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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. May. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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. 11

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

9:30am Thu. May. 11

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home…

Hope Lutheran Church
2226 Eddy Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:30-11am Thu. May. 11

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

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

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

11:30am-noon Thu. May. 11

Little Foodies: Salad People

Learn all about the basics of food prep and healthy snack choices with Katie. Practice cleanliness and creativity as you build some adorable salad people, using lots of tasty and good-for-you ingredients. Registration is required for this…

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Thu. May. 11

14th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for…

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. May. 11

Safety On Wheels - Bicycle Rodeo

Bikes and helmets are inspected, basic traffic laws are reviewed, and safe bicycle and equipment handling are practiced. Afterwards, two bicycles are raffled and a lunch is enjoyed. Sponsored by the Hallie Optimist Club.

Sam Davey Elementary
3000 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Elementary School Ages

3:30-4pm Thu. May. 11

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

4-5pm Thu. May. 11

Painting & Popcorn: Darling Dandelion

Join CMEC for special Painting & Popcorn class with their Artist-in-Residence Holli Jacobson. Your child will be able to create a one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Snacks and juice…

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4pm Thu. May. 11

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

5:30-8pm Thu. May. 11

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 11

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+

5:30-6pm Thu. May. 11

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

6:30-7pm Thu. May. 11

PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

6:30-9pm Thu. May. 11

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

6:30-7pm Thu. May. 11

Evening "PJ" Story Time

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

7-8pm Thu. May. 11

Bird Identification for Beginners

The classroom presentation (May 5th) will focus on the basics of bird identification. We will discuss how to properly use visual and behavioral clues, binoculars, and a field guide. The outdoor field trip (May 13th) will be held at Hoffman…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Cost: FREE; Register at least 48 hours in advance

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Thu. May. 11

ECCT Presents: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

The crafty slave Pseudolus yearns for his freedom, and his young master Hero promises him just that. THe only catch? he must win the hand of the beautiful but slow-witted courtesan Philia for him. What could possibly go wrong? Sondheim's…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

Age: All Ages

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