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Events

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9:30-10:15am Wed. Apr. 10

Babies Make Music - Spring Course

Learn rhymes, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student.…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: 3 months to walking

9:30-11am Wed. Apr. 10

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

10-11:30am Wed. Apr. 10

Science Fun and Open Play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10am-5pm Wed. Apr. 10

55th Annual Spring Art Show

Co-sponsored by the Chippewa Valley Cultural Association and the Chippewa Herald, the 55th Annual Spring Art Show exhibits two and three-dimensional art pieces by local artists – young and old, novice to experienced. Includes original…

Chippewa Valley Cultural Association, Inc., Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Wed. Apr. 10

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library
1519 17th Ave.
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 10

Super Small Science: Sink or Float

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is determining which objects sink and which float.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

11am-1pm Wed. Apr. 10

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 Wed. Apr. 10

Get Up & Go: Stacking Cups & Body Bowling

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard. This week's activity is cup stacking and body bowling.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

12:30-2:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Science Fun and Open Play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

2:30-3pm Wed. Apr. 10

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-3:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Homeschool Meet & Greet

Homeschool families are cordially invited to "Meet and Greet" other homeschoolers. Light refreshments will be served while introductions are made. Group will have the opportunity to discuss monthly meetings at the library and learn about…

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Frogs at the Library!

Ruth Forsgren will visit the library to share tips for identifying frogs by sight and sound. Ruth has been a naturalist at Beaver Creek Reserve for over 25 years.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-5:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Tween Scene

Tweens (grades 3-6) are invited to a new series in the Dabble Box makerspace. Each week will feature a new maker activity.

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

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Family to Family Education Program

A 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. An evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of…

Location details in Eau Claire provided with approved registration.

Cost: FREE; Call to register

Age: Adults

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 10

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 10-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:30pm Wed. Apr. 10

Community Rock Painting Party

Paint rocks to spread kindness and joy one rock at a time. Once the rocks are painted and cured, place them in various locations around Altoona. When the rocks have been found, post a picture of the rock and location. Once posted, rehide the…

Altoona City Hall- Community Room
1303 Lynn Avenue
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-8pm Wed. Apr. 10

Self Defense for Every Day Life - Session 4

Learn many strategies to protect yourself in everyday life. Classes will cover situations like defense against chokes, bear hugs, wrist grabs, headlocks, and more. Pre-Registration can be done online or at the Altoona Parks & Recreation…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25

Age: 13+