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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Thu. Mar. 28

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

Thu. Mar. 28

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

8:30am-4pm Thu. Mar. 28

HR Management for Non-HR Managers

This concentrated, two-day course is designed for supervisors and managers who do not have direct human resource experience but who interact regularly with employees and play a critical role in ensuring productivity and engagement.

Holiday Inn South
4751 Owen Ayres Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $600

9-11:30am Thu. Mar. 28

Family Fun Zone

Children and parents enjoy open play on the large turf field filled with numerous toys, games, sports equipment, inflatables, and dress up clothes. Organized activities are also offered at different times each morning which children may…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-11:30am Thu. Mar. 28

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

9:30-11am Thu. Mar. 28

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

10am-noon Thu. Mar. 28

Mini Maker: Open Lab

Once a week, let your fingers do the talking. Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams; then take your masterpiece home with…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Mar. 28

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 Thu. Mar. 28

Little Movers Storytime

For babies that love to move. All storytimes feature 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 St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

11am-1pm Thu. Mar. 28

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)

noon-3pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

1-6pm Thu. Mar. 28

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 Thu. Mar. 28

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)

1:30-2:30pm Thu. Mar. 28

Stitch a Keychain

Bring the whole family to make a custom keychain with plastic canvas and yarn. All materials provided, while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-3:30pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

3-5pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

3:30-4pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Mar. 28

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 West Spring Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

4-7pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 28

Canvas with a Cause

A fundraising effort for the Chippewa Valley Walk to End Alzheimer's. Seating is limited to 25. RSVP today by calling. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.

Care Partners Assisted Living and Memory Care
5110 Stonewood Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $20/person

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 28

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

7-9pm Thu. Mar. 28

'Insights on Art' with Dick Milheiser

Dick is a retired art teacher who works in pottery. He will facilitate a discussion of art, what it means, what it can do, and why it's important. Explore the general topic of art - a real learning experience. This is 2-part.

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: Ages 15 and up

7:30-9pm Thu. Mar. 28

Chippewa Falls 1869: The Musical

The Wayward Players celebrate the 150th anniversary of Chippewa Falls's founding. There were daunting challenges to be met: a major flood, a massive log jam, a devastating downtown fire, and a logging war with a rival lumber company. The city…

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

Cost: Show Tickets: $15 adults, $14 seniors, $8 youth Dinner Show Tickets: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages