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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. May. 4

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

Lily Pad 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, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 18mo - 5yrs

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

53rd Annual Spring Art Show - Community Art Exhibit

Over 100 artists from the area submit two and three-dimensional art works each year. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, mosaics, ceramics, and other creative art forms.

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

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Thu. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 4

Lily 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: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

3:30-4pm Thu. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. May. 4

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
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5-7pm Thu. May. 4

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

5:30-6pm Thu. May. 4

Painting With Food

Did you know food can be used for more than just dinner? Using treats as a paintbrush, make some incredibly unique works of art.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5:30-7:30pm Thu. May. 4

Stanley Parent Cafe: "Parenting and Stress"

This free family event includes a family-style meal, craft time for you and your child, and an adult facilitated discussion. Childcare is provided. Tonight's topic is "Parenting & Stress", and is presented by River Source Family Center…

Stanley-Boyd High School
507 East 1st Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 4

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+

6:30-9pm Thu. May. 4

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. May. 4

Menomonie High School Theatre Presents: "Grease"

The witty dialogue and catchy hit songs such as “We Go Together” keep Grease one of the most popular musicals of all time

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: Tickets $3 students and senior citizens $5 adults Free with activity pass Tickets will be for sale, at the door, 1 hour prior to the beginning of each performance

Age: Parental Guidance Suggested

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