Fri. Jan. 27

131th Annual Silver Mine Invitational

The Eau Claire Ski club invites you to join them at the 130th Annual Silver Mine Invitational. This event is open to all skiers. Come out and enjoy the snow with some friends and/or family. There will be several bonfires for you to stay warm, live music to keep you entertained, heated tents, food & beverages, and even pond hockey. Pond hockey admission is included in silver mine admission.

Silver Mine Ski Jump 2900 Silvermine Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 in advance; $15 at the door ; 12 & under is FREE

9-11:30am Fri. Jan. 27

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10:15am Fri. Jan. 27

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Lil’ Sprouts Cooking

You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks. Classes are theme-based and one hour in length.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks, Drop in $15 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

9:30-11am Fri. Jan. 27

Play N Learn Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for preschool-aged children. You and your child will experience story time, hands on activities and lots of learning through play. Snack will be provided. Community resources and food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschoolers and parents

10:15-10:45am Fri. Jan. 27

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30am Fri. Jan. 27

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Lasts 15-20minutes.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-3 and caregivers

10:30-11:15am Fri. Jan. 27

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Join us to learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50 for 6 weeks, Drop in $12

Age: Ages 1-5

11am Fri. Jan. 27

Growing Readers

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, 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 3-6

11am-1pm Fri. Jan. 27

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

4-11pm Fri. Jan. 27

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, hot air balloon flotilla, fun run, vollyball, ice hockey, Ice games, family fun, fireworks and more.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: 3 Day Admission - $5, VIP and Pit Passes also available

Age: All Ages

4:30-6pm Fri. Jan. 27

Teen Savvy

This new program is aimed at helping teens get ready for life in the “real world.” Over the course of this program, we will cover topics such as resumes and interview skills, cooking and other basic household skills, finances and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $24 Members; $36 Community

Age: Ages 12-18

5-9pm Fri. Jan. 27

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Jan. 27

Action Now! - Jedi Knights

Are you looking for an action-packed way to spend your Friday? Then enlist in an exhilaratingly fun program that will help you train like a champion! Join the elite rank of Jedi or superhero and take part in lightsaber training, obstacle courses, mental strengthening, and more!

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $24 Members; $36 Community

Age: Ages 7-11

6-10pm Fri. Jan. 27

Teen Library After Dark

Spend the night at the library! Teens in grades 6-12 have the opportunity to be in the library after closing time! We'll have games, activities, crafts, snacks, and movies going! Registration required. Once the program starts teens are not allowed to leave the library until the end of the program.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6-9pm Fri. Jan. 27

Candlelight Ski

Three candlelit trails to cross country ski, snowshoe or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures (715) 232-5625. Snowshoes provided. Hot chocolate and a warm fire included call (715) 232-1242 for more information. Event is held for walking if there is no snow

Red Cedar Trail Depot Highway 29, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Jan. 27

UWEC Film Series: Beauty & The Beast

The Disney animated classic. An arrogant noble man is turned into a beast and in order to break the spell he tries to win the love of a village girl, Belle.

Woodland Theater, Davies Center UWEC 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for film series membership; $14 for family membership

Age: Rages G

7:30pm Fri. Jan. 27

McDonell High School Presents: "BIG The Musical"

"Big the Musical" is the musical stage adaption of the 1998 film with Tom Hanks. A 12 year old boy, upon a wish, becomes a 30-year old man.

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

Cost: Tickets are Adults $12 and Students $6

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire