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Fri. Mar. 6

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-4pm Fri. Mar. 6

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists

The show features work from 25 local watercolor artists. A portion of all sales goes to Beaver Creek Reserve. An artist reception will be held from 9 am to 2pm on March 14 in conjunction with Beaver Creek's French Toast Breakfast.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 6

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-8pm Fri. Mar. 6

Tina Ecker | Imressions Through a Local Lens

First solo exhibit of photography by local favorite Tina Ecker. "Taking a picture is so much more than pressing a shutter button. To me it's capturing the experience in a way that makes viewers feel as if they were there with me..."

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Mar. 6

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

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Mar. 6

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. Mar. 6

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+

2-2:45pm Fri. Mar. 6

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+

3-4:30pm Fri. Mar. 6

National Dentist Day

It’s National Dentist Day. Come for a class all about teeth! Circle time, story, craft and snack! Bring a toothbrush or toothpaste to donate to a local pantry and receive $2 off class.

B'utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: All ages

4-7pm Fri. Mar. 6

CANCELLED: 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

5-8pm Fri. Mar. 6

Tina Ecker / Artist Reception

First solo exhibit of photography by local favorite Tina Ecker. Meet Tina and view her impressionistic photography during our 1st Fridays event at Artisan Forge Studios.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-9:30pm Fri. Mar. 6

CANCELLED: 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

5-9pm Fri. Mar. 6

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

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Mar. 6

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

6pm Fri. Mar. 6

Film Screening: Frozen 2

The 2019 sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Elsa the Snow Queen leaves Arendelle to follow a mysterious voice beckoning her to an enchanted forest and dark seas beyond her beloved kingdom.

Applied Arts 210
415 13th Avenue East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 6

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Siblings Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy travel to a magical new world called Narnia in this adaptation of the classic C.S. Lewis novel. Once there, they must contend with the White Witch and work with the Lion, Aslan, in order to fulfill a…

Fr. Dowd Auditorium, Regis High School
2100 Fenwick Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 6

Faculty Recital Series: Chamber Music

Enjoy the talent of the faculty from the Music and Theatre Arts Department in the faculty recital series in the intimate and beautiful space of the Clearwater Recital Hall on the first Fridays of the month. Tickets may be purchased through…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Adults and Seniors, $.50 Students and Youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 6

UWEC Theater: James and the Giant Peach

Will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 adults, $16 seniors/youth, $10 UWEC,

7:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 6

Dom Flemons

Grammy Award Winner, Two-Time Emmy Nominee, 2019 Wammie Award Winner- Dom Flemons originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently living in the Washington, DC area. Known as “The American Songster” as his repertoire of music covers over…

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

Cost: Adults $20, Seniors $19, Youth $13

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 6

Eau Claire Children's Theater Presents: Mary Poppins

Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins must help the troubled Banks family learn how to value each other again. Filled with timeless classics such as the Acadomy Award winning "Chim-Chim Cher-ee," Mary Poppins can only be…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 adults, $20 seniors, $14 students & 13+, $10 for youth 12 and under

9pm Fri. Mar. 6

Film Screening: Frozen 2

The 2019 sequel to the worldwide phenomenon. Elsa the Snow Queen leaves Arendelle to follow a mysterious voice beckoning her to an enchanted forest and dark seas beyond her beloved kingdom.

Applied Arts 210
415 13th Avenue East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages