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Tue. Jan. 7

Eau Claire Buddhist Study Group

Led by Lama Yeshe from the Hay River Buddhist Meditation Center in Ridgeland. Read, study and discuss Tibetan Buddhist teachings as presented in books by various authors. Meetings begin with a brief meditation followed by a review of the…

Unitarian Universalist Congregation
421 S. Farwell St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free will donation

Age: All Ages

9:15-10:30am Tue. Jan. 7

Tuesday Morning Play 'N' Learn Playgroup

A free, fun, play-based learning and socializing experience that children ages 0-5 and parents (or grandparents, or caregivers!) can enjoy together.

Family Resource Center for Eau Claire County
4800 Golf Rd., Suite 450
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Children ages 0-5

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jan. 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-5pm Tue. Jan. 7

The Creative Eye - Photography Exhibit

A very talented group of thirteen photographers will be displaying their photography. The subjects include wildlife, landscape, nature and architecture.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15am Tue. Jan. 7

Toddler Storytime

All storytimes feature an assortment of stories, rhymes, fingerplays, flannels, music, and movement. No registration is required.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 and 3-year-olds and caregivers

10:30-11:30am Tue. Jan. 7

Ukulele Play-and-Learn

Learn ukulele by playing songs in a fun group setting. Each month will have a set of songs to share that are broken down into different levels of difficulty.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 (Free for ECMS families)

11am-3pm Tue. Jan. 7

Pastel & Watercolor Exhibition

Art exhibition of Pastels by Andrea LaMorte Schaffer and Watercolors by Lindamerry Udell.

Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts
205 Main St. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Tue. Jan. 7

Art Class with Schaefer & Miles

An inspiring drawing and painting session for the artistic and not so artistic. Explore the painting or drawing media of your choice: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels, Pencil, Charcoal, ink and colored pencil, this is your studio time with…

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road Suite 15
Eau Claire

Cost: $35-40 with Supplies

Age: Adult and Teen

5-8pm Tue. Jan. 7

Art Class with Schaefer & Miles

An inspiring drawing and painting session for the artistic and not so artistic. Explore the painting or drawing media of your choice: Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels, Pencil, Charcoal, ink and colored pencil, this is your studio time with…

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road Suite 15
Eau Claire

Cost: $35-40 with Supplies

Age: Adult and Teen

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Jan. 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 and ignite the creativity in you.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 7-10

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

Youth Yoga - Session 4

This class is designed to introduce children to the basics of yoga in a fun and exciting way whether they are a first time yogi or have previous experience. Pre-register through Altoona Parks & Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5-8

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jan. 7

Zumba with Z.Vida Fitness

Zumba is a Latin-inspired dance fitness program that has been wildly popular since the '90s. Join the awesome and energetic crew of instructors from Z. Vida Fitness in bringing the fun back into fitness. Bring some flat-soled shoes, a water…

The Center
3701 E. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 drop-in, $25 for 5-class card, $35 unlimited month

Age: 7+

6-9pm Tue. Jan. 7

Open Mic & Musician Gathering at Bridgewater Pub

Every Tuesday enjoy live music with your dinner & drinks, hosted by Jeff White. Quality sound & lights. BYO instrument or just come listen. Discounted hotel rooms w/indoor pool on Tuesdays for open mic players.

Bridgewater Restaurant & Pub at The Avalon
1009 W. Park Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Tue. Jan. 7

Youth Self Defense - Session 3

Learn how to subdue your opponent and gain compliance in a self defense situation. Classes will cover situations including: front attacks, rear attacks, and striking defenses, as well as kicks, punches, open hand strikes and more.…

River Prarie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8-15

6:15-7pm Tue. Jan. 7

Tween Yoga - Session 4

This class provides tweens an opportunity to slow down, focus, balance and gain strength and flexibility through mindful sequencing. Pre-register through Altoona Parks & Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 9-17

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Jan. 7

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

This program is 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.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community