Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 05/05/2017

Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. May. 5

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

9:15-10:15am Fri. May. 5

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

10am-noon Fri. May. 5

School's Out - Young Artists

School's out, so go and paint! Admission includes juice, water, and snacks. Guardians are encouraged to stay with younger children, 6-8 year olds, and can help younger children paint. Proceeds benefit the Eau Claire Regional Arts Commission.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center
316 Eau Claire St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

10am-4pm Fri. May. 5

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 Fri. May. 5

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 Fri. May. 5

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Plant Lab

You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects. Work together to start Lily Pad Lab’s…

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10:30am Fri. May. 5

Meet a Flying Eagle!

21 year old Flying Eagle Ski Jumper Nick Mattoon will be reading a story, sharing his story and answering kids questions about ski jumping and the local Flying Eagles Ski Club.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. May. 5

Parachute Playtime

Parachute Playtime is just for kids 0-2 and their parent/caregiver. Take part in songs, finger plays, activities and gentle parachute games for you and your little one.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: 0-2 and parent/caregiver

11am-3:15pm Fri. May. 5

School's Out Open Skate

Session 1: 11am-1pm. Session 2: 1:15pm-3:15pm. Skate rentals are free.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3/session, $6 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 5

Parachute Games!

Enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with their giant parachute.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

11:30am-1:45pm Fri. May. 5

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirt (age 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (age 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. 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

12:30-1:30pm Fri. May. 5

WatercolorWorks!

Create your own abstract work of art with our Artist-in-Residence Holli Jacobson. Watercolor classes will be taking place conveniently next to the Waterworks exhibit.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Fri. May. 5

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

4pm Fri. May. 5

Teen Star Wars Event

Celebrate the "Revenge of the Fifth" and all things Star Wars with the library. There will have snacks, crafts, and Star Wars activites. Register at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Age: Grades 6-12

5-9pm Fri. May. 5

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

5:30-8pm Fri. May. 5

Bowl for Kids Sake! Bowling Fundraiser

This signature Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin fundraiser raises 40% of its annual budget. The theme is “Hollywood: Strikes! Camera! Action!” Participants are encouraged to dress up as their favorite celebrity or character…

Wagner's Lanes
2159 Brackett Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per team

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. May. 5

UW-Stout Senior Show

Come see capstone projects by approximately 100 graduating seniors from every Art and Design Major. Additionally, the end of the year juried student art show will also be on display in the Furlong Gallery.

UW-Stout Applied Arts Building
415 13th Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. May. 5

Cheers to Running

Make signs to cheer on your favorite runner at the EC Marathon. Sign boards provided. Bring paints, crayons, markers. Prize drawings and fun giveaways. Runners, walkers, family, friends all welcome. Biggie and Bulls BBQ on hand for food…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. May. 5

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

7:30pm Fri. May. 5

Memorial High School Spring Play: "To Art and Beyond"

A group of bored and disconnected students arrive at an art museum for a class field trip, and are surprised to meet up with magic and mayhem along the way. Famous works of art like "The Thinker" and "American Gothic", "The Scream", and more…

Memorial High School
2225 Keith St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Fri. May. 5

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