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Altoona High School All Graduating Class Reunion

Plaza: Eau Claire WI 54701
The Altoona Alumni Association is hosting an all graduating class reunion. This event is held every 5 years, but this reunion is very special as it's represents 100 years since the first graduate.

Don Winrich
10873 21st Ave.
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
President of Altoona Alumni Association

Quilt, Thrift, Plant & Bake Sale

Christ Lutheran Church, 1306 Wilcox Street, Menomonie
Quilt, Thrift, Plant & Bake Sale sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church Women

Jane Amble

La Crosse Concert Band 2015 (98th season, since 1917)

Riverside Park - La Crosse, WI Wed. 730p evening band concerts along the banks of the Mississippi, downtown La Crosse, WI in Riverside Park. June 10th - July 29th (not 7/1).
La Crosse Concert Band 2015 (98th season, since 1917)

Free outdoor Wed. 730p evening band concerts along the banks of the Mississippi, downtown La Crosse, WI in Riverside Park. June 10th - July 29th (not 7/1). (As of 4/20/15.)

Following is documentation for EACH of this season's FREE concerts, June 10th – July 29th. All rain dates begin @ 730p!

Wednesday, June 10th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Alex Vaver
Them: “A Musical Cocktail with a Dash of Dixieland”

Wednesday, June 17th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Jeff Krauklis
Theme: “Summer Breeze”

Wednesday, June 24th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Steve Bina
Thene: “Rails, Rafts and Riverboats”
Also: Wafer Food Drive

(NOTE - No concert 7/1)

Wednesday, July 8th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Mark Lakmann
Theme: “Celebrations! Volume 2”and the Highland Pipers

Wednesday, July 15th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Alex Vaver
Theme: “Musical Jubilee in July”-in collaboration with Amanda’s School of Dance

Wednesday, July 22nd, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Tom Seddon
Theme: “Great Music for Band!”

Wednesday, July 29th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Jeff Copp
Theme: “Summer Songs and Dances”

rain site – Central High School, note time!
In the event of rain, concerts move to the rain site & begin at 7:30 pm
Weather conditions will be evaluated by 6:30 pm the day of the concert.

e-mail: or
visit: or
write: PO Box 2624 La Crosse, WI 54602-2624 or
call 608-784-7555 (Leithold Music)

Play N Learn Play Group

Located at Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Lane Eau Claire WI 54703
All are welcome! Join this fun and free play group for pre-school aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities, and lots of learning through play! Snack will be provided. Clothing closet and food pantry will be available.

Please call to register 715-852-3644

The North Side's Premier Family Event -- St. Olaf Parish Fun Fest - Golf Outing

Princeton Valley Golf Course Registration at 12:30 pm Tee Time: 2:00 pm
Four to Five Person Team Scramble
Sign up with OR without a group!
ONLY $40 per person
Registration: 12:30 pm
Shotgun: 2:00 pm

Sue Hassemer at 715-456-6432 or
Jason Gibson at 715-864-2553

The North Side's Premier Family Event - St. Olaf Parish - Fun Fest 5K Run/Walk

St. Olaf Parish, Eau Claire, WI Registration: 8:30 am Run/Walk: 9 am Youth: 10:30 am
5K Run / Walk Family Event
$20 Pre-registration by May 1st
$25 after May 1st (including race day registration)
Family Fee: $20 / $25 per adult.
Children 12 and under participating with an adult: $8
Strollers & bikes welcome!

Margie Thornton at 715-271-2151
Jason Gibson at 715-864-2553

Quilt, Thrift, Plant & Bake Sale

Quilt, Thrift, Plant & Bake Sale sponsored by Christ Lutheran Church Women

Jane Amble


E9726 190th Ave. EAU CLAIRE

don 715-838-9091

Ruby's Pantry - Elk Mound

Shepherd of the Hill Lutheran Church, Elk Mound June 15th July 20th August 17th Registration at 4:30 pm and Distribution at 5:30 pm
$20.00 gets you lots of food. Please bring your own containers to put your food in


Big Band Bash

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 N High St, Chippewa Falls, WI
North High School Band's 33rd Annual event

Theresa Soules 715-852-6741

Wisconsin History Tour Event: "Out of the Northwoods: The 'Real' Paul Bunyan"

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Unravel the mystery of this Wisconsin legend and discover the “real” Paul Bunyan with Michael Edmonds, author of the Society Press book “Out of the Northwoods: The Many Lives of Paul Bunyan.”

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Wisconsin History Tour Event: "Your Stuff, Your Story"

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Virtually everyone collects something. We want to know what you collect. Bring an item that has a story to tell such as a historic photo, art, glassware, clothing, or collectables such as breweriana or dolls. Come share your stories with us.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Meet and Greet at the Wisconsin History Tour Exhibit

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Join your hosts, Society Director of Outreach Jim Draeger, and Wisconsin History Tour Coordinator Mary Jane Connor, at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Library for a personal welcome and a guided tour of the exhibit.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Meet & Mingle Authors Reception

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Part of the Wisconsin History Tour: meet Michael Perry, Jerry Apps, John Hildebrand and other Society Press authors.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Chippewa Charity Classic Golf Outing

Whispering Pines Golf Course, County Road X, Cadott, Wi 6:30am Networking - 7:00am Meeting & Business of the Year Awards
Hosted by Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation, 4-personn, 18-hole scramble
$70 per person / $260 per team
Proceeds go to The Community Foundation of Chippewa County G. McDowell Economic Development Seedling Fund

Jerilyn Sahr

Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation's 20th Annual Meeting & Business of the Year Awards Breakfast

Chippewa Falls National Guard Armory
20th Annual Meeting

Jerilyn Sahr
Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation

The Wisconsin Literacy Music Sampler

The Cottage Winery and Vineyard, N7391 County Rd. F, Menomonie
On July 12th , Wisconsin Literacy will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary by hosting The Wisconsin Literacy Music Sampler at the Cottage Winery and Vineyard located at N7391 County Road F, Menomonie, WI from 1 to 5pm. There will be an eclectic mix of music provided by: Yata, Sinz and Orfield, The Barnyard Banshees, Phil Cook and Sliced Bread Jug Band. There will be free snacks provided by Gordy’s County Market and wine tasting available. Tickets are $10 for adults in advance and $15 at the door. Kids 12 and under are free. Information for online ticket sales is at Come for an afternoon of music, wine and literacy information in a beautiful setting.

Margarete Cook, 7159330101,

Meatball and Mashed Potato Dinner

Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 W Central St, Chippewa Falls, WI
A combined effort of the Cadott Lions and Trinity UMC to raise funds to help eliminate Malaria and Measles.

If you have question please call Brian at 715-289-5280 or email at

Wisconsin History Tour: Sharing Stories One Community at a Time

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
The library will host the Wisconsin History Tour
during the month of May. The Tour, which is organized by the Wisconsin Historical Society, visits communities throughout the state and provides an impressive exhibit accompanied by several days of history-related programming. The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours, May 2-30.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Sacred Sound for the Soul: Peter Phippen and Rahbi Crawford

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Peter Phippen is a grammy nominated flautist, known for his work with Native American flutes, though he has acquired a number of flutes from around the world. Rahbi Crawford is a “sound healer” who uses vibrations from her singing bowls to correspond with a person’s chakras—the body's energy centers. Together they create deep, meditative, healing soundscapes for the soul. After the concert, Peter and Rahbi will be available to meet and talk to people interested in learning more about the flute and singing bowls. Peter's collaborative album, Sacred Spaces, features several songs with Rahbi and was nominated for 2014 Native American Music Award (NAMA).
“The echoing sound of the crystal bowls reaches out, blending with the flute to ensnare the listener with a deep spiritual experience. Haunting and vast!” Dana Wright, New Age Music Reviews
Cost: $15 per person

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

20 Minutes or Less: a night of short films

Heyde Center for the Arts
After an international call to filmmakers, the screening judges selected 14 of the best films to be showcased in this unique event. The 14 selected were judged on the plot, the audio and visual qualities, and the strength of the film editing. The short films include a diversity of genres (comedies, dramas, mysteries) from local and international filmmakers - with some submissions coming from as far away as Europe and the middle east. There will be two programs - the first program will emphasize local filmmakers with time for a question and answer session moderated by Kevin Pontuti, program director at UW-Stout. The first program will be appropriate for all ages. The second program will feature international and regional filmmakers and is more appropriate for ages 12 and older. Come see the films and talk with some of the filmmakers too.
Admission: $5 adult, $4 seniors, $3 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

Folk Music Tribute by Local Performers

Heyde Center for the Arts
Join talented Chippewa Valley musicians Kateri Farrell, James Sonnentag, Todd Barneson, Ethan Schmidt, Jim Pullman, Evan Middlesworth, and others perform folk tunes from the 60s all the way up to today from popular singer/songwriters Gordon Lightfoot, Jim Croce, Wilco, Beck, America, and many more. Money raised by this event supports the Pine Hollow Music Scholarship and the Heyde Center for the Arts.
Admission: Adults $11, Senior s $10, Youth (up to 24 years old) $5.


Who Let The Dogs Out?

Allen Park, 1 S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls
Join Chippewa Falls Main Street, Happy Tails Dog Park, and Voyaging Vet & Tech Services for this annual Fido-friendly event! Bring the whole family downtown for doggy art and activities, DNA testing, boutiques with dog supplies and treats, information from trainers and boarders, information on diabetic assistance dogs, Pawsitively Animal Massage for dogs, and more! Gain insight into your dog's mind with Animal Communicator and Visionary, Lisa Thelen.

Chippewa Falls Main Street

Midwest Emmy Award Winning Comedian/Magician David Harris to Headline One Show Only at Pizza Plus’s new Comedy Night in Eau Claire, WI

Pizza Plus - 208 S Barstow St | Eau Claire, WI 54701
Midwest Emmy Award Winning comedian/magician David Harris will headline the Pizza Plus’ new monthly Comedy Night in Eau Claire, WI on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 9:00 p.m.

David has been performing professionally for over 20 years. Still calling Minneapolis home, David entertains full time as a comedian and a magician across the Midwest and U.S. for corporate events, colleges, clubs, and more. David has appeared to rave reviews on Minneapolis-St. Paul’s ABC, CBS, and FOX TV. He has also scored two Midwest Emmy's for co-producing and co-starring in the comedy TV show, "Nate On Drums," which appeared in 2005-06 on Minneapolis-St. Paul’s KSTC.TV, Channel 45.

Call Pizza Plus for more information: 715-832-8844

Heather Knox's "Dowry Meat" Release Reading & Signing

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join local poet Heather Knox for a reading from her debut collection, "Dowry Meat" (Words Dance Publishing, 2015). Heather is a teaching artist, editor and poet. Though prone to wandering, she currently calls the Midwest home. She holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including Columbia Poetry Review, [PANK], decomP magazinE, and Word Riot.

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

The Local Store Staff, 715-552-0457,

Artist in Residence Program: Art Unveiling and Artist Presentation

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Join former Christ Church Cathedral Artist in Residence Elizabeth R. Griggs as she unveils original work to be donated to the church’s permanent collection. Beforehand she will share information on the art of metalsmithing and jewelry design, her own history and future plans, and how she felt about the Artist in Residence program.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

the local store staff, 715-552-0457,

Bella Flauta Flute Ensemble Concert

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Enjoy a short happy hour concert of light and lovely music performed by the Bella Flauta Flute Ensemble. This flute choir includes eight flutists from Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, and Eau Claire, playing light classical music on flute, piccolo, and bass flute.

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

Fri. May. 15 5:30-6:15pm

The Local Store, 715-552-0457,

The Chippewa Falls Area School District-wide Art Show

Heyde Center for the Arts
Exhibit opens Monday May 4 and runs until Friday, May 15th Artist Reception: Thursday, May 7 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The Heyde Center for the Arts is committed to collaboration with area schools to promote arts education. During the month of May, art from the Chippewa Falls elementary schools, middle school and high school will abound at the Center when it hosts the 2015 Student Art Show. An exciting exhibit that enables the children to receive recognition for their talents and allow the entire community to enjoy. No cost to the public.

Debra Johnson, Executive Director

Eau Claire Coffee Club - 3 Continents Cupping Event

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
In this meeting of the Eau Claire Coffee Club, we will be highlighting coffees from 3 continents of the world, South America, Africa, and Asia/Oceania. We will be focusing on the different taste profiles of coffees that are grown in diverse areas of the world, using an interactive tasting method called cupping. A coffee cupping is used traditionally by roasters and coffee buyers around the world to pinpoint the flavors brought out by roasting.

Registration covers the coffee we will be tasting that day and the samples participants will be receiving.

Cost: $5 registration prior to the event/ $7 dollars the day of the event

Sat. May. 30 11am

Colin, 715-552-0457,

Summer Adoption Get-Together

Fairfax Outdoor Pool, Eau Claire
There will be free admission for adoptive families at the Fairfax Pool on 6/28 from 6-8pm. Families must pre-register by 6/23/15
and children must be accompanied by an adult at this celebratory event. The pool party is sponsored by Catholic Charities Post Adoption Resource Center. To register, call 715-832-6644 x1520 or email

Catholic Charities, 715-832-6644 x1520,

Bolton Refuge House Resale Extravaganza

Peace Church 501 E Fillmore, Eau Claire, WI Friday May 15th 12pm until 5pm and Saturday May 16th 9am until 4pm
Bolton Refuge House, Inc. is hosting a resale event of gently used items that have been generously donated by members of the community. The resale will take place on Friday, May 15th from 12pm until 5pm and again on Saturday, May 16th from 9am until 4pm. Proceeds from the Resale Extravaganza will benefit the Bolton Refuge House! Resale location: Peace Church 501 E Fillmore, Eau Claire WI

Quinn Weiss, 715-495-8614,

Adoption Records Search Seminar

Jacobs Well Church, Chippewa Falls
Join us for a free seminar presented by Jacy Allen-Boldebuck LCSW, Adoption Search Specialist from the WI Department of Children and Families Adoption Records Search Program. She will talk about the law, program services and will share some great reunion stories. This event is sponsored by Catholic Charities Post Adoption Resource Center. Please RSVP to or call 715-832-6644 x1520

Catholic Charities Post Adoption Resource Center
715-832-6644 x1520

Writers Read: Open Mic

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Bring your spring-themed prose or poetry to read aloud for 5 to 10 minutes.
Sign-up begins at 6:45.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Tech Tuesdays

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Stop in on the second Tuesday of each month 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!

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004

Hearing Aid Clean & Checks

HSHS Sacred Heart - Hearing & Balance Center, 900 W. Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Services offered:
Clean accumulated wax, dirt & oil on the hearing aid case
Clean/sanitize earmolds
Replace tubes/domes
Replace earwax guards/filters
Inspect/clean/test battery contacts
We will check your ears for excessive wax accumulation
We service all makes and models

Cleanings by appointment only. Call 715-717-6885 to schedule an appointment.

Hearing Aid Clean & Checks

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital (Hearing & Balance Center) 2661 County Hwy I, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Services offered:
Clean accumulated wax, dirt & oil on the hearing aid case
Clean/sanitize earmolds
Replace tubes/domes
Replace earwax guards/filters
Inspect/clean/test battery contacts
We will check your ears for excessive wax accumulation
We service all makes and models

Cleanings by appointment only. Call 715-717-6885 to schedule an appointment

Artspire La Crosse 2015

Pump House Regional Arts Center, 119 King St., La Crosse, WI & throughout downtown La Crosse June 12 - 5-10p & 13 - 10a-5p
Artspire La Crosse is an all-inclusive, free event that attracts, engages and connects our diverse community through the experience of art.

McKenzie Olson
Artspire Event Coordinator
Pump House Regional Arts Center
119 King Street, La Crosse WI

16th Annual Reach Foundation Charity Golf Tournament.

Hickory Hills Golf Course
The 16th Annual Reach Foundation Charity Golf Tournament supports Reach, Inc. Reach, Inc. offers a variety of programming to adults and children with disabilities.

Adrian Klenz


Quonset Hall, Thorp WI (intersection of Gorman Ave. and HWY X
St. Bernard-St. Hedwigs is sponsoring Spring Fling with children's games and events, an ethnic Polish meal, bucket and golden raffles, outdoor mass,refreshments and music, The Cragars.

Ellen Lipinski, N 14220 Gorman Ave, Thorp, WI 54771 715-669-5021

Memorial Day Program

Prairie View Cemetery , 4061 North Prairie View Road, Village of Lake Hallie, Chippewa Falls
Memorial Day Program

Sue 715-723-7853

Spring and Summer Ranch Camp Roundup

Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way, Crystal Falls, MI 49920
If you are interested in riding and taking care of horses, maybe you’d like to come to Lake Ellen Camp’s Spring and/or Summer Roundup. There is a prerequisite of 1 year of Ranch Camp or equivalent. Come May 22-25 ($140), and/or August 21-23 ($100). You’ll camp out at Northpoint with your cabin mates and horses. Learn the ropes of camping with horses while enjoying campfires, cookouts, trail riding and much more! For more info visit us online at, call 906-542-3529, or email us at

Hannah Kohtala, 906-542-3529,

ECCT Auditions: 39 Steps

Eau Claire

Eau Claire, WI -- ECCT will hold auditions for the upcoming production of THE 39 STEPS at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Auditions will be held May 17th at 7:00 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Roles are available for three males and one female ages high school-adult. Three dinner theatre performances are scheduled July 9-11 at the Oxford.

For complete audition information visit 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 or call 715-839-8877.


Eau Claire Color Run

Carson Park, Eau Claire WI
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness & individuality. The Eau Claire YMCA has been chosen as the local charity partner and is looking for volunteers to help make this event a success! Volunteers are needed Saturday, May 16 for packet pick-up and Sunday, May 17 for the color zones and water stations. This is a great way to get involved, have fun, and even earn service hours!

Race Registration: Go to to register on-line
Volunteer Registration:
Call or e-mail the YMCA with any questions: 715-836-8460;

Great Steps 4NF (hosted by Alex & Cora of Waxx 104.5)

Irvine park Main pavillian
Walk to raise awareness for Neurofibromatosis (NF) Nf is a genetic disorder affecting 1 in every 2,500-3,000 people. Several local people are affected by this disorder. There is currently no treatment or cure for NF so we walk to raise awareness and raise funds to research this disorder. Last years walk helped raise money that aided to a grant given to the University of Wisconsin for their research on NF.


Dance with Vision - Janelle's School of Irish Dance's 9th Annual Performance

North High School in Eau Calire
We've taken Irish dance out of the box and are bringing our show to you with a new twist, filled with creativity and diversity. We are also proud to bring a special theatrical dance performance to the show called "As Ye Be Wishin", performed by '30 Left Feet'. All are welcome to come and enjoy this fantastic performance! It is going to be great and we hope to see you there!

Janelle Glenna

Owen Main Street Car Show & Burnout Contest

Owen, WI
Vehicle registration 10am-noon, judging noon-2pm, Trophies awarded 3pm, Cruise to follow. Burnout Contest 5pm Food, Drinks, Music & Trivia all day. Crafts & Vendors at park 1 block away 8am-4pm

Jill Schindler, 715-229-9939

First Annual Chippewa Valley MINI GOLF tournament

Action City - Eau Claire
Mini Golf Tournament for players of any skill level or age. FIRST PLACE $500!! 100% of the proceeds go to Younglife for summer camp scholarships. Highschool-Adults: $20 / Middle school and younger: $5. Each person gets $5 free play pass for Action City

Eric Johnson 651-239-2430

Big Bird Day with the Citizen Science Center

Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty. Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Two Time Options: Thursday, May 28, 5 a.m. – 11 a.m. and 12 – 4 p.m.
Last year the Citizen Science Center documented 68 bird species on their inaugural Big Bird Day. This year they will attempt to top their 2014 species total. Think they can do it? Want to one of a few people tag along? In the morning, we will bird the Beaver Creek Reserve property and in the afternoon we will bird the Henke Farm property. Pre-registration is required as there is only space for 4 lucky participants for each time slot. Bring binoculars, field guide, lunch and snacks, water and clothing appropriate for the weather. Sightings will be used to update the Reserve’s species list and to document species of special concern if encountered.
Registration and payment required by May 25.
Friends $75 Nonmembers $75

Sarah Bergstrom

Grassland Bird Monitoring in the Lower Chippewa River Training

Citizen Science Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Grassland bird populations have been declining across the country. Learn how to identify grassland birds and take part in surveys to determine the species and abundance of birds that live along the Lower Chippewa River. This is a great opportunity to spend time “in the field” with other birders learning the local grassland birds.
Registration and payment required by May 15.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8

Sarah Bergstrom

Farmer's Market Basket

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Just in time for summer and visits to the local farmer’s market is this large, practical basket. This basket features sturdy construction and a D handle to support the weight of anything you might want to purchase. Basket has a filled bottom, is 10 inches wide by 17 inches long and is 7 inches deep. You may choose to incorporate color into the basket or weave with natural materials. This is a beginner level basket
Registration and payment required by May 3.
Friends $50 Nonmembers $55

Sarah Bergstrom

Beekeeping in the Chippewa Valley w/ Drew Kaiser & Ellen Sorenson

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Are you concerned about honeybees and interested in learning more ways for you to get involved? Join Drew Kaiser and Ellen Sorenson, local beekeepers, for an informational and hands-out presentation of how you can help save the bees. You'll have a chance to taste different honeys and learn more about the laws, practice and support for beekeeping in the Chippewa Valley.


Sharing Responsibilities

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
This 3 week class is designed to help parents work together as partners (married or not) to raise their children together. This class is free of charge. (No childcare is available)

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841

Play & Learn

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts and snacks! Here you will find playing and learning go hand in hand! Come and experience learning through the eyes of your child.

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 laughter and fun. This class promotes language and paly through the use of instruments, song and dance. No registration is required.

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841

American Cancer Society Relay For Life

Carson Park, Eau Claire WI
A community event celebrating cancer survivors and their families. Food, music, entertainment, kids activities and more.

Courtney Haas, Community Manger, Relay For Life/American Cancer Society Midwest Division

2015 Chippewa Valley Air Show

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport Eau Claire
July 4 & 5, 2015 at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Hosted by the Boys Scouts of America Chippewa Valley Council. Full details at!

Buy tickets at!

General Admission Tickets
$10 Parking
FREE/Kids 12 & Under
(Courtesy of United Bank!)

(Extra $20 for Premium Box Seat Upgrade for Saturday OR Sunday!)

Matt Hill, (715) 832-6671

Camp Iwanabreak

Wyalusing State Park 13801 State Park Ln, Bagley, WI 53801
Join us for Wisconsin’s first summer camp for grownups brought to you by Unplugged Events.

Step off the grid! Leave your cell phones at the door! It's time for a revolutionary vacation. It's time for summer camp.

Meet new people, try new things, and escape the ordinary. Enjoy a host of tech-free activities during the day; sing songs and eat s'mores around the campfire with your new friends at night.

At Camp Iwanabreak, we will create a community where salaries and job titles don't matter, and individuality, real life experiences, and pure, unadulterated fun reign supreme.

Come celebrate friendships, the great outdoors, and life in the present. Discover what a weekend unplugged can do for you.

Unplugged Events, (608) 313-4106,

Serendipity Silk Design Class

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Dye an infinity length silk scarf with translucent dyes that set without chemicals or steaming. The process is very serendipitous as the dyes move across the scarf surface, coloring the silk in a random pattern. These “no fear” dyes allow you to overlay colors without becoming muddy. After your scarf is dyed, you can add a touch of metallic bling. Add your signature and wear your beautiful new scarf on your favorite summer hat or give it as a gift.
Registration and payment required by May 15.
Friends $35 Nonmembers $40

Sarah Bergstrom

Durand Fire Dept. Dinner and Dance

Durand Fire Hall 205 E Montgomery St. Durand WI 54736
This is a fundraiser for the Durand Fire Dept. There will be a grilled chicken dinner from noon to 7pm, a polka band in the afternoon and the Whitesidewalls Rock and Roll Revue at night. There will also be raffles, silent auction and beverages available. Hope to see you there!!!!

Don Hayden 715-672-8770

Elk Mound Community Thrift Sales

Elk Mound
Come out to do some shopping with 50+ sales going on in the area. Stop by the Fire Station for food and bake sale both days

Vicki Adams

The Crops Look Good: News from a Midwestern Family Farm Reading & Discussion w/ Sara DeLuca

The Volume One Gallery located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
The Crops Look Good: News from a Midwestern Family Farm by Sara DeLuca, who grew up in rural Polk County and attended UWEC, is an intimate portrayal of one extended family. It is broadly representative of Upper Midwest family farming during four tumultuous decades. The story is based a collection of family letters and takes readers through the Roaring 20s, the “Dirty Thirties”, World War II, and into a period of relative peace and prosperity at mid-century. The author will read excerpts and be glad to address questions about her writing process and ways in which we can all help to preserve family and regional heritage.

The Local Store, 715-552-0475

Spring Wildflower Walk

Citizens Science Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, Wi 54742
Join UW-Eau Claire professor Joe Rohrer and volunteer naturalist Pam Rasmussen on a guided wildflower tour of the Schmidt Maple Forest. They will provide an up-close and personal understanding of the life histories of the spectacular wildflower bloom at this Nature Conservancy site. We will meet at the Citizen Science Center parking lot and carpool to the site. It’s one of the most popular trips so register early. Bring your field guides, binoculars, camera and notebook.
Registration and full payment required by May 14.
Friends $5 Nonmembers $8

Sarah Bergstrom

ECCT Presents: Cabaret

316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Eau Claire, WI – ECCT will present CABARET May 14-16, at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin, where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an America writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret has received numerous awards including Tony Awards for Best Musical (1966-67) and Best Revival (1997-98).

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 14, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $12 for students. CABARET is rated PG-13 for suggestive themes and content.

CABARET is sponsored in part by Charter Communications and Wisconsin Public Radio, as well as the 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

For tickets or more information, visit or call 715-839-8877.

Eau Claire, WI – ECCT will present CABARET May 14-16, at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

Cabaret tells the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin, where a young English performer strikes up a relationship with an America writer, all while a zealous Master of Ceremonies commands the action at the Kit Kat Klub. Cabaret has received numerous awards including Tony Awards for Best Musical (1966-67) and Best Revival (1997-98).

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, May 14, Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $12 for students. CABARET is rated PG-13 for suggestive themes and content.

CABARET is sponsored in part by Charter Communications and Wisconsin Public Radio, as well as the 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

For tickets or more information, visit or call 715-839-8877.


HUGE 12th Annual Thrift Sale

1009 6th St. E Menomonie, WI 54751
It’s time for the huge annual Street Level Thrift Sale, Friday and Saturday, May 22nd and 23rd from 8am - 5pm. Discover bargains that can only be found at one of the LARGEST thrift sales in the area. Get glassware, electronics, media, vintage items, furniture, trendy apparel, accessories, toys, large specialty pieces, and so much more. You’ll find good quality items at inexpensive rates; we’re right behind the UW-Stout campus at 1009 6th Street East. All proceeds from the sale go to in-country and overseas missions.

Anne Gilbertson, 7152359300,

Annual Report to the County

Chippewa Falls
Join us on Monday, October 5, 2015 as we recognize and honor those who have fostered the growth of the Community Foundation of Chippewa County this past year.

Social hour with hors do'oeuvres from 5:00 to 5:45 p.m., followed by a brief program from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m.

Amy Maziarka

Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran Church of St. Matthew

Lutheran Church of St. Matthew address: 1915 Hogeboom Ave. in Eau Claire
Bring your kids ages five through entering fifth grade for a great week of learning about God's love for them through playing active games, making exciting crafts, and new songs! The theme of the summers vacation Bible school is called Camp Discovery! We look forward to meeting you and your kids!

To register and for questions call Gail our church secretary: (715) 834-4028.

Karaoke Without Borders Contest

Off Broadway Banquet Center/ Stout Ale House, Menomonie, WI.

UW Stout Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is holding this contest to raise money to raise the standard of living for the community of Las Macias, Nicaragua by providing clean drinking water. Top prize $500, must register by Sunday April 26th, 2015. Black Sheep Entertainment providing music. Go to this link to register and for more information:
The contest itself takes place on Sunday May 3rd starting at

Rich Berg
Black Sheep Entertainment
Menomonie, WI 54751

Chicks, Cars, Cash, and Clothes

29 Pines, Sleep Inn and Conference Center ,5872 33rd Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
This conference is hosted by women owned businesses to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to purchase and maintain a car, obtain a loan; whether personal, auto, or business, purchase life insurance, make investments, and start estate planning. This will be done through speakers, a vendor show, and a fashion show. The “Chicks, Cars, Cash, and Clothes Conference includes lunch and a fashion and trade show by locally owned women run businesses.

*Registrants are asked to bring a donation for the Women's Shelter*
Register at

Susie Jennings (608) 212-4008

2nd Annual Jackson County 4-H Clover Chase

Lincoln Elementary School, Merrillan, WI Saturday, August 22, 2015 First race starts at 7:00 a.m.
The Clover Chase is a running event that includes a Half Marathon race, 5K race, 3 mile fun run/walk and ½ mile kid’s race. The event is a fundraiser for all of the participating 4-H Clubs in Jackson County. It will also be celebrating the unity of 4-H Clubs in Jackson County as well as family health and fitness. It will be held at Lincoln Elementary School in Merrillan, WI on Saturday, August 22, 2015. You can check out our website for more information:

Janice McFarlane

International Forum on Consciousness: Conscious Evolution: The Awakening

Conscious Evolution: The Awakening is the theme for this year’s International Forum on Consciousness, to be held May 7-8 in Fitchburg/Madison, Wisconsin. Hosted by the BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTC Institute) and Promega Corporation, an internationally renowned group of presenters will share their thoughts and experiences as they discuss how we may actively participate in shaping our collective future.

In a world of tangible atoms and molecules, the existence of consciousness is still regarded as a mystery. Many themes related to the nature of consciousness and the meaning of conscious evolution will be explored.

Across the two-day Forum, presentations include:
 Explorations into the Body of Consciousness (Charles Raison, M.D.)
 Conscious Evolution: Our Next Stage (Barbara Marx-Hubbard)
 Self-Awareness (Peter Russell, M.A., D.C.S.)
 WHAT TO REMEMBER WHEN WAKING: The Art of Shaping the Beautiful Question (David Whyte)
 Is There a Neurobiology of Collective Unconscious? (Joy Hirsch, Ph.D.)
 What Could Be an Awakened Response to Our World? (Vanja Palmers)
 Awakening the Sacred Within (Adele Getty)
 Who is Awakening? What Does it Mean to be Awake? (Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B.)

In addition to the BTC Institute and Promega, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP and the Usona Institute are Platinum Sponsors of this event.

Registration is now open. The forum is limited to 350 participants. Forum registrants have the opportunity to join a presenter for a small group discussion over dinner on Thursday evening, May 7. For more information or to register, please visit:

 Adele Getty, Author of Goddess: Mother of Living Nature and A Sense of the Sacred: Finding Our Spiritual Lives Through Ceremony; Sonoma County, CA
 Joy Hirsch, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology and Member, Integrated Neuroscience Program, Yale School of Medicine; New Haven, CT
 William Linton, President and CEO, Promega Corporation; Madison, WI (Moderator)
 Barbara Marx Hubbard, Futurist, Author and Public Speaker, Foundation for Conscious Evolution; Santa Barbara, CA
 Vanja Palmers, Zen Priest; Switzerland
 Steve Paulson, Executive Producer, To The Best of Our Knowledge, Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International; Madison, WI (Panel Moderator)
 Charles Raison, M.D., Mike and Mary Sue Shannon Professor of Mind-Body and Family Well-being, School of Human Ecology and Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Madison, WI
 Peter Russell, M.A., D.C.S., Fellow, Institute of Noetic Sciences, The World Business Academy and The Findhorn Foundation; Sausalito, CA
 Brother David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., Benedictine Monk, A Network for Grateful Living; Austria
 David Whyte, Poet, Author, Lecturer; Whidbey Island, WA

Additional information, including presenter biosketches, is available at

About the BTC Institute
The BTC Institute is a not-for-profit organization operated exclusively for educational, scientific and cultural purposes. Learn more about its K–12 programs, scientific course offerings, and annual educational forums and symposiums at

Karin Borg, 608-277-2508

Father/Son Fishing Retreat

Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way, Crystal Falls, MI 49920
Get ready and come to Lake Ellen for the Annual Father-Son Fishing Retreat. Enjoy a weekend filled with fishing, fun, and time relaxing by the fire with your father/son(s). May 22-25, 2015. For more information visit us online at, call 906-542-3529, or email us at

Hannah Kohtala

2nd Annual Angel Wings of Love for Brains Golf Tourney and 5K

Holcombe, WI Golf: 8:30am 5K Run/Walk: 9:30am

Mandy Swanson
(715) 559-1460

Creating a Winning Team: A 3 Part Series on Attracting and Retaining the Right Employees

UWEC HSS Building, 239 Water Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Session 1: Aligning Your Employees with your Organizations Goals
June 10, 2015
Attend this session and understand why having the right people in the right seat is important to achieving your organization’s goals. In addition, learn how to clearly define what a good team member is for your organization and how this impacts your success.

Session 2: Hiring and Recruiting Team Members
June 17, 2015
This session takes you from the process of deciding to hire all the way through the new hire orientation. Learn about questions to ask during the interview along with creating a score card to help you determine who the right fit is. Once you have selected your new hire, get tips on getting them onboard, from the job offer to the orientation program.

Session 3: Retaining Your Winning Team
June 24, 2015
Now that you have that winning team in place, this session will give you tips on creating a culture that will keep them from looking elsewhere. Understand the key components of retention and how to evaluate your organizations ability to keep employees.

For more information, visit our website at

Brett Schroedel

NEW Sunshine Day's Playgroup

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Announcing New "Sunshine Days Playgroup"
Specific: Children on any level of the Autism scale
Enrollment Required. @
715 267-6823
Location: Tiny Tots Playhouse
Days: Wednesdays
Time: 3pm - 6pm

Dear Parents,
My Playhouse doors are open to EVERY child & family that wish to visit.
I wish to start a super fun "Sunshine Days Playgroup". This special playgroup time will only be open to families/caregivers with children of any age on any level of the autism scale.

If physician diagnosed or families gut feeling that their child has some form of autism, "Sunshine Days" has been lovingly created just for you.

Since opening our Playhouse doors May 2014, I have been involved with many parents' conversations regarding children with autism. Sadly I have witnessed firsthand how the lack of knowledge & heart effects interaction & cruel reaction between families. Being so blessed to be the owner of the Playhouse, I have always followed my own mothers phrase of
"Seek to Understand".
Bring you child and have a fun play date, let your child be him or herself. 'Let's Dance Like No One is Watching", let it be OK if you child "Blows Up", meet other families, talk and be supported by other parents/caregivers. Let this be a positive fun visit for everyone.

Lets get this playgroup started. Please message me if wishing to enroll. I need at least 10 kiddo's to make this happen
Love & Blessings
Sally Ellison – Owner

Sally Ellison

Mother's Day Mini Paint Retreat

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Mother's Day is coming soon, consider this great gift for your loved one.

Come join Internationally renowned and well known Eau Claire teacher and artist Cyndee Kaiser on May 7th, for an evening of acrylic painting and fun. All materials and instruction provided for $25. Beginners are shown simple techniques, color mixing and composition as you follow her demonstration. Try something new and surprise yourself on your results.!!

A fun relaxing evening learning something new



Sally Ellison

You Are Not Alone Breast Cancer Support Group

Grace Episcopal Church 119 West Humbird Street Rice Lake, WI 54868
Breast Cancer Monthly Support Meetings for those going
thru treatment and survivors of Breast Cancer.
Breast Cancer Support Meetings for those going
thru treatment and survivors of Breast Cancer.

Caroline France Phone: 715-928-0555
2452 10 1/8 Ave Chetek, WI 54728

Trampoline Bounce Class

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742 April 14, 4:00 PM April 22, 4:00 PM
Come join Sally is a fun energetic bounce class, designed for all ages. Set to fun children's dance music in our new Bounce & Sensory Room. Children will have a blast bouncing and watching themselves on TV. Only eight trampolines in each class schedule. If more than eight children register, another class will be created after the first. Let's everyone join in the fun!!!

Sally Ellison

"Joey Roo's Outback Adventure" Reading & Signing with Darlene Prickett

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Chippewa Valley author Darlene Prickett will read/sign her new children's book: Joey Roo's Outback Adventure. The story features a young kangaroo, Joey Roo, on his exciting adventure when he meets new friends, learns some strange animal habits, and experiences things he’s never experienced before. Help him find the perfect present for Mama Roo. Journey into beautiful, colorful Australia. Step into the outback, and you could learn something new too!


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,

Freedom Celebration Day

The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
WWII Living History – 9:30am – 6:30pm
Concert – 7pm
Fireworks at Dusk

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224,

Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally

6 starting points across WI, ending at The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
The Memorial Day Honor Ride Motorcycle Rally, formerly called The Fun Run, will be held on Memorial Day, May 25th. We are very excited that this year’s Ride will have six different scenic routes starting in Boscobel, Medford, Minneapolis, Neillsville, Tomah and Waupaca!
The routes each tour different scenic areas in the morning, eventually joining together in Neillsville. All six routes will meet at the American Legion Post #73, 6 Boon Blvd in Neillsville at approximately Noon – 1:oo pm. The entire Honor Ride will proceed through Neillsville and enter The Highground prior to The Highground’s 2:oopm Memorial Day Ceremony.
Registration for the Honor Ride is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Each registered rider will receive an Honor Ride patch, year rocker and lunch at The Highground. All proceeds from the Honor Ride will go to The Highground to help continue its mission of Healing and Education.
To ride in the Memorial Day Honor Ride, please contact a route leader below:

BOSCOBEL Route—Reg. at 7:00am, Leave at 7:45am-BP Amoco on Hwy 61—Boscobel
For info. on Boscobel Route—Alan Palmer 608-485-1369

MEDFORD Route—Reg. 6:00-6:45am at Hardee’s parking lot next to VFW on Hwy 13, Medford. Contact Dean at 715-785-8025

MINNEAPOLIS Route—Contact Bob Frazee for info.

NEILLSVILLE Route—Reg. at 7:15am, Leave at 8:15am—BP Station in Neillsville
For info. on Neillsville Route—Mark Dawson 715-937-2326

WAUPACA /STEVENS POINT Route— Contact Russ or Amanda— - 920-221-5946
Reg. at 8:00am at Chain O’ Lakes Bar & Grill, King—Departure & stops TBA

TOMAH, BOSCOBEL AND NEILLSVILLE routes will be stopping at West Salem Kwik Trip at 10:00 and Leave at 10:30. (985 St Hwy 16, corner of Griswold and Hwy 16). Contact a route leader if you want to join when these routes go through West Salem.

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224,

Helicopter & Military Vehicle Expo

The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
UH-1 Vietnam Era Helicopter & Military Vehicles of all eras
Free Admission, Family- Friendly
Weather permitting, the Big Maps of the Vietnam War and Persian Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Afghanistan) will be on display for veterans and Gold Star families to sign.
Hardees will have a food stand.

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224,

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease

St. John's Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave., Eau Claire
This seminar is designed to provide basic information that everyone needs
to know about memory loss issues and what they mean for the church
body, family caregivers, and individuals. Specifically, this presentation will
cover what is dementia, the different types of dementia, warning signs,
risk factors, communication, ways to cope, resources in the community
future planning, dementia friendly faith communities and more! There is no registration fee for attending this seminar.
Light refreshments provided. Please RSVP 715-834-9571 or email by
May 2, 2015. Sponsored by the Aging & Disability
Resource Center of Eau Claire County

Sandy Huebscher

Give Back Vendor & Craft Show Event

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center, 1009 W. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls, WI
The event is on May 31st from 11-4 at the Avalon Hotel & Conference Center! There will be 40 vendors and crafters at the event. There will be a craft area for children! A silent auction and 50/50 raffle and bake sale. We also have donation baskets.

Proceeds from the donations, silent auction, and 50/50 will be going towards buying toys, books, games, puzzles, and material for tie blankets for the patients at Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare in Minnesota which is a non-profit organization!! My daughter Kyndall, who is 4 years old, was born with Spina Bifida. This hospital has been our second home since the day she was born! It is an amazing place with amazing people! We would love to give back to a place who has given us so much and to so many other people in need!

If you would like to donate items for the silent auction, 50/50 raffle or towards purchasing items for the hospital, please contact Gina Werner at 715-205-2005

Gina Werner

CVTG - 6th Annual Fairytale Ball

The Florian Gardens
The 6th Annual Fairytale Ball is a night with live Disney characters, games, entertainment, dress-up, activities, Sharp Photo booth, food, dancing, horse-drawn carriage rides, and a silent auction. Featuring a family water park vacation package at The Great Wolf Lodge in Wisconsin Dell!

See the Characters from FROZEN! - Get your picture taken with OLAF!

Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild


Flag Day Ceremony

Dunn County Veterans Memorial Park
Annual Flag Day Ceremony and Brick Dedication in Downtown Menomonie at the Dunn County Veterans Memorial Park located on Crescent Street. All names will be read. Sunday, June 14th, 2014 at 10am. for details

Brenna Long, 715-235-2666,


Downtown Menomonie, WI
SUMMERDAZE: in Downtown Menomonie.

Medallion Hunt Clues begin Monday, May 11!

Alleycat Bike Ride begins Thursday, May 14! Visit different checkpoints around the city and turn in your manifest for a chance to win a new bike!

Saturday, May 16: Enjoy an Arts & Crafts Fair, Chalkfest, Kayak Races on Lake Menomin, a Wild West themed Children's Parade, Children's Activities, Bean Bag Tournament, Wiener Dog Races, Live Music and more!

Brenna Long, 715-235-2666,

Charcoal Chicken Dinner

Central Luthern Church, Mondovi WI 54755
Central's Annual Charcoal Chicken Dinner. Proceeds will go towards Vacation Bible School, Luther Park Bible Camp, and the 2015 National Youth Gathering.

Advanced tickets available at Central Lutheran Church and Various Mondovi Businesses

Central Lutheran Church (715) 926-3811

Car Wash-Wheels of Liberty

Eau Claire Travel Center off Hwy 29 & T
Proceeds helping kids @Faith Free in Stanley attend Fusion Bible Camp in June.

Secretary, Kim 715-590-2407

Gigantic Indoor Thrift Sale

Eau Claire Travel Center off Hwy 29 and T
Accepting donations

Secretary, Kim 715-590-2407

Fundaiser/Bike Run for Wheels of Liberty

Wheaton Town Park, 3900 38th St, Elk Mound Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM Bike Run sign-up 9:00 AM, leave at 10:00 AM from Park
Bike Run, Food, Karaoke Contest (AV Live), Face Painting/Tattoos, Balloons and Juggler, Fire Station Tours, Displays, Bake Sale, Trike Rides, Live Band (Lickkitty Split)

Secretary Kim Riedel 715-590-2407,
Website:, or Facebook/Twitter

Ask a Scientist: Pi is Transcendental

Acoustic Cafe, Eau Claire
Dr. aBa Mbirika, professor of math at UW-Eau Claire, will present "Pi is Transcendental – not like Emerson or Thoreau, but in the math sense" as part of the university's "Ask A Scientist" educational series April 15 at 7 p.m. at the Acoustic Café.

Mbirika will discuss the number pi, the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter, and what makes it a transcendental number. He insists that while math terms and symbols may seem "scary" to some, the presentation will be accessible to a non-math audience.

The event is free of charge and open to all.

For more information, contact aBa Mbirika at or 715-836-2835.

aBa Mbirika,, 715-836-2835

Donut Dash 5K Fun Run & 1 Mile Walk

Flag Hill, Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
The Donut Dash is back! Join us on Saturday, May 16th for a sweet challange! Our 5K Fun Run and 1 Mile Walk is fun for the whole family. Enjoy kids races, face painting, a dessert buffet, and more! All proceeds go to support Partners for Ethiopia's clinic project in Duber, Ethiopia.

Brooke Lukowitz, 715-456-5656,

UV Splash 5k

Chippewa Falls

Eau Claire, WI – The UV Splash 5K will take place on Friday, June 19, at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls.

The UV Splash by Colordash is a night-time 5K benefitting the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre. With over 800 runners, last year’s UV Splash was ECCT’s second largest fundraising event of the year and helped to raise over $15,000 for the organization. Billed as "The Night's Brightest 5K," runners will start with a clean white shirt and be splashed with colored water that glows at black light stations along the race route, and will be covered with glowing color by the end of the race. Packet pick-up runs from 7-9 p.m. with the dash beginning at 9:30 p.m. This year’s UV Splash will feature a new course, three times the black lights, and prize drawings at the after party.

Runners may register online at Call 715-839-8877 or email for more information.

225 Edward Street

Karner Blue 5K-10K-Half Marathon

120 N Water St, Black River Falls, WI 54615
11th Annual 5K – 10K – Half Marathon
Saturday – July 18, 2015
Half Marathon begins at 7:00 a.m.
5K & 10K begin at 8:00 a.m.
Kids Race begins at 9:00 a.m with a Recess Jams program immediately before the race
Awards ceremony at 9:30 a.m.

Start for 5K & 10K at Chamber of Commerce. Start for Half Marathon is on the Foundation Trail at Marks Field Little League Diamond – one mile from Chamber office. All races finish at the Chamber of Commerce.

The route for the Half Marathon is a VERY challenging hilly route through the beautiful countryside. Note the different start line for the Half-Marathon. Please be here early to check-in and get to the starting location prior to 7:00 a.m. Maps of the route are available at the Chamber of Commerce.

For the safety of our runners no dogs, strollers or rollerblades will be allowed on the course!
***Course will close at 10:00 a.m.***
Entertainment, Food, Refreshments

5K - Teams of five can run to win the Traveling Trophy!

Age & Gender Categories: Medals will be awarded to the top 3 overall male and female finishers in each race! Timing results will be posted for each of the following categories:

Male & Female Categories for 5K & 10K – 12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Male & Female Categories for half marathon – 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Finisher medals will be given to Half Marathoners only.

Registration Forms are availabe at:
Chamber of Commerce Office, Haag Gym, Plaza 24/7 Fitness, River Country Fitness, Lunda Community Center, Black River Memorial Hospital
or online at

Black River Area Chamber of Commerce - Chris Hardie or Amanda Gunn. 715-284-4658

Loyalty Day Parade

New Richmond
Parade at 2 p.m.
Retirement of the Flag and Awards at 4 p.m.
Banquet at 5 p.m.

Barre Fest

La Crosse Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall - West Salem, WI
Barre Co-ed Lions Club 6th Annual Barre Fest
Exhibition Hall - West Salem, WI
Saturday, May 23rd, 2015 (11:00am - 2:00am)
Chicken-Q from 11:00am - 6:00pm
Beverages & Other Foods/Snacks Available
Cornhole Tournament Starting at Noon
Bingo from Noon - 4:00pm
Live Music:
Altered Vision from 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Monkey Wrench from 9:00pm - 1:00am

Jason Kneifl

Women's Giving Circle Spring Gathering

Eau Claire Golf and Country Club, Eau Claire, WI
Members of the Women's Giving Circle (a fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation) and their guests will honor the six nonprofit organizations that received Women's Giving Circle grants in 2014. Refreshments will be provided.

Sue Bornick, Eau Claire Community Foundation, 306 S. Barstow St. Suite 104, Eau Claire, WI 54701

Good News Jail & Prison Ministry Annual Spring Banquets

Florian Gardens May 4 and Avalon Hotel & Conference May 5 Eau Claire - Monday, May 4th @ 6:30 pm Chippewa Falls - Tuesday, May 5th @ 6:30 pm
Fund raising banquet for ministry support. Ministry President Jon Evans speaking, plus ex-inmate testimonies.

Chap. Brian Jahn (715) 839-6296, RSVP by April 28
Chap. Stephen Norlander (715) 726-4566, RSVP by April 28

Book Reading & Signing: Ryan Keith Johnson

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Author Ryan Keith Johnson will be doing a reading of his latest work; "The King's Retribution", "Lion Ascend" , "The Temple of the Incubus", "What I Think About You; Song Lyrics and Poetry", "Blue Dragon Fantasy; Faded Memories and Short Stories" and "The Legacy Anthology". The author will have free refreshments available as well. Go to to find out more.