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9:30-11am Wed. Apr. 12

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center
1731 17th Avenue
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:30am Wed. Apr. 12

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Time

introduces young students and their families the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (siblings under 2 are FREE)

9:45-11am Wed. Apr. 12

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10am-5pm Wed. Apr. 12

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

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Apr. 12

Beginning Belly Dance

This level 1, 8-week session is a continuous, cyclical class for those who enjoy the fun factor. Learn the basic movement techniques and use of finger cymbals (zils). Every Wednesday, consecutive year-round weekly Level 1 classes offered.…

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness
308 N Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for first 8 week session

Age: 16+

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 12

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

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 12

Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm; Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 12

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Apr. 12

Indoor Open Swim

Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted.

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass, FREE for children 2 and under

Age: All Ages

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