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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Fri. May. 19

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. 19

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. 19

The Memory Table

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and socialize with others who want to learn more about aging, memory problems, mild cognitive impairment, early to moderate Alzheimer’s or other types of dementia.

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens
2455 Sawgrass Pl
Altoona

Cost: FREE

10am-8pm Fri. May. 19

Just Between Friends Community Kids Sale

Everything for kids & more: furniture, strollers, high chars, carseats, ride-em toys, bikes, toddler beds, exersaucers, infant items, bedding, kids, teen & maternity clothing, costumes, shoes, DVDs, electronics, books, and toys. Learn more…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $2 Donation - First Day only

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. May. 19

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

10:30-11:30am Fri. May. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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+

3:30-4pm Fri. May. 19

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

5-9pm Fri. May. 19

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

6-8pm Fri. May. 19

Pizza Fest

Grab the kids and come hungry for Pizza Fest, a brand-new, family-friendly event. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza samples from all over the Chippewa Valley, unlimited trips to the Bitty Beverage Bar, Fabulous Face Painting, Brilliant Balloon…

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

Cost: Consult website for price information

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. May. 19

2nd Annual Pizza Fest

Who has the best pizza in the Chippewa Valley? Grab the kids and come hungry for the Museum's 2nd Annual Pizza Fest. Enjoy an "edu-taining" night filled with games, special activities and a whole lotta pizza pie. Proceeds help support the…

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

Cost: $10 per person/$40 max

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Fri. May. 19

NHS Big Band Bash

The Big Band Bash is NHS Band Parents largest fundraiser of the year. A jazz concert of North and Northstar jazz bands along with guest artist Sheridan Zuther. Join us for a great night of jazz along with a raffle, silent auction, food,…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: Adults $10; Students $5

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Fri. May. 19

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

7-11pm Fri. May. 19

The Giving Gala

A fun evening of live music, dancing and cocktails to benefit Camp Manitou, Girls on the Run and Junior League. Featuring jazz by Tim Sullivan and Josh Gallagher, funk by the CamCats, and local spins by Blugold Radio. Appetizers and drink …

The Lismore Hotel, Wilson Hall
333 Gibson Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 (ages 21-35)- $50 (36+), $90 (couple), $300 (group of 8)

Age: All Ages

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