Tuesday, Jan. 24th, 2017

9-10:30am Tue. Jan. 24

Cornell 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.

Cornell Elementary School 111 South 4th Street, Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: Age: Birth to age 5

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jan. 24

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages Birth to age 5

10-10:30am Tue. Jan. 24

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 Tue. Jan. 24

L.E. Phillips Library: Toddler Tales

Stories, songs and fun designed to ignite children's language and brain development.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 2-4

10:30-11:15am Tue. Jan. 24

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

10:30-10:50am Tue. Jan. 24

Altoona Public Library: Toddler Tales

A 20-minute program of fast-paced stories and songs. For parents and their toddlers ages 18 months - 2 years. Toddler Tales occurs every Tuesday at 10:30am. Registration required.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Parents and their Toddlers

10:30am Tue. Jan. 24

Little Learners Storytime

Short concept rich books, singing, finger plays, puppets and nursery rhyme repetition are used to help foster healthy brain development, enhance early language skills and nurture a love of reading. Lasts 15-20minutes.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Age 0-3 and caregivers

10:30-11am Tue. Jan. 24

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:15am Tue. Jan. 24

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

10:45am-noon Tue. Jan. 24

The Young and the Restless

Indoor play time is an opportunity for kids to be active, develop motor skills and make new friends. Drop in and play with tunnels, balls, hoops and other equipment.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: For ages 0-5

11am-1pm Tue. Jan. 24

Lunch Break Skate

Free Skate Rentals.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass

Age: All Ages

11am Tue. Jan. 24

Growing Readers

For preschool children ages 3-6, this 30 minute storytime features books, 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 3-6

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

School's Out Open Skate

Session 1: 11am-1pm. Session 2: 1:15pm-3:15pm. Skate rentals are free.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3/session, $6 for both sessions

Age: All Ages

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

School's Out Rink Rat Hockey

Mite/Squirt (age 7-10): 11:30am-12:30pm. Peewee/Bantam (age 11-14): 12:45pm-1:45pm. 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

11:30am-noon Tue. Jan. 24

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 Tue. Jan. 24

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Tue. Jan. 24

LEGO Mindstorms

Build and program LEGO robots using LEGO Mindstorms EV3 kits. Program software to solve weekly challenges including: navigating a maze, not falling off a cliff, avoiding obstacles and a final competition.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 10-18

4:15-5:15pm Tue. Jan. 24

Artsplash - Painting

Creativity knows no bounds in this visual art class. Bring your imagination to life as we make new masterpieces each week. Students will have input on what projects they’d like to take on, so come prepared to create! Each session has its own special focus to help you delve deeper into specific skills.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $36 Members; $48 Community

Age: Ages 11-14

4:15-5:15pm Tue. Jan. 24

CREATE: An Expressive Art Group for Kids and Teens

This group will be using expressive art to help increase self-esteem and process feelings in a fun and creative environment. No experience necessary. Materials and a light snack will be provided. Ages 8-11 meet from 4:15 to 5:15, ages 12-15 from 5:30 to 6:30, and ages 16-18 meet from 6:45 to 7:45.

HopeTree Family Therapy 3521 London Rd, Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for all age groups

Age: 8-11, 12-15, 16-18

5:30-8:30pm Tue. Jan. 24

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

Come on in for a day full of creative, imaginative, family fun and memory making.

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $4 per child, adults free with child's admission

Age: All Ages

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

Junior Chefs - International Cuisine

Participants will get their hands dirty mixing, measuring, and rolling to create their own homemade treats. From learning about kitchen safety to preparing and tasting various foods, this program is a great experience for all involved! Each session has its own special culinary focus.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $36 Members; $48 Community

Age: Ages 7-11

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

CREATE: An Expressive Art Group for Kids and Teens

This group will be using expressive art to help increase self-esteem and process feelings in a fun and creative environment. No experience necessary. Materials and a light snack will be provided. Ages 8-11 meet from 4:15 to 5:15, ages 12-15 from 5:30 to 6:30, and ages 16-18 meet from 6:45 to 7:45.

HopeTree Family Therapy 3521 London Rd, Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for all age groups

Age: 8-11, 12-15, 16-18

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

Free Yoga

Yoga for everybody. Welcomes all levels, ages, and abilities to join a fun flow yoga class. They aim to help people live a healthy active lifestyle. Drop-ins welcome.

Eau Claire Fit Lab 1514 S Hastings Way, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Tue. Jan. 24

Learn to Jam with Others: Group Guitar Class

This 6-session group class builds basic hand strengths needed to play guitar with emphasis on learning to play by ear and with others by understanding basic music theory. Students bring their own acoustic or electric guitar or bass, and choose one song to analyze and learn to play.

Arts Coming Together: School of the Arts 107 Wilson Court, Menomonie

Cost: $75

Age: Ages 9+

6:30-8pm Tue. Jan. 24

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+

6:45-7:45pm Tue. Jan. 24

CREATE: An Expressive Art Group for Kids and Teens

This group will be using expressive art to help increase self-esteem and process feelings in a fun and creative environment. No experience necessary. Materials and a light snack will be provided. Ages 8-11 meet from 4:15 to 5:15, ages 12-15 from 5:30 to 6:30, and ages 16-18 meet from 6:45 to 7:45.

HopeTree Family Therapy 3521 London Rd, Suite B, Eau Claire

Cost: $25 for all age groups

Age: 8-11, 12-15, 16-18

Wednesday, Jan. 25th, 2017

9:30-10:30am Wed. Jan. 25

St. Mark Kids Power Hour

Kids ages 0-5 and their caregivers are invited to this free program. Hear bible stories, 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: Kids 0-5 and their caregivers

9:30-10am Wed. Jan. 25

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

9:30am Wed. Jan. 25

Musik Makers: Early Childhood Music Class

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)

9:30-11am Wed. Jan. 25

Bloomer 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.

Bloomer Area Aquatic & Recreation Center 1731 17th Avenue, Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10:15-10:45am Wed. Jan. 25

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. 25

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

10:30-11:15am Wed. Jan. 25

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

10:30-11am Wed. Jan. 25

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Storytime

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs, and fingerplays. For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 3- minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

10:30-11am Wed. Jan. 25

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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. 25

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. 25

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

1:30-2pm Wed. Jan. 25

Altoona Public Library: Preschool Storytime

Thirty minutes of great stories, songs, and fingerplays. For children ages 3 - 5 years who are able to independently sit for a 3- minute session.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5

3:30-4pm Wed. Jan. 25

"Sweet" Structures

Calling all candy engineers! Grab your gumdrops and muster up your marshmallows for this extra sweet construction challenge. Join our playologists all week to build a fort or castle fit for Hansel and Gretel.

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. 25

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. 25

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

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Jan. 25

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

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jan. 25

Sport Tykes Soccer

Come join in the fun and learn skills specific to dribbling, kicking, and blocking the ball. Children will get a chance to participate with others along with learning the basic rules of the game in a group setting. (Shinguards are optional). Choose Monday or Wednesday group.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 25

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

6:20-7:05pm Wed. Jan. 25

Sport Tykes Sampler

Children are welcome to enjoy a variety of sports including basketball, volleyball, T-ball, soccer, kickball, football, track, by learning a new and exciting one each week. Along with having fun together, there will be a strong emphasis on learning to take turns and follow directions.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $80 for 7 weeks

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30-8:30pm Wed. Jan. 25

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

6:30-9pm Wed. Jan. 25

Indoor Open Swim

Children 8 years old or younger must be accompanied by a responsible supervisor at least 13 years of age in order to be admitted.

Delong Middle School 2000 Vine St., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 or City Pass, FREE for children 2 and under

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Wed. Jan. 25

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

Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2017

9-11:30am Thu. Jan. 26

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.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $4/child, adults are FREE

Age: Families of children age 0 to 6

9am-7pm Thu. Jan. 26

Paint-Your-Own-Face Station

Open every Thursday, visit this station to transform yourselves into creatures, animals, characters and more!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

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