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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Mar. 20

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

Tue. Mar. 20

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Mar. 20

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

10-10:30am Tue. Mar. 20

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 Tue. Mar. 20

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

10am-noon Tue. Mar. 20

Glass Tic-tac-toe Game Board Workshop

Work on a 6” x 6” glass base for your board and ten small glass squares for your game pieces. You can decorate half of the game pieces one way and half another way. Discuss the endless possibilities of patterns and shapes to make each…

The Glass Orchard
130 Deerfield Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40/project; Call/email to register

Age: 5+

10am-3pm Tue. Mar. 20

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 Tue. Mar. 20

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

10am-9pm Tue. Mar. 20

Detective Training

Can you complete a variety of tricky tasks to solve Case #2018: “The Case of the Missing Bicycle?” Bring your gumption and know-how to break the case!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Mar. 20

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

10:30-11am Tue. Mar. 20

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

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Mar. 20

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

11am-1pm Tue. Mar. 20

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

11-11:30am Tue. Mar. 20

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

11:30am-noon Tue. Mar. 20

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 Tue. Mar. 20

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

12:30-3:30pm Tue. Mar. 20

Teen Book Binge: An Anti-Social Reading Event

What’s the best anti-social, social event this spring? Silently binge reading with your friends! Read for 1- 3 hours, enjoy snacks, and earn a chance to win prizes. Registration by phone or online is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

1-2pm Tue. Mar. 20

Hillcrest Run with the Pups

Bring your pup along for some exercise 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 at us. Please RSVP via phone or email.

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Tue. Mar. 20

Cretaceous Crafts

Build a bronto, sculpt a sauropod. A creative afternoon of dino-centric crafts.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

2-4pm Tue. Mar. 20

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

2:30-3pm Tue. Mar. 20

Pop-Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

5:30-9:30pm Tue. Mar. 20

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 Tue. Mar. 20

Owl Prowl

Join a staff naturalist for a hootin’ good time. A short walk outside to listen and hoot for owls, then discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. A guest appearance by BCR’s non-releasable owl is expected toward the end of the…

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

Cost: $3-8

Age: Upper Elementary/Adults