For grownups who care about kids
Parents, child care providers, grandparents, educators and other caregivers.

All events

We offer a variety of programs, classes, workshops and events for parents and providers alike.

For information about these events call 608-784-8125, or visit the parent events page or provider events page.

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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 1 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Jul 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 5 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Winnebago Wednesdays 10:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays
Jul 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays is in Tomah’s Winnebago Park from 10am-11am. Lunch is provided at 11am FREE for children, small charge for adults. This is a free event for any young child (ages 0-5+) and the adults who[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Jul 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 8 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Jul 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Sparta Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Group 3:00 pm
Sparta Teen Pregnancy and Parenting Support Group @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 12 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Are you, or soon to be, a teen mother? Are you trying to balance being a parent, school, and work? Join us the second Tuesday of each month and discover ways to deal with the[...]
Child Care Provider Appreciation Open House 5:00 pm
Child Care Provider Appreciation Open House @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Check out our new facility, use our AccuCut machine and laminator, and visit with other local providers and the Early Care and Education staff!  Refreshments will be provided.  
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Winnebago Wednesdays 10:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays is in Tomah’s Winnebago Park from 10am-11am. Lunch is provided at 11am FREE for children, small charge for adults. This is a free event for any young child (ages 0-5+) and the adults who[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Jul 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Jul 18 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Strengthening Families 6:00 pm
Strengthening Families @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Participants in this training will learn about Strengthening Families, a strength-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. The five protective factors that help to strengthen families will be discussed along with next steps to[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
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Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Winnebago Wednesdays 10:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays
Jul 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays is in Tomah’s Winnebago Park from 10am-11am. Lunch is provided at 11am FREE for children, small charge for adults. This is a free event for any young child (ages 0-5+) and the adults who[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Jul 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, La Crosse 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Jul 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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Parenting on the Go 9:30 am
Parenting on the Go @ The Parenting Place, Tomah
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Bring your walking shoes and a good conversation. We will meet at The Parenting Place and take some time to walk and have a conversation with other parents. Feel free to bring your stroller and older[...]
Play Shoppe, Onalaska 9:30 am
Play Shoppe, Onalaska @ Coulee Life Church, Onalaska
Jul 25 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents and their children, ages birth to five years of age. Join us and enjoy open-ended playtime, a simple art activity, circle and story time, and a snack.[...]
CPR Training – Sparta 5:30 pm
CPR Training – Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
American Heart Association Heartsaver Adult, Child, and Infant CPR/AED class. Cost is $45, participation is limited to the first 8 paid registrations. Payment must be received before your registration confirmation. The fee is non-refundable. Class length[...]
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Parent Connection, La Crosse 9:30 am
Parent Connection, La Crosse @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Discovering Science 6:00 pm
Discovering Science @ The Parenting Place- La Crosse
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This training will help providers to incorporate  science concepts into their program. The course will walk providers through strategies on how adults can support children’s experiences with science. Science will be explored through hands on[...]
Watermelon Delight Night 6:00 pm
Watermelon Delight Night @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Join us in The Parenting Place Backyard play area for a fun time of “Everything Watermelon”.  We’ll eat, roll, create, squish and maybe even spit the time away. Join us to celebrate watermelons, summertime, families[...]
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The Parenting Place of La Crosse Open House 9:00 am
The Parenting Place of La Crosse Open House @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Help us celebrate the completion of our remodel with cake and coffee. All are invited to check out new training rooms, children’s room and a rare behind the scenes look at staff areas. Ribbon cutting[...]
Parent Connection, Sparta 10:00 am
Parent Connection, Sparta @ The Parenting Place, Sparta
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Parent Connection welcomes moms, dads, grandparents, and caregivers who are looking for a place to unwind and share the joys and challenges of parenting within an informal and supportive group. Connect over coffee and conversation[...]
Winnebago Wednesdays 10:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Winnebago Wednesdays is in Tomah’s Winnebago Park from 10am-11am. Lunch is provided at 11am FREE for children, small charge for adults. This is a free event for any young child (ages 0-5+) and the adults who[...]
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Muscles in Motion 10:00 am
Muscles in Motion @ La Crosse Southside Community Library
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
**New Time and Location!** Muscles in Motion is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or caregivers to participate with their toddler or preschooler in open-ended physical activities. Running, tumbling, playing ball, and a simple guided[...]
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 6:00 pm
Shared Parenting Responsibilities July 2016 @ The Parenting Place, La Crosse
Jul 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us on Thursday evenings July 7th – August 11th for this co-op parenting course that will help parents work together to raise their children after a separation, divorce or break up. This means learning[...]
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Play Shoppe, Sparta 10:00 am
Play Shoppe, Sparta
Jul 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Play Shoppe is a shared time for parents, grandparents, or other caregivers and their children to enjoy art activities, story time, and to spend time with friends.
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