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9:30-11:30am Tue. May. 7

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 Tue. May. 7

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

CMEC opens up a digital playground for you every week. Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality Sandbox, and more! The experience is only limited by your imagination. Feel free to 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

10-11:30am Tue. May. 7

Creative art 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 and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10:15-11am Tue. May. 7

Music and Motor

Use large and small muscles to practice our balance, fine motor, gross motor, spatial awareness and body awareness. Develop basic music skills by using rhythm instruments, song, and dance.

Lily Pad Lab
2524 Golf ROad
Eau Claire

Cost: $50 for 5 weeks; $15 drop-in

Age: 9 months - 2 years

11:30am-2:30pm Tue. May. 7

Ole Plays Nursemaid - Lunch Theater

Lena is having an unexpected hospital stay, so her cousin Mildred volunteers to take care of the house while she's away. Lena is looking forward to 2 weeks free from taking care of Ole, while Ole realizes he will be a "bachelor" while Lena is…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages

12:30-2:30pm Tue. May. 7

Creative art 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 and $1 for each additional child

Age: 5 and under

3:30-5pm Tue. May. 7

Kids Adventure Tuesdays K.A.T.

Drop-in after school for games, activities, crafts & more.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: school age children

4-6pm Tue. May. 7

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

4-5pm Tue. May. 7

Teen Minecraft Club

Teens are welcome to join us in the community room to play Minecraft. Laptops are available to share or players may bring their own. The library has 1 Minecraft account that may be shared amongst players. If you do not have your own…

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 12-18

5-6pm Tue. May. 7

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire the creative in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

5-6pm Tue. May. 7

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

5:30-6:15pm Tue. May. 7

Youth Yoga - Session 1

Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class is a great way to introduce your children to the basics of yoga in a fun and exciting way.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5-8

5:30-7:30pm Tue. May. 7

Spring Evening Bird Hikes

May is an exciting time for birds at Beaver Creek as migrants are moving north and stop here to rest and refuel. Join a Reserve Naturalist for an after-dinner walk to see who we can find on the trails. All levels of bird enthusiasts are…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends $3 (per hike); Nonmembers $5 (per hike)

Age: Ages 10+

6:15-7pm Tue. May. 7

Tween Yoga - Session 1

Practice many yoga sequences through light, beautiful songs, stories and movements. This class is a great way to introduce your children to the basics of yoga in a fun and exciting way.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 9-15

6:15-7:15pm Tue. May. 7

Kitchen Basics for Teens

In this cooking class just for teens, participants will enjoy a social and fun environment in which to explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, but also delve into more…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Tue. May. 7

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:15-7:15pm Tue. May. 7

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. Work to creatively solve problems through experimentation and discover…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10