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Wed. Feb. 19

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. Feb. 19

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. Feb. 19

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

9:30-10:15am Wed. Feb. 19

Babies Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, floor and lap games, and dance to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Infants to walking

10am-5pm Wed. Feb. 19

"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

10-11am Wed. Feb. 19

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

10:15am Wed. Feb. 19

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

10:30-11:15am Wed. Feb. 19

Toddlers Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, floor and lap games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 1 to 2

12:15-12:50pm Wed. Feb. 19

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. Feb. 19

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. Feb. 19

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. Feb. 19

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

5-5:45pm Wed. Feb. 19

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

5:30-6:45pm Wed. Feb. 19

Wednesday Evening 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 age 0-5

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Feb. 19

Cardio Fix and Yoga

Are you feeling tired or sluggish? Come join our instructors for 30 minutes of your cardio fix and 30 minutes of yoga. The instructors will provide modifications for all exercises. All fitness levels welcome! Pre-register through Altoona…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: 18+

6-8pm Wed. Feb. 19

Evening Open Skate

Every Wednesday and Sunday this Fall/Winter. No skate on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1, 1/22. Youth Skate Rental is free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Feb. 19

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Feb. 19

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

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 19

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

7-10pm Wed. Feb. 19

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