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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Wed. Feb. 27

The Pen Project Multi-Media Exhibit

Paintings, drawings, poetry and testimonies submitted to The Pen Project magazine will be on display during this month-long exhibit, showcasing the talent that lives inside America's correctional system.

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

Cost: FREE

9:30-11am Wed. Feb. 27

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

9:30-10:15am Wed. Feb. 27

Mommy and Me Yoga - Session 3

This class focuses on you, your child and what they want to do. Some classes will be different than others, but they will always be relaxing, fun and full of laughter.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20/session

Age: 6 months-4 years old and parent

9:30-10:30am Wed. Feb. 27

St Mark Power Hour: Growing Faith Farm

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Come and hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play. Please visit our website to pre-register or just show up.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 and caregivers

10-11am Wed. Feb. 27

Baby & Me

A new group for first time parents and their babies (0-11 months). There will be topics & resources each week as well as time to connect with other parents.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-11 months

10:15am Wed. Feb. 27

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants/babies

10:30-11am Wed. Feb. 27

Super Small Science: How Penguins Stay Dry

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is learning how penguins stay dry.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

10:30-11am Wed. Feb. 27

Preschool Story Time

This morning session of Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session. Please register for story time at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

11-11:30am Wed. Feb. 27

Get Up & Go: Bean Bag Balance

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own living room.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Feb. 27

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

noon-8pm Wed. Feb. 27

Choix Fleurs Art Exhibit

Continuing the exploration of choice flowers is the art show Choix Fleurs following the wonder of last year’s roses into the gardens of many different types of flowers.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-2pm Wed. Feb. 27

Afternoon Preschool Story Time

This afternoon session of Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 who are able to independently sit for a 30 minute session. Please register for story time at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

2:30-3pm Wed. Feb. 27

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-5:30pm Wed. Feb. 27

Tween Scene

Tweens (grades 3-6) are invited to a new series in the Dabble Box makerspace. Each week will feature a new maker activity.

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

5:30-7pm Wed. Feb. 27

Free Youth Soccer Clinics - Eau Claire United Soccer Club

Eau Claire United is having free indoor open play time/clinics for all of those young soccer fanatics out there at Lakeshore Elementary. Interested players Aged 5 and 6 can join from 5:30-6:10, and players aged 7 and 8 can join from…

Lakeshore Elementary School
711 Lake Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-8

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Feb. 27

Sun Salutations Yoga - Session 4

Practice these asana sequences and enjoy a cool down meditation. This asana flow can be used to slow down, focus inward, and transition from day to night. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation Office.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: Adults and Teens 13+

6:30-9pm Wed. Feb. 27

Family Open Swim and Gym

Stay active this Fall and winter at Family Open Swim and Gym. Equipment will be provided for the open gyms. Appropriate indoor shoes are required in the gym. Children 2 and under are FREE.

South Middle School
2115 Mitscher Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

6:35-7:20pm Wed. Feb. 27

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports by learning a new and exciting one each week. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions. Includes basketball, volleyball,…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $70 members; $80 non-members

Age: Ages 4-5