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Fri. Mar. 29

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 Fri. Mar. 29

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

8:30-9:30am Fri. Mar. 29

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 29

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Mar. 29

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…

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-10:30am Fri. Mar. 29

Open Freestyle Skate

Open figure skating time for all ages. All skaters must pay admission, including coaches.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $8/session or $16 for both sessions OR City Pass (2 punches/session)

10am-2pm Fri. Mar. 29

Cardboard Construction

The Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures. Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Mar. 29

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Mar. 29

Preschool Storytime

For three-and four-year-olds. 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: Preschool

10:30-10:50am Fri. Mar. 29

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 Fri. Mar. 29

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 Fri. Mar. 29

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)

1-6pm Fri. Mar. 29

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 Fri. Mar. 29

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)

4-6pm Fri. Mar. 29

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

4-5:30pm Fri. Mar. 29

Preschool Prom

Join an early evening of elegance at this family dance. Create a craft corsage, dance with your loved ones, and leave with memories for a lifetime. Hors d’oeuvres served.

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

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Mar. 29

Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

The Famous Menomonie Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be served from 4:30pm – 7:30pm in Charles Hall (basement) of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Go online for the menu and a free coupon.

St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Charles Hall -Basement)
910 Wilson Ave
Menomonie

Cost: See menu online for prices

4:30-7pm Fri. Mar. 29

35th Annual New England Style Fish Boil

On the menu: the famous fish, carrots, red potatoes, coleslaw, macaroni and cheese, onions, Vienna bread, fish tacos, beverage and ice cream cup.

Immaculate Conception Parish
1712 Highland Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $11 adults; $5 for ages 6-12; FREE for ages 5 and under; $11 for all carryouts

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Mar. 29

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

6-8pm Fri. Mar. 29

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

6-8pm Fri. Mar. 29

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 Fri. Mar. 29

Knights of Columbus Progressive Bingo

Food and refreshments are available at 5pm. Profits go to local charities.

Knights of Columbus Goldsmith Council 974
236 Pumphouse Road
Chippewa Falls

7-9pm Fri. Mar. 29

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

7:30-9pm Fri. Mar. 29

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