Events For 02/14/2019

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 14

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:15-10am Thu. Feb. 14

Little Language Lab

A class aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory activities. This class is a mix of structured circle time and free choice stations.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Ages 1-2 years

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 14

Snowshoe Hike for Experienced Explorers

Instead of staring out the window wishing it were spring, join a Beaver Creek Naturalist for a snowshoe hike this winter. Explore the winter woods and get some exercise. This program is intended for older, but active, nature lovers. Registration required 2 days prior to event.

Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Road K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3; Nonmembers $5

Age: Age 55+

10-11am Thu. Feb. 14

Yoga for Seniors

This beginner-friendly class eases you into the body with breathing exercises and relaxing poses for joint flexibility. Gradually move into standing poses, increasing strength, balance and awareness in all major muscle groups.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Seniors

10am-5pm Thu. Feb. 14

Art Exhibit, The Art of Play, Ryan Foose, Eliza Wheeler

Ryan Foose and Eliza Wheeler are both UW-Stout School of Art & Design alum. Wheeler, (North space) has written and illustrated several children’s books (Miss Maple’s Seeds). Foose, (south space) is the current Head of Brand Development for minor league baseball.

Furlong Gallery 178 Micheels Hall, UW-Stout, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Feb. 14

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade! They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Feb. 14

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 14

ABC's for 2's and 3's

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $50

Age: Age 2-3 years

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 14

Preschool Story Time

This morning session of Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session. Please register for story time at the library.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

noon-3pm Thu. Feb. 14

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

2-6pm Thu. Feb. 14

Fersk Floral Artistry Valentine's Day Pop-Up

Pick up some flowers from Fersk's pop-up flower bar along with a thoughtful card and book from Dotters Books for your Valentine!

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

2:30-3pm Thu. Feb. 14

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 14

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Thu. Feb. 14

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios 1106 Mondovi Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

5pm Thu. Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Beer Pairing Dinner

Make plan to spend Valentine's Day with your Sweetheart at Northwoods for a Beer Tasting Dinner. This will be a 4 course plated dinner paired with Northwoods beers. Cocktail hour starts at 5pm. First Course served at 6pm. Limited Seating - Reservations Only.

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

5-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two

2 amazing dinners catered by Blue Marble Pub, one beer flight, two free drinks, and live music by Songa. Limited tickets can be purchased in advance at the brewery.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $75 per couple

Age: 21+

5-9pm Thu. Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Dinner at The Lakely

Spend the night in style with your sweetie at The Lakely. Enjoy a complimentary flute of champagne and a delectable four course meal prepared by Chef Nathan Berg, made with all locally-sourced, farm to fork ingredients. Live music by Shannon Kaeding & Christine Hitt will be featured on stage, beginning at 5:30pm.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: $60

5:30-6pm Thu. Feb. 14

Pop Up Science: Smelly Balloons

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is smelly balloons.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 14

Winter After Hours 2019

There will be ice skating, snow shoeing, winter kubb, a firepit, music, and hot drinks. Snowshoe and skate rentals will be available during the special event only. The warming house and restrooms will be open and supervised. Hundreds of people enjoy this unique social gathering each season.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 14

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-9pm Thu. Feb. 14

5 Course Valentines Day Dinner

A 5 course dinner prepared by our Executive Chef, Russ Gorski. The meal will be complimented with specialty cocktails. Bring your date, friend, mom - this event is for everyone to enjoy.

Lake Wissota Bar & Grill + Golf Course 16108 97th Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $80 per person

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 14

Cork and Fork: Brovo Cocktails

A five course dinner will be paired with Brovo Vermouths and cocktails including a Boulevardier with a pollo en mole dish and a Mezcal Last Word served with a shrimp salsa. Chiyo, owner of Coquetel Spirits, will present the drinks and how they are unique in their category.

The Coffee Grounds 4212 Southtowne Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $44

Age: 21+

6-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Health + The Arts

Explores the intersection of health and the arts from different perspectives: health and healing as represented in art, and art as a form of healing. See works related to art therapy, clinician well-being, health equity, medical illustration, health in media, and more.

Foster Gallery UWEC Haas Fine Arts Center, 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6-7pm Thu. Feb. 14

Writers Read: Open Mic

A monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb, will hold an open mic. You’re invited to share your original serious, humorous, or sappy poetry or short prose (5 minutes or less), or read a favorite by another writer. Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners welcome.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library – Eau Claire Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6pm Thu. Feb. 14

Valentine’s Dinner in the Greenhouse

A four-course meal, wine and atmosphere. Following delicious appetizers and Cranberry Kale Salad, you will enjoy Herb Roasted Beef Tenderloin, Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles, and Rustic Garlic Mashed Potatoes, topped off with Chocolate Lava Cake. Salmon is available upon request, as a substitute for the beef tenderloin.

Down To Earth Garden Center 6025 Arndt Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $40/person (must be purchased in advance)

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Feb. 14

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: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:30-7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Cool, Calm & Connected

Uninterrupted playtime with your child. Learn what helps you and your child regulate. This class is designed to assist parents to form cool and calming connections with their children, while learning and practicing strategies to take home.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf Road S2D, Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Ages 4-7 years

6:30-7pm Thu. Feb. 14

PJ Story Night

Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. Children may come dressed in their PJs with a favorite stuffy. No sign up required. Meets the 2nd Thursdays of the month.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 2-7

6:45pm Thu. Feb. 14

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 14

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. Feb. 14

Live Music: Joanna Johnson

Raised in the traditional eighteenth century style of Scottish Fiddling, Joanna Johnson is appearing as a fiddler and composer with individuality steeped in her family heritage. She is the 2017 US National Scottish Fiddling Champion and has also received several awards for her original compositions in the Scottish Style.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Tonic Sol-fa

Tonic Sol-fa has established itself not only as the most in-demand vocal group in the Midwest. Tonic Sol-fa has taken the a cappella musical art form to a new pop plateau, building a legion of loyal fans along the way with its solid material, pop arrangements, memorable performances and cutting-edge stage presence.

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

Cost: $33-35

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Cheeseheads: The Musical

The beloved founder of Schnaybel's Famous Cheese has passed away and there are rumors the factory may shut down. A uniquely humorous story about perseverance, romance and the possibility of winning it all in this touching and joyful Wisconsin musical.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Adults/Seniors $25, Youth/Students $12

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Feb. 14

Pablo Center Film Series: "The Princess Bride"

A Valentine's Day with less drama and more laughs? As you wish. Stir in a few ROUS's, a six fingered man, a giant, a princess, a pirate, singing eels and just a touch of lyocane powder…give it a chocolate coating...and you have the makings of the best love story this side of the Fire Swamps.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $7

Age: PG

8-10pm Thu. Feb. 14

Downtown Classics: When Harry Met Sally

It's the 30th Anniversary of When Harry Met Sally and we are celebrating at Micon Cinemas Downtown Budget Theater. $20 V-Day special includes 1 large pizza and 2 drinks.

Micon Downtown Cinema 315 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: $4

Ongoing Events For 02/14/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Open Freestyle Skate

Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 8:30-9:30am; Every Thursday until Feb. 21, 9:30-10:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 8:30-9:30am; Every Friday until Mar. 29, 9:30-10:30am

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets