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Sat. Feb. 17

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

Sat. Feb. 17

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

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 17

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. 17

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. Feb. 17

"Who's Been Here?" Winter Tracking for Kids

Kids can come to this program and learn some of the detective work it takes to figure out the answers. If conditions allow, children will take a short walk outdoors, guided by a naturalist, to look for tracks and identify who may have passed…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $7m, $10nm

Age: Ages 8+

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

10am-6pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

10-11:30am Sat. Feb. 17

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 17

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-4pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

10:15am Sat. Feb. 17

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

10:15am Sat. Feb. 17

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. 17

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. 17

Fiber Arts and Folk Life Festival

From wool spinning to folk toy demonstrations, loom work to maple candy, come and visit with individuals, guilds, and professionals who carry forward traditional methods of production. Explore live-action carving, painting, toy-building,…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Adult, $4 Student, 4 and Under Free

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 17

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. 17

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-12:30pm Sat. Feb. 17

For the Love of the Hive

Guest speaker, Ingrid Logterman will share her beekeeping experience. Learn fun facts about plants for pollination, caring for bees, and harvesting honey from the hive. Enjoy samples of honey and creating with colored beeswax modeling clay.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 17

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

noon-8pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

12:30-1:30pm Sat. Feb. 17

Paint Saturdays

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor
315 10th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

12:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

12:30-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 17

"Who's Been Here?" Winter Tracking for Kids

Kids can come to this program and learn some of the detective work it takes to figure out the answers. If conditions allow, children will take a short walk outdoors, guided by a naturalist, to look for tracks and identify who may have passed…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $7m, $10nm

Age: Ages 8+

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Feb. 17

Paint Saturdays

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor
315 10th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

2-4pm Sat. Feb. 17

Kids Class- Learn to Crochet

Learn the basics. Kids will learn about different types of yarns, what hooks to use and how to do the basic stitches to create their own cozy crafts.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 (space limited)

Age: Ages 10+

3-8pm Sat. Feb. 17

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

5:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 17

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 Sat. Feb. 17

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 Sat. Feb. 17

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+

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 17

Garry Wesley - A Tribute to Elvis

Elvis Presley was the greatest Entertainer that has ever lived, and Garry has captured the passion and charisma that made Elvis the legend he is. Garry not only bears a striking resemblance to Elvis but he has perfected those famous gyrating…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Feb. 17

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free. Dontations accepted

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