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7am-7pm Wed. May. 15

Welcome Back Bird Day

Welcome migratory birds back to Eau Claire at Braun's Bay and 4 other sites around Eau Claire. Help identify & count birds. Beginning birders welcome.

Carson Park - Braun's Bay Pavillion
520 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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

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

9:30-11am Wed. May. 15

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

10am-4pm Wed. May. 15

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Wed. May. 15

Super Small Science: Hovercrafts

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

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. 15

Get Up & Go: Kiddo Yoga

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 kiddo yoga with a certified children's yoga instructor from Wright Way Yoga.

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. 15

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-8pm Wed. May. 15

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

4-8pm Wed. May. 15

Gallery Walk as part of Creative Economy Week

As part of Creative Economy Week, join 200 Main as they host a walkable 'Gallery Walk' through town. Find a map through any gallery and visit at your own pace. Hundreds of artists represented, most of them local to Eau Claire.

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

Cost: FREE

5-9:30pm Wed. May. 15

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+

5:30-9pm Wed. May. 15

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

5:30-6:30pm Wed. May. 15

Fitness Fusion

Jump-start your fitness with a full body, calorie burning workout. This class will help to achieve a healthier you through various exercises.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place

Cost: $25

Age: Adult (16+)

6-8:30pm Wed. May. 15

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

6:30-8:30pm Wed. May. 15

The Paint Shack

A social artist will walk you through this step by step and you get to choose your own colors and flowers, or make him holding a bouquet. You can order pizza and drinks during this event. Casual relaxed fun atmosphere. Minimum attendance…

Foxhole Bar
E4710 County Road BB

Cost: $35 for adults $25 for 17 and under with paid adult

Age: All Ages