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Events

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Fri. Feb. 16

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

Fri. Feb. 16

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

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 16

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-6pm Fri. Feb. 16

Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Pajama Storytime

Children are invited to leave one of their stuffed animal friends to “sleepover” at the library on Friday night (drop-off 10am-6pm). On Saturday morning, everyone can enjoy a pajama storytime and short picture slideshow of what the…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Feb. 16

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

10am-5pm Fri. Feb. 16

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. 16

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

10am-3pm Fri. Feb. 16

Bird Lover's Suet Feeder

Create a beautiful heart shaped Valentine feeder for the birds you love. Set Includes: twine & red yarn, 2- heart shaped forms, mixed berries, sunflower seed & suet.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 set for $10, 2 sets for $15

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Feb. 16

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. 16

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

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Feb. 16

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

11-11:30am Fri. Feb. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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

2-6pm Fri. Feb. 16

Kids from Wisconsin Auditions for the 50th Tour

The KIDS from Wisconsin have begun their search for the most talented performers. Instrumentalists and vocalists/dancers should apply online for a spot at the annual February auditions. Seeking 35 Performers including singer/dancers, and…

Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free for college students or $20/applicant

Age: 15-20

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Feb. 16

Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner

All you can eat Boiled Salmon, Baked Fish, Fried Fish, Boiled Red Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Boiled Onions, Creamy Cole Slaw, Rye Bread, Pudding, Coffee and Milk.

St. Joseph Parish
910 Wilson Ave
Menomonie

Cost: Adults: $11, Seniors: $10; Take outs: $9; Children 4-11: $.75 per year/ 3 and under: free.

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Feb. 16

Pour Painted Easter Eggs

Create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. Light snack and beverages.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 16

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.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Ranges from $10-40 depending on the class

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 16

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

5:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 16

Water Safety Instructor Training

Water Safety Instructor (WSI class) is an American Red Cross training that teaches participants how to lead swimming lessons. This class includes classroom and water-based instruction on how to teach swimming techniques and water safety.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $225, Community $275

Age: 16+

5:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 16

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

5:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 16

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $185, Community: $225

Age: Ages 16+

6pm Fri. Feb. 16

Coco

Despite his family's baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the…

Applied Arts Room 210
415 13th Avenue East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Feb. 16

Mini Golf at the Chippewa Falls Public Library

The Chippewa Falls Public Library is holding an indoor mini golf fundraiser. This year’s theme is “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking PBS show. All proceeds go to the Friends of the…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Students (K-12), $4 Adults, $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Feb. 16

Chippewa Falls High School Jazz Jam

This is the annual big band dance put on by the Chi-Hi Jazz Department of the Chippewa Falls Senior High School as a fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls High School Music Department. The dance features classic and modern big band music by the…

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

Cost: Adults $7, Seniors $6, Youth $4

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Feb. 16

Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers 2nd Annual Benefit Concert

Bad Medicine will be performing a tribute to Bon Jovi at the State Theatre in Eau Claire. The 90-minute show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: For a $10 donation per person you can get tickets at the door!

Age: All Ages

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