Wednesday, May. 24th, 2017

9am-noon Wed. May. 24

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

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

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9:30am Wed. May. 24

Musik Makers: Preschool Music Time

introduces young students and their families the enjoyment and benefits of music in a relaxed and fun social setting. Through songs, dances, and musical instruments, students will develop musical knowledge and skills.

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 (siblings under 2 are FREE)

9:30-11am Wed. May. 24

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

9:45-11am Wed. May. 24

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10:30-11am Wed. May. 24

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:45-11:30am Wed. May. 24

Lily Pad Lab: Littlest Lab

Enjoy a special time each week with your baby as he or she discovers an engaging and rich environment. Each week we will have songs and fingerplays and stations/activities geared especially for this age group.

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

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

Age: Babies at crawling age

11am-6pm Wed. May. 24

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: all ages

11:30am-noon Wed. May. 24

Super Small Science: Paper Climbers

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments with our very own Dr. Labcoat. This week's activity is 'Paper Climbers!'

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 2-5

3:30-4pm Wed. May. 24

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. May. 24

Introductory Clay Class

Introduction to throwing clay on the wheel, extruding, slab building, hand-building and glazing pottery. Clay, glaze, use of tools and equipment, and two firings for approx. 5 pieces are included. Bring your ideas for projects or find some there.

Meadowsong Studios E15501 County Road D, Fall Creek

Cost: $150 for 5 week course

Age: Adults & 10+ w/adult present

6:30-9pm Wed. May. 24

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 25th, 2017

9am-noon Thu. May. 25

Tiny Tots Playhouse - Open Play

An interactive playhouse where children can bring their parents, grandparents or caregivers for a day of creative, memory-making fun.

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

Cost: $4/child

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Thu. May. 25

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

9:15-10am Thu. May. 25

Lily Pad Lab: Busy Bodies

Busy Bodies is a 6 week class for all kids ages 18mos-6yrs and their adult to come have fun and move, move, move. Classes will consist of stretching, action songs, moving with props, dancing, basic tumbling, group movements and obstacle courses.

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

Cost: $40, Drop in $8

Age: Ages 18mo - 5yrs

9:30-11:30am Thu. May. 25

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

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 25

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 25

Meet a Chef

Try your hat at being a real sous chef's sous chef. Study under Nick DeCambaliza, sous chef at the Eau Claire Golf & Country Club, and learn how to whip up something super tasty.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Thu. May. 25

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. May. 25

Painting & Popcorn: Sweet Strawberry

Join CMEC for a special Painting & Popcorn class with their Artist-in-Residence Holli Jacobson. Your child will be able to create a one-of-a-kind painting to hang on the wall at home or give to a special person in their life.Snacks and juice boxes. Registration is required for this event.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 25

Burger King Classic Car Show

Classic cars, vintage, antique, muscle cars and more. Fun for the entire family.

Burger King - Menomonie 544 Main St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6pm Thu. May. 25

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Thu. May. 25

"Bluegrass on Badger" - Front Porch Concert and Kubb

Free neighborhood front porch bluegrass concert and kubb in the Eastside Hill. The street will be closed for yard games, blankets, chairs and meeting your neighbors around outdoor music.

Rizzo House 1903 Badger Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-9pm Thu. May. 25

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

Friday, May. 26th, 2017

9-11:30am Fri. May. 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

9:15-10:15am Fri. May. 26

Lily Pad Lab: ABC’s for 2s and 3s

ABC’s for 2s and 3s is a fun step into exploring letters, numbers, and shapes. 2 and 3 year old children and their parents will enjoy open exploration time, songs, stories, sensory play and art.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $10 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-3

10:30-11:30am Fri. May. 26

Lily Pad Lab: Tiny Scientists – Plant Lab

You and your child will share in learning about plants, the Earth, and what it means to be a scientist. Be ready for hands-on experiments, interactive nature activities and science related art projects. Work together to start Lily Pad Lab’s garden by starting lots of seedlings.

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

Cost: $50, Drop in $12 (call ahead)

Age: Ages 2-6

10:30-11am Fri. May. 26

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Fri. May. 26

Parachute Playtime

Parachute Playtime is just for kids 0-2 and their parent/caregiver. Take part in songs, finger plays, activities and gentle parachute games for you and your little one.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: 0-2 and parent/caregiver

11:30am-noon Fri. May. 26

Parachute Games!

Enjoy jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with their giant parachute.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: Ages 3+

noon-12:30pm Fri. May. 26

Little Foodies: Salad People

Learn all about the basics of food prep and healthy snack choices with Katie. Practice cleanliness and creativity as you build some adorable salad people, using lots of tasty and good-for-you ingredients. Registration is required for this event.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Fri. May. 26

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Fri. May. 26

Friday Family Night

Something for everyone, brought to you by Group Health Cooperative of Eau Claire. Includes a youth area with dress up clothes, riding toys, building blocks, basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, large inflatables, movie and coloring, free popcorn, and more.

Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Family of two: $8, three: $12, four: $16, five or more: $20

6:30-9pm Fri. May. 26

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

Saturday, May. 27th, 2017

7:30am-1pm Sat. May. 27

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. May. 27

The Oz Run - 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon

This annual Wizard of Oz-themed 5K Run/Walk and Half Marathon benefits Irvine Park and the new Southview Elementary Barrier Free Playground. Registered runners get race shirt and medal. Finish line festival with runner costume contest, prizes for top finishers, live music, hot dogs and brats, beer and root beer, petting zoo, bounce house and more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $30-65 for adults; $20-30 for kids

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. May. 27

Menomonie Farmers Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: all ages

9:45-11am Sat. May. 27

Tinkergarten

Getting children back into nature with an outdoor early childhood learning environment. 18 months to 8 years old. Discounts for multiple children. Choose Wednesday or Saturday class.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $140

Age: 18 month - 8 years

10am-4:30pm Sat. May. 27

Marigold Cafe at River Bend

Marigold Cafe is a local food truck that specializes in Italian fare. They offer delicious grilled paninis and decadent gelato. It's recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio is full.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

10:15-11:45am Sat. May. 27

Swan Lake Ballet Studio - Spring Kids 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/class, $20-36 for 5 classes, $28-55 for 9 classes

Age: Ages 3-13

10:30-11am Sat. May. 27

Little Foodies: Salad People

Learn all about the basics of food prep and healthy snack choices with Katie. Practice cleanliness and creativity as you build some adorable salad people, using lots of tasty and good-for-you ingredients. Registration is required for this event.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sat. May. 27

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

2-5:30pm Sat. May. 27

Live Music on the Patio: Jess McChesney

AKA The Flying Carpet Show, Jess McChesney uses phrase sampling to bring depth to his solo show. Plays a variety of styles, genres, and grooves from classic, progressive, and folk rock, to funk and bluegrass.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Sat. May. 27

Food Fight Fun

Is it possible to have a real food fight without the real mess? Embark on a hilariously fun activity using actual food and some good ol' childhood mischief.

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

Cost: FREE with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-11:30pm Sat. May. 27

Kenton's Place Presents: Parents Date Night

A date night planned for parents who struggle to find a night away from the kids. Sponsored by Kenton's Place Family Support Center with Kid's Kingdom Early Childcare. Free daycare, silent auction, vendor show, comedy show, fancy dinner, dancing, and more. Dress for a classy evening, and let the kids have fun too.

Clarion Inn Campus Area 2703 Craig Rd., Eau Claire

Cost: $70 per couple

6:30-9pm Sat. May. 27

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Sat. May. 27

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city. Look through telescopes and see galaxies, nebula, star clusters, colorful double stars, and much more. Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours.

Hobbs Observatory In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE, donations accepted

Age: All ages

Sunday, May. 28th, 2017

7am-6pm Sun. May. 28

Leinenkugel’s Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Starting at Irvine Park, Chippewa Falls, WI. Century Ride (35, 50, 75, or 100 miles). Rest stops with food and water, sag wagons, and brat feed. Go online for more information and the registration form. The entry fee includes brats and all the 'fixins', soda and Leinenkugel's beer.

Irvine Park Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35; $40 after 5/12, family rates available

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. May. 28

Sunday Fun at Farm to Fork

A fun-day for family, spend the day in the yard playing bean bag toss, horse shoes and 9 hole Frisbee golf. There will be drink specials and wood-fired pizzas available including gluten free crusts.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

1-3pm Sun. May. 28

Paint at Cheers Pablo

Head to Cheers Pablo for one of many painting events, or a DIY sign class. No painting experience necessary, just come ready to have fun. More information about available classes online.

Cheers Pablo 2839 Mall Drive, Suite 3A, Eau Claire

Cost: $35 per person, $25 for Kids Under 12

Age: All Ages

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