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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Wed. Jan. 24

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. 24

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

9:30-11am Wed. Jan. 24

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

10am-2pm Wed. Jan. 24

Mason Jar Herb Class

Grow your own herbs! Bring your own mason jars or jars available to purchase. Glass rock, potting mix, chalk paint and herb seeds will be provided. While the chalk paint dries we can talk about cooking and medicinal uses of herbs. There will…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10-15

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Wed. Jan. 24

Nate Rylander - the Jackson Pollock of the Midwest

View work by abstract expressionist painter Nate Rylander. “Action painting” can be seen in his artwork along with reclaimed materials such as hollow core doors. Inspired by several masters, we refer to Rylander as the Jackson Pollock of…

B-Framed Galleries
313 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Wed. Jan. 24

Get Up & Go: Island Jumping

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 Island Jumping.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Wed. Jan. 24

Little Language Lab

Is your toddler ready to get talking? This newest class aimed at exposing children to a language rich environment, where they will listen to stories, sing songs, learn finger-plays, move/dance, and do age-appropriate crafts and sensory…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $50/each, drop-ins welcome but please call ahead

Age: Ages 1-2

10:15am Wed. Jan. 24

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)

10:30-11am Wed. Jan. 24

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

1:30-2pm Wed. Jan. 24

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Story Time

For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and 3-5 yr olds

2-5pm Wed. Jan. 24

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

4:30-5pm Wed. Jan. 24

Special Needs Dance at Swan Lake Ballet Studio

Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for children with special needs on Wednesdays. The classes will be taught by a licensed special needs teacher.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: Sample class is FREE

Age: Ages 4-8, 9-12

5-5:45pm Wed. Jan. 24

Special Needs Dance at Swan Lake Ballet Studio

Swan Lake Ballet studio will offer a new 9 week dance series for children with special needs on Wednesdays. The classes will be taught by a licensed special needs teacher.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: Sample class is FREE

Age: Ages 4-8, 9-12

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jan. 24

Sport Tykes Basketball

Encourage your child to learn the basic skills specific to dribbling, passing, and shooting within the sport of basketball. There will be an emphasis on teamwork, good sportsmanship and having a positive attitude.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 4-6

6-8pm Wed. Jan. 24

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. 24

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

6:20-7:05pm Wed. Jan. 24

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 4-6

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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+

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