Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Mar. 12

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

Tue. Mar. 12

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists Celebrate 25 Years

The Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists will be celebrating their 25th Annual Show at Beaver Creek Reserve. The exhibit will feature the work of more than 25 local artists.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

9:30-11:30am Tue. Mar. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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. 12

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

10:30-10:50am Tue. Mar. 12

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

11-11:30am Tue. Mar. 12

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

4-6pm Tue. Mar. 12

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 Tue. Mar. 12

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. 12

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+

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Mar. 12

Youth Yoga - Session 2

This song and story-book themed yoga class is fun for all little yogis. Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class will also include a warm-up and cool-down song to get your yogi singing,…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 5-8 years old

6-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 12

Bust A Move 1- Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20 Resident of Altoona; $25 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 4-6 years old

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Mar. 12

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. 12

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

6:15-7pm Tue. Mar. 12

Tween Yoga - Session 4

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely explore who they are and the roles they might play in the world. This class incorporates discussion, yoga poses, relaxation and meditation. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 9-12 years old

6:30-7:15pm Tue. Mar. 12

Bust A Move 2 - Session 2

Are you ready to get your groove on? Join this unique class and learn a combination of dance moves all while making new friends and creating new memories. All are welcome and no experience is necessary; just a desire to dance and have fun.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $30 Resident of Altoona; $35 Non-Resident of Altoona

Age: 7-12 years old

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Mar. 12

The Paint Shack

Have fun painting on canvas, wood, bags, glasses and more. Made easy and fun as a trained instructor walks the class through the process. Check the website for more information on scheduled events and classes.

The Paint Shack
2524 Golf Road Suite 2c
Eau Claire

Cost: $10-40

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Mar. 12

Teen Litwits Book Club

Talk about books you love (or hate!) with other teens. Teens vote on a new title to read each month. Snacks served.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7-9:30pm Tue. Mar. 12

Owl Prowl

Join a staff naturalist for a hootin’ good time. The evening will begin with a short walk outside to listen and hoot for owls, then return inside to discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. This program is appropriate for upper…

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends: Adult $5 Child $3 Nonmembers: Adult $7 Child $5

Age: Ages 10+

7-9pm Tue. Mar. 12

The World Cultural Center Hosts Poet Peggy Trojan

Peggy Trojan is a member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets. She published her first poem in 2010 when she was 77, and has published 230 poems since. She has been published in a wide variety of journals and anthologies. Complimentary…

Spirit Lutheran Church
1310 Main St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages