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Events

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Tue. Feb. 13

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

9-10am Tue. Feb. 13

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

9-10:30am Tue. Feb. 13

Cornell 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.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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. Feb. 13

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

11-11:30am Tue. Feb. 13

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

11am-1pm Tue. Feb. 13

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

11am-noon Tue. Feb. 13

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Feb. 13

Super Small Science: Dash and Dot Coding Kits

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is experimenting with Dash and Dot coding kits.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Tue. Feb. 13

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

1-2pm Tue. Feb. 13

Hillcrest Run, Hike and Snowshoe Club

Come get some excerise while enjoying a bit of Altoona’s nature. Run, walk or snowshoe on the public trails of the old Hillcrest Country Club depending on what the weather throws. ChiroElite Chiropractic is just right across Hwy 12 with…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE, RSVP by phone or email

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Tue. Feb. 13

Noah's Ark Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper

A fun, family-friendly community event featuring a delicious pancake supper: pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, and ice cream. Highlights include an "Art Stroll" and fun arts & crafts activities for all children to participate in! Funds raised…

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Tue. Feb. 13

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

4:30-5pm Tue. Feb. 13

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Class (Afternoon session)

Led by Nick Poss, each series is based around a set of songs to get everyone singing and moving together. Songs will be repeated week-to-week using different instruments, musical styles, and activities to help children build musical skills.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $24 for 4-week series, $8 drop in

Age: Children 2 to 5 and families

5-8pm Tue. Feb. 13

Chippewa Falls Senior High School STEAM Event

This event will to showcase what Chi Hi is doing in science/technology/engineering/math to enhance post-secondary readiness and close the skills gap. Learn about STEAM related post-secondary options and careers in the Chippewa Valley.

Chippewa Falls Senior High School
735 Terrill St.
Chippewa Falls

5:30-9:30pm Tue. Feb. 13

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 Tue. Feb. 13

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 Tue. Feb. 13

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+

6-8pm Tue. Feb. 13

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

6pm Tue. Feb. 13

Sweet Reads Storytime

February is fine for celebrating our sweeties! Enjoy a 30-minute evening storytime, followed by a sweet treat: a game of tic tac toe made with graham crackers, frosting, and candy hearts. Bring someone you love! Recommended for ages 2-6 and…

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: 2-6 & caregivers

7-8:30pm Tue. Feb. 13

Mardi Gras Dance Party

The traditions of Mardi Gras are a huge part of New Orleans' cultural identity. This Fat Tuesday experience the Mardi Gras music tradition at the Heyde Center along with spicy appetizers and cold drinks and the music of Liscio.

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

Cost: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $10

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Tue. Feb. 13

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