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Thu. May. 10

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. May. 10

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

9:30am Thu. May. 10

MOMS Club of the Eau Claire Area

Are you an at-home mom? Come to the monthly planning meeting for MOMS Club Eau Claire-North. Learn about how MOMS Club helps at-home moms socialize, make friends, plan activities, go on field trips, and share in the joys of being an at-home…

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Cost: FREE

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 10

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 Thu. May. 10

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 Thu. May. 10

Mini Makers with Chef Kent

We're cooking up a storm with Chef Kent this month, learning all about healthy snacks and basic food prep skills! Edible playdough is on the menu and you'll be able to take the tasty treat and the lessons home to your very own kitchen. Drop…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-9pm Thu. May. 10

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 Thu. May. 10

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. May. 10

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. May. 10

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

3-6pm Thu. May. 10

15th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for…

Allen Park
S. Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $3 or $10 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. May. 10

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

4-7pm Thu. May. 10

Wisconsin Public Radio Listener Appreciation Event

The Listener Appreciation Event will be staged like an open house where the attendees will be able to meet with WPR celebrities, witness live art demonstrations by the artists from the Artisan Forge and enjoy free food.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Thu. May. 10

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

5-7pm Thu. May. 10

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 10

Painting & Popcorn: May Flowers

Calling all pint-sized Picassos. Join us for our next Painting & Popcorn class. Your child will be able to create their own one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life. Plus, snacks and juice…

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

Cost: $5 per child

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. May. 10

The Wandering Dentist

Dustin Pfundheller who recently became the youngest person to travel to every country in the world while holding a full-time job. Join Dusty at Forage for an evening of stories and photos, and hear how he has provided volunteer dental care…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. May. 10

Tabletop Game Night

Drop in for an evening of tabletop games with friends, family, neighbors and library staff.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-10pm Thu. May. 10

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

6:30-7pm Thu. May. 10

PJ Story Night

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs and fingerplays. Children are encouraged to come in their PJs with a favorite stuffy in tow. Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. No sign-up required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Age: Ages 2-7

7:30-9pm Thu. May. 10

Sound Matters: Benefit Concert for the Community Table

A benefit concert for The Community Table featuring faculty and student musicians from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Suggest $5 Donation

Age: All Ages

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