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9am-4pm Thu. May. 2

Spring Book Sale

Book Sale is sponsored by the Eau Claire School Library Friends. Hardcover and paperback books for children, teens and adults, as well as, textbooks, professional resources and educational materials will be for sale. Elementary paperbacks…

Eau Claire Area School District
500 Main St.
Eau Claire

9-11:30am Thu. May. 2

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

9:30-10:15am Thu. May. 2

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

Sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

9:30-11am Thu. May. 2

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. May. 2

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. May. 2

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. Feel free to drop in anytime…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 2

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

Let’s cook together! You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own…

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

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

Age: 2-6 years

noon-8pm Thu. May. 2

Naked Flowers: Poetry Revealed

See inside X-Rayed Flowers; read a Poem Flower; enjoy abstracted and Americana flowers along with other floral inspired sights during their spring show.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. May. 2

Pop Up Science: Ready, Set, Fizz

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is ready, set, fizz!

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. May. 2

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

4-7pm Thu. May. 2

Noon Kiwanis of Chippewa Falls 100th Anniversary

Join the Noon Kiwanis of Chippewa Falls to celebrate their 100th anniversary and reflect on their past, present and future. The longest running service organization in Chippewa Falls. Meet and greet from 4-5:30pm, presentation from…

Avalon Hotel & Conference Center
1009 W. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

4-4:30pm Thu. May. 2

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

4-5pm Thu. May. 2

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 2

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. May. 2

Chinese Feminist Movement in China

A Chinese feminist activist will be visiting the UWEC campus. She started her activism work in LGBT movement and feminist movement in 2012. She will share her experiences on being an activist in China and how to support China’s activism…

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire-Schofield Hall 111
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Thu. May. 2

Insights on Art

Discuss "What is Good Art?" from various perspectives; the artist, the art-going public, the critic, the historian, and the gallery owner. Dick Milheiser is a retired art teacher and potter, and is a thoughtful and talented facilitator for a…

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