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September 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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    • 8/22 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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    • 9/1
      Whitewater Buttercup Slalom Race Series

      10am-4pm in Jim Falls

      Whitewater Buttercup Slalom Race Series

      Sanctioned race. Watch as competitors race through the rapids, while navigating through a slalom course. This is a timed race with many different types of watercrafts competing for points.

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    • 9/1
      Live Music: Dawn Marie at SandBar & Grill

      Stop by to see Dawn Marie bring her acoustic mix of country, rock and pop to SandBar & Grill. Music starts at 9pm

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    • 9/1
      County Line LIVE at Cornell Lake Resort!

      County Line is excited to make their debut at Cornell Lake Resort from 9pm-1am! This will be the start of the end of the summer, but they'll keep the dance floor hot and drinks ice cold!

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    • 9/2
      Live Music: Brian Bethke at River Bend Vineyard & Winery

      1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

      Brian Bethke will be returning to River Bend once again to finish out their concert series!

      Brian Bethke is a local favorite, known for his silky-smooth voice and lasting impact on the hearts of his fans and listeners. Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with Brian and your favorite River Bend wines!

      Brian will be playing from 1:30pm - 4:00pm. If the weather is not cooperating, please check their Facebook page for any cancellations. For music events, seating is very limited so it is highly recommended to bring your own seating such as lawn chairs, blankets, etc.

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    • 9/6
      Phenology Hike for Experienced Explorers at Beaver Creek Reserve

      This program is targeted for our older nature lovers. This hike of an hour or so is led by a Beaver Creek Reserve naturalist and takes place on the Reserve trails. Explorers will document the changes taking place in the Reserve’s woods. The walk will be capped off with coffee, treats and further discussion about the changes and things seen on the trials. The program is geared for adults 55 and older. Hikers should expect about a mile long hike with uneven terrain and stairs to negotiate.

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    • 9/7
      5th Annual Yellowstone Art Trail

      The Fifth Annual Yellowstone Art Trail is a free self guided art tour consisting of 27 local artists at 9 locations displaying and selling artwork in their studios and participating businesses. The area is fortunate to have the historical Yellowstone Trail, the transcontinental auto route that went right through these communities back in 1915-1930, winding its way through our towns (currently County Highway X), creating the route for the Yellowstone “Art” Trail. It was named “Yellowstone” to draw tourists along it to the national park, a favorite attraction of the time. The art trail includes Cadott, Boyd and the eastern Lake Wissota area of Chippewa Falls in Wisconsin and is set for Friday and Saturday, September 7th & 8th from 9-5 both days.

      Included in the art tour are historical places of interest, restaurants and specialty shops featuring locally made products. The historical ZCBJ Bohemian Lodge and the Cadott Area Historical Society are on the art trail and host several guest artists. Tourists that come to the Yellowstone Art Trail can get tours of these buildings and take in the history of this area. The Anson Methodist Church in Cadott and Nazareth Studio in Boyd will also host guest artists, as well as several artists who will be in their own studios.

      On Sat. Sept. 8th the Nazareth Studio will host several FREE family friendly workshops to include soap making, jewelry making and paper craft projects. Donna Thiess from Paint Me First Professional Face Painting will be on site to transform your children into fairies, butterflies, ninja turtles, monsters and MORE! (CHECK OUT HER FACEBOOK PAGE) All events will take place from 12:30-3:30 pm.

      Each artist will be giving away one of their creations, so make sure to enter your name in a drawing at each location.

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    • 9/8
      Live Music: Dawn Marie Acoustic at the SandBar & Grill

      9pm-1am at the SandBar & Grill- 17643 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls

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    • 9/8 to 9/9
      Fall Festival at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      It’s Fall Y’all! Bring your family and friends and join in for loads of fall fun September 8th and 9th of 2018!

      Live Music will be performed by Feeding Leroy on September 8th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Feeding Leroy is an alt-country/folk band from Duluth MN. They play acoustic, original tunes as well as some choice covers.

      On Sunday, September 9th live music will be performed by Ellie May Kay from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ellie May Kay is a 4 piece acoustic Nashville recording artist!

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    • 9/8
      Tiffany Train Ride at Beaver Creek Reserve

      Ride the rails through the Tiffany Wetland Bottoms with the Citizen Science staff from Beaver Creek Reserve. Spend the morning on an open-air, antique train while exploring the wetlands. The round-trip ride, approximately 14 miles, will let you see what makes these wetlands so unique and important to our plant and wildlife habitat. Be sure to pack a cooler with snacks and refreshments for the day while we tour and hike the trails, 0.25-0.5 miles each. Participants should dress for the weather and possibly wet terrain. Bring binoculars and any wanted field guides. Rain or shine, don't miss this exciting event! 

      Directions: The parking area is on State Hwy. 25 about 4 miles south of Durand. Parking will be on the right (west side) across from Thibodeau Road. There will be yellow signs about 200 yards from the parking area along the right of way stating "CAUTION AHEAD - CARS TURNING". Crossing guards on the shoulder of the road will help guide cars into the parking lot. Drive across the railroad tracks, go down a small hill and turn right. Follow the directions of the parking attendant.

      Registration and full payment required by September 3

      Friends $25 Nonmembers $35

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    • 9/8
      Loop de Lori Triathlon & 5k

      Join Loop de Lori Triathlon & 5k at Loopy's Saloon, Grill & Event Dome from 9am - 3pm!

      The triathlon includes a 3.4 mile trail run, 17 mile bike ride, and 3.5 mile kayak or you can sign up to run the 5k. All proceeds benefit the Lori Kleich Endowment Fund for natural & alternative cancer care for mind, body & soul. Sign up today:

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    • 9/8
      Community Table Tour

      Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. have teamed up with Lazy Monk Brewing, River Bend Winery & Vineyard, and Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. for an awesome day of fun for a great cause. All Ticket Proceeds for this tour are going to benefit The Community Table, a local non-profit that "has been nourishing Eau Claire by serving nutritious, hot meals every day to our neighbors since 1993"

      As usual, a beer flight at both Lazy Monk and Brewster Bros. and a wine tasting and full glass of wine at River Bend will be included with your ticket. Snacks and bottled water provided on our tour bus. We stay at each location for roughly 1 hour.

      PICK UP LOCATION: 370 Galloway St Eau Claire, WI. In front of the large Parking Garage in Phoenix Park (downtown Eau Claire)

      TOUR START TIME: 11 a.m.

      TOUR STOPS: Lazy Monk, River Bend, and Brewster Bros.

      *You may use Gift Certificates for this tour, just email us to reserve a seat!*

      If questions give us a call at 715-533-9396 or email

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    • 9/10
      Mystic Monday at Bye the Willow

      Check out Bye the Willow for "messages from beyond" with Medium Kim del Valle Walker! You will experience love & messages from beyond as Kim connects you with your loved ones, guides, and shares messages of love & light! 

      Tickets must be purchased before the event. Tickets are available to be purchased at the lounge or online. For questions, please call Dawn at 715-559-0371. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the event begins at 7 pm.

      Kim began her metaphysical training at the age of four under her psychic Aunt Elsie’s guidance, whose specialty was automatic writing. Sporadically training throughout her teens, Kim began reading tarot at the age of 14 for friends and family. As an adult Kim went on to read professionally in and around the Sarasota, Florida area for individuals, groups, at psychic fairs and live on radio call-in shows. This is when her mediumship and channeling abilities spontaneously made themselves known to her and she began to incorporate them into her readings. Today, almost 50-years later, Kim continues to offer insightful, loving and healing messages from beyond to those who come to her for readings.

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    • 9/12 to 9/13
      Bird Banding 101 at Beaver Creek Reserve

      Are you interested in joining Beaver Creek Reserve’s Bird Banding Crew? Join them for an introduction to bird banding. This workshop is for those with little or no bird banding experience. Participants will learn how to safely capture and release birds. They will learn techniques to hold, band, and take measurements on birds in the hand. Discussions will also include Beaver Creek’s Avian Monitoring Program, benefits of bird banding, bird identification, and banding safety.

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    • 9/14 to 9/16
      Oktoberfest Chippewa Falls

      A weekend celebrating our German Heritage. Four stages with live entertainment, amazing family fun and great food. Enjoy three days of music, food and fun!

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    • 9/15
      Live Music: 58 Belvedere at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Join in Saturday, September 15th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for live music with 58 Belvedere.

      58 Belvedere is a trio performing original compositions by Dean Granros (guitar) and group improvisation. The raw edge of Granros’ guitar combined with the extraordinary drum and bass team of Dave Power (The Staves, Aero Flynn) and Pat Keen (Wei Zhongle, Humbird) provides a new and unfiltered take on the idea of the jazz power trio.

      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.

      No beverage carry-in allowed.

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    • 9/18
      Oakleaf Eau Claire Medical -- Ground Breaking

      7:30-8:00am On the corner of Seymour Cray Boulevard and County Road I next to Chippewa Valley Orthopedics.  

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    • 9/19 to 9/20
      Northern Saw-whet Owl Banding Training at Beaver Creek Reserve

      A two day workshop will be held at Beaver Creek Reserve to provide volunteers with the knowledge and training to participate in the Northern Saw-whet Owl banding program. There are various opportunities for volunteers to find the role they are most comfortable participating in. The Owl Banding program begins the last week of September and continues into early November. Banding occurs several nights a week from 7pm until approximately 1 am. The Owl Banding Crew will be looking for new volunteers to commit to a minimum of one night a week throughout the banding season.

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    • 9/20
      Ladies Evening Extravaganza

      The 11th annual Ladies Evening Extravaganza is held at the Heyde Center! There will be local wines, dinner by LiveGreat Catering, MC Judy Clark, Leinenkugel's Beer, and raffles & prizes! All proceeds benefit the Family Support Center. Doors open at 5:30PM, must be 21 years of age to attend!

      Tickets are $45 in advance. Early bird drawing deadline is July 20th. Register a table of 8 to be entered  in a drawing!

      Order tickets online at

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    • 9/20
      Comedy Night: Michael Harrison at Bye the Willow

      Utilizing a smart, honest, and silly observational style, Michael Harrison has been one of the busiest standup comedians in North America for a good reason. Whether it’s a college, corporate, church, comedy club, cruise ship or bar, Michael’s diverse act delivers a show that leaves his audiences craving more. Besides touring extensively, Michael has also found time to develop a solid acting resume with appearances on MTV’s Video on Trial, NBC’s The Bridge, Queer as Folk, the TBS movie The Jazzman and as a co-host on E- West. Michael’s comedic talent has also earned him his own nationally televised half-hour comedy special. Avid radio listeners may have also heard him on the popular Bob and Tom radio program or on Sirius XM, where he is in constant rotation. Michael has also been featured in several prestigious comedy festivals including Just for Laughs, Laugh Fest, and the LOL Sudbury Comedy festival. Charming, likeable and laugh out loud funny, Michael Harrison is one act you don’t want to miss!

      Doors open at 7 pm and the show beings at 8 pm! Tickets are $10 in advance (presale ends at 6 pm on 9/20) and $15 at the door the night of the event.

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    • 9/20 to 9/21
      Community Scarecrow Making Event

      CFAUSD Cardinal Community Learning Center Presents The Community Scarecrow Making Event! Gather a group of people (limit 6 per group) and join in on the fun! Only $6 per group.

      Prizes for: (based on Facebook votes)
      *Best Business/Organization
      *Best Family/Individual
      *Best Youth Group
      *Most Creative


      Thursday, Sept. 20 Sessions:

      1. 10-11:30 am - Senior Citizens, Adults Only
      2. 1:30-3pm - Business Groups, Civic Groups
      3. 4:30-6pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
      4. 7-8:30pm - Youth Groups Only

      Friday, Sept. 21 Sessions:

      1. 9:30-11am - Business Groups, Civic Groups
      2. 12:30-2pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
      3. 3:30-5pm - Individuals, Families, Groups
      4. 6:30-8pm - Individuals, Families, Groups


      Building B at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgounds

      What to Bring:

      • Clothing: pants, shirt (long sleeve, button up is best)
      • Accessories: hat, flowers, props, gloves, other embelishments

      What They Provide:

      • “How to” Instructions, Straw, stakes, safety pins, twine, burlap, miscellaneous embellishments, assistance

      In Person or by mail:
      CFAUSD Korger-Chestnut Bldg.
      140 W. Elm St. Chippewa Falls, WI 54729

      More Info: Andrea Smith, Director, Cardinal CLC (715) 726-2588
      Registration Deadline- Sept. 13th or until full. Space is limited so register early!

    • 9/21
      Wisconsin Brass Quintet

      7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

      Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group’s founding in 1972. In addition to its regular concert series on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Quintet performs extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances in New York at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.

      Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6 

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    • 9/23
      Gun Show


      Northern Wisconsin State Fairgounds - Expo Hall C

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    • 9/22
      Live Music: Yata & Sinz at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Join in Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for live music with Yata, & Sinz!

      Yata & Sinz bring an unexpected and masterful mashup of folk, blues and jazz. Veteran musicians – Yata (guitar/voice), and Randy Sinz (bass/voice) combine their songwriting and performing skills, presenting a musically powerful and entertaining performance.

      They bring humor, and pathos to their show with musical expertise and passion. Along with Sue Orfield, they have recently released their first CD, Dancing in the Light, featuring 12 beautiful, original songs.

      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.

      No beverage carry-in allowed.

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    • 9/22
      The History of Rock n’ Roll- Johnny Rogers Band

      7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls

      From Branson to Europe to Las Vegas, Rock 'n' Roll showman Johnny Rogers will transport you back to a time when you went to your favorite malt shops and danced to your favorite bands. The Show is a tribute to the musical legends of Rock n’ Roll. It starts with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly, then goes on to pay tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, and many more. The show will climax with Johnny’s portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. This show is a crowd-favorite and appeals to just about everyone.

      Reserved Seats: $25/seat. General Admission: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

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    • 9/22
      A Walk in the Woods Looking for Mushrooms at Beaver Creek Reserve

      Learn to distinguish edible from poisonous mushrooms and learn how fungi affect the health of the forest. Join Travis, a delightful amateur mycologist from Cumberland, WI on our hunt for mushrooms. Please bring your own basket for collecting.

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    • 9/28
      Girls on the Run GLOW Scavenger Hunt

      A new favorite family-friendly fun event in the Chippewa Valley from 6-9pm at River Prairie, Altoona, WI!

      This glow-in-the-dark scavenger hunt is a fun evening full of tricky clues and challenges. Teams of 3-5 will scour the new River Prairie scavenging for clues to win awesome prizes! The scavenger hunt will go into the evening hours, so be prepared with your most GLOWING gear! Awesome prizes awarded to 1st and 2nd place finishers and to the most GLOWING team! Sign up your team today! Discounted early bird registration through 9/14.

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    • 9/29
      Live Music: Derek Ramnarace at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard

      Join in Saturday, September 29th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for live music with Derek Ramnarace.

      Derek Ramnarace leads the “Old Soul Society” and performs Americana, folk, rock, soul, and blues. Derek strikes out on his own and the singer/songwriter’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences everywhere.  He tours as a solo artist both in the Midwest and Nationally.

      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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    • 9/29
      Men Who Cook

      This unique fundraiser features 20 local men who prepare and serve samplings of their best dish. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy wonderful food, drinks, company, live and silent auction items, all to support the Boys & Girls Club - Chippewa Center!


      Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds -  Expo Hall C

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    • 9/29
      Bloomer Brewing Co. Oktoberfest

      Come join them for the annual Oktoberfest. Polka music in the afternoon by the Rhythm Play Boys from Osseo, WI and evening music by Three bucks and change. Get your tickets know by stopping at the brewery or call Dan at 715-271-3967

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    • 9/29
      Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's 2018

      Start time: 8am

      Where do the funds go?

      All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. The Alzheimer's Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.


      Do I have to register in order to Walk?

      Yes, they want to know you’re walking with them and need every walker to sign a standard waiver through their official registration. There is no registration fee for Walk. However, they ask every walker to make a personal donation and commit to raising funds in the fight against Alzheimer’s.


      Do I need to register my children for Walk?

      Yes, children should register. Parents/guardians can register children online or complete an offline registration form and sign the waiver on behalf of the child.


      Does every walker get a T-shirt?

      Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. Unless otherwise communicated, T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.


      How do I get my offline donations to show up on my personal fundraising Web page?

      Donations can be made offline by submitting a check or money order by mail or hand-delivering to the local Alzheimer’s Association office. Be sure to include your offline donation form, which can be found in your Participant Center or on your fundraising Web page, to make sure you receive credit for the donation. Donations typically take 1-2 weeks to show up on your Web page.

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    • 9/29
      Deer Fly Chase Mountain Bike Race

      The 2018 Deer Fly Chase PRE-REGISTRATION OPENS AUGUST 1, 2018!
      TO REGISTER, please go to

      You may register on raceday from 8:30 – 9:30 am.  $30 adults / $10 juniors.

      Bring the family – as there are events for all!
      Mountain bike racing: Open class participants can choose from ‘Long’ and  ‘Short’ (you will make your selection on race day!).  Junior class participants will either race in the ‘High School’ event or ‘Middle School’ (you will make your selection on race day!).
      Trail run, 10K:  Beautiful ski trails and singletrack running race.

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