5 ways to enjoy Chippewa Falls in February and March
As a relatively recent transplant to Chippewa Falls, my husband and I have been pleasantly surprised by the number of activities in the community. But, when I take a couple of seconds to really think about that, we shouldn’t be. We purchased Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast in 2014 because of the location, not only is the B&B located on Lake Wissota, but the Chippewa River runs right through the heart of Chippewa Falls. The water provides for the usual outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, fishing, skiing and swimming. More importantly, Chippewa Falls has a dynamic business community that is engaged in community service, both locally and internationally. It is those business leaders that are involved in the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, Kiwanis Club, etc., which have a significant impact on the community. You will find some examples of those philanthropic events in the list below. Chippewa Falls also has a great Center for the Arts which is always providing wonderful entertainment for all ages. Remember, we all work hard, we need to take care of ourselves and be sure to have some fun so we can relax, rest and rejuvenate. This allows us to be fully engaged in all we do, not only for our spouses and family but also at work.
1. February 28, 2016, at 2:00 pm. Bob Bohm’s Variety & Magic Show at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Magician Bob Bohm brings magic, comedy and fun in a show jam packed with lots of audience participation and live animals with the aim to delight and amaze the audience. This super show is an unbelievable experience! Bob along with his animal assistants – Thurston, a giant white cockatoo, and Toby, a small brown dog – combine amazing magic and fun with astounding grand illusions. Bob takes audience participation to a whole new level presenting good clean wholesome fun that kids to adults, even grandparents enjoy.
1. March 5, 2016, 9:00 am – 8:00pm. Loopy’s Annual Mad Hatter Volleyball Tournament at Loopy’s Saloon, Grill & Event Dome just west of Chippewa Falls on County Hwy X. Sign up as mixed couples, play rotating 4’s, 24 couples max, seeded to 3 – 8 couple groups – upper, mid and lower. Pay out based on 24 couples.
3. March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm and March 6, 2016 at 2:00pm, Healing Harmonies at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Group singing can be both exhilarating and transformative. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony. This year’s theme focuses on the health benefits that singing has on the singer and the listener. It is well known that music can be profoundly comforting to those with dementia and their caregivers. Music can bring joy and comfort to the families and loved ones who have struggled with the effects of dementia. The CVCC is based at the Heyde Center and has been in existence for over 30 years.
4. March 17 thru March 20, 2017, TV Town – A Midwest Musical Comedy at the Heyde Center for the Arts. A famous stage actress and her brother approach a banker in a small Midwest City, hoping to borrow money to start a television station. They have pooled their life savings to purchase a TV broadcast license, leaving them with no collateral for a loan. The banker directs them to a local radio station owner who has a building – plus a fiancée willing to invest her savings in television equipment. The four of them create a partnership to launch WHAM-TV. WHAM’s local program, “TV Town” gains instant popularity when a jealous rivalry develops between the famous actress and the radio man’s fiancée. Ratings are further boosted by news reports of three local sisters seeing a flying saucer. As a publicity stunt, the TV station offers a $10,000 reward for a photo of a UFO. The contest attracts the attention of a New York con man and his girlfriend. They hatch a plan to collect the reward. The FBI assigns a lady agent to investigate. Unpredictable love interests take hold as the plot thickens! Directed by Jerry & Carol Way and Amanda Tanzer, the production will be a treat for the eyes and ears of every visitor to “TV Town.”
5. March 19 10:00 am till 3:30 pm Stampede Stampin & Scrapping Expo at the Eagles Club in Chippewa Falls. This event gives stampers and scrap bookers an opportunity to do make and take projects, participate in the card buffet and purchase the newest products at our one day event. The Stampin and Scrapping Stampede EXPO is a not-for-profit fundraiser. Sponsored by Chapter BF, P.E.O. Sisterhood, an international philanthropic, educational organization, our purpose is to advance the role of women in the world through scholarships.
I hope I have inspired you to make a trip to Chippewa Falls in the next few weeks. There are a few things I am certain you will find once you arrive: a warm, friendly greeting, great customer service, and parking should not only be easy to find, but is usually free! Oh, and if you are looking for a place to relax, rest and rejuvenate, Pleasant View Bed & Breakfast is just the place for you!!