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Sun. Feb. 25

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

This year 81 artists from 22 communities submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the show. The juror for the exhibit is Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sun. Feb. 25

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

Sun. Feb. 25

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-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

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

10am-1pm Sun. Feb. 25

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

A farm-focused weekend brunch with live music. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics, and the stage offers such names as Shane Leonard, Nick Seeger, Mari Carlson, Colin Heshmat, and many others. Visit The Lakely…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

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-8pm Sun. Feb. 25

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

noon-1:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Lake Altoona Polar Plunge

Put on a wacky costume, raise money & jump in a lake to benefit 1,000 local Special Olympics athletes at the Polar Plunge. Other include a Toss Your Boss Plunge. Enjoy concessions, music, and souvenirs. Breakfast at Folsom Street VFW from…

Half Moon Lake
Eau Claire

Cost: Donation information online

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Feb. 25

Mosaic Sunday's

Help create a permanent tile mosaic in the UW-Stout library while working with a mentor artist and UW-Stout students. Please dress in appropriate clothing for messy art making. Stop by to help out, see the project, and learn a little about…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+ with supervison

1-7pm Sun. Feb. 25

Lifeguard Instructor Training

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Lifeguard Training (core classes: Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding and Aquatic Attraction…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $225, Community $315

Age: 17+

2-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

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

4-6pm Sun. Feb. 25

Canvas Sunday's

Join a fun and energetic painting class using step-by-step instruction where children and parents each come away with a completed whimsical painting after two hours. Supplies included.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+

5-9pm Sun. Feb. 25

AHS Music Booster Valentines Dinner & Silent Auction

Enjoy a catered meal, cocktails, a silent auction, and entertainment by Locomotion, the Altoona High School Show Choir. Also featuring Brass Rails, up-and-coming Locomotion stars of the future. Meal options include beef, chicken, or…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $40 (meals must be ordered by 2/15)

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:15pm Sun. Feb. 25

Canvas Sunday's

Join a fun and energetic painting class using step-by-step instruction where children and parents each come away with a completed whimsical painting after two hours. Supplies included.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Feb. 25

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Sun. Feb. 25

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

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