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9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 6

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…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:15-10am Thu. Apr. 6

Lilypad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move! Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 for 6 weeks, Drop in $8

Age: Age 1.5-6

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 6

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: Ages Birth to age 5

10am-5pm Thu. Apr. 6

Chippewa Falls Area School District Student Art Exhibit

Artist Reception: Tuesday, April 4 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Artwork from the Chippewa Falls School district – elementary schools, middle school and high school – will abound at the Heyde Center for the Arts. The Heyde Center is committed…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:35am Thu. Apr. 6

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move! Lap bounces, rhymes, songs and bubbles. Followed by social and play time for caregivers and babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 12-24 months

10:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 6

Liliy Pad Lab: ABC’s 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: $40 for 6 weeks, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Age 2 & 3

3-9pm Thu. Apr. 6

2017 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships

The 2017 TMS College Table Tennis National Championships go way beyond the basement pastime many of us know. Experience the speed, power and athleticism of this Olympic sport firsthand as a spectator at the premier college table tennis event…

UW-Eau Claire Upper Campus- McPhee Physical Education Center

Cost: Single-day pass: $10 or $2 with valid UWEC student ID; 3-day event pass: $20 or $5 with valid UWEC student ID

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 6

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4:30-7pm Thu. Apr. 6

Spaghetti Dinner Boy Scout Troop Fundraiser

Boy Scout Troop 30 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction. Scouts work this event to "Earn Their Own Way" to scouting events. Menu: spaghetti, meatballs, salad, green beans, breadstick, beverage, and dessert. Silent Auction includes sporting…

St. John's Lutheran Church
1804 Highland Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Donation

Age: All Ages

4:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 6

Feed My People's Open House

Feed My People will be kicking off their 35th anniversary celebration at their annual Open House event. You're invited to join board members and staff to see what's new at the food bank, take a tour, honk the horn of a Feed My People semi,…

Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Thu. Apr. 6

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Also paint on wood, bags, glasses and more. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $35

5-9pm Thu. Apr. 6

Spring Sip & Shop

Spend a evening out with your friends at Bye the Willow, a fun place to hang out and shop. Sip a glass of wine or craft beer while you shop for handmade goods, oils, crafts, textiles, soaps, jewelry, clothing, and more.

Bye the Willow
501 N. High St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 6

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Z.Vida Fitness is co-owned by Cindy & Emily Peterson, licensed Zumba Fitness instructors who have been dancing to the Zumba beat since 2009. Cindy, Emily and their team of awesome Zumba instructors are dedicated to bringing you the best…

Z.Vida Fitness @ The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: 7+

6-7pm Thu. Apr. 6

Lyme's Disease Workshop

Lyme's disease and its counter parts can be quite disabling. Determining where in the body the condition is located is half the battle. Its time to get better. This workshop explores a different approach for managing this debilitating…

Chippewa Valley Wellness
2228 North Hillcrest Pkwy, Ste #3

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 6

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo
2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A
Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Thu. Apr. 6

Sue Orfield with the Menomonie High School Jazz Ensemble

The Menomonie High School Jazz Ensemble welcomes Sue Orfield for a memorable night of Jazz music.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E

Cost: $10 Adults / $6 Students

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. Apr. 6

ECCT Presents: Oliver!

This new London version of the musical theatre classic brings the streets of Victorian England to life as the orphaned Oliver escapes to London and joins Fagin's band of pickpockets and thieves. This show is filled with memorable songs like…

The State Theatre
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 Youth, $12 Student, $18 Seniors, $22 Adult

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 6

Jeffrey Foucault

Since 2013 Foucault and Conway have toured across the United States and overseas together, refining a primal, stripped-down stage show. The pair covers territory from blues and country, to rock 'n' roll and folk with a laconic ferocity and…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $17, Youth $10

Age: All Ages