Mabel Tainter Comes to Life on the Page

Mystery at the Mabel Tainter, a new children’s book written by local author Mary Heimstead and illustrated by UW-Eau Claire student Taylor Nicole Kysely, explores the history of the landmark Menomonie ...

Get the Family Jazzed up for the Eau Claire Jazz Fest

For more than half a century, Eau Claire has welcomed spring with big band standards and wandering improv riffs. This year, families will be able to enjoy the rhythm of 52nd Street as they wander South ...

Party Time With Peter and the Wolf

The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra will perform Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf” and Vivaldi’s “Concerto for Two” at the Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra’s annual free concert for family and friends. Music director ...

For These Old Abes, It's Always Showtime

If you ask people connected to the Old Abe Show Choir to describe the ensemble, the most often-used synonym is “family.” And, like most families, amid all the affection and good times is a lot of hard work ...

Craft Time: Miro and Lines

If you’d like, start with inspiration from one of these books (both available via the public library): Lines That Wiggle by Candace Whitman or When a Line Bends ... a Shape Begins by Rhonda Gowler Greene ...

She Has Talent in Store

9-year-old brings her unique artwork to market

At 9 years old, Presleigh Olson-Buehler is already an accomplished artist and entrepreneur. She recently started selling her artwork at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire, and so far, she is the youngest artist to do so ...

Craft Time: Olympic Medals

Kids can draw their favorite Olympic sport or something to celebrate a country on their medal with crayon. They can then use metallic paint or glitter glue to decorate and tape on a ribbon ...

Forming a Friendship

former Eau Claire resident pens second faith-based children’s book

No matter who you are, Ava Gustafson wants you to feel welcome under the willow tree. Gustafson, formerly of Eau Claire, recently authored her second illustrated children’s book, Willow’s New Friend ...

Light the Way: Paper Lantern Craft

You and your child can make a paper lantern that’s perfect for Eau Claire’s New Year’s Eve Lantern Parade in Downtown Eau Claire. the parade begins at 4:30pm on Sunday, Dec. 31, at the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire, 220 S. Barstow St.

Local Kids Making Joyful Noises

now in its second year, the Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus provides musical collaboration, camaraderie

The Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus, now in its second year, was created to help children grow musically and socially. Its founders, music educators Cathy Reitz and Nick Poss, also want to give young people the opportunity to experience the joy of music.

Who will be my friend?

that’s the question asked (and answered) in a retired teacher’s colorful tale

The Chippewa Valley’s youngest readers have a new book to enjoy at story time. Colfax author Jeanne Styczinski has published her third book, Who Will Be My Friend?

2 Projects: Digging in the Dirt and Looking at Leaves

two art projects that will help your kids appreciate the world growing around them

Underground Garden, and Kandinsky Trees - two art projects for kids, including instructions and materials needed.

Turning Leaves & Pages: Autumn-y Writing Prompts

The hardest part about writing is usually getting started. That’s why writing prompts are a great tool for scribes of any age – they take away the pressure of conjuring up a beginning.

A New Swing at Paul's Tall Tales

author, illustrator create new volume of stories about Bunyan and his Babe

Expertly written by Peterson and exquisitely illustrated by Dacia Sjolund, a UW-Stout student and Minnesota illustrator and animator, the hardcover picture book provides extraordinary storytelling for all ages.