Eau Claire Family Friendly Events Calendar For 05/18/2017

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

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Thu. May. 18

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. 18

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. 18

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

9:30-10:30am Thu. May. 18

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 18

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 18

Meet a Chef

Try your hat at being a real sous chef's sous chef. Study under Nick DeCambaliza, sous chef at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, and learn how to whip up something super tasty.

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. 18

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. 18

Cereal Mosaics & Birdfeeder Sculptures

With your favorite breakfast treat, make colorful mosaics and tasty birdfeeders to hang at home.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. May. 18

Menomonie Preservation Month Celebration

Experience the historic architecture of the downtown through scavenger hunts and a historical walking tour, featuring new research on downtown buildings. Break out your flannel that evening for a best dressed lumberjack (or lumber-jackie!)…

Downtown Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Thu. May. 18

Sketchbook-Making Workshop with Blue Canvas Studios

Create your own sketchbook/journal by painting & drawing on a slab of canvas that will be sewn into book form. Blue Canvas Studios will sew the canvas into book form for you and return your book after the class.

New Tangled Up in Hue Location
505 S. Barstow St. Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 10+

5-8pm Thu. May. 18

Menomonie Boys & Girls Club: 2nd Annual Winner Dinner

This event features a fun-filled evening of delicious food, silent auction, raffles, and most importantly, the chance to get to know the Boys & Girls Club members. The center is celebrating its re-opening in February 2017 due to an outpouring…

University of Wisconsin Stout - Ballroom
712 South Broadway Street
Menomonie

Cost: $60 person, $350 for table of 8

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 18

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - West Side
2833 North Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to exhibitors and spectators

Age: All Ages

5:30-7pm Thu. May. 18

Family STEAM Night: Concocting with Chemistry

Grab the kids and join Dr. Labcoat for an explosion of hands-on chemistry concoctions. Try your hand at Mini Rainbow Explosions, Blow-Up Balloons, “Frozen” Baking Soda, Color Changing Acids, “Nano”-Sized Sunscreen, Super Snow,…

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 18

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. 18

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

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