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Fri. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

"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. Jan. 31

The Creative Eye - Photography Exhibit

A very talented group of thirteen photographers will be displaying their photography. The subjects include wildlife, landscape, nature and architecture.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

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-3pm Fri. Jan. 31

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-2:45pm Fri. Jan. 31

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+

5-9:30pm Fri. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

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. Jan. 31

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

7pm Fri. Jan. 31

Unplugged at the Library Concert Series

A chance to see and hear great local musicians for free in a quiet, all ages alcohol free environment. Featuring great singer songwriters and bands from in and around Chippewa Falls who also can tell a great story and make connections with…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Fri. Jan. 31

Live Music: Jeff White

Alt-Country, Western Folk & Variety of Classics. Live music every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday at Bridgewater Restaurant & Pub at The Avalon Hotel & Conference Center.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Jan. 31

McDonell High School Musical: Guys and Dolls

A large and talented cast presents the classic Broadway musical comedy featuring New York gamblers and show girls as they are confronted by a Save-A-Soul Mission. This show marks 39th consecutive annual stage production at McDonell.

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

Cost: Adults $12 Students $6

Age: All Ages