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Sat. Mar. 10

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. 10

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. 10

Eau Claire Figure Skating Competition

Individual events including long and short programs to music, spins , jumps, compulsory and artistic events are included. Scheduled events vary throughout each day. Visit online for details.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend, Entry deadline Jan. 31st

8am-2pm Sat. Mar. 10

Shamrock Shuffle Little Leprechaun 1K & Littlest Leprechaun .1K

The Shamrock Shuffle is a FUN, non-timed 5K + run/walk fundraiser. It is normally held the first Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day. The Little Leprechaun 1K starts at 9am. The Littlest Leprechaun .1K starts at 9:40am. The Shamrock Shuffle…

UW Eau-Claire McPhee Center
509 University Drive
Eau-Claire

Cost: Teams are $20/person (long sleeve shirt with custom team name) Individual is $15 (short sleeve) Youth is $10 (Short Sleeve)

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Mar. 10

Annual Beaver Creek Reserve French Toast Breakfast

The Beaver Creek Reserve hosts its annual French Toast Breakfast event featuring sausages from Augusta Meats. There will be fun activities for all ages across the entire campus including Chippewa Valley Water Colorists open house and show,…

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

Cost: Advance Tickets: Adults $7, Kids (ages 2-15) $4 | At the door Adults $8, Kids ages (2-15) $5 |No charge for children 0-2

Age: All Ages

8am-2pm Sat. Mar. 10

Shamrock Shuffle 5k Run/Walk

The Shamrock Shuffle is a FUN, non-timed 5K + run/walk fundraiser. It is normally held the first Saturday before Saint Patrick’s Day. The Little Leprechaun 1K starts at 9am. The Littlest Leprechaun .1K starts at 9:40am. The Shamrock Shuffle…

UW Eau-Claire McPhee Center
509 University Drive
Eau-Claire

Cost: Teams are $20/person (long sleeve shirt with custom team name) Individual is $15 (short sleeve) Youth is $10 (Short Sleeve)

Age: All Ages

8:30am-9pm Sat. Mar. 10

2018 USA College Curling Championships

The Eau Claire Curling Club is the host for the 2018 USA College Curling Championships. This is a United States Curling Association sanctioned event. The top 16 college curling teams in the United States are invited each year to the national…

Eau Claire Curling Club
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Cash payment from observers

Age: All Ages welcome

8:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 10

Winter Bird Banding Demo

Join the Beaver Creek bird banders for a bird banding demonstration. This is a great opportunity to see some of the birds that visit feeders on a cold winter day up close and personal. Learn about bird identification, bird behavior, what to…

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

9am-3pm Sat. Mar. 10

Quilt Show

Quilts on Display, Vendors, Bed Turnings, Food, Demos by Club Members and Special Guests, Club Boutique featuring gently used items and fabric bundles.

Augusta Senior Ctr
616 W. Washington Street
Augusta

Cost: Admission $3

9am-3pm Sat. Mar. 10

Beautiful Freedom Women's Conference

Sparking Hope Women’s Ministry is presenting, Beautiful Freedom Women’s Conference featuring Dee Brestin, the author of “He Calls You Beautiful” and “Idol Lies”. Music performed by local artist, Olivia Kliegle.

Paradise Shores
26364 CTH M
Holcombe

Cost: $30 early bird price until 2/10; $40 thereafter

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-1pm Sat. Mar. 10

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

9:45-10:30am Sat. Mar. 10

Tween Yogis

This class is intended to develop the students' practice and build awareness of ones strength both physically and mentally. His is a slow-flowing class incorporating yoga poses and education. Tweens are welcome to join class solo as…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Ages7-12

10am-1pm Sat. Mar. 10

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

10am-6pm Sat. Mar. 10

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. 10

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. 10

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. Mar. 10

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. 10

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 10

Paddington Party

Celebrate everyone's favorite marmalade loving bear with games, crafts, hot cocoa and a Marmalade Tasting.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-1:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

Bronson Heid at Caffe Tempo

Solo Singer/Songwriter Bronson Heid makes his first appearance at Caffe Tempo in our continuing Saturday Morning Acoustic Series. Folk and Americana are on the menu.

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Mar. 10

Little Yogi & Me

Moms & Dads, bring your little ones and let's have some fun. Little Yogi & Me classes make for a fun family outing that incorporates fitness, movement, and education for everyone. This class occurs the second Saturday of each month. You must…

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio
313 E. Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $10 Kiddos: $5

Age: Ages 3-6

noon-4pm Sat. Mar. 10

American Legion Riders District 10 2nd Annual Chili Feed

Try different chili recipes and vote for your favorite. Hot dogs & Chips Available, 50/50 raffle, Basket Raffle, Cornhole tourney. All Proceeds go to Camp American Legion, The Legion Legacy Fund and Veterans Programs.

Menomonie Veterans Center
E4710 County Rd. BB
Menomonie

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 10

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

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 10

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. 10

ECCT Presents: The Addams Family Musical

Meet The Addams Family: Uncle Fester, Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, and their servant, Lurch. Base don the 1960's TV series, this campy musical is full of zany satire and screwball comedy along with a healthy dose…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

2:30-3pm Sat. Mar. 10

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. 10

"PHO"nomenal: Vietnamese Coooking Class

Forage's last pho and fresh spring roll class of the season. Appetizer: Gỏi cuốn - nước chấm đậu phộng (Fresh spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce). Main Course: Phở bò (Vietnamese beef noodles). Dessert: Bánh flan nước…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Mar. 10

Live Music by Chris Miller

Lyrics that will make you cry, a voice that will make you sing and guitar that will make you dance. Throw in a healthy dose of off the cuff wit and you've got a Chris Miller show. Over twenty-five years of guitar experience, including work…

Princeton Valley Golf Course
2300 W. Princeton Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher + Jeremy Boettcher

Jeremy Boettcher has performed music throughout the world. He has toured extensively in S. Carey, traveling throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. Recently, Jeremy finished a residency for Jazz at Lincoln Center in Doha, Qatar. Joined by good…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 10

Arrivals and Departures

Who doesn't love people-watching at the airport? This full-length play has 12 short scenes that tell the stories of various travelers in an airport. Some stories are serious, but most times, all you can do is laugh.

Valleybrook Church
412 S Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: By donation. (This is a fundraiser for Fierce Freedom; suggested donation is $10.)

Age: 10 +

7-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

What a Wonderful World - Annual Concert by the Chippewa Valley Community Chorus

Based at the Heyde Center for the Arts, members of the chorus come from throughout the Chippewa Valley to participate under the direction of Cathy Reitz and accompanied by Anne Kubiatowicz. The Chorus holds rehearsals on Tuesday evenings…

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

Cost: Adults $10, seniors $9, and youth $4

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

Four Pints Shy

Back by popular demand, Four Pints Shy will help you celebrate St. Paddy's Day a week early. This grand seven-piece folk group from Minneapolis specializes in Irish folk and American Bluegrass music.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 At the Door (Availability not guaranteed)

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: American Dreams

This concert will feature the Master Singers of Eau Claire. Works will include Morten Laruidsen's Lux Aeterna, Amy Beach's Quartet in One Movement, George Walker's String Quartet No. 1 Mvm. 2, and William Grant Still's From the Black Belt.

Grace Lutheran Church
202 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $23 adults, $20 seniors, $8 students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 10

ECCT Presents: The Addams Family Musical

Meet The Addams Family: Uncle Fester, Gomez and Morticia, their children Wednesday and Pugsley, and their servant, Lurch. Base don the 1960's TV series, this campy musical is full of zany satire and screwball comedy along with a healthy dose…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

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