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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Mar. 1

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Mar. 1

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 1

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. Mar. 1

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

9:30-10:30am Fri. Mar. 1

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9:30-11am Fri. Mar. 1

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

10am-7pm Fri. Mar. 1

RV Show

Various dealers on site with travel trailers & 5th wheels on display at the 55,000 square foot Chippewa Valley Expo Center facility. A great opportunity to see RVs up close.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:15am Fri. Mar. 1

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Mar. 1

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

11-11:30am Fri. Mar. 1

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-8pm Fri. Mar. 1

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

3:30-5pm Fri. Mar. 1

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

4-7pm Fri. Mar. 1

"Read Across America Day" Book Drive

Celebrate Read Across America Day with the Eau Claire YMCA. Accepting donations of new and gently-used children’s books throughout the month of February in order to host a giant book giveaway on March 1. All books will be distributed at the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Mar. 1

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Famous Menomonie Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be served from 4:30pm – 7:30pm in Charles Hall (basement) of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Go online for the menu and a free coupon.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Charles Hall -Basement)
910 Wilson Ave
Menomonie

Cost: See menu online for prices

4:30-7pm Fri. Mar. 1

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. Mar. 1

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

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 1

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Food and refreshments are available at 5pm. Profits go to local charities.

Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 1

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

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 1

Memorial High School Documentary Theatre presents Traffick

Traffick is based on true events and exposes the harsh reality and prevalence of human trafficking that is often overlooked in the United States.Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the Fierce Freedom organization. Traffick is written,…

Riverside Theatre - Haas Fine Arts Center, UW-Eau Claire
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 GA, $5 students & seniors (Plus fees & tax)

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 1

ECCT Presents: The Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at the door, Sally and her brother know that The Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks, he turns a rainy afternoon into an…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Consult website for ticket price

Age: All Ages