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Thu. Feb. 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 Thu. Feb. 6

Kids on Wheels

Kids can visit the heated greenhouse on Thursdays for Kids on Wheels. Your little ones can bring their own bike or scooter and cruise around the greenhouse while you relax amongst the tropical plants. Cookies and lemonade included with visit.…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Thu. Feb. 6

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

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 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

9:15-10:30am Thu. Feb. 6

Thursday Morning Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together. Registration suggested.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 6

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Feb. 6

"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-5pm Thu. Feb. 6

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

10:30-11:15am Thu. Feb. 6

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

3:30-5pm Thu. Feb. 6

Tween Scene

Come, create, and hang out with other tweens (grades 3-6). Tween Scene is a weekly series featuring a different activity each week, from art to technology and beyond.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 3-6

4-5pm Thu. Feb. 6

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-6pm Thu. Feb. 6

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

5:45pm Thu. Feb. 6

Speaker Series - Chad Ackley, Communication Design & Advertising

A nationally recognized, award-winning Creative Director with over 20 years of experience in advertising, both agency and client-side. Known as a stringent brand builder and master storyteller, he is also a recognized and respected team…

Applied Arts 321
415 13th Ave E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 6

FEMA & Flood Insurance Outreach

Whether you're confused about coverage options or need assistance with flood mapping, in just one session, our professionals can offer you the guidance you need with on the spot mitigation reporting and Flood Insurance Quotes.

Chippewa Falls Public Library - VA Smith Room
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 6

Live Music: Michael Kaleb Harris

Live music from 6-9pm. Family night pizza deal from 5-9pm featuring a $20 large pizza, pitcher of soda, and open swim.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 6

Winter After Hours

Eau Claire Parks and Recreation along with Volume One will again be presenting "Winter After Hours" at Pinehurst Park. There will be ice skating, snowshoeing, winter kubb, firepit, music and hot drinks.

Pinehurst Park
3523 Delbert Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Feb. 6

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 7-10

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 6

Extreme Bingo at Eau Claire Ale House

Extreme Bingo is a fun and exciting spin on the traditional game of bingo. Instead of just listening for a number, you get to listen to and sing along with your favorite songs, music videos, and karaoke tracks.

Eau Claire Ale House
120 N. Clairemont
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages