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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 4

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

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 4

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 4

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 Thu. Apr. 4

Mini Makers: Open Lab

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, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Thu. Apr. 4

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

2:30-3pm Thu. Apr. 4

Pop Up Science: Smelly Balloons

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 smelly balloons.

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. Apr. 4

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 4

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

4-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 4

Chicken Dinner

All you can eat Chicken Dinner includes large salad bar desserts and coffee. Meat raffle sponsored by Mikes Smokehouse starts at 5pm.

Westgate Sportsman Club
4909 Sportsman Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $13 Adults $11 Military, Senior and student 6 and under Free

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Apr. 4

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 4

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+

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 4

The Late 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: 13+

7:30-9pm Thu. Apr. 4

Take 3

Take 3, brings the refinement of a rigorous classical background and mixes it with rock star charisma. Whether performing their take on pop, jazz, or classical tunes, they bring enthusiasm to their interpretations and impart their love of…

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

Cost: $18 adults, $17 seniors, $9 youth

Age: All Ages