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Fri. Jan. 4

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Jan. 4

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9-11:30am Fri. Jan. 4

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: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:30am Fri. Jan. 4

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

11-11:30am Fri. Jan. 4

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Jan. 4

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Jan. 4

Choix Fleurs Art Exhibit

Continuing the exploration of choice flowers is the art show Choix Fleurs following the wonder of last year’s roses into the gardens of many different types of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Jan. 4

Stars in a New Constellation Art Exhibit

Reaching as far out as we can go, Stars in a New Constellation has on display star inspired art with astronomical art, meditational art, seasonal art, jewelry art--with a good dose of Holiday cheer.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Jan. 4

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

7-9pm Fri. Jan. 4

Open Mic

Come enjoy an evening of home-grown entertainment right in your own back yard. Open stage for fiction, poetry, music, comedy. You are welcome to participate as audience and/or artist. Ten minutes per presenter; sign-up begins at 6:30pm.

Simply Dunn
E4606 County Rd. C
Downsville

Cost: $2 for spectators or performers

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Jan. 4

ECCT Presents: "The Giver"

Jonas lives in a perfect world with no war, fear, pain, or choices. But when Jonas turns 12, he is chosen for special training from The Giver, allowing him to learn the truth about life and discover what it means to grow up, grow wise, and…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-24

Age: All Ages