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Events

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Fri. Feb. 9

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5am-10pm Fri. Feb. 9

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8-11am Fri. Feb. 9

Responding to Active Threat

This instructor-led course is designed to bridge the gap between responding officers and businesses in an active threat situation. You will learn how to prevent, report, and protect yourself and your employees or family from an active threat…

CVTC Applied Technology Center
2322 Alpine Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $39

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Fri. Feb. 9

Abstract Wall Art Glass Class

A one-hour abstract wall art class. You will be provided with a white sheet of glass and you will decorate it however you would like using the colorful glass accents provided. Fused projects available for pick up starting Feb. 16th.

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Class Fee: $75/parent and child, two children or couple and $35/additional child.

Age: 5+

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 9

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

10am-2pm Fri. Feb. 9

Grow Your Own Herbs

Bring your own mason jars or jars will be available to purchase. Glass rock, potting mix, twine or ribbon, plant tags and herb seeds will be provided. There will be a demonstration on cooking with herbs, a tasting of delicious samples, and…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Feb. 9

Super Space Quest (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. 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…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Fri. Feb. 9

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

10-10:50am Fri. Feb. 9

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

10:15am Fri. Feb. 9

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Feb. 9

Super Space Quest (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. 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…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Feb. 9

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

10:30-11:30am Fri. Feb. 9

ABCs for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome

Age: Ages 2-5

11-11:30am Fri. Feb. 9

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-noon Fri. Feb. 9

Parachute Games

Kids will enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: 3+

noon-8pm Fri. Feb. 9

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Fri. Feb. 9

Banbury Art Crawl 9th Annual

Since 2008, artists have selling paintings, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography and so much more. Look forward to perusing works from over one hundred artists and vendors. Fun few days for family, friends and…

Banbury Place, Building 13
800 Wisconsin St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Feb. 9

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center
2407 North Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 9

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Feb. 9

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Lars Nelson

Lars Nelson is a Minneapolis artist who writes and records orginal rock and roll. They'll be playing songs off their newly released album, Gold Elevators, as well as some crowd and personal favorites.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6-7:30pm Fri. Feb. 9

Chunky Finger Knit Cowl Class

Learn to use just your fingers to create this chunky cowl. Use a super soft mega chunky yarn to make a cozy winter accessory you will love. This technique can be used to make other large knit projects such as throws and blankets. All…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 10+

6:30-9pm Fri. Feb. 9

IIT's About Time Date Night

A fun Date Night Out with In It Together's Matt and Suzie K. Choose your own adventure to make for a greater connection with your spouse. Tickets include appetizers, live music, wine, and your very own chose your own adventure book.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40/Couple

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 9

Life Upon the Wicked Stage: 34 Seasons of Summer Theater in Eau Claire

A 20-year anniversary celebration remembering Summer Theater. 126 productions, 1,224 performances, 300,000 audience members. Larry Heagle, Steve Turek, Jeff Rochon and Carole Spenser will read from Wil Denson’s just released "Life Upon the…

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All