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activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Apr. 12

Easter Bunny at Oakwood Mall

There's an egg-ceptionally wonderful Easter Bunny headed to Oakwood Mall. Take the eggs-press lane and reserve your place in line online. Bring your pets to meet the Easter Bunny for Pet Night on 4/15. Hours are 12-8pm, and 11am-6pm on…

Oakwood Mall
4800 Golf Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: Package details information online

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 12

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. Apr. 12

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

10am-noon Fri. Apr. 12

Young Explorers

Preschoolers and their parent/caregiver are invited to this series of hands-on exploration in STEM activities. A drop-in series.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10-10:30am Fri. Apr. 12

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

10am-7pm Fri. Apr. 12

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Spring Book Sale

Friends of the Chippewa Falls Public Library Spring Book Sale with books and audiovisual materials for all ages. Bag sale on Saturda with first bag $5, second bag $3, and all additional bags $1.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

10:30-10:50am Fri. Apr. 12

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. Apr. 12

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Gather at the inflatable Planetarium for 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…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. Apr. 12

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

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 12

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Gather at the inflatable Planetarium for 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…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Fri. Apr. 12

Lessons in Leadership and Employee Engagement

Recent studies have shown 60-70 percent of the U.S. workforce is disengaged at work. Not only does this hurt productivity, but it can lead to high turnover in an organization. Come to this workshop to learn more about leadership lessons and…

UWEC Schofield Auditorium
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $40

2:30-3pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

4-6pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

4:30-10pm Fri. Apr. 12

2019 Packers Tailgate Tour

The Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour is a community outreach tour that serves as a “Thank You” to their local fans while also assisting a local charity. Fans will have an opportunity for up-close and personal visits with a number of player…

Leinie Lodge
124 E. Elm St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 General Admission, $40 Experience Package

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

5-9:30pm Fri. Apr. 12

Yuri's Night

Beaver Creek Reserve and the Children's Museum of Eau Claire will be partnering for a fun night of all things space related. 30 min. Inflatable Planetarium Shows. Tons of Hands on Experiments and Projects. Free Snacks and Lemonade. Public…

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends: Adults $5, Kids $3, Nonmembers: Adults $8, Kids $5 FREE for those who are members of BOTH Beaver Creek Reserve and the Children’s Museum.

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

5:30-8pm Fri. Apr. 12

Learn to Knit

This class is for beginners who want to learn the basics. Learn to cast on, knit, purl, and cast off. You will also learn the basic terminology of knitting and walk away with the skills to make dish cloths, scarves and more. All materials…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: Ages 15+

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Apr. 12

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 12

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

6:30pm Fri. Apr. 12

Disney’s Aladdin Kids Dinner Theatre

When Aladdin discovers a magic lamp and the Genie inside it, he sees a whole new world filled with possibilities. With the Genie’s help, Aladdin must battle the evil Jafar for power and possession of the lamp and win the hand of the…

The Oxford
1814 Oxford Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA

6:30-8pm Fri. Apr. 12

Flick & Float

YMCA supplies the flick, you bring the float. Gather in the small pool to watch fantastic family movies. Community members are welcome after 6:00 PM (photo ID required).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Apr. 12

40th Annual Eau Claire Figure Skating Ice Show

This year's music and performances will take audiences all over the country. A chance for the figure skating club's youngest skaters to showcase their talents without being a competition. Also featuring guest skaters from the UWEC…

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 12

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. Apr. 12

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. Apr. 12

John Primer - Chicago Blues Legend

The bandleader and lead guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer's virtuosity as a blues musician was forged by legends.

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

Cost: $20 adults, $19 seniors, $11 youth

Age: All Ages