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Thu. Feb. 20

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 Thu. Feb. 20

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. Feb. 20

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. Feb. 20

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

9:30am-3:30pm Thu. Feb. 20

CANCELLED: School's Out Day Camps

Bring your child to the Children's Museum of Eau Claire for a full day of creating, cooking, and playing. Extended child care available from 8-5:30pm for an additional $10.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $50/member or $60/non-member

Age: Grades K - 5

9:30-10:30am Thu. Feb. 20

Prenatal Yoga

Designed to create flexibility in your hips and pelvis, strength in your core and back, and to ease your mind and prepare for the journey of birth and mothering.

Tuning Tree
515 South Barstow, Suite 117
Eau Claire

Cost: $15/ single class - $48 /4 week series

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 20

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. Feb. 20

"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-1pm Thu. Feb. 20

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 need - just soft tennis shoes or socks. Wear comfortable…

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

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Feb. 20

Real Life – Matt Philleo

Matt Philleo’s goal as a realistic painter is to bring comfort, encouragement, and inspiration, especially to the discouraged and brokenhearted, so they can experience true and lasting peace. Galleries are open normal building hours and 1…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:15am Thu. Feb. 20

Kids Make Music

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

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

11am-3:15pm Thu. Feb. 20

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Thu. Feb. 20

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

3:30-5pm Thu. Feb. 20

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

5-7pm Thu. Feb. 20

Artists Reception: Real Life – Matt Philleo

Matt Philleo’s goal as a realistic painter is to bring comfort, encouragement, and inspiration, especially to the discouraged and brokenhearted, so they can experience true and lasting peace.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Feb. 20

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+

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 20

Live Music: Dave Bebeau

Solo show from the lead singer of the band, Contradiction.

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub
1009 W. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 20

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. Feb. 20

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

7-8pm Thu. Feb. 20

Planetarium Show: February Night Sky

Learn about the night sky - constellations and sky motions. Find out what planets are in the night sky in February.

UWEC planetarium, Phillips Science Hall
100 Roosevelt Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $2

Age: Adults and ages 11 and up

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 20

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