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8th Annual Blues on the Chippewa

Memorial Park - Durand, WI
8th. Annual
Blues on the Chippewa
A three day blues festival held to benefit the Pepin Co. Food Pantry and Brent Titus Music for Children Fund

*FREE ADMISSION
*a free will donation of non-perishable food or cash for the Pepin Co. Food Pantry and BOTC will be appreciated!

Held in Memorial Park - Durand, WI
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 31st - August 2nd

2015 LINEUP
FRI JULY 31ST - 5:00 PM START: Nick Foytik Band, Charles Walker Band, and ERIC GAYLES
SAT AUG 2ND - NOON START: Tommy Bentz Band, Jimmi & the Band Of Souls, Mojo, Left Wing Bourbon, Blue Rooster, Rachelle Coba, and SHAUN MURPHY (Don Scott between acts on side stage)
SUN AUG 3RD - NOON START: Code Blue w/Catya & Sue, The Claudettes, Josh Hoyer & The Shadowboxers, and LAMONT CRANSTON (Papa John Kolstad between acts on side stage)

BOTC Kickoff Party immediately following Friday's headliner show at Corral Bar/Riverside Grill in downtown Durand w/Charles Walker Band

DOWNTOWN SATURDAY BLUES SHOWS at participating bars (Corral Bar and Cell Block Bar) in downtown Durand immediately following Shaun Murphy's show

BOTC SUNDAY BLUES BRUNCH - at location TBA from 9AM to NOON wllive acoustic blues

Afterglow Jam Session at Corral Bar immediately following the fests conclusion on SUN hosted by "The Blues Buzzards"!

5 + 10k Run SAT(8am) and Craft Fair SAT & SUN (noon)

FREE OVERFLOW RV + TENT CAMPING AVAILABLE - call Rolling Greens Golf Course Inc at (715) 672-8139 for info

FOOD AND CONCESSIONS AVAILABLE ON GROUNDS - ALL AGES WELCOME!

SORRY - NO PETS ON FEST GROUNDS DUE TO CITY OF DURAND ORDINANCE

Please call (715)495-8091 for more info bluesonthechippewa@gmail.com

SPONSORED BY" BLUES ON THE CHIPPEWA"
"Promoting positive change through the power of music!"

www.bluesonthechippewa.com

Dan Callan
(715)495-8091
bluesonthechippewa@gmail.com



Ben Armitage Classic

Neillsville Country Club
The Ben Armitage Classic is an event to raise awareness for suicide and depression while remembering our loved one. All funds raised at this event will support a Scholarship at Neillsville High School and his children’s education. Participants of the event may participate in the 18 hole tournament, silent auction, lunch and dinner, kids games, or lawn games that will be held throughout the day.

Stacey 715-225-9620 or Justin 1-507-396-3862


Bumpin' Out Hunger

Wagner's Lanes, 2150 Brackett Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Join the newly chartered Chippewa Valley After Hours Rotary Club at Bumpin' Out Hunger--a volleyball tournament fundraiser on Sunday, July 12 at the Sand Bar at Wagner's Lanes! Register your team of 6 people for $90 at the bar today. Not into volleyball? No problem! We will also have raffles, bean bags, volley pong, giveaways, and the Visit Eau Claire Fun Patrol throughout the day. Money raised from the tournament will benefit the Meals on Wheels program and support the After Hours' service projects. Bring your friends and family and enjoy your Sunday Funday at Wagner's!

What is Rotary? We are neighbors, community leaders, and global citizens from the Chippewa Valley uniting for the common good. Our mission is to enhance our community through service and eradicate hunger in the Chippewa Valley. Contact us at cvafrotary@gmail.com and learn more at www.cvafterhours.com.

Melissa Maxwell, 586-413-7789, cvafrotary@gmail.com


6th Annual Critter Cruiz

Taylor County
$10 PER RIDER INCLUDES: REGISTRATION,
POKER CARD, MEAL AND MANY PRIZES
REGISTRATION FROM 10:30AM-11:45AM
AT FREE SPIRIT CLUBHOUSE
(CORNER OF HWY 13 N AND HWY 102, RIB LAKE)
RIDE LEAVES AT NOON SHARP!!!!!
CRITTER COURSE FOR
POKER RUN
SHAY CREEK (MEDFORD) SPORTS PAGE (MEDFORD)
HIGH VIEW (MEDFORD/LUNCH) P-TOWN (PERKINSTOWN)
SITTIN BULL (GILMAN) BEARS DEN (JUMP RIVER)
POKER HANDS TURNED IN & PRIZES FOLLOWING RIDE @ CLUBHOUSE
PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BE CONTRIBUTED TO THE
TAYLOR COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY, MEDFORD, WI
RIDE AT YOUR OWN RISK/CONTACT DEB FOR MORE INFO 715-965-0152


Deb Brahmer 715-965-0152


Sand to Lend a Helping Hand

Fairmount Santrol - Menomonie. N5628 580th Street (GPS Address: E5800 US Hwy 12) One mile east of Menomonie on Hwy. 29.
Get a skid steer bucket of sand for your sandbox when you bring five non-perishable food items for the Stepping Stones Food Pantry OR with a $5 donation to the Boys and Girls Club-Menomonie.

Mark Redlin: 715-235-0942, ext. 44201


CLASSIC CAR SHOW

Owen Park - Eau Claire
The Indianhead Old Car Club, the Chippewa Valley Model A's, the Badger Wheels Studebaker Club, the Tri-County Cruisers, and the ”T”rrific T’s invite all owners of classic vehicles to this special exhibition in picturesque Owen Park. Wednesday, July 29 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. FREE admission. Pie & ice cream social. For more information, call (715) 271-4901.

Paul Oman (715)271-4901 owenparkcarshows@gmail.com


3rd Annual Sherman Star River Run

Owen Park, 1st Ave, Eau Claire WI, 54701
The Sherman Star River Run is a self-timed 2 mile fun run/walk to benefit the students of Sherman Elementary School.

The course begins at Owen Park and runs along the scenic Chippewa River Trail to Phoenix Park. From there, participants will loop back along the trail back to Owen Park.
The Sherman Star River Run is held after sunset. For the safety of participants we do have volunteers stationed along the way. If at any time anyone has any safety concerns, they should immediately contact one of the volunteers or return to the Owen Park band shell.

Adults: $15.00
Children 12 and under: $10.00
Pre-register by September 8th to guarantee a t-shirt
You can register at https://eventbrite.com/event/16552785828/

For the safety of all participants, no pets please.
This is a rain-or-shine event. No refunds will be given.

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

All proceeds benefit Sherman Elementary School.


Desiree Geissler - 715-834-5760


Mardi Gras Arts and Crafts Fair

Downtown Ladysmith - Miner Avenue
Arts and Crafts Fair sponsored by the Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce. A part of Ladysmith's annual "Northland Mardi Gras" Summer Festival. Large variety of arts and crafts, food booths, and farmer's market. Something for everyone!

Greater Ladysmith Area Chamber of Commerce
715-532-7328
manager@ladysmithchamber.com



30-Second Film Festival

Lake Park Bandshell, Winona (Rain location: Masonic Temple, Winona)
This year, the films must fit into one of the following categories: “Cinema of the Youth” for video producers 14 years of age and younger, “Life on the Mississippi”, “Uniquely Yours”, “Marshmallow and a Ruler” or “What’s Growing?” Submissions are due by July 31 and can be submitted through email, mail, or in person. Submissions are $10 per film, free for entrants in “Cinema of the Youth.” Refer to www.frff.org for more information on the festival and instructions for entry.

Crystal Hegge


Ice Cream Social

Peace Lutheran Church 917 7th Street Menomonie WI
Sandwiches: BBQ, Turkey, Hot Dogs, or Coney Dogs, Potato Salad, Fruit Salad, Baked Beans, Pie a la mode, and beverages. $7.00 for a full meal.


Diane Long 715 235-2500 www.plcmenomonie.com


Lake Fest 2015

Lion's Club Pavilion County Hwy M Holcombe, WI 54745
We Need your Help at our 6th Annual Lake Holcombe Improvement Association fundraiser. Fish Fry Dinner, Free Beer & Pop, Cash Raffle, Silenct Auction, Games, Rifle/Shotgun Board & much more.

Tim Kivi (715) 563-1975
Tom Fularaczyk (608) 769-3315



WHO GOLF OUTING (Women Helping Others)

RiverEdge Golf Course Marshfield WI 54449
Who( Ladies) Golf Outing
18 hole golf scramble, open to all women who play golf (no matter your skill level, a day of fun while donating to a worthy cause.
included light breakfast, 18 holes with cart. buffet meal of baked chicken & ham salad potato and dessert
Registration deadline July 10th

For information call Sue H 1715 387 4604
or pick up form at RiverEdge golf course.

Sue Hasenfang 1 715 3874604


Mission Possible

Chippewa Falls
Join us for a special screening of Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation along with social hour events including music, hor d' oeuveres, beverages, and raffle prizes. All proceeds go to Relay for Life


Ali Sullivan, Katrina Geissler


All Saints Parish - Totus Tuus - Youth Program

St. Joseph Catholic School - Boyd, WI July 19-23 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm (Grade 9-12 students) July 20-24 9:00 am - 2:30 pm (Grade 1-8 students)
Students have fun and learn about the Catholic faith. $30 per student for all 5 days of the program. Register by emailing srykal@allsaintscathcom.com or calling 715-644-5435.

Sara Rykal
715-644-5435
srykal@allsaintscathcom.com



UW Eau Claire Surplus Store Public Sale

651 University Drive, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
UWEC Surplus Public Sale Day! Come by and check out our huge stock of furniture, office goods, electronics, computers and more at unbelievably low prices!

Tim Andrew, 715-836-5555, surplusstore@uwec.edu


Eau Claire Cares-Families Volunteering Together

Carson Park, Pine Pavilion
This City of Eau Claire Community Service Event will allow families to volunteer together to create items for those in need while teaching children about volunteering through reading and activities.

Teri-Gene Conlin, Volunteer Coordinator-City of Eau Claire


ECCT Presents: Tales From The Brothers Grimm

The Oxford - 1814 Oxford Ave, Eau Claire
ECCT PRESENTS TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM

Eau Claire, WI – Children participating in the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s Celebrate Summer with a Show class will present TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM on Thursday, July 16, and Friday, July 17, at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

TALES FROM THE BROTHERS GRIMM brings to the stage a series of familiar tales by the famous Grimm Brothers- “The Bremen Town Musicians,” “Hans in Luck,” “The Fisherman & his Wife,” “The Elves and the Shoemaker,” and “The Golden Goose.” Join the students of the Celebrate Summer with a Show class as they present these charming stories.

Five performances are planned. On Thursday, July 16, shows are scheduled at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. On Friday, July 17, two performances are planned for 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. General admission tickets are $5.00 each and will be available at the door.

The show is the second of three “By Kids, For Kids” productions scheduled this summer. The other shows planned are MAGIC TREEHOUSE: KNIGHT AT DAWN on June 24-26 and A PIRATE’S LIFE FOR ME on August 8.

For more information, call 715-839-8877, email frontdesk@ecct.org, or visit www.ecct.org.


Michael West, promotions@ecct.org, 715-839-8877


Hike for the Homeless

Phoenix Park, Eau Claire
Please join the Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network, Inc. for the 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless benefitting their programs including the Beacon House, a shelter for families with children who are homeless.
Refreshments will follow the 1.5 mile hike. Registration begins at 8 am. Registration forms are available on the Events page of our website www.beacon-house.org.


Betsy (715)834-4357


57 Plum City American Legion Summer Festival

Legion Park, Plum City, WI
Community Festivities Include: Softball Tournament, American Legion Baseball, Classic Car Cruise - 150+ Cars, Music, Gigantic Fireworks Display

Anna Glaus, 715-647-3311, Plum City, Wisconsin


57th Plum City American Legion Summer Festival

Legion Park, Spring Pond Park - Plum City, Wisconsin
Festivities Include: 5K Fun Run/Walk, Softball Tournament, Volleyball Tournament, Youth Fishing Contest, Remarkable Reptile Show, Civilian/Business Water Fights, Music, Gigantic Fireworks Display

Anna Glaus, 715-647-3311, Plum City, Wisconsin


Conflict Resolution

Dunn County
When we help our children work through frustration, anger and conflict- we are helping them gain life skills. When we help them identify how they are feeling, provide outlets, offer choices, and set limits & natural consequences - we encourage our children to gain control. Come with your questions & Ideas...this will be a conversation about how to best support our kids. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



ISO Internal Auditor Training

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751

Program Details: Internal auditors are vital to a successful management system. Good internal auditing provides the necessary insight on how well the system is performing for you. The course will provide a detailed review of the ISO standard requirements and the proof that should be available to the auditor.
This course includes ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 training.

Target Audience: Our internal auditor course is designed to help a range of people, from ISO novices to those experienced in auditing or managing the systems.
Register at: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/iso

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270


Building Baby's Brain

6:30-8:00pm
Learn how positive interactions with your baby enhance social and emotional development, creativity, and even IQ. Activities for specific ages will be shared and demonstrated. Class content will be geared towards development from birth to age 3 years. Sponsored by the Eau Claire County BRAIN Team. There is a $10 fee. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Routines & Organization for School Success

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Join us to discuss ways to organize your children’s school STUFF. We will talk about before and after school routines and how to make them smooth running for everyone. Learn how to make it a successful school year for both you and your child. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Routines & Organization for School Success

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Join us to discuss ways to organize your children’s school STUFF. We will talk about before and after school routines and how to make them smooth running for everyone. Learn how to make it a successful school year for both you and your child. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Indoor Sensory Day

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Come to FRC and get messy. Sensory fun for all; sand, rice, water, clean mud and more! Wear play clothes and plan to get messy (18mo— 7 years). Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.
*Registration Required*


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Right from the Start: Safety Rules for Kids

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Police Officer Terry Nicks works with the Eau Claire Public Schools — supporting kids and families in learning appropriate safety rules. Officer Nicks will provide this information for parents of young kids—helping you to know what to be aware of as you teach your child to live safely. Bring your questions too. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Young Athletes Program

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School, 3031 Epiphany Lane Eau Claire
All Children ages 2-7 are invited to participate in this sports– play program that focuses on physical, cognitive and social development through activities like walking, running, balance, jumping, trapping, catching , throwing, kicking, striking & advanced skills. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Give it a Whirl: Clay, On the Wheel and Off

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
Start your week off right. Learn to make functional pottery with Ellen Reyher and Ira Slatter. In four Monday evenings, you can learn to make cups, bowls, plates and more both on the pottery wheel and by hand-building. You will also learn how to glaze and fire in various ways. This series is being offered three times, choose a month for the full series. *Sign up for Raku Rendevous for a discount and have a great time! $ 75.00 course registration fee, $20 materials fee. limited to 5 participants


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Raku Rendezvous (July)

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Try your hand at an ancient art form of Wood Fired Raku. Glowing-hot pots, smoke, flame, and nearly immediate results (compared to a typical 10 hour kiln firing cycle. Raku produces bright metallic colorings, and crackling effects with slips or glazes. There is always a sense of magic as each piece is unique and wears its own branding from the fire.$ 75.00 course registration fee, $10 materials fee. limited to 6 participants
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


"Where in Eau Claire" Scavenger Hunt

Pizza Plus, Downtown Eau Claire
Grab a team of 3-6 people to scour the city! Have fun earning points for your team by visiting local establishments, completing epic team tasks and capturing every moment on camera to win a cash grand prize! Team registration is $175.00. Register online www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



ECCT Presents: West Side Story

State Theatre., Eau Claire
ECCT PRESENTS “WEST SIDE STORY”

Eau Claire, WI – The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will close its 26th season with WEST SIDE STORY July 22-26, at the State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire.

In New York City, two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between two warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice makes West Side Story one of the most heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.

Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 at 1:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, $12 for students, and $8 for youth ages 12 and under.

WEST SIDE STORY is sponsored in part by Charter Spectrum, Evergreen Surgical, and the Eau Claire Regional Arts Council, as well as the 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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


Michael West, promotions@ecct.org, 715-839-8877


How to Create a Routine

Dunn County
Do you have a smooth running routine in your house? Join us to discuss tips and tricks to set up a family routine that will make life easer for kids and parents alike. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Pepin Lions Club Truck and Tractor Pull

Pepin Sportsman Club, N10076 Sand Ridge Rd, Pepin, WI
Gates open at 3 p.m.
BBQ chicken starts serving at 4 p.m.
Hamburger, hotdogs, brats and Ellsworth cheese curds starting at 4:30 p.m.
Cold beverages available
Pull starts at 6 p.m.
Admission - $12.00 with age 12 and under free

Mike Cedarblade, 715-448-0826


Building Design & Monthly Forum.

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Got Building/Remodeling Questions? Got Building/Remodeling Ideas? Then let us get together and put them in action with Sustainable Building Design – Community Monthly Hands on problem solving. This is an opportunity to form an on-going forum to develop the knowledge and develop regional best building practices. The Driftless Folk School has a vision to be a resource and model for healthy sustainable buildings and homes. Mark Telshaw is a third generation woodworker/cabinet with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Studio Arts from the University of Minnesota. With 30 years plus working in roles from builder, designer and project manager in the area of custom projects in the fields of residential, commercial and theater buildings. Each session will be different, this is a trial offering. If it has good response we will continue it.


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Community Childbirth Education

Viroqua, WI
Spend an afternoon immersed in the emotional, physical and spiritual nature of birth and new parenting. We will utilize a variety of teaching methods including discussion, hands on, birth art, writing, movement and song. These classes aim to promote participants to explore their own beliefs and gain confidence in their unique birthing adventure. Together we will learn from each other and form community based on mutual respect and the shared joy of welcoming new life. $45


Melody Smith, Registrar 608.634.3348


Traveling Tuesday Playgroup- Gordy's County Market

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI
River Source Family Center will be traveling to Gordy's County Market, 212 Bay Street, Chippewa Falls. You can meet at River Source Family Center at 9:30am to caravan or you can go directly to Gordy's County Market at 10:00 am.

River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841


The Parenting Class

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
The Parenting Class will cover general parenting topics such as: communication, responsibility, co-parenting, dealing with children’s anger, discipline and routines. A certificate will be presented upon completion. There is a $10 fee for this class. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Railroad Blackmithing

Carson Park, Eau Claire
The Badger Blacksmiths will be joining the Chippewa Valley Railroad for a demonstration of blacksmithing while the trains are running!

Chuck Lindvig


Traveling Tuesday Fieldtrip

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
River Source Family Center will be traveling to Irvine Park Fountain and Playground. You can meet at River Source Family Center at 9:30 to caravan to Irvine Park Fountain and Playground or you can go directly there at 10:00am

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, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls


Leather Moccasin Sneakers

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Cut, punch and handstitch your way to a brand new pair of casual leather shoes. Learn to measure your feet and discuss ways to alter patterns for new designs. Embellishment techniques will be introduced and soling options discussed. $ 75.00 course registration fee, $85 materials fee. limited to 10 participants.
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Summer Beekeeping

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
This session covers a hive inspection in depth including recognizing colony patterns. We’ll be going into the hives so bring your gear and protective equipment. (we’ll have a few veils on hand) We’ll be looking at the health and production in the hive handling bars and frames of brood, honey and pollen. If able we will be harvesting honey, wax and propolis. We’ll talk about supering, splits and load balancing your hives. $ 75.00 course registration fee. Viroqua Food Cooperative owners eligible for $10 discount if VFC Owner ID is provided when registering.


Melody Smith, 608-632-3348


Natural Building: Straw-Clay Walls.

Driftless Folk School, Hillsboro, WI
The natural building style of Straw/Clay infill (a.k.a. “slip-straw”) is an alternative to conventional insulation such as fiberglass or foam products. Straw/clay performs very well in our Midwest climate, and is different than the better known straw bale wall because straw/clay builders add a slurry of clay to the loose straw fibers to creating a mold resistant, “breathable” wall. Typically, a straw/clay wall is plastered using clay and/or lime, though wood siding can also be used as long as ventilation and vapor concerns have been addressed. In this hands-on course, we will cover all aspects of frame preparation, sourcing the materials and tools needed, mixing the infill, forming walls, and the packing or “stuffing” of the infill mix. We will also demonstrate natural plasters and give tours of on-site examples. Straw/clay is suitable for homes and outbuildings.
$ 225.00 course registration fee


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Thinking Outside the Jar: Unique Food Preservation

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
In the height of the season, it can be exhausting and HOT to can the abundance of produce from your garden. In this half-day class Annie will teach you other options for preserving what you grow through air/oven/dehydrator methods. We will work on drying leafy greens, beetroot and other vegetables, as well as some wild edibles (as available) to make shelf-stable smoothie supplements and seasoning mixes and incorporate these into a couple of dishes for sampling. We’ll discuss other unique dryables to help you get the most out of your harvest and food supply. $ 45.00 course registration fee, $10 materials fee limited to 5 participants. Viroqua Food Cooperative owners eligible for $10 discount if VFC Owner ID is provided when registering.


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Create 3 Crispy Gluten-Free Pizzas

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
For those hoping to enjoy a gluten-free lifestyle the joy and comforts of homemade pizza (that chewy crust!) can be hard to sacrifice. In this hands-on class, we will discuss the components of and the techniques for preparing three gluten-free pizza crusts from scratch: a yeasted crust, an almond flour crust, and a cauliflower crust. Find which one you prefer or rotate all three through your pizza repertoire. After crust-making we will prepare a variety of favorite toppings for a pizza bake. You won’t even miss the wheat flour! $ 45.00 course registration fee, $10 materials fee – Discount if you take Ann’s “Thinking Outside the Can” $75 for both courses-please email the registrar. Viroqua Food Cooperative owners eligible for $10 discount if VFC Owner ID is provided when registering. limited to 5 participants


Melody Smith 608-632-3348


Community Childbirth Education

Viroqua, WI
Spend an afternoon immersed in the emotional, physical and spiritual nature of birth and new parenting. We will utilize a variety of teaching methods including discussion, hands on, birth art, writing, movement and song. These classes aim to promote participants to explore their own beliefs and gain confidence in their unique birthing adventure. Together we will learn from each other and form community based on mutual respect and the shared joy of welcoming new life. $45


Melody Smith, Registrar 608.634.3348


Robbins 5th Annual Run, Walk, & Roll

Lowes Creek County Park & Expo Center
This is a unique fundraising event hosted by Robbins PTO and includes, a 5k bike tour and 5k run/walk on an off-road course running through beautiful Lowes Creek County Park. The family-friendly event also includes, The Robbins Rush which is a sprint for elementary-age children. Proceeds from the event will be used to fund a variety of school initiatives.

One registration allows racers to participate in one, or all three events! Food and fun activities between events will keep your whole family entertained.


Jennifer Benike


Beautiful Batik

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
Turn a plain piece of cloth into a gorgeous batik using wax resist and dye. Learn the fabric decoration art form that was perfected on the Indonesian Island of Java and now is practiced the world over because of the beautiful results. $ 150.00 course registration fee, $40 materials fee. limited to 9 participants


Melody Smith, 608-632-3348


8th Annual Back 40 Trail Riders Corn Feed

Fireside Bar & Grill W12745 Fireside Lake Rd,New Auburn WI
Corn Feed, minnow races, horse races, watermelon seed spitting contest, mini raffles, music and Adult Cardboard Boat races registration at 2:30 pm race at 3:00 pm. Great family day.

Pam (715) 868-0006


Blood Drive

410 Main St, Onalaska WI (First Lutheran Church)
Thursday, July 9, 12:30-5:30 pm, in the Fellowship Hall. Every day, ordinary people are saved by some pretty extraordinary people: People who give blood. Your donation could be the most valuable gift you ever give. Just ask anyone who’s ever received. Schedule your appointment online at www.bcw.edu/firstluthona. Bring a photo ID.

Sara Larkin, 608-781-0745, saralarkn@yahoo.com


An Evening with Cole Porter

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts 205 Main Street East Menomonie, WI 54751 August 14th at 7:00pm -9:00pm August 15th at 2:00pm-4:00pm August 15th at 7:00pm -9:00pm August 16th at 2:00pm -4:00pm
Enjoy a performance of Cole Porter’s classic hits, featuring Menomonie’s finest vocalists directed by Lucy Weidner.

Mabel Tainter Box Office or Steve Renfree
Box Office Number: 715-235-0001
Email: boxoffice@mabeltainter.org



Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

Lake Altoona County Park
A summer tradition! Family Friendly water ski show! Free admission, concessions available, $3 EC COunty parking fee required. Fun for everyone

www.skisprites.com


American Denial: Let's Talk About Race in the Chippewa Valley

Phoenix Park (under the roof)
Small Group Reflection; Free Dessert! Planning for Action
A Community Conversation series that challenges the participants to examine and extinguish the flames of bias, prejudice and racism in their own hearts.

Robbie Joern
715-832-8321
RSVP by July 8, before 5pm



Visit the Farm

S8495 Cty Rd V Augusta, WI 54722
Visit the Farm on an evening, enjoy a meal, bake off, dairy judging , and a great guest speaker.

Debbie Kitchen 715.579.4703
Nancy Buse 715.829.3821



1st Annual Rendition Car Show hosted by Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane

2909 Lorch Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701
The 1st Annual Rendition Car Show hosted by Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane is coming Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 4:00 PM to 7:30 PM!

The theme is "rendition," so come dressed in your interpretation of your vehicle!

The car show will be held at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane. The event is free and will feature a live DJ, Davis Dogs food truck, and, of course, cars! Whether you're bringing a car for the show, or coming to admire the cars on display, please RSVP. If you will be bringing a car for the show, please leave a comment, or email us at contact@eauclaireford.com so we can allocate an appropriate amount of space on our lot for everyone to enjoy!

New and old vehicles of all makes and models are welcome at the event!

4:00 – 5:00 – Show Begins and Exhibitors Arrive
5:00 – 6:30 – Voting for Awards Begins
6:30 – 7:00 – Voting Ends and Votes are Counted
7:00 – 7:30 – Awards are Distributed
7:00 – 7:30 – Departure and Post-Show Cruise

Awards will be given for the following categories:

Overall Best in Show - This award will be decided based on votes placed by everyone in attendance.

Best Rendition - This award will be based on votes placed by everyone in attendance. To win this award, you must dress up in your interpretation of your vehicle. How you decide to represent your vehicle is up to you. For example, you can dress up in the style of the time period your vehicle is from, or you could dress in the color of your vehicle. This is your chance to get creative!

Best Ford - This award will be voted on by the staff at Eau Claire Ford Lincoln Quick Lane.

715-852-1000
contact@eauclaireford.com



Tech Tuesday -August

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
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


Tech Tuesdays

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
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


1st Annual Gilmanton Gallop 5k Run/Walk

Gilmanton Fairgrounds- S889 Larson Road, Gilmanton, WI 54743
Saturday, July 11th

5K Run Start Time: 8:30am
5K Walk Start Time: 8:35am

Registration begins at 7:30am on Saturday.

Please arrive at or before 8:15 to check in and get your shirt.

Early Packet Pickup on Friday, July 10th, from 6 to 7pm just inside the Beer Tent.

Cost:
- $25 if registration is received after June 15th
***Not guaranteed a t-shirt if registration is received after July 1st. No refunds.

Categories:
- 17 and under
- 18-29
- 30-39
- 40-49
- 50 and up

Contact Amanda Burr or Sammie Kent gilmantongallop@gmail.com


ProDoula Labor Training

Location disclosed after registration is complete.
Become a Labor Doula and empower families on their journey through pregnancy, birth and the early days with a newborn, while you simultaneously build an empowering career for yourself! Contact ProDoula or the liaison, Racheal Ulberg of Eau Claire Doulas, for more information.

ProDoula
(914) 400-3494
prodoula.com

Racheal Ulberg
(715) 563-3860
eauclairedoulas.com



8th Annual Just Us for Justice Run/Walk and Festival (5, 2, and ½ mile races)

Carson Park, Eau Claire
The Justice Run/ Walk Festival raises money to support International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org ) and Fierce Freedom (www.fiercefreedom.org), two anti-human trafficking organizations.There will be music, kids' events, refreshments for purchase, and an art show and sale. All of the run fees and 50% of the art and food sales will be sent to IJM.
Onsite registration opens at 4:30, and races begin at 6:00. Pre-register online at www.cvjusticerun.org by July 8 to guarantee a race t-shirt. Pre-registration closes July 17.


Jessie Podolak: jessie4justus@gmail.com or 715-271-0388 Carrie Swartz, (715) 839-6810.


Annual Deke Slayton Museum Pig Roast

Justin Trails Resort, Sparta, Wisconsin
Join us at the Justin Trails Resort in Sparta for the Deke Slayton Museum’s annual Pig Roast on Friday, July 10th, 2015 starting at 5:30pm and ending with a professional fireworks show after dark!

Fun for everyone with a pig roast dinner for adults- $20 beforehand, $25 at the door, a hot dog plate for kids- $10, and a make-your-own ice cream sundae bar for every attendee! Tickets can be purchased at the Deke Slayton Museum, the Sparta Area Chamber of Commerce, or at Justin Trails the evening of the event.

There will be live music, a basket raffle with wing-span raffle ticket sales featuring some great items from the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers, just to name a few!

You also have the chance to win one of our three Grand Raffle Prizes: a Mathews crossbow and Marlin 223 bolt action rifle; or a bicycle from Speed’s Bicycle Shop and a grill from All American Do it Center; or a $400 Wesco Home Furnishings gift certificate. Tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 tickets for $20 and can be purchased at the museum or the night of the Pig Roast.

Don’t forget, we’ll be ending the evening with a dazzling professional fireworks display! Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Justin Trails Resort! Proceeds benefit the Deke Slayton Memorial Space & Bicycle Museum, 608-269-0033.


Alli Karrels, Deke Slayton Museum, 200 W. Main St. Sparta WI 54656. 608-269-0033


FREE YOGA at Phoenix Park

Phoenix Park at the High 5 Great Dane statue
Enjoy free yoga this summer at Phoenix Park!

A local group of yoga teachers are giving the community the gift of free yoga this summer. Misty Ross, Lorelei Ernster and Wendy Oberg came together based on a shared vision of creating a yoga community and believe that yoga should be accessible to everybody and every body, which is why they are offering free classes taught at a gentle/beginner level. They chose this location as the area has become a central gathering space for the community and choose times that were in conjunction with The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series and the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer’s Market. Volume One and Tangled Up in Hue have made it possible for them to provide this service for the area. You can find more details on the event as well as weather cancellations on the Chippewa Valley Yoga Community Facebook page www.facebok.com/groups/cvyogacommunity.

Thursday Evenings 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday Mornings 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Wendy Oberg (715) 215-1722


St. Peter's Church, Tilden - Shindig!

St. Peter's Church, Tilden, WI
Mass at 10am followed by charcoal chicken dinner, games, raffles. Bingo begins at noon, silent auction.

St. Peter's Church, Tilden


Clear Water Chamber Players Concert- Three's Company

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Rd Eau Claire, WI
Clear Water Chamber Players Concert- Three's Company
Suggested Donation $10 Adult $5student/senior

Ryan Poquette (715) 271-3628, Rebecca Poquette (715) 559-2261


CORVETTE SHOW

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

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



Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Publishing Panel & Discussion

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

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

Cost: $10 registration fee

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


Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Non-Fiction Writing Workshop w/ BJ Hollars

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
lecture and discussion on various techniques of the nonfiction form.

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

Cost: $10 registration fee

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


Chippewa Valley Book Festival: Fiction Writing Workshop w/ Karen Loeb

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
A 90-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.

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

Cost: $10 registration fee

Local Store Staff, 715-552-0457,


FALL VENDOR FAIR

Pepin Wisconsin
35+ Vendors and Fall Crafter's. SWAG BAG giveaways through out the day. Prize drawing. Shop early for Winter Gifts and Fall Crafts

651-246-0673


Gilmanton Gallop

Gilmanton, wi
5k run/walk. More info available at gilmantonfreefair.com

Amanda Burr


Level 1 QuickBooks

Western Dairyland, 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Business Center and Women’s Business Center are providing business QuickBooks classes. The two-session Level 1 QuickBooks class is being held on Tuesday July 28th and Thursday July 30th from 6:00pm to 9:00 at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire.

Level 1 Business QuickBooks No experience with QuickBooks is necessary for Level 1 Business QuickBooks, but attendees should have basic computer skills. Each session is hands-on using QuickBooks 2014 Premier and allows time for students to practice what they have learned.
• Getting started with QuickBooks, receive an overview of accounting terms and key financial reports as you learn how to set up QuickBooks specifically for your Business and work with a chart of accounts, registers and bank accounts.
• Begin entering sales in QuickBooks, Learn how to receive payments and make deposits, process payables and disbursements, and other useful features for the QuickBooks.

Tuition is $99. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals. Laptops will be provided for use during the classes, therefore space is limited to 20 participants. Register online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire.

Classes will be taught by Janet Heidtke, president/CEO of Jr Global Solutions LLC. She is an expert in QuickBooks and also has experience in understanding and documenting a wide variety of accounting information systems through her experience as a accounting clerk and a payroll specialist.

715-836-7511 ext. 1171


Weave Your Own Pack Basket

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Weave Your Own Pack Basket. La Farge, WI. Vernon County. 9am-4:30 pm
Make your own basket backpack! Students will create a pack basket using rattan reed and a wooden rim. Students will learn to layout the base and shape the basket as well as attach a wooden handle, skids, and straps Beginners are welcome. Prior basket weaving experience will be helpful. Course Fee: $ 150 Supply Fee: $ 65


Melody Smith, Registrar
608-632-3348



Marketing 360

Western Dairyland, 418 Wisconsin St., Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center invites small business owners who need to update or create a strategic marketing plan to attend the Marketing 360 Workshop: A Comprehensive Examination of YOUR Small Business Marketing Plan on Tuesday, July 21, from 1:00pm-4:00pm at the Western Dairyland Business Center in Eau Claire at 418 Wisconsin Street. Tuition is $99 and includes materials. Because seats are limited, preregistration at www.successfulbusiness.org is required.

Developing a strategic marketing plan that is cost effective and fits the direction you would like to take your small business is no easy task. Join a limited number of small business owners as Western Dairyland Business Center’s Business Development Specialist, Ken Pearson, provides a fresh, outside perspective on what potential customers see and how to reach them in the most cost effective way possible. Starting from the first impression your business makes to the repeat sales and branding efforts, this interactive workshop will redefine your marketing strategy. You will walk away with a focused strategy that includes a mission and positioning statement, a framework for a marketing plan, and a renewed marketing mindset. You will also be able to partake in two one-on-one marketing follow up consulting sessions to further develop your marketing plan.

Seats are limited to a first-come, industry exclusive basis. This guarantees you will not be sharing your marketing strategy with competitors, but will be free to draw and discuss the best ideas from this dynamic group setting that will enhance your specific marketing efforts.

715-836-7511 ext. 1711


Give it a Whirl: Clay On the Wheel and Off

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
Start your week off right by learning to make functional pottery with Ellen Reyher and Ira Slatter. In four Monday evenings, you can learn to make cups, bowls, plates and more both on the pottery wheel and by hand-building. You will also learn how to glaze and fire in various ways. Sign up for Raku Rendevous for a discount and have a great time! 4 Monday evenings until Monday, July 27, 2015 Course Fee: $60 (for a month of classes) Supply Fee: $20


Melody Smith, Registrar


ECCT Presents: 39 Steps

The Oxford
ECCT PRESENTS “THE 39 STEPS”

Eau Claire, WI – ECCT will present THE 39 STEPS July 9-11, at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue in downtown Eau Claire.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters played by a ridiculously talented cast of four, an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

Dinner theatre performances are scheduled for Thursday, July 9 – Saturday, July 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner and show. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are due by July 6th for dinner.

THE 39 STEPS is sponsored in part by the 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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


715-839-8877


Business Plan Basics Webinar

Western Dairyland
Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center has recently obtained a grant to provide a Business Development Webinar Series for rural small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. These Webinars will address a variety of topics related to starting and growing a small business, and are taught by professional trainers from Western Dairyland. All the webinars are presented from Noon to 1 PM. The first webinar, Business Plan Basics, will be offered on July 15, 2015.

Business Plan Basics: Webinar participants will learn how to create an effective business plan that can guide the launch and growth of a new or existing business. A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expanding an existing business or launching a new product or service. Future dates: November 10, 2015

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

There are three easy ways to register for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire.

715-836-7511 ext. 1711


Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery with Pit Wagon

Autumn Harvest Winery, 19947 County Hwy J Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
Autumn Harvest Winery invites you to a free live music event with Pit Wagon. The event is Saturday, June 27 from 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Pit Wagon, from Eau Claire, Wis., is a folk trio that plays country, folk, blues “music made for porches.” The band includes Matthew Vold, Matthew Mabis, Emily Jensen.

We will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event.

No beverage carry-in allowed.

Jean McIlquham, Autumn Harvest Winery
715.720.1663



Cowboy Day

(W4221 Apple Ave)....From Medford, Wisconsin take Highway 13 south 1 mile to Apple Avenue...then 3 miles east on Apple Ave (airport road) to the church...we are located on the southwest intersection of Apple and Ruby
FOR COMMUNITY/EVENTS ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Ole Country Cowboy Church in Medford, Wisconsin will be celebrating their annual COWBOY DAY *OUR BIGGEST AND BEST EVER*.FREE ADMISSION*.ONE DAY ONLY* Saturday July 18th 2015*9am til ?*Fun for the whole family as we take a step back in time to the days of the OLD WEST*honoring the God fearing pioneer spirit of the American Cowboy *.
Play Games and win prizes
*Royal Flush Dunk Tank
*Water Pistol Duel
*Water Pistol target shoot
*(Kids) Bow and Arrow Shoot
*Texas Turtle Race
*Tombstone Toad Race
*Mechanical Bull
*Carnival Games
*Pan for *GOLD and TREASURE* just like the old west prospectors
*Cowboy Star Photo Gallery
*and lots more surprises

Other doin*s
*Explore the Indian Tee Pee**Train Rides**Hay Rides**Farm Kritters
****Sign up for prize drawings throughout the day

FREE MUSIC CONCERT/ENTERTAINMENT @1:30 pm by Country Cowboy Singer Entertainer Extraordinaire......Gary Froiland from Minnesota

Free Gate Admission*Everyone Welcome*.*.FOOD*. REFRESHMENTS & GAME TICKETS @ Reasonable Prices.....game tickets 25 cents or 5 tickets for $1.00....Need a ride ???*.Our Church Stagecoach bus will be shuttling folks to and from Medford during the day @ NO CHARGE....ph (715) 678-2381 email kburisek@jesusanswers.com
*..also see The Ole* Country Church Facebook Page

Pastor Ken ph: (715) 678-2381
email kburisek@jesusanswers.com



26th Annual CDC Charity Golf Outing

Mill Run Golf Course Eau Claire, WI
This year marks the Career Development Center’s 26th Annual Golf to Make a Difference Charity Golf Tournament! Each year, the proceeds of this event enable the Career Development Center to continue its work of providing meaningful and appropriate vocational services and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities and disadvantages. The Charity Golf Tournament isn’t restricted to just golf; it includes a silent auction, games, food and beverages, and a Big Ticket Raffle

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



2nd Annual Party For A Cure

Lake Hallie Memory Care, Lake Hallie, Wisconsin
Food-Music-Cake Walk-Activities
Auction Drawing at 3 PM
Prizes Donated By Local Businesses
Fund Raising Goal $2500 for The Alzheimer's Association

Helen Isenberger/Kyle Diesterhaft: 715-738-0011


Quilt Addicts Quilt Club

Augusta Senior & Community Center 616 W Washington St, Augusta, WI
Do you enjoy quilting and other fiber arts? Then we’re the quilt club for you.
We are a community of kindred souls who enjoy each others talents. New members and visitors are welcome at any time!
We encourage the love of fabric and the art of quilting for the benefit of the community and for charitable causes. We aim to spread appreciation, enjoyment and knowledge of quilting as a source of inspiration and fellowship.
For more info contact Barb at 715-286-2953 or augseniors@aol.com

Joanne 715 286-2953


Annual Pie Social Truax Church

Eau Claire
BBQ meal includes BBQ, baked beans, potato salad OR chips, pie & ice cream, milk OR coffee $7.00
Hot Dog meal includes Hot dog, baked beans, potato salad OR chips, pie & ice cream, milk OR coffee $6.00. Aka Carte items available upon request.

Denise Lester 715-287-4508 lesterd55@yahoo.com


Pie and Ice Cream Social

Augusta Methodist Church, 137 W Brown St, Augusta
Heavenly slices of pie served up with ice cream and a cold drink, or coffee, in the church basement after the Bean and Bacon Days parade.

Augusta United Methodist Church
715-286-2305



Noon Luncheon

St. John's Lutheran Church/School, Neillsville, Wi.
Hot sandwiches, salads, fruits, homemade pies

Arlys Knoop
715-743-3886



Farmer's Market 101

Independence
The Western Dairyland Business Center invites producers interested in selling at local Farmers Markets to attend an informational training on Wednesday, July 15th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Western Dairyland at 23122 Whitehall Road, Independence. Admission is free.

Attendees will learn how to become a successful vendor at the Farmers Markets in Arcadia, Whitehall and Black River Falls, will gain knowledge on developing a business plan and will receive tips on low-cost marketing ideas. If you have thought about selling your vegetables, fruit, syrup, honey or other artisan items, this is the class for you.

There are three easy ways to register for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-985-2391 ext. 1211, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Independence. Because space is limited, pre-registration is requested.

Western Dairyland, 715-985-2391 ext. 1211


Mechanics of Starting a Small Business

418 Wisconsin St. Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women’s Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to “Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” on Tuesday, July 14th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29, including materials. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

For individuals who know what they want to do and just need to know the practical, logistics for being able to launch their business and begin earning revenue, the “Mechanics of Starting a Small Business” class will cover:

1. Choosing a name for your business:
2. Choosing a legal structure for your business.
3. Identifying license, permit & regulatory requirements
4. Applying for a Federal Tax ID/EIN
5. Wisconsin Business Tax Registration
6. Setting up a bank account and record keeping system
7. Identifying insurance needs
8. Writing and submitting a press release announcing your business

After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland’s Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.

There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead, 715-836-7511 ext. 1171


AIDS Walk Wisconsin

Henry Maier Festival Park; Milwaukee, WI
Join AIDS Walk Wisconsin- The state’s largest HIV fundraiser.
We walk to make the fight against AIDS stronger.
Today, more than 6,300 people are living with HIV/AIDS in Wisconsin and it's estimated that an additional 1,500+ are undiagnosed but living with the disease. We walk to make sure that anyone who is living with HIV in Wisconsin has access to life-saving health care and social programs.


Contact: Kristin Wollenberg, Phone: 800.348.9255


Website Basics Webinar

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

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

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

There are three easy ways to register for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire.

Michelle Wanstead, 715-836-7511 ext.1171


Strength & Courage

Cadott, WI
Domestic/Sexual Violence Support Group for Women
This group provides support, advocacy and empowerment to survivors of violence. All support group meetings are free to attend. Presented by the Family Support Center.

Call 715-723-1138


Summer Cinema

Haas Fine Arts Center lawn; rain site: Woodland Theater, Davies Center 328
Outdoor film series: (bring your own blanket), popcorn, beverage provided.
June 10 - Big Hero 6
June 17 – Into the Woods
June 24 – The Great Gatsby
July 1 – The Sandlot
July 8 – How to Train Your Dragon
July 15 – The Theory of Everything
July 22 – The DUFF
July 29 – The Avengers
Co-sponsored by UW – Eau Claire, Volume One and L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Craft and Vendor Show

Econolodge Menomonie, Wisconsin
Homemade Crafts, Vendors

Lisa J. Hoff 715-505-2049


“Hope for Homes” 4 mile/2 mile Family Fun Run

Lake Hallie Golf Course 2196 110th St Chippewa Falls WI
Hope for Homes Foundation 4 mile/2 mile Family Fun Run is a fundraising event with all proceeds benefiting the RANWW Foundation. The RANWW Foundation is responsible for awarding grants for eligible participants who need assistance with qualifying home repairs.

Kim Fisher -RANWW Foundation 715-835-0923
To register for event go to www.ranww.org



Celebrating the Chippewa River - Photography Exhibit OPENING RECEPTION

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Exhibit Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 28
Artist Reception: Friday, July 17 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Guest Curator Claude Schilling is assembling an art exhibit by top area photographers that celebrates the Chippewa River that winds throughout the western Wisconsin. Their assignment for the exhibit is to capture the amazing Chippewa River and many ways it impacts the Chippewa Valley. This is part of a wider collaborative theme that recognizes the need for conservation of this important water resource and offers important steps we can take to preserve it. No admission cost.


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



The Lady With All The Answers

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, 205 Main Street East, Menomonie, WI
In this one-woman comedy praised from New York to L.A., Ann Landers dispenses advice, reflects on her own life and reveals her own heartaches. Don't miss this funny, heart-warming show starring Alice Bayerl and directed by Lucy Weidner. The Show dates include June 26, 27 (maitnee and evening performances) and July 16.

715-235-0001 or www.mabeltainter.org or boxoffice@mabeltainter.org


Join Jayne & Katrina to Celebrate: Drop the Puck, It's Hockey Season

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
From the State of Hockey, “Drop the Puck, It’s Hockey Season,” an early reader chapter book, released Memorial Day 2015 scores a hat-trick for its ability to help teach young readers to be a good sport. “Drop the Puck, It’s Hockey Season," is the first book released in The Official Adventures book series, featuring Rylee and Rosee, America’s lovable, inspirational, funny, real, and down-to-earth referees, that steal young reader’s hearts. “Drop the Puck, It’s Hockey Season,” scores with the tale of two brothers, Blaine and Cullen. On and off the ice, they have deep love for the game and also each other! Blaine and Cullen join Rylee and Rosee in game day adventures that will have early readers laughing out loud, fist bumping the pages and cheering for more stories, victories, and defeats.

Lindsey
localstore@volumeone.org
715-552-0457



Garden Walk

Kendall, WI
Come take a self-driving tour of area gardens
Maps can be picked up at the gazebo in
Central Park in Kendall and also In
Ontario park for $5.00

Sally Dana


Bruce Community Farmers Market

Corner of Hwy 8/N Alvey St Bruce, Wisconsin
Local produce, eggs, meats and cheeses, jams and jellies, soaps and candles, and cottage crafts.

Mary Lavaliere
(715)868-2885
http://www.facebook.com/BruceCommunityFarmersMarket



Harvesting Hope

Hickory Hills Golf Course
Golf / Raffle Fundraiser

Trever Zillmer 535 S. Hillcrest Parkway, Altoona WI 54720
715-834-6411



Cadott Nabor Days

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

Karen Lotts