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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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  • 9-4 TO 10-27

    Hugh Mandelert Retrospective - Art and Addiction

    At the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. An exhibit by artists who studied with Hugh Mandelert in Chippewa Falls before his death in 2001, and who continue to draw and paint together in his memory. No admission cost for this exhibit.
     

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  • 10-18

    Folk Embroidery Class

    Wednesday, October 18 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (This is the first class in the two-part class.The second class is on October 25)

    Mary Elworthy will help you create a Norwegian-styled “bargello” ornament that can be finished as an ornament for a Christmas tree or framed for the wall. Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery consisting of upright flat stitches laid in a mathematical pattern to create motifs. You chose one of three designs based on your experience (beginner to advanced), and Mary will teach you at least four embroidery stitches and help you finish it for display. All materials provided along with a complimentary beverage and snacks. Class size is limited to 12 people. Cost $45/person.

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  • 10-20

    Autumn Swing Dance - 7 Swing

    7:30 PM TO 9:00 PM. Get up and dance to the fantastic live sounds of 7 Swing – a swingin' line-up of top swing and jazz music from the 30s – 50s. Featuring Cathy Reitz (vocals), Jeff Reitz (sax), Sean Hanson (trumpet), Nick Poss (piano), Jim Gallagher (percussion), Emily Watkins (guitar), and Robbie Weishaar (bass) this group is an active and established group of professional musicians from the Eau Claire area playing “feel good” Big Band and Swing favorites. Be happy, put a little jazz in your heart.  No dance experience necessary – just get up and have FUN! Who cares who’s watching. Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6  
    Location: Heyde Center for the Arts Phone: 715-726-9000
     

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  • 10-31

    Oasis Fall Festival Oct. 21st-Oct. 31st

    Time:  9:00 AM TO 4: PM except Sundays 10am-3pm •Scavenger hunt maze •Balloon maze •Pumpkin Lollipop game •Hula Hoop toss pumpkin game •Gourd Tic Tac Toe Game •Pumpkin bracelet or spider web decoration •Pumpkin favour filled with treats for kids •Picture areas Wear your costume October 28th - 31st and get in free! Fee is $2 per person  Location:  Right off HWY 53 Bypass, Melby Exit. Phone:  7158320800 

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  • 10-21

    Live Music at Every Buddy's Bar - BLUE FELIX

    Cost: 
    $10 Advance

    Doors: 6PM
    Show: 7PM
    Ages: 21 +
     

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  • 10-21

    Larry Past - Live Original Music

    Acoustic folk rock music with strong vocal harmonies performed on acoustic guitars and ukulele.

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  • 10-21

    Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures

    The Heyde Center is pleased to welcome back Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures to Chippewa Falls. A little bit blues, a little bit bluegrass, a little bit rock, and a little bit kitchen sink – a style of music that some fans have come to call “blues-grass.”  You'll hear some great original songs inspired by the styles of Shane McGowan, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and Bill Monroe. Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures came into being in early 2010 when they put together a group for a local jug band contest. The synergy between original members Bernie King, Julie King, Matt Smith, and John Kurtis Dehn was so natural and right that they decided to keep on making great music as a band. The band has dominated Reverbnation’s bluegrass category sitting in the #1 spot 2014, 2015, and 2016. With a rough and tumble mix of guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, washboard, snare drum, and accordion Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures are exactly what the doctor ordered. Dancing is optional, but Bernie and the gang will make it hard to sit still.

    Admission: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6  

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  • 10-24

    John Anderson

    7:30 PM; Eau Claire State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire, WI 54701. To put it simply, John Anderson is one of the greatest country music singers to ever step up to the microphone, possessing one of the most instantly recognizable vocal instruments in the history of the genre. On his latest album Goldmine, released on his own Bayou Boys label, Anderson has completed a long overdue record of original songs. Goldmine is also a record that, given the current state of contemporary country, could, like Cash and Haggard recordings, find a home amid lovers of authentic music of any genre. Contact Elaine Coughlin at elaine@eauclairearts.com for more information.

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  • 10-25

    Folk Embroidery Class

    Wednesday, October 25, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (This is the second part of the two-part class that began on Wednesday, October 18)

    Mary Elworthy will help you create a Norwegian-styled “bargello” ornament that can be finished as an ornament for a Christmas tree or framed for the wall. Bargello is a type of  You chose one of three designs based on your experience (beginner to advanced), and Mary will teach you at least four embroidery stitches and help you finish it for display. 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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  • 10-25

    Viva Wisconsin 2017

    Come enjoy music from 7:30PM - 10:00PM! Brett Newski will open for the Violent Femmes. Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet. They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night's show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

    Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades. MTV's "Unplugged" show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders. Violent Femmes are currently touring in commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of the release of their first album

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  • 10-26

    The Marshall Tucker Band

    7:30 PM; Eau Claire State Theatre, 316 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire, WI. The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Current members include the highly respected drummer B.B. Borden, a former member of both Mother's Finest and The Outlaws, multi-instrumentalist Marcus Henderson of Macon, Georgia, plays flute, saxophone and keyboards in addition to lead and background vocals, Pat Elwood on bass guitar, and Rick Willis on lead guitar and vocals. Acclaimed lead guitarist and vocalist Chris Hicks recently rejoined the band after a two-year absence. Together they present a powerful stage presence as they continue to tour the country and continue to be powerful force in the world of music. Contact Elaine Coughlin at elaine@eauclairearts.com for more information. 

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  • 10-29

    Friends of the Library - Book Sale

    The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire on Friday, October 27, Saturday, October 28 and Sunday October 29. The sale will run from 10 a.m.to

    4 p.m. each day. On Sunday, October 29, the sale will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Choose from a wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1.00 and hardcovers start at $2.00. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at $.50. A bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

    For information, please stop at the Information and Reference desk on your next visit to the library, call 715-839-5004, or email the library at librarian@eauclaire.lib.wi.us. For information about other library programs and events, check the library’s event calendar at www.ecpubliclibrary.info.

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  • 10-27

    Big Daddy Weave: Set Free Tour

    Big Daddy Weave is one of the top artists in Christian music: they are one of the genre's biggest headlining artists, the second most played artist at Christian AC-Monitored radio in 2014 and the recipient of multiple industry awards and nominations, including: Dove Awards, K-LOVE Fan Awards, Billboard Music Awards and ASCAP Awards. Between 2012 and 2015, Big Daddy Weave has achieved five straight No. 1 singles at radio, the most recent being "My Story" from the 9/18/15 album, Beautiful Offerings, and the previous four from the band's career best-selling album, Love Come To Life. "Redeemed" was certified gold by the RIAA in 2015. Big Daddy Weave has career album sales of more than one million units. Formed in 2002, Big Daddy Weave is: Mike Weaver, Jay Weaver, Jeremy Redmon, Joe Shirk and Brian Beihl. More information can be found online at www.bigdaddyweave.com.

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  • 10-28 TO 10-28

    7th Annual Hillcrest PTO Craft & Vendor Show

    7th Annual Craft & Vendor Show at Hillcrest Elementary School organized by the PTO. $1 donation at the door and concessions available.

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  • 10-28

    Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra

    The Eau Claire State Theatre is hosting The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra from 7:30PM - 10:00. The Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra is "the premier American ragtime ensemble" as hailed by the Washington Post, and is rapidly becoming the leading professional ragtime orchestra in the United States. Formed by young virtuoso,Andrew Greene, at the University of Maryland in 2010, the Peacherine Ragtime Society Orchestra recreates the syncopated stylings of a bygone era - Ragtime, Theater, and Dance music, along with underscoring classic silent films using the original orchestral scores.

    Featured Movies:

    Harold Lloyd in Haunted Spooks

    Charlie Chaplin in One A.M.

    Buster Keaton in the Haunted House

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  • 10-31

    Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

    Oct 31, 2017 at 7:30 PM; Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 South High St, Chippewa Falls. Admission: Reserved Seating (front four rows) $35 per person; General Admission: Adults $29, Seniors $28, Youth $25. Jeff Daniels released his 8th record, Simple Truths, and is now touring the area with the BEN DANIELS BAND. From their opening song to the finale of their set, the BEN DANIELS BAND has forged their own way with an originality, musicianship, and a sound that spans Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock. Sponsored in part by Cobblestone Hotel & Suites, Chippewa Falls. 

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  • 10-31

    Trick or Treating

    Come Downtown from 3 - 5PM on Tuesday, October 31st to get your candy!

    Main Street Chippewa Falls

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