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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Mar. 15

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

Fri. Mar. 15

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Mar. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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. 15

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)

10-10:30am Fri. Mar. 15

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Mar. 15

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. 15

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. 15

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Mar. 15

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

11:30am-noon Fri. Mar. 15

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Mar. 15

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

3-8pm Fri. Mar. 15

Wisconsin Sport Show

Family event featuring over 150 outdoor businesses including: fishing, hunting, boats, ATVs, retail, dogs and kennels, conservation organizations and more. Fishing and hunting seminars, kids activities, thousands of dollars in prizes, free…

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Advance, $9 Door, 11 and younger free

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Fri. Mar. 15

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Fri. Mar. 15

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

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Mar. 15

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

5-9pm Fri. Mar. 15

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

6-8pm Fri. Mar. 15

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 15

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. 15

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

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 15

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

7:30-11pm Fri. Mar. 15

Ughana Rock

Ughana Rock is a benefit concert featuring local bands. Proceeds from the event go to the Potter's Village in Ghana. This year there are 10 bands performing a variety of rock music, so there is bound to be something for everyone. A fun night…

Memorial High School Commons
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 15

ECCT Presents: Disney's Beauty and the Beast

Belle longs for adventure in the great wide somewhere, but she gets more than she bargained for when she discovers the enchanted castle in the woods. It’s a “tale as old as time” with all the enchanted characters and popular Disney…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for 12 and under; $14 Student (13+) w/student ID; $20 senior; $24 adults

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 15

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