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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Mar. 5

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

9am-3pm Tue. Mar. 5

Eau Claire Farm Show

Eau Claire Farm Show includes equipment and displays. Comedian/Juggle Steve Russell will perform at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days. There will be an FFA Silent Auction.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9:30-11:30am Tue. Mar. 5

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

10-10:30am Tue. Mar. 5

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Mar. 5

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Toddlers

10:30-10:50am Tue. Mar. 5

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

10:30-10:50am Tue. Mar. 5

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Tue. Mar. 5

Growing Readers Storytime

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period. Children may attend…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3 and up

3:30-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 5

Fat Tuesday Buffet

We’re bringing Bourbon Street to Green Mill. Satisfy your New Orleans’s cravings and celebrate Mardi Gras with a buffet in honor of Fat Tuesday. Buffet Menu: Jambalaya, Kings Cake, Gumbo, Beignets, Hush Puppies, Shrimp and Grits, Bread…

Green Mill Restaurant & Bar
2703 Craig Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $18

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Tue. Mar. 5

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

4-7pm Tue. Mar. 5

24th Annual Noah's Ark Pancake Supper

In addition to a meal of pancakes, sausage, fruit and ice cream, there will be children's activities, silent auction baskets, and a preschool art display. A tithe from this event will go to Mighty Maddy's Mission to help support families…

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: Advance ticket prices are $9 for age 13 and over, $5 for ages 3-12. Ticket prices at the door increase to $10 for age 13 and over

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Tue. Mar. 5

Teen Minecraft Club

Teens are welcome to join us in the community room to play Minecraft. Laptops are available to share or players may bring their own. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

5-6pm Tue. Mar. 5

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 5

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

A Zumba dance party class hosted by Z. Vida Fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water bottle, and a sweat towel if needed and plan to have a great time moving and grooving to hit music from all around the world.

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6-7pm Tue. Mar. 5

Spring Wellness for Cats and Dogs

Make and take a healthy powder to sprinkle on your cat or dog food. Learn about products available at MMFC to support your furry friend’s health in the springtime. Tanya Young is a Merchandising Coordinator at Menomonie Market and has over…

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Mar. 5

Kitchen Basics for Teens

Participants will enjoy a social and fun environment while they explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, while also delving into more specialized techniques.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Mar. 5

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10