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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Mar. 26

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. 26

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

9-10:30am Tue. Mar. 26

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Mar. 26

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

10am-noon Tue. Mar. 26

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

A digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox and more. Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Tue. Mar. 26

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

10:15am Tue. Mar. 26

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. 26

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

11am-1pm Tue. Mar. 26

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

11-11:30am Tue. Mar. 26

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

11am-1pm Tue. Mar. 26

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

11:30am-12:30pm Tue. Mar. 26

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

12:45-1:45pm Tue. Mar. 26

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1-6pm Tue. Mar. 26

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

1:15-3:15pm Tue. Mar. 26

School's Out Open Skating

Head to the Hobbs Ice Center for skating when school's out.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions OR City Pass (1 punch/session)

1:30-3pm Tue. Mar. 26

Be(tween) Coders

Curious about coding, but don’t know very much about it? This short coding program is great for beginner or moderately experienced tween (grades 3-6) coders. Explore coding websites, meet other coders, and have fun. Space is limited;…

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

Age: Grades 3-6

3-3:30pm Tue. Mar. 26

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Tue. Mar. 26

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-7pm Tue. Mar. 26

CVTC Spring Open House

Discover how CVTC can improve your life. With over 90 degree programs and several certificate options, CVTC is the perfect fit for someone looking to return to learning, complete a degree program, take credits to transfer to another…

Chippewa Valley Technical College
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Tue. Mar. 26

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 26

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. 26

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

6-7pm Tue. Mar. 26

Baseball Book Talk with Author Joe Niese

"From a Western Wisconsin Farm to the World Series: The Story of Burleigh Grimes and Andy Pafko." Celebrate baseball's Opening Day 2019 with a look at the fascinating stories of two Wisconsin-grown players, presented by author Joe Niese.…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 26

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

6-8pm Tue. Mar. 26

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

6:15-7pm Tue. Mar. 26

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. 26

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