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Thu. Apr. 26

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. 26

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. 26

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-9pm Thu. Apr. 26

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-noon Thu. Apr. 26

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

10:45-11:45am Thu. Apr. 26

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-5pm Thu. Apr. 26

Serious Art: Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson

Artists Terry Meyer and Holli Jacobson don't take themselves too seriously. That's evident in their artwork. Terry paints horses, landscapes and sailboats, often in an abstract form; Holli paints with whimsical abstract shape and attitude.

200 Main - Gallery & Studios
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

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. 26

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. 26

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

4:30-5pm Thu. Apr. 26

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Thu. Apr. 26

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

5-5:30pm Thu. Apr. 26

Habitat Earth (Planetarium Show)

Check out the inflatable Planetarium to view a stunning journey through the vast networks of life on planet Earth. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside Failsafe 30 minutes…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-7pm Thu. Apr. 26

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

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Acrylic Palette Knife Painting Workshop

A bright painting “Wine with That” workshop. An acrylic palette knife painting with Tina Sheppard of Canvas & Soul. The picture will be sketched ahead of time so no drawing skills required. Seats are limited for workshop, message us for…

Art on the Ridge
525 Park Ridge Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $35; contact to register your seat

6:15-10pm Thu. Apr. 26

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

6:45-8pm Thu. Apr. 26

Eau Claire Jazz Jam

A monthly, guided jam session led by one of Eau Claire’s top jazz musicians, Paul Brandt. Students of all abilities are welcome to attend and participate, but attendees should have a basic knowledge of chords and scales. Get your musical…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5, free for ECMS students

Age: 13+

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