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Thu. Apr. 5

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

Thu. Apr. 5

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 Thu. Apr. 5

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 5

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-noon Thu. Apr. 5

Mini Makers - Open Lab

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Apr. 5

L.E. Phillips Library: Little Movers Storytime

For babies who love to move. Interactive rhymes, parachute games, songs, stories, bubbles, and social time for parents and children.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 6-18 months

10:45-11:45am Thu. Apr. 5

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

noon-8pm Thu. Apr. 5

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 Thu. Apr. 5

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 Thu. Apr. 5

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, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 5

All You Can Eat Chicken Dinner

Join the Westgate Sportsman's Club on the first Thursday of the month. A salad bar and dessert are included. Drink specials will be available each night. Reservations accepted but not required. Call or e-mail for more information.

Westgate Sportsman Club
4909 Sportsman Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost: $12 for adults; $10 for senior, student & military, $6 for kids (6-12), FREE for 5 and under

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 5

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 5

Baseball Bonanza

Baseball season is here! Celebrate the game (and reading!) with stories, games and a meet and greet with Trax from the Eau Claire Express.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

4-10pm Thu. Apr. 5

Lifeguard Review

This class is intended for those who currently hold lifeguard certification and wish to renew.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

4:30-5pm Thu. Apr. 5

Little Dancers Preschool

Little Dancers Preschool dance class + older dancers. Tap Ballet Creative dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 W Spring St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: Preschool 3 - 4 Yrs & older

5-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 5

Nano Days

Families with aspiring scientists of all ages can enjoy this FREE science fair-style event packed with dozens of hands-on experiment stations run by students and faculty from the UWEC Materials Science Center. Grab your lab coat and goggles…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 5

Language Exchange: Habla en la Cabra

Practice your second language with us, English or Spanish. We sip coffee and help each other practice conversational English and Spanish. Bring the family, all levels and ages are welcome. Brought to you by El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa…

The Goat Coffee House
336 Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-10pm Thu. Apr. 5

Thursday Bingo at the Moose Lodge

Doors open 6:15. Games start at 7. Regular and Progressive Bingo. 50/50 Raffle, All proceeds after expenses go to Charity. Food and Drink served. Lunch Served before play and at intermission. 17 games played for as low as $4. Different…

Menomonie Moose Lodge
720 19th Ave.
Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All, under 18 must have Guardian

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