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Music at the Mallard- The Gators

Chippewa Falls
Enjoy an afternoon on the lawn, beach or in the water listening to music by The Gators. Wide variety including old and new country, 60's, 70's, southern rock, jazz, blues, disco and some rock and roll (and even a polka or waltz)!


Josh, 715-288-6219, themallardbarwi@gmail.com


Burger King Classic Car Shows

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

burgerkingclassiccarshows@gmail.com


2nd Annual Junior Amateur Talent Show Competition

Dunn County Fair: Free Stage Menomonie, WI Wed., July 27th Preliminaries - Check in & Late Registration: 5pm, Show: 6pm Thursday, July 28th Finals - Check in: 5pm, Show: 6pm
Are you an aspiring singer, dancer, musician, or entertainer? Register for your chance to win a cash prize and move on to the WI State Fair today! This event is to create awareness of Positive Alternatives' Crisis Intervention and Prevention Hotline and Services. We will also be running raffle ticket prize drawings to raise funds to help us continue to provide these services to the families of Northwest Wisconsin.

Anngi Jacobson, 715-230-9275, infiniteeventexperts@gmail.com


Ren in the Glen

442 Dunn St. Croix Road, Glenwood City, WI   54734
Enter a world of magic, wonder and adventure - Ren in the Glen medieval fantasy faire! Now in its fifth season, this little faire in a beautiful glen features music, dance, shows, shops, wandering street characters, food, and a tavern with fine local craft beers. Witness the brave knights in the Medieval Tourney, and even challenge them to combat in Fight the Knight, all overseen by the King and Queen and their Royal Court. Come in costume!

Barry Houlehen barry@renintheglen.com


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

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


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




4-H State Dog Agility Show

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

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


4th Annual Sherman Star River Run

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

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

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

For the safety of all participants, no pets please.

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

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

All proceeds benefit Sherman Elementary School.

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

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


FREE Suicide Prevention Training (QPR)

Eau Claire CIty-County Health Department Room G302
Join us for a FREE training to learn the "CPR" of suicide prevention. Question Persuade Refer (QPR) is an effective strategy to respond to someone who may be at risk or in crisis.

You will learn how to:
-- spot the warning signs of suicide
-- start a conversation with the person at risk
-- assist the person to seek help
-- how to make a referral to a professional who can help

This training will take place Wednesday, July 27th, at Eau Claire City-County Health Dept Room G302
12-1:30pm (Feel free to bring your lunch)
Please park on second avenue side of court house, near the Eau Claire Co. Jail, enter through doors C11-E

Space is limited so register early!

Register online: http://tinyurl.com/registerQPR
Register by phone: 715-839-4766

715-839-4766


World Barefoot Waterski Championships

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

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


Eau Claire County Committee on Finance & Budget

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

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


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

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



Laura Hatleli


Greeting Card Make-n-Take Workshop

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

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


Laura Hatleli


Basket Weaving Workshop

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

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

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


Laura Hatleli


Geocaching

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

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




Laura Hatleli


Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk

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

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

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



Painting with Coffee

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

Lindsey Quinnes, 715-552-0457


9th Annual Justice Run/Walk and Festival

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


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


Culpepper & Merriweather Circus

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

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

Scott Gunnufson, (715) 828-776


Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

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

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

Participants will learn how to:

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

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

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

Participants will learn how to:

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



The Rapunzel Project Fundraiser

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


7155596867


Shepherd of the Hill Ice Cream Social

Elk Mound, WI
Full menu supper along with delicious pies. Proceeds support our youth ministry. Everyone welcome !!

Tricia Langer 715-220-7977


UWEC STEM Day at the Fair

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
Hands on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math presentations and activities for kids of all ages. Watch the Rocket Launch at 10 a.m. and then build your own rocket! Free Admission and Free Parking. Food on the Grounds. For a full Fair schedule visit: www.eauclairecountyfair.com

Sara Novotny, UW-Extension, 715-839-4712, sara.novotny@ces.uwex.edu


Military Day Tribute

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
A tribute to all past and present military personnel and their families. We will pay honor with a Color Guard, recognition, and presentation. For a full Fair schedule visit: www.eauclairecountyfair.com
Free Admission and Free Parking on the Grounds. Food also on the Grounds.

Sara Novotny, UW-Extension, 715-839-4712, sara.novotny@ces.uwex.edu


Cookie Baking Contest

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
Follow this year's recipe and compete to see who makes the best cookies. Information and recipe on flyer or Eau Claire County Fair website. Free Admission and Free Parking.

Sara Novotny, UW-Extension, 715-839-4712, sara.novotny@ces.uwex.edu


Crafters Market

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
Outdoor market of crafts to view and purchase. If interested in participating, contact Krystal. For more information and a complete fair schedule visit: www.eauclairecountyfair.com

Krystal, 715-828-3353, krystalmartinson@hotmail.com


FFA Day at the Fair

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
Celebrate FFA with a corn feed and educational displays. Free Admission and Free Parking. Food on the Grounds. For more information and a full Fair schedule visit: www.eauclairecountyfair.com

Sara Novotny, UW-Extension, 715-839-4712, sara.novotny@ces.uwex.edu


Charcoal Chicken Dinner

Eau Claire County Expo Center - Lorch Ave.-Across from from Metropolis & Action City
Delicious 1/4 chicken, baked beans, coleslaw, and dinner roll - All for $7! All proceeds go to providing leadership opportunities for youth in Eau Claire County. Free Admission and Free Parking. For a full Fair schedule visit: www.eauclairecountyfair.com

Sara Novotny, UW-Extension, 715-839-4712, sara.novotny@ces.uwex.edu


Professional Ethics and Technology

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



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

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

Program highlights:

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead

Citizens State Bank 375 Stageline Road Hudson, WI 54016
Moving into a management role for the first time-or even moving into new roles over time-can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. For those just starting out, though, the initial challenges can be overwhelming.

Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to excel in this role.

Participants will learn how to:

• Make a smooth and less stressful transition into a management role
• Understand six leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each
• Apply their own unique leadership style to specific management challenges
• Effectively motivate and engage employees
• Handle difficult employees and address performance issues
Experienced managers will also benefit from insights into new management practices that have emerged to address the impacts of technology, Gen Y and globalization.

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Grant Proposal Writing for Beginners

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

You will learn:

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Advanced Grant Proposal Writing

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

You will learn:

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



BookBike: Your Library on Wheels (at the Farmer's Market)!

Phoenix Park, downtown Eau Claire
BookBike: Your Library on Wheels
The BookBike is a very small library branch on wheels. You will be able to check out materials, sign up for a library card, get answers to your reference questions, learn how to download digital content and so much more. Check the library’s website to see other BookBike event locations (weather permitting): www.ecpubliclibrary.info


Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


70th Annual Gilmanton Free Fair

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

Ashley Henthorn, 715-495-2991


Stanley Lions Club Watermelon Festival

Chapman Park, Stanley, WI
All the free watermelon you can eat until we run out, classic custom car show, large flea market with many booths selling crafts and antiques, Stanley-Boyd FFA food stand, charcoal broiled chicken dinner with all the trimmings, bingo, cake walk, raffle

Norm Christianson, 715-644-3638


Expressive Drawing: Unleashing Your Creativity

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Self-Publishing Your Writing from A to Z

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

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

Jackie Giles
(715) 836-3636



Cadott Nabor Days 5K Run and 2 mile Walk

Cadott July 30th 5K begins at 9:00 2 mile walk begins at 9:15
The Nabor Days 5K Run/2 Mile Walk is a self-timed fun run/walk. The course will begin and end at the running track. (Next to the elementary school) The course will take you on a scenic tour throughout the village of Cadott. Individuals who register in advance will be guaranteed a T-shirt on race day.

Send Registration to: Cadott Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 84, Cadott, WI 54727
Phone: 715-289-3338 Email: info@cadottchamber.org




Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI 54701
Moving into a management role for the first time-or even moving into new roles over time-can be stressful for even the most seasoned supervisors. For those just starting out, though, the initial challenges can be overwhelming.
Supervisor Training: Learning to Lead will provide participants with the knowledge and confidence they need to excel in this role.
Participants will learn how to:

• Make a smooth and less stressful transition into a management role
• Understand six leadership styles and the advantages and disadvantages of each
• Apply their own unique leadership style to specific management challenges
• Effectively motivate and engage employees
• Handle difficult employees and address performance issues
Experienced managers will also benefit from insights into new management practices that have emerged to address the impacts of technology, Gen Y and globalization.
These high-quality, activity-based workshops will help attendees:
• Build strong management skills to engage and motivate employees
• Boost confidence in their ability to manage difficult situations
• Hone problem-solving skills by working in groups on real-world issues
• Gain knowledge and practical skills to build better relationships

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



Truck and Tractor Pull

Colfax, WI
Truck and Tractor pull please visit www.redcedarpullers.com for weight classes/ rules and event info

Mark 715-308-9077 www.redcedarpullers.com


Destination Yoga: Leinie Yoga

124 E Elm Street Chippewa Falls
Head out on an adventure and join Latitude 44 Yoga Studio at the Leinie Lodge! We will be holding a 45 minute yoga class on Wednesday, August 17th at 5:30pm outside in front of the big red barn followed by beer tasting with your fellow yogis. The cost of the event includes yoga, beer tasting, and after hours access to the lodge.

Amy Erickson (715) 828-3936


Waupun Truck -N-Show

Waupun Community Center 510 East Spring St Waupun
Waupun Truck-N-Show is a non-profit organization that annually salutes the trucking industry. It is a family friendly event being held on August 12th and 13th. Some of the events include a lights of the night parade on Fri, motorcycle/ truck parade with a Jake Brake contest to follow on Sat. Live music and dance and vendors and food and entertainment for the whole family. Free admission to the grounds and much more. Raffles are held with proceeds being donated to a local little girl who has life threatening health issues. Camping is available on the grounds of the Waupun Community Center where the event is being held. Located on 510 East Spring St Waupun.

Ron Vande Zande 703 Rock River Ave Waupun Wis 53963


Truck Pull

Colfax,Wi
Truck pull in Colfax, WI. Track is located 1 mile eas of Whitetail golf course on 760th Ave. From hwy 29 go north on hwy 40 then turn right on 760th Ave. Track will be on the south side of the road.

Mark 715.308.9077


Movin' & Groovin'

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

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


United Way Community Block Party

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

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


Bloomer Parent & Child Playgroup

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

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


Summer Reading Program for Adults

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Adults, register for the summer
reading program, “Camp Read-Away.”
Participants may read or listen to
any three books of their choice to
complete a card. Toss a bean bag to
win a prize and be entered into the
end of the summer prize drawings.
Registration begins June 1.
Online registration available at www.ecpubliclibrary.info/events.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Eau Claire Artist's Drawing Night

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join Eau Claire Artists for a night of uninstructed sketching with a clothed figure model. There is a participation fee of $9 to cover the cost of the live model. Bring your own supplies. Chairs are provided. The event is facilitated by local illustrator & animator Monica Bruenjes.

Lindsey, 71555204257


Yellowstone Art Trail

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


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



Spaghetti Dinner and Benefit for Jeff Pawlicki

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

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

$7 per person
Children under 5 - FREE

Call/text Nicole Frey at 715-828-5094


Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day

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


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


North Wisconsin District Lutheran Women's Missionary League Convention

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

Ginny Gunderson, Publicity Chairwoman, 509-899-2603


Exotic Pet Fair!!

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

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

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

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

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


ChemCeed Relay for Life Golf Outing Fund Raiser

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

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


Chalkfest 2016

UWEC Lower Campus Commons Eau Claire, WI 54701
Imagine a campus overtaken by a day-long firestorm of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in yards and yards of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork. That's Chalkfest. This annual event will take place all day on the beautiful UW-Eau Claire campus. It's part urban art festival and part family-friendly fun. Sponsored by Volume One & UWEC.

Artists - register here: http://bit.ly/1TMdkG8

Kristin Schumacher, 715-836-4419
Want to volunteer? Let us know here: http://bit.ly/1TtsS1d
More info: http://bit.ly/1QEe8ZR



Pure Water Days RiverFest

Allen Park, 1 S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls
Head down after the Pure Water Days Parade for live music, giant inflatables, kids games, prizes, food, a beer tent, arts and crafts vendors, fireworks, and more. It's always a great time!

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



Chalkfest 2016

UWEC Lower Campus Commons, Eau Claire
Imagine a campus overtaken by a day-long firestorm of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in yards and yards of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork. That's Chalkfest. This annual event will take place all day on the beautiful UW-Eau Claire campus. It's part urban art festival and part family-friendly fun. Sponsored by Volume One & UWEC.

Kristin Schumacher at UWEC (schumakf@uwec.edu)

or

Volume One at localstore@volumeone.org



40th Annual Pure Water Days Parade

Downtown Chippewa Falls
Join us for the 40th Annual Pure Water Days Parade! Enjoy over 65 unique floats and walking units. Afterwards, head down the street to River Fest for more family-friendly fun!

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



"FALL FLING" 3-D SHOOT

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

GREG BOWE
715-563-3618



"VIC FRYE MEMORIAL" 3 - D SHOOT

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

GREG BOWE 715-563-3618


La Crosse Concert Band

Riverside Park
La Crosse Concert Band 2016 (99th season, since 1917)

Free outdoor Wed. 730p evening band concerts along the banks of the Mississippi, downtown La Crosse, WI in Riverside Park. June 8th - July 27th (not 6/29).

Following is documentation for EACH of this season's FREE concerts, June 8th – July 27th. All rain dates begin @ 730p!

Wednesday, June 8th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Alex Vaver
Theme: “As You Like It”

Wednesday, June 15th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Jeff Krauklis
Theme: “A Little Night Music”

Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Tammy Fisher
Theme: “A River Runs Through It”
Also: Wafer Food Drive

(NOTE - No concert 6/29)

Wednesday, July 6th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Elissa Kinstler
Theme: “Tragedies & Triumphs”

Wednesday, July 13th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Steven Bina
Theme: “The Big Ten: Great States & Great Music”
Also: special guest – La Crosse Coulee Chordsmen

Wednesday, July 20th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Mark J. Lakmann
Theme: “Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue”
Also: special preceding concert - 208th Army Band of Charleston, SC @ 6:30PM

Wednesday, July 27th, 7:30 pm
Conductor: Jeffrey Copp
Theme: “Music of Myth, Magic & Mystery”

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

visit: www.lacrosseconcertband.org or

Thank you for your support!

Call 608-784-7555 (Leithold Music) or write: PO Box 2624 La Crosse, WI 54602-2624


Hope Springs from the Heart Wellness Event

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

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


Annual Plant & Bulb Auction

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


Sue Abing
715-875-4527



Watermelon Fest 5k Run/Walk

Chapman Park, Stanley WI Registration at 7:30am, run/walk begins at 9am
5th Annual Watermelon Fest 5k run/walk. Race at 9am. Free watermelon at 11am. All participants recieve Running Watermelon Socks! ***New - Kids race at 10:15am. 400 yard run with Cheech the Lion!

Adam Smit; 920-819-9804, adam.joseph.smit@gmail.com


The Mansion of Happiness - Book Release with Jon Loomis

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

Lindsey, 7155520457


Midwest Craft Brewers Conference

UW-Stout - Memorial Student Center, 302 10th Ave. E., Menomonie, WI 54751 August 6th, 2015, 8:30am-4:30pm and August 7th, 2015, 8:00am-11:30am
The Second Annual event of its kind to focus on the craft brewing industry in the Midwest. This two-day event provides valuable knowledge and information for those in the craft brewing industry. Participants will hear from experts in the field and cover a wide range of topics such as: fermentation, sourcing of hops, brewing new flavors, small business loans and legal knowledge. Also, brewery tours are scheduled at couple of local breweries.
Website: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/midwestcraftbrewers.cfm

Anna McCabe, 715-232-5484


Ruby's Pantry Food Distribution

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

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


Tortoise and Hare 5k

Phoenix Park, Eau Claire WI
5k run/walk with free kids fun run to follow- free picnic dinner to follow for participants

Heidi Dubberke- dubberkeheidi@gmail.com
http://www.indianheadtc.org/itc/tortoise-hare.htm



The Augusta Public Mobile Library

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


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



Augusta Adult Health Maintenance Clinic

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St. Augusta, WI 54722
Augusta Adult Health Maintenance Clinic
FREE Health Screening 2nd Tues ▪ 10 - noon

Have your Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar checked. Meet with an Eau Claire County Public Nurse about your health concerns.

WIC ▪ 3rd Tuesday ▪ 9 am – noon Immunization Clinic ▪ 3rd Tue ▪ 11 - noon

FLU SHOTS Available ▪ $40.00
BRING: Medicare & Supplemental Insurance Cards


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



EVALYN’S MENDING SERVICE

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

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

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


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



ExporTech™: Feeding the World

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

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

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

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270


Janet Carson Gallery

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

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


Janet Carson Gallery

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

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


Janet Carson Gallery

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

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


Janet Carson Gallery

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

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


Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The training will run from 9 am to 12 pm at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Business Plan Basics

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
Small business owners, entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners are invited to attend Business Plan Basics on Tuesday, October 11th. The class will run from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Business Center, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 and class materials are included. Class participants will learn how to create an effective and engaging business plan that can be presented to lenders and used to guide the launch and growth of a new business.
A formal business plan is a required document for anyone in search of funding to start a new business, expand an existing business or launch a new product. Fundamentally, a business plan will include a mission statement, business description, product description, market analysis, marketing plan, operations plan, management plan and financial projections. However, more than just a document, the process involved with putting the components of a business plan together will help the entrepreneur identify and mitigate risk.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in downtown Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Western Dairyland 418 Wisconsin Street Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, September 20th. The training will run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Western Dairyland Community Action Agency, 418 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Starting a Small Business in 8 Steps

Black River Falls 120 N Water Street Black River Falls, WI 54729
The Western Dairyland Women's Business Center invites entrepreneurs and aspiring business owners to "Start a Small Business in 8 Steps" on Tuesday, August 9th. The training will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Black River Area Chamber of Commerce at 120 N Water St, Black River Falls. Tuition is $29 for individuals and class materials are included. Scholarships are available for income-eligible individuals.
Topics covered include:
Are you an Entrepreneur?
Honing an Idea
Business Feasibility
Legal Structure, Permits & Zoning
Marketing
Recordkeeping
Business Plan
Funding
After the class, attendees may request free, one-on-one assistance from Western Dairyland's Business Development Specialists delving deeper into the individual small business needs, including preparing a business plan with financial forecasting to present to lenders.
There are three easy ways to register and pay for the class: online at www.SuccessfulBusiness.org, by phone at 715-836-7511 ext. 1171, or in person at the Western Dairyland office in Eau Claire. Because space is limited, pre-registration and payment is required.

Michelle Wanstead
7158367511 ex 1171



Leader-Telegram Buckshot Run for Special Olympics

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


Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833


Run With the Cops 5K for Special Olympics

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

Karen Kraus, (715) 833-0833


Camp Campus

University of Wisconsin Campus Registration Deadline: April 10, 2016
Camp Campus is a one week on-campus university experience for high school juniors and seniors diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome. The camp provides an immersion into college life for students who are very capable of succeeding academically but who often fail because they have trouble adapting to the social demands of college life. During the week of Camp Campus, campers use typical college student supports including their own University debit card, dining services, dorms with a room-mate, recreational opportunities and fitness training. They improve social and communication skills through 90 minutes of instruction and practice each day. We also arrange for each camper to explore his field of interest by meeting with professors who teach in that field and with professionals currently working in that field. Campers use current technology to develop an online individual portfolio and to facilitate social understanding.
This is still an underserved population with needs that, if left unaddressed, can interfere with completion of postsecondary education, successful employment and independent living. At this point, going into our 8th year, we've seen many students who have succeeded at the college level, graduated and transitioned into successful stable careers. For the first several years, Camp Campus was supported through a Medicaid Infrastructure Grant but of course that money has long ago dried up. Camp Campus is non-profit (very)! The cost for the week is $850 (Scholarships may be available based upon need.) We frequently hear people say thy did not know about Camp Campus so clearly we need to do more to get the word out. . .difficult, because that is not my area of expertise and we have no money to advertise, of course. Thank you for any help you can provide. If you have questions, comments or suggestions, please contact me by return email or call me at 715-836-4774 (Office) or 715-723-2903 (Home). I will be in and out of the office all week (Spring Break) but you can leave a message. Thank you.

Julie Miller, M.S., CCC-SLP
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department



ACT Test Preparation

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Want to improve your ACT test score?
Prepare for the ACT Test.
• Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results.
• Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback.
• Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts.
• Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.
This is a 7-day program, meeting every weekday from Monday, July 25 to Tuesday, August 2.

Cost: $179 early bird (deadline of June 25)
$199 standard (after June 25)

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Intro to Engineering: 3D Printing

UW-Eau Claire Campus, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701
3D modeling and 3D printing are some of the fastest growing STEM fields. From engineering to industrial design and manufacturing, these technologies are at the forefront of product development. Discover 3D printing and how it is changing our future. In this course you will design an object on the computer and then 3D print it! You will learn elements of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and how 3D printers work. This course is intended for students new to CAD and 3D printing.

Adam Coolidge, 715-836-5637


Eau Claire Team Hope Walk for the Huntington's Disease Society of America

Eau Claire
Join us for the 2nd Annual Team Hope Walk to fund-raise for the Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA). Form a team to participate in either a 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk to raise awareness and hope for a cure for Huntington’s Disease, a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Natasha Wilkins, 715-491-1950


ARTmobile - Artist Market of Eau Claire

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

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

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

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


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



ARTmobile - VolumeOne's Sounds like Summer Concert Series

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

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

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

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


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


ARTSmobile - Farmer's Market Pavilion

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

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

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

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

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


ARTmobile - Farmer's Market Pavilion

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

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

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

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

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


RUN FOR THE FALLEN 2016

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

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


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


2016 Point Kids' Duathlon presented by Cellcom

400 Illinois Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
The Kids’ Duathlon will take place Friday, August 19th. With a start time of 6:00 PM, you will participate in a chip-timed event consisting of a ¼ mile run, 1.5 mile bike ride, and ¼ mile run for 7-9 year olds. The 10-12 year olds will run a ½ mile, bike 3 miles, and run another ½ mile. On top of participants receiving an event t-shirt, the top 3 finishers for each age and gender division will receive awards.

Registration forms will be available online or at the Y after April 1st. Race fees will be listed on the registration form. You will save $5 if you register by August 10th! Additionally, course maps and rules will be offered on our website by May 1st. The YMCA website and Facebook page also have a map to assist you in finding parking lot Q on the UWSP campus. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Race Director, Emily Starke. You can reach her by e-mail at estarke@spymca.org.


Emily Starke
715 342 2980 ext. 306



2016 Point Duathlon presented by Cellcom

400 Illinois Ave, Stevens Point, WI 54481
The full duathlon will take place on August 20th. The race day packet pick-up/registration will be from 6:30-8:00 AM followed by a mandatory pre-race meeting at 8:15 AM. The event will start at 8:30 AM. If you wish to pick-up/register in advance, you may do so from 4:00-6:00 PM in parking lot Q on the UWSP campus on Friday, the 19th.

This will be a chip-timed event consisting of a 2 mile run, 16.5 mile bike ride, and a final 2 mile run. There will be 2 run courses to choose from, one being on paved streets and sidewalks through the UWSP campus, and the other through the shaded trails of the Schmeekle Reserve on the Green Circle Trail. The top 3 finishers and relay teams in each age and gender division will receive awards.

Registration forms will be available online or at the Y after April 1st. Race fees will be listed on the registration form. You will save $5 if you register by August 10th! Additionally, course maps and rules will be offered on our website by May 1st. The YMCA website and Facebook page also will have a map to assist you in finding parking lot Q on the UWSP campus. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Race Director, Emily Starke. You can reach her by e-mail at estarke@spymca.org.


Emily Starke
715 342 2980 ext. 306



Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds

The Coffee Grounds, 4212 Southtowne Dr, Eau Claire
The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council's social paint classes are hitting the road and turning up at all the cool places! Craft Beers & Canvas at The Coffee Grounds is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas, excellent local beer, and a variety of wines at The Coffee Grounds. An instructor will guide you through the painting of your very own masterpiece.

Rose Dolan-Neill, rose@eauclairearts.com, 715-832-2787, www.eauclairearts.com


Inversions & Arm Balances Workshop

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




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




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




Cost: $30

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

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



Healthy Heart Fair

Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire, WI
Shop for your valentine, learn about your heart and show your loved ones you care by heading to the Healthy Heart Fair at Oakwood Mall, 4800 Golf Rd., Eau Claire, near the Mayo Clinic Health System kiosk.

At the 17th-annual free fair on Saturday, Feb. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can:
Check your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.
Peek inside an ambulance.
See the equipment used in open-heart surgery.
Watch an echocardiogram demonstration.
Talk to health care staff about prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Test your health knowledge and have a chance to win prizes.

There also will be free health talks by Cardiac providers:
10 a.m. "Valve-Within-a-Valve: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Is a Turning Point for Heart Surgery Today" Thomas Carmody, M.D., Cardiovascular Surgery
11 a.m. “Getting to the Heart of Sleep” Andrew Calvin, M.D., Cardiology

For children, learning to stay active can help prevent heart disease. Children can participate in these activities:
Dance along with the DJ.
Hula-hoop for a chance to win prizes.

Traci Schoonover


4TH ANNUAL RELAY FOR LIFE QUARTER AUCTION

HORIZONS LOUNGE & BANQUET CENTER CHIPPEWA FALLS COCKTAIL/SOCIAL HOUR 1 PM. AUCTION STARTS AT 2 PM
IT IS A CROSS BETWEEN AN AUCTION, BINGO, AND A RAFFLE. $5.00 FOR FIRST PADDLE ANY ADDITIONAL PADDLES ARE $3.00. ONLY BID ON ITEMS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AND BIDS ARE $0.25-$1.00.

SARA BRATANICH 715-726-0978


"In Place" Art Opening Reception w/ Rebecca Crowell

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

The Local Store
715.552.0457



Phenology Hike for Elder Explorers

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


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Eagle Project Fundraiser - Pie & Ice Cream Social

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

Chris Matton
715-833-9649