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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11:30am Thu. May. 23

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

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 23

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

9:30-11am Thu. May. 23

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-noon Thu. May. 23

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. 23

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

11am-5pm Thu. May. 23

Plant Swap

This is your chance to thin out your perennial plants and exchange them for something new.

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. May. 23

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

1-2pm Thu. May. 23

Feed My People's Groundbreaking Event

Feed My People is breaking ground for its building expansion. Fill a time capsule, hear remarks from Executive Director Emily Moore and other representatives, and enjoy tours and light refreshments. Thank you for your support for Feeding…

Feed My People Food Bank
2610 Alpine Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Thu. May. 23

Pop Up Science: Investigating Clouds

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 investigating clouds.

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. 23

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

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 23

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Menomonie
544 Main St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

5:30-6:30pm Thu. May. 23

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+

6-8:30pm Thu. May. 23

Bluegrass on Badger at Boyd Park

This is a free front "porch concert" with Kubb, bean bags, and food trucks at Boyd Park in the Eastside Hill! Bring a blanket, chairs and a yard game for some neighborhood music.

Boyd Park
1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages