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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 20

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 20

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

3:30-4pm Thu. Apr. 20

Seed Bombs

Using tissue, soil and seeds, squish, squeeze and place our bomb in a cup to dry. Then, as Spring warms into Summer, kids can tear away the cup, place the bomb in a small hole in the ground, cover it with soil and wait for it to sprout.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE with museum membership or admission

4-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

CVTC Energy Open House

You’re invited to CVTC’s Energy Open House at the newest CVTC campus – the Energy Education Center. Bring your friends and family to experience hands-on demonstrations from the energy-related programs that address local employment needs…

CVTC Energy Education Center - West Campus
4000 Campus Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Paul Schaefer, Local Author "Riding Shotgun"

Schaefer will present his novel "Riding Shotgun" about an eighty-year-old woman's solo cross-country road trip, her adventure of a lifetime with her department-store mannequin.

Bookends on Main
214 E. Main St.
Menomonie

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Friends of the Menomonie Library Spring Book Sale

The Menomonie Public Library is bursting at the seams with books and media. Thousands of books for sale, most of which are $1 or less. DVDs of movies and TV series, music, audiobooks, puppets, record albums, and games. All money raised goes…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 20

Habla en la Cabra

Practice your Spanish with other area Spanish speakers and help others practice their English. All levels welcome, no registration necessary. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexion de Chippewa Valley.

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

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. 20

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
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 20

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

6:30pm Thu. Apr. 20

Stand in the Light Memory Choir

People in the early to mid stages of memory loss & their care partners come together to share their love of music.

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
1120 Cedar St.
Eau Claire

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