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Sat. Jan. 12

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-noon Sat. Jan. 12

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9am-2:30pm Sat. Jan. 12

Babysitter Training

Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking and helpful information like what to do if there’s severe weather. The lessons are filled with fun activities and role-playing exercises. Please bring a bag…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9:30-11:30am Sat. Jan. 12

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Learn about the history of snowshoeing, the different styles, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time inside, you'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. Registration and full payment required by 1/9.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $6; Nonmembers $9

Age: Age 8+

10-10:30am Sat. Jan. 12

Saturday Story Time

Stop by the library for some sweet stories and songs. Afterward, enjoy a donut hole and a complimentary beverage (courtesy of The Friends of Altoona Public Library) as you chit chat with other families.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 2-7

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 12

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library January Book Sale

Books as well as audio-visual materials for all ages will be available. Donations of newer, gently used books may be taken to the library up until the time of the sale. Bag sale on Saturday.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Jan. 12

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jan. 12

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Jan. 12

“Mocha Joe and Me” Reading Program

Read with local therapy dog, Mocha Joe. Parents/caregivers of readers ages 12 and under may sign-up for a 15 minute session at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12 and under

11am-4pm Sat. Jan. 12

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 Sat. Jan. 12

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 Sat. Jan. 12

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

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 12

ACT Test Preparation

Help your student ease their worries and get better prepared by signing them up for an ACT prep course. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jan. 12

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

6:30pm Sat. Jan. 12

Pulp Friction: A Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Event

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby will take on Team Unicorn Roller Derby from Madison, WI. Adult beverages and concessions available Some bleacher seating is available, or you can bring a folding chair or sit trackside (Crash Zone seating is for…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 advance, $10 door