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Tue. May. 8

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. May. 8

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

9:15am-noon Tue. May. 8

CVTC Career Tours

Curious about college? Career Tour participants will tour CVTC’s campuses and explore programs of interest through classroom/lab visits and talking with instructors and current students.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Auditorium)
620 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Tue. May. 8

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-3:30pm Tue. May. 8

Mother's Day Succulent Rose Bowl

Create mom a sweet succulent gift. Class Time: 10-11:30 am, 1-1:30 pm, and 2-3:30 pm Please call to register for class time. Includes: (1) glass rose bowl, (3). 2" succulents, potting mix, moss, glass rock, and ribbon.

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Tue. May. 8

Tech Tuesdays - Open Lab

CMEC is opening up a digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox and more. The experience is limited only by your imagination. Feel free to drop in anytime during the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-9pm Tue. May. 8

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

10:45-11:45am Tue. May. 8

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. May. 8

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

noon-8pm Tue. May. 8

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

4-6pm Tue. May. 8

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

6-8pm Tue. May. 8

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

Dive into the world of acrylic pour painting. Understand the nature of fluid acrylics as we walk through basic techniques and materials with hands on practice. Create two unique works of art using 8x10” canvases. Pieces will need a few days…

Pine Harbor Studio
7157 185th St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

Age: 10+

6:30-8pm Tue. May. 8

Family Night at the Y

Grab your son, daughter, niece, nephew, or grandchild and check out the newly designed YMCA family nights. Each night will feature a hands-on activity for families and children to complete together. Leave the prep and clean up to us as you…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $7, Community $12

Age: All Ages

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