Selected Community Events


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

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


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 or call (715) 577-5115.
Tom Rohrer (715) 577-5115

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 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,

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, 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

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

Buffalo County Fair Open Show Registration

On-Line Registration at
Open class registration will beginning taking registration on June 8th and continuing till June 15th. Please go to either the Buffalo County Fair website at or the Buffalo County Extension website at http;// for links to register.
Cara Lee Wiersgalla at 608-687-9575

Learn to Fish

Marshall Park, Chippewa Falls
A free event for the whole family. Learn to fish during Wisconsin's Free Fishing Weekend.
Kyle Beach, Chippewa Valley Family YMCA

14th Annual Blessing of the Animals

First Presbyterian Church, Eau Claire, WI 54701
You are encouraged to bring your family pets and work animals to this special outdoor service as we worship God and celebrate the blessing and companionship of all God’s creatures.
First Presbyterian Church

Community Conversation

Avalon Conference Center Chippewa Falls, WI
A gathering of Chippewa County stakeholders to discuss empowering our youth with disabilities through employment and community involvement.
Nick White

Arpin Volunteer Fire Department celebration for 75+ years of service to area

Kandy Kane Park Arpin, WI
Arpin Volunteer Fire Department along with many other central WI fire departments "Poker Run" to help celebrate 75+ years of service to community and area
Motorcycle and Classic Cars welcome!

Registration opens at 8:30 a.m.
Riders can start at anytime throughout the day! However, all Game cards will need to need returned to Kandy Kane Park.

Poker run riders can depart at 9:30 a.m.

Awards for the top hands to be awarded.
“All stops will be at various Fire Departments in Central WI.”
“Rain or Shine”

“Free Street Dance” will follow at Kandy Kane Park Music by "Kid Karaoke"
7 - 11:30 p.m.
In case of bad weather dance will be under park shelter

Craft and Vendor Show
Limited space under covered shelter
$20.00 / 8 –10 foot space Call (715) 451 -0042 to reserve table.
8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kickball Tourney “Double Elimination” Starts at 9 a.m.
Limited to Eight teams Maximum
$50.00 Team entry fee. “Payout to top three teams”
Contact Rick at (715) 650-0399 to register

“ Free Children’s Activities and Fire Trucks and equipment on display

Classic Tractor and equipment show
Show begins at 9:30 a.m.—6 p.m.
Awards for the best entries in various categories
NO Entry fee to show off your tractors and equipment. Awards will be presented at 5:30 p.m

“Free Admission”
Food and Refreshments sold on grounds

Sponsored by: Arpin Volunteer Fire Department

More Info call: (715) 451-0042, (608)387-2056,(715)897-8954,(715)897-2544
Bob (608)387-2056/Misty (715)451-0042

Independence Day Ceremony

The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
Independence Day Program on the Plaza-speakers, area color guards, music, talking circle
Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224,

Let's Jump, Stretch, and Wiggle

Tiny Tots Children's Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Singing along to well known nursery rhymes while having fun copying simple exercise techniques. Stretching their bodies and learning the concept that exercise is good for their little bodies. Activities are FREE to join once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free Hooray!

PLEASE NOTE: We do have a no shoe policy in the Playhouse. We do this for hygiene reasons,and to keep the carpet area's dry for the crawling babies. Please bring spare socks or slippers (home away from home) !!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.
Sally Ellison

Healthy Hearts

Mount Washington Residence Assisted LIving
FREE Community event for everyone on how to keep your Heart Healthy! Refreshments will be served.
Jane Forrestal
(715) 834-3400

Ice Fishing Contest

Dunn County Fish & Game Lake Menomin
$750 in fishing awards, $1000 drawings, food, raffles,bingo, euchre tournament, youth fishing contest, fun for all
Les---715 235 5650

Let's Be Honest (A Grown-Up Storytelling Series): The Wrong Foot

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
This is Volume One's popular storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is "The Wrong Foot: Stories that do not begin well."

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages
lindsey, 715.552.0457,

Fundraiser for Makenzie Schabell

Eagles Club in Hallie WI
Fundraiser for a 17 year old girl that has stage 4 cancer, Benefit is to help with medical costs, transportation amd her everyday care!
Makala Schabell (Sister) 715-382-6682

Beginning Sign Language 2 (BSL 2)

UW-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services, Eau Claire WI
This class is for those who have already taken BSL 1 or have equivalent experience or training. We’ll begin with a “refresher” class, and then move on to new material.
Check Web for more info and prices
Karen Konz, 836-5637

Hometown Caroling

Meet at Micon Cinemas, Chippewa Falls
Bundle up, grab a flashlight and go caroling with us! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart!
Anita at 715-271-6098

Ben and Zip: Two Short Friends

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire children's writer, Joanne Linden, will be reading and signing her newest book, Ben and Zip: Two Short Friends, in the gallery.

A tribute to friendship, boardwalks, and summer at the beach, this picture book tells of the adventure of two best friends. It will keep readers laughing, cheering, and guessing until the very end when Ben and Zip are reunited after a rainstorm. A unique lost-and-found tale with a surprise ending, brimming with lively illustrations, and filled with rhyming refrains that roll off the tongue, this storybook is a great read-aloud for kids of all sizes. A perfect gift for ages 4-7.
(715) 552-0457

News Flash with Jo

Augusta Senior and Community Center 601 Main St.
Join us just before lunch on Fridays as Joanne looks up weird and funny events on the internet… She has a real talent for finding some really odd & hilarious things! You might even accidently learn a thing or two about surfing the net!
Joanne 715 286-2953

Altoona School Referendum Information Meeting

Town of Washington Municipal Building, 5750 Old Town Road, Eau Claire, WI
Come and learn more about the Altoona School Referendum for the November 4th election.
Dr. Connie Biedron, Superintendent

Santa's House

Rutledge Charities Building, 404 N. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls, WI
Come visit Santa after his arrival in Chippewa Falls and share all of your Christmas wishes. Santa will be at his house in the Rutledge Charity Building every Saturday until Christmas from 11am–3pm. Don’t forget to bring your camera.
Chippewa Falls Main Street

Women's Basics on Self-Defense

Fairchild Elementary School
Free - women's basic self defense . Open to all women, young ladies, girls.
Niki Conklin 715-533-8519

Wellness Survey to Create a Healthier Chippewa Valley

You can take the survey online (see link), and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.
Starting October 6th, members of the community are encouraged to fill out a survey.

It has 14 questions and covers a variety of topics surrounding health issues in the Chippewa Valley.

You can take in online, and at the Eau Claire and Chippewa County Public libraries.

Dance Mix

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Gain strength and flexibility while learning new dance moves and having fun! Participants will explore various dance styles and techniques through this 7-week introductory course. No experience or dance equipment required!
Ages 3-4: 4:15-5pm
Ages 5-6: 5:15-6pm
Fee: $48 Y Member | $72 Non-Member
Jen Zwicky,, 715-839-4637

Back to School Fashion Show

Aug 29, 2014 5:00 P.M.

Oakwood Mall
Kick off the new school year in style! With the start of a school year just around the corner, Oakwood Mall has the Back to School looks you want to make this year's shopping a breeze. Need ideas? Join us for our Back to School Fashion Show on Friday, August 29th at 5pm in Café Court.

AUDITIONS: Y-Rep Productions' "Peter Pan"

Eau Claire YMCA, 700 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
Join us as we put on a play version of the classic children's book, "Peter Pan." Actors will take on the beloved roles of Peter, Wendy, and friends and battle the dastardly Captain James Hook! Everyone who registers and auditions will get a part onstage! Rehearsals to take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in September and October with performances on Friday, 10/17 and Saturday, 10/18. Not every actor will need to attend every rehearsal; if you have scheduling conflicts, don't worry! - we will do our best to work around them. A more exact schedule will be available online at

Ages: 8-14
Fee: $65 Y Member | $80 Non-Member
Jen Zwicky, Youth Development Director, 715-839-4637

Christ Church Salad Luncheon

Chippewa Falls
Come enjoy a large array of salads and desserts and help us raise money for local outreach. Take-out and pre-ordering is available. Please call us by 10:30 a.m. July 7 to pre-order. Cost is $7.
Christ Episcopal Church
624 Bay Street
Chippewa Falls
Phone number-715-723-7667

Meg Hutchinson

Deb Johnson, Director, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
An award winning songwriter based in the Boston area, Meg Hutchinson's lyric-based folk-pop has been artfully documenting the human condition for eighteen years. Her awards include winning the New Folk competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 2000 with music that is described "as powerful as it is gentle." Meg's personal journey has led her to explore how the intersection between mental health, wellness, healing, spirituality, and music can converge to make the world a better place. Website: Admission: Adults $12, Seniors $11, Youth $9
Deb Johnson, Director
Chippewa Valley Cultural Association/Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Phone: 715-726-9000 Email:

St. John The Baptist Parish 45th Annual Karnival

Plum City, WI - American Legion Park
Annual Parish Karnival with BBQ chicken dinners, kid's games, raffles, silent auction, bingo, and special performances by the Edelweiss Dancers at 1:00pm and 2:30pm
Todd J. Glaus Karnival Advertising
220 Church Rd. Plum City, WI 54761

Big Top Chautauqua Presents: Tent Show Radio

State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
'Culture Under Canvas' comes to Eau Claire as Tent Show Radio celebrates its 20th Anniversary with a special live performance of the show. The show features New York Times best selling author, humorist, songwriter, radio show host and amateur pig farmer, Michael Perry, along with Big Top Chautauqua's Blue Canvas Orchestra and special musical guests.
Since 1994 Tent Show Radio has been heard every week on 50-plus listener-supported radio stations across the United States and the world on the Internet. Each week's episode features a live performance recorded from Big Top Chautauqua's summer concert season along with a short monologue by Michael Perry from the 'backstage dressing room with the one-lonely-lightbulb'.
"Taking Tent Show Radio on the road has been a blast," says Perry. "It's a chance for folks who have maybe never made it to the tent to enjoy a taste of what's been going on up at Big Top Chautauqua for decades now. The live music, the stories, and the laughs combine for a straightforward, boots-on-the-ground good time. And as I like to say, it's always fun for us to meet listeners and say thank you right to their face. Plus I get to see if any of my new jokes work."
"Tent Show Radio Live on tour features all the elements of a live radio broadcast plus quite a bit more," says the radio show's Producer Tom Fabjance. "The show is packed with variety and a large 12 plus piece ensemble of performers and musicians. The show was well received last fall in Stoughton and Reedsburg and played to near capacity crowds and folks seem to be responding favorably."
Ben Richgruber

Let's Be Honest - A Grown-Up Storytelling Series: Sucker Punch

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
Volume One's new storytelling series, where some of the area's best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. Each night multiple storytellers muse on a common theme. Tonight's theme is Sucker Punch: Stories of getting duped ... or doing the duping.
Tina or Lindsey, 715-552-0457,

Play & Learn

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
Need to get out of the house and experience something new? Spend some time with your child at River Source Family Center during our Play & Learn sessions! This fun and playful setting encourages learning through free play, interactive activities, and story time.
River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841

Movin' & Groovin'

River Source Family Center, 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls
Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with excitement and adventure. You will witness your child's developmental evolution in language, listening, and self-esteem. Watch all of this take place in an environment that promotes imagination and play through the use of instruments, song, and dance!
River Source Family Center, 715-720-1841

Easter Egg Drop

South Middle School
Easter Egg Drop benefitting Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry. The bunny will be flown in on a helicopter, drop eggs on the fields at South Middle school where children are gather to watch and then gather the eggs!
Alicia Schneider, 612-210-8309

C.A.R.E. Fair

Oakwood Mall
A recent mayo clinic study found skin cancer increased nearly eightfold between 1970 and 2009 among middle aged men and women.

So, the Mayo Clinic Health System is trying to combat the issue.

The Care Awareness, Resources, & Education Fair will be doing free skin cancer checks, blood pressure, weight control, breast and testicular self-examinations, palliative and hospice care and healthy recipes.


Omelet Breakfast sponsored by Bateman Sno-Riders

Lafayette Town Hall. 5765 197th St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 HANDICAP ACCESSABLE
Annual Fundraiser. Made to order omelets, hashbrowns muffin and beverage.Adults: $7.00, Ages 6-12 $5.00. Children 5 and under free. Proceeds will promote safe snowmobile riding, maintain 20 miles of club trails, local senior lock-ins and local T-ball teams at the local sports complex.
Jean Rygiel, club president, 715-723-8798

Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Malls, Sears Wing
Whether you’re divorced, separated or are looking for guidance in co-parenting, “Co-Parenting: Little Children, Big Challenges” is the place for you. While you learn about seeing through your child’s eyes and practical solutions for co-parenting—your child will be engaging in fun activities, learning about regulating emotions and ‘two-hug days’. Register online at or call 715-833-1735.
Family Resource Center

Yoga Tree Fundraiser

Dec 14, 2013 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.

3701 Highway 12, Eau Claire, WI
Have some fun by doing yoga this weekend! Signup to join any of the two classes being offered. The proceeds will benefit the Community Table in Eau Claire, which supplies meals to those less fortunate.

"Wayside" A New Show for the Heart of Wisconsin

Fanny Hill Dinner Theater
A Modern Rendition of an old time radio show. Think Praire Home Companion, Wad'ya Know, and Lets Make a Deal with a focus on all things Wisconsin and you have the "Wayside." Great Music, hilarious stories, and audience participation featuring fabulous local prizes. Take a break from teh journey and join us on a little path off of the main raod at the "Wayside."
Matt Kendziera

Aquatic Plants of Wisconsin

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek, WI 54742, Exact meeting place TBA
Lakes are beautiful gems that hold many wonders including aquatic plants. These plants are often regarded as “seaweed” or “weeds” even though they play a vital role in the lake ecosystem. Learn about the diversity of these plants by exploring a secluded lake by canoe in the Chippewa County Forest. Participants will sample for the plants, identify them, and even learn how to press aquatic plants. Canoes and life jackets will be provided. Bring sun protection and wear clothing that can get wet. Your own transportation to the field site is necessary. More details upon signup.
Registration and payment required by July 25.
Friends $15 Nonmembers $20
Min 6/Max12
Angie Sommers

Rails & Ales

Aug 20, 2011 5:00pm - 10:00pm

National Railroad Museum Green Bay, WI 54304
We will bring the historic trains and contemporary craft beers together for one fun evening in a great venue!
Deanna Novak
(920) 437-7623 x12