Getting Artsy At the Y

Realizing that they already had quite a plethora of sports programs, the Y decided to add more arts programs this year.

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Totally to Dye For

It’s time to get creative in a whole new, colorful way. Started last October, Fun Dye Factory is bringing an accessible way to tie dye to downtown Eau Claire, and according to the staff, they’re doing so well that they’re ...

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

The Chippewa Valley Montessori Charter School is inside an old building (the former Lincoln Elementary on Cameron Street), with few areas of interest for students on school grounds. As a result of this, parent and teacher volunteers came together ...

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Stay Safe Out There

Health care providers and other local experts will teach kids entering the fourth and fifth grades about safety topics at a free Safety Camp sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Health System. Topics include first aid (more than just a Band-Aid) ...

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Look to the Sky

Space…the final frontier. These are the voyages of the L.E. Phillips Planetarium and the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Their mission: to teach people about outer space, to seek out new demonstrations to show the public, to boldly go ...

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Voyageur Visions

Imagine traveling back in time to the 1700s and 1800s during the fur trade and lumber era in the Chippewa Valley. What you’re imagining probably looks a lot like The Past Passed Here, a living history event that will delight and educate both ...

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Tiny Tots Playhouse Is Ready to Have Fun

Chippewa Valley kiddos now have a new, fun, and educational place to play: Tiny Tots Playhouse in Fall Creek will celebrate its grand opening on Thursday, May 1. Tiny Tots – which bills itself ...

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Brain Benders

What do you get when you set up odd problems in need of creative solutions from students of all ages? The answer is Odyssey of the Mind, and international education program designed to help students learn how to creatively solve problems ...

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The Cuddle Season

th snow still on the ground, thinking spring right now is a challenge. Enter John and Julie Govin’s ninth annual Lambing Time at the Farm. Located just east of Menomonie on Interstate 94, you can see Govin’s from the highway. This year’s events ...

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Tiny Tots, Big Dreams

Parents of young children know all too well that it can be hard to find kid-friendly activities outside the home that are fun, accessible, and inexpensive. This is especially true for those who live in small towns and rural areas and don’t ...

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Stay On Target

Daniel Langlois has seen the awe and wonder in the eyes of children who have just witnessed the “mystical, magical flight of the arrow.”

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Birthday Hot Spots

It used to be that all a kid needed for a successful birthday party was good friends for a sleepover, plenty of sugar, and a few presents. Oh, those were the days! But now there are many more options for that special occasion offered ...

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Eau Claire Gets Icy

With the Olympics starting in Sochi in just a few days, winter sports are on everyone’s minds. There is certainly no shortage of places to skate it up in the Chippewa Valley. As far as outdoor rinks, there are six well-known options ...

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Elephant Noises

Looking for a cure for cabin fever? The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual free one-hour family concert followed by an “instrument petting zoo” on Saturday, Jan. 25, will be just the ticket. Now in its 16th year ...

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Building Their Brains

While it is frightfully cold outside, the house is warmed with a wood fire and the pent-up energy of eight kids who are excited to help their team ...

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Bringing the Outdoors In

Kids love new. Whether it is new toys, new adventures, or (gasp!), new things to learn. To a kid whatever “it” is, it always has that “just unwrapped Christmas present” feel. The Water Works, Body Smarts, and Bitty City exhibits have been ...

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Tiny Hiney: The Execution of Drawing

I like to draw. This is why: It comes really naturally to me. I always draw girls in my pictures (because I am good at drawing them) unless it’s an advertisement without girls in them.

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Controlled Carnage

Rev your engines and sharpen those blades, kiddos: It’s time for robot mayhem. A group of sixth-through-eighth graders from the Voyagers after-school program have been pouring ...

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