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Events

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Sat. Mar. 23

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

Sat. Mar. 23

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

9am-4pm Sat. Mar. 23

Lambing Time at Govin's Farm

Hold lambs, chicks, goats and piglets. With 100's of babies due, you might even be able to witness a birth of a farm baby. This is a great opportunity to learn about the farm and experience the farm animals. There is also face painting and…

Govin's Farm
N6134 670TH ST
Menomonie

Cost: $7.75 + tax

9am-noon Sat. Mar. 23

ACT Test Preparation

This holistic course provides a comprehensive review of the ACT test, but also focuses in on the specific subject matters that will be covered. Plus, this year they’ve added a section on overall test preparation based on feedback from past…

University Of Wisconsin, Eau Claire
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

9:15-10am Sat. Mar. 23

FREE Kids Make Music Class

RSVP required. A free preview of the upcoming Kids Make Music Spring Course. Sing, dance, and play instruments in this. Concepts such as high and low, soft and loud, up and down are developed through engaging games. Puppets, instruments, and…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 2-4

10-11am Sat. Mar. 23

AKF Martial Arts Buddy Day

Check out Martial Arts for your child. Session includes a 30 minute lesson, with about 30 minutes available for parent questions about the programs offered. Current students will also be attending to have the opportunity to show what they…

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire
1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE; online registration required

Age: Ages 3-6

10-10:30am Sat. Mar. 23

Pop Up Science: Memory Metal

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is experimenting with memory metal.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 23

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 23

Rocks Talk - We Listen with Dr. Julie Buckman

Bring your own rocks and Dr. Julie Buckman will teach you how to reacquaint yourself with your own rocks. Listen to what they are telling you and how to utilize them to their full potential.

Soulstice Wellness Center
1316 Fairfax Street #103 & #104
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 per person

10am-noon Sat. Mar. 23

Chess Club

For children of all ages and mentoring adults. Meets the 4th Saturdays of the month. No sign up required.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Sat. Mar. 23

Family Storytime

For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. All storytimes feature 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: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Mar. 23

A Very Special Story Time with Dr. Katherine Schneider

Katherine Schneider will share her book, Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold, at this weekly Story Time event. Getting through life is pictured as a treasure hunt in this book for young children with and without…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:30-11am Sat. Mar. 23

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. They'll have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Sat. Mar. 23

Start Seeds For Your Garden

Learn the art of growing your own vegetable plants from seeds from Master Gardener Andy. Class will include planning, seed selection, growing mix, and general knowledge to increase your seed germination success. Contact the library to…

Fall Creek Public Library
122 E Lincoln Ave
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-12:30pm Sat. Mar. 23

AKF Martial Arts Buddy Day

This event is a great opportunity for you to check out Martial Arts for your child. Session includes 30 minute lesson followed by about 30 minutes for parent questions. Current students will also attend to show what they know.

AKF Martial Arts Academy of Eau Claire
1606 S. Hastings Way, Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 7+

1-3pm Sat. Mar. 23

Pour Painting Easter Eggs

Bring the kids into Arts, etc and create/decorate a dozen regular plastic pour painted easter eggs and 1 large Egg. We have blocked off times every Friday and Saturday till Easter. Light snack and beverages. Online pre-registration required.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway Street, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Mar. 23

Paint and Draw with Schaefer-Miles

Paint and Draw with Schaefer/Miles. Beginners to Advanced. With or without your own supplies. Learn techniques and mediums while creating in your own style. Take one class or many.

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

Age: Student and Adult

4-9pm Sat. Mar. 23

"Go Wild For Wildlife" Benefit Supporting Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation

Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation (CVWR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned, injured, and ill wild animals with the goal of returning them to the wild. Some highlights of the evening will include a live…

Happy Hollow Tavern
1628 N Hillcrest Pkwy
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-8:30pm Sat. Mar. 23

Rock on the Map: The Geography of Rock n' Roll

Jim Hanson takes you on a road trip down music memory lane as he presents the story of how Rock n' Roll made its way around the map after exploding on to the music scene in the mid 1950's. Bring your smart phones along for fun interactive…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages