Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2018

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 20

Beaver Creek Reserve's Frosty Frolic

Come to Beaver Creek Reserve for a “Snow Day, Your Way” featuring fun winter family activities. Snowshoeing, cross country skiing, mini-sessions on a variety of topics, kids crafts and activities, hot chocolate, s’mores and much more. Limited dog sledding runs will be available on a first come basis.

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

Cost: Members: Adults $10, Kids $6 | Non-members: Adults $12, Kids $7 | Dog sledding is an additional pricing

10-10:50am Sat. Jan. 20

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest 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.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10am-4pm Sat. Jan. 20

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

10:15am Sat. Jan. 20

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

10:30-11am Sat. Jan. 20

Polaris (Planetarium Show)

Head to the CMEC's inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show, featuring a traveling penguin and a funny polar bear. Their scientific adventure leads them all around Earth and to Mars and Saturn, where they learn about planets' similarities and differences.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jan. 20

My Little Cookie Monster Kids Event

Hey parents! Come in and bring your little Cookie Monsters and create their cute handprint on a ceramic plate. Instructors on site to make if easy and fun

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

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5 and up

11-11:30am Sat. Jan. 20

Polaris (Planetarium Show)

Head to the CMEC's inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show, featuring a traveling penguin and a funny polar bear. Their scientific adventure leads them all around Earth and to Mars and Saturn, where they learn about planets' similarities and differences.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Jan. 20

Family Fest 2018

Bring the whole family for exciting activities including Ronald McDonald brought in by Courtesy Corporation, Family Olympics, Petting Zoo, Mascot Competition, DJ Entertainment from Party Hits, Indoor Marketplace, and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 for Children and Adults; Children 2 and under are Free

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Jan. 20

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

noon Sat. Jan. 20

2nd Annual Cinderella's Birthday Party: ECCT Fundraiser

It's Cinderella's Birthday and you're invited. All new musical play, new menu of kid's favorites, more singing and dancing, birthday cake, princess basket raffles, games and surprises, autographs and photos. Princess attire encouraged.

The Oxford 1814 Oxford Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $12 GA

Age: All Ages

1:30-3:31pm Sat. Jan. 20

Bill Blagg LIVE

The Magic of Bill Blag Live comes to the State Theatre for one show only. Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg's show is packed with new mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35 | Youth $10 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

2:30-11pm Sat. Jan. 20

Vets Fighting 4 Vets Chili Cookoff & Bean Bag Tournament with Music by Shootin' Jack

Annual chili cook-off and bean bag tournament to raise money for veterans' services. Registration for the chili cook-off begins at 2:30pm. Tasting runs 3-6pm with the bean bag tourney to begin at 6pm. Registration at 5:30pm. Cash prizes for all winners. Live music by Shootin' Jack to follow from 7-11pm.

Veterans Center of Menomonie E4710 County Road BB, Menomonie

Cost: FREE ($25/tournament team registration, $10/chili entry)

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Jan. 20

Candle Light Snowshoe Hike

Candle Light Snow Shoe Hike on the Off Road trails in Centennial Park. Flat bottom toboggans or sleds or for the little ones are welcome. Follow the candle light through the trails on a 1.2 mile hike. There will be a bonfire and hot cocoa. Please bring a chair if you'd like to stay awhile.

Centennial Park Spooner Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Jan. 20

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun time painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Sat. Jan. 20

Bill Blagg LIVE

The Magic of Bill Blag Live comes to the State Theatre for one show only. Critics and audiences alike rave about his incredible high-energy, grand-scale magic & illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief. Blagg's show is packed with new mind-blowing illusions and his trademark off-the-cuff personality that make this show a great family event.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $25-35 | Youth $10 (prices subject to change)

Age: All Ages

Sunday, Jan. 21st, 2018

Sun. Jan. 21

Chippewa Youth Hockey Tournament

With two full sheets of ice, full concession stand, heated viewing area and more. See contact info for additional details or to learn how to register a team. Different age brackets compete during different weekends. Check the online schedule for a complete list of who plays and when.

Chippewa Area Ice Arena 839 First Ave., Chippewa Falls

10-10:50am Sun. Jan. 21

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest 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.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

11am-4pm Sun. Jan. 21

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

1-4pm Sun. Jan. 21

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun time painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack 2524 Golf Road Suite 2c, Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sun. Jan. 21

LEGO Club

Join fellow LEGO fans each month for free building and challenge yourself to our monthly themed build. No registration needed. A family drop-in program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jan. 21

ACT Prep Workshop

Ruth Harris, Director of the Northwest Reading Clinic, will present a free workshop for students to develop specific strategies for each section of the ACT. Reserve a spot by contacting Youth Services.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 8-12

2-3:30pm Sun. Jan. 21

Native Pride Dancer - Larry Yazzie

From the Meskwaki Nation in Tama, Iowa, Larry is a two-time World Champion Fancy Dancer and Eagle Dancer. His repertoire includes performances at the Olympics, The Kennedy Center, and the Smithsonian Institute. Includes traditional stories, musical styles, and insights into Native American history and culture.

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

Cost: Admission: Adults $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5, Family (2 adults, 2 youth) $25

Age: All Ages

5-6:15pm Sun. Jan. 21

Learn to Skate Winter 2017

30 minute group instruction & 15 minute practice skating. Skaters must bring their own equipment. Parents must be present during practice. Lessons from 5-5:30pm OR 5:45-6:15pm, with a 15 minute practice open skate intermission from 5:30-5:45pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $85 (Register by Dec. 17)

Age: Age 3+ (adults)

Monday, Jan. 22nd, 2018

9-11:30am Mon. Jan. 22

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. Please check their online schedule before going.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child

9am-noon Mon. Jan. 22

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:15am Mon. Jan. 22

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Mon. Jan. 22

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library 154 Fourth Avenue, Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10-10:50am Mon. Jan. 22

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest 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.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10:15am Mon. Jan. 22

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime. Stories, songs, and parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 1 & 2 year olds

10:30-11:15am Mon. Jan. 22

Little Scientists

Is your child curious about how things work, and does he or she like to make a mess in the process? This program will immerse young participants in the world of scientific discovery through interactive play, entertaining demonstrations, and fun, simple experiments.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $24 members, $36 non-members

Age: Ages 3-5

10:30-10:50am Mon. Jan. 22

Altoona Public Library: Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs. For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years. Registration required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and their Toddlers

1-4pm Mon. Jan. 22

Recycled Art

What can you create with odds and ends from the library craft closet? Drop-in for open craft time and let your imagination run wild. While supplies last. No registration needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Mon. Jan. 22

Young Artists Studio

Come express your creative instincts through several artistic mediums. Dive into everything from painting to recyclable art to textiles and beyond. With classes brand new to this session, you're sure to find a hit.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $36 members, $48 non-members

Age: Ages 7-9

5:15-6pm Mon. Jan. 22

Sport Tykes ABC’s

Youth can feel free to run until their heart’s content. Several activities are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (Aa = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make friends.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 3-4

6:05-6:50pm Mon. Jan. 22

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. (Shin guards are optional)

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 4-6

6:15-7:15pm Mon. Jan. 22

Performing Arts - Improv Theatre

Explore all things performing arts. These classes will introduce you to and help you develop a specific craft. No experience is needed to discover the worlds of poetry, musical theatre, and improv in these fun, interactive classes.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $24, Community $36

Age: Ages 10-12

Tuesday, Jan. 23rd, 2018

9-10am Tue. Jan. 23

Calm, Cool, Connected Kids

This class is all about engaging in play with your child, while using purposeful activities and routines designed to calm the brain. Ms. Barb will be team teaching with Ms. Tracey Robb, who is an Occupational Therapist with special training in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI).

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

Cost: $100/each

Age: ages 2-5yrs

9-10:30am Tue. Jan. 23

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

First Presbyterian Church 211 South 4th Street, Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jan. 23

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-10:50am Tue. Jan. 23

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest 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.

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10-10:30am Tue. Jan. 23

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Tue. Jan. 23

Super Space Quest. (Planetarium Show)

Visit the CMEC's inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted near Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Jan. 23

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Features stories, songs, and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 & 3 year olds

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Jan. 23

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. 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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

10:30-10:50am Tue. Jan. 23

Altoona Public Library: Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs. For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years. Registration required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and their Toddlers

10:30-11am Tue. Jan. 23

Super Space Quest. (Planetarium Show)

Visit the CMEC's inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted near Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:15am Tue. Jan. 23

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-noon Tue. Jan. 23

The Young & the Restless

Do your little ones have cabin fever? Our Young and the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. A variety of large motor equipment will be available.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 & caregivers

11-11:30am Tue. Jan. 23

Growing Readers Storytime

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. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers, but parents are asked to remain in the children's area in case they are needed.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-noon Tue. Jan. 23

Super Small Science: Super Strong Bubbles

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. The project this week is Super Strong Bubbles.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

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