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Tue. Feb. 4

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

Tue. Feb. 4

Eau Claire Buddhist Study Group

Led by Lama Yeshe from the Hay River Buddhist Meditation Center in Ridgeland. Read, study and discuss Tibetan Buddhist teachings as presented in books by various authors. Meetings begin with a brief meditation followed by a review of the…

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:30am Tue. Feb. 4

Tuesday Morning Play 'N' Learn Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together.

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 Tue. Feb. 4

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 Tue. Feb. 4

"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-5pm Tue. Feb. 4

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 Tue. Feb. 4

Toddler Storytime

All storytimes feature an assortment of stories, rhymes, fingerplays, flannels, music, and movement. No registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 and 3-year-olds and caregivers

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Feb. 4

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich stories, singing, finger plays, puppets, movement and bubbles, all of which foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading in children.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth - 3 and caregiver

10:30-11:30am Tue. Feb. 4

Ukulele Play-and-Learn

Learn ukulele by playing songs in a fun group setting. Each month will have a set of songs to share that are broken down into different levels of difficulty.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 (Free for ECMS families)

11-11:30am Tue. Feb. 4

Growing Readers Storytime

Stories, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

11am-noon Tue. Feb. 4

The Young and the Restless

Got cabin fever? The Young and the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. Ages 0-5 and their caregivers.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool & Caregivers

12:15-1pm Tue. Feb. 4

Spanish with Music Class

Spanish with Music and Movement. Join Miss Anita in the restaurant behind the Mexican tienda to sing, move, play instruments and games, hear a story and learn Spanish. Immerse your family in Spanish and learn together.

La Misma Luna Supermarket and Resaurant
2824 London Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: $7/week, $4/sibling

Age: Ages 3-12

3-7pm Tue. Feb. 4

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

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Feb. 4

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art! Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Feb. 4

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+

6-8:30pm Tue. Feb. 4

Introduction to Dance Basics

Get moving and learn the foundations of dance through warm ups and exercises in various styles of dance, including ballet, classic Broadway jazz, and even tap. No specialty footwear needed - just soft tennis shoes or socks. Please wear…

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

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Tue. Feb. 4

Open Mic & Musician Gathering at Bridgewater Pub

Every Tuesday enjoy live music with your dinner & drinks, hosted by Jeff White. Quality sound & lights. BYO instrument or just come listen. Discounted hotel rooms w/indoor pool on Tuesdays for open mic players.

Bridgewater Restaurant & Pub at The Avalon
1009 W. Park Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Feb. 4

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community