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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Apr. 19

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. 19

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…

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-noon Fri. Apr. 19

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. 19

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-4pm Fri. Apr. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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. Apr. 19

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)

11:30am-noon Fri. Apr. 19

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

11:30am-12:30pm Fri. Apr. 19

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

12:45-1:45pm Fri. Apr. 19

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Ages 15 and older not permitted to skate in Rink Rats. Ages 7-10 (11:30 - 12:30) Ages 11-14 (12:45-1:45)

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-10, 11-14

1-3pm Fri. Apr. 19

Nintendo Switch Gaming

Drop in and try out a Nintendo Switch gaming system, featuring Mario Kart 8! First come, first served.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Fri. Apr. 19

Bunny Visit & Photos

Celebrate spring at CMEC and our favorite real-life bunny visitor, Noli. Stop by to see her, pet her and take photos just in time for Easter.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1:15-3:15pm Fri. Apr. 19

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)

2:30-3pm Fri. Apr. 19

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. 19

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 St, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

4:30-7:30pm Fri. Apr. 19

Altoona Lions Annual Spring Fish Boil & Silent Auction

Door County style fish boil with boiled red potatoes, carrots & onions, mac & cheese, bread, coleslaw, coffee, and milk. Dessert is $1 extra. Silent Auction from 4:30-7:00pm. Donate Your Used Eye Glasses At Event.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: Adults $10, Kids 6-12 $5, Kids 5 & Under - Free

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 19

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Apr. 19

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. 19

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 St, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages