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Sat. Mar. 7

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 Sat. Mar. 7

Healthy Kids Day

Families can gather and share information on nutrition, health, immunizations, exercise, health care services, chiropractic care, dental hygiene, fire safety, home security, and more. Games and fun activities for kids. Goodie bags will be…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

9am-4pm Sat. Mar. 7

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

9-9:30am Sat. Mar. 7

Melody Time

Focusing on your child's natural love for music and song, this class will encourage all to play simple instruments, sing, clap, tap and more! Participants will enjoy musical pretend-play activites which encourage creativity, individuality and…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

Age: Ages 3-5

9am-1pm Sat. Mar. 7

Menomonie Farmer's Market - Winter Market

Local producers only farmer's market featuring Menomonie area farmers, bakeries, food producers and artists. Free parking.

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Mar. 7

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

9:30am-noon Sat. Mar. 7

Book Scootin' Boogie

Boogie on down to UW-Eau Claire for a family celebration of books and reading! Meet Pete the Cat and the Cat in the Hat, enter an inflatable planetarium for a Sky Stories show, enjoy storytime, crafts, games, snacks, and more. Free books for…

Davies Center, UW-Eau Claire
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Families

10-11am Sat. Mar. 7

Children's Planetarium Show

The kids can learn about the moon and the stars, in a warm place. Learn which planets are up now. Astronomy day at UWEC is Saturday May 2. Look for free parking behind Phillips Hall.

UWEC planetarium, Phillips Science Hall
100 Roosevelt Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $2 per person.

Age: For Ages 5-11

10am-5pm Sat. Mar. 7

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 Sat. Mar. 7

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,

11-11:45am Sat. Mar. 7

Toddler-Caregiver Movement Class

Help your toddler move through the developmental stages of movement and increase their capacity for learning! The class will tire their bodies and allow them to move creatively.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 5 and under with an adult

noon-5pm Sat. Mar. 7

Make It Saturdays: Technology

Make your own “magic floating ball” toy from just a few simple recycled objects/ Fulton’s Workshop at Rassbach Museum challenges families and friends to learn, marvel and make together.

Rassbach Museum
1820 Wakanda Street
Menomonie

Cost: Free with museum admission

1:30pm Sat. Mar. 7

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

5-8pm Sat. Mar. 7

Parents' Night Out

Are you in need of a night out? Bring your child to the YMCA for Parents’ Night Out, an event where you can go enjoy a few hours to yourself while your kids are having a blast here! Dinner for the kids, games, crafts and a movie in the…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 members, $12 community

6:30pm Sat. Mar. 7

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,

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 7

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

7-9pm Sat. Mar. 7

Lena Elizabeth

Minneapolis native Lena Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter influenced by folk music with a voice rooted in the blues. She blends old and new to create a pop sound that moves across generations.

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Mar. 7

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