Events For 05/09/2019

9-11:30am Thu. May. 9

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: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-11am Thu. May. 9

Weekly Bird Banding

Beaver Creek Reserve Bird Banders have been banding birds for 20+ years. Visit with the Bird Banders during their weekly banding sessions. Watch and learn how and why they band birds. Learn about bird identification, how birds are caught and banded, and meet some birds up close.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve S1 Cty Rd. K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE

10am-noon Thu. May. 9

Mini Makers: Open Lab

Build and create using real tools of the trade. They'll provide all of the string, beads, cardboard, wood, tape, etc. to create the project of your dreams and then you get to take your masterpiece home with you. Feel free to drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Thu. May. 9

Preschool Kids in the Kitchen

Let’s cook together! You and your little one can participate together in fun, age appropriate classes bursting with hands-on activities, healthy concept learning through games, and of course, empowering your little one to create their own special healthy snacks.

Lily Pad Lab 2524 Golf ROad, Eau Claire

Cost: $60 for 5 weeks; $15 for drop-in

Age: 2-6 years

11:30am-2:30pm Thu. May. 9

Ole Plays Nursemaid - Lunch Theater

Lena is having an unexpected hospital stay, so her cousin Mildred volunteers to take care of the house while she's away. Lena is looking forward to 2 weeks free from taking care of Ole, while Ole realizes he will be a "bachelor" while Lena is away. But best laid plans go awry.

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

Cost: $34 adults, $33 seniors, $27 youth

Age: All Ages

12:30-2:30pm Thu. May. 9

Powerful Tools for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs

A six week workshop that teaches strategies for taking better care of yourself while you are caring for a child- of any age- with special health or behavioral needs.

Community Services Building of Dunn County 3001 Hwy 12/29 E,, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: 18+

2:30-3pm Thu. May. 9

Pop Up Science: Filtered Light

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with the kids and explore all things STEAM-related. This week's activity is experimenting with filtered light.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Thu. May. 9

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Thu. May. 9

16th Annual "The Past Passed Here" Living History Event

Experience the 1700s and 1800s through living history in authentic fur trade camps, and a mobile lumbering museum. Hands-on activities and games. Blacksmith, porcupine quill artist, beading and weaving artists, and more. Shop trader's row for old-fashioned toys, furs, leather goods, and clothing. Rustic food, root beer floats, popcorn, and rock candy.

Allen Park S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 or $15 Family; FREE for 5 or younger

Age: All Ages

3:30-4pm Thu. May. 9

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Thu. May. 9

New Twinkle Baby's learn to dance

Young dancers develop (get up get moving be active) song and dance and more. Structured lessons following - direction - team work - confidence - body muscles plus the introduction to the world of dance.

Jean Marie's School of Dance 31 West Spring Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $36/month

Age: 3-4 years and up

4-5pm Thu. May. 9

Identity Panel Discussion

Engage in a panel discussion with UWEC Asian American and Pacific Islander faculty and staff. The topic will be on how to build Asian American and Pacific Islander identity at UWEC. Held in room 1204. Part of the UWEC Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month celebration.

Centennial Hall, UWEC 1698 Park Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

4-4:30pm Thu. May. 9

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

Head to the inflatable Planetarium for an outta this world show. Visitors will explore the many constellations in our night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start of the show.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:30-5:30pm Thu. May. 9

Artist Meet and Greet - 2019 Sculpture Tour Eau Claire

Several artists representing the newly installed 2019 Sculpture Tour will be gathered in the lobby of the Pablo Center to answer any questions you have, talk about their work, and maybe give you some pointers for your own artistic dreams.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-9pm Thu. May. 9

Ladies Night Out at Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls

Micon Chippewa Falls hosts this ladies night event double header featuring films The Hustle (starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson) and POMS starring Diane Keaton. Party starts at 5:30pm, happy hour food and drink specials from 4-6pm, and and movies start at 7pm.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls 475 Chippewa Mall Dr., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend event; ticket required to see film

Age: 21+

6-8pm Thu. May. 9

Amp Quiz Trivia at Pokegama Inn

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Pokegama Lakeside Tavern & Grill 840 Banks Ave., Chetek

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

6-7pm Thu. May. 9

Beginner Yoga Workshop

This workshop is designed for those new to yoga that are looking to set solid groundwork to grow their practice. Discuss an array of topics such as: what to expect in a yoga class, typical class structure, types of yoga, breathing, and meditation. Please wear comfortable athletic clothing.

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

Cost: $10

Age: 16+

6-7pm Thu. May. 9

Writers Read: Open Mic

“Writers Read” is a monthly library program organized by Eau Claire’s Writer in Residence, Karen Loeb. Bring a travel-themed story or poem, or any other original you’d like to share (5 minutes or less). Sign-up starts at 5:30. Listeners are welcome.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7pm Thu. May. 9

PJ Story Night

Recommended for families with children ages 2-7. Children may come dressed in their PJs with a favorite stuffy. No sign up required. Meets the 2nd Thursdays of the month.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: ages 2-7

6:30-8:30pm Thu. May. 9

Know Your Farmer Dinner Series: The Glass Orchard to Benefit Red Letter Grant

Red Letter Grant and Locavore Mobile Kitchen bring you the first in a series of dinners meant to promote both local farms and local giving. A 4-course dinner hosted at the Glass Orchard amongst the apple blossoms. Celebrate the coming of spring after a long winter with a fresh farm-to-table dinner.

The Glass Orchard 130 Deerfield Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $60

Age: 21+

6:45pm Thu. May. 9

Manifest Open Mic

Enjoy local open mic musicians or take the stage yourself.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. May. 9

Amp Quiz Trivia at Monk's

Welcoming teams of any size. Prizes for the top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit the AMP Quiz Facebook page for a picture hint. Enjoy dinner/drinks with family and friends during the game.

Monk's Bar & Grill 3560 Oakwood Mall Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7-9pm Thu. May. 9

Live Music: Dan Ferstenou

Dan Ferstenou is a singer and guitarist living in Saint Paul. Growing up in western Wisconsin, Dan taught himself guitar at a young age. He has been a member of various rock, blues, and acoustic bands over the years, playing guitar, banjo, and bass.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-10pm Thu. May. 9

Open Mic & Musician Gathering

Open mic with quality sound & lights hosted by Jeff White. Free drink for all performers. Sign up at 6:15pm. Happy hour at 9:30pm with $2 rails & pints!

Mystic Bar 1 E Canal street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7:30-10pm Thu. May. 9

UWEC Opera: Don Giovanni

Considered one of the finest operas ever written, Don Giovanni is based on the legend of serial seducer Don Juan. Time is running out for notorious libertine Don Giovanni as his misdeeds are catching up with him, but he doesn’t know that yet. Performed in Italian with English supertitles.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $10 for youth, $16 for UWEC faculty/staff/students, and starting at $16 for adults

Age: All Ages

8pm Thu. May. 9

Clear Water Comedy Presents: Jodie Maruska

Jodie Maruska grew in Minnesota, but using the restroom at Cabella’s is as close to camping as she gets! In the Twin Cities, she can be seen regularly at Rick Bronson’s House of Comedy and the Comedy Corner Underground. Just don’t ask her to go fishing.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA | $3 with valid student ID

Age: All Ages (18+ recommended)

8:30-11pm Thu. May. 9

Vinyl Nights: John Shemick

A selection of vinyls will be spun throughout the night. Enjoying craft cocktails and regional beers/wines, and order from our popular late-night menu featuring the Scandinavian Koldtbord, where you create your own sharable feast.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Ongoing Events For 05/09/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 20, 9:30-11:30am; Every Tuesday, Thursday until Dec. 19, 9:30-11:30am

Events with Tickets