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9am-4pm Tue. Mar. 17

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

9:30-10:30am Tue. Mar. 17

St. Mark Power Hour: Scoops of Blessings

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Hear a Bible story, sing songs, make a craft and enjoy a snack. There is also lots of time to play.

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 and their caregivers

10am-5pm Tue. Mar. 17

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

11am-5pm Tue. Mar. 17

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

12:15-1pm Tue. Mar. 17

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

3-4:30pm Tue. Mar. 17

St Pratrick’s Day Party

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Story time, crafts, and everything green.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Age: All ages

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Mar. 17

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. Mar. 17

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. 17

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. 17

Ukulele Klub of Eau Claire (UKE)

All levels and ages of ukulele players (and listeners & singers) are welcome. Social hour begins at 6 pm, music starts at 7 pm. If you wish to lead a song, please bring at least 20 copies of the music to share.

Galloway Grille
409 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7pm Tue. Mar. 17

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. 17

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. 17

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

7-9pm Tue. Mar. 17

Owl Prowl

Join a staff naturalist for a hootin’ good time. The evening will begin with a short time outside to listen and hoot for owls, after which we will return inside to discover some of the unique traits of the owl family. Please dress…

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 Cty Rd. K
Fall Creek

Cost: Friends: Adults $5, Kids $3 Nonmembers: Adults $8, Kids $5

Age: Age 10+

7-8pm Tue. Mar. 17

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+