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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

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-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Making Glass Beads

What happens when glass meets a flame? Join bead artist Julie Lukosaitis and learn the technique of firing, molding and creating your very own custom beads. Pair this workshop with the Creative Bracelet Sets workshop in April and you will…

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

Cost: $165

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

Gallery Morning: Coffee & Waffles + Caricatures

Check out the cozy, art-filled 200 Main Gallery for some coffee and waffles by SHIFT, plus caricatures by Jason Anhorn.

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

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

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 16

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+

10:15am Sat. Feb. 16

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. 16

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-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

Fiber Arts & Folk Life Festival

Enjoy the abundance of vintage arts, skills, and traditions found in the Chippewa Valley. Talk with instrument builders, alpaca and sheep farmers, textile artists, woodworkers, carvers, sculptors, dabblers, and hobbyists. Admire, create, and…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Adults, $4 Children, Free for museum members

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

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. 16

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

12:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

The Tale of Snow White Auditions

This introductory acting opportunity is perfect for both those who are new to the stage and those who have some experience. Learn about theatre and have fun making new friends.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $65 Community $80

Age: Ages 8-14

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

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

1-4pm Sat. Feb. 16

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. Feb. 16

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. 16

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

2:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 16

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

6-10pm Sat. Feb. 16

Learn to Curl: Valentines Date Night

This unique Valentine's day date night package includes curling lessons, 2 free beer tokens, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music by Uncommon Denominator, and performances by Clear Water Comedy.

Eau Claire Curling Club
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $60 Couple's Package

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Feb. 16

Pat Donohue

Pat Donohue, a Midwesterner with the rhythm of a drummer and the soul of a New Orleans saxophonist, has the fingers of the world’s finest guitarists. 

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 16

​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

8-9pm Sat. Feb. 16

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
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.