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Events

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Sat. Jan. 19

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

8am-7pm Sat. Jan. 19

Lumberjill Invite

Ultimate Performance Gymnastics hosts their Lumberjill Invite. See gymnasts competing in USAG levels, and all levels of AAU. Get ready to "Channel the Flannel" by showing up in your wildest flannel wear.

Ultimate Performance Gymnastics & Cheer
4289 124th St.
Lake Hallie

9am-4pm Sat. Jan. 19

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

9am-3pm Sat. Jan. 19

Braxton's Bobber Bash

Ice fishing tournament. Event t-shirt with registration by 12/29. Prizes in five fish categories, raffle prizes, 50/50 raffle. Proceeds benefit Star Legacy Foundation, dedicated to stillbirth awareness, prevention, research and providing…

Lake Menomin
Menomonie

Cost: $30 per fisherman

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 19

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

10-10:30am Sat. Jan. 19

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-4:30pm Sat. Jan. 19

Frosty Frolic

Frosty Frolic encompasses everything to love about winter: snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, dogsledding and more. Bring your own lunch or purchase a chili or soup lunch during the event. Dogsledding rides have sold out every year. It's…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends Adult $8, Kids $4 | Nonmembers $10, Kids $6 | Dogsledding $25

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Jan. 19

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

10:30am-noon Sat. Jan. 19

Fierce Freedom Public Presentation For Teens & Parents

This public presentation will talk about what trafficking looks like in Wisconsin, what Fierce Freedom is doing about it, and how you can join in the fight against it.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 12+

10:30-11am Sat. Jan. 19

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. 19

“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-3pm Sat. Jan. 19

Family Fest 2019

Get out of the cold and into the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center for Family Fest 2019. Bring the whole family for exciting activities including, Family Olympics, Petting Zoo, Mascot Competition, DJ Entertainment, Indoor Marketplace, and so…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Children and Adults; Children 2 and under are Free

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Jan. 19

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. 19

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

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 19

ARTmobile

Work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile. Suitable for all ages.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 19

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. 19

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

7-9pm Sat. Jan. 19

Mike Walk & Friends - The Somewhere Between Project

Saxophone player Mike Walk, with an impressive resume of his own, is bringing some incredible friends to his WideSpot debut - Tom Bentz, Chris Bates, Rich MacDonald, Josh Gallagher, Faith Ulwelling, and Jeff Walk.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved, $18 at the door (only until sold out)

Age: All Ages

8-9pm Sat. Jan. 19

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
S1 County Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

9pm-2am Sat. Jan. 19

CVEMS Sessions at the Stones Throw

This month features a drum and bass benefit for the Sojourner House. Performances by Josh G, Felon, and Silver C.

The Stone's Throw
304 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Cover

Age: 21+