Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Mar. 27

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. 27

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

9-10:30am Tue. Mar. 27

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. Mar. 27

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

10am-5pm Tue. Mar. 27

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 Tue. Mar. 27

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. Mar. 27

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. Mar. 27

The Hillcrest Dog Walk

Join ChiroElite's clinic pup Surly on a casual 3 mile walk through the old Hillcrest golf course trail. The walk starts at ChiroElite in Altoona and follows a beautiful public walking trail along Otter Creek. All well mannered dogs are…

ChiroElite Chiropractic + Rehab
1219 10th St. W
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Tue. Mar. 27

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. 27

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. 27

Super Small Science: Magnetic or Not?

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is guessing whether certain items are magnetic or not.

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

noon-8pm Tue. Mar. 27

Easter Bunny at Oakwood Mall

There's an egg-ceptionally wonderful Easter Bunny headed to Oakwood Mall. Take the eggs-press lane and reserve your place in line online. Bring your furry (or not so furry) family members to meet the Easter Bunny for Pet Night on 3/26.

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Tue. Mar. 27

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

1-2:30pm Tue. Mar. 27

Home School Club

Calling all Homeschool families. During this casual meeting you and your students can expect reading incentives, educational programs, and activities. A great place to make connections and see what the library has to offer your family.

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-2pm Tue. Mar. 27

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

2:30-3pm Tue. Mar. 27

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

4-6pm Tue. Mar. 27

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

7-9pm Tue. Mar. 27

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+

7:30-9pm Tue. Mar. 27

Pianist Alexandre Dossin

A prizewinner in several international piano competitions, Dossin has played under a wide range of internationally known conductors and performed in international festivals throughout Japan, Canada, the United States, and Argentina.

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

Cost: Adults $15, Seniors $14, Youth $6

Age: All Ages

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