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Guiding Good Choices

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in Centennial Hall Room 1920 (Eau Claire, WI)
Guiding Good Choices is an interactive program for parents, family members and professionals who work with youth in grades 4-8.

Participants will learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use and other adolescent problem behaviors, and develop into healthy adults.

You can register today for this FREE program by visiting or by calling 1-800-898-9472. Free lunch, snacks and drinks will be provided. Be sure to complete the program for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

If you have additional questions about the program, visit the website or email Ashley Normington at

Marshfield Cultural Fair

UW-Marshfield/Wood COunty campus, 2000 W. 5th St., Marshfield WI 54449
Annual gathering of international music, performances, food, dance, children's activities and fun.

Julie Tharp (715-389-6514)

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Night

Located @ Delong Middle School
The Eau Claire Area School District Early Learning Program presents The Very Hungry Caterpillar Family Night. Celebrate Eric Carle's masterpiece, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, as we learn about all the yummy foods the caterpillar ate on his path to become a beautiful butterfly! Get into reading as we read, cook and eat together! WIC and UW Extension will lead us through family dinner time. Enjoy family fun activities and games. Door prizes to be given away.

To register please call Kerri @ 715-852-3644

Flick & Float

Eau Claire YMCA, Eau Claire, WI
We supply the flick, you bring the float! Second Friday of each month in the small pool. Non-members must show photo ID. FREE for everyone!
February 13 The Fox and the Hound
March 13 Horton Hears a Who

Jen Zwicky

Community Candlelight Ski and Sledding Event

Brunet Island State Park Pavilion, Cornell, WI
Fun for the whole family! Enjoy sledding and warm yourself by the fires while sipping hot cocoa. Ski and snowshoe by candlelight along the groomed trail. Free event including hot dogs, hot cocoa and loaner snow shoes and skis. The need for a State park sticker is waived for this event.

Community Ed Director, Andrea Smith (715) 861-8011

Active Families, Healthy Lives

Eau Claire YMCA
Fee*: Y Member $30 | Community $40

Join us for this new family fun activity mashup! Each week, families will participate together in a different activity such as Zumba, hoop dance, game night, arts & crafts…the possibilities are endless! This weekly program aims to celebrate the importance of quality time spent together as a family and is sure to feature something fun for everyone! *Fee is for the whole 6-week session; one fee paid per family


Family Karaoke Nights

Eau Claire YMCA
FREE for all ages
2nd Friday of every month, 4:30-6:00 pm
Come on down to the Eau Claire YMCA and sing your heart out! Family Karaoke Nights are designed to be a fun time for the whole family. We will have our karaoke machine, selections of 80’s, 90’s, and Disney songs, and other activities on-hand. Drop in and give it a try!


Candlelight Night Ski, Snowshoe & Walk

Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, WI
Enjoy an evening on the snow with lighted ski, snowshoe & walking trails. Bring your family and friends! Enjoy a campfire! Refresh your spirit!

❖ Campfires provided.
❖ Hot chocolate & hot cider available.
❖ Bring your own provisions & hot dogs to cook over the fire & don’t forget the marshmallows!
❖ At your leisure, enjoy the woods & prairie as you hike or ski the candlelight trails.
❖ To reserve snowshoes or for more info. call the park at 715-382-4574.

Sponsored by the Friends of Lake Wissota State Park. State Park sticker required.

Lake Wissota State Park; 715-382-4574

"Let's Explore" Spring Activities for the Family

Family Resource Center, Oakwood Mall, Sears Wing
Spring officially arrives on March 20—- join this workshop to explore fun spring family activities (built around great children’s books)—including projects to do at home and places to go. Bring your ideas of spring things you like to do with your kids! Plan to leave with lots of ideas for warmer days! Space is limited. Register online at or call 715-833-1735. Free child care will be available upon request when registering.

Family Resource Center

Family Fun Night!

Eau Claire YMCA
Bounce Out the Stigma ,,, Mighty Mike. Learn what it takes to be self driven and have a heart bigger than a basketball! "Mighty Mike" Simmel is a veteran of the Harlem Wizards professional entertainment basketball team who lives with the challenges created by epilepsy. Mike founded "The Bounce Out the Stigma Project" which condenses an interactive basketball show with the themes of goal setting, anti-bullying, confidence building, healthy living and disability awareness. Please register by 11/14 (to order shirts) by calling 715-834-4455. $10 per person. Includes t-shirt and photographs with Mighty Mike.

Eau Claire County Citizen Police Academy

Eau Claire
For further information or for application material on this fun, yet educational event, go to

Sgt. Travis Holbrook