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Events

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Fri. Jan. 18

133rd Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The 133rd Silver Mine Invitational is an exciting international ski jumping competition. Watch top skiers from the US, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Canada & other countries. More information coming soon.

Silver Mine Ski Jump
2900 Silvermine Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; 12 & under is FREE

8:30-9:30am Fri. Jan. 18

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. 18

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

9-10am Fri. Jan. 18

Cool, Calm & Connected

Uninterrupted playtime with your child. Learn what helps you and your child regulate. This class is designed to assist parents to form cool and calming connections with their children, while learning and practicing strategies to take home.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf Road S2D
Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Ages 4-7 years

9:30-10:30am Fri. Jan. 18

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)

10:15am Fri. Jan. 18

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Jan. 18

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. Jan. 18

ABC's for 2's and 3's

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf Road S2D
Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Age 2-3 years

11-11:30am Fri. Jan. 18

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

11-11:30am Fri. Jan. 18

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 and up

11:30am-noon Fri. Jan. 18

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. 18

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

3-8pm Fri. Jan. 18

Menomonie AMMO Expo & Gun Show

Buy, sell and trade firearms, ammo, optics, knives, military surplus, hunting and fishing items and more.

Menomonie Alliance Gymnasium
502 21st St North
Menomonie

Cost: $5 GA; Age 14 and under are FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Jan. 18

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

6-8pm Fri. Jan. 18

Teen Fandom Fest

Calling all Fandoms! Whether you're a Harry Potter fan or are obsessed with Doctor Who, come celebrate whatever you're passionate about with like-minded people at the library. For teens in grades 6-12. Cosplay costumes encouraged!…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

7-9pm Fri. Jan. 18

Live Music: Jason Dea West

Jason Dea West of Intuitive Compass will be presenting his solo stylings this January on a small Midwestern Tour. Playing Country, Folk, Blues and Punk influenced original music, he will be joined on drums by his sister, Nora Jean Hastay.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: Suggested Donation $5-10

Age: All Ages