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Events

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9-10am Tue. Jan. 30

Calm, Cool, Connected Kids

This class is all about engaging in play with your child, while using purposeful activities and routines designed to calm the brain. Ms. Barb will be team teaching with Ms. Tracey Robb, who is an Occupational Therapist with special training…

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

Cost: $100/each

Age: ages 2-5yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jan. 30

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: Birth to age 5

9:30-10:30am Tue. Jan. 30

St Mark Children's Power Hour

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Come and hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5 and caregivers

10am-5pm Tue. Jan. 30

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 Tue. Jan. 30

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:50am Tue. Jan. 30

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 Tue. Jan. 30

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Features stories, songs, and activities.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 & 3 year olds

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Jan. 30

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

10:30-10:50am Tue. Jan. 30

Altoona Public Library: Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs. For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years. Registration required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and their Toddlers

10:45-11:15am Tue. Jan. 30

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

11am-noon Tue. Jan. 30

The Young & the Restless

Do your little ones have cabin fever? Our Young and the Restless open indoor play time is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills, and make new friends. A variety of large motor equipment will be available.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 & caregivers

11-11:30am Tue. Jan. 30

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-6

11:30am-noon Tue. Jan. 30

Super Small Science: Super Organisms

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. The project this week is Super Organisms.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

4-6pm Tue. Jan. 30

Teen Tinker Lab

Looking for something fun to do after school? Pop down to Teen Tinker Lab at the Dabble Box each Tuesday. The public library’s Dabble Box makerspace has a wide range of tech, crafts, and art supplies sure to brighten up those dreary winter…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30-7pm Tue. Jan. 30

Peaceful Parenting: Conscious Discipline

Session #4: Assertiveness - Learn how to set limits respectfully. Conscious Discipline is a research-based program that helps adults stay calm enough to see misbehavior and upset as a signal to teach instead of punish. Free dinner and…

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School
3031 Epiphany Ln.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; registration required

Age: Preschool-aged kid

6-9pm Tue. Jan. 30

Believe in Spring with a Paint Brush

Create this beautiful piece of art work for your home, or a gift for someone. Instruction through the process of creating this inspirational piece of art work. All materials and supplies needed for you to create your wall art piece.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 (Sigh up online)

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Jan. 30

Open Gym Volleyball

Open gym Volleyball. Tuesday nights at Northstar Middle School. Appropriate gym shoes required.

Northstar Middle School
2711 Abbe Hill Dr.
Eau Claire

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

Age: Adults 18+

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