Winter at Camp Manitou

If your kids like Camp Manitou’s swamp hike over the summer, they’ll love its Winter Camp over Valentine’s Day/President’s Day weekend Saturday, Feb. 14 through Monday, Feb. 16. Now in its fourth year, the camp offers outdoor activities...

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Telling Tales with Tunes

“Five Fairy Tales,” Opus 127, composed by Ivar Lunde, music director and conductor of the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, will make its world premiere at the orchestra’s annual free family concert, “ECCO Tells the Tale,” on Saturday, Jan. 24 ...

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Music

Make Sure the Little Ones Like to Move It, Move It

Come shake the sillies out at the Wellness ROCKS Music and Movement class from 9:30-10am on Fridays, Jan. 9 through March 13, at the Menomonie Public Library, 600 Wolske Bay Road. Sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar and geared ...

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Learning to Fly

For more than a century, Eau Claire has been a hotbed for devotees of the thrill-seeking Nordic sport of ski jumping – and for most of that time, the Flying Eagles Ski Club has been there to help young jumpers earn their wings. The dedicated ...

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Art Where They're At

The weather outside may be frightful, but it certainly won’t stop children from finding ways to get the creative juices flowing and learning about art. The Eau Claire Regional Arts Council hopes to do just that by encouraging children ...

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Visual Art

Local Kids: What Does Santa Do All Day?

Over the years we’ve asked Chippewa Valley third-graders to ponder the season’s greatest questions, including “What does Santa do all day?” Here are some of the most creative peeks that young writers have given us ...

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Longfellow Kids Set Course for Adventure

Longfellow Elementary School teachers Sarah Duerre and Carrie Gee, along with Holly Larson and UW-Eau Claire, have created Adventure Kids, an outdoor learning experience for their school’s 60 fifth graders. Additional leadership comes ...

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A Play of Their Own

University and community theater groups in the Chippewa Valley have brought to life many wonderful productions over the years, bringing the region well-deserved acclaim as an exciting place to get involved in the theater. At the moment ...

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Stage

Symphony Seeks Posters Designed by Students

What do you see when you listen to music? If you’re a student in kindergarten through 12th grade in the Chippewa Valley, you can share you vision and help promote the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra! K-12 students ...

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Tiny Hiney: “My Perfect Library”

Tiny Hiney is written by Eva Paulus, the seven-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Volume One columnist Mike Paulus (who writes The Rear End). For this installment, Eva wrote about libraries.

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Singing Together

Pretty much everybody loves to sing, but how we demonstrate that love changes with age. When we’re kids, we’re liable to belt out our favorite tunes any old time – appropriate or not. As adults, we generally get more reticent, reserving ...

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Park-tacular Playgrounds

Just as monkeys need bananas and something to climb on, human children need, well, bananas and something to climb on. Here are just five of the many great playground spots in and around Eau Claire. Use this guide as a treasure map that you can foll

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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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