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December 2016

    • 9/27 to 12/27
      AMP Trivia

      Every Tuesday, enjoy a fun and entertaining night for all who play in this free live trivia contest! Teams compete for nightly prizes including gift cards, free food and drink, and of course plenty of cold, hard cash! 7:30-9:30pm at the Fill Inn Station, 104 W. Columbia Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 11/25 to 1/1
      Christmas Village in Irvine Park

      The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village is an impressive display of life-size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas, along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights. Open daily 7am.- 9:30 p.m with the lights turned on at 3:30/4pm until New Years Day. Open until midnight on Christmas Eve. Established in 1987, the Christmas Village has grown into an independent project of great size involving individuals, businesses, volunteer organizations, and city government. Contact: 715-723-0051.Donations can be sent to; The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village, C/O The Northwestern Bank, PO Box 49, Chippewa Falls WI 54729.

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    • 11/25 to 12/17
      Visit Santa

      He arrives at 10am on November 25 at BMO Harris Bank and will be available to visit from 11am-3pm. It continues every Saturday from November 26, December 3, 10, & 17. Visit with Santa at his beautifully decorated house and don't forget to bring your camera! Santa will be at the Rutledge Charity building located at 404 N. Bridge Street downtown Chippewa Falls. Come visit him from 11am-3pm. For more information call 715-723-6661.

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    • 11/25 to 12/22
      SOLD OUT-Horse Drawn Wagon Rides

      SOLD OUT-Enjoy a relaxing horse-drawn wagon ride through beautiful downtown Chippewa Falls and the Irvine Park Christmas Village. Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 25, 2016, at the Gordy’s Market Service Center (downtown Chippewa Falls location only). Cost is $6/person (ages 2+). Tickets go very fast, so get yours early! 

      4:30, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 p.m.

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    • 12/1 to 12/30
      Back Roads of Wisconsin

      Hugh Mandelert Art Society Exhibit, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/4 to 12/18
      Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

      Cook-Rutledge Mansion Christmas Open House. December 4, 2016, 1 PM - 4 PM. 505 W. Grand Ave. Chippewa Falls.Visit the historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion in all its Christmas finery.  There will be live music and a special Christmas dessert served.  Docents will lead tours of the Mansion.  No charge for the open house. Christmas Mansion Tours:  December 10, 11, 17, 18, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion will be open for tours, decked in its holiday finery.  View one of the oldest homes in Chippewa Falls as it might have looked in the 1880s when it was built.  Charges are $8 for adults and $1 for young people 12 and under.

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    • 12/7
      Leinie Lodge Painting

      Join The Leinie Lodge and Cheers Pablo on Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 PM for a night of painting and beer. Check their event page located below for updates and which painting is in store for you that night. Leini Lodge is located at 124 E Elm St, Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

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    • 12/8
      Basket Weaving Workshop

      Hand woven baskets make great Christmas gifts, and you can make one of your own at the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek during their workshop on December 8. There will be two class: the first beginning at 12:30pm and the second at 5:30. They will each last about four hours. For more information about the event go to https://www.beavercreekreserve.org/events/calendar/December-2016/. 

    • 12/8
      Holiday Tea

      Join the Heyde Center for this quintessentially English tradition. Along with the traditional tea service, enjoy delicious finger sandwiches  accompanied by freshly baked selection of desserts by Sweet Clarisse Catering in this second annual fundraising tea for the Heyde Center. Afternoon tea will be held in the splendor of the auditorium decorated for the holidays and complimented by music to make it a special afternoon. 2pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/8
      Shop & Sip

       Relax with a cocktail/beer at Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co, while checking out the items for sale by LulaRoe, Stella and Dot, Infinity Scarves, Avon and Kustom WoodGoods. Vendors will arrive starting at 4:00 PM.

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    • 12/8
      Exploring the Pacific Northwest- Wine & Dine Event

      This will be the second of four Dinner and Wine tasing events at the Sheeley House!(236 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls) Chef Brian Jensen and Sommelier Chris Johnson will be working hard to show you how the Pacific Northwest dine. Pairing wines appropiatly with your five course meal and educating you along way. Reservations are required. Seating is limited. $70-single ticket. $120-couple ticket. Half down will be required to hold your reservation. 
      Contact Jes to reserve your seat 715-577-7114

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    • 12/9
      Ugly Sweater Party

      5-8 pm at Leinenkugel's Brewery, 225 E. Elm Street, Chippewa Falls. You could win Free Beer For a Year!

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    • 12/9 to 12/11
      Ole and Lena’s Family Christmas

      Christmas has always been Lena's favorite time of the year, even if, as Ole says "it makes her more than a little crazy." Julie and Mike Bateson from Cannon Falls, MN are the creative geniuses behind these wonderful plays. Dinner and show option available. Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/10
      Walk through Irvine Park

      5-6:30pm walking only. Chippewa Valley Newspapers will be hosting this event. 6:30-9:30pm open to traffic and walking.

    • 12/10
      Whimsical Winter Miniature Garden Tea Party in the Greenhouse

      3pm at Down to Earth, 6025 Arndt Lane, Eau Claire.Miniature Garden Tea Party in the Greenhouse. Cost:  $35.00/child & $20.00/adult; * Price of fairy garden included in child ticket price.Don’t miss out on this fun outing during the holiday season for you and your child or grandchild. Enjoy a lovely lunch of mini sandwiches, mini desserts and tea!  Children will create a mini whimsical wintery garden to take home. Start a new holiday tradition and join us in the greenhouse! Limited to 30 people; Registration required.

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    • 12/10
      Breakfast with Santa at the Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center

      Breakfast includes: eggs, pancakes, sausage and beverage. Picture taken with Sant and Mrs Clause. $12 for breakfast and photo or $6 breakfast only. Treat Bag. Tickets may be purchased at the Senior Center located at 1000 E. Grand Avenue, Chippewa Falls. 

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    • 12/10 to 12/18
      Christmas at the Cook-Rutledge Mansion

      The Cook-Rutledge Mansion in Chippewa Falls will host their annual open house December 4 at 1pm and the mansion will be decorated for the season. There will also be holiday music and a special dessert and refreshments being distributed. Free will donations will be accepted. Tours will be given on December 10 & 11, 17 & 18 for $5. For more info visit www.cookrutledgemansion.com or call 715-723-7181.

    • 12/10
      Santa at Green Oasis Gardens

      Kids can enjoy pictures with Santa in their warm greenhouse, along with many other great other activities. There will also be free refreshments and gift wrapping available.

    • 12/12 to 12/20
      Hometown Caroling

      Join us for our eighth annual Hometown Caroling: Spreading the Cheer! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart! Bundle up in festive hats, mittens, and scarves and carry lanterns or flashlights. Weather permitting. Meet at 6pm in Bloomer at Hetzel Care Center. Confirm date and time with Dawn at 715-829-7038. Watch for updates on Facebook (Hometown Caroling) and at cvhiddentreasures.com. Brought to you by Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures. 715-835-0611

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    • 12/13
      Wrap It Up Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

      4p - 8p at Wissota Place, 2801 County Highway I, Chippewa Falls. Purchase your last minute gifts at Wissota Place during their Wrap It Up Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and we will wrap those items for free! Vendor types include Aromatherapy, bath and body products, barn wood art, knitted items, jewelry and much more. Refreshments and Entertainment will be provided. Take a tour of our vibrant community while you are visiting!

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    • 12/13
      Extreme Bingo

      Stop by Bye the Willow, from 7pm-9pm to enjoy one of the most unique entertainment options in the Chippewa Valley! Extreme Bingo is a music based bingo. It is free to play as long as you are using the bar! Win fun prizes and, if you are lucky enough, TICKETS TO AN UPCOMING SHOW! 

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    • 12/13
      Hillcrest Singers and Southview Singers: Christmas Concert

      Come expecting to hear exciting and diverse choral selections performed by a group of talented, young musicians. Choir Directors: Ms. Tammie Delveaux and Ms. Helissa Stevens. 7pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/17
      Probable Cause Rocks The Snout

      9:00pm to 1:00am at the Snout located at 13 West Central St, Chippewa Falls.PC will be playing all your favorite from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Metallica, Tom Petty, Bush, Billy Idol and many more! SEE YOU AT THE ROCK SHOW! 
       

    • 12/17
      Christmas Community Dinner

      5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Hope Gospel Mission - House of Hope - 8 South Farwell Street, Eau Claire. Hope Gospel Mission is hosting its annual FREE Christmas Community Dinner.  Everyone in the community is invited to celebrate Christmas and enjoy a delicious meal of ham, potatoes, sweet potato casserole, green beans, dinner rolls and dessert.

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    • 12/17
      Ganstagrass

      Bluegrass/Hip-Hop may sound like an odd combination, butGangstagrass has grown into a critically acclaimed success. Gangstagrass started to see its music reaching a wide audience when the band's song Long Hard Times to Come was selected to be the opening theme song of the acclaimed television show Justifiedon FX in early 2010.  7:30pm Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/19 to 12/19
      Wine & Dine: December

      Enjoy a food & wine pairing at Bye the Willow at 7pm with wine expert William! With the purchase of a ticket you will receive a catered dinner, 4 wine pairings, discounts on the bottles of wines sampled that night, along with an educational and fun filled evening! Seating is extremely limited. 

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    • 12/20
      Hometown Caroling

      Join us for our eighth annual Hometown Caroling: Spreading the Cheer! All ages welcome, no talent required... just a warm heart! Bundle up in festive hats, mittens, and scarves and carry lanterns or flashlights. Weather permitting, Meet at 6:30pm in Chippewa Falls at Micon Cinemas (Chippewa Mall Drive). For more information, contact Anita at 715-271-6098. Watch for updates on Facebook (Hometown Caroling) and at cvhiddentreasures.com. Brought to you by Chippewa Valley's Hidden Treasures. 715-835-0611

    • 12/22
      Live Music with The Sixes

      7p-9p Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros Brewing Co. 402 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/30
      RCU New Year's Eve Event

      5-9pm at 3456 Craig Road in Eau Claire. Come celebrate the RCU New Year's Eve with us at the Sports Center from 5:00pm-9:00pm!  Bring the whole family out to this special event and enjoy DJ Entertainment, Games, Prizes, Inflatables, Limo Rides and a HUGE Balloon Drop! $5 admission, children 2 and under are FREE!

    • 12/31
      New Years Eve Bash

      Bye The Willow, 501 N. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/31
      Troppo Big Band Jazz Orchestra

      Ring in the New Year with the Chippewa Valley’s best big band jazz orchestra. This year come early and enjoy a variety of appetizers along with a full bar to start the evening off right. 6:30pm, Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls

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    • 12/31
      New Years Dinner

      This New Years come to the Sheeley House (236 W. River Street, Chippewa Falls) and celebrate the New Year with full bellies and happy taste budds! Let Chef Brian wow you with a 4 course dinner that you will never forget! Reservations are required, limited seating available.$100 for a couple, $60 single, includes dinner and champagne toast. Please arrive at 6:30 so dinner may begin at 7. Live entertainment in the Saloon to follow. Call Jes 715-577-7114 to make your reservations today.

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    • 12/31
      New Year's Dinner

      Head to the Sheeley House Saloon on New Year's Eve for a four course meal that is sure to satisfy your tastebuds. Reservations are required and limited seating is available. The cost is $100 for a couple, $60 single, and this includes dinner and a champagne toast. Please arrive at 6:30 so dinner may begin at 7. Live entertainment will be in the Saloon to follow.

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      Activities at the Chippewa Falls Area Senior Center

      The Senior Center has a wide variety of classes and activites from Clown Class to Bingo. Call or stop by the Center located at 1000 East Grand Avenue in Chippewa Falls. 715-720-1666.

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      Area History Center & Genealogical Society

      Tour a 50-room museum and research genealogy and local history in the extensive library. The Chippewa County Historical and Genealogical Societies are located at 123 Allen St., Chippewa Falls. Open Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., tours at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. and the last Saturday of each Month 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. except June, July or December. Open by appointment. Info: 715-723-4399.

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      Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard is opened seasonally. May 1- October 31, 2016. Located at 19947 County Hwy J, Chippewa Falls 715-720-1663. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.  Wed-Sun 10-6. Starting Mid-August through Oct 31 Closed Mondays.  Tues-Sun 10-6. Nestled in the heart of apple orchard country the Autumn Harvest Winery produces fruit & grape wines as well as fruit & grape wine blends. Visitors can enjoy complementary wine tasting,sample gourmet foods and indulge in farm fresh apples harvested from their orchard.

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      Beaver Creek Reserve

      Look at the calendar of events for a list of many things to do at this local reserve.

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      Chippewa Falls Bernard F. Willi Municipal Pool

      June 4 through August 21, 2016 Chippewa Falls Bernard F. Willi Municipal Pool will be open. Located across from Irvine Park this public outdoor pool has a zero depth area with small fountains and dumping buckets for younger children and a deeper area, reaching a maximum depth of 5 feet, and a 256 ft. linear slide that empties into the pool. There is a minimal entrance fee per person to help maintain the pool. You will find it to be a great place to swim on a hot summer day. Hours: M-F 12-6, Sa/ Su 1-6pm 715-726-2733 in season.

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      Chippewa Falls Museum of Industry and Technology

      Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, otherwise tours by appointment. Located at 21 E Grand St Chippewa Falls.For more information, contact: 715-720-9206 or Skip August:  715-723-8493,  skip.august@gmail.com Jim Mandelert: 715-271-9719 , mandelrt@charter.net.  

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      Connell's Family Orchard

      Open daily 9am-6pm, August- mid November. Homemade pies, ice cream, salsa, jams, honey, caramel apples.Located in apple country at 19372 County Hwy OO in Chippewa Falls. Call 715-723-5889 or email conorchard@aol.com.

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      Cook Rutledge Mansion Tours

      Open year round by appointment or tours available Thursday thru Sunday at 2:00pm during the months of June, July and August. Adults $8.00 Children free Docent led tours of historic house museum built in 1873 and fully restored.Open during off season for groups,special group rates contact 715-723-7181.

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      Eagle Valley Speedway

      Seasonal Weekly races every Sunday night with WISSOTA Modifieds, WISSOTA Midwest Mods, WISSOTA Super Stocks, WISSOTA Street Stocks, Pure Stocks, and 4-cylinder Hornets. There are also some Thursday and Saturday events.The Eagle Valley Speedway is located Just North of Jim Falls, WI on Highway 178. For a 2015 schedule of events....

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      Farmers Market in Downtown Chippewa Falls

      Thursdays June 16 through Mid-October. Farmers Market in Downtown Chippewa Falls. The Farmers Market will be held every Thursday from 12-6:00. They will be held in Allen Park across from the Chamber/Visitor Center on the corner of River and Bridge street. For more information please call 715-723-6661.

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      Green Oasis Gardens Classes

      1403 122nd Street in Chippewa Falls has many different classes. Call 715-832-0800.

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      Infinity Beverages and Winery & Distillery Tasting Lounge

      Stop in for a taste, a glass, a bottle or even a case! Open Year-Round, Tuesday: 4pm - 8pm, (Token Tuesdays), Wednesday: 4pm - 8pm, (Cocoa Cabal), Thursday: 12pm - 8pm, Friday: 12pm - 8pm, (Live Tunes), Saturday: 12pm - 8pm. Or anytime by appointment. Located in building 13 in Banbury place located at 930 Galloway Street, downtown Eau Claire. Call 402-Drink iB.

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      Irvine Park Petting Zoo

      Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day Weekend Daily 10am-6pm. The Petting Zoo has a variety of friendly farm animals including: pigs, goats, sheep, donkeys, rabbits, baby chicks, a pony, and an iguana. Kids are invited to explore the Petting Zoo and learn about the animals through touch and play. Admission to the petting zoo is free but donations are appreciated.Irvine Park summer hours will be 7:00am to dark. Irvine Park offers a variety of activities and sports for people of all ages. There are horseshoe pits, picnic grounds, hiking trails, playgrounds, bird watching, and a sand volleyball court. Irvine Park has some of the finest facilities available for reservation including the Main Pavilion with complete kitchen, the Band Stand/Gazebo, and a variety of shelters. (715)723-0051 for more information. 

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      Leinenkugels Tours

      A small town brewery which started back in 1867 and has flourished into one of the most successful names in beer today and the seventh oldest working brewery in the nation. Tours provided daily, year round. Visit the Leinie Lodge hospitality center to start a tour, sample the beer, view memorabilia, or purchase merchandise.  Sunday – Wednesday: 10am – 6pm  Thursday – Saturday: 10am  - 8pm  Last tour departs approximately 60-90 minutes before close. *Hours subject to change

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      O'neil Creek Winery

      Open May thru December, 15369 82nd Street, Bloomer Wisconsin. Creator of fruit and specialty wine. They have Wine Women and Wednesday and Artist of the month. Check the website for hours and events. 

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      River Bend Vineyard & Winery

      Will open April 11 on Saturday and Sundays. Open 11am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, 11am-7pm Wednesday thru Friday.  Open May thru December, 10439 33rd Ave, Chippewa Falls (715) 720-WINE (9463) The tasting room offers complimentary wine sampling as well as wine sales by the glass and bottle. Gifts and accessories for the wine enthusiast are also available. The eight-acre vineyard is just steps away from the tasting room-perfect for a relaxed afternoon

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