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Wednesday, April 17th (preconference)

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Learn to Play Kubb

Phoenix Park (Rainsite: Richmond Hall, The Lismore)

Eau Claire is the home of the annual U.S. National Kubb Championship.  What is kubb and how do you say it?  Kubb, rhymes with ‘tube,’ and is an addictive Swedish lawn game, played with wooden blocks and batons. Instruction and equipment will be provided by the organizers of the U.S. National Kubb Championships. Sign up here.

Thursday, April 18

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM WAAL Dine Around
Meet in TBA

Local Restaurants

Not sure where to go for dinner? Let food and networking be your guide! All of the restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel, although you are welcome to drive. New this year! Sign up to reserve your spot ahead of time on SignUpGenius. Meet in the hotel lobby.

The Lakely: A farm to table restaurant with a seasonal menu, The Lakely provides an upscale dining experience. The menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, and the Scandanavian-inspired “koldtboard,” a choose your own relish tray.
Stella Blues: Casual spot offering Cajun fare, including gumbo, jambalaya, and etouffee.  Signature martinis & mojitos.
Houligans: Steak and seafood casual fine dining in a worn-in woodwork environment.
Thai Orchid: Unique Asian fare. Local favorites include the Pad Thai with chicken or the delicious Drunken Noodles. Vegetarian friendly.
Ninja: Chill place with authentic Japanese & Chinese cuisine.  Vegetarian friendly.
The Informalist: Inside The Lismore and known for the wood-fired pizzas, expect fresh ingredients from regional farms throughout the menu. Vegetarian and vegan friendly.
Livery:  Also known as the Cowtown Saloon for its historic livery stable. Serves American comfort food with a twist.

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM  Storytime for Adults: Why Should Kids Have All the Fun?

Presenters: Theresa Holford, UW-LaCrosse; Barry McKnight, LaCrosse Public Library

Storytime isn’t just for kids! Learn how UWL Murphy Library and La Crosse Public Library, in partnership with a local brewery, attract standing room only audiences, which range in age from 20s to 60s+, to a monthly program where librarians from public, academic and school libraries read aloud short stories, essays, book excerpts based loosely on monthly themes. You’ll discover how the partnerships between local libraries, businesses and the arts enrich the cultural life of the community, and how easy it is to replicate this program in your community. Because showing is better than telling, there will be a live simulated demo of an adult story time session. Free to attend for all librarians in the Chippewa Valley! Sign up here. Cash bar available.

7:30 PM - 8:45 PM  Pop Culture Trivia at The Plus

Pursue trivial matters at the restaurant right across the street from The Lismore with fellow librarians! Sign up here.

Suggestions For “On Your Own” Evening Entertainment

7:30 PM UWEC Presents: Progressive Performance at the Pablo Center

Attend a non-traditional concert from UWEC Music and Theatre department faculty at the new Pablo Center.  Tickets are $5 for adults and can be purchased at pablocenter.org. (For website and marketing here is the direct link: https://www.pablocenter.org/all-events/97/progressive-performance/


9:00 PM Clear Water Comedy Show at The Plus

General admission tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Friday, April 19, 2019

7:30 AM - 8:15 AM  Friday Morning Yoga sponsored by Springer Nature

Location: Wilson Hall B
Start your Friday off right and join us for free early morning yoga session. Attendees will receive a free yoga mat courtesy of Springer Nature! Registration required. Limited to 20 participants.

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