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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

10am-9pm Wed. Apr. 18

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Group Show

This collective show features artwork from members of the Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists group, showcasing techniques that range from traditional watercolor, to experimental and mixed media. These area artists bring different backgrounds…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Wed. Apr. 18

54th Annual Spring Art Show

Nearly 100 local artists - old and young, novice and experienced - submit their two and three-dimensional art works each year to this community exhibit. The exhibition includes original paintings, sculptures, photos, stained glass, and other…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 18

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room. This week's activity is kiddo yoga with a certified yoga instructor.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Wed. Apr. 18

Super Small Science: Dancing Popcorn

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is experimenting with dancing popcorn.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11:45am-1pm Wed. Apr. 18

Women With Purpose Luncheon

Women With Purpose Luncheon will be held at the Eagles Club in Lake Hallie (Chippewa Falls). Come and meet Cathy Jenson, a lady who stays busy with her husband, four teenage daughters and a career as a Financial Advisor with Thrivent…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10

noon-8pm Wed. Apr. 18

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. Apr. 18

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. Apr. 18

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

4:30-7pm Wed. Apr. 18

Meatball and Maple Syrup Supper

Menu consists of meatballs, home-made biscuits with real maple syrup, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, coleslaw, dessert and beverage.

Jim Falls United Methodist Church
13883 Hwy S South
Jim Falls

Cost: Adult $9, Child's $4.50

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 18

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

6-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 18

Succulent Workshop

Learn about succulents with Amy’s Custom Designs and build your own mini-garden with a variety of plants in a unique planter. Fee includes instruction, all materials, snacks, and sips! Adult beverages also available to purchase for 21 &…

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 18

Jazz on Canvas

Eau Claire's social painting experience is hitting the road and turning up at The Oxbow Hotel! Jazz on Canvas is a 2 to 2.5-hour workshop with friends, a canvas, and excellent local drinks. An instructor will guide you through the painting of…

The Oxbow Hotel
516 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 18

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+

7-10pm Wed. Apr. 18

Frog Fest

The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join as a BCR Naturalist helps you to identify by sight and sound our local performers. Weather and trail conditions permitting, the evening will end with a hike down to…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends Adult $5, Child $3

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 18

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. Apr. 18

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+

7-9pm Wed. Apr. 18

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+