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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Wed. Mar. 28

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

Wed. Mar. 28

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

10-10:30am Wed. Mar. 28

Get Up & Go: Dance in the Rain

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. The activity this week is dancing in the rain.

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

Cost: FREE with admission

10am-noon Wed. Mar. 28

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

10-11am Wed. Mar. 28

Story Time at Fall Creek

Bring your littles and enjoy exciting stories, songs, activities, and more. Help your child develop a life-long love of reading by showing them just how fun it can be!

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 year olds

10am-5pm Wed. Mar. 28

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 Wed. Mar. 28

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. Lap rhymes, songs, stories, parachute games, bubbles and social time for parents and tummy time for babies.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-12 months (pre-walkers)

noon-8pm Wed. Mar. 28

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 Wed. Mar. 28

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

2:30-3pm Wed. Mar. 28

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

3-5pm Wed. Mar. 28

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

3:30-6:30pm Wed. Mar. 28

Youth Safety Course

Feel confident and prepared to tackle the responsibility of staying home alone. This class will teach you safety basics like kitchen/cooking safety, what to do in case of varying emergencies, and how to handle tough situations regarding…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $60

Age: Ages 8-13

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 28

Par-te-Rec (Specialized Recreation)

This program is for adults with varying abilities and exceptionalities. Activities include: dancing, table games, bingo, card games, theme events days, and conversation. Registration is recommended. Meets most Wednesday nights. 9/27-4/25. …

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person (Pre-Registration Recommended)

Age: Adults 18+

6-8pm Wed. Mar. 28

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 28

Adult Open Basketball

Open gym basketball. Wednesday nights at South Middle School. No play 11/22, 12/27, and 3/21. Appropriate gym shoes required.

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 Per Person, or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Adults 18+

7-8:45pm Wed. Mar. 28

Sound of Soul Event by Eckankar The Path of Spiritual Freedom

You are invited to experience the Sound of Soul by chanting HU a sacred name for God. Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting this sacred name of God. Spiritual discussion…

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

7-8:30pm Wed. Mar. 28

Songwriters In-The-Round

Working on new material? Want to gain experience sharing your music? Want to learn more about what other local musicians are doing? Songwriters In-The-Round is a group that meets regularly where musicians can do all of these things.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 28

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+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Mar. 28

Adult Open Hockey

A drop-in coed program for the adult hockey player (18+). Skaters divide into teams for pick-up games. Players must have full equipment. Goalies skate for free. Sunday and Wednesday nights; October 11 - March 28. 8:45pm-10:15pm. No play on…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 per person, or City Pass (2 punches)

Age: Adults 18+

8:45-10:15pm Wed. Mar. 28

Adult Open Broomball

A drop-in coed program for the adult player (18+). Players divide into teams for pick-up broomball game. Players must have their own helmet. Appropriate footwear to be worn on the ice. Broomball sticks and balls provided.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 Per Person or City Pass (2 Punches)

Age: Adults 18+