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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Mar. 16

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. 16

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

8am-3pm Sat. Mar. 16

13th Annual Stampede - Stamping and Scrap Booking EXPO

Featuring make & take demonstrations, stamps embellishments, scrap booking ideas, inks & papers, card buffet (giant make n' take), door prizes, and exhibitors. Enter the card content by bringing a a 4.25x5.5 decorated card, 1 per person.…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $4

8:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 16

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-6pm Sat. Mar. 16

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

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 16

Pop Up Science: Ice Orbs

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is learning more about ice orbs.

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. Mar. 16

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

10-11am Sat. Mar. 16

Saturday Stories

A Mini-Carnival of Stories, Fun, Games, and Play.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 16

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. 16

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. 16

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-2pm Sat. Mar. 16

Needle Felt a Turtle

Learn to needle felt a sea turtle. Choose your own colors. No experience necessary. Needle Felting is the process of using barbed needles to stab wool fibers and interlock them into place, creating any desired shape. All Materials Included.…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 12+

11am-3pm Sat. Mar. 16

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Mar. 16

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

1-1:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

Movie: "Might Pups"

The Cozy Theater in Colfax, WI will bring your all-time favorites back in the theater on the big screen the way movies are meant to be seen. Concessions Available.

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: Free Will Offering.

Age: 2 +

1-4pm Sat. Mar. 16

ARTmobile

Work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile. Suitable for all ages.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 16

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

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

2-3:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

Movie - "A Dogs Purpose"

The Cozy Theater will bring your all-time favorites back in the theater on the big screen the way movies are meant to be seen. Bring the family to enjoy the show; A Dogs Purpose. Concessions Available.

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main Street
Colfax

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: 4+

3-9pm Sat. Mar. 16

O'Claire Irish Festival

A fun, family-friendly festival ending with an amazing dance show at 6pm by Janelle’s School of Irish Dance. There will be vendors, kids activities, fire trucks, police cars, food, a silent auction, raffles & prizes, balloons, face…

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

3:30-5:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

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

5:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

13th Annual WHYS 96.3fm St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Event will feature a short sidewalk parade starting at 405 S. Barstow to Acoustic Cafe, bagpiper Scott Bartell, traditional & contemporary Irish music by Irish Diplomacy and UKE, and dancers from BaredFeet Company. From 6-9pm enjoy music,…

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission by donation to WHYS Radio

6-8pm Sat. Mar. 16

Dancing in O'Claire

Janelle's School of Irish Dance presents their 13th annual dance show. A combination of hard shoe and soft shoe dances will be presented to along with some great toe-tapping Irish music. A silent auction, raffles and prizes, and some fun…

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 16

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 Sat. Mar. 16

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

8-9pm Sat. Mar. 16

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows…

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.