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Spring/Summer 2017
Eau Claire

46. Researching the History of the Eau Claire Police Department
A presentation of research on the history of the Eau Claire Police Department dating back to 1872 including local history, personal biographies and genealogical aspects. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Eau Claire Police Officer Todd Johnson
Coordinator: John Stoneberg (715) 832-8315
Monday: March 6 A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: March 29 B 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

47. LGBTQA+: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities

We will attempt to make our community more inclusive, welcoming and safe for all and cover topics that include what do the letters in the acronym LGBTQIA+ represent, pronouns, gender Identity and expression, sexual orientation, gender roles, erasure, the queer legal landscape, ally, resources (locally and nationwide), heteronormativity, and more. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Presenter: Christopher J. Jorgenson, Director, Women’s & LGBTQ
Resource Center, UWEC
Coordinator: John Stoneberg (715) 832-8315
Wednesday: March 8 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

48. Noise in Eau Claire
Sound is a source of great pleasure in our lives. However, too much sound sometimes shows up in headlines about local music festivals, causes complaints about loud parties, or makes communication difficult. How much is too much? We will examine the science behind sound measurements and what this tells us about the acoustic environment in which we live.
Presenter: Dr. Tom Lockhart, UWEC Prof Emeritus,
Dept of Physics and Astronomy
Coordinator: Kathie Fahrman (715) 839-9251
Tuesday: March 14 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E. Fillmore Ave. Enter on Nimitz side.

49. Alzheimer’s Disease: A Growing Concern for Communities
Awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and its impact on the community as a whole is an emerging focus. More than 117,000 people are living with dementia in the state of Wisconsin. By 2040 the number will be more than 242,000. The aim of this session is to provide an overview of Alzheimer’s and other dementias and hear what Wisconsin communities are doing to help bring hope to this growing public health concern.
Presenter: Lisa Wells, Dementia Care Specialist
Aging & Disability Resource Center
Coordinator: Claudeen Oebser (715) 874-6054
Thursday: March 16 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave.

50. Ireland’s Eye to Haida Gwaii

Patty and Jeff Henry will share their reflections on the people and places of opposite Canadian coasts – the island province of Newfoundland and the archipelago of Haida Gwaii, a part of British Columbia. The enduring imprint of European settlement of Newfoundland contrasts with renewed influence of native Haida people on Haida Gwaii. The Henrys’ presentation concludes with a slide show of recorded music accompanying photographs from recent trips to Newfoundland and British Columbia.
Presenters: Jeff and Patty Henry
Coordinator: Barbara Wimunc-Pearson (715) 836-9598
Thursday: March 23 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave.

Bio:  Patty and Jeff Henry are life-long Wisconsin residents. Eau Claire has been their home base for 38 years among the hills, forests and rivers of west-central Wisconsin. They have traveled to each of Wisconsin’s counties, 49 states, and all of the Canadian provinces. Their photographs from near and far have been presented in quietly captivating slide shows to many local and regional audiences.

51. What’s New in the Garden

Melissa will help you learn how to attract nesting birds to your yard, which plants draw colorful butterflies, and how to use rain gardens to brighten a damp corner of the yard. She will also demo early spring planting of shiitake mushrooms. Jenny will address a garden medley of herbs, house plants, black gold-dirt, and long blooming perennials. She will also explain how to make growing vegetables easy and how to create a Kokedama ball. (See a picture at
Presenter: Jenny Reit, May’s Floral,
Melissa Burke, The Florian Gardens
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: March 27 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
May’s Floral, 3424 Jeffers Road

52. Collecting, Buying, and Selling Coins

Do those old coins you have stored in a drawer have additional value? Roy Crowell, a well-known numismatist in our area, has lifetime experience operating coin shows and a downtown Eau Claire business. Roy will inform us how to collect coins, where to find them, and how to store them in albums, books and other ways. Bring your coins for appraisal. Roy will give recommendations on determining your coins’ value and on selling your collection.
Presenter: Roy Crowell, Owner, Legal Tender Coin
Coordinator: Cynthia Barber (715) 563-3768
Wednesday: March 29 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom Street

Bio:  Roy Crowell is retired from the US Army and from Sears. He has been a coin collector for 50 years, and a buyer and seller of coins for 43!  Roy operated several coin shows from 1987 to 2010, and opened his shop in 2004.  He currently participates in coin shows in Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

53. Elegant Poppies Painting (March 29) or Cherry Blossoms

Amore Painting (April 25)
No experience needed! You will be stepped through creating a beautiful acrylic painting on a 16 X 20 canvas. Choose any color! See actual picture at or at registration. Min 10; Max 30 per session.
Select your session by painting.
Presenter: Cyndi Kortbein, art instructor of the Paint Shack Studio
Coordinator: Claudeen Oebser (715) 874-6054
Wednesday: March 29 (Elegant Poppies) A 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: April 25(Cherry Blossoms Amore) B 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Painting Shack, 2524 Golf Rd Suite2C. Located above the Vine Wine/ Cherry Blossom yogurt businesses. An elevator is available.
Cost $35

54. Polar Bears: Emperors of the Arctic

Polar bears command our attention because they can walk like humans, yet are so different. They thrive in icy terrain that humans can only visit. Come to learn about and see the polar bears of Churchill, MB, through the photography of Jim Backus, Magoo Nature Photography.
Presenter: Jim Backus, Magoo Nature Photography
Coordinator: Jim Urness (715) 832-5670
Thursday: March 30 10:00 – 11:30 a.m
Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E Fillmore Ave. Enter on Nimitz St. side

55. Tall Tales in the Big Woods

The northern pinery of Wisconsin was probably the birthplace of Paul Bunyan stories. Talking smart in the bunkhouses of countless logging camps led to the development of the characters. A storyteller and retired educator, Rob explores the role of tall tales and entertains us with several. You’ll also enjoy frequent musical breaks (fiddle playing) and view pictures of logging and equipment. Rob discusses the role of resource exploitation and its impacts on the environment of the past.
Presenter: Rob Kuchta, Storyteller
Coordinator: Cynthia Barber (715) 563-3768
Monday: April 3 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom Street

Bio:  Rob Kuchta is a retired science educator and a storyteller, with a background in music and natural resources.

56. Quartered Strips Quilt

Appropriate for beginner through advanced, this pattern looks complex but helps you make a 42 x 42 quilt top with ease.  The colors you choose make the difference. Supplies:  1 ¼ yd. striped fabric with obviously contrasting stripes, a working sewing machine that you know how to use, basic quilting supplies (rotary cutter, needles, thread, pins, bobbin), a 10-inch square ruler or larger (a few will be available to use), lunch and a small snack to share.  Limit 14
Presenters: Sue Waldusky and Cathy Hoffman
Coordinators: Sue Waldusky (715) 835-0042
Cathy Hoffman (715) 579-6525
Tuesday: April 4 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger Street

57. The Musical Legacy of the Vietnam War 1962-2004: Seventeen Songs Representing Key Turning Points of the War

Musical response to America’s most controversial and divisive foreign conflict is the topic of this presentation. It will focus on seventeen songs reflecting the changes that occurred during the course of the war. From the first song mentioning the Vietnam War in 1962 to the 2004 song comparing the conflicts of Iraq and Vietnam, music from various genres and differing political viewpoints will be played and discussed. Informational handouts will be provided. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Presenter: Robert Bloom
Coordinator: Michael O’Halloran (715) 835-2388
Wednesday: April 5 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

58. Essential Oils 101

Learn how essential oils have been used throughout history for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively as part of your natural health care routine. Essential oils can help with many conditions and may act as an anti-viral or anti-bacterial agent. Essential oils can lift the mood, calm the senses, and elicit powerful emotional responses. Join us to see how essential oils may benefit you and your loved ones! Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.  doTERRA Class PPT_revised
Presenter: Michelle Caron
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Friday: April 7 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

59. Exploring Poetry 2

We will continue to explore how poetry connects us to the past, present, and future as well as each other. We will also explore how poetry makes us look at common words and everyday objects in new ways, refreshing our view of ourselves and the world around us. [No previous experience needed.]
Presenter: Erna Kelly, UWEC Emerita Professor of English
Coordinator: Sharon R. Lowry (715) 874-5633
Thursdays: April 13, 20, and 27 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Unity Christ Center, 1808 Folsom Street

60. Quality of Life at the End of Life: Understanding Hospice and Palliative Care

What is hospice? What is palliative care? Who can receive this care and what services are provided? How do I go about getting these services? How does the hospice (team) work to keep the patient comfortable? How is hospice paid for, and how can I be sure that quality hospice care is provided? These and many other questions will be discussed and answered. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Presenter: Winnie Morse, RN, PhD., Carol Ness, APNP
Coordinator: John Stoneberg (715) 832-8315
Monday: April 17 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

61. Exciting New Annual and Perennial Varieties for 2017

Get a jump on your spring gardening with CVLR’s popular annual guided tour of the Chippewa Valley Growers’ greenhouses. Learn about 12 new annual varieties and 12 new perennial varieties for 2017. See plants that have the potential to out-perform previous varieties. Limit 30 per session. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Dean Carstensen, CVG Head Grower and Plant Specialist
Coordinator: Amy Alpine (715) 835-0894
Tuesday: April 18 A 9:30 – 10:25 a.m.
Tuesday: April 18 B 10:30 – 11:25 a.m.
Tuesday: April 18 C 11:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Growers, 7825 Prill Road

62. Community Hunger: Life of a Low-Income Family Making Hard Choices Every Day

Learn about local poverty and hunger issues in our community and about efforts within the Chippewa Valley to reduce hunger and increase access to healthy food for low-income families. Engage in hands-on activities which will increase your understanding of poverty and food insecurity, the problems surrounding it and how we can work to address it as a community. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Limit 30 for each session. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Nancy Coffey, FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator, UW-Extension
Coordinator: John Stoneberg (715) 832-8315
Tuesday: April 18 A 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday: May 1 B 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

63. What Is a Stroke? How Can You Prevent One?

Angie Oldenberg, nurse practitioner in neurology, will discuss what a stroke is and what you can do to prevent it. She will review imaging studies that show what a stroke looks like on MRI and CT scans and diagnostic tests that are completed during the evaluation when someone has symptoms of a stroke. You will receive a handout to evaluate your risk for a stroke and learn steps you can take to prevent one from occurring. Limit 70. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Angie Oldenberg
Coordinator: John Anderson (715) 864-7149
Wednesday: April 19 A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday: May 11 B 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Hospital Auditorium, Mayo Clinic Health System-EC, Luther Campus,
1221 Whipple Street. Park in the adjacent parking ramp

64. Create Hanging Baskets/Planters at Chippewa Valley Growers

Start your flower containers when the pros plant theirs — in mid April! Learn the basic principles that Chippewa Valley Growers use when planting their beautiful and long-lasting combination pots and hanging baskets. Then, plant your own 10 inch or larger combo pot/basket(s) for spring AND have them cared for by CVG staff until the end of May. Limit 20 per session. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Dean Carstensen, CVG Head Grower and Plant Specialist
Coordinator: Amy Alpine (715) 835-0894
Thursday: April 20 A 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.
Thursday: April 20 B 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Thursday: April 20 C 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Growers, 7825 Prill Road
Cost: $31.50 to plant a 10 inch pot/hanging basket. Includes all supplies and plants needed. Participants can choose to provide their own pots/upgrade to larger pots and baskets. There will be additional charges for larger containers with additional plants.

65. Foreign Affairs Discussions – Eau Claire

We will view one Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2016 video each week and discuss the topic following the video. The topics are Korean Choices, Cuba and the US, The United Nations Post-2015, and Climate Change.
Presenters: Lou Frase, M.D., Stan Norman, M.D., Jane Edson
Coordinator: Dave Steele (715) 286-2676
Fridays: April 21, 28, May 5, 12 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
L. E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger Street, Thompson Room

66. Eau Claire County Treatment Courts

As a follow-up to our fall class on methamphetamine abuse, Michael Schumacher, Treatment Court Judge for Drug Court, and Marsha Schiszik, AIM Court Coordinator, discuss Eau Claire County’s various Drug Treatment Courts, which are recognized nationally as some of the best in the United States. AIM Court serves mothers with addiction and mental health issues. The presentation features all aspects of treatment courts including their formation, who is admitted, program requirements, and their effectiveness.
Presenters: Judge Michael A. Schumacher and Marsha Schiszik     Sheila Malec, Mental Health Court Coordinator, may also attend.
Coordinator: Cynthia Barber (715) 563-3768
Friday: April 21 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
St John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Avenue

Bio:  Judge Michael A. Schumacher has been the Treatment Court Judge for Eau Claire County’s Drug Court for several years, and formerly presided over the County’s AIM Court.

67. When Species Go Missing: Artists Respond

Most scientists agree that we are now in the midst of a mass extinction of species, a massive loss of biodiversity that ranges from fireflies to chestnut trees to giraffes, but what does this occurrence look like? How can you show something that’s disappearing? We’ll look at how some contemporary artists are working with scientists to illuminate the problem of biodiversity loss in sculpture, painting, photography, and multimedia installations.
Presenter: Dr. Stephanie Turner, Associate Prof of English, UW-EC
Coordinator: Barbara Wimunc-Pearson (715) 836-9598
Tuesday: April 25 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave.

Bio:  Stephanie Turner, Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, teaches science writing and visual rhetoric. Her current book project, Mass Extinction In and Out of View, explores strategies for documenting and communicating biodiversity loss in conservation, museum exhibition, and visual art.

68. A Visit to Iran – 2016 – Tales from Persia

Visit Iran’s ancient and modern cities and its varied landscape. See some of the world’s most beautiful Islamic art, palaces, gardens, and mosques. View the remains of Persepolis, one of the wonders of the ancient world. Learn of modern life in Iran, its attitudes towards the West, and the role of women.
Presenter: Tom Barland
Coordinator: Irene Lazda (715) 834-1874
Tuesday: May 2 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Ave.

69. Groundwater and You

We turn on the tap and take clean, safe drinking water for granted. But the recent example of Flint, Michigan, has illustrated the potential for contaminants in our water supplies. You will leave this program with an understanding of where our drinking water comes from, how it may become contaminated, and some ways to prevent contamination and protect our waters for the generations to come. The UW-Stevens Point groundwater model will be utilized to illustrate basic concepts.
Limit 60
Presenter: Heidi Conde, retired DNR educator and naturalist
Coordinator: Barbara Wimunc-Pearson (715) 836-9598
Thursday: May 4 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
L.E. Phillips Senior Center, 1616 Bellinger Street

Bio:  Heidi Conde has a BS in Earth Science from UW-Parkside.  She enforced our pollution control laws, including those regulating drinking water and groundwater, at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for 11 years.  After a career switch to environmental education, Heidi taught DNR audiences of all ages about geology and the water cycle, often employing the UW-Stevens Point groundwater model.  Heidi has also taught Wisconsin geology mini courses at UW-Madison.

70. A Bird’s-Eye View of Eau Claire Architecture

Throughout the city of Eau Claire we observe, nearly every day, fascinating buildings which often elicit visions of days gone by. Greg Kocken, the archivist at UWEC, has a passion for understanding the history of local houses and of our communities. In his program Greg briefly explores the historic architecture of Eau Claire by examining prominent architectural styles and the elements which define those styles. Several Eau Claire area buildings are highlighted.
Presenter: Greg Kocken, Archivist, UWEC
Coordinator: Cynthia Barber (715) 563-3768
Tuesday: May 9 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
St John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Avenue

Bio:  Greg Kocken, archivist at UW-Eau Claire since 2011, is responsible for preserving and providing access to a wealth of historic records related to Eau Claire and several surrounding counties. He helps dozens of students and researchers explore the history of our communities and the people who have called the Chippewa Valley home.

71. Dating Old Photographs

Does this scenario sound familiar? You have an old family photo, and the handwriting on the back says, “Grandma’s wedding photo.” What? Chippewa Valley Museum Director Carrie Ronnander will demonstrate how clothing fashions, buildings, and even print technology can help date photographs and, in turn, help identify who is in the photograph. Bring an old photo. If time allows, Carrie will try to date it. This program is being offered twice. Please choose one session only.
Presenter: Carrie Ronnander, Chippewa Valley Museum Director
Coordinator: Amy Alpine (715) 835-0894
Monday: May 15 A 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Monday: June 5 B 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Chippewa Valley Museum, 1204 East Half Moon Drive, Carson Park

Bio:  Carrie Ronnander began working in museums in 1996 and has long used photographs to study the past and develop exhibits. As Director of the Chippewa Valley Museum, she has ready access to over 40,000 photographs preserved by the museum, and many opportunities to date photos.

72. Birds With an Affinity for Water

Joe developed a serious interest in nature/wildlife photography over twenty years ago. This interest led him and his wife Joy to travel throughout North America as well as to more distant sites such as Africa, Antarctica, the Galapagos Islands, Midway Atoll, Iceland, and Newfoundland as well as others. During this time much of his photography centered on birds, and for this presentation he has gathered some of his better images.
Presenter: Joe Motto, MD
Coordinator: Jim Urness (715) 832-5670
Tuesday: May 16 1:30 – 2:30 p.m
Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E Fillmore Ave. Enter on Nimitz St. side

73. The Nazi Occupation of Norway: Seldom Told Stories

For the Norwegian population the occupation of Norway that began in 1940 lasted five long and frightening years. Stories about insurgent actions, sabotage, heroism, and escapes have been told and retold. The focus of this presentation is less well known stories about Quisling’s National Samling Party, Nazi prisons, Nazi labor and POW camps, and the Nazi’s “scorched earth” tactics, which devastated the land as the Germans retreated from the Russian advance to free Northern Norway. Co-sponsored by L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library.
Presenter: Jan Hansen PhD, UWEC Emeritus Professor of Economics
Coordinator: Michael O’Halloran (715) 835-2388
Wednesday: May 17 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire Room, lower level, 400 Eau Claire Street

74. Sweet Land at the History Theatre

CVLR returns to the St. Paul History Theatre for Sweet Land. This production is a lyrical celebration of hard-won independence and a reflection of generations past. Sweet Land reminds us of who we are and where we came from. After the 10:00 a.m. matinee, we will proceed to Grand Avenue with its many restaurant choices and fun shopping. Limit 112.
Coordinator: Pat Williams (715) 839-0752
Thursday: May 18
The bus departs 29 Pines at 8:00 a.m. and returns around 4:00 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 8:30. We arrive back at about 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $45 Lunch, shopping, and driver’s tip are not included.

75. Scenes from New Zealand and Fiji, January – March 2017

Bob will share the travel experiences that he and his wife Sandy enjoyed this winter in New Zealand and Fiji. He will relate stories and show photographs of their trip.
Presenter: Bob Hume, DPM, Photographer
Coordinator: Jim Urness (715) 832-5670
Friday: May 19 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m
Peace Lutheran Church, 501 E Fillmore Ave. Enter on Nimitz St. side

76. Lake Hallie Lives

Lake Hallie Lives is a 23-minute video based on oral histories of some of the people who have lived on Lake Hallie the longest. The video tells the story of these “lake dwellers” as well as the history of Lake Hallie, Chippewa county’s “hidden treasure.” Patti will show the video, discuss her project, and read short essays about living on the lake. Her work about Lake Hallie has appeared on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Wisconsin Life.
Presenter: Patti See, UWEC
Coordinator: Irene Lazda (715) 834-1874
Monday: May 22 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1804 Highland Avenue

77. Tour of the Eau Claire Water Treatment Plant

Enjoy a tour on how the city pumps, treats, and distributes your drinking water. You will see the recent completion of the renovation. Parking is available. There is an elevator for those those who prefer not to use the stairway. Limit 25 per session. Please sign up for one tour only.
Presenter: Jeff Pippenger, Utilities Administrator
Coordinator: Claudeen Oebser (715) 874-6054
Tuesday: May 23 A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday: May 23 B 3:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Water Treatment Plant, 2711 Riverview Drive

78. A Survey of Wisconsin’s Criminal Justice System and Sentencing

Attendees will meet in Judge Gabler’s courtroom for a presentation on criminal prosecutions, how they are initiated, the processes of a criminal case, factors a judge considers in sentencing, and little known facts related to our criminal justice system. Attendees will also participate in three mock criminal sentencing activities. Limit 75.
Presenter: Circuit Court Judge William M. Gabler
Coordinator: Jim Urness (715) 832-5670
Friday: June 2 1:30 – 3:00 p.m
Branch 3 Circuit Court Room, 2nd Floor, Eau Claire County Government Center, (Court House) 721 Oxford Avenue

79. The Remarkable Revival of Downtown Eau Claire

City of Eau Claire Economic Development Director Mike Schatz will talk about the history and future of the redevelopment of downtown Eau Claire during a walking tour of the North Barstow Redevelopment District, Phoenix Park, developments in the South Barstow area, and more. Mr. Schatz will also touch on the future of the 30-acre Cannery District on the west bank of the Chippewa River. Limit 30 for each session. Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Mike Schatz
Coordinator: John Stoneberg (715) 832-8315
Wednesday: June 7 A 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday: June 21 B 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Lobby, City Hall, 203 South Barstow
(Bad weather location: North Conference Room)

80. Enjoy Radio-Controlled Model Flying

Watch radio-controlled model flying and mingle with the Indianhead Country R.C. Modelers Inc. for a fun afternoon! Members fly all sizes of fixed wing aircraft (scale models, aerobatic models, and military models), helicopters, multi-copters, and gliders. Ranging in age from 30 to 90, the members have many, many years of radio-controlled model building and flying experience.
Presenter: Charlie Knudsen
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Wednesday: June 14 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
The club flying field is located about 6 miles south of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on the southwest corner of Highway 93 and County Road HH, about 1 mile west of Cleghorn.

81. Taste of Hmong Food and Culture

Learn about Hmong culture from Pang Cher Vue, owner of Noodle Wrap in Eau Claire. Enjoy an authentic Hmong meal with appetizer, main course, dessert, and beverage. Find out about Hmong foods, including rice. Pang Cher will answer your questions about Hmong culture and foods. Limit 75.
Presenter: Pang Cher Vue
Coordinator: Elizabeth Fischer (715) 874-5633
Monday: June 19 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Noodle Wrap near Festival Foods
Cost: $15

82. Vintage Vehicles Adventure

Take a short ride into the countryside to view a private collection of classic cars, antique tractors, and horse-drawn vehicles. Enjoy a self-guided tour with the help of a Chippewa Valley Museum docent along with the owner. You will have ample time to explore the collection which includes a doctor’s buggy, buckboard wagon, and a two-seat surrey. Special memorabilia will be on display as well as a traveling history kit from the Chippewa Valley Museum titled “Getting from Here to There.” Light refreshments will also be available. Limit 60 per session.
Please sign up for one session only.
Presenter: Duane Dingmann and Chippewa Valley Museum docent
Coordinator: Claudeen Oebser (715) 874-6054
Thursday: July 13 A 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday: July 18 B 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
South on Hwy 93 toward Eleva. (Approximately 3 miles from I-94)
Cost: $20

83. Glensheen at the History Theatre

Glensheen, the musical, returns to the St. Paul History Theatre for the third time. The Glensheen mansion in Duluth is the setting for the actual murders and the bizarre history. Critics describe the consistently sold out show as “Agatha Christie Meets Fargo.” Before the 2:00 p.m. matinee, we will travel to St. Paul’s Grand Avenue for shopping and lunch at one of its many good restaurants. Limit 168.
Coordinator: Pat Williams (715) 839-0752
Thursday: July 20
The bus departs 29 Pines at 9:30 a.m. and returns around 7:00 p.m.
Pick up is at Marketplace at 10:00 a.m. and return about 6:30 p.m.
Show starts at 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $45 Driver’s tip and lunch are not included.