Mon. Feb. 13

Read Across America Book Drive Giveaway

Celebrate Read Across America Day with the Eau Claire YMCA! We will be accepting donations of new and gently-used children’s books (for ages from birth to teens) during the last two weeks of February in order to host a giant book giveaway on March 2nd! All books will be given out at the giveaway completely free of charge.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Mon. Feb. 13

New Ballet/Creative Dance Classes

Children ballet and creative movement, and teen choreography and jazz classes at the beautiful Heyde Center for the Arts. Dancing on stage is experienced several times during the semester. Enroll anytime and classes will be pro-rated. Check website for details and enrollment form.

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

Cost: $115; 10 sessions

Age: Ages 3-12

Mon. Feb. 13

Group Piano for Children - Beginner Level

This group class in beginner piano introduces students to musical concepts, instrumental technique, and the enjoyment of making music with others. There are no prerequisites, but students should have a keyboard or piano available at home for practicing. 30-minute lessons.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $109 (including lesson books)

Age: For 2nd-4th Grade

9-11:30am Mon. Feb. 13

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 participate in if they choose or continue with open play.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9:30-10:15am Mon. Feb. 13

Movin' & Groovin'

Each Movin' & Groovin' class is filled with laughter & fun. It promotes language & play through the use of music, song & dance.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age Birth to age 5

10-11:30am Mon. Feb. 13

Stanley 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!

D.R. Moon Memorial Library 154 E 4th Avenue, Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages birth to 5

10-11am Mon. Feb. 13

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Activities each week geared towards your child's development; songs and rhymes, busy bags, simple crafts and sensory play. We will also share skills useful during these first two years; sign language, baby yoga, feeding baby, family health and wellness, etc. Special location: Children's Museum of Eau Claire.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $40 for 6 weeks, Drop in $8 (call ahead)

Age: Age 0-2

10:15-10:45am Mon. Feb. 13

L.E. Phillips Library: Lap Tots Storytime

A storytime especially for one and two-year-olds filled with stories, songs, and parachute games.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: 1-2 year olds

10:30-11:15am Mon. Feb. 13

Lily Pad Lab: Preschool Spanish

Join us to learn Spanish through music, stories, crafts and games. Guest instructor Anita Wahl will share her talent for teaching Spanish through her fun, unique Spanish songs and chants. Each student will receive Ms. Anita’s original CD to continue learning at home.

Lily Pad Lab 1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School), Eau Claire

Cost: $50 for 6 weeks, Drop in $12

Age: Ages 1-5

11am-1pm Mon. Feb. 13

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Mon. Feb. 13

Lego Club

LEGOs provided by the library.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-12

4-7pm Mon. Feb. 13

Car Seat Check

Get your child’s car seat inspected by a certified car seat technician. Car seats are checked for proper size and installation, as well as possible recalls. Learn about correct use of car seats, and ensure proper seat belt fit for older children. Allow 30 minutes per car seat. Child and vehicle must be present.

CVTC West Campus, Emergency Services Education Center 3623 Campus Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4:30-5:30pm Mon. Feb. 13

Chippewa Valley Ukulele Orchestra

Each meeting features lesson time for beginning and advanced students as well as a rehearsal as an ensemble. New members at all levels welcome. Students who have never played ukulele before should schedule an introductory lesson before attending.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $12 drop-in, $30 3-pass punchcard, $25 one-time registration fee

5:10-5:45pm Mon. Feb. 13

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

5:15-6pm Mon. Feb. 13

Sport Tykes ABC’s

Youth can feel free to run to their heart’s content. Several activitieses are planned according to the letter of focus for that week. (A = animal walks, aim, airplanes, etc.) Children learn how to take turns, follow directions, and make friends.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80

Age: Ages 3 & 4

5:30-7pm Mon. Feb. 13

Peaceful Parenting - Conscious Discipline

Session focus: Composure. Modern families face many challenges, often leaving us feeling emotionally drained, anxious, frustrated and fearful. Conscious Discipline provides the tools you need as a parent to use these challenges as opportunities to build safety, love and a new skill set for you and your children. Free dinner and childcare provided.

Prairie Ridge Early Learning School 3031 Epiphany Lane, Eau Claire, WI 54701, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents of preschoolers

5:30pm Mon. Feb. 13

Prenatal Yoga at Latitude 44 Yoga Studio

This class is designed to strengthen and support your body throughout your pregnancy. Meditation, breath, and movement are used to focus on awareness and muscles that are key to a healthy pregnancy and labor. Connect with your body's innate wisdom and other moms-to-be in the area.

Latitude 44 Yoga Studio 313 E. Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $15 drop-in (or membership, punch-card)

5:45-6:25pm Mon. Feb. 13

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

6-7:30pm Mon. Feb. 13

Swan Lake Ballety Studio Winter Session - Ballet and Jazz Dance Classes

Learn diversity through dance, study classical ballet vocabulary, build up strong body, and experience creativity in dance. Students learn classical ballet choreography and perform at various venues such as Mabel Tainter, Summer Festival, Fall International Festival, and the UWEC Davies Center.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122, Eau Claire

Cost: $5-8 per class / $20-36 for 5 classes / $30-55 for 9 classes

Age: Various age groups from 3+

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