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Events

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9am-4pm Wed. Mar. 18

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

9am-noon Wed. Mar. 18

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

9:30-10:15am Wed. Mar. 18

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. Mar. 18

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 Wed. Mar. 18

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

11am-5pm Wed. Mar. 18

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

12:15-12:50pm Wed. Mar. 18

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. Mar. 18

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+

3-9pm Wed. Mar. 18

Fine Art Sale - 'Under the Bed'

They're calling this ‘Under the Bed' because some friends asked 200 Main, ‘What do we do with our fine art? It’s under our bed, and we don’t have room for it anymore?!’ If you have some work you’d also like to sell, contact 200…

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

4:30-6pm Wed. Mar. 18

Mini Hands of Peace Series

In this 10-week series your child can once a week dabble in creating art, poetry, music, drama, dance and wellness to find peace.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades k-5

5-5:45pm Wed. Mar. 18

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

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 18

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. Mar. 18

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. Mar. 18

Open Mic at Caffe Tempo

Open Mic Night at Tempo. House amps, pro mic and a Baby Grand piano on site.

Caffe Tempo
2530 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Mar. 18

Breathe and Stretch Yoga- Session 5

This class provides a slow, gentle flow with longer holds to help wind down and relax for the evening. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15/session

Age: 16+

7-10pm Wed. Mar. 18

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

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 18

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

7:30-9pm Wed. Mar. 18

CANCELLED: UWEC Music Concert: Choral Artist-In-Residence

The University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's music department hosts this concert featuring the choral artist-in-residence. There is a $1 ticket processing fee for this event.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: Regular Price $7, Senior Citizens (62 and over) $5, Youth (17 and under) $5, UWEC Faculty/Staff $2, UWEC Students $2, Other College Students $5

Age: All Ages