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Sat. Jan. 25

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

8am-10pm Sat. Jan. 25

21st Annual Locopalooza Show Choir Competition

21st annual show choir competition hosted at Altoona High School featuring teams from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Altoona High School
711 7th Street West
Altoona

Cost: $15 all day, $12 day only, $10 finals only

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 25

Lily Pad Lab's Birthday Party

Celebrate Lily Pad Lab's seventh year. Decorate cupcakes, make slime and a craft to take home, paint, play with sensory bins, and more. Activities are geared towards ages 2-7, but all ages are welcome to attend! Registration is required. Last…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf Rd Ste 2D
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per child. Adults and children under 1 are FREE!

Age: Ages 0-8

9-9:30am Sat. Jan. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

9:30am-noon Sat. Jan. 25

Tree and Shrub ID in Winter

This program will point out unique bud and bark characteristics of many of our native trees and shrubs, making identification possible even in winter! A power-point and a hands-on session inside will be followed by an outdoor hike.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $6-9

10am-9pm Sat. Jan. 25

Sports Cards, Coin & Collectibles Show

Show runs full mall hours and features 40+ dealer tables!. Buying, selling, trading with appraisals offered. Sports & Entertainment Wax, Autographed sports items, sports collectibles, vintage sports items, card sets, coins, gold/silver,…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jan. 25

Animal Signs Hike: Snowshoe Edition

Join a naturalist for this chilling adventure and showshoe your way throughout the reserve to find different types of animals signs in and around the snow. Snowshoes are provided, but if you have your own you’re welcome to bring them!…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $5-7

Age: Kids 8+

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 25

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

10:45am-noon Sat. Jan. 25

Lily Pad Lab's Birthday Party

Celebrate Lily Pad Lab's seventh year. Decorate cupcakes, make slime and a craft to take home, paint, play with sensory bins, and more. Activities are geared towards ages 2-7, but all ages are welcome to attend! Registration is required. Last…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf Rd Ste 2D
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per child. Adults and children under 1 are FREE!

Age: Ages 0-8

11-11:45am Sat. Jan. 25

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. 25

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. 25

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

2pm Sat. Jan. 25

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra: Family & Friends

This is a concert designed to introduce young listeners to the world of classical music, followed by our instrument petting zoo. This concert is featuring "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saens and "Doll's House Story" by Istvan Marta.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE but Registration required

4-8pm Sat. Jan. 25

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Feed + Silent Auction

Come one, come all to Chippewa Valley Roller Derby's 10th annual all you can eat Spaghetti Feed + Silent Auction. Meat and vegetarian sauce options available. To-go dinners also available. Includes desserts baked with love by CVRD skaters.

VFW Club 305
1300 Starr Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $8, Kids $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Jan. 25

Corey Harris - Acoustic Blues Legend

Mixes the raw, direct emotion of acoustic Delta Blues with a rich variety of influences – from New Orleans to the Caribbean to Africa. In doing so, he appeals to a wide spectrum of music fans. In 2007, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.

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

Cost: Adults $20, Seniors $19, Youth $13

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Jan. 25

Debbie Anthony

Rochester, MN native, Debbie Anthony, delivers a rare combination of experience and emotion. Her voice will satisfy and surprise true lovers of country music. Debbie’s route to Nashville wound through the lessons of life, translating to…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Jan. 25

Moors & McCumber

Songs that delve into love and life through haunting lyrics, soaring harmonies, and dazzling instrumental proficiency. As Grammy award-winning producer Lloyd Maines puts it, “These guys should be playing every major festival in the country.…

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

Cost: $20 GA; $18 for students and seniors

Age: All Ages