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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

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

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

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

9:30-10:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Tiny Scientists – Water Lab

Play, learn, discover and explore everything about water; from rivers and oceans, to rain and snow, as well as the chemical and physical properties of water. It’s never too early to be scientists and use our 5 senses to observe the world…

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

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks, Drop in $15 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 7

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

10:15-10:45am Fri. Apr. 7

L.E. Phillips Library: Preschool Storytime

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 3-6

10:30-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Art Explorers

Budding artists age 3 and up can participate in a 4 week storytime series exploring the world of art. Read about different artists, including the artists who create picture books and then experiment with different materials to create our own…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Registration required

Age: 3+

10:45-11:30am Fri. Apr. 7

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue…

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

Cost: $50 (6 weeks), Drop in $12 (Call ahead)

Age: Ages 1-5

4-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

Menu includes: deep fried and baked cod loins, au gratin potatoes, french fries, green beans, baked beans, coleslaw, dessert, bread pudding, milk and coffee. Carryouts available. Church is handicapped accessible.

St. Raymond Parish
E10455 Mallard Road
Fall Creek

Cost: 3-piece Dinner: $10; 2-piece Dinner: $9; Ages 6-11: $5

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring,…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 7

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

6:30-9pm Fri. Apr. 7

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

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

The Greek Mythology Olympiaganza

It is a full-length zany comedy which tries to cover the whole of Greek mythology in two hours

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 at the door

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Apr. 7

Spotlight Night

Variety Show fundraiser for the Colfax Music Department. Features songs, skits, dances, audience participation, and a live auction.

Colfax High School
601 University Ave.
Colfax

Cost: $5 (under kindergarten free, family max $15)

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

WideSpot Players Present "Play On!"

A comedy about a theater group trying to put on a play in spite of the maddening interference of the haughty author. Bring your family & friends and see Community Theater at its best. Visit our website for show times, tickets, or call/email…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult Reserved, $10 Child Reserved. Door Prices $18/$13 until Sold Out

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

UW-Stout Presents: "Seussical the Musical"

See the magical world and characters come to life on stage, in this fantastical whimsical musical. Directed and choreographed by Paul Calenberg and musical direction by Michaela Gifford. Based on the works of Dr. Seuss and performed through…

Harvey Hall Theatre
3rd Street East, UW-Stout
Menomonie

Cost: $12 for Adults, $6 Children under Twelve

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Apr. 7

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 Fri. Apr. 7

COMETRY Laugh. Learn.

Cometry is an exciting, energetic new art form being embraced by a young generation of spoken word poets who not only write, but also perform their poetry for audiences. Cometry blends performance poetry and stand up comedy into clean,…

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire