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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Jan. 13

Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

View this traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Historical Society! Comprised of 16 panels, the exhibit features an interactive kiosk that allows visitors to track the movement of glaciers, follow changes made to local rivers over time, or…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Jan. 13

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule…

Chippewa Area Ice Arena
839 First Ave.
Chippewa Falls

8am-10pm Sat. Jan. 13

Lumberjill Invite

Ultimate Performance Gymnastics hosts their first ever Lumberjill Invite. See gymnasts competing in USAG levels, and all levels of AAU. Their "Flip-Flop Grilled ChickeN" and other lumberjill grub will be available at the Camp Store. Relax…

Ultimate Performance Gymnastics & Cheer
4289 124th St.
Lake Hallie

8am-4pm Sat. Jan. 13

Jack Frost Fest

Enjoy a winter day with family at the Jack Frost Festival held at Spooner City Park and Downtown Spooner. Frosty fun includes a Hockey Tournament, Fat Bike Demonstrations, Turkey Bowling, Rib & Chili Contest, Bonfires & S'mores Bar, Minnow…

Near Tony's Riverside, on the Yellow River Flowage
Spooner

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 13

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Jan. 13

Winter Market of Menomonie

A typical Winter market day is presented by 15-20 farmers and artists selling everything from vegetables to fruits, eggs, breads, meats and handmade crafts. Friendly atmosphere, fresh coffee, hot prepared foods and live music every week. All…

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Sat. Jan. 13

Introduction to Snowshoeing

If you want to try snowshoeing come to Beaver Creek and learn about the snowshoe's history, styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After classroom time inside, we'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. Make a new adventure…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: GA $6m, $9nm; Register by 1/10

Age: 8+

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 13

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Sat. Jan. 13

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest class aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10-10:45am Sat. Jan. 13

Youth Art Workshops

Topics include Sculpey Mini Sculptures, Mosaic Masterpieces, Canvas Painting Party, Pop Art, Music Mania, Silly Science, and more.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

10am-3pm Sat. Jan. 13

Nate Rylander - the Jackson Pollock of the Midwest

View work by abstract expressionist painter Nate Rylander. “Action painting” can be seen in his artwork along with reclaimed materials such as hollow core doors. Inspired by several masters, we refer to Rylander as the Jackson Pollock of…

B-Framed Galleries
313 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Jan. 13

Winter Well-Being Container Class

Create a unique mixed container of tropical plants, succulents, moss and rocks. Reasons why we love houseplants: They help purify air, can reduce stress, they can be pretty house decors, help you sleep better, help fight colds and, improve…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Jan. 13

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 13

Kids Frozen 'Olaf' painting workshop

Head to Craving & Canvas Art Studio and arm up with other Frozen Friends. Paint Olaf on a plate or on canvas. Enjoy refreshing lemonade and hot chocolate, and sing-along to Frozen music. Be sure to make reservations.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio
2807 East Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 4+

11am-4pm Sat. Jan. 13

Come and Slide With Us

Enjoy an afternoon of supervised sledding, accompanied with a roaring fire, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. For more information call Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Jan. 13

Pinehurst Winter Safety Day

This event will emphasize winter sports safety including proper headgear and equipment, rescue demonstrations, Pinehurst improvements and other safety information. Fire pit, meet Sparky the Fire Dog, fire and rescue trucks, organized skating…

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon Sat. Jan. 13

2nd Annual Cinderella's Birthday Party: ECCT Fundraiser

It's Cinderella's Birthday and you're invited. All new musical play, new menu of kid's favorites, more singing and dancing, birthday cake, princess basket raffles, games and surprises, autographs and photos. Princess attire encouraged.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 GA

Age: All Ages

12:30-2:30pm Sat. Jan. 13

Introduction to Snowshoeing

If you want to try snowshoeing come to Beaver Creek and learn about the snowshoe's history, styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After classroom time inside, we'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. Make a new adventure…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: GA $6m, $9nm; Register by 1/10

Age: 8+

1-3pm Sat. Jan. 13

ArtMobile at the Library

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jan. 13

Art Classes Artisan Forge Studio

Art Classes at Artisan Forge Studio with Schaefer Miles Painting Drawing Adult and Teen Learn painting and drawing techniques. Work at your own pace. Novice and Advanced. This is your creative time. Paint and Draw with the Artists.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Four Classes $140 or One class for $40

Age: Adult and Teen

2pm Sat. Jan. 13

Let's Sweet Roll: Candy Sushi & Anime

Teens can roll on out to the library for an afternoon of candy sushi making and anime viewing! Registration is required. Register online at ecpubliclibrary.info/teens or call Youth Services at 715-839-5007.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-7:30pm Sat. Jan. 13

Family Paint

A 2 hour paint workshop for you and your family. Everything you need is provided to create a work of art - and you take your painting home at the end of class. Open to kids and their grown-ups only.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

6:30-9pm Sat. Jan. 13

Ole and Lena's Ice Fishing Fandango - Dinner Theater

Ole and Sven are gearing up, literally, for the Lodge’s annual 72-hour Pairs Ice Fishing Marathon contest. Aside from making sure the water pressure is strong enough to hose Ole down when he gets home from the contest, Lena is far more…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Admission: Dinner Show - Adults $34, Seniors $33, Youth $27 Show Only – Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $8

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Jan. 13

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun time painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Jan. 13

Ragtime and Vintage Jazz Concert

Performers: Bill Fisher, Josh Gallagher, Kathy Johns, Ben Kittilstad, Nick Larson, Judy Lies, Nick Poss, Jim Radloff, Kayla Shoemaker, Sandy Williams. Doors open at 5:30pm, and Preconcert at 6:25pm.

First Congregational UCC
310 Broadway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free will offering: suggested $15 adults, $5 students

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