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Women Artists of the Chippewa Valley

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Women Artists of the Chippewa Valley
Friday, Oct 2, 2015 - Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Sunday, October 4 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Fine Art Photographer and Guest Curator Bruce Warren has pulled together a group of accomplished women’s artists from around the Chippewa Valley for an eclectic, multi-media art exhibit this October at the Heyde Center for the Arts. The artists featured in this exhibit include: Jean Accola, Sandra Cress, Rebecca Crowell, Paula Gorski, Hope Green, Hjordis Olson, Pat Mayhew-Hamm, Susan Phelps-Pearson, and Christy Skuban. Admission to the exhibition is free. Some artwork will be available for sale.


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



Little Hills 13th Annual Youth Day

Little Hill Hunting Preserve, Gilman
Our event is for 10-15 year olds. They will participate in a
guided pheasant hunt, clay shooting, and archery. Cost is only $10.

Amanda Oberle 715-447-8301 littlehills@centurytel.net


Western Wisconsin Christian Writers Guild

Bethesda Church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
OUR MISSION: To provide Christian fellowship, mutual support and encouragement, practical advice, networking and training opportunities to writers and other artists seeking to honor God with their creative gifts.

OUR MAKEUP: Guild members have a wide range of experience and interest in a variety of disciplines including fiction, poetry, children’s literature and magazine writing. Beginners, experienced and everyone in between--all are welcome.

OUR MEETINGS: Each meeting includes networking and fellowship time, an educational speaker, and great snacks! Members may come early (5:30-6:30 pm) to meet in a small group to read their work and receive feedback.

OUR DUES: DUES are $30.00 for the year, September through May. Paid members are eligible to enter our contests, to receive discounts on events, and to serve in leadership positions. Paid members also receive market news and writing opportunity announcements.

Visitors may pay $7.00 per meeting. Special fees may be charged for special events.

Sheila Wilkinson, wwcwg.info@gmail.com


Benefit For Laura Berndt

VFW 1300 Starr Avenue, Eau Claire, WI
On May 12, 2015 Laura was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Laura is loving mother of 4 terrific kids and a beloved friend to many!

Nicole Kuhnert @ 715-379-5328


History Remembered: National Plowing Contest of 1953

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Road Augusta WI 54722
John Balliette and Don Strauch will discuss what it was like to be part of the National Plowing Contest and Soil Conservation Days that took place just west of Augusta in 1953.
This event is being planned by the Augusta Public Library

Leslie LaRose
715.286.2070
larose@augustalibrary.org



Corks and Canvas

Cottage Winery - N7391 Country Rd. F, Menomonie, WI
From 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. on September 3, Chippewa Valley residents are invited to Menomonie’s Cottage Winery for the Corks & Canvas Fundraising Event. The event is the first of its kind for The Arc of Dunn County, a Menomonie advocacy organization dedicated to helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The event will feature a live auction of art by area residents, as well as hors d'oeuvres by Sailer's Food Market & Meat Processing and the Eau Galle Cheese Factory, live music by Two Frets Up, canvas painting by Big Dot of Happiness, wine tasting and a wine pull. Proceeds will benefit “Art at the Arc,” a monthly art class held for individuals with disabilities. Tickets are $10 and include music, food and the auction. Don’t miss this chance to explore a thriving community program and meet talented community artists. Details at https://corksandcanvas2015.eventbrite.com

Arc of Dunn County
715.235.7373 ext. 20



Interested in Going Solar?

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Are you interested in having solar panels installed at your home or business? Are you interested in locking in your electric rate at Eau Claire Energy Cooperative for the next 20 years with community solar? Are you interested in donating community solar energy subscriptions to local non-profits like Beaver Creek Reserve? Join us to see how you can take advantage of local, clean, renewable solar energy. Presenters include representatives from Beaver Creek Reserve, Eau Claire Energy Cooperative and Next Step Energy.
Registration encouraged by September 21.
FREE


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212, bcr@beavercreekreserve.org


Healthy Eating on the Run

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Let’s discuss ways to provide healthy snacks and meals to our families, even though we seem to always be on the run. Registration recommended. Presented by:
Katie Johnson, nutrition educator at Mayo Clinic Health System.
Tina Tharp, supervisor for Mayo Clinic Health System community engagement and wellness program.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Red Higgins and the Yankee Train Christmas Concert

Marshfield Senior High Auditorium at 1401 E Becker Rd. Marshfield
A Christmas Concert to benefit the programs of St. Vincent De Paul

Kathy Dierickx
715-387-4425



The Local Store Tent Sale

Parking lot just outside of the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, Sept 11, 9 am - 9 pm Sept 12, 10 am - 5 pm
The Local Store saying goodbye to the summer of 2015 with a huge tent sale! Stop by the V1 parking lot to check out tons of popular t-shirts, décor, and more. All tent sale items are BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE!

Lindsey


Ole & Lena at the State Fair

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Show starts at 2:00 p.m.
The calendar has finally turned over to one of Ole's favorite times of the year, the State Fair. For years Lena has been in competition with her arch rival Elaine Danielson always tying for the ribbons. This year she has a new trick up her sleeve. Ole on the other hand has been enjoying the fair with his best friend Sven since they were kids; the food, machinery hill, the livestock judging and the farm talk. Even now Ole looks forward to the fair with the same youthful anticipation as when he was young. But, when it comes time for the judging Lena seems nowhere to be found. Can Ole find Lena in time for the judging? Join the fun as Ole and Lena turn the State Fair upside down with laughter.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)
Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth (under 18 years)


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



Ole & Lena at the State Fair

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Ole and Lena Scandinavian Buffet Dinner and Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The calendar has finally turned over to one of Ole's favorite times of the year, the State Fair. For years Lena has been in competition with her arch rival Elaine Danielson always tying for the ribbons. This year she has a new trick up her sleeve. Ole on the other hand has been enjoying the fair with his best friend Sven since they were kids; the food, machinery hill, the livestock judging and the farm talk. Even now Ole looks forward to the fair with the same youthful anticipation as when he was young. But, when it comes time for the judging Lena seems nowhere to be found. Can Ole find Lena in time for the judging? Join the fun as Ole and Lena turn the State Fair upside down with laughter.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)
Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth (under 18 years)


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



Ole & Lena at the State Fair

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 6:30 pm dinner & show; 7:30 pm show only
Ole and Lena Scandinavian Buffet Dinner and Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The calendar has finally turned over to one of Ole's favorite times of the year, the State Fair. For years Lena has been in competition with her arch rival Elaine Danielson always tying for the ribbons. This year she has a new trick up her sleeve. Ole on the other hand has been enjoying the fair with his best friend Sven since they were kids; the food, machinery hill, the livestock judging and the farm talk. Even now Ole looks forward to the fair with the same youthful anticipation as when he was young. But, when it comes time for the judging Lena seems nowhere to be found. Can Ole find Lena in time for the judging? Join the fun as Ole and Lena turn the State Fair upside down with laughter.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)
Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth (under 18 years)



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



Ole and Lena Scandinavian Buffet Dinner and Show

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Friday, Oct 23, 2015 6:30 pm
Ole and Lena Scandinavian Buffet Dinner and Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The calendar has finally turned over to one of Ole's favorite times of the year, the State Fair. For years Lena has been in competition with her arch rival Elaine Danielson always tying for the ribbons. This year she has a new trick up her sleeve. Ole on the other hand has been enjoying the fair with his best friend Sven since they were kids; the food, machinery hill, the livestock judging and the farm talk. Even now Ole looks forward to the fair with the same youthful anticipation as when he was young. But, when it comes time for the judging Lena seems nowhere to be found. Can Ole find Lena in time for the judging? Join the fun as Ole and Lena turn the State Fair upside down with laughter.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)
Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth (under 18 years)



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



ICP Awareness Benefit - Agility for a Cause

Overdale Kennel N8694 County Rd B Spring Valley, WI
Fundraiser for ICP Care. Will include a silent auction, crafts and other items for sale. Will also have a day full of dog agility courses. With standard and jumpers with weaves courses for all levels. All proceeds go directly to ICP Care to support initiatives to raise awareness and provide support to those affected by Intrahepatic Cholestasis of Pregnancy.

Overdale Kennel 715-495-3338 info@overdalekennel.com



NAMI Family-to-Family Program

Eau Claire, WI
12 week series of classes for Family and friends of individuals living with a mental illness, learn coping, communication and educational skills. Registration is required so please call

NAMI Chippewa Valley, Barb Habben, (715)450-6484


NAMI Basics Program

Eau Claire, WI
6 week series of classes for family and caregivers of children and adolescents who may be experiencing mental health challenges. Registration is required so please call.

NAMI Chippewa Valley, Barb Habben, (715)450-6484


What's It Worth with Mark Moran

Altoona Public Library, Altoona WI
Expert Mark Moran will be at Altoona Public Library on Saturday, August 29 from 1 pm - 4 pm for an antique and collectibles appraisal event! Sign up to bring your own object and get it appraised for free, or just come and watch the fun. Registration is required; call the library at 715-839-5029 or visit the library to sign up.

Christina Jones, 715-839-5029, altoonapl@altoonapubliclibrary.org


Canning 101

Altoona Public Library, Altoona, WI 54720
This class with UW Extension Family Living Educator Catherine Emmanuelle is perfect for you if you’re intimidated by canning and want a gentle way to learn more about canning. We will use a boiling
water canner. Learn about preserving things like tomatoes, salsas, fruits, jams, jellies, and more! Samples included.



Christina Jones, 839-5029, altoonapl@altoonapubliclibrary.org


Country Fall Festival

Mount Washingtton Residence Assisted LIving 1930 Cleveland St., Eau Claire WI 54703
Music, Games, Crafts & Food!! FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! This is a fundraiser! We need a handicap accessible vehicle and we need your help!

Jane Forrestal (715) 834-3400


Help Make Altoona a Dementia Friendly Community

Altoona Public Library, 1303 Lynn Ave, Altoona, WI 54720
Nearly all of us has experience of dementia in our families, circle of friends, church, or business, yet the stigma of dementia remains. Support people with dementia to remain part of the community, not apart from it. You are invited to learn about dementia and the small things you can do to make a difference in Altoona. Register online at adrcevents.org or call 715-839-4750. Dinner is provided, sponsored by Grace Lutheran Foundation.

Christina Jones, 715-839-5029, altoonapl@altoonapubliclibrary.org


Help Make Eau Claire a Dementia Friendly Community

L.E. Phillips Memorial Library
Light Dinner and Information Session. Nearly all of us has experience of dementia in our families, circle of friends, church, or business, yet the stigma of dementia remains. Support people with dementia to remain part of the community...not apart from it. You are invited to learn about dementia and the small things you can do to make a difference.

Lisa Wells
715-839-4750



St. Joseph Parish Fall Festival

St. Joseph Parish, 910 Wilson Avenue, Menomonie, WI 54751
From 4 pm - 8 pm on Saturday, September 19 and from 11 am - 3:30 pm on Sunday, September 20, please join us for our Fall Festival. FREE ADMISSION. There will be LIVE MUSIC (Sat: The Cancun Cowboys; Sun: The CUTAWAYS), Fabulous Food, a Beer Garden, Cash and Quilt Raffles, Children's Games, Bottle Lotto, 3 on 3 Basketball and 4 on 4 Hockey Tournaments, Silent and Service Auctions and SO MUCH MORE! Check out the festival line up on our website at www.menomoniecatholic.org. All are welcome at this fun COMMUNITY EVENT!

Ria Haas


9th Annual Harvest of Harmony Ladies Barbershop Show

Colfax High School Gym, Colfax WI
Featuring Red Cedar Sounds Chorus, Con Brio and Totally Connected Quartets with Guests Quartet "The Gay 90's"

Leah Buerkle 715-556-3267


Annual Roast Beef Dinner

St. John's Lutheran Church, Cadott
Serving Roast Beef with Potatoes & Gravy, Buttered Corn, Creamy Coleslaw, Beverages, Rolls, Apple Crisp with Ice Cream.

Donna Albarado, 715-289-4511


St. Louis Church Fall Festival

Dorchester WI
Dinner, Auction, and Petting zoo. Dinner menu is beef tips, turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, homemade pie, and all the fixings. Adult tickets are $10, kids 12 and under are $6, with preschool and under FREE. Tickets are to be purchased at the door.

Adam Schnabel 715-678-5007


Labor Day Family Retreat

Lake Ellen Camp, 212 Narrow Way, Crystal Falls, MI 49920 September 4-7, 2015; 6pm CST on Friday to 11am CST on Monday
Come spend a fun and relaxing weekend with your family at Lake Ellen Camp. Activities will include boating, archery, swimming, campfires, $12 Trail Rides and more! Our speaker will be Pastor Matt Rappley from First Baptist Church in Iron River. For more info call 906-542-3529, email office@lakeellencamp.org or visit our website, www.lakeellencamp.com.

Hannah Kohtala; 906-542-3529; office@lakeellencamp.org


La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Myrick Park, La Crosse Street, La Crosse WI Sept 11 6:00pm-9:30pm Sept 12 12:00pm-9:30pm
Scary stories on Friday night--mild to start and scarier as the night goes on. Saturday is stories, music, food, and fun for the whole family including a children's area in the afternoon, a multi-age stage in afternoon, and an adult cabaret/date night stage in the evening.

Sara Slayton, sara.slayton@gmail.com


"Cranberries Revealed" Discussion & Signing with Wayne Martin

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
What’s beautiful, delicious and red all over? Wayne Martin answers that question with his recently published coffee table book about cranberries. Accompany him on a visual journey into the world of cranberries as Cranberries Revealed celebrates a riot of ruby red colors that make this fruit such an appealing subject. Join him at the V1 gallery for a discussion, a sneak peek into the making of the book, and a signing.

Localstore@volumeone.org
715-552-0457



Ole & Lena at the State Fair

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Ole and Lena Scandinavian Buffet Dinner and Show starts at 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 7:30 p.m.
The calendar has finally turned over to one of Ole's favorite times of the year, the State Fair. For years Lena has been in competition with her arch rival Elaine Danielson always tying for the ribbons. This year she has a new trick up her sleeve. Ole on the other hand has been enjoying the fair with his best friend Sven since they were kids; the food, machinery hill, the livestock judging and the farm talk. Even now Ole looks forward to the fair with the same youthful anticipation as when he was young. But, when it comes time for the judging Lena seems nowhere to be found. Can Ole find Lena in time for the judging? Join the fun as Ole and Lena turn the State Fair upside down with laughter.
Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)
Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth (under 18 years)


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



Stanley-Boyd Community Red Cross Blood Drive

Trinity Christian Fellowship, W11581 County Hwy. X, Stanley, WI
Urgent need for O-, A-, B-, and AB. To make an appointment, call Donella Christianson at 715-644-3638. Walk-ins welcome.

Donella Christianson
715-644-2628



French Cooking

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
We will cook, as a group, a variety of items with a French flair from scratch. We will send you home not just with some knowledge but a bunch of useful recipes to try at home.
Instructor: Waleed Mahmoud. $ 45.00 Course $25 Supply Fee.
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



Fall Harvest Dinner

Holy Family Hall 136 E Third Ave. Stanley, WI 54768
Enjoy a delicious roast beef dinner while listening to the sweet tunes of The Young Old Timers. Bid on Silent Auction items and try your luck at the Bucket Raffle and Artist Creations Raffle. Meal prices: $9 adults, $4 kids, $30 family

Sara 715-644-5435 info@allsaintscathcom.com


Eau Claire Gun Show

Best Western Trail Lodge Eau Claire
Modern and Antique firearms, optics, ammo, knives, military surplus and hunting related items to buy sell and trade.

Gary Thompson 715-308-8772


Spoon Carving Circle

The Ark, Viroqua, WI
The night before Valentine’s Day, 2014, six people gathered in Driftless Folk School’s intimate little office space in The Ark in Viroqua for the first monthly Driftless Folk School Carving Circle. We ran the gamut of ages and experience, from veteran spoon carvers and a promising young new carver, to a curious onlooker – turned – carving convert.
The latter purchased a “sloyd” and a “hook” knife from another participant and was … hooked. Mostly, people worked on spoons they had already started, shared techniques, tips and stories, and had a grand old time. All carving projects are welcome; bowyers, chip carvers, whittlers… spoons just happen to be the most common. Bring some wood, a carving tool or two, and a Band Aid, and a good joke wouldn’t hurt either. If you don’t have any wood or tools, come anyway. There’s a good chance someone might be able to share wood, or even sell a couple tools. Spoon Gathering in September!

Dates: Second Thursday every Month: Sept 10, Oct 8
Time: 6:30 p.m. ­ 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $2 per person to cover space use fees


Melody Smith 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



Dunn County Humane Society's 9 Hole Golf Scramble

Whitetail Golf Course - Colfax, WI Registration: Noon Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm Happy Hour: 4:30 pm Dinner: 5:00 pm
The proceeds from this annual event go towards the Dunn County Humane's Society continued efforts to serve the county in finding permanent and loving adoptive homes for the animals in our care. Adopting an animal in need is a life changing experience but until that happens we at DCHS take excellent care of each animal in our facility.

Jon Kroening President of the DCHS Board of Directors.
president@dunncountyhumanesociety.org or call 715-308-6784.



"God's Work. Our hands. Sunday"

Bethany Riverside Campus, La Crosse WI
Volunteers dedicate a day to make a positive, immediate impact in the lives of others.

Lori Lowell 608.386.3388
lelcml@aol.com



Cleghorn Harves Fest

Cleghorn, Wisconsin
Ball Tournament, Classic Car Show, Kid games, Pie and Ice Cream, Music, Dancing, Huge Fireworks, Bike Race, Walk and Run, Vendors and Crafters, Delicious food and beverages, Auction, and Parade

Cleghorn Lions Organization cleghornharvestfest.com


Driftless Spoon Gathering-3rd Annual

La Farge Campground, La Farge, WI September 11 at 6:00 pm through September 13 at 3:30 pm
In this two-day skill-sharing event, spoon carvers and would-be spoon carvers will gather to carve, show their spoons, and share and learn techniques. All levels of experience are welcome, and beginners will be well cared for. Besides informal sharing and teaching, some expert carvers will give demonstrations. Listen to the sound of hatchets hewing and help fill the floor with wood shavings. Enjoy the tradition of a Spoon Pass and the opportunity to purchase spoons, bowls, and tools from artisans. Basic carving knives and sharpening supplies will be available on loan to beginners and also available for purchase. Bring spoon blanks and green wood if you have them, and don’t forget a lunch and snacks to keep you going. Coffee and tea will be available. Bring something for a potluck gathering Saturday eve. Stay in the park Friday and Saturday night, if you like, for camping, camp fires, and stories. Time: Registration and Coffee at 9:00am, Saturday. Demos at 10:00am and throughout the day
Fee: $10 for event REGISTER NOW!
Location: Town campground, La Farge, WI ($10 per night for camping) Potluck: Saturday-6:30pm
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



National Coming Out Day

The Plus located at 208 S Barstow St, Eau Claire, WI 54701
National Coming Out Day is a day where LGBTQ people share their stories about coming out. Coming out is a not a one time action but a process that occurs throughout someone's lifetime. Come join us to hear coming out stories, and see performances from people throughout the community. Everyone is invited!

For more information you can visit facebook.com/Q2group or e-mail q2.group.ec@gmail.com


The Oz Run

Northern WI State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls, WI
The Oz Run is a unique, fun, and challenging 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon. The Oz Run offers a running experience like no other race you've done. Begin your adventure in “Kansas” as Dorothy did, then follow the “Yellow Brick Road” through the wonderful land of “Oz” where you will encounter lions and tigers and bears…oh my!


Conclude your journey in magical “Emerald City” where you can celebrate your accomplishment with other racers, spectators, and families (bring your munchkins). Most importantly, all proceeds of the run will benefit Irvine Park and 4H Club of Chippewa County.


www.theozrun.com


Cooking with Nutrient-Dense Organ Meats.

Driftless Folk School, Viroqua, WI
Liver, heart, bones and other organ meats have been part of the human diet for many thousands of years. Preparing organ meats can be a bit intimidating, but have no fear! They truly can be easy to prepare and delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy. This class is perfect for those who are interested in cooking offal for its superior nutritional value, but are unsure about preparation, and even taste. Great for cooks of all skill levels and anyone with an adventurous palate.
Instructor: Laura Poe
$45 class, $15 supply fee
608.632.3348 | http://driftlessfolkschool.org/


Melody Smith, 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



Gilman Community Blood Drive

Sts Peter & Paul Catholic Church Gilman, WI.
(Community blood drive) "GIVE A PINT, GET A POUND"
Cheese donated by Gilman Cheese Corporation

Karen @ 447-5712
karenchaplinski@yahoo.com



Footgolf Fundraiser Tournament

Fairway Farms W6305 Langdell Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701
Schroeder Family is having a footgolf tournament on their property to raise money for their international child adoption journey.

Travis Schroeder, 715-210-1027


Bowlin' for Colons

Bowl Winkle's Eau Claire, WI
Family Bowling Fundraiser to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America - enjoy pizza, soda, bowling, raffles, and silent auction!

Amanda Putnam
920-604-1766
teamputnam@gmail.com



Zion Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner, Produce, and Bake Sale

S.150th Ave, Fall Creek, Wi 54742
Zion Lutheran Church Harvest Dinner, Produce, and Bake Sale. $8.00 per person and 12 and under are FREE. Menu includes: Sliced Ham, Roast Pork with mashed potatoes/gravy. squash-pecan bake, baked beans, fruit salad, dinner rolls, and pickles. Root Beer Floats and ice cream. 1919 Root Beer, Lemonade, Milk, Coffee.

Patty Marten, 715-579-7131


Doodle Art 1- patterns/tangles

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
If you don't think doodling is a serious art form, then think again! Doodling is purposeful action that is helpful in memory retention, allows for creative expression, and can be calming – almost meditative. Doodling can also make great art. The most beautiful paintings aren’t just conjured up out of nothing. They begin with a simple sketch. Cindi Moist will lead the class through a class focusing on patterns with markers. Admission: $30 per person.

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



Lake Wissota State Park Walk

18127 County O, Chippewa Falls
The Dairyland Walkers of Madison are attempting to do a walk in every county in Wisconsin, and this park has been selected for Chippewa County. Walkers may register at the Riverview Shelter and start walking anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and must finish by 4 p.m. The 10K/5K routes go through prairies, woods, and along the shoreline of the lake. Cost is $2/$3. For more info, visit www.dairylandwalkers.com.

Don Suloff
608-821-0263, suloff@tds.net



Love Potion #10 “The Musical” ...featuring The Whitesidewalls

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Love Potion #10 tells the story of six days in 1964 at a small-town high school through the music being played by the popular local AM radio disc jockey. Michael Patrick “Records” Ryan spins the doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll gold on school nights all the while receiving vials of “love potion” from a mysterious female fan. What will happen at the Saturday sock hop in the gym when they finally meet face-to-face? Love Potion #10 “The Musical” is a meld of comedy, intrigue, romance and the great songs of the golden age of rock and roll! The Whitesidewalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue is a musical institution in the upper Midwest and has been for over 40 years. Admission: Adults $18 Seniors $16.

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



Potpourri Art Exhibit

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Monday, September 28, 2015
Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
An active and growing organization, the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will display art work from each of its many members. The subjects and styles are diverse. The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists started in 1994 as a result of Janet Carson's On Location Watercolor Class with seven people and has since grown to over thirty members. Members meet the first Wednesday of each month at Beaver Creek Reserve, Hwy K, north of Fall Creek. At the meetings members paint, critique, share information and learn from each other. All watercolor artists, beginning through advanced, are invited to join. For more information, talk to any member, or call Jan at 715-874-5870 or e-mail, kippenjp@wwt.net


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



Potpourri Art Exhibit

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Monday, September 28, 2015

Artist Reception: Tuesday, September 15 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

An active and growing organization, the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will display art work from each of its many members. The subjects and styles are diverse. The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists started in 1994 as a result of Janet Carson's On Location Watercolor Class with seven people and has since grown to over thirty members. Members meet the first Wednesday of each month at Beaver Creek Reserve, Hwy K, north of Fall Creek. At the meetings members paint, critique, share information and learn from each other. All watercolor artists, beginning through advanced, are invited to join. For more information, talk to any member, or call Jan at 715-874-5870 or e-mail, kippenjp@wwt.net


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



Fort McCoy Commemorative Area open to the public

Fort McCoy Commemorative Area
The Fort McCoy Commemorative Area will be open to the public Friday, Sept. 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Public Affairs staff will be on site to answer questions. For details, call 608-388-2407.

Theresa Fitzgerald


HillJack Jamboree

Chippewa Falls WI
Southern Rock, Outlaw Country Music Fesitval

(262)-324-4850, www.hilljackjamboree.com


Freedom Stories: Dispatches From The South

The Local Store at Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey Street, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Join UWEC professors, students, and alumni as they read short nonfiction accounts from their recent experiences learning about Civil Rights while traveling throughout the South. The event will also feature original photographs and brief interviews from their trips. FREE

The Local Store @ Volume One, 715.552.0457


Art Reception for STIMULI. by Betsy Olaussen

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St. Eau Claire, 54703
In this show, Betsy looks to study the various stimuli humans consume in a day's time. Sometimes everything seen overwhelms us and makes us want to disconnect. She will be portraying this idea using photography, installation, and words in the form of journal entries.

The Local Store @ Volume One, 715.552.0457


Ethan Iverson Jazz Concert

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, WI
Ethan Iverson returns to his home town for a special trio concert! Born and raised in Menomonie, Ethan is known internationally, along with the postmodern jazz group “The Bad Plus”. Special guests Albert “Tootie” Heath & Ben Street.

Steve Renfree
715-235-0001
www.mabeltainter.org



13th Annual Caregiver Resource Fair, Dinner and Town Hall Meeting

Calvary Baptist Church, 3036 Epiphany Lane, Eau Claire WI
The Ultimate Caregiver Toolbox
Learn about healthy living, dementia friendly communities, support groups, music therapy, and support services. No-cost event, catered dinner included. On/off-site respite care provided. Call (715) 839-4735 to register (REQUIRED).


Aging and Disability Resource Center of Eau Claire County (715) 839-4735


Motivational Interviewing: Evoking change talk and facilitating commitment to change

Clarion Hotel 2703 Craig Road Eau Claire, WI 54701
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. It has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. In this two-day session, we will focus on: discussing change talk and recognizing it as it occurs in client interaction, practicing responding differentially to client language ques, and building personal protocols for evoking change talk from clients.

Prerequisite: Completion of Level I or equivalent training in Motivational Interviewing as determined by the instructor.

Fees: $300 per person. Includes instruction, program materials, lunch and refreshments.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Annual Rummage Sale

St Boniface Catholic Church, Third & Douglas, Chetek, WI
LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF STUFF!!

Ladies Auxiliary, Six Lakes Council #6754, Knights of Columbus
http://www.sspbandj.org/documents/2015/8/2015Flyer.pdf
Email - AuxiliaryKofCChetek@gmail.com



ECCT Auditions

Eau Claire August 23 & 24 at 7:30pm and Septemeber 27 & 28 at 5:30pm
ECCT TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR
TWO PRODUCTIONS

Eau Claire, WI -- The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming productions of SKIPPYJON JONES IN THE CIRQUE DE OLE and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS August 23 & 24 at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

SKIPPYJON JONES auditions will be held at 5:30 p.m. All performers should prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway musical. Roles are available for two males ages high school to adult, one female ages high school to adult, and three females ages 10-13. Six school matinees and four public performances are scheduled October 1, 2, 3, 4 & 9 at The Oxford, as well as touring performances October 5, 6, 7, 8 and November 2 in Osseo, Wisconsin Rapids, Prairie du Sac, Richland Center, and Steven’s Point.

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS auditions will be held at 7:00 p.m. All performers should prepare a 30-60 second cutting from any Broadway musical. Roles are available for four females and five males ages high school to adult. Three public performances are scheduled October 15, 16, and 17 at The Oxford.

For complete audition information visit www.ecct.org and click on Auditions.

For those interested in helping behind the scenes, opportunities are available to help with sound and lights, working backstage, and with the costumes and sets. For more information, email frontdesk@ecct.org or call 715-839-8877.


Wayne Marek, 715-839-8877


Motivational Interviewing: Engaging clients and finding a focus for change

Sacred Heart Hospital Community Auditorium 900 W Clairemont Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a well-established, evidence-based approach to promoting positive behavior change. It has been shown to be effective across a variety of problem behaviors and populations. In this two-day session, we will focus on: exploring and discussing the benefits of learning MI, explaining the four processes in MI, applying the spirit of MI to patient interactions, and observing and practicing the key skills of open-ended questions, affirmations, reflections and summaries.

Fees: $300 per person. Includes instruction, program materials, lunch and refreshments.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Abbotsford Colby Red Cross Blood Drive

Abbotsford High School - North Gym 307 N Fourth Ave Abbotsford, WI
American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Abbotsford Lions Club.

Karen LaPine
715 -223-2795
karenlapine76@gmail.com



2nd Annual Hops For Hockey: Beerfest

Eau Claire Hobbs Municipal Ice Center
Join us at the 2nd Annual Hops For Hockey: Beerfest held on September 12, 2015 from 2-5 p.m. There will be hundreds of local, regional, and national brews and wines at this event. The cost is $35 and includes complimentary Brew Pub Pizza, a commemorative glass, shuttle service, as well as free admission into the UW-Eau Claire football game later on that evening. Tickets are sold at all Gordy's Market locations, Dooley's Pub, Riverside Bike & Skate, and from any Center Ice Club Member. Stay connected with our Facebook page for details about our exclusive Stay and Play package with the Clarion Hotel/Green Mill and the shuttle schedule!

Nikkie Hodgeman, 715-832-6201


Care That Matters: Providing Person-centered Dementia Care

Sleep Inn & Suites 5872 33rd Avenue Eau Claire, WI 54703
In order to provide the best possible care for patients with dementia, health care and human services professionals need to have specialized knowledge and skills. Person Centered Dementia Care is a method designed to respect and honor the unique qualities, interests, and needs of each person – it is not a one-size fits all approach to care. Guided by these well-established principals, this seminar will focus on developing a knowledge base and skills that reinforce the social and psychological needs of persons with dementia.
This seminar will help you:
• Define and apply the meaning of personhood and person-centered dementia care
• Explain the importance of the 5 basic psycho-social needs of persons with dementia
• Apply the indicators of well-being in persons with dementia
• Use behaviors that enhance well-being in persons with dementia.
• Understand a needs-driven approach to dementia care

Fee: $150 per person. Includes instruction, program materials, lunch and refreshments.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Sales Skills Training to Transform Your Business

Schneider Hall Room 320, 1702 Park Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54701
The biggest problem business leaders face in today’s competitive business environment is increasing their revenues and margins. Sales and marketing departments have been investing significant resources to drive new business, including generating leads and providing in-house sales training for their sales representatives and customer service people. Unfortunately industry statistics indicate that 75% of leads are never called by a sales professional and, when surveyed sales professionals consistently rank prospecting, sales skills training and lead follow up as their least favorite selling activity.

Sales Skills Training to Transform Your Business helps companies solve this problem by strengthening the prospecting and selling skills of all sales representatives, sales managers and customer service people using innovative teaching methods. The sales training seminar is based on proven successful teaching methods used in the university classroom. Many of the same teaching techniques and sales games that will be presented at the seminar have been used to coach student member of the UW-Eau Claire Sales Team to the National Collegiate Sales Competition Team Championship in 2014.

Fee: $250 per person. Fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and a Blu-Gold Sales Skills Training Manual. Parking will be provided.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



CLA Estate Planning Workshop

Turtleback Golf & Conference Center, 1985 18 ½ St., Rice Lake, WI 54868
A FREE workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately regarding:


- Pros and cons of wills and trusts

- How to avoid probate

- Long term health care concerns

- Tax reduction planning.


CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Our representatives have comprehensive knowledge of estate planning issues that will help you avoid common and sometimes irreversible mistakes.

Seating is limited. Please call 1-866-252-8721 between 9am and 5pm Central Standard Time to confirm your attendance to this important workshop.

Information in this workshop comes from a wide range of sources. For over twenty years, we have been presenting concepts that come from clients, attorneys, financial planners, government agencies, and a wide variety of private and public sources. We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices.

CLA Estate Services, (866) 252-8721, workshop@wsimail.com


CLA Estate Planning Workshop

Best Western Trail Lodge Hotel & Suites, 3340 Mondovi Rd., Eau Claire, WI 54701
A FREE workshop providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately regarding:


- Pros and cons of wills and trusts

- How to avoid probate

- Long term health care concerns

- Tax reduction planning.


CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Our representatives have comprehensive knowledge of estate planning issues that will help you avoid common and sometimes irreversible mistakes.

Seating is limited. Please call 1-866-252-8721 between 9am and 5pm Central Standard Time to confirm your attendance to this important workshop.

Information in this workshop comes from a wide range of sources. For over twenty years, we have been presenting concepts that come from clients, attorneys, financial planners, government agencies, and a wide variety of private and public sources. We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices.

CLA Estate Services, (866) 252-8721, workshop@wsimail.com


Intro to Blacksmithing.

Driftless Folk School, Hillsboro, WI
Learn the core techniques of blacksmithing in this hands-on foundation course- perfect for beginners or those with limited experience. Students will learn forge maintenance and the forging techniques of tapering, upsetting, drawing out, punching, and simple decorative work of scrolls, twists and chiseling. You will go home with items such as hooks, pokers, hinges, and more.
Instructor: Robert Schulz
$ 150.00 class fee, $25 material fee


Melody Smith 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



Low Tunnels: Design and Build Your Own.

Driftless Folk School, La Farge, WI
Low tunnels, also called mini hoop houses or caterpillars, are an affordable way to extend your garden season and protect your garden plants in the spring, summer, or fall. Low tunnel design can vary in size, shape, and structure based on your garden. Participants will learn about the differences and design a low tunnel that meets their garden needs. This hands-on class will allow participants to build the low tunnel and set it up on site. Each participant will go home with their low tunnel ready for their garden. No building skills necessary.
Instructor: Heidi Krattiger
$ 45.00 course fee + $20.00 material fee


Melody Smith, 608-632-3348
http://driftlessfolkschool.org/



Marshfield Cranberry Bike Tour

UW-Marshfield Fine Arts Building @2000 W 5th St Marshfield, WI
Join in supporting children and families affected by serious illness by participating in the annual Marshfield Cranberry Century Bike Tour held on Sunday, September 20, 2015. All proceeds from this event will support the Ronald McDonald House program in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

Choose from a 100 mile, a 64 mile, a 40 mile, or a 20 mile bike tour route. Cost per rider is $25. Fee includes a T-shirt, lunch and refreshments, cookies and homemade cranberry coffeecake. Thanks to The Sports Den of Marshfield, participants will have access to well-marked biking routes and a sag wagon. Thanks to the Marshfield Amateur Radio Society, there will be individuals at rest-stops along all bike routes for additional support.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Marshfield is a not-for-profit organization that provides a temporary “home-away-from-home” for families whose children are undergoing medical treatment at Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital or Marshfield Clinic. In 2014, RMHC of Marshfield provided over 350 families a place where they can find lodging, strength, and stability when their child was ill for little or no cost.

PRE-REGISTER at www.rmhc-marshfield.org or www.active.com
On-site Registration is from 7:00am to 11:00am at NEW LOCATION -for start and finish of ride/ the UW-Marshfield Fine Arts Building. Bike Tour numbers, T-shirts and maps will be distributed at sign in.

Suggested Bike Tour Schedule:
100-mile start 7-7:45 AM
64-mile start 8-8:45 AM
40-mile start 9-9:45 AM
20-mile start 10-10:45 AM

Helmets are mandatory. We recommend that you carry a cell phone.


Ronald McDonald House 803 W North St Marshfield, WI
715.387.5899



BINGO and Special Occasions Dining

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St. Augusta, WI
Join us for a free game of BINGO, then stay for lunch and help us celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
Fun and prizes, including two blackout winners.
Call at least a day ahead to sign up for the senior meal.
First Wednesday every month.

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



Power Hour: The Growing Faith Farm

St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3307 State Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Join us at the Growing Faith Farm to hear stories of how God helps our faith grow! Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this FREE program. Come and hear Bible stories, sing songs, make a craft, enjoy a snack and play!

St. Mark Church
715-834-2595
www.stmark-wels.org



Uniroyal Reunion

Elks Club Stein Blvd Eau Claire Wi 54701
A Reunion of retired employees from tire plant that closed
23 years ago

Theresa Mc Mahon Eau Claire 715 577 8878


Eau Claire Noon Lions Halloween Train Ride

Carson Park Train Depot, Eau Claire
Try out your Halloween Costume early and come and ride the train. Cost is $3 per adult & $2 per child

Matt Thompson, Eau Claire Noon Lions Club. 715-835-3333


Eagle Club End of the Summer Block Party

Eagles Club 2588 Hallie Rd Chippewa Falls WI 54729
Fund raiser for Unmet Needs, includes kickball tourney, car show, beer garden, live music.

Debbie Smith 3151 Midway St Eau Claire WI 54703


BINGO

Augusta Senior and Community Center 616 W. Washington St. Augusta, WI
Join us for a free game of BINGO!
Fun and prizes, including two blackout winners.
Call a day ahead if you would like to sign up for the noon meal.
First Wednesday every month.

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



McMillan Fire Department Fall Festival

Marshfield
There will pedal tractor pulls for the kids, a petting zoo, fireman water fights, music all day, demonstrations by local groups, Spicy Tie Band in evening and great fire works at dusk.

M400 Elm Street


SUPERSTAR SEMINAR - Find Peace! Mind, Body & Spirit!

Location: Sleep Inn Suites/29 Pines; 5872 33rd Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Looking for more peace in your mind, body & spirit? Join Rachel for this awesome day of fun, motivation and strategy on how to maximize your life and integrate peace at the same time. We will cover meditation techniques to use in a busy day, motivating yourself to the next level and so much more! Lunch is included. Grab a friend, learn and get moving for more peace!
Seating is limited to 50 guests. Don't miss your chance to be a part of the great event! For more information or to register: http://happeeschool.com/event-1876238

Early Bird Pricing: $139.00
After September 1st: $179.00


Rachel Funk-Johnson


55th Annual Jim Falls Sturgeon Festival

Anson Park, Jim Falls
Join family and friends for a fun filled Labor Day weekend at the 55th Annual Jim Falls Sturgeon Festival. Fun for all ages! Arts and crafts festival daily, inflatables, kids pedal tractor pull, free fishing contest and flat water race. Demolition derby Friday. 8th Annual Classic Car show and Truck pull on Saturday. Parade starting at noon on Sunday followed by the Demolition derby. New this year…Horse Pull on Monday. Charcoal chicken dinner Saturday through Monday. Music all weekend in the beer garden.
***NO CARRY IN’S ALLOWED***
Visit the Jim Falls Lions Club website for more details http://www.jimfallslionsclub.org/. All proceeds support Lions Projects, including the Wisconsin Lions Camp, a camp for youth and adults who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, youth who function socially or educationally as having a mild cognitive disability and youth with diabetes.


Larry 715-382-4538
Bob 715-382-3970



Ring of Kerry

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Ring of Kerry is a bursting-with-energy Irish music group that captures the hearts of listeners. The group takes its name from a beautiful craggy drive in southwestern County Kerry, Ireland. Its Celtic music, however, is played with a heart much closer to its American home. From the thundering sound of the bodhran to the sparkle of the hammered dulcimer; from the lilt and rhythm of fiddle and guitar to the haunting wails of the flute and pennywhistles, the band has developed a blend that is animated, ruggedly beautiful, and fun! Ring of Kerry is at times a raucous pub band enticing the crowd to sing along, stomp their feet, and to join the merriment. Yet, in other moments, they are able to beautifully serenade their audience while strolling from table to table, completely unplugged and playing acoustically.
Admission: $17 Adults, $16 Seniors, $8 Youth


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



Dutch Oven Cooking Fun

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, Wi 54742
Join Executive Director Erik Keisler to learn how to cook as the lumberjacks did long ago. Enjoy cooking demonstrations with hands-on food preparation that will put you in the driver’s seat. Chili, stew, cobblers and more will satisfy your appetite. Bring out the whole family!
Registration and full payment required by September 16.
Friends $10 Non-members $15


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Hmong Tiger Tales

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street , Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Hmong Tiger Tales consists of three fun, short plays based on Hmong folk stories about tigers. “Tiger and Crow” tells the story of how the crow tricked the tiger into having fewer cubs, explaining why tigers are so rare. “Mother Tigress” tells the story of a tiger that raises a child who later discovers her real family in a village. In “Yer and the Tiger,” a young girl uses her wit and courage to escape the jaws of a clever tiger who has infiltrated her family. There will be time after the plays for children to ask questions and try on the masks. Presented By Mu Performing Arts.
Admission: Adults $9, Seniors $8, Youth $4, Family of four $22


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



Gentle Yoga

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Gentle Yoga provides all the benefits of the yoga experience at a slower and steadier pace. It helps to reduce stress, feel strong yet flexible in your body and increase positive energy. This seven-week session is led by Reserve member Karen Wise and will include instruction on how to do poses, breathing techniques and relaxation practice. Please dress in loose-fitting clothing, bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on the floor and a water bottle. Drop-ins are welcome at $12 per class.
Registration and full payment required by September 4.
Friends $56 Nonmembers $70


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Hobbs Observatory Open House for Members

Hobbs Observatory, Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Road K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
This open house is available only for Beaver Creek Reserve members. The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society will be giving tours of the observatory and doing family-friendly activities. If the sky is clear, learn from experts how to find the constellations in the open field and take a peek through the telescopes to observe star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies as the crescent moon sets.
Friends FREE


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Tiffany Train Ride - Birding Special

Tiffany Wildlife Area, West of State Hwy 25, North of State Hwy 35, Nelson, WI 54756
Ride the rails through the Tiffany Wetland Bottoms with the Citizen Science staff from Beaver Creek Reserve. Spend the day on an open-air, antique train while exploring the wetlands. The round-trip ride, approximately 14 miles, will let you see what makes these wetlands so unique and important to our plant and wildlife habitat. Be sure to pack a cooler with snacks and refreshments for the day while we tour and hike the trails, 0.25 -0.5 miles each. Participants should dress for the weather and possibly wet terrain. Bring binoculars and any wanted field guides. Rain or shine, don't miss this exciting event!
Driving to Tiffany Wildlife Area is approximately a 45-minute drive from Eau Claire. Follow Highway 85 to Durand and take Highway 25. Please note there is a new parking area for the train ride. From Highway 25, turn into the DNR parking lot, drive across the tracks, turn right and drive through the gate to the field north of the DNR lot. Follow the path through the trees to the train for boarding.
Registration and full payment required by September 10.
Friends $25 Nonmembers $35


Sarah Bergstrom
715-877-2212



Highland Soles Trio

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
A powerful music and dance performance from a family trio (Neil, Lilly and Ed Pearlman) immersed in the traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton. Drawing on 35 years of working with some of the top Celtic artists of our time, Ed Pearlman has toured widely as Scottish fiddler. Neil Pearlman is a professional touring musician in great demand for his astonishing creativity on the piano – blending traditional Scottish music with Latin, Jazz and Funk. Lilly Pearlman is an accomplished fiddler and dancer in the Scottish tradition.
Admission: Adults $12, Seniors $10, Youth $5


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



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



Effective Change Management

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
In a competitive, fast-paced, global environment, stability is no longer either possible or desired. Change is a constant but, managed effectively, can be leveraged to help organizations combat competition and achieve success. This requires the ability to not only respond to changes that occur, but to proactively anticipate and plan for the impacts of change.

Participants will learn how to:
• Identify six predictable stages of change
• Develop the personal capacity to respond effectively to change
• Effectively lead team members through the stages of change
• Leverage the positive potential of change to achieve desired results
• Create a culture of change readiness

$600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.


Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



HR Management for Non-HR Managers

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Even organizations with large, experienced human resources functions must rely on managers and supervisors to partner in effective employee recruitment, relations and management. The challenges are many and the landscape is ever-changing with new laws, regulations and best practices emerging regularly. This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

In this workshop, attendees will learn "8 How-To's of Effective HR Practices”:
• How to write and conduct effective employee performance evaluations
• How to navigate and resolve conflict between employees
• How to administer an effective and compliant employee handbook
• How to avoid legal risk and liability
• How to ensure compliance with wage and hour regulations, including the use of interns
• How to prepare, conduct and document employee discipline and termination
• How to prevent and address harassment in the workplace
• How to conduct a workplace investigation

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Employee Evaluation and Performance Management

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
The greatest management failure may be the ineffective delivery of performance evaluation feedback. This process is ongoing, extending beyond the formal annual performance appraisal meeting. Done well, it can lead to increased engagement, productivity and loyalty. This session will provide participants with proven techniques for delivering effective feedback and conducting constructive performance appraisals, even when the news is bad.

Participants will learn how to:
• Communicate clear, specific and measurable objectives
• Identify and gather essential, objective, performance data
• Maintain a positive work climate
• Use proven coaching techniques to improve productivity
• Strengthen work relationships through effective communication

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Orientation, Time Management and Delegation

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI 54701
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! This program 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

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.
Register through September 11th for a $50 discount.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



Learning to Lead

Metropolis Resort 5150 Fairview Drive, 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. In this course participants will learn skills and best practices that they can immediately apply to boost their effectiveness in a management 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

Cost is $600 for two-day seminar. Includes instruction, materials, lunch, refreshments and snacks.

Brett Schroedel
715.836.4914



8th Annual Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day

Arrowhead Farms Owners Dave and Andy Johnson 14630 125th Ave Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Chippewa Valley Farm-City Day is free event about fun, sharing and educating, as well as fostering a mutual understanding between our agricultural and non-agricultural residents.

Chippewa County UW-Extension
Phone: 715-726-7950



Evercon 2016

1000 Machmeller Street, Weston Wisconsin
Evercon is Central Wisconsin’s largest gaming and Anime convention. Role playing games, board games, video game tournaments, cosplay contest, SCA medieval demonstrations, charity auction, artists’ alley, dealers, and more! This year’s guests include Tim Seeley (comic book artist & writer), Frank Mentzer (fantasy author and game designer), & Drew Happli (MIB – Steve Jackson Games)!
Cost is $15.00
1/15/16 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
1/16/16 from 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Register online for $12.00 through December

Christian Ammon
7155810230



Farmer Frolic 5K Run/Walk

Arrowhead Farms Owners: Dave and Andy Johnson 14630 125th Avenue Chippewa Falls, WI 54729 Same day registration and check in starts at 8:00am Run/Walk starts at 9:00am
The Farmer Frolic 5k Run/Walk is a family friendly event where both runners and walkers are invited to come enjoy a fun day at the farm. Participants will follow a route that takes you out into the beautiful countryside of the Chippewa Valley, while getting the chance to learn more about local food, Chippewa Valley Agriculture, and your family's health.

Family Registration:
$45
Includes race fees for 2 adults and children under 10, 1 Adult and 1 Youth Shirt
(Family registrations receive 1 race identification number.)

Single Registration:
$30
Includes race fees and 1 Shirt

Additional Shirts:
$10 per shirt

Cindy Bourget - Dunn County UW-Extension
Phone: 715-232-1636



Impressions Bridal Fair & Women's Expo

Menards Conference Center, 5150 Old Mill Plaza Dr, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Tenth Annual Impressions Bridal Fair & Women's Expo. Over 90 exhibitor booths, thousands of dollars in door prizes, HUGE Fashion Show at 2:30 PM. Tickets $6 in advance or $8 at the door, children 11 and younger are free. More information at www.impressionsbridalfair.com

Lisa Gill, (715)579-7127, lisa@pinnacleeventsusa.com


Colfax Founder's Day Main Street Block Party

Colfax, WI
Colfax Founders Day Main Street Block Party August 15, 2015

1. Craft fair in Commercial Testing parking lot — 9 a.m-2 p.m.
2. Colfax Lutheran Pancake Breakfast — 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
3. Colfax Railroad Museum — open for tours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4. Car Show on Main Street sponsored by the Colfax Sno Drifters— 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Entry Fee $10; Trophies award to 1st,2nd, & 3rd.)
5. The Top Notchmen — noon to 4 p.m.
6. Polka Dance Off — 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
7. Colfax Lutheran Youth Group — pie, ice cream, soda pop, water, root beer floats — noon to 4 p.m.
8. Kiwanis serving hamburgers and bratwurst: noon until 6 p.m.
9. Colfax Commercial Club beer garden open all afternoon and until the bands are done playing.
10. Hickory — 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
11. Stimulus Package (a band from the Twin Cities) — 8 p.m. to midnight

Scott 715-828-7761


Fall Festival

Autumn Harvest Winery, 19947 County Hwy J Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin 54729
This GREAT annual family, fun event includes live music, free wagon rides, pick-your-own apples, wine tasting, a free corn maze, and Firewoods Traveling Pizzeria will be cooking up fantastic pizza!

Jean McIlquham
715-720-1663
autumnharvestwinery.com



Jazz & Wine Series featuring Rob Mondlock & The Gents

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts, Menomonie, WI
Enjoy a fun evening of classics and easy listening from Rob Mondlock & The Gents. Tickets and reservations are NOT required for this event. There is a $5 cover charge at the door; cash or check only, please.

Doors open at 6:00pm with music starting at 7:00pm.



Steve Renfree
715-235-0001
www.mabeltainter.org



Extreme Career Makeover

Eau Claire
We're making over candidates and changing lives in the Chippewa Valley!

Local businesses and community organizations are partnering to create a completely unique event in the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area.

Over the next month we’ll be collecting interview appropriate clothing via community donation sites in the Chippewa Valley. On August 28th, the donation drive will culminate with an interview fashion show, a job fair, skill workshops, and a community closet where those in need can select an outfit to take home with them.

Donation Sites:

-eBay Enterprise/Adecco- 1435 International Drive, Eau Claire
-Globe University- 4955 Bullis Farm Rd, Eau Claire
-Doherty Staffing- 4330 Golf Terrace, Eau Claire
-Manpower Offices-
1119 Regis Ct #100, Eau Claire
475 Chippewa Mall Drive, Chippewa Falls
393 Red Cedar St #5, Menomonie

Renee Melton
1435 International Drive, Eau Claire
7158583825