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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9-11am Thu. Mar. 19

Weekly Bird Banding

Come and visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. This is a great opportunity to learn about bird identification, how and why birds are caught and banded, and meet some birds up close. Banding is weather dependent, so…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-4pm Thu. Mar. 19

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-noon Thu. Mar. 19

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Thu. Mar. 19

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…

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3 | Community $5 | Parents FREE

Age: Ages 0-6

10am-4pm Thu. Mar. 19

Pour Painted Easter Egg workshop

Come into Arts, Etc and Pour Paint a dozen regular sized plastic eggs and 1 large plastic egg. Create/decorate you very own eggs that can be used for Easter bunny to hide treats.

Arts, Etc.
930 Galloway St, Banbury Place Building 13, Suite 27
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Thu. Mar. 19

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

10:30-11:15am Thu. Mar. 19

Kids Make Music

Classes are filled with songs, musical activities, and instruments to stimulate your child's natural response to music. Families learn rhymes, songs, games, and dances to build developmentally appropriate skills in a fun and engaging…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $59 per month

Age: Ages 2 to 4

11am-5pm Thu. Mar. 19

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

5-8pm Thu. Mar. 19

CANCELLED: Downtown Eau Claire Awards Celebration

The Downtown Eau Claire Awards is an event celebrating the businesses, organizations, and individuals that make downtown so amazing - featuring a look back at the changes of the past 10 years and a chance for attendees to help guide…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-6pm Thu. Mar. 19

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+

5:30-7pm Thu. Mar. 19

Northstar Middle School 25th Anniversary Open House

Apresentation from Dr. Mary Ann Hardebeck, Superintendent of Schools, and Dr. Pat Neudecker, one of Northstar’s Founding Administrators. The evening will also feature student musical ensembles, artifacts and displays highlighting the past…

Northstar Middle School
2711 Abbe Hill Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. Mar. 19

CANCELLED: White Pine Open Mic

Welcome the arrival of Spring with White Pine, the Chippewa Valley area's longest-running open mic performance event. Musicians, poets, storytellers, dancers, anyone who wants to share their talent with an appreciative audience is welcome! 10…

Raw Deal
603 S. Broadway St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Thu. Mar. 19

Live Music: Matt Sayles

Multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Americana & Indie Folk from California. Thursday is Family Night with open swim & live music! $20 for large pizza & pitcher of pop OR $25 large pizza & pitcher of beer.

Bridgewater Restaurant and Pub
1009 W. Park Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:15-7:15pm Thu. Mar. 19

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $40 members, $56 community

Age: Ages 7-10

7-9pm Thu. Mar. 19

Extreme Bingo at Eau Claire Ale House

Extreme Bingo is a fun and exciting spin on the traditional game of bingo. Instead of just listening for a number, you get to listen to and sing along with your favorite songs, music videos, and karaoke tracks.

Eau Claire Ale House
120 N. Clairemont
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages