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9-9:30am Sat. Jan. 18

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. 18

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.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 18

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

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 18

Friends of the Library Book Sale

A wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, & young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs & DVDs. A bag sale on Saturday and Sunday will feature discount pricing.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 18

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

11am-3pm Sat. Jan. 18

Family Fest 2020

A fun-filled day with plenty of energy and excitement for families to enjoy together. A Petting Zoo, Inflatables, a Doggy Demo, Family Interactive Games, DJ Entertainment, and Vendor Area.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Children and Adults; Children 2 and under are Free

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Jan. 18

Free Fishing Event

Meet at Ojibwa Golf & Bowl for a day of fishing instruction and learn how to ice fish! Each child will receive free fishing poles and bait while supplies last. Chippewa Rod & Gun Club will be there to help you from casting to eating…

Ojibwa Golf & Bowl
8140 136th St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Jan. 18

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

1-2:30pm Sat. Jan. 18


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

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 18

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

5-8pm Sat. Jan. 18

Candle Light Snowshoe Hike at Centennial Park

Altoona Parks & Rec. Dept. and CORBA are pleased to present the annual Candle Light Snowshoe Hike on the off road trails in Centennial Park. BYO snowshoes, but a few pairs are available to use. Sleds or flat bottom toboggans for the little…

Centennial Park
Spooner Ave.

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-10pm Sat. Jan. 18

The Good, the Bad and the Bearded Western Comedy Show

Join The Bearded Company as they create a completely improvised adventure in the Wild West. Greed pushed them this far, what will push them further? Gold, guns or each other?

Paradise Shores
26364 CTH M

Cost: $30 Dinner and show

Age: PG-13

5pm Sat. Jan. 18

134th Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The 134th Silver Mine Invitational is an exciting international ski jumping competition. Watch top skiers from the US, Norway, Finland, Slovenia, Canada & other countries. Full schedule available online.

Silver Mine Ski Jump
2900 Silvermine Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door; 12 & under is FREE