Tuesday, Apr. 23rd, 2019

5-6pm Tue. Apr. 23

Young Artists Studio

Informative and interactive classes on all things art. Explore a variety of different mediums as you hone and develop your creative skills. These classes are sure to inspire the creative in you.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 23

Kitchen Basics for Teens

In this cooking class just for teens, participants will enjoy a social and fun environment in which to explore a variety of cuisine. Learn the basics any teen needs to know to find his or her way around a kitchen, but also delve into more specialized techniques.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 11-16

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 23

Explore! Junior STEM Institute

Designed specifically for elementary school students and will strive to teach key STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics in a fun, hands-on way. Work to creatively solve problems through experimentation and discover that making mistakes is not only OK, but fun!

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

6:15-7:15pm Tue. Apr. 23

Junior Chefs

In this program, students will get a hands-on fundamental kitchen experience, learning skills such as reading and referencing recipes, ingredient identification, proper measuring technique and more.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

7-10pm Tue. Apr. 23

Frog Fest 2019

An annual event throughout Wisconsin as the ponds begin to thaw. The Wisconsin Frog Fest circuit hosts 11 frog performers and 1 toad. Join a Reserve Naturalist to identify by sight and sound our local performers. Hike down to Beaver Creek’s own frog chorus marsh will be taken. Register by 4/19

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

Cost: Friends: Adult $5 Child $3; Nonmembers Adult $8, Child $5

Age: Ages 5+ & Adults

7:30-9pm Tue. Apr. 23

UWEC Symphony Band Concert

The Symphony Band, an ensemble comprised of music majors and talented non-music majors, is committed to the study and performance of the finest standard and contemporary works for band. This performance will feature UWEC Winds Division Concerto Competition Winner, Hunter Nicholson, clarinet.

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center UW-Eau Claire, Eau Claire

Cost: $2 student/faculty tickets, $5 senior citizens/youth, $7 general public. $1 processing fee added to each ticket.

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Apr. 24th, 2019

9:30-10:15am Wed. Apr. 24

Babies and Toddlers Make Music - Spring Course

Learn rhymes, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your child’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: 3 months to 2 years

10-11:30am Wed. Apr. 24

Bloomer Playgroup

This parent & child playgroup offers fun & playful opportunities for families to connect through music & story time, crafts & healthy snacks.

Bloomer Public Library 1519 17th Ave., Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

10-11:30am Wed. Apr. 24

Science Fun and Open Play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center 502 Bay St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

10:30-11am Wed. Apr. 24

Super Small Science: Walking Water

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments. This week's activity is a walking water experiment.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: Preschool Age

11am-1pm Wed. Apr. 24

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

11-11:30am Wed. Apr. 24

Get Up & Go: Line Jumping

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard. This week's activity is line jumping.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

12:30-2:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Science Fun and Open Play

Story time, songs, art activities, games and open play.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center 502 Bay St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 entry / $1 each additional child

Age: 5 and under

2:30-3pm Wed. Apr. 24

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3:30-5:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Tween Scene

Tweens (grades 3-6) are invited to a new series in the Dabble Box makerspace. Each week will feature a new maker activity.

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

4:30-7pm Wed. Apr. 24

United Way Spring Carnival

In addition to fun games, activities, and prizes, a full meal will be served until 6:45pm. This event is for all ages and there will be resources to benefit infants through seniors.

Menomonie High School 1715 5th St. W., Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

Family to Family Education Program

A 12-session educational program for family, significant others and friends of people living with mental illness. An evidenced-based program. Research shows that the program significantly improves the coping and problem-solving abilities of the people closest to an individual living with a mental health condition.

Location details in Eau Claire provided with approved registration.

Cost: FREE; Call to register

Age: Adults

6-8pm Wed. Apr. 24

Your Journey Together

Your Journey Together is a 10-week parenting class for those looking to enhance their parenting experience. Space is limited, registration is required.

Family Support Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Apr. 24

UWEC Wind Symphony and Symphonic Choir

This unique performant by the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire's Symphonic Choir and Wind Ensemble joins together two realms that don't often accompany each other. This performance melds the world of choral repertoire with the collaboration of a wind ensemble.

Pablo Center at the Confluence 120 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $3.5-7

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Apr. 25th, 2019

9-11:30am Thu. Apr. 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.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9:30-11:30am Thu. Apr. 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: Birth to age 5

9:30-10:15am Thu. Apr. 25

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

Sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new student. Registration open any time during the course (fee prorated).

Eau Claire Music School 1620 Ohm Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

10am-noon Thu. Apr. 25

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. 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

2:30-3pm Thu. Apr. 25

Pop Up Science: Orbiting Objects

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

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. Apr. 25

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

4-4:30pm Thu. Apr. 25

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

Friday, Apr. 26th, 2019

Fri. Apr. 26

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

9am-6pm Fri. Apr. 26

DCHS Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

There is always something for everyone at this huge thrift sale. Be sure to come out and see what treasures they have found this time.

Foxhole Bar E4710 County Road BB, Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 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.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: $3 member; $5 community

Age: Ages 0-6

9-11:30am Fri. Apr. 26

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Apr. 26

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Fri. Apr. 26

Young Explorers

Preschoolers and their parent/caregiver are invited to this series of hands-on exploration in STEM activities. A drop-in series.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room 400 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10am-2pm Fri. Apr. 26

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe Lab will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures! Feel free to stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Apr. 26

Story Time Classes

Storytimes consist of stories, songs, and fingerplays and typically last for 30 minutes. An age appropriate craft will follow.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: 2 1/2 years - 5 years

10:30-10:50am Fri. Apr. 26

Little Learners Storytime

This 15-20 minute program is for children birth to three and their family or caregivers. 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.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth -3 and caregivers

11-11:30am Fri. Apr. 26

Growing Readers Storytime

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. Children may attend independently or with their caregivers.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3 and up

2:30-3pm Fri. Apr. 26

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4:31-8pm Fri. Apr. 26

Indoor Thrift Sale

Joint Thrift Sale: Alano Club and Unitarian Society of Menomonie. Clothing, household items, books, toys, tools, small electronics--from garages, cupboards and closets. Baked sale, too.

Alano Club - Unitarian Society of Menomonie 105 NE 21st Street, Menomonie

5-9pm Fri. Apr. 26

Friday Family Night

Open to all families, kids and their friends every Friday night. Activities include basketball, volleyball, soccer, inflatables, movies, free popcorn, and special entertainment. Check the movie schedule online.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Member $3, Community $5

5:30-6:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

Active Play

Learn how to stay active while becoming part of a different world. Each week of active challenges boasts a new theme. First, you might be a pirate sailing the high seas—next, a Jedi learning to harness the force. No matter what, you’re sure to have fun in this high-energy course.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $56, Community $68

Age: Ages 7-10

5:30-10:30pm Fri. Apr. 26

Cedarbrook's Mission Possible Family Fun Night

A fun night of bowling, bingo, raffles, games, and fun. Limited to 48 bowlers each time slot but there will be plenty of other activities for both kids and adults.

Viking Bowl N8590 WI-40, Colfax

Cost: Ticket Price TBA

6-8pm Fri. Apr. 26

Father Daughter Hoppin' Hoedown

Yee-Haw! Kick up you boots and have some fun! Put on your favorite western outfit and come on down! The night will start off with a farm themed dinner and will be followed by fun, excitement and dancing! Put on your favorite western outfit and come on down!

River Prairie Center 1445 Front Porch Place, Altoona

Cost: Resident $20/couple; $10 each plus one--Non-Resident $25/couple;$10 each plus one

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Fri. Apr. 26

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Apr. 27th, 2019

Sat. Apr. 27

Springfest

Activities will include live music all weekend, Springfest 5k Fun Run, kubb tournament, family-friendly fun & activities, food & drinks, over 55 local vendors & exhibitors offering specials on everything spring & summer, and much more.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: One Day $10, Three day $20

Age: All Ages

8am Sat. Apr. 27

6th Annual Beaver Bolt

8am registration; 8:30am kids' 400 M Fun Run on Track; 8:45am 5K Bike Ride along Bartig Road; 9:15am 5K Run/Walk along Bartig Road. The proceeds of this event will defer the costs of field trips for students, supplies, and items for classrooms. A portion of the proceeds will also support the Augusta Track & Field program.

Augusta High School E19320 Bartig Rd., Augusta

Cost: $10-25

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sat. Apr. 27

Huge Thrift Sale

Clothing for kids and adults, housewares, furniture, toys, books, collectibles, and more. Clothing is $3 per bag, all other items as marked. Don't forget the bake sale.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation 421 S. Farwell St., Eau Claire

9-11:30am Sat. Apr. 27

Spring Bird Count for Kids

Celebrate birds and participate in citizen science. Start by learning about birds and binoculars. Kids ages 8–12 will go birding outside with bird mentors to record bird species and tabulate results. Ages 4-7 (must be accompanied by an adult) will participate in bird activities, a craft and conduct a survey at the bird feeders.

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

Cost: Friends $6, Nonmembers $8 (due by 4/23)

Age: Ages 4-12

9am-noon Sat. Apr. 27

Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up

The Eau Claire Parks, Recreation, & Forestry Department is organizing the “Amazing Eau Claire Clean-Up”. This event sends volunteers to locations throughout the city including community parks, neighborhood playgrounds, picnic areas, and recreational trails, where they clean the areas and prepare flowerbeds.

Hobbs Ice Arena 915 Menomonie St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2pm Sat. Apr. 27

DCHS Spring Rummage & Bake Sale

There is always something for everyone at this huge thrift sale. Be sure to come out and see what treasures they have found this time.

Foxhole Bar E4710 County Road BB, Menomonie

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Apr. 27

Bloomer Air - Air Pistol Match

The Wisconsin Air Pistol Association is hosting the Bloomer Air, Air Pistol competition. The competition will be a 10 meter olympic air pistol match. Classes will be offered for novices through seniors.

Bloomer Rod & Gun 17821 60th St, Bloomer

Cost: $10 entry fee

Age: Ages 14+

Ongoing Events For 4/23/2019

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Play & Learn

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

Events with Tickets