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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Mon. Mar. 12

Wisconsin ArtsWest 39

This year 81 artists from 22 communities submitted 144 works to be judged for entry into the show. The juror for the exhibit is Cameron Anderson, an artist and a writer living in Madison, Wisconsin.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Mon. Mar. 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

9-11:30am Mon. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

10am-3pm Mon. Mar. 12

Grow Your Own Grass Easter Basket

Grow your own Easter basket and decorate with pussy willow catkins. Make a beautiful spring accent for your home. Class includes a liner, potting mix, grass seed, willow catkins, make a tissue paper butterfly accent, and decorate one hand…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $10; or 2 for $15

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Mon. Mar. 12

Fire and Ice Exhibit - Alex Mooney Jones and LeAnn Nelson

Alexandria “Alex" Mooney Jones has always been drawn to experimental mediums and "thinking outside the box,” thanks in large part to her mother who was an art teacher. Her mother taught Alex to see artistic potential in everything. LeAnn…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Mon. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

2-5pm Mon. Mar. 12

Monday Matinees at the Chippewa Falls Public Library

Every Monday through March, Chippewa Falls Public Library will be playing a movie at 2pm. The movies are newer releases. Check their website or Facebook page to see what movie is playing.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Mar. 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. Mar. 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

5:30-7pm Mon. Mar. 12

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Family Night

Celebrate Eric Carle's masterpiece children's classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and learn about all the yummy foods the caterpillar ate on his path to become a beautiful butterfly. Read, cook, and eat together. WIC and UWEC extension will…

Delong Middle School
2000 Vine St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Pre-school aged kids

6-7:30pm Mon. Mar. 12

Career Exploring for Students- Legal Careers

Exploring is partnering with the Chippewa County Bar Association to offer students a unique experience to learn about different career opportunities. Students will be on site at the Chippewa Falls court house learning about different careers…

Chippewa County Courthouse
711 North Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25 for all 6 sessions

Age: Grades 6-12

6:30-8:30pm Mon. Mar. 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.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-$40 depending on the specific class

Age: All Ages

7pm Mon. Mar. 12

Eau Claire Music School: Rock Band Final Concert

Come see Eau Claire's newest rockers in the V1 Gallery for a special one-time performance! Featuring students in Eau Claire Music School and Pedal's Music Rock Band Camp.

The Volume One Gallery
Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7-9pm Mon. Mar. 12

The World Cultural Center Presents: We are One Earth

With 5 Oceans. 7 continents. 196 countries. 6,700 recognized languages, different cultures, different traditions, plus different music from each continents: Manitas de Plata, Ballet Flamenco, China beautiful, Aboriginal Australia, Papua New…

Spirit Lutheran Church
1310 Main St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, but RSVP

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Mon. Mar. 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. Mar. 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+