Hangar Dance supports VFW
The third annual Hawthorne Hangar Dance will be held from 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport’s Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, 3800 Starr Ave.
The dance pays homage to the events held overseas in airplane hangars during World War II and features music from the Troppo Big Band jazz orchestra, 1940s planes and vehicles, war memorabilia and a vintage costume contest.
Arthur Murray Dance Studios of Eau Claire will perform and offer free dance lessons at 6 p.m.
Tickets are: $35 for individuals or $60 per couple; $25 for veterans or $40 for couples including a veteran; or $300 for a table of 10. Tickets can be purchased at Burger King locations in Eau Claire, Lake Hallie and Chippewa Falls or by calling 715-836-6780, ext. 12.
All proceeds will benefit the VFW Foundation’s Unmet Needs, a program that provides relief to veterans, active military and their families through immediate grants.
Library opens art show submissions
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is opening submissions to area artists for “Wisconsin ArtsWest,” the Eau Claire’ library’s juried art show that runs Feb. 25 through April 6.
Anyone living in Wisconsin and who is 18 or older is encouraged to submit digital images as JPEG files of their work completed since Jan. 1, 2016.
All media are accepted. Work must be submitted via CD, DVD, flash drive, email attachment or the library’s online entry form. Digital images must be delivered to the library or postmarked no later than Jan. 3 for consideration.
There is a $10 entry fee for each artist. To find out more information, or to enter work, visit ecpubliclibrary.info/events.
Theater guild screens Mihm film
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild is holding a screening of Christopher Mihm’s latest sci-fi film “Demon With the Atomic Brain” at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Grand Theatre, 102 W. Grand Ave.
One of the film’s main characters is an actress from New Auburn, and one scene was shot in her hometown. Mihm’s films pay tribute to the cheesy black-and-white sci-fi flicks popular in the 1950s.
“Demon With the Atomic Brain” is about a failed attempt to weaponize a dimensional portal machine, leading to an exponentially expanding bubble that threatens to engulf the universe.
For more information about the film, visit sainteuphoria.com/demon.html.
Tickets to the screening are $10 and proceeds will help CVTG. Call 715-832-7529 for more information about the screening.
‘Men of Clay’ show at B-Framed
B-Framed Galleries, 313 S. Barstow St., is holding its winter exhibit, “Men of Clay” through Jan. 31 at the gallery.
The exhibit features clay works by St. Croix County’s John Onkka and John Clazmer of Racine.
Onkka creates wheel thrown and hand-built pieces as well as wall murals, some of which are part of Mayo Clinic Health System-Eau Claire’s permanent collection.
Clazmer creates wood-fired pieces as well as wheel-thrown stoneware. His work is in the permanent collection of the Kenosha Public Museum.
Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.
For more information, visit bframed.com or call 715-832-4476.
Writers guild holds winter retreat
The Chippewa Valley Writers Guild is holding a winter writer’s retreat Jan. 27 to 28 at The Oxbow Hotel, 516 Galloway St.
The retreat will feature four writers-in-residence, panels and workshops designed to foster creativity.
Sign-up begins Friday at a cost of $200 for the hotel’s Flats or $225 for the main house. The cost includes one night of lodging, breakfast, lunch, snacks, a drink ticket and group instruction.
Prices increase after Dec. 24 and the final deadline to register is Jan. 1. Space is limited.
For more information, and to register, visit cvwritersguild.org.
From staff reports