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Mon. May. 14

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

8am-7pm Mon. May. 14

Veterans & Home Front Heroes Appreciation Week

This Living Heritage Legacy Tour will cherish past Heritage & future Legacy – at 50 plus locations. Another 27 moving Salutes will be performed on the route.“What really happened behind the scenes and beneath the radar screen”, will be…

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Mon. May. 14

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

9:30-10:15am Mon. May. 14

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-9pm Mon. May. 14

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

10-11:30am Mon. May. 14

Stanley 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.

D.R. Moon Memorial Library
154 Fourth Avenue
Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-5

11am-1pm Mon. May. 14

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Mon. May. 14

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 Mon. May. 14

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

1-4pm Mon. May. 14

Fun with Soft Pastel

Soft pastels are colorful, versatile, and expressive. Do you want to learn a little bit about soft pastel but aren't ready to commit to a full workshop or buy lots of supplies? This fun and relaxing three-hour workshop lets you explore the…

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

Cost: $50

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Mon. May. 14

LEGO Club

LEGOs are provided in the library's community room for imaginative play. Creations will be displayed in the library for a month. No sign up required. Meets the second Monday of the month.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

4-6pm Mon. May. 14

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

6-7pm Mon. May. 14

Succulent Planter Workshop

Create your very own succulent garden with the help of our dear friend Amy Schmitz. She will teach you how to arrange and care for your cute little succulents and you'll walk away with a garden you can call your own. Enjoy free coffee during…

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

6-10pm Mon. May. 14

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

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