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10-11am Wed. May. 23

Story Time at Fall Creek

Bring your littles and enjoy exciting stories, songs, activities, and more. Help your child develop a life-long love of reading by showing them just how fun it can be!

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 year olds

11am-6pm Wed. May. 23

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. May. 23

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

11:30am-noon Wed. May. 23

Super Small Science: Paper Circuits

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

3-5pm Wed. May. 23

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

3:30-6:30pm Wed. May. 23

Youth Safety Course

Feel confident and prepared to tackle the responsibility of staying home alone. This class will teach you safety basics like kitchen/cooking safety, what to do in case of varying emergencies, and how to handle tough situations regarding…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $60

Age: Ages 8-13

6-8pm Wed. May. 23

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

6-8pm Wed. May. 23

Parent Technology Takeover

Technology at home impacts school and beyond - and vice versa. That’s why many partners are coming together to offer this event planned with Chippewa Valley parents in mind. This event will get the conversation started and empower families…

Altoona Elementary School
157 Bartlett Ave

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents

6-7pm Wed. May. 23

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+

6:15-8:30pm Wed. May. 23

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

7-8:45pm Wed. May. 23

Experience the Sound of Soul

Come discover the miracles of HU with us in person. HU is for all people, regardless of your faith. We welcome you to experience the sacred sound of HU and the benefits of singing HU. Open Spiritual Discussion follows.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8:30pm Wed. May. 23

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

7:30pm Wed. May. 23

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages