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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 25

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

9:30-11am Thu. Apr. 25

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 25

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

10am-noon Thu. Apr. 25

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams, and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Drop in anytime during the…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Thu. Apr. 25

Indianhead Chapter of The American Sewing Guild

Rope Bowls and Baskets, ASG member will demonstrate how to turn clothesline into baskets. Bring machine and clothesline.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

2:30-3pm Thu. Apr. 25

Pop Up Science: Orbiting Objects

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is orbiting objects.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. Apr. 25

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance
31 West Spring Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

5-8:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library Spring Book Sale

Find thousands of books for sale in more than 40 categories. In addition, there will be a variety of music, movies, audiobooks, and more. Members-only presale on Thursday before the sale. Open to the Public beginning Friday at 10:00 am. All…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: Items cost vary

Age: All Ages

5:15-7:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

Eau Claire Healthy Communities Annual Celebration

An event for community members to celebrate the strides towards improving the health of Eau Claire County. Learn about the Eau Claire Healthy Communities coalition, get involved, celebrate the county's successes, and learn about…

Chippewa Valley Technical College (Business Education Center Room 103A/B)
620 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

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+

6-8pm Thu. Apr. 25

Art demonstration with Holli Jacobson

Artist, Holli Jacobson will demonstrate her abstract painting technique with acrylics applied into wet sizing on canvas. Watch several stages of the process from the idea to a completed piece.

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire