Thursday, Feb. 1st, 2018

4pm Thu. Feb. 1

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-5pm Thu. Feb. 1

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-5pm Thu. Feb. 1

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 1

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:20pm Thu. Feb. 1

Dance Buffet

An introduction to dance for your little sweethearts. They will be taught basic ballet and jazz dance moves along with placing an emphasis on listening and following directions. Children should come prepared to learn and have a blast. No pressure, just fun! Recital on the last class.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $85

Age: Ages 3-4

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 1

Winter After Hours 2018

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. We hope you can join in on the family fun at Pinehurst this season!

Pinehurst Park 3523 Delbert Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 1

Teen Harry Potter Trivia Night

Celebrate international Harry Potter Book Night by taking part in our Harry Potter trivia challenge. Test your ultimate fan knowledge, eat pizza, and compete for a chance to win awesome prizes! Registration is required. Build your own team or be assigned teammates at the event.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-7:20pm Thu. Feb. 1

Hip Hop/Funk Dance

The next step for your child's dance lessons and adds a new funky twist to the class. They will learn dance skills associated with Hip Hop, Jazz, Funk and Modern Dance. Children should bring their positive attitudes and bright smiles. Recital on the last class.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $85

Age: Ages 5-8

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Feb. 1

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more! Check our Events calendar on our website thepaintshack.net for featured paintings and prices for the date.

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

Cost: $20-$35 depending on the class, see event calendar on website for specific pricing

Age: All Ages

Friday, Feb. 2nd, 2018

Fri. Feb. 2

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, broomball, family skate, ice bowling, and more activities. See the full schedule online.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $8 for 2-day admission; Pit access tickets for races sold separately

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 2

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

10-11:30am Fri. Feb. 2

Play N Learn - Play Group

Join this fun and free play group for pre-school 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 & food pantry will be available.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-school aged children

10-10:50am Fri. Feb. 2

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 Fri. Feb. 2

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of 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 Fri. Feb. 2

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

For children who are able to sit through longer stories and participate in more advanced activities. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30am-10:50pm Fri. Feb. 2

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. Feb. 2

ABCs for 2s and 3s

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

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome

Age: Ages 2-5

10:30-11am Fri. Feb. 2

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Feb. 2

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 Fri. Feb. 2

Parachute Games

Kids will enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: 3+

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 2

Friday Family Nights

Basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie & color, free popcorn. In the youth area: dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks. Sponsored by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4 per person; Family of 5+ $20 Max

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Feb. 2

Live at Northwoods Brew Pub: Jeff White

Americana & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Blending warm tones, reverbs, delays & vibrato with outlaw grit, Jeff White sings of love, loss & lust with an Americana vibe, channeling the music from times past.

Northwoods Brew Pub 50819 West St, Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6-8pm Fri. Feb. 2

Mother Son Rodeo Roundup

Mothers (or a special cowgirl) grab your favorite cowboy(s) and join the Rodeo Roundup. Come dressed in your favorite western style outfit and ready for a fun evening. Farm themed dinner will be provided followed by rodeo activities and dancing. Registration deadline 1/29. Register online or contact the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20 resident of Altoona/couple; $25 non-resident of Altoona/couple; $10/add'l son

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. Feb. 2

McDonell High School: "The Wizard of Oz"

The talented students of McDonell Central Catholic High School and Notre Dame Middle School present the original "The Wizard of Oz" including the beloved "Somewhere Over the the Rainbow" and all the icon songs from the award-winning motion picture.

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

Cost: Adults $12, students $6

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Feb. 2

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Enchanted", "Pippin", "Wicked").

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Feb. 3rd, 2018

Sat. Feb. 3

Northwest Wisconsin Winter Fest and Games

ATV races, live music, ice fishing contest, softball, broomball, family skate, ice bowling, and more activities. See the full schedule online.

Lake Altoona County Beach 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: $8 for 2-day admission; Pit access tickets for races sold separately

Age: All Ages

7:30am-11pm Sat. Feb. 3

Winterfest Show Choir Competition

Talented high school choir students will take you on a journey of song and dance as they compete for awards like Best Vocals, Best Choreography and Grand Champion. 21 choirs from Wisconsin and Minnesota will be competing with exhibition performances by Memorial's choirs, Eagle and OASC, as well. Concessions, retail and raffles will all be included in your admission

Memorial High School 2225 Keith St., Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for Daytime OR Finals competition, $15 both day/night

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Eau Claire Super Set Junior Tournament

Matches may start as early as 9:00 AM, and this is a one day event. The tournament will run 4-6 hours depending on draw size.

YMCA Tennis Center 229 Moore St., Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

ACT Prep Winter 2018

This program will walk you through each section of the exam. Full subject reviews, refresh your memory on important subjects, take practice tests and essays and receive feedback. Scholarships available.

University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire 105 Garfield Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Age: Youth

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 3

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

9:15am-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. The knowledge of what to do in an emergency, and perhaps even more importantly, what not to do could make the difference between life and death or permanent disability.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 15+

9:15am-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

CPR/AED/First Aid Training

First Aid and CPR / AED courses are designed to teach the basic life support skills needed to render emergency care when needed. Participants who successfully complete the class will receive a certification in Adult CPR/AED and Infant CPR with First Aid.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $70, Community: $95

Age: Ages 15+

10-10:45am Sat. Feb. 3

Youth Art Workshops

Topics include Sculpey Mini Sculptures, Mosaic Masterpieces, Canvas Painting Party, Pop Art, Music Mania, Silly Science, and more.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 for residents, $18 for non-residents

Age: Ages 5-7

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

10am Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Enchanted", "Pippin", "Wicked").

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Sat. Feb. 3

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 Sat. Feb. 3

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. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 3

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

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Mommy and Me Classes at Swan Lake Ballet

Sample class is free. Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for 18 month - 3 year olds on Saturdays. The classes will be taught by a teacher with a degree in dance.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 18 month - 3 years

11-11:30am Sat. Feb. 3

Arctic Circle! (Planetarium Show)

Join us in our inflatable Planetarium to explore the changing arctic landscape. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sat. Feb. 3

Learn to Needle Felt Owls

Learn how to make a pair of these cute little creatures. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you the basic techniques of needle felting. All materials will be provided to make a mama and baby owl to take home.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 8+

1-3pm Sat. Feb. 3

ArtMobile at the Library

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

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

ECCT Presents: My Son Pinocchio

The classic tale of a toymaker and his beloved puppet is given a touching finish in this Disney gem. This new musical features the beloved classic songs "When You Wish Upon A Star" and "I've Got No Strings", alongside a host of new songs by award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Enchanted", "Pippin", "Wicked").

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $14 Student, $20 Seniors, $22 Adult

Age: All Ages

2:30-5pm Sat. Feb. 3

Needle Felt Landscape Class

Beat cabin fever and learn a new hobby or work on a old one over the winter and have some fun. Julie Schaller of I Dream in Color will be here to show you how to do it. All materials will be provided and ideas will be provided if needed.

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Ages 8+

6-8pm Sat. Feb. 3

Father Daughter Hoppin' Hoedown

Fathers (or special cowboy) grab your favorite cowgirl(s) and put on your best cowboy/cowgirl outfit. The night will start off with a farm themed dinner and will be followed by activities and dancing. Pre-registration required. Register online or call by 1/29.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $20 resident of Altoona/couple; $25 non-resident of Altoona/couple; $10/add'l daughter

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more! Check our Events calendar on our website thepaintshack.net for featured paintings and prices for the date.

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

Cost: $20-$35 depending on the class, see event calendar on website for specific pricing

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

McDonell High School: "The Wizard of Oz"

The talented students of McDonell Central Catholic High School and Notre Dame Middle School present the original "The Wizard of Oz" including the beloved "Somewhere Over the the Rainbow" and all the icon songs from the award-winning motion picture.

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

Cost: Adults $12, students $6

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Feb. 3

Comedic Magician David Harris

A Midwest, Emmy Award Winning comedian and magician from Minneapolis. He appears at clubs, colleges, corporate events, and other top venues across the U.S. and Canada. David's personal and person-driven approach to performing is clean, interactive and tailored to each audience he entertains - even grandmas.

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

Cost: $18-25

Sunday, Feb. 4th, 2018

10-10:50am Sun. Feb. 4

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

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