Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 2018

4:30-5:30pm Thu. Feb. 22

Painting & Popcorn: Bunny Silhouette

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice boxes are provided to fuel that creative energy. Online registration is required.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Thu. Feb. 22

Little Dancers Preschool + Every Thursday 4:30 pm

Little Dancers Preschool dance class + older dancers. Tap Ballet Creative dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 W Spring St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: Preschool 3 - 4 Yrs & older

6-8pm Thu. Feb. 22

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

Friday, Feb. 23rd, 2018

Fri. Feb. 23

Chetek Winter Fest

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Fri. Feb. 23

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

7am Fri. Feb. 23

2nd Annual UWEC Trumpet Festival

Aims to educate high school students in the greater Eau Claire area. Students have the opportunity to perform in a large group trumpet choir, smaller chamber ensembles, and learn from esteemed professors of trumpet Professor Robert Baca of UW-Eau Claire and Dr. Amy Schendel of the University of Iowa.

Phillips Recital Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center, UWEC 121 Water St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

8am-3pm Fri. Feb. 23

YMCA Gymnastics All Day Open Gym

These special open gyms are for days off from school. Full-day (8:30 AM-3:00 PM) and half-day (8:30-11:00 AM or 12:00-3:00 PM) options are available. This program includes craft activities, and the full-day option also offers lunch.

YMCA Tennis Center 229 Moore St., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $20, Community: $30

Age: All Ages

8:30-11am Fri. Feb. 23

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

8:30-11am Fri. Feb. 23

Babysitter Training

This class will provide participants with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children. Participants will learn and practice skills in these six critical areas: leadership, safety, age-appropriate activities, basic care, First Aid, and professionalism.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $40, Community: $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9am-4pm Fri. Feb. 23

Winter Camp

Ever wonder what camp looks like when it's covered in snow? Winter Camp is a great opportunity for youth to spend their February break enjoying winter activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, drinking hot chocolate, and warming up by the fire. Transportation provided. Two night over night camp.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

Cost: Member: $120, Community: $160

Age: Grades 2-7

9:30am-3:30pm Fri. Feb. 23

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Fri. Feb. 23

Dr. Seuss Party

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s (early) Birthday with cupcake decorating, stories, games, and activities. Don’t be surprised if some Seuss friends stop by!

Fall Creek Public Library 122 E Lincoln Ave, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: Geared towards ages 2-10

10:15am Fri. Feb. 23

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. 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

11-11:30am Fri. Feb. 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 Fri. Feb. 23

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+

12:30-2pm Fri. Feb. 23

Parents, Kids, and Money Matters

TV, movies, friends, websites--all influence your kids' attitudes about money. Get tips and tools to help you talk to your child about how to share, save, and spend money.

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

Cost: Workshop is free; guests can pay discounted $5 museum entry fee if they mention they are attending "Money Matters"

Age: All Ages

1:30-2:30pm Fri. Feb. 23

Family Bingo

The whole family can drop-in on this no-school day and play BINGO for fun and prizes.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Feb. 23

St Olaf Men's Club Fish Fry

The St Olaf Men's Club will be having their famous "All you can eat fish fry". The menu will feature 2 kinds of battered fish, baked fish, French fries, baked potato, vegetables, salad bar, coffee and milk.

Father Agnew Parish Center 2407 North Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adult, $10 seniors (65 and older), $4 children 5-12, 4 and under free, carryouts $10

5-8pm Fri. Feb. 23

Pour Painted Easter Eggs

Create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. Light snack and beverages.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Feb. 23

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Fri. Feb. 23

The University of Wisconsin Varsity Band

The Wisconsin Band maintains a high profile among musicians and Badger enthusiasts throughout the state and region. The Varsity Band is part of this program, providing performance opportunities for University students during the winter and spring, culminating in its annual extravaganza at the Kohl Center.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2018

Sat. Feb. 24

Chetek Winter Fest

Chetek's yearly winter extravaganza featuring a snowmobile race, music, bonfire to follow, poker run, pancake feed, snowshoe/cross country, and a scavenger hunt. There is an Ice rink available all day and kid's activities.

Lake Chetek Lakeview Drive, Chetek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Sat. Feb. 24

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

9am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

Winter Camp

Ever wonder what camp looks like when it's covered in snow? Winter Camp is a great opportunity for youth to spend their February break enjoying winter activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, drinking hot chocolate, and warming up by the fire. Transportation provided. Two night over night camp.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

Cost: Member: $120, Community: $160

Age: Grades 2-7

9am-noon Sat. Feb. 24

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

9:30am-3:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Sat. Feb. 24

Pour Painted Easter Eggs

Create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. Light snack and beverages.

Arts, Etc. 930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

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. Feb. 24

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

11am-4pm Sat. Feb. 24

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-7pm Sat. Feb. 24

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

12:30-1:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Paint Saturday's

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor 315 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

12:30-3pm Sat. Feb. 24

Y Rep Auditions: James & the Giant Peach

This advanced Y-Rep Production opportunity is being made available for those who have been in a Y-Rep play before or have other theatre experience and want to take on a slightly more challenging play. Journey with James as he escapes the cruel treatment of his two aunts in a giant enchanted peach destined for New York City.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 11-15 Years Old

1-2:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Ice Age Trail Snowshoe Hike

Ice Age Trail Alliance and Mayo Clinic Health System team up to present a snowshoe hike for the family. Explore the Ice Age Trail and surrounding area. Snowshoes available to borrow; enjoy hot drinks, refreshments, and a bonfire afterwards.

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:45-2:45pm Sat. Feb. 24

Paint Saturday's

K-5 students are invited to the Second Floor of the UW-Stout Library on Saturday afternoons to learn the basics of using a variety of media and materials in creative projects taught by UW-Stout pre-service teachers.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor 315 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-12 years old

4-5pm Sat. Feb. 24

Music Teacher Recital

Members of the Chippewa Valley Music Teachers Association will strut their stuff when they present a varied classical music recital. The recital is an opportunity for the teachers to take time from their busy schedules as music instructors to play and sing for the community.

First Presbyterian Church 2112 Rudolph Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: Free

Age: All ages

7-9pm Sat. Feb. 24

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Sat. Feb. 24

Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra: Guest Artist Dick Oatts

Iowa-born Dick Oatts is widely considered among the truly great alto saxophone players working today. His credits include playing with such titans as Mel Lewis, Thad Jones, Bob Brookmeyer, Tito Puente, Sara Vaughn, Mel Torme, and so many more.

The State Theatre 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Advance; $20 Day of Show; $5 Student; Buy Tickets

Sunday, Feb. 25th, 2018

Sun. Feb. 25

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

9am-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

Winter Camp

Ever wonder what camp looks like when it's covered in snow? Winter Camp is a great opportunity for youth to spend their February break enjoying winter activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, drinking hot chocolate, and warming up by the fire. Transportation provided. Two night over night camp.

Camp Manitou 27960 137th Street, New Auburn

Cost: Member: $120, Community: $160

Age: Grades 2-7

11am-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

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-7pm Sun. Feb. 25

Equine Lessons

Red Tail is offering riding lessons for beginners. More information on Red Tails Lesson Community on Facebook.

Red Tail Arabians, LLC N6093 84-th St, Elk Mound

Cost: $30 for the trial lesson

Age: Ages 5+

noon-1:30pm Sun. Feb. 25

Lake Altoona Polar Plunge

Put on a wacky costume, raise money & jump in a lake to benefit 1,000 local Special Olympics athletes at the Polar Plunge. Other include a Toss Your Boss Plunge. Enjoy concessions, music, and souvenirs. Breakfast at Folsom Street VFW from 7-11am. Registration starts at 11am.

Half Moon Lake, Eau Claire

Cost: Donation information online

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sun. Feb. 25

Mosaic Sunday's

Help create a permanent tile mosaic in the UW-Stout library while working with a mentor artist and UW-Stout students. Please dress in appropriate clothing for messy art making. Stop by to help out, see the project, and learn a little about mosaic installation.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor 315 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+ with supervison

1-7pm Sun. Feb. 25

Lifeguard Instructor Training

The purpose of this course is to train instructor candidates to teach the basic-level American Red Cross Lifeguarding courses. Lifeguard Training (core classes: Lifeguarding, Shallow Water Lifeguarding, Lifeguarding and Aquatic Attraction Lifeguarding.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $225, Community $315

Age: 17+

2-4pm Sun. Feb. 25

School of Rock (The Musical)

Based on the cult film and with a rocking new score from Andrew Lloyd Webber, School of Rock follows slacker Dewey Finn as he turns a class of straight-A students into an ear-popping, riff-scorching, all-conquering rock band.

Chippewa Falls High School 735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 adults, $6 students/seniors

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Sun. Feb. 25

Canvas Sunday's

Join a fun and energetic painting class using step-by-step instruction where children and parents each come away with a completed whimsical painting after two hours. Supplies included.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor 315 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+

5-9pm Sun. Feb. 25

AHS Music Booster Valentines Dinner & Silent Auction

Enjoy a catered meal, cocktails, a silent auction, and entertainment by Locomotion, the Altoona High School Show Choir. Also featuring Brass Rails, up-and-coming Locomotion stars of the future. Meal options include beef, chicken, or vegetarian.

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: $40 (meals must be ordered by 2/15)

Age: All Ages

6:15-8:15pm Sun. Feb. 25

Canvas Sunday's

Join a fun and energetic painting class using step-by-step instruction where children and parents each come away with a completed whimsical painting after two hours. Supplies included.

University of Wisconsin Stout Library - Second Floor 315 10th Ave E, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5+