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Events

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Tue. Mar. 10

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

9am-4pm Tue. Mar. 10

Chippewa Valley Watercolor Artists

The show features work from 25 local watercolor artists. A portion of all sales goes to Beaver Creek Reserve. An artist reception will be held from 9 am to 2pm on March 14 in conjunction with Beaver Creek's French Toast Breakfast.

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Tue. Mar. 10

Middle School School's Out

A fun, enriching, and productive day for your middle school student on a scheduled day off from school. Drop them off at the Y for a day filled with leadership and team-building activities, games, volunteer work and more—they will even…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $45 member, $60 community

9-10:30am Tue. Mar. 10

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.

New Hope-Assembly of God
318 S. 7th Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-5 yrs

9:30-11:30am Tue. Mar. 10

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. Mar. 10

Real Life – Matt Philleo

Matt Philleo’s goal as a realistic painter is to bring comfort, encouragement, and inspiration, especially to the discouraged and brokenhearted, so they can experience true and lasting peace. Galleries are open normal building hours and 1…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Mar. 10

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich stories, singing, finger plays, puppets, movement and bubbles, all of which foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading in children.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth - 3 and caregiver

11am-5pm Tue. Mar. 10

Tina Ecker | Imressions Through a Local Lens

First solo exhibit of photography by local favorite Tina Ecker. "Taking a picture is so much more than pressing a shutter button. To me it's capturing the experience in a way that makes viewers feel as if they were there with me..."

Artisan Forge Studios
1106 Mondovi Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Tue. Mar. 10

Growing Readers Storytime

Stories, songs, movement, and interactive learning activities that build pre-reading skills in your child, followed by an open activity/play period.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3+

12:15-1pm Tue. Mar. 10

Spanish with Music Class

Spanish with Music and Movement. Join Miss Anita in the restaurant behind the Mexican tienda to sing, move, play instruments and games, hear a story and learn Spanish. Immerse your family in Spanish and learn together.

La Misma Luna Supermarket and Resaurant
2824 London Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: $7/week, $4/sibling

Age: Ages 3-12

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Mar. 10

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 10

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+

5:30-6:15pm Tue. Mar. 10

Youth Yoga- Session 6

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 and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 5-8

6-7pm Tue. Mar. 10

Youth Self Defense- Session 5

This class covers various martial arts and their philosophies to empower people to reach a higher potential and gain the confidence to take on the world or defend themselves in dangerous situations.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8-15

6-9pm Tue. Mar. 10

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

6:15-7pm Tue. Mar. 10

Tween Yoga- Session 6

This class offers tweens an opportunity to safely learn about yoga through conversation, movement and pose alignment. Pre-register through Altoona Parks and Recreation.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $15

Age: 9-17

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Mar. 10

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. Cover 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: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 11-16

6:30-7:30pm Tue. Mar. 10

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

7-8pm Tue. Mar. 10

Adult Self Defense- Session 5

This class covers various martial arts and their philosophies to empower people to reach a higher potential and gain the confidence to take on the world or defend themselves in dangerous situations.

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $20

Age: 16+