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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Feb. 23

The Pen Project Multi-Media Exhibit

Paintings, drawings, poetry and testimonies submitted to The Pen Project magazine will be on display during this month-long exhibit, showcasing the talent that lives inside America's correctional system.

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

Cost: FREE

Sat. Feb. 23

Chetek Winter Fest

Pancake breakfast, beer tent, bikini run, fun run, sleds, ATVs, motorcycles, NSSR sanctioned radar runs,

Lake Chetek
Lakeview Drive
Chetek

Age: All Ages

8:30am-noon Sat. Feb. 23

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

10am-2pm Sat. Feb. 23

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 23

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-noon Sat. Feb. 23

Chess Club

For children of all ages and mentoring adults. Meets the 4th Saturdays of the month. No sign up required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:03am-2pm Sat. Feb. 23

Vintage Snowmobile Show - Bracketeers Snowmobile Club

Show will feature Original and Restored Snowmobile Classifications, with registration to show starting at 10am with judging at 12:00 noon. Raffle items and food will also be available. Additional competiton for "Best Vintage Clothing" worn…

Brackett Bar
9150 Beaver Creek Rd.
Brackett

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 23

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Storytime

A special “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” themed storytime with activities. The wiggler-ific storytimes will be in place of Preschool and Family Storytimes. A related drop-in craft activity and scavenger hunt will be available all-day…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Feb. 23

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. 23

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-5pm Sat. Feb. 23

Crimson Lake LLC

See the amazing artwork of Crimson Lake LLC, and meet their talented artists. Enjoy demonstrations throughout the day. Crimson Lake LLC is a mother-daughter duo that creates one-of -a-kind designs on jewelry and tins. Kay is a professional…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 23

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-2pm Sat. Feb. 23

Little Hands Pasta Class

Introduce your child to the fun of making hand crafted noodles. They’ll make Tagliatelle (long noodles) from scratch and will eat their creations at the end of class. Kids learn about safety in the kitchen, how to follow a recipe,…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

noon-8pm Sat. Feb. 23

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Feb. 23

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. 23

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

6:30-7:30pm Sat. Feb. 23

Shamanic Sound Healing Ceremony

Local shaman Jeanette Robbins will host a group healing ceremony utilizing her gift of sound. She will be playing the Tibetan singing bowls, Australian didgeridoo, conch shell, and a variety of sacred, ancient musical instruments with a…

Unity Christ Center
1808 Folsom St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15; Registration required to reserve your seat

Age: 18+

7-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 23

The Salon Presents: Elizabeth Moen + Elvessa

Gather in Odd Humyns subterranean listening room for some sensual sounds from singer-songwriters Elizabeth Moen (Iowa City, IA) and Elvessa (EC), peruse the shop, and enjoy a warm evening in. Light refreshments and nice vibes provided.

The Salon at Odd Humyns
209 North Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 presale, $10 at door

Age: All Ages