Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 05/12/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. May. 12

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. 12

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

10:30-11am Fri. May. 12

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 Fri. May. 12

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

11-11:30am Fri. May. 12

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

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 12

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+

2:30pm Fri. May. 12

Mother's Day Tea and Open House

Celebrate Mom with a Mother's Day tea. Features a variety of teas and other delicious refreshments.

Heritage Senior Living
3515 E. Hamilton Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Fri. May. 12

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

3:30-4pm Fri. May. 12

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 Fri. May. 12

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

4-8pm Fri. May. 12

Be a Hero Fun Run

This is an untimed, family friendly event where we encourage all participants to dress as their favorite hero, whether it be a superhero or every day hero. Family Fun Zone at 4-6pm with face painting, Spider-Man Bouncy House, & more. Fun Run…

Oak Pavilion, Carson Park
814 Pavilion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $20, Youth $15, Foster Families $10/person, Kids in strollers are Free!

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 12

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. 12

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

5:30pm Fri. May. 12

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

6-11pm Fri. May. 12

5th Annual - “Not Quite All Night” Extravaganza

Down to Earth will have a great selection of unique gifts and home décor items throughout their country store, great deals on plants, drink specials, and much more. In addition, 10” Hanging Baskets will be at the lowest price of the season…

Down To Earth Garden Center
6025 Arndt Ln.
Eau Claire

6-8:30pm Fri. May. 12

8th Annual Fairy Tale Ball

An evening with live Disney characters, games, entertainment, dress-up, activities, Sharp Photo booth, food, dancing, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more. This year's theme is "Beauty and the Beast".

The Florian Gardens
2340 Lorch Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 (activity/food tickets sold separately

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. May. 12

Family Carnival and Dance

Children’s Dance with DJ– Rock N Roll to Go Plus. Carnival Games & Inflatable Rides Every EC4T site will have a fun carnival game. Other children’s activities & face painting. Juggler. Light snacks.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool Families

6:30-9pm Fri. May. 12

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 Fri. May. 12

Filmstock: Elk Mound High School Student Film Showcase

Elk Mound High School presents Filmstock; the first annual student film showcase. S students as they premiere their student films for the first time. Popcorn and other concessions will be available.

Elk Mound High School
405 University St
Elk Mound

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 12 and older

7:30pm Fri. May. 12

Out of Love for the Truth: Martin Luther and Music of the Reformation

Vocal chamber ensemble Schola Cantorum will trace Lutheran choral tradition with their spring concert. “Out of Love for the Truth: Martin Luther and Music of the Reformation” will present music that outlines the development of the…

Our Savior's Lutheran Church
910 9th St. E
Menomonie

Cost: Advanced tickets for the performances can be purchased online for $12 ($7 for students) at http://scholaec.org; tickets will also be available at the door for $15 ($10 for students).

Age: All Ages

7:30-10pm Fri. May. 12

Population 485: On Stage

Against a backdrop of fires and tangled wrecks, bar fights and smelt feeds, Population: 485 is a comic and sometimes heartbreaking true tale leavened with quieter meditations on an overlooked America. Adapted from the best-selling book by…

UWEC Kjer Theatre
1602 Park Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults: $20; Students: $15

Age: 10+

7:30pm Fri. May. 12

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