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9:15-10:15am Wed. May. 1

Tiny Scientists - Plant Lab

Bring your curious little explorers to discover the world around them! You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks; $15 for drop-in

Age: 2-6 years

9:30-10:15am Wed. May. 1

Babies Make Music - Spring Course

Learn rhymes, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student.…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: 3 months to walking

9:30-11am Wed. May. 1

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

10-11:30am Wed. May. 1

Science Fun 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 / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10:30-11am Wed. May. 1

Super Small Science: Pepper Germs

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is pepper germs.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool

11-11:30am Wed. May. 1

Get Up & Go: Relay Race

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 a relay race.

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. May. 1

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-1:30pm Wed. May. 1

Living Well with Dementia

This class presents some brain wellness strategies and the evidence behind them to improve overall health and well-being for individuals with memory loss and/or dementia and their care partner. Registration is required.

Dove Healthcare West - Community Room
1405 Truax Blvd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, lunch included

Age: Adults

12:30-2:30pm Wed. May. 1

Science Fun 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 / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

3:30-5:30pm Wed. May. 1

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

5:30-9pm Wed. May. 1

Entrepreneur Fest

The opening event on the newly constructed Garfield Avenue put on by the UWEC Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization. The Entrepreneur Fest will feature guest speakers, student entrepreneurs, live music, food vendors, and a cash bar.

The University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
Garfield Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. May. 1

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. May. 1

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