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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-3pm Fri. Feb. 15

18th Annual Junior Achievement Business Challenge

A business strategy tournament. Designed to apply student creativity, test leadership skills and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system. High school students work with business professionals to compete for a chance…

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Auditorium)
620 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE for students, Sponsorships availible

Age: High Schoolers

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 15

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 15

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…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9-10am Fri. Feb. 15

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

9:30-11am Fri. Feb. 15

Mini Makers Camp

Get your hands on basic building! The next great invention awaits. This five-day camp for 4K kids includes a lesson, snack and playtime throughout the Museum. Register for either the morning or the afternoon slot.

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

Cost: $50 per member child/$60 per non-member child

Age: 4K

10-10:30am Fri. Feb. 15

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Feb. 15

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. Feb. 15

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Feb. 15

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

11-11:45am Fri. Feb. 15

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Visitors will explore the many 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 prior to the start of the show.

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. Feb. 15

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

noon-12:45pm Fri. Feb. 15

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Visitors will explore the many 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 prior to the start of the show.

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. Feb. 15

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

1-5pm Fri. Feb. 15

Chippewa Falls Public Library Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival for all ages. There will be games, prizes and cotton candy. Also at 1:30pm the Snake Discovery program will be held.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Fri. Feb. 15

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

3:30-5pm Fri. Feb. 15

Mini Makers Camp

Get your hands on basic building! The next great invention awaits. This five-day camp for 4K kids includes a lesson, snack and playtime throughout the Museum. Register for either the morning or the afternoon slot.

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

Cost: $50 per member child/$60 per non-member child

Age: 4K

4:30-7pm Fri. Feb. 15

35th Annual New England Style Fish Boil

On the menu: the famous fish, carrots, red potatoes, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, onions, Vienna bread, fish tacos, beverage and ice cream cup.

Immaculate Conception Parish
1712 Highland Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adults; $5 for ages 6-12; FREE for ages 5 and under; $11 for all carryouts

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 15

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.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-7:30pm Fri. Feb. 15

Succulent Planter Pop & Shop

Create your own small or large succulent planter. All materials are provided and there are tons of unique options.

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 for small planter or $20 for large planter

Age: All Ages

5:30-8pm Fri. Feb. 15

Night at the Museum

Sign up your little valentines for the Museum's only drop-off event. Night at the Museum includes multiple craft and project stations, robot demos, pizza dinner and lots of play.

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

Cost: $10 per member child/$15 per non-member child

Age: K-5th grade

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Feb. 15

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world! Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force!

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6-7:30pm Fri. Feb. 15

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Candles and moonlight will illuminate the way as you explore the trails on snowshoes. A warm campfire awaits you as you finish the trail. Snowshoes will be available to rent, but rental equipment is limited and may sell out.…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Snowshoe rental: $3 per set | Admission fee: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 15

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Feb. 15

Candlelight Snowshoe Hike

Candles and moonlight will illuminate the way as you explore the trails on snowshoes. A warm campfire awaits you as you finish the trail. Snowshoes will be available to rent, but rental equipment is limited and may sell out.…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Snowshoe rental: $3 per set | Admission fee: Friends $3, Nonmembers $5

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Feb. 15

​Jesters Comedy Improv

Features off-the-cuff performers who take audience suggestions and create comedic scenes, original songs, and uproarious laughs on-the-spot with no filters, no editing, and no second-takes. Jesters Comedy thrives on audience participation.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 adults, $13 seniors, $6 youth