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Events

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Mon. Jan. 1

Old and New Works by Anders Shafer

Anders Shafer has selected his works, from the 1970s to the present, that were significant to his development. Most of the works are sequential visual stories. Gallery is located on the library's second floor.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7am-9:30pm Mon. Jan. 1

Christmas Village

Irvine Park Christmas Village will be open from dawn to dusk. The display will include more than 100,000 Christmas lights and over 100 life-size Christmas scenes that replicate the Victorian era and the city's early history. The park becomes…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

9-11:30am Mon. Jan. 1

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

noon-8pm Mon. Jan. 1

Shakers and Makers: American Folk Art and Beyond Art Exhibit

This eclectic art exhibit begins with art made by 1800’s Shakers alongside fine artists of today and makers of our region. Challenging stereotypes of both folk art and fine art brings fun and interesting art into Galaudet Gallery

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Mon. Jan. 1

Choix Roses

Galaudet Gallery is bringing you a room full of roses in Choix Roses showing roses by the famed botanical artist Pierre J. Redoute.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 S Farwell St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-5pm Mon. Jan. 1

Skate for a Cause and National Skate Day Fundraiser

See performances by the Chippewa Figure Skating Club members from 1:30-3pm. Stay after the performances for a FREE skating session from 3- 5pm. This is for ALL family members interested in learning to skate. Skates will be available to use…

Chippewa Area Ice Arena
839 First Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE (Donations donated to local charity)

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Mon. Jan. 1

Silent Peace Walk

Bring in the New Year with a peaceful heart. Join with others in a Silent Peace Walk for world peace. Gather in the park, and after brief opening remarks, walk in silence for about 20 minutes. Dress for winter weather, and bring a flashlight…

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire