Community Theatre: Visit www.ECCT.org and www.CVTG.org to find up-to-date information about all their wonderful shows, or ways for youth and parents to get involved backstage!
Get Your Own Parents Who Host Sign!
Please join the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention in their efforts to remind parents of teens that, Parents Who Host Lose the Most. This campaign reminds parents that it is illegal, unhealthy, and unsafe to host teen parties with alcohol. You can remind people in your neighborhood by taking home a yard sign and placing it outside your home between now and the end of June. You can keep your sign, and put it out again next April. Signs are available at the school office. For tools to start a conversation with your teen on your expectations related to underage drinking, go to: getinvolvedASAP.org To join others working to reduce underage drinking, contact Kristin Hildebrand, at the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention 715-839-2874.
Memorial High School has been selected as the WBN (World Book Night) pick-up, reception site for book givers. The MHS TLI Club will be hosting this event as well as being one of the organizations to give books. This reception for those givers will be held on April 16. Then, on Wednesday, April 23 from 3:00-6:00pm, TLI will be hosting a book give away in the MHS library. The TLI Club will give books to “light” readers, nonreaders, or those who don’t have access to purchasing their own books. (Books are appropriate for ages 12 and up.)
Teen Poetry Night: “Lovers of poetry and the written word – c’mon down to L E Phillips Public Library Thursday, April 24th from 7-8 p.m. for Teen Poetry Night. We will be making our own magnetic poetry sets for your fridge or locker! We will also have open mic time for the brave souls that would like to share their own work or someone else’s!” For teens 6th grade and up. Eau Claire Room. For more information, call 715-839-5007.
BluGold Beginnings presents: A Night With RATCo, Friday, April 25th, 7:30 pm, UWEC Zorn Arena
Random Acts of Theatre Company from Selma, ALis more than a community theatre program, RATCo goes all out to empower young people-no matter their background, economic status, physical ability, race or ethnicity-by teaching teamwork, self-expression, and the value of giving back. Come see them perform about the lives of those within the program. Including: Memorial's Improv Team, Performance from Delong's Xavier Salaja, Shanla Hill, & Megan Spreeman. The cost is FREE (with a suggested $5.00 donation.)
Touched Twice Clinic is April 26
The Touched Twice Clinic will be held April 26, from 9 am-2 pm at Bethesda Lutheran Church at 123 W Hamilton Ave. It is open to anyone who has a need and offers free services. Each guest is guaranteed ONE of the following services: doctor appointments, blood pressure checks, cholesterol/glucose screenings, limited dental services, vision screening, chiropractic service, haircuts, oil changes, massage or counseling servicing. All guests can receive a hot meal, free clothing, community resources, resume` building and financial counseling. For more information go to www.bethesdalutheran.org.
Puddle Jump is Saturday, April 26
Longfellow’s Jeanne Richie Memorial Puddle Jump is Saturday, April 26 at 9:00 am. Pre-registration is closed but you may register the morning of the race at Phoenix Park. Registration opens at 7:30 am. Proceeds from the race benefit Longfellow’s After School 21st Century Community Learning Center and student scholarships for community programs. An un-timed children’s race begins at 10:00 a.m. at Phoenix Park. Advanced & team registration packet pick up is available at Longfellow on Thursday, April 24th from 4:00-6:30 pm, enter through door 2. Thank you for supporting Longfellow!
The 3rd Annual Essentially Eau Claire Concert will take place on April 28 at 7 pm in the Memorial High School Auditorium. The concert will feature guest soloist saxophonist Tom Luer along with the MHS Jazz I, II, and III bands and combos, South and Delong Middle School Jazz Bands and UWEC's Jazz 1! Each year this concert raises money for the ECASD's middle school instrumental programs. Tickets are $10 in advance from Schmitt Music or Morgan Music or at the door the night of the concert and all profits will be distributed between the middle school programs.
Race to the finish line with Ironman triathlete Jay Hewitt as he presents Winning Triathlons and Motivating Others on Wednesday, May 29, from 6-7 pm (free of charge) at Northstar Middle School. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Chippewa River Adventure Camp is April 26 The UWEC Environmental Adventure Center is sponsoring a day-long Adventure Camp for students ages 8-16 at Round Hill near Durand. Participants will explore the natural world, get active outdoors and learn something new! Activities vary each year but past activities have included canoeing, kayaking, fishing, archery, map and compass, rifle range, outdoor cooking and a GPS treasure hunt. Each students will have the opportunity to participate in four activities. Cost is $40 per person and includes all instruction/equipment and a brick oven pizza lunch. Parents are invited to attend at no additional cost. Contact Sam Worple at email@example.com or call 608-302-7430 for more information. Register by sending a check payable to the UWEC Environmental Center to Daniel Langlois, UWEC Hilltop Recreation Center, 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701.
Eau Claire Healthy Communities Celebration is Thursday, May 1
Last year, over 190 community residents gathered to collectively identify the most significant health issues in our county including chronic disease, high-risk alcohol use, mental health, family violence and oral health. Eau Claire Healthy Communities formed Action Teams around these health priorities and have been busy moving toward health improvement in these areas. More information on Eau Claire Healthy Communities is available at www.echealthycommunities.org. Please join Eau Claire Healthy Communities to help celebrate achievements, find out the recipient of the first Annual Healthy Communities Champion Award and to think about how to make a difference in our community around these health priorities. The celebration will be Thursday, May 1, from 5:30-7:30 pm at the RCU Corporate Building. Refreshments will be provided. Please use the following link to register: www.tinyurl.com/echealthycommunities. Feel free to forward this email to your networks or to those that would be interested in attending the event.
Blugold Beginnings Summer 2014 Camp Offered:
Leadership and Service Week: For students entering 9th-12th grade. Students will take part in service projects in the community to meet service requirements for graduation, help boost resumes, and enhance college application materials. This camp will also involve many leadership activities to provide students with the skills to be able to succeed throughout high school and prepare for college.
Session 1: (8:00 AM-5:00 PM) July 21st-24th (Free to ECASD students)