9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 17

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: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

10-11am Fri. Mar. 17

Owl Prowl

The evening will begin with a short walk outside to listen and hoot for owls, after which we will return inside to discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. A guest appearance by BCR’s non-releasable owl is expected toward the end of the program.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends Adult $5 Child $3; Nonmembers: Adult $8 Child$5

Age: Upper elemementary to adult

10-11am Fri. Mar. 17

Storybook Hiking Trail

xplore spring-themed songs, interactive stories, and movement activities that encourage your children to think about the ever-changing world around them and their role in it. All abilities are welcome to participate and we will do our best to accommodate your child's needs.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 per child, Adults free, Nonmembers $5 per child, Adults free

Age: Ages 3 - 8

10am-4pm Fri. Mar. 17

Revelations Studio Exhibit: Students of DeVona Brodt

Revelations Studio is a small private studio located between Chippewa Falls and Cadott Wisconsin. It is primarily an art academy where Devona Brodt continues with her life long passion of teaching others how to draw, paint, and find their creative voice. The artwork of Brodt’s students will be on display.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Fri. Mar. 17

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. Mar. 17

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

10:45-11:30am Fri. Mar. 17

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

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 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-5

11am Fri. Mar. 17

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. Mar. 17

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

3-4:30pm Fri. Mar. 17

"Hamilton" Appreciation Event

Whether you've listened to the music once or a hundred times, join us for trivia and a finish the lyrics game. Call or sign up at the library.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For grades 6-12

3-8pm Fri. Mar. 17

8th Annual Wisconsin Sport Show

Visit over 150 exhibitors, try to catch a big one at the huge indoor Trout Pond, attend professional hunting and fishing seminars, or shop any of our great outdoor businesses in; fishing, hunting, boating, camping, Canadian resorts, ATVs, RVs, pontoons, guns and accessories, outdoor retail, hunting dogs, clothing and more. Door prizes and concessions.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center 5150 Old Mill Plaza, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Advance, $8 Door, Children 11 and younger FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Mar. 17

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be holding their famous All You Can Eat Fish Fry in the Father Agnew Parish Center. The Menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

St. Olaf Church 2407 North Lane, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 adults, $9 seniors, $4 children 5-12, free up to age 5, carryout $9

5-9pm Fri. Mar. 17

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.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 17

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 17

(CANCELLED/POSTPONED) Samite - Contemporary Ugandan Folk Music

World-renowned musician Samite was born and raised in Uganda where his grandfather taught him to play the traditional flute. His smooth vocals are accompanied by the kalimba, marimba, litungu, and various flutes that mesmerize audiences.

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $8 youth

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Mar. 17

ECCT Presents: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

This dramatization of C.S. Lewis' classic story faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch and the adventures of the four Pevensie children, Peter Edmund, Susan, and Lucy, who inadvertently find their way through an old wardrobe in the exciting and fantastical land of Narnia.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

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