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Wrestling group holds food drive

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Showtime Champion Wrestling is holding “Greetings From Chippewa Falls,” a food drive and wrestling matchups event on Saturday, Feb. 10, at Eagles Club Banquet Hall, 2588 Hallie Road. 

The event will feature main event “The Big Hurt” DeAndre Jackson versus “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb, as well as several other matches including a tag team attraction, six-man tag and others. 

Tickets are $12 for general admission or $15 for the front row. There will be a $2 discount per ticket for those who bring in non-perishable food items that will go to Feed My People Food Bank in Eau Claire. 

The doors open at 6 p.m. and bell time is 7 p.m. 

For more information about the event, visit Showtime Champion Wrestling’s Facebook page,​ShowtimeChampionship. 

Banff Film Festival tickets on sale

Tickets go on sale today for UW-Eau Claire’s “Banff Mountain Film Festival II — Extreme Works,” the second showing of the Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival. 

Tickets are $15 for the public and $3 for UW-Eau Claire students. They can be purchased through the service center in the university’s Davies Student Center, by calling 715-836-3727 or visiting 

This year’s screening will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, in the Woodland Theater in Davies Student Center. The films will explore exotic locations and include paddling wild rivers, biking grueling terrain and climbing to the highest peaks. Audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and festival crowd favorites. 

The event is put on by Eau Claire Ski Striders and UW-Eau Claire’s Student Office of Sustainability. 

For more information,  search “Banff” at or check out the film festival’s website at

Library hosts ‘Writers Read’

Special guests Jackie McManus and Max Garland will share their recent work at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Eau Claire Room of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 400 Eau Claire St., as this month’s “Writer’s Read” speakers.

McManus will read from her new book, “The Earthmover’s Daughter.” McManus is a mother of four children, avid hiker and teacher. 

Garland will read from his recent poetry collection, “The Word We Used for It.” Garland is Eau Claire’s writer-in-residence and a former Wisconsin Poet Laureate. 

“Writers Read” is a monthly library presentation that features original poetry and prose written by writers in the Chippewa Valley. For more information about the event, call 715-839-5004 or visit

Registration open for spring art show

CHIPPEWA FALLS — The 54th annual Spring Art Show at the Heyde Center for the Arts, 3 S. High St., is welcoming artists to submit their work through 4 p.m. Friday, March 9. 

This is a non-juried, community art exhibition that is open to artists who work in all forms and mediums. The exhibit will run Sunday, April 8, to Friday, April 20, at the Heyde Center. 

All submitted work must be original and signed by the artist. 

There is a $15 entry fee for Chippewa Valley Cultural Association members and $30 for non members. Artists can submit a maximum of three pieces with that fee. 

For more information about the show or to download the registration form, visit   

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