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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Mon. Feb. 12

Bread and Roses

Inspired by Rose Schneiderman who said, “The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too." encouraging everyone to think beyond just survival and to believe we should have art too. Enjoy illustrations by fashion designers like…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Mon. Feb. 12

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

9-11:30am Mon. Feb. 12

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. Feb. 12

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-10:50am Mon. Feb. 12

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

10-11:30am Mon. Feb. 12

Stanley Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

10:15am Mon. Feb. 12

Lap Tots Storytime

For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler storytime. Stories, songs, and parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 1 & 2 year olds

10:30-10:50am Mon. Feb. 12

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

11am-1pm Mon. Feb. 12

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Mon. Feb. 12

Choix Roses: les Deux

Discover floral wonders both romantic and gothic in beautiful artwork of bouquets, botanicals, roses and rose inspired art that spans the Age of Enlightenment to today. Experience authentic art that questions beauty and values, or just enjoy…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Feb. 12

LEGO Club

LEGOs are provided in the library's community room for imaginative play. Creations will be displayed in the library for a month. No sign up required. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

4-6pm Mon. Feb. 12

All Ages Open Lab

Explore the library's newest DIY, hands-on space. Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather color, paint or knit, the Dabble Box has something for you.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:15-6pm Mon. Feb. 12

Sport Tykes ABC’s

Youth can feel free to run until their heart’s content. Several activities are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (Aa = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 3-4

5:30-9:30pm Mon. Feb. 12

Water Safety Instructor Training

Water Safety Instructor (WSI class) is an American Red Cross training that teaches participants how to lead swimming lessons. This class includes classroom and water-based instruction on how to teach swimming techniques and water safety.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $225, Community $275

Age: 16+

5:30-9:30pm Mon. Feb. 12

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

5:30-9:30pm Mon. Feb. 12

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member: $185, Community: $225

Age: Ages 16+

6-7:30pm Mon. Feb. 12

CollECtive Choir Invitational Rehearsal Run

Eau Claire's Gospel/Hip hop group invites you to join them for a 6 week rehearsal run, Monday's from 6-7:30, ending on March 25th for their Easter-themed performance. Music selections are Urban Gospel with a hip hop twist, from various…

Lighthouse Youth Center
310 E. Madison Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:05-6:50pm Mon. Feb. 12

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. (Shin guards are optional)

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Feb. 12

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! Check our Events calendar on our website thepaintshack.net for featured paintings and prices…

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $20-$35 depending on the class, see event calendar on website for specific pricing

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Mon. Feb. 12

The World Cultural Center Mardi Gras Celebration

Mask obligatory. Some will be at the door if needed. There will be beads for all. Games. King & queen will be crowned. Wear Mardi Gras colors if possible. Projection of Mardi Gras parades from around the world. Complimentary tidbits, cakes…

Spirit Lutheran Church
1310 Main St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, RSVP required

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Mon. Feb. 12

Confident Birth 8 Week Natural Birth Class

This 8 week natural childbirth class series is a great fit for any expectant couple due this spring. Former Bradley Method Instructors, Amanda and Tim Gunderson, teach an in-depth and interactive childbirth course covering topics such as…

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Altoona

7-9pm Mon. Feb. 12

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+

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