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Events

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Sat. Mar. 9

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. Mar. 9

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Celebrate 25 Years

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will be celebrating their 25th Annual Show at Beaver Creek Reserve. The exhibit will feature the work of more than 25 local artists.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

Sat. Mar. 9

Eau Claire Figure Skating Competition

Individual events including long and short programs to music, spins , jumps, compulsory and artistic events are included. Scheduled events vary throughout each day. Visit online for details.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend, Entry deadline Jan. 31st

7am-2pm Sat. Mar. 9

32nd Annual Eau Claire Amateur Radio Club Equipment Auction

Buy and sell amateur radios, electronics, audio, test equipment and parts for building your next great project. Breakfast and lunch available for a nominal fee.

Saving Grace Lutheran Church
2124 EastRidge
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission $5, children under 16 FREE with paid adult admission.

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Mar. 9

Annual Beaver Creek Reserve French Toast Breakfast

The Beaver Creek Reserve hosts its annual French Toast Breakfast event featuring sausages from Augusta Meats. There will be fun activities for all ages across the entire campus including Chippewa Valley Water Colorists open house and show,…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Presale: $7 adults, $4 kids; Door: $8 adults, $5 kids; FREE or kids under 2

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Mar. 9

Winter Banding Demo

Join the Beaver Creek bird banders for a bird banding demonstration. This is a great opportunity to see some of the birds that visit feeders on a cold winter day up close and personal. Learn about bird identification, bird behavior, what to…

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Donation

8:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 9

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-2pm Sat. Mar. 9

Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Sale

Arts, Crafts, Vendors & Concessions. Over 65 Exhibitors. Sponsored by MACS Music Boosters.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $1 Adults, Children Free

9am-2:30pm Sat. Mar. 9

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-2pm Sat. Mar. 9

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Celebrate 25 Years

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will be celebrating their 25th Annual Show at Beaver Creek Reserve with a reception and sale. The exhibit will feature the work of more than 25 local artists.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10-11:30am Sat. Mar. 9

Community Rock Painting Party

Paint rocks to spread kindness and joy one rock at a time. Once the rocks are painted and cured, place them in various locations around Altoona. When the rocks have been found, post a picture of the rock and location. Once posted, rehide the…

Altoona City Hall- Community Room
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 9

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. Mar. 9

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. 9

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. Mar. 9

Hmong Christian Church Eggroll Sale

The Hmong Christian Church is selling homemade eggrolls by the dozen. $5 for additional quarts of sauce. Available until they run out. Proceeds benefit the expansion of their children's outdoor playground and purchasing new play equipment.

Cost: $15 per dozen (includes 2 sauce cups)

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 9

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. Mar. 9

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

2-4pm Sat. Mar. 9

Books & “Beasts”

The library is teaming up with the Eau Claire County Humane Association and the Friends of the Library for a pop-up adoption event and book sale. This event is offered in conjunction with the “IditaREAD Winter Reading Race” adult reading…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 9

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 9

Catch Me If You Can, Menomonie High School Musical

Based on the incredible true story, this high-flying musical comedy set in the 1960s is about an ingenious, charming runaway who masquerades as a teacher, pilot, doctor and lawyer, fabricates millions of dollars in counterfeit checks, and…

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: $5 adults, $3 students and seniors