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Wed. Jan. 10

Great Lakes, Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin

View this traveling exhibit from the Wisconsin Historical Society! Comprised of 16 panels, the exhibit features an interactive kiosk that allows visitors to track the movement of glaciers, follow changes made to local rivers over time, or…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Wed. Jan. 10

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Tiny Tots is a place for kids to bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for some creative, dramatic, memory making fun. Come on in and get your play on. Make some memories, and burn off some energy.

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Wed. Jan. 10

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Learn about the snowshoe's history, the different styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time inside, take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. If you've never tried snowshoeing before and would like to give…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $6-9

Age: Age 8+

9:30-11am Wed. Jan. 10

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center
1731 17th Avenue
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-10:30am Wed. Jan. 10

Get Up & Go: Balloon Tennis

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. The game this week is Balloon Tennis.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Wed. Jan. 10

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

12:30-2:30pm Wed. Jan. 10

Introduction to Snowshoeing

Learn about the snowshoe's history, the different styles of snowshoes, and how and where to use them. After a brief classroom time inside, take to the trails for a snowshoe hike. If you've never tried snowshoeing before and would like to give…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: $6-9

Age: Age 8+

2-5pm Wed. Jan. 10

Art Classes Artisan Forge Studio

Art Classes at Artisan Forge Studio with Schaefer Miles Painting Drawing Adult and Teen Learn painting and drawing techniques. Work at your own pace. Novice and Advanced. This is your creative time. Paint and Draw with the Artists.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Four Classes $140 or One class for $40

Age: Adult and Teen

4pm Wed. Jan. 10

Menomonie Public Library Minecraft Club

2nd Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. For grades 6th-12th 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of every month at 4:00 p.m. For grades 3rd-5th Limited number of laptops available or bring your own. Minecraft accounts are available.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 10

Art Classes Artisan Forge Studio

Art Classes at Artisan Forge Studio with Schaefer Miles Painting Drawing Adult and Teen Learn painting and drawing techniques. Work at your own pace. Novice and Advanced. This is your creative time. Paint and Draw with the Artists.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Four Classes $140 or One class for $40

Age: Adult and Teen

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 10

Folk Embroidery Class

In this class Mary Elworthy will help you create an embroidered pattern that can be finished as an ornament, framed for the wall, or added to a garment as an accent piece. You chose one of several designs based on your experience. Learn up to…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35 (two part class)

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 10

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 10

The Paint Shack

Enjoy a fun time painting made easy and exciting. A talented social artist will instruct you step by step through recreating the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 10

Open Gym Pickleball

Join us for open gym Pickleball. Monday and Wednesday nights at DeLong Middle School. No play 11/20, 11/22, 12/25, 12/27, 1/01, 1/22, 2/26, 3/19,and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 10

Adult Open Basketball

Open gym basketball. Wednesday nights at South Middle School. No play 11/22, 12/27, and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Jan. 10

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Jan. 10

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+

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