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Wed. Jan. 22

Warmth & Whimsy Winter Art Show

Bring color and fun to your day while winter swirls around outside. Local artists will fill the 1,400 square foot Ayres Associates Gallery with art as, this is the time of the year when color, whimsy, and warm thoughts are most needed.

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 Adults, $4 Students, 0-4 and CVM Members Free

9am-noon Wed. Jan. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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

12:15-12:50pm Wed. Jan. 22

Free Community Yoga - Lunch Break Express

Enjoy some zen while on lunch break from the hustle of life. We provide mats and props, just bring yourself and an open mind. All levels encouraged to show up and start practicing the techniques of yoga, breath work, meditation, and…

Anandaworks Wellness Center
320 Putnam Street Suite 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

2-2:45pm Wed. Jan. 22

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+

3-7pm Wed. Jan. 22

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Wed. Jan. 22

Unraveled: Learn to Knit & Crochet

Instructor Korinne Wiese will help you learn to knit or crochet in this drop-in class. Bring your own projects or start a new one. Experienced crafters are also welcome to share techniques and tips or get help with their project.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 9-Adult

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 22

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. 22

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. 22

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

7-10pm Wed. Jan. 22

Open Mic Night

Grab your guitar, drums, bass, fiddle, harmonica, poem or best jokes and join us for an Open Mic Night hosted by Jake & Dani from Rock Creek Song Dogs. All performers welcome to join. Average performance is 2-4 songs or about 15-20 minutes.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 22

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