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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

8am-1pm Wed. May. 10

Go Paint Chippewa Valley - Tiffany Wildlife Area

Ride into the Tiffany Wildlife Area on rail motorcars. Paint the unique environment. Participating artists are required to register. Canvases and painting surfaces must be stamped prior to paintings. This can be done at Phoenix Park on May 6,…

Tiffany Wildlife Area
WI-25
Nelson

Cost: Registration information available by e-mail

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Wed. May. 10

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

9:30-11am Wed. May. 10

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. May. 10

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. May. 10

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

10:30-11am Wed. May. 10

Making a Gift for Mom

The best kind of gift is one that's made from the heart. Join CMEC all week long to craft a super special gift for Mom for Mother's Day.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:30am Wed. May. 10

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Babies at crawling age

11:30am-noon Wed. May. 10

Super Small Science: Hockey Science

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments with CMEC's very own Dr. Labcoat. The activity this week is 'Hockey Science!'

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

1-2pm Wed. May. 10

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 Wed. May. 10

Making a Gift for Mom

The best kind of gift is one that's made from the heart. Join CMEC all week long to craft a super special gift for Mom for Mother's Day.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4pm Wed. May. 10

Youth Tractor Safety Class

Eau Claire County UW-Extension is once again offering a Youth Tractor Safety class. Course consists of four classes. Upon completion of the training, youth will have their state license and federal license upon turning 14 years of age.

Fall Creek High School, Agri-Science Room
336 E. Hoover Ave
Fall Creek

5:30-7pm Wed. May. 10

Women's Business Networking Event: Full Circle Herbals Tour

Meet local women interested in starting, growing, or expanding a business while participating in a behind-the-scenes tour of Full Circle Herbals, LLC, led by business founder/owner Erin LaFaive. She will share how she became an entrepreneur,…

Full Circle Herbals
2411 North Hillcrest Parkway, Suite 11
Altoona

Cost: $5

5:30-8pm Wed. May. 10

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

6:30-9pm Wed. May. 10

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 Wed. May. 10

24 Hikes in the Chippewa Valley (And More)

Presenter Rob Reid and his wife Jayne picked up hiking in their middle ages and have explored hiking trails over 100 times in northern and western Wisconsin and eastern Minnesota in the last two years. In this presentation, they will focus on…

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

Cost: No Registration Required

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