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Let's Jump, Stretch, and Wiggle

Tiny Tots Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI
Put to music , children will have fun copying simple exercise techniques. Stretching their bodies and learning the concept that exercise is good for their little bodies.
Remember all activities are FREE once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free. Hooray !!!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Let's Make Modeling Clay

Tiny Tots Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI
Your child will learn how to make modeling clay then build something fantastic- Let them be creative. MUST REGISTER ON FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE BY JAN 2ND. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tiny-Tots-Playhouse/255726247922580

Remember all activities are FREE once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free. Hooray !!!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Come & Explore to Find the Golden Ticket

Tiny Tots Playhouse, 320 S Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI
ONE all day admission ticket to Tiny Tots will be hidden in the Playhouse. Come and play & find the treasure!!
Remember all activities are FREE once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free. Hooray !!!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Dance Like No One is Watching

Tiny Tots Playhouse, 320 S Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI
Come dance in our disco room,. Flashing lights & disco music. What a great way to burn off that extra energy!!!
Remember all activities are FREE once you have paid the regular $3 per child all day entrance fee into the Playhouse. Adults are always free. Hooray !!!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing by SCHEELS

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Learn the basics of cross-country skiing from SCHEELS expert, Jen Bass. This is a great class for families and folks of all ages who have never tried cross-country skiing before! After some instruction inside, everyone will head to the open field in front of the Observatory to try out their new skills. Cross-country ski rentals are available at the Reserve or Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls (715-723-6616). If you rent from the Reserve, please indicate how many children and adults are in your party and the number of cross country skis with shoe sizes. Ski rental rates apply: $3 for all Friends members and nonmembers.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 29.
Friends $7 Nonmembers $10


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Introduction to Snowshoeing

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing but weren't sure where to begin? Come to Beaver Creek and learn about the snowshoe's history, the different styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time inside, we'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. If you've never tried snowshoeing before and would like to give it a try, this class is for you. Make a new adventure for the entire family! The snowshoe rental fee is included in the program cost. Be sure to indicate how many children and adults are in your party – a snowshoe sizing guide is available for online registration.
Registration and full payment required by Jan. 13.
Friends $6 Nonmembers $9


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Gentle Yoga Classes

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Mondays, Jan. 5- Feb. 23, 6-7:15 p.m. Mondays, March 2-April 20, 6-7:15 p.m.
Gentle yoga provides all the benefits of the yoga experience at a slower and easier place. It helps to reduce stress, feel strong yet flexible in your body and increase positive energy. The eight-week session is led by BCR member Karen Wise and will include instruction in how to do poses, breathing techniques and relaxation practice. Please dress in loose-fitting clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket to lie on the floor.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 30 and/or Feb. 25. Drop-in rate is $12 per session.
Friends $64 Nonmembers $80


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


A Bird in the Hand—Banding Skills Workshops #1: Avian Anatomy & Species ID

Beaver Creek Reserve, Citizen Science Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
The Citizen Science Center is offering a new series of workshops intended for bird banding assistants and trainees as well as anyone wishing to learn about the tools and techniques used by banders. These workshops may also be of interest to any bander who wants to refresh or improve their skills. Please note that these are mostly classroom workshops that do NOT involve hands-on experience with live birds. Workshop #1 will focus on identifying difficult species such as thrushes, sparrows, flycatchers, vireos, and warblers. Bring a brown bag lunch.
Registration and full payment required by Jan. 5.
Friends $20 Nonmembers $25


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


What's It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Guest appraiser Mark Moran. Call 715-839-4834 to schedule your 4-minute appointment. Appraisals by appointment only.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


Phenology Snowshoe Hike for Elder Explorers

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742 Three Sessions – Sign up for one or all three: Thursday, January 8, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, February 12, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 12, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Winter is not a time for staring out the window and wishing it were spring. Come join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a snowshoe hike this winter! It's a great chance to explore the winter woods and get some exercise too! This program is targeted for our older, but active, nature lovers 55 and older. Participants should expect a moderately strenuous outing, over uneven terrain, with a 3/4 to one mile hike. If walking is difficult for you or you have balance issues, you may want to pass on this offering. Wear your winter clothes and boots; snowshoes and instruction will be provided. If needed, snowshoe rental rates are $3 per pair.
Registration and full payment required by Jan. 5, Feb. 9 and Mar. 9.
Friends $3 Nonmembers $5


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Introduction to Cross-Country Skiing

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Have you ever wanted to try cross-country skiing but were not sure where to begin? Come to Beaver Creek to learn the basics. After a brief classroom time inside we'll head to an open field in front of the Observatory to try it out firsthand! If you've never tried cross-country skiing before and would like to try, this class is for you. There will be fun and adventure for the whole family and a cup of hot chocolate too! Cross-country ski rentals are available at the Reserve or Spring Street Sports in Chippewa Falls (715-723-6616). If you rent from the Reserve, please indicate how many children and adults are in your party and the number of cross country skis with shoe sizes. Ski rental rates apply: $3 for all Friends members and nonmembers.
Registration and full payment required by Dec. 29.
Friends $7 Nonmembers $10


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Noodle Night Fundraiser for Kentons Place

The Brickhouse 2233 Birch St
Spaghetti feed, Chinese raffle, silent auction, vendor show

Misty
7154564013



Holiday Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Beaver Creek Reserve, Wise Nature Center, S1 Cty Rd K, Fall Creek, WI 54742
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year with an evening on the trails by snowshoe and candlelight. Refreshments and a warm fire will be available after each hike. If you need to rent snowshoes, there will be two shifts for rentals from 6-7:30 p.m. and from 7:30 - 9 p.m. If you bring your own snowshoes, register for either session. Be sure to indicate how many children and adults are in your party and the number of snowshoe rentals needed – a snowshoe sizing guide is available for online registration. Snowshoe rental rates apply: $3 for all Friends members and nonmembers. Please note that rental equipment is limited and may sell-out. Prices for snowshoes and program are per person.
Registration and full payment required by Jan. 1.
Friends $3 Nonmembers $5


Sarah Bergstrom, 715-877-2212


Tomah Memorial Hospital Blood Drive

Tomah Memorial Hospital, 321 Butts Ave., Tomah, WI 54660
Area residents can donate blood Thursday, January 8 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Tomah Memorial Hospital.
To donate, a person must be in good health, at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and have photo identification. Sixteen-year-olds may donate with parental consent. Forms are available at Tomah Memorial, and online with the Blood Center of Wisconsin at www.bcw.edu. Call Tomah Memorial Hospital at (608) 374-6605 to schedule an appointment or go online to www.tomahhospital.org. Walk-ins are welcome.
In recognition of January National Blood Donor Month, all attempting donors will receive an additional 200 points that can be redeemed for items in the BloodCenter’s Recognition Center. Learn more at www.bcw.edu/blood.


Eric Prise TMH Marketing (608)374-6623


"Curl Up and Read" Adult Winter Reading Program

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire
Read or listen to any three books and write one short book review to fill out your bookmark. All completed bookmarks will be eligible to win prizes or books at the end of the program. Prize drawings will be held March 4. There are no limits to how many bookmarks may be completed and readers may register anytime during the program. Stop at Information and Reference to register and pick up your Curl Up and Read bookmark beginning January 5 and start your winter reading.

Information & Reference, 715-839-5004


End of Life Care

Sleep Inn and Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire WI
Professionals who work in hospice care or palliative care have intense contact with persons who are facing critical decisions as they see the end of life approaching. This puts into sharp focus the boundaries of the relationships among the professional, the client, and the client’s family. This workshop explores the dimensions of those relationships and the implications for professional ethics in regard to client autonomy, self-determination, information-sharing, advanced directives, assisted suicide, “pull-the-plug” decisions, and other issues. Participants are invited to bring their own scenarios and to engage in small-group exercises in ethical decision making.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/ethics-boundaries.htm
Check web for more info and prices.

Karen Konz, 836-5637, konzkl@uwec.edu


Addressing Ethical Issues in Language and Culture

Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center, Eau Claire WI
As service providers encounter more diverse populations in their practice, it’s important to understand and address the ethical, systemic and practice issues that can arise when serving individuals with limited English proficiency (LEP). These clients may include refugees, immigrants, asylees or individuals requiring services to be delivered using an interpreter. They may be adults or children. Using a fictitious but typical example of a refugee client from Thailand who is referred for psychological testing, we’ll conceptualize case scenarios from taking the initial phone call through completing the evaluation and sending out the report. You’ll learn how to manage issues prior to the patient’s arrival, during the service delivery and after the session. Each section will address the issues that providers will want to understand to deliver ethical and culturally informed services. We’ll examine general practices that apply to individuals from any culture with some special attention given to Hmong and other Asian cultures.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/ethics-boundaries.htm
Check Web for more info and prices.

Karen Konz, 836-5637, konzkl@uwec.edu


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.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/signcourses.htm
Check Web for more info and prices

Karen Konz, 836-5637


Great Steps 4NF Hosted by Alex & Cora of Today's WAXX 104.5

Irvine Park Main Pavilian, Chippewa Falls, WI
ANNOUNCING…..the 2nd annual Chippewa Falls Great Steps 4NFTM Walk hosted by Alex & Cora of Todays WAXX 104.5! Join us for a great day at Irvine Park at the Main Pavilion with other individuals and families that also strive to find better treatments and a cure for NF. We will start off with a 3 mile walk, take your pick of 2 routes with one being shorter and handicapped accessible. Food and drawings will round out the event, but plan on staying to enjoy the Zoo at this beautiful, historic park. Check-in is at 10 am and the walk starts at 11 am. This community-based event is organized by a local family that is committed to helping other NF families by raising awareness and funds for the neurofibromatosis cause.

Be sure to sign up early to start raising funds for your team. The top team wins a prize and there are prizes for various levels of fund raising.

Neurofibromatosis (NF) is a complex, often devastating set of genetic disorders with possible complications throughout the entire body that may also hold the genetic mystery to a host of other human ailments. Affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people or 2 million people worldwide, it appears equally in all races, ethnic groups and both sexes.

A common complication for a person with NF is the growth of tumors on the nerves anywhere in and on the body. To find out more about NF please go to nfmidwest.org.

Crystal @
wcwisconsin@nfmidwest.org
1-630-945-3562



ECCT Presents: "Murder at the Family Reunion"

The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will present its 17th annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre January 23-31, 2015 at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

This year’s show is “Murder at the Family Reunion.” It’s been years since the Montgomery Family has had a reunion (there may be a reason for that!), but they’re just dying to get together. This audience participation show serves up a delicious dinner with a little murder for dessert. See if your family is as dysfunctional as they are!

Performances are scheduled for Friday, January 23 and 30, and Saturday, January 24 and 31, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $28 per person and include dinner, dessert, and entertainment. A cash bar will be available. Reservations are due by Jan. 20 for the first weekend and Jan. 27 for the second weekend. Walk-in seating is not available.

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

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



Red Cedar Watershed Conference 2015

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
Program Details: Are you interested in joining fellow citizens in the Red Cedar area to develop a vision and action plan to restore and maintain a healthy water system for our future? The Red Cedar: Land, Water and People Coming Together event is an opportunity to bring best practices and innovative ideas to the forefront.

Do you farm? Do you live in town? Do you manage residential, commercial or public property? Do you enjoy fishing, swimming, boating, hiking, canoeing? Do you think the economic and environmental health of this beautiful region is important?

Target Audience: The program will provide a forum for farmers, resource managers, businesses, organizations and educators from throughout the area.
Fee: Register Today. Early Registration $35

Professional Education Programs & Services at UW-Stout (715)232-2793


Active Families, Healthy Lives

Eau Claire YMCA
Fee*: Y Member $30 | Community $40

Join us for this new family fun activity mashup! Each week, families will participate together in a different activity such as Zumba, hoop dance, game night, arts & crafts…the possibilities are endless! This weekly program aims to celebrate the importance of quality time spent together as a family and is sure to feature something fun for everyone! *Fee is for the whole 6-week session; one fee paid per family

715-836-8460


Pinterest Parties

Eau Claire YMCA
Join us for the first of our new series of Pinterest parties! Every other month, we will offer a fun craft party revolving around a new theme! We will supply the instructions and supplies. All participants must be pre-registered by the Friday prior to each party. Fee: Y Member $10 | Community $12



715-836-8460


Rubber Ducky Reading Club

Eau Claire YMCA
Fee: Free | Ages: 5 and under
Join the club! This program is open to children ages birth to five and is designed to promote early literacy. With the help of parent, club participants complete a worksheet consisting of 12 fun early literacy activities. When all twelve activities are complete, return the sheet to the service desk and choose an adorable little rubber ducky to keep! Keep going and see how many different ducks you can collect! Activity sheets are available at the Service Desk and on our website.

715-836-8460


Fall Creek Lions Club Belgian Waffle Brunch

Fall Creek Middle School, Fall Creek
All you care to eat Belgian Waffle Brunch includes waffles, toppings, sausages and beverages. Fundraiser for community projects.

Dorothy Moen


Youth Development Center

Eau Claire YMCA
Ages: 8-14
Join your friends and hang out! This center will include structured after school activities including study or homework time, a game zone, and so much more! This is a great, FREE way for our young members to get to know each other and have some fun after school!

715-836-8460


Family Karaoke Nights

Eau Claire YMCA
FREE for all ages
2nd Friday of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm
Come on down to the Eau Claire YMCA and sing your heart out! Family Karaoke Nights are designed to be a fun time for the whole family. We will have our karaoke machine, selections of 80’s, 90’s, and Disney songs, and other activities on-hand. Drop in and give it a try!

715-836-8460


The Florian Gardens Presents A New Year’s Eve Ballroom Blitz Featuring: The Dweebs

The Florian Gardens Conference Center, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Join us for a sensational buffet dinner and fun-filled evening of music and dancing!

21+
Doors open for Dinner Reservations at 6:00pm (Cash bar also opens at 6)
Dinner served ~ 6:30pm-8:00pm
Advanced Dinner Reservations required by noon on December 29th
Doors open for Dance Only tickets at 8:30pm
The Dweebs perform 9:00pm-12:30am

Tickets are available at The Florian Gardens Conference Center, or call (715) 832-8836

Ticket Pricing:
Dinner & Concert/Dance --- $45 per person
Concert/Dance Only -------------------- $20 per person
Ticket prices include Midnight Champagne Toast & Party Favors

Late night concessions will be available.

Buffet Menu
-Hawaiian BBQ Pork Tenderloin
-Champagne Chicken
-Baked Salmon with Citrus Butter Sauce
-Vegetarian Lasagna
-Gourmet Mashed Potatoes
-Green Beans
-Garden Tossed Mixed Green Salad
-Cheese & Antipasto Display
-Assorted Rolls
-Dessert



The Florian Gardens Conference Center
(715) 832-8836



Flick & Float

Eau Claire YMCA
We supply the flick, you bring the float! Second Friday of each month in the small pool. 6:30-8:00 pm. Non-Members must show photo ID. Free for everyone!
December 12 | Frozen
January 9 | Alice in Wonderland
February 13 | The Fox and the Hound
March 13 | Horton Hears a Who

715-836-8460


Winter Camp

Camp Manitou, New Auburn
Looking to beat the winter blues? Camp Manitou has the answer! Winter Camp is an opportunity for youth in grades 3-8 to spend their February break up at Camp Manitou. We will go sledding, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and tubing, as well as make forts, have snowball fights, and play classic camp games in the snow. We supply the transportation to and from camp. Bus leaves from the Eau Claire YMCA at 9:00 am on Saturday and returns at 4:00 pm on Monday.
Fee: Y Member $120 | Community $160


715-836-8460


Spring Work Week at The Highground

The Highground Veterans Memorial Park, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville
Volunteers needed to get The Highground ready for Summer! Wide range of projects - cleaning, painting, "yard work" Lunches donated by area businesses each day! Call to sign up.

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net


Snowshoe Hikes

Eau Claire January 11, January 25: 1-3 pm; Camp Manitou February 1, February 8: 1-3 pm; Lowes Creek Park
This winter, join us for four great snowshoe hikes! Each day at camp, we will take a different route through our woods, making it to Sunfish Lake, Herde Lake, and even crossing the mud hike! In February, join us in Eau Claire and explore beautiful Lowes Creek County Park. Snowshoes are provided. Online registration is available. http://memberlink.eauclaireymca.org/OnlineEdge/programlist.html


Emily Duss
Marketing Director
715-836-8460



Maggie Mae & Heartland Country Band Concert

Pittsville Performing Arts Auditorium, Pittsville
High Energy Country Concert! Proceeds benefit Persian Gulf Tribute at The Highground. $25/ticket. Reserved Seating Only.

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net


The Highground's Porch Greeter Luncheon

Apple Valley Bar & Grill, Neillsville WI
2015 meeting/lunch for Porch Greeter volunteers & those who would like to learn more about being a Porch Greeter at The Highground.

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224


ECCT Auditions: "Dr. Seuss's the Cat in the Hat"

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, 54703
The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Auditions will be held January 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. All performers will read from a collection of Dr. Seuss books and will participate in a variety of movement and pantomime games. No preparation is needed. Roles available for one adult male, one adult male or female, two boys and two girls ages 10-14. Six school matinees and seven public performances are scheduled Feb. 19-22, 27 and 28 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.

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



ECCT Auditions: "Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat"

The Eau Claire Children's Theatre, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire 54703
The Eau Claire Children's Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming production of DR. SEUSS’S THE CAT IN THE HAT at ECCT, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire.

Auditions will be held January 4th and 5th at 7:00 p.m. All performers will read from a collection of Dr. Seuss books and will participate in a variety of movement and pantomime games. No preparation is needed. Roles available for one adult male, one adult male or female, two boys and two girls ages 10-14. Six school matinees and seven public performances are scheduled Feb. 19-22, 27 and 28 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.

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



Winter Bowl for The Military Working Dog Tribute

Rose Bowl Lanes, Marshfield WI
$50 ticket reserves Bowling Lane, Balls, Shoes for up to 6 people!Door Prizes, Flat Screen TV, Country Jam tickets & More!! Call The Highground for reservations 715-743-4224.
All proceeds go to The Military Working Dog Tribute.


Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net


FREE Community Meal

Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2245 Hayden Ave, Altoona, WI 54720
Community Meal | free of charge

Altoona Compassion Coalition | 715-255-0783 | altoonacompassioncoalition@gmail.com


Altoona Mobile Food Pantry

1904 Spooner Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720
Food Pantry | free of charge | no income or residency requirements

Altoona Compassion Coalition | 715-255-0783 | altoonacompassioncoalition@gmail.com


Altoona Mobile Food Pantry

1904 Spooner Avenue, Altoona, WI 54720
Food Pantry | free | no income or residency requirements

Altoona Compassion Coalition | 715-225-0783 | altoonacompassioncoalition@gmail.com


Eau Claire Figure Skating Club 36th Annual Ice Show

Hobbs Ice Arena April 10th, 11th & 12th. Friday & Saturday 7 pm and Sunday 2 pm
The Eau Claire Figure Skating Club is an independent, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide quality skating instruction, practice and advancement of members. It is an opportunity for our members to showcase their talents.

Jennifer Robbins 715-379-9275


Candlelight Night Ski, Snowshoe & Walk

Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, WI
Enjoy an evening on the snow with lighted ski, snowshoe & walking trails. Bring your family and friends! Enjoy a campfire! Refresh your spirit!

❖ Campfires provided.
❖ Hot chocolate & hot cider available.
❖ Bring your own provisions & hot dogs to cook over the fire & don’t forget the marshmallows!
❖ At your leisure, enjoy the woods & prairie as you hike or ski the candlelight trails.
❖ To reserve snowshoes or for more info. call the park at 715-382-4574.

Sponsored by the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park. State Park sticker required.



Lake Wissota State Park; 715-382-4574


Cross Country Skiing Instruction

Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, WI
Learn basic cross country skiing skills in striding or skating. Lessons provided by USSA Level 100 Cross Country ski instructor through the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park. Bring your ski gear. Call 715-382-4574 to reserve a spot. Age 11 & younger must be accompanied by an adult. Come dressed to ski!
When: January 3, 2015 10:00 a.m. to noon
Where: Karen Lea Nature Center, Lake Wissota State Park.
State Park Admission Sticker Required.


Lake Wissota State Park
18127 County Highway O
Chippewa Falls, WI



Open Late for Family Night

Tiny Tots Playhouse, 320 S. Wisconsin Street, Fall Creek, WI
Bring the family and celebrate quality time together!!

Sally Ellison
sally@tinytotsplayhouse.org



Dakota Maynard My Life With Autism

CESA 10, 725 Park Avenue, Chippewa Falls, WI
LEARN ABOUT ASPERGERS FIRST HAND, FROM DAKOTA
MAYNARD! DAKOTA IS A 19 YEAR OLD YOUNG MAN
WITH AS. DAKOTA WILL TALK ABOUT GROWING UP
WITH ASPERGERS AND THE OBSTACLES HE HAS FACED,
THE GOALS HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED AND THE DREAMS
HE HOPES TO ACHIEVE.
DAKOTA SEES THE WORLD FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.
COME AND VISIT IT THROUGH HIS EYES!

Lauri Malnory 715-852-3075 On behalf of the Board of the Autism Society Chippewa Valley


Simply Knitting

Rice Lake Public Library Rice Lake, WI
Join seasoned, new, and first time knitters the first and third Wednesday every month at 1pm.

Kerri Ashlin kerriashlin@ricelakegov.org


Sensory Day

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Come to the Family Resource Center and get messy. Sensory fun for all; sand, rice, water and more. Wear clothes and plan to get messy. Space is limited, registration is required.
Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



"Let's Explore" Spring Activities for the Family

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Spring officially arrives on March 20—- join this workshop to explore fun spring family activities (built around great children’s books)—including projects to do at home and places to go. Bring your ideas of spring things you like to do with your kids! Plan to leave with lots of ideas for warmer days! Space is limited. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Building Baby's Brain

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Learn how positive interactions with your baby enhance social and emotional development, creativity, and even IQ. Activities for specific ages will be shared and demonstrated. Class content will be geared towards development from birth to age 3. There is a $10.00 fee for this class. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering. 


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Family Fest 2015

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
Get out of the cold and into the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center for Family Fest 2015 on Saturday, January 17th from 11:00am-3:00pm! Bring the whole family for exciting activities including Family Olympics, Petting Zoo, Dog Show, Dunk Tank, Mascot Mania, DJ Entertainment, Indoor Marketplace, and so much more! Don't miss out on this special event for all ages.

$5 admission, children 2 and under are Free!


Ashley Doda, 715-552-1200, marketing@ecsportscenter.com


Blood Drive

Cadott High School small gym Cadott Wisconsin
Come help save lives by donating blood at the annual Cadott FBLA Blood Drive

Shari Gunderson, FBLA advisor, 715-289-3795 ext. 4220


Dance With Me

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Does your child love to dance. Dance with your child in this introductory class for preschoolers age 3-5 years old.  Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Positive Parenting

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Discipline, routines, responsibility and more. Join us for ways to be the “positive” parent you always wanted to be. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



"Let's Create" Process Art Ideas

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Art is to be experienced — using crayons, markers, glue, paint, collage materials—over & over & over. This is process art. Join us for a night of exploration — and take away your own Art Kit & oodles of ideas for home. Space is limited. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



To Spank or not to Spank

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Come join us to explore different ways to positively discipline your child without having to spank or use physical punishment. This class will explain different techniques such as natural and logical consequences. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be provided upon request when registering.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Kyanna Darnell Fundraiser

Bethlehem Lutheran Church - 2245 Hayden Ave. - Altoona, WI
Please join us for a spaghetti dinner, bake sale, and silent auction.

Kyanna is a 7 year old from Altoona who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma, a brain tumor on her brain stem. This benefit is to help the family with expenses incurred since Kyanna has been diagnosed. We look forward to the community supporting Kyanna and her family.

Amanda Miller
715-559-2688
Public email address: kyanna.benefit@gmail.com



2015 Chippewa Valley Match Games

Wagner's Lanes, Eau Claire
Scratch bowling tournament
$1,500 first prize

$90 entry fee

Call (715) 864-7370, or email tournament director Denny Burkart at denburk@sbcglobal.net


Learn-A-lot Preschool Chili $ Soup Supper

Staint Mary's Church Greenwood WI
Chili & Chicken Dumpling Soup Served with rolls, crackers, cheese curds, bars, milk & coffee. Dine in or Carry out. We also have many raffles. $5 adult $3 Kids (5-12) Preschool Free

Brittney Lowry 715-743-4139 brittlowry2000@yahoo.com


Hypnotist Chris Jones

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Chicago native Chris Jones took a roundabout way to becoming one of today’s most entertaining performers on the college market. A nationally ranked athlete in college, he studied sociology and psychology, claiming himself to be a “social engineer with deviant motives.” After years of performing only magic and stand-up comedy at weddings, bars, and smoky nightclubs, Chris Jones realized he wanted to “learn some new tricks.” While in graduate school, he became fascinated with the art of hypnosis and found the missing piece of his show.
Admission: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $7 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



Dueling Pianos FUNdraiser

Stout Ale House, Menomonie, WI
Ted Oliver Productions will captivate the audience with an astonishing variety of rock and roll, country, blues, jazz, oldies, pop and everything in between. Enjoy an exciting evening of tasteful entertainment while helping a wonderful local non-profit, Positive Alternatives, Inc!


Kelli Kamholz
715-235-9552
kkamholz@positive-alternatives.org



Big Band Jazz Band

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
This is the annual big band dance put on by the Chi-Hi Jazz Department of the Chippewa Falls Senior High School as a fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls Music Association. The dance features classic and modern big band music with the Chi-Hi student and alumni jazz ensembles. Enjoy a night featuring Chippewa Valley musicians of all ages with years of performing experience. Admission: Adults $6, Youth $4

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



What Parents Need to Know About College Admissions

Sylvan Learning Center, 3409 Golf Road, Eau Claire
The college admissions process has changed since you went to school. Come learn current tips and strategies from Admissions professionals to help your child get into the perfect school and help you pay for it!

Lessa Scherrer, Lessa.Scherrer@sylvancenter.org, 715-858-1234


Family PJ Night

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Join us for a night of PJ fun. Come dressed in your PJ’s for stories around the campfire, a snack and more. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



"Half is Good Enough for Me" Half Marathon & 5K

The Highground, W7031 Ridge Rd, Neillsville WI
Half-Marathon & 5K, all proceeds go to the Persian Gulf Tribute honoring those who served in The Persian Gulf, Iraq, Afghanistan. $11 entry - 5K, $22 entry - Half Marathon

Theresa Hebert, 715-743-4224, highgrnd@tds.net


Healthy Snacks

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Malls, Sears Wing
Growing children benefit from healthy snacks! Learn why snacks play an important role in good nutrition for kids. Recipes and ideas for healthy snacks will be shared. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



The Parenting Class

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
The Parenting Class will cover general parenting topics such as: communication, responsibility, co-parenting, dealing with children’s anger, discipline and routines. A certificate will be presented upon completion. There is a $10.00 fee for this class. Register online at www.frcec.org or call 715-833-1735.

Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



Cupid 5K Shuffle

Wagner's Lanes, Eau Claire
A fun run that is will feature a performance from Cupid himself. There will be speed dating (optional), build-your-own hot chocolate bar, massages, and much more! You won't want to miss out on this fun!

Tricia Hanson, info@triciabradley.com, 715-831-8003


Introduction to Baby Signing

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Did you know that using sign language with your baby/toddler can reduce frustration and tantrums as well as help them acquire words earlier?  Babies can communicate before they learn to talk!  This introductory class teaches American Sign Language for children ages 6 months to 3 years.  This is a parent/child centered class so bring those little ones with you. Register online at www.frcec.org or by calling 715-833-1735.


Family Resource Center
715-833-1735



3RD ANNUAL QUARTER AUCTION AND CRAFT FAIR

HORIZONS LOUNGE & BANQUET CENTER 10764 COUNTY HWY Q, CHIPPEWA FALLS WI
ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO THE CHIPPEWA COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE. WE WILL BE HAVING A QUARTER AUCTION, SILENT AUCTION, LIVE AUCTION AND 50/50 RAFFLE. OVER 100 ITEMS TO BE AUCTIONED OFF

SARA BRATANICH 715-726-0978


A Gift that Gives for a Lifetime

Healing Choices Oasis 2711 Pleasant Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701
Schedule a Massage in the month of December or purchase a certificate and 20% proceeds will be donated for a teen to attend Tomorrow's Leaders Camp (TLC). Certificates can be used before Dec. 2016!

That's right! Healing Choices Oasis and Thrivent Financial are collaborating with Empowering 4 Impact to provide future leaders an opportunity to attend the 6 day camp. The July 2015 camp is located in Northern Wisconsin and provides leadership and communication tools. Your support will cover tuition which includes a ropes course, food, lodging, travel expenses and more.

Healing Choices Oasis desires to raise awareness of this local opportunity for teens and is providing a way for the community to give a gift for a lifetime! Consider investing in your community. Take action today by scheduling a massage, purchasing a certificate or sending in a donation at Health Choices Oasis 2711 Pleasant Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701.

Carol Rudd 715-852-0303 at Healing Choices Oasis 2711 Pleasant Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701 or Tanya Alexander 715-296-3037 Empowering 4 Impact PO BOX 365 Rice Lake, WI 54868


The Prom Expo

Days Inn, 101 Sky Harbour Dr La Crosse, Wisconsin
The Prom Expo is everything to make YOUR Prom & High School experience memorable! This event will have everything from dresses, tuxes, flowers, hair, makeup, nails, photographers & much more!

We'll also have TONS of prizes leading up to & at the event!

This will be a don't miss event with non-profits, a fashion show & other teen oriented vendors!

Sunday, Jan. 25th 1:30-4pm at Stoney Creek Inn Onalaska
Sunday, Mar. 8th 1:30-4pm at Days Inn French Island

Please like, share & follow The Prom Expo:
Facebook.com/ThePromExpoWI
Twitter.com/ThePromExpoWI
Pinterest.com/ThePromExpoWI

If you know of any additional businesses that come to mind that you think would be a great fit please email, private message or call us 608-385-2652.

We also have a vendor & referral contest too, so check out our Facebook page for more details.

A2Z Social Design, 608-385-2652 promexpo.a2zsocialdesign.com
Info@A2ZSocialDesign.com



The Prom Expo

Stoney Creek Inn, 3060 S. Kinney Coulee Rd., Onalaska, WI
The Prom Expo is everything to make YOUR Prom & High School experience memorable! This event will have everything from dresses, tuxes, flowers, hair, makeup, nails, photographers & much more!

We'll also have TONS of prizes leading up to & at the event!

This will be a don't miss event with non-profits, a fashion show & other teen oriented vendors!

Sunday, Jan. 25th 1:30-4pm at Stoney Creek Inn Onalaska
Sunday, Mar. 8th 1:30-4pm at Days Inn French Island

Please like, share & follow The Prom Expo:
Facebook.com/ThePromExpoWI
Twitter.com/ThePromExpoWI
Pinterest.com/ThePromExpoWI

If you know of any additional businesses that come to mind that you think would be a great fit please email, private message or call us 608-385-2652.

We also have a vendor & referral contest too, so check out our Facebook page for more details.

A2Z Social Design, 608-385-2652 promexpo.a2zsocialdesign.com


Childhood ADHD: Evidence-Based Practice and Practical Solutions

Clarion Hotel Campus Area, Eau Claire WI
Describe the symptoms, diagnostic criteria and associated problems of ADHD.
Summarize the literature of conceptualization of ADHD including etiological formulations, developmental progression, gender differences and cultural considerations.
Identify four misconceptions about what causes ADHD.
Describe how negative reinforcement might contribute to inattention.
Implement best practices regarding ADHD assessment and conduct structured behavioral observations.
Effectively discuss ADHD with families and help parents cope with their child's ADHD diagnosis.
Implement evidence-based interventions that target problem solving, social and self-management skills.
http://www.uwec.edu/CE/programs/childhood-adhd.htm
Check the web for more info and prices.

Karen Konz, 836-5637, konzkl@uwec.edu


Menomonie Sports Expo 2015

Menomonie Alliance Church Gymnasium 16 January 3pm-8pm and 17 January 8am-4pm
Hunting Seminars, displays and exhibits, area hunting, fishing and outdoor vendors and dealers, door prizes and more! Information at AmmoSportsExpo.com

Gary Thompson 715-308-8772


Free Singing Lessons

Colfax United Methodist Church
Red Cedar Sounds Chorus is offering free singing lessons for women 16 and older.

Judy 715-962-2148


ECCT Presents: "Walk Two Moons"

The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire 54703
The Eau Claire Children’s Theatre will present WALK TWO MOONS January 9-11 and 16-17, at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue in downtown Eau Claire.

Based on Sharon Creech’s award-winning novel, 13-year-old Sal tells the story of the disappearance of her best friend Phoebe’s mother. The girls are determined to find her, but it is only through telling Phoebe’s story that Sal truly understand why her own mother left and whether or not they’ll ever be together again.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, January 9 & 16 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, January 10 & 17 at 1:30 p.m.; and Sunday, January 11 at 1:30 p.m. Reserved seating tickets are $12 for adults/seniors and $8 for youth/students.

WALK TWO MOONS is sponsored in part by Family Times Newspaper, as well as ECCT's 2014-2015 season sponsor, Kristo Orthodontics.

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

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



Ole and Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal Dinner and Show

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smörgåsbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites from pickled herring and lefse to Swedish meatballs.

Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and immediately decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. But the only thing on Ole′s mind these days is the Lodge's upcoming ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor Sven are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into getting him out of the ceremony so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted comedy about love, marriage, family, and growing old together.

Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



Ole and Lena's 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vowel Renewal Dinner and Show

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
DINNER AND SHOW:
Nothing goes better with a show about Ole and Lena than a Norwegian smörgåsbord. Sweet Clarisse Catering will create an amazing spread of Scandinavian favorites from pickled herring and lefse to Swedish meatballs.

Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and immediately decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. But the only thing on Ole′s mind these days is the Lodge's upcoming ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor Sven are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into getting him out of the ceremony so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted comedy about love, marriage, family, and growing old together. Dinner and show: $32 adults, $31 seniors, $22 youth (under 16 years)

Heyde Center for the Arts
715-726-9000
www.cvca.net



Ole and Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and immediately decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. But the only thing on Ole′s mind these days is the Lodge's upcoming ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor Sven are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into getting him out of the ceremony so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted comedy about love, marriage, family, and growing old together.

Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth

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



Ole and Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal

Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and immediately decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. But the only thing on Ole′s mind these days is the Lodge's upcoming ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor Sven are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into getting him out of the ceremony so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted comedy about love, marriage, family, and growing old together.

Admission: $13 adults, $12 seniors, $6 youth

Debra Johnson, Executive Director
http://www.cvca.net
715-726-9000



JACOB LEE SCHULTZ SWIMMING MEMORIAL ALL YOU CAN EAT SOUP FEED

Jim Falls MethodistChurch, Jim Falls, WI
ADULTS – $8.00 (13 &UP)
SENIORS – $6.00 (65 & UP)
CHILDREN - $4.00 (6-12YRS OLD)
Includes: Soup, bread, bars and beverage
Jacob Lee Schultz passed away on August 30, 2013 at the age of 4, following a drowning incident at Lake Altoona in Altoona, Wisconsin. Several weeks later, Jacobs’ Paternal Grandmother (Kessea Kahl) founded the Jacob Lee Schultz Swimming Memorial and from that, came Jacob’s Jackets started by her Grandson’s best friend, also named Jacob. As a result of this tragedy, The Jacob Lee Schultz Swimming Memorial has provided swimming lessons for 44 low income individuals who otherwise may not have been able to afford lessons, and we are looking to provide many many more lessons for low income individuals of our Community! GO JACOB!


Kessea Kahl
715-933-1623



Party for a Purpose

American Legion, 711 6th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
Dance for all local teens in order to raise money for a young girl with cancer. Her dream is to go down to the theme parks at Disney and I am sponsoring her through the Kids Wish Network.
There will be food and drink available along with door prizes! Each ticket bought in advance ($10) will get ten free raffle tickets.
Please come and support this deserving child!

Maria Otto
(608) 792-4182



Rock n' Roll New Year's Eve with the Thundermen

Great Hall of Christ Church Cathedral, 501 Farwell St., Eau Claire
Ring in the year by dancing to one of the Best 50's/60's & 70's bands The Thundermen on one of the finest dance floors in Eau Claire. Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Proceeds after expenses go to Feed My People Food Bank. Tickets available at Eclectica on Grand, River Trader Antiques, and Christ Church Cathedral.

Diane or John Curtis; 715-832-1881; abc4rent@sbcglobal.net


Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Various Eau Claire nonprofit organizations
On January 19th, 2015, UW-Eau Claire's AmeriCorps ECLIPSE program will join volunteers of all ages to commit to a day of service in honor of Dr. King's legacy. After meeting at the Community Table at noon for a meal together, volunteers will section off into groups to serve various nonprofit organizations throughout the Eau Claire area until 4pm. This event is open to students and community members alike, so please join us for a fun day of service! To register, either contact Melanie Daas at ECLIPSE@uwec.edu or sign up at the Community Table at 11:30am on January 19th!

Melanie Daas, ECLIPSE@uwec.edu, 715-572-8610


ExporTech

University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
ExporTech
An Export Acceleration System for Achieving Profitable Growth

Register at: http://www.uwstout.edu/profed/exportech/index.cfm

Program Details: ExporTech was designed specifically for manufacturers that need innovative ways to grow, and see international sales as part of the answer. The program provides executive leaders with a systematic approach for entering or expanding in global markets. It is the only national export assistance program that offers a structured, yet customizable process that guides companies through every aspect of export growth.

Target Audience: Company Executives including CEO, Owner, VP/Director of International Sales, VP/Director of Sales and Marketing

This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and UW-Stout Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC). http://www.uwstout.edu/moc/about/index.cfm


Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270, gerouxj@uwstout.edu


Auditions for Sherlock Homes: The Final Adventure

The Grand Theatre, 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire
The game is afoot! Auditions for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure will be held at 7p.m., December 15 & 16 at The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, 102 W. Grand Avenue, Eau Claire. Roles are available for 8-10 men and women, ages 18-60, including Holmes, Watson, Moriarty, Irene Adler, The King of Bohemia, Sid Prince, Godfrey, Marie; and an ensemble.

The ageless appeal of the world’s greatest detective comes thrillingly to life in this witty play filled with intrigue, humor and surprises. The King of Bohemia is blackmailed, and the opera singer, Irene Adler, may be one of the suspects. With Dr. Watson by his side, the case leads Holmes straight into the lair of his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

Rehearsals begin December 18 with performances February 12-15 & 19-22 at The Grand Theatre. For more information, or to volunteer behind the scenes, please call CVTG at 715-832-7529 or e-mail cvtgact@aol.com.


Ann Sessions
715-832-7529



Auditions for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure

The Grand Theatre, 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire
The game is afoot! Auditions for Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure will be held at 7p.m., December 15 & 16 at The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild, 102 W. Grand Avenue, Eau Claire. Roles are available for 8-10 men and women, ages 18-60, including Holmes, Watson, Moriarty, Irene Adler, The King of Bohemia, Sid Prince, Godfrey, Marie; and an ensemble.

The ageless appeal of the world’s greatest detective comes thrillingly to life in this witty play filled with intrigue, humor and surprises. The King of Bohemia is blackmailed, and the opera singer, Irene Adler, may be one of the suspects. With Dr. Watson by his side, the case leads Holmes straight into the lair of his arch nemesis, Professor Moriarty.

Rehearsals begin December 18 with performances February 12-15 & 19-22 at The Grand Theatre. For more information, or to volunteer behind the scenes, please call CVTG at 715-832-7529 or e-mail cvtgact@aol.com.


Ann Sessions
715-832-7529



Farm Transition and Tax Planning Workshops

Jan. 6 - 29 Pines - Eau Claire; Jan. 7 - Holland's Family Cheese - Thorp
Cost: $25/person or $60/Operation (limit 4 attendees) per event
Family Dynamics: 10:30-10:50am. Tax Implications, Entity Type and Why: 10:50-12pm. Lunch 12 - 12:30pm. Succession Planning: Where do we begin? 12:30-2pm; Panel Discussion/Questions and Answer: 2:15-3pm
Speakers include Paul Woita from Woita and Assoc., Dave Adler from Adler CPA's and Advisors, George Twohig from Twohig, Rietbrock and Schneider, Indianhead Insurance Agency, Crop and Farm Insurance, Community Insurance Agency, Tentative Guest, Bob Bosold, WAXX

Space is limited! Please contact: Justin Zoromski at 715-773-1911 or Justin@woitaplanning.com


Total Health Fest

Oakwood Hills Independent Living, 4316 Oakwood Hills Pkwy, Eau Claire, WI 54701
As an active aging event in the Chippewa Valley, we strive to provide our community with the resources needed to live a healthy life physically, mentally, and financially.

www.totalhealthfest.info

Tricia Hanson, 715-831-8003, info@triciabradley.com


Cupid 5K Shuffle

Wagner's Lane in Eau Claire
A Valentine themed 5K with a performance of The Cupid Shuffle from Cupid!

Tricia Hanson, 715-831-8003, info@triciabradley.com


Benefit for Sam Zander

Town Hall, Rock Falls WI
Benefit including dinner, silent auction and entertainment to help raise money for Sam Zander. Sam is a 6 year old little boy who up until March of 2014 had a very normal life. He became sick and after a protracted illness was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor that unfortunately has left permanent damage to his pituitary gland. He has had surgery to remove most of it, but the tumor is in a very delicate location and if it is not permanently removed it will grow back. The best option is to give him medication to suppress its growth. he is currently on Interferon injections weekly in addition to his other medications. He will either need radiation or surgery to completely remove the tumor, but he runs the risk of brain damage if it is performed too early. Sam is the son of Amber and Galen Zander. Galen is currently deployed, serving his country in the National Guard, leaving Amber to care for Sam and his three brothers. Money raised will help defray medical and transportation costs.

Rhiannon Riley
www.benefitforsamzander.com



Weight Loss and Management with Hypnosis

Korger-Chestnut 140 W Elm Street Chippewa Falls, WI
Lose weight now and keep it off with the natural use of hypnosis. Harness the power of your own mind to change
your relationship with food, drink and movement. Learn how we can communicate our conscious goals and wishes to our
powerful subconscious minds. Come and join Richard Marano, B.S., C.H. the Chippewa Valley's most experienced
hypnotherapist for a night of enhancing yourself through
hypnosis. To register (715) 720-3749 Deadline to register is Jan. 5. Richard is offering this unique opportunity at a
greatly reduced rate for Voyagers. $10 per person For further information about what will be covered during this class, Richard asks you give him a call at (715) 861-5355

(715)-720-3749 to register


Ole and Lena’s 50th Wedding Anniversary and Vow Renewal

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Lena sees a couple renew their vows on Dr. Phil and immediately decides that's what she and Ole are going to do for their 50th wedding anniversary. But the only thing on Ole′s mind these days is the Lodge's upcoming ice fishing tournament, and how he and his neighbor Sven are going to win the "whole deal." Will Lena get Ole to the altar to renew his vows? Will Ole talk Sven into getting him out of the ceremony so they can both fish in the tournament? Find out in this wonderfully warm-hearted comedy about love, marriage, family, and growing old together. Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729; 715-726-9000


The Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest

The Edge Pub & Eatery on Lake Wissota

Over $30,000 in cash and prizes including a 2015 Ice Castle Scout. Prizes awarded, to the top 25 fish by weight and every 5th place thereafter to 400th place so even a small fish can win big! Each participant may register one fish per ticket; tickets are $25 with no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase.

New this year – prizes for the top fish by weight in each category: northern, walleye, bass, and pan fish. Bigger and better raffle prizes including a 2014 Polaris Sportsman 4-wheeler, raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20!

Food and beverages will be available in the heated tent. Parking will be available at The Edge Pub & Eatery and on the ice.

All state regulations and bag limits apply to this rule and no person may bring in more than the legal limit of fish allowed, which for this contest includes northern, walleye, pan fish (perch, bluegills, crappies), and bass.

Purchase Tickets:
- Online, www. blugolds.com
- Mega Foods West
- Mega Foods East
- Scheels
- UWEC McPhee Information Office, 8-4:30pm
- UWEC Hilltop Recreation Center Office, 8-4:30pm



Andy Jepsen, 715-836-2176, www.blugolds.com


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


Eau Claire Figure Skating Club Winter 2015 Learn to Skate

Hobbs Ice Arena, 915 Menomonie St, Eau Claire, WI 54703
Lesson Times: 3:00 – 3:30, 3:45 - 4:15, OR 4:30 - 5:00

Free Skate: 3:30-3:45 OR 4:15-4:30

Registration
Deadline: December 18th

Cost: $85 includes instruction, ice time, USFS
Basic Skills Book, USFS Basic Skills enrollment,
& USFS Badges

Who: Age 3 and above (incl. adults)

What Else: Professional skating instructors, 30 minute group instruction & 15 minute practice skating, complimentary badge upon completion of each level

To register and for more information please visit our website at www.ecfigureskate.org


Learn to Skate Coordinator: Lisa McIntyre, 715-723-6207


Hearts Galore

10th St. Recreation Center; Altoona
Parents bring your child ages 2-5 years old and enjoy a themed book, craft & snack. Love is in the air and you are sure to have a "hearty" good time creating this heart filled craft!
To register, stop by the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office located at 1904 Spooner Ave. or call 715.839.5188. Office hours are M-F 7:30am-4:00pm.
Registration fee: $10 for Residents of Altoona; $12 for Non-Residents of Altoona

Altoona Parks & Recreation Department
715.839.5188



Chi Hi S.T.E.A.M. Night

Chippewa Falls High School, Chippewa Falls WI
Chi Hi's third annual Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math showcase event connecting Students and Community. Keynote presentation by Dr. Jim Madsen, UW-River Falls in collaboration with ICE CUBE (http://icecube.wisc.edu/) at 5 p.m. in the High School Auditorium. Also including numerous booths, demonstrations, and projects by students and community businesses. Refreshments provided.

Nick Gagnon, 715-726-2406 ext. 1244
Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill St.



Financial Peace University

3839 White Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
If you have ever desired to win with your money, then Financial Peace University is for you! FPU is a 9-week course that covers all aspects about personal finance and budgeting, and will change the way you think about and handle your money. This class will help you achieve your financial goals by showing you how to eliminate debt, save for the future, and give like never before. You will be challenged and motivated to make a plan for your money and change your family tree forever.

Darren Kirby
715-404-5114
dlk.writer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/52940/class/266455



Financial Peace University Preview Class

3839 White Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 54703
If you have ever desired to win with your money, then this Financial Peace University Preview Class is for you! Join us on Wednesday, January 7th at 6:30pm for a chance to preview what Financial Peace University is all about. FPU is a 9-week course that covers all aspects about personal finance and budgeting, and will change the way you think about and handle your money. This preview class is FREE, and everyone is encouraged to attend.

Darren Kirby
715-404-5114
dlk.writer@gmail.com
Website: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/locations/org/52940/class/266455