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Sat. Feb. 24

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. 24

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

Sat. Feb. 24

Chetek Winter Fest

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek
Lakeview Drive
Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

Creating Peace, Hope, Harmony - A Mindfulness Retreat

Cultivate peace, hope, and harmony. This retreat offers presentations and experiential practices for helping us bring mindfulness into our daily lives, thus creating more peace, hope, and harmony within ourselves, our families and…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $35; includes lunch

Age: 18+

9-10:30am Sat. Feb. 24

Community Breakfast for The Salvation Army Hygiene Hub

Hundreds of families are helped through The Salvation Army's "Hygiene Hub". Supplies are always needed. Have fun helping people in our community by giving Personal Care, Household Care, Baby Care items when you come to enjoy free breakfast…

The Salvation Army - Bread of Life Center
2211 South Hastings Way
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE - Bring an item to help stock the shelves of the "Hygiene Hub"

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 24

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. 24

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

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

Winter Camp

Ever wonder what camp looks like when it's covered in snow? Winter Camp is a great opportunity for youth to spend their February break enjoying winter activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, drinking hot chocolate, and warming up by the fire.…

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Cost: Member: $120, Community: $160

Age: Grades 2-7

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Feb. 24

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

10am-3pm Sat. Feb. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

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-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

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

noon-8pm Sat. Feb. 24

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. 24

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. 24

Y Rep Auditions: James & the Giant Peach

This advanced Y-Rep Production opportunity is being made available for those who have been in a Y-Rep play before or have other theatre experience and want to take on a slightly more challenging play. Journey with James as he escapes the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 11-15 Years Old

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

All-Inclusive Essential Oil Class

Learn about essential oils and what they can be used for, as well as safety and effective use guidelines. Be creative and learn grouping and blending for your own essential oil blends. Make 2 blends to take home. handouts, essential oils,…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Ice Age Trail Snowshoe Hike

Ice Age Trail Alliance and Mayo Clinic Health System team up to present a snowshoe hike for the family. Explore the Ice Age Trail and surrounding area. Snowshoes available to borrow; enjoy hot drinks, refreshments, and a bonfire afterwards.

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Feb. 24

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

3-7pm Sat. Feb. 24

2018 Chinese New Year Celebration

The 2018 Chinese New Year Celebration is around corner, you are welcome to join and invite your family and friends. Chinese Friendship and Scholarship Association will arrange celebration activities (e.g. Chinese calligraphy, making Chinese…

L.E. Phillips Senior Center
1616 Bellinger St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Members: Adult $10, Family $20; Non-Members: Adult $10, Children 6-17 $5, and children under 6 FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

Music Teacher Recital

Members of the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association will strut their stuff when they present a varied classical music recital. The recital is an opportunity for the teachers to take time from their busy schedules as music instructors to…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

5-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

Touch Me, Baby: An Interactive Contemporary Art Exhibition

Hosted by ArtFly. One night only. Get your hands on some art, and support local and regional artists. In true pop-up fashion, the exact location of the show will be announced on Feb. 24th. For an exclusive invite, send "ARTFLY" to…

Downtown, Eau Claire
Location TBA

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

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: $10-$40 depending on the specific class

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School
735 Terrill Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Dan Newton's Cafe Accordion Orchestra

This group performs an eclectic mix full of French flare, Latin heat and Bohemian attitude. Their music is injected with good humor and expressive abandon.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 At the Door (Availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

Tom Chapin

In a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three Grammy awards, Hudson Valley Troubadour Tom Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has…

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

Cost: Reserved Seating (up to 4 rows): $27/seat. General Admission: $21 adults, $19 seniors, $15 youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Guest Artist Dick Oatts

Iowa-born Dick Oatts is widely considered among the truly great alto saxophone players working today. His credits include playing with such titans as Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Tito Puente, Sara Vaughn, Mel Torme, and so many…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; Buy Tickets