Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

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Sat. Mar. 3

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

Sat. Mar. 3

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. Mar. 3

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

8am-3pm Sat. Mar. 3

Guy Challenge 2018

Guy Challenge is a place to cut loose, relax, laugh, be well fed, get inspired, encouraged, and challenged. Guy Challenge is a place where you will be armed to be a courageous follower of Jesus in your everyday life. The main speaker is Billy…

Landmark Christian Church
4140 126th Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25, Men 25 and Under FREE

Age: 13+

9am-noon Sat. Mar. 3

Healthy Kids Day

Allows families to gather and share information on nutrition, health, immunizations, exercise, health care services, chiropractic care, dental hygiene, fire safety, home security and much more. A free family open swim with the inflatable in…

Chippewa Falls YMCA
611 Jefferson Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Mar. 3

Dr. Seuss' Birthday Party

Interactive games & activities, story time, and an appearance by The Cat in the Hat. Book giveaways. Come dressed as your favorite Dr. Seuss character. Bring a non-perishable food item for the local food pantry.

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-7

9am-1pm Sat. Mar. 3

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

9:30-10:15am Sat. Mar. 3

Maple Syrup Saturday

Explore the maple sugaring tradition. A short inside program, a tour of the sugar bush, tapping a tree, a visit to the sugar shack to see sap boiled down into syrup, and a taste of maple syrup over ice cream. Kids will have a chance to make…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per Child, $5 per Adult; Nonmembers $4 per Child, $8 per Adult

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Mar. 3

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

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 3

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 3

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

10am-3pm Sat. Mar. 3

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 Sat. Mar. 3

17th Annual Chilly Chippewa 1M/5K

Run one or both races. The 5k begins at 10am and the one mile begins at 11am. The races are chip timed by Chicken Chased Timing. Pick up packets as soon as 8:30am. Awards held 11:30am. Complementary chili served inside the school following…

Chippewa Falls Senior High School
735 Terrill St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20 before race day, $25 day of race, $60 immediate families

10am-4pm Sat. Mar. 3

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. Mar. 3

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

10:15-11am Sat. Mar. 3

Maple Syrup Saturday

Explore the maple sugaring tradition. A short inside program, a tour of the sugar bush, tapping a tree, a visit to the sugar shack to see sap boiled down into syrup, and a taste of maple syrup over ice cream. Kids will have a chance to make…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per Child, $5 per Adult; Nonmembers $4 per Child, $8 per Adult

Age: All Ages

10:30am-2pm Sat. Mar. 3

Eau Claire Reads Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac

Celebrate Wisconsin’s Aldo Leopold Weekend by joining a community reading of Aldo Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac. Partake in discussions about the writings, watch videos about Leopold, or step up to the mic and read your favorite passage…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Mar. 3

Moons: Worlds of Mystery (Planetarium Show)

Explore the different moons in our galaxy. You'll see incredible images that will blow your mind. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission.

11-11:45am Sat. Mar. 3

Maple Syrup Saturday

Explore the maple sugaring tradition. A short inside program, a tour of the sugar bush, tapping a tree, a visit to the sugar shack to see sap boiled down into syrup, and a taste of maple syrup over ice cream. Kids will have a chance to make…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per Child, $5 per Adult; Nonmembers $4 per Child, $8 per Adult

Age: All Ages

11am Sat. Mar. 3

ECCT Presents: Junie B Jones is Not A Crook

When Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. It IS okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook, or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 3

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. Mar. 3

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

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 3

Needle Felt Bird Class

Everyone loves songbirds. Look at a variety of birds and you can pick the bird you would like to felt into your picture. Frame it with a hoop that will be provided.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 16+

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 3

ArtMobile at the Library

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

ECCT Presents: Junie B Jones is Not A Crook

When Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. It IS okay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook, or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth/Student, $14 Seniors/Adult

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Mar. 3

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. Mar. 3

Learn to Needle Felt Frogs

Make a pair of toads or frogs. These cuties can be made in a variety of colors, you pick what you would like. Course includes all the materials to make 2 and a toad-ally fun time. Keep one for yourself and give one away or keep both.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 10+

2:30-3pm Sat. Mar. 3

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

4-6:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

3rd Annual Chili Feed to benefit Eau Claire Adult Special Olympics

FREE Will Offering featuring Culvers Chili and fixings, cheesy garlic bread, assorted cookies, coffee, milk and water. A silent Auction will be held in conjunction with the Chili Feed.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church
2245 Hayden Ave
Altoona

Cost: FREE Will Offering

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

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. Mar. 3

Elder Blue Jay - Thomas Zachary at Caffe Tempo

Premier Blue's Man Thomas "Elder Blue Jay" Zachary makes his first very anticipated appearance at Caffe Tempo.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Sat. Mar. 3

Elder Blue Jay - Thomas Zachary at Caffe Tempo

Premier Blue's Man Thomas "Elder Blue Jay" Zachary makes his first very anticipated appearance at Caffe Tempo.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 3

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: Landscape Lullabies

Enjoy a repertoire inspired by the Chippewa Valley's natural beauty, featuring Smetana's "The Moldau" and Dvorak's Symphony No. 7

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $28 Adult, $25 Senior, $20 Non-student under age 40, $7 Youth/Student

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Mar. 3

Milwaukee Irish Dancers - Watch and Learn Performance

A professional Irish dance group with a modern twist. The Milwaukee Irish Dance Company was formed by Elyse Transon upon returning to Milwaukee after years on the road performing and choreographing for high profile Irish dance groups…

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $5, Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $30

Age: All Ages

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