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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-9:30am Sat. Jan. 11

Little Artists

Participants will create works of art as they learn and practice techniques such as a drawing, painting and sculpture. This program will introduce several concepts in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way, including color, form, texture,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

Age: Ages 3-5

9am-1pm Sat. Jan. 11

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 11

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

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 11

ACT Test Preparation

Help your high school student get better prepared for the ACT through one-on-one attention by expert instructors. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Age: Grades 10-12

9:30-11:30am Sat. Jan. 11

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Have you ever wanted to try snowshoeing but weren't sure where to begin? Come to Beaver Creek and learn about snowshoe history, styles, how and where to use them. After a brief time inside, we'll take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. …

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $7; Nonmembers $10 | Register by 1/8

Age: Ages 8 +

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 11

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Book Sale

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Library Winter Book Sale. Books, books on CD, music for all ages. Bag sale on Saturday.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 11

You Can Draw! For the Absolute Beginner

A non-intimidating workshop that will teach you how to draw using fun exercises and straightforward instruction. All materials provided.

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

Cost: $125

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 11

Pine Cone Bird Feeder Workshop

Bring the kids to create a peanut butter pinecone birdfeeder for your yard. The workshop is an open house, make-it take-it set up.

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3/birdfeeder

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 11

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:15am Sat. Jan. 11

Family Storytime

All storytimes feature an assortment of stories, rhymes, fingerplays, flannels, music, and movement. No registration required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am Sat. Jan. 11

Cinderella’s Birthday Party

Head to the Oxford theater for a themed event. Cinderella's birthday party is hosted by the Eau Claire Children's Theater.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $12

11-11:45am Sat. Jan. 11

Toddler-Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning! The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with an adult

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 11

Art Class with Schaefer & Miles

An inspiring drawing and painting session for the artistic and not so artistic. Explore the painting or drawing media of your choice: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels, Pencil, Charcoal, ink and colored pencil, this is your studio time with…

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road Suite 15
Eau Claire

Cost: $35-40 with Supplies

Age: Adult and Teen

1-2:30pm Sat. Jan. 11

WriteLab

Allows for collaboration and idea-sharing as our group will help each other through the creative process by providing ideas and opinions while participating in fun and challenging writing activities and prompts.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 member, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

1:30pm Sat. Jan. 11

Eau Claire Children's Theater Presents: Bridge to Terabithia

Jesse draws and dreams of becoming something special. Leslie opens a world of imagination, art, and literature for him. Together they create Terabithia, a fantasy kingdom where they are safe from those who don’t understand them.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 Adults & Seniors, $10 youth & students

6:30-9pm Sat. Jan. 11

Storybook Ball

Dress as your favorite princess, prince, or other character to dance the night away with your family. Music, activities, a costume contest, games, prizes, and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers

7-9pm Sat. Jan. 11

Scottie Miller Band

The art of playing music you love comes through loud and clear when Scottie and his band bring their signature style that warps far to the south of their home tundra to our Stockholm stage.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages