Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 2018

4-6pm Tue. Feb. 20

Teen Tinker Lab

Looking for something fun to do after school? Pop down to Teen Tinker Lab at the Dabble Box each Tuesday. The public library’s Dabble Box makerspace has a wide range of tech, crafts, and art supplies sure to brighten up those dreary winter afternoons.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-5pm Tue. Feb. 20

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Class (Afternoon session)

Led by Nick Poss, each series is based around a set of songs to get everyone singing and moving together. Songs will be repeated week-to-week using different instruments, musical styles, and activities to help children build musical skills.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for 4-week series, $8 drop in

Age: Children 2 to 5 and families

Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 2018

9am-noon Wed. Feb. 21

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

9:30-10am Wed. Feb. 21

Musik Makers: Preschool Class (Mornings)

Led by Nick Poss, each series is based around a set of songs to get everyone singing and moving together. Songs will be repeated week-to-week using different instruments, musical styles, and activities to help build musical skills.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for 4-week series, $8 drop in

Age: Children 2 to 5 and families

10-10:30am Wed. Feb. 21

Super Small Science: Just Dance Party

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. This week's activity is a Just Dance Party.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Wed. Feb. 21

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

10:30-11am Wed. Feb. 21

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

1:30-2pm Wed. Feb. 21

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

3-5pm Wed. Feb. 21

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4pm Wed. Feb. 21

Menomonie Public Library Minecraft Club

2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. For grades 6th-12th 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at 4:00 p.m. For grades 3rd-5th Limited number of laptops available or bring your own. Minecraft accounts are available.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

7-8:30pm Wed. Feb. 21

Songwriters In-The-Round

Working on new material? Want to gain experience sharing your music? Want to learn more about what other local musicians are doing? Songwriters In-The-Round is a group that meets regularly where musicians can do all of these things.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 2018

8:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

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 Thu. Feb. 22

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

9-11:30am Thu. Feb. 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 Thu. Feb. 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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Feb. 22

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

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 22

Mini Makers: Bracelets and Necklaces

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking! Build and create using real tools of the trade. This week's activity is designing and creating bracelets and necklaces.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Thu. Feb. 22

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

10:15am Thu. Feb. 22

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 6-18 months

10:30-11am Thu. Feb. 22

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

10:45-11:15am Thu. Feb. 22

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

noon-7pm Thu. Feb. 22

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+

3-5pm Thu. Feb. 22

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

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

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

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

9-11:30am Fri. Feb. 23

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-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

5-9pm Fri. Feb. 23

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

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

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

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

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