Sat. Jan. 28

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

8:30am Sat. Jan. 28

18th Annual Locopalooza Show Choir Competition

Features 16 talented teams from the Upper Midwest. Hosted at Altoona High School. Preliminary competition begins at 8:30am, and the finalists go on at 7pm.

Altoona High School 711 7th Street West, Altoona

Cost: $12 for preliminaries; $12 to attend finals; $16 all day pass

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Jan. 28

Love and Logic Class

Early childhood parenting made fun. Parents of children ages birth to six learn basic Love and Logic parenting principles and skills: empathy, responsibility and self-control. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.

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

Cost: FREE; call or e-mail to register

Age: Parents of preschoolers

9am Sat. Jan. 28

3rd Annual Winter Fest Cold & Bold Fun Run/Walk

This event will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy a scenic 3.1 mile race course on beautiful Lake Altoona in Eau Claire. The run/walk will begin and end on Lake Altoona. Will benefit the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA and Eau Claire YMCA. Enjoy a snowshoe fun walk with snowshoes provided.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $20 Pre-register, $25 Day-of (cash only)

9am-noon Sat. Jan. 28

ACT Test Preparation

Prepare for the ACT Test. Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $179 Early Bird, $199 Regular

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

If The Shoe Fits Kids Dance Classes

Various dance classes from mommy and me to jazz and modern. Main focus is starting at the beginning, so no experience is required.

If The Shoe Fits Dance Studio 102 W Grand Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $35-$45 per month

Age: Ages 3-13

9:30-10:30am Sat. Jan. 28

Babywearing Yoga Class

Bring any little one that you can carry or wear to class. If you don't have a pack, wrap, or rarrier, you can try one out. No previous yoga experience required. Erica from Chippewa Valley Babywearers group will be there early to get every little one wrapped up safe & sound.

The Yoga Room 2839 Mall Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop in

Age: All Ages

10am-11pm Sat. Jan. 28

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

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

ArtMobile at Oakwood Mall

The ARTmobile connects children to the visual arts with fun and relevant art projects that have an educational aspect to them.

Oakwood Mall 4800 Golf Rd, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:55am Sat. Jan. 28

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

10:15-10:45am Sat. Jan. 28

L.E. Phillips Library: Family Storytime

Stories, songs and fun for the whole family, designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-6

10:30-11:15am Sat. Jan. 28

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

10:30-11am Sat. Jan. 28

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:45am Sat. Jan. 28

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

11am-2pm Sat. Jan. 28

Kids Frozen Workshop

Kids will be painting Olaf on a ceramic plate or a 12x12 canvas. We will be serving beverages and treats.

Craving Canvas and Ceramic Studio 2807 East Hamilton Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per child

11am-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

Come and Slide With Us

Enjoy an afternoon of supervised sledding, accompanied with a roaring fire, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. For more information call Eau Claire Parks and Recreation.

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

12:30pm Sat. Jan. 28

Annual World's Speed Jump Rope Contest

Bloomer High School is host to the Annual World's Speed Jump Rope Contest. The preliminaries start at 12:30 PM and the finals will begin at 7 PM.

Bloomer High School 1310 17th Ave., Bloomer

1-5pm Sat. Jan. 28

Braided Wool Rug Workshop

Learn the skills needed to create a beautiful braided wool rug. Practice the steps with instructor Beverly Ramey, including preparing the materials, and braiding, lacing, and finishing the rug. Have a good start on a small rug by the end of the series.

Chippewa Valley Museum 1204 E. Half Moon Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $30 for museum members and $35 for non-members for all three sessions

Age: 12+

1-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

ACT Test Preparation

Prepare for the ACT Test. Take two official, retired ACT tests and receive detailed results. Write a practice essay using a typical ACT prompt and receive individual feedback. Complete sample exercises and skill drills to review key concepts. Learn test-taking strategies and helpful hints for each section of the test.

UW-Eau Claire Campus 105 Garfield Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $179 Early Bird, $199 Regular

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Jan. 28

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

2-5pm Sat. Jan. 28

Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra Presents: Family and Friends Concert

ECCO's annual free family concert. Maestro Frank A. Watkins conducts as local educator Wanda Miller narrates Ann Hayes romp "Meet the Orchestra" and introduces the audience to the musical instruments. Event includes a musical instrument "petting zoo", crafts, refreshments and music by Mozart and Haydn.

Grace Lutheran Church 202 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Sat. Jan. 28

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Sat. Jan. 28

CVRG 7th Annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser

7th Annual Spaghetti Feed Fundraiser for Chippewa Valley Roller Girls. All You Can Eat Spaghetti and Garlic Bread for $8.00, plus a silent auction with TONS of local products and handmade items, and raffles all night long!

VFW Post 7232 2900 W Folsom St, Eau Claire

Cost: $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Kids 12 and Under

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Jan. 28

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

7-9:30pm Sat. Jan. 28

An Evening of Improv featuring the Black Dirt Theater Improv Troupe!

Hasting’s own improv troupe will guarantee to melt the winter doldrums. You might even see a challenge issued from some past WideSpot improv students too – you never know what will happen when improv comes to town.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: $15 Reserved/$18 At the Door

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Jan. 28

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

7:30-9pm Sat. Jan. 28

Brass Barn Polka Band

Securely holding down the polka scene in the Twin Cities, The Brass Barn Polka Band brings together jazz artists, a jazz composer, classical performers, and a composer for the modern concert hall, the band serves as a meeting point for the cultural backgrounds of all of its members.

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

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

Ongoing Events For 01/28/2017

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc