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Thu. Jan. 23

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

8-9:30am Thu. Jan. 23

Child Care Basics Class

This class will provide age appropriate guidelines for parents and caregivers of children ages birth to 8 years old. Some topics include: bathing & self-care, bedtime & playtime, behavior expectations, communication techniques & more. Space…

Family Support Center/River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Thu. Jan. 23

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

9-11:30am Thu. Jan. 23

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

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

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

9:15-10:30am Thu. Jan. 23

Thursday 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. Registration suggested.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jan. 23

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Jan. 23

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 Thu. Jan. 23

Little Movers 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: Baby Movers & Caregivers

11am-3pm Thu. Jan. 23

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

1-4pm Thu. Jan. 23

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

3:30-5pm Thu. Jan. 23

Tween Scene

Come, create, and hang out with other tweens (grades 3-6). Tween Scene is a weekly series featuring a different activity each week, from art to technology and beyond.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-6

5-8pm Thu. Jan. 23

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

5-6pm Thu. Jan. 23

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

5:30-7:30pm Thu. Jan. 23

Parent Cafe'

Enjoy a free family-style dinner and great parenting discussions at Parent Cafe'! This month's topic is, "Bouncing Back!" will discuss being resilient and coping with challenges in everyday life. Childcare is provided. Space is limited,…

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Jan. 23

Winter After Hours

Eau Claire Parks and Recreation along with Volume One will again be presenting "Winter After Hours" at Pinehurst Park. There will be ice skating, snowshoeing, winter kubb, firepit, music and hot drinks.

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Jan. 23

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 7-10

7-9pm Thu. Jan. 23

Extreme Bingo at Eau Claire Ale House

Extreme Bingo is a fun and exciting spin on the traditional game of bingo. Instead of just listening for a number, you get to listen to and sing along with your favorite songs, music videos, and karaoke tracks.

Eau Claire Ale House
120 N. Clairemont
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages