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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Feb. 21

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

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 21

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

10am-6pm Fri. Feb. 21

"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-4pm Fri. Feb. 21

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

10:15am Fri. Feb. 21

Preschool 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: 3 and 4-year-olds and caregivers

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Feb. 21

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

11-11:30am Fri. Feb. 21

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-3:15pm Fri. Feb. 21

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 Fri. Feb. 21

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

1-8pm Fri. Feb. 21

42nd Annual Home & Garden Show

Visit 125+ vendors and get help or inspiration with your next home project. Friday is Senior Day, Friday Night is live music and wine/beer tasting, Saturday is Demonstration Day & Sunday is Family Day.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 at the door, $6 through 2/20 at Festival Foods, Menards, Green Oasis

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Fri. Feb. 21

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+

3-8pm Fri. Feb. 21

Kids From Wisconsin Auditions

Audition to perform with the iconic Kids From WI and perform to over 120,000, while touring and providing workshops across the state. Seeking your community’s serious performers. Applicants will receive professional feedback at their…

Haas Fine Arts Center
121 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 15 - 20

4-7pm Fri. Feb. 21

St Olaf Church Men's Club "All You Can Eat Fish Fry"

St Olaf Men's Club presents their "All You Can Eat" Fish Fry. Menu features two kinds of battered fish plus baked fish, French fries, baked potato, three kinds of vegetables, with coleslaw, salad bar and beverage.

St Olaf Catholic Church Parish Center
2407 North Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $12 for Adults, $11 for seniors, $4 for children 5-12, FREE for kids 4

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 21

Friday Family Nights

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Featuring Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Inflatables, Movies, Free Popcorn, and Special Entertainment.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5

5-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 21

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Knights of Columbus 974 Progressive Bingo starting at 7pm, doors open at 5pm food and refreshments are available.

Knights of Columbus
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Feb. 21

Winter Youth Yoga

This class helps your child develop their personal practice and glean yoga tools that help them find strength, confidence, flexibility, and a channel for energy.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 2-6

6-8pm Fri. Feb. 21

Board Game Night

An evening of family friendly board games. Award winning games will be supplied to play.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
615 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 21

Blind Eyes Opened - One Night Only

A first-of-a-kind Christian documentary that dives deep into the sex trafficking industry in the U.S. McDonell Area Catholic Schools and Fierce Freedom are partnering to bring this powerful film to the Chippewa Valley for one night only.…

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

Cost: Adults $5/Teens $3

Age: Ages 18+, or 14-18 w/guardian

7-10pm Fri. Feb. 21

Live Music: joe g

"joe g" is a singer/songwriter from Marshfield, WI who combines Americana, folk & pop musical styling.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 21

Sue Orfield presents Jennifer Grimm

Collaborations, musical adventures and unexpected shenanigans are sure to appear on the Mabel’s stage, as Sue creates new music with one of the Midwest’s most exciting and talented artists: Jennifer Grimm (Minneapolis, MN).

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

Cost: $25 GA; $23 for students and seniors

Age: All Ages