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Events

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Tue. Mar. 24

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

9-11am Tue. Mar. 24

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 Tue. Mar. 24

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

10:30am-10:50pm Tue. Mar. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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+

11am-3:15pm Tue. Mar. 24

School's Out Open Skating

Session One 11:00am-1:00pm and Session Two 1:15pm-3:15pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4/session or $8 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

11:30am-1:45pm Tue. Mar. 24

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

School's Out Rink Rat Youth Hockey! Ages 15+ are NOT allowed to skate at Rink Rats. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. Must have full equipment!

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10, Ages 11-14

3:30-7pm Tue. Mar. 24

CANCELLED: Spring Open House

Discover how CVTC can improve your life. With over 95 degree programs and several certificate options, CVTC is the perfect fit for someone looking to return to learning, complete a program, take credits to transfer to another university, or…

CVTC Business Education Center
620 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 24

Referendum Informational Meeting

A brief presentation and discussion surrounding the proposed projects, and how they directly impact local industry. Presentations will start at 4pm, 5:15pm, and 6pm.

CVTC Business Education Center
620 W. Clairemont Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:15-6:15pm Tue. Mar. 24

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. 24

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

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Mar. 24

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+

6-7pm Tue. Mar. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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+