Selected Community Events

Save Email Print Bookmark and Share

Zoom Tales of Ghosts, Mysterious Creatures & UFOs with Chad Lewis

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This presentation takes the audience on a journey through the most unusual paranormal cases the Chippewa Valley has to offer. Complete with photos, case history, eyewitness accounts, ghost lore, and directions, this unique presentation encourages you to visit these places for your own paranormal story.

Cost: FREE

Volumeone.org


Spooky Saturday Screenings: Monster House

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This October, the Local Store is hosting screenings of family-friendly movies every Saturday afternoon to get you in the Halloween spirit! This Saturday, check out Monster House, the story of a house that comes alive, terrifying an entire neighborhood, and the group of kids that just might have the way to stop it.

Cost: FREE

volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Karen Loeb Fiction Workshop

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
A 75- minute fiction workshop. While Karen Loeb might make a few comments about writing, the emphasis will be on creating stories from words and images. Come ready to participate aloud and to write in a notebook.

Cost: FREE

Volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Bruce Taylor Poetry Workshop

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
A seventy-five minute sprint and/or stroll, boot camp and/or finishing school for master, manqué, and/or wanna-be poets who ought to know better and/or think they do.

Cost: FREE

volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


Spooky Saturday Screenings: ParaNorman

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This October, the Local Store is hosting screenings of family-friendly movies every Saturday afternoon to get you in the Halloween spirit! This Saturday, check out ParaNorman, the story of two young boys who find themselves caught up in a decades-old battle between a town's zombies and a witch.

Cost: FREE

volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


Spooky Saturday Screenings: Frankenweenie

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This October, the Local Store is hosting screenings of family-friendly movies every Saturday afternoon to get you in the Halloween spirit! This Saturday, check out Frankenweenie, Tim Burton's stop-motion animated spoof of the classic Frankenstein story.

volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


We are the Willows

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
We Are The Willows are an orchestral indie rock band based out of South Minneapolis. The 6-piece ensemble features songwriter/frontman Peter Miller’s unique countertenor voice and guitar, supported by Jeremiah Satterthwaite (guitar/banjo), Leah Ottman (violin/voice/keys), Hilary James (cello/voice/keys), Travis Collins (bass), and Stephen Lindquist (drums/voice). We Are The Willows craft dynamic, intimate songs with instruments and voices combining to create energetic rhythms and intricate melodies. Their heartfelt arrangements evoke shared nostalgic feelings of love and loss.

The band has recently recorded their second full-length album, Picture [Portrait], based off of 350 letters written by Peter’s grandfather to his grandmother while he was stationed in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. Their correspondence inspired Peter to explore themes of family, separation, life, death, and identity in a time of national and personal crisis. The songs communicate complex ideas delivered with pop-sensible charm. His grandmother loves this album. You just might too.

We Are The Willows have received kind words from PASTE Magazine, Daytrotter, Magnet Magazine, 89.3 The Current, City Pages, and VitaMN. They continue to have fun playing their music throughout Minnesota, the Midwest, and the wide world beyond. They hope to be the first band to perform on the moon.

volumeone.org, mail@volumeone.org, 715-552-0457


St. Paul's Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner & Bake Sale

N15296 19th Ave New Miner, wi 54646
Turkey and Ham Dinner. Children 5 to 12 $4.00. Adults $9.00. St. Paul's Lutheran Church, N15296 19th Ave, New Miner WI 54646

Lori Klein


Open Heavens Guatemala Mission

Pizza Ranch, Eau Claire, WI
Raise money for mission trip to purchase medical supplies, vitamins and medicine. Trip is Dec 2-9, 2014.

Teresa Paulsrud, Mayra Couture 715-829-0109. teresapaulsrud@hotmail.com


Draw Daily: A Workshop

Eau Claire
Are you interested in creating a visual journal that documents your daily life? In this workshop we will learn how to draw and incorporate the written word using a variety of tools and media. Conquer the fear of the blank page in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. Take the time to slow down and notice the world around you. Learn to really look at what you are drawing and begin to see with new eyes and a fresh perspective.

Susan Santee
715-304-9689



Fall Spendor Art Meander

The Galley Owners and Studio Artists of NW Wisconsin invite you to meaner this fall on a self-guided road trip to 11 of the finest studios and galleries an the region. In its 5th year, this event will WOW you with magnificent fall colors while you discover the galleries and studios that are located in quaint communities via the Highway 53 corridor. (Spooner, Shell Lake, Rice Lake, Cameron, Chetek, New Auburn, Bloomer) You won't be disappointed.
Fri. Sept. 26 1-6pm;
Sept. 27 and 28 10am-4pm

To find locations, go to: www.art-meander.com

Pauline Schiferl 715-223-6231


Fiddler on the Roof

Eleva-Strum Central High School Auditorium November 14 & 15 at 7 pm, November 16 at 2 pm
This is Eleva-Strum Central High School's annual musical production. It will include high school students, elementary students, parents and community members.

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of her faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Holly Shattuck, 715-316-1949


Female Hormone Balancing

The Center 3701 Hwy 12 (E Clairemont Ave), Eau Claire, WI 54701
Are you a woman who suffers from one or all of the following;
fat, fatigue, depression, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia,
irritability, sweet cravings, bloating, fluid retention, gas, or
anxiety? Do you need coffee to keep you going or alcohol
to relax you? Come learn about female hormone balancing
and what you can start doing to bring balance to your
hormones and health today. 1 Night Only! Cost $25.00
Space Is Limited.


Heidi Toy, NTP TEL: 715-869-3793


The Eau Claire Children's Theatre

The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will present SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL October 3-5 and 10-11, at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.
The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with thirty classrooms side by side. Instead, it was built sideways, with thirty one-classroom stories. (The builder said he was sorry!) Maybe that’s why all kinds of unusual things happen at Wayside during this hilarious play based on Louis Sachar’s popular book.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, October 3 and 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 4 and 11, at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 5 at 1:30pm. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for youth/students and $12 for seniors/adults, and may be purchased online at www.ecct.org, by calling 715-839-8877, or at the door.

SIDEWAYS STORIES is sponsored by Family Times Newspaper as well as our 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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

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



Big Muddy River Rendezvous

Prairie Island Campground, Winona, Minnesota
Visit the Big Muddy River Rendezvous Festival to learn how people lived, worked, and played in the pre-1840s. View over 20 demonstrations, including fire starting, blacksmithing, hawk and knife throwing, and more.

Luke Acord
507-458-5109



Shake The Sugar Detox

The Center 3701 Hwy 12 (E Clairemont Ave) Eau Claire, WI 54701 6 weeks (5 lectures) 10/20/2014 - 11/24/2014 6 PM - 7:30 PM no class on 11/10/2017
Gain incredible health benefits ~ Lose those stubborn pounds
Lose Weight -Gain Energy - Have Clearer More Radiant Skin
Improve Brain Function - Balance Hormones
Resolve Mysterious Chronic Illnesses -Beat the Bloat
Gain valuable education from a certified nutritional therapy practitioner who has years of experience in helping people change their lives by changing their diet.

Heidi Toy, NTP, TEL: 715.869.3793 email: www.educatednutrition.com


FREE MOVIE, CANDY & POPCORN NIGHTS

FARICHILD CHURCH OF HOPE 200 W Main St Fairchild WI
Free movie nights and free candy, popcorn & beverage
Feature film: God is Not Dead

Pastor Don Conklin 715- 533- 5650


SWEETS TREATS & rest your FEETS

FAIRCHILD CHURCH OF HOPE 200 W Main St. next to Library
5 gourmet home made popcorn treats and beverages for sale. Come inside to relax during the Fall Art Tour

Niki Conklin 715- 533- 8519 or Pat Gabler 715-286-5123


SOUPS ON

200 W Main St
Home made soups, rolls, bars and bev. Serving to public. Free will donation accepted

Pat Gabler 715- 286-5123 0r Niki Conklin 715- 533-8519


Voyagers Community Learning Center - Adult Community Education Program

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

Sarah Kulesa, Program Coordinator
715-720-3749
adulted@chipfalls.org
http://cfsd.chipfalls.k12.wi.us/community/AdultCommunityEducation.cfm



Area Community Theatre Presents "Boeing, Boeing"

Area Community Theatre 907 Kilbourn Ave. Tomah, WI
Area Community Theatre presents Marc Camoletti's award winning comedy "Boeing, Boeing" September 18, 19, 20, October 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12. Bernard, an American living in Paris, has three fiancees - all airline stewardesses. The fun begins when his Wisconsin friend arrives to visit at the same time a new, faster plane causes the airlines to change their flight schedules.

Area Community Theatre Box Office
608-374-7469



German Dinner

Peace Lutheran Church 917 7th Street Menomonie WI
wienerschnizel (pork cutlet), sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy, rutabagas, assorted breads, cranberries, apple crisp with ice cream, beverages. Adults $8, child 5-12 $3.50, under 5 free

Diane Long
715 235-2500



Expressions in Wood Expo

Eau Claire, Wi
6th Annual Expressions in Wood Expo
Formerly Wisconsin Woodturners Expo
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, October 25th and 26th, 2014

The 6th Annual Expressions in Wood Expo will be at the Plaza Hotel & Suites, 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Saturday and Sunday, October 25th and 26th, 2014. This event is presented jointly by Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild and West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild.

Hours will be 8 AM – 6 PM on Saturday and 8 AM – 5 PM on Sunday. You will enjoy lathe woodturning demonstrations, exhibitors, vendors and an Instant Art Gallery. A Silent Auction will be held for supporting our youth outreach program.

We will also hold our “Learn-to-Turn” woodturning workshops for youths and beginning woodturners which was such an overwhelming success last year. There will also be hands-on demonstrations of woodcarving by the West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild. This will be a great opportunity to learn the basics of woodturning and woodcarving.

Having been recently at the art show at Springfest in Chippewa Falls in April, many of the same artisans will be presenting at this event. This will be a great opportunity to buy your Christmas gifts early.

The professional demonstrators this year will be Allen Jensen of Loveland, CO and Tim Heil of Gem Lake, MN. Also, this year we will have Bob Boettcher from Minnesota Woodturners; Barry Grill and Mark Palma from the Chippewa Valley Woodturners. Wayne Dubberke from West Wisconsin Woodcarvers Guild will also demonstrate woodcarving. Many vendors will be performing woodturning and woodcarving tasks in their booths.

General admission is $5.00 per day to the vendor, exhibitor and instant gallery areas and $50.00 for one day of demonstrations or $110.00 for both days of demonstrations, which includes the exhibitor, vendor and instant gallery area. The two-day admission includes a full set of DVDs ($30 value) commemorating the proceedings.

Chippewa Valley Woodturners Guild is an active member of the American Association of Woodturners based in St. Paul, MN with over 14,500 members throughout the United States and several countries around the world.

Contact: Rich Thelen rlthelen@charter.net
715.834.1459
or www.expressionsinwood.net


Rich Thelen rlthelen@charter.net
715.834.1459
or www.expressionsinwood.net



Stepfamily Rx Conference

Peace Church, 501 Fillmore Ave., Eau Claire, WI
Multiple speaker event to uplift, encourage, and promote stepliving! All husband and wife stepcouples as well as premarital stepcouples are invited!!

Call Peace Church 715-834-2486 to register TODAY! LIMITED SEATING


ECCT Presents: "Jekyll & Hyde"

The State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will present JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL October 16-19, at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic story, this evocative Broadway musical tells the tale of the brilliant doctor whose experiments with human personality create a murderous counterpart. When Dr. Jekyll unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, he wreaks havoc in the streets of London as the savage, maniacal Edward Hyde. Featuring veteran performer Joel Breed in the lead role, ECCT’s production marks the debut of this musical in Eau Claire.

Performances are scheduled for Thursday, October 16 – Saturday, October 18, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 19, at 1:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $12 for students.

JEKYLL & HYDE is sponsored in part by the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Charter Communications, as well as ECCT’s 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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

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



Altoona Mobile Food Pantry

1904 Spooner Ave, Altoona, WI
The Altoona Compassion Coalition is opening its first Mobile Food Pantry available to our Altoona neighbors in need of food assistance.

Ann Lein, member of the Altoona Compassion Coalition, 715-255-0783, altoonacompassioncoalition@gmail.com


Bizarre Wisconsin History with Chad Lewis

GE Bleskacek Family Memorial Bloomer Public Library, Bloomer Wisconsin
Join us as we find out what local researcher Chad Lewis knows about the bizarre history of Wisconsin! Lewis holds a Master's of Science degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and has trekked across the world in search of the paranormal. He has written several books about hauntings in the Midwest and will share some of his findings in this fun presentation.

Megan Taylor, 715-568-2384, taylor@bloomerpubliclibrary.org


Patricia Skalka Mystery Author Visit

GE Bleskacek Family Memorial Bloomer Public Library, Bloomer Wisconsin
Love a good mystery? Stop in and listen to award-winning writer Patricia Skalka talk about her popular new mystery book, Death Stalks Door County, which takes place right in Wisconsin’s beautiful Door County. Skalka will share stories, answer questions, and sign books.

Megan Taylor, 715-568-2384, taylor@bloomerpubliclibrary.org


Chippewa County Genealogical Society

123 Allen St Chippewa Falls Notre Dame Convent(Historic Building)
Retired Chippewa Falls Fire Department Chief Tom Larson will present a history of the CFFD.

http://ccgswi.wikifoundry.com
President Roger Howard at 715-723-9486



Entrepreneur Training Program

Eau Claire, UWEC Campus
Learn what you need to know as a new entrepreneur to start your business. Increase your chances of success and save cash flow.

Small Business Development Center 715-836-5811
www.uwec.edu/ce/programs/etp.htm



Lake Holcombe Lions Breakfast Buffet

Lions Pavilion, Staudacher Field, Holcombe
All-U-Can-Eat Buffet
Biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, french toast, ham, sausage, 3 kinds of pancakes, beverage

Carol Bonn
1-715-532-4796



Once Upon a Lifetime Quilt Show

Trinity Christian Fellowship, Stanley, WI
150 of Linda Wirtala's quilts
vendors/food/ quilt raffle

Linda Wirtala
715-669-3396



Bazaar and Bake Sale

Saving Grace Lutheran Church Eau Claire, Wi
Homemade crafts, doll clothes, Homemade caramel rolls, Lefse!Lefse! Lefse! Lunch available served by the Men of Saving Grace

Sandy Kurth 715-832-4876 or 715-456-1715


Potato Pancake Supper

S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Independence, WI
A meal of potato or regular pancakes, sausage, polish sausage, applesauce, coffeecake, bars, milk and coffee. Drawings and raffles.

School - 715-985-3719


Golden Gal Gathering

Peace Church, 501 E. Filmore Ave, Eau Claire
This is our 11th year and keeps getting better and bigger! Registration begins at 8:30 Program starts at 9,
cost is $20 for materials and lunch. Guest speakers from MN, we invite all women who would love a day of companionship, laughter, fun, and inspiration in living this life. Bring friends, family, all are welcome!

Ruth Volkman, church office (715) 834-2486 or register with Sue or Kathy by phone or go to www.peace-lutheran.org


Paint The Town Pink

Downtown Chippewa Falls
Enjoy food, wine, sales, giveaways, and screenings and information from healthcare providers in 35+ businesses. Don’t miss the vintage automobiles parked downtown as Chippewa Falls Main Street, Marshfield Clinic, the American Cancer Society, and downtown merchants team up for a fun-filled evening.

Chippewa Falls Main Street, Inc.
teri@cfms.us
(715) 723-6661



Mat Cutting 101

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Saturday, October 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or Monday, October 20, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Back by popular demand! Enhance the beauty of your photos, paintings, poster and artwork in this class designed to teach participants the tools, equipment and techniques in mat cutting. The Logan and Alto Mat Cutters will be used to cut single and double mats. See how simple it is to cut your own mats. Materials will be provided with some hands-on opportunities, so bring a photo or picture to be matted. Class instructed by Larry Bennett.
Registration and full payment required by October 15.
Friends $6 Nonmembers $9


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Family Adventures in Geocaching

Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Geocaching is a “treasure” hunting game where players search for hidden containers called caches, using GPS (global positioning system) units. This class is designed as an introduction to geocaching. Participants will learn basic GPS use and have a chance to practice their new skills during this class. Participants do not need a GPS unit. This program is geared for families with school-aged children. Everyone is welcome.
Registration and full payment required by October 15.
Friends $10 (per family) Nonmembers $15 (per family)


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Fall Basket Workshop

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Participants will have their choice of a variety of small and medium-size baskets. All baskets will be made up as kits. Basket materials range from $10-$25 and are paid directly to Linda on class night. Participants choose which kit(s) they want to make on the day of the workshop.
Registration and payment required by October 2.
Friends $12 Nonmembers $15



Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Seventh Annual Booya & Fall Festival

Beaver Creek Reserve, Youth Camp, S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Mark your calendars to attend this fun-filled family event complete with mouth-watering booya, food, hikes and other activities. See www.beavercreekreserve.org for details.

Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Lunch-n-Learn

Augusta Senior and Community Center; 601 Main St. Augusta, WI
Register for this unique Lunch-n-Learn opportunity to learn more about the company that has been a friend and neighbor to the Augusta area since the 1960’s. Watch a video to get a “peek inside” the local facility, then stick around for a short question & answer session. Meal & Program Sponsored by: Bush Brothers & Company

MENU: BBQ Pork Chops, Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Bush’s Best Baked Beans, Buttered Corn, Coleslaw & Fresh Fruit

Registration is needed at least one day in advance.

715-286-2953
augsencc.jv@aol.com



Leaders Club

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI Every other Sunday starting October 5th (program runs through May)
Leaders Club is a national YMCA program which provides club members with opportunities for leadership training, personal growth, service to others, and social development. Leaders will meet every other week with an adult advisor and plan, carry out, and take part in life skills workshops, service learning, volunteer events, academic support, and recreation. This program aims to provide a fun social activity for teens, allowing them to become confident and competent young adults with a sense of belonging in their community.
Meetings: Every other Sunday starting October 5th (program to end in May), 2:30-4pm
Ages: 12-18
Fee: $40 program fee for the entire year!

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


Discover! STEM Institute

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
This new 7-week class is designed to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. We will work to creatively solve problems through originality, experimentation, and discovering that making mistakes is not only OK, but fun! It is the process, not the outcome, which is important and we hope to spur students to think, inquire, and aspire.
Wednesdays, October 8th-November 19th, 4:30-6pm
Ages: 10-14
Fee: $45 Y Member | $60 Non-Member

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


Medical Foot and Nail Care by Betty Adsit, RN, CFCN (Certified Foot Care Registered Nurse)

Augusta Senior and Community Center 601 Main St. Augusta
Services Include: Foot Assessment (Includes a brief medical history & circulation check) ▪ Toenails trimmed, thinned and filed ▪ Ingrown parts of toenails removed ▪ Calluses and Corns reduced ▪ Gentle foot massage and lotion applied ▪ Foot care education.

Call 715-286-2953 to make an appointment.
augsencc.jv@aol.com



SEPTEMBER BOOK CLUB SELECTION: Truck by Michael Perry Discussion

Augusta Senior and Community Center 601 Main St. Augusta
The author chronicles a year during which he struggled to grow his own food, live peaceably with volatile neighbors, and fix his pickup truck, at a time when he also fell in love and befriended a paraplegic and quadriplegic biker team. Michael Perry is an American author, born and raised in New Auburn, Wisconsin. After childhood on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an amateur pig farmer.

Joanne
715 286-5963



Dance Mix

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

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


A Day at Hogwarts

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Muggles everywhere are invited to join us as we explore the wizard world of Harry Potter! Join us as we encounter magical elements such as the Sorting Hat, magic wand, and Marauder's Map and even play a round of Muggle Quidditch! You will also have the opportunity to take a slew of Hogwarts classes. All participants must be pre-registered by Wednesday, October 8th in order to attend. Parents are welcome to drop the kids off for an afternoon of fun or register themselves and join on in!
Sunday, October 12th, 2:30-4pm
Ages: 6+
Fee: $10 Y Member | $12 Non-Member

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


Windows 8 Basics

601 Main St. Augusta, WI
Are you new to computing and using the new Windows 8 Operating System or thinking about purchasing a new system? This class covers the basics of using your Windows 8 computer, how to add/remove tiles and apps, access your desktop and other computer tools and features to navigate the system.
No experience is necessary; 4 laptops will be available for use. Or bring your own Windows 8 tablet or computer. Register at least one day in advance. Call 715-286-2953

715-286-2953 Joanne
augsencc.jv@aol.com



Young Artists Studio

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
We invite you to join us as we explore our creativity! This 7-week visual art class is aimed at broadening your artistic horizons. We will complete different projects each week using a variety of mediums and styles.
Mondays, October 6-November 17, 4:30-6pm
Ages: 8-12
Fee: $45 Y Member | $60 Non-Member

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


"Every Day Is Thanksgiving" Turkey Dinner

1102 Superior Street, (Corner of Elm and Superior St.) Chippewa Falls
Zion United Methodist Church's Annual Turkey
Dinner. Tickets available at the door. Call for carry outs"

Zion United Methodist Church, 715-723-3639


Fall Bazaar at Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church

Eleva, Wisconsin
Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church presents its Fall Bazaar with worship starting at 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. featuring the Stout-Hearted Men from Whitehall, Wisconsin. Following church service a chicken dinner, basket raffle, cake walk, bake sale, produce sale, and craft sale will be happening until 1:30 p.m. The final drawing for one of several quilts, a half a pig--cut, wrapped, and processed by Strum Locker Plant--and a face cord of wood and other items will be raffled.

Pleasant Valley Lutheran Church
W2450 Cty Rd WW
Eleva, WI 54738
715-287-4473
www.pleasantvalleylutheran.com
plesntvalley@tcc.coop



Benefit for Dax Paul

Bresina's Bar and Grill, Tildent
A Benefit for Dax Paul,
Son of AJ & Krista (Woolever) Paul
Grandson of Kenny and Darlene Woolever,
Saturday September 27th at Bresina’s Hometown Bar & Grill in Tilden.
On December 27th 2013, Daxon Paul was diagnosed, prenatally, with a rare congenital heart condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS). HLHS babies are born with the left side of the heart underdeveloped and are unable to pump blood properly. In order for Dax to survive, he needs three MAJOR surgeries. The first surgery happened three days after his birth on April17th, 2014. The second surgery happened on August 19th, 2014. And the third surgery will occur before his first birthday.
The cost for these surgeries has been overwhelming. In order to help with medical expenses a benefit is being held on Saturday September 27th at Bresina’s Hometown Bar & Grill in Tilden. The even includes a 5k Walk/Run, a Kickball Tournament, food, and prizes. These prizes include a 55” Samsung TV, Pedal Tractor, Samsung Tablet, Beautiful Large Photography, Outdoor Gear and much more. The festivities start at 8 am.
For more information you can contact Scott Woolever at 715-828-1529
To pre-registar for the Walk/Run contact Scott Woolever at 715-828-1529. $20 dollars including a t shirt
To registar the day of the event is $15 and does not include a t shirt
To registar a team for co-ed kick ball, contact Justin 715-271-4997


Scott Woolever
715-828-1529
wooly1999@yahoo.com



St. Michael's Fall Dinner

Community Center in Jump River Wisconsin
Grilled Chicken, Sauerkraut & polish sausage, parsley potatoes, homemade pies, raffles, country store, music

Gloria Carpenter 715-668-5636


Free Health Day

Menomonie Middle School
Choose from a selection of 10 medical exams or consultations and four non-medical services—doctor exams, blood pressure checks, cholesterol and glucose screening, flu shots, medication consultations, dental assessments, eye exams, hearing assessments, chiropractic assessments, and mental health screening, plus financial coaching, oil changes, famly photos, and haircuts.
All services are free.
A free lite lunch is available from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Services available on first come, first served basis and are subject to change. Some services may require waiting for appointments. Some may fill up quickly.
Sponsored by Menomonie area churches and co-sponsored in part by Mayo Clinic Health System.

Phil Diser


ECCT Auditions: "Disney's Beauty and the Beast"

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST, September 28 & 29 at 7:00 p.m. at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Lead roles are available for 6 males and 2 females ages high school to adult and 1 boy ages 8-12. A large ensemble will also be cast to play other teachers and students. Roles include Belle, Beast. Gaston, Maurice, LeFou, Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs. Potts, and Chip. Those auditioning should prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway or Disney song. There will be no dance audition. Five public shows are scheduled November 20-23 at The State Theatre.

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 info@ecct.org or call 715-839-8877.

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



Altoona Football QB Club Trap Shoot

Eau Claire Rod and Gun Club
Trap Shooting Event Anyone May Participate Teams of 5 or singles and walk ins are welcome. Guns and Ammo available on site
Cost is $25 includes shoot and lunch


Kyle Henning (715) 828-0700


Tie Dye Night

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Bring a 100% cotton piece of clothing and you'll learn how to transform it into a work of art! Each family member may bring one item with which to create their own designs. Shirts, socks, and pajama pants are great items to tie dye! All participants must be registered by Monday, October 6th.
Great for all ages!
Fee: $5 Y Member | $8 Non-Member

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


Y Arts Week

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Y Arts Week is celebrated nationwide and is a Y initiative that promotes the power of art to educate, inspire, and connect the entire community. Join us for a series of FREE events and activities for the whole family! Check our website for a detailed schedule and updates: www.eauclaireymca.org

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


Young Writers Program

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
The Eau Claire YMCA is proud to partner with National Novel Writing Month to provide the Young Writers Program, where students will choose their own word count goals and write their own novels! We will study writing techniques and strategies and end up having all written novels of our own.
Sundays, October 5th-November 30th, 4:30-6pm
Fee: $30 Y Member | $40 Non-Member
Ages: 13-18

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


Leaf it to Rusk Fall Festival

Events throughout Rusk County WI
Beer, Wine & Cheese Tasting Kick-Off event Fri.; Fine Arts, Farmers Mkt., Garage Sales, railroad displays, Airport Fly-In and Pancake Feed, Horse Drawn Wagon Rides, ATV Rides, Church Supper, Golf chipping contest, free family movie, Quilt Show, Downtown activities, Felsenmeer Guided Hikes, Rusk County Historical Museum & Christie Mtn. chairlift rides.

Arlene Knops- Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce www.ladysmithchamber.com


8th Annual Chippewa Valley Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, WI
10:30 am Registration and Pre-Walk Festivities
11:30 am Meet Feature Family, The Baumans'
12:00 (noon) One Mile stroll through Irvine Park with lunch and many activities to follow. DJ, face painting, balloon creations, cotton candy, inflatables, resource tent, raffle and much more.
Fun for the whole family!
For more information visit: www.dsawchippewavalley.org
Pre-registed participants = $8 per participant
Onsite participants = $10 per person
Participants with Down Syndrome = FREE!

Darla Eilen, 715-207-4095
eilen@charter.net



ECCT Presents: "Sideways Stories from Wayside School"

The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will present SIDEWAYS STORIES FROM WAYSIDE SCHOOL October 3-5 and 10-11, at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.
The Wayside School was supposed to be one story high, with thirty classrooms side by side. Instead, it was built sideways, with thirty one-classroom stories. (The builder said he was sorry!) Maybe that’s why all kinds of unusual things happen at Wayside during this hilarious play based on Louis Sachar’s popular book.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, October 3 and 10, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, October 4 and 11, at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, October 5 at 1:30pm. Reserved seating tickets are $8 for youth/students and $12 for seniors/adults, and may be purchased online at www.ecct.org, by calling 715-839-8877, or at the door.

SIDEWAYS STORIES is sponsored by Family Times Newspaper as well as our 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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

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



Haunted Hustle 5K Walk/Run

Owen Park, Eau Claire WI
Featuring a 5K walk/run, a half mile Spooky Sprint for the kids, costume contests and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit Bolton Refuge House. The Haunted Hustle is guaranteed to be a great time for all! Visit http://ghc.ec/Facebook for more information.

Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire
715-552-4300
HauntedHustle@group-health.com



Fall Bazaar at Lake Street United Methodist Church

337 Lake Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701


Booths of Bakery, Crafts, Knitting/Crocheting, Sewing, Christmas, Pantry, Home Decor, Candy, Woodworking, Cards, Garden Art, Vintage Treasurers

Pat Peterson 715 552 8398


Spirit of the Macks - Silent/Live Auction

McDonell High School, 1316 Bel Air Blvd Chippewa Falls, WI
Silent Live Auction to benefit the McDonell sports programs. Admission is $10 at the door ant that includes adult beverages and hor d'oeuvres. The event has a live and silent auction along with raffle tables. We have Packer, Badger and Gopher tickets. Guns, jewelry, 4 person trip to Cygnet Lake Canada, scooter, home appliances, purses and so much more.....

Debbie Schemenauer, 11511 118th St. Chippewa Falls Wi
54729 715-864-1567



SOUPS ON

Fairchild Church of Hope 200 W Main st by Library
Numerous Home Made Soups , roll and beverages served to public. Free will donation

Niki Conklin 715-533-8519


TREATS SWEETS & Rest for Your Feets

Fairchild Church of Hope 200 W Main next to # 4 on Art Tour
Church event for the public to relax& enjoy the town of Fairchild . For sale : Treats, Sweets and Hot or Cold Beverages. Public restrooms available.

Niki Conklin 715-533-8519


ART IN THE HILLS

S9125 S Rodell rd Augusta WI . 1/4 mi off of HWy 12 , between Fall Creek & Augusta
6 artist selling their art at Whispering WInds Grainery Art & Gift Studio Fall Event. Enjoy the Rolling hills of Fall Creek & Augusta

Pat Gabler 715 286 5123


8th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk

Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls
The 8th Annual Down Syndrome Awareness Walk is a one mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. It is a heartwarming event that celebrates the many abilities and accomplishments of people with Down syndrome. Lunch and entertainment included in registration. ($8/per person pre-registered, $10/per person onsite)

Amy Standiford
715-379-0563
info@dsawchippewavalley.org



26th Annual Rough Riders Snowmobile Club Fundraiser

Bresina's Hometown Bar & Grill With Pavilion and heated if necessary. All you can eat CAN FEED (Steamed Meat and Potatoes) Adults $8. Children under 12: $4.00. Prizes to be won on the Paddle Wheel. Including Kids Prizes!
The Horizons four-wheeler winner will be drawn during the event, too!

Rough Riders Snowmobile Club


NAMI of Barron County 5K Run & Walk

Marketplace, Rice Lake, WI
Recruit a team to raise support for NAMI or just come and join the fun to help support mental health

For registration or information contact Barron County NAMI 1.715.736.0089 or 715-568-4426


Harvest Dinner

Jim Falls United Methodist Church 13880 County Hwy S South, Jim Falls, WI
Harvest Dinner from 4:30 - 7:00 pm
Menu: ham loaf with glaze, cheesy potatoes, green beans, apple pie ala mode, and beverage.
Adult ticket cost: $8.50 children (ages 5 - 12) $4.50

Roberta Baker


58th Annual Kiwanis Paul Bunyan Flapjack Feed

Memorial High School Cafeteria in Eau Claire
• All You Can Eat
• Pancakes, Sausages, Applesauce, OJ, Coffee & Milk
• Paul Bunyan and Pancake Man appearances
• Silent Auction
• Advance tickets are $6 (adult) & $3 (children under 12) and are available from Kiwanis members or major grocery outlets
• Tickets at the door are a dollar more for adults, 50 cents more for children under 12
• Proceeds benefit projects in community, scholarships, youth sponsored clubs, and the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum.


Chad Mickelson at 715-533-3560 or Mike Sommers at 715-829-2776. Website: www.eauclairenoonkiwanis.org


Hike for the Homeless

Phoenix Park - 322 Riverfront Terrace Eau Claire WI
Registration 8:00 a.m.
Hike 9:00 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.
Refreshments to follow
Registration forms available at www.beacon-house.org and 309 E Lake Street Eau Claire, WI
Registration Fees:
$5.00 for children under 11
$15.00 for students 12 and older - Includes T-shirt
$20.00 for Adults - Includes T-shirt
$40.00 for Family - Includes 2 T-shirts

Sponsored by Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network Inc.

Firearms and roller blades prohibited




Leeann
715-834-4357



Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Holiday Heroics

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is Holiday Heroics: Stories of yuletide successes and holly jolly failures.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: On the Road

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is On the Road: Travel stories sure to make you trip.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Fall Free-4-All

Trinity Christian Fellowship, Stanley, WI
The Fall Free-4-All will be offering free services such as haircuts, some basic medical checkups, as well as goods such as personal care and paper products, clothing, etc. There will be live music from Kings Countrymen, a Bluegrass Gospel group from Mondovi, and 513free, a Christian Rock band from the Eau Claire area, activities, games, and prize drawings throughout the day.
http://tcfstanley.org/site/2nd-annual-fall-free-4-all/


Brian Welsh or Kathy Nordberg, 715-644-5532


Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Original Kin

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is Original Kin: Highs and lows with the people we call "family".
Cost: FREE


Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Rob Reid - Family Storytelling Event

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Rob Reid's storytelling presentation is full of audience participation for the whole family and is guaranteed to make you laugh or your money back.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join the Eau Claire Artist's Drawing Group for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee ($7 in advance, $9 the night of the event) to cover the cost of the live model. For more info, contact Monica at ArtistsDrawingNight@yahoo.com.
Cost: $7 in advance, $9 the night of the event

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


John Hildebrand Reading

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
John Hildebrand will be reading from his new book The Heart of Things: A Midwestern Almanac. In this remarkable book of days, Hildebrand charts the overlapping rings--home, town, countryside--of life in the heartland.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Scared Witless

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme, followed by an open mic period for the audience. Tonight's theme is Scared Witless: Frightful tales of when fear got the better of you.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Bruce Taylor Reading: In Other Words

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Bruce Taylor is one of Eau Claire's most visible poets, as the current poet laureate for the city, and an accomplished author of nine collections of poetry. His newest, In Other Words, consists of five sections, each of which is based upon a previously existing text. Whether an encyclopedia of gardening, the journals of a Trappist monk, the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci or the odes of a Persian mystic, the original writings serve as a source and inspiration for Taylor's poems, which in various ways explore the human relationship with the divine.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


AAUW Used Booksael

Eau Claire Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire
WHAT: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Used Book Sale

WHEN: Friday, October 3, 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 4, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Eau Claire County Exposition Center, 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire

PRICES: Hardcovers - $3.00; Paperbacks - $1.50; Sunday Special - Bag Sale – 1st bag - $6.00; 2nd;bag $4.00 and 3 or more - $2.00 each.

PURPOSE: Proceeds help to support local and national scholarships and AAUW activities.

DONATE BOOKS: Books may be dropped off at Eau Claire grocery stores thru September 26th. Look for the white barrels. For larger donations, call 715-894-7291 or aauweauclaire@gmail.com .

WEBSITE: www.aauweauclaire.org


715-894-7291


Local Store Tent Sale

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Local Store is saying goodbye to the summer of 2014 with a huge tent sale! Stop by the V1 parking lot to check out tons of popular t-shirts, décor, and more. All tent sale items are buy one, get one free!

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


FAMILY FUN DAY

Cedar Mall at Rice Lake, 2900 S. Main street, Rice Lake, WI 54868
FAMILY FUN DAY is September 27 (Saturday) at the Cedar Mall! We have a day of FUN planned for the entire family. We have a Baby Crawling Race, a Gunny Sack Racing, Field Goal Kicking contest for young and old, Trivia, Coloring, Scavenger Hunts, Face Painting, Story Hours,and MORE! Best of all - it's all FREE!

Gregg Morgan/Cedar Mall, phone: 715-234-9780, email: cedarmall@hotmail.com


Eau Claire FFA Football Food Drive

Carson Park Eau Claire, Wi
The Eau Claire FFA is putting on a food drive with the Feed My People Food Bank at the North Memorial Football game. When you come to the game bring a nonperishable food item to receive a raffle ticket to be entered in a prize drawing at halftime. There will be two prizes, one for North Memorial students and another for the general public.

Marina Smuhl: Event Chairman and Eau Claire FFA Treasurer, (715) 450-4045
Ms. Jan Hildebrandt: Chapter Advisor (715) 852-6455



BBQ Pork Dinner

Big Drywood Lutheran Church Cadott, WI
BBQ Charcoal Pork Dinner
Dumplings/Saurkraut/Dressing
Fresh Vegetables
Dessert & Beverage
Fall Craft & Bake Sale During Dinner

Jean Burns
715-289-4601



Gastroparesis Awareness Walk

Altoona School District Track Fields in Altoona
We walk a mile to create awareness of what Gastroparesis is.

Edna Borrero


Let's Talk Bees with Drew Kaiser

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Over the last decade, honeybee populations have experienced unprecedented declines in the face of changing agricultural and environmental practices. As a response, many urban centers around the US have instituted ordinances and best practices for the safe keeping of honeybees. Drew Kaiser, local beekeeper and coordinator of the push for Eau Claire's own ordinance, will speak about the joys of beekeeping, what it means for local foods and our community.

http://volumeone.org/sites/storegallery/events/2014/09/16/113786_lets_talk_bees_with_drew_kaiser

Lindsey, 715-552-0457


ICAN of West Central Wisconsin presents "MicroBirth"

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
“MicroBirth" is a feature-length documentary looking at birth in a whole new way, through the lens of a microscope. The film explores the latest scientific research into the microscopic events that occur during and immediately after birth. This compelling, brand new science is starting to indicate that if the natural processes of childbirth are interfered with or bypassed completely, this could have devastating consequences for the long-term health of our children, although we recognize and appreciate that some interventions can be necessary life-saving procedures.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Local Store Tent at International Fall Festival

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Downtown Eau Claire has been hosting the International Fall Festival for almost 40 years. South Barstow is filled with over 100 food, art, and craft vendors, as well as street performances. The event also includes the All-America City Celebration Parade in honor of the recent award Eau Claire won in Denver this summer. Come find The Local Store tent among the vendors!

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Steven Hobert CD Release: Ocean Eyes

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Steven Hobert is a UWEC grad who composes and improvises piano pieces. Ocean Eyes is his debut solo album, featuring sweeping waves, spirit dances, and tiptoe explorations through magical landscapes.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Dispatches From the Drownings: A Reading by B.J. Hollars

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
A fan of Wisconsin Death Trip? Then join author B.J. Hollars as he reads from his newly-released homage to the cult classic--Dispatches from the Drownings, a collection of mostly true historical drowning reports from the Chippewa Valley.
Cost: FREE

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Eau Claire Artist’s Drawing Night

The Volume One Gallery, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join the Eau Claire Artist's Drawing Group for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee ($7 in advance, $9 the night of the event) to cover the cost of the live model. For more info, contact Monica at ArtistsDrawingNight@yahoo.com.
Cost: $7 in advance, $9 the night of the event

Lindsey; 715-552-0457; localstore@volumeone.org;


Kids of Steel Triathlon

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
This is the perfect event for the adventurous youth looking for a challenge! Each athlete will swim in the Y pool, run to Owen Park, & bike on the Chippewa River Trail (all distances determined by age). All participants will receive a t-shirt and finisher's medallion. Those who register after September 12th will not be guaranteed requested t-shirt size. Sign up to be a champion today!
Ages: 5-12
Fee: Y Member - $20 first child ($15 each additional child) | Non-Member - $25 first child ($20 each additional child)

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



Garrett Benzing Cancer Benefit

Sparta American Legion, 1116 Angelo Rd, Sparta
Food, live & silent auction, raffles, & door prizes!

Auction items include multiple guns, Mathew's bow, Packer & Badger tickets, Packer memorabilia, Amish-made oversized rocking horse, homemade quilts & pies, and much, much more!

Garrett is a 2010 Sparta High School Graduate. He participated in Soccer, Wrestling, Basketball, Trap Shooting, Referee for US Soccer Federation and Certified Red Cross Life Guard

He graduated UW Richland May 2012 with Honors, Associate of Arts and Science Degree

He graduated UW Platteville May 10th 2014 Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors degree in Business, Industry, Life Science, and Agriculture (BILSA)

He is a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho Agriculture Fraternity

Garrett enjoys Country music, hunting, trap shooting, riding motorcycle and ATV, and spending time with friends and family

An exciting new job that would launch Garrett’s Ag career, as Regional Agronomist Intern in Montana, was put on hold when he learned the cause of the pain and swelling in his leg.

Garrett was diagnosed on May 27th 2014 with Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a malignant tumor found in his left leg. He is receiving treatment at Gundersen Health Systems and UW Madison. On August 21st, Garrett had his left leg amputated mid-thigh as part of his treatment.

Proceeds of the benefit will be used to cover treatments and expenses not covered by their insurance. For those who are unable to attend but would like to contribute, monetary donations can be made to:

Garrett Benzing Cancer Fund
1st Community Credit Union
1000 W. Wisconsin St
Sparta, WI 54656

Donations can also be made online using by credit card, checking account or Paypal account through:

www.go-garrett.com

We thank you all for your support!

www.Go-Garrett.com
www.tinyurl.com/Garrett-Benzing-Benefit



Family Karaoke Nights

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Come on down to the Eau Claire YMCA and sing your heart out! Starting in September, Family Karaoke Nights will take place the second Friday of every month from 4:30-6pm and are designed to be a fun time for the whole family! We will have a selection of songs from the 80's, 90's, and Disney movie favorites (including "Frozen!") on-hand...drop in and give it a try!

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



Annual Fall Bazaar

Lake Street United Methodist Church, 337 Lake Street, Eau Claire WI October 18, 9 AM to 2 PM, & October 19, 8-11:30 AM during the Pancake/French Toast Breakfast
Handcrafted items in booths of Bakery, Candy, Cards, Christmas, Garden Art, Home Decor/Plants, Woodworking, Knit/Crochet/Sew, Pantry, Crafts. Also "Vintage Treasures" of old but nice items. Saturday: coffee & rolls 9-10:30 AM, lunch 11 AM - 1:30 PM. Profits designated to worldwide missions. Disability accessible. Free admission

Pat Peterson 715 552 8398


Harvest Dinner

Zion Lutheran Church, 1286 S.150th Ave. Fall Creek, WI
Harvest Dinner, Produce, and Bake Sale. Dinner includes: Sliced Ham and Roast Pork, mashed potatoes with gravy. Squash-pecan bake, baked beans, fruit salad, dinner rolls, and pickles. Root beer floats, ice cream and assorted desserts. 1919 Root Beer on tap, Kool-Aid, milk and coffee. Worship service at 9am and dinner to follow at 1030am.
Ages 13 and over $8.00 per person and children 12 and under with an adult eat FREE.

Zion Lutheran Church 715-877-3128