9:30am Wed. Jan. 11

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Time

Introduces young students the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through crafts, songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills. Meets three weeks each month. Drop-ins welcome. See full schedule online.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for 3 classes in advance, $8 weekly drop-in (discounts for siblings)

9:30-10am Wed. Jan. 11

Menomonie Public Library: Learning Together

Storytime for children birth and older. Children attend with a parent or caregiver. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:15-10:45am Wed. Jan. 11

Menomonie Public Library: On My Own

For children 3-5 years old. Children attend by themselves. No registration required.

Menomonie Public Library 600 Wolske Bay Rd, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Children Age 3-5

10:15-10:35am Wed. Jan. 11

L.E. Phillips Library: Bouncing Babies Storytime

20 minutes of lap rhymes, songs, parachute fun and bubbles! Followed by play and social time for babies and parents.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-12 months

10:30-11am Wed. Jan. 11

Bird Feeder Making!

Don’t forget about our feathered friends this winter. Join us for a bird feeder making extravaganza and craft your own way to feed the birds out of cardboard tubes, shortening, birdseed and ribbon. Take it home to hang outside and grab your binoculars.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Jan. 11

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Wed. Jan. 11

Super Small Science

Attention all preschool scientists! Do you like to mix and squish, stir and pour, and be amazed? If so, then don’t miss out on Super Small Science, a hands-on science program with our very own Dr. Labcoat.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 1-5 and grown-ups

3:30-4pm Wed. Jan. 11

Bird Feeder Making!

Don’t forget about our feathered friends this winter. Join us for a bird feeder making extravaganza and craft your own way to feed the birds out of cardboard tubes, shortening, birdseed and ribbon. Take it home to hang outside and grab your binoculars.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Wed. Jan. 11

Little Scientists

Is your child curious about how things work…and does he or she like to make a mess in the process? This program will immerse young participants in the world of scientific discovery through interactive play, entertaining demonstrations, and fun simple experiments. Let your child experience the thrill of discovery.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $36 Members; $48 Commmunity

Age: Ages 3-6

4:15-5:15pm Wed. Jan. 11

Explore! Junior STEM Institute - Coding

This program will strive to teach key STEM topics in a fun, hands-on way. Together, we will work to solve problems and perform experiments. Each session a specific focus area to enable you to concentrate on what interests you the most.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $36 Members; $48 Community

Age: Ages 7-11

5-7pm Wed. Jan. 11

The Raising of America

This signature hour documentary mixes scientific studies and stories of families struggling to raise children in a nurturing environment. It shows how social conditions and stressors can drip down to kids and put them on low developmental paths.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Ln., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Jan. 11

Writer’s Voice, Junior - Fan Fiction

Writing is a lifelong skill that can be incredibly fun to do! In this program, we will work to develop both a deepened love for the written word as well as technical skills. Each session has its own dedicated focus area to enable you to concentrate on what interests you the most.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $24 Members; $36 Community

Age: Ages 7-11

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 11

Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirts (ages 7-10): 6:15pm-7:15pm; Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14): 7:30pm-8:30pm. Open hockey time for youth players by age. Must have full equipment. Age 15+ not permitted to skate in Rink Rats.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: Ages 7-14

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 11

General Open Skate

Adult Skate Rental: $3 (or City Pass), Youth Skate Rental: Free

Hobbs Ice Center 915 Menomonie St, Eau Claire

Cost: $6 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Jan. 11

Open Mic Night - Host: Brian Bethke

Brian Bethke will be hosting an open mic night at Northwoods Brewing every Wednesday night this winter. Come down to practice, wow us, jam out, or enjoy other artists performing in your area. All are welcome. Bring your own instruments.

Northwoods Brewing 50819 West St., Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire