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9am-noon Wed. Jan. 8

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:15am-noon Wed. Jan. 8

Wednesday Morning Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together. 9:15-10:30 or 10:45-noon. Registration suggested.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-5

10-11am Wed. Jan. 8

Baby & Me

A group for first time parents and their babies. There will be topics & resources each week as well as time to connect with other parents. Celebrate your child's growth & development!

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-11 months

10am-5pm Wed. Jan. 8

The Creative Eye - Photography Exhibit

A very talented group of thirteen photographers will be displaying their photography. The subjects include wildlife, landscape, nature and architecture.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Wed. Jan. 8

Bouncing Babies Storytime

All storytimes feature an assortment of stories, rhymes, fingerplays, flannels, music, and movement. This storytime also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group. No registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants & Caregivers

11am-3pm Wed. Jan. 8

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Jan. 8

Visions of Sugar Plums Art Exhibit

Be delighted by art nouveau and botanical pomologicals; folk art and algorithmic art curated to show their connections and progressions with sugar plums dancing for the fun of it.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Wed. Jan. 8

FREE Senior Fitness Classes

Building Balance, Strength & Flexibility to prevent falls and regain independence. Plus, meet other local seniors. All abilities welcome.

Milestone Senior Living
5510 & 5512 Renee Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 55+

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 8

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 8

Evening Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older are not permitted to skate in Rink Rats! Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm. Pewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Jan. 8

Breathe and Stretch Yoga- Session 3

This class provides a slow, gentle flow with longer holds to help wind down and relax for the evening. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15/session

Age: 16+

6:30-9pm Wed. Jan. 8

Open Mic at Caffe Tempo

Open Mic at Caffe Tempo. Bring your instrument and jam it out. Baby Grand piano, house amps, pro mic and cords on site.

Caffe Tempo
2530 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 8

DJ Trivia

Weekly general knowledge Trivia with Djtrivia of the Chippewa Valley. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places prizes.

Westside Bar & Grill
1807 N. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Any