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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Mar. 16

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

Fri. Mar. 16

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

9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 16

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

10am-3pm Fri. Mar. 16

Grow Your Own Grass Easter Basket

Grow your own Easter basket and decorate with pussy willow catkins. Make a beautiful spring accent for your home. Class includes a liner, potting mix, grass seed, willow catkins, make a tissue paper butterfly accent, and decorate one hand…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $10; or 2 for $15

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Mar. 16

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.

10am-4pm Fri. Mar. 16

Fire and Ice Exhibit - Alex Mooney Jones and LeAnn Nelson

Alexandria “Alex" Mooney Jones has always been drawn to experimental mediums and "thinking outside the box,” thanks in large part to her mother who was an art teacher. Her mother taught Alex to see artistic potential in everything. LeAnn…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Mar. 16

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Mar. 16

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.

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Mar. 16

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Mar. 16

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-noon Fri. Mar. 16

Parachute Games

Kids ages 3 and up will enjoy jumping, dancing, moving, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

noon-8pm Fri. Mar. 16

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

2:30-3pm Fri. Mar. 16

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

3-8pm Fri. Mar. 16

9th Annual Wisconsin Sport Show

Over 150 exhibitors and displays: boats and pontoons; RVs and ATVs; US and Canadian resorts and lodges; hunting and fishing retailers, outfitters, and guides; professional presentations and seminars; dog trainers, kennels and rescues;…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Advance Tickets, $9 at the Door, 11 and younger Free

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Mar. 16

Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner

All you can eat Boiled Salmon, Baked Fish, Fried Fish, Boiled Red Potatoes, Baked Potatoes, Buttered Carrots, Boiled Onions, Creamy Cole Slaw, Rye Bread, Pudding, Coffee and Milk.

St. Joseph Parish
910 Wilson Ave
Menomonie

Cost: Adults: $11, Seniors: $10; Take outs: $9; Children 4-11: $.75 per year/ 3 and under: free.

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Fri. Mar. 16

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

5-9pm Fri. Mar. 16

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Mar. 16

Dinner Jazz: Josh Gallagher Trio

Josh Gallagher is a native of Eau Claire, WI. In 2002, he went to Berklee College of music in Boston, MA on full scholarship. After two years, he was selected as the pianist in the Brubeck Institute Jazz Sextet where he performed with Bobby…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Mar. 16

Learn to Knit

This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics. Each student will learn everything you need to know to get you started and receive 10% off your entire store purchase the day of the class.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 16+

7:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 16

La Banda Morisca :On Tour From Spain

Brings together a mix of flamenco, Andalusian folk music and the musical traditions of the three monotheist religions to create a unique and exciting sound all its own. Combines modern and ancient instruments and dazzling vocals to easily…

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $9

Age: All Ages