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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Tue. Apr. 16

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Apr. 16

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

10-11:30am Tue. Apr. 16

Creative art 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 and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10am-noon Tue. Apr. 16

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

Opening up a digital playground for you every week. Create and play with our coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox and more! Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Tue. Apr. 16

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 Tue. Apr. 16

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 Tue. Apr. 16

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

12:30-2:30pm Tue. Apr. 16

Creative art 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 and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

2:30-3pm Tue. Apr. 16

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

3:30-5pm Tue. Apr. 16

Kids Adventure Tuesdays K.A.T.

Drop-in after school for games, activities, crafts & more.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: school age children

4-7pm Tue. Apr. 16

3rd Annual Family Fun Night

A free community event for all families. Fun games, balloon animals, face-painting, and free light meal. April is Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month. This event is hosted by the Chippewa Valley Child Advocacy Center, Eau Claire County…

Eau Claire Expo Center
5530 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-6pm Tue. Apr. 16

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

5-6pm Tue. Apr. 16

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire the creative in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Apr. 16

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+

6-9pm Tue. Apr. 16

Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire (UKE)

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 16

Kitchen Basics for Teens

In this cooking class just for teens, participants will enjoy a social and fun environment in which to explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, but also delve into more…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 16

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 16

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. Work to creatively solve problems through experimentation and discover…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10