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Craft shows, snowshoe hikes, speed rope jump contests, 1800s historical reenactments, art fairs, rodeos, fireworks, local festivals,on the water and musical events, plus more, are scheduled each year around Chippewa County.

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  • 2-15

    Art by Inmates - The Pen Project

    Artist Reception: Thursday, January 18, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. // 513free

    Concert: Thursday, January 18, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

    The 513free Prison Ministry and the Heyde Center for the Arts are excited to work together to feature the artwork of people who have been or who are incarcerated.  There are over 2.2 million men, women, and juveniles incarcerated in the United States today. Each year, 650,000 inmates are released into the general-public and approximately 70 percent reoffend within the first five years of their release.  513free actively works to break the cycle of incarceration by building Christ-centered relationships and programs for those who are: at risk of going, those currently in, and those being released from prison. Through the art exhibit, the articles from The Pen Project, and a musical concert, 513free and the Heyde Center will show visitors how creative outlets like the visual arts, writing, and music can make positive changes in the lives of the incarcerated and those just released from prison. Exhibit and concert are free to the public, but concert reservations are recommended.

    “Through The Pen Project not only can we use our voices again, but we can find healing, we can help, we can share, we can listen, we can pray for mended lives and ultimately we can find freedom through Christ.”  Jackson Correctional Institution (Inmate)

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  • 2-8

    Thursday Night Clinics at Spring Street Sports

    6:30pm at Spring Street Sports- 12 W. Spring St, Chippewa Falls

    Spring Street Sports will be hosting clinics on Thursday nights that allow you to learn more about topics related to cycling and skiing. Each week there will be a new topic, and if there is enough interest, topics may be repeated. Attendance will be limited to 10 people per clinic, so sign up by clicking the "Find Tickets" link on this page if you're interested. Clinics will begin at 6:30 PM, they are free of charge, and all tools and materials will be provided. The following is the schedule for the first four weeks of clinics.

    Thursday, January 18: Introduction to Smart Trainers/Zwift
    Learn how a smart trainer and a training app can make winter training more fun and effective.

    Thursday, January 25: Ski Waxing Clinic
    Learn the basics of glide waxing snow sport equipment, and learn what tools and supplies are needed.

    Thursday, February 1: Basic Bicycle Maintenance
    Learn to lube your chain, do pre and post ride inspection/cleaning of equipment, and maintain brakes and tires. Learn what tools and supplies will help with bike maintenance.

    Thursday, February 8: How to Change a Flat
    Learn to get back on the road if you experience a flat tire while on a ride, and learn what supplies to carry with you.

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  • 1-19 TO 2-23

    Friday's Untapped

    Each Friday from January 19th to February 23rd at the Leinie Lodge, 124 E. Elm St, Chippewa Falls, they will have events, specials and/or new beers. Check them out on facebook for each event.

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  • 1-29 TO 2-2

    Tea Cup Succulent Class (All Week)

    10am-2pm at Green Oasis- 1403 122nd St, Chippewa Falls

    Mon – Fri. (Jan 29 – Feb 2) If you missed the class on Sat. it will be all week long 10-2 pm (come anytime)! $10 (fee does not include tea cup) includes two succulents, potting mix and decorative gravel for drainage. Create a charming succulent conversation piece to take home at our Tea Party! Bring your own tea cup, or purchase one at Green Oasis!

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  • 2-2

    Anniversary Hibernation Party

    5pm-8m at the Leinie Lodge- 124 E. Elm Street, Chippewa Falls

    Last CHEERS to 150 years! Join us in celebrating our Anniversary Lager as it goes into hibernation with live music from Another Road, food, prizes and great beer!

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  • 2-2

    Sweetheart Bingo & Meat Raffle

    7pm-9pm at Rick's Halfway Hall and Sports Bar

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  • 2-3

    17th Annual Tasting Gala

    5pm- 9pm at Loopy's Saloon & Grill- 10691 Bus Hwy 29, Chippewa Falls

    Sample from an exciting variety of wine, beer, specialty foods, and desserts! Silent auction items, door prizes, drawings and raffles will be available throughout the evening. All proceeds to benefit the community and youth of Chippewa Falls. Tickets are $25 available at Loopys or from any Kiwanis member. Tables are available for reserve by contacting Jennifer Sherbinow at 715-723-2201 or jennifers@chippewaymca.com before January 19th. MUST BE 21 TO ATTEND

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  • 2-3

    Self-Defense Class

    10am-1pm at Green Oasis- 1403 122nd St, Chippewa Falls

    Adult and Teen Self-Defense Class, 3 hours of basic and advanced techniques taught by an expert. Learn how to prevent an attack and how to defend yourself when in a situation. Instructor is Mr. Krizan who has a 4th degree Black Belt of Strategic Martial Arts & Fitness from Stanley, WI. Prepare to be enlighted by an engaging teach who has a passion for teaching and helping others. It will be one of the best and most important learning experiences of 2018. Class cost is $20.00 per person.

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  • 2-3

    Live Music: Red Tide Duo at the Sheeley House Saloon

    8:30pm-11:30pm at the Sheeley House Saloon- 236 W. River St, Chippewa Falls 

    Red Tide is the music of Kelsey Nocek and Cate Lucas, who are Inspired from the sweet lullabies of the ebb and flow of the ocean's tides, this acoustic/singer-songwriter band offers contemporary, soulful listening. Their first album Home, is recorded straight from basements, closets, and bedrooms and written, engineered and mixed by the duo. Home is also inspired by a song directly from the album, which was written on a journey to Iceland Red Tide went on in the summer of 2016.

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  • 2-3

    Valentine Dance

    Dance Lessons: 6pm  Dance: 7pm-11pm at Westgate Sportsman Club- 4909 Sportsman Drive, Eau Claire

    An entertaining evening to include a partner dance lesson, line dance lesson, mixer dances, hors d' oeuvres, and lots of socializing! Live Music from Home Grown Tomatoes, Sponsored by the Singles Connection Social Group. Members: $5, Non-Members: $10. Open to the public, couples and singles welcome.

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  • 2-3

    Lake Wissota Snowmobile Drag Races

    Registration between 8am and 11:00am. Racing starts at 12:01pm Sharp.
    Stock & Modified Classes
    For more information Contact The Edge Pub & Eatery 715-723-2400, 9504 County Hwy S, Chippewa Falls
    Non-Sanctioned Race, Everyone Welcome to Compete

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  • 2-3

    Eastbay Lodge Fly-In

    11am-2pm at Eastbay Lodge- 27325 268th Ave, Holcombe

    Calling all aviation enthusiasts! Eastbay Lodge will be having a fly-in luncheon on Saturday, February 3rd. Runway on the ice with parking. Come by plane or car to watch all of the planes land and take off! We will keep you updated on the quality of the ice and weather for 2/3. Pilots and their guest eat for 1/2 price when they fly in.

    **Bad weather reschedule date is Feb 10th. 

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  • 2-5

    Silent Peace Walk

    6pm-6:30pm at Chippewa Riverfront 10 S. Bridge St Chippewa Falls

    We gather and walk in peaceful silence, for ourselves, and for ALL beings.The intention is for participants to hold peace within themselves and, walking together, to offer a peaceful presence to the world. BE the peace you wish to see in the world!

    We'll gather in the park at the brick area near the roundabout where there are benches placed in a semi-circle. After very brief opening instructions, we'll walk together in mindful silence for about 20 minutes, then gather back together and close with a wish of peace for the world. 

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  • 2-6 TO 2-20

    Hand Built Pottery Class

    6:00 PM at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729

    Hand building is an ancient pottery making technique, and there is no shortage of exciting work being created today by the hands of ceramic artists. In this four-hour class, Ann Manor will offer step-by-step instruction on hand building techniques from the simple coil built pot to more complex techniques, depending on your experience. The first class is devoted to building your pot. The pots are fired and then in two weeks you return to glaze your artwork. Finished projects can be picked up approximately one week after glazing them. Ann Manor is an art specialist at the Chippewa Falls School District and has her own art studio. All materials provided along with a complimentary beverage and snacks. Class size is limited to 12 people. (two hours per night over two nights) Cost $75/person.

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  • 2-6

    “Blues Soul Rocker”- David Gerald Band @ The Heyde Center of the Arts

    David Gerald grew up to the sounds of the blues and R&B music in his hometown of Detroit. He started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Prince and 80's rock guitarists. Eventually he rediscovered the blues and listened to the music of the likes of Albert King, ZZ Hill, B.B. King, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Now Gerald tours nationally with his own band at clubs and festivals across the United States. Gerald's music has been receiving widespread radio play, along with recognition in the Blues and Rock communities. Recently Gerald was listed as #1 on the ReverbNation blues charts for Michigan Blues artists. His debut album "Hell and Back" reached

    #1 on Roots Music Report's Blues Chart for Michigan based artists and remained in the top 20 for many weeks in a row.  http://davidgerald.com

    Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6 “David Gerald is Michigan’s best musical export.”

    Dr. Blues CD Reviews, Long Island Blues Society

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  • 2-7

    My Funny Valentine

    Are you looking for the perfect Valentine date night? Join comedians Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for NBC's Seinfeld and a veteran of The Tonight Show, and Karen Morgan, finalist in Nick at Nite's Search for the Funniest Mom in America and the 2012 winner of The Improv's National Comic Search, as they join forces for an evening of hilarious and heartwarming stand-up comedy. Topics include relationships, dating, parenting and family life, and there will be a chance to ask for free relationship advice as Pat and Karen answer questions from the audience. Bring your sweetheart, bring your friends and bring your sense of humor for an evening of laughter ever after.

    Come to the Eau Claire State Theatre from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM to enjoy an amazing night!

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  • 2-10

    Mentalist - Sean Bott

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

    Comedy Mentalist Sean Bott began his love of entertaining crowds growing up on an army base in Saudi Arabia. During this show, handfuls of pocket change will melt, time will travel on watches and smartphones, participants will feel themselves pushed as Sean stands clear across the stage from them, and objects will move with no physical contact – beware YOU WILL FREAK OUT! In the intimate space of the Heyde Center auditorium, Sean Bott's mind reading and telepathy will have you amazed and laughing at the same time. 
    Admission: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $9

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  • 2-10

    Why to Write - Counting Our Blessings by Dennis Miller

    1:00 PM at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729

    Writers call them benchmarks - those important moments that transform your life. To Dennis Miller, the author of 12 books and the producer of 7 films, they are blessings. Learn why as he celebrates 30 years of writing by sharing those precious moments behind his life and books with you. Following the discussion, stay and watch the premiere of the film "What Happened to Brian?" based on a live readers theater production by Dennis Miller. "What happened to Brian?" is a film about the death of a fellow worker and friend at the now closed Uniroyal tire plant in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

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  • 2-10

    Showtime Championship Wrestling

    Food Drive for Feed My People Food Bank of Eau Claire. Eagles Club Banquet Hall- 2588 Hallie Road, Chippewa Falls. Doors Open @ 6 PM | Bell Time @ 7 PM | Front Row $15 | General Admission $12
    **$2 Discount with Non Perishable Food Item Donation Per Ticket**

    The Future Clash Championship will be defended!
    DeAndre Jackson -vs- TBA
    4 Corners Tag Match
    TBA -vs- Wild and Young -vs- TBA -vs- TBA
    JD Bandit returns to Showtime & is looking for vengeance! 
    Heavyweight Championship Tournament Competitor Devlin Kain is back in Chippewa Falls!

    Visit their website for more appearances!

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  • 2-10

    5th Annual Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest

    7am-2pm at The View- 17779 Cty Hwy X, Chippewa Falls

    UWEC Recreation, Blugold Athletics, and the Wissota Lions Club brings presents:

    5th Annual JIG’S UP Blugold Ice Fishing Contest

    Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
    Time: 7am-2pm, no pre-registration
    Site: Weigh-in locations at The Edge Pub & Eatery and The View on Lake Wissota. Prize distribution will take place at The View starting at 3pm.

    Win over $80,000 in cash and prizes including a 2017 Ice Castle Scout, Ford F150 Truck if you catch and register the tagged fish! Prizes awarded to the top 25 fish by weight and every 5th place until 300th. Each participant may register one fish per ticket; tickets are $25 with no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase. 

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

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  • 2-10

    Heart Shaped Suet Bird Feeder

    10am-2pm at Green Oasis- 1403 122nd St, Chippewa Falls

    Create a beautiful heart shaped Valentine for the birds you love. Share the love by hanging this feeder out for winter food for the birds. Class includes materials and cost is $15.00

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  • 2-10

    Live Music: Scott Kirby at the Sheeley House Saloon

    8:30pm-11:30pm at the Sheeley House Saloon-236 W. River St, Chippewa Falls

    "One of the Northwoods’ best and busiest musicians", is how the "Northwoods live music calendar", describes Scott Kirby. Comedian Don Burnstick describes what Kirby has, simply as "mojo". It's that "mojo” that helped him win first runner up at the Big Top Chautauqua Celebration of Song Festival back in 2009. Kirby also made contributions on Kelly Jackson's release, "Spirit of a Woman" -best folk/Americana recording at the 2012 NAMA ceremony. 

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  • 2-11

    Live Music: Dawn Marie Acoustic at the SandBar & Grill

    3pm-6pm at the SandBar & Grill- 17643 50th Ave, Chippewa Falls

    Dawn Marie is back at the SandBar and Grill to share her acoustic mix of country, pop and rock music! She'll be throwing in her originals too!!

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  • 2-17

    Live Music:Derek Ramnarace at the Sheeley House Saloon

    8:30pm- 11:30pm at the Sheeley House Saloon- 236 W. River St, Chippewa Falls

    Singer/ songwriter Derek Ramnarace’s emotionally raw, honest and heartfelt lyrics are wowing audiences nationwide. As an acoustic musician he travels nationally performing a mix of his own original music and recognizable covers, singing both ballads and bringing a fun high energy show to the stage. 

    You can also see Derek as the lead in the Old Soul Society, a 5 piece band out of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Americana, folk, rock, soul, blues…. their sound resonates within your soul. In 2016, Derek and the Old Soul Society were the supporting act for Devon Allman and his band at Cavalier Theater as well as the Zac Brown Band in at the Alpine Valley Music Theater. 

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  • 2-17

    Live Music: In the Bar with Jeff White

    7pm-10pm at The Fill Inn Station- 104 W. Colombia St, Chippewa Falls

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  • 2-17

    Bloomer Sno-Hawks Winter Blast

    10am-3pm at Back 40- 19037 State Hwy 40, Bloomer

    The Bloomer Sno-Hawks will host their 4th annual Winter Blast at the Back 40 just out side of Bloomer. The main event is the Vintage/New Snowmobile show. A craft/vendor show will take place throughout the building as well hourly drawings and a Vintage fashion show. Main drawings start at 2:00, Snowmobile show 10-2, Craft/vendor show 10a-2p with drawings (every 30 minutes. Get entered in these drawings by making any purchase from any vendor!)

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  • 2-17

    Live Music: Ms. Fitz Hideout

    6pm at Ms. Fitz Hideout- 2170 Cty Hwy A, Bloomer

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  • 2-17

    Garry Wesley - A Tribute to Elvis @ Eau Claire State Theatre

    Garry Wesley - Has performed throughout the United States Canada, Australia, Mexico, South America. He has performed in several Las Vegas productions such as American Super Stars, Legends In Concert, Legends Alive, Greg Thompson Productions and many others. Garry has also produced his own shows for Legends Alive. He has performed with the Legendary Jordanaires, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet, The Sweet Inspirations , Ms. Millie Kirkham, DJ Fontana and Joe Esposito. 2003 Garry entered and won 1st place in the TRIBUTE TO THE KING competition held in Lula MS. He was awarded the largest purse ever given to a Tribute Artist Garry is the only tribute artist to perform in Memphis during Elvis Week for the past 25 years. In 2009 the City Of Memphis awarded Garry for keeping the memory  alive for Elvis Fans World Wide. He then received a second award from Elvis World Wide fan clubs. Elvis Presley was the greatest Entertainer that has ever lived, and Garry has captured the passion and charisma that made Elvis the legend he is. Garry not only bears a striking resemblance to Elvis but he has perfected those famous gyrating moves. His impeccable voice will stun you.

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  • 2-22

    Paint the Town Red

    4pm- 7pm Downtown Chippewa Falls

    Come down for a sweetheart of an evening filled with fashion, positive energy, and heart health! Browse the sales and specials in over 25 participating businesses. Enjoy drawings and giveaways, food and refreshments, blood pressure screenings, and information from HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital health professionals. Brought to you by Chippewa Falls Main Street, downtown merchants, and HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital.

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  • 2-23

    Summer Shandy Release Party

    5pm-8pm at the Leinie Lodge- 124 E. Elm St, Chippewa Falls

    When life gives you lemons, make Shandy! Leinenkugel's is ready to roll out the barrels and tap the kegs so join us at the Leinie Lodge and help celebrate the one and only SUMMER SHANDY! Live music by The Big Deeks, snacks, prizes and of course ice cold Shandy!

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  • 2-24

    Zacho Sports Center Open House

    9am-12pm at Zacho Sports Center- 2449 S. Prairie View Rd, Chippewa Falls

    Prepare for fishing success in 2018 with the fun, information-packed seminars at Zacho Sports Center. Refreshments, door prizes, and fishing camaraderie...all for free. 

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  • 2-24

    Live Music: Jeff White at the Sheeley House Saloon

    8:30pm-11:30pm at the Sheeley House Saloon- 236 W. River St, Chippewa Falls

    Americana/Alt-country from the hills of Western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe. Jeff has 6 albums, has toured both nationally and internationally and his music relates to the realities, illusions and the wide emotional spirit of love and life in America. 

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  • 2-24

    Comedy Night at Eastbay Lodge

    6pm-9pm at Eastbay Lodge- 27325 268th Ave, Holcombe

    February Comedy Night! Headliner, Jeff Bodart, has appeared on the Bob & Tom Show, Sirius XM, and FOX! John Egan is a Wisconsin native and has been doing stand up across the midwest since high school. Show only is just $10, Show + Dinner is $25, and Show + Dinner for 2 is $45. 

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  • 2-24

    Live Music: 2nd X-it at the Snout Saloon

    8pm-12am, The Snout Saloon- 13 W. Central St, Chippewa Falls

  • 2-25

    Bridal Show at Eastbay Lodge

    1pm-4pm at Eastbay Lodge- 27325 268th Ave, Holcombe

    Vendors from 1-4pm and buffet from 2-4pm. Tickets to the show and dinner are $15. Tickets are available at Eastbay. 

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  • 2-27

    Fused Glass Pendant Class

    Jewelry is a wonderful way of showing the world who you are – and sporting jewelry you’ve made yourself is even better. Watch how creative you can get using different colors of glass fused together into a unique necklace pendant in this class by Ann Manor. During this two-hour class, you will create your own portable work of art, then come back approximately a week later to pick up your fused creation. Ann Manor is an art specialist at the Chippewa Falls School District and has her own art studio. All materials provided along with a complimentary beverage and snacks. Class size is limited to 12 people. Cost $45/person.

     

    Chippewa Valley Cultural Association
     3 South High Street
     Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
     

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