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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9am-noon Wed. Feb. 7

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

10am-noon Wed. Feb. 7

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Ranges from $10-40 depending on the class

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Wed. Feb. 7

Grow Your Own Herbs

Bring your own mason jars or jars will be available to purchase. Glass rock, potting mix, twine or ribbon, plant tags and herb seeds will be provided. There will be a demonstration on cooking with herbs, a tasting of delicious samples, and…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Wed. Feb. 7

Get Up & Go: Wheelbarrow Puzzle Races

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. This week's activity is wheelbarrow puzzle races.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Wed. Feb. 7

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

10-10:50am Wed. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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

3:45-5pm Wed. Feb. 7

Savvy Seniors Series

“Savvy Seniors Series,” is a free monthly information seminar that is open to the general public and will be held on the first Wednesday of the month from 3:45 to 5 p.m. Each session will feature a different speaker with a message focused…

The Classic at Hillcrest Greens
2455 Sawgrass Pl
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4pm Wed. Feb. 7

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

6-7pm Wed. Feb. 7

Paying for College: Grants and Scholarships

Come learn about the kinds of financial aid you don't have to pay back: where they come from, how to search, and why every student can get money for college.

Altoona Public Library Community Room
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens and parents

6-8pm Wed. Feb. 7

Par-te-Rec (Specialized Recreation)

This program is for adults with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Activities include: dancing, table games, bingo, card games, theme events days, and conversation. Registration is recommended. Meets most Wednesday nights. 9/27-4/25. …

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person (Pre-Registration Recommended)

Age: Adults 18+

6-8pm Wed. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

The Paint Shack

A talented social artist will walk you through step by step how to recreate the featured painting. Paint on canvas, wood, bags, glasses, and more.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: Ranges from $10-40 depending on the class

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Feb. 7

Bartlett & Way: The Great American Songbook

With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original. The duo approaches…

Acoustic Cafe
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

7-8pm Wed. Feb. 7

Chippewa Valley Sierra Club presents: Discover Shinrin Yoku

Join the Chippewa Valley Sierra Club to discover the art and science of shinrin yoku, which translates from Japanese as "forest bathing." Spending time in green and natural spaces is scientifically proven to lower stress and anxiety, and…

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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. Feb. 7

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