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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Mon. Jan. 28

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: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9am-4pm Mon. Jan. 28

Launching Your Food Truck

If you are an Individual interested in starting a food truck business in the Chippewa Valley, but are unsure of where to start, this course is for you.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: Registration information online

9:30-10:45am Mon. Jan. 28

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter and 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

10:15am Mon. Jan. 28

Lap Tots Storytime

For one and two-year-olds who are transitioning from baby to toddler. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute games.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Baby-Toddler

10:30-10:50am Mon. Jan. 28

Toddler Tales

20 minutes of songs, stories, and play time for toddlers and their caregivers. Please register for story times at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For children 18 months – 2 years

10:30-11:30am Mon. Jan. 28

First Friendships

Bring your newborns and tiny babies to a class to meet other parents, learn about baby development, find support and ask lots of questions.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf Road S2D
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants

3-5pm Mon. Jan. 28

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Mon. Jan. 28

Tiny Scientists- Frozen Lab

A 5 week, parent/child class where you and your little one(s) can explore everything winter has to offer through art, science and literacy. It is never too early to expose your child to science and exploration.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: Ages 2-6

5:45-7:15pm Mon. Jan. 28

Invention Convention

Throughout this course, participants will be presented with a variety of topics in the STEM field. They will have the opportunity to explore these topics in a hands-on way as they design and carry out their own experiments.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 9-14

5:45-7:15pm Mon. Jan. 28

World of Art

In this art class, students will explore a variety of mediums such as painting, sculpting and textile arts, with the chance to work on more advanced projects. Participants will experience freedom to develop and work on more complex pieces…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 9-14

6:30-8pm Mon. Jan. 28

Family Nights

Grab your son, daughter, niece, nephew or grandchild and check out YMCA Family Nights! Each night will feature a hands-on activity for parents and children to complete together. Leave the prep and clean up to us as you enjoy time well-spent…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $7 | Community $12