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9:30-11am Wed. Apr. 24

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

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 24

Super Small Science: Walking Water

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is a walking water experiment.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

11-11:30am Wed. Apr. 24

Get Up & Go: Line Jumping

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 line jumping.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Apr. 24

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

noon-4pm Wed. Apr. 24

Spring Farmers Market

The Campus Mall outside of the Davies Center will be transformed into a farmers market where students, staff and visitors alike can browse and shop for groceries and various locally-sourced goods. The Student Office of Sustainability will be…

UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall
Lower Campus
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Wed. Apr. 24

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

3:30-5:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

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

4:30-7pm Wed. Apr. 24

United Way Spring Carnival

In addition to fun games, activities, and prizes, a full meal will be served until 6:45pm. This event is for all ages and there will be resources to benefit infants through seniors.

Menomonie High School
1715 5th St. W.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Just Bag It Fashion Show

UW Eau Claire students, clubs, organizations, residence halls or groups of friends, come together to create an outfit entirely made from recycled or repurposed items. Promote a more socially just lifestyle in regard to fashion and the…

UWEC Schofield Auditorium
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

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. 24

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

6:30-8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Earth Day Drumming Circle

A chance for you join others who enjoy the energy of drumming together. Hosts will call in the directions, say some prayers for the earth and drum together. They will be doing drum washing for individuals who want to be a part of the special…

Unity Christ Center
1808 Folsom St
Eau Claire

Cost: Free Will Offering

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Live Music: Cathy Reitz & 7Swing

"Cathy Reitz & 7Swing" will be performing as Stout Swing hosts "Going out with a Beat" in the MSC Great Hall, UWStout Campus. A short dance lesson will begin at 7:10. Open to the community, all welcome.

MSC Great Hall
UWStout Campus
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

UWEC Wind Symphony and Symphonic Choir

This unique performant by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's Symphonic Choir and Wind Ensemble joins together two realms that don't often accompany each other. This performance melds the world of choral repertoire with the collaboration…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $3.5-7

Age: All Ages