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Orders for Spring Tree and Bird/Bat House Project

Pick-Up location - Gordy’s, downtown Chippewa Falls
Who: Chippewa Rod and Gun Club Inc.
What: Spring Tree and Bird/Bat House Project
Why: Promote tree planting and bird/bat house use to improve our environment

Proceeds help fund the conservation efforts of the Club

Date: Taking orders - until April 1, 2015
Pick-Up – Sunday April 19, 2015
Pick-Up Time: 9:00am to Noon
Where: Pick-Up location - Gordy’s, downtown Chippewa Falls

For More Information: www.rodngun.org
more-info@rodngun.org

Order forms at - www.rodngun.org

Chippewa Hardware
Wissota Hardware
D.J’s Marts
Bloomer Kwik Trip
Chippewa Family Restaurant

Tree planting and bird / bat house project:

Wide Variety of Trees: (34) from pines, maples, oaks, fruit and nut trees. Besides seedlings we have larger older trees & shrubs

No minimum orders

Low cost – For example, you can get a seedling white pine for $.40 cents.

4 different bird & bat houses hand made by Tony B. Wren house is only $5

In addition to helping the environment, proceeds help fund the Club’s Conservation efforts.

Plant a tree and put out a bird /bat house to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22.

For More Information: www.rodngun.org
more-info@rodngun.org



Celebrate Music!

Trinity Lutheran Church, Eau Claire
A concert performed by CVASING (Chippewa Valley Area Singers Involved in Neighborhood Giving)

80 musicians from the Chippewa Valley and special guest performers The Cruciani Sisters accompanied by Lori

Proceeds go to the Feed My People Food Bank




Subfest

Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Surfacing July 10th-12th, the first annual Subfest! The Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Rahr West Art Museum, and Capitol Civic Center will be hosting this event. There will be plenty to do, such as new exhibits at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum and Rahr West Art Museum, classic WWII submarine movies at the Capitol Civic Center, outdoor vendors, fireworks, family activities, and more! Check out our website www.wisconsinmaritime.org for a schedule of events and more information!

Karen Duvalle, 920-684-0218x105, kduvalle@wisconsinmaritime.org


Ladysmith High School Jazz Dinner Concert

Ladysmith High School, Ladysmith, WI
The Ladysmith High School Music Department will put on a dinner concert featuring the LHS Jazz Ensemble and LHS Vocal Jazz Singers. The night will offer patrons numerous raffles and silent auctions as well as an excellent three course meal. Tickets for the concert are $16.00.

Kirk Yudes, Director of Bands, Ladysmith High School. (715)532-5531 x 291


Beneath the Bonfire Book Launch with Nickolas Butler

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Nickolas Butler, author of NY Times Best-Seller "Shotgun Lovesongs," launches the hardcover edition of his new book, "Beneath the Bonfire", a collection of critically acclaimed short stories.

Lindsey
715-552-0457



Canvas & Cork

Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, WI
Come join us at the Shell Lake Arts Center for an evening of wine & whimsy. This adult-only event features a 2.5 hour painting workshop with friends in front of a canvas. No painting experience is required, just a willingness to have some fun with your paint brush! An instructor will guide you through the painting experience step-by-step and everything you need is provided to create a work of art that you take home at the end of the evening. Light snacks, coffee, and lemonade will be provided. Wine is available to purchase by the glass or by the bottle.
Admission is $45 at the door, or preregister by March 1st, 2015 and receive a $10 discount!!

Shell Lake Arts Center
www.shelllakeartscenter.org
info@shelllakeartscenter.org
715-468-2414



Celebration of Life; A Tribute to Mark Wehner Vendor & Live Music Event

Osseo-Fairchild High School Osseo Fairchild High School: 50851 East Street Osseo, WI 54758
Please Join us for a Craft Show and Live Music Event from 12pm-5pm at the Osseo-Fairchild High School to show support for Mr. Wehner with proceeds benefiting the Karen Wyckoff Rein in Sarcoma Foundation. While shopping and enjoying music from Mr. Wehner and local artists, don't forget to grab some baked goods and concessions. Ohhh, and win some awesome raffle items!! Admission is $3 per person and no more than $9 per family. The admission will include one raffle ticket per person. All proceeds will go to the Rein in Sarcoma Foundation.

Melissa McDaniel


Shell Lake Arts Center presents Piano Fest 2015

Shell Lake Arts Center, Shell Lake, WI
Come join us at the Shell Lake Arts Center for an exclusive Piano Fest Evening Concert, Friday, March 6th, 2015. Don't miss this exclusive performance by the Phillips Gebrian Chamber Duet featuring an evening of classical chamber music from a broad range of eras: Bach to modern. the concert will include solo piano and viola pieces, plus chamber duets, guaranteed to touch your musical heart with their beauty.

Shell Lake Arts Center
info@shelllakeartscenter.org
www.shelllakeartscenter.org
715-468-2414



2nd Annual CVVCA Volunteer Expo

Hobbs Municipal Ice Center 915 Menomonie St. Eau Claire
This free event is hosted by the Chippewa Valley Volunteer Coordinators Association and will be held at the Hobbs Ice Center in Eau Claire, WI. This is free to guests who would like to learn about Volunteering Organizations and Opportunities in the Chippewa Valley. Please join us to learn how you can be a part of and help our community thrive through Volunteering!

Kaylynn Stahlbusch
715-839-4763
www.facebook.com/cvvaa




NOTA Spring Book Release Party

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
NOTA is releasing the spring version of their 100% student-created publication - come celebrate in the V1 gallery with live music and readings, and pick up a copy of the Spring NOTA for yourself.

715-552-0457
Lindsey@volumeone.org



From a Wisconsin Farm to the Big Leagues: The Life of Andy Pafko

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Joe Niese will give a presentation and read selections from his new book, "Handy Andy: The Andy Pafko Story. Pafko, from Boyceville, is a beloved figure from baseball's Golden Era.

715-552-0457
Lindsey@volumeone.org



Zoom "On the Banks of the River" Book Reading & Signing with Rebecca Oatman

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
This book explores the growth of Eau Claire from its earliest days into modern times. Each chapter is written by a fictional family member living the times as a real resident would have, with or without this family’s trauma and divide.

715-552-0457
Lindsey@volumeone.org



Artist Reception - Simulacra: New Drawings by David Brock

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
My current series of drawings reflects my continued interest with how we, as humans, interact and organize the landscape around us. This is especially evident at the intersection between our agrarian land and those we deem as “wild”. I have returned to the medium of drawing as a means of critical analysis towards both the how and the why of my art-making, essentially a means of self-reflection and self-expression.

715-552-0457
Lindsey@volumeone.org



First Fridays at the Local Store

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
On the first Friday of every month, several locations in downtown Eau Claire offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Stop by the Local Store this Friday to get 20% off any purchase of $30 or more.

715-552-0457
Lindsey@volumeone.org



The Millenium

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join local alternative-pop band The Millenium as they celebrate the release of their latest project, The Pine Hollow Sessions. Stop by to see a live performance featuring all of the musicians involved and to buy a physical copy for yourself.

Lindsey 715-552-0457


13th Annual Chicken Dinner and Open House Strum-Unity Fire Station

203 4th Ave South, Strum
13th Annual Chicken Dinner and Open House at the Strum-Unity Fire Station. We have cash raffle tickets that are being sold 1st prize $500, 2nd prize $250, 3rd-7th prizes $100 the cost for the tickets is $2 each or 3 for $5, we are selling tickets on a crossbow, shotgun, muzzleloader and $250 gift certificate for Holtan's Jewelry in Whitehall those tickets are $5 each, 3 for $10 or 7 for $20. We also have a silent auction and other raffles to win very nice prizes.

Fire Chief Greg Rindal
715-695-3313



Cat Show

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, WI
Cat Show held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Building, 331 Jefferson Ave, Chippewa Falls, 9 am to 3:30 pm both days. Sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Cat Club, this year’s theme is “Artistic Cats”. See purebred cats and household pets compete for awards. Daily raffle, shop cat themed merchandise, enter contests, make cat crafts and toys at our craft table. Jason Anhorn will be on hand to do caricatures or paintings of your cat from a picture you bring. $4 adults, $2 children 7 and under. 2 free raffle tickets with pet food donation for St Francis Food Pantry. More information at Chippewa Valley Cat Club FaceBook page or call 715-836-0092.



Carol Larson


Pittsville Empty Bowls

Pittsville Elementary School, Pittsville, WI
Pittsville Elementary Cafeteria
5459 Elementary Avenue, Pittsville
Adults $10.00
Includes Ceramic Bowl and Meal
All Proceeds Benefit PANS
Pittsville Elementary School will also be hosting their annual Art Show, Learning Fair and STEM activities this night from 5:45pm-7:15pm

Pittsville Elementary Cafeteria
5459 Elementary Avenue, Pittsville
Adults $10.00
Includes Ceramic Bowl and Meal
All Proceeds Benefit PANS
Pittsville Elementary School will also be hosting their annual Art Show, Learning Fair and STEM activities this night from 5:45pm-7:15pm



Bateman Sno-Riders Build Your Own Omelet Breakfast!

Lafayette Town Hall, 5765 197th St., Chippewa Falls WI
Serving: Omelet, Hash Browns, Choice of Milk, Juice or Coffee
$7.50/Adults, $5/ages 6-12, under 6 free.

Bateman Sno-Riders Snowmobile Club
batemansnoriders@yahoo.com
not for publish: Tom henke



Enchanted Evening

Holiday Inn South, 4751 Owen Ayres Court, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Enchanted Evening is a fundraiser for Grace Lutheran Foundation. Proceeds will benefit residents and clients of Grace Lutheran Foundation programs and facilities by funding Medical Alert Technologies to enhance quality of life and care for residents. www.graceluthfound.com

Michelle Rayburn, Stokes Herzog


ECCT Auditions: "Cabaret"

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of CABARET at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Auditions will be held March 15th and 16th at 7:00 p.m. Those auditioning must prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway musical. Lead roles are available for four males and two females ages 25-60, and singing/dancing roles available for four males and six females ages 18-30. There are no roles for performers ages high school and under in this production. Three public performances are scheduled May 14-16 at the Oxford.

For complete audition information visit www.ecct.org and click on Auditions.

For those interested in helping behind the scenes, opportunities are available to help with sound and lights, working backstage, and with the costumes and sets. For more information, email frontdesk@ecct.org or call 715-839-8877.

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre
715-839-8877



ECCT Auditions: "Goodnight Moon"

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire 54703
The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of GOODNIGHT MOON at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Auditions will be held March 8th and 9th at 5:30 p.m. Those auditioning must prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway musical. Roles are available for four males and four females ages high school-adult. Seven public performances and six school matinees are scheduled April 16-21 at the Oxford.

For complete audition information visit www.ecct.org and click on Auditions.

For those interested in helping behind the scenes, opportunities are available to help with sound and lights, working backstage, and with the costumes and sets. For more information, email frontdesk@ecct.org or call 715-839-8877.

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre
715-839-8877



Joe “The Trick-Star” Odhiambo

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The World's Greatest Basketball Dribbler (12-time Guinness World Record Holder) Joe Odhiambo is originally from Kenya, East Africa. Joe’s humble upbringing taught him the drive and work ethic which have allowed him to become the best in his class. Despite some tough life lessons and experiences, Joe helps children and young adults realize that even though we may start the race in different places, at the end of the day, what we put in is what we will get back. Joe was an NBA All-Star Performer (2006 - 2010) and a former Phoenix Suns performer. Admission: Adults $8, Seniors $7, Youth $3, Family of four $20

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



10th Annual Lambing Time on the Farm

Govin's Farm - Menomonie Saturday and Sunday March 21st - 22nd, Saturday and Sunday March 28th - 29th, Friday and Saturday April 3rd - 4th Saturday and Sunday April 11th - 12th From 10am – 4pm
Bounce into spring with a visit to Govin's Lambing Barn. Enjoy watching the lambs nursing and bouncing around their mothers, while learning more about these wooly creatures. It may even be possible to see the birth of a lamb. There will be lambs, chicks, piglets, goats & lots of other baby farm animals to see & hold. Bring the family and don’t forget your camera! There will also be horse drawn wagon rides, face painting, pony rides, wool spinners and crafters

Julie Govin
715-231-2377
jgovin@govinsfarm.com



Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WIBIDA) Spring Conference

Tundra Lodge Green Bay, WI
Parents, teachers, students and anyone interested in finding out more about Assistive Technology for dealing with dyslexia, go to www.wibida.org for conference details.

Eileen Richardson
715-536-4912



"Passport to the Arts" Savoring the Arts Fundraising Evening

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

Thirty-nine years ago, a group of innovative, bold, hardworking people gathered to consider the transformation of the former McDonell High School into a center for the arts. Thanks to their vision and hard work and that of countless dedicated community members, this beautiful and historic building was saved from destruction, becoming the Heyde Center for the Arts. We are seeking your support to help the organization continue its mission. Admission: $75 per person. Business sponsorships are welcomed.


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



Charcoal Chicken Dinner

Seminary St, Cadott, WI
Serving Delicious Charcoal Chicken with Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Buttery Corn, Creamy Coleslaw, Rolls, Beverages, For Dessert a Slice of Pie.

Donna Albarado, 715-289-4511


"Coming Full Circle" A Piano Concert by Kate Lanzer

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Setting the stage for a musical journey, Kate Lanzer brings the audience through a fascinating cycle of character pieces by Schumann called Kreisleriana and a diverse selection of Preludes from Scriabin’s op. 11 set. Each of these collections are bound together by a circular design - the preludes through key relationships around the circle of 5ths and Kreisleriana through a curious literary design borrowed from E.T.A. Hoffman’s “double novel” entitled The Life and Opinions of the TomCat Murr together with a Fragmentary Biography of Kapellmeister Johannes Kreisler on Random Sheets of Waste Paper. Admission: adults $7, seniors $6, youth $3


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



Stanley-Boyd Community Red Cross Blood Drive

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Stanley, WI
To make an appointment, have questions, or a need Red Cross consent form for sixteen-year olds, please call Donella Christianson at 715-644-3638. Walk-ins are welcome.

Donella Christianson
715-644-3638



The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy-Dinner & Show

Heyde Cetner for the Arts 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m. The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.
Enjoy a delicious meal by Franzwa’s Custom Catering in the Heyde Center auditorium before the show. Choose between a flaky baked cod with a buttery lemon glaze or a chicken breast with a creamy mushroom sauce complemented by a flavorful wild rice blend, along with peas and carrots, a fresh green salad with mandarin oranges and strawberries, and rolls and butter. Top it all off with dessert and coffee. Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only

Heyde Cetner for the Arts 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only
Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer
Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.
Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only

Heyde Cetner for the Arts 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only
Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer
Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.
Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy –Show Only
Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer
Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.
The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.
Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy--Dinner and Show
Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer
Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.

The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.

Enjoy a delicious meal by Franzwa’s Custom Catering in the Heyde Center auditorium before the show. Choose between a flaky baked cod with a buttery lemon glaze or a chicken breast with a creamy mushroom sauce complemented by a flavorful wild rice blend, along with peas and carrots, a fresh green salad with mandarin oranges and strawberries, and rolls and butter. Top it all off with dessert and coffee.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



Stanley-Boyd Community Red Cross Blood Drive

Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Stanley, WI
To make an appointment, questions, or Red Cross Consent form for sixteen-year old, contact Donella Christianson at 715-644-3638

Donella Christianson
715-644-3638



Center for Writing Excellence Writing Contest

Eau Claire
The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Writing Excellence (CWE) is holding a writing contest open to all UWEC students, faculty, and members of the local community.

This year’s theme is “Conspiracy Theories” and welcomes submissions of both fiction and non-fiction prose. All entries must adhere to the theme, be no longer than 1000 words, and be submitted as a PDF via the CWE website. The deadline for submission is March 15, 2015, and all entries will be evaluated by a panel of UWEC faculty and guest judges. Additionally, an open reading will be held on April 9, 2015 for any interested participants.

We have several fabulous prizes available through the UWEC campus bookstore. While a first, second, and third place winner will be named, ten randomly selected participants will also be awarded prizes.

For more information and additional submission instructions, please visit our website at (www.uwec.edu/writing/writingcontest.htm).


Rebecca Anderson, andereb@uwec.edu


Silent Messengers-Celebrating A Savior

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar St., Eau Claire, WI
A dramatic clowning presentation of the life, death, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ.

DeAnne Swenson, 715-834-2959


Outdoor Ed-Venture 2015

Cornell Mill Yard Park
Free, family-friendly event boasting information booths and hands-on activities and demonstrations of outdoor recreational activities including fishing, boating, geocaching, biking, water safety and much, much more! Door prizes, free goodie bags for kids and delicious lunch available for purchase

Andrea Smith, Community Ed Director (715) 861-8011 P.O. Box 517 Cornell, WI 54732


Mother's Day Bazaar

Eau Claire Expo Center. Eau Claire WI
Special Occasions invites you to our 1st Annual Mother's Day Bazaar. Join us for a truly unique shopping experience, 75+ spaces filled with vendors, crafters & unique business owners from the Chippewa Valley and surrounding areas.

Win Cash prizes & Gift Baskets!

Join us there is something for everyone.


Semone. 651-246-0673


GOOD NEWS: Beat the Winter Blues

Fairchild Church of Hope, 200 W Main Street, Fairchild, WI
Movie: Man called Peter ( Peter Marshall) and free popcorn and beverage

715 533-8519


The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
The Cave Artist: A Prehistoric Musical Comedy
Script and songs by Jerry Way, directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer
Thursday–Saturday, March 19–21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 22 at 2:00 p.m.

The Wayward Players take musical comedy back to the Stone Age with Jerry Way’s The Cave Artist. Set in the South of France in 30,000 BC, the story and songs soon reveal these cave dwellers are no Neanderthals! True to the sophistication of their cave paintings, they are a fashion-conscious, articulate community—who enjoy sipping wine as they discuss the latest music, drama, and art. These hunter-gatherers maintain a prehistoric center for the arts in this off-kilter look at creativity, love, and conflict that is sure to be great fun for all ages.
Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729


51st Annual Spring Arts Show

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Sunday, April 12 through Friday, April 24
The Chippewa Herald along with the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association will again be hosting the Annual Spring Arts show. Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimension​al art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, other creative art forms, demonstrations, and cash awards. There is no charge to the public for this exhibit, but donations are appreciated to help keep this exceptional gallery space available to the community.


Debra Johnson, Executive Director
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016
The greatest management failure may be the ineffective delivery of performance evaluation feedback. This process is ongoing, extending beyond the formal annual performance appraisal meeting. Done well, it can lead to increased engagement, productivity, and loyalty. Yet, it’s a process that is often dreaded and misunderstood. Consequently, businesses fail to reap the real business rewards that effective performance management can deliver. Supervisor Training: Employee Evaluation and Performance Management will provide participants with proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and conducting constructive performance appraisals, even when the news is challenging.

Participants will learn how to:
 Communicate clear, specific and measurable objectives
 Identify and gather essential, objective, performance data
 Maintain a positive work climate
 Use proven coaching techniques to improve productivity
 Strengthen work relationships through effective communication
Performance appraisal is never truly mastered as new challenges are continually emerging. Even experienced managers will benefit from the expert insights, shared experiences and group discussions delivered in this program.

Who Should Attend
Aspiring, new – and even experienced – managers hoping to build their management skills.


Brett Schroedel, 715.836.4914


Growing Beyond Your Business feat. Priya Bettadapur, Streetsense / Vibrant Streets

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Your stores, shops, and restaurants have stories to tell, but what's the best way to tell them? Communication is key, and everything from internal & external storefront improvements, streetscape design, and making your street and business memorable is important. Learn how to make small, incremental changes to boost presence and visibility in the community, engage with each other to form a cohesive Eau Claire vision, and share it with the world. No registration required.

Cost: FREE
Time(s)

Wed. Feb. 25 7:30-8:30am

The Local Store, 715.552.0457, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, WI 54703


Maple Syrup Sunday

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Three Time Options: Sunday, March 29, 1:30, 2:00, and 2:30 p.m.
Bring the family to explore the tradition of maple sugaring. Learn about which trees to tap, how to tap, and how the sap is boiled down to make that wonderful syrup. Following a short inside program you will tour the sugar bush where you will assist with tapping a tree, and then visit the sugar shack where the sap is boiled down into syrup. Finish with a taste of fresh maple syrup over ice cream. Kids will have a chance to make their very own sumac or elderberry spile to take home! To allow time for the tour and have your maple sundae - please arrive on time for the 2:30 p.m. program.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 26.
Friends $5 Adult/$2 Child Nonmember $8 Adult/$3 Child


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Adopt-A-Maple-Tree

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Two Time Options: Saturday, March 21, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. open to youth organizations and families and 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. open for families
The maple syrup season is short but sweet. Families and youth groups are invited to learn the basics of how to tap a maple tree before they head down to the grove to assist with tapping a tree of their choosing. Each group will decorate a tree marker with their own unique design to leave on their tree after tapping. The markers are designed to help families and groups find their tree again, as we strongly encourage participants to come back during the sap run and see how their tree is doing. Participants will also get a chance to visit the sugar shack where the syrup is made, and before leaving taste an ice cream treat featuring some of last season’s syrup. After the season is complete, families and groups will be able to stop back at the Reserve and pick-up their own 8 oz. bottle of syrup made with sap from their tree and their photo of their tapping adventure.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 11.
Friends $20 per family Non-member $30 per family *Youth Group/Organization $30
* We define a group as up to 6 people, if you have more than 6 people you need to register for additional spots.


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Owl Prowl

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Join a staff naturalist for a hootin’ good time. The evening will begin with a short walk outside to listen and hoot for owls, after which we will return inside to discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. A guest appearance by BCR’s non-releasable owl is expected toward the end of the program. This program is appropriate for upper elementary school-age children to adults. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 13.
Friends $5 Adult/$3 Child Nonmembers $8Adult/$4 Child


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Learn the Art of Bee Keeping

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
If you have heard about the pollinator shortage and want to make a difference, then become a backyard beekeeper. This informative class teaches you the basics to get started. Learn beekeeping from a former professor who also caught the first swarm of African “killer bees” in the state of Arizona. Bring a sack lunch and wear a hat, long-sleeved shirt and long pants. Keep your eyes open for part 2 of bee-keeping in the 2015 summer program schedule.
Registration and full payment required by Mar. 3.
Friends $40 Nonmembers $45


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Jake Armerding & the Aeromatics - Show Only

Heyde Cetner for the Arts 3 South High Street Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Armed with only an octave violin and a drum set, The Aeromatics (Jake Armerding and Alexander Young) infuse their orchestral roots music with myriad flavors (classical, funk, 80s pop, folk songwriter and bluegrass) to create their own organically-grown sound: Mozart through a loop pedal. No genre is ignored, no groove avoided, and no compression added. The Boston Globe calls Jake Armerding “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years.”
Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5

Deb Johnson, Executive Director
www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



Free St. Patrick's Meal

Fairchild Church of Hope 200 W main St Fairchild Wi
FREE St Patricks Meal- Corn beef, potato, baggabe & carrots. Rool, Dessert & Bev, Free to all. Carryouts available

715-533-8519


Jake Armerding & the Aeromatics Soup Supper

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Armed with only an octave violin and a drum set, The Aeromatics (Jake Armerding and Alexander Young) infuse their orchestral roots music with myriad flavors (classical, funk, 80s pop, folk songwriter and bluegrass) to create their own organically-grown sound: Mozart through a loop pedal. No genre is ignored, no groove avoided, and no compression added. The Boston Globe calls Jake Armerding “the most gifted and promising songwriter to emerge from the Boston folk scene in years.”

Make it an evening by joining us for a warm bowl of savory soup, a slice of hearty bread, and a small sweet before settling back for an evening of organic music by the Aeromatics. Warm yourself with your choice of two hearty soups crafted by Fat Boy’s Catering; then sit back and enjoy the concert.
Dinner and show: $16 adults, $15 seniors, and $11 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



"Healing Harmonies" Chippewa Valley Community Chorus Annual Concert

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
This year’s theme “Healing Harmonies,” focuses on the wellness benefits that singing has on the singer and the listener. Music can be profoundly comforting to its listeners, including those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is no known cure for these diseases, but patients’ days can be made more enjoyable by using music therapy via personal listening devices loaded with the patient’s favorite music. At our March concerts, we will be accepting donations of new or gently used IPods, MP3 players, and other personal listening devices to be distributed to facilities who care for those with dementia. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



"Healing Harmonies" Chippewa Valley Community Chorus Annual Concert

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
This year’s theme “Healing Harmonies,” focuses on the wellness benefits that singing has on the singer and the listener. Music can be profoundly comforting to its listeners, including those with Alzheimer’s and dementia. There is no known cure for these diseases, but patients’ days can be made more enjoyable by using music therapy via personal listening devices loaded with the patient’s favorite music. At our March concerts, we will be accepting donations of new or gently used IPods, MP3 players, and other personal listening devices to be distributed to facilities who care for those with dementia. Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



Paint-a-Palooza -acrylic painting

Heyde Cetner for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Look out Chippewa Falls because we are unleashing more new artists into the Chippewa Valley! Come spend two hours trying your hand at acrylic painting with painter Jodi Balow. The Heyde Center strives to provide opportunities for community members to discover their creative side by trying different types of arts classes in a fun, non-threatening atmosphere. Register early as class sizes are limited to 12 people! Cost is $30 per person (paid in advance).

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
cvca@cvca.net
715-726-9000



La Crosse YMCA Color Dash 5K

Onalaska Omni Center 255 Riders Club Road Onalaska, WI 54650
Try something new. Try the COLOR DASH. Coming to Onalaska, the Color Dash is an exciting event, great for friends, families or those looking for a way to stay active. Participants run (or walk) the traditional 5K distance, though they do so while receiving showers of bright colors along the way. Make sure to stick around after the Dash for the COLOR EXPLOSION finale and don't forget to check us out on Facebook

more information and registration: http://www.laxymca.org/events/color-dash-5k/

La Crosse YMCA, 608-782-9622


Sacred Heart Parish Jim Falls Fish Fry

13989 195th St. Jim Falls, Wi.
Family Style fish Fry. All you can eat. Adults $9.00 Children 4-14 $4.00 Under 3 free

Janet Prueher


Trivia Night

Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 421 S. Farwell St. Eau Claire, WI
Family trivia night in the social hall downstairs. Food/beer/wine available for a donation, as well as a 50/50 raffle. Tickets $10 at the door or in advance. Advance tickets find out 3 trivia categories

Tracy Hirsch, 715-834-0690, uuoffice@uueauclaire.com


Annual Augusta Quilt Show

Augusta Senior & Community Center, 616 W. Washington Street Augusta, WI Friday, March 13th from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, March 14th from 9 am to 3 pm
Guests will enjoy this opportunity to learn, laugh & draw inspiration from quilters, vendors & speakers as they share tips, tools and advise. Stroll through this beautiful exhibit of quilts for free demos and presentations. An old-fashioned “Bed Turning” will feature a special collection of quilts.

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St.
715 286-2953



Eau Claire FFA and Duck's Unlimited Green Mill Fundraiser

Green Mill Restaurant and Bar, 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701
Come on out to Green Mill and support your local FFA and Duck's Unlimited chapters. 20% of your bill with go back to these chapters. Green Mill has two daily happy hour specials that run from 2:00pm-6:00pm and 9:00pm-Close starting Thrusday Fedurary 12th (Sunday-Friday). These specials are included in the picture below. Also please bring the Green Mill voucher with you when you stop in. There will also be copies at the host stand as you walk in.

If you have any questions please contact Harley Smalstig at harley@eauclaireffa.org.


Farmington First Responder Chili Dinner/Pie and Ice Cream Social

Farmington Town Hall Mindoro, WI
Annual Fundraiser for Farmington First Responders
Free Delivery to local elderly and shut ins:call 608-857-3913 day of event

Stacy Stair
s.stair@centurytel.net
608-317-6507



Spaghetti Dinner

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altoona, WI
Fundraiser for youth attending the National Youth Gathering in New Orleans the summer of 2016.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Altoona, WI
715-832-9953



Dunn County Barbershoppers 46th Annual Harmony Show, titled "It's The Music!"

Colfax, WI
Show title: "It's The Music!"
Award winning entertainment including the "Northern Lights Chorus", "Midnight Croon" 2014 Land O'Lakes District Champions, "Cheery-O's", 2014 Packerland Division Champions and much more!

Pat Mulheron


5th Annual Families First Trivia Contest

Recreation Park, Tomah
Up to ten on a team to find the most Trivial People and raise funds for your neighbors. Entry forms due March 5th available at www.familiesfirstofmonroecounty.org Families First of a United Way Agency.

Theresa Burns-Gilbert, 608-269-5017, mcha@centurytel.net


Emotional Intelligence and Empowerment

Metropolis Resort, 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI
To effectively manage others, leaders must first understand themselves. This dynamic workshop will focus on three key areas: meaningful self-appraisal, emotional intelligence, and the art of delegation. Specific tools will be covered to help attendees rediscover their areas of greatest strength as well as opportunities for improvement.

In this workshop attendees will learn how to:
- Identify and leverage their personal core values
- Conduct an honest appraisal of personal abilities and challenges
- Overcome personal challenges and cultivate personal strengths
- Use emotional intelligence to drive professional results
- Use the “art of empowerment” for effective delegation

Great leaders are people of integrity who live their lives in accordance with a well-defined value system that can help inspire others to do and be their best. This dynamic, interactive session will help attendees build skills for delegating in a structured, yet empowering, manner.

Presenter
Stacy Shapiro is President of Shapiro Strategies (a consulting and training firm) and has over 20 years of leadership experience. She received a communications degree from UW-Madison and has held various leadership roles nationwide. In her current work, she passionately encourages organizations and businesses to focus on quality leadership, positive communications, and pursuing excellence…all while setting a values-driven course for the future.

Who Should Attend
Aspiring, new – and even experienced – managers hoping to build their management skills.

Cost
$600 (includes materials, instruction, lunch and refreshments)
Sign up before February 27th for only $550.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Planning for a Confident Retirement

UW-Eau Claire Centennial Hall, Room 1204, Eau Claire, WI
Whether you’re within 10 years, or newly retired, you likely know this won’t be your parent’s retirement. Presented in both an individual and group setting, six industry professionals will offer their insight and expertise on a range of topics to help you make informed decisions in this new generation of retirement. While access to such experts would normally cost hundreds of dollars, this small investment of time and money could mean the difference between uncertainty and a confident retirement.

In three convenient evening sessions, this program will explore:
• How to efficiently recreate your paycheck
• Strategies for maximizing Social Security benefits
• Unlocking the mystery of the Affordable Healthcare Act and Medicare
• Beyond retirement: how to leave a legacy for your family and the community

Seminar runs on three consecutive Tuesdays:
March 31
• Retirement and Financial Planning
• Charitable Giving Strategies
April 7
• Estate Planning
April 14
• Medicare/Affordable Health Care Act
• Social Security Strategies

Time (for each program):
5:30 pm: Casual conversation with experts (Come with your individual questions and talk one-on-one before the program starts!)
6:00 - 8:30 pm: Program (includes a break with refreshments)
8:30 pm: Casual conversation with experts

Cost:
$100 (Buy one, get a spouse, friend or guest registration at half price -- $50!) Must be purchased together on same order to qualify for discount.)


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



CVTC Family Night

CVTC-Eau Claire
Come join us for a FREE fun-filled family night. Big Hero 6 will be playing on multiple screens and snacks and activities will be provided.

Call 715-833-6267 or kbowe@cvtc.edu


Motivational Interviewing: Helping Patients and Clients Make Positive Behavior Changes

Clarion Hotel Campus Area, 2703 Craid Road, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Motivational Interviewing is a well-established evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. Motivational Interviewing has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. Attend this seminar and learn about this highly popular and sought after approach to behavior change.
This two-day exposure training 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. It 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.
For more information on this seminar or to register, visit the website at http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/motivational-interviewing.htm


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914
schroeb@uwec.edu



UNW Symphonic Band Concert

Bethesda Lutheran, 123 W Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
The University of Northwestern-St. Paul Symphonic Band will be performing in concert on their Wisconsin tour at Bethesda Lutheran, 123 W Hamilton Ave, Eau Claire, Thursday, March 5, at 7pm. This will be great evening of classical band music, with a few surprises. A free-will offering will be collected to help defray the cost of their tour.

Matt Hoage, 715-835-5073, matt@C3ec.org


Wisconsin ArtsWest 36

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Wisconsin ArtsWest, the library’s annual juried art exhibit, will open on Sunday, February 22. Selections for this year’s show are made by Anastasia Shartin, director at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Bowl for Kids' Sake

Wagner's Lanes, Eau Claire
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


Bowl for Kids' Sake

Wagner's Lanes
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


Learn to Hunt Turkey

Mondovi Conservation Club, W450 Youth RD, Mondovi WI 54755
Learn the history and tactics of hunting wild turkeys.
Who can hunt: Ages 10-99 with no turkey hunting experience.
When: Classroom – March 28, 2015 12:30pm – 4pm
Hunt – April 4 & 5 (Free tag will be provided)
Registration: Please contact Ben Kluge by March 8, with Mentor and Hunter
info. Registration packets will be available at the Mondovi Conservation
Club, Mondovi Insurance office and by email. Mentors must complete a
background check. A mentor can be provided if the hunter does not have
one.
Please dress appropriately for the weather

Ben Kluge
920-450-3187
b_kludge@yahoo.com



Annual Augusta Quilt Show

Augusta Senior & Community Center, 616 W. Washington Street Augusta, WI
Guests will enjoy this opportunity to learn, laugh & draw inspiration from quilters, vendors & speakers as they share tips, tools and advise. Stroll through this beautiful exhibit of quilts for free demos and presentations. An old-fashioned “Bed Turning” will feature a special collection of quilts.

Augusta Senior and Community Center
715 286-2953



Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Wagner's Lanes, Eau Claire
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Broadway Bowl, Menomine
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


Fish Boil

Immaculate Conception School, 1722 Highland Ave., Eau Claire
Fish Boil includes red potatoes, onions, carots, coleslaw, mac and cheese, Vienna bread, ice cream cup and beverage.
Carry-outs available. Adults: $10; Children 6-12: $5; preschoolers: FREE

Immaculate Conception School, Eau Claire


Colby Lion's Pancake Breakfast

Colby Lion's Pavillion, Hwy 13 N, Colby WI
Serving Buttermilk and Potato Pancakes, sausage and dessert. $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for children under age 16, and children preschool age or younger are free. NEW FAMILY PRICING FOR PARENTS WITH THEIR MINOR SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN $20.00.

Lion Mary Sterzinger 715-486-0090


Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Falls Bowl, Chippewa Falls
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


Tech Tuesday

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Stop in to get FREE personal training on your e-reader, iPad, laptop, or tablet at our Tech Tuesday table.
Library staff will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load e-books, apps, music onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time! Also, if you are using a Nook eReader, please bring in the computer (laptop) that you will be using to download the e-books as a special software application is required.


Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Tech Tuesday

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Stop in to get FREE personal training on your e-reader, iPad, laptop, or tablet at our Tech Tuesday table.
Library staff will be there to answer your questions about how your device works, how to load e-books, apps, music onto it, and how to solve those annoying little problems that we all have from time to time! Also, if you are using a Nook eReader, please bring in the computer (laptop) that you will be using to download the e-books as a special software application is required.



Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible!

Sunbow Farm, W4620 Langdell Rd., Eau Claire
Attend this FREE Hands-On Workshop to learn the Grow BioIntensive method of mini-farming/gardening. For absolute beginners through experienced gardeners we will cover site preparation, compost making, plant selection and spacing, watering, weeding and more. Call with questions (715-379-7284) or sign-up today by e-mailing Kristina at sunbowfarmcsa@gmail.com.

Kristina Beuning
715-379-7284



Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible!

Sunbow Farm, W4620 Langdell Rd., Eau Claire
Attend this FREE Hands-On Workshop to learn the Grow BioIntensive method of mini-farming/gardening. For absolute beginners through experienced gardeners we will cover site preparation, compost making, plant selection and spacing, watering, weeding and more. Call with questions (715-379-7284) or sign-up today by e-mailing Kristina at sunbowfarmcsa@gmail.com.

Kristina Beuning
715-379-7284
sunbowfarmcsa@gmail.com



Xcel Energy Kid's Expo

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
Join us for the XCEL ENERGY KIDS EXPO on SUNDAY, APRIL 12th from 11:00am - 4:00pm! Get in on all the excitement and enjoy activities including Huge Inflatables, DJ Entertainment, Performances, Family Marketplace, Face Painting, Games, Prizes and much more family fun! Come on out to the Largest Children's Event in Western Wisconsin!!!

Ashley Doda, 715-552-1200, marketing@ecsportscenter.com


Guiding Good Choices

Eau Claire YMCA Wednesday March 4th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm Wednesday March 11th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm Wednesday March 18th, 2015 from 6pm-8pm
Guiding Good Choices is an interactive program for parents, family members and professionals who work with youth in grades 4-8.

Participants will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults.

You can register today for this FREE program by visiting www.northwoodsggc.org or by calling 1-800-898-9472. Free child supervision is also available for children over two years of age.

Sarah Cater
Big Brothers Big Sister of Northwestern Wisconsin
715-835-0161




Viterbo University's Adult Education Fair

4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Reinhart Center, Board Room 900 Viterbo Dr. La Crosse, WI 54601
Attend Viterbo University’s Adult Education Fair designed to help you gather information and return to college by taking evening or online classes. Adult learners can explore both undergraduate and graduate level programs in business, health care, nursing, counseling and more. Don’t put this off another semester, get started now.

Penny Blank
608-796-3097
plblank@viterbo.edu



Celebration of Life and Benefit for Tom Sommerfeld Jr.

Pines Ballroom, 9690 County Highway Hwy SS, Bloomer, WI 54724
Tom was diagnosed in December with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. He wishes to have a benefit to celebrate his life with family and friends. A charcoal chicken dinner will be served. We'll be giving away a grand prize 2015 Arctic Cat 500 4 wheeler. Raffle tickets for the 4 wheeler available the day of the event only. Drawing at 8 p.m. Also, kids activities, Gun Raffles, Auctions, Raffles and 50/50 raffles. If you are unable to attend but would like to help, please send donations to: Tami Sommerfeld, 16981 180th Ave., Jim Falls, WI 54748. For more information contact: Phil Haack (715) 559-2295 or Doug Asher at (715) 271-3610. Visit our Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TomSommerfeldbenefit or Caring Bridge site at: http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/tomsommerfeld/mystory

Phil Haack (715) 559-2295 or Doug Asher at (715) 271-3610


Energy Assistance Appointments

Augusta Senior and Community Center, 616 W. Washington Street, Augusta
Appointments available for rural community members.

715 296-2953


Celebration of Women

Florain Gardens, Eau Claire,WI
Junior League of Eau Claire is sponsoring our annual Celebration of Women the evening of March 12, 2015 beginning at 4:30 pm. This is an evening of socializing, shopping, dinner and entertainment. Rachel Funk-Johnson will be the speaker with this year’s theme of “you CAN have it all.” Tickets are $35 each and benefit the Kids in the Kitchen program of Junior League. Tickets can be ordered on line at: http://celebrationofwomen.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139077023 or visit the Junior League of Eau Claire website at juniorleague-ec.org for more information.

juniorleague-ec.org


Celebration of Women

2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Featuring motivational speaker Rachel Funk-Johnson. Shopping and social start at 4:30, dinner at 6:45 and Rachel Funk-Johnson at 7:30. Register on-line at www.juniorleague-ec.org. For more information email info@juniorleague-ec.org. Proceeds to benefit Kids in the Kitchen.

Linda Holzhauzen, 715-831-8442, info@juniorleague-ec.org


Bowl for Kids’ Sake

Wagner's Lanes, Eau Claire
Are you ready to ROCK OUT at the 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids’ Sake – I Love Rock n’ Bowl? Join us for a rockin time as we Rock, Roll, and Raise to provide children facing adversity with a positive mentor to help guide them on the path to success. Form your team of 4 to 6 people; collect pledges; and then ROCK OUT with bowling, games, food, and prizes! For more information visit www.bbbsnw.org or to get your team registered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters, 800-648-1696, info@bbbsnw.org


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



An Overview of Key Issues in Geriatric Mental Health

Sacred Heart Hospital Community Auditorium, 900 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Recognizing and treating the unique symptoms of geriatric mental disorders requires specialized knowledge. While current research in geriatric mental disorders provides us with data on evidence-based screening and treatment, there is a shortage of health and human service professionals with training in geriatric mental health. This seminar focuses on screening and treatment of depression and anxiety disorders in the elderly. By participating in this program you will better understand and be able to collaboratively work with providers to treat the complexities of geriatric mental disorders.

Participants in this program will learn via multiple teaching methods including lecture-discussion, case studies, role plays and video.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Spring Fling/Vendor Fair

Alma High School - Alma, WI
Enjoy shopping with our crafters and vendors!
Have brunch with friends!
Take home some baked goods and treat yourself to a fresh homemade cookie on the spot!
KIDS: Meet the Easter Bunny!!

Alex: alexm.sedlmayr@gmail.com - 715.307.1894
Vicky: dale_vickypeterson@yahoo.com - 608.685.3216



Pins 4 Pets Bowling Fund-Raiser

Colonial Bowling Center, Sparta, WI
8 Pin Tap/4 Person Team Tournament
$60 entry fee per team, prizes for winning teams
Call 608-269-1806 to register your team.
All proceeds will benefit Chasing Daylight Animal Shelter,
Tomah, WI

Nancy Reidy, 608-372-9314


Here We Grow Again Children's Consignment Sale

Hobbs Ice Arena, 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire
Here We Grow Again Children's Consignment Sale will be held Friday, April 17-Sunday, April 19 at Hobbs Ice Arena, 915 Menomonie Street, Eau Claire. The sale will feature over 35,000 children’s items from 400 families: new and gently used clothes for spring and summer, shoes, toys, books, DVDs, sports equipment, outdoor play items, baby equipment, nursery and children's furniture, vendors, goody bags and more.

Mary Jo Hanson www.HereWeGrowAgainSale.com or call 715-456-8543.


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


ISO Internal Auditor Training

Chippewa Valley Technical College – 403 Technology Drive East, Menomonie, WI 54751
Program Details: Internal auditors are vital to a successful management system. Good internal auditing provides the necessary insight on how well the system is performing for you. The course will provide a detailed review of the ISO standard requirements and the proof that should be available to the auditor.
This course includes ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 training.

Target Audience: Our internal auditor course is designed to help a range of people, from ISO novices to those experienced in auditing or managing the systems.



Joni Geroux, Outreach Marketing Manager, 715-232-5270,


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


Chippewa Falls High School Spring Competitive Activities Code Meeting

Chippewa Falls
Spring Athletic Code Meeting
Team meetings begin at 7:15 p.m.

John Frizzell