9 Activities to Help Beat Cabin Fever

January 7, 2020

With the holiday hustle and bustle wrapped up and colder temps keeping you inside, you may find yourself going a bit stir crazy. But don’t fret! With these 9 activities in Whitewater, WI, you can beat January’s cabin fever quickly!

Get Creative with Studio 84

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  • Second Saturdays Open Art Studio at Studio 84 (11a-4p) is a wonderful way for you and your family to hunker in outside the home AND get crafty! Free to attend, you can start your day with Children’s Storytime at 10:30a at The Book Teller and then head over to Studio 84 to create with a plethora of materials.

Enjoy Unique Workshops at The Book Teller

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  • Kimchi with Sam Pike • Sunday, January 12 • 3-5:00p • $20 Cozy up amidst stacks of books and learn how to make kimchi, a traditional Korean side dish of spicy, fermented veggies, from fermentation connoisseur, Pike. An excellent way to warm the spirits!
  • Mid-Winter Reflection with Anne Drehfal and Katy Wimer • Saturday, February 2 • 5-8p • $25 Grab a comfy chair or snuggle up on a spot of rug and dig into some gentle movement, a light meditation, and some journaling for the new year. A perfect event to dust off the winter cobwebs!
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Entertain at Casual Joe’s

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  • Wednesdays are Open Mic AND Flying Cow Pizza night at Casual Joe’s. Give a little performance, chow on some wood-fired pizza, and have fun with friends! Warms the belly and the soul. Double win.

Attend Art Events on UW-Whitewater’s Campus

Photograph by Cerca Trova Photography
  • Seek and You Will Find: Great Moments in Time Opening Reception by Cerca Trova Photography • Thursday, January 30 • 4-6p • Roberta Fiskum Gallery There’s nothing warmer than grabbing a loved one and heading out to view fantastic photographs and meet the artist! Cerca Trova Photography says, “As you look at each of my photographs, imagine you are there, in the moment, basking in warmth of the light, immersed in the breadth of the scene, with the wind on your face.”
  • Stolen Sisters Exhibition • Thursday, January 30 • 5-7p • Crossman Gallery This exhibition features 31 indigenous artists and allies showcasing diverse artworks from indigenous artists and allies and is for “addressing a range of experiences and emotions surrounding the violence against and loss of indigenous women and girls.”
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Catch a Show at Young Auditorium

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  • The Greatest Showman Sing-Along • Saturday, January 25 • 3-5p This family friendly event will have the kiddos delighted. Not only will there be a circus theme in the auditorium, but everyone can sing at the top of their lungs.

Move Your Body

Photograph by Whitewater Aquatic Center
  • Swimming at the Whitewater Aquatic Center! Now with a Leisure Pool, for adults only from 5:30a-11:30a, you can take an alone swim or swim with a buddy to heat up your body and limber up winter bones.
  • Candlelight Ski and Hike at the Nordic Trail Head • Saturday, January 18 • 6-9p 1.6mi loop. 450 candles. Fire pit. Chili. Hot cocoa. Pure magic.
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Goodbye, cabin fever! Helloooo, Whitewater fun!