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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Feb. 3

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, broomball, family skate, ice bowling, and more activities. See the full schedule online.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: $8 for 2-day admission; Pit access tickets for races sold separately

Age: All Ages

7:30am-11pm Sat. Feb. 3

Winterfest Show Choir Competition

Talented high school choir students will take you on a journey of song and dance as they compete for awards like Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Grand Champion. 21 choirs from Wisconsin and Minnesota will be competing with exhibition…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Daytime OR Finals competition, $15 both day/night

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eau Claire Super Set Junior Tournament

Matches may start as early as 9:00 AM, and this is a one day event. The tournament will run 4-6 hours depending on draw size.

YMCA Tennis Center
229 Moore St.
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eau Claire Gun Show

Buy, Sell and Trade all firearms, ammo, knives, military, hunting items and more.

Best Western PLUS Eau Claire Conference Center
3340 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5 age 14 and under free

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

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. Feb. 3

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

9:15am-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. The knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and perhaps even more importantly, what not to do could make the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

9:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

Pedals, Pipes, and Pizza

A fun program to introduce music students to the pipe organ. Videos of the organ and its construction, pizza, and the opportunity to play the large Moeller pipe organ.

Sacred Heart-St Patrick Parish Center
322 Fulton St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Youth, adults welcome

10-10:50am Sat. Feb. 3

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. Feb. 3

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. Feb. 3

Tea Cup Succulent Class

Back by popular demand. Fee includes succulents, potting mix, decorative rock, and moss. Create a charming succulent conversation piece. Bring your own tea cup or they will provide one to purchase ($2-$5).

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

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-1pm Sat. Feb. 3

Adult & Teen Self-Defense Class

3 hours of basic and advanced techniques taught by an expert. Learn how to prevent an attack and how to defend yourself when in a situation. Hosted by an engaging teacher who has a passion for teaching and helping others. Each class is…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: Adult & Teen

10am Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

10:15-10:50am Sat. Feb. 3

Ballet for Pregnant Women at Swan Lake Ballet

Sample class is free! Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for pregnant on Saturdays. The classes will be taught by a teacher with a degree in dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10:15am Sat. Feb. 3

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

10:30-11am Sat. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Mommy and Me Classes at Swan Lake Ballet

Sample class is free. Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for 18 month - 3 year olds on Saturdays. The classes will be taught by a teacher with a degree in dance.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18 month - 3 years

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

Pop up Restaurant Featuring Fontinalis at Northbound Supply Co.

NYC Chef Brendan Mchale & Musician Ben Lester have teamed together to form Fontinalis, a pop up restaurant serving rustic yet refined lake region food at the ever so curated Northbound Supply Co., an outdoor apparel boutique.

Northbound Supply Co
215 North Barstow St
Eau Claire

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

Learn to Needle Felt Owls

Learn how to make a pair of these cute little creatures. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you the basic techniques of needle felting. All materials will be provided to make a mama and baby owl to take home.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 8+

1-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Adult & Teen Self-Defense Class

3 hours of basic and advanced techniques taught by an expert. Learn how to prevent an attack and how to defend yourself when in a situation. Hosted by an engaging teacher who has a passion for teaching and helping others. Each class is…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: Adult & Teen

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

2:30-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Needle Felt Landscape Class

Beat cabin fever and learn a new hobby or work on a old one over the winter and have some fun. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you how to do it. All materials will be provided and ideas will be provided if needed.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 8+

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more! Check our Events calendar on our website thepaintshack.net for featured paintings and prices…

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$35 depending on the class, see event calendar on website for specific pricing

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

McDonell High School: "The Wizard of Oz"

The talented students of McDonell Central Catholic High School and Notre Dame Middle School present the original "The Wizard of Oz" including the beloved "Somewhere Over the the Rainbow" and all the icon songs from the award-winning motion…

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $12, students $6

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Comedic Magician David Harris

A Midwest, Emmy Award Winning comedian and magician from Minneapolis. He appears at clubs, colleges, corporate events, and other top venues across the U.S. and Canada. David's personal and person-driven approach to performing is clean,…

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $18-25

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