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Sat. Feb. 8

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

7am-2pm Sat. Feb. 8

Jig's Up Ice Fishing Contest

An ice fishing contest on Lake Wissota with over $80,000 in cash and prizes given out including a 2-year lease on a 2020 Ford F150 Truck. Scheels Kids Klub fishing event at 12pm.

The View on Lake Wissota
17779 County Hwy X
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 per fish ticket

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 8

Banbury Art Crawl

Art Crawl at Banbury Building 13 & 10. 100+ artists have their art for sale. Art activities, music and food. Fun for all ages.

Banbury Place
930 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-9:30am Sat. Feb. 8

Little Artists

Participants will create works of art as they learn and practice techniques such as a drawing, painting and sculpture. This program will introduce several concepts in a fun, hands-on, age-appropriate way, including color, form, texture,…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 members, $40 non-members

Age: Ages 3-5

9am-1pm Sat. Feb. 8

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. Feb. 8

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

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 8

ACT Test Preparation

Help your high school student get better prepared for the ACT through one-on-one attention by expert instructors. This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will…

UW Eau Claire Campus
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Age: Grades 10-12

10-11:30am Sat. Feb. 8

Family Love Fest

Take your kids on a date to the library for Family Love Fest! Enjoy a love-filled storytime at 10:15, create heart art, go on a heart hunt, and play love bingo.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 8

Pet Microchipping Event

All pets must be on leashes, cats in carriers, dogs muzzled that are a bite risk. Pets must be 8+ weeks old with proof of rabies vaccination. First come, first serve while supplies last. Pets available for adoption. Photo background. Pet toy…

Chilson Outdoor Adventure RV
2031 S Prairie View Rd
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Free - goodwill donations encouraged

10am-noon Sat. Feb. 8

Family Literacy Event

Families will enjoy theme based stories, crafts and a snack as well as tips and tricks for successful parenting and growing literacy skills. Children will be able to pick a free book to take home each month.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 8

"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

10:30-11:30am Sat. Feb. 8

Ukulele for Beginners

Ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to learn, and is also one of the most versatile instruments when mastered. Whether you are a new player or ready for a refresher, this class with instructor Nicole Cook is for you! All class…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sat. Feb. 8

Quilt Show: Quilts of the Pinery

An exhibit of quilts by quilters from NW WI, an area from Menomonie to Bayfield and East to the Michigan border and logged by the Knapp, Stout & Company Co. over a century ago. Residents in this area are welcome to enter a quilt for this…

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum
1820 Wakanda St. NW
Menomonie

Cost: Museum entrance fee on Fri. & Sat., FREE Sunday.

Age: All Ages

11am-2pm Sat. Feb. 8

Frost Fair: Chili Cook-Off, 'Quilts of the Pinery' Show

Shake off those winter blues with activities for all ages including: Chili Cook-Off, winter themed activities, 1860's Rules Vintage Base Ball featuring the Menomonie Blue Caps, 'Quilts of the Pinery' show, quilt raffle, artisan…

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum
1820 Wakanda St. NW
Menomonie

Cost: FREE Event, $5 chili tasting

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Feb. 8

Jack Frost Fest

Enjoy a winter day with family at the Jack Frost Festival held at Spooner City Park and Downtown Spooner. Frosty fun includes adult & youth hockey tournaments, winter scavenger hunt, skating with the lumberjacks, hot cocoa bar, and much more.

Spooner City Park
Spooner

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Feb. 8

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

11am Sat. Feb. 8

Call of the Wild

This multimedia adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the scrappy canine hero of Jack London’s Call of the Wild. Bring the whole family to experience this re-imagined classic tale.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 GA, $10 youth 12 and under

11:15am-1pm Sat. Feb. 8

Urban Sketchers Chippewa Valley

Meet at 11:15am and again at 12:45 pm to share your work and take a group photo. Please bring your sketch tools. All levels, professionals to napkin-doodlers, are welcome.

Skill Shot Coffee Bar
1106 Mondovi Rd., Ste 106
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 8

WriteLab

Allows for collaboration and idea-sharing as our group will help each other through the creative process by providing ideas and opinions while participating in fun and challenging writing activities and prompts.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 member, $30 community

Age: Ages 11-16

3pm Sat. Feb. 8

Call of the Wild

This multimedia adventure mixes classic storytelling with projected illustrations to tell the story of Buck, the scrappy canine hero of Jack London’s Call of the Wild. Bring the whole family to experience this re-imagined classic tale.

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 GA, $10 youth 12 and under

5:30pm Sat. Feb. 8

Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Season 10 Game 2

Join CVRD for their Season 10 bout against the Rockford Rage and the Minnesota Windchill. First whistle at 5:30, bleacher seating available, or bring your own chair to sit track side. Featured charity: Fierce Freedom.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 advance, $10 door, FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Sat. Feb. 8

Copper Box

Hailing from the Oshkosh area, Copper Box is fronted by the husband and wife duo of Danny and Michelle Jerabek, winners of several WAMI awards and People's Choice nominations. Danny is practically a savant on squeeze box, as well as…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $20 Reserved, $23 at the door but only until Sold Out

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Feb. 8

Sing-Along Cinema: The Sound of Music

The Eau Claire Children's Theater hosts a Sound of Music, a sing-along cinema event.

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

7:30-9pm Sat. Feb. 8

Sampson Brothers - Native American Hoop Dancers

As world-renowned hoop dancers, Lumhe and Samsoche Sampson (Mvskoke Creek/Seneca)—a.k.a. the Sampson Brothers— strive to promote cultural pride, unity, and hope by setting a positive example through art, education, and dance.

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

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

Age: All Ages