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9-10:30am Tue. May. 14

Cornell Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks. Plus, each family receives one free book each month.

First Presbyterian Church
211 South 4th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. May. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

10am-2pm Tue. May. 14

Pine Needle Baskets

Stitch together prepared pine needles into a small round basket on a pre-punched base. Use Native American beads and other items to decorate a small unique basket. Tips will be given on gathering, storing and preparing needles, also on the…

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

Cost: $85

Age: All Ages

10:15-11am Tue. May. 14

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

12:30-2:30pm Tue. May. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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

5-6pm Tue. May. 14

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

5-6pm Tue. May. 14

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

5-9:30pm Tue. May. 14

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take over.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

5:30pm Tue. May. 14

Lutheran Social Services Foster Parent Informational Meeting

Learn about what it takes to be a foster parent, how the skills you already have will help you, goals of the foster care process, how LLS provides training and assistance, and how foster parents work with biological families.

Lutheran Social Services
123 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:15pm Tue. May. 14

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. May. 14

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+

6:15-7pm Tue. May. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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. 14

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