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Mon. Mar. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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-3pm Mon. Mar. 19

Create Your Own Felted Bunny

Create a tiny felted bunny for Easter. These adorable wool bunnies make great gifts or keepsake. Join us for this fun teen and adult craft. We will be using felting needles to mold our natural & dyed wool into bunnies (1.5"x1" in size).

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1 for $5 or 3 for $10 per person

Age: Teen & Adult

10-10:30am Mon. Mar. 19

Super Space Quest (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

10am-5pm Mon. Mar. 19

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. 19

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

10:30-11am Mon. Mar. 19

Super Space Quest (Planetarium Show)

Visitors will lie down under the stars and travel through all of the planets in our galaxy. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: FREE with museum admission

11am-1pm Mon. Mar. 19

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

11:30am-noon Mon. Mar. 19

Super Small Science: Electric Squeeze

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is the electric squeeze.

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

Cost: FREE with admission

noon-8pm Mon. Mar. 19

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

1:30-2:30pm Mon. Mar. 19

Dino Dig

School's out - join us for a dino-mite Spring Break! Explore the library for hidden dinos and excavate for dino remains.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

1:30-2:30pm Mon. Mar. 19

Sew a Felt Friend

School-aged kids can hand-sew a friend out of felt and add a pin back to wear it on their jacket or backpack. Felt friends galore! All materials and a variety of cute patterns will be provided, while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades K-5

2-5pm Mon. Mar. 19

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

4-6pm Mon. Mar. 19

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

5:30-9:30pm Mon. Mar. 19

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+

7-9pm Mon. Mar. 19

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

9-11:30pm Mon. Mar. 19

Spring Bird Count for Kids

Gather your fledglings to celebrate birds and encourage your young ones to take an active role in citizen science. We will start the morning out by learning about birds and binoculars.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $6, Nonmembers $8; Register by 3/13

Age: Ages 4 - 12

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