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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 9

Artology

Spruce up your child’s Saturdays. See your child's creative side come alive through art. This 8-week program covers a variety of techniques that are good for learners of all levels.

Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $99

Age: Ages 5-13

9am-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 9

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 9

10th Annual Banbury Art Crawl

Since 2008, artists have selling paintings, pottery, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography and so much more. Look forward to perusing works from over one hundred artists and vendors. Fun few days for family, friends and…

Banbury Place, Building 13
800 Wisconsin St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 9

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. Feb. 9

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

10-10:30am Sat. Feb. 9

Pop Up Science: Stomp Rockets

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is building stomp rockets.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Feb. 9

The Great Create at The Banbury Art Crawl

During Banbury Art Crawl, you can learn how to pour paint with fluid acrylics to make a set of 4 coasters or 2 trivets. A fun way to create colorful designs. The best part about it is that anyone can do it. Create a unique scarf, table…

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway St, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20-35

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 9

Centershot Youth Archery

No prior archery experience is needed and bows are supplied. If you have your own bow, you are encouraged to bring it.

Chippewa Valley Bible Church
531 East South Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10+

10am Sat. Feb. 9

ECCT Presents: Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons love all sorts of tacos - chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all of them except spicy ones. Where there are tacos, there's salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. When a boy throws…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth, $13 student, $20 senior, $24 adult

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 9

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. Feb. 9

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

11am-2pm Sat. Feb. 9

Frost Fair

Family Fun Day that includes winter themed crafts and activities, chili cook-off, 1860s rules vintage base ball, snow sculpture contest, artisans, history exhibit, and coffee & hot chocolate. Cook-off begins at 11am, voting at 1:30pm. $5…

Dunn County Historical Society
1820 Wakanda Street
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 9

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. Feb. 9

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-6pm Sat. Feb. 9

2019 Menomonie Polar Plunge

Support Special Olympics Wisconsin and athletes and jump into iced cold water to celebrate. Join hundreds as they put on wacky costumes, jump in a lake and earn prizes all while supporting Special Olympics WI athletes including those in Dunn…

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: $75

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 9

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. Feb. 9

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

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 9

ECCT Presents: Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons love all sorts of tacos - chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, teeny tiny tacos, all of them except spicy ones. Where there are tacos, there's salsa. And if a dragon accidentally eats spicy salsa...oh, boy. When a boy throws…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 youth, $13 student, $20 senior, $24 adult

Age: All Ages

2-3:30pm Sat. Feb. 9

MTGs Youth Performance Troupe

MTGs first ever Youth Performance Troupe production. This fabulous group of talented kids will be singing and dancing on the beautiful Mabel Tainter stage to a medley of outstanding show tunes.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: $10 adults, $7 Children under 12

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 9

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages