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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Mar. 2

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

8:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 2

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-noon Sat. Mar. 2

YMCA Healthy Kids Day

Allows kids to participate in many interactive activities while families can gather information on nutrition, health, exercise, health care services, chiropractic care, dental hygiene, fire safety, home safety and much more. Pool is open for…

Chippewa Falls YMCA
611 Jefferson Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

10am-6pm Sat. Mar. 2

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

10am Sat. Mar. 2

18th Annual Chilly Chippewa 1m/5k

A fundraiser for the Chippewa Falls High School Cross Country team as well as an opportunity to get outside and begin the racing year. Besides all the normal benefits of a fun run (t-shirts, awards), they offer participants a free post-race…

Chippewa Falls Senior High School
735 Terrill St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20-$25

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 2

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-5pm Sat. Mar. 2

DIY Herbal Bath Salts

Staff will show you how to make your custom blend, and will provide you with everything you need. You will get to choose from Dead Sea Salt, Epson Salt, and Himalayan Pink Salt blends, various essential oils, and various herbs and flowers.

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

Cost: Starting at $12

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Mar. 2

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. Mar. 2

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 Sat. Mar. 2

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

11am-2pm Sat. Mar. 2

Empty Bowls

Annual fundraiser to benefit Stepping Stone of Dunn County. Features hand-crafted bowls to fill with soup, includes bread and dessert. Entertainment, silent auction, kid's activities.

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: $15 in advance (starting February); $17 at the door w/hand-crafted bowl. Meal only $5 in advance; $7 at the door. Children under 5 eat free.

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 2

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

1:30pm Sat. Mar. 2

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Mar. 2

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

2:30-3:30pm Sat. Mar. 2

Around the Farm Table with Inga Witscher

Join Inga Witscher of PBS show "Around the Farm Table" for a cooking demo with story telling and seasonal cooking. "Around the Farm Table" is dedicated to connecting consumers to small, thoughtful producers through storytelling, forgotten…

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Sat. Mar. 2

Painting Demonstration by Terry Meyer

Terry Meyer is a painter and sculptor in Eau Claire. His demonstrations of painting are very popular, so he'll provide another one, using his watercolor techniques. A silent auction will follow, featuring the pieces he paints that day.

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

5-8pm Sat. Mar. 2

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA on Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here. They will provide dinner for the kids, pool time, games,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $10, Community $15

Age: Ages 5-12

5-8pm Sat. Mar. 2

Mardis Gras Party

Come join in the fun with this festive Mardi Gras Celebration. Enjoy New Orleans inspired dinner and music, and an amazing Mardi Gras atmosphere. Dinner includes a choice of 2 entrees, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage. Additional…

Christ Church Cathedral
510 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 Adults; $15 ages 11-18; $10 for children under 10

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 2

Four Pints Shy

Their rollicking Irish folk music and boisterous drinking songs will make you glad to be Irish, even if you aren't.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 2

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)