.org, 715-839-4637



Christ Church Salad Luncheon

Chippewa Falls
Come enjoy a large array of salads and desserts and help us raise money for local outreach. Take-out and pre-ordering is available. Please call us by 10:30 a.m. July 7 to pre-order. Cost is $7.

Christ Episcopal Church
624 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls
Phone number-715-723-7667



Meg Hutchinson

Deb Johnson, Director, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
An award winning songwriter based in the Boston area, Meg Hutchinson's lyric-based folk-pop has been artfully documenting the human condition for eighteen years. Her awards include winning the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2000 with music that is described "as powerful as it is gentle." Meg's personal journey has led her to explore how the intersection between mental health, wellness, healing, spirituality, and music can converge to make the world a better place. Website: http://meghutchinson.com/ Admission: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Youth $9

Deb Johnson, Director
Chippewa Valley Cultural Association/Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715-726-9000 Email: cvca@cvca.net



St. John The Baptist Parish 45th Annual Karnival

Plum City, WI - American Legion Park
Annual Parish Karnival with BBQ chicken dinners, kid's games, raffles, silent auction, bingo, and special performances by the Edelweiss Dancers at 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Todd J. Glaus Karnival Advertising
220 Church Rd. Plum City, WI 54761
715-647-5851



Big Top Chautauqua Presents: Tent Show Radio

State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
'Culture Under Canvas' comes to Eau Claire as Tent Show Radio celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a special live performance of the show. The show features New York Times best selling author, humorist, songwriter, radio show host and amateur pig farmer, Michael Perry, along with Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests.
Since 1994 Tent Show Radio has been heard every week on 50-plus listener-supported radio stations across the United States and the world on the Internet. Each week's episode features a live performance recorded from Big Top Chautauqua's summer concert season along with a short monologue by Michael Perry from the 'backstage dressing room with the one-lonely-lightbulb'.
"Taking Tent Show Radio on the road has been a blast," says Perry. "It's a chance for folks who have maybe never made it to the tent to enjoy a taste of what's been going on up at Big Top Chautauqua for decades now. The live music, the stories, and the laughs combine for a straightforward, boots-on-the-ground good time. And as I like to say, it's always fun for us to meet listeners and say thank you right to their face. Plus I get to see if any of my new jokes work."
"Tent Show Radio Live on tour features all the elements of a live radio broadcast plus quite a bit more," says the radio show's Producer Tom Fabjance. "The show is packed with variety and a large 12 plus piece ensemble of performers and musicians. The show was well received last fall in Stoughton and Reedsburg and played to near capacity crowds and folks seem to be responding favorably."

Ben Richgruber


Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Sucker Punch

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is Sucker Punch: Stories of getting duped ... or doing the duping.

Tina or Lindsey, 715-552-0457, info@volumeone.org


Play & Learn

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
Need to get out of the house and experience something new? Spend some time with your child at River Source Family Center during our Play & Learn sessions! This fun and playful setting encourages learning through free play, interactive activities, and story time.

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841


Movin' & Groovin'

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with excitement and adventure. You will witness your child's developmental evolution in language, listening, and self-esteem. Watch all of this take place in an environment that promotes imagination and play through the use of instruments, song, and dance!

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841


Easter Egg Drop

South Middle School
Easter Egg Drop benefitting Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry. The bunny will be flown in on a helicopter, drop eggs on the fields at South Middle school where children are gather to watch and then gather the eggs!

Alicia Schneider alicia@logomos.com, 612-210-8309


C.A.R.E. Fair

Oakwood Mall
A recent mayo clinic study found skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009 among middle aged men and women.

So, the Mayo Clinic Health System is trying to combat the issue.

The Care Awareness, Resources, & Education Fair will be doing free skin cancer checks, blood pressure, weight control, breast and testicular self-examinations, palliative and hospice care and healthy recipes.



715-838-3717


Omelet Breakfast sponsored by Bateman Sno-Riders

Lafayette Town Hall. 5765 197th St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 HANDICAP ACCESSABLE
Annual Fundraiser. Made to order omelets, hashbrowns muffin and beverage.Adults: $7.00, Ages 6-12 $5.00. Children 5 and under free. Proceeds will promote safe snowmobile riding, maintain 20 miles of club trails, local senior lock-ins and local T-ball teams at the local sports complex.

Jean Rygiel, club president, 715-723-8798


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