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August 2018

    • 6/14 to 10/11
      Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

      Come check out the Farmers Market for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, honey, crafts and other handcrafted items, and more EVERY THURSDAY, June 14 - October 11, starting at 12pm!

      Are you interested in becoming a vendor at the farmers market? They are in search of unique arts and handmade items! Email with your interest.

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    • 8/13 to 8/17
      Color My World

      The Heyde Center is putting on a camp, Monday-Friday from 9am-12pm, to show off your art skills and act our stories like The Day the Crayons Quit. Ages 4-7. Cost: $45 per child, but the CFAUSD offers one free class per student per summer. Check out the Eau Claire Chidren Theater's website for more information.

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    • 8/13 to 8/17

      Join the Heyde center from 1-3pm for a camp where you'll work together to create stage versions of fairytales, including dialogue, masks, and simple set pieces. Ages 4-7. Cost is $30 per child, but the CFAUSD offers one free class per student per summer. 

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    • 8/13 to 8/17
      So You Think You Can Act

      Sign up for camp at the Heyde Center! Think you’ve got what it takes to put on a show in a week? Present Pinocchio Friday August 17 at 1:30 p.m. Ages 8-14. Cost is $80 per child, but the CFAUSD offers one free class per student per summer. 

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    • 8/17
      Open Mic @ The Sandbar and Grill

      All Acts Welcome! Go Sign Up! Sign up starts at 8:30 til Midnight. Cheers!

    • 8/18
      Live Music: Greg Gilbertson at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Join in for an afternoon of live music by Greg Gilbertson from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. They will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

      Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.

      No beverage carry-in allowed.

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    • 8/18
      Snapshot Day 2018 - Search for Invasive Species in Wisconsin at Beaver Creek Reserve

      Join the statewide search for non-native plants and animals threatening WI rivers and lakes.

      This is a one-day search for aquatic Invasive species across Wisconsin. You can help protect your local lakes and streams by showing up at a site near you. 

      This event will get you out on Wisconsin’s rivers and lakes at monitoring sites selected by a local coordinator–sites vary from public parks to small trout streams; bridges to your local boat launch. At some sites, friendly waters will beg you to wade in to get a better look, while at others, you will monitor and gather specimens from the shore using binoculars and rakes. Whether you want to wade in or stay dry, there is a site for you.

      No previous experience required–you will be given the training and tools you need that day. Free event. Family friendly. 

      8:30 am – 9:00 am: Arrive and check in
      9:00 am – 9:45 am: Get your materials and brief training
      9:45 am – 12:00 pm: Search for invasive species at nearby sites
      12:00 pm – 1:00 pm: Return to rendezvous site and share your findings

      Hosted in partnership between River Alliance of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin DNR, and UW Extension’s Citizen Lake Monitoring Network.

      See resources and photos at:

      Register for Free: Tickets are Free

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    • 8/18
      Sangria Saturday & Firewoods Pizza at River Bend Vineyard & Winery

      11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      It's that time of year when River Bend brings back their house-made Sangria for one day only! On top of that, Firewoods Pizza will also be there making fresh pizzas to go along with your sangria!

      Stop out for a glass of house-made sangria featuring some of your favorite River Bend wines and some Firewoods Pizza!  If you didn't try it last year, you definitely don't want to miss it this year!

      Both sangria and pizza will be available from 11:00 am - 4:30 pm or while supplies last.

      *Sangria is not eligible for buy-one-get-one-free benefits with Case Club.

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    • 8/22 to 8/24
      Watercolor Classes

      Watercolor artist Jeff Nelson is offering beginning and advanced level watercolor classes at the Heyde Center for the Arts, August 22-23-24.

      Beginner Class - August 22 will be a one-day class from 9-3pm. This class is for the beginning painter (see Winter Birch image for intended subject). This class will be limited to 12 people. 

      Advanced Class - August 23 - 24 are for the experienced painter. The intended image for the class is Meadow Lark.  These classes will cover techniques including washes, gradient wash, splash bleed, masking, dry brush, spattering. By the end of class each person will be able to leave with a completed painting. The advanced class is limited to 10.

      The cost of the beginning class is $50 without materials, $60 with materials (14" x 16" size). For the advanced class, the cost is $75 for two days without supplies, $85 with supplies (18" x 20" size). 

      For more information, please contact Jeff Nelson, S7910 Fox Pointe Trail, Eau Claire WI. 54701, Email:

    • 8/22 to 9/26
      The Chetek Gang at The Heyde Center

      It must be something in the water. Chetek, Wisconsin is home to some of the best and most eclectic artists in western Wisconsin. This exhibit will feature the work of four Chetek-based artists. No cost for admission. Artwork will be available for sale. 

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    • 8/23
      Chippewa Valley Wavemaker Rally

      Join the fun on Aug 23 from 9:30am-4pm!

      Who should attend? Any “wavemakers” interested to learn how to help our community make the healthy choice the easy choice. Whether you are working in business, healthcare, community development, government, education , food service, non-profits, or a community member, this event is the place for you!

      (“Wavemaker” meaning one who desires change in the world and, by gathering knowledge and resources, makes that change happen!)

      • Discover how food systems can improve community health in the Chippewa Valley (Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire counties).

      • Hear from a keynote speaker about building relationships in a community to improve food environment and learn how small changes can have big impacts • Connect and collaborate with others throughout the Chippewa Valley who care about a healthy food environment.

      • Listen to a panel discussion with representatives from active communities, foodservice, healthy food retail, and food security.

      • Enjoy snacks and a lunch provided by local food vendors.

      Contact Judy Fedie,, for more information!

    • 8/23
      Steak Night at O'Neil Creek Winery

      O‘Neil Creek Winery will be offering grilled rib-eye steak or chicken breast with baked potato, salad and desert ala-cart. Rick Zwiefelhofer from Harm Way Bar and Grill will be the grill master for the night.

      $15.00 Steak, $10.00 Chicken

      Seating will be at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7;00 and 7:30.

      (No carry-ins)

      Reservations required.
      Reservations taken until August 20 at 12:00 pm.
      Call 715-568-2341 for reservations. (Check or Cash only)

      Music will be played by Roxie and Larry (The Gater Band)from 5:00 pm to 8:00

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    • 8/25
      Live Music: Tim Fast at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Join in for an afternoon of live music by Tim Fast from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. They will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

      Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.

      No beverage carry-in allowed.

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    • 8/25
      Netty Q's Food Truck at Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co.

      Check out Netty Q's Food Truck, serving Italian Food, at Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. from  12-6pm! 

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    • 8/25
      Country Western Ho-down and Mechanical Bull

      Get your country western gear on and get in on the fun! Cornell Lake will have an awesome DJ and Mechanical Bull for everyone to show off their stuff! Prize giveaway for best dressed single and couple!

      8pm - 2am

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    • 8/25
      Marigold Cafe at River Bend Vineyard & Winery

      11:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      They're happy to have Marigold Cafe return to River Bend!

      Marigold Cafe is a local food truck that specializes in Italian fare. They offer delicious grilled paninis and decadent gelato. Whether you're looking for a unique lunch or an early dinner, you'll definitely want to check them out!

      And of course, all of their choices pair great with your favorite River Bend wine or cocktail!

      Marigold Cafe will be there from 11:00AM - 4:30PM or while supplies last. The patio is very popular so seating may be limited. It is always recommended to bring your own seating such as lawn chairs, blankets, etc. In the event of inclement weather, please refer to their Facebook page for cancellations.

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    • 8/26
      Wines for Canines Charity Event

      Come support a local charity called Bob's House for Dogs and enjoy a beautiful afternoon at a local winery from 1-4pm! Ticket admission includes 2 drinks, food, and an entry to win an authentic River Bend Wine Barrel! And of course, some of the dogs you'll be supporting will be there! 100% of the proceeds are donated to Bob's House for Dogs.

      As with all of their events, it is recommended to bring your own seating to guarantee yourself a place to sit.

      Tickets can be bought here:

      At Bob’s House for Dogs, their main goal is to make senior dogs more adoptable. Under the supervision of their expert staff, they provide foster care to senior and special-needs dogs in a kennel-free, home-like environment, as well as providing end-of-life care to dogs with terminal illness or advanced age, making them comfortable as they pass on. It's a great nonprofit that we're proud to support!

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    • 8/27 to 8/28
      Chippewa Falls Happy Tails Dog Park

      Come check out the 10th Annual dog swim from 4-7pm each day. Cost is 5$ per dog with proof of rabies vaccination. This is also a great chance to get your pups dressed up for a swimsuit competition with the cane of winning a 2019 park pass. Located at The Bernard F Willi Community Pool (across from the Irvine Park).

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