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Sat. Feb. 1

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-3pm Sat. Feb. 1

Ready, Set, Grow: Winter Garden Seminar

The keynote speaker is MPLS columnist and author Bonnie Blodgett who will talk about her garden adventures and her loss of smell. Other sessions will include hemp farming, floral design, local food movement, heirlooms, hostas, woodie…

CVTC Clairemont Campus, Student Commons
620 W Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 before 1/24 and $40 at the door

Age: All Ages

9-9:30am Sat. Feb. 1

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. Feb. 1

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. Feb. 1

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. Feb. 1

"Winter Life" Art Show

An exhibition featuring the artists of the Eau Claire Creatives group. Each artist has created work that depicts their interpretation of the theme "Winter Life". Come vote for your favorite.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 1

Learn to Cross-Country Ski

Learn the history of cross country skiing, and how to ski in this intro level class. Please dress for the weather. Program subject to cancellation in the event of adverse conditions.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $5-7

Age: Ages 10+

11-11:45am Sat. Feb. 1

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

noon-5pm Sat. Feb. 1

Make It Saturdays » Science

Shadows are a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface. Trace that dark area to make a silhouette of a friend or family member. Fulton’s Workshop at Rassbach Museum challenges families and friends to…

Rassbach Museum
1820 Wakanda Street

Cost: Free with museum admission

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 1

Family Snowshoe Hike on the Ice Age Trail

Join the Ice Age Trail Alliance, Girl Scouts, and Mayo Clinic Health System at a family snowshoe hike at the Chippewa Moraine. Light snacks and warm beverages await at the conclusion. A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow at…

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 1


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. Feb. 1

Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra: The Young People's Concert

Family Favorites "Peter and the Wolf" by Prokofiev, and Britten's "Young People's Guide to the Orchestra" are performed. The winner of the Annual Kristo Orthodontics Young Artist Competition is also featured.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 adults, $10 children

5pm Sat. Feb. 1

Last Will & Testament Murder Mystery

You are cordially invited to this special memorial dinner in honor of our dearly departed brother, step-father, employer, companion and friend, Jonas Carmody. The heirs apparent are in for a big surprise when they gather together with his…

Paradise Shores
26364 CTH M

Cost: $40

Age: 16+

5-8pm Sat. Feb. 1

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA for Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here! Dinner for the kids, games, crafts and a movie in the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 members, $12 community

6-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 1

Showtime Professional Wrestling presents "Taking Flight"

Family friendly Professional Wrestling Event benefiting Feed My People Food Bank of Eau Claire. $2 off ticket price with a non-perishable food item donated to the Eau Claire Feed My People Food Bank.

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 Front Row, $12 General Admission, Children 6 & younger are FREE with paid adult

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 1

McDonell High School Musical: Guys and Dolls

A large and talented cast presents the classic Broadway musical comedy featuring New York gamblers and show girls as they are confronted by a Save-A-Soul Mission. This show marks 39th consecutive annual stage production at McDonell.

McDonell Area Catholic High School
1316 Bel Air Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $12 Students $6

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Sat. Feb. 1

Mile Twelve

Mile Twelve is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity. The band takes their name from the mile marker that sits at Boston’s southern border on route 93, the city’s main artery.

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

Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $9

Age: All Ages